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, videlicet, 18 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for a Grant of certain Impositions upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors, for the Increase of His Majesty's Revenue, during His Life."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to these Lords following; videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Five, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings. And Baron Atkins and Baron Turner to assist their Lordships.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Viscount Falkland, &c.; who brought up a Bill for confirming the Sale of the Manor of Hitcham, sold to Charles Doe by Sir John Clarke Knight and Baronet; and for settling and disposing other the Lands of the said Sir John Clarke and Dame Philadelphia his Wife.
Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, and Tenures in Capite and by Knights Service, and Purveyance; and for settling a Revenue upon His Majesty in Lieu thereof."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to the same Committee as the Bill for Imposition upon Ale and Beer is. And Mr. Baron Atkins and Mr. Baron Turner to assist the Lords Committees.
Dutchess of Somerset's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Frances Dutchess of Somersett:
It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Consideration of the Committee as is for the taking away the Court of Wards; and the Two Provisos delivered in are likewise referred to the said Committee.
Hyde & al. Nat. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Naturalization of Francis Hyde and others."
Message from H. C. with a Bill;--and to sit P. M.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord of Valencia, &c.; who brought up a Bill for further supplying and explaining certain Defects in an Act, intituled, "An Act for the speedy Provision of Money, for disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdom, both by Land and Sea."
2. To desire their Lordships would sit this Afternoon, in respect of the Shortness of the Time and the Weight of Business.
The Answer returned was:
That, in order to Dispatch of the great Businesses depending, their Lordships have ordered several Committees to meet this Afternoon; and therefore think it convenient not to sit this Afternoon as a House. Any other Time, they will sit if they shall desire it.
Edney, Crofts, and Ogden, to be attached for Contempt.
Upon Information, and the Oath of Jonathan Hickes, at this Bar, "That Mrs. Edney, Crofts, and Ogden an Attorney, did slight the Order of this House made Yesterday, and spoke slighting and contemptuous Words against their Lordships."
College Leases Bill.
ORDERED, That the Report of the Bill for College Leases shall be the First Business To-morrow Morning.
Collection for Ogilby, for printing a Bible.
ORDERED, That Doctor Hodges shall attend the Lords, to receive from them such voluntary Contributions as their Lordships shall give to Mr. Ogleby, in Recompence of his great Pains and Charge he hath been at in printing a Bible, which he hath presented and dedicated to this House.
House adjourned till 9 cras Aurora.