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Serving a Writ.— One morning recently an Irish M.P. received a ; letter, dated from a remote Corner of his constituency, aind duly signed, that a meeting had been held with- intent to encourage him iii his patriotic obstruction of the Saxon, and that a deputation had been appointed to wait upon him with the resolutions. Where and when might‘they be received ? The M.P. , promptly taking up his pen, made an appointment for ah early day, and, renewing his injunctions about the bailiff, gave orders that the deputation was to be admitted. With the hour came the honest wearing green ribands and brimful of loyalty. The M.P. received them in a private; room, and, holding out his hand toirtecpive-from the spokesman the resolutions -agreed upon at the meeting of. his constituents, had placed in it—a writ ,! The meeting, the deputation, the green'ribandsVand the copy of the resolutions, were all a device of an astute firm of Dublin, solicitors.

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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 95, 4 May 1880

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