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 Martis, 4 die Decembris.
D. of Cumberland.
D. of Albemarle.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Worcester.
Comes (fn. 1) Scarsdale.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Howard of Charlton.
Ds. Berkley of Berkeley.
Watcher's Nat. Bill.
Bill to vacate Sir E. Powel's Fines.
ORDERED, That the Lord Chief (fn. 2) Justice of the King's Bench, and Justice Tyrrell, have Notice to attend the Lords Committees for the Bill concerning Sir Edward Powell's Fines, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Bedells Nat. Bill.
Answer from H. C.
E. of Arundel's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Charles Howard Esquire; who returned a Bill sent down from hence, for restoring the Earl of Arrundell to the Dukedom of Norff.; to which the House of Commons have consented.
Bill against planting Tobacco in Engl.
Message to H. C. with Bills.
Bill for repairing the Highways, &c.
Sir G. Hamilton's Bill.
The Earl of Dorsett reported the Bill concerning Sir George Hamilton, as sit to pass, with some Amendments; which were read Twice, and Agreed to; and ORDERED That the said Bill, with the Amendments and Alterations now read, shall be ingrossed.
Sir T. Grymes' Bill.
Marq. of Worcester.
E. St. Albans.
Ds. Howard of Charl.
E. of Suffolk versus Peper, for scandalous Words.
And John Parker and George Fenn, upon their Oaths, did say, "That the said Pepper, in March last, at The Rose and Crowne in Walden, said, That the Earl of Suffolke was a Fool and a Knave; and he did hear that the Lords would choose him of their House of Parliament; but he did hope they had more Wit than to choose such a Fool."
And also Thomas Renham and John Bunniard deposed upon Oath, "That the said Alexander Peper did, on the 18 Day of May last past, say in their Hearing, at Walden, That the Earl of Suffolke was a base stinking Fellow."
And Peper being commanded to make Answer thereunto, he denied the Words witnessed by Parker and Fenn; but to the Words witnessed by Tho. Renham and Bunniard, "he said, he did not speak those Words, but he might say, the Earl of Suffolke shewed himself so."
Hereupon this House ORDERED, That Friday next, this House will take into Consideration what Judgement to give herein, and Precedents are to (fn. 3) be searched against that Time; and the said Peper shall stand committed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher in the mean Time, until further Order of this House.
Bill for Relief of the Poor, and Punishment of Vagrants.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor, and the Punishment of Vagrants and other disorderly Persons, within the City of London and Westm. and the Liberties thereof, and the late Lines of Communication."