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, 25 die Februarii.
E. of Winchelsea's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of an Act, for the settling of the Priory of Watton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of Winchilsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of Trustees, for the Payment of Debts."
Message from the King, concerning the Common Prayer Book.
"His Majesty having, according to His Declaration of the 25th of October, 1660, granted His Commission under the Great Seal, to several Bishops and other Divines, to review the Book of Common Prayer, and to prepare such Alterations and Additions as they thought sit to offer: Afterwards the Convocations of the Clergy of both the Provinces of Canterbury and Yorke were by His Majesty called and assembled, and are now sitting. And His Majesty hath been pleased to authorize and require the Presidents of the said Convocations, and other the Bishops and Clergy of the same, to review the said Book of Common Prayer, and the Book of the Form and Manner of making and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons; and that, after mature Consideration, they should make such Additions or Alterations in the said Books respectively as to them should seem meet and convenient; and should exhibit and present the same to His Majesty in Writing, for His Majesty's further Consideration, Allowance, or Confirmation. Since which Time, upon full and mature Deliberation, they, the said Presidents, Bishops, and Clergy of both Provinces, have accordingly reviewed the said Books, and have made, exhibited, and presented to His Majesty in Writing, some Alterations, which they think sit to be inserted in the same, and some additional Prayers to the said Book of Common Prayer, to be used upon proper and emergent Occasions.
"All which His Majesty having duly considered, doth, with the Advice of His Council, fully approve and allow the same; and doth recommend it to the House of Peers, that the said Books of Common Prayer, and of the Form of Ordination and Consecration of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with those Alterations and Additions, be the Book which, in and by the intended Act of Uniformity, shall be appointed to be used, by all that officiate in all Cathedral and Collegiate Churches and Chapels, and in all Chapels of Colleges and Halls in both the Universities, and the Colleges of Eaton and Winchester, and in all Parish Churches and Chapels within the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweed, and by all that make or consecrate Bishops, Priests, or Deacons, in any of the said Places, under such Sanctions and Penalties as the Parliament shall think fit.
D. of Richmond's Bill.
Bill to make Rivers navigable.
M. of Winton's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming the Estate of John Marquis of Winton, in certain Manors and Lands whereof the Deeds and Evidences were burnt and lost at the Taking of the Castle of Bazing."
Ld. Mohun and Gifford.
But in regard the House is informed, "That there hath been lately a Reference to Friends to compose the Business;" the House suspends to give any Resolution therein for a Week; in which Time the Referees may meet again, to endeavour a Composure between them.
Ld. Widdrington's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for to enable William Lord Widdrington to sell some Lands, for Payment of the Portions of his Younger Brothers and Sisters, and for providing for Younger Children."
Jones, concerning the M. of Worcester's Bill.
Bill to repeal the Acts of the Long Parliament.
ORDERED, That the Committee for repealing Acts shall be put off till Saturday next, in the Afternoon; at which Time Mr. Justice Hyde shall attend the said Committee, instead of the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.