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A proclamation although it can no way be doubted, but that his Majesties right and title to his crowns and kingdoms, is, and was every way compleated by the death of his most royal father of glorious memory, without the ceremony or solemnity of a proclamation, yet since proclamations in such cases have been always used, to the end that all good subjects might upon this occasion testifie their duty and respect; ..

House of Commons England and Wales. Parliament. 1660

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