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It is only a few weeks ago that you were organized, bribed and armed to meet, head to head, other organized, bribed and armed men. Those which who enrolled you were less faulty than those against whom they pushed you. You, resident voters, were armed for the defence of your rights. Tories, seeking sicaires ''sacaires'' outside the limits of the county, armed for the illegal invasion of your rights. They were placing you in a position of legitimate self-defence. Nevertheless, the ball and the sword are blind instruments which could as well reach your innocent chests as the culprit chests of your adversaries. The courts of justice are a closed field, where the fight begins in the middle of a night as dark as the [[Wikipedia:Erebus|Erebus]], of a labyrinth of turns and stratagems where justice is sometimes mislaid; where the skilful lawyer wins bad causes. You faced the dangers of the battle field, and the greater dangers of the lair of squabbles.</blockquote>
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You thus have some right to the services and of those which whom you carried placed on the bulwark, of those that you made great, putting your lives in peril. Go toward your representatives. You have the right to ask, to that those who seek you before the elections, that they hear you after the elections; that they guide you and help you in your efforts, if they are useful and honourable to you; let them persuade you to discontinue them, if they prove you that they are harmful to the public interest, and, consequently, not very honourable for those who shared your efforts.
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<font color="green">''Delegation''</font>: We were politely but peremptorily refused by Mr. [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=39568 Coursol], who says said to us that he did not want to help us to embarrass the government and that our actions would not be pleasant for to him.
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<font color="blue">''Mr. Papineau''</font>: Ah! Here is one who is not in the government and who takes part in the secrecies of a government as mysterious as ours! No, you are wrong. It is not an established fact which he reveals you; it is a clever assumption to which he arrived according to a rather plausible calculation of probability, that the quietude of rest and the wisdom of silence are as pleasant to the Canadian ministry as the din of Ireland is annoying to it, and to Lord Russell too. I repeat you, go to the source of all these reports. See your representatives. My own opinion, is that active and judicious ministries, inside which "several Irish members" and "of Irish extraction", should give themselves the honour to prove that their heart is not made of ice for the anguishes of their country; to give themselves the honour not to choke your patriotic fervour. If they can be excused not not to be there in person, they must at least encourage their friends to attend your meeting, to prepare the resolutions with you, so that, in not exceeding the limits of the law, you may go as far it allowspermits, as did their very devoted partisans in Quebec City. See Mr. [http://www.biographi.ca/EN/ShowBio.asp?BioId=38621 Holmes], he is your representative, he is friends with the Cabinet, he is of Irish origin; you have on him rights which you do not have on me: he must be your president chairman if you call him there.
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You come after your fellow-citizens from Quebec, to organize a demonstration similar to that which they organzied organized and which particularly interests you. Having the benefit of their example, and the time to reflect on the matter, you must endeavour to do something more than they did.
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Though you must, in this occasion, hold an Irish meeting, you will add importance to it, if you call upon, in among all the origins of which our society is composed, to the men who are human, devoted to the cause of progress, to the respect of justice, the hatred of oppression, and if you ask them to assist you. Have the various nationalities which are somewhat numerous be represented in your meeting. Elect Canadian, English, Scottish, American, and German vice-presidents. Learn to know the freedom liberty of feelingssentiments, the thirst for liberality, equality and fraternity of the majority of your fellow-citizens of French extraction. Invite them to take part to in a demonstration for the purpose of giving a free expression to the feelings which inflate their generous chests, the hatred of oppression, the pity for the national sufferings of Ireland, as for its her individual sufferings, as proves the adoption, by Canadian families, of such a great number of the [[Wikipedia:Grosse Isle, Quebec|orphans from Ireland]], orphan orphans made so by the cowardice of the whig Whig ministries meanly controlled by mercantile interests and, in consequence of this servility, letting the owners of English vessels operate the trade of the Irish with an even more sordid greed of lucre, a more brutal inhumanity, a more murderous improvidence than the privateer of Cuba and Brazil did in the [[Wikipedia:African slave trade|trade of the blacks]].
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The interest of the [[Wikipedia:Slave ship|slave trader]] is to have a short passage and to sell a complete and healthy cargo. The interest of the Stanley, Palmerston, Blake and others of their caste and their temperament, is to drive out of their vast Irish fields those whom they made poor and who can no longer pay them. The more the vessel which carries them is encumbered, the more the field and the heart of the ''mauvais riche'' is alleviated, and the more the income is increased. They cannot enforce, do they inform us officially, their law which would tend to prevent the congestion. They "do not want" to have it enforced. They obtain profit and pleasure from it being eluded. From there, the expressed angers of Stanley against our colonial law. From there the hyperbolic lowness of [[Wikipedia:Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey|Grey]] and all his colleagues, blaming the last colonial law passed according to their instructions. Here is the responsible government in its source, in all its sincerity, its benevolence, or its nudity as one will want to call it! Should we be astonished that he be so thickened of blood and and mud when it this government is back in going all the way to [[Wikipedia:Sandwich, Kent|Sandwich]] to chose representatives who to understand and recommend himit!
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