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 Lunæ, 8 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
This Day the Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper.
King's Answer to the Thanks of the Houses, for issuing His Proclaniation against Conventicles.
The Chief Justice reported, "That he had presented the Thanks of both Houses to His Majesty, as he was directed on Saturday last. And His Majesty returned this Answer following:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I thank you for this Mark of your Affection to Me; and I doubt not of the Continuance and Concurrence of it in other Matters, as well as in this of My Proclamation. I recommend to you, that you would weigh well what I say and desire in it towards the Welfare and Peace of this Nation; in order to which, as I shall always be ready to contribute My utmost Endeavours, so I hope you will never be failing in yours to enable Me to do it."
The Lord Awdley is added to the Committee to consider the Causes of the Fall of Rents, and the Decay of Trade, within this Kingdom.
Grenvile versus Elwes.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Bernard Grenvile Esquire and Anne his Wife, sole Daughter and Heir of Cutbert Morley Esquire, and also the Answer of Jeremy Elwes Esquire to the said Petition, and likewise the Order and Judgement of this House, made the 31th of March, 1668, in the Case of the said Cutbert Morley and Bernard Grenvile, and Jeremy Elwes and Henry Elwes his Trustee, then depending before this House; and also a Decree made in the Court of Chancery on the First of June, 1668, between the said Cutbert Morley Plaintiff, and Jeremy Elwes and Henry Elwes Defendants:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bernard Grenvile and Jeremy Elwes shall be heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House, on Friday the 12th Day of November Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, upon these Points; videlicet,
"Whether there be an Abatement of the Suit mentioned in the said Petition and Answer upon the Death of the said Cutbert Morley? And whether the said Decree of the Court of Chancery be pursuant to the aforesaid Order of this House?"
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. decalravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 9um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.