DIE Lunæ, 23 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
L. Privy Seal.
Dux Norff. et Comes Marescallus.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Arundell T..
D. Norfolk & al. and Lady E. Russel's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to discharge
the Duke of Norfolke and other Trustees, upon Payment of certain Sums of Money to Dame Elizabeth
Russel Wife of Bartholmew Russell Esquire."
Greenwich Court of Conscience Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for erecting a
Court of Conscience for Greenwich, and of other
Places, in the Hundred of Black Heath in Kent."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Bill to prevent the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition.
The House was put into a Committee, to consider of
the Bill for the more effectual restraining the Exportation of Arms and Ammunition.
The House was resumed.
The King being in the Prince's Lodgings, the House
was adjourned during Pleasure.
His Majesty being ascended His Royal Throne, arrayed with His Regal Crown, and adorned with His
Robes and Ornaments, the Peers being also in their
Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was
commanded to signify to the Commons His Pleasure,
That they attend His Majesty forthwith."
Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a
Speech, as followeth:
Speaker of H. C. Speech.
"May it please Your most Excellent Majesty,
"The Consideration of raising such Supplies as were
necessary for setting forth of Your Majesty's Armies
and Fleet this present Year, hath taken up so much
of the Time of this Session, that it was not possible
for Your obedient Subjects, the Commons now assembled, to pass a Bill for the Settlement of Your
Majesty's Revenue, in such a Manner as they intended before the Expiration of the late Act for collecting it; they have therefore thought it requisite to
continue that Act for another Year from Christmas
next; within which Time, they hope, by Your Majesty's Permission, to have more Leisure to inspect the
several Branches of it, and to make such Regulations
therein, especially in those Duties which are laid
upon Merchandise, as may be both for the Encouragement of Trade, and the Increase of the Revenue.
"The Commons have likewise considered the Necessity of maintaining a strict Discipline in Your
Majesty's Armies; and for that End have passed the
Bill for punishing Mutineers and Deferters, and for
preventing false Musters, and other Abuses in paying
and billeting of Soldiers; which they humbly conceive will very much contribute to the Success of
Your Majesty's Armies, whenever Your Majesty
pleases to employ them.
"There is another Bill of a more private Nature,
which concerns a noble Person of this Kingdom; to
which they humbly pray Your Majesty's Royal
Assent, that thereby it may appear, that the Influence of Your Royal Grace and Goodness does extend
itself, not only to the Benefit of Your People in general, but even to the Exigencies of particular Persons and Families."
Which being ended; the Clerk of the Parliaments
received the Bill for collecting the Public Revenue from
the Speaker, and brought it to the Table, where the
Clerk of the Crown read the Title of the Bill; videlicet,
"An Act for preventing all Doubts and Questions
concerning the collecting the Public Revenue."
And the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the
Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words:
"Le Roy et la Reyne, remerciant leur loyalls
Subjects, et acceptant leur Benevolence,
et ainsi le veulent."
In the like Manner the Bills following were
"An Act for punishing Officers or Soldiers who shall
mutiny, or desert Their Majesties Service, and for
punishing false Musters."
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"An Act for the enabling Edward Viscount Hereford
to settle a Jointure on his Marriage with Elizabeth
Norborne, notwithstanding his Minority."
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
This being done, His Majesty withdrew.
The House was resumed.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 30um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.