DIE Mercurii, 27 die Novembris.
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||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.||
| Arch. Cant.
Bath & Wells.
Ds. Custos Privati
Dorset & Midd.
Vicecomes Say &
Ds. De Grey.
Grey de W.
Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Memorial of Monsr. D' Avaux to The States General.
The Lord Chancellor, by Directions from His Majesty,
delivered in several Papers, which were presented to His Majesty from several
Foreign Ministers; which were read, as followeth:
"Although the Count De Avaux,
Ambassador Extraordinary from the Most Christian King,
and Plenipotentiary for the Treaty of Peace, hath already made Answer to the
Instances which your Lordships made unto him, for the Inclusion of the Duke of
Newburg, and since for the Inclusion of the Emperor and
Princes of the Empire who have declared their Acceptance of the Conditions of
Peace, among the Allies of the Lords The States Generall;
yet he thinks it his Duty to acquaint your Lordships with the essential, and,
if he may say, the indisputable Reasons, whereby he pretends to prove that
your Lordships cannot, in Consequence of the Declarations those Princes have
made, admit them into the Number of your Allies.
"The said Ambassador will not for this Matter enter upon
the First Question; which was, to know Whether His Majesty be not disengaged
from what He was pleased to grant to the Emperor and Empire, since the
Conditions which He offered have not been accepted within the Six Weeks
mentioned in the Writing from the Camp at Wetter: And he
will not repeat unto your Lordships all the Reasons which he hath already
alledged, to shew you that the 19th Article of the Treaty cannot in any Wise
have extended this Delay.
"He will only confine himself to shew you, that neither the
particular Princes of the Empire, nor the Emperor Himself, can, in virtue of
that Article, be comprehended as your Lordships Allies.
"As for what concerns the Princes separated from the
Emperor and the Empire, your Lordships know well, that the Emperor and the
Empire were not separated in the Conditions His Majesty proposed; and the
Illusion would be too visible, should a single Prince endeavour to put his
Estates in Safety by a Peace, when the Emperor and Empire should continue the
War against His Majesty, which was declared against Him by the Emperor and a
Resolution of the Diet of Ratisbone. The Emperor and His
Members alledged the same Reasons for delaying it. It is with them jointly
that His Majesty is to treat; and He hath too good an Opinion of your Lordships
Faith, to believe that you would endeavour to maintain so weak a Pretension.
You ought to be sufficiently satisfied with what His Majesty hath done for
advancing the general Peace, when He was pleased that that Time should run
from the Ratification of The States Generall for the
Emperor and His Allies together. This is what His Majesty hath caused to be
declared, by His Ambassador, at Nimeghen; and what the
said Count De Avaux hath had the Honour to say unto your
Lordships in the Conference of the 16th Instant.
"But the said Ambassador hath been informed, since that
Conference, that, even after this Declaration of His Majesty, the Emperor is
not in such Terms that He can prevail with your Lordships to declare Him in the
Number of your Allies. First, He is yet actually in War; and He does not offer
to make or sign the Peace, as He might do in any One Day; He has not even so
much as accepted the First Condition proposed by His Majesty, to wit, the full
Satisfaction of Sweden, which depends wholly upon Him, as
well as Chief, as also as being empowered by the Empire, in whose Name He hath
always made War against France and Sweden. And since His Majesty, for the facilitating the Peace,
hath been pleased to content Himself, that the Emperor and Empire should grant
a free Passage to His Troops and Armies, to re-establish by His own Forces the
Treaties of Westphalia, which are the most solid
Foundation of the Peace of the Empire, His Imperial
Majesty hath not yet consented unto it, neither for Himself nor the Empire; and
therefore it cannot be said that the Emperor hath accepted the Conditions of
Peace proposed the 9th of April, and consequently cannot
be comprehended as your Lordships Ally.
"Done at The Hague, the 21th of
Monsieur Van Beningen's and Count Egmont's Memorials to the
"To the King of Great
"The underwritten Ambassador Extraordinary of
The States Generall of The United Provinces hath Orders
to present to His Majesty, with the most humble Respect he ought, the Copies
hereunto annexed, of the Memorial of the Count D' Avaux,
Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the M. X. King; and of
the Answer returned thereunto by their Hi. and Mi.
