Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 24 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges:
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
The King present.
The King, sitting in His Chair of State, gave Order to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to let the House of Commons know, "That it was His Majesty's Pleasure they should come up, with their Speaker."
Bill brought up by the Speaker of H. C.
And they being accordingly assembled, they, by their Speaker, presented His Majesty with an Act, intituled, "A Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for the Increase of His Majesty's Revenue, during His Life;" and, after a short Speech, desired His Majesty would please to give His Royal Assent to this Bill; as also to (fn. 1) another Bill, which has passed both Houses, for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries and Purveyance.
Then the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles; (videlicet,)
"An Act for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in Capite, and by Knights Service, and Purveyance, and for settling a Revenue upon His Majesty in Lieu thereof."
To which the Clerk of the Parliament pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words:
"Le Roy le veult."
"An Act for a Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer and Ale, and other Liquors, for the Increase of His Majesty's Revenue, during His Life."
The Clerk of the Parliament pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words:
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
This being done, His Majesty made this short Speech:
The King's Speech.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I had not come this Day, had there not been a Necessity of passing these Two Bills. I shall defer the Passing of the rest of the Bills until Saturday next; and then I shall enlarge Myself for the Thanks I owe you. And, in the mean Time, I heartily thank you for these Two Bills."
Then His Majesty departed; and the Commons, with their Speaker, went to their House.
House adjourned till 10a Thursday Morning next.