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MANIFESTO OF THE IRISH LEADERS

The following manifesto was issued on Monday Hay 9th. : — TO THK PEOPLE OF IRELAND. On the eve of what seemed a bright future for our country that evil destiny which has apparent'y pursued us for centuries has struck another blow at our hopes which cannot be exaggerated in its disastrous consequences. Jn tbis hour of sorrowful gloom we venture to give an expression of our profoundest sympathy witl the people of Ireland in tbe calamity which has befallen our cause through a horrible deed, and with those who bad determined at the last hour that a policy of conciliation should supplant that of tenorism and national distrust. We earnestly hope that the attitude and action of the whole Irish people will assure the world that assassination such as that which has startled us almost to the abandonment of hope for our country's cause is deeply and religiously abhoirent to their every feeling and instinct. We appeal to you to show, by every manner of expression possible, that amidst the universal feeling of horror which the assassination has excited, no people are so intense in their detestation of its atrocity, or entertain so deep a sympathy for those whose hearts must be scared by it, as the nation upon whose prospects and reviving hopes it may entail more ruinous effects than have yet fallen on the lot of unhaj py Ireland during the present generation. We feel that no act has ever been perpetrated in our country during the struggles for social and political rights for the past fifty years that has so stained the name of hospitable Ireland as this cowardly and unprovoked assassination of a friendly stranger, and that until the murderers of Lord Freder ck Cavendish and Mr. Bourke are brought to justice that stain will tully our country's name. ohas. s. paknell. John Dillon. Michael Davitt.

Mr. Parnell srnt telegrams to the Lord Mayor of Dnblin, anel to the Mayors of Coik, Waterfoid, and Limerick, suggesting that they should immediately call meetings of their representative corporations to vote resolutions denouncing tbe assassinations. Instructions hare been telegraphed oideringthe roauifesto to be printed at once upon large placards and potted to-morrow throughout tbe whole of Ireland.

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MANIFESTO OF THE IRISH LEADERS, New Zealand Tablet, Volume X, Issue 482, 7 July 1882

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MANIFESTO OF THE IRISH LEADERS New Zealand Tablet, Volume X, Issue 482, 7 July 1882

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