Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 19, 1709-1714. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 17 Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Preserving Protestant Religion, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for preserving the Protestant Religion, by better securing the Church of England as by Law established; and for confirming and supplying the Defects of, the Toleration granted to Protestant Dissenters by an Act, intituled, An Act for exempting Their Majesties Protestant Subjects dissenting from the Church of England, from the Penalties of certain Laws; and for the further securing the Protestant Succession, by requiring the Practisers of the Law in North Britain to take the Oaths, and subscribe the Declaration, therein mentioned."
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, presently.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Lord Bishop of Ely reported, "That the Committee had gone through the said Bill, and had made some Amendments thereunto."
Which, being read Twice, were agreed to by the House.
Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day John Lord Bishop of Bristol Lord Privy Seal took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes; his Lordship having first delivered a Certificate of his receiving the Sacrament, and Witnesses sworn and examined to the Truth thereof.
Also, John Earl of Exeter took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, decimum octavum diem instantis Decembris, hora duodecima, Dominis sic decernentibus.