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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.



Arch. Cant.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Sarun.
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Norwic.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Gloriceftr.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxoit.

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-
to assure Him, “ That this House will stand by and
“affist His Majesty, in reducing the exorbitant
“ Power of France, and settling the Balance of

Europe;" and report to the House.

left in the Lords to high

Address: e Address, attend the

Ds. Custos Magni

Ds. Bergevenny.

Ds. Ferrers.
Dux Somerset.

Ds. Eure.
Dux Richmond.

Ds. Wharton.
Dux Northumberland.

Ds. North & Grey,
Dux Bolton.

Ds. Chandos.
March. Normanby. Ds. Hunsdon.
Comes Lindsey, Mag. Ds. Poulett.

Ds. Brooke.
nus Camerarius.

Ds. Maynard.
Comes Oxford. Ds. Howard Esc.
Comes Kent.

Ds. Mohun.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Raby.
Comes Leicester. Ds. Byron.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Vaughan.
Comes Peterborow. Ds. Culpeper.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Rockingham.
Comes Scarsdale. Ds. Berkeley Str.
Comes Sandwich. Ds. Dartmouth.
Comes Elex.

Ds. Stawell.
Comes Shaftesbury. 2. Ds. Guilford.
Comes Burlington. 1. Ds. Godolphin.
Comes Radnor. Ds. Jeffreys.
Comes Nottinghan. Ds. Cholmondeley.
Comes Portland. Ds. Welton.
Comes Montagu.

Ds. Herbert.
Comes Marlborough. Ds. Haversham.
Comes Warrington. Ds. Halifax.
Comes Bradford.
Comes Orford.
Comes Grantham.
Viscount Say & Seale,
Viscount Townshend.
Viscount Weymouth.

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Dux Somerset.

Arch. Cant.
Dux Bolton.

Epus. Wigorn.
Dux Bedford.

Epus. Sarum.
March. Normanby. Epus. Norwic.
Comes Lindsey,

Epus. Petrib.
Magnus Came-

Comes Carlisle,

Comes Hunting-

Comes Manchester,
Comes Stamford, 2.
Comes Peterbo-

POW. 1.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Shaftesbury.
Comes Notting-

Comes Portland.
Comes Marlbo-

Comes Warrington.
Viscount Say &

Viscount Town-


Ds. Bergevenny.
Ds. Ferrers.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. North &

Ds. Poulett,
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Raby.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Rockingham,
Ds. Guilford.
Ds. Jeffreys.
Ds. Haversham.
Ds. Halifax.

that the and His orthwith

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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:

King's An-

to Ad

“ My Lords,

To which the House agreed.
“ I heartily thank you for your very seasonable Ad It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
dress, and for all your kind Expressions of Duty to and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord
“ Me in it.

Wharton and the Lord Haversham do accordingly pre-
“ I recommend to you, to take into your speedy Con-

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.



Ds. Hunsdon.

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
Which was read entire, and afterwards Paragraph by

Paragraph, and agreed to, as follows; (videlicet,)
“We Your Majesty's most loyat and dutiful Sub-

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!
assembled, are highly fensible of what we owe to Al-
MIGHTY GOD, for the great Deliverances He hath

It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Tempo- Lords White
“ wrought for us by Your Majesty. We are highly sen-

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
“ Sacred Person hath been exposed; and we hope the

tended by this House, with the Address agreed to this
" lame Providence will carry Your Majesty through
" the great

Work, (which seems reserved for you) the Day.
reducing the exorbitant Power of France, and main-
taining the Balance of Europe.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par- Adjourna
* All true Englishmen, since the Decay of the Spanish liamentum continuandum effe ufque ad et in diem Sab-

Monarchy, have ever taken it for granted, that the bati, tertium diem instantis Januarii

, hora undecima Au-
Security of their Religion, Liberty, and Property, that roræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.
" their Honour, their Wealth, and their Trade, depend

chiefly upon the proper Measures to be taken from
“ Tiine to Time in Parliament against the growing
“ Power of France. But it is their peculiar Blessing,
" in Your Majesty's Reigo, to have a Prince upon the D'I

IE Sabbati, 3° Januarii.

“ Throne, who not only agrees with them in this Opi-
. nion; but who, in the frequent Parliaments affembled, Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
" is ever reminding them of this their greatest Concern;

" and who, to compleat their Happiness, is always ready,
“ with the Hazard of His Person, to support His Subjects Epus. Roffen. Ds. Custos Magni
" and Allies, against their common Enemy.

Epus. Sarum.


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.

Comes Kent.

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.
" tions, under the specious Pretences of Peace.

Viscount Townshend. Ds. Stawell.
“ Your Majesty hath so juftly represented the Dan-
ger to which Europe is exposed, by the French King's
placing His Grandson on the Throne of Spain; Your

Majesty is so justly sensible, that, under that Pretence,
“ He is become absolute Master of the whole Spanish
“ Monarchy; and we are all fo well apprized of the

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Adjurs
dangerous Consequence of this bold Attempt; that Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem
" we think it most proper to affure Your Majesty, in Lunæ, quintum diem instantis Januarii, hora" unde.
Your own Words, That we are under the highest cima Aurora, Dominis fic decernentibus.
* Impatience, that speedy and effe&tual Measures may
be taken, against the unbounded Ambition of the
French King

" And as the placing His Grandson upon the Throne
" of Spain is vilible to the whole World, the Cause of
• all those Dangers mentioned in Your Majesty's Speech,
" and of the Breach of the Balance of Power in Europe,
" which the People of England are so deeply engaged
" to preserve; so, we humbly conceive, the Remedy is
" as apparent as the Disease; and that Your Majesty,
Your Subjects and Allies, can never be safe and fe-

cure, till the House of Austria be restored to their
Rights, and the Invader of the Spanish Monarchy
brought to Reafon.

“ To conclude, Sir; as we humbly addressed to Your
" Majesty, lalt Parliament, to enter into Alliances with
" the Emperor, The States of Holland, and all other
“ Princes and States willing to unite against the Power

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

Ds. Vaughan.

Lord the o



Die Lunæ, 5° Januarii.

Epus. Sarum.

Epus. Eliens.

Epus. Petrib.

Ds. Lovelace..
Ds. Grey Werk.

Extra Regnum.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes Ds. Willoughby Para Indisposed

Ds. Willughby Br.

Ds. Fitzwalter.
Arch. Cant.
Ds. Custos Magni

Ds. Lawarr.

Ds. Bergevenny
Epus. Wigorn.

Epus. Lincolne.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Eure.
Epus. Roffen.

Epus. St. Afaph.
Ds. Wharton.

Epus. Bristol.
Dux Devon, Senef- Ds. North & Grey.
Epus. Hereford.

Epus. Bath & Wells,
Ds. Chandos.

Epus. Chester.

Ds. Brooke.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Dux Somerset.

Epus. Exon.
Ds. Poulett.
Dux Southampton.

Epus. Carlisle.

Excured Epus. Cicestr. Dux Bolton.

Ds. Maynard.

Epus. Landaffe.
Epus. Oxon,
Dux Bedford.
Ds. Howard Esc.

Epus. Winton.
Ds. Mohun.

Epus. Durham, & Crew.
March. Normanby. Ds. Raby.

Viscount Longueville.
Comes Lindsey, Mag- Ds. Byron.
nus Camerarius.
Ds. Vaughan.

Viscount Hereford.
Ds. Culpeper.

Comes Coventry:
Comes Kent.
Ds. Rockingham. Comes Rochford.

Extra Regnum.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Berkeley Str. Comes Scarbrough.
Comes Leicester.
Ds. Cornwallis,

Comes Torrington.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Osborne.

Comes Plimouth.
Comes Denbigh. Ds. Dartmouth,

Comes Holderness. Infra Ætat.
Comes Manchester. Ds. Stawell.

Comes Gainesborough. Infra Ætat.
Comes Stamford. Ds. Guilford.

Comes Abingdon. Excused.
Comes Kingston. Ds. Godolphin. Comes Rochester:
Comes Scarsdale. Ds. Jeffreys.

Comes Yarmouth.
Comes Sandwich.

Ds. Cholmondeley. Comes Sussex.
Comes Essex.
Ds. Ashburnham.

Comes Litchfield.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Herbert.

Comes Ailesbury. Extra Regnum.
Comes Feversham.
Ds. Halifax.

Comes Anglesey.
Comes Radnor.

Comes Sunderland
Comes Berkeley.

Comes Thanet:
Comes Nottingham.

Comes Chesterfield. Excused,
Comes Portland.

Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Marlborough.

Comes Winchilsea. Excused.
Comes Warrington.

Comes Weftmerland. Infra Ætat.
Comes Bradford.

Comes Bolingbroke. Excused.
Comes Romney.

Comes Exeter.
Comes Orford.

Comes Suffolke.
Comes Grantham.

Comes Rutland.
Viscount Say & Seale.

Comes Derby.

Viscount Townshend.

Comes Oxford.

Viscount Weymouth.

Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Dux Newcastle.

Dux Leeds,

Dux Shrewsbury.

Extra Regnum.

