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, 5 die Maii.
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. (fn. 1) Albans.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley Strat.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Reeves and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to take away Damage Clear;" wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Order for keeping open the Common Sewer near the Parliament Office.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Bridgwater (who, with other Lords (calling to their Assistance Sir John Denham, Surveyor General of His Majesty's Works), have viewed the Ditch, or Common Sewer, adjoining close to the Tower where the Records of Parliament are kept, and the House wherein the Clerk of the Parliaments lives), "That their Lordships do find, That Part of the said Common Sewer and Ditch hath of late been stopped up, and that the filling up of the Remainder thereof will be an Annoyance to the King's said House, and may endanger the Security of the Records there kept, by making them more liable to the Danger of Fire, and the easier Access of Thieves:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, recommended to Mr. Surveyor General of His Majesty's Works, and to the Commissioners for the Sewers of Westm. that they do take a speedy and effectual Course, that the said Common Sewer be opened as formerly it was, whereby the Water from The Thames may flow in and cleanse the said Common Sewer, which is now in Part stopped up, that it cannot flow in as usually heretofore it did; and also to prevent any Building upon the said Common Sewer for the future.
Walker, who arrested Ly. Petre, discharged.
Whereas James Walker, who arrested the Lady Elizabeth Petre, Wife to the Lord Petre (contrary to the Privileges due to the Peerage of this Realm), was this Day brought to the Bar; and having, by his Petition, acknowledged his hearty Sorrow for his said Offence, was by this House reprehended for the same, and directed to make his Submission to the Lady Petre: