House of Lords Journal Volume 15
29 April 1695

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 15: 29 April 1695', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 15: 1691-1696 (1767-1830), pp. 581-582. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=12186 Date accessed: 17 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Lunæ, 29 Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Cant.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Cov. & Litch.
Epus. Rochester.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Ely.
Epus. Peterburgh.
Epus. Gloucester.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Cumberland.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux Somerset.
Dux Richmond.
Dux South'ton.
Dux Northumberland.
Dux St. Albans.
March. Normanby.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Dorset, Ds. Camerarius.
Comes Kent.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvan.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Sunderland.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Essex.
Comes Bathe.
Comes Craven.
Comes Ailesbury.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Radnor.
Comes Berkeley.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Portland.
Comes Fauconberge.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Viscount Weymouth.
Viscount Villiers.
Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Fitzwalter.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Sidney.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Ds. Granville.
Ds. Osborne.
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Weston.
Ds. Herbert.

PRAYERS.

Sir T. Cooke & al. to imprison, and prevent them from alienating their Estates, Bill:

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for imprisoning Sir Thomas Cooke Knight, Sir Bazil Firebrace Knight, Charles Bates Esquire, and James Craggs, and restraining them from aliening their Estates."

A Rider was offered, in relation to Mr. Bates, and read.

Leave was given to withdraw the same.

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

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

To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.

Loose Sheet in the Journal, Committee to consider how it shall be entered.

Lords Committees appointed to consider in what Manner, and in what Place, the loose Sheet, 18° April. 1695, shall be entered in the Journal; and report to the House:

Ds. Senescallus.
March. Normanby.
Comes Kent.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Essex.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondeley.
Ds. Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Sir J. Butler discharged

Sir James Butler, being this Day heard, upon his Petition presented to this House the Seven and Twentieth Instant; and, being reprimanded for his Offence, complained of in the Petition of Launcelot Emmot:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir James Butler shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Custody he now lies under (paying his Fees); and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.

Crouch attached.

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, do forthwith attach the Body of Peter Crouch, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.

To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and every of them.

Measurer, against Amendments made by H. C. to the Bill for fixing the Time when the Act shall commence to prohibit Trade with France, and for Encouragement of Privateers:

After hearing Counsel this Day, in relation to the Petition of Elias Measurer, against the Amendments made by the House of Commons to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for declaring the Commencement of the Act; intituled, An Act for continuing the Acts for prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France, and for the Encouragement of Privateers, to be from the Time that it passed the Royal Assent; to wit, on the Fourteenth Day of March, One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two:"

The Two First Amendments, being read, were agreed to.

Lords disagree to the Proviso:

The Proviso to be added at the End of the Bill, being read, was disagreed to.

And thereupon, Lords Committees were appointed, to draw up what shall be offered, at a Conference with the House of Commons, upon their Disagreement to the Proviso marked (A) added by them to the said Bill, and report to the House:

Committee to prepare Reasons for it.

March. Normanby.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Torrington.
Viscount Weymouth.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Norwich.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Herbert.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.

Amyas versus Curtis.

The House being this Day moved, "That a Day may be appointed, for hearing of the Cause wherein Paul Amyas is Appellant, and Robert Curtis and Sir John Champante Respondents:"

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Thursday the Second Day of May next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

L. Willoughby Parh. Privilege waved in Standish's Cause.

The House was informed, "That the Lord Willoughby of Parham did not insist upon his Privilege, in the Case before this House, upon Mr. Standishe's Petition; and the Earl of Maclesfeld had a Letter wherein he declares so."

To which the House agreed.

Message from H. C. with Articles of Impeachment against the D. of Leeds:

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Comptroller and others:

Who brought up the Articles of Impeachment against Thomas Duke of Leeds, Lord President.

Which are as follow; (videlicet,)

"Articles of Impeachment, exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses in Parliament assembled, in the Name of themselves and of all the Commons of England, against Thomas Duke of Leeds, President of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, for high Crimes and Misdemeanours.

"1st, That certain Merchants trading to The East Indies, having either forfeited their Charter, or being under an Apprehension that they had forfeited the same, and having made their humble Applications to Their Majesties in Council for obtaining a Charter of Consirmation; the said Duke of Leeds, being then President of Their Majesties most Honourable Privy Council, and sworn to give Their Majesties true and faithful Advice, did, contrary to his Oath, Office, and Duty to Their Majesties, and in Breach of the great Trust reposed in him, by himself, his Agents or Servants, corruptly and illegally treat, contract, and agree, with the said Merchants or their Agents, for Five Thousand Five Hundred Guineas, to procure the said Charter of Confirmation, and also a Charter of Regulations, or to use his Endeavours to obtain the same.

"2, That, in Pursuance of such corrupt Contract and Agreement, the said Duke of Leeds did, by himself, his Agents or Servants, receive or accept, from the said Merchants or their Agents, certain Notes or Securities, whereby he or they were empowered to receive the said Five Thousand Five Hundred Guineas upon the passing of the said Charters.

"3, That, soon after the passing of the said Charter of Confirmation, the Sum of Two Thousand Five Hundred Guineas, Part of the said Five Thousand Five Hundred Guineas; and soon after the passing of the said Charter of Regulations, the further Sum of Three Thousand Guineas, other Part of the said Five Thousand Five Hundred Guineas; were, pursuant to the said corrupt Contract and Agreement, actually received by the said Duke of Leeds, or by his Agents or Servants with his Privity and Consent.

"And the said Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, by Protestation, saving to themselves the Liberty of exhibiting, at any Time hereafter, any other Accusation or Impeachment against the said Thomas Duke of Leeds, and also of replying to the Answer that the said Thomas Duke of Leeds shall make unto the said Articles, or any of them, or of offering Proof of the Premises, or any other Impeachments or Accusations that shall be exhibited by them, as the Case shall (according to the Course of Parliaments) require; do pray, That the said Thomas Duke of Leeds be put to answer the said Crimes and Misdemeanours, and receive such Punishments as the same shall deserve; and that such Proceedings, Examinations, Trials, and Judgements, may be upon every of them had and used, as is agreeable to Law and Justice."

D. of Leeds to have a Copy of them.

ORDERED, That the Duke of Leeds may have a Copy of the Articles against him, and also of the Reports made by the Committee of both Houses.

Precedents of Impeachments for Misdemeanours, Committee to inspect the Journals, concerning.

Lords Committees appointed to inspect the Journals of this House, in relation to the Proceedings of this House in Cases of Impeachments for Misdemeanours; and to report to the House Tomorrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon:

Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
March. Normanby.
Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Stamford.
Comes Thanet.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Fauconberge.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marleborough.
Comes Torrington.
Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Bradford.
Epus. London.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Worcester.
Epus. Norwich.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Gray.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Jeffreys.

Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet this Afternoon, at Six of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers.

Privateers, for Encouragement of, Bill.

ORDERED, That the Bill for the better Encouragement of Privateers shall be read To-morrow, at Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords summoned to attend.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis, (videlicet,) tricesimum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.