February 25, 1792.
ARCHIBALD HAMILTON ROWAN, Esq. in the Chair;
(The Hon. SIMON BUTLER having been, from motives of personal delicacy, requested to leave it.)
- That the exercise of undefined privilege is as dangerous to the Liberty of the Subject, as the exercise of unlimited prerogative and equally unrecognised by the true spirit of the Laws and Constitution.
- That having associated for the attainment of great national objects, and to promote union among Irishmen of all religious persuasions, this Society is entitled to the respect, which objects of such importance naturally claim.
- That an insolent menace having been publicly thrown out, respecting this Society, we think it incumbent on us to declare that we do not shrink from, but anxiously desire to meet any constitutional inquiry into our principles and conduct, and reserving for that occasion the justification of our actions, we resign to merited contempt, the scorn of official station, or the scoff of unprincipled venality.
- That Five Thousand Copies of our Declaration and Circular Letter, with these Resolutions, be printed and distributed by our Committee of Correspondence.
By order of the Society,
THEO. WOLFE TONE, Pre. Sec.