DIE Lunæ, 4 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Arch. of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Marq. de Halyfax, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux of South'ton.
Marq. of Winton.
L. Great Chamberlain.
E. of Devon, L. Steward.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Lords take the Oaths.
These Lords following took the Oaths of Fealty, appointed to be taken in the House of Peers, by the
Act made in the First Year of Their Majesties
Reign, King William and Queen Mary, intituled,
"An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the assembling
and sitting of this present Parliament;" and
made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance
of the Act for the more effectual preserving the
King's Person and Government, by disabling Papists from sitting in either House of Parliament:
Thomas Archbishop of Yorke.
Charles Duke of Somerset.
Charles Duke of South'ton.
Phillip Earl of Leycester.
Louis Earl of Feversham.
James Earl of Abingdon.
Thomas Vicecomes Fauconberg.
Phillip Lord Wharton.
William Lord Howard of Esc.
Thomas Lord Coventry.
Peter Lord Bishop of Winton.
William Lord Bishop of Landaff.
William Lord Bishop of St. Asaph.
Thomas Lord Bishop of Rochester.
E. of Bolingbroke excused.
The House excused the Earl of Bolingbrook for his
Absence this Day, in regard of his ill Health; but
within few Days he hopes to attend this House, and
take the Oaths.
Trial of Peers, Bill.
The Earl of Pembrook reported from the Committee
the Bill for better regulating the Trial of Peers; wherein the Committee have made some Alterations and
Amendments, which are offered to the Consideration of
Which Amendments were read Twice, and committed
to the Committee of the whole House.
And accordingly the House was put into a Committee.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Pembrook reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have made some Amendments in the said Bill."
Which Amendments were read; and then the Paragraphs, with the Amendments, were read.
And, after some Debate, a Question was propounded,
"Whether the Clause concerning the Trial of Peers, as
it was brought in by the Committee, shall stand?"
Then the Question being put, "Whether this
Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 5um diem instantis Martii, 1688, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.