Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 19 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill for a present Aid.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the granting a present Aid to Their Majesties."
ORDERED, That this Bill be read the Third Time To-morrow Morning.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Holt Knight and others:
Who said, "He was commanded, by the Commons, to present their Lordships with a Bill, intituled, An Act for reviving of Actions and Process lately depending at Westminster, and discontinued by the not holding of Hillary Terme, and for supplying other Defects relating to Proceedings at Law;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Message to them, to remind them of one.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Atkins and Serjeant Levins:
To put them in Mind of a Bill formerly sent down to them, for the better Regulation of Trials.
E. of Gainsborougli excused.
John Jefferyes and John Prignell, upon Oath, attested at the Bar, "That the Earl of Gaynsboroug' is so indisposed with Sickness, that they believe that his Lordship is not in a Condition to attend this House."
Whereupon he is excused.
Bill from H. C. for abrogating the Oaths.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for abrogating the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and establishing others in their Stead."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Bill for abrogating the Oaths.
Then the House was put into a Committee, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill, which begun in this House, for abrogating the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Viscount Fauconberg reported, "That the Opinion of the Committee of the whole House was, That, for the better Expedition of this Bill, it should be committed to a Select Committee."
Which the House agreed to; and committed it to the same as was formerly; who are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 20um diem instantis Martii, 1688/9, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.