"His Majesty will see, by the Contents of the said
Memorial, the little Success which His good Offices, and all the Solicitations
and Diligences of their Hi. and Mi. have hitherto had, for the obtaining the
Inclusion of their Allies in the Treaty of Peace; and will understand, by the
Answer of my Lords The States, how clear and evident the
Justice is with which they demand it, and with how much Reason the said Lords
our States have already, since the 15/25 of
October last, declared to the Ambassadors and
Plenipotentiaries of France at Nimegueen, that their Hi. and Mi. cannot look upon the Refusal
of the said Inclusion otherwise than a Denial of the Execution of the said
Treaty in a most essential Part of it.
"And although it is to be hoped that His M.
X. Majesty will at last yield to Reason, in a Matter in which it is so
indisputable; yet, considering the new Refusal in the said Memorial, and the
Progress which the French Army make in the mean Time in
the Neighbourhood of their State, and in the Countries of those Princes who
ought already to enjoy a Repose by virtue of the 19th Article of the Treaty of
Peace, gives a just Occasion of great Inquietude, in an Affair in which His
Majesty hath so considerable Interests; and that as well because of those most
dangerous and pernicious Revolutions which may be apprehended, as because
of the Engagements in which His Majesty hath done the said Lords The States the Favour to enter with them, for the Guaranty of
the said Treaty of Peace, and of all others in the late Defensive Alliance:
His Majesty is most humbly prayed, on the Part of the said Lords The States, to take into His Royal Consideration this great and
important Affair, and to do the said Lords The States the
Favour to assist them with His wise Counsel, and to let them know His
Reflections and good Sentiment thereupon.
Westm. 5 December,/25 November, 1678. "Van
"May it please Your Majesty,
"The Count of Egmont and the Marquis
of Burgomayne think themselves obliged to represent
unto Your Majesty, That, the Ratification of the King their Master for the
Peace being not come, and the Most Christian King
refusing to include the Emperor and other Allies in that signed by
The States Generall, it is much doubted whether the Peace
will take Effect, or whether it will be necessary to continue the War. And Your
Majesty's Support being in either Case requisite for the Security and Quiet
of Europe and the Defence of The Low
Countryes (which being lost, open a Way to the Loss of Your Majesty's
Kingdoms), they therefore beseech Your Majesty that You will keep up those
Auxiliary Troops which Your Majesty hath at this Time in Flaunders (which are the chief Defence of those Countries)
until the Peace be absolutely perfected; and that also Your Majesty would con sider and provide accordingly what shall appear to Your Majesty expedient, in
case of the Continuation of the War; that so, the Dominions of the King their
Master Northwards being defended by the puissant Arm of Your Majesty, those
of Your Majesty may be secured. And when Your Majesty hath seen what the
French Ambassador in Holland hath
declared to The States Generall, and how he who resides
in Your Majesty's Court notwithstanding protests to all that the Peace is made,
Your Majesty may draw from the Obscurity of these opposite Discourses,
sufficient Light to prevent the Inconveniences that may ensue to the Prejudice
of all Christendom.
London, Dec. 4th, 1678. "The Count
States General's Answer to the Memorial of the Count
"The Answer of The States Generall
to the Memorial of the Count D'Avaux.
