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ward and help to the extinction of that trailorous conspiracy, which binds its members to a systeni essentially destructive * of thie loyalty, peace, conçord, prosperity, and stability of the country.
* That the factitious spirit of Orangism still subsists under the affected discouragement and real protection of government, is evident from what passed within these last three weeks, viz. on the 23d of March, at the Omagh Assizes. Thomas Hogan, a corporal of the King's County Militia, was indicted for the murder of four Orange yeomen. He was acquitted of the murder, and, by the direction of the judge, Mr. Serjeant Moore, found guilty of manslaughter. About 300 Orange yeomen had assembled, armed and accoutred at Omagh, to commemorate the battle of Aughrim, on the 12th of last August. On the same day, 50 of the King's County Militia, who had volunteered for the army, marched into Omagh unarmed from Strabane. Fifty of their comrades had for some time occupied the barracks in Omagh. One of the volunteers was insulted by the Yeomen's forcing off, and trampling upon his eap, because it was bound with green tape, which, though regimental, was termed a rebellious colour by the Orangemen. Much abuse, and a general attack of the unarmed volunteers by the dastardly and overbearing Orangemen ensued. The volunteers retreated to the barracks, and there with their comrades in defending themselves, shot the four yeomien, for which their corporal was indicted. When it shall please his Majesty to shake off the chains from Ireland, and bless her with a governor of sufficient wisdom and virtue to root up and utterly dissolve the Orange Societies, then, and then only, may she congratulate with herself on being released from captivity and fetters.
" Now " I know of a surety, that the Lord hath sent his angel, and “ hath delivered me out of the hand of Herod, and from all " the expectation of the people of the Jews.” Aets. xii. II. The Work in hand, to which this discussion is the introduction, is intended to be comprized in one volume in Octavo, to be a sequel to The History of Ireland, from its Invasion under. Henry II. to its Union with Great Britain, by the Au. thor, in two volumes. The communication of any important and well authenticated document relating to the recent History of Ireland, made to Mr. Coyne, Capel-street, Dub will be received with gratitude, and used with fidelity by the Author.
FOR THE USE OF ALL
REVISED AND CORRECTED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE
GRAND ORANGE LODGE OF IRELAND.
AND ADOPTED BY THE GRAND ORANGE LODGE, JAN, 10, 1800,
General declaration of the objects of the Orange
E associate, to the utmost of our Power, to support and defend his Majesty, King George the Third, the Constitution and Laws of this country, and the Succession to the Throne in his Majesty's illustrious House, being Protestants : for the defence of our persons and properties; and to maintain the peace of the country; and for these purposes we will be at all times ready to assist the Civil and Military Powers, in the just and lawful discharge of their duty. We also associate in Honour of King William the Third, Prince of Orange, whose
name we bear, as supporters of his glorious Memory, and the true Religion by him completely established in these Kingdoms. And, in order to prove our gratitude and affection for his Name, we will annually celebrate the Victory over James at the Boyne, on the first day of July 0. S. in every year, which day shall be our grand Æra for ever.
We further declare that we are exclusively a Protestant Association; yet, detesting as we do any intolerant spirit, we solemnly pledge ourselves to each other, that we will not persecute, injure, or upbraid any person on account of his religious Opinions, provided the same be not hostile to the State; but that we will on the contrary, be aiding, and assisting to every loyal subject of every religious descriptiorf, in protecting him from violence and oppression.
Qualifications requisite for an Orangeman.
He should have a sincere Love and Veneration for his Al. mighty Maker, productive of those lively and happy Fruits, Righteousness, and Obedience to his Commands; a firm and stedfast Faith in the Saviour of the World; convinced that he is the only Mediator between a sinful Creature, and an offended Creator. Without these he cannot be a Christian; of an humane and compassionate disposition; and a courteous and affable behaviour. He should be an utter enemy to savage brutality, and unchristian cruelty; a lover of society, and improving company; and have a laudable regard for the Protestant Religion, and a sincere desire to propagate its Precepts; zealous in promoting the honor, happiness, and prosperity of his King and Country; heartily desirous of victory and success in those pursuits, yet convinced and assured, that God alone can grant them. He should have an hatred of cursing and swearing, and taking the name of God in vain, (a shameful practice ;) and he should use all opportunities of
discovering discovering it among his Brethren. Wisdom and Prudence should guide his actions ; honesty and integrity direct his conduct, and honour, and glory of his King and Country, be the motives of his endeavours. Lastly, he should pay the strictest attention to a religious observance of the Sabbath; and also to temperance, and sobriety.
Obligation of an Orangeman. 1. A. B. do solemnly and sincerely swear, of my own free will and accord, that I will, to the utmost of my power, support and defend the present King, George the Third, his Heirs and Successors, so long as he or they support the Protestant Ascendancy, the Constitutions and Laws of these Kingdoms; and that I will ever hold sacred the name of our Glorious Deliverer, William the Third, Prince of Orange : and I do further swear, that I am not, nor ever was a Roman Catholic, or Papist; that I was not, am not, nor ever will be an United Irishman; and that I never took the Oath of secrecy to that, or any other Treasonable Society: and I do further swear, in the presence of Almighty God, that I will always conceal, and never will reveal, either part or parts of what is now to be privately communicated to me, yntil I shall be authorised so to do by the proper authorities of the Orange Institution; that I will neither write it, nor indite it, stamp, stain, or engrave it, nor cause it so to be done, on paper, parchment, leaf, bark, stick, stone, or any thing, so that it may be known; and I do further swear, that I have not, to my knowledge or belief, been proposed and rejected in, or expelled from any other Orange Lodge; and that I now become an Orangeman without fear, bribery, or corruption.
SO HELP Me God.
Secret Articles. Ist. That we will bear true allegiance to his Majesty, King George the Third, his Heirs and Successors, so long as he or