King George III's address to Parliament, November 30, 1774, as reported in the Massachusetts Spy, February 2, 1775
"My Lords and Gentlemen
"It gives me much concern that I am obliged, at the opening of this Parliament, to inform you that a most daring spirit of resistance, and disobedience to the law still unhappily prevails in the Province of Massachusetts Bay, and has in divers parts of it broke forth in fresh violences of a very criminal nature. These proceedings have been countenanced and encouraged in other of My Colonies and unwarrantable attempts have been made to obstruct the commerce of this kingdom by unlawful combinations. I have taken such measures, and given such orders, as I judge most proper and effectual for carrying into execution the laws which were passed in the last session of the late Parliament, for the protection and security of the commerce of My Subjects, and for the returning and preserving peace, order, and good government, in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay; and you may depend upon my firm and steadfast resolution to withstand every attempt to weaken or impair the supreme authority of this Legislature over all the dominions of my Crown; the maintenance of which I consider as essential to the dignity, the safety, and the welfare of the British empire; assuring Myself, that, while I act upon these principles, I shall never fail to receive your assistance and support..."
Read the full petition and see a facsimile: https://www.masshist.org/revolution/doc-viewer.php?old=1&mode=nav&item_id=703.