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nearly connected with our most valuable rights and privileges. We hoped that, taught by the calamities of a neighbouring state, it would have been the endeavour of all to secure the blessings of national tranquillity; but we learn, by fatal experince, that there are to be found, men of such abandoned profligacy, as still to be occupied in schemes of anarchy and violence; and whom no warnings of example or considerations of humanity, can turn aside from their flagitious purposes. We witness with disgust and horror the numerous artifices employed to seduce and pervert the illiterate and unwary; to inflame their evil passions; and to infuse into their minds, principles calculated to overturn every form of civilized Society. Even the distress arising from the visitations of Providence has been wickedly ascribed to the misconduct of their rulers. The Almighty Disposer of Events has hitherto frustrated their dark designs, and we trust that the firmness of your Royal Highness, the energy of His Majesty's Government, and the co-operation of his loyal subjects in every rank of life, will, under the guidance of the same gracious Providence, preserve that Constitution in Church and State, which is our best inheritance and our greatest blessing. While doctrines of anarchy and misrule are disseminated with such malignant industry, the duty which our station most imperiously requires of us, and which we hope faithfully to discharge, is to instruct those whose education is entrusted to our care, in sound principles of religion and loyalty; and to impress forcibly upon their minds, the value of that civil Constitution which has been productive of so much individual happiness and national glory. And we beg leave to assure your Royal IIighness, that should we be called upon for other exertions,
we are ready to join heart and hand, in defence of Out
our Liberties and our Laws, of the Altar and the Throne, with those good and virtuous men who fear God and honour the King.
Given under our common seal, the 6th day of February 1817.
To which Address His Royal Highness was pleased to return the following most gracious Answer:
“I return you my warmest thanks for this loyal and dutiful Address.
“ It is impossible for me to reflect, without deep regret, on the late flagrant violation of the laws; but the prevalent feelings of my mind are those of humble gratitude for the protection of Almighty God, and of heartfelt satisfaction at the fresh proofs of loyalty, and of attachment to the Constitution, which have been displayed upon this occasion throughout the kingdom. That you ardently participate in those sentiments I am perfectly convinced; and I have an equal reliance on the continuance of your endeavours to impress upon those, with whose education you are entrusted, a just sense of the value of that Constitution, in Church and State, from which has been derived, during a long period of years, the largest portion of individual happiness, and of public prosperity, that it has ever fallen to the lot of any country to enjoy.”
LONDON GAZETTE of FEBRUARY 22, 1817.
At the Court at Carlton-House, the 18th of February 1817,
PRESENT, His Royal Highness the PRINCE REGENT in Council. 2
HIS Royal Highness the Prince Regent, in Council, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty, was this day pleased to appoint Joseph Henley, of Water Perry, Esq. to be Sheriff of the county of Oxford, in the room of James Carey Willington, of Coggs, Esq., deceased.
And His Royal Highness was pleased to make the following amendments upon the roll:
Derby, Thomas Hallowes, of Glaswell,
Duchy of Lancaster, Somerset-Place, Feb. 18, 1817.
His Royal Highness the Prince Regent has been K. in the name and on the behalf of His ajesty, to appoint Robert Townley Parker, of Cuerden and Royle, Esq. to be Sheriff of the county palatine of Lancaster for the year eno, C. artCarlton-House, February 12, 1817.
This day His Excellency the Baron Fagel, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from His Majesty the King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, had an audience of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, to deliver a letter from the hand of His Sovereign, assuring His Royal Highness of the sincere joy with which His Majesty learnt that the atrocious act attempted upon the sacred person of His Royal Highness, had by Divine Providence failed of any fatal result, and expressing the lively interest which His Majesty takes in the preservation and happiness of His Royal Highness. His Excellency was introduced to the audience by Lord Viscount Castlereagh, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and conducted by Robert Chester, Esq. Assistant-Master of the Ceremonies.
Carlton-House, February 18, 1817.
This day His Excellency the Marquess D'Osmond, Ambassador from His Most Christian Majesty, had an audience of the Prince Regent, to convey to His Royal Highness the most cordial congratulations of His Most Christian Majesty, upon His Royal Highness's escape from the late atrocious attack upon His person, and to express to His Royal Highness the warm interest which His Most Christian Majesty feels in the welfare of His Royal Highness. His Excellency was introduced to the audience by Lord Viscount Castlereagh, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and conducted by Robert Chester, Esq.
Assistant-Master of the Ceremonies,
Carlton-House, February 18, 1817.
This day His Excellency the Count de Lieven, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary from His Imperial Majesty the Emperor of All the Russias, had an audience of His Royal Highness the Prince Regent, to deliver a letter from His Sovereign, congratulating His Royal Highness upon the marriage of Her Royal Highness the Princess Mary with His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester. His Excellency was introduced to the audience by Lord Viscount Castlereagh, His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, and conducted by Robert Chester, Esq. Assistant-Master of the Ceremonies.
Crown-office, February 18, 1817. MEMBERS returned to serve in this present PARLIAMENT. City of Londonderry. Sir George Fitzgerald Hill, of the City of Londonderry, Bart. Borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.
Adolphus John Dalrymple, Fsq. in the room of Lord Viscount Cranborne, who has accepted the Chiltern Hundreds.