DIE Jovis, 8 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Huddleston & al. versus Munsey & al.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Charles Howard Esquire,
Jn° Aglionby Esquire, James Bird Esquire, Jn° Mounsey Gentleman, and John Grisedale, do attend this
House, on Monday the 12th of this Instant May, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as Witnesses on the
Behalf of William Mounsey and others Respondents,
and wherein Andrew Hudlestone Esqure is Appellant.
Watt & al. versus Crooke & al.
After hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, upon
the Petition and Appeal of Jn° Watt, and Francis Camfeild and Elizabeth his Wife; as also upon the Answer
of Peter Crooke and Elizabeth his Wife:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear
One Civilian on each Side, in this Case, on Monday
next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Bill for the Queen to be Regent:
Upon the Third Reading of the Amendments sent
from the House of Commons to the Bill, intituled,
"An Act for the Exercise of the Government by Her
Majesty during His Majesty's Absence:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Judges do
meet this Afternoon, and give their Opinions on these
Questions, To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock in the
Forenoon, the First Business:
Questions to the Judges concerning it.
"1. How far the Amendments and Provisos sent up
by the House of Commons doth diminish or alter the
Exercise of the King's Royal Power, either during
His Absence, or after His Return?
"2. Whether the Amendments brought up by the
Commons do constitute Two concurrent Administrations of the Regal Power; and if so, the King and
Queen giving contrary Commands, which of them
ought to be obeyed, according to the Tenor of this
"3. Whether the Signification of the King's Pleasure, under His Sign Manual, shall not control
the Queen's Pleasure, signified under Her Sign Manual?
"4. And, in case a Patent be passed in Form, by
Direction of the Queen, such Patent may not be determined by the Signification of the King's Pleasure
to be passed in due Form into a Patent?"
Bill for securing Their Majesties against the late King James.
The House went into a Committee, on the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better securing Their now
Majesties King William and Queen Mary, and the
Peace of the Kingdom, against the Attempts of the
late King James and his Adherents to disturb the
The House was resumed.
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported the Clause
agreed on in the Committee on Tuesday last, to be Part
of this Bill, and the Clause now agreed on in the Committee to be Part of this Bill; and that the Committee
may sit again on the Bill.
The First Clause was read:
"I A. B. do sincerely promise and declare, that I
will be true and faithful to King William and Queen
Mary; and that I will not directly or indirectly assist,
nor will I correspond with, the late King James or
his Adherents, knowing or believing them to be
such; but will, without Delay, discover and make
known all Conspiracies and Attempts whatsoever,
which I shall know or hear to be designed by him, or
any of them, or by any other Person or Persons,
against this Government as it is now established in
Church and State under King William and Queen
Mary. And all these Things I do solemnly declare,
according to the plain and common Sense and Understanding of the same Words, without any Equivocation, mental Evasion, or secret Reservation whatsoever."
Then the Question was proposed:
"Whether the First Clause agreed on in the Committee on Tuesday last shall be Part of this Bill?"
Then this previous Question was put, "Whether
this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the Second Clause was read, as followeth:
"I A. B. do declare, That I do owe no Allegiance
to the late King James. And I do sincerely and
faithfully promise and declare, That I will maintain
and defend Their Majesties King William and Queen
Mary, and the Government under them, against the
late King James and his pretended Right and Title to
the Crown of these Realms, and against all his Adherents (knowing them to be such); and that I will
not directly or indirectly hold any Correspondence
with the said late King, or any whom I shall know
or believe to be his Adherents; but will, to the uttermost of my Power, discover and make known all
Conspiracies or Attempts whatsoever which I shall
know or believe to be designed by him, or any of
them (or by any other Person), against Their present
Majesties Persons or Government. And all these
Things I do solemnly declare, according to the plain
Meaning and common Sense and Understanding of the
same Words, without any Equivocation, mental Evasion, or secret Reservation whatsoever."
Agreed to by the House, and ordered to be Part of
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House shall be
put into a Committee To-morrow Morning, to proceed
and consider further of the said Bill.
Libel, called, A Form of Prayer, &c. Search after it.
The House being informed, "That there is a scandalous Libel published and printed, intituled, A Forme
of Prayer and Humiliation for God's Blessing upon His
Majestie and His Dominions, and for the removeing and
averting of God's Judgements from Church and State.
London, Printed in the Yeare 1690:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod attending this House, the Wardens of
the Stationers Company, the Messenger of the Press, and
all others whom it may concern, do forthwith take Care
to find out the Author, Publishers, or Printers of the
said Libel, and give this House an Account thereof:
And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Sir E. Sadler's Bill.
The Bishop of Winton reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill to enable Sir Edwin
Sadler to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts; and are
of Opinion, that the same is fit to pass, with some
Amendments, which they have made, and which they
offer to the Consideration of the House."
The Amendments were read Twice, and Agreed
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling
Sir Edwin Sadler to sell Lands, for Payment of
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill,
with these Amendments, shall pass into a
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Miles Coke and Sir John Franckly':
To let them know, that the Lords have agreed to the
Bill for enabling Sir Edwin Sadler to sell Lands, for
Payment of his Debts, with some Amendments; to
which Amendments the Lords desire the Concurrence of
2. To put them in Mind of the Bill formerly sent
down, for the more speedy Recovery of Small Tithes.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Edward Seymour and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for reversing the Judgement in a Quo Warranto against the
City of London; and for restoring the City of London to its ancient Rights and Privileges;" to which
they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Robertus Atkins, Miles de Balneo, Capitalis Baro de
Scaccario, Orator Procerum, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 9um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.