November 1787 29
DIE Jovis, 29o Novembris 1787.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.
C. P. S.
Comes Oxford &
Ds. Osborne, Unus
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House did
Yesterday present their Address to His Majesty; to
which His Majesty was pleased to return the following
most Gracious Answer:
"I thank you for this affectionate and loyal Address.
The Satisfaction which you have unanimously expressed
in the Measures I have taken, is particularly agreeable
to Me; you may depend that, both in War and in
Peace My constant Objects shall be the Honour of
My Crown, and the Advancement of the Interests of
Ordered, That the said Address, together with His
Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereto, be forthwith
printed and published.
The Order of the Day for the further Reading of the
Answer of Warren Hastings Esquire, to the Articles of
Impeachment exhibited against him by the House of
Commons, being read:
He was called in, and kneeling at the Bar till he was
bid to rise, the Remainder of the said Answer was read.
And he being asked, "If it was the Answer he meant
to abide by?" said, "It was." Being asked, "If he
had any Thing to offer beyond it?" he said, "He
He was directed to withdraw.
Ordered, That a Copy of the said Answer, examined
by the Clerk, be sent by Message to the House of Commons.
Ordered, That when a Copy of the said Answer
shall have been delivered to the Commons, the said
Answer be printed for the Use of the House.
The Lord Osborne (by His Majesty's Command) presented to the House,
No. 1. "Copy of the Convention between His Majesty and the Most Christian King, signed at Versailles,
the 31st of August 1787.—And Translation."
2. "Copy of the Treaty between His Majesty and the
Landgrave of Hesse Cassel, signed at Cassel, the 28th
September 1787.—And Translation."
3. "Copy of the Declaration signed at Versailles, the
27th October 1787, by the Duke of Dorset and Mr.
4. "Copy of the Counter Declaration signed at the
same Time, by the Count de Montmorin.—And
5. "Copy of the Joint Declaration signed at the same
And the Titles thereof being read by the Clerk:
Ordered, That the said Copies do lie on the Table.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii,
quintum diem Decembris, jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.