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 Veneris, primo die Martii.
Message from the King, that He had secured some dangerous Persons.
The Lord Viscount Mordaunt acquainted the House, from His Majesty, "That the King in Council had given Order that this House should be acquainted, That, in this Conjuncture of Affairs, and for the Public Safety, He had secured some Persons, as dangerous to the Government; and thought it might be convenient to secure more: But, being extreme tender of doing any Thing that the Law doth not fully warrant, had given Order that this House might be acquainted with what He had thought Himself obliged to do, for the Public Peace and Security of the Government."
|E. of Pembrooke. E. of Maclesfeld. E. of Nottingham. Vicecomes Mordaunt.||Vicecomes Newport. L. Mountagu; and, L. Herbert.|
|Sir Rob't Atkins,||Assistants.|
Address to the King, desiring He will use Means for Security of the Government:
The Lord Viscount Mordaunt reported what the Committee had drawn up, upon the King's Message; which, being read, was Agreed to: And ORDERED, That the same be communicated to the House of Commons, by Message, for their Concurrence.
Habeas Corpus Act, short Suspension of.
"Your Majesty having acquainted us, that You have just Ground to suspect divers Persons of treasonable Practices against the Government, and have committed some of them into safe Custody, and may have Reason to commit others in like Manner; and that Your Majesty had a very tender Regard to the Liberty of the Subject, and particularly to the Observation of the Habeas Corpus Act, which was made for the Preservation of it; and therefore hath been pleased to ask our Advice: We, therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal,, in Parliament assembled, do return Your Majesty our most humble Thanks, for Your great Care of our Liberties, and for Your gracious Communication of this Matter to us; and do humbly advise and desire Your Majesty to take such extraordinary Care of the Government, in this Conjuncture, by securing all such suspected Persons, as may effectually prevent any Disturbance of the Public Peace; and that such Persons as are, or shall be, so committed may be detained until the First Day of the next Term, being the 17th Day of April next ensuing, if Your Majesty shall see Cause for it."
Message to H. C. with it.
Bill to remove Papists from London.
Le Port discharged.
Clarke to be examined.
ORDERED, That Robert Clarke, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, be examined by the Committee appointed to consider what is fit to be done to prevent Papists from staying in London; and to report to the House what they shall think fit to be done thereupon.
Message from H. C. with a Vote.
Vote to assist the King.
"Resolved, That this House will stand by and assist the King, with their Lives and Fortunes, in supporting His Alliances Abroad, in reducing of Ireland, and in Defence of the Protestant Religion and the Laws of the Kingdom."
"Resolved, That this House will stand by and assist the King, with their Lives and Fortunes, in supporting His Alliances Abroad, in reducing of Ireland, and in Defence of the Protestant Religion and the Laws of the Land."
Message to H. C. that the Lords have made the like Vote.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 2um diem instantis Martii 1688/9;, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.