House of Lords Journal Volume 14
24 April 1689

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 14: 24 April 1689', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 14: 1685-1691 (1767-1830), pp. 189-191. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=13045 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, 24 die Aprilis.

Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:

Arch. Yorke.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Exon.
Epus. Sarum.
Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux Norff, Comes Marshal.
Dux Beaufort.
Dux de Bolton.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Comes Dorset, L. Chamberlain.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Kent.
Comes Derby.
Comes Huntingdon.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Pembrooke.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Suff.
Comes Bridgewater.
Comes Clare.
Comes Manchester.
Comes Mulgrave.
Comes Rivers.
Comes Winchilsea.
Comes Kingston.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Craven.
Comes Aylsebury.
Comes Burlington.
Comes Sussex.
Comes Feversham.
Comes Maclesfeld.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Rochester.
Comes Abingdon.
Comes Fauconberg.
Comes Mountagu.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Marlborough.
Comes Portland.
Vicecomes Newport.
Vicecomes Sydney.
Ds. Delawar.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Brooke.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Herbert.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Ward.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Rockingham.
Ds. Berkeley.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Carteret.
Ds. Ossulston.
Ds. Dartmouth.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondley.

PRAYERS.

M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.

Bill to reverse Sydney's Attainder.

A Bill was offered to the House, and recommended from His Majesty, and read, videlicet,

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for renulling and making void the Attainder of Algernoone Sydney Esquire."

The House ordered the said Bill to be read the Second Time: Which being done, the Consideration thereof was committed to these Lords; videlicet,

Duke de Beaufort.
E. of Huntingdon.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Bridgewater.
E. of Clare.
E. of Manchester.
E. of Winchilsea.
E. of Kingston.
E. of Bath.
E. of Craven.
E. of Maclesfeld.
E. of Rochester.
E. of Fauconberg.
E. of Mountagu.
E. of Portland.
Vicecomes Newport.
Vicecomes Sydney.
Epus. London.
Epus. Winton.
Epus. Sarum.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Eure.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Chandos.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Jermyn.
Ds. Colepeper.
Ds. Lucas.
Ds. Cornwallis.
Ds. Crewe.
Ds. Godolphin.
Ds. Cholmondley.

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

Letters concerning an Invasion.

The Earl of Nottingham, One of His Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, acquainted this House, That he was commanded by His Majesty, to give their Lordships the Knowledge of some Letters which He hath received."

The said Letters were read; which give an Account of what great Preparations are making, in France, Ireland, Scotland, and England, to invade this Nation.

The House ORDERED, These Letters should be communicated to the Commons presently.

Message to H. C. with them.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by the Lord Chief Baron and Baron Nevill:

To carry down these Letters which the King sent to the Lords, having been transmitted to His Majesty by Duke Hamilton; and to acquaint the Commons, that this House is taking into Consideration what is fit to be done for the present Security of the Government, which they will communicate to the Commons; and therefore desire them to fit for that Purpose: And they are further to acquaint the Commons, that some of these are Originals and others Copies, as they will see by the Perusal of them; the Originals of those Copies are kept in Scotland, as being of Use against those Persons to whom they were directed, and are now in Custody in that Kingdom.

Messages from thence, to sit a while.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Goodrich and others:

To let their Lordships know, that the Commons will fit, as is desired.

Yarmouth Haven Bill.

The Lord Cornwallis reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill concerning the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth; and they think it fit to pass as it is, without any Amendments."

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the explaining and making effectual a Statute made in the First Year of King James the Second, concerning the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

E. of Lincoln takes the Oaths.

This Day Edward Earl of Lyncolne took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, in Pursuance of the Acts.

M. of Carmarthen introduced.

This Day Thomas Marquis of Carmarthen was introducted, between the Duke de Beaufort and the Earl of Derby (all being in their Robes); the Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms going before, carrying his Patent; and next to them the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Earl Mashal of England.

His Patent was presented, by Garter, to the Speaker on the Woolsack; who delivered the same to the Clerk of the Parliaments; who brought it to the Table, and read it: The Patent bears Date the 6th of April, A° 1° Gulielmi Regis et Mariæ Reginæ; and then he was brought and placed in his due Place.

