Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Saturni, videlicet, 8 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
D. of Yorke.
D. of Cumberland.
D. of Bucks.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Worcester.
Comes St. Albans.
Comes (fn. 1) Digby.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard of Cha'lt.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Herbert of Cherb.
Ds. Berkley of Berkley.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord of Valentia, &c.; who brought Two Bills, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Act for the Attainder of several Persons guilty of the horrid Murder of His late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First.
2. An Act enabling George Faunt, of Foston, in the County of Leicester, Esquire, to sell and convey Part of his Lands, for Payment of several Debts and Legacies charged upon his Estate by Sir Wm. Faunt Knight, deceased, and for the raising of Portions for his Younger Children, and for the making his Wife a Jointure.
Bill to attaint the Murderers of the late King.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Attainder of several Persons, guilty of the horrid Murder of His late Sacred Majesty King Charles the First."
ORDERED, That this Bill be read again on Monday Morning, the First Business.
E. of Suffolk versus Pepper.
The Lord Chief Baron reported his Opinion, and the rest of the Judges that were present here Yesterday, concerning the Words spoken by Alexander Peper against the Earl of Suffocke; and their Opinions are, "That some Words were spoken before, and some since, this Parliament sat. As to so much as concerns Misdemeanors, Contempt, or Breach of Privileges, which happened before the Four and Twenty Day of June last, are pardoned and discharged by the Act of Oblivion: But as to the Civil Interest of the Party, the Fact is not pardoned by the said Act of Oblivion; but his Lordship may have his Remedy at Law."
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That the Earl of Suffolke is left at Liberty to take his Remedy at Law against Peper, as he shall be advised by Counsel.
ORDERED, That Alexander Pepper shall be brought to this Bar on Monday Morning next; and then the Pleasure of this House to be made known unto him.
Bill to vacate Sir E. Powell's Fines.
The Earl of Bristoll reported from the Committee, the Bill for vacating the Fines of Sir Edw. Powell and his Lady, as fit to pass, with some Alterations and Amendments.
Then the Amendments and Alterations were read Twice.
And after a Debate thereof;
And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall be re-committed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the Question was put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations and Additions now read, shall be engrossed?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Memorandum, That, before the putting of the aforesaid Question, these Lords following desired Leave to enter their Protestations, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative: Which was granted.
E. of Suffolk versus Pepper.
The Lords in Parliament assembled this Day, taking in Consideration the Words spoken in May last by Alexander Peper, to the Dishonour of the Earl of Suffolke; their Lordships being tender of the Act of Oblivion, of any Proceedings to be had in this House, for Misdemeanors, Contempts, or Breach of Privilege, before the 24th Day of June last; and also for that the Lord Chief Baron and the rest of the Judges present delivered their Opinion, that the Earl of Suffolk may have his Remedy at Law in this Case, notwithstanding the said Act:
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Earl of Suffolke be at Liberty to take his Remedy at Law against the said Alexander Peper; and that no Proceedings before their Lordships shall be any Prejudice to the said Earl of Suffolke to take his Course at Law against the said Alexander Peper.
House adjourned till 10 Monday Morning next, rora.