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An order of council was issued, for al- Aug. 11, The Commons voted his Ma.. tering the prayers for the royal family. jesty the same revenues the late Qucen had,

* Aug. 2. The earl of Derse was sent except the revenue of the duchy of Corpja over to bis Majesty by the Regency, to ac- wall, which was by law vested in the quaint him with the unanimity of the peo

Prince. ple in recognizing and proclaiming him ; Aug: 13. Mr. Craggs, who had been and to invite his Majetty into his British dispatched to Hanover the 30th of July, dominions.

being returned from thence with a letter The French king published an arret for from his Majesty, the Lord Chancellor, in legitimating his natural fons, the dukes of the name of the Regency, made a speech to Maine and Toulouse, and capacitating them the Houses, acquainting them, That his to inherit the crown of France after the Majetty was haitening hither, and had exprinces of the blood.

prefled great satisfaction in the loyalty and Aug. 3. The late Queen was opened, affection his people had universally Thewa and the next day her bowels were interred in on his acceffion. Westminster-abbey.

Aug. 14. N. S. The Pretender, hearing Aug. 4. The duke of Marlborough made of the Queen's death, left Lorrain, and a sort of triumphal entry into London, but went to Versailles; but the French king rehis coach unluckily broke down at Temple- fused to see him, alledging his engagebar, and he was forced to get into another. ments to the Hanover succellion : where.

Aug. 5. King George was proclaimed at upon the Chevalier returned to Lorrain. Edinburgh.

Aug. 21. The Lords Juftices gave the A proclamation was issued by the Re- royal asient to an act for the better support gency, authorizing all persons in office, or of his Majesty's houshold, and also the hoauthority, to continue to exercise their re- nour and dignity of the crown of Great spective offices.

Britain. The Lord Chancellor made a speech to An act for rectifying mistakes in the Both Houses of Parliament, in the name of names of the commissioners for the landthe Regency, giving an account of their tax, for the year 1714, and for railing to proceedings since the Queen's death, in pro- much as is wanting to make up the sum of claiming king George, and taking care of 1,400,000l. intended to be raised by a lotą the public peace; and said, They were per- tery for the public service in the said year. suaded the Parliament brought with them And to an act to enable persons now reso hearty a disposition for his Majesty's ser- fiding in Great Britain to take the oaths, vice, and the public good, that they could and do all other acts in Great Britain, renot doubt their allistance in promoting these quifite to qualify themselves to continue ends. They recommended to the Com- their respective places, offices, and emmons the settling the King's revenue, and ployments in Ireland. eftablishing the public credit ; and desired, At the presenting these bills, Sir Tbomas the Houses would proceed with unanimity, Hanmer, the Speaker of the House of Comand a firm adherence to the King's interest, mons, made a speech, wherein he said, as the only means to continue the present that the Commons could not enter upon tranquility.

any work more satisfactory and pleasing to Aug. 6. The Lords drew up an address themselves, than the providing a sufficient to his Majesty, of condolence and congra- revenue for his Majesty's civil government, tulation, and to defire his Majesty's royal in order to make his reign as easy and prose presence amongst them.

perous, as the beginning of it had been se. The Commons also drew up an addrels of cure and undisturbed ; that they could give condolence and congratulation, expressing no greater proof of the trust they repored in their impatient desire to see his Majesty his Majesty's gracious difpofition, than putamongst them, and assuring him of their ting the same intire revenue into his hands, unanimous resolution to maintain the public which her late Majesty died poßefled of, credit, and to do every thing in their power whose virtues they all admired, and of to make his Majesty's reig's happy and whose affection and concern for the religion, glorious; both which addrekes were trans- laws and liberties of this kingdom, they mitted to his Majoty:by ine Regency, had so long experience; and they de

An order of the Joids justices, for a ge- fired, that this might be looked upon as an Deral mourrag, toʻbeginthe 15th inftant. earnest and pledge of that real and fidelity Lin George Wac praclaimed at Dublin. which they hould always retain, and upon


