DIE Mercurii, 14 die Februarii:
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Archiepus. Ebor.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelme.
p. Epus. Carliol.
p. Epus. Peterburgh.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Bristoll.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Lincolne.
p. Epus. Bathon. et Wellen.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Ds. Ellesmere, Cancellarius Angliæ.
p. Comes Salisburiæ, Mag. Thesaurar. Angliæ.
p. Comes North'ton, Ds. CustosPrivati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Notingham, Mag. Admirall. et Senescall.
p. Comes Suffolk, Camerar. Hospitii Regis.
p. Comes Arundell.
p. Comes Salopp.
p. Comes Derbie.
p. Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Cumbriæ.
p. Comes Sussex.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Pembroke.
p. Comes Hertford.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Vicecomes Lisle.
p. Ds. Bergevenny.
p. Ds. Zouch.
Ds. Willughby de Eresbie.
p. Ds. Lawarr.
p. Ds. Herbert.
p. Ds. Darcie de Menell.
p. Ds. Mountegle.
p. Ds. Evre.
p. Ds. Riche.
Ds. Willughby de Parham.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. Darcie de Chiche.
Ds. Howard de Effingham.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Hunsdon.
p. Ds. St. John.
p. Ds. Compton.
p. Ds. Norreys.
p. Ds. Howard de Walden.
p. Ds. Knollis.
p. Ds. Wotton.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Harrington.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Gerard.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Saie.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
p. Ds. Carew.
p. Ds. Arundell.
p. Ds. Knivett.
Absent Lords excused.
EXCUSE made by the Lord Chancellor for the
Absence of the Lord Morley, for Want of Health.
The like by the Lord Treasurer for the Lord Sheffeild.
The like also by the Lord Privy Seal for the Lord
Lord Treasurer's Speech, concerning the Supply to His Majesty, and other Motives for calling this Parliament.
This Day, the Lord Treasurer delivered a very grave
and effectual Speech unto their Lordships, divided into
Two Parts: The First containing a Declaration, the
other a Motion. In the First, he made a particular Relation of the State His Majesty was reduced unto, both
in respect of His present Debts, and other Occasions of
Expence, and for some necessary Means to be considered
of, for Supply of His present Wants, and Supportation of
His Royal Estate in future Times; which his Lordship
affirmed to be one of the chief Causes of calling this
Session of Parliament; as also concerning the Prince,
who is to be created Prince of Wales, and Earl of
Chester (being already Duke of Cornwall, by natural
Descent); and these Points (depending on the First
Part) his Lordship explained with many strong and substantial Arguments, Reasons, and Precedents, according
to the Knowledge he had gathered, as proper to his
Place of High Treasurer of England, and by other Observation. In the Second Part, touching his Motion, his
Lordship propounded, That, for this Purpose, the Lower
House might be sent unto, for some friendly Conference
to be had with them, which their Lordships assented
unto; and thereupon (as the said Lord Treasurer had
made the Proposition) a Message was sent, by Justice
Crooke and Justice Foster, assisted also with Sir Jo. Tindale and Mr. Grimston, Two of the Masters of the Chancery, to this Effect following: videlicet,
Message to the Lower House:
Message to the Commons, for a Conference concerning Supplies to His Majesty.
That, because some particular Causes, pressing more
than ordinary, are Occasion of calling the Parliament;
and that, without them of the House of the Commons,
nothing can be done; as also for that their Lordships
would be glad (as they conceive the Commons would)
to handle the Things most necessary at the first, whereby their Lordships hope, that it will prove a Parliament
of Consolation; therefore, they desire a Conference, for
Consideration to be had for some necessary Supplies to
be yielded unto His Majesty, for the needful Furnishing
of His Occasions; and signified, that their Lordships will
join with them to His Highness for Retribution, as shall
be fit and reasonable: And for this Conference will make
Choice of the Number of Fifty Committees, to meet
with a competent Number of Committees of the Lower
That they will, with all Readiness, give Meeting;
and, for that Purpose, will appoint an Hundred Committees of their House, to attend the Service; and do
expect to understand from their Lordships the Time and
Hereupon Sir Jo. Tindale and Mr. Grimston were sent
to signify unto them, That the Lords desired the Meeting might be To-morrow, by Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, at the Painted Chamber. But, before the
said Messengers came, the Lower House were risen;
and therefore the Lords appointed to send again unto
them To-morrow Morning.
Agreed, That the Lord Treasurer should, at this
Committee, deliver the Substance of that which he
opened this Day to the Lords.
The Names of the Lords Committees for the Conference
with the Lower House:
L. Archbp. of Cant.
L. Archbp. of Yorke.
L. Privy Seal.
E. of Arundell.
E. of Shrewsburie.
E. of Derbie.
E. of Worcester.
E. of Rutland.
E. of Cumbreland.
E. of Sussex.
E. of Huntingdon.
E. of South'ton.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Pembroke.
E. of Hartford.
E. of Dorsett.
E. of Exeter.
E. of Mountgomery.
L. Viscount Lisle.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Carlisle.
L. Bp. of Peterburgh.
L. Bp. of Norwich.
L. Bp. of Bristoll.
L. Bp. of Oxford.
L. Bp. of St. Assaph.
L. Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Bp. of Bath and Wells.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
L. Bp. of Chichester.
L. Willughby of Eresbie.
L. St. John.
L. Howard of Walden.
By Order of the House, die Martis, 26 Junii, the
Lord Sheffeild, who was absent at the appointing
the Committee aforesaid, is added unto the same.
By Order of the 14th of July, the Earl of Huntingdon, Earl of Bedford, Lord Paget, Lord North,
Lord Say, Lord Cavendish, were added unto the
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem crastinum, hora 9a.