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 Lunæ, 2 die Decembris.
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes (fn. 1) Mulgrave.
Comes St. Alban.
Vicecomes Say& Seale.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Lords take the Oaths.
The Names of those Lords who this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the late Act of Parliament, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual Preservation of His Majesty's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament;" beginning with the Youngest Barons first:
L. Wharton accused for not kissing the Book when he took the Oaths.
The House was informed, by some Lords, "That they had taken Notice that the Lord Wharton did not kiss the Book, when he took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy this Day, and so hath not legally taken the said Oaths."
L. Wharton's Name struck out of the Roll.
"Forasmuch as this Day the Lord Wharton did not take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy in due Form, not having kissed the Book; yet, having subscribed the Declaration, as if he had taken the said Oaths: It is ORDERED, That the Name of the Lord Wharton be put out of the Roll of Subscriptions to the Declaration."
E. Leicester & E. St. Albans accused, for not pronouncing he Words of the Oaths;
It was averred in the House, "That the Earl of Leycester and the Earl of St. Alban's did not pronounce some Words, in taking the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and making the Declaration this Day."
and the M. of Dorchester.
L. Carrington, Leave to go to his own House.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Carington, now under the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House (his Lady being sick in the Country) hath hereby Leave given him to repair to his House in Oxfordshire, to remain under Confinement, not to remove from thence, till the Pleasure of this House be further signified; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Lords Committees to examine Letters, &c. to be given in Evidence at Trials.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for examining Persons and Papers for the further Discovery of the horrid Design against His Majesty's Person and Government be, and are hereby, empowered to peruse and methodise such Papers and Letters, and other Writings, as their Lordships shall judge to be necessary for Evidence at the Trial or Trials of all or any of the Persons now in Custody or Prison for any Thing relating to the said horrid Design.
Address for Papers to be delivered to Lords Committees to be used for Evidence.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with WhiteStaves do attend His Majesty, humbly to desire Him, from this House, "That His Majesty will be pleased to give Order, that such Papers and Letters as were by the Lords Committees for examining Papers delivered to His Majesty's Attorney General, to be used as Evidence at the Trial of Edward Coleman, and are since by His Majesty's Order delivered over to One of the Clerks of the Council, may be transmitted to the said Lords Committees for their further Perusal, in order to the Trials of other Persons now in Custody.
E. of Fingal, Leave to travel.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Luke Earl of Fingall, in the Kingdom of Ireland, be, and is hereby, authorized and permitted forthwith to repair to any of His Majesty's Sea Ports of this Kingdom, and to pass, with Two Servants, (videlicet) Edmond Barry and Christopher Archbold, from thence to France and Flanders, without the Lett, Stay, or Interruption of any Person or Persons whatsoever; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Gilmans & al. Spaniards, Prisoners in The Gatehouse, discharged.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Henry Gilmans, Peter de Mulder, Lewis Casteels, Thomas Ael Brechts, Giles Bowens, Jan Sluiter, Jan Leysens, and Giles Malvoe, Artificers, Natives of The Spanish Netherlands, now Prisoners in The Gatehouse at Westminster; shewing, "That, being settled for several Years in following their respective Trades in St. Martins le Grand, they are imprisoned for not being willing to take the Oath of Supremacy; and praying, that they may be set at Liberty to follow their several Trades, or have Time to prepare for their Return to their own Country:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Gilmans, Peter de Mulder, Lewis Casteels, Thomas Ael Brechts, Giles Bowen, Jan Leysens, and Giles Malvoe, be, and are hereby, discharged from their present Imprisonment; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Vaughans, to be examined at the Bar.
The Earl of Essex reported, from the Lords Committees appointed to take Examinations concerning the Discovery of the horrid Design against His Majesty's Person and Government, "That they had brought before them Richard Vaughan and John Vaughan, who were sent for by Order of this House; therefore the Committee desires that the said Persons may be brought to this Bar, to be examined; and at the same Time William Bedloe may be present, to offer what he hath to charge them."
King's Answer, concerning the Militia.
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That the Lords with White Staves have attended His Majesty with the Address, humbly to desire Him that He will be pleased, That so far as the Militia of this Kingdom may be employed by Law, His Majesty will be pleased to improve it for the Security of His Majesty and this Kingdom; to which His Majesty says, He will take Care for the Doing thereof."