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, 14 Novembris.
Bolithon reprimanded for Stoppages in the Streets.
Mr. Bolithon, Deputy Steward of Westm'r, was sent for in; and told by the Speaker, "That the Lords meet with Stoppages in the Streets, notwithstanding their Order to the contrary; and that the House expects that Care be taken to prevent the like Stoppages again."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Message to H. C. with it.
L. Stawell takes his Seat.
Earls of Westmerland and Clare excused.
Succession of the Crown, and Rights of the Subject, Bill.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled, "An Act declaring the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, and settling the Succession of the Crown," shall be, and is hereby, committed to a Committee of the whole House; on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Judges sent for, and reprimanded for not attending.
Non obstantes, for legulating.
Petyt to have the Salary Prynne had, as Keeper of the Records in The Tower.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee appointed to examine the Irregularities in Westm. Hall, "That an Address be made to the King, that, for the Good of the King and Kingdom, Mr. Petyt may have the Salary Mr. Prin had settled on him, and a present Consideration to enable him to keep Clerks to make new Calendars, to make the Office of Records in The Tower more useful."
Address to the King, for that Purpose.
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, do represent to Your Majesty, That the Office of Records in The Tower, which is of so great Importance to the Government, is at present in great Disorder and Confusion; and that Wm. Petyt Esquire is the most knowing Man, and the most able to restore them to such a Method as may be most useful to the Subject; in the doing which, there will be Necessity for many Clerks to assist, which will very much increase the Charge: In Consideration whereof, and forasmuch as the said Wm. Petyt Esquire hath been very serviceable to Your Majesty and the Government, in being an Assistant to this House the last Session of this Parliament, which they did lay before Your Majesty in his Behalf; they do now again humbly recommend him to Your Majesty's Favour, that he may have such Encouragement for the Performance of the Office of Records, as may be equal to the Employment, as well as to his Deservings."
ORDERED, That the Right Honourable the Lord Marquis of Hallifax Lord Privy Seal, his Grace the Duke of Bolton, and the Earl of Macclesfeild, do wait on His Majesty, from this House, with the Address for William Petyt Esquire.
Presgrave versus Sherman.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, on both Sides, at the Bar, on Friday the 22th of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said William Presgrave is to cause Notice to be given to the said Thomas Sherman, to the End he attend with his Counsel accordingly.
Coke versus Cobb.
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 the Twenty-third of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Crech versus Maundrell.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Crech; shewing, That he hath a Petition of Appeal depending in this House, to which Robert Maundrell and others, Defendants, were, by Order of the 27th of June last, to put in an Answer or Answers thereunto on the IIth of July following, which they have not yet done; and praying an Order for their so doing:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Robert Maundrell and others, Defendants, may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in Writing, on Monday the Five and Twentieth Day of this Instant November, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Henry Crech is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Robert Maundrell and the others, Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 15um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.