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 Sabbati, 11 die Julii.
Message from H. C. to apply to the King for a Fast;--and to remind the Lords of the Bills against Popery and Sectaries.
"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That His Majesty be humbly moved, That He would be pleased to appoint a Day of Humiliation, to deplore the Sins of the Nation, and to implore GOD's Mercy for Diversion of His Judgements, and particularly of this unseasonable Weather."
That this House doth concur with the House of Commons in the Order for moving the King for a Day of Humiliation; and their Lordships do intend to appoint some Lords to acquaint His Majesty with the Desires of both Houses therein.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Bruce and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and supply a former Act, for Distribution of Threescore Thousand Pounds amongst the truly loyal and indigent Commission Officers; and for assessing of Offices, and distributing the Monies thereby raised for their further Supply; whereto their Lordships Concurrence is desired."
Marq. of Winton's Bill.
Ld. Gerard versus Fitton, Granger, & al.
Whereas the original Paper delivered into this House by Edward Lloyd, and signed by Abraham Granger (intituled, "A Narrative of the horrid and detestable Design of the Lord Gerard against A. G. Gr. in compelling him to swear against Mr. Alex. Fitton"), is, by the Judgement of this House, declared and adjudged to be a false, odious, and infamous Libel, against the Person and Honour of the Lord Gerard Baron of Brandon, a Peer of this Realm and Member of Parliament:
Libel to be burnt.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Two Copies of the said Libel, which are to be signed by the Clerk of the Parliaments, shall be burnt, One in The New Pallace Yeard at Westm. by the Hand of the Common Hangman, by the Directions and Appointment of the Sheriffs of London and Midd. in that Behalf; and the other in the Market-place of the City of Chester, by the Direction and Appointment of the Mayor of the said City, at such Times as the said Lord Gerard shall appoint.
And it is further ORDERED, That the said original Libel, intituled, "A Narrative, &c." shall not be entered into the Journal Book of this House amongst the Records; but shall remain in the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliaments until the said Lord Gerard shall demand it of him, and then the Clerk of the Parliaments is hereby authorized to deliver the same to his Lordship.
It is lastly ORDERED, That this Order, and the Judgement of this House bearing Date the Ninth Day of this Instant July, shall be forthwith printed and published, by such Person or Persons as the Lord Gerard shall appoint and direct, for the fuller Vindication of his Lordship.
Horn Castle and Wildmore Fen.
It is ORDERED, That Sir John Prettyman and such others as are therein concerned shall shew Cause, by their Counsel, on Tuesday next, why an Order of this House, dated the Third of June last, complained against by the said Inhabitants, should not be revoked; or else, in Default thereof, the said Order is hereby vacated and made void to all Intents and Purposes.