Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 8, 1660-1667. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 13 Die Maii, 13 Caroli.
Members make their Election.
Clerk of the Crown.
Members to take the Sacrament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper shall, upon Sunday next come Sevennight, being the Twenty-sixth of this Instant May, in the Forenoon, be administered at St. Margaret's Church in Westminster, according to the Form prescribed in the Liturgy of the Church of England; and that all the Members of this House shall then and there receive the said Sacrament; and that whosoever shall not then and there receive the said Sacrament, shall not, after that Day, come into the House, until he shall have received the said Sacrament in the Presence of Two or more of the Parties hereafter appointed to that Purpose, and the same be certified, and the Certificate thereof allowed by this House. And, for the better discerning who shall then receive the said Sacrament, and who not; it is further Ordered, that Sir Anthony Cope, Sir John Brampston, Sir Phillip Warwick, Sir John Goodrick, Sir Allan Brodrick, and Sir George Reeve, shall take special Notice of all such as shall then and there receive the said Sacrament; and that every Member of this House shall then bring with him a Note in Writing, containing his Name, and the Shire whereof he is Knight, and the City whereof he is Citizen, and the Borough whereof he is Burgess, and the Port whereof he is Baron; which Note he shall, in the same Church, when the same shall be demanded of him, deliver to the said Parties before particularly mentioned, some or one of them: And the said Persons so appointed, are likewise to take particular Notice of every Member of this House, at such Time as he receiveth the said Sacrament. And Mr. Dr. Guning, and Mr. Carpenter, the Chaplain of this House, are desired to officiate at that Time, and to preach, one of them in the Morning, and the other in the Afternoon.
Securing the King's Person, &c.
Confirming Publick Acts.
Confirming Private Acts.
Lords desire a Conference.
Ordered, That there be a Conference with the House of Lords, as is desired: And that Mr. Secretary Morrice, Sir Heneage Finch, Sir Phillip Warwick, and Serjeant Charlton, do manage the Conference, and make Report thereof.
We the Lords and Commons do humbly tender our Acknowledgments and Thanks unto Your Majesty, for that free and gracious Communication of Your Resolution to marry with the Infanta of Portugall; which we conceive to be of so high Concernment to this Nation, as that we receive it with great Joy and Satisfaction; and do, with all Earnestness, beg a Blessing upon, and a speedy Accomplishment of it. And we cannot but express our own unanimous Resolutions, (which we are confident will have a general Influence upon the Hearts of all Your Subjects) that we shall, upon all Occasions, be ready to assist Your Majesty, in the Pursuance of those Your Intentions, against all Oppositions whatsoever.
Ordered, That the same Persons who managed the last Conference, do wait upon the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House had passed the like Vote and Resolution on Saturday last; and had received a Message from his Majesty, to attend him at Two of the Clock this Afternoon: And, if the Lords can be ready at that Time, this House will wait upon them; or, otherwise, must observe the Time appointed.
King to be attended.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House, being accompanied by all the Members thereof, do, with the House of Peers, wait upon his Majesty, in the Banquetinghouse at Whitehall, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, according to his Majesty's Appointment, to present the said Vote and Resolution of both Houses: And, in order thereunto, the House adjourned till Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
The Judges being called in, Mr. Speaker acquainted them, that he, being accompanied with the Members of this House, would wait upon his Majesty, with the House of Peers, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, according to his Majesty's Appointment.
Eodem, Post Meridiem.
THE House then met, according to Appointment: And Mr. Speaker, being accompanied with the Members, did go to wait upon his Majesty, with the House of Peers, to present the said Vote and Resolutions, according to the said Appointment.