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(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) London, July 3. In his evidence before the " Times"Parnell Commission, Michael Davitt said tbat if Parnell was successful m obtaining Home Rule for Ireland he (the witness) would give most loyal support to Great Britain. He fully admitted his conduot when a Fenian, and condemned the perpetrators of the Phoenix Park murder and other outI rages. Michael Davitt, m his evidence to-day, said that Ireland was justified m asking for separation from Great Britain, provided that she was able to manage her own affairs. In reply to further questions, he said he had resigned from the Physical Force party and joined Mr Parnell because he found that by the policy adopted by the former it was hopeless to expect to obtain the desired ends. He wished to . God that he was able to-morrow to make the Land Question a stopping stone to getting separation for Ireland. He differed from Parnell owing to the latter opposing complete separation from Great Britain, but he supported Parnell m believing: m the necessity of separation.

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PARNELL COMMISSION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2165, 5 July 1889

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PARNELL COMMISSION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2165, 5 July 1889

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