Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 26 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Report concerning the Entries of the King's Answers to Addresses.
The Earl of Dorsett reported to this House, "That the Lords Committees for Privileges, according to their Lordships Order to them, for searching of Precedents, Whether, when both Houses have waited upon the King with an Address, and the King hath spoken any Thing in Answer to it, the same hath been reported, and entered into the Journal Book; upon mature debating thereof, have found out and fixed upon Seven Precedents, and in their Judgements fully answerable to their Lordships Commands, wherein they find, That whensoever it did appear that the King made any Expressions to the House, either by Word of Mouth or in Writing, that they were either entered or reported, or both: And thereupon the Lords Committees humbly desired the House will be pleased to cause the said Precedents to be read, which they leave to their Lordships Judgements."
Upon this, the House caused these Precedents following to be read, out of the Journals:
1. The Precedent of 19° Feb. 18° Jacobi.
2. The Precedent of 7° Maii, 22° Jacobi.
3. The Precedent of 4° Augusti, A° 1° Caroli Primi.
4. The Precedent of 13° Aprilis, 2° Caroli Primi.
5. The Precedent of 1° Aprilis, 4°, Caroli Primi.
6. The Precedent of 30° Maii, A° 12° Caroli Secundi.
7. The Precedent of 2° Aprilis, 15° Caroli Secundi.
The House being satisfied with these Precedents; ORDERED, That the Lord Keeper do report what His Majesty said by Word of Mouth, when the Address by both Houses of Parliament was presented to His Majesty at Whitehall, the Fifteenth Day of this Instant October.
The Lord Keeper desired Leave of the House to retire himself, to recollect his Memory, whereby he may be the better enabled to make the said Report.
To that Purpose, the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the Lord Keeper retired to his Room.
After a little while, his Lordships returned; and then the House was resumed.
And then the Lord Keeper reported as followeth:
"That when both Houses of Parliament attended the King on the 15th Day of this Instant October, he delivered the humble Address of both Houses to His Majesty; and His Majesty said as followeth:
King's Answer to Address of both Houses.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I thank you for your Thanks. I am glad the Things I have done, have given you so good Satisfaction; and for the Earl of Clarendon, I assure you, I will never employ him again in any public Affairs whatsoever."
The Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lord Gerard of Brandon are added to the Committee of Privileges.
Committee to inspect Laws expiring, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Inspection into the Laws that are fit to be continued, do meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; at which Time all the Judges are to attend the Committee.
Committee to consider of Abuses of Woodmongers, Colliers, and Butchers.
Lords Committees appointed to examine and consider the whole Business of the Colliers and Woodmongers, and also the Abuses in Butchers in selling Meat at excessive Rates; and have Power to send for such Persons as their Lordships shall think fit to inform them therein; and to report their Opinions to this House, what Course they think fit to remedy the same:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 29um diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.