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every occafior ready to demonstrate to Regency, for preparing a patent for creata his Majesty's pu'ton and government. ing the Prince Royal, prince of Wales, and

Then the Lord Chancellor, in the name for removing lord Belingbroke from his of of the Regency, returned the Houses fice of secretary of ftate : and on the 31st thanks for the proofs they had given of the feals were taken from him, and the their duty and affection to his Majesty, and doors of his office locked and sealed up. of their zeal for his government,

Aug. 31. 0. S. King George, with the Aug. 24. The private interment of her Prince, began his journey from Hanover late majelly queen Anne, was folemnized in

towards England, and arrived at the Hague the collegiate church oi Westminster. The the 5th of September, where he remained lords, the peeresses, lords fons, privy-coun. till the 16th. sellors, judges, and others who were to at- Sept. 7. N. S. The treaty of peace betend this solemnity, met about seven in the tween the Empire and France was signed at evening in the House of Peers, the Painted Baden. Chamber, and other rooms adjoining, where Sept. 6. Sir Constantine Phipps, and the being called out in order by the officers of archbishop of Armagh, were removed from arms, they proceeded about ten o'clock thro' being lords justices in Ireland, and the archthe Prince's chamber into the Palace-yard, bishop of Dublin and the earl of Kildare were and thence unto che south-eait door of the Sworn in their room. Abbey, one of the great guns at the Tower

An order of council against firing every minute, until her Majesty was throwing fquibs or fire-works on the day interred. The royal corpse was borne un- of his Majesty's public entry. der a canopy of porple velvet, preceded by Sept. 11. The duke of Berwick stormed a great number of her late Majesty's fer- Barcelona, which was defended with great yants, the judges, privy-counsellors, the obftinacy; but in the evening the garrison lords fpiritual and temporal, and the great retired into the new city, and beat the officers. The pall was supported by fix chamade; and on the sath they surrenderdukes. Her grace the duchess of Ormond ed, upon condition to have their lives saved, (in the absence of the duchess of Somerset, and that the city should not be plundered. who was indisposed) was chief mourner, Sept. 15. A proclamation was islued, fupported by the dukes of Somerset and Ricb- offering a reward of 100,000l. for appremend, in long robes, wearing their collars hending the Pretender, if he should atof the order, her train borne by two tempt to land in the British dominions. duchesses, affifted by the King's vice-cham- The Earl Marshal published an order, berlain, and followed by two other duchelles prohibiting all coaches coming into Greenat the head of fourteen counteffes as affil- wicb park on the day of his Majesty's entants, all in long veils of black crape; and try, but those of the great officers, the noafter them the ladies of the bed-chamber, bility and their sons, the privy counsellors and the maids of honour, in like veils ;

and judges. then the bed-chamber women, and the gen- Sept. 16. 0. S. King George, with the gentlemen penfioners closed the proceffion. Prince, embarked for England, and arrived

At the entrance into the church, the at Greenwich on the 18th in the evening, dcan, prebeads, and choir, receivej the and was received by the duke of Northumna royal body with an anthem, and marching berland, captain of the life-guard then in before Norrøy king of arms, who carried wairing, and the lord chancellor Harcourt, the crown and cushion, they proceeded fing- at the head of the lords of the regency. ing into Henry the Seventh's chapel, where King P!:!:p V. of Spain, was married being arrived, the body was depofited on by proxy to the princess of Parma. treftels, while the service of the church Sept. 19. Lord viscount Townshend was was performed by the bishop of Rocheffer, sworn one of his Majesty's principal secredean of Westminster, and afterwards interred taries of state. in the samé vault with their late majesties, Lieutenant-general Cadogan was appointking Charles II. king William and queen ed his Majesty's plenipotentiary at AntMary, and his royal highness prince George werp, to settle thie, Datch barrier. of Denmark.

