THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
SIR ROBERT PEEL
BART., M.P., &C
PUBLISHED BY THE TRUSTEES OF HIS PAPERS,
LORD MAHON (NOW EARL STANHOPE),
THE RIGHT HON. EDWARD CARDWELL, M.P.
THE ROMAN CATHOLIC QUESTION.
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARBLE STREET.
KRAUS REPRINT CO.
PART I.---THE ROMAN CATHOLICS. 95
" The difference between a Declaration and a test
like the present is certainly enormous, if you will <1bona^
fide>1 act upon your test; but eighty-five years' relax-
ation of it, and the notorious inability to enforce the
test without absolute confusion, change the nature of
the difference, and, in my opinion, all in favour of the
" Ever most sincerely yours,
" R. P.
" I much doubt whether half of the Cabinet Ministers
have taken the oath of allegiance as a necess . . .