Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 13 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
His Majesty, sitting in His Royal Throne, in His Robes and Regal Ornaments, made this short Speech following:
"I have received an Address of such a Nature from the House of Commons, as I cannot but resent very highly, from the ill Consequences I have lived to see from such Addresses. I intend therefore to prorogue them for some short Time, in Hopes they will consider better what they ought to do at their Return. I have chosen to tell this to you first, because I would have you know I am very well satisfied with the dutiful Behaviour of this House; and you will by that Time be more enabled to give Me your Advice."
Then His Majesty commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to give Notice to the House of Commons, "That they attend Him, with their Speaker, presently."
Who being come, His Majesty gave His Royal Assent to these Bills following:
"1. An Act for the naturalizing of Jane de Galiere, Countess of Lyncolne, and others."
"2. An Act for restoring the Honour of Baron Audley, of Hely, to James Lord Audley, and others herein mentioned."
"3. An Act for the appropriating the Rectory of Lanhayader, in Mochuant, in the Counties of Denbigh and Montgomery, and of Skeiviog, in the County of Flint, for Repairs of the Cathedral Church of St. Asaph, and the better Maintenance of the Choir there; and also for the uniting of several Rectories sine Cura and the Vicarages of the same Parishes within the Diocese of St. Asaph aforesaid."
"4. An Act to enable Trustees of Sir Ralph Banks to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts."
"5. An Act for settling divers Manors, Farms, and Lands, in the County of Hertford, now in the Possession of Francis Shalcross Esquire, and for making Provision for Younger Children, and Payment of Debts."
"6. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for the raising of Money, to pay the Debts of John Samine Esquire."
"7. An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of John Herring, deceased."
"8. An Act to enable Trustecs to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Sir William Thorold, of Hough, in the County of Lyncolne, Knight, deceased."
To all which several and respective Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words,
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Hitherto examined by us,
Then the Lord Chancellor said,
"My Lords; and you Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons;
"His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure is, That this Parliament be prorogued till Thursday in Whitson Weeke, the 23th Day of this Instant May; and this Parliament is prorogued till Thursday the 23th Day of this Instant May."