DIE Mercurii, 31 Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Godolphin, Thesaurarius.
Dux Newcastle, C. P. S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Buckingham & Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Kent, Camerarius.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey W.
E. Leicester takes his Seat.
This Day John Earl of Leicester sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Brother Robert Earl of
Lords take the Oaths.
Then the Lords following took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration, and took
and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant
to the Statutes; (videlicet,)
William Duke of Devonshire.
John Earl of Leicester.
Evelin Earl of Kingston.
Robert Earl of Scarsdale.
William Earl of Portland.
Edward Earl of Jersey.
Nathaniel Lord Viscount Say & Seale.
Thomas Viscount Weymouth.
Wm. Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.
William Lord North & Grey.
William Lord Stawell.
Charles Lord Weston.
Bp. Lincoln to preach 5th Nov.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of
Lincolne be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before
this House, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Monday the Fifth Day of November next.
The Lord Privy Seal reported from the Lords Committees, an humble Address to be presented to Her Majesty, from this House, upon Her Majesty's most Gracious
Speech to both Houses of Parliament.
Which was read, as followeth; (videlicet,)
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, beg Leave to make our humble and sincere
Acknowledgements to Your Majesty, for Your most
Gracious Speech to both Houses; which has opened
the Eyes, and raised the Hearts, of all Your loyal
"Your Majesty is pleased to give us Warning of the
Danger of being so far deluded, as to depend again
on the Faith of Treaties with an Enemy, who has
never yet had any other Regard to them than as
they served the Purposes of His Interest and Ambition; and to inform us, that no Peace can be lasting,
safe, and honourable, till the Spanish Monarchy be
fixed in the House of Austria, and France reduced to
such a Degree, that the Balance of Power in Europe
be again restored.
"We humbly concur with Your Majesty in these
Your wise and noble Sentiments. And we faithfully
promise, that no Dangers shall deter us, nor any Artifices divert us, from doing all that is in our Power,
to assist Your Majesty in carrying on the War, till
You shall be enabled to procure such a Peace for
"Your Majesty is graciously pleased to encourage us
with the Hopes of a glorious Campaign the next
Year: And we humbly present our Thanks to Your
Majesty, for having wisely and providently endeavoured to concert such Measures as, by the Goodness
of God, may be a reasonable Foundation for those
Hopes: And we assure Your Majesty, nothing on our
Part shall be wanting, to make them effectual.
"We rest confident, that all Your Majesty's Allies,
excited by Your Constancy and Courage, and fired by
the Example of a Prince whom You have been pleased
to mention in so honourable a Manner, will make their
utmost Efforts, to carry on the Cause of Liberty, and
bring this just and necessary War to a speedy and
"May it please Your Majesty,
"What You have already performed, and what You
are still pursuing, for the Good of Christendom, discovers a Greatness of Mind, equal to the most heroic
of Your Predecessors.
"But we, who have the Happiness to be Your Subjects, ought in the First Place to admire in Your
Majesty that tender and indulgent Affection to Your
People, which You have shewn from the Beginning
of Your Reign; that earnest Desire to unite them
among themselves, and to make them all easy, safe,
and happy, under Your Government; that steady
Zeal for the Church of England as by Law established, and that Compassion for those who are so unhappy as to dissent from her. All which Your Majesty having expressed at this Time in so gracious and
moving a Manner, cannot but raise in us the most
firm and lively Resolutions of promoting every Thing
You have Thought fit to recommend.
"We assure Your Majesty, we will do all we can, to
discountenance and defeat the Designs and Practices
of those who foment Animosities among Your People; and will ever shew the utmost Detestation of
those ungrateful and wicked Men, who labour to dishonour Your Majesty's Reign, and distract Your Subjects with unreasonable and groundless Jealousies of
Dangers to the Church of England.
"We shall be ready to concur in all Measures requisite to put a Stop to the Malice of these Incendiaries. In the mean Time, we humbly advise and beseech Your Majesty to require and command Your
Officers and Ministers, to whom that Part belongs,
that they prosecute and punish them with the utmost
Rigour of Law, as the most spiteful and dangerous
Enemies to the Church and State.
"Your Majesty's Example is the shining Ornament
of our Church, which, under the Influence of Your
happy Government, increases in Honour and Esteem,
not only at Home, but Abroad. Your unexampled
Bounty for the Relief of the wanting Clergy (which
has been justly and universally acknowledged and celebrated) is an undeniable Evidence of Your Concern
for the Dignity and Honour of the Church; and Your
Majesty's Care to lay hold of every Opportunity of
declaring it from the Throne, makes it impossible for
any of Your Subjects to entertain a real Doubt of
Your Zeal for the Support of the Church as by
"We beg Leave to offer to Your Majesty our most
sincere Assurances, that we will not be wanting in our
utmost Endeavours to reconcile and unite all Your
Subjects, and to extinguish those unhappy Animosities
which have too much prevailed among us; the effecting whereof seems to be the only Happiness wanting
to complete the Blessings of Your Reign, which we
pray God may long continue; and that You may see
the Fruit of all Your Majesty's gracious Admonitions to Your Subjects, in their hearty and entire
Union; and the happy Effects of all Your great Designs Abroad, in the well-established Peace and Liberty of Europe."
To which the House agreed.
House to attend Her Majesty.
Ordered, That the whole House do attend Her
Majesty, with the said Address.
It is Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Privy Seal
do humbly attend Her Majesty, to know what Time Her
Majesty will be pleased to appoint, for this House to attend Her, with their Address agreed to this Day.
Lambe versus Jackson, in Error.
The Master of the Rolls being indisposed; Sir John
Francklin, One of the Masters in Chancery, (with Leave
of the House) brought up a Writ of Error, in the usual
William Lambe Esquire is Plaintiff,
James Jackson is Defendant.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem
Jovis, (videlicet,) primum diem Novembris jam prox.
futur. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.