DIE Martis, 16 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Archb. of York.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux de Norff. Comes Maresc.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Dorsett, L. Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Message to H. C. for a Conference on the Bill, for removing Papists from London.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Keck:
To desire a Conference, presently, in the Painted
Chamber, touching the Subject-matter of the Bill for
removing Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the Commons will give a Conference, as is desired.
Bill to take away Hearth-money.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away
the Revenue arising out of the Hearth-money."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
Duke of Somerset.
Duke of Beaufort.
L. Great Chamberlain.
|Archb. of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on
Saturday next, at Nine of the Clock in the
Morning; and having considered thereof, and
heard all Persons concerning the same, and perused the Statutes, to see how far the said Statutes may be charged, and considered the Nature of the Pretences and Petitions, are to report to the House; and are to meet in the
Prince's Lodgings, and adjourn as they please.
Conference on the Bill for removing Papists.
The Commons being ready for the Conference, the
former Managers of the Conferences upon this Bill
were appointed to manage this Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Address to the King, to issue Writs for the Convocation to meet.
Next, the House entered into further Consideration
of the Address brought from the House of Commons,
to be presented to His Majesty.
And, for the more (fn. *) thereof, the House was
adjourned into a Committee.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That the Committee have made some Amendments in the Address
of both Houses, to be presented to His Majesty."
Which, being read, were agreed to by the House.
Message to H. C. with Amendments to it.
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir Miles Cooke and Mr. Keck:
To acquaint them, that this House agrees to the
Address to His Majesty, with some Amendments; to
which the Lords desire their Concurrence.
Bill to abrogate the Oaths.
After this, the House read the Amendments, brought
up this Day from the Commons, which they have made
in the Bill for taking away the Oaths of Allegiance and
Supremacy: And it is ORDERED, That they shall be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the First
Message from H. C. that they agree to the Lords Amendments to the Address.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Auditor Done and others:
To acquaint this House, that the Commons agree to
their Lordships Amendments in the Address to be presented to His Majesty.
The said Address, as it is amended, is as follows:
Address to the King, thanking Him for His Care of the Protestant Religion; and desiring He will issue Writs for the Convocation to meet.
"May it please Your Majesty,
"Your Majesty's most loyal and obedient Subjects,
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in
Parliament assembled, do, with utmost Duty and Affection, render to Your Majesty our most humble and
hearty Thanks, for Your gracious Declaration, and
repeated Assurances, that You will maintain the
Church of England established by Law, which Your
Majesty hath been pleased to rescue from that dangerous Conspiracy that was laid for her Destruction,
with the Hazard of Your Royal Person.
"And her Zeal against Popery having appeared at
all Times, and more especially of late, beyond the
Contradiction of her most malicious Enemies; it being likewise evident that her Loyalty hath always
been unquestionable, and that the Misfortunes of the
last Reign can be attributed to nothing more than
the Endeavours that were used to subvert it:
"We therefore humbly pray, Your Majesty will be
graciously pleased to continue Your Care for the Preservation of the same, whereby You will effectually
establish Your Throne, by securing the Hearts of
Your Majesty's Subjects within these Your Realms,
who can no Way better shew their Zeal for Your Service, than by a firm Adherence to that Church, whose
Constitution is best suited to the Support of this Monarchy.
"We likewise humbly pray, That, according to the
ancient Practice and Usage of this Kingdom in Time
of Parliament, Your Majesty will be graciously pleased
to issue forth Your Writs, as soon as conveniently may
be, for calling a Convocation of the Clergy of this
Kingdom, to be advised with in Ecclesiastical Matters;
assuring Your Majesty, it is our Intention forthwith to
proceed to the Consideration of giving Ease to Protestant Dissenters."
King, when He will be attended with it.
ORDERED, That the Duke of Somerset, the Lord
Viscount Newport, and the Lord Ferrers, do attend
His Majesty, to know what Time His Majesty will be
pleased to appoint, for both Houses to attend Him with
Count. Anglesey versus E. of Anglesey.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Elizabeth Countess of Anglesey, wherein the Privilege of the Right Honourable the Earl of Anglesey is concerned:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition be,
and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for
Privileges; whose Lordships are to consider thereof, and
of the Breach of Privilege upon the Earl of Anglesey,
and also the Privilege of the Earl of Rutland, and to
hear such Persons concerning the same as they shall
think fit; are afterwards to report to the House their
Harvey et al. versus Ld. Holles.
The House being moved, to appoint a Day for hearing the Cause, wherein John Harvey and Isabella his
Wife are concerned, and the Lord Holles Defendant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the
said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the Bar, on
Monday, the 22th Day of this Instant April, at Ten of
the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioners are
to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Lord
Holles, to the End they attend accordingly.
Message from H. C. with the Bill to abrogate the Oaths.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Dolben and others:
Who returned a Bill formerly sent down to the
Commons, intituled, "An Act for taking away the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy;" in which the
Commons have made several Amendments, to which
they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bernardiston versus Regem, in Error.
Judge Dolben, One of the Judges in the Court of
King's Bench, brought in a Writ of Error, to reverse
a Judgement given against Sir Samuell Bernardiston, at
the Suit of the King.
Brown and Tysan, to be attached, for Words against Ld. Morley.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, That John
Browne and Francis Tysan had said, "That the Lord
Morley, a Member of this House, was a Papist, and
did not sit in the Parliament House, and other scandalous Words reflecting upon him:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said John
Browne and Francis Tysan, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer for their said
Offences; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that
To Sir Tho. Duppa, Gentleman Usher of
the Black Rod attending this House, his
Deputy and Deputies, and every of
Brett's Pet. and Howard's.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Richard Brett Esquire be, and is hereby, referred to the Consideration
of the Lords Committees, to whom is referred the Bill,
intituled, "An Act for taking away the Revenue arising
ORDERED, That the Petition of the Honourable
Henry Howard Esquire, Brother to the Earl of Suffolk,
be, and is hereby, referred to the Consideration of the
Lords Committees, to whom is referred the Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away the Revenue arising by
Forster versus Forster.
ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause between Forster and Forster, on Friday, the 19th Day of
this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bill for abrogating the Oaths.
ORDERED, That the Amendments to the Bill concerning taking the Oaths shall be read the Second Time
To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, the
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 17um diem instantis
Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.