Sabbati, 29 die Decembris;
Sexto Gulielmi Tertii.
Call of the House.
ORDERED, That the House be called over upon
Thursday next come Sevennight.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House do then
attend their Service in Parliament; notwithstanding any
former Leave given to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do write his Letters to the
Sheriffs of the respective Counties in England and Wales,
to summon the Members of this House, now in the Country, to attend their Service in Parliament upon Thursday
next come Sevennight, being the 10th Day of January
next; notwithstanding any Leave for Absence.
Ordered, That the Form of the Letter be the same as
that wrote by Mr. Speaker the last Session.
Address of Condolence.
Mr. Comptroller reported from the Committee appointed
to prepare an Address, to be presented to his Majesty,
That they had accordingly prepared an Address; which
they had directed him to report to the House; which
he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same was twice read; and
agreed unto, Nemine contradicente; and is as followeth;
Most gracious and dread Sovereign,
WE, your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the
Commons in Parliament assembled, being deeply sensible
of the great Misfortune which hath befallen your Majesty,
and this Kingdom, by the Death of our most gracious
Queen, do, with unspeakable Grief of Heart, humbly beg
Leave to condole the irreparable Loss of that most excellent Princess, the best of Women; to enumerate whose
Virtues were to aggravate our Sorrow.
We cannot, at the same time, but bless God for the
Preservation of your Majesty to us, on whose Life . . .
Welfare and Happiness of this Kingdom, and the Liberties of Europe, do, in so great a measure, depend;
humbly beseeching your Majesty, so to moderate your
Grief, under this Affliction, as not to prejudice or endanger your Health: And that your Majesty would please
to take such further Care of your Royal Person, that we
may all enjoy the Blessing of your Majesty's long Life, and
We do also look upon it as a Duty we owe to your
Majesty, to ourselves, and to those we represent, to take
this Occasion of assuring your Majesty, That we, your
faithful Commons, will always, to the utmost of our
Power, stand by, support, and defend, your Majesty, and
your Government, against all your Enemies, both at home
Resolved, That the said Address be presented to his
Majesty by Mr. Speaker, and the whole House.
Ordered, That such Members of this House as are of
his Majesty's most Honourable Privy-Council, do attend
his Majesty, to know his Majesty's Pleasure when he will
be attended by this House.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning,
Nine a Clock.