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, 9 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Archb. of York.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
(fn. 1) Dux Norff. Comes Maresc.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Comes (fn. 2) Nottingham.
Ds. Grey de R.
Ds. Willoughby Parh.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Arrundell T.
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Committee for Privileges.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Privileges do sit every Tuesday, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoons.
Bill to take away Hearthmoney.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away the Revenue arising from Hearth-money."
Oates's Writs of Error to be heard.
Upon reading the Petition of Tytus Otes, praying a Day may be appointed for hearing Counsel to argue upon his Writs of Error depending in this House:
It is ORDERED, by the (fn. 3) Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel on the said Writs, on Thursday the 18th of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Titus Otes is to cause timely Notice to be given to Their Majesties Attorney General for that Purpose.
Bailiff of Westm. to attend.
ORDERED, That Cary, Head Bailiff of Westm. be, and is hereby, required to attend this House on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
D. of Bolton introduced.
This Day the Lord Marquis of Winton, being created Duke of Bolton, was introduced, between the Duke of Ormond and the Duke de Beaufort, the Lord Great Chamberlain of England going before him, being all in their Robes.
His Patent was presented to the Speaker, upon the Knee, at the End of the Woolsack; and from thence delivered the same to the Clerk of the Parliaments, and by him was read at the Table. The Patent bears Date the Eighth Day of April, 1689. And then he was placed in his due Place.
His Majesty, being in His Throne, adorned with His Regal Crown, and Royal Robes, with His great Officers of State about Him; and the Peers being in their Robes, commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod to signify His Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently come and attend His Majesty, with their Speaker."
Who being come; His Majesty gave His Royal Assent to Three Bills:
"1. An Act for establishing the Coronation Oath."
The Clerk of the Crown read the Title; and the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words,
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"2. An Act for the Naturalization of the most Noble Prince George of Denmark, and settling his Precedence."
"3. An Act for the naturalizing of Frederick Count Schomberg and others."
The Titles being read by the Clerk of the Crown, the Royal Assent was pronounced by the Clerk of the Parliaments, in these Words,
"Soit sait come il est desiré."
Bill to encourage the Exportation of Corn.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to encourage the Transportation of Corn."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet on Saturday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and having heard such Persons concerning the same as they shall think fit, are to report to the House.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 13um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.