Sept. 19. There was a great court af Aug. 25. The Parliament was prorogued Greenwich of all sorts z. and. ic was obto the 23d of September.

served, that those who proipered in the late Aug. 28. Mr. Murray arrived express reign, met with a rentarkible neglect ; piro from Hanover, and brought orders to the ticularly lord Tomryker.d Was lene to tell VOL, II.




the duke of Ormond, who came with un- The Common-Crier and the City Sword. common splendor to pay his court to his

Bearer, on horseback, Majesty, that he had no further occasion Those who had fined for or served the office for his service; whereupon the Duke re- of Sheriff or Alderman, in scarlet gowns, turned to St. James's-Square, without being on horseback, according to their senioriadmitted to his Majesty's presence.

ty, two and two, the juniors first. The earl of Oxford, lace lord treasurer, The two Sheriff's in scarlet gowns, on horsekified his Majesty's hand with the croud, back, with their gold chains and their but was not vouchsafed any further notice. wbite ftaves in their hands.

The lord chancellor Harcourt had pre- The Aldermen below the chair, on horsepared the Prince's patent, and carried it to back, in scarlet gowns, two and two. Greenwich,, but was turned out, and not The Aldermen above the chair, in scarlet suffered to enjoy either the honour or pro- gowns, on horseback, wearing their gold fit of paffing it'; and the great seal was chains, attended by their Beadles. given to lord Cowper.

Then the coaches of the Nobility, Great The duke of Ormond was removed from Officers, &c. in the order they came from being captain-general.

Greenwich. Sept. 20.

The King having appointed The Knight Marshal's Men on horseback, this day for his royal entry from Greensvicb

two and two. through the city of London, to his palace ac The Knight Marshal on horseback. St. James's, public notice was given by the

The King's kettle-drums. Lord Marshal, for all the nobility and others,

The Drum Major. who were to attend his Majesty, to repair The King's Trumpets, two and two. to Greenwich park by ten o'clock in the The Serjeant Trumpet, with his mace. morning, and officers at arms were appoint- Pursuivants of Arms, uncovered, two and ed to rank their coaches in order. About twelve, his Majesty, accompanied by his

Heralds of Arms. royal highness the Prince, set out from

Kings of Arms. Greenwich, being preceded by a numerous

The Recorder in a scarlet gown, on borsetrain of coaches of the nobility and gentry,

back, uncovered. the juniors marching first. When his Ma- The Lord Mayor of London in his crimson jesty arrived at St. Margaret's-bill in South- velvet gown, on horseback, uncovered, wark, he was met by the Lord Mayor, Al- bearing the city sword by his Majesty's dermen, Recorder, Sherifts, and officers of

permission. the city. After which his Majesty proceeded The King next came in his coach, and the to St. James's in the following manner: horse guards closed the proceflion.

A detachinent of the Artillery Company. The great guns at the Tower were fired The two City Marshals on horseback, with when his Majesty took coach, as also when

their men on foot to make way. he palled over London bridge ; and on his Two of the City Trumpets on horseback. Majesty's arrival at his palace, the cannon The Sheriff's Officers on foot, with javelins in the Park were three times discharged. in their hands.

Sept. 21. There was a great court at The Lord Mayor's Officers in black gowns, St. James's; and among the rest, Ms. on foot, two and two.

Cbarles Aldwortb, member of Parliament Two more of the City Trumpets on for New Windsor, was there, whom colonel horseback.

Chudleigh was pleased to brand with the The City Banner, born by the Water name of a Jacobite ; whereupon a quarrel Bailiff, on horseback,

ensued, and they both went in a coach to The City Officers on horseback, in their Marybone fields, and Mr. Aldworth was proper gowns.

killed upon the spot. The four Attornies, two and two. Sept. 22. His Majesty declared in couna The Solicitor and the Remembrancer. cil his firm purpose to support and mainThe two Secondaries.

tain the churches of England and Scotland, The Comptrdier.

as they were severally by law established, The four Comprot Pleaders. which, he said, he was of opinion might The gwo.Fadges.

