HC Deb 18 April 1832 vol 12 c633
Mr. Dominic Browne

presented a Petition from the Parish of Cong, in the County of Galway, praying for the abolition of Tithes. Though he had supported, he said, the measure of the right hon. Secretary for Ireland, yet he always was of opinion, and he still retained that opinion, that the connexion between England and Ireland could not be maintained, unless the revenues of the church of Ireland were reduced in proportion to the number of the members belonging to that church in that country; and he thought that a reduction, to the amount at least of one-sixth, should be made in those revenues. At the same time, as long as a tax was legal it must be collected, and it was on that principle he had given his support to the Tithe Bill.

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