HC Deb 08 February 1810 vol 15 c355
The Chancellor of the Exchequer

brought down a Message from the King, which the Speaker read from the chair as follows:—

"George R.—His Majesty being desirous of conferring a signal mark of his favour and approbation on lieutenant-general Arthur lord viscount Wellington, knight of the most honourable order of the Bath, in consequence of the eminent services rendered by him in the brilliant and decisive victory obtained by the troops under his command, against a superior French force at Talavera on the 28th day of July, 1809, and of the valour and skill displayed by him on that occasion, recommends it to his faithful Commons to enable his Majesty to make provision for securing to the said lieutenant-general Arthur lord viscount Wellington, and the two next succeeding heirs on whom the titles of viscount Wellington of Talavera, and of Wellington in the county of Somerset, and of baron Douro, of Wellesley, in the said county, shall descend, a net annuity of 2,000l., in such manner as shall be thought most effectual for the benefit of the said lord viscount Wellington, and his family.