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Charles Earl of Peterborow.
Dux Leeds. Épus. Petriburg. Ds. Howard Esc.
Epus. Gloucestr. Ds. Mohun.
March. Normanby. Epus. Cice fr.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Arundel Tr.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them ; to meet on
Monday next, at Four of the Clock in the After
noon, in the House of Peers; and every Monday
after; and to adjourn as they please.
Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Or-Committee for
ders and Customs of the House, and Privileges of the the Journal,
Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament; and
to peruse and perfect the Journal of the last Parlia-
ment, and also the Journal of this Parliament; (via
in Parliament, upon the Death of his Grandfather William delicet)
March. Normanby. Epus. Norwic. Ds. Bergevenny.
Comes Manchester.Epus. Cicestr. Ds. Brooke.
Epus. St. Asaph. Ds. Grey. " the presenting of the Poor's being defrauded, and Comes Stamford. Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Poulett. “Redress of several other Abuses."
Comes Kingston. Epus. Bangor. Ds. Howard Efor
Ds. Vaughan. liament, and of the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords Comes Nottingham.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet
Dux Schonburgh. Epus, Norwic.
cvard EfC. Eun.
pages in the
on. -ban: eper. Fingham. reley Str. del Tr. tmouth, well. ford. -eys. mondeley: on. bert, mers. fax.
Journals of the House of Lords.
Comes Warrington. “ Drays, in king's Street, and the Pallages in The Old Palace
Comes Bradford. " Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are fre
Comes Romey. quently hindered from coming to this House, to the great
Comes Albemarle. “ Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:
The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and Lords take the
subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Sta- Oaths. Forenoon, until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon tute : of the fame Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted Dux Ormonde. . to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Osborne. the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parlia. Comes Jersey,
Epus. Roffen. Ds. Feffreys.
Epus. Gloucestr. Ds. Weston.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, to
Robe. undecima Auroræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being feated on His Royal Throne,
King present. adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Deputy Gentleman Uher of the Black Rod to go to the House of Commons, and let them know, “ It is His “ Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him presently.'
Who being come; they presented Robert Harley Esquire, Mr. Harley whom they had chosen to be their Speaker, for His Ma- Speaker, jesty's Royal Approbation.
H. C. presente
The Lord Keeper, by His Majesty's Command, ac- Approved of
Then Mr. Speaker returned His Majesty Thanks, for
“ That His Majesty would be graciously pleased
Privileges; particularly, That they might have
Liberty and Freedom of Speech in all their. « Debates.
ne Or-Committee for of the the Journal
Ꭱ . E X.
Ds. Custos Magni
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
“ That their Persons, Eftates, and Servants, be free
“ from Arrests and Troubles.
" That they may have Access to His Royal Person,
“ as Occasion shall require.
any Time should mistake, he might have His
Then the Lord Keeper, by His Majesty's further
“ ter may
* Mr. Speaker,
My Opinion is, if you do nou lay Hold on this Occa" His Majesty is pleased to say, That He is fully
" lion, you have no Reason to hope for another. " afsured of the Prudence and Discretion, as well as of In order to do your Part, it will be necesary to " the Affections of His House of Commons; and as to have a great Strength at Sea, and to provide for the " the Suit which you have made in their Name, His " Security of our Ships in Harbour; and alto, that there
Majesty does most willingly grant to them all their“ be fuch a Force at Land, as is expected in Proportion “ Privileges, in as full a Manner as they were ever
" to the Forces of our Allies.
" Gentlemen of the lioufe of Commons,
“ I do recommend thefe Matters to you with that upon your Endeavours; being satisfied that you have “ Concern and Earneftness which their Importance rea Heart, full of Loyalty to him, and of Zeal for the
quires : At the same Time, I cannot but press you to “ Good of your Country.”
