The King' s Answer to the Address

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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

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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."