DIE Mercurii, , 21 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Cumberland.
D. of Richmond.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Dorchester.
D. * Albemarle.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount of Stafford.
Ds. Gerard of Brandon.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Howard of Charlt.
Ds. De la Warr.
Message from the King, about dissolving the Parliament.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
he had a Message from the King in Writing, which
he was commanded to deliver to this House;" which
was read, as followeth; videlicet,
"In Consideration of the Season of the Year, and
the Approach of Christmas, when the Members of
Parliament will desire to be at their Houses in the
Country; and in regard of His Majesty's Coronation
within a Month after Christmas, the Preparation for
which will take up much of His Majesty's Thoughts
and Time, and the Time of His Servants, which
therefore should be vacant from other Business: His
Majesty hath thought fit to declare, That He resolves
to dissolve this Parliament on the Twentieth Day of
the next Month, and to call another with convenient
Speed; and that this His Purpose may be forthwith
communicated to His Houses of Parliament, that
they may the more vigorously apply themselves to
the Dispatch of the most important Business that
depends before them.
"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 20th Day
of November 1660."
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Childe and Mr. Escott:
To desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber,
To-morrow Morning, touching a Message received from
Bill to annex Dunkirk &c.
The House was adjourned into a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the Bill concerning the
annexing of Dunkerke and Jamaica to the Crown of
The House was resumed.
E. of Banbury, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Banbury hath Leave to
be absent for some Time.
Bill for repairing Highways, &c.
ORDERED, The Bill for mending Streets and Highways be taken into Consideration, by the Committee, To-morrow Morning.
House adjourned till 10a cras, Aurora.