Resolutions – Galway – 1782

Posted: April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Burren and Beyond

Freemans Journal 20th April, 1782 p3 (abridged)

 Blessing of the Colours  John Lavery, 1922. Wikimedia Commons
Blessing of the Colours
John Lavery, 1922.
Wikimedia Commons

At a full meeting of the Grand Jury, Gentlemen, Clergy and Freeholders of the County of Galway assembled pursuant to public notice from the High Sheriff at the County Hall in Galway on the 31st of March, 1782. The following resolutions were unanimously entered into;
Resolved;
That a seat in Parliament was never intended by our constitution as an instrument of emolument to individuals and that the representative who perverts it to such a purpose (particularly at so momentous a period as the present), is guilty of betraying the trust reposed in him by the people for their, not HIS benefit.
Resolved;
That the people who could tamely behold their suffrages made the tool of private avarice or ambition are still more criminal than the venal representative as they become the panders without even…

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