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And, the Speech being read, the Houfe was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee thereupon.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
After some Time, the House was resumed.
· H. LONDON.
And the Lord North & Grey reported, “That it is “ the Opinion of the Committee, That a Committee be “ appointed, to draw an Address, to be presented to His
Majesty, upon that Part of His Majesty's Speech “ which relates to the Danger of the Liberties of Euó rope."
Whereupon, Lords Committees were appointed to Committee to
draw an Address, to be presented to His Majesty, draw an Ad-
Europe;" and report to the House.
left in the Lords to high
Address: e Address, attend the
Ds. Custos Magni
Ds. North & Grey,
that the and His orthwith
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
presently in the Prince's Lodgings.
The Lord Keeper reported His Majesty's Answer to the Address, presented to His Majesty Yesterday.
The House being moved, “ That Leave be given to Bill to be bring in a Bill, for the more effectual Security of His drawn, for Majesty's Person, the Succession of the Crown accor- the King's
ding to the Two late Acts of Parliament, the Protes- Persuni. « tant Religion, and the Liberties of England, against the “ pretended Prince of Wales, and all other Pretenders “ whatsoever:"
Which was as follows:
“ My Lords,
To which the House agreed.
Wharton and the Lord Haversham do accordingly pre-
pare and bring in a Bill. “ sideration, the other Matters mentioned in My Speech; “ and doubt not but that your Resolutions will be for Monday next,'at Twelve of the Clock; and all the Lords called.
ORDERED, That this House shall be called over on House to be “ the Honour and Safety of the Kingdom.”
summoned to attend.
King's Speech The House, pursuant to the Order Yesterday, went
into further Consideration of His Majesty's Speech.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Committee.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
any Thing omitted on our Part, which may answer the
“ reasonable Expectation of our Friends Abroad; not And the Earl of Peterborow reported from the Com
doubting but to support the Reputation of the Engmittee, the Address.
list» Name, when engaged under so great a Prince in
“the glorious Cause of maintaining the Liberty of
ORDERED, That the Address, agreed to this Day, Whole House
, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament hall be presented to His Majesty by the whole House. Majesty!
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo- Lords White
ral in Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White attend His “ fible of His Mercies, in preserving You hitherto, in
Staves do attend His Majesty, humbly to know what Majesty. " so many public and private Dangers, to which Your
Time His Majesty will be pleased to appoint to be ate
tended by this House, with the Address agreed to this
Work, (which seems reserved for you) the Day.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourna
, hora undecima Au-
chiefly upon the proper Measures to be taken from
IE Sabbati, 3° Januarii.
Ds. Ferrers. " And we esteem it a further good Fortune, in this Epus. Hereford.
March. Normanby. "Time of public Danger, that the French King has Epus. Petrib.
Ds. Brooke. “ taken those Measures, which will make it impossible Epus. Oxon.
Ds. Poulett. “ for Him to impose any more upon the World by Trea
Comes Manchester. Ds. Molun. ties, so often violated; neither can He hope any longer
Comes Nottingham. to cover His ambitious Designs, or justify His Usurpa
Comes Warrington. Ds. Culpeper.
Viscount Townshend. Ds. Stawell.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Adjurs
" And as the placing His Grandson upon the Throne
cure, till the House of Austria be restored to their
“ To conclude, Sir; as we humbly addressed to Your
of France; so we take the Liberty, at this Time, to “ assure You, we are all willing and zealous to lay hold “ of this Opportunity, which the Blessing of God and " Your Majeity's Care have put into our Hand, resoli ving to make our utmost Efforts for our own Security, and the Support of our Allies; defiring of Your Ma
DIE jelty to rest assured, that no Time Thall be loft, nor
Lord the o
Die Lunæ, 5° Januarii.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Epus. St. Afaph.
Epus. Bath & Wells,
Excured Epus. Cicestr. Dux Bolton.
Epus. Durham, & Crew.
Comes Holderness. Infra Ætat.
Comes Gainesborough. Infra Ætat.
Comes Abingdon. Excused.
Ds. Cholmondeley. Comes Sussex.
Comes Ailesbury. Extra Regnum.
Comes Chesterfield. Excused,
Comes Winchilsea. Excused.
Comes Weftmerland. Infra Ætat.
Comes Bolingbroke. Excused.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans. Lords take
Infra Ætat. the Oaths. The Lords following took the Oaths, and made and Dux Beaufort.
subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Sta- Arch. Ebor.
tute; (videlicet,) Charles Duke of Somerset.
