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ACCOMPLISHMENT OF THE UNION WITH

GREAT BRITAIN IN 1801.

BY THE REV. JAMES GORDON,
RECTOR OF KILLEGNY IN THE DIOCESE OF FERNS, AND OF

CANNAWAY IN THE DIOCESE OF CORK,

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

Nobis in arto & inglorius labor.

Non tamen fine usu fuerit introfpicere illa primo afpe&tu levia, ex qūis
magnarum fæpe rerum motus oriuntur.

TACITUS.

LONDON : ,

PRINTED FOR LONGMAN, HURST, REES, AND ORME,

PATERNOSTER-ROW.
, 1806.

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TO THE

RIGHT HONOURABLE

Richard Hely Hutchinson,

EARL OF DONOUGHMORE.

My LORD,

EDUCATED in a University in which your father long presided with active Attention to the Advancement of its Excellence, and which has been represented by yourself with Ability in Parliament, I take the Liberty of dedicating to your Lordship a History OP IRELAND, a Country for whose Welfare the enlightened Patriotism of yourself, your Father, and Brothers, has been strenuously exerted. The Compilation of an impartial Narrative from a Chaos of discordant Materials is a Work of some Labour, and, in this Age and Country, of fome Adventure. To gratify any Faction, or indulge any Prejudice, is no Part of my Plan; nor mean I offence to any; but to expect that none will be offended, would argue extreme

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