Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 21 Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chancellor (pursuant to Order) gave his Grace the Duke of Marlborough the Thanks of this House, as followeth; (videlicet,)
Thanks of the House given to D. of Marlborough:
"My Lord Duke of Marlborough,
"I am commanded by the Lords (when you should first appear in your Place) to give you, as I now do, the Thanks of this House, for your continued and eminent Services to Her Majesty, and the Public, during the last Campaign; of which nothing can be said greater, than Her Majesty (who always speaks with the utmost Certainty and Exactness) has declared from the Throne, "That it has been at least as glorious as any which have preceded it."
"But this Repetition of the Thanks of this August Assembly has this Advantage of the former, that it must be looked upon as added to, and standing on, the Foundations already laid here, in the Records of this House, for the preserving your Memory precious to all future Times: So that your Grace has also the Satisfaction of seeing this everlasting Monument of your Glory rise every Year much higher.
"May God continue, in a wonderful Manner, to preserve so invaluable a Life; that you may not only add to this Structure, but finish all with the Beauties and Ornaments of an honourable and lasting Peace!"
Then the Duke of Marlborough said,
His Grace's Answer.
"I look upon it as the greatest Mark of Honour I could receive, that your Lordships are pleased to take so much Notice of my Endeavours to serve the Queen and my Country.
"I beg Leave to do Justice to all the Officers and Soldiers who have served with me: It is not possible for Men to shew more Zeal for Her Majesty's Service, or greater Bravery, than they have done."
Report of the Queen's Answer to Address:
The Lord Chancellor reported Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer to the Address, presented to Her Majesty by the whole House; (videlicet,)
"I thank you very kindly for your Address; and am extremely sensible of the constant Proofs you give Me of your great Zeal and Affection for My Service and the Public Good."
Address to be printed and published.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That their Lordships Address, presented to Her Majesty by the whole House, and Her Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad & in diem Martis, vicesimum secundum diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.