Debates in 1694: April

Pages 386-387

Grey's Debates of the House of Commons: Volume 10. Originally published by T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, London, 1769.

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Wednesday, April 25, 1694.

All the Money Bills being passed, and the King desirous of beginning an carly Campaign, he came to the House of Peers, and closed the Session with the following Speech:

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"The Proofs you have given of your Affection to me, and the Zeal you have expressed for the Government, oblige me to return you Thanks before I put an End to this Session; and, in particular, to thank you Gentlemen, of the House of Commons, for the large Supplies you have provided to carry on the War.

"I will endeavour to do my Part; and it is from the Blessing of God that we must all expect such Success as may answer our Desires.

"The Posture of Affairs making it necessary for me to be absent for some time out of the Kingdom, I recommend it to you that in your several Stations you will be careful to preserve the public Peace."

Then the Lord Keeper, by his Majesty's command, prorogued the Parliament to September 18.]