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PUBLISHED FOR HENRY COLBURN
BY RICHARD BENTLEY, NEW BURLINGTON STREET.
NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE.
JANUARY 1, 1832.
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HOUSE OF LORDS.
Dec. 6. This day having been appointed for the reassemblingof Parliament, the House met soon after one, and at two the arrival of the Sovereign was announced by double salutes and flourishes of trumpets. Majesty entered the House, surrounded by the Cabinet Ministers, and took his seat upon the Throne, when the Commons were summoned, and on their arrival the Lord Chancellor, kneeling, handed to his Majesty the written copy of the Speech. His Majesty read, as follows:
"MY LORDS, AND GENTLEMEN,
"I have called you together that you may resume, without further delay, the important duties to which the circumstances of the times require your immediate attention; and I sincerely regret the inconvenience which I am well aware you must experience from so early a renewal of your labours, after the short interval allowed you for repose from the fatigues of the last Session.
"I feel it to be my duty, in the first place, to recommend to your most careful consideration Jan.-VOL. XXXVI. NO. CXXXIII.
the measures which will be proposed to you for a
Reform in the Commons House of Parliament. A speedy and satisfactory settlement of this question becomes daily of more pressing importance to the security of the State, and to the contentment and welfare of my People.
"I deeply lament the distress which still pre. vails in many parts of my dominions, and for which the preservation of peace, both at home and abroad, will, under the blessing of Divine Providence, afford the best and most effectual remedy; I feel assured of your disposition to adopt any practicable measures, which you will
always find me ready and anxious to assist, both for removing the causes and mitigating the effects of the want of employment, which the embarrassments of commerce and the consequent interruption of the pursuits of industry have occasioned.
"It is with great concern that I have observed the existence of a disease at Sunderland, similar in its appearance and character to that which has existed in many parts of Europe. Whether it is indigenous, or has been imported from abroad, is a question involved in much uncertainty, but its progress has neither been so extensive nor so