DIE Sabbati, 16 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Arch. of York.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux Norff. Comes Marescallus.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Devon, L. Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
L. Holles takes the Oaths.
This Day Francis Lord Holles took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, according to the
Message from H. C. with the Bill to reverse L. Russell's Attainder.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Capell Knight and others:
L. Russell's Attainder.
Who returned the Bill for annulling and making void
the Attainder of William Russell Esquire, commonly called
Lord Russell; to which Bill the Commons have agreed,
with Two Amendments, to which Amendments the
Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The said Amendments were read Thrice, and Agreed
Message to them, that the Lords agree to the Amendments in it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Atkins and Serjeant Dolben:
To let them know, that the Lords have agreed to
the Amendments in the Bill for annulling the Attainder
of the Lord Russell.
Sending Papists out of London.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the sending the
Papists out of London and Westm. being now sine Die,
do meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon, at Four of
The King's Answer to the Address.
The Earl of Oxford reported, "That he had delivered the Address of both Houses to His Majesty;
who returns Thanks to both Houses for it, and said
That He had sent a Force of Horse and Dragoons to
suppress the Rebels; and He would issue out a Proclamation, as is desired."
To be printed with the Address.
ORDERED, That the Address of both Houses, and
His Majesty's Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed
His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, adorned
with His Regal Crown and Ornaments, the Peers being
also in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod was commanded to let the Commons know, it was
His Majesty's Pleasure, "That they attend Him presently."
Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty
made the following Speech:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
His Majesty's Speech.
"Now I have the Occasion of coming hither to pass
this Bill, which I hope will be for all our Safeties, I
shall put you in Mind of One Thing, which will
conduce much to our Settlement, as a Settlement
will to the Disappointment of our Enemies.
"I am, with all the Expedition I can, filling up the
Vacancies that are in Offices and Places of Trust by
this late Revolution.
"I know, you are sensible there is a Necessity of
some Law, to settle the Oaths to be taken by all Persons to be admitted to such Places.
"I recommend it to your Care, to make a speedy
Provision for it. And as I doubt not but you will
sufficiently provide against Papists, so I hope you
will leave Room for the Admission of all Protestants
that are willing and able to serve.
"This Conjunction in My Service will tend to the
better uniting you amongst yourselves; and the
strengthening you against your common Adversaries."
This being ended, His Majesty gave His Royal
Assent to Two Bills:
"1. An Act for empowering His Majesty to apprehend
and detain such Persons as He shall find just Cause to
suspect are conspiring against the Government."
The Clerk of the Crown read the Title; and the
Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal
Assent, in these Words:
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"2. An Act for annulling and making void the Attainder of William Russell Esquire, commonly called
Which Title was read by the Clerk of the Crown;
and the Royal Assent pronounced by the Clerk of
the Parliaments, in these Words:
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
This being done, His Majesty went into the Prince's
Lodgings, and the Commons went to their House; and
the Lords proceeded in Business.
King's Speech to be printed.
ORDERED, That His Majesty's Gracious Speech to
both Houses this Day be forthwith printed and published.
Countess of Burlington versus E. of Salisbury, for taking away his Brothers who were left to her Care.
Upon reading the Petition of Elizabeth Countess of
Burlington; shewing, "That the Right Honourable
James late Earl of Salisbury, by his last Will, did
bequeath the Custody of all his Children to her until
their Ages of One and Twenty Years; and that she
did send the Honourable William and Charles Cecill to
Eaton School; and that, in August last, the Right Honourable James now Earl of Salisbury took them
away, and sent them into France to be educated:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Winchilsea, and the Lord Bishop of London, and the Lord
Pagett, do go to the Earl of Salisbury in The Tower;
and let his Lordship know, that this House requires
that he gives their Lordships a present Account where
his Brothers now are; and that this House doth also require that his said Brothers be forthwith brought into
Bill for abrogating the Oaths.
ORDERED, That it be recommended to the Committee to expedite the Bill for taking the Oaths.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 18um diem Martii instantis,
hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.