HL Deb 22 June 1837 vol 38 cc1553-4
Viscount Melbourne

said, that acting on the precedents established on similar melancholy occasions, he had now to propose that an Address of condolence be sent to her Majesty the Queen Dowager, on the melancholy occasion of the loss which her Majesty had sustained, and to assure her Majesty of the deep sympathy which the House entertained for the loss to her Majesty and the country. In submitting this motion he would not dwell on the esteem which her Majesty had won from all classes of the country, by her amiable conduct and the exemplary manner in which she discharged the duties of her high station. These were well known to their Lordships and the country; but let him add, that her Majesty's conduct was still—if it could be—more distinguished by the manner in which she discharged her duties to his Majesty in his illness, and the exemplary assiduity and patience with which she bore the fatigues which her unremitting attention to his Majesty had imposed on her.

The motion was agreed to, and unanimously ordered to be presented to her Majesty by the Lord President, the Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Wellington, Earl Grey, and the Duke of Richmond.