Journal of the House of Lords Volume 26, 1741-1746. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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December 1742, 21-31
DIE Martis, 21o Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Fredericus Princeps Walliæ.
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 pass?"
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 and Forty-three."
"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 View."
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.