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C. M. Sutton G. R. Dawson the prerogatives of the Crown on his N. Vansittart W. Courtenay behalf, it was the first wish of my F. J. Robinson W. Curtis
heart to be allowed to restore into his W. Scott
John Eamer hands the powers with which I was John Perring R. A. Cox
intrusted. It has pleased Almighty James Shaw
John T. Thorp God to determine otherwise, and I George Scholey R. Rothwell
have not been insensible to the advan. Samuel Birch
J. E. Dowdeswell tages which I have derived from adMatthew Wood R. Clark
ministering in my dear father's name C. Smith H. Woodthorpe
the government of this realm. Ger. Andrews T. Tyrell
“ The support which I have recei. R. Hodgson W.Borradaile,jun. ved from Parliament and the country, John Ireland T. Smith
in times the most eventual, and under G. Cockburn H. Taylor
the most arduous circumstances, could Henry Hotham W. Keppel
alone inspire me with that confidence Besborough F. T. Hammond
which my present station demands. C. Warren
W. Congreve “ The experience of the past will, I T. P. Courtenay N. Knowlys, the trust, satisfy all classes of my people, J. S. Copley
Common Ser- that it will ever be my most anxious H. Bankes
geant of London endeavour to promote their prosperity C. Flower J. Buller
and happiness, and to maintain unime John Atkins J. Whately paired the religion, laws, and liberties John Sylvester G. Nayler, York
of the kingdom." C. Magnay
Whereupon the Lords of the Council At the Court at Carlton-house, the made it their humble request to bis
30th day of January, 1820, Present, Majesty, that this his Majesty's The King's Most Excellent Majes- most gracious declaration to their ty in Council.
Lordships might be made public; His Majesty being this day present which his Majesty was pleased to in Council, was pleased to make the order accordingly following declaration, viz. :
J. BULLER. “ I have directed that you should At the Court at Carlton-house, the be assembled here, in order that I
30th of January, 1820, Present, discharge the painful duty of announ. The King's Most Excellent Majesty. cing to you the death of the King, His R. /. the Duke of York my beloved father.
His R. H. the Duke of Clarence “ It is impossible for me adequately His R. H. the Duke of Sussex to express the state of my feelings His R. H. the Duke of Glocester upon this melancholy occasion, but
I His R. H. the Prince Leopold of have the consolation of knowing, that Saxe Coburg the severe calamity with which his Archbishop of Canterbury Majesty has been afflicted for so many The Lord Chancellor years,
has never effaced from the minds Duke of Atholl of his subjects the impressions created Duke of Montrose by his many virtues ; and his example Marquis Wellesley will, I am persuaded, live for ever in Marquis Camden the grateful remembrance of his coun- Earl of Lauderdale try.
Earl of Chatham « Called upon, in consequence of
Earl Bathurst his Majesty's indisposition, to exercise Earl of Liverpool
Earl of Mulgrave
service, the ceremony was deferred till Viscount Melville
yesterday. By 10 o'clock in the mornViscount Sidmouth
ing, the space fronting the Palace of Bishop of London
Carlton-house was occupied by great Right Hon, the Speaker
numbers of spectators. Mr Lee, the Right Hon. Sir William Scott High Constable of Westminster, with Right Hon. Sir William Grant a considerable number of assistants, Right Hon. Thomas Wallace
kept an open passage to the court, Right Hon. Nicholas Vansittart yard of Carlton-house, to secure inRight Hon. Charles Arbuthnot gress for the different persons who Right Hoo. Sir John Nicholl were to compose the procession, and Right Hon. Fred. John Robinson who began to assemble before eleven Right Hon. Robert Peel
o'clock. Small parties of the Horse Right Hon. W. S. Bourne
Guards then appeared, and took their Right Hon. Charles Bagot station before Carlton-house, and along Right Hon. Sir Richard Richards Pall.mall to the Opera-house. Many Right Hon. Sir B. Bloomfield of the nobility and gentry began to Right Hon. Sir John Leach take their stations round the steps of Right Hon. Sir Charles Abbot the grand entrance of Carlton-house. Right Hon. Sir Robert Dallas The view at this time was grand and
His Majesty, at his first coming imposing in the extreme, especially into the Council, was this day pleased when the eye was directed over the to declare, that understanding that the elevated space before Carlton-house. law requires he should, at his acces- The variegated colours ; the fineness sion to the Crown, take and subscribe of the day, the sun shining at this pethe oath relating to the security of the riod with peculiar brilliancy : the arChurch of Scotland, he was now ready rival of the Royal Dukes and the No. to do it this first opportunity; which bility in their carriages ; all contribuhis Majesty was graciously pleased to ted greatly to increase the general efdo according to the forms used by the fect. The crowd in Pall-mall by half law of Scotland, and subscribed two past eleven became immense, but all instruments thereof, in the presence proceeded with the utmost tranquillity. of the Lords of the Council, who wit- A little before twelve o'clock the nessed the same ; and his Majesty was procession was completely formed, and pleased to order, that one of the said advanced in front of Carlton-house in instruments be transmitted to the the following order :Court of Session, to be recorded in the Books of Sederunt, and afterwards Farriers ofthe LifeGuards, with axes erect.
