DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 10 die Junii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Gerard de Bromley.
Ds. Arrundell of Warder.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkeley de
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
L. Abergavenny's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling
John Lord of Abergaveny, Son and Heir of Henry
Lord of Abergaveny, to sell certain Lands, for Payment of his Debts, and Preferment of his Brother
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be
committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock, in the Prince's
Lodgings; and have Power to adjourn from Time
to Time, as they see Cause; and to hear all
Report of the Conference about H. C. naming Time, &c. for the Conference; and concerning the Bill for preserving the King's Person.
The Lord Chancellor reported the Matter of the
Conference with the House of Commons on Saturday
last, to this Effect: "That he acquainted the House of
Commons with their Lordships Exception to their last
Message, appointing the Time and Place for the Free
Conference, which their Lordships hold to be a Breach
of Privilege: To which the Members of the House
of Commons replied, That the same was only a Mistake; and they will take Care for the future that no
such Message shall be sent to their Lordships, nor no
such Entry made in their Books by their Clerk.
"As to the Matter of the late Free Conference, the
Commons say, They have a great Desire to satisfy
their Lordships; and therefore, upon better Consideration, they conceive their Lordships had Reason to
insist upon that Parenthesis added by their Lordships,
to be put into the Bill for Preservation of the King's
Person and Government, (videlicet) ["saving the
Peerage"]: Therefore they agree with their Lordships, that that Parenthesis should stand in the Bill.
But as concerning the Matter of the Proviso added by
their Lordships, they agree to the Matter of it, but
not to the Manner; therefore they have thought fit
to add a Clause to the said Proviso, which they offer
to their Lordships Consideration."
Bill for preserving the King's Person.
Then the said additional Clause was read.
And, after some Debate thereof, the Question
being put, "Whether to concur with the House
of Commons in these Amendments?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Childe and Dr. Escott:
To let them know, that this House agrees with them in
the Amendments and Additions delivered at the late Free
Conference, concerning the Bill for Preservation of the
King's Person and Government.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message abovesaid to
the House of Commons.
L. Conway, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Viscount Conway hath
Leave to be absent from this House, and to go into
Order for a Habeas Corpus for Bushell to attend his Cause in this House.
Report being made from the Committee of Petitions,
"That Mr. Thomas Bushell, having a Petition depending before their Lordships by Order of this House,
is restrained from following of the same, by reason
that he lieth under Execution in the Prison of Newgate:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Clerk of the Crown, or his Deputy,
shall, upon Sight hereof, issue forth a Writ of Habeas
Corpus, whereby the said Thomas Bushell shall have his
Liberty, de Die in Diem, to follow his Business before
their Lordships, until it shall be ended; provided that
the said Thomas Bushell shall first give good Security
to the Keeper of Newgate, to render himself a true
Prisoner again unto him at the End of his Business before
their Lordships. And this to be a sufficient Warrant in
Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance:
Next, the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance were
read, according to the Order of 6 June Instant.
Then the Lord Lexinton acquainted the House, "That
he had a Petition delivered to him by some Gentlemen at the Door of this House, which concerns the
Business now in Hand."
The Persons, being at the Door, were called in; and
the said Petition being shewed to them, they owned the
Petition and their Names subscribed.
Upon this, the House commanded the said Petition
to be read; which was accordingly done, the Contents
Petition of Roman Catholics, about them.
"To the most Noble the House of Peers in this
present Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of divers of His Majesty's most loyal and most obedient Romain
Catholic Subjects, in the Name of themselves and others of that Persuasion;
"That whereas your Petitioners having, for the Space
of Eighty Years and upwards, with all Patience and
Submission, groaned under grievous Afflictions, through
the heavy Penalties and Incapacities laid upon those
of their Religion by several Laws still in Force
against them; but (above all) by having their unalterable Loyalty to His Majesty, His Sacred Person,
Crown, and Dignity, brought daily in Question, by
the pressing upon them certain Oaths, which they
in no Ways refuse to take for any Expression in them
necessary to the Assurance of their exact Fidelity,
Duty and Allegiance; do at length presume to implore the Favour of this Honourable House, towards
the procuring them some Ease and Relief in their sad
"They are far from laying Aspersion upon the
former Times, wherein such severe Laws were made
against them: It hath been God's Will, to make
the Generality of Catholics suffer so long, for the
Faults of some ill Men. But they humbly conceive that they may with Modesty enough represent
unto your Lordships, the unblemished Fidelity wherewith all those of that Profession (without Exception)
have adhered unto His Majesty in Times of so great
Defection from Loyalty; and (upon that Ground)
that they may reasonably hope not to be excluded
from the Benefit of His Majesty's Gracious Intentions to all His Subjects in general, in Point of
tender Consciences; which He hath been pleased so
piously to express in several Declarations, and particularly in the Point of Oaths so penned as might
"And your Petitioners being most confident that
(upon this humble Representation) your Lordships will lay so just a Suit to Heart, they
do (as to the Manner of obtaining it) leave
all to your great Wisdom and Piety.
"And shall daily pray, &c.
Francis Carington, alias Smith.
After a long Debate: It is ORDERED, That this
Debate shall be resumed To-morrow Morning, concerning the Oaths read this Day.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet,
11um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis