Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 14, 1685-1691. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
DIE Veneris, 13 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Rogerson's Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act declaring and enacting John Rogerson to be a natural-born Subject of this Kingdom."
L. Stawel, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Stawell hath Leave to go into the Country.
Land Tax Bill.
Hodie 1a & 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for a Grant to Their Majesties of an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound, for a Year."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House.
And accordingly the House was presently adjourned during Pleasure.
And, after long Debate, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Viscount Newport reported, "That the Committee had made some Progress in the Bill for granting an Aid of Two Shillings in the Pound for a Year, to Their Majesties; and do desire that the House may be put again into a Committee To-morrow Morning, to proceed further therein."
To which the House Agreed; and ordered, that the House shall be adjourned to Nine of the Clock Tomorrow, for that Business.
ORDERED, That the Cause which was to be heard To-morrow, wherein Elizabeth Beake is Plaintiff, and Richard Berny Defendant, shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Saturday the 21th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Fountain versus Coke.
The House being this Day moved, to appoint a Day for hearing the Cause wherein Andrew Fountaine Esquire is Plaintiff, and Edward Coke Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Monday the 23th Instant, at (fn. 1) Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that in the mean Time all Proceedings be stayed; whereof the said Andrew Fountaine is to cause timely Notice to be given the said Edward Coke, to the End he attend with his Counsel accordingly.
Papists that will take the Oath of Fealty to be eated from the Laws in Force.
The House was moved, "That the Committee appointed to inspect the former Laws against Papists, and, wherein they are defective, to draw a Bill to remedy the Defects in the former Acts, may have Power to draw a Bill, that every Papist that will take the Oath of Fidelity may have Ease from the Laws in Force."
It was ordered accordingly.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 14um diem instantis Decembris, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us, this 17th Day of January, 1689,
North & Grey.