House of Commons Journal Volume 9
14 November 1685

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 9: 14 November 1685', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 9: 1667-1687 (1802), pp. 757. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=27907 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Sabbati, 14 die Novembris, 1685.

Cooke's Estate.

ORDERED, That the ingrossed Bill for enabling Younger Cooke Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts, be read on Monday Morning next.

The King's Speech considered.

The Houe then, according to their Order Yesterday made, resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of that Paragraph in his Majesty's Speech, which next follows that of the Supply.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor General took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Solicitor General reports from the Committee of the whole House, That the Committee, having taken into their Consideration the Matters to them referred, had agreed upon Two Resolutions: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered them in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same being again read, are as follows; viz.

Address against Catholic Officers.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved, That a Committee be appointed to prepare an humble Address to be presented to his Majesty, humbly shewing, That those Officers of the Army, who are not qualified for their Employments by the Acts for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, cannot by Law be capable of their Employments: And that it be Part of the said Address, That his Majesty would be pleased not to continue them in their Employments.

Bill of Indemnity.

Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, That the House be moved to appoint a Committee to bring in a Bill to indemnify those Persons unqualified, for the time past.

The First of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

And an Amendment being proposed to be made to the same, by leaving out these Words, "That his Majesty would be pleased not to continue them in their Employments;" and by adding, instead thereof, these Words, "That his Majesty would graciously be pleased to give such Directions, that no Apprehensions or Jealousies may remain in the Hearts of his Majesty's good and faithful Subjects;"

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That these Words, " That his Majesty would be pleased not to continue them in their Employments," be left out of the Resolve.

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That instead of the said Words so left out, these Words be inserted, viz. "That his Majesty would graciously be pleased to give such Directions, that no Apprehensions or Jealousies may remain in the Hearts of his Majesty's good and faithful Subjects."

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee, with the said Amendments, That a Committee be appointed to prepare an humble Address to be presented to his Majesty, humbly shewing, That those Officers in the Army who are not qualified for their Employments, by the Acts for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants, cannot by Law be capable of their Employments: And that it be Part of the said Address, That his Majesty would graciously be pleased to give such Directions, that no Apprehensions or Jealousies may remain in the Hearts of his Majesty's good and faithful Subjects.

The Second of the said Resolves being read a Second time;

Resolved, Nemine contradicente, That this House doth agree with the Committee, That a Bill be brought in to indemnify those Persons unqualified, for the time past.

And it is referred Sir Thomas Clarges, Lord Middleton, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Solicitor General, Lord Falkland, Lord Preston, Lord Campden, Mr. Wogan, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Sir Edmund Jennings, Sir Charles Windham, Lord Digby, Sir Joseph Williamson, Mr. Pepys, Lord Ancram, Sir John Ernle, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, Marquis Worcester, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Mr. Hewer, Sir Hen. Beaumont, Lord Ranelagh, Sir Tho. Meres, Mr. Hampden, or any Five of them, to draw up and prepare the said Address: And they are to meet at Five of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber.

Ordered, That the same Committee do prepare and bring in a Bill for the Indemnity of the Persons unqualified, as aforesaid, for the time past.

Resolved, That it be an Instruction to the said Committee, That, in the Preamble of the said Address, the humble and hearty Thanks of this House be returned to his Majesty for his great Care in the Suppression of the late Rebellion.

Supply.

Resolved, That this House will, on Monday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, resolve itself into a Committee of the whole House, to proceed further upon his Majesty's Supply.

And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning next, Ten of the Clock.