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  • Print publication year: 2009
  • Online publication date: August 2010
  • First published in: 1852

GEORGE THE THIRD

Summary

1760.

On the 31st of October, the Deputy Mayor (in the absence of the Mayor from illness) the recorder, aldermen, town clerk, common-councilmen and bailiffs attended by Soame Jenyns Esq. one of the representatives in parliament for the town, and many other burgesses and gentlemen went in procession on horseback attended by flags and music to proclaim King George the Third. The proclamation was first read at the Market Cross, thence the procession went by the way of Petty Cury to Emmanuel Lane end, where the proclamation was read a second time. The procession then turned and went to the Great Bridge, where the proclamation was read a third time, and thence by way of St. John's Lane to St. Botolph's Church, where the proclamation was read the fourth and last time. The company then returned to the Guildhall and drank the King's health, and from thence adjourned to the Rose where an elegant entertainment was provided by Mr. Jenyns, and after dinner the healths of His Majesty, the Royal Family, the Prime Ministers, and many persons of distinction were drank.

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