DIE Lunæ, 6 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Norfolke, Comes Marescallus Angl.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Sunderland, Ds. Camerarius.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Willughby Par.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas sat
E. of Orford introduced.
Edward Russell Esquire, being, by Letters Patents
dated the Seventh Day of May last, created Earl of
Orford, was, in his Robes, introduced, between the
Lord Chamberlain and Earl of Bradford, also in their
Robes; and preceded by the Gentleman Usher of the
Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, the Lord Great
Chamberlain of England, and Earl Marshal of England: His Lordship presented his Patent to the Speaker,
on his Knee, at the Woolsack; who delivered it to the
Clerk: And being read at the Table, as also his Writ
of Summons, bearing Date, 1° Die Decembris, Nono
His Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes; and
was accordingly placed on the Earls Bench.
L. Craven introduced.
In like Manner, William Lord Craven, claiming by
virtue of a Remainder limited to Sir William Craven
his Father, by Letters Patent, dated at Oxford, 11° Decembris, 17° Car. 11di, was, in his Robes, introduced,
between the Lord Culpeper and the Lord Jeffreys (also
in their Robes); and preceded by the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod, Garter King at Arms, Lord Great
Chamberlain, and Earl Marshal of England: His Lordship presented his Patent to the Speaker, on his Knee,
who delivered it to the Clerk: And being read at the
Table, as also his Writ of Summons, bearing Date
1° Decembris, Nono Gulielmi Tertii:
His Lordship took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes; and was
accordingly placed on the Barons Bench.
The Lord Ferrers reported from the Lords Committees, an Address to be presented to His Majesty.
Which, being read, was agreed to, as follows:
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do, with unspeakable Joy, congratulate Your Majesty's happy Return, accompanied
with the Blessings of a safe and honourable Peace,
which, next under GOD, we are sensible is owing to
Your Majesty's Courage and Conduct.
"After the Hazards and Labours You have so long
sustained for the Good of Europe, there wanted nothing but this to compleat the Glory of Your Reign;
and we beg Leave humbly to assure Your Majesty,
that we shall never be wanting in our Endeavours
to assist Your Majesty, in maintaining that Quiet
which You have so gloriously restored to these Your
Kingdoms, and in contributing all we can to the Safety
of Your Person, the securing the Peace and Prosperity of Your Government."
ORDERED, That the Lords with White Staves do
attend His Majesty, humbly to know what Time He
will please to appoint for this House to attend Him
with their Address.
Georgius Treby Miles, Capitalis Justic. Com. Placit.
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) septimum diem
instantis Decembris, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic