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 Lunæ, videlicet, 14 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Stanhope, concerning the Post Office.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Stanhope concerning the Letter Office:
It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Committee of Lords following:
1 E. Lyncolne.
6 E. Berks.
3 E. Dorsett.
2 E. Nottingham.
5 Comes Bridgwater.
4 Comes Exon.
7 Comes Rivers.
1 Ds. Hunsdon.
2 Ds. Grey.
4 Ds. Craven.
3 Ds. Roberts.
Any Five; to meet at 9 To-morrow Morning.
Baynes sent for, for Words against the King.
Upon Information to the House, "That one Justice Baynes, a Brewer in Southwarke, hath spoken treasonable Words against His Majesty," witnessed by Thomas Freebody:
It is ORDERED, That the said Baynes shall be sent for, as a Delinquent, to be brought before this House To-morrow Morning; and then the Witness likewise to be present.
And upon Information by the Earl of Lyncolne, "That there was another Person that had spoken other treasonable Words against the King:"
It is ORDERED, That he be sent for, as a Delinquent, when his Name shall be given in; and likewise the Persons that are Witnesses.
Millot's Petition about his Ship.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Millott:
It is ORDERED, That his Ship shall be delivered to him, unless Cause be shewed to the contrary within Seven Days.
Baron Tomlins's Petitions.
Two Petitions of Baron Tomlins were read, and ORDERED to be referred to the Committee for Petitions; and they to have Power to examine the Contents thereof, and report the same to this House.
Chamberlain, Earl of Denbigh's Servant, Privilege.
John Segrave, John Dowell, and Jo. Osborne, were brought to this Bar, as Delinquents, for arresting Mr. Chamberlaine, a menial Servant to the Earl of Denbigh, who had his Lordship's Protection under his Hand and Seal.
Jo. Dowell and Jo. Osborne said, "They did arrest the said Chamberlaine, and did see his Lordship's Protection when it was shewed them; but they could not read, therefore carried the same to the Secondary of The Counter."
It is ORDERED, That the said Dowell and Osborne shall be committed to The Fleete, during the Pleasure of this House; and that the Secondary of The Counter shall be sent to, to appear before this House To-morrow Morning, to answer his Offence.
And upon the Mediation of the Earl of Denbigh; it is ORDERED, That the said Jo. Seagrave, the Creditor, shall be released, in regard he is a poor Man.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on Saturday last, with the Order for staying of Wastes upon the King's Lands, &c. return with this Answer:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Watkins to be restored to the Searcher's Place of London.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Watkins, Head Searcher of London; desiring, "he may be restored to the said Office, having a Patent for it from the late King, and being unjustly put out:"
It is ORDERED, That he be restored to the said Office; according to the Petition.
Bushell to attend the Committee for Petitions.
ORDERED, That the Keeper of the Prison where Tho. Bushell is a Prisoner shall bring him before the Lords Committees for Petitions To-morrow in the Afternoon, at which Time his Cause is to be heard there.
Message to H. C. for Committees to meet about the King's Reception.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Childe and Mr. Hobart:
To let them know, that the Lords have appointed a Committee of Sixteen Lords, to consider of the Reception of the King; and to meet this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to desire that they would appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number of their House, to meet at the same Time.
Upon Information, "That several Grants have been surreptitiously gotten, since the Year 1642, which have been prejudicial to the King, and the Peers of this House:"
It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Committee for Privileges, who are to consider, and examine the same, and report the same to this House, what Remedy they think fit.
Grove, &c. concerning New College.
Upon reading the Petition of Robert Grove, &c. Fellows of New Colledge, in Oxon;
It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Committee for Petitions, who are to hear the same, and report to this House.
Serjeants at Mace, to deliver Maces.
Upon Information, "That some Serjeants of the Mace had Maces in their Hands, and they refused to deliver the same, for the present Service of His Majesty, to those Persons this House have appointed:"
It is ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider who have the Propriety of those Maces.
Lords added to Committee for Petitions,
These Lords were this Day added to the Committee for Petitions; videlicet,
ORDERED, That the Lord Robertes be added to the Committee for Privileges, and the Sub-committee.
Wethered restored to the Comptrollership of the King's Works.
ORDERED, That Francis Wethered be put into the Execution of his Office of Comptroller of the King's Works, until the Pleasure of the King be further known.
Exportation of the King's Goods to be prevented.
ORDERED, That all Pictures and Statues belonging to His Majesty be stopped from Transportation, by the Officers of the Ports of London, and of all other Ports; until the further Pleasure of this House be known.
General Monk's Ordinance.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Act concerning General Monck shall meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Bill for settling the Nation.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill of settling the Committee of both Houses for the great Affairs of the Kingdom do meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and afterwards to adjourn from Time to Time as they shall please.
Lords to be wrote to, to attend.
ORDERED, That Letters be written to these Lords following, to give their Attendance on this House as Peers:
1 Marquis Hertford.
2 Comes South'ton.
4 Comes Peterborough.
5 Comes Portland.
3 E. Lyndsey.
1 Ds. Paget.
2 Ds. Lovelace.
Bishop, Serjeant at Arms.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Petitions do consider of the Title of Wm. Bishop Esquire, to be a Serjeant at Arms belonging to the King's Majesty; and that Mr. Middleton and Mr. Moore, in whose Hands Two Maces now are, do forthwith attend the said Lords Committees, to give them an Account to whom the said Maces do belong.
House adjourned till 9a cras.