French Horns of the Troop. to be forthwith lodged in the Public
Troop of Life Guards. Register of Scotland, and that the
The Beadles of the different Parishes, other of them remain among the Re.
in their long cloaks. cords of the Council, and be entered
Constables. in the Council-book.
Two Knight-Marshal's Officers. The Proclamation of the Accession Knight Marshal and his Men.
Household Drums. of his present Majesty, George the Fourth, would have taken place on
Trumpets. Sunday, but the 30th being the anni
Pursuivant versary of the martyrdom of Charles
Blue Mantle-William Woods, Esq. I. which is observed by statute as a Rouge Croix-W. Radcliffe, Gent. F.S.A. solemn fast in the ritual of the church
Rogue Dragon-G. G. Young, Esq.
Portcullis J. F. Beltz, Esq. F.S.A. loyal heart, by the satisfaction which Herald.
beamed on the countenances of all, apKing of Arms-Garter Sir Isaac Heard, Kt. peared to beat in unison with the sensupported by two Sergeants at Arms, with their maces.
timents of that truly national anthem. Clarencieux-G. Harrison, Esq.
The Officers at Arms then mounted Norroy-R. Bigland, Esq.
on horseback, and the procession com. Heralds in their full dress. menced; it formed in the court-yard, Windsor Francis Martin, Esq. F.S.A and passed along the crescent made in
Chester-G. M. Leake, Esq. proceeding round by the portico. It Lancaster-Edm. Lodge, Esq. F.S.A. entered Pall-mall through the upper York-Sir G. Nayler, Knt. F.S.A.
entrance. The officers belonging to Richmond-Jos. Hawker, Esq. F.S.A. Somerset-James Cathrow, Esq.
the city of Westminster, headed by
the High Constable, went first, clearTroop of Life Guards.
ing the streets of the carriages and Several Officers of State, Nobility, other obstructions that could easily be and Privy Counsellors attended. removed, and that might impede the Many Members of Parliament fol- march of the procession.
The venelowed ; and the Dukes of York, Cla. rable Sir Isaac Heard, after the terrence, and Glocester, and the Prince mination of the ceremony in the front Leopold, next appeared. The ar- of Carlton-house, did not join in the rangement on this station was most ef- procession, availing himself of the ao. fective, and it was improved on look- cient privilege of Garter King at ing into the splendid hall of the Pa. Arms not to mount on horsebacklace, for there were large parties of The appearance of the procession was the Officers of State, &c. Surround beautiful and grand in the extreme, ed by these, and supported by his when it was proceeding in full march. Royal Brothers and Prince Leopold, The whole party, as they passed along, appeared his Majesty George IV. were warmly greeted with huzzas, The Duke of Glocester stood imme- especially while they were traversing diately in the grand entrance.
the front of the palace of CarltonAt12 o'clock the guns in St James's house ; and the approach of the proPark commenced firing, which was the cession towards Charing-cross, where signal for the proclamation. Sir Isaac the crowd on foot and in carriages Heard, the venerable Garter King at was even greater than in Pall-mall, Arms, then stepped forward ard sta- was announced by the plaudit raised tioned himself in the centre of the in- by the assembled populace. The numteresting group collected around the bers at Charing.cross received consigrand entrance. Those about him derable accession by the arrival of being uncovered, Sir Isaac Heard pro- thousands from Pall-mall, who were ceeded to read the Proclamation. At desirous of beholding the ceremony of the conclusion of this ceremony, the the Proclamation. The increased numcompany assembled instantaneously bers of the spectators, together with huzzaed most enthusiastically. Shouts the vast assemblage of carriages of vawere heard in all quarters, and the rious descriptions, occasioned some inmultitude without the walls filled the terruption to the procession ; but by air with their plaudits. The military the great activity of the officers, and with similar ardour joined in the loud, the willingness of all parties to contrilong, and joyous huzzas. The guns bute to the orderly and impressive ar. continued firing. The bands struck rangement of the procession, all obup God save the King ; and many a structions were speedily removed.
