December 1742, 21-31
DIE Martis, 21o Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.
Ds. Hardwicke, Cancellarius.
Ds. Gower, C. P. S.
Dux Dorset, Senescallus.
Ds. Carteret, Unus Primariorum Secretariorum.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and
Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called England;
and for granting to His Majesty, certain Duties upon
Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great
Britain called Scotland; for the Service of the Year
One Thousand Seven Hundred and Forty-three."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Spicer and Mr. Edwards:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the
said Bill, without any Amendment.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty present.
His Majesty, being seated on the Throne, with the
accustomed Ceremonies; the Prince of Wales and the
Duke of Cumberland, in their Robes, sitting in their respective Places; the Lords being also in their Robes;
the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received His
Majesty's Commands to signify to the Commons, "That
they attend Him immediately, in this House."
Who being come, with their Speaker;
He, after a short Introduction in relation to the
Money Bills to be passed, delivered the same to the
Clerk; who brought them to the Table; where the
Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of those and the
other Bill ready for the Royal Assent, as follow; (videlicet,)
"1. An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by
a Land Tax, to be raised in Great Britain, for the
Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
"2. An Act for continuing the Duties upon Malt,
Mum, Cyder, and Perry, in that Part of Great
Britain called England; and for granting to His
Majesty certain Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and
Perry, in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland;
for the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven
Hundred and Forty-three."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy remercie ses bons Sujets, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
"3. An Act for naturalizing Daniel (fn. 1) Vialars, Peter
Thomegay, and others."
To this Bill the Royal Assent was pronounced,
in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Soit fait comme il est desiré."
Which done, His Majesty spake as follows:
The King's Speech.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I am very glad of the Occasion, which My coming
hither at this Time gives Me, of expressing to you
the great Satisfaction I take, in seeing so good a
Progress already made in the Business of this Session.
"Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
"The Readiness and Dispatch with which you have
thus early provided so considerable a Part of the Supplies for the ensuing Year deserve My particular
Thanks; and I make no Doubt but the same Zeal for
the common Cause will induce you to enable Me to concert proper Measures, and to enter into or make good
such Alliances and Engagements with other Powers,
as may be necessary for the Support of the Queen of
Hungary, and restoring the Balance of Power.
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"I look upon this good Beginning as a sure Pledge
of your Steadiness in pursuing the true Interest of
Great Britain; which is, and ever shall be, My only
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire.
And the Commons withdrew.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
The Lord Chancellor reported His Majesty's Speech.
And the same being afterwards read, by the Clerk:
Address of Thanks.
Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to
His Majesty, to return His Majesty the Thanks of this
House, for His most Gracious Speech from the Throne
to both Houses of Parliament.
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to
His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, undecimum diem Januarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima
Auroræ Dominis sic decernentibus.