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THE

HISTORY and PROCEEDINGS

OF THE
HOUSE of LORDS,

FROM THE
RESTORATION in 1660,

TO THE
PRESENT TIME.

CONTAINING,
The most Remarkable MOTIONS, SPE E CHES,

De BAT ES, ORDERS and RESOLUTIONS..
Together with all the Protests during that Period

E AND THE
Numbers Pro and Con upon each Division.

WITH
An Account of the Promotions of the several Peers, and

the State of the PEERAGE in every Reign.
Connected with the Transactions of the COMMONS,
and HISTORY of the TIMES.

_A N D ,
Illustrated with HISTORICAL NOTES and OBSERVATIONS...
Together with the Debates in the Parliament of SCOTLAND

relating to the UNION.
To each VOLUME'are added proper INDEXES.

VOLUME the First, from 1660, to 1697.

OL O N D ON:
Printed for EBENEZER TIMBERLAND, in Skip-rard, Tomple-Bar,

and ford by the Bookfellers in Town and Country. 1742.

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P R E F A CE.

O UR Annals have hitherto con

U tained little more than the Histories of Kings and their Ministers. The History of the Parliament, which is the History of the ENGLISH People, having been neglected. To supply that Defect, therefore, as far as the°Waste of Time will give leave, is one of the most effectual Services, that in the Way of Record can be done to the Public; and as such, no doubt, will be received in After-Ages, when from these Collections they shall derive the double Advantages of Precedents and Warnings.

For this Reason, if the Transac. tions of the COMMONS had not been already set forth, with all the Care, Fidelity, and Exactness, that so great a Work would admit of, in Mr. Chandler's History; this Undertak

ing would have been composed jointly of the Proceedings of both Houses; but as they have render’d one Half of our Original Design unnecessary, those of the LORDS became our only Province, which we have endeavoured to make goodby all the Researches in the Power of private Men to make,

And that no Advantage might be wanting, we have connected this Account of the LORD$ with Mr. Chandler's History of the ComMONS, illustrated it with many useful explanatory Notes, and interwove it, till the Reach of our own Memories, with an Abstract of the most material Occurrences of the Times, by way of Link between Session and Session.

THE

THE
C Ο Ν Τ Ε Ν Τ S

FROM
April 25, 1660, to April 16, 1697:

BEING
The whole Reigns of King CHARLES II. King
JAMES II. and upwards of eight Years of that
of King WILLIAM III.

Convention-Parliament. M ONC K's Letter to the Gentlemen of Devon, Page 2: TVI His Speech to the Members at Whitehall, 4. His

Declaration, ibid. The King's Letter to the House of Peers, 9. Votes thereon, 7. King's Speech to the Lords, relating to the Act of Oblivion, 8. A Sammary of the Proceedings relating to the faid Act, 10. And of the AE itself, 12. Lord Chancellor's Speech, 13.

Second Sellion of the Convention-Parliament, 21. Protest on a Bill to vacate certain Fines, 22. Ihe First Session of the First Parliament of King

Charles II. Lord Chancellor's Speech, 23. List of the House of Lords, 33. Precedencies of the Lords in Parliament, 36. Bill to make void Fines levied by Sir Edward Powell, pal. sed, 38. Proteft thereon, ibid.

Second Session of the Second Parliament, 40. The Lord Chancellor's Account of certain Plots, 40. The Uniformity and Militia Bills brought in, 41. Some Account of the said Bills, ibid. And of the Hearth-Money, and Corporation. Bilis, 44. Amendments to the Bill concerning Corporations, agreed to, 50. Protest thereon, ibid. Bill co restore the Earl of Derby to certain Estates, paffed, 57. Protest thereon, ibid. Bill for difuniting certain Hundreds from the County

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