Veneris, 20 die Decembris, 13° Car. Regis.
ORDERED, That Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Cofferer,
the Lord Angier, the Lord Bruce, the Lord Richardson, Sir Roger Bradshaigh, and Mr. William Sandys, do
wait upon his Majesty, with the Desires of this House,
that his Majesty will be pleased to pass the Bill for
granting to his Majesty Twelve hundred and Threescore
thousand Pounds, to be levied by an Assessment of Seventy thousand Pounds a Month, for Eighteen Months.
Vexatious Arrests, &c.
An ingrossed Bill, sent from the Lords, for preventing
of Vexations and Oppressions by Arrests, and of Delays
in Suits of Law, was this Day read the Third time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
assent thereunto: And that the same do pass: And Mr.
Solicitor General is to return the same to the Lords.
The ingrossed Bill for confirming the Act for Ministers, was this Day read the Third time:
And, upon Debate thereof, several Amendments
were, upon the Question, agreed unto; and, accordingly,
made at the Clerk's Table:
But, before any further Progress could be made therein;
Sir John Eyton, Usher of the Black Rod, brought this
Message to attend the King.
The King commands this House to attend his Majesty
forthwith, in the House of Peers.
Whereupon Mr. Speaker, accompanied with all the
Members of this House, immediately went up to the
House of Lords, to attend his Majesty's Pleasure.
And Mr. Speaker, having presented to his Majesty the
Bill for the Twelve hundred thousand Pounds, made an
And, upon his Return, made Report, that the King's
Majesty made a gracious Speech in Answer thereunto;
wherein his Majesty was pleased to give very hearty
Thanks to this House, for their great Present; and declared, that he had received the Benefit of it before he
had it; the Reputation thereof having given his Majesty
Credit, both at Home and Abroad: And that his Majesty
was not more willing to give his Royal Assent to That
Bill, than he should be to pass any Bills whatsoever, which
this House should present unto him, for his People's Good.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all Committees
which were adjourned to a particular Day, after this Recess, do meet accordingly: And that all other Committees
be revived; and do meet in the several Places appointed,
on the Seventh of January next, at Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon: And that the Service of this Order upon
the Parties or Witnesses concerned be good Notice.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the further Debate
of the Bill for confirming the Act for Ministers be adjourned till the Eighth of January next; and then proceeded in, the first publick Business.
And then the House adjourned till the 7th of
January next, at Eight of the Clock.