DIE Mercurii, 30o Januarii 1788.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Thurlow, Cancellarius.|
Bp. Gloucester to preach for Bp. Lincoln.
The House being informed, "That the Lord Bishop
of Lincoln, who was desired to preach before this House
on this Day, was indisposed and unable to preach:"
Ordered, That the Lord Bishop of Gloucester be desired to preach in his Room.
Bp. London takes the Oaths.
This Day Beilby Lord Bishop of London took the
Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration; and
also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Ld. Cathcart returned a Scotch Peer.
This Day the Deputy Clerk of the Crown in Chancery delivered in a Certificate of the Name of the Peer of
Scotland, who by virtue of His Majesty's Proclamation
was chosen to sit and vote in this House, in the Room of
George Earl of Dalhousie, deceased; which was read by
the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet)
May it please your Lordships,
I do hereby certify, that by virtue of His Majesty's
Royal Proclamation, dated the Thirtieth Day of No
vember 1787, a Certificate under the Hands and Seals
of George Home and Robert Sinclair Esquires, Two of
the principal Clerks of Session attending the Election
after mentioned, in virtue of the Lord Clerk Registrars
Commission to them granted, hath been delivered into
the Crown Office in Chancery; whereby it appears,
that William Shaw Lord Cathcart was elected and
chosen to sit and vote in the House of Peers, in this
present Parliament, in the Room of George Earl of
Dalhousie, deceased. Given under my Hand this
Thirtieth Day of January 1788.
Clerk of the Crown in Chancery".
King Charles's Martyrdom observed.
Then, in order to solemnize this Day, being appointed
by Act of Parliament to be observed as a Day of Fasting
and Humiliation for the Martyrdom of King Charles the
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, primum
diem Februarii jam prox. sequen. horâ undecimâ Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.