DIE Veneris, 5 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Bath & Well.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Rochester, Præses.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Buckingham, Senescallus.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Davies, Leave for a Bill.
After reading, and considering, the Report of Mr.
Baron Bury and Mr. Baron Price, to whom was referred
the Petition of Robert Coney Davies and Mary Davies,
Insants, by Jane Griffith their Mother, and of the said
Jane Griffith, for and on the Behalf of her said Children, by William Davies the Younger, her First Husband; praying Leave to bring in a Bill, for the Purposes in the Petition mentioned:
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners have
hereby Leave given to bring in a Bill, according to the
Prayer of the said Petition.
Queen's Answer about the E. of Peterborow.
The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the
Lords with White Staves having (according to Order)
attended Her Majesty, with the Resolution of this
House, in relation to the intended Inquiry into the
present State of the War in Spain, Her Majesty was
pleased to give this Answer; (videlicet,)
"Upon the Request of the Lords, Her Majesty has
dispensed with the Earl of Peterborow's staying here
a very few Days; though he is to be sent about
Affairs of great Importance."
State of the War in Spain:
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
put into a Committee, to inquire into the present State
of the War in Spain.
And, after some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Abingdon reported, "That it
was the Opinion of the Committee, That the
House be moved, That an humble Address be made
to Her Majesty, that the Earl of Peterborow may
have Leave to communicate to this House such Matters or Papers as are within his Lordship's Knowledge,
relating to the War in Spain and France; and that
the Earl of Gallway and the Lord Tyrawly may be
ordered to attend this House; and the House moved,
that the Committee may have Leave to sit again."
To which the House agreed.
And the following Orders were made; (videlicet,)
Address for the E. of Peterborow to have Leave to communicate Matters relative to the War in Spain:
"Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White
Staves do humbly move Her Majesty, from this House,
That the Earl of Peterborow may have Leave to communicate to this House such Matters, or Papers, as are
within his Lordship's Knowledge, relating to the
War in Spain and France."
E. of Gallway and L. Tyrawley to attend.
"Ordered, That the Earl of Gallway of the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Lord Tyrawly of the Kingdom of Ireland, do attend this House, To-morrow, at
Eleven a Clock.
"Ordered, That this House shall be put into a
Committee again, to proceed further in the Inquiry
into the present State of the War in Spain, Tomorrow, at Eleven of the Clock."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, sextum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.