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 Jovis, 6 die Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Letters from absent Lords.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That he hath Letters from Three of those Lords, who had Letters sent to them to require them to appear this Day."
Which Letters were read: From,
E. of Carlisle excused.
The Earl of Carlislc was excused, in regard of great Lameness.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Russell and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Exportation of Beer, Ale, Cyder, and Mum;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Exportation of Beer, &c. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Exportation of Beer, Ale, Cyder, and Mum."
Papists Benefices, to vest in the Universities, Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to invest in the Two Universities, Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass as a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Doctor Edisborough:
To deliver the Bill to invest in the Two Universities, Presentations of Benefices belonging to Papists; and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Address for a Pardon for Titus Oates.
It being moved, "That an Address might be presented to Their Majesties, from this House, That They would be pleased to pardon Tytus Oates, and discharge him from the remaining Punishments he is liable to undergo, from the Two Judgements of Perjury against him in the Court of King's Bench:"
The Lord President, the Earl of Bridgewater, Earl of Maclesfeld, Earl of Nottingham, Bishop of St. Asaph, Bishop of Sarum, Lord Wharton, and Lord Godolphin, were appointed forthwith to draw an Address to this Effect, and report it to the House.
The Lord President reported the Form of an Address, which was as follows:
"To the King and Queen's most Excellent Majesties.
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do make it our humble Request to Your Majesties, That whereas Titus Oates Clerk hath already received a severe Punishment for the Perjury whereof he hath been formerly convicted, and that some of the said Punishments will be still continued upon him, unless they shall be remitted by Your Majesties Gracious Pardon:
"Your Majesties will be graciously pleased to grant Your Pardon to the said Titus Oates, to discharge him from the remaining Part of those Punishments, which he will otherwise be liable to undergo."
This Address was read, and Agreed to.
To be presented to the King.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord President, the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the Earl of Nottingham, do attend Their Majesties, with the Address of this House, concerning Titus Oates.
Thanks to the Bishop of St. Asaph, for his Sermon.
ORDERED, That the Thanks of this House be, and is hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, for his Sermon, preached Yesterday at the AbbeyChurch; and that he is hereby desired to print and publish the same.
Cordwainers Petition, about the Bill for Exportation of Leather.
ORDERED, That the Petition of the Company of Cordwainers, of the City of London, and also of the Liberties of the City of Westm. be, and are hereby, referred to the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reviving of Two former Acts for the Exportation of Leather," to be there considered of, and heard by their Counsel.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 7um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.