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first, the last, and the only time that I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Parnell.' l
Parnoll's statement conies next:
'Lord Carnarvon originally proposed that I should meet him at the house of a gentleman (a member of Parliament2) who subsequently undertook a mission to Ireland, and obtained letters of introduction to several leading members of the Irish parliamentary party, with whom he discussed in detail the species of an Irish Parliament which would be acceptable to Ireland. 1 declined, however, to moot Lord Carnarvon at the house of a stranger, and suggested that if the interview were to take place at all it had best be at his own residence. I must tnke issue with the correctness of Lord Carnarvon's memory as to two of the* throe conditions which ho alleges ho staled to me, as the conditions upon which he could enter into any conversation with mo namely, that first of all ho \vas acting of himself, by himself, and that the responsibility \v;is InY., and the communications wore from him alone ; and secondly, that he was there as the Queen's servant, and Unit he would neither hear not: say one word that was inconsistent with th<». union of the two countries, and that I consented to those, conditions. Now, Lord Carnarvon did not lay down any conditions whatever as a preliminary to his (uttering into conversation with mo, It must bo manifest that if he*, desired to do so he would have intimated thorn when requesting the interview, lie. certainly made no use whatever of the two terms oŁ the two conditions which I have repeated. There, is, however, some, foundation for his statement concerning the remaining one, inasmuch as ho undoubtedly re~
1 Houso. of Lords Juno 10, Iss5. • Hir Howard Vincent.mind on that