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The King' s Answer to the Address


Mr˙ Speaker reported to the House, that the House attended his Majesty on Saturday last, with their Address, to which his Majesty was pleased to give this most gracious answer:

"GENTLEMEN: I return you my hearty thanks for this loyal and dutiful Address. I promise myself the most happy consequences from the very zealous and affectionate assurances of the support of my faithful Commons at this great and important conjuncture; and I have a firm confidence that, by the blessing of God on the justice of the cause, and by the assistance of my Parliament, I shall be enabled to suppress this dangerous rebellion, and to attain the most desirable end of restoring my subjects in America to that


free and happy condition, and to that peace and prosperity, which they enjoyed in their constitutional dependance on Great Britain, before the present unhappy disorders."