House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 5 November 1640

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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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 5 Novembris.

Speaker presented.

His Majesty being robed with His Regal Ornaments, and sitting in His Throne, the Prince sitting on His Left Hand, and the same Lords attending near His Majesty, and after the same Manner as on the First Day; the Lords Spiritual and Temporal being in their Robes, and in their Places; the House of Commons, being come without the Bar, presented Mr. Lentall their Speaker, who, after many low Obeisances made, (fn. 1) was brought to the Step, between Sir Francis Windebanke and Sir Henry Vane, both Secretaries of State to His Majesty. And being thus presented, he made this short Speech unto His Majesty, as follows:

The Speaker's Speech.

Here enter the Speech.

Which being ended; the Lord Keeper came from his Place behind His Majesty, and, kneeling, received the King's Directions, and returned to his Place, and told the Speaker he had Command from His Majesty to signify unto him, That His Majesty doth approve of the Choice of the Commons in electing him, and proceeded more at large as follows:

The Lord Keeper's Speech.

Here enter the Lord Keeper's Speech.

Whereupon the Speaker made a large and eloquent Speech, in hæc verba:

The Speaker's 2d Speech.

Here enter the Speaker's Speech.

Afterwards the Lord Keeper removed from his Place again; and, kneeling before His Majesty, received further Instructions; and, being retired to His Place, declared as followeth:

L Keeper's 2d Speech.

Here enter the Lord Keeper's Second Speech.

After this, His Majesty was pleased Graciously to express Himself: videlicet,

King's Speech.

Here enter His Majesty's Speech.



Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli, ex Jussu Domini Regis, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 6m diem instantis Novembris, hora nona.


  • 1. Origin. he was.