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Comes Powis.
Comes Temple.
Comes De la Warr.
Comes Chatham.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Mansfield.
Viscount Hereford.
Viscount Townshend.
· Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Wentworth.
Viscount Hampden.
Viscount Sackville.
Viscount Howe.

Viscount Keppel.
PRAYERS.

R E X.

The Earl of Mansfield fat Speaker by virtue of a

former Commission. The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe. The House was resumed.

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Georcius Princeps WalliÆ.
Archiep. Cantuar.

Dux CUMBERLAND. Ds. Paget.
Archiep. Ebor.
Vis. Stormont, Præses.

Ds. Say & Sele.

Ds. Craven.
Epus. Sarum.

Comes Carlisle, C.P.S. Ds. Osborne.
Epus. Petriburg
Dux Richmond.

Ds. Onslow &
Epus. Eliens.

Cranley
Epus. Roffen.
Dux Grafton.

Ds. King.
Epus. Exon.
Dux Portland.

Ds. Montfort.
Epus. Lincoln. Dux Chandos.
Epus. Gloceftr.
Dux Bridgewater.

Ds. Chedworth.

Ds. Sandys.
Epus. Landaven.
Comes Dartmouth, Ds. Stawell.

. Epus. Meneven.

Senescallus.

Ds. Grantham. Epus. Bristol. Comes Hertford, Ca- Ds. Scarsdale.

merarius.

Ds. Boston.
Comes Derby.

Ds. Beaulieu.
Comes Huntingdon.

Ds. Camden.
Comes Suffolk & Ds. Digby.

Berk/hire. Ds. Cardiff
Comes Salisbury Ds. Amherst.
Comes Westmorland. Ds. Rivers.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Foley.
Comes Winchelsea & Ds. Thurlow.

Nottingham. Ds. Loughborough.
Comes Sandwich.

Ds. Gage:
Comes Esex. Ds. Walsingham.
Comes Gainsborough. Ds. Southampton.
Comes Scarborough. Ds. Rawdon.
Comes Jersey. Ds. Sydney.
Comes Cholmondeley.
Comes Abercorn.
Comes Marchmont.
Comes Oxford &

Mortimer.
Comes Ferrers.
Comes Waldegrave.

Comes Fitzwilliam.
Vol. XXXVII.

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in the 24th Year of His Majesty's Reign, created Prince of Wales, and Earl of Chester, was this Day, in his Robes, introduced, being preceded by the Gentleman Uler of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Deputy Earl Marshal, and the Deputy Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and attended by the Lord President, the Lord Privy Seal, His Royal Highness the Duke of Cumberland, the Duke of Richmond, and the Duke of Portland (also in their Robes) His Royal Highness standing, presented his Letters Patent to the Lord Speaker at the Woolfack, who delivered them to the Clerk, and the same were read at the Table; his Writ of Summons was also read as follows; ( videlicet)

“ GEORGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of “ Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, Defender of " the Faith, and so forth: To Our Most Dear Son,

George Augustus Frederick, Prince of Great Britain, “ Electoral Prince of Brunswick Lunenburgh, Prince of “Wales, Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay, Earl of Chcs“ ter and Earl of Carrick, Baron of Renfrew, Lord of " the Illes, and Great Steward of Scotland, and Knight “ of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, Greeting.

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" Whereas, by Reason of certain arduous and urgent “ perceive the Reduction which I have made in all the
“ Affairs concerning Us, the State, and Defence of Our “ Establishments, which appear to Me to be brought as
“ Kingdom of Great Britain and the Church, We did “ low as Prudence will admit, and you will participate

lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, “ with Me in the Satisfaction which I feel in this Step
“ ordain Our present Parliament to be holden at Our “ towards the Relief of My Subjects. At the End of a
“ City of Westminster, on the Thirty-first Day of Očko- “ War, fome Part of its Weight must inevitably be borne
ber, in the Twenty-first Year of Our Reign, which “ for a Time. I feel for the Burthens of My People, but
“ Parliament hath been from that Time, by several “ I felý on that fortitude which has hitherto supported

Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, pro- “ this Nation under many Difficulties, for their bearing
“ rogued, and continued to and until the Ninth Day of “ those which the present Exigencies require, and which
« September now next coming, at Our City aforesaid, “ are fo necessary for the fuli Support of the National
“ to be then there held. We striétly enjoining, com- 6 Credit.
• mand You, under the Faith and Allegiance by which
56 You are bound to Us, that considering the Difficulty

My Lords, and Gentlemen,

Your 6 of the said Affairs, and Dangers impending, all Ex

“ In many respects Our Situation is new. “ cuses being laid aside, You be personally prosent at

“ Counsels will provide what is called for by that Sithe faid Day and Place with Us and with the Prelates,

“ tuation, and your Wisdom will give Permanence to

“ whatever has been found beneficial by the Experience
Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of
« the aforesaid Affairs, and to give Your Advice; and

“ of Ages. In your Deliberations you will preserve that
“ this You may in no wife omit, as You tender Us and

“ Temper and Moderation, which the Importance of

“ their Objects demand, and will, I have no Doubt, pro“Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said

“ duce, and I am sure that you are unanimous in your
Kingdom and Church, and the Dispatch of the said

" Desire to direct all those Deliberations to the Honour of
« Affairs. Witness Ourself at Westminster, the Twelfth
Day of August, in the Twenty-third Year of Our

My Crown, the Safety of My Dominions, and the Prof-
66 YORKE.”

perity of My People.” Then His Royal Highness was placed in his Chair on

Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;
the Right Hand of the Chair of State on the Throne. And the Coinmons withdrew.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.
King pre.

His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned
fent. with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended by

The House was resumed, His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes) commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to Hodie 1' vice le&ta est Billa, intituled, “ An A&t for Bill pro forlet the Commons know, “ It is His Majesty's Pleasure “ becter regulating select Vestries.” they attend him immediately in this House."

His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales came to the Prince of Who being come with their Speaker; His Majesty Table and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Wales takes was pleased to say,

Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of
His Majes- “ My Lords and Gentlemen,

Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.
ty's Speech. “ I have the Satisfaction to inform you, that Defini-

o tive Treaties of Peace have been concluded with the This Day George Viscount Hereford sat first in Par. Lords take
“ Courts of France and Spain, and with the United liament, after the Death of his Brother Edward Viscount their seats,
“ States of America. Preliminary Articles have been Hereford.
" also ratified with the States General of the United

Also, Thomas Viscount Hampden sat first in Parliament,
“ Provinces. I have ordered these several Treaties to

after the Death of his Father Robert Viscount Hampden:
“ be laid before you, and I am happy to add, that I Their Lordships having first at the Table taken the
“ have no cause to doubt but that all those Powers agree Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also
- with Me in My sincere Inclination to keep the Cala- taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration pursuant to
“ mities of War at a great Distance.

the Statutes.
“ The Objects which are to be brought under your
“ Deliberation will sufficiently explain My Reasons for

Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table their Pedigrees
calling you together after so short a Récess. Enqui-

delivered.
** ries of the utınost Importance have been long and Lordhips’ Pedigrées pursuant to the Standing Order.
diligently pursued, and the Fruit of them will be

The Lord Speaker reported His Majesty's Speech;

His Majesexpected.

And the same being read by the Clerk;

ty's Speech
• The Situation of the East India Company will re-

reported.
“ quire the utmost Exertions of your Wisdom to main- Ordered, Nemine Dissentiente, “ That an humble Order for an

tain and improve the valuable Advantages derived " Address be presented to His Majesty, to return Him Address.
“ from Our Indian Possessions, and to promote and se- " the Thanks of this House for His molt gracious Speech
“ cure the lappiness of the Native Inhabitants of those from the throne.
« Provinces.

