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, 15 die Junii.
Report of the King's Answer to the Address.
"I thank you for your loyal Address; and as you have offered to assist and stand by Me with your Lives and Fortunes, I do assure you, I will stand by you, and will at any Time venture My Life in Defence and Support of the Government, and for securing the Peace of the Kingdom."
Post-office and Excise Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for consolidating the Estates Taille and Reversion in Fee which His Majesty hath in the Post-office, and Four and Twenty Thousand Pounds per Annum of the Hereditary Excise."
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Wednesday, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as (fn. 1) they please.
D. of Monmouth's Declaration to be burnt by the Hangman.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty hath commanded him to communicate to their Lordships a treasonable Libel, printed and published by the Duke of Monmouth at this Time of his present Rebellion."
"Whereas a traiterous Paper, intituled, "A Declaration of James Duke of Monmouth, &c." was this Day communicated to this House: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Paper be burnt, at The Royal Exchange in London, by the Hand of the common Hangman, this Day at One of the Clock."
Message to H. C. with it.
To communicate the traiterous Paper which was communicated to this House by His Majesty's Command; and to let the Commons know, that their Lordships have ordered the same to be burnt at The Royal Exchange, in London, by the Hand of the common Hangman, this Day at One of the Clock.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, which had passed their House, intituled, "An Act for reviving an Act for providing of Carriages by Land and by Water, for the Use of His Majesty's Navy and Ordnance;" whereto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Message from thence, to return the D. of Monmouth's Declaration.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, passed by the Commons, intituled, "An Act for preserving, clearing, maintaining, and repairing the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Message from thence, to fit a little longer.
To let their Lordships know, that the Commons are in Consideration of Business of great Moment, to communicate to their Lordships; therefore they desire their Lordships would please to fit a short Time longer.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to His Majesty an Imposition upon all Tobacco and Sugar imported, between the Four and Twentieth Day of June 1685, and the Four and Twentieth Day of June 1693;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Bill to attaint the D. of Monmouth.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have read and considered the Bill for to attaint the Duke of Monmouth of High Treason; and do think it fit to pass as it is, without any Amendments."
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
Imposition on Tobacco and Sugar Bill.
Bateman versus Foote.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel on both Parts, in the said Cause, on Friday the 26th Day of June Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof Sir Thomas Bateman is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Sir Thomas Foote for that Purpose.
Ly. Dacre versus Chute.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon the Petition of Dorothy Lady Dacre, complaining, amongst other Things, of an Order of this House, made the 26th of November, 1680, and several Proceedings in the Court of Chancery therein; and praying, "That the Order made in Behalf of Challoner Chute, with the Circumstances of her Case, might be considered;" as also upon the Petition and Appeal of Chaloner Chute Esquire, against a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery in a Cause wherein Dorothy Lady Dacree was Complainant, against the said Petitioner Defendant, and praying a Re-hearing of his Appeal against the First Decree as to the Five Thousand Pounds and Damages, and several other Particulars in the said Declaration mentioned, and praying Relief:
After due Consideration had of what was offered by Counsel on either Part thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petition of Dorothy Lady Dacre, as also the Petition of Challoner Chute Esquire, be and they are hereby, dismissed this House: And it is further ORDERED, That the Judgement of this House given in the said Cause, 26° November, 1680, be, and is hereby, affirmed.
Clerke versus Searle & al.
This House being moved, on the Behalf of Sir Rob't Clerke; desiring, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing his Cause, upon his Petition now depending in this House, to which Henry Searle and others have put in their Answers:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel at the Bar, upon the said Petition and Answers, on Thursday the 25th Day of June Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Sir Rob't Clerke is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Henry Searle and others Defendants, that they may attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Bill for Payment of Small Tithes, &c.
The Lord Bishop of London reported, "That the Committee of the whole House had found some Difficulties therein; therefore the House is desired, that they appoint a further Day, for the House to be put into a Committee to consider further of that Bill."