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 Veneris, 14 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, being not well.
Sir T. Leventhorpe's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of Sir Thomas Leventhorpe Baronet, in the Counties of Essex and Hertford."
Mason, D. of Newcastle's Servant, to be brought by Habeas Corpus.
This House being this Day informed, "That Richard Mason, menial Servant to the Duke of Newcastle, a Peer of this Realm (being on Wednesday the 12th instant arrested, at the Suit of Bold Boughey Esquire, Warden of The Fleete, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament), is detained under Execution in the Prison now called The Compter of Woodstreet, London:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That His Majesty's Writ of Habeas Corpus cum Causa be awarded, and directed to the Sheriffs of London and Midd. commanding them to bring the Body of the said Richard Mason before the Lords in Parliament, on Monday the 17th Day of February Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
London and Keese to be brought to the Bar, for arresting Belon. Mauhert to attend.
ORDERED, That Nicholas Keise and Lodowicke London, Bailiffs of the City of Westm. now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for taking in Execution the Goods of Peter Belon, One of His Majesty's Servants in Ordinary, in November last, at the Suit of Nicholas Maubert, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and for speaking contemptuous Words of the Lord Chamberlain's Protection granted to the said Peter Belon, shall be brought to the Bar of this House on Saturday the 15th Day of February Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Morning; and also that the said Nicholas Maubert is hereby required to attend this House at the same Time, upon Summons to be given him.
Morley and Grenvile versus Elwes.
The House proceeded to the further Hearing of Counsel in the Cause depending between Cutbert Morley and Bernard Greenvile Esq. and Jeremy and Henry Elwaies.
And the Counsel of Elwaies desiring that one Grange might be examined viva voce; which being not consented unto by the Counsel of Morley, in regard he (fn. 1) not examined in this Cause in the Court of Chancery, the Counsel were commanded to withdraw; and the House took the same into Consideration.
And, after some Debate,
The Question being put, "Whether to hear Grange in this Cause, at this Bar, viva voce?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
It was also agreed, that William Comendale, another Witness for Elwaies, may be examined upon what he deposed in Chancery, but not unto any new Matter.
ORDERED, That this House will proceed in the further Hearing of this Cause To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 15um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.