House of Lords Journal Volume 12
5 June 1675

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 12: 5 June 1675', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 12: 1666-1675 (1767-1830), pp. 724-725. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12924 Date accessed: 24 September 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, 5 die Junii.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Bristol.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Chichester.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Albemarle.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Worcester.
Marq. Dorchester.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Suff.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Dover.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Craven.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftsbury.
Comes Powis.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Widdrington.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Langdale.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.

PRAYERS.

Both Houses to wait on the King.

The Lord Treasurer reported, "That His Majesty intends to give their Lordships an Answer to their Address about removing the Lieutenant of The Tower Himself: Therefore it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that this House do wait upon Him, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, at Four of the Clock this Afternoon; and His Majesty desires their Lordships would adjourn to that Time."

He was further commanded to let their Lordships know, "That His Majesty had sent the like Message to the House of Commons."

The Lords agreed to meet here Half an Hour after Three of the Clock; and go in a Body to Whitehall, to attend His Majesty.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, inter horam tertiam et quartam, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Post meridiem.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Petriburgh.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Bangor.
Epus. Oxon.
Epus. Chichester.
Epus. Landaff.
Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Bucks.
Dux Albemarle.
Marq. Winton.
Marq. Worcester.
Marq. Dorchester.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
L. Steward.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Suff.
Comes Dorset.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Dover.
Comes Petriburgh.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Clarendon.
Comes Bath.
Comes Carlile.
Comes Craven.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Shaftsbury.
Comes Powis.
Comes Guildford.
Comes Midd.
Comes Sussex.
Vicecomes Mountagu.
Vicecomes Conway.
Vicecomes Stafford.
Vicecomes Halyfax.
Ds. Awdley.
Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Paget.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Pawlett.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Carington.
Ds. Widdrington.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Langdale.
Ds. Berkley Str.
Ds. Holles.
Ds. Delamer.
Ds. Frechevile.
Ds. Arundell Trer.
Ds. Duras.
Ds. Grey de Rolest.

PRAYERS.

The House was adjourned till Five of the Clock; and the Lords went to attend the King at Whitehall.

The Lords being returned, the House was resumed.

Then the Lord Keeper reported, "That the Lords and Commons attended the King, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, this Afternoon; where His Majesty told them, He had something to say wherein He desired He might not be mistaken, and therefore had put it in Writing."

Which the Lord Keeper read, as followeth:

King's Speech to both Houses, at the Banqueting House.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"You may remember that, at the Meeting of this Session, I told you, no Endeavours would be wanting to make the Continuance of this Parliament unpracticable. I am sorry that Experience hath so quickly shewed you the Truth of what I then said: But I hope you are all convinced that the Intent of all this, in the Contrivers, is to procure a Dissolution. I confess, I look upon it as a most malicious Design of those who are Enemies to Me and to the Church of England; and were the Contrivers known, I should not doubt but the Dislike of their Practices would alone be a Means of bringing the Houses to a good Understanding. But, since I cannot prescribe any Way how to arrive at the Discovery of it, I must tell you plainly My Opinion, that the Means of coming to any Composure betwixt yourselves cannot be without admitting of such full Conferences as either convince one another by the Reasons then offered, or enable Me to judge rightly of the Differences, when all hath been said upon both Sides which the Matter will afford: For I am not to suffer these Differences to grow to Disorders in the whole Kingdom, if I can prevent it; and I am sure My Judgement shall always be impartial between My Two Houses of Parliament: But I must let you know, that whilst you are in Debate about your Privileges, I will not suffer My own to be invaded.

"I have nothing more to say to you at this Time; but to desire, as I did when we met first, that you would consider, and not suffer ill Mens Designs to hinder this Session from a happy Conclusion."

After this, His Majesty said to the Lords, "That He would give them an Answer to their Address concerning the Removal of the Lieutenant of The Tower, so soon as their Lordships should return to their House; thinking it not fit to do it before the House of Commons."

King's Answer to the Address, about removing the Lieut. of The Tower.

Then the Lord Treasurer reported, "That His Majesty's Answer to the Lords Address, for the removing Sir John Robinson from being Lieutenant of The Tower, is, That His Majesty hath considered the Circumstances of that Matter, and is not satisfied how with Justice he can remove him."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, septimum (fn. *) diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

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* Bis in Originali.