DIE Lunæ, 25 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Archb. of York.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Comes Danby, L. President.
Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux Norfolc. Comes Maresc.
Comes Devon, L. Steward.
Comes Dorset, L. Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Message from the King, concerning a General Pardon.
The Earl of Shrewsbury acquainted the House, "That
he had Command from the King, to deliver a Message
to this House."
Which was read, as follows:
"His Majesty, out of an earnest Desire to deliver
His People from the Guilt, Reproach, and Penalties,
which many of them may be liable to, and to put
an End to all Controversies arising between His Subjects, by reason of any Disorders in the late Times;
and to take away all Distinctions and Occasions of
Discord among them, to the End that they, having
an entire Confidence in His Majesty, and perfect
Union among themselves, may be encouraged in their
Duty to His Government, and more fully and securely enjoy the Benefit of it; and His Majesty
judging that the best Way to render this His Gracious Purpose most extensive and effectual is, to
pass an Act of Free and General Pardon, Indemnity, and Oblivion: His Majesty doth earnestly recommend the Consideration thereof to both Houses
of Parliament, that, with all the Expedition a Matter of that Kind will admit, they may prepare a
Bill for that Purpose for the Royal Assent, with
such Exceptions only as to them shall seem necessary for the Vindication of Public Justice, the
Safety of Their Majesties, and the Settlement and
Welfare of the Nation for the future."
Bill to exhibit one for Prince George of Denmark's Nat.
The Earl of Shrewsbury desired Leave of this House
to bring in a Bill for naturalizing the Prince of Denmark; whom His Majesty intends to create a Duke of
this Realm, and so to bring him to sit in this House,
and to have the like Precedency as other Princes have
The House gave his Lordship Leave to bring in a
Bill for this Purpose.
Thanks to the King, for this and the General Pardon.
ORDERED, That the humble Thanks of this House
be given to His Majesty, for His Most Gracious Message to them, concerning a Bill of Indemnity and Free
Pardon; and also the humble Thanks of this House
to His Majesty, for His Intention communicated to them
by the Earl of Shrewsbury, of creating his Highness
the Prince of Denmark a Duke of this Realm: And
it is further ORDERED, That the Lord Marquis of
Winchester, the Earl of Bedford, the Lord Viscount Newport, and the Lord Wharton, do attend His Majesty
Report concerning the E. of Salisbury's Brothers:
The Earl of Winchilsea reported, "That himself,
the Lord Bishop of London, and the Lord Paget, have,
according to the Order of this House, been at The
Tower, and spoke with the Earl of Salisbury about
his Brothers: And he denies that he sent them beyond the Seas, or that he furnishes them with Money, or knows where they are: And says, That the
last Time he heard of them, they went to visit the
King in France; and he commanded them to stay in
France, and he would furnish them with Money."
Committee to consider of the Countess of Burlington's Petition about them.
Hereupon the House appointed these Lords following
as a Committee, to consider of the Petition of the Countess
of Burlington; and also the Answer of the Earl of Salisbury; whose Lordships, having considered thereof, and sent
for and examined such Persons concerning the same as
they shall think fit, are afterwards to report to this
E. of Bedford.
E. of Bristol.
E. of Stamford.
E. of Chesterfeild.
E. of Bath.
E. of Burlington.
E. of Rochester.
|Bp. of London.
Bp. of St. Asaph.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet
To-morrow, at Four of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn
as they please.
Montagu & al. to be examined about it.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Honourable William Mountagu Esquire, Doctor Tillotson, Doctor Mapletoft, Abenezer Sadler, and John Fisher, be, and are
hereby, required to attend this House To-morrow, at
Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to be sworn, in
order to be examined, at Four in the Afternoon, before the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the
Countess of Burlington's Petition, concerning the Earl
of Salisburie's Brothers being sent beyond the Seas.
Commissioners for the Great Seal Bill.
The Lord Delamer reported, "That the Committee
for the Bill for enabling Lords Commissioners for
the Great Seal to execute the Office of Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper, have made some Amendments to that Bill; which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Which were read.
Then a Clause was tendered to the House, to be
added to the said Bill, concerning the Custos Rotulorum.
After some Debate thereof;
A Question was proposed, "Whether it shall be recommended to the Committee, to draw up a Clause
to be added to the Bill, That Masters of Chancery's Places shall not be sold?"
The Question was put, "Whether this Question
shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
And, after Debate, it is ORDERED, That the Bill
intituled, "An Act for enabling Lords Commissioners
for the Great Seal to execute the Office of Lord
Chancellor or Lord Keeper," be re-committed to
the same Committee as before; and that the Clause offered to the House concerning the Custos Rotulorum,
and that the Clerk of the Peace's Places shall not be
sold, be there considered, to be added to the Bill: And
it is further ORDERED, That it be, and is hereby,
recommended to the said Lords Committees, to draw
a Bill to regulate and prevent the selling of any Places
whatsoever, in the Chancery or elsewhere.
Agutter versus Collins & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Nathaniell Agutter
and Mary his Wife, Plaintiffs, against Jane Collins
Widow, Samuell Collins Gentleman, Ann and Margaret
Collins, and Elizabeth Collins Widow, and William Peck
and Amy his Wife, complaining of a Dismission of his
Bill in the Court of Chancery, by the late Lord Chancellor Jefferyes, in June 1686; and praying Relief
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Jane
Collins Widow, Samuell Collins Gentleman, Anne and
Margaret Collins, and Elizabeth Collins Widow, and
William Peck and Amy his Wife, may have a Copy or
Copies of the said Petition; and be, and they are hereby, required to put in their Answer or respective Answers to the said Petition, on Thursday the 4th of
April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon;
whereof the said Nathaniell Agutter and Mary his Wife
are to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Defendants, to the End they answer accordingly.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 26um diem instantis
Martii, 1689, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.