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posed in us, and be wanting in the humble Address of the Lords Spievery duty which we owe to your ritual and Temporal in Parliament majesty and to our fellow-subjects, assembled. if we failed to give our most zealous support to those great constitutional Most gracious Sovereign, principles, which govern your ma
E your majesty's dutiful and jefty's, conduct in this important business, and which are so effential ritual and temporal. in parliament to the dignity, safety, and welfare assembled, beg leave to approach of the British empire.
your majesty, with hearts full of We learn with great satisfaction, gratitude, for your paternal regard that a treaty of peace is concluded to your faithful and loving subjects betv. en Russia and the Porte; and of the kingdom of Ireland, efficient. that, by this happy event, the ge- ly manifeited by your majesty's neral tranquillity is rendered com- gracious compliance with the pray. plete : and we entertain a well. er of your faithful subjects of this grounded hope, that your majesty's kingdom, in returning a bill for constant endeavours to prevent the the encouragement of tillage. breaking out of fresh disturbances The improvement of agriculture will be attended with success; as is a benefit fo universal, diffusive, your majelly continues to receive and permanent in its nature, that the strongest assurances from other it has ever been held a grand object powers, of their being equally dif- in the eye of the greatest princes : posed to preserve the peace.
It is therefore peculiarly becoming We assure your majesty, that we the protection of a sovereign, whose will, with the utmost chearfulness, paternal attention extends to every grant to your majefty every neces- part of his dominions. sary supply ; and that we consider Permit us, fir, to add, that as it ourselves bound by gratitude, as
is at once the
popu. well as duty, to give every proof lation, civilization, and morality, of our most affectionate attachment it cannot fail of being the strongest to a prince, who, during the whole reinforcement against all his enecourse of his reign, has made the mies to a monarch. who, making happiness of his people the object the spirit of the constitution his of all his views, and the rule of all rule of conduct, and the interest of his actions.
his people the end of all his actions, reigns all powerful in the breast of
every truly loyal subject. Dublin-Castle, May 4. This day His Majesty's Answer to the House the houses of lords and commons
of Lords. waited upon the lord lieutenant with the following address to his GEORGE R. majesty,
IS majesty returns his thanks
to the house of lords for their To the King's most excellent Ma. dutiful and affectionate address. jefty.
The grateful sense they entertain of his majesty's paternal care to
promote the interests and happiness The improvement of agriculture, of his subjects, cannot fail of giv- . the extension of commerce, and the ing great satisfaction to his majetty, increase of population, are objects and is agreeable to their constant worthy the attention of the belt of zeal and loyalty for his person and sovereigns, and cannot fail to be the government, upon the continuance consequence of this most excellent of which his majesty has the firmeft law. And we flatter ourselves that dependence.
it will be a pleasing reflection in G. R. your royal breast, that the increase
of population in this country will Die Martis 24° die Maii, 1774. add to the numbers of the moft
ESOLVED by the lords dutiful and loyal subjects, at all
parliament assembled, that the ately devoted to your majesty, and humble thanks of this house fhall to your iilustrious house. be returned to his majesty, for his majesty's most gracious answer to His Majesty's Answer to the House of the address of this house of the
Commons. fecond in ftant.
Ordered, That the Lord Chan- GEORGE R. cellor do attend his excellency the SIS majesty thanks the house lord lieutenant with the faid re- of commons for the grateful folution, and defire his excellency fenfe they express in their loyal will please to lay the same before address, of his affection for his subhis Majesty.
His majesty is fully persuaded of To the King's most excellent Ma. the zeal and duty of his faithful jefly.
commons; and they may be al
ways assured of his constant enThe humble Address of the Knights, deavour to promote the happiness
Citizens, and Burgelles, in Para of his subjeĉs in his kingdom of liament asembled.
