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 Lunæ, videlicet, 13 die Maii.
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
(fn. 1) L. Treasurer.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkley.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Gerard de Bromely.
Ds. Arrundell de Warder.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Berkley de Stratton.
Committee to prepare an Address to the King, for communicating His Intention to marry.
Ds. Berkley de Berkeley.
Bill to reverse the E. of Strafford's Attainder.
Bill to prevent Tumults and Disorders.
E. of Oxon's and Derby's, and Ld. Windsor's, Claim to the Office of Great Chamberlain.
It is ORDERED, That the further Consideration of this Business is deferred until Thursday Morning next; and then the former Proceedings in this Cause, as they stand in the Journal Book, be prepared, and then read, for the better informing their Lordships in the Business.
Address of Thanks to the King, for communicating His Intention to marry:
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Committee have made a Draught of what they conceived fit to be presented to His Majesty, by Way of Thanks, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament; which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
"We, the Lords and, do humbly tender our Acknowledgements 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 these Your Intentions, against all Oppositions whatsoever."
The House approved of this Address; and ORDERED, That the same be presented to His Majesty; and that the same be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference, for their Concurrence; and that their House would go in a Body with this House, when the same is presented.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
Lords to take the Oaths.
Answer from H. C.
Bastard, Ld. Mohun's Servant, arrested.
Neve sent for.
Rogers, Ld. Willoughby's Servant, Goods seized.
Upon the Oath of William Willoughby Esquire, made at this Bar, "That John Holgate hath seized upon the Goods of Thomas Rogers, a menial Servant to the Lord Willoughby of Parham, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Holgate and Elliot sent for.
It is ORDERED, That the said John Holgate, and Phillip Elliott at whose Suit his Goods were seized, shall be sent for as Delinquents, and be brought before this House, to answer their several Offences.
No Motions after Twelve o'Clock.
Lords to pay to the Poor, for coming after Prayers.
ORDERED, That, according to the ancient Order of this House, every Lord that comes after Prayers shall pay to the Poors Box, an Earl Two Shillings, and a Baron One Shilling; and the Clerk of the Crown is to collect it.
Message from H. C. about the Houses going to the King with the Address:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons do fully and chearfully concur with their Lordships in the Matter of Thanks to be given to the King; and to inform their Lordships, that the Commons have on Saturday last passed a Vote to the same Purpose; and did send to the King, to know His Pleasure, at what Time and Place they should wait upon Him; and He hath appointed this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall. The House of Commons are very willing to agree that both Houses may go together; but are in a Perplexity how to effect it.
Ld. Chamberlain to attend the King about it.
Hereupon the Lords appointed the Lord Chamberlain presently to attend the King, and acquaint Him with the Intentions of this House, and know when His Majesty will give their Lordships Leave to wait upon Him as a House, and where.
Message to H. C. to fit a while.
Houses to attend the King:
The Lord Chamberlain, being returned, acquainted their Lordships, "That His Majesty hath appointed both Houses to wait upon Him this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitchall."