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“cause a Commission under the Great Seal to be pre“ pared, in order to the holding this Parliament.”
“An Attack upon the Naval Armaments and Esta“ blishments in the Scheldt afforded at once the Prospect “ of destroying a growing Force, which was daily becoming more formidable to the Security of this Country, and of diverting the Exertions of France from the important Obječts of reinforcing her Armies “ on the Danube, and of controuling the Spirit of Re“ sistance in the North of Germany. These Considera“tions determined His Majesty to employ His Forces in “ an Expedition to the Saheldt. “Although the principal Ends of this Expedition have not been attained, His Majesty confidently hopes that Advantages materially affecting the Security of His Majesty's Dominions in the farther Prosecution of the War, will be found to result from the Demolition of the Docks and Arsenals of Flushing. “ This important Object His Majesty was enabled to accomplish, in consequence of the Redućtion of the Island of Walcheren by the Valour of His Fleets and “ Armies.
“His Majesty has given Directions, that such Docu“ ments and Papers should be laid before you as He “ trusts will afford satisfactory Information upon the Subject of this Expedition. “We have it in Command to state to you, that His Majesty had uniformly notified to Sweden His Ma“jesty's decided Wish, that in determining upon the “Question of Peace or War with France and other Con“ tinental Powers, she should be guided by Confidera“tions resulting from her own Situation and Interests; while His Majesty, therefore, laments that Sweden should have found it necessary to purchase Peace by considerable Sacrifices, His Majesty cannot complain that she has concluded it without His Majesty's Participation. It is His Majesty’s earnest Wish, that no Event may occur to occasion the Interruption of those Relations of Amity, which it is the Defire of His Majesty, and the Interest of both Countries, to pre“ serve. * We have it farther in Command to communicate to you, that the Efforts of His Majesty for the Protečtion of Portugal have been powerfully aided by the Confidence which the Prince Regent has reposed in His Majesty, and by the Co-operation of the Local Government, and of the People of that Country. “The Expulsion of the French from Portugal by His Majesty's Forces under Lieutenant General Lord
Viscount Wellington, and the glorious Victory obtained
Animation and Vigour to the Councils and the Arms
“ Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
“His Majesty has directed us to inform you, that He “ has ordered the Estimates for the current Year to be “ laid before you. His Majesty has directed them to “ be formed with all the Attention to Economy which “ the Support of His Allies and the Security of His “ Dominions will permit. And His Majesty relies upon “ your Zeal and Loyalty, to afford him such Supplies “ as may be necessary for those essential Objećts.
“He commands us to express how deeply He regrets “ the Pressure upon His Subjećts, which the protracted “Continuance of the War renders inevitable.
“My Lords, and Gentlemen, “We are commanded by His Majesty to express His Hopes that you will resume the Consideration of the State of the inferior Clergy, and adopt such farther Measures upon this interesting Subjećt as may appear to you to be proper. “We have it farther in Command to state to you, that the Accounts which will be laid before you, of the Trade and Revenue of the Country, will be found highly satisfactory. Whatever temporary and partial Inconvenience may have resulted from the Measures which were direéted by France against those great Sources of our Prosperity and Strength, those Measures have wholly failed of producing any permanent or “general Effect. “The inveterate Hostility of our Enemy continues to be directed against this Country with unabated Ani“mosity and Violence. “To guard the Security of His Majesty's Dominions, and to defeat the Designs which are meditated against Us, and Our Allies, will require the utmost Efforts “ of Vigilance, Fortitude, and Perseverance. “In every Difficulty and Danger, His Majesty confidently trusts, that He shall derive the most effectual “Support, under the continued Blessing of Divine “ Providence, from the Wisdom of His Parliament, the “ Valour of His Forces, and the Spirit and Determina“tion of His People.”
The House being informed, “That Mr. Maryon, from “ the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Ireland, attended with the Writs and Returns for electing a Temporal Peer of Ireland in the Room of Charles Earl of Normanton deceased, with the Certificate of the Clerk of “ the Crown in Ireland annexed to them;”
He was called in ; and, being sworn and examined, acquainted their Lordships, “That he received the same “ from the said Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Ireland,
“ and that they were now in the same Condition as when
“ he received them;” and then delivering the same at the Bar, - He was dire&ted to withdraw.
