Quantity of extravasated and coagulated Blood, the left
Ventricle was found empty, and the Coats of all the Vessels
were worn away extremely thin, and every symptom ap-
peared, that indicated a universal Decay of all the vital
Parts; his Majesty had been frequently out of Order of late,
and his Pulse so extremely low that the Physicians could
scarce perceive any Motion in it at all, the Key of his Bureau
was found in his Hand.
Sunday 26th October
This Day about Noon his Majesty King George the third
was proclaimed, first before Saville-House where the Officers
of State, Nobility, and privy Councillors were present with
the Officers of Arms all being on Foot; then the Officers of
Arms being mounted on Horseback, the like was done at
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Charing-Cross within Temple Bar, at the End of Wood-
Street in Cheapside, and lastly at the Royal-Exchange with
the usual Solemnities, The Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, the
Duke of Leeds and Lord Falmouth attended the Procession
into the City.
The Form of the Proclamation is as follows.
Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to his Mercy
our late Sovereign Lord King George the second of Blessed
Memory by whose Decease the Imperial Crowns of Great
Britain France and Ireland are solely and rightfully come
to the high and mighty Prince George, Prince of Wales, We
therefore the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm
being here assisted with these of his late Majesty's Privy
Council with Numbers of other principal Gentlemen of Qual-
ity with the Lord Mayor Aldermen and Citizens of London
do now hereby with one Voice and Consent of Tongue and
Heart publish and proclaim that the high and mighty Prince
George Prince of Wales is now by the Death of our late
Sovereign of happy Memory become our only lawful and
rightful Liege Lord George the third by the Grace of God
King of Great Britain France and Ireland Defender of the
Faith and so forth, to whom we acknowledge all Faith and
constant Obedience with all hearty and humble Affection,
beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do reign to
bless the royal Prince George the third with long and happy
Years to reign over us. Given at the Court at Carleton
House this 25th Day of October 1760. God save the King.
William; Thos Cant.. Leeds; Holdernesse; Cholmondley;
Holies Newcastle; Falmouth Mansfield; Waldegrave; Gow-
er; Anson; Barrington; Ligonier; W.. Pitt; W.. Finch; T..
Robinson; H.. Fox; Thomas Chittey Mayor and 34: more
Noblemen and Gentlemen.