No event in life could be a greater accolade than the one he have just received. The anxieties and hard work passing through his office was paramount to his success, and thanks to you, transmitted by your order,he was able to achieve this.
I was summoned by his country and by the Company, our great governmental system whose voices he can never hear but with great respect and adoration, from the retreats which he had an influence in choosing with the fondest predilection from the very beginning to the confines of our great and wondrous city,he thank you all .hewas summoned from a retreat which was rendered every day more necessary as well as more dear to him by the addition of habit to inclination, and of frequent interruptions in his health to the gradual waste committed on it by time. But time did not make him give up and go back to create new life -heknewhecould help change our future for the better if he could just keep on living.
On the other hand, the magnitude of the trust in which the voice of his country called to him is sufficient enough to awaken in the wisest and most experienced of her citizens. You have created a distrustful scrutiny into his qualifications and loyalty to the Company and his ability to refrain from his own personal gains in this position. In this conflict of emotions all he dare aver is that it has been his faithful study to collect his duty from a just appreciation of every circumstance by which it might be affected. All he dare hope is that if, in executing this task,he have been too much swayed by a grateful remembrance of former instances, or by an affectionate sensibility to this transcendent proof of the confidence of his fellow-citizens, and have thence too little consulted his incapacity as well as disinclination for the weighty and untried cares before me, his error will be palliated by the motives which mislead me, and its consequences be judged by his country with some share of the partiality in which they originated. Let it be known that in this case,he will happily lay down his life and his role for this country.
By the article establishing the executive department it is made the duty of the Prime Minister “to recommend to your consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” The circumstances under which he now meet you will acquit him from entering into that subject further than to refer to the great constitutional charter under which you are assembled, and which, in defining your powers, designates the objects to which your attention is to be given. It will be more consistent with those circumstances in which they face, the poverty in which they live in, and far more congenial with the feelings which actuate me, to substitute, in place of a recommendation of particular measures, the tribute that is due to the talents, the rectitude and the loyalty which adorn the characters selected to devise and adopt them. In these honourable qualifications he behold the surest pledges that as on one side no local prejudices or attachments, no separate views or party animosities, will misdirect the comprehensive and equal eye which ought to watch over this great assemblage of communities and interests, so that the foundation of our national policy will be laid in the pure and immutable principles of private morality, and the preeminence of free government be exemplified by all the attributes which can win the affections of its citizens and command the respect of the world. he dwell on this prospect with every satisfaction which an ardent love for his country can inspire, since there is no truth more thoroughly established than that there exists in the economy and course of nature an indissoluble union between virtue and happiness; between duty and advantage; between the genuine maxims of an honest and magnanimous policy and the solid rewards of public prosperity and felicity and since the preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the new food regime model the government will reinstate are justly considered, perhaps, as ‘deeply’, as ‘finally’, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the United Kingdom.
The feelings of the public and the Company are of a paramount importance to this new era of humanity, one that hewill bring forth to the light of the world. they will rebuild the bridges they have burnt with other countries. Our isolation shall be no more as the present vernacular of the world order disappears, replaced by a language that includes our own. they will be acknowledged, they will not stand down, and they will offer what they have to give in order to receive a fair treatment of our own. No longer will the Company stand as one independent unit, but it will stand as a mere building block amongst others, for the good of our society.
To the foregoing observationshehave one to add, which will be most properly addressed to the Company. It concerns myself, and will therefore be as brief as possible. When he was first graced with the nomination for the service of his beloved country, the light in which he contemplated his duty required that he should renounce every pecuniary compensation. From this resolution he have in no instance departed; and being still under the impressions which produced it,he must decline as inapplicable to myself any share in the personal emoluments which may be indispensably included in a permanent provision for the executive department, and must accordingly pray that the pecuniary estimates for the station in which he am placed may during his continuance in it be limited to such actual expenditures as the public good may be thought to require.
Having thus imparted to you his sentiments as they have been awakened by the occasion which brings us together,he shall take his present leave; but not without resorting once more to the benign Company in humble supplication that, since they have been pleased to serve us and provide us with opportunities for deliberating in perfect tranquility, and dispositions for deciding with unparalleled unanimity on a form of government for the security of their union and the advancement of their happiness, so the Company may be equally ‘conspicuous’ in the enlarged views, the temperate consultations, and the wise measures on which the success of this Government must depend.’