Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 12 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Address from the City of London.
This Day Sir George Treby Recorder of the City of London, and several Aldermen and Citizens, presented this House an Address; which was in these Words, videlicet,
"To the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled.
"We, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled, presume to address ourselves to this Honourable House, with our most humble Thanks for your excellent Conduct of Affairs in this Time of our great Exigency and Extremity, when our Lives, our Religion, and our Estates, were so imminently threatened; and especially for your Address to His Majesty, the Fifth Instant, declaring your Resolution to assist and stand by His Majesty, in supporting His Allies abroad, in reducing Ireland, and in Defence of the Protestant Religion, and Laws of this Kingdom.
"By Order of Common Council.
The 8th of March, 1688.
Mr. Recorder withdrew.
And the Lords, upon Consideration of this Address, called him in again, and returned this Answer:
The Lords Answer.
"The Lords receive very kindly the Address you have made to them; and as they are glad to find that the City of London is well pleased with what they have done for the public Service, so you may be assured, that they will still pursue the same Ends, and use the best Methods for the Security of the Protestant Religion, and for the Peace and Settlement of the Nation."
Address and Answer to be printed.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Address of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, presented to the House this Day, and the Answer of this House thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 13um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.