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of your majesty's Irish subjects, any one of those blood-stained. has in a few short weeks ac triumphs which have heretofore complished more for their wel. been honoured with the wreatha fare and happiness than had
of the conqueror. been effected in the six preced- “Fully impressed with the great ing centuries.
and lasting benefits conferred * Your majesty came amongst us; upon us by your majesty's gra
at your approach discord ceased, cious visit, we cannot witness and every prejudice filed. Your
your majesty's departure from majesty has banished every bad amongst us without feelings of passion, and united six millions the deepest regret — feelings of a grateful people in a bond which could not admit of con. of brotherly love to one another, solation, were it not for the and of affectionate attachment hope fondly entertained, that to your majesty's person and your majesty will confer a like throne.
honour on your affectionate and * We know and feel that we have grateful people of Ireland as
faithfully described the happy frequently as shall be consiseffects produced by your majes tent with the necessity for the ty's presence and kindness royal presence in other parts of amongst your Irish subjeots; your majesty's empire." and we confidently predict that Mr. O'Connell, accompanied by a the victory which your majesty deputation of ten other gentlemen, has thus obtained over the dis- presented a laurel crown to his sentions and prejudices of ages, majesty. The learned gentleman, will be deemed the most impor. on his knee, presented the crown tant ever achieved by any Bri- to his majesty. His name was tish king, and will contribute announced by lord Sidmouth. The more materially than any event sovereign was pleased to notice in the British annals, to the him in the most marked and constrength of the empire, and the descending manner. He shook prosperity of all your majesty's his hand, and accepted the apsubjects.
propriate tribute with dignity and - Confident that such will be the affection.
fruits of your majesty's labours, Before descending the slip for the welfare of our country, which led to the side of the ves, we have determined to erect an sel, the king addressed those appropriate structure to express around him, with considerable these our feelings, and to con- emotion in these words :vey to posterity a just impres. “My friends! when I arrived in sion of the glorious and blood this beautiful country, my heart less victory obtained by your overflowed with joy-it is now majesty over every bad passion depressed with sincere sorrow; -a victory much more de I never felt sensations of more serving of the laurel crown now delight than since I came to most respectfully presented to Ireland.-I cannot expect to your majesty (and intended, to meet any superior, nor many with all humility, to be re equal till I have the happiness placed by one of emeralds,) than to see you again. Whenever
an opportunity offers, wherein the spirit of loyal union, which I can serve Ireland, I shall seize now so generally exists, will reon it with eagerness. I am main unabated and unimpaired, a man of few words.--Short but that every cause of irritation adieus are best. God bless you will be avoided and discounteall my friends, God bless you all.” nanced, mutual forbearance and
Lord Sidmouth also addressed good will observed and encouthe following letter to the lord raged, and security be thus aflieutenant on the occasion of his forded for the continuance of that majesty's departure:
concord amongst themselves, Dublin Castle, Sept. 3, 1821. which is not less essential to his My lord;—The time of the majesty's happiness than to their king's departure from Ireland be- own, and which it has been the ing arrived, I am commanded chief object of his majesty, during by his majesty to express his en- his residence in this country, to tire approbation of the manner in cherish and promote, which all persons acting in civil jesty well knows the generosity and military situations, in the and warmth of heart which disa city of Dublin and its neighbour- tinguish the character of his faithhood, have performed their several ful people in Ireland; and he duties, during the period of his leaves them with a heart full of majesty's residence in this part of affection towards them, and with the kingdom. His majesty is the confident and gratifying perpleased to consider that to your suasion that this parting admoniexcellency his acknowledgments tion and injunction of their soveare particularly due; he is con- reign will not be given in vain.--scious how much he owes to your I have the honour to be, with excellency's attentions and ar- great truth and regard, my lord, rangements; and his majesty your excellency's most obedient, gladly avails himself of this occa and faithful servant, sion of declaring the high sense
SIDMOUTU. which he entertains of the ability, “ His excellency the temper, and firmness, with which lord lieutenant." your excellency has uniformly ad The royal squadron set sail from ministered the great trust which Dunleary harbour on Wednesday he has placed in your hands. I morning, the 5th, and proceeded am further commanded to state, within the banks to near Wack that the testimonies of dutiful and low, when the wind came directly affectionate attachment which his round, and headed them, so that majesty has received from all they could not possibly get through classes and descriptions of his the Swash--this is the name of Irish subjects, have made the the deep water between the Kisla deepest impression on his mind, bank and Arklow bank, and is so and that he looks forward to the narrow, that, to guide mariners, period when he shall revisit them there are two light-houses built with the strongest feelings of sa on Wicklow Head, which must be tisfaction. His majesty trusts both brought in a line to the eye of that in the mean time, not only the helmsman, in order to give a
right direction to the vessel, lest half past two o'clock in the aftershe might touch on either of the noon, a movement was observed banks. The squadron, therefore, in the royal squadron, at King'swas obliged to put about, and at town pier, (Dunleary), when the five p. m. on Wednesday came to flotilla stood out to sea, and passed its old moorings in Dunleary har- the promontory of Bray in a short bour, after having been at sea time, under a smart breeze. His seven hours.
