DIE Lunæ, 15 die Julii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Arundell W.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Butler West.
His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned
with His Regal Crown and Ornaments, commanded the
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House
to let the House of Commons know, "His Majesty's
Pleasure is, That they attend Him presently."
Who being come; they, by their Speaker (who made
a short Speech), presented His Majesty with Two Bills
of Supply; which were received by the Clerk of the
Parliaments, and brought to the Table.
The Titles were severally and distinctly read, by the
Clerk of the Crown, as followeth:
"An Act for granting a Supply to His Majesty, of
Six Hundred Nineteen Thousand Three Hundred
Eighty-eight Pounds, Eleven Shillings, and Nine
Pence, for disbanding the Army, and other Uses
"An Act for granting an additional Duty to His Majesty upon Wines, for Three Years."
To both which Bills the Royal Assent was severally
and respectively pronounced, by the Clerk of the
Parliaments, in these Words;
"Le Roy, remerciant Ses bons Subjects, accepte leur
Benevolence, et ainsi le veult."
Next, the Royal Assent was given to these Public
"An Act to enable Creditors to recover their Debts
of the Executors and Administrators of Executors in
their own Wrong."
"An Act for burying in Woollen."
"An Act for the Admeasurement of Keels and Boats
"An Act for reviving a former Act, intituled, An
Act for avoiding unnecessary Suits and Delays; and
for Continuance of One other Act, for the better settling of Intestates Estates."
"An Act for the further Relief and Discharge of
poor distressed Prisoners for Debt."
"An Act for repealing certain Words in a Clause in
a former Act, intituled, An Act for enlarging and
repairing of common Highways."
"An Act for Preservation of Fishing in the River of
To every which Act the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words,
"Le Roy le vealt."
Next, these Bills of Private Concernment pass'd the
Royal Assent; videlicet,
"An Act to supply an Omission in the Settlement of
the Estate of Sir Trevor Williams Baroner, made upon
the Marriage of his Eldest Son; and to enable his
Eldest Son to make a Jointure to a Second Wife."
"An Act for increasing the Revenue of the Dean of
St. Paul's, and assuring the Estates of his Tenants in
Shadwell, in the County of Midd."
"An Act for vesting the Rectory of Westerham, in
the County of Kent, in Trustees, to be sold, for Payment of the Debts of Edward Gresham Esquire."
"An Act for the better enabling Trustees of Sir
Thomas Cave Knight and Baronet, deceased, for
the selling of Lands for the Performance of the
Will of the said Sir Thomas Cave, and likewise for
the vesting and settling of other Lands."
"An Act for uniting and consolidating the Churches
of Beaumont and Mose, in the County of Essex."
"An Act on the Behalf of John Fortescue, for the
executing certain Trusts devolved upon Infants."
"An Act for making Part of the Parish of St. Martin's in the Feilds a new Parish, to be called The Parish
of St. Anne within the Liberty of Westminster."
"An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Lands of Tanfeild Mulso Esquire, late deceased, for Payment of his
Debts, and making Provision for his Children."
"An Act for naturalizing of John Schoppens and
"An Act to make good a Mortgage made by John
Forth, deceased, to Thomas Cooke and Nicholas Carey;
and for making Provision for Henry Forth, Son of the
said John Forth."
"An Act for making navigable the River Fale
alias Valc, in the County of Cornwall."
"An Act to enable Thomas Plater Gentleman to sell
Lands, for Payment of Debts charged upon the
same, and reimbursing him such Sums of Money as
he hath or shall lay out, in repairing the Breaches
made by the Inundation of the Sea, and keeping the
To which Private Bills the Royal Assent was severally pronounced, in these Words,
"Soit sait come il est desiré."
Then the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's Directions, concluded with this short Speech following:
L. Chancellor's Speech.
"My Lords; and you the Knights, Citizens, and
Burgesses of the House of Commons;
"His Majesty doth very graciously accept the Service
you have done Him this Session; and is as well pleased
with your worthy and dutiful Carriage towards Him,
as with the noble and liberal Present you have made
"He doth now consider, that some Recess is necessary
for your Health and Refreshment after all your Labours; and He would be glad it might be for some
longer Time than His Affairs at present will admit:
For His Majesty doth not know how soon He may
be engaged in a War; and when He shall be so, He is
sure that He can by no Means want the Counsel and
Assistance of His Parliament; and therefore he Hath
resolved, never to put off this Parliament too far from
"For this Cause, His Majesty hath resolved to keep
His Parliament always in View, by making several,
but very short, Prorogations of it; but with an
Intention, however, that the Parliament shall not sit
till towards Winter, unless His Majesty's pressing and
important Occasions shall call for your Advice sooner;
and if they do so, His Majesty will be sure to give
timely Notice thereof by His Proclamation, to the
End there may be a full Appearance.
"At this present, His Majesty's Pleasure is, to prorogue this Parliament no further than till the First of
August next; and this Parliament is prorogued until
the First Day of August now next ensuing."
E. Oxford takes the Oaths.
Memorandum, That after Prayers this Day, and before that His Majesty gave His Royal Assent to the
Bills, Awbrey Earl of Oxford took the Oaths of Allegiance and of Supremacy, and subscribed the Declaration against Transubstantiation; and brought a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; his Witnesses being sworn, and examined by the
Lord Chancellor, as to the Truth of the said Certificate.
Hitherto examined, this 16th Day of July, 1678, by us,