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military force of his own dominions. His majefty therefore has been highly gratified in accepting the fervices fo generously offered by his English militia; and I am to exprefs to you the entire confidence which his majefty feels, that the zeal and loyalty of his militia of this kingdom, in forwarding, at this important crifis, the active operations of the empire, will not be lefs prompt and confpicuous. The apprehenfions of general fcarcity which fome time fince took place, called for my early attention to this most important fubject; and I was induced, with the advice of the council, to offer premiums for the early importation of grain. This measure will, I flatter myfelf, meet your approbation; and I have full confidence in your wildom, if it fhall be neceffary to refort to any farther extraordinary means for procuring a supply.
Gentlemen of the houfe of
may enable you to raife the fums which may be wanted for the current fervices, without any diftressing addition to the burdens of the people.
My lords and gentlemen,
I recommend to your ufual attention the agriculture, the manufac tures, and particularly the linen manufacture of Ireland; and I doubt not, that the proteftant charter-fchools, and thofe public inftitutions, whether of charity or of edu tions, whether of charity or of edu cation, which have been protected, by your liberality, will still receive a judicious encouragement. It will be for your wildom to confider how far it will be neceflary to continue any of thofe extraordinary powers, with which you have ftrengthened the authority of his majesty's ga vernment, for the more effectual fuppreflion and punishment of rebellious confpiracy and outrage.— His majefty places the moft entire reliance upon your firmness and wifdom; and he has no doubt that you will anxiously purfue fuch measures The evident neceffity of fecuring as fhall be beft calculated for bringthis kingdom from every danger, whether foreign or domeftic, and ing the prefent war to an honoura of rendering the fuccefs of inva- the country to permanent tranquilinvable termination, and for restoring fion, if attempted, impracticable, will demonftrate to you the wiflity. It will be my conftant object dom of continuing that enlarged to attend to your fuggeftions and fyftem of defence you have fo wifely advice, that I may by this means adopted. I have therefore ordered the public accounts and eftimates for the enfuing year to be laid before you; and have the fulleft confidence, that, in the fupply which fuch a fituation fhall appear to you to require, you will equally confult the fafety of the kingdom, and the honour of his majefty's government. I am induced to hope, that the great increase of the revenue which Las taken place in the prefent year,.
moft beneficially accomplish the commands I have received from his majefty, and most effectually forward the interefts and happiness of this kingdom.
Meffage from the Lord-Lieutenant to,
The few alterations and additions which have been fuggefted therein by the two houfes of the parliament of Great Britain, by whom, in confequence of your requeft, they were communicated to his majefty, are in fuch ftrict conformity to the fpirit of the refolutions you agreed to, that they may be juftly confidered as effentially the fame. I am, therefore, to congratulate you, in his majefty's name, upon that identity of fentiment which has been fo confpicuoufly manifefted in both his parliaments for the adjustment of this great meafure and I am to exprefs the confidence which his majefty feels, that you will perfevere in those zealous exertions which you have hitherto difplayed, for its speedy and entire accomplishment.
His majefty will feel it as the proudeft day of his reign when he can confider all his fubjects as one people, united under the common protection, of the fame government and the fame legiflature, and all participating in the full enjoyment of thofe bleffings which the British conftitution is fo eminently calculated to confer.
I am allo commanded by his majefty to communicate to you the joint addrefs of the lords and commons of Great Britain, of the 8th inftant, which they prefented to his majefty upon laying before him the faid refolutions.
His Excellency's Speech to both Houses, on the 2d of Auguft, 1800, on proroguing the Parliament of Ireland.
My lords and gentlemen,
HE whole business of this important feffion being at length happily concluded, it is with the moft fincere fatisfaction that I communicate to you, by his majesty's exprefs command, his warmeft acknowledgments for that ardent zeal and unflaken perfeverance which you have to confpicuously manifefted, in maturing and completing the great meafure of a legislative union between this kingdom and Great Britain. The proofs you have given on this occafion of your uniform attachment to the real wel fare of your country, infeparably connected with the fecurity and profperity of the empire at large, not only entitle you to the full ap probation of your fovereign, and the applaufe of your fellow-fubjects, but muft afford you the fureft claim to the gratitude of pofterity. You will regret with his majesty the reverse which his majesty's allies have experienced on the continent; but his majefty is perfuaded that the firmnefs and public fpirit of his fubjects will enable him to perfevere in that line of conduct, which will beft provide for the honour and the ef fential interefts of his dominions, whofe means and refources have now, by your wifdom, been more closely and intimately combined.
