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 Martis, 4 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the settling of certain Lands belonging to William Gery Esquire upon Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of Debts and Portions."
Message from H.C. with an Address to the King against the Increase of Popery.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Powell and others:
That they had prepared an Address, to be presented to the King, against the Increase of Popery, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence.
The said Address was read.
The Answer returned was:
That this House hath read their Address, and will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Debate about the Addresses from H. C. to the King, and His Answer.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Advice to be given to His Majesty, concerning the Addresses made to Him from the House of Commons.
The Addresses of the House of Commons, and His Majesty's Answer, were read.
And after a long Debate,
King's Answer to H. C. a gracious one.
The Question being put, "Whether that the King's Answer to the House of Commons, in referring the Points now controverted to a Parliamentary Way by Bill, is good and gracious, that being a proper and natural Course for Satisfaction therein?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, quintum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.