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And indeed to avoid so monstrous and detestable a sight was one principal motive of my retirement hither. That he was considered by them of sufficient importance to be selected as one of the public speakers at the great demonstration held in Hyde Park, London, to protest against the arrest of Charles Stewart Parnell, by orders of the British Premier, Mr. Riley, Lieutenant John, Sixth Regiment, Albany County Militia. Although the Irish people were more rigorously excluded from Massachusetts than from any other colony, they made their way there from its earliest settlement and many of them achieved distinction when it was thought there was not an Irishman in the place.

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