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, 15 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Cleveland's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the settling the Manors and Lands of the Earl of Cleveland, &c."
ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Earl of Cleveland's Petition was; to meet this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, at Four of the Clock; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit: And all Parties concerned are to be heard.
Report concerning the borrowing 100,000£. of the City.
The Marquis of Dorchester, and the rest of the Lords which were appointed to go with a proportionable Number of the Commons into the City, to borrow One Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the urgent Occasions of the Kingdom, upon the Security of the Bill of Poll-money, (fn. 1)
And this Answer was returned for the present from the Mayor and Common Council, "That their Number at this Time was but small; therefore could give no positive Answer at that Time. But the Lord Mayor said, They did not like the Security of Pollmoney, being so unequal; and that other Grievances they had, which they could not then mention further."
Report of the Conference about the Bill of Indemnity.
Then the Lord Chancellor reported the Message Yesterday from the House of Commons, concerning the Alterations, Amendments, and Provisos, in the Bill of Indemnity; wherein the House of Commons did adhere, and wherein they did agree.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Elliston; who brought up a Bill to enable the County of Durham to send Knights, and the City of Durham to send Burgesses, to serve in Parliament; wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bill of Indemnity.
The Proviso concerning Ireland to pass, with some Amendments.
The Isles of Jersey and Guernsey to be included in the Bill.
This House adheres to the Names of the King's Judges.
This House adheres to the Names of Sir Henry Vane, Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Colonel Lambert, and Colonel Axtell.
Message from H. C. to prevent the Exportaion of Wool, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Downing, &c.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons are in preparing a Bill, to inhibit the Transportation of Wool, which Bill will require some Time to perfect; therefore, to prevent any Inconvenience in the mean Time, the House of Commons have passed a Desire to His Majesty, that a Proclamation may be issued to that Purpose, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to move His Majesty, to issue out a Proclamation, as is desired.
The Lord Chancellor is appointed to move the King herein.
Bill of Indemnity.
This House adheres concerning Adrian Scrope.
This House adheres to the Proviso concerning Edmond Waring and others.
The House agrees with the House of Commons in the last Proviso.
Committee to prepare Heads for a Conference about it.
ORDERED, To have a Free Conference with the House of Commons, and the Lord Steward, Lord Chamberlain, Earl South'ton, Lord Fynch, and Lord Wharton, are appointed to manage the Free Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Amendments and Alterations in the Bill of Indemnity; and to prepare Reasons to be offered at that Conference, according to the Sense given in the House this Day upon the Debate; and to meet at Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning.
The King to be moved for a Proclamation against transporting Wools, &c.
"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty be humbly desired, forthwith to issue His Proclamation against the transporting and conveying any Sort of Wool, Wool Fells, and all Yarn made of Wool, Fullers Earth, and all other Scouring Earth whatsoever, out of England, Wales, or the Town of Berwicke, into Scotland, or into Foreign Parts out of England; and to give Order to the Customers and Officers of the several Ports, and other Officers, to take special Care therein; as also that Care be taken, that no more of the said Commodities be sent to Guernsey or Jersey than what is necessary for the Use and Manufactures of those Islands; and that the Persons shipping the same thither do give good Security for the Landing the same there: And that all Governors and other Officers upon the said Islands be required to take special Care, that what shall be so landed be not re-shipped thence into any Foreign Parts: And for the better regulating of what shall be permitted to be transported to those Islands, that the same shall be shipped thither from Two or Three Ports of England only; and also that His Majesty will be pleased to issue another Proclamation in Ireland, for the speedy putting in Execution all the Laws and Statutes made against the transporting of Wool out of Ireland, into the Islands of Guernsey or Jersey, or into Scotland, or into any other Parts, except into England only."
House adjourned till 9a cras.