DIE Martis, 5 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. De Halyfax, C. P. S.
(fn. *) Dux Norfolk, Comes Marescallus.
Duke of Somerset.
Marq. of Winton.
Comes Lyndsey, L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Marq. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Lords take the Oaths.
This Day these Lords following took the Oaths, and
made and subscribed the Declaration:
Theophilus Earl of Huntingdon.
Robert Earl of Scarsdale.
James Earl of Anglesey.
James Lord Chandos.
Message from H. C. for a Conference, about assisting the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hampden Junior and others:
To desire a Conference, concerning the Subject-matter
of the last Message.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference, as is desired;
and appoints the same to be presently, in the Painted
These Lords were appointed to report this Conference:
Duke of Somerset.
The Commons being come, the House was adjourned
during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
The Earl of Mulgrave reported, "That the Commons have passed an Address, to be presented to His
Majesty, from both Houses; whereunto they desire
their Lordships Concurrence."
"Which Address was read; videlicet,
Address to His Majesty, that the Houses will assist Him:
"We, Your Majesty's most faithful and dutiful
Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and
Commons assembled in Parliament, being highly sensible of our late great and signal Deliverance from
Popery and arbitrary Power, whereof it hath pleased
Almighty God to make Your Majesty the glorious
Instrument; and desiring to the utmost of our Abilities to express our Gratitude to Your Majesty for so
great and generous an Undertaking, no less necessary
for the Support of the Protestant Interest in Europe,
than for the recovering and maintaining the Civil
Rights and Liberties of these Nations, so notoriously
invaded and undermined by Popish Counsels and
Counsellors; and being likewise fully convinced of
the restless Spirits and the continued Endeavours of
Your Majesty's and the Nation's Enemies, for the
Extirpation of the Protestant Religion, and the Subversion of our Laws and Liberties; do unanimously
declare, That we will stand by and assist Your Majesty, with our Lives and Fortunes, in supporting
Your Alliances Abroad, in reducing of Ireland, and
in Defence of the Protestant Religion and Laws of
Which, being read, was Agreed to.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it; and about presenting it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Atkins and Sir Edward Nevill:
To let them know, that the Lords (fn. *) agrees with
them in the Address delivered at the last Conference,
to be presented to His Majesty, from both Houses; and
that the Lords intend to send to His Majesty, to know
what Time and Place He will please to appoint that
both Houses may wait upon Him, to present it.
The Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lord Viscount
Newport appointed presently to wait upon His Majesty,
to know His Pleasure herein.
Sir Robert Atkins and Sir Edward Nevill return with
That they had delivered their Message.
Trial of Peers, Bill.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Amendments made in the Bill concerning the Trial of Peers.
The Clause offered by the Committee was read.
The Question being put, "Whether to agree with
the Committee in this Clause?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the Clauses brought in by the Private Committee, with the Amendments, were severally read, and
And it is ORDERED, That this Bill, with the Amendments, be engrossed.
Leave is given to such Lords as will, to enter their
Upon Report by the Lord Paget, from the Committee
concerning Papists, these Orders were made:
Coffin sent for, for refusing to give an Account of Popish Lodgers.
"This House being informed that Coffin, a
Papist, hath refused to give an Account to the Constable of the Names of his Popish Lodgers: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Coffin be, and
is hereby, required to attend this House To-morrow,
at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, as he will answer the contrary to this House."
Filkins's House to be searched for Arms;-and they to be sent to The Tower.
"This House being informed that there are divers
Arms in the House of one Filkins, in the Parish of
St. Giles: It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That
the Doors of the Rooms where those Arms are, be
broken open by the Officers of the Ordnance, in the
Presence of a Constable; and that the Arms there
found be taken, and sent to The Tower of London."
"This House being informed that there are Arms
in the Custody of Moleneux, a Pawnbroker: It
is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That what Arms
or Belts shall be found in his Custody, with the
King's Mark on them, be taken, and sent to The Tower
of London; and that such other Arms as shall be
found in his Custody shall be inventoried, and secured
until further Order."
Committee empowered to search for Papists Papers.
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees
appointed to consider what is fit to be done to prevent Papists and reputed Papists from staying in Town,
have hereby Power given them to employ or empower
Persons to search for and seize Papers and Writings
belonging to any Papist or Papists, that keep Correspondencies Abroad."
"ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That Edward
to be a Priest, now in Custody of the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod, be, and is hereby, discharged
from any further Restraint (paying his Fees); and
this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
"To Sir Thomas Duppa, Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, &c."
The Lord Great Chamberlain reported, "That His
Majesty is going out of Town; but He intends to return To-morrow; and then He will signify His Pleasure, when both Houses shall wait upon Him."
Marquis de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 6um diem instantis
Martii, 168/9;, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.