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military force of his own domi-, may enable you to raise the fums nions. His majesty therefore has which may be wanted for the cur-. been highly gratified in accepting rent services, without any diftrefsthe services lo generously offered ing addition to the burdens of the by his English militia ; and I am to people. exprels to you the entire confidence
My lords and gentlemen, which bis majesty feels, that the zeal and loyalty of his militia of this
I recommend to your usual attenkingdom, in forwarding, at this
tion the agriculture, the manufacimportant crifs, the active opera
tures, and particularly the linen tions of the empire, will not be
manufacture of Ireland; and I less prompt and conspicuous. The
doubt not, that the protestant charapprehenGons of general scarcity
ter-schools, and thole public institus which some time lince took place,
tions, whether of charity or of edu. called for my early attention to this
cation, wbich have been protected, most important subject; and I was
by your liberality, will fill receive
!!! induced, with the advice of the a judicious encouragement. It will council, to offer premiums for the
be for your wisdom to consider how early importation of grain. This ar
far it will be necessary to continue measure will, I flatter myself, meet
any of those extraordinary powers, your approbation; and I have full
with which you have lirengthened
the authority of his majelty's go, confidence in your wildom, if it shall be necessary to resort to any
vernment, for the more effectual farther extraordinary means for pros
suppreslion and punishment of recuring a supply.
bellious conspiracy and outrage.
His majefty places the moli entire Gentlemen of the house of reliance upon your firmness and wila commons,
dom; and he has no doubt that you The evident necessity of securing
will anxioully pursuc such measures this kingdom from every danger,
as Mall be best calculated for bringwhether foreign or domestic, and
ing the prelent war to an honouraof rendering the success of inva
• ble ternination, and for restoring fion, if attempted, impracticable,
in the country to permanent tranquilwill demonstrate to you the wil.
wil lity. It will be my constant object dom of continuing ihat enlarged?
ed to attend to your suggestions and firm of defence vau have o wiele advice, that I may by this means adopted. I have therefore ordered moll the public accounts and estimates com
commands I have received from his for the ensuing year to be laid be- mo
to be laid he majelty, and most essectually for fore you ; and have the fullest con
ward ihe interests and happiness of fidence, that, in the fupply which mis kingdom. Such a fituation shall appear to you ---. com to require, you will equally conlult Me the safety of llie kingdom, and the
Meliage from the Lord-Lieutenant to honour of his majesty's government. ;.
. the Irish House of Commons. I am induced to hope, that the Cornwallis,
great increale of the revenue which TAM commanded by his majeliy - bas taken place in the present year, I to return to this house the reso.
lutions upon the great and impor- llis Excellency's Speech to both Houses, a tant subject of a legislative union on the 2d of August, 1800, on probetween Great Britain and Ireland, roguing the Parliament of Ireland. which you deficed me to transmit to his majesty, together with your ad My lords and gentlemen, drels of the 27th day of March The whole business of this imlast.
1 portant session being at length The few alterations and addi- happily concluded, it is with the tions which have been suggested most lincere satisfaction that I comtherein by the two houses of the municate to you, by his majesty's parliament of Great Britain, by express command, his warmest acwhom, in consequence of your re- knowledgments for that ardent zea! quest, they were communicated to and upsaken perseverance which his majesty, are in such strict con- you have fo conspicuously maniformity to the spirit of the resolu- fested, in maturing and completing tions you agreed to, that they may the great measure of a legidative be justly considered as essentially union between this kingdom and the same. I am, therefore, to con- Great Britain. The proofs you gratulate you, in his majesty's name, have given on this occafion of your upon that identity of sentiment uniform attachment to the real wel. which has been so conspicuously fare of your country, inseparably manifested in both his parliaments connected with the lecurity and for the adjustment of this great mea- prosperity of the empire at large, fure: and I am to express the con. not only entitle you to the full ap. fidence which his majesty feels, probation of your sovereign, and the that you will persevere in those zea- applause of your fellow-Tubjects, lous exertions which you have hi- but must afford you the lurest claim therto displayed, for its speedy and to the gratitude of pofterity. You entire accomplishment.
