The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England (V. 3, P. 2)
General Books LLC, 2009 - 512 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1807. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... The city of The city of London had had too great a hand in drivsend four- ing the father of the King from thence, not to appear the?r cui . equally zealous for his son's return thither. And there*CD*' fore they did, at the fame time, fend fourteen of the most substantial citizens " to assure his Majesty of their ** sidelity, and most cheerful submission; and that they "placed all their felicity, and hope of future prosperity, "in the assurance of his Majesty's grace and protection; ** for the meriting whereof, their lives and fortunes "should be always at his Majesty's disposal;" and they presented to him from the city the sum of ten thousand pounds. The King told them, " he had always had a "particular affection for the city of London, the place ** of his birth; and was very glad, that they had now so K good a part in his restoration; of which he was in* * formed; and how much he was beholding to every "one of them;" for which he thanked them very graciously, and knighted them all; an honour no man in the city had received in near twenty years, and with which they were much delighted. It will hardly be believed, that this money presented to the King by the Parliament and the city, and charged by bills of exchange upon the richest merchants in Amsterdam, who had vast estates, could not be received in many days, though some of the principal citizens of London, who came to the King, went themselves to solicit it, and had credit enough themselves for much greater sums, if they had brought over no bills of exchange. But this was not the sirst time (of which somewhat hath been said before) that it was evident to the King, that it is not easy in that most opulent city, with the help of all the rich towns adjacent, and upon the greatest credit, to draw together ...