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322                CHARLES STEWART PARNELL            [1891
purpose of English Radicalism, and as a standing pretext for the exercise of the veto of the Imperial Parliament over the legislation of the Irish body.
'I refrain at present from going further into the matter, but will conclude by saying that so long as the degrading condition referred to at the commencement of this letter is insisted upon by the Liberal leaders, I do not see how I can be a party to the further progress of the negotiations.
' My dear Gill,
' Yours very truly,
Mr. Gill replied instantly, praying for an * immediate interview/ and saying that the 'first part of your letter is founded on a misunderstanding which I can remove/
Parnell answered :
Parnell to Mr. Gill
February 6, '91.
MY DEAB GILL,  I have your letter of last night, and note that you say that the first part of mine to you of yesterday is founded on a misunderstanding which you can remove. Although I cannot see where there is any room on my part for misunderstanding the information which you conveyed, I shall be very glad if it should turn out as you say, and in that case of course the negotiations could be resumed. Will you, then, kindly write and explain what the misunderstanding was and how you think it can be removed, as I fear it may not be possible for me to see you at the House of Commons this evening ?
' Tours very truly,
S. PAENELL,'y purpose. This resolve was formed lH.ifuu.t8C! tha Irish patty from 1880 to 1885 have proved llunr indci-ponclenco, courage, and steadiness on ninny a hard-fought field, and it was felt mscessary to got rid of them at any cost. But tho majority of the party of to-day having lost their independence and proved their devotion to the Liberal loaders, it is considered desirable to keop them jwiiiaiicinily at Westminster for the