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 Sabbati, 3 die Maii.
Mrs. Hobbey's Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill concerning Mrs. Elizabeth Hobbey; and, having heard all Parties concerned, are of Opinion, that the said Bill is fit to pass, with some Amendments."
Message from H. C. with the Bill, for the Cinque Ports, Election of Members.
Washington, Gunner of The Defiance, released.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Washington, Gunner of Their Majesties Ship The Defiance; humbly submitting himself, and begging Pardon for his heinous Offence committed against this House, and the Earl of Carnarvon, in taking away William Hempson Waterman, when he was rowing the Boat where the Earl of Carnarvon then was, and offering other Indignities to his Lordship's Person; he being brought to the Bar, and reprehended for the same, and asked Pardon:
Stutvile versus Lady Glemham et al.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Stutvile Esquire, and Judith his Wife; shewing, "That they having a Petition depending in this House, to which, by Order of this House, the Lady Glemham and Sir William Rowsterne and Thomas Owniby were to put in an Answer thereunto; which was not done, by reason of the Prorogation of the Parliament; and praying that they may be ordered to answer thereunto:"
It is ORDERED, That the said Lady Glemham, Sir William Rowstorn, and Thomas Owniby, do put in an Answer to the said Petition, on Saturday the 17th Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are to cause timely Notice to be given to the Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Capias for Small Debts, Bill to take away.
Lists of the Lieutenancy of London.
ORDERED, That the Clerk of the Militia of the City of London attend this House on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that he bring with him the List or Lists of the Lieutenancy and Militia of the said City, attested by the Lord Mayor, pursuant to the Order made Yesterday.
Smith to attend.
Watt versus Crooke.
Osbolston versus Harris.
Bill for securing Their Majesties against the late K. James.
The Order for the Business of the Day was read, for the House to be put into a Committee, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, and the Peace of the Kingdom, against the late King James and his Adherents to disturb the same."
The House was moved, "That all the absent Lords should be summoned, before the Bill be proceeded in; and that if the Committee do proceed on the Bill, that Directions be given the Committee, that a Peer's non-signing the Declaration in the Bill should not incapacitate him from sitting in this House."
"I A. B. do sincerely and faithfully promise to maintain and defend Their Majesties King William and Queen Mary, and Their Government, to the utmost of my Power, against the late King James and his pretended Right and Title to the Imperial Crown and Royal Dignity of this Realm, and the Dominions and Territories thereunto belonging, and all his Adherents, knowing or believing them to be such; and against all the open and secret Attempts of him or them, to disturb or disquiet Their said Majesties in Their Enjoyment and Exercise of Their Royal Power and Authority."
"And that the Committee had put a Question, after long Debate, "Whether the Question for putting the abovesaid Clause to be Part of the Bill, was the firststated Question:" Which was Resolved in the Negative.
"Then the main Question was put, "Whether the Clause shall be Part of the Bill, and put to all Officers Civil and Military only?" Which was Resolved in the Negative. And also, that the Committee had rejected the said Clause."
Upon Report from the Committee of the whole House, upon 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 Debate of agreeing or not agreeing with the Committee shall be, and is hereby, adjourned unto Monday Morning next, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that all the Lords be summoned to attend the House.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 5um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.