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mercy, by which liberty alone can be estabished, and the blessings of divine Providence secured.”
Another printed document, purporting to be a proclamation, was likewise found in the Depot off Thomas-street.*
“ CITIZENS OF DUBLIN.
“A band of patriots mindful of their oath, and faithful to their engagements as United Irishmen, have determined to give freedom to their country, and a period to the long oppression of England. In this endeavour they are now successfully engaged, and their efforts are seconded by complete and universal co-operation from the country, every part of which, from the north to the south, pours forth its warriors in support of our hallowed cause.
“ Citizens of Dublin, we require your aid ; necessary secrecy has prevented to many a knowledge of our plan, but the erection of the national standard, the sacred, though long degraded green, will be found a sufficient call to arms, and rally round it, every man in whose breast exists a spark of patriotism, or sense of duty ; avail yourselves of local advantages, in a city each street becomes a defile, and each house a battery ; impede the march of your oppressors, charge them with the arms of the brave, the pike, and from your windows hurl stones, bricks, bottles, and all other convenient instruments on the heads of the satellites of your tyrant, the mercenary and sanguinary soldiery of England.
“Orangemen, add not to the catalogue of your follies and crimes ; already have you been duped, to the ruin of your country, in the legislative union with its Attempt not an opposition which will carry with it your inevitable destruction, return from the paths of delusion, return to the arms of your countrymen, who will receive and hail your repentance.
Countrymen, of all descriptions, let us act with union and concert; all sects, Catholic, Protestant, Presbyterian, are indiscriminately embraced in the benevolence of our object; repress, prevent, and discourage excesses, pillage, and intoxication ; let each man do his duty, and remember that during
* This proclamation was written by Mr. Long.
public agitation, inaction becomes a crime : be no other competition known but that of doing good ; remember against whom you fight, your oppressors for six hundred years, remember their massacres, their tortures, remember your murdered friends, your burned houses, your violated females, keep in mind your country, to whom you are now giving her high rank among nations, and, in the honest terror of feeling, let us all exclaim, that as in the hour of her trial we serve this country, so may God serve us in that which shall be our last.”