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Publication: London Gazette November 23, 1762

London Gazette (Newspaper) - November 23, 1762, London, Middlesex From ^ueHJSg November 23, to ^atUCtiag November 27, 1762. JVhitehall, November 2&\ 1762. N'E of the King's Meflengers, dif-patched by the Duke of Bedford, arrived here this Morning with fche Ratifications of their Moft Chriftian, and Catholick Majefties, of the Preliminary Articles figned the. 3d Inftant^ which were exchanged �with his Grace, the aid, at Verfailles, by the Minifters Plenipotentiary of Thofe Princes, againft THofe of His Majefty. Upon which Occafwn the, Tower and Park Guns were immediately fired. Wejiminfler^ November 1$* THIS Day ^His Majefty came to the Houfe of Peers, and being in His Royal Robes feated on the Throne with the tifual Solemnity, Sir Septimus Robinfon, Knt. Gentleman Uflier of the Black Rod, was fent ivith a MeiTage from His Majefty to the Houfe of-Commons, commanding their Attendance in the Houfe of Peers. The Commons being come thither accordingly^ His Majefty was pleafed fo. make tile following moft gracious Speech : fyfLards, 'attd^Cf^Kthmn, IFound, on my Acceffion to the Throne, thefe My Kingdoms engaged fti a bioody and expensive Wat. I refolved to profecute it with the utmblFVr-goupj determined, however; to'confent to Peace, upon juft and honourable Terms, whenever the Events of War fhould incline the Enemy to the feme pacifick BifpjQfition. A Negotiation was accordingly begun laft Year, which proved ineffectual. The War became after-j "ward3 more general, by the Resolution of the^CourtJ of Madrid to take Part with My Enemy, notwith J Sanding My beit Endeavours to-prevent it\ This, WitH the^'unexpefted Attack of; My;fliaitural; and good Ally the King of Porfugal^reatfyafFe#ed Our Commerce, multiplied..the Obje&s 'of QurMI-[ litary Operations, and iocreafe^OurDifSculties, -by. adding to the heavy Burtheps] ;under which th�s� Cosntry already Jaboured. My Objea ilill: continued?the-'feme, ..to; attain, aV honourable Peace, by purfuing- *Ms more exienfiye^ War in the moil vSgtfrous. Manner.' lejnjtfaced tfeere-, fore an Occafion offered me, of.renewiBglthe;Negb*' tiation; but at the fame Time I exerted fo effectually. the Strength whidtyou had'put-intO'My:Hands, and', have been fo well ferved by My Fleets and Armies, in the Exectitiorriof My Plans, iharHJfory .cannot furnim Examples j)f. greater.GJory,'tvep5S t>f My other-A^ie^, m Germany, or elfe-�where, occupied hy the, Armies of France, arete* be immadiatejy. evacuated^ Gentlemen of the Houfe of Commons, , 'I-have" ordered the proper Eftimates/to belaid tcforeyou1;and 'fhall, without.'Delay, proceed td .jn^kilP^u&ons to the -utmbiFExtefit,' whejrtvei tjiey ^na'y; be found corififtefft with-'Wifdom^iand 'fqu^dTblicV. ;;It is the'greateit Afflrclion for Me to jfind, that'though" the' War is at an End, Our Ex-fences cS'finbt immediately be fo much leffened aa � 'defire ; but as fiothing could have-carried Us thrdugh the greaf-'a'nd.^TdflOu but the'.ipoftTVijgorods arid^exipeiiiive Effijrlb/-We' foipfi' �xpec>;'"for%"fortie' i>TvneV to"feel;thff Cbnfr-.que^cea of- them to a cqniiderajble Degteei li was impoffible to execute what this Nation has' fo glwioufly performed ia all Par$s of the World, WrthofBr ;

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Publication: London Gazette

Location: London, Middlesex

Issue Date: November 23, 1762

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