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.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
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."
Which Amendments, being read Twice, were agreed to; and the Bill was ordered to be engrossed, with those Amendments.
Message from H. C. with the Bill, for the Cinque Ports, Election of Members.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Brewer and others:
Who returned the Bill, sent down Yesterday with some Amendments, concerning the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Cinque Ports; to which Amendments the Commons have agreed.
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:
It is ORDERED, That the said Henry Washington be, and is hereby, discharged from his Restraint, paying his Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
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.
The House took into Consideration the Bill for taking away all Process of Capias, for Debts and Damages under Forty Shillings; adjourned Yesterday to this Morning.
And, after Debate,
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass into a Law?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
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.
ORDERED, That Mr. Aaron Smith do attend this House on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Watt versus Crooke.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause, wherein Peter Crooke and others are Defendants, and John Watt and others Plaintiffs, on Thursday the 8th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
The Bishop of Chester hath Leave to be absent.
Osbolston versus Harris.
A Petition of Robert Osbolston read; desiring to be heard, as to the Explanation of an Order of this House.
It is ORDERED, That the said Petition be, and is hereby, rejected.
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."
This Question was put, "Whether the House shall proceed now upon the Business of the Day, according to the Order now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and went into a Committee on the said Bill.
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported (as ordered by the Committee) Matter of Fact; as followeth,
"That the Committee had (upon the Question) postponed all the Paragraphs in the Bill to the Declaration; and had worded a Declaration out of that in the Bill, as followeth:
"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 Committee proposed a Question, "Whether that Clause shall be put to all Officers Civil and Military?"
"Then this previous Question was put by the Committee, "Whether the Word ["only"] should be added to the End of the said Question?" Which was Resolved in the Affirmative.
"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.