The Lord Wharton acquainted the House, “ That he King's AnCharles Earl of Dorset do Middx.
“ had attended His Majesty, as commanded; and that His fwer concer
“ Majesty was pleased to appoint, that this House Should Henry Lord Bishop of London.
“ attend Him, with their Address, To-morrow, at Three Charles Lord Cornwallis.
“ of the Clock in the Afternoon, at Kensington.” Fohn Lord Ashburnham.
ORDERED, That the whole House do attend His Whole House House called.
The House was called over, pursuant to an Order of Majesty, with their Address, To-morrow, at Three of to attend Hie the Second Instant.
the Clock in the Afternoon, at Kensington. And the Lords following were absent; (videlicet,)
The Earl of Marlborough, by His Majesty's Command, Treaties des Ds. Bernard.
laid before this House the several Papers intituled as livered,
follow ; (videlicet,)
1. " Translation of the Treaty between the Emperor,
“ His Majesty, and The States General, 7th September,
- Translation of the Treaty between the King and
“ The States General, uth November, 1701."
3. "Translation 4
The Lord U'harton, pursuant to an Order of the Se- Security of the cond Instant, brought in a Bill, intituled, “ An Act for King's Person,
&c. Bill for. “ the Security of His Majesty's Person and Government; “ and for maintaining the Succefhon of the Crown, ac
cording to the Two late Acts of Parliament.”
Ds. Custos Magni
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley Str,
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill this Day read, intituled, “ An Act for the Security of His Majesty's “ Person and Government; and for maintaining the “ Succession of the Crown, according to the Two “ late Acts of Parliament,” shall be read the Second Time on Monday next, at Twelve a Clock; and all the Lords summoned then to attend.
The House being informed, by the Lord Molun, Shepherd, “ That Thomas Sheperd, his Steward and domestic Ser: Lord Mohun's “ vant, was arrested, and is now in Prison in the Borough Charged from “ of Maclesfeld in Cheshire;" as also upon reading the an Arreft. Affidavit of the said Thomas Sheperd, asserting the fame : 3
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Sheperd shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he lies under ; and this thall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
And being asked, “ Who printed the Book ?”
gave him the Copy, and never had it back from him ;
To the Keeper of the Gaol or Prison at Ma
Then he withdrew; and the Orders following were clesfeld, his Deputy or Deputies, and every
made : of them.
“ ORDERED, That no Person speak with Mr. Fuller,
“ until the Rising of the House." Bishop of It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and TempoChichester to
ral in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of " ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal preach.
Chichester be, and he is hereby, desired to preach before in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Wom Fuller do, on
“ this House Mr. Thomas Jones, mentioned in his Peti-
“ tection of this House.”
The House being informed, " That Mr. Buck, a Buck examia ned, about the
Printer, had sent the original Papers:"
ned about it:
And Mr. Buck, attending was called in, and shewn
Papers; who said, “ He had those Papers from Mr.
Order to print those Books ?”
And being asked, “ If Mr. Fuller told him, he had
Said, “ Mr. Fuller told him, “ He was commanded
by the Secretaries of State to print it; and said, the
“ King was angry that it was not printed.
And being asked, “ If Mr. Fuller found any Fault
«c with the Print?” And then withdrew.
Said, “ He did not find any Fault with any Thing is
printed ;” and delivered Mr. Fuller's Letter.
And, upon comparing the Copy with the printed
was not his Writing, was all writ with his own Hand-
writing, without any Interlineation. Said, “In a short Time he could ; in Five Days."
And, « Whechieť he caused the Books to be prin ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Weaver to at-
Parliament assembled, That Mr. Weaver, who lodges at tend.
Mr. Buck's, do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven
Said, " By Mr. Jones's and the rest of the Wit Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaratit præsens Par- Adjourn.
Being asked, “Who those Lords and Commons were;
Said, " That Paragraph was none of his; and that “ he wrie Part of the Preface ; but knew not who writ « the other Part."
Being also asked, “ If he could name apy One that s knew Jones?"
Said, “ One Ingran, à friend of his, was gone to o look after him ; and one Earl, of Hampshire, knew « hiin; and that Fones lived near Redbridge, in Hamp
shire ; and was a Man of a Thousand Pounds a Year: “That, if he did not produce him in Five Days, he “ would suffer all the Severities the House could lay on « him."