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, decimo die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill to restore the City of London to its Privileges, and for reversing a Judgement against it.
Upon the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for reversing the Judgement in a Que Warranto against the City of London (fn. 1) to its ancient Rights and Privileges:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Corporation of London to be heard about it.
Upon reading the humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled; praying, "That they may be heard, by their Counsel, before the passing of the Bill, intituled, An Act for reversing the Judgement in a Quo Warranto against the City of London, and for restoring the City of London to its ancient Rights and Privileges:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Mayor and Aldermen shall be heard, by their Counsel, on the said Bill, in a Committee of the whole House, on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Clarke versus Baden.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing the Cause wherein Edmund Clarke is Plaintiff, and Robert Baden Defendant:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on Friday the 16th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause Notice to be given to the Defendant, to the End he attend with his Counsel accordingly.
Lieutenancy of London.
The Order was read, for this House to receive Complaints, upon Oath or Record, against any Persons now in the Lieutenancy and Militia of the City of London.
Upon Debate, it was agreed, that Orders of Summons be sent to particular Persons, named to attend the House, to answer to these following Questions to be asked them at the Bar:
Questions to be put to Persons about it.
"1. What have you to object against any Persons now in the Lieutenancy or Militia of the City of London, in relation to the Government?
"2. Whether you know any of those that are guilty of any illegal Practices since the Year 1680?
"3. Whether you know any of them were of the Lord Russell's, Mr. Cornish', or Colonel Sidney's Juries?"
After hearing some Persons at the Bar, upon these Questions:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear other Persons, at the Bar, upon the said Questions, on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message to H. C. to desire Sir R. Clayton and Sir G. Treby may attend about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Merridith:
To desire them to give Leave that Sir Rob't Clayton and Sir George Treby may attend this House on Wednesday next, to declare their Knowledge concerning the present Lieutenancy and Militia of the City of London.
Sir T. Pilkington & al. to attend about it.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Thomas Pilkington, Sir Thomas Allen, Sir John Lawrence, Sir Patience Ward, Sir John Moore, Sir William Prichard, Sir Robert Jeffryes, Sir Jonathan Raymond, Sir Peter Daniell, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Thomas Stampe, Sir Benjamine Thorogood, Sir Thomas Kensey, Sir William Ashurst, Sir William Goslin, Sir Thomas Lane, Sir John Fleete, Sir Humphrey Edwin, Sir Edward Clarke, Sir Francis Childe, John Wildman Esquire, Sir Christopher Leithelier, Sir John Hublon, Mr. Jn° Jekyll, John Browne, Symon Snell, John Gellybrand, Gilbert Nelson, Robert Kaye, Gervasse Byfeild, Thomas Cockerill, Joseph Bowles, Slingsby, Thomas Tanner, Robert Blaney, John Deagle, Richard Ward, Leonard Robbinson, Mr. Borrett, Mr. Baker the Attorney, Mr. Richard Chiswell, John Willcox, Joshua Bolt, James Boddington, Major Hatley, Benjamine Garett, Thomas Weeks, Deputy Aires, Samuell Swynnock, Mr. Wade, Fardinando Burleigh, Richard Merriweather, Thomas Barnes, Richard Freeman, and John Adams, be, and are hereby, required to attend this House on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. to return Mrs. Hobby's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Wogan and others:
Who returned Mrs. Hobby's Bill, with some Amendments; to which they desired their Lordships Concurrence.
Bill for vacating several Letters Patents.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee the Bill, intituled, "An Act for vacating several Letters Patents therein mentioned," with several Amendments and Provisos.
Which were read Twice, and Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments and Provisos.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 12um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.