Anno Primo Caroli Regis.
DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 18 die Junii,
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THE King's Majesty being placed in His Royal
Throne, the Lords in their Robes, and the Commons
present below the Bar, His Majesty commanded Prayers
to be said. And, during the Time of Prayers, His Majesty put off His Crown, and kneeled by the Chair of
Then it pleased His Majesty to declare the Cause of
the Summons of this Parliament, in Manner following:
"My Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and you Gentlemen of the House of Commons, in this present Parliament assembled,
"I thank God, that the Business that is to be treated
of at this Time, is of such a Nature that it needs no
Eloquence for to set it forth; for I am neither able to
do it, nor doth it stand with My Nature to spend much
Time in Words. It is no new Business (being already
happily begun by My Father of Blessed Memory that
is with God); therefore it needs no Narrative.
"I hope in God that you will go on to maintain it as
freely as you were willing to advise My Father to it.
It is true, that it may seem to some that He was too
slack to begin so just and so glorious a Work; but it
was His Wisdom that made him loth to begin a Work
until he might find Means to maintain it; but, after
He saw how much He was abused in the Confidence
He had in other States, and was confirmed by your
Advices to run the Course we are in, with your Engagements to the Maintaining of it; I need not press
to prove how willingly He took your Advice; for
the Preparations that are made are better able to
declare it, than I can speak it; the Assistance of those
in Germany, the Fleet that is ready for Action, with
the rest of the Preparations, which I have only followed My Father in, do sufficiently prove, that He
entered not superficially, but really and heartily, into
"My Lords and Gentlemen, I hope that you do remember, that you were pleased to employ Me to
advise My Father, to break both those Treaties
that were then on Foot, so that I cannot say that I
came hither a free un-engaged Man. It is true, that I
came into this Business willingly, freely, like a young
Man, and consequently rashly; but it was by your
Intreaties, your Engagements; so that, though it were
done like a young Man, yet I cannot repent Me of
it: And I think none can blame Me for it, knowing
the Love and the Fidelity you have ever borne to your
Kings; I having had likewise some little Experience
of your Affections. I pray you remember that, this
being My first Action, and begun by your Advice
and Intreaty, what a great Dishonour it were, both
to you and Me, if this Action, so begun, should fail for
that Assistance you are able to give Me; yet, knowing the Constancy of your Loves both to Me and
this Business, I needed not to have said this, but only
to shew what Care and Sense I have of your Honours
and Mine own.
"I must intreat you likewise to consider of the Times
we are in; how that I must venture your Lives,
which I would be loth to do, if I should continue you
here long; and you must venture the Business, if you
be flow in your Resolutions; wherefore I hope you
will take such grave and wise Counsel, as you will
expedite what you have now in Hand to do, which
will do Me and yourselves an infinite deal of Honour;
you, in shewing your Loves to Me; and Me, that I
may perfect a Work, which My Father has so happily
"Last of all, because some malicious Men may, and
as I hear have given out, that I am not so true a
Keeper and Maintainer of the true Religion that I
prosess; I assure you, that as I may say with Saint
Paul, That I have been bred up at Gamaliel's Feet
(although I shall never be so arrogant as to assume to
Myself the rest), so I shall so far shew the Effects of
it, that all the World may see that no Man hath or
shall be ever more desirous to maintain the Religion
that I now prosess, that I shall be.
"Now, because I am unfit for much speaking, I mean
to bring up the Fashion of My Predecessors, to
have My Lord Keeper to speak for Me in most
Things; therefore I commanded him to speak something to you at this Time; which is more for Formality
than any great Matter he hath to say unto you."
Lord Keeper's Speech.
The Lord Keeper, according to His Majesty's Commandment, declared, "That the King's main Reason of
calling the Parliament (besides the looking on the
Faces of His Subjects) is, to let them understand the
great Engagements for the Recovery of the Palatinate
imposed on His Majesty by the late King His Father
and by themselves; and that the Two late Treaties
with Spaine were broken off by the last Parliament.
