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 Saturni, 9 die Junii.
Order concerning Needwood Forest.
ORDERED, That there be an Order to stop cutting and lopping Timber and Wood, in Needwood Forrest, in the County of Stafford; and that no Wood already cut which is upon that Ground, or carried into any other Place, shall be carried away without further Direction of His Majesty; and that Commissioners Names be delivered in, to put these Orders into Execution.
Wakelin, for treasonable Words.
Count. of Derby's Petition about the Murder of her Husband.
Report concerning the House choosing a Speaker.
The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee for Privileges, their Result concerning the Business re-committed to them, concerning the Lords choosing their own Speaker; which was read, as followeth, videlicet,
"That it is the Duty of the Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, ordinarily to attend the Lords House of Parliament; and that in case the Lord Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal be absent from the House of Peers, and that there be none authorized under the Great Seal from the King to supply that Place in the House of Peers, the Lords may then choose their own Speaker during that Vacancy."
Standing Order concerning a Speaker.
Standing Orders read.
Violation of the Privileges of Peers to be considered.
ORDERED, That it is referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider the great Violation that hath (fn. 1) been committed upon the Peers of this Realm, by restraining their Persons, burning them in the Hand, refusing their Privileges when they have been claimed, or any other Breaches; and that the said Committee have Power to send for all Offenders in these Kinds; and, after Examination thereof, to report the State thereof to this House.
Petition to the King, about His Proclamation against Prophaneness.
The Lord Wharton reported the Draught of a Petition to the King from both Houses of Parliament, touching His Majesty's enjoining the Reading His Proclamation against Prophane Persons, &c; which, being read, was approved of, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.
Sent to H. C.
Report concerning the King's Readiness to perform all things in His Declaration.
The Lord Chancellor gave the House Account, "That Yesterday he delivered their Lordships Sense to His Majesty, in the Presence of this whole House, concerning their Lordships Acceptance of His Majesty's Gracious Offer of Pardon in His Declaration. And His Majesty was graciously pleased to express His Willingness and Readiness to satisfy all the Particulars offered in His Declaration, both concerning their Lordships and all other Persons.
Peers to take the Oath of Allegiance.
Marq. Winton and L. St. John.
Weaver to attend, about Millet's Cause.
L. Purbeck's Business.
E. of Denbigh, Leave to be absent.
Order to stay the Waste of Timber, in Needwood Forest.
Upon Information given this Day to the House, "That there is great Waste committed, in the Forest of Needwood, in the County of Stafford, by cutting, felling, and carrying away, Timber and other Wood out of the said Forest of Needwood; and that there is Timber and Wood carried thence, and laid upon some Ground near to the said Forest:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That there shall be no more Timber or Wood cut or felled in the said Forest; nor that any already cut or felled shall be carried away from off the same, or any Part thereof, until His Majesty's Pleasure be further known; and that all such Wood and Timber that is certainly known to be cut and carried out of the said Forest, and laid upon any other Ground near thereunto, shall not be sold or removed from thence, until His Majesty's Pleasure be likewise further known therein. And it is hereby specially recommended to the Lord Aston, Sir Thomas Lee, Sir Harvy Baygood, Sir Charles Wolsely, Sir Charles Edgerton, Edward Baygood Esquire, Bryan Broughton Esquire, Daniell Watson Esquire, George Vernon Esquire, Edward Vernon Esquire, and Michaell Bidle Esquire, jointly or severally, to see this Order put in due Execution, for the Service of His Majesty; and, in case Obedience be not yielded hereunto, that Information be given to this House, that such further Course may be taken therein as shall be meet.