DIE Mercurii, 18° die Januarii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subsequuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Epus. London.
Epus. Bathon. et Wellen.
p. Epus. Sar.
p. Epus. Wigorn.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Cestren.
Epus. Coven. et Lichef.
|p. Thomas Bromley, Miles, Cancellarius.
p. Ds. Burleigh, Ds. Thesaurarius.
p. Marchio Winton.
Comes Oxon, Ds. Mag. Camerarius.
p. Comes Lyncoln, Admirallus.
Comes Sussex, Ds. Camerar. Hospitii Dominæ Reginæ.
p. Comes Kancie.
p. Comes Wigorn.
p. Comes Cumberland.
p. Comes Bathon.
p. Comes Warwyke.
p. Comes Pembrooke.
p. Comes Lycestr.
p. Vicecomes Mountague.
p. Vicecomes Byndon.
p. Ds. Willoughbie de Eresby.
p. Ds. Dacres.
p. Ds. Stafford.
Ds. Gray Wilton.
p. Ds. Lumley.
p. Ds. Sturton.
p. Ds. Mountjoy.
p. Ds. Darcie.
p. Ds. Windesor.
Ds. St. John.
p. Ds. Mordaunt.
p. Ds. Crumwell.
p. Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Willoughbie de Parham.
Ds. Darcie de Chechie.
p. Ds. Howard.
p. Ds. Northe.
p. Ds. St. John de Bletso.
p. Ds. Dalaware.
p. Ds. Norrys.
vice lecta est Billa, for the Reformation
of Disorders and Abuses in Sheriffs, Under Sheriffs,
and their Ministers.
Fines and Recoveries.
vice lecta est Billa, touching Fines and Recoveries.
Sedition against the Queen.
vice lecta est Billa, against slanderous Words
and Rumours, and other seditious Practices, against the
Queen's Commission issued in consequence of the late Address of both Houses.
The Queen's Highness having been moved, in the
Suit agreed upon as is aforesaid, made Signification of
Her Royal Pleasure in the same, by the Personages before named, unto all the Lords and Commons purposely
by Her Highness's Commandment for that Respect assembled together, in the Upper House, called the
Lords Parliament Chamber, this Wednesday, being the
18th Day of January; and thereupon the Lord Chancellor shewed forth a Commission from Her Highness,
under the Broad Seal of England, which he commanded
the Clerk openly to read unto them; the Tenor whereof ensueth, verbatim:
Queen's Commission to the Lord Chancellor, authorizing him to direct the Commons to choose a Speaker.
"Elizabeth, by the Grace of God, Queen of
England, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith,
&c. To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved
Counsellor Sir Thomas Bromleye, Knight, Lord
Chancellor of England, Greeting.
"Whereas, in the Beginning of this Our present
Parliament, holden at Westm. the 8th Day of
May, in the 14th Year of Our Reign, the Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, being assembled in the
same Parliament, were commanded by Us to go to
their accustomed Place, and there to choose amongst
themselves one to be their Speaker, according to the
accustomed Manner; whereupon the same Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, did elect and choose one
Robert Bell, Esquire, afterwards Knight, and Chief
Baron of Our Exchequer, now deceased, to be
their Speaker; and the same their Election did afterward certify unto Us, which Election We did allow and ratify. Sithen which Time, this Our present Parliament hath been continued, by divers Prorogations, until the 8th Day of February, in the
Eighteenth Year of Our Reign; at which Time the
said Parliament was holden, and continued from the
said 8th Day of February, until the 15th Day of
March then next following; from which Time also
the said Parliament hath continued, by divers and
sundry Prorogations, until the 16th Day of January,
in this present 23d Year of Our Reign; at which
Day, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and also
the said Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, being assembled for this present Parliament at Westm. in their
accustomed Places, the said Knights, Citizens, and
Burgesses, have declared unto Us, that the said Sir
Robert Bell, fithen the last Session of this present
Parliament, is dead; and thereupon have made their
humble Suit and Petition to Us, that they might have
Licence and Commandment from Us, to proceed to
elect, amongst themselves, one other to be their
Speaker, for the rest of this present Parliament yet
to come: Wherefore, We having certain and perfect
Knowledge, that the said Sir Robert Bell is dead,
as they have alledged, and considering their humble
Petition and Request very meet and necessary to be
granted, have appointed and constituted you, and
by these Presents We do will, command, constitute,
and appoint you, for Us, and in Our Name, to call
the said Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses before you,
and other the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled
in this Our present Parliament, in the higher House
of Our Parliament, at Westm. and there, for Us, and
in Our Name, to will and command the said Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, to resort to their accustomed Place, and there to elect and choose amongst
themselves one sufficient and able Person, to be their
Speaker, for the rest of this present Parliament yet
to come; and, after they have once made their Election, that then Three or Four of them, for and in all
their Names, shall signify the same unto Us; and
thereupon We will further signify Our Pleasure unto
them, what Day and Time they shall present the
Person elected before us, as heretofore hath been in
like Cases accustomed to be done. Wherefore Our
Will and Pleasure is, that you do diligently attend
about the doing of the Premises, and execute the
same with Effect. In Witness whereof, We have
caused these Our Letters of Commission to be sealed
with Our Great Seal. Witness Ourself at Westm.
the 16th Day of January, in the 23d Year of our
Dominus Cancellarius continuavit præsens Parliamentum usque in diem prox. hora nona.