DIE Jovis, 1 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Comes Pembroke; Præses.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus Angl.
Ds. Berkeley S.
Lords take the Oaths.
The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and
subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute:
Thomas Earl of Pembroke, Lord President.
Robert Lord Hunsdon.
Banistre Lord Maynard.
Sidney Lord Godolphin.
The Lord Ferrers reported from the Lords Committees, the Address drawn by them, to be presented to
Which was read, and agreed to, as followeth; (videlicet,)
Address concerning the Pretender being owned in France.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects,
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, did hear, with all imaginable Satisfaction, Your
Majesty's most Gracious Speech to both Your Houses
of Parliament; for which were turn Your Majesty our
most humble and hearty Thanks: And though the
several Particulars, which Your Majesty was pleased
to recommend to us, are of the highest Importance,
and that we will lose no Time in proceeding to the
Consideration of them, with great Duty to Your
Majesty; yet we cannot defer expressing our just Resentments of the Proceedings of the French King, in
owning and setting up the pretended Prince of Wales
for King of England and other Your Majesty's Realms
and Dominions, which we take to be the highest Indignity that can be offered to Your Sacred Majesty
and this Kingdom; and we do assure Your Majesty,
we are so sensible thereof, that we are resolved to
assist Your Majesty to the utmost of our Power, in
defending Your Sacred Person and Government from
all Attempts whatsoever that shall be made, either
from Your open or secret Enemies: And, that no
Enemies to our Religion and Country may ever hope
to prosper in their Attempts against us, when, to our
great Unhappiness, it shall please GOD to deprive us
of Your Majesty's Protection; we do further declare
our Resolution, to assist and defend, to the utmost of
our Power, against the pretended Prince of Wales,
and all other Pretenders whatsoever, every Person
and Persons, who have Right to succeed to the Crown
of these Realms, by virtue of the Two Acts of Parliament, intituled, "An Act, declaring the Rights and
Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession
of the Crown;" and, "An Act for the further Limitation of the Crown, and better securing the Rights
and Liberties of the Subject." And we conclude,
with our earnest Prayers to ALIMIGHTY GOD, for
Your Majesty's long and happy Reign over us.
Carlisle, E. M.
North & Grey.
Jo. Lichfield & Cov.
Berkeley of Stratton.
Willughby De Brok.
Lindsey, G. C.
Say & Seale.
Henry De Longueville.
Lords to sign Address:
It is ORDERED, That there be a Blank left in the
Journal of this House, after the Entry of the Address,
that the Lords may sign the same when they attend the
House to attend the King with it:
ORDERED, That this House do attend His Majesty,
with their Address, at Five of the Clock this Afternoon,
Address to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of
the Great Seal of England do give Order, that the
Address presented to His Majesty this Day, and His
Majesty's most Gracious Answer thereunto, be forthwith
printed and published.
King's Speech to be considered.
ORDERED, That this House will take His Majesty's
Speech into further Consideration To-morrow, at Eleven
a Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.
Yeoman Usher's Place.
The Lord President acquainted the House, "That
Sir David Mitchel Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod and Mr. Richard Colinge had had a Trial, touching the Place of Yeoman Usher; and that a Verdict
was given for Sir David; who recommended Mr.
John Phillips, to attend the Service of this House in
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, secundum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.