Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 28 die Februarii.
E. Nottingham excused.
List of all Acts, &c. relating to the King's Power in Ecclesiastical Affairs, to be brought in.
Upon Consideration of the Report made by the Lord Chamberlain, "That the Committee of the whole House have had some Debate concerning the First Enacting Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act concerning His Majesty's Power in Ecclesiastical Affairs," contained in these Words following, "Be it Enacted, by the King's Most Excellent Majesty, by Advice, and with the Consent, of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, and by the Authority thereof, That the King's Majesty may, by Letters Patents under the Great Seal, or by such other Ways as to His Majesty shall seem meet, dispense with One Act or Law made the last Session of this present Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the Uniformity of Public Prayers and Administration of Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies, and for establishing the Form of making, ordaining, and consecrating, Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, in the Church of England," and with any other Laws or Statutes concerning the same, or requiring Oaths or Subscriptions, or which do enjoin Conformity to the Order, Discipliae, and Worship, established in this Church, and the Penalties in the said Laws imposed, or any of them:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Attorney General is hereby required to bring into this House, on Thursday Morning next, a List of all those Acts and Oaths as the said Enacting Clause relates unto, and also all such Acts as concerns His Majesty's Power in Ecclesiastical Matters; and in case he cannot prepare a perfect List of all such Acts and Oaths within the Time aforesaid, then he is to bring in as many of them by the said Time as possibly he shall be able, and to finish and bring in the rest as soon after as speedily he can, that so their Lordships may the better proceed therein.