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 Veneris, 26 die Julil.
Bill concerning Pawns.
The Lord Cornwallis reported, "That the Committee hath considered of the Bill enabling Trustees to sell Lands of Mr. Gipps; and they think it fit to pass as it is, being with the Consent of all Persons interested therein."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act enabling Trustees to sell certain Lands and Tenements, in the Counties of Suffolke and Norfolke, for the Payment of the Debts of Richard Gipps Esquire, and providing Portions for his Younger Children."
Bill to restore Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction.
The House resuming the Debate of the Bill concerning restoring Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction; for the freer Consideration thereof, the House was adjourned into a Committee of the whole House during Pleasure.
The House of Commons being ready in the Painted Chamber for the Conference appointed Yesterday; the Lord Treasurer, the Lord Privy Seal, the Lord Chamberlain, and the Earl of Portland, were appointed to report the Conference.
Report of the Conference concerning the Bill for regulating Corporations.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Effect of the Conference with the House of Commons, upon the Alterations sent down to the House of Commons in the Bill concerning regulating of Corporations; which in short was, "That the House of Commons conceive their Lordships Amendments in the said Bill did change the whole Body of the Bill; and seeing their Lordships have agreed to the Preface, they hope their Lordships will agree with them also in the Whole: That the Members of the House of Commons who serve for Corporate Towns cannot agree to the said Amendments, without Breach of Trust reposed in them by those Corporate Towns they serve for; as conceiving those Alterations tend to the destroying the Charters of all Corporations: That the House of Commons look after a present Security and Alteration of many Things that want Reformation, which these Alterations do not produce; therefore they desire the Bill may pass as they brought it up."
Message to H. C. for a further Conference about it.
Heads for it.
The Lord Treasurer, Lord Chamberlain, and the Earl of Portland, were appointed to manage the Conference, upon these Heads: "To let the House of Commons know, that, in regard of the Shortness of Time, the Weightiness of the Business in Agitation between the Houses, His Majesty's Desire to adjourn the Parliament this Week, and the Thinness of the Houses at this Time, many Members being gone out of Town; therefore this House doth think it fit to put off the further Consideration of this Business until the next Meeting of the Parliament after the Adjournment, when their Lordships hope the Act for Corporations may be so framed as may answer the Scope of both Houses, which is the same."
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Phillip Warwick and others; who brought up these Bills following, which have passed the House of Commons, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
E. of Lincoln, Privilege.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Privileges, being now sine Die, shall meet this Afternoon, to examine the Breach of Privilege late offered to the Earl of Lyncolne; and, after the Hearing of Witnesses on both Sides, to report the same to this House.
It is ORDERED, That Robert Johnson, at whose Suit Will. Firth, menial Servant to his Lordship, was arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, shall be forthwith released from his present Restraint under the Serjeant at Arms; he having made his Submission to his Lordship for his said Offence.
Answer from H. C.
Order for repairing the Streets, &c.
The Lords in Parliament taking Notice that the Streets, Lanes, and other Public Passages, in or near the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, and especially in Holborne and the Lane commonly called St. Margarett's Lane, leading to the Parliament House; as also the Highways about the said Liberties of London and Westm. are very much out of Repair:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the Justices of Peace, and all others herein concerned, shall forthwith, upon Sight of this Order, take effectual Care that the said Streets, Lanes, and Highways, especially within One Mile of the said Cities, or either of them, be speedily repaired, according to Law, as they will answer the contrary at their Perils:
And it is further ORDERED, That the Justices of Peace, and other Persons concerned, do take Care that no Place be used for a Lay-stall, or for laying of Soil, or other offensive Things, in or near the said Cities, or either of them, which hath not been used for that Purpose above or before the Space of Twenty Years last past; and that all such Places now used for those Uses, which have not been so used before Twenty Years last past, be cleansed, and all Soil and other offensive Things removed thence, within the Space of Two Months next ensuing.