HL Deb 14 July 1840 vol 55 cc717-8
Viscount Melbourne

moved the Order of the Day for the consideration of the Message from the Throne, and the message having been read, the noble Viscount said, "My Lords, in reference to the important subject which was brought under your consideration by the Queen's most gracious message, which I had the honour to bring down to your Lordships' House yesterday, and which has just been read from the Table, my noble Friend upon the Woolsack will give notice of his intention to bring forward without delay a measure for the purpose of securing that object which is recommended in her Majesty's most gracious message. It, therefore, only remains for me, my Lords, upon the present occasion, to do that which, I apprehend, can meet with no objection on the part of your Lordships House, and which it is unnecessary for me to enforce by any argument—namely, to move that an humble Address be now presented to her Majesty, to return to her Majesty the thanks of this House for her Majesty's most gracious message, and to assure her Majesty of our readiness to take that measure and those circumstances which her Majesty has been pleased to recommend into our immediate and serious consideration."

Address agreed to nem. con.

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