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the mild, just, and auspicious government of your Majesty, who have made the happiness of your people the constant object of your wishes; the unvaried rule of your actions. Permit us, with the greatest gratitude, to express our most unfeigned acknowledgments for the continuance of your Majesty's paternal regard and affection for your faithful subjects of this kingdom; and your Majesty may, rest assured, that in all our proceeding we will continue to manifest that uniform attention to the public good, of which your Majesty's conduct affords the best and most illustious example. Truly sensible of the many and great blessings we enjoy under, so excellent a Sovereign, considering every addition to your Majesty's royal family, as strengthening
that happy succession, which is the .
great security of all that is valuable. to us, and feeling the most sincere pleasure from each new source of your domestic felicity, we humbly offer our warmest congratulations, upon the birth of another prince. We cannot have a stronger assurance of your Majesty's attention to the happiness and prosperity of this kingdom, than by your gracious appointment of Earl Harcourt to be our chief governor, of whose distinguished virtues and abilities your Majesty, from your earliest years, hath had uniform experience. We shall prove by our conduct, that we do not differ from your Majesty, and the world, in a full and cordial reliance upon his Excellency's wisdom, justice, and moderation. Fully persuaded that the best and most effectual method to recommend ourselves to your Majesty's fa
vour is, and ever will be, to promote the true interest of your people, we shall not neglect to pay due attention to the laws of our country, particularly to those which respect the religion and morals, the security and good order of the people; convinced that unless their morals be reformed, and their minds impressed with principles of virtue, laws for the punishment of offenders are made in vain.
The Protestant charter-schools,
those seminaries of true religion and industry, shall receive our particular consideration; the linen manufacture, that great source of our national wealth, is an object of the highest importance; we shall give our utmost attention to the forming of any laws that may be wanting to improve, regulate, or extend this most beneficial trade, or to support its reputation at foreign markets.
Your Majesty may be assured, that we will manifest a true and unbiassed regard to the public welfare, by that unanimity in all our proceedings which conduces to the ease of your Majesty's government, so essentially necesary to the interest of Ireland.
May the Divine Goodness long preserve to your people the blessings of your Majesty's auspicious reign, and long may we give your Majesty, the satisfaction of governing the hearts of a generous and loyal people.
Commons of Ireland in parliament assembled, beg leave to approach your sacred person, with thewarmest professions of our just sense of the many blessings we enjoy under the mild, just, and auspicious government of so gracious a sovereign, who has made the happiness of his people the constant object of his wishes, and the unvaried rule of his actions ; and with the most grateful acknowledgments for the continuance of your Majesty's paternal regard and affections for your faithful subjects of his kingdom. wo Your Majesty has given us a conspicuous instance of your gracious attention to the happiness and prosperity of Ireland, by sparing from your councils, and sending to preside over us, a chief governor, who, having long had the honour to be placed near your sacred person, and under the influence of your royal example, must be particularly acquainted with your Majesty's benign purposes for the happiness of your people, and to have derived from that great source those virtues and talents which are peculiarly adapted to diffuse and secure the blessings of good government, and of constitutional liberty. Under the conduct and administration of a nobleman of the most distinguished character, whose public and private virtues give a lustre to his high station, we shall be peculiarly happy in continuing to manifest that uniform attention to the public good, of which your Majesty's conduct has set the most illustrious example.
of another prince, thoroughly sensible that every addition to your Majesty's royal family adds strength to that happy succession, which is the great security of all that is valuable to us, and to which your Majes. ty's loyal subjects of Ireland, from the united motives of gratitude and interest, have at all times shewn the most steady and inviolate attachment. Conscious of the happiness which we have enjoyed under the best of princes, we shall cheerfully grant, as far as the present state and circumstancés of our country will admit, and in the manner least burthensome to your Majesty's subjects, the supplies necessary for the honourable support of your Majesty's government ; convinced that in properly maintaining the honour and dignity of government, we effectually promote the good of our country. Satisfied that penal laws for the reformation of the people are insufficient, unless their morals can be reformed, and their minds impressed with principles of virtue, we shall direct our particular attention to such laws as will extend the influence of religion, improve the morals, and promote the security and good order of the people. Our Protestant charter-schools shall receive from us the consideration due to seminaries of true religion and industry; and we shall, without delay, prepare any new laws that may be wanting to improve, regulate, or extend our linen manufacture. Your Majesty may be thoroughly persuaded, that your faithful Com
We humbly offer our warmest 'mons, as representatives of your
congratulations to your Majesty upon the happy event of the birth - 2
Majesty's dutiful and affectionate subjects of Ireland, are animated with
“ment with honour; and they “may be assured of his Majesty's “concurrence in such measures as “may best contribute to the wel“fare and prosperity of the king“dom of Ireland.” G. R.
