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faithful subjects; or to express our grati- to have the greatft weight with us, betude to yjur majesty, for giving us a cause we are sure that they proceed upon queen, who, whilst the compleats your wife principles, founded in the love of happiness, promises, by every virtue and your people. It is therefore from conamiable accomplishment, the greatest ad vi&tion, that we declare our humble dition to that of your people. May concurrence in your opinion, that it is Heaven grant the longest duration to this necessary steadily to exert our most vi. felicity! And may it be attended with a gorous efforts in every part, where the numerous progeny, to transmit the great enemy may still be attacked with ad. examples of their illustrious parents, and vantage. perpetuate the blessings of your reign to W e beg your majesty to accept the future ages.
strongest and most affectionate affurances, We thankfully acknowledge your ma- that we will, with the greatest zeal and jesty's goodness, in communicating to us, ardor, and at the hazard of every thing that overtures had been made, by the se- that is dear to us, stand by and sopport veral belligerant powers, in order to a your majefty, in prosecuting the war in general pacification ; and by France, for the most effe&ual manner for the intereit a particular peace between your majesty of your kingdoms, and in performing, and that crown, whereupon a negotia- to the utmoit of your power, your ention had followed, which is fince entire gagements to your allies ; nothing being ly broke off. No other proof could be more evident, than that this is the only wanting to us, that the continuance of method to procure such equitable and bo the war, and the effusion of Christian nourable conditions of peace, as may with blood, can not, with any shadow of reason be expected from our fuccefles. justice, be imputed to your majesty, be- We thould be greatly wanting to corfides the known generosity and benevo selves, as well as to your majerry, if we lence of your own innate difpofition. did not teftify our particular thanks for
Your royal wisdom has appeared in your paternal goodness, in having fo nothing more, than in not suffering your exprelly declared, that both in carrying military operations to be suspended or on the war, and in making peace, no delayed : and we beg leave to congra consideration whatsoever shall make you tulate your majesty on the present signal depart from the true ir.terests of these your successes of your arms. Besides the im- kingdoms, and the honour of your crown. portant conquests with wliich they have This resolution, so truly worthy of a been blessed, your enemies have, in other British monarch, and so engaging to all parts, been made once more to feel, that - your loyal subjects, calls for adequate resuperior numbers, cannot avail them turns on our part. Penetrated with the against the fupe ior capacity and con- liveliest rense of your unbounded tenderduct of your consummate general prince ness and concern for our welfare, we do, Ferdinand of Brunfvic, and the un from the bottom of our hearts, affure fhaken bravery of your officers and your majesly, that we will, with the pre troops. We can not fee without admi.. most duty and zeal, correfpond to that ration, those repeated proofs of magna- confidence, which your majelty reposes nimity and ability, which your great in us; being fully persuaded of the neally, the king of Pruma, tho' surrounded ceflity of unanimity, firmness, and dilWit's so many difficultits, has given to patch, in the present critical fituation ; the world.
and animated thereto, by the gracious adYour majesty's sentimento cannot fail * monition or the best of kings.
Ilis MAJESTY's Mof Gracious Answer. My LOROS, I thank you for this very dutiful and unanimously declared, for carrying on loyal address. The joy which you express the war with vigour, will have a good upon my marnage, and your affectionate effect both upon our friends and enemies; regard for the queen, give me the highest and strengthen my hands, to pursue such fatisfaction. I make no doubt but your measures as may be most conduciv: to the ready concun ence in my sentiments, and true interests of my Kingdoms. the beconing zeal, wlch you have to ,
The Humble Address of the House of Gommons to the King.
Most GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, W E your majesty's most dutiful and enemy, influenced by the same motives,
W loyal subjects, the commons of Great had thewn the same good intentions, and Britain in parliament afsembled, beg leave would have complied with such condito return your majesty the most humble tions as were requisite for the accomand hearty thapks of this house, for your plishment of that salutary work, most gracious speech from the throne, We do most gratefully acknowledge
Permit us, at the same time, to offer your majesty's vigilance and firmness, to your majesty our warmest congratu- in not suffering the hopes or expectations lations on the joyful and aufpicious of peace to produce the least suspense event of your royal nuptials, with a or relaxation in the exertion of your princess descended from an illustrious arms. And we congratulate your maProtestant line, distinguished by the most jesty on thore happy successes, which, eminent graces and endowments, and under the good providence of God, we worthy to be the royal partner of your must ascribe to the wisdom and vigour of throne by possessing every virtue that can your majesty's measures ; to which we adorn it.
