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, 24 Decembris.
E. of Sandwich takes the Oaths.
Messages from H. C. with Bills, and to return Mountague's.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the vesting and settling divers Lands in Gloucestershire in Trustees, to be sold, for the Payment of the remaining Portions to the Children of George Mountagu Esquire, deceased;" to which they have agreed, without any Amendment.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Royal Robes and Royal Crown, ascended His Throne, all the Peers being in their Robes: The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently attend His Majesty."
"Le Roy et (fn. 1) la Reyne le veulent."
"5. An Act for the making a Twelve Years Lease, made by the Earl and Countess of Ailesbury for Payment of Debts (which was determinable upon their Deaths), to have Continuance absolutely for those Twelve Years."
"6. An Act for the settling a Fee Farm Rent of One Hundred Pounds per Annum upon the Bishop of Ely and his Successors, to be issuing out of Hatton Garden, in the County of Midd'x, and the Messuages thereupon erected; and for settling and assuring the same, subject to the said Rent, upon Christopher Lord Viscount Hatton, his Heirs and Assigns, for ever."
"7. An Act to enable the Executors and Trustees of Sir Thomas Putt Baronet, deceased, to lease several Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, during the Minority of Sir Thomas Putt Baronet, Son and Heir of the said Sir Thomas Putt, towards the Payment of Five Hundred Pounds apiece Legacies to his Three Sisters, Margarett, Ursula, and Susanna Putt, as also the Debts of the said Sir Thomas Putt the Father."
"10. An Act for Sale of the Manor and Lands in Wittering, in the County of North'ton, and the Advowson of the Church of Wittering aforesaid, late the Inheritance of William Stydolfe Esquire, deceased, late Father of Sigismond Stydolfe Esquire."
Trials for Treason, Bill.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Committee appointed to draw Reasons for insisting on their Lordships Proviso (A) to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for regulating Trials in Cases of Treason," shall meet, or any Three of them, on Monday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.
East India Company Regulations.
It is ORDERED, That the adjourned Debate Yesterday, concerning the Printed Votes of the House of Commons of the Eighteenth Instant, relating to the regulating of the East India Company, shall be adjourned to Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to Their Majesties, of the Sum of Sixteen Hundred Fifty-one Thousand Seven Hundred and Two Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, towards the carrying on a vigorous War against France."
Rob'tus Atkyns, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, (videlicet,) 29um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.