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, 23 die Julii.
Westminster Streets Bill.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning the amending and paving the Streets and Highways in Westm. and the Liberties thereof, is re-committed, to be further considered of; and the Committee to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, and report some Expedient Tomorrow Morning of the Matters now in Debate. And these Lords following are added to the said Committee; (videlicet,)
Bill for regulating Corporations.
The Earl of Portland reported, "That the Committee hath considered of the Bill concerning the better governing and regulating Corporations; and have made some Alterations and Amendments therein, which are offered to their Lordships Considerations:" And, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Message to H. C. with Bills.
Bill for Pains and Penalties on Persons excepted from Indemnity.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act declaring the Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, imposed upon the Estates and Persons of certain notorious Offenders, excepted out of the Act of free and general Pardon and Oblivion."
Petition to the King, on the Behalf of Sir A. Haselrigg's Children.
Hereupon the Duke of Albemarle made a Narrative of the good Service of Sir Arthur Haselrigg, in Preparation to the Restoring of His Majesty in Peace; and declared, "That his Promise and Engagement was to Sir Arthur, to endeavour the Saving of his Life, and Preserving of his Estate, upon that Condition."
And upon this the Lords agreed with the House (fn. 1), for presenting the said Petition to the King.
"That your Petitioners being satisfied that Sir Arthur Hesilrig, late deceased, was in his Life-time guilty of High Treason, and, in order to the passing of a Bill for that Purpose, resolved that all the Estate of the said Sir Arthur shall be forfeited; yet, being informed from the Duke of Albemarle, Your Majesty's General, That he, not long before Your Majesty's most happy Restoration, while he stood involved in many Difficulties, finding no Person so capable to obstruct his Design of restoring Your Majesty as the said Sir Arthur, did therefore (upon the said Sir Arthur's engaging to go Home to his House, and live quietly there) undertake to secure his Life and Estate.
"Your Petitioners, being very tender of the Honour and Engagement of a Person so eminently instrumental (under GOD) to the Happiness of Your Majesty and all Your loyal Subjects, do therefore most humbly beseech Your Majesty, That, out of Your Princely Clemency, You would vouchsafe to restore the Estate of the said Sir Arthur Heselrig to his Children, according to the Promise and Engagement of the said Duke of Albemarle, subject to the Payment of the just Debts of Sir Arthur Heselrig, in such Manner and Form as they were before this Act.
Bill concerning Quakers, &c.
Walker, Reading Clerk's Order for Fees.
It is ORDERED, That, according to the Custom of former Parliaments, every Peer of the Earls Bench shall give to the said Reading Clerk the Sum of Thirty Shillings, and every Peer of the Barons Bench the Sum of Twenty Shillings, as well they that are absent as they that are present, in respect of his Pains and diligent Attendance in this and the former Parliament.
Door-keepers Order for Fees.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That every Peer of the Earls Bench do give amongst the Door-keepers of the House of Lords the Sum of Thirty Shillings, and every Peer of the Barons Bench the Sum of Twenty Shillings, as well those that are absent as they that are present, in respect of their Pains and Attendance in this and the former Parliament.