“ To offer with the most respectful Affection to His
“ The Season of Peace will call upon you for an At- “ Royal Person and Family, our sincere Congratulations
“ tention to every Thing that can recruit the Strength “ on the Birth of another Princess, and the happy Re-
“ of the Nation, after so long and so expensive a War. covery of the Queen; and to assure Him that, truly

“ The Security and increase of the Revenue in the « sensible of the Blessings we enjoy under His Majes-
“ Manner lent burthensome to my Subjects will be " ty's most auspicious Government, we rejoice at every
" amongst your first Objects. In many essential Parts “ Évent that can add to His Majesty's Domestic Hap-
" it has sufiered: dangerous Frauds have prevailed, and pinefs.
alarming Outrages have been committed. Exertions

“ To congratulate His Majesty on the Success of His
“ have not been wanting to repress this daring Spirit, “ Endeavours to restore the Public Tranquillity; and to
“ nor Pains to enquire into its true Causes. In any in- “ return His Majesty our most humble Thanks for hav-
« stances in which the Powers of Government may not “ ing ordered the Definitive Treaties with the Courts
“ be equal to its utmost Care and Vigilance, I have no “ of France and Spain, and with the United States of
“ doubt that the Wisdom of My Parliament will pro- “ America, and the Preliminary Articles ratified with
“ vide such Remedies as may be found wanting for the “ the States General of the United Provinces, to be
“ Accomplishment of Purposes in which the material “ laid before us; and to assure His Majesty, that we
“ Interests of this Nation are so deeply concerned. “ learn with the greatest Satisfaction that all the other
(6 Gentlemen of the House of Commons,

“ Powers agree with His Majesty in His sincere Incli-
« I have ordered the Estimates of the Expences for

“ nations to keep the Calamities of War at a great Dis6i the Year to be laid before you, from those you

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Humbly and thankfully to acknowledge His Ma- After some Time, the House was resumed, " jesty's Royal Regard to the general Welfare of all

And the Earl of Scarborough reported from the Coma « His Majesty's Dominions in having called His Parlia- mittee an Address drawn by them as follows: (videlicet) “ ment together at this early Season; and to affure

Address re“ His Majesty that the most diligent Attention shall be

Most Gracious Sovereign, given by us to those Objects which wait our Deli

“We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, agreed to. “ beration. To declare our Opinion that the Situation

“ the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament al“ of the Eaft India Company requires our immediate

“ sembled, beg Leave to return Your Majesty our “ Consideration, and our Refolution of using our ut

“ most humble Thanks, for 'Your Most Gracious “ most Endeavours to maintain and improve the valua.

“ Speech from the Throne. “ble Advantages derived from our Indian Poffeffions,

« With the most respectful Affection to Your Royal " and to secure the Happiness of the Native Inhabitants

“ Person and Family, we beg Leave to offer our « of those Provinces : “ To declare, that animated by His Majesty's Ex

“ sincere Congratulations on the Birth of another

“ Princess, and the happy Recovery of the Queen. , “ ample, and by the Love of our Country, we shall “ take the earliest Advantage of this Season of Peace,

Truly sensible of the Blessings we enjoy under Your “ to direct our Counsels to every Thing that can re

Majesty's most auspicious Government, we rejoice at “ cruit the Strength of the Nation, after so long and

every Event that can add to Your Majesty's domestic

“ Happiness. “ so expensive a War; and that while we express the grateful Senfe we entertain of His Majesty's paternal

“We congratulate Your Majesty on the Success of

“ Your Endeavours to restore the public Tranquillity, “ Care, in recommending the Security and Increase of “ the Revenue, in the Manner the least burthensome

“ we return Your Majesty our most humble Thanks “ to His People, we shall be happy to co-operate in

“ for having ordered the definitive Treaties with the

“ Courts of France and Spain, and with the United “ whatever may be found expedient for those falutary

“ States of America, and the Preliminary Articles, ra“ Purposes, or may tend to counteract those Frauds,

« tified with the States General of the United Provinces, “ and to repress that Spirit of Outrage which has been “ so alarmingly prevalent :

to be laid before us; and we affure Your Majesty “Humbly to entreat His Majesty to be perfuaded,

" that we learn with the greatest Satisfaction that all “ that our utmost Affiduity shall be employed in pro

“ those Powers agree with Your Majesty in Your sin

.“ cere Inclinations to keep the Calamities of War at a viding whatever is called for by the present Situation “ of this Country, and that, in our Labours for that

great Distance.

