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By the King. A PROCLAMATION, kingdom: and whereas, by force Declaring His Majesty's Pleasure and in pursuance of an act passed for holding the first Parliament of in the parliament of Ireland, and rethe United Kingdom of Great Bri- cited in and made part of the said tain and Ireland, and appointing two acts for the union of Great Bri-. the Time and Place of Meeting

tain and Ireland, and intituled, “ An thereof.

act to regulate the mode by which GEORGE R.

the lords spiritual and temporal, and

the commons, to serve in the parliaWHEN

7 HEREAS, in pursuance of ment of the united kingdom on the

the fourth article of the ar- part of Ireland shall be summored ticles of union between Great Bri- and returned to the said parliament;" tain and I eland, as the same have and in consequence of our having. been ratified and confirmed by two by our said proclamation, under our acts of parliament, the one passed great seal of Great Britain, of the in the parliament of Great Bri- fifth day of November last, declared tain, and the other in the parlia- that it was expedient that the lords inent of Ircland, and both inti- and commons of the then parlia. tuled, An act for the union of ment of Great Britain should be the Great Britain and Ireland,” We members of the respective houses have thought fit to declare, by our of the first parliament of the united royal proclamation issued under our kingdom on the part of Great Brigreat seal of Great Britain, on the tain, four lords spiritual, and twentyfifth day of November last, that it eight lords temporal, and one hunwas expedient that the lords and dred commoners, have been apcommons of the then parliament of pointed, chosen, and declared (acGreat Britain should be members of cording to the circumstances of the the respective houses of the first parseveral cases) to be the members liament of the united kingdom of of the respective houses of the said Great Britain and Ireland on the first parliament of the said united part of Great Britain: and We did, kingdom on the part of Ireland : We by the same proclamation, notify do by this our royal proclamation, our intention to appoint Thursday under the great seal of the united the twenty-second day of January kingdom of Great Britain and Ireinstant for the assembling of such land, with the advice of our privy first parliament of the said united council, declare and publish our kingdom, by proclamation under will and pleasure to be, and do the great seal of our said united hereby appoint, that our first par


liament of the said united Kingdom to give their attendance accordingly shall meet and be holden at our city at Westminster, on the said twentyof Westminster, on the said twentya' second day of January instant. second day of January, one thou- Given at our court at Saint sand eight hundred and one; where- James's, the first day of Jaof the lords spiritual and temporal,

nuary, one thousand eight hunand the knights, citizens, and bur- dred and one, in the forty-first gesses, and the commissioners for

year of our reign. shires and burghs of our said first GOD SAVE THE KING. parliament of the said united kingdom, and all others whom it may concern, are hereby to take notice. At the Court at St. James's, the first And We do hereby direct and com- Day of Jan. 1801, present, the mand, in pursuance of the said King's Most Excellent Majesty in fourth article of the said articles of

Council, union, that the lords spiritual and temporal, and commons, who are Wliereas by the act of uniforto serve in the said parliament on mity which established the Liturgy, the part of Ireland, be returned in and enacts, That no form or order such manner as by the said act pass

of common prayer be openly used, ed in the parliament of Ireland to other than what is prescribed and regulate the mode by which the appointed to be used in and by the lords spiritual and temporal, and the said book; it is, notwithstanding, commons, to serve in the parlia- provided, that in all those prayers, ment of the united kingdom on the litanies, and collects, which do anypart of Ireland, shall be summoned wise relate to the king, queen, or and returned to the said parliament - royal progeny, ihe names be altered such lords spiritual and temporal, and changed from time to time, and and commons, are directed to be fitted to the present occasion, acreturned according to the circum- cording to the direction of lawtul stances of each particular case of authority: it is thereupon, this day, the several lords spiritual and tem- ordered by his majesty, with the poral, and commons, šo appointed, advice of his privy council, that chosen, and declared to be the mem- the following alterations be made, bers of the respective houses of the viz. said united kingdom on the part of

In the book of Common Prayer, Ireland. And We do hereby fura title-page-instead of the church ther (with the advice aforesaid) de- of England," put of the united clare our royal will and pleasure, church of England and Ireland.” that our said parliament of our said Prayer for the high court of parunited kingdom shall, on the said liament, instead of “ our sovereign twenty-second day of January, one and his kingdoms," read “and his thousand eight hundred and one, be dominions. holden and sit for the dispatch of The first prayer to be used åt divers weighty and important af. sea, instead of " bis kingdoms,” fairs; and the said lords spiritual read “his dominions.” and temporal, and the said knights,

In the form and manner of makcitizens, and burgesses, and the said ing, ordaining, and consecrating of commissioners for sbires and burghs, bishops, priests, and deacons, inare hereby required and commanded stead of the order “ of the church

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of England,” read “of the united Britain and Ireland, and its De church of England and Ireland.” pendencies, and also the Ensigns Ar.

