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LIST OF THE PRINCE REGENT'S MINISTERS,
As it stood at the opening of the Session, Nov. 8, 1814.
CABINET MINISTERS. Earl of Harrowby
Lord President of the Council. Lord Eldon .....
Lord High Chancellor, Earl of Westmoreland...
Lord Privy Seal.
S First Lord of the Treasury (Prime Earl of Liverpool....
Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of Right Hon. Nicholas Vansittart. ..
the Exchequer. Lord Viscount Melville..., First Lord of the Admiralty. Earl Mulgrave....
Master General of the Ordnance. Lord Viscount Sidmouth...
Secretary of State for the Home
Department. Lord Viscount Castlereagh .
Secretary of State for Foreign
Affairs. Earl Bathurst ...
Secretary of State for the Depart
ment of War and the Colonies.
President of the Board of Controul Earl of Buckinghamshire. ...
for the affairs of India. Right Hon. C. Bragge Bathurst.. Chancellor of the Duchy of Lan
caster. Right Hon. W. W. Pole..
Master of the Mint.
NOT OF THE CABINET.
President of the Board of Trade.
Vice-President of the Board of Right Hon. F. J. Robinson......
Secretary at War.
Secretaries of the Treasury.
Master of the Rolls. Sir William Garrow,
Attorney-General. Mr. Serjeant Shepherd
Solicitor General. PERSONS IN THE MINISTRY IN IRELAND. Viscount Whitworth
Lord Lieutenant. Lord Manners ....
Lord High Chancellor
Mem. The Months comprise some days of the preceding Month.
TRE REGENT'S MESSAGE. Majesty, having taken into his
serious consideration the signal G. P. R.
May 22. JIS Royal Highness the and splendid victory gained by the the Prince Regent, acting in army under the command of the
Duke of Wellington, on the 19th Majesty, thinks it right to inform of June instant, over the French his faithful Commons, that in con
army, under the command of
Buonaparte in person, which has sequence of events which have recently taken place in France, in added fresh renown to the British direct contravention of the treaty the independence of Europe, re
arms, and contributed largely to entered into at Paris last year for preserving the peace of Europe, commends to the House of Lords he has judged it necessary to enter
to concur in such measures as into engagements with his Allies, may be necessary to afford a furto adopt such steps as circum- ther proof of the sense entertained stances may require against the by Parliament of the Duke of common enemy, and for prerrut
Wellington's transcendant services, ing the revival of measures which and of the gratitude and munificould only have for their object to
cence of the British nation." destroy the peace and liberties of Europe; and his Royal Hignness confidently relies upon the House Message from the Regent, of Commons to support him in
June 27. such steps as he may find it ne
G. P. R. cessary to take, in conjunction with his Allies, at this promeritous the name and on the behalf of his
“ The Prince Regent acting in crisis.
“ His Royal Highness has given Majesty, thinks it proper to acorders that copies of the treaties that a marriage, to which his
, into which he has entered with the Allies should immediately be laid Royal Highness duly gave his conbefore the House, for its inforına- his Royal brother the Duke of
sent, has been solemnized between tion."
Cumberland and the daughter of REGENT'S MESSAGE.
the reigning Duke of Mecklen
burgh, niece to her Majesty, and
June 29. relict of the Prince of Salm; and “ G. P. R.
from the proofs of attachment The Prince Regent, acting in which the House of Commons the name and on the behalf of his have always manifested towards
the family of his Royal Highness, party, that I felt I had no alterthe Prince Regent confides in native but to employ the military. their making such provision on resources of his Majesty's domithis occasion as the rank and sta- nions, in conjunction with his Mation of their Royal Highnesses jesty's allies, to prevent the remay appear to require."
establishment of a system which experience had proved to be the
source of such incalculable woes Speech of the Prince Regent on to Europe. proroguing Parliament, July 12.
“ Under such circumstances,
you will have seen with just pride “ My Lords and Gentlemen, and satisfaction the splendid suc
“ I cannot close this Session of cess with which it has pleased Parliament without again express- Divine Providence to bless his ing my deep regret at the conti- Majesty's arms, and those of his nuance of his Majesty's lamented allies. indisposition.