owe the reduction of Dominica, the conWe beg leave also to express our juft quest of Belleille, atchieved with so much sense of that affectionate regard, which reputation to the British arms, and the your majesty has shewn for your peo- destruction of the enemy's power in the ple, by consulting, on this most important East Indies, by the acquisition of Pondiand interesting occasion, as on every other, cherry, their last remaining settlement their happiness and that of their pofteri- of any strength in those countries. . ty. And we assure your majesty, that, The wife and able conduct of his serene with hearts full of gratitude for this highness Prince Ferdinand of Brunswic, fignal instance of your royal attention to whereby he hath succeflively defeated the the welfare of your subjects, and tho: projects of the enemy, and hath prevented roughly sensible of the exalted merit of their making that progress, which, from your illustrious confort, your faithful com: their superior numbers, they expected, mons will not fail to make such honour together with that gracious approbation, able and ample provifion, as may enable which your majesty hath been pleased to her to support her royal dignity with express of the valour of your troops, proper luftre, in case the shall survive cannot but give the highest satisfaction your majesty ; for the long continuance to your faithful commons: and they see, of whose life we Thall never cease to offer with just admiration, the repeated proofs, up to the Divine Providence our most in every campaign, of that unshaken reardent vows.
solution, and of those astonishing efforts, Allow us, Sir, to return our fincere which alone could have enabled your and humble thanks to your majesty, for majesty's great ally, the king of Prussia, your tender concern for the prosperity of to regst the numerous fo:ces of his your people, in wishing to restore to enemies. them the blessings of peace; and to de. We beg leave to assure your majesty of clare that we cannot too much admire our intire concurrence and support in that humanity, so becoming your royal the most effectual prosecution of the war, breast, which, amidit the successes of for the interest and advantage of these your own kingdoms, feels for the calami. kingdoms; and in maintaining, to the ties of other nations.
utmost of our power, the good faith and We are fully persuaded, that these be honour of your majesty's crown, and the neficent difpofitions, which induced your engagements entered into with your almajesty to consent to the appointment lies; and that we are truly fenfible, that of a congress for a general pacification, the constant care and attention of your and to enter into a negotiation with majesty to pursue the moft vigorous France for a particular peace, could not measures in every part, where any fuchave failed of the defired effect, if the cessful impression can still be made upon the enemy, are the only means to attain nomy, and in such a manner as may mat that defireable objed, an bonourable and effectually answer the great ends for a lasting peace.
which they shall be granted. We receive, with the deepest gratitude, We do, with great truth, assure your that moft endeasing expreffion of your majefty, that it is our moft earneft deere, majesty's unbounded goodness and affec that this firft parliament convened by tion towards this your native country, in your royal authority, may, by their the folemn declaration, which your ma condud, give your majefty a happy prock jefty has been pleased to make, that, as of the zeal, the loyalty, and the affe&ion well in the prosecution of the war as in of your people. the conclufion of the peace, no confidera Sensible of the difficult crifis, in which tion whatever shall induce you to depart we are afsembled, we are determined to from the true interest of these your concur, with the greatest firmness and kingdoms, and from the honour and dig unanimity, in whatever may contribute to nity of your crown.
the public welfare, may tend to defeat Your majesty may be assured, that the views and expectations of our eneyour faithful commons will chcarfully mies, and may convince the worid, that grant such supplies, as the nature and there are no difficulties, which your miextent of the several services shall be jesty's wisdom and perseverance, with found to require ; firmly relying on your che affiftance of your parliament, cannot majesty's wisdom and justice, that they surmount. will be applied with the Itricteft oeco
The Speech of his Excellency George Dunk, Earl of Halifax, Lord Licutt• nant General and General Governor of Ireland, to both Houses of Pati
liament, at Dublin, on Thursday, the 22d day of October, 1761.
MY LORDS AND GENTLEMEN,
mands to meet this his first parliament of a prince, who uniformly tempered prein Treland: I obey them with entire sa- rogative with law; and whose glory it 'tisfaction, from an assurance, that your was, in the exercise of his power, to deliberations will be influenced by the protect the rights and liberties of his fame principles of loyalty and affection to people. your fovereign, and of zeal for the prof- You can be no ftrangers to his majesty's *perity of your country, which have ro mont gracious declaration, that the prelong dininguished the parliaments of this servation of the constitution in church and kingdom.
ftate, and tie inforcing a due obedience to The loss of our late molt gracious fove. the laws (not more necessary to his own reign, at a time when not only the securi- authority than to the liberties of his pesTy ot his own dominions, but the welfare ple) shall be the first and constant object of of Europe, seemed ro essentially to depend his care. and I have it particularly ia on the continuance of his life, must have command to declare to you, That his subaffeded you in the most fengible manner. jects of this kingdom are fully and in every
Your grief, howaver, has already been refpe&t comprehended in these assurances. alleviated, and your loss repaired, by the His majesty's wise choice of a royal Porcellion of his majesty, not only to the confort, eminent for her personal votues rrune (his legal inheritance) but to the and endowments, and defcended from dury, attetion, and confidence of his sub. an house ro illustrious for its attachment jects, as inbounded as the greatest of his to the protestant caule, displays in the piedece!ors have ever pofTefled in the most clearest light his paternal care, not oply fortunitc pcriods of their reign.
to preserve to us, but transmit ucimpaired * This priment happily commences to our porerity, the blessings of his reigo, with the accchion of a king, bred under liberty, and pure religion.