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 Sabbati, 17 die Januarii.
Mercer versus Mercer.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar, upon the said Petition and Appeal, and the Answer thereunto, on Saturday the Fourteenth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Defendants, or their Agent here in Town.
Sir John Read to have the Protection of this House while his Cause depends.
Whereas Sir John Read Baronet is, by Order of this House, required to appear at the Bar on Friday next, being the Three and Twentieth Day of this Instant January, by reason of the Petition of Dame Alissimon Read his Wife, now depending in this House:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir John Read shall have, and hereby hath, the Protection of this House, for his safe coming to attend, and returning from his Attendance, on this House; whereof all Persons whatsoever, who are or may be any Way concerned therein, are to take Notice, and give Obedience hereunto, as they will answer the contrary to this House at their Perils.
The King's Speech to be considered.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will take the whole Matter of His Majesty's said Speech into their Consideration on Saturday the 24th Instant, the First Business.
Lords take the Oath of Allegiance.
This Day, after the Adjournment of the House, the Lords whose Names are underwritten, did in the Presence of the Lord Keeper and a competent Number of the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council, kneeling at the Woolsack whereon the Lord Keeper sits, take the Oath of Allegiance, provided and mentioned in the Parliament A° 3 Regis Jacobi.