Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 20, 1714-1717. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 6 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H.C. for a Conference on the Course of Proceedings on Impeachments.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden and others:
To acquaint this House, that the Commons were prevented, by extraordinary Business, from meeting their Lordships, on Wednesday the Twenty-second of February last, at a Conference, on the Subject-matter of the last Conference, as was desired by their Lordships; and that they do desire their Lordships to appoint some other Time, when they may meet their Lordships at the said Conference.
Ordered, That To-morrow, at Two a Clock, in the Painted Chamber, be the Time for meeting the Commons, at a Conference, as desired.
And the Commons were called in; and told, "That the Lords have appointed To-morrow, at Two a Clock, in the Painted Chamber, to meet the Commons at a Conference, on the Subject-matter of the last Conference."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preventing Mutiny and Desertion, and for the better Payment of the Army and their Quarters."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
His Majesty, being seated on His Royal Throne, adorned with His Crown and Regal Ornaments, and attended with His Officers of State (the Lords being in their Robes), commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to let the Commons know, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, they attend Him, immediately, in the House of Peers."
Who being come, with their Speaker, the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of the Bill to be passed; as follows; (videlicet,)
Bill for speedy Trial of Rebels passed.
"An Act for the more easy and speedy Trial of such Persons as have levied, or shall levy, War against His Majesty."
To which the Royal Assent was pronounced, in these Words; (videlicet,)
"Le Roy le veult."
Then His Majesty was pleased to retire; and the Commons withdrew.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii, septimum diem instantis Martii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.