DIE Jovis, 31 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
|27 Comes Manchester, Speaker.
1 Dux Yorke,
||Their First Sitting in Parliament.
|2 Dux Gloucester,
3 Dux Bucks.
4 Marq. Winton.
7 Comes Northumb.
5 L. High Chamberlain.
9 Comes Derby.
10 Comes Rutland.
12 Comes Pembrooke.
13 Comes Lyncolne.
14 Comes Nottingham.
11 Comes Bedford.
15 Comes Suffolke.
16 Comes Dorsett.
17 Comes Sarum.
19 Comes Bridgwater.
23 Comes Denbigh.
20 Comes North'ton.
18 Comes Exon.
33 Comes Carnarvon.
22 Comes Devon.
26 Comes Westm.
31 Comes Dover.
24 Comes Midd.
35 Comes Portland.
39 Viscount Say & Seale.
40 Viscount Conway.
28 Comes Berks.
32 Comes Petriburgh.
37 Viscount Hereford.
34 Comes Newport.
41 Viscount Stafford.
6 E. Oxon.
29 E. Monmouth.
21 Comes Warwicke.
25 Comes Bollingbrooke.
8 Comes Shrewsbury.
36 Comes Strafford.
30 Comes Rivers.
38 Viscount Mountagu.
|10 Ds. Pagett.
11 Ds. Chandos.
19 Ds. Grey.
12 Ds. Hunsdon.
1 Ds. Aberg'enny.
20 Ds. Robertes.
25 Ds. Howard.
21 Ds. Craven.
27 Ds. Seymour.
28 Ds. Bruce.
3 Ds. Morley.
4 Ds. Sandys.
22 Ds. Lovelace.
24 Ds. Maynard.
6 Ds. Darcy.
2 Ds. Berkeley.
8 Ds. Crumwell.
18 Ds. Mountagu.
15 Ds. Arrundell of Warder.
5 Ds. Dacres.
26 Ds. Herbert.
9 Ds. Wharton.
17 Ds. Brooke.
23 Ds. Pawlett.
13 Ds. Petre.
7 Ds. Stourton.
29 Ds. Capell.
16 Ds. Tenham.
14 Ds. Gerrard.
King's Answer, about passing Bills.
The Earl of Manchester acquainted the House, "That
he had waited on the King, to desire His Majesty's
Pleasure concerning the passing the Three Bills and
the Two Proclamations. And His Majesty is pleased
to take some Time to consider thereof; and He will
signify His Pleasure."
Message from H. C. with a Petition, for a Thanksgiving for the King's Restoration.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Hennage Fynch Esquire:
To let their Lordships know, that the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, taking
serious Consideration of the great Revolutions of Affairs, and the great Mercy in giving His Majesty a
happy and safe Arrival, have thought it their Duty to
present an humble Petition, to keep a solemn Day of
Thanksgiving for the same; wherein they desire their
Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to it.
The Answer returned was:
That this House doth unanimously agree to this Petition.
29th of May, to be an Annual Thanksgiving-day.
ORDERED, That His Majesty be moved, "That He
would be pleased, that an Act may be passed, for the
Keeping of the 29th Day of May as a Holy-day and
Thanksgiving-day, in Commemoration of His Majesty's happy Return into this Kingdom, and the
Day of His Majesty's Nativity."
ORDERED, That the Earl of Manchester, Speaker,
do present this Day the Petition to His Majesty, for His
Lords created at Oxford, to take their Seats:
The Earl of Berks acquainted this House, "That
he was commanded by His Majesty, to signify His Desire to this House, that those Lords who have been
created by Patent by His late Majesty at Oxford do
sit in this House as Peers."
And the Earl of Berks was appointed by the House
to attend His Majesty, and acquaint Him, that Matters
of Honour do belong to His Majesty; and this House
doth acquiesce in His Majesty's Pleasure.
Order against it vacated.
ORDERED, That the Order formerly passed, for excluding any Lords made at Oxford from sitting in this
House, shall be canceled, nulled, and made void; and
the Lords Sub-committee to see this done, and put into
Seats and Forms in the House.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for
Privileges, to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock,
to consider of the placing of the Seats and Forms in this
House, for the improving of Room for the Peers.
Prayers to be used in this House.
The Form of Prayers formerly used in this House was
And it is ORDERED, That the Form of Prayers now
read shall be used in this House: Provided, That no
Penalty, Prejudice, or Reflection, shall be upon any
that are not present at Prayers.
ORDERED, That the Justices of the Peace for Westm.
do suppress the Ale-house under the Prince's Lodgings;
it being an Annoyance.
Petition for a Proclamation for a Thanksgiving, for the King's Restoration.
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
Humbly shew unto our Sovereign Lord,
The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That such is the inestimable Blessing of Your Majesty's Restitution to Your Royal Throne, which at
once hath put a Period to the Calamities of Three
Kingdoms, and to all the Sorrows and Sufferings of
Your Royal Person and Family, that we cannot but
account it as an Entrance into that State of Joy and
Happiness, which obligeth all Your Subjects to render an everlasting Tribute of Praise and Thanksgiving
to Almighty God, for these Glorious Mercies which
He hath vouchsafed to His afflicted People.
"And to the End that some solemn Time may be
set apart for the public Performance of this Duty,
and that all Your Majesty's Subjects in England and
Wales, and the Town of Barwicke upon Tweede, who
equally share in the Joys of this Deliverance, may
be united in these Devotions which are offered for
"We humbly therefore beseech Your Majesty,
that Your Majesty will be pleased, by Your
Royal Proclamation, to set apart some such
Day, for a public Thanksgiving throughout all
these Your Majesty's Dominions, as to Your
Majesty's great Wisdom shall seem meet."
House adjourned till 9a cras.
Hitherto examined by us,