DIE Lunæ, 23 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
L. Privy Seal, Speaker:
Upon the ill Disposition of Health of Sir Orlando
Bridgman Knight and Baronet, Chief Justice of the
Court of Common Pleas, whereby he was not able this
Day to come to this House and perform the Place of
Speaker, a Commission signed with His Majesty's Handwriting, and sealed with the Great Seal of England, deputing the Lord Privy Seal to be Speaker, was read, as
"Charles the Second, by the Grace of GOD, King
of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender
of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Wellbeloved Counsellor John Lord Roberts, Keeper of Our
Privy Seal, Greeting: Whereas, by Our Letters Patents, bearing Date the Eighteenth Day of this Instant
February, We did constitute, name, appoint, and authorize, Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved
Sir Orlando Bridgman Knight and Baronet, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, from Time to
Time, during this present Parliament, to supply the
Room and Place of Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Counsellor Edward Earl of Clarendon, Our Chancellor of England, then and as yet
so infirm that he is not able to travel to the Upper
House of Parliament at Westminster, nor there to supply the Room in the said Upper House, amongst the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as to
the Office of the Lord Chancellor of England hath
been accustomed: And whereas the said Sir Orlando
Bridgman is also become so weak and infirm as he is
not able to supply the Room and Place aforesaid:
We, minding the same Place and Room to be supplied in all Things as appertaineth, for and during
every Time of the Absence of Our said Lord Chancellor, have named and appointed you, and by these
Presents do constitute, name, appoint, and authorize
you, from Day to Day, and Time to Time, when and
so often as the said Lord Chancellor shall happen, at
any Time or Times during this present Parliament, to
be absent from his accustomed Place in the said Upper House, to occupy, use, and supply, the said Room
and Place of the said Lord Chancellor, in the said
Upper House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, at every such Day and Time
of his Absence; and then and there, at every such
Time, to do and execute all such Things as the said
Lord Chancellor of England should or might do if he
were there personally present, using and supplying
the same Room. Wherefore We will and command
you, the said John Lord Roberts, to attend the Doing
and Execution of the Premises with Effect. And
these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient
Warrant and Discharge for the same in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, We have caused these
Our Letters to be made Patents.
Witness Ourself at Westm. the Three and
Twentieth Day of February, in the Fifteenth
Year of Our Reign.
"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.
Message to H. C about Peers Evidences concerning Advowsons, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Thomas Bennet and Sir Will. Child:
To deliver to them the Order made on Saturday last,
concerning those Deeds, Evidences, and Writings, belonging to several of the Peers, which were taken from
them in the Time of the late Troubles, that they may
be delivered into the Possession of the Clerk of the
House of Peers, to the End they may be restored to
those Lords to whom they properly appertain.
Bill concerning the King's Power in Ecclesiastical Affairs.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act, intituled, An
Act concerning His Majesty's Power in Ecclesiastical
ORDERED, That this Bill be read the Second Time
on Wednesday Morning next, the First Business.
The House called.
Next, the House was called; and these Lords following were absent:
Ds. Astley, dead; and his Son
Ds. Herbert de Cherbury.
Ds. Gerard de Bromley.
Ds. Darcy & Coniers.
Ds. De la Warr.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Bath et Wells.
Viscount Say et Seale.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Marq. of Newcastle.
Marq. of Worcester.
Dux of Richmond.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii,
videlicet, 25tum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.