Which Certificate was read, and is as follows; (videlicet)
“ In pursuance of an Aćt passed in the Fortieth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled, “An Aćt to regu“ late the Mode by which the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the Commons, to serve in the Parliament “ of the United Kingdom on the Part of Ireland, shall “ be summoned and returned to the said Parliament,” “I do hereby certify, that the several Writs thereunto
annexed, %. electing a Temporal Peer of Ireland, in “ the Room of Charles Earl of Normanton deceased, “ did issue from this Office to the Peers therein severally - - 5 L “ named,
“ named, and that the said Peers did severally make the “. Returns thereto which to the said Writs are respec“tively annexed: And I further certify, that it appears “ from the said Writs and Returns, that the Right “Honourable Lawrence Earl of Rose has been chosen, “ by a Majority of Votes, to be the Peer to fit and vote “ on the Part of Ireland in the House of Lords of the “ United Kingdom, in the Room of the said Charles “ Earl of Normanton: All which I attest, this Twenty“ second Day of Oétober One thousand eight hundred “ and nine. * Westmeath,
* Clerk of the Crown in Ireland.”
“. To the Clerk of the Parliament
“ of the United Kingdom of Great * Britain and Ireland.”
Dudley Lord Harrowby being, by Letters Patent bearing Date the Nineteenth Day of July in the Forty-ninth
ear of His present Majesty, created Earl of Harrowby, and the Heirs Male of his Body, was (in his Robes) introduced, between the Lord Chamberlain and the Earl of Liverpool (also in their Robes), the Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod, Garter King of Arms, and the Earl Marshall preceding. His Lordship, on his Knee, presented his Patent to the Lord Chancellor at the Woolfack, who delivered it to the Clerk, and the same was read at the Table. His Writ of Summons was also read as follows; (videlicet) \
“ George the Third, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, to Our right trusty and right well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Dudley Earl of Harrowby, Greeting: Whereas Our Parliament, for arduous and urgent Affairs concerning Us, the State and Defence of Our United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and the Church, is now met at Our City of Westminster, We strictly enjoining command you, under the Faith and Allegiance by which you are bound to Us, that, considering the Difficulty of the said Affairs and Dangers impending, all Excuses being laid aside, you be personally present at Our aforesaid Parliament with Us, and with the Prelates, Nobles, and Peers of Our said Kingdom, to treat of the aforesaid Affairs, and to give your Advice; and this you may in no wise omit, as you tender Us and Our Honour, and the Safety and Defence of the said King
“ BATHURST and BATHURST.”
It was moved, “That an humble Address be presented to His Majesty, to thank His Majesty for the gracious Speech which His Majesty has directed to be delivered by the Lords Commissioners; to assure His Majesty that we concur with Him, in deeply regretting that the Exertions of the Emperor of Austria, “ against the Ambition and Violence of France, have “ proved unavailing; and that His Imperial Majesty has “ been compelled to abandon the Contest, and to con“clude a disadvantageous Peace; that we are deeply “sensible of the Wisdom and Generosity of the Motives “ which influenced His Majesty to make every Effort for the Assistance of Austria, which His Majesty deemed consistent with the due Support of His Allies, and with the Welfare and Interests of His own Dominions, although the War was undertaken by that Power without any Encouragement on the Part of His Majesty; humbly to thank His Majesty for His gracious Condescension in informing us, that the Confideration which determined His Majesty to employ His Forces in an Expedition to the Scheldt, was the Prospect which an Attack upon the Naval Armaments and Establishments of the Enemy in the River afforded, not only in destroying a growing Force, daily becoming more formidable to the Security of this Country, but also of diverting the Exertions of France from the important Objects of reinforcing her Armies on the Danube, and of controuling the Spirit of Resistance in the North of Germany. “To make our humble Acknowledgements to His Majesty, for having been graciously pleased to give Directions that such Papers and Documents should be laid before us, as His Majesty trusts will afford satisfactory Information upon the Subject of this Expedition. “To express our Satisfaction at learning that His Majesty had uniformly notified to Sweden His decided Wish, that in determining upon the Question of Peace or War with France, and other Continental Powers, “ she should be guided by Considerations resulting from “ her own Situation and Interests; and that while we “lament in common with His Majesty, that Sweden. “should have been obliged to purchase Peace by consi“ derable Sacrifices, we cannot but agree with His Ma
“ of Sweden, without His Majesty's Participation, af. “fords no Ground of Complaint against that Country; 7 “ and