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The Earl of Mansfield fat Speaker by virtue of a
former Commission. The House was adjourned during Pleasure to robe. The House was resumed.
Georcius Princeps WalliÆ.
Dux CUMBERLAND. Ds. Paget.
Ds. Say & Sele.
Comes Carlisle, C.P.S. Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Onslow &
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Berk/hire. Ds. Cardiff
Nottingham. Ds. Loughborough.
George Augustus Frederick, Electoral Prince of Brun - The Prince of wick Lunenburgh, being by Letters Patent, dated Wales intro
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.
" Whereas, by Reason of certain arduous and urgent “ perceive the Reduction which I have made in all the
lately, with the Advice and Consent of Our Council, “ with Me in the Satisfaction which I feel in this Step
Adjournments and Prorogations, adjourned, pro- “ this Nation under many Difficulties, for their bearing
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
“ of Ages. In your Deliberations you will preserve that
“ 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
" Desire to direct all those Deliberations to the Honour of
My Crown, the Safety of My Dominions, and the Prof-
perity of My People.” Then His Royal Highness was placed in his Chair on
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire;
The House was adjourned during Pleasure to unrobe.
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, adorned
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
Abjuration pursuant to the Statutes.
o tive Treaties of Peace have been concluded with the This Day George Viscount Hereford sat first in Par. Lords take
Also, Thomas Viscount Hampden sat first in Parliament,
after the Death of his Father Robert Viscount Hampden:
Garter King at Arms delivered in at the Table their Pedigrees
The Lord Speaker reported His Majesty's Speech;
And the same being read by the Clerk;
tain and improve the valuable Advantages derived " Address be presented to His Majesty, to return Him Address.
“ To offer with the most respectful Affection to His
“ The Security and increase of the Revenue in the « sensible of the Blessings we enjoy under His Majes-
“ To congratulate His Majesty on the Success of His
“ Powers agree with His Majesty in His sincere Incli-
“ nations to keep the Calamities of War at a great Dis6i the Year to be laid before you, from those you
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
« 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
“ Love of our Country, we shall take the earliest Ada
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.
“ mending the Security and Increase of the Revenue in
" the Manner the least burthensome to Your People,
“ we shall be happy to co-operate in whatever may be D. Portland.
may be found expedient for those falutary Purposes,
“ or may tend to counteract those Frauds, and to re-
press that Spirit of Outrage which has been so alarmE. Derby.
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
to by the House. Vol. XXXVII.
L. Bp. Salisbury. L. Scarsdale.