Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 10, 1688-1693. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ 25 die Novembris 1° Gulielmi et Mariæ.
Greenwich Court of Conscience
Sir John Knatchbull reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience at Greenwich, and other Places in the Hundred of Blackheath, was referred, That they had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place, with the Coherence; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were once read throughout; and afterwards, all of them (except the last) a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question severally put thereupon, were agreed unto by the House.
The last Amendment, Folio 16, Line 15, after the Word "after," fill up the Blank with these Words, "First Day of January, which shall be in the Year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred and Eighty-nine," was read a Second time:
Rights of the Subject, and Succession of the Crown.
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have agreed to the Bill, intituled, An Act for declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown; with some Amendments: To which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
10 Line, after "professing," add "or marrying;" and after "dead," add "and that every King and Queen of this Realm, who, at any time hereafter, shall come to, and succeed in the Imperial Crown of this Kingdom, shall, on the First Day of the Meeting of the First Parliament, next after his or her . . . Throne, in the House of Peers, in the Presence of the Lords and Commons therein assembled, or at his or her Coronation, before such Person or Persons who shall administer the Coronation Oath to him or her, at the Time of his or her taking the said Oath, which shall first happen, make, subscribe, and audibly repeat the Declaration mentioned in the Statute, made in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of King Charles the Second, intituled, An Act for the more effectual preserving the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament: But if it shall happen, that such King or Queen, upon his or her Succession to the Crown of this Realm, shall be under the Age of Twelve Years; then every such King and Queen shall make, subscribe, and audibly repeat the said Declaration at his or her Coronation, or the First Day of the Meeting of the First Parliament, as aforesaid, which shall first happen after such King or Queen shall have attained the Age of Twelve Years."
State of the Nation.
Leave of Absence.
Supply Bill; Land Tax.
Greenwich Court of Conscience.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for erecting a Court of Conscience for Greenwich, and the Hundred of Blackheath in the County of Kent, do meet this Afternoon at Four of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: and that Sir John Doyley and Mr. Cooke be added to the said Committee.