[Parliamentary speeches and two treatises], 17th century.


England and Wales. Parliament. [Parliamentary speeches and two treatises], 17th century.

[Parliamentary speeches and two treatises], 17th century.

Manuscript, in multiple hands, of a collection of 16 Parliamentary speeches and treatises, many on the subject of the rights of Parliament. Speeches on this topic include one by Francis, Baron Seymour, on grievances and the rights and privileges of Parliament; one by King Charles I at the dissolution of Parliament; one by King James I to the speaker of the House of Commons, warning Parliament not to meddle in foreign affairs; and a protestation and declaration of liberties by the House of Commons upon the adjournment of Parliament in 1621. The volume also includes two treatises on the structure and practices of Parliament, and speeches by Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, and Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, on royal finances.

1 v. (ca. 170 p.) ; 28 cm.

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