HL Deb 27 January 1846 vol 83 c234

presented a petition from Ross, against any alteration in the present Corn Laws. The noble Duke proceeded to say that a gentleman of the name of Feargus O'Connor had stated in some public meeting, that he had had proposals from him (the Duke of Richmond) to induce him to desert his present principles for the purpose of advocating that of protection. He solemnly assured their Lordships that he had never, directly or indirectly, had any communication with that man—that he had never made offers to him—that he never would—and that if a man would take money to abandon his cause, he would not trust that man.

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