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, 5 die Martii.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. De Halyfax, C. P. S.
(fn. 1) Dux Norfolk, Comes Marescallus.
Duke of Somerset.
Marq. of Winton.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Lords take the Oaths.
Message from H. C. for a Conference, about assisting the King.
Address to His Majesty, that the Houses will assist Him:
"We, Your Majesty's most faithful and dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons assembled in Parliament, being highly sensible of our late great and signal Deliverance from Popery and arbitrary Power, whereof it hath pleased Almighty God to make Your Majesty the glorious Instrument; and desiring to the utmost of our Abilities to express our Gratitude to Your Majesty for so great and generous an Undertaking, no less necessary for the Support of the Protestant Interest in Europe, than for the recovering and maintaining the Civil Rights and Liberties of these Nations, so notoriously invaded and undermined by Popish Counsels and Counsellors; and being likewise fully convinced of the restless Spirits and the continued Endeavours of Your Majesty's and the Nation's Enemies, for the Extirpation of the Protestant Religion, and the Subversion of our Laws and Liberties; do unanimously declare, That we will stand by and assist Your Majesty, with our Lives and Fortunes, in supporting Your Alliances Abroad, in reducing of Ireland, and in Defence of the Protestant Religion and Laws of the Kingdom."
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it; and about presenting it.
To let them know, that the Lords (fn. 2) agrees with them in the Address delivered at the last Conference, to be presented to His Majesty, from both Houses; and that the Lords intend to send to His Majesty, to know what Time and Place He will please to appoint that both Houses may wait upon Him, to present it.
Trial of Peers, Bill.
Coffin sent for, for refusing to give an Account of Popish Lodgers.
"This House being informed that Coffin, a Papist, hath refused to give an Account to the Constable of the Names of his Popish Lodgers: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Coffin be, and is hereby, required to attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as he will answer the contrary to this House."
Filkins's House to be searched for Arms;-and they to be sent to The Tower.
"This House being informed that there are divers Arms in the House of one Filkins, in the Parish of St. Giles: It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Doors of the Rooms where those Arms are, be broken open by the Officers of the Ordnance, in the Presence of a Constable; and that the Arms there found be taken, and sent to The Tower of London."
"This House being informed that there are Arms in the Custody of Moleneux, a Pawnbroker: It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That what Arms or Belts shall be found in his Custody, with the King's Mark on them, be taken, and sent to The Tower of London; and that such other Arms as shall be found in his Custody shall be inventoried, and secured until further Order."
Committee empowered to search for Papists Papers.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees appointed to consider what is fit to be done to prevent Papists and reputed Papists from staying in Town, have hereby Power given them to employ or empower Persons to search for and seize Papers and Writings belonging to any Papist or Papists, that keep Correspondencies Abroad."
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Edward (fn. 3) Ailsey, suspected to be a Priest, now in Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Restraint (paying his Fees); and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 6um diem instantis Martii, 168/9;, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.