Reasons humbly offered to the Parliament of Ireland
I N the Years 1732, and 1733, an Attempt was made for repealing the Test Act in Ireland, introductory of a like Attempt in England. The various Arguments for it were answered in every Shape; but no way more effectually than by examining what Pretence the Presbyterians had to share in all the Privileges of Government, either from their own Principles and Behaviour, or compared with those of other Sectaries. Under the former Head they were fully silenced by our Author in The Presbyterians Plea of Merit impartially examined. They are now put in the Ballance with Papists, whom although they have sometimes styled their Brethren in Adversity, yet when placed in Competition, they will hate as Brethren likewise. But let them here dispute the Preference, and then put in their Claim to be a Part of the Establishment.