« We humbly and thankfully acknowledge Your Purpose, we shall not only use the utmost Caution

“ Majesty's Royal Regard to the general Welfare of all “ in regard to whatever the Experience of past Times

“ Your Majesty's Dominions in having called Your “ has fhewn to be beneficial, but shall endeavour to

“ Parliament together at this early Season, and we “ the Extent of our Abilities, to make all such Bene. .“ fits permanent :

“ beg Leave to aflure Your Majesty that the most di“ To profess that it will be our Duty to preserve

ligent Attention shall be given by us to those Ob“ that Temper and Moderation in our Deliberations,

jects which wait our Deliberation. The Situation of

“ the East India Company will require our immediate “ which His Majesty has been pleased to recoinmend,

“ Consideration, and we beg Your Majesty to be al“ and which the Importance of their Objects will de

“ sured, that we will use our utmost Endeavours to “ mand, and that we shall be anxious not

to neglect - maintain and improve the valuable Advantages derived “ any Opportunity of meriting the good Opinion His

“ from our Indian Poffessions, and to secure the HapMajesty has graciously expressed of our unanimous

piness of the Native Inhabitants of those Provinces. “ Desire to secure and promote the Honour of His

“ Animated by Your Majesty's Example, and by the
Majesty's Crown, the Safety of His Dominions, and
“ the Prosperity of His People.”

“ Love of our Country, we shall take the earliest Ada
vantage

of the Season of Peace to direct our CounThen the Lords following were appointed a Com- “ sels to every Thing that can recruit the Strength of mittee to prepare an Address pursuant to the faid " the Nation after so long and so expensive a War; Order ; (videlicet)

5 and while we express the grateful Sense we enterLd. President. L. Abp. Canter. L. Say & Sele.

“ tain of Your Majesty's paternal Care. in recomLd. Privy Seal. bury.

L. Craven.

“ mending the Security and Increase of the Revenue in

" the Manner the least burthensome to Your People,
L. Chedworth.
L. Abp. York.
D. Richmond.

L. Sandys.

“ we shall be happy to co-operate in whatever may be D. Portland.

may be found expedient for those falutary Purposes,
Ld. Chamberlain.
L. Bp. Peter-
L. Rivers.

“ or may tend to counteract those Frauds, and to re-
borough.

press that Spirit of Outrage which has been so alarmE. Derby.

L. Foley.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Loughborough.

ingly prevalent. E. Huntingdon. L. Bp. Rochester.

“ We humbly entreat Your Majesty to be persuaded E. Suffo!k Berk- L. Bp. Gloucester.

“ that our utmost Assiduity shall be employed in proshire. L. Bp. Landaff.

* viding what is called for by the present Situation of E. Sandwich. L. Bp. Bristol.

“this Country, and that in cur Labours for that PurE. Gainsborough.

pose we shall not only use the utmost Caution in E. Scarborough.

regard to whatever the Experience of past Times has

" shewn to be beneficial, but shall endeavour to the E. Cholmondeley.

6 Extent of our Abilities to make all such Benefits E. Marcbmont.

permanent. E. Oxford.

“ It will be our Duty to preserve that Temper and E. Ferrers.

« Moderation in our Deliberations which Your MaE. Waldegrave.

jesty has been pleased to recommend, and which the E. Fit Zwilliam.

Importance of their Objects will demand, and we E. De la Warr.

« shall be anxious not to neglect any Opportunity of V. Hereford.

“ meriting the good Opinion Your Majesty has graV. Hampden.

« ciously expressed of our unanimous Desire to secure Their Lordships, or any Five of them to meet im

" and promote the Honour of Your Majesty's Crown, mediately in the Prince's Ladgings, near the

« the Safety of Your Dominions, and the Prosperity of House of Peers, and to adjourn as they please.

your People.” The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the

Which Address, being read by the Clerk, was agreed Committee withdrew to prepare the

Address.

to by the House. Vol. XXXVII.

ORDERED,

L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Scarsdale.

E. Jersey

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