Most gracious Sovereign,
E, your majesty's most duti. To the King's most excellent Ma. ful and loyal subjects the
jefiy. commons of Ireland, in parliament assembled, beg leave to present our The humble Address of the Knights, unfeigned and grateful acknow- Citizens, and Burgeljes, in Parledgements for the gracious con- liament assembled. descension which your majesty has manifested to the wishes of your
Most gracious Sovereign, subjects of this kingdom, in return- E, your majesty's most duti. ing the bill for the improvement of the agriculture of Ireland : which commons of Ireland, in parliawe consider as a signal instance of ment assembled, beg leave to return your majesty's paternal regard for your majesty our most humble your people.
thanks for your majesty's most gra
cious anfwer to the address of this Among the falutary laws in this house.
session obtained, we cannot avoid Yuur majesty's favourable accepto diftinguishing that for granting a ance of the grateful acknowledge- bounty on the exportation of corn, ments of your faithful commons which we deem as an earnest and cannot fail to excite in them the pledge of your excellency's solicimost lively sentiments of zeal and tude for the interests of this country, attachment to your majesty's per. and is an event which must fix in fon and government.
the minds of a grateful people the
ous æra, and of the advantages Dublin Caple, 'May 25.
This derived to them under yoar govern. day the houses of lords and com
ment. mnons waited the lord lieute. upon
Animated with a lively and nant with their respective addref. grateful sense of the happiness we ses, which are as follow :
enjoy, we cannot forbear expref
fing our most earnest wishes that his Tobis Excellency SimonEarl Harcourt, majefty, out of his paternal regard
Lord Lieutenant General, and Ge- for his loyal subjects of this counneral Governor of Ireland.
try, may be graciously pleased to
continue your excellency in the The humble Address of the Lords Spi, government of this kingdom, where
ritual and Temporal, in Parlia: your prudence, abilities, and exment assembled.
perience have gained you the con.
fidence of the people, who consider May it pleafe your Excellency, their affection for your excellency
E the lords spiritual and as the beit test of their regard to
temporal, in parliament their country, and who wish to asembled, beg leave to congratu- make your administration as easy late your excellency on the ap- to yourself as it is honourable to proaching conclusion of a session of the crown, and satisfactory and adparliament, distinguished by fo vantageous to the publick. many beneficial laws, essential to the prosperity and happiness of this His Excellency's Answer, kingdom. We are truly sensible of your
My Lords, excellency's concern for the welfare
I receive, with the highest satis. of this nation, manifefted by those faction, this very kind and ob. wise and prudent measures which liging address, which comes with have already fo eftectually establish- additional honour at the close of fo ed the declining credit of this king- distinguished a session of parliadom, and for those necessary and ment; and I am truly happy to useful regulations effected by your find that my endeavours to promote provident care in the revenue and the public service have met with other departments of the state, your approbation. You may reft which must be productive of the assured, that I hall ftudy to de. most permanent and substantial be. serve the continuance of your good nefits.
opinion, by a steady and uniform
exertion of my best efforts for the those we represent; and we have welfare and true interests of this the utmost fatisfaction to find, that kingdom.
the scheme for discharging the ar
rears upon the establishment has To bis Excellency Simon Earl Har- been, at the same time, one prin
court, Lord Lieutenant General, cipal cause of raising the publick and General Governor of Ireland. credit of the nation.
We feel, in the perfect enjoyThe humble Address of the Knights, ment of every blessing of liberty,
Citizens, and Burgeles, in Par- good order, and tranquillity, the liament asembled.
peculiar obligations we owe to his
majesty's goodness and paternal May it please your Excellency, care, in placing over us a chief WE
governor, whose administration, e, his majesty's most duti.
ful and loyal subjects, the like his own great character, has commons of Ireland, in parliament been eminently diftinguished by assembled, impressed with the truest justice, moderation, firmness, and sense of gratitude, and impelled wisdom; whose unwearied endeaalike by our inclination and our vours to promote the prosperity of duty, moft fincerely and chear- this kingdom, and whose virtues fully offer to your excellency our and exemplary conduct, which have warmest congratulations upon the secured him the just confidence of approaching conclusion of this sef- 'his majesty's loyal subjects of Irefion of parliament.
