JAMES found the City, after a hundred years of Tudor rule, reduced to all admirable condition of submission and loyalty. He was proclaimed in the City and by the City, the citizens of London claiming once more a voice, in electing an accessor
to the crown. The King returned thanks to the Mayor and Aldermen in a letter which lacks, one perceives at once, the royal style of Elizabeth.
Trustie and Wel-beloved, wee greet you hartily well: being informed of your great forwardnesse in that just and honourable action of proclaiming us your sovereigne Lord and King, immediately after