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exchanged with him their old plate His majesty and the queen were for his new, to do honour to this pleased to do singular honour to Sir grand occasion.
Samuel Fludyer, lord mayor, at Their majesties with the royal their departure, as well as to the lady family retired directly after their mayoress. repait, to the council chamber, The rest of the company did not where they had their tca. In the separate till after three, and the mean time every thing was remov- whole was concluded with the utmost ed; and the huffings, where they regularity and decorum. Sad dined; the floor of which had The queen's easy, elegant, and been covered with rich carpeting, condescending behaviour made an was again covered afresh, and pre- impression on the whole company, pared for the ball, which was to en- and the joy of seeing our young fue. On the return of their ma- and beloved sovereign fo completejefties, and as soon as they weré ly happy in his royal confort might feated under their canopy, the ball easily be read in every countewas opened by the duke of York nance. and lady mayoress. Other minuets Upon the whole, it must be con. Incceeded, by the younger branches fessed that this entertainment at of the royal family with ladies of Guildhall, as well for the magni. distinction. It was now about 12 ficence and profusion that attended o'clock, then his majesty signified it, as for the regularity and deco his intentions of going; and the rum with which it was conducted; hurry and confusion withont doors, did great honour to the metropolis, in bringing up the carriages; ren- Champagne, Burgundy, and other dering it impossible for the royal valuable wines were to be had every family to observe the same order in where, and nothing was so scarce as returning as in coming to the city, water. Even the ladies in the gal. the procedion back was consequent- leries had an elegant collation proly irregular. Their majesties waited vided for them, to go to as they half an hour before their coach could pleased, in a separate apartment. be got up, and after their departure His majelty himself was pleased to the princess dowager was several declare, that, to be elegantly enterminates in the temporary passage, tained, he must come into the city. (nor could the be prevailed on to re- The foreign ministers in general exturn into the hall) waiting for her's. pressed their wonder; and one of The rest of the royal family follow them faid in French, that this en. ed them as fast as their coaches tertainment was fit only for one king could be brought tp; the lord to give to another Diayor, with the sword of state car The houses were illuminated in ried before him, the sheriffs and all the streets, both in the city and gentlemen of the committee, con- Westminster, leading to St. James's ; sacting them to the hall-gate. Their and some of them were adorned majesies did not reach St. James's with curious transparent devices of vill two. In going under the gate the initial letters of their majesties way one of the glasies of their coach names, and of lamps fo disposed as was broke by the roof of a centry- to represent a crown, particularly "box, but happily no mischief fól- Mr. Adams's, his majesty's opci. lowed.
cian, but all manner of dangerVOL. IV.
rous or noisy fire-works were strictly
First service. forbidden.
Consisting of tursenes, fish, veniYou will hardly believe, that the son, &c. Nine dishes. crowd in some places was very near
Second service. as great at the return of the royal A fine roaft; ortolans, quails, family as at their coming. Mr. Pitt knotts, ruffs, pea chicks, &c. Nine too was attended with the same ac dishes, clamations all along quite to his own
Third service. house.
Consisting of vegetable and made Before I conclude, I cannot but dishes, green pease, green morin justice take notice of the excel. relles, green truffles, cardoons, &c. lent discipline observed by the city- Eleven dishes. militia, who were drawn out more
Fourth service. for ornament than ufe on this occa Curious ornaments in pastry, jel. fion. I do not hear of any loss lies, blomonges, cakes, &c. Nine that they fuftained, except that dishes. some of them were disabled by Eight of the Royal Family. drinking too plentifully on account of Four on the right hand of the king, their hard duty. The officers made a and four on the left. fine how, having exchanged their Each four services before them, usual bobs, and full-bottoms, for as follows : queues, ramilies, and majors. My
First service. neighbour, Mr. Hoskins the cheese Confifting of venison, turtle, monger, I hardly knew again, his roups, fish of every fort, viz. dorys, head
was so metamorphorfed. mullets, turbots, bets, tench, foals,
By looking over the number of &c. Seven dishes. Lofts, (among which was a militia
Second fervice. man's musquet) in the Daily Ad. Ortolans, teals, quails, ruffs, vertiser of next day, I find all the mobfnipes, partridges, pheasants, &c. did not come merely to see the show. Seven dishes. Some accidents, you may suppose,
Third service. must have happened.