majesty remained on deck, and A great portion of the nobility with his usual condescension and gentry of Dublin was to be bowed most gracefully, took off seen throughout the entire of his travelling bonnet, and saluted Thursday, at the New Pier, and in a particularly affectionate manthe number of boats freighted with ner, all the spectators who were beauty and fashion gave an in- assembled on the wall, and in the terest and animation to a scene, numerous boats with which the which, with one exception, (the harbour was crowded, to witness bay of Naples) is not to be the termination of the most enequalled in Europe. His majesty dearing visit in the annals of moremained on deck for the most dern Ireland. · The scene part of the day, and, as on highly affecting and interesting. Tuesday, amused himself with It was like the parting of a kind some success, by fishing. His father from his children. The majesty sat for a considerable guns at the battery fired a royal time on a sofa on deck, that he saluté. During the entire of the might gratify the numerous parties day, the pier was the resort of a of ladies and gentlemen who number of persons, including many crowded in boats about the yacht, from the city, all anxiously lookby showing himself. The day was ing towards the royal squadron, uncommonly fine, and the view of until the gathering shades of the the Wicklow and Dublin moun- evening hid them from their view. tains, including Kilciney hill and As the evening advanced, the royal obelisk, was grand, as seen from squadron appeared to be making the bay.
their way in fine style, right in the When his majesty's squadron direction of Holyhead; and at lay at anchor, on Tuesday even that twilight hour, whilst they ing, at King's-town harbour, a were yet discernible to the adbeautiful rainbow, of the most miring and anxious spectators, vivid colours, appeared elevated“ distinct but distant;" the effect above the horizon, its arch encir- produced by their “gallant bearcling the royal squadron. A poor ing" was fine beyond description. woman who sat on the rocks, and The royal squadron had reached who had been anxiously looking within thirty miles of the land'sat the ships, fixing her eyes end, when, from the boisterous on that “harbinger of bright state of the weather, it was obliged days," exclaimed, Well, there's to put about, and return to Milford the first Irish rainbow he ever Haven, where it arrived four p. m.
on Wednesday, the 14th. At On Friday the seventh, about five next morning his majesty
landed, amidst the cheers of thou- quently, and looked remarkably sands of spectators. A band of well. Three carriages were landed music was in attendance, which from the fleet, one of which was played several national airs, and his majesty's private one, and in his majesty appeared to receive a short time his majesty drove the marked attention which was off, with his attendants, for Lonpaid to his royal person, with don. much gratitude. He bowed fre
THE KING'S JOURNEY TO THE
HIS majesty, having determined Robert marquis of Londonupon visiting his German domi- derry,one of his majesty's principal nions, the Gazette of the 18th secretaries of state. of September announced his in Henry earl Bathurst, another tention, and the provision made of his majesty's principal secrefor the administration of public taries of state. affairs during his absence, in the Charles Chetwynd Talbot earl following manner :
Talbot, lieutenant-general and ge" At the court at Carlton- neral-governor of that part of the house, the 17th of September, United Kingdom called Ireland. 1821; present, the king's most Robert Banks earl of Liverpool, excellent majesty in council. first commissioner of the treasury.
His majesty in council this day Robert viscount Melville, first declaring his intention of going out commissioner of the admiralty. of the kingdom for a short time, Henry viscount Sidmouth, anowas pleased to nominate the fol- ther of his majesty's principal selowing persons to be lords justices cretaries of state. for the administration of the go William lord Maryborough, vernment during his majesty's ab- master of the mint.
The right honourable Nicholas His royal highness Frederick Vansittart, chancellor of the exduke of York.
chequer. Charles lord archbishop of Can The right honourable Charles terbury.
Bathurst, chancellor of the duchy John earl of Eldon, lord chan- of Lancaster; and cellor.
The right honourable Frederick Dudley earl of Harrowby, lord John Robinson, treasurer of the president. John earl of Westmorland, lord On the 24th of September the
king left Carlton-house for Rams. James duke of Montrose, mas- gate, escorted by lancers. The ter of the horse.
weather during the forenoon being Arthur duke of Wellington, remarkably fine, several thousand master-general of the ordnance.
persons of all descriptions, among Charles Ingoldsby marquis of whom were numbers of wellWinchester, groom of the stole. dressed ladies and gentlemen,
George James marquis Chol- some in barouches and gigs, and mondeley, lord stewart of his ma- others on foot, proceeded from jesty's household.
Woolwich, Blackheath, Eltham,