Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 1, 1509-1577. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lune, 9 die Aprilis,
Popes Bulls, &c.
HODIE 1a vice lecta est Billa, against such as shall bring in any Bulls, &c. que commissa est Comitibus Sussex, Hunt. et Pembrook, Episcopis Bangor. Cicestren. et Lyncoln. Dominis Wentworthe, Northe, Chandos, et Hunsdon, Domino Primario Justiciario (fn. 1) Banci Regii; ac Justiciariis Sowthcot et Carns.
Chief Justice appointed Speaker during the Chancellor's Illness.
This Day, for that my Lord Keeper was sick and not able to come to the Parliament, was brought in the Queen's Majesty's Letters Patents, authorizing Sir Robert Catelyn, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of England, to supply the Room of the said Lord Keeper, at all Times, during his Sickness, this present Parliament; the Tenor whereof ensueth:
"Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. To Our Trusty and Right Well-beloved Sir Robert Catelyn, Knight, Chief Justice of Our Pleas before Us to be holden, Greeting.
"Where our Right Trusty and Well - beloved Counsellor Sir Nicholas Bacon, Knight, Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of England, is at this Time so visited with Sickness, that he is not able to travel to the Upper House of this Our present Parliament, holden at Westm. nor there to supply the Room and Place in the said Upper House, among the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as to the Office of the Lord Chancellor or the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England hath been accustomed; We therefore, minding the same Place and Room to be supplied in all Things as appertaineth, for and during every Time of his Absence, have named and appointed you, and by these Presents do constitute, name, appoint, and authorize you, from Day to Day, and Time to Time, when and so often as the said Lord Keeper shall happen, at any Time or Times, during this present Parliament, to be absent from his accustomed Place in the said Upper House, to occupy, use, and supply, the said Room and Place of the said Lord Keeper, in the said Upper House, amongst the said Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, at every such Day and Time of his Absence; and then and there; at every such Time, to do and execute all such Things as (fn. 2) the said Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England should or might do, if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room. Wherefore We will and command you the said Sir Robert Catlyn to attend to the Doing and Execution of the Premisses with Effect; and these our Letters Patent shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same, in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, We have caused these our Letters to be made Patents. Witness Ourself, at Westm. the 9th Day of April, in the Thirteenth Year of Our Reign.