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, 10 die Aprilis.
The Lord North reported, "That the Committee for the Bill to enable Thomas Beringer to sell Land, for Payment of Debts, have considered of it; and are of Opinion, that the same do pass as it is, without any Amendments."
E. of Essex's Bill.
Sir H. Middleton's Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming a Settlement made by Sir Hugh Middleton Baronet, for a separate Maintenance for Dame Dorothy his Wife; and for the better enabling Trustees to sell Part of his Estate, for the Payment of his Debts."
Message to H. C. with it.
Messages from thence, with a Bill, and that they agree to the one for recognizing the K. and Q. and for confirming the Acts of last Parliament.
To let their Lordships know, that whereas this House did send down a Bill for recognizing King William and Queen Mary; and for avoiding all Questions touching the Acts made in the Parliament assembled at Westminster the 13th Day of February, 1688; the Commons have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendments, and do return the same.
Lukener's Children to illegitimate, Bill.
Protest against the Bill for recognizing the K. and Q. &c. to be expunged.
The House being moved, "That the Reasons in the Protestation, made the 8th Instant, against some Words in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for recognizing King William and Queen Mary, and for avoiding all Questions touching the Acts made in the Parliament assembled at Westm. the 13th Day of February 1688," may be expunged out of the Journal:"
Protest against that Resolution.
"Whereas the Questions for expunging the Reasons of our Protestation, April the 8th, were carried in the Affirmative; and whereas these Reasons were only against some Words in One Clause in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for recognizing King William and Queen Mary, and for avoiding all Questions touching the Acts made in the Parliament assembled at Westm. the 13th Day of February 1688," which enacted that the Acts of the late Parliament were Laws and Statutes of this Realm:
"1. Because it is the Privilege of the Peers, to enter their Dissent; and it has been the ancient Practice to enter also the Reasons of such Dissent, of which the Lords that so protest are the most proper Judges, as well knowing what Arguments persuaded them to be of that Opinion; and no Reasons can be more proper than such as they conceive are founded upon Matter of Fact and the Law of the Land.
"3. Because the Protestation was not against the whole Bill, but some particular Words of it. But, by expunging the Reasons of that Protestation, it appears that we have protested against the whole Bill, which is contrary to our Sense and Intentions.
Vincent versus Parker.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Vincent Vincent Esquire is Plaintiff, and Martha is Defendant, on Tuesday the 29th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End she attend with her Counsel accordingly.
Word altered in a Protest.
Impeachments from one Parliament to another; and Proceedings below after Appeals, &c.
ORDERED, That on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, this House shall take into Consideration the State of Impeachments, whether they continue in Statu quo from Parliament to Parliament; and also the Report made from the Lords Committees appointed to examine and consider, whether the Courts below may proceed in the Intervals of Parliaments, after Appeals or Writs of Error are depending in this House.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 11um diem Instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.