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 Jovis, 9 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
King's and Queen's Answers about being attended.
The Lord Great Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That he and the Lords with White Staves had waited on Their Majesties at Kensington, to know what Time Their Majesties would appoint for this House to wait on Their Majesties with the Addresses: And His Majesty hath appointed Twelve a Clock this Day, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall; and the Queen, immediately after, in Her Majesty's Withdrawing Room at Whitehall."
Redish, Groom of the Ewry, discharged.
Whereas Edward Redish, sworn Groom of Their Majesties Ewry in Ordinary, was arrested, and taken by Virtue of a Warrant from the Sheriff of Midd'x, upon a Bill of Midd'x, at the Suit of Thomas Ewre Esquire; and whereas he is since charged in Execution of one Samuell Thayer, and upon several other Actions; it being this Day made appear to this House, that he was arrested and imprisoned in Newgate within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, he being actually in Their Majesties Service when arrested:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Edward Redish be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Imprisonment in Newgate, according to the Privilege of Parliament, without paying any Fees for the same; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Keeper of Newgate, his Deputy and Deputies, and to all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, and others whom it may concern.
Bernard and Broad to be attached, for arresting him; and Ewre and Tissar discharged.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Ewre Esquire, and hearing what he and Mr. James Tissar Undersheriff of Midd'x said at the Bar, in their own Behalfs, in their having arrested Edward Redish, Groom of Their Majesties Ewry in Ordinary, in Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Ewre Esquire and James Tissar Gentleman be, and are hereby, discharged from any further Attendance on this Business.
Upon Oath made at the Bar, "That John Bernard Attorney at Law, and Jacob Broad Bailiff, did arrest Edward Redish, Groom of the Ewry in Ordinary to Their Majesties, at the Suit of Thomas Ewre Esquire, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John Bernard and Jacob Broad, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Thomas Duppa Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Stamford, the Earl of Radnor, the Lord Viscount Weymouth, and the Lord Sydney, be, and are, added to all Standing Committees.
King's Bench Proceedings concerning the Lords lately in The Tower, on Motions for Habeas Corpus.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees appointed by the House to consider Precedents, whether Impeachments continue in Statu quo from Parliament to Parliament, have hereby Power given them to send for the Records of the several Proceedings in the Court of King's Bench, relating to the Lords lately in The Tower upon Impeachments, upon their Motions for their Habeas Corpus.
E. of Torrington's Case.
ORDERED, That the Report from the Lords Committees for Privileges, in the Case of the Earl of Torrington, shall be made To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Addresses and Answers to be printed.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Sir Rob't Atkins, Lord Chief Baron of Their Majesties Court of Exchequer, and Speaker of the House of Peers, do give Order to print the Addresses of this House made this Day to Their Majesties, and Their Majesties Answers thereunto.
Then the House was adjourned, and went in a Body to Whitehall, to present the Address to His Majesty of the Sixth Instant, and the other to Her Majesty of the Seventh.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, decimum diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.