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, 15 die Decembris.
Answer from H. C.
Piedment Collection Bill.
The Lord Viscount Stafford reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for Payment of the Monies to the Protestants of Piedmont; and have thought (fn. 1) fit to make some Alterations and Proviso therein, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
Message to H. C. about it.
To let them know, that their Lordships have agreed to the Bill for levying of Monies, due upon the Collection for the Protestants of Piedmont, with some Alterations and a Proviso, wherein their Concurrence is desired.
College Leases Bill.
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Committee for College Leases have considered of the said Bill; and have thought fit to make some Alterations, and added some Provisos thereunto; which the Committee offer to their Lordships Consideration."
The said Provisos, with (fn. 2) another Proviso offered to the House at the Reporting of the Bill, were read Twice, and ordered to be re-committed to further Consideration of the said Committee; to meet this Afternoon; and Mr. Justice Tyrrell and Mr. Justice Browne are to assist their Lordships.
Sir T. Grymes' Bill.
The Marquis of Worcester reported from the Committee, the Bill concerning Sir Thomas Grymes, as fit to pass, with a Proviso; which Proviso was read Twice, and approved: And it is ORDERED, That the said Bill, with the Proviso now read, shall be ingrossed.
Vicarage of Royston Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Maintenance of the Vicar for the Time being of the Vicarage of Royston, in the Counties of Hertford and Cambridge, and of his Successors, Vicars of the said Vicarage."
Boreel's Nat. Bill.
Seats for the Lords.
ORDERED, That it is referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider of improving of Seats for the Lords in this House, the better to prevent Disorder in the House when they come to voting, for Want of Seats.
E. of Suffolk versus Pepper.
And the Lord Chancellor, by the Direction of the House, told him, "That their Lordships do much condemn him, for his scandalous Speeches spoken against the Earl of Suffolk, a Member of this House; but in regard the Act of Oblivion do pardon the Criminal Part of his Offence, yet their Lordships have left the Earl of Suffolke at Liberty to take his Course at Law against him."
Bill for due Observation of the Sabbath.
Hatfield Level Bill.
D. of Bucks.
D. of Richmond.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Maw & al. Petition.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Symon Maw and others is referred to the said Committee (fn. 3)
Sir E. Gostwick's Bill.
Committees to meet.
E. of Suffolk versus Pepper.
Whereas Alexander Pepper, under Restraint of this House, was this Day brought to the Bar; and the Lord Chancellor (as Speaker) by Direction of this House told him, "That their Lordships do much condemn him, for his scandalous Speeches against the Earl of Suffolke, a Peer of the Realm, and a Member of this House:" But, in regard the Act of Oblivion doth pardon the Criminal Part of his Offence, it is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Alexander Pepper is, by this Order, released of his present Restraint or Imprisonment; yet their Lordships do leave the said Earl of Suffolke at Liberty to take his Course at Law against the said Pepper, any Proceeding in this House against him concerning the said Earl notwithstanding."