DIE Martis, 10 Januarii.
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Address on His Majesty's Speech.
The Duke of Newcastle reported from the Committee
appointed to prepare an Address, to be presented to
His Majesty, pursuant to the Order of this House Yesterday, "That they had prepared an Address accordingly; as follows:
"Most Gracious Sovereign,
"We, Your Majesty's most dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, do return our most unfeigned Thanks to
Your Majesty, for Your most Gracious Speech from
the Throne; and do, with great Joy, lay hold of
this Opportunity to congratulate Your Majesty on the
Successes with which it has pleased Almighty God
to bless Your Majesty's Arms and Counsels, against
"We are so truly sensible of the Happiness which
the Nation enjoys under Your Majesty's Government,
that we should be wanting to our own Interest, as
well as to the Duty we owe to Your Majesty, did we
not exert ourselves with the utmost Spirit and Vigour
in the present Time of Danger, to the Confusion of
all such as are either Actors or Abettors in the present wicked and unnatural Rebellion, and to the Reproach of those who affect to appear lukewarm or
indifferent in the Cause of their King and Country.
"Our Satisfaction, in observing the just and wise Use
of that Power with which the Parliament entrusted
Your Majesty in this great Conjuncture, can be equalled by nothing but our Joy for those remarkable
Successes which have been the natural Consequences
"We cannot sufficiently praise the Fidelity and
Bravery which Your Army have shewn on this Occasion; and assure ourselves, that all Your faithful
Subjects, who are influenced by the same Principles
of Honour and Duty, will be as active, in their several
Stations, to promote the Service of Your Majesty,
and the Safety of the Public.
"The landing of the Pretender in Scotland will only
serve to animate this our Zeal for Your Majesty; and
we doubt not but it will prove his last Effort for disturbing the Peace of Your Majesty's Reign.
"We are highly sensible of the Security and Honour
which redounds to the Nation, by the Treaty for settling the Barrier in The Netherlands under Your
Majesty's Guarranty; and of the Advantages which
will accrue to Your Subjects, by the Treaty of Commerce with Spain; and by the Negotiations which
are now on Foot, for the renewing of all Alliances
with the ancient and faithful Friends of this Kingdom,
The States General.
"It is with equal Pleasure and Astonishment, that we
see Your Majesty has been able, in a Time of intestine
Troubles, to recover, in a great Measure, the Reputation and Commerce of the British Nation; and that
You have gained more advantageous Terms of Trade
for Your Subjects, than what were procured by any
of Your Royal Predecessors, who had so much fairer
Opportunities of demanding them.
"We want Words to express our Gratitude to Your
Majesty, for Your gracious and unparalleled Resolution to give up all the Estates that shall become forfeited by the Rebellion to the Use of the Public;
and promise ourselves, that all Your faithful Subjects will, with great Chearfulness, do their Part, towards enabling You to restore and secure the Peace of
the Kingdom, to which Your Majesty contributes in
so generous a Manner out of the Profits inherent in
Your Crown and Royal Dignity.
"That endearing Tenderness and Clemency, which
Your Majesty expresses towards all Your Subjects,
very much aggravates the Guilt of those who have
taken up Arms against so good and gracious a Sovereign; and we cannot think without the utmost
Horror of those who rebel against a Prince of so
much Goodness, or spread Falsehoods and Calumnies
against Your Sacred Person, at the same Time that
You are studying to advance their Welfare and Happiness.
"We cannot desire a greater Instance of this Your
Majesty's Affection to Your People, than the Sense
which Your Majesty expresses of those whose evil
Counsels laid the Foundation of all our Mischiefs,
and whose self-interested Views have deluded such
Numbers of unwary Men into their own Destruction.
"We heartily pray Almighty God, that He may
grant Your Majesty a long and happy Reign over us;
and bless Your Endeavours with Success, for the
procuring of a firm and lasting Establishment of our
excellent Constitution in Church and State.
"And, as we shall always oppose the Attempts of
such Men as would subject the Nation to the Revenge
and Tyranny of a Popish Pretender; so we shall always value, beyond any Honours or Titles we can
enjoy, the Character of being faithful Subjects to
Your Majesty, zealous Assertors of the Liberties of
our Country, the present Establishment, and the Protestant Religion."
Which Address, being read by the Clerk entire,
was afterwards read, and agreed to, Paragraph by Paragraph.
Ordered, That this be the Address to be presented
to His Majesty.
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to
His Majesty by the whole House.
Ordered, That the Lords with White Staves do
wait on His Majesty, humbly to know His Majesty's
Pleasure, when He will be attended, by this House, with
the said Address.
L. Brook takes his Seat.
This Day William Lord Brooke sat first in Parliament,
after the Death of his Father Foulke Lord Brooke; and
took the Oaths, and made and subscribed the Declaration, and also took and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
Impeached Lords brought to the Bar:
The Order being read, for bringing James Earl of
Derwentwater, William Lord Widdrington, William Earl
of Nithisdale, George Earl of Winton, Robert Earl of
Carnwath, William Viscount Kenmure, and William Lord
Nairn, to the Bar of this House, to hear the Articles of
Impeachment of High Treason, exhibited Yesterday by
the House of Commons, read unto them:
They were accordingly brought to the Bar, by the
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod; where they all
kneeled, until the Lord Chancellor directed them to
Then the said Articles of Impeachment were read unto
After which, the Lord Chancellor asked them severally, "What they had to say thereunto? and, if they
had any Thing to request of the House, this was their
Thereupon the Earl of Derwentwater acquainted the
House, "He was unprepared, and very ignorant of the
Forms of their Lordships Judicature; and desired he
might have a Copy of the said Articles, and such
Time to answer as the House should think fit; and
that Counsel might be assigned, to assist him."
