Lot 720: [Charles I]



2015-07-10 15:43:18

Lot 720: [Charles I]: (1600-1649) King Of England, Scotland & Ireland 1625-49. Manuscript Document, Two Pages, Folio, N.P. (London), 5Th November 1640, Being A Contemporary Fair Copy Of A Speech Made By King Charles I To Parliament, And Stating, In Part, 'I Doo Expect That You Will Make A Effort Relation To The House Of Commons Of What I Said This Last Daie & To Comend To Your Care Those Great Affaires For Which I Have Called You Hither & To Express What Wish I Have Imposed In Them Having Freely Put My Self On Their Love & Affections At This Time & That You Maie....Know My Intentions. I Will Now Explain One Point That I Spoke Of Last Daie I Told You That The Nobles Were To Be Put Out Of This Kingdome. I Must Make All Them Soo, Soo Long As They Have An Army To Invade Us. Although Because Of This Treaty Under The Great Seale I Call Them Onlie My Subjects & They Are Too. Now You....Want To Doo It By Force Or By Fair Means But The Last Is That I Wish & Hope May Be Effected. Therefore, That You Maie Not....That I Have Exported Or Brought You A War As Those Words Might Seem To Import, I Will....Show You....State Of My Affaires As They Stand At This Present. First Therefore I Must Tell You That When I Did Call My....Great Counsell At Yorke& There Did Declare This Parliament. I Did Expect To Have Met You At That Time Only To Have Given You A Gracious Answer....How I Was In Good Hope By Your Lords Wisdome....To Have Made An End Of Our New Year Trouble. But I Must Tell You Yet My Subjects Of Scotland Did Finde Out Such Shift & Delaies As It Was Not Possible For Us To End This Treatys Power And In This I Can Not....Blame My Lordes Who Went To Rippon, But On The Contrary I Must Thank Them....It Was Thought Fit To....Cessation Of Arms & So To Transforme The Treatie From Rippon To London Whence I Shall Conclude Nothing Without Your Knowledge & I Doubt Not But Likewise With Your Approbation & Likewise I Desire You All My Actions....Should Be....Understood (As Having Not Bin Done....) I Shall In Time Leave Upon Unto You From The Beginning All The Heedings Of This Weighty Business & How Those Great Misunderstandings Have Grown....Between Mee & My Scottish Subjects, And I Doubt Not But In This Treatie With Your Assistance That I Shall Make Them Either Know Their Justice By Submitting To What Is Reason, Or If They Shall Still Persist In Their Rebellious Humour....' With Blank Integral Leaf. Some Small Tears And Areas Of Paper Loss To The Edges And Light Dust Staining, G The Treaty Of Ripon Was An Agreement Signed By Charles I And The Scottish Covenanters On 26 October 1640, And Was A Major Setback For The King. The Terms Of The Treaty Were Humiliating; It Stipulated That Northumberland And County Durham Were To Be Ceded To The Scots As An Interim Measure, That Newcastle Was To Be Left In The Hands Of The Scots, And That King Charles Was To Pay Them £850 A Day To Maintain Their Armies There. This Treaty Was A Factor Leading To The Calling Of A Session Of Parliament, Now Known As The Long Parliament. The Present Manuscript Dates From This Session, Which Was One Of The Major Stepping Stones To The Outbreak Of The First English Civil War. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction July 2015 Saturday, 18th July 2015 Estimate: £400 - 600
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