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 Lunæ, 16 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Speaker by Commission.
Memorandum, That, by reason of the Indisposition of the Lord Chancellor's Health, His Majesty granted a Commission under the Great Seal of England, for appointing the Lord Privy Seal to be Speaker of the House of Peers, in the Absence of the Lord Chancellor.
Which Commission was read.
And then the Lord Privy Seal took his Place as Speaker.
L. Ward excused.
ORDERED, That the Lord Ward is excused from his attending on this House, he having sent his Proxy.
Bill for uniting Churches in Cities, &c.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for uniting of Churches in Cities and Towns Corporate; and think it fit to pass, with some Alterations and Amendments."
Which being read Twice,
The Question being put, "Whether this House doth agree to these Amendments and Alterations now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That this Bill for the uniting of Churches shall be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn and others; who brought up,
A Bill, intituled, "An Act for taking away Damage Clear;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bill to take away Damage Clear.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking away Damage Clear."
Distresses for Rent Bill.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for a more speedy Proceeding for Recovery of Rents; and thinks it fit to pass, with some few Amendments."
Which were read Twice, and Agreed; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with these Amendments.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, diem Martis, 17um diem instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.