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means of placing the country in a position of independence.
In the last chapter, some portions of the pamphlet above alluded to are republished : and the same arguments are froguently repeated throughout the work, with a view of shewing the evils of large encumbered estates, and the necessity of such alterations in the laws, as may give security and simplicity of title; may facilitate and cheapen the means of transfer ; may free the land from the various restrictions which interfere with its improvement; and may permit its sale to those who possess the capital indispensable for that purpose.
He trusts that the details he has given of the recent calamity, of the means adopted for its temporary alleviation, and of the present position of the country, may prove interesting to many of those who have evinced their sympathy for the sufferings of the Irish peasantry, by the greatness of their liberality.
Natural features of Ireland - - -
Subsequent contests assume a sectarian character
Time alone can change the character of a nation
Free trade granted and Penal Laws relaxed in 1782
Note—Extract from Lord Stanley's speech to this effect .
These features peculiarly striking in Connaught -
First appearance of the potato disease . - - -
Total failure of the crop of 1846