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, 13 die Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
D. of Bucks' Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better enabling the Trustees of the late Duke of Bucks to sell the Estate of the said Duke, for Payment of his Debts."
Then a Rider was offered, to be made Part of the Bill.
Which being read and debated:
The Question being put, "Whether this Rider now offered shall be made Part of this Bill?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Rider, shall pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
D. Bolton takes the Oaths.
This Day Charles Duke of Bolton took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration against Transubstantiation, pursuant to the Act made in the 25th Year of King Charles the Second, for preventing the Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants; James Lodge and William Robinson proving upon Oath the Truth of the Certificate that his Grace had received the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper according to the Statute.
Lords not to petition H. C. without Leave.
The House being informed, "That some Lords had petitioned the House of Commons:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That for the future no Lord shall petition the House of Commons without the Leave of this House.
Bill for appropriating Duties, to repay The States General the Expences of the King's Expedition.
This Day being appointed for reading the Bill for appropriating certain Duties, for paying The States Generall of The United Provinces their Charges, for His Majesty's Expedition into this Kingdom, and other Uses:
Lords and others, who have Securities on these Duties, heard against the Bill.
It was moved, "That several Members of this House, and divers Servants of King Charles the Second, had Securities appropriated to (fn. 1) them out of several Duties which are passed away from them by this Bill; therefore they desire they may be heard, by their Counsel, before the Bill be read a Second Time."
And accordingly the House heard their Counsel, what they could say on their Behalf.
The House taking into Consideration what had been offered by their Counsel; after some Debate, ordered the Reading of the said Bill the Second Time.
ORDERED, That all the Lords in and about the Town (fn. 1) be summoned to meet To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for appropriating certain Duties, for paying The States Generall of The United Provinces their Charges, for His Majesty's Expedition into this Kingdom, and for other Uses."
Lords summoned to attend the Bill To-morrow.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to the Committee of the whole House, Tomorrow, at Ten of the Clock; and to be the First Business, and nothing to intervene.
ORDERED, That all the Lords about the Town shall be summoned to attend this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock.
Message from H. C. for a Conference concerning Oates's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Coote and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of your Lordships adhering to your Amendments, the 31th of July last, to the Bill for reversing Two Judgements given in the Court of King's Bench, against Titus Otes Clerk.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Sackvile and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for enjoining the Wearing of the Woollen Manufacture of this Kingdom, at certain Times of the Year."
Message to them, with the D. of Bucks' Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn:
To deliver them the Bill for enabling the Trustees of the late Duke of Bucks to sell his Estate, for Payment of his Debts, and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Precedents to be searched for, of granting Conferences after Resolutions to adhere.
It was moved, "That this House might give a Conference to the House of Commons, upon the Message received from them this Morning."
And, upon Debate, the House nominated these Lords following, to be a Committee, to inspect the Journals, to see what Precedents may be found for granting of Conferences after adhering, and report to the House Tomorrow Morning:
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 14um diem instantis Augusti, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.