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, 25 die Maii.
Lords take the Oaths.
These Lords following took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, 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:
King's Answer to the Address.
The Lord Keeper reported, "That the House presented to His Majesty their (fn. 1) humble Address; which His Majesty received very graciously; and said, The Assurances you give Me now of your standing by Me, are not new to Me: You did it before I came to the Crown, and withstood the Violence of a Party which designed the Overturning of the Monarchy; of all which I am as sensible as you can desire, which upon all Occasions I shall let you see. And as it is your Interest, as well as Inclination, to support the Crown; so it is Mine to support you in all your just Rights and Privileges, the better to enable you to do it."
Fitton versus L. Gerard, now E. of Macclesfield.
Eliz. Harvey versus Sir T. Harvey.
Not to be proceded in till Mrs. Harvey appears, or gives Security.
The intire Question was put, "That this House will not proceed upon the Petition of Mrs. Harvy until she doth personally appear, having the Protection of this House; or give sufficient Security to perform such Order as this House shall make?"
Protest against it.
Bp. of Glouc. to preach the 29th Inst.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Gloucester be, and is hereby, desired to preach before the House of Peers, in the Abbey Church at Westm. on Friday next, the 29th Day of this Instant May, being the Day of Thanksgiving to ALMIGHTY GOD, for having put an End to the great Rebellion, by the Restitution of the King and Royal Family.
Indictments against E. Powis, L. Arundel of Ward. and L. Bellasis, to be discharged.
Whereas several Indictments of High Treason were found at the Sessions of the Peace held at Westminster, against William Earl of Powis, Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour, and John Lord Bellasis, which are since brought into this House by Certiorari, pursuant to an Order dated the 9th of April, 1678; the House being this Day informed, by Mr. Attorney General, "That His Majesty hath sent a Warrant to him directed, to enter a Noli prosequi upon the said Indictments:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's said Attorney General may have Recourse to the said Indictments, in order to the entering a Noli prosequi thereupon, pursuant to His Majesty's Warrant: And it is further ORDERED, That the Bail given in the Court of King's Bench, for the Appearance of the said William Earl of Powis, Henry Lord Arundell of Wardour, and John Lord Bellasis, be, and are hereby, discharged.
Harvey's Cause not to be proceeded in till Mrs. Harvey appears.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will not proceed upon the Petition of Mrs. Hervey until she doth personally appear, having the Protection of this House, or give sufficient Security to perform such Order as this House shall make.