Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 30 die Octobris.
Writs of Certiorari, Bill.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Holland and others; who brought a Bill, which is passed by the House of Commons, intituled, An Act for Confirmation of an Exchange of certain Lands, between Horatio Lord Townsend, and the Rector of East and West Rainham, in the County of Norfolk;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
L. Townsend and Rector of of Rainham, Bill.
Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets leading to the Parliament House.
Whereas there hath been of late much Interruption, by Carts and Drays, in King's-street, in the City of Westminster, so that the Lords and others are frequently hindered from coming to Parliament (to the Disservice of the King and Kingdom, and the Hinderance of the Members of Parliament passing to and from the Houses of Parliament aforesaid): It is therefore ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Steward of the City of Westminster, or his Deputy, together with the Justices of the Peace of the said City, shall, by their Care and Directions to the Constables within their said Limits, take special Order that no Cart, or Dray, make any Stay, more than for disburdening its Carriage; and that no empty Hackney Coach be suffered to make any Stay, between Whitehall and The Old Pallace, Westminster, aforesaid, from Nine of the Clock in the Morning to One in the Afternoon, during all the Sitting of this Parliament; and that no unnecessary Carriages, by Carts or Drays, be permitted to go through the said Streets, between the Hours aforesaid, during the Sitting of both Houses of Parliament: And herein a special Care is to be taken by the said Justices, and their Constables, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Order to prevent Coaches stopping the Stairs Foot.
To the End that the Lords and others coming to Parliament may not be hindered by the standing of Coaches near the Stairs Foot of the Passage to the House of Peers in The Old Pallace Yard at Westm.: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Knight Marshal's Men, who are appointed to attend upon the Peers House of Parliament, shall, from Time to Time, during the Sitting of the Parliament, take Care that no Coachman shall stop with his Coach near the Stairs Foot of the said Passage, longer than while he shall set down his Lord or Master, but immediately remove to the other Side of the said Pallace Yard, as he will answer the contrary to this House.
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