DIE Martis, 25 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
E. of Winchelsea's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of an Act, for the settling of the Priory of
Watton, and other Lands belonging to the Earl of
Winchilsea, in the County of Yorke, in the Hands of
Trustees, for the Payment of Debts."
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
he was commanded by the King to deliver a Message
unto their Lordships:" Which his Lordships read, as
Message from the King, concerning the Common Prayer Book.
"His Majesty having, according to His Declaration
of the 25th of October, 1660, granted His Commission under the Great Seal, to several Bishops and
other Divines, to review the Book of Common Prayer,
and to prepare such Alterations and Additions as
they thought sit to offer: Afterwards the Convocations of the Clergy of both the Provinces of Canterbury and Yorke were by His Majesty called and assembled, and are now sitting. And His Majesty hath
been pleased to authorize and require the Presidents
of the said Convocations, and other the Bishops and
Clergy of the same, to review the said Book of Common Prayer, and the Book of the Form and Manner
of making and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and
Deacons; and that, after mature Consideration, they
should make such Additions or Alterations in the said
Books respectively as to them should seem meet and
convenient; and should exhibit and present the same
to His Majesty in Writing, for His Majesty's further
Consideration, Allowance, or Confirmation. Since
which Time, upon full and mature Deliberation, they,
the said Presidents, Bishops, and Clergy of both Provinces, have accordingly reviewed the said Books, and
have made, exhibited, and presented to His Majesty
in Writing, some Alterations, which they think sit to
be inserted in the same, and some additional Prayers
to the said Book of Common Prayer, to be used upon
proper and emergent Occasions.
"All which His Majesty having duly considered,
doth, with the Advice of His Council, fully approve
and allow the same; and doth recommend it to the
House of Peers, that the said Books of Common
Prayer, and of the Form of Ordination and Consecration of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons, with those
Alterations and Additions, be the Book which, in and
by the intended Act of Uniformity, shall be appointed
to be used, by all that officiate in all Cathedral and
Collegiate Churches and Chapels, and in all Chapels
of Colleges and Halls in both the Universities, and
the Colleges of Eaton and Winchester, and in all Parish Churches and Chapels within the Kingdom of
England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwicke upon Tweed, and by all that make or consecrate
Bishops, Priests, or Deacons, in any of the said Places,
under such Sanctions and Penalties as the Parliament
shall think fit.
"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 24th Day
of February, 1661."
The Book mentioned in His Majesty's Message was
brought into this House; which is ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Act of Uniformity.
D. of Richmond's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Duke of
Richmond's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Bill to make Rivers navigable.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making
divers Rivers navigable, in the Kingdom of England
and Dominion of Wales."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Marq. of Dorchester.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday
Morning next, at Eight of the Clock, in the
M. of Winton's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming
the Estate of John Marquis of Winton, in certain
Manors and Lands whereof the Deeds and Evidences
were burnt and lost at the Taking of the Castle of
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ld. Mohun and Gifford.
The Marquis of Dorchester reported from the Committee of Privileges, "That it is the Opinion of their
Lordships, That the Lord Mohun should have his Privilege, in the Business of Mrs. Gifford."
But in regard the House is informed, "That there
hath been lately a Reference to Friends to compose
the Business;" the House suspends to give any Resolution therein for a Week; in which Time the Referees
may meet again, to endeavour a Composure between
Ld. Widdrington's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for to enable
William Lord Widdrington to sell some Lands, for Payment of the Portions of his Younger Brothers and
Sisters, and for providing for Younger Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
|Bp. of Durham.
Bp. of Chichester.
Bp. of Sarum.
Bp. of Cov. & Lich.
Bp. of Chester.
|Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
ORDERED, That the Bishop of Sarum, Bishop of Carlile, the Bishop of Cov. et Lich. and the Bishop of Chester, are added to the Committee for the Bill for regulating Printing.
Jones, concerning the M. of Worcester's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Counsel of Phillip Jones shall
be heard, at this Bar, To-morrow Fortnight, concerning
the Marquis of Worcester's Bill.
Bill to repeal the Acts of the Long Parliament.
ORDERED, That the Committee for repealing Acts
shall be put off till Saturday next, in the Afternoon; at
which Time Mr. Justice Hyde shall attend the said Committee, instead of the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 26um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.