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 Lunæ, 19 die Maii.
White Paper Manufactory, Bill.
The Earl of Rochester reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for encouraging and better establishing the Manufacture of White Paper throughout the whole Kingdom; and their Opinion is, that the said Bill do pass, without any Amendment."
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
Message from thence, with a Bill.
Bill to vest the Hereditary Revenue in Their Majesties.
Bill to vest Forfeitures in Their Majesties.
D. Bolton versus Plunket & al. for pressing Swainston, his Servant.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, "That Joseph Plunkett Press-master, and Drake Lieutenant in Their Majesties Ship The Cambridge Frigett, did press Rob't Swainston, menial Servant to his Grace the Duke of Bolton, and speaking contemptuous Words of his Grace:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Joseph Plunckett and Drake, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their high Coutempt; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Foster versus Bernard & al.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the Cause wherein Anthony Forster is Plaintiff, and John Bernard and others Defendants, on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Burrowes versus Dodd & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Burrowes; praying, "That his Counsel may be present To-morrow, when the Counsel of Anne Dod and others attend upon their Petition, complaining of the Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, when the Speaker is to acquaint their Counsel with what the Lords Commissioners have said:"
Lords to be summoned.
General Pardon, Bill.
This Day the Lord President brought into this House, by His Majesty's Command, a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the King and Queen's Majesties most Gracious, General, and Free Pardon;" which Bill was signed by His Majesty.
Method of passing General Pardon Bills.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it is hereby referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to inspect and consider Precedents, what hath been the Form, Manner, and Method, of passing Bills for the King's Majesty's most Gracious, General, and Free Pardon; whose Lordships are to meet at Four of the Clock this Afternoon, in the House of Peers; and to report to the House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Rob'tus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, (videlicet,) 20um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.