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House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 25 April 1694

Pages 425-426

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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DIE Mercurii, 25 Aprilis.

REX.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Durham.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Norwich.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. Lincolne.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Præses.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Bolton.
Dux Schonbergh.
March. Halifax.
Ds. Senescallus.
Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Clare.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Montagu.
Comes Torrington.
Viscount Newport.
Viscount Sidney.
Viscount Longueville.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Butler de West.

PRAYERS.

Paper, Vellum, &c. Duties on, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for granting to Their Majesties several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, for Four Years, towards carrying on the War against France."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:

To let the Commons know, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Hackney Coaches, &c. Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:

To let them know, the Lords have agreed to the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Better Discipline of the Navy, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for the better Discipline of Their Majesties Navy Royal."

The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Miles Cooke and Sir Robert Legard:

To let the Commons know, the Lords have passed the said Bill, without any Amendment.

Cler. Parl. to dispose of Poors Money.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Parliaments shall dispose of all the Monies collected this Session of Parliament, of Lords that did not attend the House until after Prayers, to the poor Housekeepers in the Parish of St. Margarett's Westm'r.

Protections vacated.

It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Protections which are now entered in the Book of Protections shall be, and they are hereby, vacated and made void to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had never been entered.

Council Papers relating to the Summer Fleet to be returned.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all such Papers as have been delivered to the Clerks of this House, from the Council Table, or Committee of Council, Secretaries of State, or any other Persons, relating to the late Summer's Expedition at Sea, shall be returned, by the Clerk or his Deputy, to the several Persons and Offices from whence they were received.

L. Willoughby to execute the Office of L. G. Chamberlain.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Willoughby of Ersby shall execute the Office of Lord Great Chamberlain of England for this Day.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, to robe.

The House was resumed.

King present.

His Majesty, being arrayed in His Royal Robes and Regal Crown, ascended His Throne, the Peers being in their Robes also: The Yeoman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure to the Commons, "That they presently attend His Majesty."

Who being come, with their Speaker; he made a short Speech to the King, relating to the Money Bills to be passed; and delivered them to the Clerk of the Parliaments, who delivered the same to the Clerk Assistant: The Titles whereof were read, as followeth:

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for granting to Their Majesties several Rates and Duties upon Tonnage of Ships and Vessels, and upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for securing certain Recompenses and Advantages in the said Act mentioned to such Persons as shall voluntarily advance the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Thousand Pounds, towards carrying on the War against France."

"2. An Act for granting to Their Majesties several Duties upon Vellum, Parchment, and Paper, for Four Years, towards carrying on the War against France."

"3. An Act for the licensing and regulating Hackney Coaches and Stage Coaches."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced severally, in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy et la Reyne, remerciant les ban Subjects, acceptant leur Benevolence, et ainsi l' veulent."

In like Manner the Bills following were passed:

"4. An Act for enabling Their Majesties to make Grants, Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Part of Their Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same, and for Confirmation of Leases and Grants already made."

"5. An Act for raising the Militia of this Kingdom for the Year 1694, although the Month's Pay formerly advanced be not re-paid."

"6. An Act for appointing and enabling Commissioners to examine, take, and state, the Public Accompts of the Kingdom."

"7. An Act for building good and defensible Ships."

"8. An Act for the better Discipline of Their Majesties Navy Royal."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words; (videlicet,)

"Le Roy et la Reyne l' veulent."

"9. An Act for vesting in Trustees the Estate late of Sir James Beverley, in Huntingtonshire, to be sold."

"10. An Act for naturalizing Johanna D'offarrell, an Infant, and her Sister, and Two Brothers, and others."

To which Bills the Royal Assent was pronounced in these Words, (videlicet,)

"Soit fait come il est desiré."

Then His Majesty spake as follows:

King's Speech.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"The Proofs you have given of your Affection to Me, and the Zeal you have expressed for the Support of the Government, oblige Me to return you Thanks before I put an End to this Session; and in particular to thank you, Gentlemen of the House of Commons, for the large Supplies you have provided to carry on the War.

"I will endeavour to do My Part; and it is from the Blessing of God that we must all expect such Success as may answer our Desires.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"The Posture of Affairs making it necessary for Me to be absent for some Time out of this Kingdom; I recommend it to you, that, in your several Stations, you be careful to preserve the Public Peace."

Then the Lord Keeper, by His Majesty's Command, said,

Parliament prorogued.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"It is His Majesty's Royal Will and Pleasure, that this Parliament should be prorogued to Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of September next: And this Parliament is prorogued accordingly to Tuesday the Eighteenth Day of September next."

Hitherto examined by us, this 28th Day of April, 1694,

J. Bridgewater.
Manchester.
Craven.
Culpeper.