Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno Decimo sexto Caroli Regis.
The Manner of sitting in Parliament the that Day
DIE Martis, tertio die Novembris,
The King's Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes, ascended His Seat of State. The Prince, sitting on His Left Hand, had his Crown held by him. On the Right Hand of His Majesty, stood the Lord High Chamberlain of England, and the Earl of Essex bearing the Cap of Estate. The Earl Marshal, and the Earl of Bath bearing the Sword, on the Left Hand of His Majesty. Clarentius, in Absence of Garter, and the Gentleman of the Black Rod, stood by the Earl Marshal. The Earl of Corke, Viscount Willmott, and the Lord Newburgh, and the Master of the Rolls, called by Writ as Assistants, sat on the Innside of the Wool-sacks; so did the Two Lord Chief Justices, Lord Chief Baron, and the rest of the Judges under them. On the Out East Side of the Wool-sack sat Four Masters of the Chancery; on the Out West Side sat the King's Two Ancient Serjeants, the Attorney General, and Three of the Puny Serjeants beneath them.
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal which were present being all appareled in their Robes, and sitting in their Places; His Majesty made a Speech to the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in the High Court of Parliament, and to the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, being assembled below the Bar; declaring the Cause of His Majesty's summoning this Parliament, in Effect as followeth:
The King's Speech.
Here enter the Speech (fn. 1).
After His Majesty had done speaking, He commanded the Lord Keeper further to declare the State of Affairs; and the Lord Keeper having received Directions therein from His Majesty, upon his Knees, returned to his Place, and made a large Speech; and concluded, that His Majesty had commanded him to signify to the Commons, That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they go to their House, and make Choice of a Speaker, and present him to His Majesty upon Thursday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Triers and Receivers of Petitions read.
L'Evesque de London, Grand Tresorier.
Le Count de Manchester, Gardein del Privie Seale.
Le Count de Lyndsey, Grand Chamberleine d' Angleterre.
Le Count de Arrundell et Sur. Grand Marescall.
Le Count de Northumberleine, Grand Admiral d' Angleterre.
Le Count de Rutland.
Le Count de Huntingdon.
Le Count de Bathon.
Le Count de Bedford.
Le Count de Hartford.
Le Evesque de Winchester.
Le Evesque de Bathon et Welles.
Le Evesque de Bristoll.
Le Count d' Essex.
Le Count d' Dorsett.
Le Count d' Sarum.
Le Count d' Bridgwater.
Le Count d' Northton.
Le Count d' Warwick.
Le Count d' Bristoll.
Le Count d' Holland.
Le Viscount Say et Seale.
Le Evesque de Chester.
Le Evesque de Co. et Litchfield.
Le Evesque de Exon.
Le Baron Clifford.
Le Baron Strange.
Touts ceux ensemble, ou quatre des Prelats et Seigneurs avantditz, appellants as eux les Sergeants le Roy, et ainsi le Attourney le Roy, quant serra busoigne, tiendront leur place en le Chamber du Chamberleine.