DIE Mercurii, 20 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Arch. of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax.
Dux Norfolk, Comes Marescallus.
Dux de Grafton.
Dux de Northumb'l.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill for a present Aid.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting a
present Aid to Their Majesties."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Adam Oately and Mr. Metwin:
To acquaint them, that this House hath passed the
Bill for granting a present Aid to Their Majesties.
Bill for abrogating the Oaths.
The Lord Viscount Fauconberg reported, "That the
Committee have considered the Bill referred to them,
concerning Oaths, wherein they have made some
Amendments, and prepared somes Clauses directed by
the House, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
The Paragraphs were read; and One of the Clauses
was read, in these Words; videlicet,
"And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That it shall and may be lawful for the King
and Queen's Majesties, to issue out Commissions, from
Time to Time, to such Persons as they shall think fit,
whereof the Quorum shall consist of Three at the
least, to tender to such Person and Persons above the
Age of 18 Years as shall be specially named in such
Commission, the Oaths of Fidelity mentioned in a
Statute made in the First Year of the Reign of our
Sovereign Lord and Lady King William and Queen
Mary, intituled, An Act for removing and preventing all Questions and Disputes concerning the Assembling and Sitting of this present Parliament; and
that all and every Person and Persons so named in such
Commission, and to whom the said Oaths shall be
tendered as aforesaid, shall be obliged to take the said
Oaths, before such Persons as shall be commissioned to
take the same."
After a long Debate;
The Question was put, "Whether to agree with
the Committee in this Clause now read?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
After this, the House entered into another Clause
reported by the Committee.
And, after some Debate thereof, it is ORDERED,
That the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, Assistants to
this House, do draw up a Clause, according to the Sense
of the Debate this Day, to be Part of the Bill for abrogating the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy; and
that the House is to go into Consideration of this Business To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Roper versus Roper.
The House being moved, on the Behalf of Edward
Roper, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing his
Cause, now depending in this House, to which Anne
Roper the Defendant hath this Day put in an Answer:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will
hear the said Cause, by Counsel on both Sides, at the
Bar, on Saturday next, being the 23th of this Instant
March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof
the said Edward Roper or his Agents are to cause Notice to be given to the said Anne Roper, by leaving a
Copy of this Order with her Solicitor or Clerk in
Chancery, to the End both the Parties attend with the
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Jovis, videlicet, 21um diem instantis Martii, 168/9,
hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.