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, 3 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Payne, D. of Richmond's Servant, sued.
Upon Complaint made to this House, by the Duke of Richmond, "That Mr. Roger Payne, his Grace's Household Steward, is sued to an Exigent, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament:"
Torles and Tilson sent for.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Torles, of Clifford's Inne, Attorney at Law, and Mr. Nathaniell Tilson, of The Inner Temple, are hereby required to appear at the Bar of this House To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to give Evidence of their Knowledge concerning the Proceedings in the said Suit against the said Roger Payne: And hereof they may not fail.
Bill to prevent Frauds in the Exportation of Wools, &c.
The Earl of Denbigh reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Bill to prevent the Frauds in exporting Wool and Woolfells, &c. "That they desire that more Lords may be added to the said Committee; and that Mr. Baron Turner may be appointed to attend the said Committee, for their Assistance."
The House hereupon ORDERED, That Baron Turner have Notice to attend the Lords Committees, and that these Lords following be added to that Committee:
Duke of Richmond.
Ds. Arundell de Treric.
Union between England and Scotland.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Business of the Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
For the better proceeding therein, His Majesty's Speeches formerly made in Parliament were read.
And, for the better Debate thereof, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Lords of the Committee, having debated the Business of the Union between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland, have passed a Vote, which he was appointed to report to their Lordships, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration."
His Lordship having read the said Vote, it was read again.
And, after Consideration had thereof,
The Question being put, "Whether that His Majesty be humbly desired to name Commissioners for the Kingdom of England, who may be authorized, by Act of Parliament, to treat with Commissioners to be appointed by His Majesty for the Kingdom of Scotland, about the Grounds of an Union between the Two Kingdoms; reserving always to His Majesty and His Two Houses of Parliament (to whom the Resolution of these Commissioners is to be returned) the entire Consideration of the Whole, and the allowing or disallowing thereof, or any Part thereof, as they shall think fit?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. about it.
ORDERED, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons To-morrow Morning, to communicate the aforesaid Vote unto them, and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
The Duke of Richmond is added to the Committee concerning Trade.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 4um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.