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, 3 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the whole House, on Saturday last waited upon His Majesty at Whitehall, and presented the humble Address of this House; and His Majesty was pleased to return this Answer:
King's Answer reported.
"I take this Address of yours very kindly; I will always be very affectionate to you; and I expect you shall stand by Me, as I will always by you."
King's Speech, and the Addresses of H.C. debated.
Then the House took into Consideration the whole Matter of His Majesty's Speech on Saturday, and the Three Papers which His Majesty acquainted this House withal.
And all the said Papers, in their Order, were read.
And, after a long Debate,
The Question being put, "Whether this House shall in the First Place enter into Consideration of giving Advice to His Majesty?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
It is ORDERED, That this Business shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, the First Business.
ORDERED, That the Judge now in Town shall attend To-morrow Morning.
Cholmley et al. versus The Grocers Company et al.
Whereas there is a Petition and Appeal of Elizabeth and Margaret Cholmley, by John Savill Esquire their Guardian, Sarah Smith Widow, and Sir Kngsmill Lucy Baronet, from a Decree and other Orders of the Court of Chancery, in a Cause there depending, wherein the said Petitioners are Plaintiffs, against the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery of Grocers in the City of London, Sir John Cutler, Sir Thomas Foote, Knights, Jeffery Howland, Thomas Gower Esq. and others, Defendants, now depending in this House, to which the said Wardens and Commonalty and other the Defendants therein named were, by Order of this House, dated the 20th Day of February last, required to put in their Answer in Writing within Eight Days after Notice thereof:
Upon reading the Petition of the Wardens and Commonalty of the said Mystery or Company of Grocers this Day; shewing, "That they must inspect several Books and Papers, and that several of the Members are out of Town who should be assistant to the putting in an Answer to the said Petition, which consists of many Particulars, in a Cause of very great Importance to them, and therefore pray a longer Day for the same:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Wardens and Commonalty, and other the Defendants in the said Petition named, shall put in their Answer thereunto in Writing, on Tuesday the Eleventh Day of March instant peremptorily, at the Bar of this House; and hereof they may not fail.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, quartum diem instantis Martii, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.