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, primo die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Ferrers takes the Oaths.
This Day Robert Lord Ferrers took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes made to that Purpose.
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Berenger's
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Price and others:
To return the Bill sent down, to enable Thomas Beringer to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts; wherein the Commons have made some Amendments, and desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Which Amendments, being Twice read, were Agreed to.
Capias for Small Debts, Bill to take away.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Solicitor and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to take away a Process of Capias, for Debts and Damages under Forty Shillings."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est the said Bill.
Cinque Ports, Election of Members Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to declare the Right and Freedom of Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Cinque Ports."
Mrs. Hobbey's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the granting unto Elizabeth Hobbey One Annuity, or Yearly Rent, of Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Annum, for her Life, in Satisfaction of Five Hundred Pounds per Annum in Lands, which she was to have for her Jointure."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Any Three; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to vest the Estate of Cadwallader Whynn in Trustees, for Payment of his Debts."
Committed to the same Committee as Mrs. Hobbey's Bill is.
State of the Nation.
Upon Consideration had this Day of the State of the Nation:
Lieutenancy of the City, List of.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be put into a Committee To-morrow, to enquire into the present State of the Militia of the City of London, and the late Alterations therein: And it is further ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Crown-office in Chancery do send to this House, To-morrow, a Copy or List of the Lieutenancy of the said City, that are now in, and of those that were put out.
Bill for securing Their Majesties against the late K. James.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better securing Their now Majesties King William and Queen Mary, and the Peace of the Kingdom, against the Attempts of the late King James and his Adherents to disturb the same."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second Time To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, the First Business.
Watt versus Crooke.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause, wherein John Watt and others are Plaintiffs, and Peter Crooke and others are Defendants, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 2um diem Maii instantis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.