HC Deb 23 February 1813 vol 24 cc705-6
Lord Castlereagh

reported to the House, that the Prince Regent having been attended with their Address of Friday last, was pleased to receive the same very graciously, and to give the following Answer: Gentlemen, I thank you for this loyal Address. It affords me the greatest satisfaction to find that my endeavours to preserve peace with the United States of America are justly appreciated; and that your determination to uphold the maritime rights of the country is in unison with my own. Acting upon these principles, and aided by your support, I look forward with confidence to an honourable termination of the war in which I have been compelled most reluctantly to engage.