DIE Lunæ, 2 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Price.
Ds. Grey, Speaker.
The Earl of Pembrooke reported, "That the Committee of both Houses waited on the Prince Elector,
and acquainted him with that which was commanded
them by the Houses; and he returned an Answer;"
which was read, as followeth:
Prince Elector's Answer to the Paper from both Houses.
"That his Electoral Highness doth think himself
much obliged to the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for this and their former Favours.
"That his Highness did undertake this Journey to
testify unto them, by such an Action, his constant
and sincere Affection, formerly expressed in Letters,
to the good Cause they do maintain; conceiving
withall that his Highness being for a Time present
with them in Person would hinder such Jealousies as
either the Actions of some of his nearest Friends,
or the ill Offices of his Enemies, might by his long
Absence cast upon him.
"That his Highness wisheth them a constant good
Success in the great Work they have undertaken, to
the Good of the Protestant Cause; and that, for his
Part, he will always continue the same as he formerly
"Thus much his Highness expressed by Word of
Mouth, and doth intend to satisfy both the Houses
more at large with the Motives and Reasons of his
coming; and thereafter will chearfully embrace the
Advice that the Wisdom of both the Honourable
Houses will be pleased to afford him."
Archbishop of Cant's Trial.
Next, this House heard the Archbishop of Canterbury
make a Recapitulation of his whole Defence.
Which being ended, the Committee that managed the
Evidence for the House of Commons desired, "That
they might be heard, to sum up their Evidence, when
their Lordships shall please to appoint."
And the Archbishop desired, "That his Counsel
might be heard in Point of Law, according to the
Order of this House."
Ordered, That Saturday Morning next is appointed
to hear the Committee of the House of Commons sum
up their Evidence against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Apartments at Whitehall to be furnished for the Prince Elector.
Ordered, That Clement Kynnersley, Officer of His
Majesty's Removing Wardrobe, is hereby authorized
and commanded to fetch from Richmond Wardrobe
the Crimson Velvet Bed of the Prince's, with all Things
belonging to it; and to set it up at Whitehall, for the
Use of the Prince Elector. And the said Clement
Kynnersley is hereby likewise required to be careful and
see that his Highness Lodgings in Whitehall be handsomely and compleatly furnished with all Things necessary; and, to that Purpose, he is to fetch from any
of His Majesty's Standing Wardrobes such Wardrobestuff for that Service as shall be needful (he giving a
Note under his Hand for the Receipt thereof): For
which, this Order shall be sufficient Warrant in that
Behalf to all whom it may concern.
House adjourned till 9a cras.