§ At three o'clock Mr. Quarme yeoman usher of the black rod, appeared at the bar, and in the name of the lords authorised by virtue of his majesty's commission, required the immediate attendance of the commons in the house of peers, to hear the commission read. The Speaker, and nearly all the members present, attended. On their return, the Speaker having informed the house, that the clerk had, according to custom, prepared a bill to prevent clandestine outlawry, the same was read a first, and ordered to be read a second time. The grand committees for religion, for courts of justice, and for trade, and the committee of privileges were appointed. The customary resolutions relative to the term of limitation for petitions complaining of undue returns, and the standing orders of the house were read and agreed to.