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.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Mercer versus Mercer.
Whereas there is a Petition and Appeal of Robert Mercer depending in this House, to which Alice and Ellen Mercer, Infants, have by their Guardian Richard Blackmore put in their Answers in Writing:
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.
Upon reading the gracious Speech made by His Majesty in this House on the 7th of January Instant, as also the Lord Keeper's Speech made pursuant thereunto:
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.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 19um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
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.
The Gentleman Usher held the Bible, and the Clerk of the Crown read the Oath.
Comes Carnarvon. Lord Widdrington.