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, 27 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill to suspend the Habeas Corpus Act.
The Lord Pagett reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for empowering Their Majesties to commit without Bail such Persons as They shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government; and they have made some Amendments, which they offer to the Consideration of the House."
Which Amendments being read;
The Question was put, "Whether to agree with the Committee, in this Amendment now brought in?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for empowering Their Majesties to commit without Bail such Persons as They shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Adam Oately:
To acquaint them, that this House agrees to the Bill for empowering Their Majesties to commit without Bail such Persons as They shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons by Mr. Bond, &c.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better assuring the Manor of Silton, and divers other Lands and Tenements in Silton, in the County of Salop, unto Joseph Soley Gentleman, and his Heirs;" whereunto their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Message to them for a Conference on the additional Poll Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Baron Turton and Mr. Justice Eyre:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Amendments in the Bill for the additional Poll, which was the Subject-matter of the last Conference.
The Lord President, Duke of Somerset, Earl of Oxon, Earl Huntingdon, Earl of Bridgewater, Earl of Stamford, Earl Maclesfeld, Earl Nottingham, Earl Rochester, Earl Mountagu, Viscount Newport, Lord Paget, Lord Cornwallis, are appointed Managers of this Conference; and to deliver the Reasons of this House to the Commons.
The Messengers returned with this Answer:
That the Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Huntingdon reported, "That the Managers had delivered what they were directed."
The Question being put, "Whether the Cause appointed for this Day shall be called in?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
E. of Abingdon, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Abingdon hath Leave to go into the Country, for his Health.
L. Griffin, summoned to attend.
ORDERED, That the Messenger that was sent to summon the Lord Griffin to attend this House, do give this House an Account of the Execution of the said Order, To-morrow Morning.
Pilkington versus Bolesworth.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Thomas Pilkington Knight; praying, a Day may be appointed, for hearing the Errors argued upon his Writ of Error depending in this House, whereunto Edmond Bolesworth, is Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Friday next, being the 31th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bill to take away the Court of the Marches of Wales.
After hearing Counsel this Day, for and against the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Court held before the President and Council of the Marches of Wales:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of this Business shall be further considered To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, the First Business.
Eyre versus Eyre.
The House being moved on the Behalf of Thomas Eyre Esquire, for a Day to hear a Cause depending in this House, wherein he is Defendant:
(fn. 1) It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Saturday next, being the First of June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, viz. 28um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.