Penal Laws and Test Act: Questions Touching Their Repeal Propounded in 1687-8 by James II., to the Deputy Lieutenants and Magistrates of the Counties of Beds, Berks, Bristol [etc.] ... from the Original Returns in the Bodleian Library

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Sir George Floyd Duckett
subscribers only, 1883 - Criminal law - 364 pages
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Page 58 - This day died Mr. Samuel Pepys. a very worthy, industrious and curious person, none in England exceeding him in knowledge of the navy, in which he had passed through all the most considerable offices, Clerk of the Acts and Secretary of the Admiralty, all which he performed with great integrity.
Page xxxiii - He was charged to declare in strong language that the maids of honor would not endure delay, that they were determined to prosecute to outlawry, unless a reasonable sum were forthcoming, and that by a reasonable sum was meant seven thousand pounds. Warre excused himself from taking any part in a transaction so scandalous. The maids of honor then requested William Penn to act for them ; and Penn accepted the commission.
Page 286 - James adds, that he stood all the while by the bedside, and seeing the King would not receive the Sacrament from them, and knowing his sentiments, he desired the company to stand a little from the bed, and then asked the King whether he should send for a priest, to which the King replied : For God's sake, brother, do, and lose no time.
Page 269 - Pett * of Chatham, for a trial of making a vessel that would sail swiftly ; it was built with low decks, the guns lying near the water, and was so light and swift of sailing, that in a short time he told us she had, ere the Dutch war was ended, taken as much money from privateers as would have laden her ; and that more such being built, did in a year or two scour the Channel from those of Dunkirk and others which had exceedingly infested it. He added that it would be the best and...
Page 176 - In the first place, we do declare that we will protect and maintain our archbishops, bishops, and clergy, and all other our subjects of the Church of England in the free exercise of their religion as by law established, and in the quiet and full enjoyment of all their possessions, without any molestation or disturbance whatsoever.
Page ix - Whether he will assist and contribute to the election of such members as shall be for taking off the Penal Laws and Tests ? 3. Whether he will support the King's Declaration for Liberty of Conscience, by living friendly with those of all perswasions, as subjects of the same Prince, and good Christians ought to do?
Page xxx - ... to call a Parliament, whether he will be for taking off the penal laws and the tests. 2. Whether he will assist and contribute to the election of such members as shall be for taking off the penal laws and tests. 3. Whether he will support the king's declaration for liberty of conscience by living friendly with those of all persuasions, as subjects of the same prince and good Christians ought to do.
Page 269 - ... who must have all their effeminate accommodations, and for pomp ; that it would be the ruin of our fleets if such persons were continued in command, they neither having experience nor being capable of learning, because they would not submit to the fatigue and inconvenience which those who were bred seamen would undergo, in those so otherwise useful swift frigates.
Page 58 - Pepys had educated in all sorts of useful learning, sending him to travel abroad, from whence he returned with extraordinary accomplishments, and worthy to be heir. Mr. Pepys had been for near forty years so much my particular friend, that Mr. Jackson sent me complete mourning, desiring me to be one to hold up the pall at his magnificent obsequies ; but my indisposition hindered me from doing him this last office.
Page 269 - I dined with Mr. Pepys, late Secretary to the Admiralty, where was that excellent shipwright and seaman (for so he had been and also a Commissioner of the Navy) Sir Anthony Deane. Amongst other discourse, and deploring the sad condition of our navy, as now governed by...

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