In the preface of the said form, in morial, Flags, and Banners thereof. two places, instead of “ church of England," read “ in the united

GEORGE R. church of England and Ireland.”

In the first question in the ordi- Whereas by the first article of nation of priests, instead of “church the articles of union of Great Briof England," read “ of this united tain and Ireland, ratified and conchurch of England and Ireland.” firmed by two acts of parliament,

In the occasional offices, 25th the one passed in the parliament of October, the king's accession, in- Great Britain, and the other in the stead of “ these realms," read this parliament of Ireland, and respecrealm.”

tively intituled, "-An act for the In the collect, before the epistle, union of Great Britain and Ireland," instead of " these kingdoms, read it was declared, That the said king" this united kingdom.”

doms of Great Britain and Ireland For the preachers, instead of should upon this day, being the Ist “king of Great Britain, France day of }anuary, in the year of our and Ireland,” say “ king of the Lord 1801, for ever after he united united kingdom of Great Britain into one kingdon, by the name of and Ireland.”

“ The united kingrom of Great And it is further ordered, That Britain and Ireland;" and that the no edition of the book of Common royal style and titles appertaining to Prayer be from henceforth printed the imperial crown of the said but with the aforesaid amendments; united kingdom and its dependenand that in the mean time, untilco- cies, and also the ensigns armorial, pies of such edition may be had, all flags, and banners thereof, should parsons, vicars, and curates, do (for be such as We, by our royal proclathe preventing of mistakes), with the mation, under the great seal of the pen, correct and amend all such said united kingdom, should apprayers in their church books, ac- point: We have thought fit, by and cording to the foregoing directions; with the advice of our privy counand, for the better notice hereof, cil, to appoint and declare that our that this order be forthwith printed royal style and titles shall henceforth and published, and sent to the se- be accepted, taken, and used, as the veral parishes; and that the right same are set forth in manner and reverend the bishops lake care that orm following; that is to say, the obedience be paid to the same ac- same shall be expressed in the cordingly, within their respective Latin tongue by these words: dioceses.

" GEORGIUS TERTIUS, Dei Steph. CottrelI. Gratiá, Britanniarum Rer, Fidei

Defensor:"and in the English tongue

by these words:-- "GEORGE the By the King. A PROCLAMATION, the united Kingdoin of Great Bri

THIRD, by the grace of God, of Declaring His Majesty's Pleasure con- tain and Ireland, King, Defender

cerning the Royal Style and Titles of the Faith.” And that the arms appertaining to the Imperial Crown or ensigns arraorial of the said of the United Kinglom of Great united Kingdom shall be quarterly, first and fourth, England ; second, lawful monies of Ireland, and all Scotland; third, Ireland: and it such gold, and silver, and copper is our will and pleasure, that there monies as shall, on or '

after this day, shall be borne therewith, on an es- be coined by our authority with the cocheon of pretence, the arms of like impressions, until our will and our dominions in Germany ensigned pleasure shall be otherwise declared, with the electoral bonnet. And it shall be deemed and taken to be is our will and pleasure that the current and lawful monies of the standard of the said united king- said united kingdom in Ireland; and dom shall be the same quartering all such monies as shall have been as are herein before declared to coined for and issued in any of the be the arms or ensigns armorial dominions of the said united kingof the said united kingdom, with dom, and declared by our proclathe escocheon of pretence there- mation to be current and lawful on, herein before described : and money of such dominions respecthat the union flag

