Most important letter, 1835, October 4th, Birr :
from the Rev. Michael Crotty, parish priest of Birr to the Most Rev. Dr. Murray, titular Archbishop of Dublin /
|Main Creator:||Crotty, Michael|
Printed letter dated 1835, composed by Michael Crotty, parish priest of Birr, Co. Offaly addressing the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Murray about the charge made against Crotty and his cousin of solemnizing marriages invalidly, carrying out absolutions that were null and void in addition to various other points on Catholic doctrine and laws. Sections of text reads: 'I thought, my Lord, that your foreign education, your intercourse with elegant and polished society, and your constant attendance at the levees of the Castle, had created a distinction in your favour, raised you above the vulgar level of your company, and given you a character of exemption from the ignorant prejudices and narrow bigotry of the Maynooth Priesthood...On your heads, therefore my Lord, be the consequences. I thank heaven, that my cousin and I live in a country, where every man is allowed to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience. I praise the Lord that my cousin and I live under the protection of the British constitution...'
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[S.l. : s.n., 1835].
This item is held in the Department of Ephemera.
Verso stamped National Library of Ireland.
Physical description: 1 sheet ; 38 cm.
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