DIE Martis, 24 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Comes Sunderland, C. P. S.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes De Loraine.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That the House
did Yesterday present to His Majesty their humble
Address; to which His Majesty was pleased to return
this gracious Answer; (videlicet,)
King's Answer to Address.
"This Address is a fresh Instance of your Duty and
Affection to My Person and Government, and of your
just and tender Concern for the Safety of My People.
"The Vigour and Resolution you express on this Occasion will, I hope, contribute very much to the putting a speedy and effectual End to this Rebellion."
Ordered, That the Address of this House to His
Majesty, and His Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed and published.
Turner versus Smith &c al.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of John Turner, Rector and Vicar of the Parish Church of Coverham, in the County of York, and Diocese of Chester;
complaining of a Dismission of the Petitioner's Bill, by
the Court of Exchequer, in Trinity Term last, in a
Cause wherein the Petitioner was Plaintiff, and William
Smith, George Wray, Francis Watson, and others, were
Defendants; and praying Relief and Redress therein:
It is Ordered, That the said William Smith, George
Wray, and Francis Watson, may have a Copy of the
said Appeal; and shall and are hereby required to put
in their Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before
Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of February next.
Appellant's Petition, to be admitted in Forma Pauperis.
As also upon reading another Petition of the said
John Turner; praying, "In regard he was admitted in
Forma Pauperis in the Court of Exchequer, and being
not able to prosecute his Appeal for Want of Counsel,
that such Counsel may be assigned him as to this
House shall seem meet:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the
Table, till the Petitioner verifies to this House his Poverty, by Affidavit or otherwise.
L. Nairn, Leave for Persons to visit him.
Upon reading the Petition of William Lord Nairne;
praying, "That the Right Honourable the Earl of Orford, the Honourable Mr. William Murray Son to
the late Earl of Dunmore, Mr. Haddon of Glenglis,
Sir David Nairne, and Mr. David Fotheringham
Banker, may have Access to the Petitioner, at such
Times, and in such Manner, as to this House shall seem
It is Ordered, That the Persons abovementioned
have hereby Liberty to have Access to the Petitioner
once, severally, at any seasonable Time.
Method of giving Judgement on the Lords who have pleaded guilty.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee of the whole
House, to consider of the Forms and Method of proceeding to Judgement, in the Case of the Six Lords
who have pleaded guilty to the Impeachment of the
House of Commons.
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said
Committee, "That they had made some Progress in
the Matter to them referred; and directed him to
move, That they may have Leave to sit again."
Ordered, That on Friday next this House shall be
put into a Committee of the whole House, to consider
further of the Forms and Method of proceeding to
Judgement in the Case abovementioned.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii,
vicesimum quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.