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 Jovis, 26 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords Leave to be absent, and absent Lords excused.
Earl of Kent hath Leave to be absent from this House for Two or Three Days.
The Archbishop of Cant. is excused for his Absence, not being well.
Earl of Portland, excused.
Lord Lovelace, excused.
Lord Bishop of St. David's excused, not being well.
Lord Cornwallis hath Leave to be absent for Four or Five Days.
Ly. F. Savili's Bill.
The Lord Howard of Charlton reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for the better securing of a Portion of Five Thousand Pounds to the Lady Francis Savill; and finding it is a Bill with the Consent of all Parties concerned, their Lordships think it fit to pass, with a few small Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and this House ordered the said Bill should be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Sir T. Hebblethwayte's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Thomas Hebblethwayt to sell or dispose of Land, to pay Debts, and make Provision for younger Children."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Jane and Henry Perkins to insure Lands purchased by Thomas Wharton, Doctor of Physic, in the County Palatine of Durham."
Sheriffs of London, and Warden of The Fleet, Indemnity Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to indemnify the late Sheriffs of the City of London, and the Warden of The Fleete, touching the Escapes of Prisoners, and other Matters occasioned by the late Fire."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Wednesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Bill against Atheism, &c.
ORDERED, That the Bill against Atheism and Profaneness shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, by a Committee of the whole House.
Herbert versus Sir J. Lenthall.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House with Sir John Lenthall's Answer to the Petition of Zouch Herbert; upon the Reading whereof, the House directed the said Zouch Herbert might have a Copy of the same, if he desired it.
Vernon versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Grace Vernon, complaining against Sir John Lenthall Knight, Marshal of the King's Bench Prison, for the Escape of George Farrington, a Prisoner under Execution, in the Custody of the said Sir John Lenthall; as also of the Answer of the said Sir John Lenthall thereunto:
It is ORDERED, That the Examination of the Matter of Fact complained of in the said Petition is hereby referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships are to make Report thereof unto the House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 30um diem instantis Martii, 1668, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.