DIE Vencris, 24 die Aprilis,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntui, præsentes fuerunt :
|p. Archiepus. Cantuar.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Co. et Litch.
p. Epus. Glouc.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
p. Epus. Bath. et Well.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Hereff.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Cicestren.
p. Epus. Petriburgen.
p. Epus. Landaven.
|p. Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
p. Epus. London Ds. Thesaur Angliæ.
p. Comes Maunchester, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerar Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Sur. Comes Maresc Angliæ, et Senescallus Hospitii.
p. Comes Northumbriæ, Magnus Admirallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembrooke, Camerar Hospitii.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Bathon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hartford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Suff.
p. Comes Dorsett.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Comes Denbeigh.
p. Comes Bristoll.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Bollingbrooke.
p. Comes Berkes.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Mounmouth.
p. Comes Newcastle.
p. Comes Petriburg.
p. Comes Thanett.
p. Comes St. Albanes.
p. Comes Portland.
p. Comes Strafford.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Ds. Mowbray.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Audley.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Morley et Mount.
p. Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Parr.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. Stanhope.
Ds. Arundell de Warr.
p. Ds. Kymbolton.
p. Ds. Newneham Paddox.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague de Bough.
p. Ds. Gray de Warke.
p. Ds. Deincourt.
p. Ds. Roberts.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Maynard.
p. Ds. Coventry.
p. Ds. Howard de Fscr.
p. Ds. Goringe.
p. Ds. Savile.
p. Ds. Dunsmore.
p. Ds. Herbert de Cher.
p. Ds. Cottington.
His Majesty presented Himself unto the Lords Spi
ritual and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament,
and, being without His Robes, sitting in His Chair of
State, the Lords being not in their Robes, His Majesty
coming unexpected, His Majesty spake to them to this
"The Necessity of calling this Parliament makes Me
to come this Day hither, contrary to Expectation
You remember what the Lord Keeper said concerning the Occasion of this Meeting, the First and Second Days, but chiefly on the Day of Conference of
both Houses at Whitehall The House of Commons
did seem to take into Consideration My weighty Affairs, but they have in a Manner concluded the contrary, and, instead of preferring My Occasions in the
first Place, they have held Consultation of Innovation of Religion, Property of Goods, and Privileges
of Parliaments; and so have put the Cart before the
Horse If it were a Time to dispute, I should not
much stand upon it; but My Necessities are so urgent,
that there can be no Delay If the House of Commons will trust Me, I will make good what I have
promised by My Lord Keeper As for Religion, My
Heart and Confcience, with the Religion now esta
blished in the Church of England, shall go together
For the Ship money, God is my Witness, I never
converted any of it to My own Profit, but to the End
of preserving the Dominion of the Seas, nor never
As for Property of Goods, it is a Thing I never but
intended, and it is My Desire to be King of a free
and a rich People; and, if no Property in Goods, no
rich People I told the Commons, That, if they would
speedily supply My Occasions for the present, I would
give them further Time at Winter, to present and
debate all their just Grievances. If they will not trust
Me first, all My Business this Summer will be lost,
and, before the Year goeth about I must be trusted
at last; for, in the Winter, I must call them to give
Me a greater Supply If the House of Commons will
not join to prefer My Occasions before their Grievances, I conjure your Lordships to consider your own
Honours and Mine, and the preposterous Course of
the House of Commons; and desire that your Lord
ships will not join with them, but leave them to themselves I desire you to be careful in this Point, else,
if the Supply come not in Time, I will not say what
Mischief may and must follow."
After this, His Majesty departed, and the Lord Keeper
delivered, by Command, to the Lords one Particular,
which His Majesty forgot; which was, " (fn. *) That their
Lordships would determine, before they parted, that
which His Majesty propounded."
Message from the House of Commons.
The Gentleman Usher acquainted the Lords, That
some of the House of Commons were come with a Message.
The Gentleman Usher was commanded to tell them,
That their Lordships were very busy; and that they will
send them a Reason by Messengers of their own, why
they did not receive their Message now.
Whereupon a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Two Lord Chief Justices, to let them know,
That, when their Message was offered, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in the High Court of Parliament
assembled, were entered into great Consideration about
Business much concerning His Majesty; His Majesty
being present with them in Person this Morning, which
is the Cause why their Lordships did not receive their
The Two Lord Chief Justices reported, That, according to then Lordships Commands, they had delivered
the Message to the House of Commons.
King s Speech debated.
It was moved, That the whole House might be put
into a Committee, that every Lord might speak his
Mind, and to be adjourned during Pleasure; which was
And their Lordships taking into Consideration that
which His Majesty delivered to them this Morning, and
after long and great Debate and Consideration, the
House was again resumed, and these Two Questions were
agreed upon to be proposed to the House:
Lords Resolutions touching the Supply to be first considered of.
First, "As many of your Lordships as are of Opi
nion His Majesty's Supply should have Precedency,
and be resolved of, before any other Matter whatsoever, say "Content."
"As many of your Lordships as think fit there should
be a Conference desired with the House of Commons,
to dispose them thereunto, say, "Content."
Then it was moved, That it might be put to the
Question, Whether of those Two Propositions should be
first put to the Question, which being done, it was resolved, That the First Proposition should be first put to
Then the First Question was put, and carried by the
And likewise the Second Question carried in like
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem craftinum,
videlicet, diem Sabbati, 25m diem instantis Aprilis, hora
nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.