Message to H. C. for a Conference on the Bill for abrogating Oaths; and that the Lords have passed Yarmouth Haven Bill.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Judge Powell and Judge Gregory:

To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Matter of the Bill concerning the abrogating of the Oaths.

2. To let them know, that this House hath passed the Bill concerning the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth.

The Messengers returned with this Answer:

Answer.

That the Commons will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Bill of Oaths.

Habeas Corpus Act to suspend, Bill.

Hodie 1a et 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government."

ORDERED, That this Bill be engrossed.

Conference denied by H. C. after a Free Conference.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden, &c.:

Who said, "That whereas a Message was sent down from this House, to desire a Conference concerning the Matter of the Bill for abrogating of Oaths; which, they say, after a Free Conference, cannot be done."

Habeas Corpus Act to suspend, Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government."

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

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with it.

This Bill was sent down to the House of Commons by Message, by the Lord Chief Baron and Mr. Baron Nevill:

To let them know, that having received Letters from the King, of the intended Designs against the Government, the Lords have, for the present Safety of the Kingdom, passed a Bill in order thereunto; to which the Lords desire their Concurrence.

Message from thence, to return it.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Wiltshire and others:

To return the Bill sent down to them this Day, for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government; to which the Commons have agreed.

Message to H. C. for a Free Conference on the Bill for abrogating the Oaths.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Judge Powell and Judge Nevill:

To desire a present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Subject-matter of the last Free Conference.

The Earl of Fauconberg, Earl of Kingston, Earl of Maclesfeld, Bishop of Sarum, Lord Grey, and Lord Vaughan, are appointed Managers of this Free Conference; and to tell the Commons, "That the Lords do agree with them in the Bill concerning abrogating the Oaths, with a Proviso."

The Messengers return with this Answer:

Answer from thence.

That the Commons will give a Free Conference, as is desired.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Free Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Message from thence, with a Bill.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Goodrich and others:

Who brought a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more speedy and effectual convicting and disarming of Papists;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Bill for Conviction and Disarming of Papists.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the more speedy and effectual convicting and disarming of Papists."

Message from H. C. that they agree to the Bill for abrogating the Oaths.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Treby and others:

Who said, "The Commons had agreed to their Lordships Proviso to the Bill concerning the abrogating of Oaths."

King present.

His Majesty, being in His Royal Throne, arrayed in His Princely Robes, and adorned with His Regal Crown and Ornaments, the Peers being in their Robes; the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was commanded to signify His Majesty's Pleasure, "That the Commons do presently attend Him."

Who being come, with their Speaker; His Majesty gave His Royal Assent to these Bills following:

The Clerk of the Crown read the Titles of the Bills; videlicet,

Bills passed.

"1. An Act for empowering His Majesty to apprehend and detain such Persons as He shall find just Cause to suspect are conspiring against the Government."

"2. An Act for the abrogating the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, and appointing other Oaths."

"3. An Act for the amoving Papists and reputed Papists from the Cities of London and Westminster, and Ten Miles Distance from the same."

"4. An Act for the taking away the Revenue arising by Hearth-money."

"5. An Act for encouraging the Exportation of Corn."

"6. An Act for the explaining and making effectual a Statute made in the First Year of King James the Second, concerning the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth."

Then the Clerk of the Parliaments pronounced the Royal Assent to each Bill, in these Words,

"Le Roy et la Reyne le veulent."

Russell, and all others confined for the Murder of the E. of Essex, to be bailed.

The House being moved, in the Behalf of Thomas Russell now Prisoner in The Tower, upon Suspicion of being concerned in the Death of the late Earl of Essex:

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench do take Bail for the said Thomas Russell.

ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in Parliament, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench do bail all Persons now in Custody upon Suspicion of being concerned in the Death of the late Earl of Essex.

Otes versus Regem, in Error.

ORDERED, That this House will hear the Errors argued, between Tytus Otes and the King, and Tytus Otes and the Duke of Yorke, on Friday the 26 Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Agutter versus Collins.

ORDERED, That this House will hear the Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, wherein Nathaniell Agutter and Mary his Wife are Plaintiffs, and Jane Collins and others Defendants, on Tuesday the 7th Day of May next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.

Adjourn.

Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 25um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.