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BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twentieth day of November, in the thirty-sixth year of the Independence of the United States of America, ISAAC RILEY, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit:

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"Speeches of John Philpot Curran, Esq. With a Brief Sketch of the "History of Ireland, and a Biographical Account of Mr. Curran. In two "volumes. VOL. II."

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IN CONFORMITY to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, "during the times therein mentioned;" and also to an act, entitled, "An "act, supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of "learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors "and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned, and "extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and "etching historical and other prints."

CHARLES CLINTON, Clerk of the District of New-York.

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AT a court of oyer and terminer and general gaol delivery, consisting of the Right Hon. Lord Carleton, Hon. Mr. Justice Chamberlaine, Hon. Mr. Baron George, Hon. Mr. Justice Crookshank, and the Hon. Mr. Justice Day, held for the county of the city of Dublin, Oliver Bond, of Dublin, merchant, was arraigned and tried on an indictment, of which the following is an abstract:

First count-That Oliver Bond, not regarding his alle. giance, falsely, wickedly, and traitorously did compass and imagine the king, off and from his royal state, crown and government of this his kingdom of Ireland, to depose and deprive, and the said king to kill, put to death and murder.

Overt acts-That the said Bond, in order to effect the said evil purpose, did conspire together, and meet with divers other false traitors, &c. 2. That he did with other traitors meet and make resolutions for the purpose of procuring arms, ammunition, &c. 3. That he did meet and conspire with others to overturn the government, &c. 4. That he did with divers others meet and assemble together to raise rebellion, and to procure arms to assist in said rebellion. 5. That he did persuade and cause one Thomas Reynolds to become a colonel in the county of Kildare, for the purpose of aiding in said rebellion. 6. That he administered the United Irishmen's oath to the said Thomas Reynolds, &c.

Second count-That the said Oliver Bond, with intent to VOL. II.

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subvert the government and constitution, unlawfully and traitorously was adhering to, aiding and comforting the persons exercising the powers of government in France, and the men of France under the government of the said persons, then being enemies of the king.

The same overt acts were laid in support of this count as of the first.

Mr. Attorney-General, on the part of the crown, opened the case to the court and jury. He observed, that he never, in any moment of his life, had risen under impressions of more solemn feeling, or on an occasion the importance of which claimed more exertion on his part, or attention from the public. “On the very night (said he) that Lord Moira, with a degree of captivating eloquence, for which that nobleman is distinguished, was arguing with the lords of Ireland, where he had been so long a stranger, and respecting which he had obtained very bad intelligence indeed, for I cannot suppose his lordship guilty of deliberate misstatement-on that very night when he was endeavouring to show that there were no traitors in Ireland, that the innocent were accused, the accusers were guilty; conspirators, in the same capital, were, by a formal resolution, giving the lie to what this able, eloquent, and popular character was urging in parliament." He then proceeded to state what he had been instructed to say would turn out in evidence, and concluded with some remarks as to the manner in which the treasons of which the prisoner was charged had originated out of the French revolution, the evils and destructive tendency of which were incalculable.

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EVIDENCE ON THE PART OF THE CROWN.

Thomas Reynolds, * being sworn, said, that in February,

* As the trials of W. Byrne and 0. Bond were so very much alike, we have omitted the former, who was condemned and immediately executed. The evidence of the arch-traitor Reynolds is nearly similar in both the trials ;

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