Die Martis, 2° Die Novem. 1773. Resolved by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in parliament assembled, That the humble thanks of this House shall be returned to his Majesty, for his Majesty's most gracious answer to the Address of this House of the 13th day of October last.
Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do attend his Excellency the Lord-Lieutenant with the said resolution, and desire his Excellency will please to lay the same before his Majesty.
To the King's most excellent Majesty.
The humble Address of the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses in Parliament assembled.
Most gracious Sovereign,
E, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Commons of Ireland in parliament assembled, return your Majesty our warmest thanks for your Majesty's most gracious Answer to the Ad
dress of this House. We will cheerfully grant the necessary supplies for the support of government with honour, as far as the present state and circumstances of the country will admit, being truly sensible of your Majesty's paternal regard for us, from the assurances given us of your Majesty's concurrence in such measures as may best contribute to the welfare and prosperity of Ireland, and from our our happy experience of your Majesty's mild and gracious government.
The Addresses of both Houses of Parliament in Ireland, to his Ere cellency the Lord-Lieutenant.
To his Ercellency Simon Earl IIarcourt, Lord Lieutenant-General, and General-Governor of Ireland.
The humble Address of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
May it please your Excellency, E, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in parliament assembled, return your Excellency our most sincere thanks for your speech from the throne to both houses of parliament. We esteem ourselves particularly happy in the satisfaction which your Excellency has been pleased to express at the meeting us in parliament, and doubt not of your concurring with us in every measure that may promote the real interest of this kingdom; and we beg leave to assure your Excellency, that the satisfaction is sincerely mutual on our part. Your Excellency’s great abilities, which have received the highest marks of approbation from the many
sonable advice in directing our at- .
tention towards such laws as respect the religion and morals, the security and good order of the people, cannot fail to animate our endeavours to do every thing on our part to procure so desirable an end, and to take into, consideration what new laws may be necessary, as well for that purpose as also for the extending and improving our linen manufacture, that great source of wealth to this nation. The favourable sentiments that your Excellency is pleased to conceive of us, gives us the most sincere pleasure, and we can have no doubt, that the proofs we shall afford of our loyalty and attachment to the King, and of our zeal for the public service, will be faithfully and impartially represented by your
Excellency to his Majesty, so as to
preserve to us his favourable opinion and royal protection. And we flatter ourselves, that there will be that unanimity in all our delibera
our chief governor a nobleman of approved experience, wisdom and abilities, and to whose great virtues and distinguished character we justly look up with the fullest considence and the highest respect. His Majesty's conduct, in making the public good the constant rule of his actions, will be our surest guide in the discharge of our duty, which we shall effectually accompiish, by shewing the same uniform attention to the good of our country, that his Majesty has invariably exerted in promoting the general happiness of all his people: and we are fully convinced, that your Excellency will steadily and uniformly pursue that illustrious example of attention to the public good, which you have so powerfully recommended to our imitation. We shall carefully consider the public accounts, and will cheerfully grant the supplies necessary to support his Majesty's government with honour, as far as the state and circumstances of our country will permit, and in the manner that will be most easy to our fellow-subjects of this kingdom, who are deeply interested in the support of that mild and just government, necessary for carrying into execution those laws upon which the preservation and security of liberty and property, , and the maintenance of the peace and good order of the public must entirely depend: and we confide in your Excellency's wisdom and justice, that those supplies will be faithfully applied, and frugally administered. We thankfully acknowledge your Excellency's goodness, in pointing out the laws of our country as the first and most important ob