union flag shall be tively, bearing our style, or titles : azure, the crosses-saltires of St. or arms, or ensigns armorial, or any Andrew and St. Patrick quarterly part or parts thereof, and all mo. per saltire counter changed argent nies which shall hereafter be coined and gules; the latter fimbriated of and issued according to such prothe second ; surmounted by the clamations, shall continue to be lawcross of St. George of the third, ful and current money of such dofimbriated as the saltire. And our minions respectively, notwithstandwill and pleasure further is, that the ing such change in our style, titles, stile and titles aforesaid, and also and arms, or armorial bearings rethe arms or ensigns armorial afore- spectively as aforesaid, until our said, shall be used benceforth, as pleasure shall be further declared far as conveniently may be, on all thereupon. And all and every such occasions wherein our royal style monies as aforesaid shall be received and titles and arms or ensigns ar- and taken in payment in Great Bric, morial ought to be used. But, ne- tain and Ireland respectively, and vertheless, it is our will and plea- in the dominions thereunto belongsure, that all such gold, silver, and ing, after the date of this our procopper monies as, on the day be- clamation, in such manner, and as fore this first day of January one of the like value' and denomination thousand eight hundred and one, as the same were received and taken were current and lawful monies of before the date hereof. And it is Great Britain, and all such gold, also our will and pleasure, that the silver, and copper monies as shall

, several dies and marks, which have on or after this day, be coined by been used to denote the stamp-duour authority with the like impres- ties, and all other stamps and marks sions, until our will and pleasure and instruments, which, before the shall be otherwise declared, shall issuing of this our proclamation, be deemed and taken to be current shall liave been in actual use for any and lawful monies of the said united public purpose, and in which our kingdom in Great Britain; and that royal style and titles, or our arms or all such gold, silver, and copper mo- ensigns armorial, or any parts or nies as, on the day before this first part thereof respectively, may be day of January one thousand cight expressed, shall not, by reason of hundred and one, were current and this our proclamation, or any thing




therein contained, be changed or dated this day, appointed and de. altered, until the same may be con- clared that the arms or ensigns arveniently so changed or altered, or morial of the said united kingdom until our plcasure shall be further should be as therein expressed: and declared thereupon: but that all whereas, according toantient usage, such dies, stamps, marks, and in the ensigns, flags, jacks, and penstruments respectively, bearing our dants, worn by our ships, and aproyal style and titles, or arms or en- pointed as a distinction for the signs armorial, used before this first same, ought not to be worn on day of January one thousand eight board any ship or vessel belonging hundred and one, or any parts or to any of our subjects, so that our part of such style, titles, or of such ships and those of our subjects may arms or ensigns armorial, shall have be easily distinguished and known: the like force and effect as the same We have therefore thought fit, by had before the said first day of Ja- and with the advice of our privy nuary instant.

council, to order and appoint the Given at our court at St. James's, ensign, described on the side or

the first day of January, one margin hereof, to be worn on board thousand eight hundred and all ships or vessels belonging to any one, in the forty-first year of of our subjects whatsoever; and to our reign.

issue this our royal proclamation to notify the same to all our loving subjects, hereby strictly charging

and commanding the masters of all By the King. A PROCLAMATION, merchant ships and vessels belong

ing to any of our subjects, wheDeclaring what Ensign or Colours ther employed in our service or

shall be borne at Sea in Merchant otherwise, and all other persons Ships or Vessels, belonging to any whom it may concern, to wear the of His Majesty's Subjects of the said ensign on board their ships or United Kingdom of Great Britain vessels: and to the end that none and Ireland, and the Dominions of our subjects may presume, on thereunto belonging.

board their ships, to wear our flags, GEORGE R.

jacks, and pendants, which, accordWhereas, by the first article of ing to antient usage, have been apthe articles of union of the king- pointed as a distinction to our ships; doms of Great Britain and Ireland, or any flags, jacks, or pendants, in as the same have been ratified and shape and mixture of colours so far confirmed by two acts of parlia- resembling ours as not to be easily ment, the one made in our parlia. distinguished therefrom : We do, ment of Great Britain, and the other with the advice of our privy counin our parliament of Ireland, it was cil, hereby strictly charge and comprovided, that the ensigns armorial, mand all our subjects whatsoever, flags, and banners of our united that they do not presume to wear, kingdom of Great Britain and Ire- in any of their ships or vessels, our land should be such as We should jack, commonly called the union appoint by our royal proclamation, jack, nor any pendants, nor any under the great seal of our said such colours as are usually borne by united kingdom: and whereas We our ships, without particular warhave, by our royal proclamation, rant for their so doing from Us, or


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