"The States Generall of The United
Provinces of The Netherlands, having seen and examined the Memorial
presented to their High and Mighty Lordships, the 21th of this Month, by the
Sieur Comte D' Avaux, Ambassador Extraordinary from the
Most Christian King, and His Plenipotentiary at the
Treaty of Peace, concerning the Inclusion of His Imperiall Majesty, and other Princes of the Empire their
Allies, in the Treaty of Peace made and concluded between His said
Most Christian Majesty and this State the 10th of
August last, cannot but represent to the said Ambassador
Extraordinary, That their High and Mighty Lordships should have been very
glad to have seen that the Disposition of all the Parties in this War had
been such, that they might have concurred jointly to make a general and
universal Peace, for which their High and Mighty Lordships have always laboured
with great Application; and that, upon this Prospect, and with this Intention,
His said Majesty did, in the Month of April last, propose
Conditions of Peace, upon which His said Majesty would make a general Peace:
That, the Allies of their High and Mighty Lordships not having been able to
declare themselves upon the said Conditions within the Time which His said Ma jesty had stipulated for the accepting the said Conditions, their High and
Mighty Lordships have notwithstanding declared, That they accepted them as
far as concerned them, upon Condition that He would give them a competent Time
to be able to dispose their High Allies to accept the said Conditions: That His
said Majesty, by His Letter written from the Camp at Wetter, the First of June last, having
agreed to the Term of Six Weeks for that Purpose, on Condition that their
High and Mighty Lordships would promise not to assist their said Allies,
against His said Majesty nor His Allies, during the Course of this present War,
in case their High and Mighty Lordships could not dispose their Allies to
accept the said Conditions of Peace; His said Majesty and their High and Mighty
Lordships, in order to advance the Peace, have made Advances upon this Foot and
those Foundations; and, having made a Treaty of Peace between them, and the
King of Spaine having been disposed to accept the said
Conditions of Peace, it has been agreed by the said Treaty, in express Terms,
First, That their High and Mighty Lordships, during the Course of this present
War, should not assist the Enemies of His said Majesty, nor of His Allies, di rectly nor indirectly: 2dly, That in the said Peace should be comprehended the
King of Spaine, as likewise all their other Allies who
within the Time of Six Weeks should accept the Peace; and that thus it is
evident and incontestable, that, by the said Treaty of Peace, the Allies of
this State have the Time of Six Weeks to accept the said Peace, which His Ma jesty had yielded to their High and Mighty Lordships, by His Letter of the
First of June, in order to the disposing of the said
Allies to accept the said Peace, and that this Stipulation ought in all Events
to be of some Effect; and that their High and Mighty Lordships cannot
comprehend of what Use the said Stipulation is, if their Allies, in accepting
the said Peace, should be and remain deprived of the said Inclusion; that,
besides, the Term of Six Weeks to accept the said Peace would be given to no
Purpose, if it were in His Majesty's Power to change the said Conditions, when
the said Allies should declare that they accept the Peace within the Time
stipulated. It is true, that His said Majesty was not obliged to stand always
to the Conditions offered by Him; and that He had Power to change them and
regulate them, according to His Pleasure, after the Expiration of the Time: But
it is evident also, that after that His Majesty has had the Goodness, at the
Desire of their High and Mighty Lordships, and that they might the better
justify themselves with their High Allies, to prolong the said Times, and
consent that the Allies who should accept the said Peace within the said Space
of Six Weeks should be comprehended therein, their High and Mighty Lordships
cannot believe that His Majesty would permit that the Advantages He has had,
or the Considerations of others of His Allies, should render the said
Stipulation useless, which has been too generously promised to their High and
Mighty Lordships by a solemn Treaty; and that they should do great Wrong to His
Majesty's Honour and Glory, if they should have such Thoughts. Their High and
Mighty Lordships willingly acknowledge, that they cannot comprehend that His
Imperiall Majesty, and other Princes of the Empire,
Allies of this State, having demanded to be comprehended in the said Treaty,
should be frustrated thereof because all the Princes of the Empire do not
unanimously accept of the said Peace; because it is evident that the said In clusion stipulated in the said Treaty by their High and Mighty Lordships was
not agreed to for all the Allies jointly, but for all the Allies who should
accept the said Peace; so that it has been in the Power of the Allies of this
State respectively, to accept or not to accept the said Peace within the said
Term of Six Weeks, in such Manner as that those who should accept the said
