Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 24 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
ORDERED, That the Lord Privy Seal is added to all Committees.
List of Lords who have not taken the Oaths to be brought in.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Parliament do prepare a List of the Names of such Lords as have not taken the Oath of Allegiance, and give the House an Account thereof To-morrow Morning.
Committee to examine Constables, &c. whether they are Papists.
Lords Committees appointed to examine and take Informations concerning the Constables and other Officers in London and Westm. and the adjacent Parishes of Midd. whether they or any of them be Papists, or so reputed, and make Report thereof unto the House.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Message from H. C. with an Address for Removal of Papists from London, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevor and others:
To acquaint their Lordships, that the Commons had prepared an Address, to be presented to His Majesty, for Removal of Papists from the Cities of London and Westm. to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The said Address was read, and Agreed to, with the Addition of these Words ["otherwise than at the Council Board"].
Message to them, to return it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Coke and Sir John Hoskins:
To let them know, that the Lords agree to the Address for Removal of the Papists with a small Addition; to which the Lords desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons.
King's Answer concerning a Fast.
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That, in Answer to the Address of both House concerning the keeping of a Fast, His Majesty is pleased to appoint Wednesday the 13th Day of November next, for that Purpose."
Archb. Cant. appointed to preach at the Fast.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury be, and is hereby, appointed to preach before the House of Peers, in the Abbey Church at Westm. on Wednesday the 13th Day of November next, being the Day appointed by His Majesty for solemn Fasting and Humiliation, to implore the Mercy and Protection of GOD Almighty, upon the King's Majesty and His Kingdom.
Bp. of Exon, to preach the 5th of November.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Exeter be, and is hereby, appointed to preach before the House of Peers in the Abbey Church at Westm. on Tuesday the 5th Day of November next, being the Anniversary Thanksgiving-day to Almighty GOD, for the Deliverance of this Kingdom from the Gunpowder Treason.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 25um diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.