land, fill our minds with the warmYour excellency's uniform at- eft hopes that his majesty, as the tention to every important object highest mark of his royal favour of government, and the peculiar unto us, will be graciously pleased wisdom which your excellency has long to continue your excellencythe manifested in those regulations in chief governor of this kingdom. our finances, which have so ef. fectually re-established the declin. His Excellency's Answer. ing credit of the nation, must, we are persuaded, have laid the best Gentlemen, foundation for that successful in- The approbation of the house terpofition with our most gracious of commons would be, at any sovereign, to which we attribute time, the most honourable testi. so many useful and falutary laws mony of my conduct, and a high obtained for us this session of par reward for my sincere endeavours liament, among which the act' for
to promote the welfare of Ireland; the improvement of tillage, so but, at the clofe of a session, dislong the object of our warmest wish- tinguished by the best conducted es, will leave the most lasting im- liberality to your sovereign, and preffion on the minds of a grateful the moft judicious arrangements for and loyal people.
your.country, it gives me uncomWe have endeavoured to emulate mon satisfaction to receive the
ap: your excellency's example, in fup- probation of those who have so well porting government, by means the deserved the thanks of the publick: most conducive to the interest of your good conduct speaks for it
felf. To have stated it most fa- mands to thank you, in his name, vourably to his majesty, was to for the extraordinary and seasonable have represented it truly; it is supplies which you have granted, thoroughly understood, and most and which his majesty juftly congraciously accepted : your dutiful fiders as a conspicuous instance of behaviour and dispositions are im- your attachment to his royal person pressed upon the mind of the beit and government; and I am to alof princes; and I shall take every sure you, that they are as graci. other possible method to deserve the ously and favourably accepted, as etteem of the commons, and to they have been liberally and chear. promote the prosperity of this fully given. It is a ftriking proof kingdom.
of your wisdom and fagacity, that the means which
have used for
raising the supplies have not only His Excellency Simon Earl Harcourt, fupported his majesty's government, Lord Lieutenant General and Gen
but have, at the same time, raised neral Governor of Ireland, his and established public and priSpeech to both Houses of Parlia
vate credit, and promoted the comment, at Dublin, on Thursday the
merce, manufactures, and industry ad Day of June, 1774.
of the kingdom. My Lords and Gentlemen,
My Lords and Gentlemen, HE great
I should have reviewed my ad in which you have been engaged,
to myself, if, while fo mueh had and your constant attention to the
been done for the honourable supperformance of your duty, must
port of government, no acquisition make you wish for the conclusion
had been obtained for this country. of. a féffion, in which the many But, among the many usefal laws, difficult and important subjects under your confideration could only act for granting an effectual bounty
passed this session of parliament, the have been relieved by that singular on the exportation of corn affords good temper and wisdom in your the strongest proof of the paternal deliberations, which have thrown attention of the most beneficent a peculiar luftre upon all your pro- fovereign, to the welfare and profceedings, and crown your labours
perity of his dutiful and affectionfor your country with merited fuc
ate fubjects of this kingdom; and cefs. I reflect, with the greatest fa- has formed the most complete fyf
tem of laws for the encourage.. tisfaction, that the many difficulties
ment of tillage, that exists in any and embarrassments, which appeared at our first meeting, have course of duty and protection, which
country, 1 his reciprocal interbeen surmounted and removed so has for fo many years happily preably and effectually, as to answer vailed, and from which fo many my warmest wishes, and to exceed
falutary consequences have been my moft fanguine expectations.
derived, during his majesty's auspi. Gentlemen of the house of cious reign, holds out, to every commons,
part of his majesty's empire, an I have his majesty's express com- example reflecting the highest ho