Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, , 21 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Message from the King, about dissolving the Parliament.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That he had a Message from the King in Writing, which he was commanded to deliver to this House;" which was read, as followeth; videlicet,
"In Consideration of the Season of the Year, and the Approach of Christmas, when the Members of Parliament will desire to be at their Houses in the Country; and in regard of His Majesty's Coronation within a Month after Christmas, the Preparation for which will take up much of His Majesty's Thoughts and Time, and the Time of His Servants, which therefore should be vacant from other Business: His Majesty hath thought fit to declare, That He resolves to dissolve this Parliament on the Twentieth Day of the next Month, and to call another with convenient Speed; and that this His Purpose may be forthwith communicated to His Houses of Parliament, that they may the more vigorously apply themselves to the Dispatch of the most important Business that depends before them.
"Given at Our Court at Whitehall, the 20th Day of November 1660."
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Childe and Mr. Escott:
To desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, To-morrow Morning, touching a Message received from the King.
Bill to annex Dunkirk &c.
The House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill concerning the annexing of Dunkerke and Jamaica to the Crown of England.
The House was resumed.
E. of Banbury, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Banbury hath Leave to be absent for some Time.
Bill for repairing Highways, &c.
ORDERED, The Bill for mending Streets and Highways be taken into Consideration, by the Committee, To-morrow Morning.
House adjourned till 10a cras, Aurora.