House of Commons Journal Volume 9
13 June 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 13 June 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 734-736. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27886 Date accessed: 25 July 2014.


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Sabbati, 13 die Junii, 1685. 1 Jac. IIdi.

Prayers.

MAGDALEN Pellisari this Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy at the Table, in order to her Naturalization.

Dufay's, &c. Nat.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, for the Naturalization of James Dufay, and others, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Rochester, &c. Waterworks.

A Petition of Sir John Marsham, and others, was read.

Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill for Conveying of fresh Water through several Grounds to Rochester and Chatham.

Carriages for Navy and Ordnance.

Mr. Coryton reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for providing Carriages, by Land and by Water, for the Use of his Majesty's Navy and Ordnance, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed upon some Amendments to be made to the same: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, were, upon the Question, severally put, agreed to by the House.

Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Yarmouth Pier.

Sir Henry Bedingfield reports from the Committee to whom the Bill for repairing, cleansing, and maintaining the Pier and Haven of Great Yarmouth, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into their Consideration, had agreed on some Amendments to be made, and a Clause to be added, to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were again severally read; and the Amendments were, upon the Question severally put, agreed to.

The Clause being twice read;

Resolved, That the Clause be rejected.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Earl of Ossory's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, sent down from the Lords, intituled, An Act to enable James Lord Butler of Moor Park, Earl of Ossory in the Kingdom of Ireland, to settle a Jointure on such Woman as he shall mary, was read a Third time.

Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be agreed to.

Ordered, That Sir James Butler do carry up the said Bill to the Lords.

Importing Gunpowder.

A Bill to prohibit the Importation of foreign Gunpowder, Arms, and Ammunition, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Trades of Foreign Protestants.

A Bill to enable Protestant Strangers to exercise several Trades in the Places therein mentioned, was read.

Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time.

Duke of Monmouth's landing.

The Earl of Midleton acquaints the House from his Majesty, That his Majesty had this Morning received Advice, as well by Letter from the Mayor of Lyme in Dorsettshire, as by Two Messengers come from thence, who had been examined upon Oath, at the Council Table, That the Duke of Monmouth, with the late Lord Grey, was landed in a hostile Manner, with many Men and Arms; and had seized the Fort and Guns, setting up a Standard in the Town, and were listing others.

And the said Letter being produced, and read to the House;

And the said Messengers being called in, and testifying the Truth of the Matter at the Bar of this House;

Address thereon.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That the most humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty, for his gracious Message to this House, communicating the Landing of the Duke of Monmouth: And that this House will stand by and assist his Majesty with their Lives and Fortunes, against the said James Duke of Monmouth, his Adherents and Correspondents, and all Rebels and Traitors, and all others whatsoever, that shall assist them, or any of them.

And it is referred to Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Midleton, Sir Tho. Meres, Sir Cha. Gawdy, Mr. Per. Bertie, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Jos. Tredenham, Sir John Ernle, Sir Hen. Beaumont, Sir John Talbott, Lord Preston, Sir Rich. Temple, Lord Castleton, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Bridgman, Sir Chr. Musgrave, or any Three of them, to draw up an Address according to the said Resolve: And that One Instruction to the Committee be, That his Majesty be desired from this House, to take care of his Royal Person: And they are to withdraw immediately into the Speaker's Chamber; and prepare the said Address.

Preservation of King's Person, &c.

Resolved, That a Bill be brought in, for Preservation of his Majesty's Royal Person and Government.

Attainting Duke of Monmouth.

Resolved, That a Bill be brought in, for the Attainder of James Duke of Monmouth of High Treason.

Ordered, That the Committee last named do prepare and bring in the said Bills: And that Sir Thomas Meres do take care thereof.

Hackney Coaches.

Sir John Talbott reports from the Committee appointed to prepare a Bill for regulating Hackney Coaches, to whom that Matter was re-committed, That they had prepared a Bill accordingly: Which he brought to the Table.

Resolved, That the said Bill be read on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock.

Foreign Buttons.

A Bill to prevent the Importation of foreign Buttons was read a Second time.