“ take Care of the public Credit; which cannot be pre
“ served but by keeping sacred that Maxim, That they Then His Majesty spake as followeth:
“ shall never be Loters, who truit to a Parliamentary
“ It is always with Regret, when I do ask Aids of " I promise Myself you are met together full of that My People; but you will obterve, that I detire bothing just Sense of the common Danger of Europe, and that “ which relates to any Personal Expence of Mine: I am " Refeatment of the late Proceedings of the French King, only pressing to you to do all you can for your own “ which has been so fully and universally expreít, in Safety and Honour, at so critical and dangerous 2 " the loyal and seasonable Addresses of My People. “ Time; and am willing, that what is given thould be " The owning and setting up the pretended Prince
wholly appropriated to the Purposes for which it is
“ intended. “ of Wales for King of England, is not only the highest
Indignity offered to Me, and the Nation ; but do so “ And, since I am speaking on this Head, I think it " nearly concern every Man, who has a Regard for the proper to put you in Mind, that, during the late “ Protestant Religion, or the present and future Quier War, I ordered the Accompts to be laid Yearly be" and Happiness of his Country, that I need not press " fore the Parliament; and also gave My Afient to fe
you to lay it seriously to Heart, and to consider, what “ veral Bills for taking the public Accompts, that My “ further effectual Means inay be used, for securing the Subjects might have Satisfaction how the Money given “ Succesfion of the Crown in the Protestant Line, and " for the War was applied: And I ain willing that liat“ extinguiihing the Hopes of all Pretenders, and their
put in any further Way of Examination, open and secret Abettors.
" that it may appear, whether there were any MitapBy the French King's placing His Grandson on the
plications and Mismanagements, or whether the Debt “ Throne of Spain, He is in a Condition to oppress the
" that remains upon us has really arisen from the Short"relt of Europe, unless speedy and electual Measures
“ ness of the Supplies, or the Deficiency of the tuous. " be taken.
“ I have already told you, how neceffary Dilpiteli
“ will be, for carrying on that great public Buliness, “ Under this Pretence, He is become the real Master " of the whole Spanish Monarchy; He has made it to
“ whereon our Safety, and all that is valuable to us, de"be entirely depending on France, and disposes of it
pends: I hope, what Time can be spared will be " as of His own Dominions; and, by that Means, He has
« employed about those other very desirable Things,
“ which I have so often recommended from the Throne; " surrounded His Neighbours in such a Manner, that,
I mean, the forming fome good Bills, for employing the though the Name of Peace may be said to continue,
“ Poor, for encouraging Trade, and the further fup-
presling of Vice.
“ I hope you are come together determined to avoid " loon become precarious in all the valuable Branches “ all Manner of Disputes and Differences, and resolved " of it; in respect to our Peace and Safety at Home, “ to act with a general and hearty Concurrence for pro" which we cannot hope should long continue; and in
moting the common Cause; which alone can make this " respect to that Part which England ought to take in " the Preservation of the Liberty of Europe.
“ a happy Sellion.
“ I should think it as great a bleliing as could befall “ In order to obviate the general Calamity with “ England, if I could observe you as much inclined to * which the rest of Christendoin is threatened by this
lay aside those unhappy fatal Animnotities, which diexorbitant Power of France, I have concluded several “ vide and weaken you, as I am dilpoled to make all
Alliantes, according to the Encouragernent given Mc “ My Subjects fafe and caly as to any, crea the lighet, ' by both Houses of Parliament; which I will direct “ Offences committed against Me.
Thall be laid before you, and which, I doubt not, you “ will enable Me to make good.
“Let Me conjure you to disappoint the only Hopes
“ of our Enemies, by your Unaninity: I have thewn, “ There are some other Treaties still depending, that
" and will always thew, how delirous I am to be the * thall be likewise communicated to you as soon as they “common Father of all Ny People: Do you, in like are perfected.
“ Manner, lav aside Parties and Divisions: Let there be " It is fit I should tell you, the Eyes of all Europe are “ no other Distinction heard of among us, for the fuupon this Parliament, all Matters are at a Stand till “ ture, but of those who are for the Proteftant Reli
your Resolutions are known; and therefore no Time gion and the present Establishinent; and of those who " ought to be loft.
mean a Popish Prince, and a French Government. “ You have yet an Opportunity, by God's Blefling, “ I will only add this: If you du in good Earnest de" to secure to you, and your Posterity, the quiet Enjoy- " fire to see Engiand hold the Balance of Europe, and to
ment of your Religion and Liberties, if you are not “ be indeed at the Head of the Protestant Interest, it wanting to yourselves, but will exert the ancient Vi- “ will appear by your right improving the present Ope gour of the English Nation : But I tell you plainly, portunity.”
