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Decyphered COLEMAN'S LETTERS for the Uíc
of the HOUSE.
Printed for D. HENRY and R. CAVE, at St John's Gate;
and J. EMONSON, in St John's Square,
House of Commons,
From the Year 1667 to the Year 1694.
[THE Prince of Orange having published, at the Hague, October 24, 1688, a Declaration of the Reasons inducing him to appear in Arms in the Kingdom of England, for preserving of the Protestant Religion, and for restoring the Laws and Liberties of England, Scotland, and Ireland, (which fee in the fournal) his Highness landed with his Forces at Torbay, on November the 5th following; and making from thence directly cowards the City of London, he arrived there on Tuesday, December 17; and, on the 23d of the same month, he issued forth an Order, defiring all such persons as had served in any of the Parliaments of King Charles II. to meet him at St James's on Wednesday, December 26; and that the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and fifty of the Common-Council of the City of London, would attend there likewise. According to which Order, many of the persons above-mentioned met at St James's, at the time prefixed; when his Highness, in a fhort Speech, told them, 6 that he desired them to meet him there, to advise the best manner how to pursue the ends of his Declaration, in calling a free Parliament, for the preservation of the Protestant Religion, &c.” His Highness being departed, the Members then present adjourned to the Commons House at Westminster, where the Right Hon. Henry Powle, Efq; was appointed to take the Chair. The Affembly then taking into confideration what had been proposed to them by the Prince of Orange, after some Debate, came to several Resolutions; one of which to return Thanks to his Highness, for coming into this Kingdom, exposing his perfon, and adventuring so great hazards for the preservation of our Religion, Laws, and Liberties.” Another was “to desire him to take upon him the Administration of public Affairs, both Civil and Military, and the disposal of the public Revenue;" and a third was, “ to defire him to cause Letters to be written, fubfcribed by himself, to the Lords Spiritual and Vol. IX.