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 Mercurii, 24 die Julii.
Westminster Streets Bill.
The Earl of Portland reported, "That the Committee for the Bill concerning paving and mending the Streets and Highways in Westm. having taken the same into Consideration, have thought fit to make some Alterations therein, which are offered to the Consideration of the House:"
Message to H. C. with it.
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Mr. Clotterbucke do forthwith send Letters to those particular Lords, signed under the Hands of the Lords Commissioners, to desire that the Monies of such Lords as are now in Town may be paid in between this and Saturday next; and within Fourteen Days by those Lords as are out of Town.
Message from H. C. with a Bill to regulate the Navy.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Coventrey and others; who returned a Bill sent down formerly, concerning Articles and Orders for the better governing the Navy; wherein the House of Commons have made some Alterations, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration, and desire Concurrence therein.
Porey versus Hardy, for taking up Abp. Parker's Bones, and selling his leaden Coffin.
The Earl of North'on reported, "That the Committee hath examined the Business upon the Petition of Doctor Pory; and their Lordships find, upon the Examination of. Wimesses, that Mathew Hardy did take up the Body of Archbishop Parker out of the Place where he was buried, and took away the Lead wherein he was wrapped, and sold it, and buried the Bones of that worthy Person under a Dunghill; having defaced his Monument, and converted his Tomb-stone to the Use of a Table in his House; to which the said Hardy pleads the Act of Indemnity:"
The House, taking into Consideration this inhuman Act, did order, That this House will respite the giving any Determination whether this Fact be within the Act of Oblivion or not, until the next Meeting after the Adjournment of this Parliament: And in the mean Time the said Mathew Hardy shall take up, or cause to be taken up, the Bones of the said Archbishop of Canterbury, where they are now laid, and put them into the same Place where he was first buried; and that he shall forthwith, at his own Charges, erect a Tomb over the said Place of his Burial, as formerly was. And this House will further consider, whether it be not fit to have a Bill brought in for the preventing of Inconveniencies in the like Kind hereafter.
E. of Lincoln versus the Undersheriff of Midd and Hill, for a Breach of Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That the Dwelling-house of the Earl of Lyncolne was last Night broken open, by the Under Sheriff of Midd. who brought along with him Soldiers and other Persons, being a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament:"
After some Consideration hereof: It is ORDERED, That the further Examination of this Business is referred to the Committee of Privileges; who are to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock; at which Time the Under Sheriff and Hill an Attorney shall attend their Lordships. And Report hereof is to be made to this House.
ORDERED, upon the Desire of the Lord Willoughby of Parham, That Thomas Wraye, now in Custody, upon a Breach of Privilege of Parliament, in arresting one Firth, a menial Servant of his Lordship's, shall be released of his present Restraint and Imprisonment, paying his Fees; he having submitted himself to his Lordship: And this to be a sufficient Warrant to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House.