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 Jovis, 6 die Junii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
The Lord Great Chamberlain signified to the House, "That the King appointed him to deliver a Paper to their Lordships Consideration, which was presented to His Majesty."
And the House commanded the same to be read: Which was done; videlicet,
E. of Banbury's Petition to the King, for his Writ of Summons:
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of Nichalas Earl of Banbury;
"That Your Majesty's Royal Father King Charles, by His Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England, bearing Date 18th August, 2 Caroli, for the great and many Services done by Your Petitioner's Father, Sir William Knollis Knight, and Viscount Wallingford, granted to him, and his Heirs Males of his Body issuing, the Name, Title, and Dignity, of Earl of Banbury, with all Privileges of Seat and Voice in Parliament as other Peers of the Kingdom had, as by the said Letters Patents more fully appears.
"That the said Earl, after marrying with Elizabeth Daughter of the Earl of Suffolke, had Issue by her Edward his Eldest Son, who died without Issue, and Your Petitioner was born in January, 1630, about a Year and Half before the said Earl's Death.
"That Your Petitioner, as Son and Heir of the said late Earl, sat in the last Parliament as Earl of Banbury, as of Right he might; and hath used and had all Privileges as other Earls there: But, having no Writ of Summons to this present Parliament from Your Majesty as other the Peers have, hath forborn to sit there, although he hath done nothing to deprive him of his Title thereunto, nor, to his Knowledge, to incur Your Majesty's Displeasure.
"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That Your Majesty will be graciously pleased that he may have a Writ of Summons to this Parliament, as Earl of Banbury, and enjoy all the Precedency and Privileges thereunto belonging, granted by Your Majesty's Royal Father by His said Letters Patents.
"And Your Petitioner shall acknowledge Your Majesty's Justice therein with due Gratitude, and with all Alacrity and Fidelity endeavour to serve Your Majesty with his Life and Fortune, and ever pray for Your Majesty's long and happy Reign.
The King's Reference of it to this House.
This being read, the Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That His Majesty signified His Pleasure to him, that no Writ should be issued out to summon the Earl of Banbury to this Parliament, upon some Question that was made last Parliament in this House concerning him."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the said Petition and Contents thereof are hereby referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who, having heard the Petitioner by his Counsel or otherwise, and Mr. Attorney General on the King's Behalf, are afterwards to make Report thereof to this House. And their Lordships to meet when they please.
The King's Answer bout issuing a Proclamation for a Fast.
The Lord Chamberlain reported to this House, "That His Majesty, according to their Lordships Desire, hath given Order for a Proclamation to issue out, for a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, in respect of the late immoderate Rain and Waters. And His Majesty hath appointed Wednesday next for the Cities of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and the Places adjacent; and Wednesday come Sevennight for the rest of the Kingdom."
Preachers before the Lords at the Fast.
ORDERED, That this House appoints the Abbey Church of Westm. to be the Place where the Peers are to keep the Fast, on Wednesday next, the 12th Day of this Instant June. And the Lord Bishop of Exeter and Dr. Peirce are hereby appointed to preach before their Lordships, at the said Time and Place.
Message to H. C. about the Fast.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Childe and Dr. Lewin:
To let them know, that the King hath appointed Wednesday next for a Day of Humiliation, in respect of the late immoderate Rain and Waters, to be kept by the Cities of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and the Places adjacent; and Wednesday come Sevennight to be kept by the rest of the Kingdom.
Bill to reverse the E. of Strafford's Attainder.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for reversing the Attainder of the Earl of Strafford shall meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock. And the Earl of Leycester, the Lord Wentworth, and the Lord Lovelace, are added to be of that Committee.
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Denbigh hath Leave to be absent from this House, and to go into the Country.
ORDERED, That the Lord Darcy et Conyers hath Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Monmouth hath Leave to be absent.
Bill for mending Highways, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for mending Highways do meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Bill to declare the Long Parliament determined.
This House taking into Consideration and further Debate the late Act for continuing the Parliament begun the Third Day of November, One Thousand Six Hundred and Forty; and having had the Opinion of all the Judges, "That the said Parliament, begun on the said Third Day of November, 1640, is now determined:"
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare a particular Bill, to declare the said late Parliament to be determined, according to the Sense of this House upon the Debate this Day; and present the same unto their Lordships.
Proclamation against Quakers.
Upon Consideration of the Report from the Committee concerning the Quakers Petition:
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Proclamation, for suppressing of the Quakers, and reducing them to the Government of this Kingdom, according to the Laws; and for preventing of such dangerous Consequences as may happen, to the Disturbance of the Peace of the Kingdom, by reason of their Distempers.
Gifford versus L. Mohun.
It appearing, by the Examination of Joseph Willson this Day at the Bar, "That the Lord Mohun's Name was only used in Trust, concerning Six and Thirty Messuages and a Garden in Bloomesbury, for which there was a Suit between Thomas Pettet Plaintiff, and Peter Cooke Defendant; and that the Privilege of the Lord Mohun was no Way concerned therein:"
It is ORDERED, That the Cause in this House, touching the Premises, is hereby totally dismissed; and the Parties therein mentioned and concerned are left to their ordinary Course at Law; any Proceeding in this Court notwithstanding.
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.
ORDERED, That on Monday Morning next, the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance shall be read in this House; and that any Lord shall have Liberty to offer to the Consideration of the House what he thinks fit thereupon.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 7um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.