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Letter from Lady Louisa Conolly to her husband Thomas Conolly,

1795 June 16.

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In Collection: Conolly-Napier papers, 1783-1840.
Description: Lady Louisa Conolly writes from Castletown, Co. Kildare to her husband Thomas Conolly - ‘... Mr Jephson...brought word that the French expedition had failed by the discovery of the conspiracy; that the wretched emigrants who had gone to France were all seized and put into prison, poor creatures one pities them, and yet, what can the Convention do if they mean to go on with the Republican Government...’. She discusses the family finances - ‘out of the income you would have, after paying off £130,000 debt probably would allow you to do with ease to yourself. I am certain that £8000 a year to spend, is as much as you can ever wish for at Castletown...'. Remarks on arrangements for sale of lands and difficulties caused by a proposed road. ‘…Your account of my brother’s observations upon the Irish I fear is too true, with respect to the Irish Parliament and I grant he is right, but I hope it is not so, out of the Houses of Parliament for if the whole country was like the Parliament it would be truly despicable…As to an Union with England, such as the present Cabinet would make with us, I hope never to see. We have had too much experience of Mr Pitt’s duplicity ever to trust him. And yet I fear the thing is intended. I am certain that the Idea of such a thing is in this country now …’.
Main Creator: Conolly, Louisa, Lady, 1743-1821
Language: English
Extent: 1 item (2 sheets).
Call Number: MS 40,242/8 (Manuscripts Reading Room)
Rights: Reproduction rights owned by the National Library of Ireland.