Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 13 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.
Dufay's, &c. Nat.
Rochester, &c. Waterworks.
Carriages for Navy and Ordnance.
Mr. Coryton reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for providing Carriages, by Land and by Water, for the Use of his Majesty's Navy and Ordnance, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the same: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, were, upon the Question, severally put, agreed to by the House.
Sir Henry Bedingfield reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for repairing, cleansing, and maintaining the Pier and Haven of Great Yarmouth, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed on some Amendments to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again severally read; and the Amendments were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to.
Earl of Ossory's Estate.
An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable James Lord Butler of Moor Park, Earl of Ossory in the Kingdom of Ireland, to settle a Jointure on such Woman as he shall mary, was read a Third time.
Trades of Foreign Protestants.
Duke of Monmouth's landing.
The Earl of Midleton acquaints the House from his Majesty, That his Majesty had this Morning received Advice, as well by Letter from the Mayor of Lyme in Dorsettshire, as by Two Messengers come from thence, who had been examined upon Oath, at the Council Table, That the Duke of Monmouth, with the late Lord Grey, was landed in a hostile Manner, with many Men and Arms; and had seized the Fort and Guns, setting up a Standard in the Town, and were listing others.
Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the most humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious Message to this House, communicating the Landing of the Duke of Monmouth: And that this House will stand by and assist his Majesty with their Lives and Fortunes, against the said James Duke of Monmouth, his Adherents and Correspondents, and all Rebels and Traitors, and all others whatsoever, that shall assist them, or any of them.
And it is referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Midleton, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Cha. Gawdy, Mr. Per. Bertie, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Ernle, Sir Hen. Beaumont, Sir John Talbott, Lord Preston, Sir Rich. Temple, Lord Castleton, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Bridgman, Sir Chr. Musgrave, or any Three of them, to draw up an Address according to the said Resolve: And that One Instruction to the Committee be, That his Majesty be desired from this House, to take care of his Royal Person: And they are to withdraw immediately into the Speaker's Chamber; and prepare the said Address.
Preservation of King's Person, &c.
Attainting Duke of Monmouth.
Sir John Talbott reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches, to whom that Matter was re-committed, That they had prepared a Bill accordingly: Which he brought to the Table.
Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Serjeant Maynard, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Cholmondley, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir John Wynn, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Tho. Grosvenor, Col. Egerton, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Mellish, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Wm. Maynard, Mr. Smith, Sir James Butler, Sir Dan. Fleming, Mr. Marwood, Sir Dudley North, Mr. North, Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Mr. Porter, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Rainsford, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Derby, Warwick, Chester, Lancaster, Stafford, and the Members of London: And to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Address on Duke of Monmouth's landing.
Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee . . . . to draw up an Address to be presented by this House to his Majesty, That they had prepared an Address accordingly: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read, and agreed to by the House; and is as follows;
WE Your Majesty's most Loyal Subjects, the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, do, with all Duty, return our most humble and hearty Thanks for Your Majesty's gracious Message, communicated to us by the Earl of Midleton, One of Your Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, of the Invading this Your Kingdom by that ungrateful Rebel James Duke of Monmouth; and do, with all Duty and Loyalty, and utter Detestation of such Rebels and Traitors, assure Your Majesty, That we are, and always shall be ready, to stand by and assist Your Majesty with our Lives and Fortunes, against the said James Duke of Monmouth, his Adherents and Correspondents, and all Rebels and Traitors; and all others, whatsoever, that shall assist them, or any of them.
And since the Preservation of Your Majesty's Person is of the highest Concern to the Peace and Happiness of this Kingdom; we Your most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to take more than ordinary Care of Your Royal Person: Which we beseech God long to preserve.
Hawkers and Pedlars.
Sir Jos. Tredenham reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against Pedlars, Hawkers, and Petty Chapmen, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill; and that a Clause be left out of the Bill.
Making salt Water fresh.
King appoints to be attended.
The Earl of Middleton acquaints the House, That he having attended his Majesty, according to the Order of the House, to know his Majesty's Pleasure, When this House might attend him; his Majesty was pleased to appoint Five of the Clock this Afternoon for this House to attend him, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall.
Ordered, That the Hearing of the Merits of the Election for the Borough of Calne in the County of Wilts, which was to have been heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges on Monday next, be put off for Three Weeks.
Lord Bruce's Estate.
ORDERED, That the Merits of the Election for the Borough of Thetford, which was ordered by the House to be heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges this Day, be heard before the said Committee on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.