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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Anno 25 Caroli Secundi.
DIE Martis, Quarto die Februarii, 1672, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angliæ, Scociæ, Franciæ; & Hib. Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. Vicesimo Quinto; quo die præsens hæc Decima Parliamenti Sessio tenenda est apud Civitatem Westm. ibi tam Spirituales quam Temporales Domini, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
L. Duras Introduced.
This Day Lodovicus Duras, Chevalier, being created Lord Duras de Holdenby, was introduced in his Parliament Robes, between the Lord Bellasis and the Lord Berkeley de Stratton; the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, the Earl Marshal of England, and Garter King at Arms, going before.
His Lordship having delivered his Patent of Creation and Writ of Summons to Parliament to the Lord High Chancellor of England, and he delivering the same to the Clerk of the Parliaments, were read; the Patent bearing Date the 29th Day of January, in the 24th Year of King Charles the Second; and the Writ of Summons bearing Date the First Day of February, in the 25th Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second: Which being done, he was brought and placed at the lower End of the Barons Bench.
L. Eure takes his Seat.
This Day Ralph Lord Eure, Brother to George Lord Eure deceased, sat first in Parliament as a Peer, by Writ of Summons, dated the 23th Day of January, A° Regni Domini Regis Caroli Secundi Vicesimo Quarto.
E. of Manchester, Ditto.
This Day Robert Earl of Manchester sat first in Parliament as a Peer, in the Place of his Father Edward Earl of Manchester deceased, by Writ of Summons, dated the 22th Day of January, Anno Regni Domini Regis Caroli Secundi Vicesimo Quarto.
and L. Lucas.
This Day Charles Lord Lucas de Shenvile sat first in Parliament as a Peer, upon the Death of John Lord Lucas deceased, by Writ of Summons, dated the 28th Day of January, Anno Regni Domini Regis Caroli Secundi Vicesimo Quarto.
His Majesty being present this Day, and sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned with His Regal Ornaments (the Peers sitting in their Robes uncovered), the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded by His Majesty to let the Commons know, "That it was His Majesty's Pleasure that they come up presently, to attend His Majesty."
Who being come, the Lord Chancellor of England, by Direction of His Majesty, made this short Speech following:
Commons directed to choose a Speaker.
"My Lords; and you the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons;
"His Majesty hath commanded me to tell you, that He hath many Things to say to you; but He thinks not this a proper Time, but will defer it till the House of Commons be completed with a new Speaker; for His Majesty hath, since the last Sefsion, as a Mark of His Favour to His House of Commons, and that He might reward so good a Servant, taken their late Speaker Sir Edward Turner to be Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer, and called him by Writ to be an Assistant to this House. I am therefore commanded to acquaint you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, That it is the King's Pleasure, you repair to your House, and elect a discreet, wise, and learned Man; who, after he hath been by you presented, and that Presentation admitted by His Majesty, shall then possess the Office of your common Mouth and Speaker. And the King is pleased to be here To-morrow in the Afternoon, to receive the Presentment of him accordingly."
After this, His Majesty departed; and the Commons went to their House.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Naturalization."
The House to be called, and Orders read.
ORDERED, That this House shall be called this Day Sevennight, the 11th Day of this Instant February; at which Time the Standing Orders of this House shall be read.
Committee of Privileges.
Lords Committees appointed to take Consideration of the Customs and Orders of this House, and Privileges of Parliament, and the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament:
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, and afterwards every Monday; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
Sub-committee for the Journal.
Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of this House, and Privileges of the Peers of this Kingdom, and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journal Book:
Their Lordships, or any Three or more of them; to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, and afterwards every Saturday; and at such other Times as they shall think fit.
Committee for Petitions.
Lords Committees appointed by this House to receive and consider of Petitions, and afterwards to make Report thereof to the House:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, and afterwards every Tuesday; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Order of this House, made on the 30th of October, 1669, for preventing Stoppages in the Streets of Westm. be, and is hereby, renewed; and that the Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household (as he is High Steward of the City of Westm.) be, and is hereby, desired to take special Care that the said Order be put into due Execution.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, quintum diem instantis Februarii, tertia hora post meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.