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may enable you to raise the fums
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 crits, 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 wifdom, if it fhall be neceffary to refort to any farther extraordinary means for procuring a fupply.
My lords and gentlemen,
Gentlemen of the house of
The evident neceffity of fecuring
fion, if attempted, impracticable, will demonfirate to you the wif dom of continuing that enlarged fyftem of defence you have fo wifely adopted. I have therefore ordered the public accounts and estimates for the enfuing year to be laid before you; and have the fulleft confidence, that, in the fupply which Such 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 as taken place in the prefent year,.
of rendering the fuccefs of invable termination, and for restoring the country to permanent tranquil lity. It will be my conftant object to attend to your fuggeftions and advice, that I may by this means commands I have received from his molt beneficially accomplish the ward the interefts and happiness of majefty, and most effectually forthis kingdom.
Message from the Lord-Lieutenant to, the Irish House of Commons. Cornwallis,
AM commanded by his majefty
lutions upon the great and important fubject of a legislative union between Great Britain and Ireland, which you defired me to transmit to his majefty, together with your addrels of the 27th day of March
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 thofe zealous exertions which you have hitherto displayed, 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.
Пlis Excellency's Speech to both Houses, on the 2d of Auguft, 1800, on proroguing the Parliament of Ireland.
My lords and gentlemen, THE whole bufinels of this im
portant 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 warmest 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 majefty the reverfe 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 best provide for the honour and the ef fential interests of his dominions, whofe means and refources have now, by your wisdom, been more clofely and intimately combined.
Gentlemen of the houfe of commons,
I am to thank you, in his majefty's name, for the liberal fupplies 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 confpicuoufly teftified by the encouragement you have given to the improvement and extenfion of its inland naviga
Britain, and to augment the re-
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 state of tranquillity. If in fome diftrias 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 legislature, has been long and unufually fevere; but I trust that, under the favour of Providence, we may draw a pleafing profpect of fature plenty from the prefent appearance of the harveft. 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 increase its commerce and manufactures, to perpetuate its connection with Great
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 hall, upon the 1ft day of January which thall be in the year of our Lord 1801, and for after, be united into one kingdom, by the name of " The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland" and that the royal ftyle and and titles appertaining to the imperial crown of the faid united kingdom and its dependencies, and alfo the enfigns armorial, flags and ban ners thereof, fhall be fuch as his majefty, by his royal proclamation under the great feal of the united kingdom, fhall be pleafed to appoint.
fpiritual of Ireland by rotation of feffions, and twenty-eight lords tempotal of Ireland, elected for life by the peers of Ireland, fhall be the number to fit and vote on the part of Ireland in the house of lords of the parliament of the united kingdom; and one hundred commoners (two for each county of Ireland, two for the city of Dublin, two for the city of Cork, one for the univerfity of Trinity College, and one for each of the thirty-one moft confiderable cities, towns, and bo roughs) be the number to fit and vote on the part of Ireland in the houfe of commons of the parliament of the united kingdom: that fuch act as thall be passed in the parlia ment of Ireland previous to the union to regulate the mode by which the lords fpiritual and tearporal, and the commons, to ferve in the parliament of the united kingdom on the part of Ireland, fhall be fuminoned and returned to the faid parliament," shall be confidered as forming part of the treaty of union, and fhall be incorporated in the acts of the relpective parliaments, by which the faid union fhall be ratified and established: that all queftions, touching the rotation or election of lords fpiritual or temporal of Ireland to fit in the parliament of the united kingdom, fhall be decided by the houfe of lords thereof; and whenever by reafon of an equality of votes in the election of any fuch lords temporal, a complete election fhall not be made according to the true intent of this article, the names of thofe peers for whom fuch equality of votes fhall be fo given, fhall be written on picces of paper of a fini lar form, and fhall be put into a glafs by the clerk of the parliament
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 ftands 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 kingdon 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
fo often as three peerages of that
at the table of the houfe of lords whilft the houfe is fitting; and the peer or peers whole name or names hall be first drawn out by the clerk of the parliament, fhall be deemed
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 fhall 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, unlefs he fhall have been previoully elected as above to fit in the houfe of lords of the united kingdom; but that, to long as fuch peer of Ireland hall fo continue to be a member of the houfe of commons, he fhall not be entitled to the privi lege 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 fhall be liable to be fued, indicted, proceeded againft, and tried as a commoner for any offence with which he may be charged: that it fhall be Tawful 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, fhall have become extinet; and upon fuch extinction of three peerages, that it fhall be lawful for his majefty, his heirs and fucceffors, to create one peer of that part of the united kingdom called Ireland; and in like manner