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RESOLVED, That the Resolution agreed to by " the Lords and Commons respecting the Care of His Majesty's Royal Person, and the Direction of such Part of His Majesty's Household as shall be deemed requisite for the due Attendance on His Majesty's Sacred Person, and the Maintenance of His Royal Dignity, be laid before Her Majesty, with an humble Address, expressing the Hope which the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, entertain, that Her Majesty will be graciously pleased to undertake the important Trust proposed to be invested in Her Majesty, as soon as an Act of Parliament shall have been passed, for carrying the said Resolution into Effect :
The faid Resolution is as follows: RESOLVED, That the Care of His Majesty's Royal Person, during the Continuance of His Majesty's Illness, should be committed to the Queen's, most Excellent Majesty ; together with the fole Di. rection of such Portion of His Majesty's Household as shall be deemed requisite and suitable for the
due Attendance on His Majesty's Sacred Person, and the Maintenance of His Royal Dignity; and that, for the better enabling Her Majesty to discharge this important Trust, it is also expedient that a Council should be appointed to advise and assist Her Majesty in the feveral Matters aforesaid, and with Power from Time to Time as they may see Cause, to examine upon Oath the Physicians and others attending His Majesty's Person, touching the State of His Majesty's Health, and all Matters relative thereto.
· ORDERED, That the Earl Harcourt, and the Lord Douglas of Lochleven, do attend Her Majesty with the Resolution and Address agreed to by both Houses of Parliament, respecting the Care of His Majesty's Royal Person, and the Direction of such Part of His Majesty's Household as shall be deemed sequisite for the due Attendance on His Majesty's Sacred Person and the Maintenance of His Royal Dignity, on the Part of the Lords; with Lord John Thynne, Lord Viscount Palmerston, Lord Viscount Clive, and Mr. Disorowe, appointed to attend Her Majesty on the Part of the Commons.
Die Veneris, 11° Januarij 1811. THE Earl Harcourt reported, That he and the ? Lord Douglas of Lochleven had (according to Order) waited on Her Majesty with the Resolution and Address of both Houses of Parliament, and that Her Majesty was pleased to return the following Anfwer:
should be of His Majesty linesperience, under
My Lords and Gentlemen, THAT Sense of Duty and Gratitude to the King,
and of Obligation to this Country, which induced me, in the Year 1789, readily to promise my most earnest Attention to the anxious and momen. tous Trust at that Time intended to be reposed in me by Parliament, is strengthened, if possible, by the uninterrupted Enjoyment of those Blessings which I have continued to experience, under the Protection of His Majesty since that Period; and I should be wanting to all my Duties, if I hesitated to accept the Sacred Trust which is now offered to me.
The Affistance, in point of Council and Advice, which the Wisdom of Parliament proposes to provide for me, will make me undertake the Charge with greater Hopes that I may be able satisfactorily to fulfil the important Duties which it must impose upon me.
Of the Nature and Importance of that Charge I cannot but be duly sensible, involving as it does every Thing which is valuable to myself, as well as the highest Interests of a People, endeared to me by so many Ties and Considerations, but by nothing so strongly as by their steady, loyal, and affectionate Attachment to the best of Kings.