DIE Mercurii, 9 die Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Comes Pemb. & Mount.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Ds. Butler de M. Park.
Ds. Grey de Roleston.
The Amendment made by the House of Commons
in the Bill to enable Charles Cotton Esquire to sell
Land, for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for
Younger Children, was read, and Agreed to.
Russell & al. Nat. Bill.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for Naturalization
of Theodore Russell and others; and do think it fit
to pass as it is, without any Amendment."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Naturalization of Theodore Russell and others."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Bill concerning Lewis's Estate.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill to enable Trustees
to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of William
Lewis Esquire; and do think it fit to pass as it is."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling
Trustees to sell Lands, in the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for the Payment of the Debts
of William Lewis Esquire deceased, and the Debts
and Legacies of Edward Lewis Esquire deceased, his
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill
shall pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Committee to perfect the Journal.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Perusal
of the Journal Book have hereby Power and Authority, after the Prorogation of the Parliament, to peruse
and perfect what remains unexamined of the Journal;
and have a Week's Time to do it in.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
many Lords went to wait upon the King in the Prince's
Lodgings, where the King was robing Himself; and
in this Interval the Lords did put on their Robes.
The House was resumed.
Then His Majesty sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned
with His Regal Ornaments, commanded the Usher of
the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons
His Majesty's Command, "That they come up presently,
and attend Him, with their Speaker."
Who being come, His Majesty was pleased to give
His Royal Assent to these Bills following.
The Clerk of the Crown read the Titles, and the
Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent
to them severally and respectively.
"1. An Act for granting a License to his Highness Prince Rupert Duke of Cumberland, for One
and Thirty Years."
"2. An Act to enable Sir Francis Compton to make
Sale of the Manor of Hammerton, in the County of
"3. An Act for the Naturalization of Theodore
Russell and others."
"4. An Act to enable Charles Cotton Esquire to
sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, and raising Portions for Younger Children."
"5. An Act for enabling Trustees to sell Lands, in
the Counties of Glamorgan and Monmouth, for the
Payment of the Debts of William Lewis Esquire deceased, and the Debts and Legacies of Edward
Lewis Esquire deceased, his Son."
To these Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced
in these Words,
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then His Majesty made a Speech to this Effect:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I think I have given sufficient Evidence to the
World, that I have not been wanting, on My Part,
in My Endeavours to procure the full Satisfaction
of all My Subjects, in the Matters both of Religion
and Property. I have not only invited you to those
Considerations at our First Meeting; but I have been
careful through this whole Session, that no Concern
of My own should divert you from them.
"Besides, as I had only designed the Matter of it to
be the procuring of good Laws, so, for the gaining
of them, I have already waited much longer than
I intended; and should have been contented still to
have continued My Expectation, had there any Hopes
remained of a good Conclusion: But, I must confess, the ill Designs of our Enemies have been too
prevalent against those good ones I had proposed
to Myself in Behalf of My People; and those unhappy Differences between My Two Houses are
grown to such an Height, that I find no possible
Means of putting an End to them, but by a Prorogation.
"It is with great Unwillingness that I make Use of
this Expedient; having always intended an Adjournment, for the preserving of such Bills as were unfinished: But My Hopes are, that, by this Means
the present Occasion of Differences being taken
away, you will be so careful hereafter of the
Public, as not to seek new ones, nor to revive the
"I intend to meet you here again in Winter; and
have directed My Lord Keeper to prorogue you till
the 13th of October next."
Then the Lord Keeper said,
"My Lords; and you Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons;
"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that this Parliament be
prorogued to the Thirteenth Day of October next;
and this Parliament is prorogued to the Thirteenth
Day of October next."
Hitherto examined by us, this 11th of June, 1675,
Anglesey. C. P. S.