will regret with his majesty the reHis majesty will feel it as the verse which his majesty's allies have proudest day of his reign when he experienced on the continent; but can consider all his subjects as one his majesty is persuaded that the penple, united under the common firmness and public Spirit of his subprotection, of the same government jects will enable him to persevere in and the same legislature, and all that line of conduct, which will best participating in the full enjoyment provide for the honour and the es. of those blessings which the British sential interests of his dominions, constitution is so eminently calçu- whose means and resources have lated to conter.
now, by your wisdom, been more I am allo commanded by his ma- closely and intimately combined. jesty to communicate to you the joint address of the lords and com Gentlemen of the house of mons of Great Britain, of the 8th
commons, . instant, which they presented to his I am to thank you, in his mamajesty upon laying before him the jesty's name, for the liberal supplies taid refolutions.
which you have cheerfully granted C. for the various and important
branches of the public service in Britain, and to augment the rethe present year. His majesty has fources of the empire. You will also witnessed with pleasure, that' not fail to imprels thele sentiments wife liberality which will enable on the minds of your fellow-fubjects; him 'to make a juft and equitable you will encourage and improve retribution to those bodies and in-' that just confidence which they dividuals, whole privileges and in- have' manifested in the relult of terests are affected by the union; your deliberations on this arduous and he has also leen with satisfac- question; above all, you will be tion that attention to the internal studious to inculcate the full conprosperity of this country, which viction, that, united with the peohas been so conspicuously testified ple of Great Britain into Wne king. by the encouragement you have dom, governed by the fame loved given to the improvement and reign, protected by the fame laws, extenfion of its inland naviga- and represented in the same legilation.
ture, nothing will be wanting on their part but à spirit of industry
and order, to ensure to them the full My lords and gentlemen, - advantages under which the people
.. . of Great Britain' lave enjoyed a I have tlie happiness to acquainť greater degree of prosperity, fecuyon, that the country in general rity, and freedom, than has ever ħas, in a great meafure, relumed yet been experienced by any other to its former state of tranquillity nation. I cannot conclude without If in some distrias a spirit of plun- offering to you, and to the nation der and disaffection still exists, there at large, my personal .congratuladilorders, I believe, will prove to tions on the accomplishment of this be merely local, and will, I doubt great work, which has received the not; be foon effectually terminated. fånction and concurrence of our foThe preffure of scarcity on the vereign-on that auspicious day which poorer classes, much relieved by placed his illustrious family on the private generosity, and by the salu- throne of these realms. The entary provisions of the legislature, pice is now, through your exertions, has been long and unusually levere; fo completely united, and by union but I trust that, under the favour fo ftrengthened, that it can bid deof Providence, we may draw a fiance to all the efforts its enemies pleasing prospect of future plenty can make, either to weaken it by from the prelent appearance of the division, or overturn it by force. harvest. I am persuaded that the Under the protection of Divine Progreat mealure which is now accom. vidence, the united kingdoms of plished, could never have been ef. Great Britain and Ireland will, I fected but by a decided conviclion trust, remain in all future ages, the on your part, that it would tend to fairelt monument of luis majefty's restore and preserve the tranquillity reign, already diftinguished by fo of this country, to increase its com- many and luch various bleilings conmerce and manufactures, to perpe- ferred upon every class and descrip. tuate its connection with Great tion of his subjects.
Address from the British Ilouse of spiritual of Ireland by rotation of
Lords to his Majesty, with the Re- fefsions, and twenty-eight lords tem. Solutions for the Union with free poral of Ireland, elected for life by land, as amended by them. . the peers of Ireland, shall be the
number to fit and vote on the part Relolved,
of Ireland in the house of lords of THAT it be the first article of the parliament of the united king
1 the union of the kingdom of dom; and one hundred commoners Great Britain and Ireland, that the iwo for each county of Ireland, said kingdóms of Great Britain and two for the city of Dublin, two Ireland Thalle upon the 1st day of for the city of Cork, one for the January whiclt. Thall be in the year university of Trinity College, and of our Lord 1801, and for ever one for each of the thirty-one most after, be united into one kingdom, considerable cities, towns, and bo bỳ the name of “ The United roughs) be the number to fit and Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire- vote on the part of Ireland in the land;" and that the royal style and houle of commons of the parliament and titles appertaining to the impe- of the united kingdom: that such rial crown of the said united king- act as fhall be passed in the parliadom and its dependencies, and also ment of Ireland previous to the the ensignis armorial, fags and bane union " ta regulate the njóde by ners thereof, hall be such as his which the lords spiritual and temmajesty, by his royal proclamation poral, and the commons, to fervé under the great seal of the united in the parliament of įhe united kingdom, shall be pleased to ap- kingdom on the part of Ireland, point.