Peace should be comprehended in the said Treaty of Peace. That the Sense of the
said 19th Article confirms not only what is abovesaid, in saying only "All the
other Allies of the States who should declare to accept the Peace;" but that it
appears also of itself, seeing the said 19th Article comprehends in itself in
significant Terms, His Catholic Majesty, who at that
Time had not yet concluded a Treaty; but only declared, that He accepted the
Conditions offered, and would conclude the Peace upon them. If, therefore, the
Sense and Intention of the said Article had been, that no Ally of the State in
particular, but all together, had been obliged to accept the said Condition
of Peace, and that the Refusal of any of the said Allies had been sufficient
to hinder that the others who would accept the Peace should not be comprehended
therein; His Catholic Majesty could have no wise been
comprehended therein, because that no other of their Allies did at that Time
declare their Acceptance of the said Conditions of Peace. Their High and Mighty
Lordships will not dispute what Authority His Imperiall
Majesty has in the Empire, and over the Princes of the Empire, and with what
Obligations they are mutually bound the one to the other: But it is so
notorious that it is without all Dispute, that the Princes of the Empire have
from Time to Time made, and do yet daily make, Alliances with other Princes and
States, such as they think suitable to their Interest, of which no Person can
better judge than His Most Christian Majesty Himself; and
it appears clearly by the said Treaty, that the including of the said Princes
is not tied to that of His Imperiall Majesty, as well
in respect of those who have been Parties in this War, as those who have not
formally declared themselves Parties in the same, because that His said Majesty
has on His Part comprehended in the said Treaty (without the Participation of
His Imperiall Majesty or the Empire) the Bishop of
Strasburg and Prince William of
Furstenburg, as well as the Elector of Bavaria and the Duke of Hanover; which
could not have been done, if His Imperiall Majesty and
all the other Princes of the Empire had not been considered but as One entire
Body. Their High and Mighty Lordships will not likewise enter into Debate what
Effect the Results of the Diet of the Empire at Ratisbone
might have, and how far His Imperiall Majesty and the
Princes of the Empire should be obliged by them the one to the other, as being
a Matter which does not concern them; and that the Inclusion before alledged,
of the Elector of Bavaria and the Duke of Hannover, as also of the said Bishop of Strasburg and Prince of Furstenburg, doth
sufficiently shew that the said Results and Decrees do not hinder the Princes
of Germany from ordering their Affairs in such Manner
as they think necessary. But their High and Mighty Lordships will only say upon
this Occasion, That they have covenanted for, and obtained from His said
Majesty's Goodness, the said Inclusion for all such of their Allies who should
accept the said Peace; and that their Alliances are not made with the Emperor
and all other the Princes of the Empire jointly, but separately, and with the
Emperor alone and in particular, and also with some Princes of the Empire alone
and separately; that those Princes Allies of this State cannot be unknown to
His Majesty, because their High and Mighty Lordships have expressly named them
by their Names; from whence it necessarily follows, that those Allies of their
High and Mighty Lordships who have been particular and separate Allies can also
separately, and as to their Particular, accept the said Peace; seeing that this
Liberty has been given to all such of the Allies who would accept the same.
And suppose that His Imperiall Majesty and the Princes of
the Empire had been joint Allies to this State, and not separate, and yet it
could not be thence inferred that none of them could not separately have
accepted the said Peace, because the said Article does not only not say that,
and leaves each of the Allies at Liberty to accept the said Peace, and assures
his Inclusion who shall accept the said Peace; but also that His Catholic Majesty hath enjoyed the Benefit of the said
Inclusion, though His said Majesty and their High and Mighty Lordships were
jointly obliged to His Imperiall Majesty and to other
Princes of the Empire, and even to those who hitherto have not yet declared
their Acceptance of the said Conditions of Peace, and therefore cannot claim
the said Inclusion. Their High and Mighty Lordships cannot comprehend what
Informations the said Ambassador and Plenipotentiary can have received, as to
His Imperiall Majesty's being in a Condition wherein He
cannot be considered as their Ally; seeing that it is certain that His
Imperiall Majesty, being in an Alliance with their High
and Mighty Lordships, hath declared within the said Term of Six Weeks his
Acceptance of the said Conditions of Peace, which answers to Two Points
expressed in the said 19th Article; to the First, as being allied by the said
Alliance; to the Second, by the accepting the said Peace within the Term of
Six Weeks, and by the declaring that He would conclude the said Peace. It is
