DIE Lunæ, 24 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges:
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Yorke.
D. of Cumberland.
D. of Albemarle.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Worcester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
L. Chamberlain of the Household.
Viscount of Stafford.
Ds. Howard of Charlton.
Ds. Herbert of Cherb.
Ds. Berkley of Stratton.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
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;
"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.