DIE Jovis, 6 Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Comes De Loraine.
Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Scarsdale, to be committed.
The Lord Viscount Townshend acquainted the House,
by His Majesty's Command, "That His Majesty has
just Cause to suspect that the Earl of Scarsdale is
engaged in Measures to assist the intended Invasion,
and likewise to support the Rebellion now on Foot
in this Kingdom; and that His Majesty desires the
Consent of this House, that the said Earl may be
committed and detained, according to the late Act,
intituled, An Act to empower His Majesty to secure
and detain such Persons as His Majesty shall suspect
are conspiring against His Person and Government."
Resolved, That this House doth consent to the committing and detaining the said Earl of Scarsdale accordingly.
Bp. of London takes the Oaths.
This Day John Lord Bishop of London took the
Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and
also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament; and
Witnesses were sworn, and examined to the Truth
A Petition of Richard Blake, of St. Mildred's Poultry, London, Victualler, was presented to the House,
and read; acknowledging "his Offence, in being concerned in detaing Peter Sonmans, a menial Servant of
the Earl of Clarendon, and speaking disrespectful
Words of his Lordship; and begging Pardon of the
said Earl and of this House for the said Offence;
and praying, "That their Lordships will have Compassion on him, and grant him his Discharge; having
a Wife and several Children, and nothing to support
himself and Family but his daily Labour."
And thereupon the said Richard Blake being called
in; and, on his Knees, at the Bar, reprimanded by the
Lord Chancellor for his said Offence, was discharged
out of Custody (paying his Fees).
Message from the King, for both Houses to adjourn.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That
he was commanded by His Majesty to signify to their
Lordships, That His Majesty is pleased that both
Houses do adjourn to Thursday the Twentieth Day of
this Instant October."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, vicesimum diem instantis Octobris, hora undecima Auroræ,
Dominis sic decernentibus.