And the other Lords severally making the same Requests;
They were directed to withdraw.
And being accordingly withdrawn;
The House took their Requests into Consideration.
And the Entry in the Journal, of the 9th of April
1679, in the Case of the Five Popish Lords impeached,
The House Ordered, That the several Lords now
impeached should be allowed Copies of the said Articles
of Impeachment, and Time till Saturday next to put
in their Answers thereunto; and that Counsel should
be assigned them, in order to assist them in preparing
their Answers, and likewise in their Defence in Matters
Then the said Lords were called in again; and the
Lord Chancellor acquainted them with the said Order,
"That the House expected they should name such
Counsel as they desired to have."
To which they answered, "That nobody was allowed
to come to them; they were Strangers, and unprepared; and desired to be allowed Time to name their
Then the said Lords being again withdrawn:
Re-committed, and no Persons to have Access to them, without Leave of the House:
The House Ordered, That they should stand committed to The Tower of London, to be there safely kept,
in order to their Trials, till they shall be thence delivered by due Course of Law; and that no Persons shall
have Access to them, or any of them, without the special
Leave of the House.
The said Lords were then again called in; and the
Lord Chancellor acquainted them, "That the House
was pleased, besides Counsel, to allow them a Solicitor; and to give them Leave to name whom they
desired to come to them, this Evening, or To-morrow Morning, in order to advise them in the naming
of such Counsel and Solicitor."
Counsel, &c. to be assigned them; and Persons Leave to visit them.
Whereupon the Earl of Derwentwater named the
Duke of Richmond, Duke of St. Albans, Lord Viscount
Longueville, Lord Lumley, and Mr. Eyre a Counsel of
Gray's Inn: The Lord Widdrington named the Duke of
Richmond, Lord Lumley, Nathaniel Piggott a Counsellor at
Law, Mr. Neville Ridley a Solicitor, and the said Mr.
Eyre: The Earl of Nithisdale named the Duke of Roxburgh, Earl of Orkney, and the said Mr. Eyre: The Earl
of Winton named Mr. Heriot a Clergyman, Mr. Menzies,
Major Sinclair, and Mr. George Lesley a Lawyer: The
Earl of Carnwath named the Duke of Montrose, Mr.
Bailie of Gervase Wood, and Doctor Wellwood: The
Viscount Kenmure named the same Persons as the Earl
of Carnwath: And the Lord Nairn named the Duke of
Montrose, Earl of Orford, and Doctor James Gray a
And then they again withdrew.
And the Names of the several Persons mentioned by
the Earl of Derwentwater being read;
Ordered, That they have Leave to repair to the
said Earl, at any convenient Hour, at any Time before
the Sitting of the House To-morrow, in order to advise
him in the naming of Counsel, and a Solicitor, to assist
him in his Defence.
Then the Names of the several other Persons being
The like Orders of Leave were granted, under the
same Restriction, and for the same Purposes, as in the
Case of the Earl of Derwentwater.
Ordered, That the several Lords impeached, or
any of them, have Liberty to cause Search to be made,
and Copies of Records and Journals to be taken out,
in order to their Defence; and that the said Lords
shall have Summons issued for such Witnesses as they
shall respectively send in the Names of, to be by them
made Use of at their Trials; which Witnesses shall have
the Protection of this House, for their safe coming and
going, during the Time of the said Trials.
Absent Lords to be wrote to, to attend.
Ordered, That the Lord Chancellor do write Letters to all the Lords that have not been present in this
House either Yesterday or this Day, in the usual Manner; requiring their Attendance on the Service of this
House (all Excuses set apart) as soon as possible, on
Occasion of the Proceedings now depending in this
House against several Lords who stand impeached of
L. Falkland versus Bertie; for a Judgement to be made effectual.
A Petition of the Right Honourable Lucius Henry
Lord Viscount Faulkland, was presented to the House,
and read; praying, "That the Order and Judgement
of this House, of the 21st of March 1697, in a
Cause wherein James Bertie Esquire and Elizabeth
his Wife were Appellants, and Lucius Henry Cary
Lord Viscount Faulkland and others Respondents,
may be revived, and carried into Execution; that the
Trustees may be obliged forthwith to execute Conveyances of the Estate, pursuant to their Lordships
said Judgement; and that Possession of the Estate and
Goods in the Mansion-house at Stanwell may be forthwith delivered to the Petitioner."
Ordered, That all the Lords this Day present be
appointed a Committee, to consider the Allegations of
the said Petition; and report to the House what is fit to
be done thereon.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
To-morrow, at Ten a Clock in the Forenoon, in
the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers;
and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii,
undecimum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Die Martis, 8 Maii, 1716,
hitherto examined by us,