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, 15 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Stanhope, concerning the Post Office.
John Nicholson Gentleman, a Witness for the Lord Charles Stanhope in his Cause depending before a Committee of Lords, was sworn at this Bar.
Trinity House and Mountjoy, about the Ballast-office.
A Petition of the Master, Wardens, and Assistants, of The Trynity House, concerning the Ballast Office, granted to them, was read.
Likewise a Counter Petition, concerning the said Office, was read, in the Name of William Mountjoy Esquire.
ORDERED, That these Two Petitions are referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions; and all Parties to be heard.
Birkhead's Claim to be a Serjeant at Arms.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Birkhead; shewing, "That he hath a Patent for Life, from His late Majesty, granted to him in 1637, to be a Serjeant at Arms, and did actually attend on His Majesty in that Place; and desireth that this House would afford him that Justice, that he may attend His Majesty that now is, as a Serjeant at Arms, when He shall come into England:"
It is ORDERED, That the Petitioner do produce his Patent To-morrow Morning; and then this House will give further Order therein.
Long's Petition concerning the Records of Chancery.
Upon reading the Petition of Walter Long Esquire; wherein "he submits to the Order of this House, of the 12th of this Instant May, for delivering the Books, Writings, and Records, belonging to the Register's Office in Chancery; but desires, that Goldsborough and Edwards may receive the said Books, Writings, and Records from him, by Inventory; and that he may be indemnified by this House, for or concerning the said Books, Writings, and Records, &c."
It is ORDERED, That there be an Inventory taken of those Books, Writings, and Records, mentioned in the Order of this House, by a Duplicate under their respective Hands and Seals; and that Mr. Longe shall be indemnified in all Things relating to his Obedience to their Lordships said Order.
Committee to repeal Ordinances made since the Lord were interrupted.
Lords appointed to view and consider of what Ordinances have been made since the Lords in Parliament were voted useless, which now pass as Acts of Parliament; and their Lordships to draw up and prepare an Act to present to this House, to repeal what they think fit; videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Three; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
Answer from H. C.
Doctor Childe and Mr. Hobart return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will give a Meeting with their Lordships Committees, by a proportionable Number of their House, touching the King's Reception.
Message from thence, about repairing the King's Houses; and with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Arthur Annesley Esquire, &c.; who brought up these Particulars following, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. For the Provision of Monies for repairing the King's Houses, &c. not exceeding Thirty Thousand Pounds.
Agreed to, with an Alteration, wherein the Concurrence of the House of Commons is to be desired.
2. An Order to provide Robes for His Majesty. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order to provide a Crown and Sceptre for His Majesty. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree with the House of Commons in the Order for providing Robes for His Majesty, and also in the Order for providing of a Crown and Sceptre: As to the other Order, concerning providing of Monies for repairing the King's Houses, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to H. C. about repairing the King's Houses.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Childe and Mr. Eltonhead:
To let them know, that their Lordships do agree to the Order for providing of Monies for repairing of the King's Houses, with an Alteration, wherein they desire their Concurrence.
Order to prevent Waste in Dean Forest.
ORDERED, That no Waste nor further Cutting of any Timber, within the Forest of Deane, shall be committed; and that what Timber is there already cut down shall remain there, and not be carried away, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Private Business put off.
ORDERED, That all Private Business is put off, during the Public Business of the Kingdom depending.
Chamberlain, Earl of Denbigh's Servant, Privilege.
Upon the Motion of the Earl of Denbigh, and at his Request to this House:
It is ORDERED, That John Dowell and John Osbornc, who arrested Tho. Chamberlaine, his Lordship's menial Servant, contrary to the Privileges of Parliament, be forthwith released from their Imprisonment in The Fleete, by Order of this House.
Justice Baynes, for treasonable Words.
This Day Justice Baynes was brought before this House as a Delinquent; and after Freebodie's Information was read, Baynes denied he spake any such Words, and he said, "he abhorred them."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Freebody and one Bradley shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, and any (fn. 1) other Persons that can give Testimony in this Business; and Baynes is also to be then present.
Robes for the King,
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,"
"That Thomas Langhorne, Citizen and Skinner of London, be employed to provide Robes of Ermines for His Majesty."
and Crown and Sceptre.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,"
"That Alderman Vyner be appointed to provide the Crown and Sceptre for the King's Majesty."
House adjourned till 9 cras.