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SIR J. C. HIPPISLEY, BART. LLD. FRAS. MP.
RECORDER OF SUDBURY, AND BENCHER OF THE HONORABLE
UPON HIS PUBLIC CONDUCT IN THE
FRANCIS PLOWDEN, Esq.
Occasioned by his animadversions upon the Author in the
Incorrupta fides, nudaque veritas. HOR.
Printed at the English Press by M. Nouzou, 9, Clery-Street,
SIR J. C. HIPPISLEY, BART. and M. P.
SIR, I HAD the honour of addressing you in a printed Historical Letter, which I wrote in the summer of 1813, but which was not published* till the spring of 1814. That letter ran into unavoidable prolixity (171 pages), because the object of it was to unravel a system of policy and religion, which for more than 20 years, for very marked but unavowed purposes, with great weight of affluence and influence, has been indefatigably pushed forward under the mask of exclusive liberality, purity and loyalty. As however it has been many months before the public (I grieve to say with much typographical inaccuracy), I lay in my claim to refer to the various subjects of it by assertion; assuming, that no impartial reader will find any thing advanced in it without proof, evidence or notoriety.
The title of it is, « An Historical Letter to Sir John Cox « Hippisley, Bart. and M. P.; being an Historical Portrait << taken of him from the life, whilst acting in the Catholic Cause; occasioned by his Letters to the Earl of Fingal, on « the Subject of the Catholic Claims: London, 1813; by « Francis Plowden, Esq.-Incorrupta fides nudaque veri« tas. Hor.-Dublin: Printed by P. Blenkinsop, 129, Capel« street: 1814.»