HL Deb 21 August 1848 vol 101 c308

inquired whether the report was or was not well founded, that there had been presented a petition, or memorial to the Crown, signed by many of the Prelates and Clergymen of the Irish Catholic Church, praying for the extension of mercy to those misguided men who had been led away from the line of their duty to commit—some of them high treason by waging war against the Queen, and others felonious offences, by recommending means for the destruction of the troops, by pouring on them vitriol and other deleterious compounds, with the ultimate view of getting up a massacre and involving the country in a civil war?


replied, that he had no official knowledge of the existence or the presentation of any such document.

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