Then His Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Die Jóvis, io Januarii:
ffary to for the at there portion
His Majesty's Speech was read by the Lord Keeper.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Wigorn. Ds. Custos Magni
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Ferrers. dress, to be presented to His Majesty, upon that Epus. Hereford.
Ds. Vohun. owning and setting up the pretended Prince of Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Culper. the Crown, according to the Acts of Parliament
Comes Lindsey, Mag- Di. Itse king:ei 12. limiting the same in the Protestant Line; and re
nus Camerarius. port to this House.
Comes Carlisle, Ma- Ds. Ohorne
Ds. Berkeley S. rescallus Angl.
The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and Lords take the
Thomas Earl of Pembroke; Lord President.
To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Fore Robert Lord Hunsdon.
Sidney Lord Godolphin.
The Lord Ferrers reported from the Lords Commit-
Which was read, and agreed to, as followeth; (vide-
“We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, Address con. “ the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assem-cerning the “ bled, did hear, with all imaginable Satisfaction, Your ing owned in “ Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Your Houses France. “ of Parliament; for which were turn Your Majesty our “ most humble and hearty Thanks: And though the • several Particulars, which Your Majesty was pleased “ to recommend to us, are of the highest Importance, “ and that we will lose no Time in proceeding to the “ Consideration of them, with great Duty to Your
Majesty; yet we cannot defer expressing our just Re“ sentments of the Proceedings of the French King, in “ owning and setting up the pretended Prince of Wales
LEIGH. " for King of England and other Your Majesty's Realms
PETERBOROW. “ and Dominions, which we take to be the highest In
• STAWELL. Tho. Roffen. dignity that can be offered to Your Sacred Majesty
FEVERSHAM " and this Kingdom; and we do assure Your Majesty,
LOVELACE. we are so sensible thereof, that we are resolved to
“ Dorsett. 66 Rochester,
6. CORNWALLIS. ASHBURNHAM. ROMNEY.
" OssULS'TONE. “ Enemies to our Religion and Country may ever hope 66 ALBEMARLE.
“ H. LONDON.
" GoDoLPHIN. Osborne.
CRAYEN. our Resolution, to aslist and defend, to the utmost of
“ HENRY DE LONGUEVILLE. “our Power, against the pretended Prince of Wales, " Jo. BANGOR.
LEMPSTER. " and all other Pretenders whatfoever, every Person
It is ORDERED, That there be a Blank left in the Lords to fign
with their Address, at Five of the Clock this Afternoon, with it:
at Kensington. “ NORMANBY.
Tho. CANTUAR. " Carlisle, E. M.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo- Address to be " St. ALBANS,
ral in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of printed. « ESSEX.
the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the “ PEMBROKE, P.
Address presented to His Majesty this Day, and His " TOWNSHEND.
Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith 6 RABY. R. FERRERS.
printed and published.
66 VAUGHAN. 6 SHAFT ESBURY.
ORDERED, That this House will take His Majesty's King's Speech “ J. CULPEPER.
Speech into further Confideration To-morrow, at Eleven « RADNOR.
NORTH X GREY.
a Clock; and all the Lords fummoned to attend. “ R. EURE.
Lucas. 66 NOTTINGHAM.
The Lord President acquainted the House, “ That Yeoman
“ Sir David Mitchel Gentleman Usher of the Black Usher's Place.
Rod and Mr. Richard Colinge had had a Trial, touch-
“ ing the Place of Yeoman Ulher; and that a Verdict 6 W. Oxon.
“ was given for Sir David; who recominended Mr. “ Berkeley of STRATTON. J. Norwich.
“ John Phillips, to attend the Service of this House in
MOHUN. " that Employment.”
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourn.
liamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Vene“ LINDSEY, G. C.
ris, fecundum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima
Aurora, Dominis fic decernentibus.
“ GUILFORD. “ OXFORD.
PLIMOUTH. T. WHARTON.
“ W. WORCESTER.
" ORTORD. “ MANCHESTER.
« H. HEREFORDENS,
6. N. CESTRIENS.
VENERIS, “ JA. LINCOLN
to be confi.