§ The Chancellor of the Exchequer brought up the following Message from the Prince Regent:
§ "GEORGE P. R."
§ The Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, having taken into his royal consideration the eminent and signal services performed by general lord viscount Wellington, in the course of a long series of distinguished exploits in the campaigns in Spain and Portugal, and being desirous to mark the sense he entertains of services so honourable to the British arms, and so eminently beneficial to the interests of the nation, has conferred, in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, upon general lord viscount Wellington, and the heirs male of his body, the rank and dignity of an earl of the united kingdom, by the name, style, and title of earl of Wellington.
§ "The Prince Regent, further desirous of granting to the earl of Wellington a net annuity of 2,000l. in addition to the annuity already granted by parliament, and subject to the same limitations imposed in that grant, recommends to the House of Commons to enable his Royal Highness in the name and on the behalf of his Majesty, to grant and settle such annuity, and to make such further provision as aforesaid, as may be thought most effectual for the benefit of general the earl of Welling ton and his family. G. P. R."
§ Ordered to be referred to a Committee of the whole House on Friday.