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 Martis, 6 die Decembris.
Lords not to be absent without Leave and leaving Proxies.
The Earl of Bolingbrooke reported, "That the Grand Committee for Privileges having met, and perused the Standing Orders of this House, do find an Order that no Lord ought to be absent from the Attendance of this House, without special Leave obtained from His Majesty, and sending his Proxy; and that Notice be taken of such Lords as either have not sent their Proxies, or are excused by His Majesty for some Time: Which their Lordships thought fit to put the House in Mind of, because the House is appointed to be called To-morrow."
Downes and Spring versus Hungate.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be heard thereupon, by their Counsel, at this Bar, on the Second Day of the Sitting of this House next after the Feast of the Nativity of our LORD GOD now at Hand; and that the Parties concerned on the other Side are to have timely Notice thereof, that so they may come prepared for the said Hearing accordingly.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 7um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.