128 LETTER IV. To the whole
People of IRELAND.

N. B. This was the Letter against which the Lord Lieutenant (Carteret) and Council, issued a ??vation, offering three Hundred Pounds to discover the Author; and for which, Harding the Printer was tried before one Whitshed, then Chief Justice: But the noble Jury would not find the Bill; nor would any Person discover the Author.

My dear Countrymen,

H Aving already written three Letters, upon so disagreeable a Subject as Mr. Wood and his Half-pence; I conceived my Task was at an End. But, I find that Cordials must be frequently applied to weak Constitutions Political as well as Natural. A People long used to Hardships, lose by Degrees the very Notions of Liberey; they look upon themselves as Creatures at Mercy; and that all Impositions laid on them by a stronger Hand, are, in the Phrase of the Report, legal and obligatory. Hence proceed that Poverty and Lowness of Spirit, to which a Kingdom may be subject, as well as a particular Person. And when Esau came fainting from the Field, at the Point to dye, it is no Wonder that he fold his Birth-Right for a Mess of Pottage.

I THOUGHT I had sufficiently shewn to all who could want Instruction, by what Methods they might safely proceed, whenever this Coin should be offered