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 Mercurii, 22 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
|George Wilson,||Were sworn at the Bar, in order to be examined before the Lords Committees for the Bill concerning Theodore Bathurst.|
|Sir Jo. Dugdale,|
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Robert Penwarne to sell Lands, to enable him to pay his Brothers and Sisters Portions, and also to pay Debts."
Arundell Ground, D. of Norst. Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for building into Tenements the remaining Part of Arundell Ground, as now enclosed, have considered of that Bill; and are of Opinion, That (fn. 1) there it is not necessary to hear those that are in the Remainder, because it will be no Prejudice to them, in regard they are provided already, and so will receive no Damage by the passing of this Bill; which the Committee thinks fit to be passed, with some small Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill was ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Then the House was called, and these Lords absent:
Message from H. C. with Amendments to the Diffenters Toleration Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden Senior, and others:
To let their Lordships know, that whereas a Bill for exempting their Majesties Protestant Subjects from certain Penalties, &c. was sent to the House of Commons; they agree to the said Bill, with some Amendments, to which they desire their Concurrence.
The said Amendments were read.
And, after some Debate,
The Question was put, "Whether, after the Word ["Declaration"], these Words ["and Profession"] shall be added?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The House made some other small Amendments to the Amendments of the Commons; which are to be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
Message to them, for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Metwin:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching their Amendment in the Bill for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Papillon and others:
Who brought up a Bill for the Naturalization of Anne Astley and others; to which the Commons desire the Concurrence of this House.
Examinations concerning the E. of Essex's Death.
The Lord Steward reported, "That he had several Examinations, taken by the Committee, concerning the Death of the late Earl of Essex."
Which the House ordered shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Then the House appointed the Earl of Bolingbrook, Earlof Stamford, Earl of Mulgrave, Earl of Aylesbury, of Nottingham, Earl of Maclesfeld, Earl of Rochester, and Earl of Fauconberg, to be Managers of this Conference with the Commons.
Report of the Conference on the Toleration Bill.
The Commons being come, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Nottingham reported, "That the Managers have attended the Conference, and have delivered the Amendments."
Message from H. C. that they agree to the Amendments in it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden Junior, and others:
To acquaint their Lordships, that the Commons do agree with their Lordships in the Amendments delivered at the last Conference, in the Bill for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws.
Message from thence, that they agree to the Bill for reversing Lisle's Attainder; and for a Conference on the additional Poll Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Tippin, &c.
1. To let their Lordships know, that they agree to the Bill for annulling and making void the Attainder of Alicia Lisle Widow, without any Amendment.
2. To desire a Conference, concerning the Amendments made by their Lordships in the Bill for an additional Poll.
The Lords return this Answer by the Messengers:
That they will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter desired.
Rights of the Subject, and Succession to the Crown, Bill.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown."
The House being resumed;
It is ORDERED, That this House shall be again put into a Committee, to consider further of this Bill, on Friday Morning next.
Droitwich Salt-works Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better regulating the Salt-works in Droitwich."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference on the additional Poll Bill.
The Earl of Nottingham reported the Conference, to this Effect:
"The Commons say, That their Lordships sent down the Bill, intituled, An additional Act to an Act, intituled, An Act for the raising Money by a Poll and otherwise, towards the reducing of Ireland, with their Lordships Amendment; as, P. 1st, Line 27, after the Word ["Act"], insert a Clause for the Lords appointing Commissioners to rate themselves in respect of their Offices and Personal Estates, and freeing their Persons from Imprisonment; and for appointing a Collector to receive their Assessments.
"To which Clause the Commons disagree:
"1. Because the Bill now in Question taxes Commons only.
"2. Because the Poll Bill, already passed, hath sufficiently provided for taxing all the Nobility, to which the Lords have consented.
"As to the Amendment, Press 1. L. 3, the Commons agree."
The Lords do not agree with the Commons to leave out the Clause.
Lords Leave to be absent.
The Lord Steward, Earl of Monmouth, and the Lord Viscount Lumley, have Leave to be absent, about His Majesty's Affairs.
Committee of Privileges to meet.
ORDERED, That the Grand Committee for Privileges do sit on Friday next, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 23um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.