be effectually done without impairing the The Town Clerk.

toleration; and he assured them, he should The Conton Serjantand theChamberlain. earneftly endeavour to preserve the properIme more at the City Trumpets on ties of his subjects. hosle backs:


The same day, the Prince Royal was gue, esqrs. appointed lords commissioners of declared prince of Wales, and took his the Treasury. place at the council-board ; and the great The duke of Argyle made governor of leal having been taken from lord Harcouri, Portmabon and the island of Minorca. and delivered to lord Cowper, he was sworn 08. 8. The earl of Dorset made lord lord chancellor of Great Britain ; the earl warden of the Cinque ports and constable of of Nottirgbam was declared lord president Dover caftle, in the room of the duke of of the council, and the carl of Sunderland Ormond. was made lord lieutenant of Ireland.

08.9. Jobr. Aisabie, esq. made treaSept. 24. The duke of Devon was de- furer of the navy, in the room of Charles clared lord steward of his Majesty's hout- Cæfar, esq. hold; the duke of Marlborough, captain- da. 10. The lord-lieutenants and degeneral of the land-forces, master-general puty-lieutenants were altered almost all of the ordnance, and colonel of the first over England. regiment of foot-guards ; James Stanhope, 08. 11. The Earl of Orford, Sir George erq. Secretary of itate, in the room of Mr. Byng, George Doddington, esq. Sir John Browley; the duke of Montrose, secretary Jennings, Sir Charles Turner, Abrabam of Atate, in the room of the earl of Mar; Stanyan and George Baillie, esqrs. were the earl of Wbarton,' lord privy seal, in the made commiffioners for executing the ofroom of the earl of Dartmoutb ; Robert fice of lord high admiral. Walpole, esq. was made paymaster of the The earl of Chelmondley was made trea. guards and garrisons, and of the forces furer of the houshold; Hugh Boscawen, abroad, in the room of Tbomas Moor and efq. comptroiler; and Edmund Duricb, efq. Foba Howe, ciqrs. the duke of St. Albans, matter of the houshold. captain of the band of pensioners; the duke 08. 15. The princess of Wales, with of Roxborough, Jord privy seal for Scoland, her two eldest daughters, having landed at the marquis of Anrandale, lord chancellor Margare two days before, and lain one night of Scotland, in the room of the earl of Scan at Rochester, palled through London to St. field and Findlater.

James's. Sept. 27. The duke of Scmerfet was The coronation approaching, patents appointed matter of the horse ; the duke were ordered for several promotions and creof Argyle, general and commander in chief ations of the nobility. of the forces in Scotland ; William Pulteney Ox. 16. Cbarles duke of Bolton, John. esq. fecretary at war; and Thomas Earle, duke of Rutland, Lionel-Crawfield carl of efa. lieutenant-general of the ordnance, Dorset and Middlesex, and Charles earl of and governor of Portsmoutb.

Halifax, were elected knights companions The privy council was dissolved, and a of the most noble order of the Garter.' new privy council summoned to meet the 01. 17. The duke of Sbrewfoury was firft of Oslober.

made lord-chamberlain of the Houmold. Sept. 29. Sir William Humpbreys, knt. The duke of Kent was made constable of elected lord mayor of London.

Windsor canle, and keeper of the parks Sept. 30. Allan Broderick, esq. was ap- and forests there, &c. pointed lord chancellor of Ireland, in the 08. 18. The earl of Nortbampion was room of Sir Conftantine Phipps.

made constable of the Tower of London. *0. 1. The king of Sweden, after The earl of Portmore was made governor about four years residence, in Turkey, of Gibraltar. set out from Denintash for his own domi- Hugb earl of Cholmondeley was made gover, niors, being presented with several purses nor of Chester. of gold by the Sultan, to defray the charges 07. 19 Marthery Aylmer, cry, was made of his journey

admiral of the ficet, governor of Green04. 3. The earl of Godolphin made cof- wicb hospital, house-keeper of the palace, ferer to her Majesty, in the room of lord and keeper of the park there. Maham.