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

ning Address:

“ 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,
Ds. Sommers. Indisposed.

follow ; (videlicet,)
Ds. Lempster.
Ds. Osjulstone.

1. " Translation of the Treaty between the Emperor,
Ds. Craven.

“ His Majesty, and The States General, 7th September,
Ds. Arundel Tr. Infra Ætat,

Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Lucas.

- Translation of the Treaty between the King and
Ds. Jermyn.

The States General, uth November, 1701."
Ds. Leigh.

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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.”

Arch. Cant.
Epus. Wigorn.
Epus. Roffen.
Epus. Sarum.
Epus. Hereford
Epus. Eliens.
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
Epus. Petrib.
Epus. Cicestr.
Epus. Oxon.

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Ds. Custos Magni

Ds. Bergevenny.
Comes Pembroke, P. Ds. Lawarr.
Dux Devon, Senes Ds. Ferrers.

Ds. Eure.

Ds. Wharton.
Dux Somerset.

Ds. North & Grey.
Dux Southampton.

Ds. Hunfdon.
Dux Bolton.

Ds. Brooke.
Dux Bedford.

Ds. Poulett.
March. Nornianby. Ds. Maynard.

Ds. Howard Esc.
Comes Lindsey, Mag-

Ds. Mobun.
nus Camerarius.

Ds. Raby.
Comes Kent.

Ds. Byron.
Comes Huntingdon. Ds. Vaughan.
Comes Leicester.

Ds. Culpeper.
Comes Northampton. Ds. Rockingham.
Comes Denbigh.

Ds. Berkeley Str,
Comes Manchester. Ds. Cornwallis.
Comes Stamford.

Ds. Dartmouth.
Comes Kingston.

Ds. Guilford.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sandavich.

Ds. Cholniondeleg.
Comes. Ellex.

Ds. Alhburnbam.
Comes Shaftesbury. Ds. Weston.

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.

Ds. Jeffreys.

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 ?”
Said, “ One Buck, near Temple Barr; and that he

gave him the Copy, and never had it back from him ;
“ and did not know who put in the last Paragraph ;
“ for that he did not."

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, in the Abbey Church at Westminster; on the Wednesday, next, at Eleven a Clock, produce before
Thirtieth Day of this Instant January.

“ this House Mr. Thomas Jones, mentioned in his Peti-
“ tion; and that Mr. Thomas Jones shall have the Pro-

“ tection of this House.”
Baldwin exa The Order being read, for Mr. Fuller and Mrs. Bald-
mined, and
Fuller exami- win to attend :

The House being informed, " That Mr. Buck, a Buck examia ned, about the

Printer, had sent the original Papers:"

ned about it:
Books pub-
lished by him : Mrs. Baldwin was called in, and asked, “By whose
“ Order she published Fuller's Books?

And Mr. Buck, attending was called in, and shewn
She said, “ By Fuller's Order ; but kriew riot from the

Papers; who said, “ He had those Papers from Mr.

« Fuller."
“ whom the received them."
And being asked about the Words; [“ Published by or any

Order to print those Books ?”

And being asked, “ If Mr. Fuller told him, he had
“ Command?"]

Said, “ Mr. Fuller told him, “ He was commanded
Said, “ She knew nothing of those Words ; but that

by the Secretaries of State to print it; and said, the
Fuller hath often told her, “ He would bear her harm-

“ King was angry that it was not printed.
“ less ;” and believed, the could produce the original
“ Copies of the Books; but knew not the Printer.

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.
After which, Mr. Fuller was called in:

And, upon comparing the Copy with the printed
And being, by Order of the House, asked,
" ther Thomas Jones were in Being; and if he could Book, it appeared, that the Clause which Fuller said

was not his Writing, was all writ with his own Hand-
produce him?"

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-
ui ted ?"

Parliament assembled, That Mr. Weaver, who lodges at tend.
Said; “ He did."

Mr. Buck's, do attend this House To-morrow, at Eleven

a Clock.
Àrid being asked, “ By whose Command ?"

Said, " By Mr. Jones's and the rest of the Wit Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaratit præsens Par- Adjourn.
“ nesses: and that Jones told him, the last Seslion, “ If liamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis,
« he did not publish the Books, he would quit the Ser: octavum diem instantis Januarii, hora undecima Au.
“ vice he was doing the Public ; and that, if he printed foræ, Dominis fic decernentibus.
" any Thing against any Person, the Law was open ; if
« against the Government; Mr. Attorney might pro-
« fecute."

Being asked, “Who those Lords and Commons were;
" that were acquainted with Jones, and the Merits of
« his Cause?”

• Whe

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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."


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