true, that His Imperiall Majesty is still in War with His
Most Christian Majesty; and the said Inclusion would
not be necessary, if the War between Their said Majesties were ended, and the
Peace concluded. And it could not in Justice be demanded from His
Imperiall Majesty, that He should lay down His Arms,
whilst His Most Christian Majesty persists to employ His
against His said Imperiall Majesty. And as to the
Satisfaction which the King of Sweden pretends, it is
notorious that that Satisfaction ought not to hinder the said Inclusion, as to
those who have neither taken nor do possess any Thing which His Majesty of
Sweden can pretend to; and therefore no Mention is made
of the said Satisfaction in the 19th Article. But His Catholic Majesty was comprehended in the said Peace, who
neither had nor possessed any Thing which His Majesty of Sweden could pretend to belong to Him. And therefore their High
and Mighty Lordships do earnestly require, that His Imperiall Majesty, and their other Allies who have accepted the
said Peace, may enjoy the Effect of the said Inclusion, in virtue of the 19th
Article of the Treaty of Peace; and are firmly persuaded, that His said
Most Christian Majesty will have the Goodness to let them
enjoy the Fruits of His Promises, which He has been pleased to make to them
so generously, not only before the Negociation, but also at the Conclusion of
the Peace, because their High and Mighty Lordships confess that they cannot
justify their proceeding before the World and to their High Allies, if they
should be reduced to refuse them an Act of the said Inclusion, which they have
Right to demand from them with so much Reason and Justice."
The Earl of Essex reported, "That
the Committee have perused the Letters directed to John
Grove, and find nothing therein worthy to have Notice taken of."
Therefore it is ORDERED, That the Letters are to be
delivered, according to the Direction.
Raising the Militia, Bill.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That
the Committee have considered the Bill for preserving the Peace of the Kingdom,
by raising the Militia; and do think it fit to pass as it is, without any
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for preserving the Peace of
the Kingdom, by raising the Militia, and continuing them in Duty for Two and
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
For Conviction of Papists Bill.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That
the Committee have considered the Bill for better Conviction of Papists; and do
think it fit to pass, with some Amendments which they have made."
And, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Then some other Amendments were offered to the House;
which, being read, were Agreed to, and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with
these several Amendments.
Beacon to be attached.
The Lord Marquis of Winton reported,
"That the Committee for Examinations sent for Mr. Beacon, Merchant, in Headon Court, in
The Minories, to attend them the last Night; and he not
coming then, was summoned again this Morning, at Nine of the Clock; but he doth
It is hereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of Mr.
Beacon, a Merchant, in Headon
Court, in The Minories, and bring him in safe
Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer such Matters as shall be there
objected against him; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that
To Sir Geo. Charnock Knight,
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and to all His
Majesty's Ministers and Officers Civil and Military, to be aiding and assisting
in this Service.
Whitebread to be visited.
ORDERED, That Dr. Lower and Dr.
Warner be, and are hereby, appointed to visit Mr.
White, alias Whitebread, being
sick, near Wylde House; and give this House an Account
To-morrow Morning in what Condition of Health they find him.
Hoare to be attached.
Upon the Information of William
Sorocold, and Isaac Baxter Constable, "That a
Warrant being issued by the Lord Marquis of Winchester,
as a Justice of the Peace, to apprehend a suspicious Person, Mr. Hoare a Justice of the Peace came with many Men in his Company,
and, being drunk, struck the Constable, and abused him in Words, in the
Execution of his Office:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his
Deputy and Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of Mr. James
Hoare the Younger, and bring him to the Bar of this House in safe
Custody, to answer such Matters as shall there be objected against him: And
this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
To Sir Geo. Charnock Knight,
Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies.
E. Pembroke and E. Dorset Quarrel.
The House being informed of a Quarrel which happened
lately, between the Earl of Pembrooke and the Earl of
It is ORDERED, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod
do give Notice to the Earl of Pembrooke, that he attend
this House presently; and that Mr. Lloyd and the Footman
be summoned to appear presently, to give this House an Account hereof.
In the mean Time, the Earl of Dorset
gave the House an Account, "That, on Wednesday last, late
at Night, the Earl of Pembrooke sent one Mr.
