NBC – 1840.08.01 – Orangemen – #125 – F12217
Mr. CHUBB, -Sir, – I regret that my communication of the 18th ult. has been the means of imposing on you the unpleasant task of inserting in your respectable paper, Mr. J. Nethery’s scurrilous, intemperate, and uncharitable effusion, which he calls a ” reply.” Yet, I rejoice to learn, that the City authorities have taken notice of it, and are about to adopt measures in order to crush party spirit in whatever shape it may appear.
With regard to Mr. Nethery, I will neither outrage the feelings of your readers, nor disgrace myself so far as to bandy epithets with that gentleman. In fact, I can observe that I would have no chance with him on that tack, as, in his “reply,” he exhibits an extraordinary familiarity with “infidels,” “Devils,” “Demons,” &c. &c.
In my former communication, I endeavoured to point out the necessity of adopting measures for the suppression of Orangeism, and if the reasons I urged on that occasion are not sufficiently strong, I have only to direct the attention of the community to Mr. Nethery’s letter, which furnishes a more forcible argument for the necessity of such measures, than could a whole volume written by me on the subject.
Party spirit has been the bane of Ireland for many years, and will have equally pernicious effects here, if tolerated ; I therefore beg and beseech of all good men to co-operate with the authorities in putting it down; and, however they may differ in religious matters, to unite in propagating in its stead, universal charity, so that we may all be elevated above narrow prejudices, enjoying the sweets of society, and as on family, be firmly united together in the bonds of affection.
St. John, 29th July, 1840.