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 Jovis, 15 die Maii.
Message from the King, recommending the Dispatch of some public Bills, &c.
"Though His Majesty resolved to begin His Journey towards Portsmouth on Friday next; yet, hoping that the Public Bills may in a short Time be ready for His Royal Assent, His Majesty is resolved to defer His Journey till Monday Morning; and in the mean Time desires both Houses of Parliament to prepare and finish the Public Bills now before them; and particularly He doth earnestly recommend to them the Dispatch of the Bills for the Militia, for the Highways, the Poor, and Printing: And, that the Nation may not suffer under the Reproach and Infamy of the Miscarriage in so glorious a Work as the Draining of the Fens, since there is not Time for the passing a Bill that may provide for the several Interests, His Majesty doth earnestly recommend to them the passing such a temporary Bill, for Preservation of those Works, as hath already passed, and is now expired; and when the Parliament meets again, all particular Rights may be provided for. And His Majesty will be at the House on Monday next, to conclude this Session.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about the Bill for Money for Officers who served the King.
The Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal, Earl of Portland, Earl of Bridgwater, Earl of Bollingbrooke, and the Lord Mohun, were appointed to manage this Free Conference, to consider what is fit to be said at it.
Bill to provide Carriages for the Navy and Ordnance.
The Earl of Bollingbrooke reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for the King's Carriages; and have made some Alterations and Amendments therein." Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Answer from H. C.
L. Lexington excused.
Message to H. C. with Bills.
ORDERED, That Mr. Middleton, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher attending this House, upon Breach of Privilege relating unto the Earl of Northumberland, is (at the Desire of his Lordship) released of his said Restraint or Imprisonment, paying his Fees: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Cherry, E. Rivers' Chaplain, arrested.
The House being this Day informed, "That Edward Cherry, a Domestic Chaplain of the Earl of Rivers, was arrested on the Fourth Day of this Month, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament due to the Peers of this Realm, at the Instigation of John George, George Nicholson, Creditors, and John Robinson Attorney, by Thomas Shynn Senior, George Merry, Edward Sage, and William Boggas Bailiffs:"
George, Nicholson, & al. sent for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal assembled in Parliament, That the said Parties and every of them are to appear before the Lords in Parliament To-morrow Morning, or as soon after as possibly may be, to give an Account of this Matter, as they shall be required; and herein they nor any of them may fail, as they will answer the contrary to this House.
Poole, Bp. of Chichester's Servant, released from an Arrest.
The House being this Day certainly informed, "That John Poole, a menial Servant and Secretary to the Lord Bishop of Chichester, was arrested, and imprisoned in The Marshalsey, contrary to the Privilege due to the Lords of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Poole shall be, and is hereby, released of his said Restraint or Imprisonment; and that his Bail or Caution for his true Imprisonment is likewise discharged and taken off, by virtue of this Order: And hereunto all Persons concerned are to yield Obedience, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Osborne to be attached, for arresting him.
ORDERED, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall attach the Body of John Osborne, a Marshal's Man, for arresting and imprisoning of Mr. John Poole, a menial Servant to the Lord Bishop of Chichester, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and forthwith bring him to this Bar, to answer his said Contempt: And this to be a sufficient Warrant in this Behalf.
DIE Mercurii, 15 die Maii, post meridiem.
Bill to prevent the Exportation of Leather.
Bill to confirm the Acts for draining the Fens.
Sheriffs Accompts Bill.
The Lord Ashley reported from the Committee, the Bill concerning Sheriffs, with certain Alterations and Provisos; which, being read Twice and debated, and some new Alteration made therein by the House, were Agreed to.
Walker, Reading Clerk, recommended to the King.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Treasurer is hereby desired specially to recommend Mr. John Walker (the Reading Clerk in this House) to the King's Majesty, that He would be pleased to consider him, for his great Pains and diligent Attendance (during this Parliament) in His Majesty's Service.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 16um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.