Gentlemen of the houfe of
I am to thank you, in his majefty's name, for the liberal supplies which you have cheerfully granted for the various and important branches
branches of the public fervice in the prefent year. His majefty has alfo witneffed with pleasure, that wife liberality which will enable him to make a juft and equitable retribution to thofe bodies and individuals, whofe privileges and interefts are affected by the union; and he has alfo feen with fatisfaction that attention to the internal profperity of this country, which has been fo confpicuously teftified by the encouragement you have given to the improvement and extenfion of its inland naviga
My lords and gentlemen,
I have the happiness to acquaint you, that the country in general has, in a great meafure, returned to its former ftate of tranquillity, If in fome diftri&s a fpirit of plunder and difaffection ftill exifts, thefe diforders, I believe, will prove to be merely local, and will, I doubt not, be foon effectually terminated. The preffure of fcarcity on the poorer claffes, much relieved by private generofity, and by the falu tary provifions of the legiflature, has been long and unufually fevere; but I trust that, under the favour of Providence, we may draw a pleafing profpect of future plenty from the prefent appearance of the harvest. I am perfuaded that the great measure which is now accomplifhed, could never have been effected but by a decided conviction on your part, that it would tend to reftore and preferve the tranquillity of this country, to increafe its commerce and manufactures, to perpetuate its connection with Great
Britain, and to augment the refources of the empire. You will not fail to imprefs thefe fentiments on the minds of your fellow-fubjects; you will encourage and improve that juft confidence which they have manifefted in the refult of your deliberations on this arduous queftion; above all, you will be ftudious to inculcate the full conviction, that, united with the people of Great Britain into one kingdom, governed by the fame fove reign, protected by the fame laws, and reprefented in the fame legifla▾ ture, nothing will be wanting on their part but a fpirit of induftry and order, to enfure to them the full advantages under which the people of Great Britain have enjoyed a greater degree of profperity, feeurity, and freedom, than has ever yet been experienced by any other nation. I cannot conclude without offering to you, and to the nation at large, my perfonal congratula tions on the accomplishment of this great work, which has received the fanction and concurrence of our fovereign-on that aufpicious day which placed his illuftrious family on the throne of thefe realms. The empite is now, through your exertions, to completely united, and by union fo ftrengthened, that it can bid defiance to all the efforts its enemies can make, either to weaken it by divifion, or overturn it by force.Under the protection of Divine Providence, the united kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland will, I truft, remain in all future ages, the fairest monument of his majefty's reign, already diftinguifhed by fo many and fuch various bleflings conferred upon every clafs and deferip tion of his fubjects.
Addrefs from the British Iloufe of Lords to his Majefty, with the Refolutions for the Union with reland, as amended by them.
HAT it be the first article of the union of the kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, that the faid kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland fhall, upon the 1ft day of January which thall be in the year of our Lord 1801, and for ever after, be united into one kingdom, by the name of "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and IreJand" and that the royal ftyle and and titles appertaining to the imperial crown of the faid united kingdom and its dependencies, and allo the enfigns armorial, flags and banners thereof, fhall be fuch as his majefty, by his royal proclamation under the great feal of the united kingdom, fhall be pleased to appoint.
Refolved, That it be the fecond article of union, that the fucceffion to the imperial crown of the faid united kingdom, and of the dominions thereunto belonging, hall continue limited and fettled in the fame manner as the fucceffion to the imperial crown of the faid kingdoms of Great Britain and Ireland now fiands limited and fettled, according to the exifting laws and to the terms of union between England and Scotland.
Refolved, That it be the third article of union, that the faid united kingdom be reprefented in one and the fame parliament, to be ftyled The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ire
Refolved, That it be the fourth article of the union, that four lords
spiritual of Ireland by rotation of
at the table of the houfe of lords whilft the houfe is fitting; and the peer or peers whole name or names all be first drawn out by the clerk of the parliament, fhall be deemed the peer or peers elected, as the cafe may be that any perfon holding any peerage of Ireland now fubfifting, or hereafter to be created, fhall not thereby be difqualified from being elected to ferve if he fall think fit, or from ferving, or continuing to ferve if he fhall think fit, for any county, city, or borough of Great Britain in the houfe of commons of the united king dom, unless he fhall have been previoully elected as above to fit in the house of lords of the united kingdom; but that, to long as fuch peer of Ireland hall fo continue to be a member of the house of commons, he fhall not be entitled to the privi Jege of peerage, nor be capable of being elected to ferve as a peer on the part of Ireland, or of voting at any fuch election; and that he hall be liable to be fued, indicted, proceeded against, and tried as a commoner for any offence with which he may be charged: that it fhall be lawful for his majefty, his heirs and fucceffors, to create peers of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, and to make promotions in the peerage thereof after the union; provided that no new creation of any fuch peers fhall take place after the union, until three of the peerages of Ireland, which shall have been exifting at the time of the union, hall have become extinct; and upon fuch extinction of three peerages, that it fhall be lawful for his majesty, his heirs and fucceffors, to create one peer of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland; and in like manner
fo often as three peerages of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland thall become extinct, it shall be lawful for his majefty, his heirs and fucceffors, to create one other peer of the faid part of the united kingdom; and if it shall happen that the peers of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, fhall, by extinction of peerages or otherwife. be reduced to the number of one hundred, exclufive of all fuch peers of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland as fhall hold any peerage of Great Britain fubfifting at the time of the union, or of the united kingdom created fince the union, by which fuch peers fhall be entitled to an hereditary feat in the house of lords of the united kingdom, then and in that case it shall and may be lawful for his majefty, his heirs, and fucceffors, to create one peer of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, as often as any one of fuch one hundred peerages fhall fail by extinction, or as often as any one peer of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland fall become entitled by defcent or creaation to an hereditary feat in the houfe of lords of the united king dom; it being the true intent and meaning of this article, that at all times after the union it fhall and may be lawful for his majetty, his heirs, and fucceflors, to keep up the peerage of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland, to the number of one hundred, over and above the number of fuch of the faid peers as fhall be entitled by defcent or creation to an hereditary feat in the houfe of lords of the united kingdom: that if any peerage fhall at any time be in abeyance, fuch peerage fhall be deemed and taken
an exifting peerage; and 10