Thall be fumiponed and returned id Relolved, That it be the second the said parliament,” shall be conarticle of union, that the succession sidered as forming part of the treaty to the imperial crown of the said of union, and shall be incorporated united kingdom, and of the domi- in the acts of the relpective parlianions thereunto, belonging, mal! ments, by which the said 'union continue limited and settled in the fall be ratified and established: i fame manner as the succession to that all questions, touching the rotathe imperial crown of the said king. tion of election of lords fpiritual or doms of Great Britain and Ireland jemporal of Ireland to fit in tlie now.liands limited and settled, ac- parliament of the united kingdom, cording to the existing laws and to Thall be decided by the house of the terms of union between Eng- lords thereof;, and whenever by land and Scotland.
realon of an equality, of votes in the Refolved,. That it be the third election of any suchi lords temporal, article of union, that ihe said united a complete election Mall not be kingdonz be represented in one and made according to tbe true intent the fame parliament, to be style of this article, the names of those : The Parliament' of the United peers for whom such equality of Kingdom of Great Britain and Irc- votes thall be fo given, shall be
written on picoes of paper of a finiRelolved, That it be the fourth far form, and shall be put into a Bride of the union, that four lords glats by the clerk of the parliament
at the table of the house of lords so often as three peerages of that whilft the houle is fitting; and the part of the united kingdom called peer or peers whole name or names Ireland shall become extinct, it shall Thall be first drawn out by the clerk be lawful for his majesty, his heirs of the parliament, shall be deemed and successors, to create one other the peer or peers elected, as the cale peer of the said part of the united may be: that any person holding kingdom ; and if it shall happen that any peerage of Ireland now fub- the peers of that part of the united fisting, or hereaster to be created, kingdom called Ireland, ihall, by mall not thereby be disqualified extinction of peerages or otherwise. from being elected to serve if he be reduced to the number of one Mall think fit, or from serving, or hundred, exclusive of alllich peers of continuing to serve if he fall think that part of the united kingdom called fit, for any county, city, or bo- Ireland as shall hold any peerage of rougli of Great Britain in the house Great Britain fublisting at the time of commons of the united king- of the union, or of the united kingdom, unless he hall have been pre. dom created lince the union, by vioudy elected as above to fit in the which such peers fhall be entitled to houle of lords of the united king an hereditary seat in the house of dom; but that, so long as súcl peer lords of the united kingdom, then of Ireland Nall so continue to be a and in that case it shall and may be member of the houle of commons, lawful for his majesty, his heirs, and he Mall not be entitled to the privi- succellors, to create one peer. of lege of peerage, nor be capable of that part of the united Kingdom being elected to lerve as a peer on called Ireland, as often as any one the part of Ireland, or of voting at of such one hundred peerages shall any such election; and that he shall fail by extinction, or as often as be liable to be sued, indicted, pro- any one peer of that part of the ceeded against, and tried as a com united king om called Ireland Aiall Inoner for any offence with which become entitled by descent or creahe may be charged: that it hall be ation to an hereditary seat in the lawful for his majesty, bis heirs and houle of lords of the united kingTucceffors, to create peers of that dom; it being the true intent and part of the united kingdom called meaning of this article, that at alt Ireland, and to make promotions times after the union it shall and in the peerage thereo after the may be lawful for his majetty, his union; provided that no new creaheirs, and succesors, to keep up the tion of any such peers shall take peerage of that part of the united place after the union, until three of kingdom called Ireland, to the numthe peerages of Ireland, which thall ber of one hundred, over and above have been exiliing at the time of the number of lich of the said the union, hall have become es- peers 'as shall be entitled by descent tinet; and upon such extinction of or creation to an hereditary feat in three peerages,' that it shall be law- the house of lords of the united ful for his majefy, his heirs and kingdom : that if any peerage thall fucceffors, to create one peer of at any time be in abeyance, such that part of the united Kingdom peerage shall be deemed and taken called Ireland; and in like manner as an exilting peerage; and 10