DIE Veneris, 22 die Octobris, post meridiem.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath & Welis.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Præses Concilii Domini Regis.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Chirb.
Ds. (fn. *) Arundell de Tresise.
Lords take the Oaths.
These Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed
the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the
more effectual preserving the King's Person and
Government, by disabling Papists from sitting
in either House of Parliament:
Richard Earl of Burlington.
Henry Earl of St. Alban.
Charles Earl of Carnarvon.
William Earl of Denbigh.
James Earl of Suffolke.
Thomas Lord Windsor.
William Lord Bishop of St. David's.
John Lord Bishop of Chester.
George Earl of Berkley.
Thomas Earl of Sussex.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure.
His Majesty being sat in His Royal Throne, the
Commons presented to Him William Williams Esquire,
for their Speaker, being unanimously chosen by them.
Who after he had made a short Speech, the Lord
Chancellor, by His Majesty's Command, declared as
Speaker of H. C. presented, and approved of.
"His Majesty hath well considered the Election the
Commons have made; and doth very much approve
and allow of their Choice. He hopes there will be
found the same Unanimity in all other Matters that
relate to His Service, as hath been exprest in this
"It is your Duty, Mr. Speaker, having received
this Signification of His Majesty's Pleasure, to apply
yourself chearfully to undergo this Burden; and
as His Majesty will graciously accept all your Endeavours in His Service, so He doth not doubt but
your Performances will answer Expectation; and give
Then the Speaker desired, in the Name of the
House of Commons, the ancient Privileges and Customs
belonging to them; videlicet,
"That our Persons, and Estates, and Servants,
may be freed from Arrests.
"That we may have Freedom and Liberty of
"That we may have free Access to your Royal
Person, as Occasion shall require."
To which the Lord Chancellor, by His Majesty's
Command, told them,
L. Chancellor's Speech to the Speaker.
"His Majesty hath graciously heard all your Petitions; and doth fully and freely grant them all.
"The Freedom of yourselves and Servants from
Arrests, and of your Estates from Molestation, is
not only a Privilege, but an Honour and Dignity, due
to those who serve in this Capacity. And if any
Man presume to affront those whom the King hath
called together to consult with, and whose Counsels
the King intends so much to rely upon; it shall not
be enough for you to right yourselves in your own
House; but the King will cause it to be further prosecuted at His Suit, as a Contempt of His Royal
"The Liberty of Speech, you desire, is necessary in
all public Debates: And the King doth not think a
Privilege of this Kind can ever be more safely lodged,
than where it is trusted to you; for He is confident,
that you yourselves will take a strict Care that no Man
shall exceed the decent Limits of it.
"As for Access to His Royal Person, which is seldom denied to any Man, you may be sure it shall be
amply granted to you; for whatever it be which a
People may expect from a Prince who hath set His
Heart upon them to do them Good, all this you may
safely promise yourselves from the King: And rest assured, that nothing in the World shall be able to
intercept those gracious Influences which may be necessary to bring your wife and well-weighed Councils
"And now, Mr. Speaker, these Points being so
well over, His Majesty is extremely desirous that
no more Time may be lost; but that, when you return to your House, you would hasten through the
rest of the Preliminaries as fast as you can, that so
you may be ready to enter upon Business as soon as
is possible. And God Almighty direct and prosper
all your Consultations."
After this, His Majesty withdrew; and the Commons
went to their House.
The House is resumed.
Earl of Berkely introduced.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
His Majesty hath been pleased to give an Addition
of Honour to the Lord Berkeley; who was ready to
And accordingly he was introduced, between the
Earl of Denbigh and the Earl of Bath, after the
His Patent, creating him Earl of Berkeley, was read;
which bears Date the Eleventh Day of September, in
the 31th Year of His now Majesty's Reign. And his
Lordship was placed on the Earls Bench, next above
the Earl of Conway.
L. Deincourt introduced.
The Lord Chancellor signified to the House, "That
His Majesty hath been pleased to summon the Lord
Deincourt (Son to the Earl of Scarsdale) by Writ to
Parliament;" and moved, he might be called in.
Hereupon he was brought in, after the usual Manner, between the Lord Wotton and the Lord Cornwallis.
His Writ was read, as followeth:
His Writ of Summons.
"Carolus Secundus, Dei Gratia, Angliæ, Scoc.
Franc. et Hiberniæ Rex, Fidei Defensor, &c. Prædilecto Nostro Roberto Deincourt de Sutton, Cheval.
Salutem: Cum nuper, de Avisamento et Assensu
Concilii Nostri, pro quibusdam arduis et urgentibus
Negotiis, Nos, Statum et Defensionem Regni Nostri
Angl. et Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ concernentibus, Parliamentum Nostrum apud Civitatem Nostram Westm.
Decimo Septimo die Octobris, Anno Regni Nostri
Tricesimo Primo, teneri ordinabamus, et ibidem, cum
Prelatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus dicti Regni Nostri,
Colloquium habere et Tractatum; quod quidem Parliamentum tune et ibidem inceptum fuerat, et
abinde, per separales Prorogationes, usque Vicesimum Tertium diem Augusti ult. præterit. continuat.
et ab eodem Vicesimo Tertio die Augusti idem Parliamentum Nostrum usque Vicesimum Primum diem
instantis Octobris ulterius prorogat. fuerat, apud Civitatem Nostram Westm. prædict. ibidem tune tenend.
et prosequend.; vobis, sub Fide et Ligeantia quibus
Nobis tenemini, firmiter injungendo, mandamus, quod,
consideratis dictorum Negotiorum Arduitate et Periculis imminentibus, cessante Excusatione quacunque, ad dictum Parliamentum Nostrum, hoc instante
Vicesimo Secundo die Octobris, personaliter intersitis,
Nobiscum, ac cum Prelatis, Magnatibus, et Proceribus prædict. super dictis Negotiis tractatur. vestrumque Consilium impensur. Et hoc, sicut Nos et Honorem
Nostrum, ac Salvationem et Defensionem Regni et
Ecclesiæ prædict. Expeditionemque dictorum Negotiorum diligitis, nullatenus omittatis.
"Teste Meipso, apud Westm. 22° die Octobris, Anno
Regni Nostri Tricesimo Secundo.
After this, he was brought and placed next below
the Lord Grey of Wark.
Sir Ol. Butler versus Regem, in Error.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
there is a Writ of Error ready to be brought in, out
of the Chancery, between Sir Oliver Butler Knight,
Plaintiff, and the King Defendant."
And accordingly it was brought in, by Sir John Coell
Knight, One of the Masters of Chancery, Deputy to
the Master of the Rolls for this Business.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 23um
diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis
Hitherto examined, this 10th of November,
1680, by us,