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“My Lords, and Gentlemen, “ The atrocious and unparalleled A& of Violenc “ and Treachery, by which the Ruler of France “ attempted to surprize and to enslave the Spanish Nation, “ while it has excited in Spain a determined and uncon“ querable Resistance against the Usurpation and “Tyranny of the French Government, has, at the same “ Time, awakened in other Nations of Europe, a deter“mination to resist, by a new Effort, the continued “ and increasing Encroachments on their Safety and “ Independence. “Although the Uncertainty of all human Events, “ and the Vicissitudes attendant upon War, forbid too “ confident an Expectation of a satisfactory Issue to the “ present Struggle against the common Enemy of Europe, His Majesty commands us to congratulate “ you upon the splendid and inportant Success which I

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rington, Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire, William Earl “Fitzwilliam, Philip Earl of Hardwicke, George john “Earl Spencer, john Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, Robert Earl Grosve“nor, Richard Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Henry Earl “ of Carnarvon, Robert Banks Earl of Liverpool, One “ of Our Principal Secretaries of State; John Earl of “Saint Vincent, James Earl of Malmesbury, Richard Earl of Donoughmore, George Earl of Onslow, Thomas Earl of Chichesler, Edward Earl of Powis, Charles “Earl Grey; Our right trusty and well-beloved Cousins “ and Counsellors Henry Viscount Melville, Henry “ Viscount Sidmouth, JWilliam Viscount Cathcart; Our “ right trusty and well-beloved Counsellors Saint “Andrew Lord St. John of Bletsoe, Alexander Lord “ Dutton, Henry Richard Lord Holland, Dudley Lord “Harrowby, Thomas Lord Walsingham, Francis Lord Haslings, Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, William Wyndham Lord Grenville, William Lord Auckland, “Henry Lord Mulgrave, James Lord Saltersford,

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Richard Lord isellesley, Charles Lord Bayning, James “Lord Glastonbury, Gilbert Lord Minto, John Lord “ Carysfort, Alleyne, Lord Saint Helens, John Lord “Redesdale, Edward Lord Ellenborough, Chief Justice “ assigned to hold Pleas before Us, Charles George “ Lord Arden, Charles Lord Barham, Thomas Lord “ Erskine, and Thomas Lord Manners, Greeting: “Whereas We did lately, for divers difficult and “ pressing Affairs concerning Us, the State, and De“fence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, ordain this our present Par“liament to begin and be holden at our City of Weft“minster the Twenty-second Day of June, in the Forty“ seventh Year of Our Reign; on which Day Our said “ Parliament was begun and holden, and from thence “ by several Adjournments and Prorogations was ad“journed and prorogued to and until Thursday the * Nineteenth Day of January now last past, and is “ there now holden: Know ye, that for certain pressing “Causes and Confiderations Us especially moving, We “ have thought fit further to prorogue Our said Parlia“ment; Therefore We, confiding very much in your “ Fidelity, Prudence, and Circumspection, have, by

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“Duke of Marlborough, John Duke of Athol, James.

“Duke of Montrose, William Henry Duke of Portland; “Our right trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and * Qounsellors George Marquis of Buckingham, George * Granville Leveson Marquis of Stafford, George Marquis “ Townshend, James Marquis of Salisbury, Francis “Marquis of Hertford, John Marquis of Bute; Our “ right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and “Sounsellors, Heneage Earl of Aylesford, Steward of “Our Household, George Earl of Dartmouth, Chamberlain of Our Household; Edward Earl of Derby, * George Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, George “Earl of Hinchisoa and Nottingham, Phili, Earl of “ Che # John Earl of Sandwich, Frederick Earl of “Carlisle, George james Earl of Cholmondeley, James Earl “ of Lauderdale, Thomas Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Charles Earl of Tankerville, George Earl of Maccles. “field, John Earl of Ashburnham, Charles Earl of “Harrington, Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire, William Earl Fitzwilliam, Philip Earl of Hardwick, George “John Earl Spencer, John Earl of Chatham, Henry Earl

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“ GeoRGE the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith: To our most dear and entirely beloved Son and most faithful Counsellor George Prince of Wales ; Our most dear Sons and faithful Counfellors Frederick Duke of Tork, JPilliam Henry Duke of Clarence, Edward Duke of Kent, Ernes? Augustus “Duke of Cumberland, Augustus Duke of Sussex, Adolphus Duke of Cambridge ; Our most dear Nephew and faithful Counsellor William Frederick Duke of Glouceffer; the most Reverend Father in God and Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Charles Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate and Metropolitan of all England; Our right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor John Lord Eldon, Our Chancellor of that Part of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called Great Britain ; the most Reverend Father in God Our “ right trusty and well-beloved Counsellor Edward Wenables Archbishop of Tork, Primate and Metropolitan of England; Our right trusty and right well-beloved “Cousins and Counsellors John Jeffrey; Earl Camden, Pre“fident of OurGouncil; John Earlof Westmorland, Keeper of Our Privy Seal; Our right trusty and right en“ tirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors Charles Duke “ of Richmond, Augustus Henry Duke of Grafton, John “Duke of Bedford, George Duke of Marlborough, John “Duke of Athol, James Duke of Montros ; Our right “trusty and entirely beloved Cousins and Counsellors George Marquis of Buckingham, George Granville Leveson Marquisof Stafford, GeorgeMarquis Townshend, James Marquis of Salisbury, Francis Marquis of Hertford, John Marquis of Bute; Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousins and Counsellors Heneage Earl of Aylesford, Steward of Our Household; George Earl of Dartmouth, Chamberlain of Our Household; “Edward Earl of Derby, George Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, George Earl of Winchisea and Nottingham, “Philip Earl of Chesler/ield, John Earl of Sandwich, “Frederick Earl of Carlisle, George James Earl of Cholmondeley, James Earl of Lauderdale, Thomas Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, Charles Earl of Tankerville, “George Earl of Macclesfield, John Earl of Ashburnham, Charles Earl of Harrington, Robert Earl of Buckinghamshire, William Earl Fitzwilliam, Philip Earl of “Hardwicke, George John Earl Spencer, John Earl of “ Chatham, Henry Earl Bathurst, One of Our Principal “Secretaries of State, Thomas Earl of Ailesbury, Robert Earl Grosvenor, Richard Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, Henry Earl of Carnarvon, Robert Banks Earl of Liver“pool, One other of Our Principal Secretaries of State; Vol. XLVII.

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