Vegetable and made dishes, green A man
was killed by a large peale, artichokes, ducks tongues, fat coping stone, which some persons livers, &c. Nine dishes. on the roof of a house happened
Fourth fervice. to push out, as they were leaning Curious ornaments in cakes, both against it.
favoury and sweet, jellies and bloUnderneath you have the bill of monges, in variety of shapes, figures, fare served up at the royal table. and colours. Nine dishes. I remain, &c.
On the table between each fer
vice was placed near 100 cold orBill of Fare, as served up at the namentals, and a grand filver e
Royal Table in Guildhall, on pergne, filled with various kinds of
Hot and cold dishes
The KING and QUEEN. desert not included. Each four services and removes.
S T A T E P A P E R S.
His majesty's mos gracious speech to that I may be enabled to grant, and
both houses of parliament, March establish, upon the judges salaries as 3d, 1761, recommending a law for I shall think proper, so as to be abfomaking the commiffions of the judges lutely secured to them, during the perpetual
, during their good be continuance of their commissions. haviour, notwithstanding any future My lords and gentlemen, demise of the crown, &c.
I have nothing to add, but my My lords and gentlemen, thanks for the great unanimity and Pon granting new commiffions application with which you have hi
to the judges, the present state therto carried on the public busiof their offices fell naturally under ness; and to desire you to proconfideration.
ceed with the same good disposition, In confequence of the act paffed and with such dispatch, that this in the reign of my late glorious pre- feffion may soon be brought to a deceffor king William III. for set- happy conclusion. tling the succession of the crown in my family, their commissions have To this speech the lords made the been made during their good be following addrefs : haviour ; but, notwithstanding that Moft gracious sovereign, wise provision, their offices have de
E, your majesty's most duti. termined upon the demise of the ful and loyal subjects, the crown, or at the expiration of fix lords spiritual and temporal, in parmonths afterwards, in every in- liament assembled, return your maItance of that nature, which has hap- jesty our humble thanks for your pened.
moft gracious speech from the I look upon the independency throne. and uprightnefs of the judges of the The tender concern which your land, as effential to the impartial majesty is pleased to express for the administration of justice; as one of rights and liberties of your people, the bei securities to the rights and and for the impartial adminiftration liberties of my loving subjects; and of justice, fills our minds with the as most conducive to the honour of fincerest gratitude. We look upon the crown; and I come now to re your wife and just sentiments, concommend this interefting object to cerning the independency and upthe confideration of parliament, in rightness of the judges of the land, order that fuch farther provision as the strongest proof of what your may, be made for securing the judges majesty has formerly declared to us, in the enjoyment of their offices, in words the most affectionate chat during their good behaviour, not ever came from the throne, that the withstanding any such demise, as civil and religions rights of your fhall be most expedient.
subjects are equally dear to you with Gentlemen of the house of commons, the most valuable of your royal preI must desire of you, in particular, [R] 2
rogative. At the same time, no- which this house has of his majesty's ching can be a nobler instance of attention to an object so intereiting your true greatness of mind, than to to his people as the impartial admiesteem these principles, as they truly niftration of justice, and the inteare, the most conducive to the honour grity and independency of the judges of the crown.
of the land; and to assure his maWe will not fail to take into our jesty, that his faithful commons fee, consideration this important object with joy and veneration, the warm of the continuance of the judges, regard and concern, which animate notwithstanding any demite of the his royal breaft, for the security, crown ; and to do every thing, on laws, liberties, and properties, of our part, to make your majesty's his fubjects; and that this house public spirited intentions effectual : will immediately proceed upon the happy in having an opportunity to important work, recommended by do this by your majesty's free and his majesty with such tender care of voluntary recommendation ; and his people; and will enable his maforming the most ardent vows, that jesty to establish the salaries of the the event, wherein the effect of such judges, in so permanent a manner, a provision will be experienced, may, that the same may be enjoyed, durby the goodness of providence to ing the continuance of their comthese kingdoms, be removed for a missions. long course of years.
