DIE Martis, 4 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
|Ds. Cancellarius Angliæ.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain of Engl.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
Ds. Berkeley de Berk.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Treric.
Ds. Butler de Moore Park.
Ds. Butler de Weston.
Ds. Grey de Rolleston.
Mary Price, Queen's Servant, Privilege:
Upon Complaint made this Day to the House, "That
Mrs. Mary Price, One of the sworn Servants in Ordinary to the Queen's Majesty, is arrested, by John
Colvert, at the Suits of Abraham Gratio alias Labree,
a Frenchman, Richard Shore, Mathewe Smith, William
Groves, Henry Bradbury, and Richard Hill, and is
now in the Custody of Serjeant Wm. Dyke, Keeper
of The Gatehouse Prison in Westminster (sitting the
Parliament), contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Mary Price be forthwith set at Liberty from her present
Restraint; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that
His Majesty being present this Day, and sitting in
His Royal Throne, adorned with His Regal Robes and
Ornaments, the Peers being also in their Robes; the
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod received Command
from His Majesty, to signify His Pleasure to the House
of Commons, "That they attend Him presently."
And accordingly the Commons being come, with their
Speaker; the King made a short Speech, as followeth:
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"I need not tell you how unwillingly I call you
hither at this Time, being enough sensible what Advantage My Enemies both Abroad and at Home will
reap by the least Appearance of a Difference betwixt
Me and My Parliament; nay, being assured they
expect more Success from such a Breach (could they
procure it) than from their Arms.
"This, I say, shall (whilst I live) be My chief Endeavour to prevent; and for that Reason I think it
necessary to make a short Recess, that all good Men
may recollect themselves against the next Meeting,
and consider whether the present Posture of Affairs
will not rather require their Applications to Matters
of Religion, and Support against our only Competitors
at Sea, than to Things of less Importance; and in the
mean while, I will not be wanting to let all My Subjects see, that no Care can be greater than My own,
in the effectual suppressing of Popery; and it shall
be your Faults if, in your several Countries, the
Laws be not effectually executed against the Growth
"I will not be idle neither in some other Things
which may add to your Satisfaction; and then I shall
expect a suitable Return from you.
"And so I shall give Order to the Lord Chancellor
to prorogue you to the Seventh of January next."
Then the Lord Chancellor, coming from his Place,
received His Majesty's Order on his Knee; and returning
to his Place, said,
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"It is His Majesty's Pleasure, that this Parliament be
prorogued to the Seventh Day of January next; and
this Parliament is prorogued to the Seventh Day of
Hitherto examined by us,