DIE Sabbati, 6 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus.Cov. et Litch.
Robertus Comes de Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes de Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer'c.
The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, in regard of
Sickness, not being able to sit Speaker of this House this
Day, a Commission was produced, under the Great Seal
of England, authorizing Sir John Vaughan Knight, Chief
Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, to sit Speaker in
the Lord Keeper's Absence.
The said Commission was read before the Lords, before Prayers, as follows:
Commission for L. C. J. Vaughan to be Speaker.
"Charles the Second, by the Grace of GOD, King
of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender
of the Faith, &c. To Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Sir John Vaughan Knight, Chief Justice of
Our Court of Common Pleas, Greeting. Whereas
Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Counsellor
Sir Orlando Bridgman Knight and Baronet, Lord
Keeper of Our Great Seal of England, is very often
infirm and indisposed in his Health, so as he cannot
constantly attend in the Upper House of Our Parliament now sitting at Westm. continued by Prorogation
from the First Day of March last past to the Nineteenth Day of October Instant, there to supply the
Room and Place in the said Upper House, amongst
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as
to the Office of Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal hath
been accustomed: We, minding the same Place and
Room to be supplied in all Things as appertaineth,
for and during every Time of his Absence, have
named and appointed you, and by these Presents do
constitute, name, and appoint, and authorize you, in
the Time and Times of Our said Lord Keeper's Absence from his accustomed Place in the said Upper
House, to occupy, use, and supply, the said Room
and Place of Our said Lord Keeper, in the said Upper
House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
there assembled, at the said Day and Time of his Absence, and then and there to do and execute all such
Things as Our said Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal
of England should or might do if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room.
Wherefore We will and command you, the said Sir
John Vaughan, to attend the Doing and Execution of
the Premises with Effect. And these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge
for the same. In Witness whereof, We have caused
these Our Letters to be made Patents.
"Witness Ourself, at Westm. the Three and
Twentieth Day of October, in the One and
Twentieth Year of Our Reign.
"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.
Then the said Chief Justice sat upon the Woolsack,
in the Place of the Lord Keeper, as Speaker.
Report when the King will be attended:
The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lord Great
Chamberlain and himself, and the Lord Newport, by
Order of this House on Thursday, have attended the
King, to know the Time and Place when both
Houses of Parliament may wait upon Him, to present
Him with their Vote concerning Conventicles, &c.
And His Majesty hath appointed this Afternoon, at
Three of the Clock, for that Purpose."
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir William Child and Sir Nathaniell Hobart:
To let them know, that His Majesty hath appointed
this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, for both Houses to present Him with their Vote concerning Conventicles,
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
That they will attend His Majesty, at the Time and
Report and Papers from Commissioners of Accompts.
Next, the Papers presented on Thursday last to this
House by the Commissioners for Accompts were read.
Whereupon it is ORDERED, That the Consideration
of the Report, and all Papers read in this House presented from the Commissioners for taking the Accompts
of several Sums of Monies mentioned in an Act of Parliament, are committed to these Lords following; and
to report to this House:
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet
on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
ORDERED, That on Tuesday Morning next (after those
Lords are called who were absent at the last Calling of
this House) this House will take into Consideration what
Instructions and Directions to give the aforesaid Lords
Committees, for their better proceeding in that Business; and to read the Act authorizing the Commissioners to take the Accompts of several Sums of Money
Thomas versus Dagnell.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Anthony Thomas shall
be read on Wednesday Morning next.
Wools, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for preventing Frauds in exporting Wools, &c. do meet on
Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.
L. Lucas, Privilege:
Whereas John White, John Prior, and John Pepper,
of Colchester, now in the Custody of the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, for driving the Cattle of Samuell Quilter from off the Grounds and Inheritance of
the Lord Lucas, a Peer of this Realm, contrary to the
Privilege of Parliament, and for uttering scandalous
Words against the said Lord Lucas, derogatory to the
Peerage of this Kingdom, have this Day by their humble Petition expressed their hearty Sorrow for the same,
and begged the Pardon of this House; and, being
brought to the Bar, made their Submission upon their
Knees, and received the Reprehension of this House:
White, Prior, & al. released.
Whereupon it is ORDERED (at the Intercession and
Mediation of the Lord Lucas on their Behalf), That
they be forthwith discharged of their present Restraint
for their said Offences, paying their Fees: And this
shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. decalravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Lunæ, 8um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.