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, 23 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Heads for a Conference about Committees of both Houses examining Public Accompts.
The Lord Privy Seal reported from the Committee, the Matter of the Conference to be had with the House of Commons, concerning the Message for Select Committees of both Houses to join to examine the Accompts of Officers upon Oath; which was read, as followeth:
"To declare, That this Conference is desired, to continue that good Correspondence between the Houses that hath been since the Beginning of this Session.
"That, as to the Matter of their Desire expressed in a Message of the 9th of this Month concerning the examining of Accompts upon Oath, the Lords are willing and ready to agree with them: But as to the Manner proposed unto them, they do not find it warranted by the Course of Parliament, that any Committee of Lords and Commons, upon any Occasion, have had Power given them to examine upon Oath."
Hereupon the House ORDERED, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, on Monday Morning next; and the Lord Chancellor is to speak at the said Conference to this Effect.
South'ton Churches Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for uniting of Churches, and raising of Maintenance for Ministers, in the Town of Southampton."
Bill against the Importation of Irish Cattle.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act against importing Cattle from Ireland and other Parts beyond the Seas, and Fish taken by Foreigners."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations and Provisos now read, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That these Lords following, before the putting of the abovesaid Question, desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative: Which was granted; and accordingly entered their Dissents, by subscribing their Names:
Message to H. C. with the Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Moundeford Brampston and Sir Nathaniell Hobart:
To return the Bill against importing of Cattle from beyond the Seas, &c. wherein the Lords have made some Alterations, and added some Provisos, and desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons thereunto.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 26um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.