DIE Jovis, 6 die Junii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Pembrooke et Mount.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. De la Ware.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkeley.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Howard de Charlton.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbery.
Ds. Berkeley de Stratton.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
The Lord Great Chamberlain signified to the House,
"That the King appointed him to deliver a Paper to
their Lordships Consideration, which was presented
to His Majesty."
And the House commanded the same to be read:
Which was done; videlicet,
E. of Banbury's Petition to the King, for his Writ of Summons:
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of Nichalas Earl of Banbury;
"That Your Majesty's Royal Father King Charles,
by His Letters Patents under the Great Seal of
England, bearing Date 18th August, 2 Caroli, for the
great and many Services done by Your Petitioner's
Father, Sir William Knollis Knight, and Viscount
Wallingford, granted to him, and his Heirs Males of
his Body issuing, the Name, Title, and Dignity, of
Earl of Banbury, with all Privileges of Seat and
Voice in Parliament as other Peers of the Kingdom
had, as by the said Letters Patents more fully appears.
"That the said Earl, after marrying with Elizabeth
Daughter of the Earl of Suffolke, had Issue by her
Edward his Eldest Son, who died without Issue,
and Your Petitioner was born in January, 1630, about
a Year and Half before the said Earl's Death.
"That Your Petitioner, as Son and Heir of the said
late Earl, sat in the last Parliament as Earl of Banbury, as of Right he might; and hath used and had
all Privileges as other Earls there: But, having no
Writ of Summons to this present Parliament from
Your Majesty as other the Peers have, hath forborn
to sit there, although he hath done nothing to deprive
him of his Title thereunto, nor, to his Knowledge,
to incur Your Majesty's Displeasure.
"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prays, That
Your Majesty will be graciously pleased that
he may have a Writ of Summons to this
Parliament, as Earl of Banbury, and enjoy
all the Precedency and Privileges thereunto
belonging, granted by Your Majesty's Royal
Father by His said Letters Patents.
"And Your Petitioner shall acknowledge Your
Majesty's Justice therein with due Gratitude, and with all Alacrity and Fidelity
endeavour to serve Your Majesty with
his Life and Fortune, and ever pray for
Your Majesty's long and happy Reign.
The King's Reference of it to this House.
This being read, the Lord Chancellor acquainted the
House, "That His Majesty signified His Pleasure to
him, that no Writ should be issued out to summon the
Earl of Banbury to this Parliament, upon some
Question that was made last Parliament in this House
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the said Petition and
Contents thereof are hereby referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges; who, having heard the Petitioner by his Counsel or otherwise, and Mr. Attorney
General on the King's Behalf, are afterwards to make
Report thereof to this House. And their Lordships to
meet when they please.
The King's Answer bout issuing a Proclamation for a Fast.
The Lord Chamberlain reported to this House,
"That His Majesty, according to their Lordships Desire,
hath given Order for a Proclamation to issue out, for
a Day of Fasting and Humiliation, in respect of the
late immoderate Rain and Waters. And His Majesty
hath appointed Wednesday next for the Cities of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and the
Places adjacent; and Wednesday come Sevennight for
the rest of the Kingdom."
Preachers before the Lords at the Fast.
ORDERED, That this House appoints the Abbey
Church of Westm. to be the Place where the Peers
are to keep the Fast, on Wednesday next, the 12th Day
of this Instant June. And the Lord Bishop of Exeter
and Dr. Peirce are hereby appointed to preach before
their Lordships, at the said Time and Place.
Message to H. C. about the Fast.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Childe and Dr. Lewin:
To let them know, that the King hath appointed
Wednesday next for a Day of Humiliation, in respect of
the late immoderate Rain and Waters, to be kept by
the Cities of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof,
and the Places adjacent; and Wednesday come Sevennight
to be kept by the rest of the Kingdom.
Bill to reverse the E. of Strafford's Attainder.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for reversing the Attainder of the Earl of Strafford shall meet
on Saturday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock. And the Earl of Leycester, the Lord Wentworth,
and the Lord Lovelace, are added to be of that Committee.
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Denbigh hath Leave to
be absent from this House, and to go into the Country.
ORDERED, That the Lord Darcy et Conyers hath
Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Monmouth hath Leave
to be absent.
Bill for mending Highways, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for
mending Highways do meet on Tuesday next, in the
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Bill to declare the Long Parliament determined.
This House taking into Consideration and further
Debate the late Act for continuing the Parliament begun
the Third Day of November, One Thousand Six Hundred and Forty; and having had the Opinion of all the
Judges, "That the said Parliament, begun on the said
Third Day of November, 1640, is now determined:"
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare a particular Bill, to declare the said late Parliament
to be determined, according to the Sense of this House
upon the Debate this Day; and present the same unto
Proclamation against Quakers.
Upon Consideration of the Report from the Committee concerning the Quakers Petition:
It is ORDERED, That Mr. Attorney General do prepare a Proclamation, for suppressing of the Quakers, and
reducing them to the Government of this Kingdom,
according to the Laws; and for preventing of such dangerous Consequences as may happen, to the Disturbance
of the Peace of the Kingdom, by reason of their Distempers.
Gifford versus L. Mohun.
It appearing, by the Examination of Joseph Willson
this Day at the Bar, "That the Lord Mohun's Name
was only used in Trust, concerning Six and Thirty
Messuages and a Garden in Bloomesbury, for which
there was a Suit between Thomas Pettet Plaintiff,
and Peter Cooke Defendant; and that the Privilege
of the Lord Mohun was no Way concerned therein:"
It is ORDERED, That the Cause in this House, touching the Premises, is hereby totally dismissed; and the
Parties therein mentioned and concerned are left to their
ordinary Course at Law; any Proceeding in this Court
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance.
ORDERED, That on Monday Morning next, the Oaths
of Supremacy and Allegiance shall be read in this
House; and that any Lord shall have Liberty to offer
to the Consideration of the House what he thinks fit
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet,
7um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis