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38) The native Irish lords had continued to govern themselves according to Brehon law, to appoint their own magistrates, to pardon and punish wrong doers, and to make war and peace on each other "without any controlment.
For, as long as they were out of the protection of the law, so as every Englishman might oppress, spoil, and kill them without controlment, how was it possible they should be other than outlaws, and enemies to the Crown of England?