DIE Veneris, 13 Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Harcourt, Cancellarius.
Dux Shrewsbury, Thesaurarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor. Præses.
Comes Dartmouth, C. P. S.
Comes Poulet, Senescallus.
Comes Oxford & Mortimer.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. St. John.
Lords take the Oaths.
The Lords following took the Oaths, and made
and subscribed the Declaration, and also took
and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes:
Arthur Earl of Anglesey.
Charles Earl of Carlisle.
Thomas Earl of Wharton.
Maurice Lord Haversham.
Address forwarded to the King.
The Lord Steward acquainted the House, "That the
Lords with White Staves had (according to Order)
laid before the Lords Justices the Address of this
House; of the Fifth Instant; and desired them to
transmit the same to His Majesty with all convenient
Speed: And that their Lordships were pleased to
say, They would use all imagimable Dispatch, to
send it to His Majesty."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.
The House was resumed.
Then Thirteen of the Lords Justices (in their Robes)
being seated on the Bench prepared for them between
the Chair of State and the Woolsack; the Lord Chancellor in the Middle; and the Lord Archbishop of York,
Lord President, Duke of Somerset, Duke of Devonshire,
Duke of Kent, and Earl of Carlisle, on his Right
Hand; and the Lord High Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal,
Duke of Bolton, Earl of Greenwich Duke of Argyle,
Earl of Anglesey, and Earl of Nottingham, on his Left;
commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to
signify to the House of Commons, "That it is the
Lords Justices Pleasure, they attend immediately, in
the House of Peers."
Who being come, with their Speaker;
The Lord Chancellor spake as follows:
Lords Justices Speech:
"My Lords, and Gentlemen,
"It is with great Satisfaction we can now tell you,
that we have this Morning received a Letter from the
King; wherein His Majesty is graciously pleased to acquaint us, that His Majesty is hastening hither, to
employ His utmost Care, for putting these Kingdoms
into a happy and flourishing Condition.
"He has commanded us, in the mean Time, to continue our Care of every Thing that may conduce to
the Peace and Safety of His Dominions. And we
are assured, that, if this had required His more immediate Presence, he would, without the least Delay,
have repaired hither, for the Support of so dutiful
and faithful Subjects; for His Majesty does very
particularly express His great Satisfaction in the
Loyalty and Affection which His People have universally shewn, upon His Majesty's Accession to the
"At the Opening this Session, we did not mention to
you the Apprehensions we then had, from the Smallness of the Sum at that Time advanced, that the
Lottery would not be full; being desirous in the first
Place to try to make it effectual in the Manner the
Parliament had established it: But we are obliged
now to acquaint you, that all our Endeavours have
failed of the desired Success, though the Contributions
have been thereby considerably increased.
"We must therefore earnestly recommend to you,
Gentlemen of the House of Commons, to take this
into your Consideration; and to give such further
Encouragement as you shall think proper, for raising
the whole Sum which was intended, and is absolutely
necessary, for carrying on the Service of the Year."
Then the Commons withdrew; and the House was
adjourned during Pleasure, to unrobe.
The House was resumed.
The Lord Chancellor reported the Lords Justices
And the same being read by the Clerk;
Order for an Address of Thanks to the King, for His Letter to the Lords Justices:
Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the most humble Thanks
of this House be returned to His Majesty, for His
Majesty's Grace and Goodness to His People, expressed
in His Majesty's Letter to the Lords Justices; with the
Assurance of the Fidelity and Zeal of this House for
His Majesty's Service.
Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do lay the said
Resolution before the Lords Justices; and desire their
Lordships to transmit the same to His Majesty, with all
Speech and Resolution to be printed.
Ordered, That the Speech of the Lords Justices
delivered by the Lord Chancellor this Day to both
Houses of Parliament, with the Resolution of this
House thereupon, be forthwith printed and published.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ,
decimum sextum diem instantis Augusti, hora duodecima,
Dominis sic decernentibus.