The whole party having arrived and was accompanied by the City Marformed in the centre of Charing-cross, shal to the Lord Mayor's carriage. near the statue, the ceremony of the The gate was then closed. The Heproclamation was repeated in like man- rald King at Arms, with his hat on, ner as it had been performed under the presented the warrant for proclaiming grand entrance of Carlton-palace. the new King. The Lord Mayor,
The cavalcade then proceeded on. immediately upon receiving the war. ward towards Temple-bar, preceded rant, said, “ Admit the whole procesby an immense crowd. A troop of sion into our city of London." The the Horse Guards arriving first, open- gates were then thrown open, and the ed to the right and left, and having whole procession advanced till it reachcleared a passage to the gates, the Pur- ed the middle of Fleet-street, opposite suivant at Arms advanced, amidst to Chancery.lane, where the proclaflourishes of drums and trumpets, mation was read aloud. Loud huzwhen the proclamation of his present zas succeeded the reading of the progracious Majesty was again read clamation, and handkerchiefs and hats aloud.
were waved in the air. The proces. The city procession was in waiting sion, which had become considerably at the corner of Chancery-lane. The greater by the addition from Westupper City Marshall, Mr Wotner, minster, then advanced into the city, was sent forward to the gate at Tem- and reached Wood-street, Cheapside, ple-bar by the Lord Mayor, intima. with very little interruption. At the tion having been given to his Lorde south side of Wood-street, in the cenship that there was a loud knocking tre of Cheapside, it stopped, and the at the gate, and a demand of admit- proclamation was then read. tance from some persons outside.
The cavalcade then moved on to the Mr Wotner went to the gate and Royal Exchange, where the same cesaid, “ Who knocks!”
remony was observed. The carriages Voice outside.—“The Herald King of the several Aldermen, 16 of whom at Arms. I attend with a warrant to were in attendance, met with various proclaim King George the Fourth. receptions to which they have been acOpen your gates."
customed, and which the public are City Marshal.-" I shall inform the not very delicate in shewing, particuLord Mayor that you are in waiting larly when those come within their obat the gate."
servation who are not very popular. The Marshal then rode back to the Alderman Atkins was treated in the Lord Mayor, and having informed him most brutal manner. A set of ruffians that the Herald King at Arms was in gathered together in a band and hootwaiting for admission, to proclaim ed at him, at the same time that they George the Fourth King of England, seemed very busy with their hands was directed by his Lordship to give amongst the incautious gentry who the admission required, which was to were gaping at the show. Several of be limited to the Herald King at these fellows threw mud at the coach, Arms. The Marshal upon going to and one of them threw something of a the gates said to the officers, “ Open more dangerous kind, for one of the one side of the gates and admit the windows of the carriage, which it had Herald King at Arms, and him alone. been found necessary to put up on acThe rest are to stay behind.” The count of the violent conduct of the Herald King at Arms then rode in, mob, was broken. The activity of the supported by two of the guard, and officers was here exercised with the
desired effect, and the fellow who been more favourable throughout the broke the window was secured and day. His Majesty has had three taken to the Mansion-house, from hours' refreshing sleep this evening. whence he was conducted to Giltspur
“ Carlton-Palace, Feb. 3, street Compter, upon
Half past 11 a. m. charge.
“ The King has not passed a good The procession, after having left the night, but all his Majesty's symptoms Royal Exchange, advanced to Ald. are still favourable.” gate-pump, where it made a short
“ Carlton-Palace, Feb. 3, pause, after which it returned to the
Half past 9 p. m. Mansion-house, through Fenchurch- “ The King is in all respects much street and Lombard-street. The Lord better.” Mayor and Aldermen here separated
66 Carlton-Palace, Feb. 4, from that part of the procession which
Half-past 9 o'clock, p. m. had been admitted at the gate, and “ The King has passed the whole retired to partake of a sumptuous col- of this day more satisfactorily than lation which was provided for them. any preceding one since the comThe remainder of the procession then mencement of his Majesty's severe illreturned to Westminster in the same ness.” order as it came. Bands of music The King's HEALTH.-The King's preceded the State carriage, and play- Palace, in Pall-Mall, was yesterday ed for the most part during the pro- thronged the whole of the day vith cession God save the King.
the different branches of the Royal Family, the Foreign Ambassadors and Ministers, the Cabinet Ministers, the
Great Officers of State, the Nobility, FEBRUARY
Members of the House of Commons,
the gentry, and others who have been « Carlton-House, Feb. 1, 1820. presented at Court, and who are there.
Half-past 3 o'clock, p. m. fore entitled to the honour of leaving “ The King has been attacked with their names to inquire after the Soveinflammation on the lungs. We hope reign, as well as great numbers of a favourable impression has been made others, including several of the Soon the complaint, but his Majesty still ciety of Friends, or Quakers, making continues severely indisposed. their anxious and dutiful inquiries.
66 WILLIAM KNIGHTON. The Physicians were, as usual, in con-
“ King's Palace, Pall-Mall, “ The King is better; his Majesty
Feb. 4.-12 o'clock. has had some refreshing sleep, and the “ The King slept only at short inter. symptoms of his Majesty's disorder vals in the early part of the night; but are considerably alleviated."
his Majesty had three hours of unia“ Carlton House, Feb. 2. terrupted sleep this morning. His “ The King continues rather bet- Majesty's disorder is proceeding in its ier. The inflammation in his Majesty's usual course, in a favourable manner. chest is diminished.”
“ HENRY HALFORD. “ Carlton-Palace, Feb. 2.
6 WM. KNIGHTON. 11 p. m.
« M. J. TIERNEY." « The King's symptoms have all