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, 9 die Maii.
Bill to restore the City of London to its Privileges, and for reversing a Judgement against it.
Message from H. C. that they agree to Sir E. Sadler's Bill.
Gellybrand to discover the Author, &c. of the Libel called, A Form of Prayer, &c.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Gellebrand be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to discover and find out the Author, Publishers, and Printer of the said Libel, and give this House an Account thereof; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Woodhouse now in custody, for having arrested Thomas Peacocke Servant to the Lord Howard of Escrick, a Peer of this Realm, humbly submitting himself and his Sorrow for the said Offence against this House and the Lord Howard; he was brought to the Bar, and reprimanded for his Offence, and commanded to beg Pardon of the Lord Howard.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Woodhouse be, and is hereby, discharged, paying his Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Wainwright Wise man.
Forrester & al. versus Bernard, Munt's Administrator.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Anthony Forrester and others are Plaintiffs, and John Bernard Administrator to Humphrey Munt Defendant, on Wednesday the 14th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Judges to give their Opinions about Priests and Jesuits in Newgate.
Lords Committees appointed to consider the Priests and Jesuits now Prisoners in Newgate, and to have the Opinion of the Judges what is fit to be done with them, and to report their Opinion thereupon to the House.
Judges heard concerning the Bill for the Queen to be Regent.
The Lords having heard the Opinion of all the Judges who this Day were present, upon the Cases stated to them Yesterday; they being of several Opinions, and some alledged, "they had but short Warning to consider of Matters of so great Consequence;" the House agreed of another Question, to which the Opinion of all the Judges should be required; videlicet,
Another Question to them.
Bill for securing Their Majesties against the late K. James.
Then the House was moved, "That the Clause may be considered and read, which was reported by the Committee of the whole House, and agreed on in the said Committee, the 6th Instant, to be Part of the Bill for the better securing of 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."
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 10um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.