Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 17, 1701-1705. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 8 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Fuller complains of close Consinement in The Fleet:
Upon reading a Letter from Mr. William Fuller; complaining of his close Confinement in The Fleet:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Warden of The Fleet do immediately attend this House, and bring Mr. Fuller with him.
Fuller not to be under an unusual Confinement there:
After some Time, the Warden of The Fleet and Fuller attending, the Warden of The Fleet was called in; and, by Order of the House, told,
"That, if the House had thought fit to have confined Mr. Fuller, they would have ordered it; and therefore they look on it as a Presumption in you to put him under stricter Confinement than ordinary; not as a Thing done out of Respect to the House, but as meddling in a Matter you have nothing to do with; and that therefore it is the Pleasure of this House, that no Confinement further than usual should be put upon him."
And then withdrew.
Fuller examined again:
Mr. Fuller, being called in, was asked, "Before whom Jones's Deposition was taken?"
Who said, "It was taken before one Mr. Hoby; a Justice of Peace in Hampsh'r, or Sir John Hoby; and that Mr. Jones and Mr. Englefield told him, "They swore it before a Justice of Peace there."
And being asked, "How he knew Mr. Hoby took those Depositions?"
Said, "Mr. Jones and Mr. Englefield told him so."
To produce Jones.
Then, Mr. Fuller being told, "That, since his extraordinary Restraint in The Fleet was taken off, their Lordships expected he should produce Mr. Jones by the Time appointed."
Who said, "He would produce him, as ordered."
And being asked, "Whether he was affronted in the Lobby Yesterday?"
Said, "He was called Rogue and Rascal; but knew not the Persons."
The House being moved, "To address the King, that the Laws may be put in Execution against Papists:"
The Order following was made; (videlicet,)
King moved, for a Proclamation against Papists.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper, or some other Lord of the Council now present, do humbly move His Majesty, from this House, That He will be pleased to issue His Royal Proclamation, for putting the Acts of Parliament in Execution for removing Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster."
Weaver about Fuller's Book.
Mr. Weaver attending (according to Order) was called in; and asked, "What Alterations he made in Mr. Fuller's Book?"
Who acquainted the House, "He lodged at a Bookseller's, where he happened to see the Book; and only amended the Sense of it in One Part of the Preface."
And then he withdrew.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris, nonum diem instantis Januarii, hora duodecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.