House of Commons Journal Volume 11: 28 December 1694

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 11, 1693-1697. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1803.

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Veneris, 28 die Decembris;

Sexto Gulielmi et Mariæ.


Death of Queen Mary.

MR. Speaker having taken the Chair, the House sat for some time in profound Silence; when Mr. Comptroller acquainted the House, That it had pleased God to take to himself our most gracious and most excellent Queen, who died this Morning, after a few Days Sickness, to the unspeakable Grief of his Majesty, and all loyal Subjects.

Whereupon the House, on a serious Consideration of this great Calamity, came to the Resolution following; viz.

Address of Condolence.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That an humble Address be presented to his Majesty, to condole the Death of the Queen, and to desire his Majesty to take Care of his Royal Person; and to assure his Majesty, That this House will stand by, support, and defend, his Majesty and Government against all his Enemies, both at home and abroad.

Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare the said Address:

And it is referred to Mr. Comptroller, Sir John Thompson, Mr. Mountague, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Tho. Clarges, Mr. Smith, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Solicitor-General, Mr. Clark, Mr. Foley, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Boyle, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Pelham, Sir Tho. Roberts, Mr. Hutchinson, Lord Pawlet, Mr. Dolben, Sir Harry Hobart; or any Five of them: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Four a Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.

And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Nine a Clock.