To return his majesty the fincere Permit us, on this occasion, to re- acknowledgments of this house, new to your majesty the most un- for his gracious acceptance of the feigned assurances of our inviolable services of his faithful commons, duty and affection, and to express and to assure his majesty, that they our thankful acknowledgments for will proceed with unanimity and your gracious, approbation of our dispatch to finish the remaining proceedings hitherto. Nothing can business of this session of parliament. equal our zeal for your majesty's On the 4th of March this adsupport ; nor shall any thing be dress was presented, to which his wanting, that depends upon us, to majesty was pleased to give this most bring this session to a speedy and gracious answer: happy conclusion, answerable to your Gentlemen of the bouse of commons, majesty's just expectations.
" I thank
for this dutiful His majesty's most gracious answer. and unanimous address. The sense My lords,
you express of my sincere intention I
Thank you for this very dutiful, to do what is for the good of my
grateful, and unanimous address. people, gives me the highest fatisI am very glad, that what I have faction.” laid before you, gives you so much fatisfaction.
His majesty's most gracious speech to The commons resolved likewise, both houses of parliament, March memine contradicente,
19, 1761, on putting an end to the That an humble address be pre
fillion. sented to his majesty to return his My lords and gentlemen, majesty the most humble thanks of Cannot put an end to this fefthis house, for his most gracious fion, without declaring my enspeech from the throne.
tire fatisfaction in your proceedings To express the grateful sense,
during the course of it.
The zeal and dignity of the crown : and I you have fewn for the honour of think myself as much obliged to my crown, as well as for my true you, for the prudent use, which, in interest
, and that of your country, framing that provision, you have which are ever the same, is the clear- made of my consent to leave my est demonstration of that duty and own hereditary revenues to such disaffection to my person and govern- position of parliament, as might ment, of which you fo unanimously best conduce to the utility and fatisassured me at your first meeting faction of the public, as for what Nothing could lo much add to the more immediately concerns myself. pleasure which these confiderations In making my acknowledgments afford me, as that I am now able to for the large and extensive fupplies acquaint you with the great progress which you have granted me this made of late by the combined army session, I am at a loss whether most in Germany, under the command to applaud your chearfulness in givof prince Ferdinand of Brunswick. ing, or your wisdom in proportionI formerly told you, that the nature ing them to the extraordinary 9c-' of the war, in those parts, had kept casions of the public, notwithstanding the campaign there ftill depending; those uncommon burthens, which i and it now appears, to the surprize heartily, regret. No căre shall be of my enemies, that the superior a. wanting on my part, to see them' bility, and indefatigable activity of duly applied to the national ends for? my general, and the spirit and ar which you intended them. dour of
officers and troops, have My lords and gentlemen, greatly profited of this perseverance, The expiration of this parliament notwithstanding all the difficulties now drawing very near, I will forth arising from the season.
with give the necessary orders for By your assistance, I have taken calling a new one :- but cannot take the best care to recruit that army in my leave of
without returning an effectual manner; and have my thanks for the many eminent made such a difpofition of my feet proofs you have given of your fidelity for the next summer, as may most and affection to my family and goadvantageously defend my king-vernment, and of your zeal for this doms; protect the commerce of my happy and excellent constitution." subjects; maintain and extend our During this parliament, the flame possessions, and acquisitions ; and of war was kindled by the injurious annoy the enemy.
encroachments and usurpations of As in all my measures I have no our enemies; and therefore it bething in view' but the security and came juft and necessary on our part. felicity of 'my dominions, the fup. In the prosecution of it you have giport
of my allies, and the restoring ven such support to my royal grand.. of the public tranquillity, I tráft-in father and myself, and such afittance the divine providence to give a hap. to our allies, as have 'manifested py issue to our farther operations. your publick-spirited concern for
Gentlemen of the house of commons. the honour of the nation, and the
“I cannot suficiently thank you maintenance of its undoubted rights for your unanimity and dispatch, in and poffeffions, and been attended providing for the expences of my with glorious fuccefles, and great civil government, and the honour