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"Extract from the Votes of the House of Commons of IRELAND.

"An amendment was proposed to be made to the resolution, by inserting, after the word ‘Resolved,’ the following words, viz: ‘That having, in consequence of his Majesty' s gracious recommendation, and of our mature consideration of the state of this country, repeatedly declared our opinion that twelve thousand men are necessary for the defence of this kingdom; being sensible that it would be a violation of the trust reposed in us, should we have subjected our constituents to a very heavy expense, in times of perfect tranquillity, for the purpose of providing a force, which we are to part with in the times of danger; and being convinced that since the time at which we first declared twelve thousand men to be necessary, the probability of a war has increased, and not diminished.’ "