“ Whilst the glorious and ever" At the commencement of the memorable victory obtained at present session I entertained a Waterloo, by Field-Marshals the confident hope, that the peace Duke of Wellington and Prince which I had concluded, in con- Blucher, has added fresh lustre to junction with his Majesty's allies, the characters of those great comwould meet with no interruption; manders, and has exalted the mithat, after so many years of conti- litary reputation of this country nued warfare, and of unexampled beyond all former example, it has calamity, the nations of Europe at the same time produced the would be allowed to enjoy that re- most decisive effects on the opera, pose for which they had been so tions of the war, by delivering long contending; and that your from invasion the dominions of efforts might be directed to alle- the King of the Netherlands, and viate the burthens of his Majesty's by placing, in the short space of people, and to adopt such mea- fifteen days, the city of Paris, and sures as might best promote the a large part of the kingdom of internal prosperity of his domi- France, in the military occupation nions.
of the allied armies. “ These expectations were dis- “ Amidst events so important, appointed by an act of violence and I am confident you will see how perfidy of which no parallel can necessary it is, that there should be found in history.
be no relaxations in our exer“. The usurpation of the su- tions, until I shall be enabled, in preme authority in France by conjunction with his Majesty's alBuonaparte, in consequence of lies, to complete those arrangethe defection of the French armies ments which may afford the prosfrom their legitimate sovereign, pect of permanent peace and seappeared to me to be so incompa- curity to Europe. tible with the general security of other countries, as well as with “ Gentlemen of the House the engagements to which the
of Commons, French nation had recently been a “ I thank you for the very li
beral provision you have made and equally beneficial to the infor the services of the present terests of both. year.
“I have great pleasure in ac" I deeply lament the continu- quainting you, that the labours of ance and increase of those bur- the Congress at Vienna have been thens which the great military ex- brought to a conclusion by the ertions of the present campaign, signature of a treaty, which, as combined with the heavy arrears the ratifications have not yet been remaining due for the expenses of exchanged, could not be commuthe former war, have rendered nicated to you, but which I exindispensable, and which his Ma- pect to be enabled to lay before jesty's loyal subjects, from a con- you when I next meet you in viction of their necessity, have Parliament. sustained with such exemplary “I cannot release you from fortitude and cheerfulness. your attendance without assuring
" You have already seen, how you, that it is in a great degree ever, the fruit of the exertions to the support which you have af. which have been made; and there forded me, that I ascribe the succan be no doubt that the best eco- cess of my earnest endeavours for nomy will be found to result from the public welfare; and on no octhat policy which may enable us casion has that support been more to bring the contest to a speedy important than in the course of termination.
the present session.
“In the further prosecution “My Lords and Gentlemen, of such measures as may be ne- The brilliant and rapid suc- cessary to bring the great contest cess of the Austrian arms at the in which we are engaged to an opening of the campaign has led honourable and satisfactory conto the restoration of the kingdom clusion, I shall rely with confiof Naples to its ancient Sove- dence on the experienced zealand reignty, and to the deliverance of steady loyalty of all classes of his that important portion of Italy Majesty's subjects: and they may from foreign influence and do- depend on my efforts to improve minion.
our present advantages in such " I have further the satisfac- manner as may best provide for tion of acquainting you, that the the general tranquillity of Europe, authority of his most Christian and maintain the high character Majesty has been again acknow- which this country enjoys amongst ledged in his capital, to which his the nations of the world." Majesty has himself repaired.
“ The restoration of peace between this country and the United
PROCLAMATION. States of America has been followed by a negociation for a com
Whitehall, Oct. 19, 1815. mercial treaty, which, I have every Whereas it has been humbly reason to hope, will be terminated represented to his Royal Highness upon conditions calculated to ce- the Prince Regent, that a consiment the good understanding sub- derable number of persons at sisting between the two countries, Shields, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,