Resolved, That the Bill be committed to Serjeant Maynard, Sir Sam. Dashwood, Mr. Cholmondley, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir John Wynn, Sir Peter Rich, Sir Tho. Grosvenor, Col. Egerton, Mr. Dolben, Mr. Mellish, Sir Edw. Herbert, Sir Wm. Maynard, Mr. Smith, Sir James Butler, Sir Dan. Fleming, Mr. Marwood, Sir Dudley North, Mr. North, Sir Benjamin Bathurst, Mr. Porter, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir Orlando Gee, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Rainsford, and all the Members that serve for the Counties of Derby, Warwick, Chester, Lancaster, Stafford, and the Members of London: And to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And they are impowered to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.

Meller's Estate.

An ingrossed Bill, to enable Edward Meller Esquire to sell Lands to pay Debts, . . . read the Third time.

Resolved, That the said Bill do pass: And that the Title be, An Act to enable Edward Meller Esquire to sell Lands for Payment of Debts.

Ordered, That Sir Winston Churchill do carry up the said Bill to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ship Owners.

A Petition of the Owners and Masters of English built Ships was read.

Ordered, That the Petition do lie upon the Table.

Address on Duke of Monmouth's landing.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee . . . . to draw up an Address to be presented by this House to his Majesty, That they had prepared an Address accordingly: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read, and agreed to by the House; and is as follows;

Most Gracious Sovereign,

WE Your Majesty's most Loyal Subjects, the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled, do, with all Duty, return our most humble and hearty Thanks for Your Majesty's gracious Message, communicated to us by the Earl of Midleton, One of Your Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, of the Invading this Your Kingdom by that ungrateful Rebel James Duke of Monmouth; and do, with all Duty and Loyalty, and utter Detestation of such Rebels and Traitors, assure Your Majesty, That we are, and always shall be ready, to stand by and assist Your Majesty with our Lives and Fortunes, against the said James Duke of Monmouth, his Adherents and Correspondents, and all Rebels and Traitors; and all others, whatsoever, that shall assist them, or any of them.

And since the Preservation of Your Majesty's Person is of the highest Concern to the Peace and Happiness of this Kingdom; we Your most Dutiful and Loyal Subjects do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to take more than ordinary Care of Your Royal Person: Which we beseech God long to preserve.

Resolved, That such Members of this House as are of his Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, do wait upon his Majesty, to know his Pleasure, When this House may attend him.

Hawkers and Pedlars.

Sir Jos. Tredenham reports from the Committee to whom the Bill against Pedlars, Hawkers, and Petty Chapmen, was committed, That the Committee, having taken the same into Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments to be made to the Bill; and that a Clause be left out of the Bill.

The Amendments being by him read, and delivered in at the Table, where they were again read, were agreed to by the House.

And the Clause being read;

Resolved, That the Clause be left out of the Bill.

Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments, be ingrossed.

Making salt Water fresh.

Ordered, That a Bill for making salt Water fresh, this Day tendered to the House, be read on Monday Morning next.

King appoints to be attended.

The Earl of Middleton acquaints the House, That he having attended his Majesty, according to the Order of the House, to know his Majesty's Pleasure, When this House might attend him; his Majesty was pleased to appoint Five of the Clock this Afternoon for this House to attend him, in the Banqueting-house at Whitehall.

Calne Election.

Ordered, That the Hearing of the Merits of the Election for the Borough of Calne in the County of Wilts, which was to have been heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges on Monday next, be put off for Three Weeks.

Lord Bruce's Estate.

Ordered, That the Bill to enable Thomas Lord Bruce to make Leases for Payment of Debts, be read a Second time, upon the Return of the Duke of Beaufort out of the Country.

And then the House adjourned to Four of the Clock in the Afternoon.

Post Meridiem.

Thetford Election.

ORDERED, That the Merits of the Election for the Borough of Thetford, which was ordered by the House to be heard before the Committee of Elections and Privileges this Day, be heard before the said Committee on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon.

Committees.

Ordered, That all Committees be adjourned.

And then the House adjourned to Nine of the Clock on Monday Morning.