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 Veneris, 2 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill to vest the Estate of Cadwallader Wynn Esquire in Trustees, for the Payment of Debts; and they are of Opinion, that the said Bill is fit to pass, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to vest the Estate of Cadwallader Wynn Esquire in Trustees, for the Payment of his Debts."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass into a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Cinque Ports, Election of Members, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to declare the Right and Freedom of Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Cinque Ports."
The House made a small Amendment at the Table.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to declare the Right and Freedom of the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Cinque Ports."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments now read, shall pass for a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to these Bills.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Coke and Sir John Francklyn:
To let them know, that this House have agreed to the Bill to vest the Estate of Cadwallader Wynn Esquire in Trustees, for the Payment of Debts, without any Amendments.
2. To acquaint them, that the Lords have agreed to the Bill to declare the Right and Freedom of Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Cinque Ports, with some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of the Commons.
Capias for small Debts to take away, Bill.
Hodie (fn. 1) 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away all Process of Capias, for Debts and Damages under Forty Shillings."
The Question going to be put for the passing of it into a Law;
Question deferred after reading it the Third Time.
It was moved, "That it might be considered, whether some Clause in this Bill did not extend further than was intended."
To which was said, "That, according to the Standing Orders of this House, nothing could be done, by Way of further Inspection, but the putting the Question for the passing of it."
Yet, after Debate, the Consideration hereof is adjourned till To-morrow Morning.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Royal Robes and Regal Crown, ascended the Throne; all the Peers in their Robes. The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently attend His Majesty."
Who being come, the Speaker made the short Speech ensuing:
Speaker of H. C. Speech.
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Commons in Parliament assembled, reposing Trust and Confidence in Your Majesty, that, as You have been, under GOD, our Deliverer, Your Majesty will guard and defend the Seas against all Persons that shall attempt to invade this Your Realm, and be our Preserver against all such as shall disturb Your Subjects in their Trade and Commerce; towards the necessary Charge whereof, we do at this Time most chearfully give and present to Your Majesties the Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage for Four Years, to begin from Christmas next; and, for the better enabling Your Majesty to carry on the War against France, and reducing of Ireland, we have, upon this Branch of Your Revenue, raised a Fund of Credit for Five Hundred Thousand Pounds; which, as a further Instance of our dutiful Affections to assist and support Your Majesty and Government, we do humbly beseech Your Majesty to accept."
Then the Clerk of the Parliaments received the Bill from the Hand of the Speaker, and brought it to the Table, where the Clerk of the Crown read the Title; (videlicet,)
"An Act for granting to Their Majesties a Subsidy of Tonnage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money payable upon Merchandizes exported and imported."
The Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent, in these Words,
"Le Roy et la Reyne, remerciant les loyall Subjects, et acceptant leur Benevolence, et ainsi le veulent."
In the like Manner the Bills following were passed:
"An Act for enabling the Sale of Goods distrained for Rent, in case the Rent be not paid in a reasonable Time."
"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."
"An Act to enable Algernon Earl of Essex to make a Wife a Jointure, and for raising of Monies for Payment of Six Thousand Pounds borrowed, to make up the Lady Morpeth's Portion; and to make a Settlement of his Estate on his Marriage."
"An Act for the making some Provision for the Daughters and younger Sons of Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury."
"An Act for the Sale of the Capital Messuage or Mansion-house of Ha'leford and Manor of Great Marlow, and other Lands, in the County of Bucks."
"An Act to enable Sir Robert Fenwicke to sell Lands, for the Payment of his Debts."
"An Act for confirming a Settlement made by Sir Hugh Middleton Baronet, for a separate Maintenance for Dame Dorothea his Wife, and for other Trusts; and for the better enabling to sell Part of his Estate, for Payment of his Debts."
"An Act for the naturalizing of David Le Grand and others."
"An Act, whereby the Freehold and Inheritance of the Manor of Loleworth, alias Lolworth, and the Advowson of the Church of Loleworth, alias Lolworth, in the County of Cambridge, and divers other Lands and Hereditaments in Loleworth aforeward, and in Long Stanton in the said County, are vested in Altham Smith, of Graies Inns, in the County of Midd. Esquire, and William Gore, of London, Merchant, and their Heirs, in Fee Simple, in Possession, to the Use of them and their Heirs, in Trust for John Edwards of Hebden Hall, in the County of Essex, Esquire, and his Heirs, to the Intent the same may be sold."
"An Act to enable Sir Humphrey Forrester to settle and dispose of Lands."
"An Act to enable Thomas Berenger Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts."
"An Act to vest the Estate of Cadwallader Wynn Esquire in Trustees, for the Payment of his Debts."
"Soit fait come il est desiré."
Then His Majesty withdrew.
King present at Debates.
His Majesty came in, and sat in His Chair, and was present at the Debates in the House.
State of the Nation.
ORDERED, That this House shall be put into a Committee on Monday, to enquire into the present State of the Nation, and of the Militia of the City of London, and the late Alteration therein.
Lists of Lieutenancy, London.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Lieutenancy of the City of London do send into this House, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock, true Lists of the present Lieutenancy and Officers of the Militia of the said City; which Lists are to be certified by the Lord Mayor.
Bill for securing Their Majesties against the late K. James.
Upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "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:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Bill be, and is, committed to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House; To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 3um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.