DIE Veneris, 2 die Mali.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Bath et Wells.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Bills passed by Commission.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Peers went to put on their Robes, in order to the passing
of Two Bills by His Majesty's Commission under the
The House being resumed;
The Lord Chancellor, the Lord Treasurer, the Lord
Privy Seal, the Marquis of Dorchester, and the Lord
Great Chamberlain, sat upon a Form set across the
House, between the State and the Lord Chancellor's
Woolsack; the Peers being all in their Robes, and sat
Then the Lord Chancellor gave Directions to the
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to go to the House
of Commons; and acquaint them, "That the King hath
sent a Commission for the passing of some Bills; and
to desire them to come up, and be present at the
passing of them."
The House of Commons being come, with their
The Lord Chancellor acquainted them, "That the
King hath sent a Commission, under the Great Seal,
for passing the Royal Assent unto Two Bills; one,
concerning the amending the Highways and Streets
in the Cities of London and Westm. and Parts adjacent; the other, against Quakers."
Which Commission being presented to the Lord
Chancellor, and the rest of the Lords Commissioners,
by the Clerk of the Parliaments, upon his Knee; he
brought the same to his Table, where it was read publicly.
Then the Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of
the several Acts, as followeth:
"An Act for preventing the Mischiefs and Dangers that may arise, by certain Persons called Quakers, and others, refusing to take lawful Oaths."
"An Act for repairing the Highways and Sewers,
and for paving and keeping clean of the Streets,
in and about the Cities of London and Westm.; and
for reforming of Annoyances and Disorders in the
Streets of, and Places adjacent to, the said Cities;
and for the regulating and licensing of Hackney
Coaches; and for enlarging of several strait and inconvenient Streets and Passages."
To which Bills, severally and distinctly, the Clerk
of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent,
in these Words,
"Le Roy le veult."
After this, the Commons departed with their
ORDERED, That the Lord Great Chamberlain, and
the Earl of Newport, are added to the Committee for
the Bill for restoring Advowsons and Impropriations to
the loyal Subjects of the King.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 3um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,