Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 15, 1691-1696. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Anno 5 Guilielmi & Mariæ.
DIE Martis, septimo die Novembris, 1693, Anno Regni Serenissimi Domini et Dominæ Guliel. et Mar. Dei Gratia, Angl. Scotiæ, Franciæ, et Hib'niæ Regis et Reginæ, Fidei Defensorum, &c. Quinto; in quem diem præsens hæc Quinta Sessio Parliamenti prorogata fuit, in Superiori Parliamenti Domo apud Westmonaster. convenere, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum Nomina subscribuntur, (fn. 1) præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Schombergh takes his Seat.
This Day Maynard Duke of Scombergh sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of his Younger Brother Charles Duke of Schombergh; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes in that Case; and then took his Place on the Earls Bench.
E. of Winchelsea, D.;
This Day Charles Earl of Winchelsea sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of Heneage Earl of Winchelsea his Grandfather; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes in that Case; and then took his Place on the Earls Bench.
and Ld. Lovelace.
In like Manner, John Lord Lovelace sat first in Parliament, upon the Death of John Lord Lovelace his Cousin German; and took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statutes in that Case; and then took his Place on the Barons Bench.
His Majesty, being arrayed in His Regal Robes, and Crown, attended with His Officers of State, ascended His Royal Throne (the Peers being also in their Robes); commanded the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, to signify to the Commons, "That it is His Majesty's Pleasure, that they attend Him presently."
His Majesty's Speech.
"I am always glad to meet you here; and I could heartily with that our Satisfaction were not lessened at present, by reflecting upon the Disadvantages we have received this Year at Land, and the Miscarriages in our Affairs at Sea. I think it is evident, that the former was only occasioned by the great Number of our Enemies, which exceeded ours in all Places: For what relates to the latter, which has brought so great a Disgrace upon the Nation, I have resented it extremely: And as I will take Care that those who have not done their Duty shall be punished; so I am resolved to use My utmost Endeavours, that our Power at Sea may be rightly managed for the future. And it will well deserve your Consideration, whether we are not defective both in the Number of our Shipping, and in proper Ports to the Westward, for the better annoying our Enemies, and protecting our Trade, which is so essential to the Welfare of this Kingdom.
"I am very sensible of the good Affection wherewith you have always assisted Me to support the Charges of this War, which have been very great; and yet I am persuaded, that the Experience of this Summer is sufficient to convince us all, that, to arrive at a good End of it, there will be a Necessity of increasing our Forces both by Sea and Land the next Year: Our Allies have resolved to add to theirs; and I will not doubt but you will have such Regard to the present Exigency, as that you will give Me a suitable Supply, to enable Me to do the like. I must therefore earnestly recommend it to you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, to take such timely Resolution, as that your Supplies may be effectual, and our Preparations so forward, as will be necessary both for the Security and the Honour of the Nation."
Superstitious Trusts, to vest in the Crown, Bill.
Committee of Privileges.
Committee for the Journal.
Lords Sub-committees appointed to consider of the Orders and Customs of the House, and the Privileges of the Peers of this Kingdom and Lords of Parliament, and to peruse and perfect the Journal of the last Session and this Session of Parliament.
House to be called.
Zouch versus English, et è contra.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of James Zouch Esquire, from a Decree made in the High Court of Chancery, the Sixteenth Day of April, in the Fourth Year of the Reign of their present Majesties King William and Queen Mary, by the Right Honourable the late Lords Commissioners of the Great Seal, in a Cause there then depending, between Thomas English and Dorothy his Wife (the Appellant's Sister) Complainants, and the Petitioner Defendant, et è contra:
Whose Lordships, or any Three of them, are to meet on Friday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to hear any Persons therein concerned; and report to the House, whether the said Petition be fit to be received by this House or not; and what Proceedings there hath been in Chancery in this Cause since the Judgement of this House, of the Tenth of December, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-one.
Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets leading to the Houses.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That there is such an Interruption, by Hackney Coaches, Carts, and Drays, in King's Street and the Passages in The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to this House, to the great Inconveniency of the Members of both Houses:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the High Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace for the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables and other Officers within the said Limits, take special Order, That no empty Hackney Coaches be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Palace Yard in Westminster, from Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, until Two of the Clock in the Afternoon of the same Day, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no Carriages, Drays, or Carts, be permitted to pass through the said Streets and Passages, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of this Parliament; and herein special Care is to be taken, by the said Deputy-steward, Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers herein concerned, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.