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, 13 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day these Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and sub scribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Per son and Government, by disabling Papists from sit ting in either House of Parliament:
Horatio Lord Townsend.
Richard Earl of Burlington.
Heneage Earl of Winchilsea.
Writs of Error brought in.
The Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench brought up the Transcripts of Two Writs of Error; which were examined by the Originals after the Rising of the House:
Newton Plaintiff, and Bynns Defendant.
Cooling Plaintiff, and Stratford Defendant.
His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and other Regal Ornaments (the Peers being also in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify His Majesty's Plea sure to the Commons, "That they presently come up, and attend Him."
Who being come;
The Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Directions, said,
"My Lords; and you the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons;
"His Majesty's Pleasure is, That this Parliament shall be prorogued to the Fifteenth Day of this Instant March, being Saturday next: And this Parliament is prorogued to the Fifteenth Day of this Instant March, being Saturday."
Hitherto examined, this 13th of March, 1678, by us,
North & Grey.