Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 20 Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Her Majesty, being arrayed in Her Regal Robes and Crown, attended with Her Officers of State, ascended Her Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify to the House of Commons, "It is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Her presently, in the House of Peers."
Who being come; the Lord Keeper, by Her Majesty's Command, said,
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I am commanded by Her Majesty to let you know, that Her Majesty will defer declaring the Causes of calling this Parliament, till there be a Speaker of the House of Commons.
Commons directed to choose a Speaker.
"Therefore it is Her Majesty's Pleasure, that the Gentlemen of the House of Commons repair to the usual Place where the Commons fit, and proceed to the Choice of a fit Person to be their Speaker, and present him here to Her Majesty, for Her Royal Approbation, To-morrow Morning, at Eleven a Clock."
Then Her Majesty was pleased to withdraw; and the Commons went to their House.
Lords take the Oaths.
The Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and the Oath of Abjuration, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes; (videlicet,)
Sir Nathan Wrighte Knight, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England.
Sidney Lord Godolphin, Lord High Treasurer of England.
John Marquis of Normanby, Lord Privy Seal.
Charles Duke of Richmond.
Charles Duke of St. Albans.
Charles Duke of Bolton.
Henry Earl of Kent.
George Earl of Northampton.
Charles Earl of Peterborow.
Evelin Earl of Kingston.
Robert Earl of Scarsdale.
Algernon Earl of Essex.
Daniel Earl of Nottingham.
Montagu Venables Earl of Abingdon.
William Earl of Portland.
Arthur Earl of Torrington.
Richard Earl of Scarbrough.
Henry Earl of Romney.
Edward Earl of Orford.
Henry Earl of Grantham.
Nathaniel Viscount Say & Seale.
Charles Viscount Townshend.
Thomas Viscount Weymouth.
Thomas Lord Archbishop of Canterbury.
Henry Lord Bishop of London.
Gilbert Lord Bishop of Sarum. 2.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Rochester. 1.
Richard Lord Bishop of Peterborough.
James Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
John Lord Bishop of Bangor.
George Lord Bergevenny.
Richard Lord Willughby de Broke.
Ralph Lord Grey.
Charles Lord Howard of Escrick.
Charles Lord Mohun.
John Lord Colepeper.
Lewis Lord Rockingham.
Robert Lord Lexington.
Charles Lord Ossulstone.
William Lord Dartmouth.
Francis Lord Guilford.
Charles Lord Halifax.
E. of Kent takes his Seat.
This Day Henry Earl of Kent sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Father Anthony Earl of Kent; and took the Oaths aforementioned, and also subscribed the Declaration, according to the Statutes.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, vicesimum primum diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.