DIE Lunæ, 17 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Ds. Harcourt, Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Oxon & Mortimer, Thesaurarius.
Dux Buckingham & Nor. Præses.
Epus. Bristol, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Shrewsbury, Camerarius.
Dux Cleveland & South'ton.
Comes Poulett, Senescallus.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Preserving Protestant Religion, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
preserving the Protestant Religion, by better securing the Church of England as by Law established;
and for confirming and supplying the Defects of, the
Toleration granted to Protestant Dissenters by an
Act, intituled, An Act for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church
of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws; and
for the further securing the Protestant Succession, by
requiring the Practisers of the Law in North Britain
to take the Oaths, and subscribe the Declaration,
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Ely reported, "That the
Committee had gone through the said Bill, and had
made some Amendments thereunto."
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to by the
Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments,
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day John Lord Bishop of Bristol Lord Privy
Seal took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of
Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship
having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the
Sacrament, and Witnesses sworn and examined to the
Also, John Earl of Exeter took the Oaths, and made
and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem
Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris,
hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.