DIE Mercurii, 6 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Johannes Ds. Robertes, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cher.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
This Day the Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker, in the
Absence of the Lord Keeper, being not well.
Bill for raising Money on Wines, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for raising
Three Hundred [ (fn. 1) and Ten] Thousand Pounds, by an
Imposition on Wines and other Liquors."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Mundiford Brampston and Mr. Proctor:
To let them know, that this House hath passed the Bill
for raising Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds,
&c. without any Alterations.
King's Answer about deferring the Adjournment.
The Duke of Bucks reported, "That himself, the
Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and the Lord
Chamberlain of the Household, have waited on His
Majesty, with the humble Desires of this House,
for His deferring the Adjournment of the Parliament
for a while longer: To which His Majesty hath given
a very Gracious Answer; videlicet,
"That He would be glad the Bill for His Supply
were dispatched, because the Fleet cannot be made
ready without it; that all Things belonging to it are
at a Stand, till the Bill be passed.
"That He would be glad, if it were possible, they
could finish all their Business by Thursday next, because,
the Houses growing every Day thin after the Time
fixed for an Adjournment, they may perhaps complain they are surprized with this Continuance: But,
if there should be a Necessity of the Houses sitting a
Day or Two longer, for asserting and vindicating the
Privileges of the House of Peers, His Majesty looks
upon it as a Thing wherein He is so much concerned,
that He will consent unto it."
Address of Thanks for it.
The Duke of Bucks, the Lord Great Chamberlain, and
the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, are appointed
by the House of Peers to wait on His Majesty, with
the humble Thanks of this House, for His gracious
Answer to their Lordships Message for sitting a Day or
Two longer, for vindicating the Privileges of this
House; and to let His Majesty know, that, before the
House of Peers had received His Majesty's said Gracious
Answer, they had passed the Bill for His Majesty's
Committee for Privileges.
ORDERED, That all the Judges are to attend the
Committee for Privileges, at Two of the Clock this
Afternoon, and To-morrow Morning at Eight.
Order at Conferences.
The House being moved, "That better Order and
Decency may be observed by the Lords, in going to
Conferences between Committees of both Houses, in
the Painted Chamber:"
It is ORDERED, That that Part of the Roll of Standing Orders of this House which relates to the Manner
of going to Conferences be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee for Privileges; whose Lordships may
supply such Defects as they shall find therein, and make
Report to this House.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis,
videlicet, 7um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,