His majesties reasons. Enlargement of top section.

The World cannot wonder at my with drawing my Self now this Second time. I might have expected somewhat better Usage after what I writ to the P. of Orange by my Lord Feversham, and the Instructions I gave him; but instead of an Answer, such as I might have hoped for, What was I to expect after the Usage I received by the making the said Earl a Prisoner, against the Practice and Law of Nations; The sending his own Guards at Eleven at Night to take Possession of the Posts at Whitehall, without advertizing me in the least manner of it; The sending to me at One a Clock, after Midnight, when I was in Bed, a kind of an Order by three Lords, to be gone out of mine own Palace, before Twelve that same Morning? After all this, How could I hope to be safe, so long as I was in the Power of one, who had not only done this to me, and Invaded my Kingdoms without any just occasion given him for it, but that did by his first Declaration lay the greatest Aspersion upon me that Malice could invent, in that Clause of it which concerns my Son.

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