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The speech of the right honourable Edward, Earl of Manchester, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesties houshold delivered at the Guild-Hall, London, on Thursday, being the first day of December, 1664. at a common hall there held : where were also present ... members of the honourable Houses of Parliament.
Manchester, Edward Montagu, Earl of, 1602-1671.
Wing M398A; ESTC R42584
THE SPEECH Of the right Honourable EDWARD EARL of MANCHESTER Lord Chamberlain of His MAJESTIES HOUSHOLD Delivered at the Guild-Hall London on Thursday being the first day of December 1664. at a Common Hall there held Where were also present The Earl of Bridgewater Lord Bishop of London Lord Berkley of Berkley Lord Moone Lord Ashley Mr. Vice-Chamberlain Mr. Secretary Bennet Viscount Cornebury Sir Thomas Clifford Colonel Popham Mr. Waller Colonel Fretzvile Sir Philip Warwick Sir John Berkenhead Mr. Ashburnham Sir George Reeve Sir William Lowther Members of the honourable Houses of Parliament EDINBURGH Re-printed 1664. C R HONI SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE THE SPEECH Of the Right Honourable EDWARD Earle of MANCHESTER Lord Chamberlain of His Majesties Household Delivered at the Guild-Hall London on Thursday the first of December 1664. at the Common Hall there held c. My Lord Mayor and Aldermen and you the worth Citizens of this great and famous City of London I Hope our coming hither this day and upon this occasion will be as satisfactory to you as it is gratefull to us Some of us have formerly addressed our selves unto you by His Majesties Command for the Loan of several and great summes of Money and we found such a ready compliance with His Majesties desires as we can give testimony to the Nation that in your duty and affection to your King you have out-done all other Cities even the greatest Cities of the Christian World and let this honour remain with you and be entailed to your posterities for ever But we come not now to ask but to give a return of thanks hearty thanks from the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for your forwardness in assisting the King What you intended as a private and personal duty and kindness to your King the Parliament owns as a publick service to the Kingdom and that upon a just account For His Majesty borrowed not these summes to convert them to His private expences but to employ them for publick use to prepare and set forth a Fleet able to contest for victory against all the naval powers of His insulting and injurious Neighbours And in order to this design His Majesty hath impaired His own Stock by exhausting His own Stores He hath improved his own Industry and not spared His own Personal Labour and Diligence and to compleat and perfect this Design His Royal Highness His Majesties dear and only Brother hath exposed Himself to hazzard and danger And this Prince is of such an accomplished Gallantry that through the blessing of God you need not question a happy Success under so good a Conduct All this His Majesty hath done as the Father of His Country not consulting His own Interest but for the Honour of the Nation and to secure and advance the Trade and Commerce of His Kingdoms in which this City hath so eminent a concernment and advantage as probably we may conclude this Prophesie will not only be fitly applied but truly fulfilled in your dayes unto the City of London The Harvest of the Rivers is Her Revenue and she is become a Mart of Nations Thus you see the happiness and advantage of living under such a King whose generous nature prompts Him to remember and to acknowledge benefits as well as to receive them His Majesty declares to the Parliament what the City of London had done for Him and what He had done for the Safety and Honour of the Kingdom by their kind and cheerfull assistance and expresses Himself in such a phrase as makes you partners with Him in all the happy consequences of this great Expedition The Parliament having received this account from the mouth of their King return you their Thanks with the full consent and the unanimous Votes of both Houses the Lords and Commons which I here deliver to you as a Record of their acknowledgements of your Services done to the King And now give me leave to offer our Well-wishes to you That this City may never want the Favour Countenance and Protection of such a King and that His Majesty may alwayes finde the Fidelity Affection and Assistance of such a City And after a great Shout of GOD SAVE THE KING the Lord Chamberlain having presented to the Right Honourable the LORD MAIOR an order of both Houses of Parliament the same was delivered to Mr. Avery Deputy Town-Clerk who then publickly read the same and follows in these words viz. Die Veneris 25 Novemb. 1664. ORDERED by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled That the Thanks of both Houses of Parliament be given unto the City of LONDON for their forwardness in assisting His Majesty and in particular by furnishing Him with several great summes of Money toward His Preparations for the Honour Safety and Trade of this Nation Jo. Browne Cleric Parliament Edinburgh Reprinted 1664.