Henry Newlor, doctor of laws, was made 08. 4. The patent was passed for creat- judge of the court of Admiralty. ing his Royal Highness, prince of Wales 07. 20. King George was crowned at and earl of Cbefter.

Westminster, with the uttal solemnity; but Charles Lord Halifax, Sir Rich- just as the procession was going by, several ard Only, Sir William St. Quirtin, barts. people were killed and hurt ýy the fall of. Paul Merbuca and Edward Wortley Monsa- icaffolds in the Palace-yard,

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The order of the proceflion was as follows,
The King's Her's Woman, with her fix Maids, strewing the way with herbs,

The Dean of WeAminfier's Beadle, with his staff.
The High Constable of Wejimmirfier, with his stafi, in a scarlet cloak.

A Fife.
Four Drums.
The Drum-Major.
Eight Trumpets.
A Kettle Drum.

Eight Trumpets.
The Serjeant Trumpeter.

The Six Clerks in Chancery.
The Closet-Keeper of the Chapel Royal.
The King's Chaplains, having Dignitiesa

Sheriff's of London.
Aldermen of London.

Masters in Chancery.

The King's Serjeants at Law.
The Solicitor-General. The Attorney-General.

The King's ancient Serjeant.

Gentlemen of the Privy-Chamber.
Barons of the Exchequer, and Justices of both. Benches, two and two.
The Lord Chief Baron The Lord Chief Justice The Lord Chief Justice The Master of
i of the Exchequer, in of the court of Com- of the King's Bench the Rolls, in

his Judge's robes and mon Pleas, in his in his Judge's robes his robes, ce
coif with his hood Judge's robes, with and coil, with his
and sleeves lined with his hood and neeves hood and sleeves, lie
ermine unpowdered,

lined with ermine un- ned with ermine un-
wearing his collar of powdered, wearing powdered, wearing
SS's gilt.

his collar of SS's gilt. his collar of SS's gilt. Eight Children of the Choir of Westminster, in Surplices, four a-breast, the youngest first. The Serjeant of his Majesty's Veftry, The Serjeant-Porter of his Majesty's Pas

in a scarlet robe, with his gilt lace, in a scarlet robe, with his black

Ebony staff.
The twelve Children of his Majesty's Chapel Royal, in their surplices, with mantleş

over them of scarlet cloth.
The Choir of Weftminster in Surplices, with music-books in their hands, the

youngest first.
The Organ-Blower, in a short red coat, with a badge on his left breast, viz.

A Nightingale of silver gilt, sitting on a sprig.
The Groom of the Vestry, in a scarlet robe; with a perfuming pan in his hand, burning

perfumes all the way from Westminster Hall to the choir-door in the church.
One of his Majesty's Musi- One of his Majesty's Music One of his Majesty's Mufi-

cians, in a scarlet mantle, cians, in a scarlet mantle, cians, in a scarlet mantle, playing on a Sackbut.

playing on a double Courtal. playing on a Sackbut. Thirty-two Gentlemen of his Majesty's Chapel-Royal, in surplices, with mantles

over them, four a-breast. The Sub-Dean of his Majelty's Chapel Royal, in a scarlet robe and surplice. The twelve Prebendaries of Westminster, in their surplices and rich copes according to

their seniority, four a-breast, the youngest first. The Lord Bishop of Rochester as Dean of Westminster, in a surplice, and a rich cope of

purple velvet, embroidered with gold and filver.

The Master of the Jewel-House in a scarlet robe.

Privy-Counsellors not being Peers of England, in rich habits.
Two Pursuivants of Arms, in Coats of his Majesty's arms, richly embroidered with gold

and filver, upon damasks and sattin, and lined with crimson taffata, viz.
Rouge Dragon, Pursuivant.

Rouge Croix, Pursuivant.
Barons in their robes of eftare, of crimson velvet, with their coronets in their hands,

four a-breast, the youngest first,

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