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fusion of Christian blood, to which it was series of so many nations, thall yield to the desire of my heart to put a stop, can- the equitable conditions of an honournot with justice be imputed to me. able peace; in which case, as well as in ,
Our military operations have been in the prosecution of the war, I do assure no degree suspended or delayed; and it you, no consideration whatever all make , has pleased God to grant us farther im- me depart from the true interests of these portant successes, by the conquests of the my kingdoms, and the honour and digniiQands of Belleise and Dominica ; and ty of my crown. by the reduction of Pondicherry, which hath in a manner annihilated the French
Gentlemen of the House of Commons, power in the East-Indies. In other I am heartily sorry, that the necessity parts, where the enemy's numbers were of large supplies appears so clearly from greatly superior, their principal designs what has already been mentioned. The and projects have been generally disap- proper estimates for the services of the pointed, by a conduct which does the ensuing year shall be laid before you; highest honour to the distinguished capa. and I desire you to grant me such fupcity of my general prince Ferdinand of plies, as may enable me to prosecute the Brunswic, and by the valour of my troops, war with vigour, and as your own welThe magnanimity and ability of the king fare and security, in the present critical of Prussia have eminently appeared in re conjuncture, require, that we may hapfilting such numerous armies, and sur pily put the last hand to this great work. mounting so great difficulties.
Whatsoever you give shall be duly and In this situation, I am glad to have an faithfully applied, opportunity of receiving the truest infor I dare say your affectionate regard for mation of the sense of my people, by a me and the queen makes you go before new choice of their representatives. I am me in what I am next to mention ; the fully persuaded you will agree with me in making an adequate and bonourable proopinion, that the steady exertion of our vifion for her fupport, in case the Thould most vigorous efforts, in every part where survive me. This is what not only her the enemy may Nill be attacked with ad- royal dignity, but her own merit calls vantage, is the only means that can be for; and I earnestly recommend it to your productive of such a peace, as may with confideration. reason be expected from our successes. It is therefore my fixed resolution, with
My Lords and Gentlemen, your concurrence and support, to carry I have such a confidence in the real and on the war, in the most effectual manner, good affections of this parliament, that I for the interest and advantage of my think it quite superfluous to use any ex. kingdoms ; and to maintain, to the ut. hortations to excite you to a right con. most of my power, the good faith and duct. I will only add, that there never honour of my crown, by adhering firm was a situation in which unanimity, finnly to the engagements entered into with ners, and dispatch were more neceffar y my allies. In this I will persevere, until for the safety, honour, and true intertid my enemies, moved by their own losses of Great Britain, and distresses, and touched with the mi
The Humble Address of ibe Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament asembled, Presented to his Majesty on Saturday the leventh Day of November, 1761. With his Majesty's Most Gracious Anficer,
Most GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN, presence at this time, without making W E, your majesty's most dutiful and loyal our first offering to your majesty, of our
subjects, the lords spiritual and tem. most joyful congratulations on the auspi. poral in parliament assembled, begleave to cious occafion of your royal nuptials. We return your majesty our humble thanks for want words to describe how warmly we yourlmost gracious f.eech from the throne. are affected with an event, ro highly ins
It is impossible to approach your royal teresting to your majesty, and to all your November, 1761.
faithful subjects; or to express our grati- to have the greatst weight with us, betude to your majesty, for giving us a cause we are sure that they proceed upon queen, who, whilst the compleats your wise principles, founded in the love of happiness, promises, by every virtue and your people. It is therefore from conamiable accomplishment, the greatest ad- viction, 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 We beg your majesty to accept the future ages.
Itrongest and most affectionate assurances, 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 re- that is dear to us, stand by and fupport veral belligerant powers, in order to a your majesty, in prosecuting the war in general pacification, and by France, for the most effe&tual manner for the interest a particular peace between your majesty of your kingdoms, and in performing, and that crown, whereupon a negotia- to the utmost of your power, your ention had followed, which is since entire gagements to your allies ; nothing being Jy 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 hothe war, and the effufion of Christian nourable conditions of peace, as may with blood, can not, with any thadow of reason be expected from our successes. justice, be imputed to your majesty, be We thould be greatly wanting to our. fides the known generosity and benevo- selves, as well as to your majerry, if we lence of your own innate disposition. 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 exprefly 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 interests of these your successes of your arms. Besides the im. kingdoms, and the honour of your crown, portant conquests with which 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 refuperior numbers, cannot avail them turns on our part. Penetrated with the against the superior capacity and con- liveliest sense of your unbounded tenderduct of your consummate general prince ness and concern for our welfare, we do. Ferdinand of Brunfisic, and the un from the bottom of our hearts, affure fhaken bravery of your officers and your majesty, that we will, with the ure troops. We can not see without admi-. mort duty and zeal, correspond 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 Prusia, tho' surrounded ceflity of unanimity, firmness, and dit. with so many difficulties, has given to patch, in the present critical situation ; the world.
and animated thereto, by the gracious adYour majesty's sentiments cannot fail .monition of the best of kings.
His MAJESTY's Mof Gracious Anfrver, MY LORDS, 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 marriage, 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 fatisíaction. I make no doubt but your measures as may be most conducive to the ready concun ence in my sentiments, and true interests of my Kingdoms. the becoming zeal, wluch you have ta
The Humble Address of the House of Commons 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 affembled, beg leave would have complied with such condito return your majesty the most humble tions as were requisite for the accomand hearty thanks of this house, for your plishment of that falutary work. moft 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 those 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 poffefsing 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 just quest of Belleise, atchieved with so much sense of that affectionate regard, which reputation to the British arms, and the your majesty has mewn for your peo- destruction of the enemy's power in the ple, by consulting, on this most important East Indies, by the acquistion of Pondi. and 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 wise 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 fenfible 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 hach 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 mhall 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 refift the numerous forces of his your people, in withing 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 dispositions, which induced your engagements entered into with your almajesty to consent to the appointment lies; and that we are truly sensible, 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 most vigorous France for a particular peace, could not measures in every part, where any fuchave failed of the desired effect, if the cessful impression can still be made upon
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