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, 14 die Augusti.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Weavers Pet. against the Bill for enjoining the Wearing of Woollen Manufactures.
A Petition of the Bailiffs, Wardens, and Assistants of the Companies of the Weavers at London and Canterbury; shewing, "That whereas this House is possessed of a Bill (amongst other Things) enjoining the wearing of Woollen Manufactures Six Months in a Year, which the Petitioners conceive may be to the Ruin of a great Number of Manufactures of Silk and Hair; therefore pray this House will be pleased to appoint a Day to hear the Petitioners, before the said Bill shall pass into a Law."
Concourse of People who attend with the Petition to disperse.
The House ordered the Speaker, in the Name of the House, to give the Petitioners this Answer at the Bar:
"The Lords have read a Petition signed by you. They do not now think fit to give an Answer, because they observe that here is an unusual Manner of Application of Men, who ought to be better directed by you, who are Bailiffs, Wardens, and Assistants of the Company. The Lords do first require that these Crowds do go Home; when that is done, neither you nor others of those People of these Nations need to doubt but that their Lordships will do Justice, and hear the Objections of Parties concerned, in this or any other Bill that shall come before them."
Bill for appropriating Duties to repay The States General the Expences of the King's Expedition.
Next, the House was put into a Committee, to consider 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 for other Uses.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Cornwallis reported, "That the Committee have considered the said Bill, and do think it fit to pass, without any Alterations; but they are of Opinion, that an Address be presented to His Majesty from this House, on the Behalf of several Peers and others, who were Servants to His late Majesty King Charles the Second; and whereas there be some of them Abroad, who cannot take the Oaths pursuant to the Act of this present Parliament, that His Majesty will be graciously pleased that they may be in the same Condition as those that do."
Address to the King, in Behalf of Lords and others who have Securities on these Duties.
Which the House Agreed to; and ordered these Lords to draw an Address to this Purpose, and report the same to the House To-morrow Morning:
D. of Somerset.
E. of Mulgrave.
E. of Aylesbury.
E. of Rochester.
Hodie 3a 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."
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed the Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Franklyn:
To acquaint them, that the Lords have passed 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 for other Uses.
ORDERED, That those Committees as were appointed to meet this Afternoon, are appointed to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Vaughan, Mole, and Elliot, to have the Liberty of the Press Yard.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Henry Vaughan, Captain Frederick Mole, and Doctor John Elliott, now Prisoners in Newgate; shewing, "That they are close Prisoners confined to close Rooms; and praying, that they may have only the Benefit of the Press Yard:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Henry Vaughan, Freder'cke Mole, and Doctor John Elliott, may have the Liberty of the Press Yard, for their Healths.
The King moved, for Guards.
ORDERED, That His Majesty be humbly moved, from this House, "That He will be pleased to give Order that some of the Horse and Foot Guards may be ordered to be aiding to the Civil Power, to prevent any unusual Concourse of People at Westminster."
Unusual Concourse of People to be prevented, about The Tower and in the City.
ORDERED, That the Chief Governor of The Tower take Care to prevent any unusual Concourse of People in the Hamlets of The Tower.
ORDERED, That the Lord Mayor of London do take Care to have a sufficient Number of the Trained Bands in Readiness, to prevent the passing of any unusual Concourse of People through the said City or Liberties thereof towards Westminster.
Westminster Trained Bands to be placed in Palace Yard.
ORDERED, That Colonel Philip Howard, and John Poultney Esquire, and the other Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Midd. or some of them, do take Care, that Two Companies of the Trained Bands for the City of Westminster and the Liberties thereof be raised, and posted To-morrow Morning in The Old Palace Yard, and the further End of King's Streate, Westminster, to prevent the like unusual Concourse of People that have been this Day in and about Westminster.
Justices to prevent Crowds in Westm.
ORDERED, That Sir John Cutler, Justice Newman, and Justice Due, and the other Justices of the Peace, do take Care, by their Constables of the City and Liberties of Westminster, to prevent an unusual Concourse of People about the City of Westminster.
Belbin versus Malden & al.
Whereas there is an Appeal depending in this House, wherein Nicholas Belbin is Plaintiff, and John Malden and others are Defendants;
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on the First Tuesday of the next Sitting of the Parliament after the Recess now at Hand.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 15um diem instantis Augusti, hora secunda (fn. 1) Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.