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The Irish Address

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We publish on the first page, the noble and.raanly address of Father Mathew, Dan iel O'Connell, and 60,000 other Irishmen to their countrymen in America. Th ia address was read and exhibited a few weeks since at Faneuil Hall, Boston, with all the names attached, in presence of sorae thousand persons, 1200 of u-hom were Irishmen. They made the old Hall ring with their cbeers. - The politicians and some of the Catboüc clergy became alarmed,and efforts have been used to suppress ït, impeach its authenticity or prejudice the Irish against it. Bishop Hughes, of New York, declares in the Cuur ier k Enquirer, that it is his "decided im- pression" that the address is not authenlic! But should it prove to be genuine, he pronounces it to "be the duty of every natural ized Irisbman to resist and repudíate the address with indignation!" The Catholic paper in Boston íb out against it. Erft has also been said that it is irupossible Pather Mathew could have signed it,because (sacerdotal vows forbid his taking any ca. But it appears that a large ÍC clergymen signed it. - Bbtóained on one sheet 28 were Catholic clergyBfc, as testified to by the person who j fckthe signatures. We cannot but believe that this address, Poe, by others of a similar nature, will vet produce a etrong impression on the Irish citizens. The natural fi ïsh heart must respond rly. The Repeal Asaoif Ireland is preparing a report on act of American slaverj', which is wide circulation at home and d it will doubtless bring a deservW to the Cathoüc leaders, who are jjRreant to the nuble principies of their native land.