"That the many Treaties and Alliances, since the
Arms sent into The Low Countries, the Reparations
of the Forts, and the Fortifying of Ireland, meet all
in one Center, the Palatinate: And that herein are
already spent all the Subsidies granted the last Parliament (whereof the Account is ready), and as much
more of the Revenues of the Crown."
His Lordship commended Three Circumstances to
their Considerations: "First, the Time; all Europe being
at this Day as the Pool of Bethesda, the first Stirring
of the Waters is to be laid Hold on; wherefore His
Majesty desires them to bestow this Meeting on Him,
or rather on these Actions; and the next shall be theirs,
as long and as soon as they will, for Domestic Business. Secondly, the Supply of this great Action; if
Subsidies be thought too long and backward, His
Majesty desires to hear, and not to propound the
Manner thereof. Thirdly, the Issue of this Action;
which so highly concerns the Honour and Reputation
of His Majesty, being His First, for which he relies
very much upon their Loves, with the greatest Confidence that ever King had in His Subjects; Witness
His Royal Poesy, Amor Civium Regiminis Munimentum;
and He doubts not, but that, as soon as He shall be
known in Europe to be their King, they shall be as
soon known to be a loving and loyal Nation to their
Commons directed to chuse a Speaker.
Then his Lordship willed the Commons to choose
their Speaker, and to present him on Monday next.
The Clerk read the Names of the Receivers and
Tryers of Petitions, in French:
Receivers and Triers of Petitions.
Les Receavors des Petitions d'Angleterre, d'Ecoce, et
Messire Randall Chrew, Chr. et Chiefe Justicier.
Messire Johan Dodderidge, Chr. et Justicier.
Messire Jaques Whittlocke, Chr. et Justicier.
Messire Edward Salter, Chr.
Messire Rob'te Rich, Chr.
Les Receavors des Petitions de Gascoigne, et des autres
Terres et Pais de per la Mere et des Isles.
Messire Henry Hobert, Chr. et Baronet, et Chiefe
Justicier de Banc Comun.
Messire Edward Bromley, Chr. et Baron de Excheq.
Messire Wyll. Jones, Chr. et Justicier.
Messire Charles Cæsar, Chr. et Docteur au Droit Civil.
Messire Peter Mutton, Chr.
Trieurs des Peticions d'Engleterre, d'Escoce, et d'Irelande.
L'Achievesq. de Canterbury.
Le Baron Ley, Grande Tresorier.
Le Vicount Maundevill, President de Councell le Roy.
Le Duc de Buckingham, Grande Admirall d'Engleterrs.
Le Count de Arundell, Grande Marescal.
Le Count de Pembroc, Senesc. du Maison le Roy.
Le Count de North'ton.
Le Count de Warwic.
Le Count de Carlile.
Le Count de Clare.
L'Evesq. de Duresme.
Le Baron Willoughby de Er.
Le Baron Sheffeild.
Le Baron Carew.
Touts ceux ensemble, ou quatre
des Prelats et Seigneurs avantditz, appellants as eux les Serjaunts, quant serra besoigue,
tiendront leur place en le
Chamber du Tresorier.
Trieurs des Petitions de Gascoign, et des autres Terres et Pais de per la Mere et des Isles.
Le Count de Worcestre, Gardein de Privie Seale.
Le Count de Essex.
Le Count de Dorsett.
Le Count de Mountgomery.
Le Count de Bridgwater.
Le Count de Leistre.
Le Count de Holland.
L'Evêsq de Londres.
L'Evêsq de Worcestre.
L'Evêsq de Coventree et Lich.
Le Baron Wentworth.
Le Baron Russell.
Le Baron Mountague.
Touts ceux ensemble, ou quatre
des Prelats et Seigneurs avantditz, appellants as eux les Serjaunts le Roy et ainsi l'Attourney du Roy, quant serra besoigne, tiendront leur place en
chamber du Chamberleyne.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, ex Jussu Domini Regis, continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem
Lunæ, 20m diem instantis Junii, hora 2a post meridiem.