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 14 die Aprilis.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day these Lords following took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Act for the more effectual preserving of the King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament:
E. of Danby's Attainder Bill.
Protest against it.
ORDERED, That this House agrees to the making the Dates of the 10th and 15th of April to be the 21th of April, in the Bill of Attainder for the Earl of Danby to come in, as the House of Commons desire; and to acquaint the House of Commons with their Lordships Resolutions, at a Conference, this Afternoon.
Report concerning Fire in Fetter-Lane.
Allen to be attached.
"Upon Information given to this House, upon Oath, That James Allen, late Fellow of the College of Dullidge in Surrey, now Vicar of Water Beachamp, in Essex, hath encouraged Elizabeth Oxley to fire Houses: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy and Deputies, shall forthwith attach the Body of the said James Allen, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House to answer for the same; and this to be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Papers concerning the Plot to be communicated to H. C.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Examinations do communicate these Papers now read, and such other Papers as were not read, to the Committee of the House of Commons, to be made Use of as they shall think fit.
Hurt's Petition for the Reward, for taking a Priest.
The Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee for Examinations have received a Petition from Christopher Hurt, that he may have Twenty Pounds paid him, according to the Proclamation; he having apprehended a Romish Priest."
Message to H. C. for a Conference about the E. of Danby.
Crabb and Goldsmith versus Fenton.
Upon reading the Petition of William Crabb and Thomas Goldsmith, Merchants, of the City of Bristol, being an Appeal from a Decree made in the Court of Chancery, on the Behalf of Elizabeth Fenton Widow, concerning Monies decreed to be paid by the Petitioners to her, upon the Accompt of her late Husband's Interest in the Ship called The Rainbow of Bristol, and other Matters in the said Petition suggested:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Elizabeth Fenton be, and is hereby, required to put in an Answer, in Writing, to the said Petition and Appeal, within Fourteen Days next after Notice given her of this Order by the Petitioners, or their Agent for that Purpose.
Eyre and Family, Leave to go beyond Sea.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Eyre and Mary his Wife, and Two Men Servants, videlicet, Mathew House and Richard Hurd, and Two Maid Servants, (to wit,) Mary Waite and Elizabeth Person, be, and are hereby, authorized and permitted forthwith to repair to any of His Majesty's Sea Ports of this Kingdom, and thence to pass into the Parts beyond the Seas; and for so doing, this shall be a sufficient Warrant.
Bill to clear London and Westm. of Papists.
Whereas the Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for freeing the City of London and "Parts adjacent from Popish Inhabitants," stands committed, have Power to add thereto several Clauses for preventing the Growth of Popery:
It is ORDERED, That (among other Things) Provision shall be therein made, to prevent the going of any Person whatsoever under the Age of Twenty Years into Foreign Parts, not being His Majesty's Dominions; and that, in the mean Time, no Leave shall hereafter be granted by this House to any Person under the said Age to go out of England into any Parts beyond the Seas, not being His Majesty's Dominions.
Answer from H. C.
Conference concerning E. of Danby's Attainder Bill.
The same Lords who managed the last Free Conference are to acquaint the House of Commons with the Agreement of this House in the Bill for Attainder of the Earl of Danby; and that they are willing also to concur in altering the Dates to the 21th of April, for his coming in.
Message from H. C. that they agree to it.
Address to the King, to pass it.
Whereas a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Attainder of Thomas Earl of Danby of High Treason," is now passed both Houses of Parliament; and the Time limited therein for the said Earl to render himself is on Monday the 21th Instant:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Monmouth, the Earl of Bridgewater, Viscount Halyfax, and the Lord Grey of Wark, do attend His Majesty, humbly to acquaint Him, from this House, "That the said Bill is passed; and, in respect of the Shortness of the Time mentioned therein for the said Earl's coming in, that His Majesty will be graciously pleased to appoint a short Time, at which the said Bill may be tendered to His Majesty, for His Royal Assent."