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 Lunæ, 24 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day these Lords following took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes:
John Earl of Bridgwater.
Richard Earl of Burlington.
William Earl of Portland.
John Earl of Bristol.
Ralph Lord Eure.
Hugh Lord (fn. 1) Cholmondley.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Bridgewater is added to all the standing Committees; and the Earl of Burlington added to the Committee for Privileges.
Dod & al. versus Burrows.
Upon reading the Petition of Anne Dod Widow, Magdalen Johnson Widow, Robert Colbach and Anne his Wife, Sarah Dod, Robert Cooper and Pricilla his Wife, Francis Dod, Charlton Hill, John Hill, and Rowland Hill; praying the Revival of their Appeal; and that a Day of Hearing may be appointed:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Tuesday the First Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End he answer accordingly.
Harris versus Osbaliton.
Upon reading the Petition of John Harris and Elizabeth Harris; praying the Revival of their Appeal, and a Day of Hearing:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 15th Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Plaintiffs are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End he attend with his Counsel accordingly.
Lists of Protections to be brought in.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex, the Bailiff of the Borough of Southwark, the Marshal of The Marshallsey's, and the Steward of Westminster, or their proper Officers to whom it doth belong, do bring, or cause to be brought, into this House, on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, a List or Lists of all the Protections entered in their Offices in the Names of any Members of this House, and to whom they are given.
Small Tithes, &c. for Recovery of, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the more easy Recovery of Small Tithes, and Repair of Churches."
King's Speech considered.
Next, His Majesty's Speech, made the 21 Day of March, was read throughout, and afterwards read in Paragraphs:
Acts of the last Parliament to be of Force.
1 Paragraph was read; and the House consented, that a Bill be brought in, to declare the Acts of the last Parliament to be of full Force and Effect, by the Laws of the Realm.
The 2 Paragraph was read, and postponed.
The 3 Paragraph was read.
And, after some Debate,
The Question was put, for the present Adjournment of this House.
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 25um diem Martii instantis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.