Lloyd, who told him, "That the Earl of Pembrooke desired him to speak with him, at Mr. Locket's House." The Earl of Dorset
asked, "Whether the Earl of Pembrooke was sober?" and
was answered, "Yes." And when his Lordship came, he found the Earl of
Pembrooke in a low Room; who told him, "That he had
done him an Injury; therefore he would fight him." The Earl of Dorset asked him, "Where, and when?" The Earl of Pembrooke told him, "Now, in this Room;" and then laid violent
Hands upon him. And the Earl of Pembrook's Footman took
away his Sword from his Side; but Mr. Lloyd closed in,
and parted them: And so his Lordship got loose from him."
The Earl of Pembrooke being come,
standing in his Place; the Lord Chancellor told him what an Account the Earl of
Dorset had given to the House.
The Earl of Pembrooke said, "He
remembered no such Thing; but confessed he desired to speak with the Earl of
Dorset about Business, but had no Intent of Fighting; and
that the Earl of Dorset had Two Men with him, and that
his own Servant took his Sword away."
The House directed the Earl of Dorset to relate again, in the Presence of the Earl of
Pembrooke, what passed between them.
Then both these Lords withdrew themselves.
The House, taking this Business into Consideration, and
how much the Honour of this House was concerned therein, made these Orders
E. Pembroke and E. Dorset confined to their Houses.
"For the better Preservation of the Peace, and pre venting any Mischief which may happen between the Earl of Pembrooke and the Earl of Dorset: It is
Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
the Earl of Pembrooke and the Earl of Dorset be, and are hereby, confined to their respective Houses
or Lodgings, till further Order; and that they, or either of them, send not any
Message, or write to the other, during their Confinement."
Capt. Lloyd & al. to attend about it.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Mr. Lloyd an Officer in Sir
Charles Wheeler's Regiment, and the Footman who waited on
the Earl of Pembrooke, and the Two Footmen who waited on
the Earl of Dorset to Lockett's
Ordinary on Monday Night last, and Robin the Waiter at the said Ordinary, be, and are hereby,
required to appear, at the Bar of this House, To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in
E. Pembroke and E. Dorset, Injunction.
Then the Earl of Pembrooke and the
Earl of Dorset were called again to their Places.
And the Lord Chancellor declared to them, what the House
had ordered; and laid on them the Commands of the House, not to resent any
Thing further concerning this Business.
Army in Flanders.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider
what Advice to give His Majesty concerning the continuing the English Forces in Flanders.
The House was resumed.
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Bill to disable
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Robert Spencer and others:
To desire a Conference, concerning the Subject-matter of
the last Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That the Lords agree to a Conference; and appoint the same
to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
The same Lords who managed the former Conference are
appointed to report this Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference.
Then the Lord Chancellor reported the Effect of the
"That the Commons agree with the Lords in the First
Amendment, with the Addition of these Words, videlicet,
["not exceeding Nine in Number"].
"The Commons do agree with the Lords in the First
Paragraph of the Second Amendment, for reducing the Number of Women Servants of
the Queen to Nine.
"But as to the allowing of Five Women Servants to her
Royal Highness the Dutchess of Yorke, the Commons do not
ORDERED, That this House agrees with the Commons in the
Amendments made by them.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it; and have passed the
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Tymothy Baldwin and Sir John
1. To acquaint them, that the Lords do agree to the
Amendments offered at the last Conference, in the Bill concerning the
Preservation of the King's Person.
2. To let them know, that the Lords have passed the Bill
for preserving the Peace of the Kingdom by raising the Militia, and continuing
them in Duty for Two and Forty Days.
3. To acquaint them, that the Lords do intend to send to
His Majesty, to signify to Him that the aforesaid Bills are ready for His Royal
Message to the King, that these Bills are ready for the Royal
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, That the Lords with White Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to
acquaint Him, from this House, "That the Bill, intituled, An Act for the more
effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists
from sitting in either House of Parliament;" and the Bill, intituled, "An Act
for the preserving the Peace of the Kingdom, by raising the Militia, and
continuing them in Duty for Two and Forty Days," are ready for His Majesty's
Royal Assent; and are Bills which require Expedition."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamen tum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 28um diem
instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.