DIE Martis, 14 die Maii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Marq. de Winton.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. De la Warr.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkley de Stratton.
Ld. Cornwallis introduced:
This Day Frederick Lord Cornwallis was introducted,
upon a new Creation, in the usual Manner, between the
Lord Robertes and the Lord Crafts: His Writ being
read, he was brought to the Barons Seat, and placed
next below the Lord Holles.
The King's Thanks for the Address.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
His Majesty Yesterday expressed great Affections and
Content, that both Houses so chearfully concurred
with Him in the great Business of His Marriage with
Portugall; and His Majesty wished his Lordship to
return Thanks to this House for the same."
Bill for draining Lyndsey Level.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Draining
of the Level of the Fens, in the County of Lyncolne,
extending itself from the River of Gleane and Bourne
to Kyme Ea, as well within the Parts of Kesteven as
Holland (The Eight Hundred Fenn excepted), and from
the said Kyme Ea to the City of Lyncolne, and thence
Westward to the Banks of Trent, commonly called
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Crafts hath Leave to be
absent from his Attendance on this House, and to go
into France, about Affairs of His Majesty.
ORDERED, That the Lord Clifford hath Leave to go
Message from H. C. about printing the Address to the King:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir William D'oyley; who brought an Order, That
the Order read and presented to His Majesty Yesterday
by both Houses be printed; and the Lords Concurrence
be desired to the Printing hereof. Which Order was
signed by the Clerk of the House of Commons.
The Lords conceived there was some Irregularity in
Order for printing it.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Message
be referred to the Committee for Privileges; and to report to this House what they think fit to be done thereupon. And the House did further order, That the
Vote of the Lords and Commons, presented to the
King's Majesty, in the Banqueting House, by the Lord
Chancellor, in the Presence of both Houses of Parliament, Yesterday, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Answer to H. C.
The Answer returned to the House of Commons was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Absent Lords to pay to the Poor.
ORDERED, That the ancient Order of this House be
renewed, for every Lord that is absent from attending
this House, and maketh not his just Excuse, to pay
Five Shillings to the Poor for every Day's Absence.
Message to H. C. about printing the Address.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Childe and Dr. Birde:
To let them know, that this House have ordered the
Vote of both Houses, presented to His Majesty Yesterday, to be printed and published.
Bill for reversing the E. of Strafford's Attainder.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reversing
the Attainder of Thomas Earl of Strafford.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be
referred to these Lords following:
Comes * Bathon.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the
Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn from Time to
Bill to prevent Tumults, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act against Tumults
and Disorders, upon Pretence of preparing Public
Petitions, or other Addresses, to His Majesty or the
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to the same Committee as the Bill concerning the
reversing the Earl of Strafford's Attainder; and to meet
at the same Time and Place.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, Mercurii, 15 diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.