A PLAN OF COLONIZATION FOR IRELAND.
Copy of a Letter presented to Lord John Russell, with the accompanying Memorial.
" 14, Park Street, Grosvenor Square, London, March 31, 1847. " My Lord—We have the honour to present to your Lordship the enclosed Memorial, with the list of names which we have been authorized to append to it.
" The main propositions which it embodies, and to which those who have signed it consider themselves pledged, are—lst, The necessity of Systematic Coloni- zation, on a very large scale, from Ireland to Canada, and of the assistance of the State to promote tt; 2d, The necessity of making religious provision for the Emigrants; 3d, The advantage of enlisting private enterprise, in the form of agency, to carry out the plan; and, 4th, A willingness to accept an Income and Property tax for the purpose of defraying the cost of the emigration.
We hope to procure numerous adhesions to the principle of the Memorial; which we will do ourselves the honour of transmitting to your Lordship after the Easter holydays; but we have thought it more respectful to your Lordship to send it to you at once, without waiting for its circulation in Ireland.
" We have the honour to be, my Lord, your Lordship's very obedient servants,
W. H. GREGORY, M.P. M. J. O'Cossuut M.P.
" The Right Honourable Lord John Russell." J. R. GODLEY."
Names authorized to be attached to the accompanying Memorial.
ALEX. M`CARTHY, Esq., M.P. Sir CHAS. COOTE, Bart., M.P. R. B. OSBORNE, Esq., M.P. Hon. JAMES MAXWELL, M.P. Maki LAYARD, M.P.
J. I. HAMILTON, Esq.. M.P. Hon. S. SPRING RICE, M.P. M. J. O'CommELL, Esq., M.P. WM. H. GREGORY, Esq., M.P. JOHN ROBERT GODLEY, Esq.
The Archbishop of DUBLIN.
The Marquis of ORMONDE. The Marquis of ELY. The Earl of DEVON.
The Earl of DESART.
Sir A. J. FOSTER, Bart.
Colonel WYNLIHAM, M.P.
EVELYN J. SHIRLEY, Esq., M.P. Lieut.-Colonel TAYLOR,