Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 13 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Maynard's Bill.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a general Settlement of the Lord Maynard's Estate, upon the Marriage of his Son."
Bill against Foreign Manufactures.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act against Foreign Manufactures."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Squib's Estate Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable George Savage, Humphrey Newman, and William Dowling, to sell certain Lands and Tenements, lying in Winterborn Whitchurch, within the County of Dorset, late the Estate of Laurence Squib Esquire, deceased."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill for Foreign Manufactures is.
Augustine Congregation, Trinity the Less, German Church Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting and settling the Site and Ground of the late Parish Church of Trynity the Less in the Trustees of the Augustane Protestant German Congregation in London."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill for Foreign Manufactures.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for preventing Frauds and Perjuries, and the Committee for Explanation of the Bill to prevent the Dangers which may happen by Popish Recusants, being now sine Die, do meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to take into Consideration that Part of His Majesty's Speech which relates to (fn. 1) the Protestant Religion.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have been in Consideration of some Heads which were proposed the last Session for the better securing the Protestant Religion, in order to the preparing a Bill or Bills; and having made some Alterations and Additions to those Heads, the Committee are of Opinion, That a Committee may be appointed to prepare a Bill against Atheism, Blasphemy, and Prophaneness; and that another Bill may be prepared, for the Increase of Maintenance where there is small Livings in Corporate Towns."
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Business shall be resumed on Wednesday Morning next; when it shall be considered what Heads are fit to be sorted, and divided into several Bills; and what further Heads may be proposed for the further securing of the Protestant Religion.
Bill against Atheism, &c.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for punishing and suppressing of Atheism, Profaneness, and profane Cursing and Swearing."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 15um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decementibus.