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, 9 die Julii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
D. of York's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta cst Billa, "An Act for settling the Profits of the Post-office, and Power of granting Wine Licenses, on his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke and the Heirs Males of his Body."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, are to meet To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The House gave the aforesaid Committee a particular Direction for to leave out of this Bill that Proviso which confirms those Licenses formerly made, because it tends to destroy the main Profit of the Bill.
Highways and Streets about London, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act for repairing, paving, and amending, the Highways and Streets about the Cities of London and Westminster."
L. Gerard versus Fitton & al.
The House having Yesterday heard, at this Bar, Alexander Fitton, Edward Lloyd, John Cade, and John Wright, by their Counsel at large, what they could further say in Defence of themselves, for contriving, signing, and publishing, a false, odious, and infamous Libel, signed by Abraham Granger, against the Lord Gerard of Brandon, a Peer of this Realm, and Member of Parliament:
It is this Day ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, after a very serious and deliberate Consideration taken by their Lordships of the whole Matter, That the said Lord Gerrard is clear and free, and is hereby cleared and freed, from all or any of the Matters of or in the said Libel; and that the said Alexander Fitton shall undergo the Judgement of this House, as followeth:
"1. That the said Alexander Fitton is hereby fined unto His Majesty in the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds."
"2dly, That the said Alexander Fitton shall be, and hereby is, committed to be kept close Prisoner in the King's Bench Prison, until he produce and bring forth the said Abraham Granger.".
"3dly, That the said Lord Gerard is hereby left to his free Liberty to proceed at Law for Reparation, by Occasion of the said Libel."
"4ly, That the said Alexander Fitton shall find good and sufficient Sureties for the good Behaviour during Life, which is to be taken by the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench."
And their Lordships do further Order and Adjudge, That the said Edward Lloyd, John Cade, and John Wright, for their being privy to, signing, and publishing of the said false, odious, and infamous Libel, shall be imprisoned in The Fleete, there to remain during His Majesty's Pleasure; and, before their being released, shall find good and sufficient Security for their good Behaviours during Life, which is to be taken by the said Lord Chief Justice.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, decimum diem instantis Julii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.