Excerpt from The Speeches of the Right Hourable Henry Grattan, Vol. 3 of 4: In the Irish, and in the Imperial Parliament On this day the session commenced; and the Lord Lieutenant, seated on the throne, delivered to both Houses of Parliament the following Speech: - My Lords and Gentlemen; I have his Majesty's commands to meet you in Parliament, and to express his satisfaction in resorting to your counsels in the present situation of affairs. His Majesty feels the utmost concern that various attempts should have been made to excite a spirit of discontent and disturbance, and that appearances should have manifested themselves in any part of this kingdom, of a design to effect by violence an alteration in the constitution. It is an additional ground of uneasiness to His Majesty, that views of conquest and dominion should have incited France to-interfere with the government of other countries, and to adopt measures with regard to His Majesty's allies, the States General, neither conformable to the law of nations, r the positive stipulations of existing treaties; especially when both His Majesty and the States General had observed the strictest neutrality with regard to the affairs of France. Under these circumstances, I have ordered, by His Majesty's commands, an augmentation of the forces upon this establishment. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.