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, 10 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Fishing to preserve, Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for Preservation of Fishing in Rivers, being now Sine Die, shall meet on Monday in the Afternoon.
(fn. 1) The Earl of Bedford hath Leave to visit the Four Lords who are Prisoners in The Tower.
Samyne and Cowper's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for the raising of Money, to pay the Debts of John Samyne and Cecill Cowper, Esquires."
The Earl of Dorset reported, "That the Committee had considered the Bill concerning Mr. Squibb; and having heard all Parties concerned, and received their Consents, the Committee are of Opinion, That the said Bill be engrossed, without any Amendments."
Which the House ordered accordingly.
Bill for further securing the Protestant Religion.
Next, the Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee of the House have made some Amendments and Alterations in the Bill for further securing the Protestant Religion; which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Which Amendments and Alterations being read Twice, it is ORDERED, That this House agrees with the Committee therein.
"His Lordship further reported, That the Committee had made some Memorials, which were reserved for the Directions of the House:"
"1. That Provision be made at the End of the Bill, that the Bishops take this Test before they tender it to the King or Queen."
To which this House agreed; and ordered that the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas do prepare a Clause to this Effect, and bring it in on Monday Morning next.
Another Memorial was, "That the Summons for nominating Persons to supply the vacant Bishoprics may require an Appearance within Forty Days after the Date thereof."
To this the House agreed; and ordered the Lord Chief Justice to prepare a Clause accordingly.
The last Memorial was, "That if the Archbishop refuse to consecrate the First of the Three Persons nominated, it may be provided in the Bill, who shall consecrate him; with the Penalty of Treble Damages, and further the Penalty before made Use of (in this Bill) of Deprivation."
The House agreed to this Memorial; and the Lord Chief Justice is appointed to prepare a Clause to this Purpose, and bring it in on Monday Morning next.
Bill for more effectual Conviction of Popish Recusants.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for the more effectual Conviction and Prosecution of Popish Recusants.
The House was resumed.
Message from H. C. with an Address to the King, to prevent the Increase of the French King's Power, and to stop His Progress in The Netherlands.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Powl and others:
That they had agreed upon an Address to be presented to His Majesty, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence.
Which Address was read, as follows:
"May it please Your Majesty,
"We, Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses in Parliament assembled, find ourselves obliged, in Duty and Faithfulness to Your Majesty, and in Discharge of the Trust reposed in us by those whom we represent, most humbly to offer to Your Majesty's serious Consideration, That the Minds of Your Majesty's People are much disquieted with the manifest Danger arising to Your Majesty's Kingdoms by the Growth and Power of the French King, especially by the Acquisitions already made, and the further Progress likely to be made by Him, in The Spanish Netherlands; in the Preservation and Security whereof, we humbly conceive, the Interest of Your Majesty and the Safety of Your People are highly concerned.
"And therefore we most humbly beseech Your Majesty to take the same into Your Royal Care, and to strengthen Yourself with such stricter Alliances as may secure Your Majesty's Kingdoms, and preserve and secure the said Netherlands, and thereby quiet the Minds of Your Majesty's People."
ORDERED, That this Address shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning; and after that (if there be Time) to proceed upon the Report made this Day, concerning the Bill for further securing the Protestant Religion.
The Answer returned to the Message from the House of Commons was:
That this House will take their Message into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Aires and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable Sir Trevor Williams Baronet, and his Four Sons, to make Jointures to their respective Wives."
Vacat per Ordinem 13tii Novembris, 1680, coram
P. Bath & Wells.
The Lord Bellasis is added to the Committee for the Bill against new Buildings.
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 on Monday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn themselves as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 12um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.