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Marianne Elliott

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9781846318078

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.5949/UPO9781846317774

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Argument on Behalf of the Catholics

Argument on Behalf of the Catholics

(p.116) Eight Argument on Behalf of the Catholics
Wolfe Tone
Liverpool University Press

This chapter examines Theobald Wolfe Tone's An Argument on Behalf of the Catholics of Ireland. It suggests that the Catholic Committee's campaign to repeal penal laws influenced Thomas Russell's commission to write essays on the Catholics and Tone's Argument. It discusses Tone and Russell's growing dissatisfaction with the Whigs which was shared by reformers in Dublin and Belfast and considers the dilemma of the Catholics on whether to support the radical reformers or accept government concessions.

Keywords:   Theobald Wolfe Tone, Argument, Catholic Committee, penal laws, Thomas Russell, Whigs, Dublin, Belfast

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