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, 14 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, præsentes fuerunt:
Worcester Gaol Bill.
The Lord Powis reported, "That the Committee, in Consideration of the Bill concerning Worcester Gaol, do find some Difficulties; therefore desire that some of the Judges may be appointed to assist the Lords Committees, this Afternoon, with their Advice in this Business: And, in regard some Particulars may concern the King's Prerogative, their Lordships do desire that some of His Majesty's Counsel may be appointed to attend the said Committee."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That Mr. Baron Turner, Mr. Justice Wylde, and Baron Littleton, and Mr. North; have Notice to attend the said Committee this Afternoon.
Boston and Trent Navigation Bill.
The Lord Widdrington reported, "That the Committee for improving the Navigation in the River of Boston have taken the same into Consideration, and have heard Parties concerned therein, and have made some Amendments and an additional Clause, which are offered to the Consideration of this House."
Which Amendments and additional Clause, being read Twice, were Agreed to, with the Addition of some Names as Commissioners.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for improving the Navigation between the Town of Boston and River of Trent."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments and additional Clause, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
ORDERED, That Mr. Justice Twisden, being sick, hath Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Greene versus Cole, in Error.
Whereas William Cole Esquire, being a Prisoner upon Execution in The King's Bench Prison, is Defendant in a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Henry Greene is Plaintiff:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal be desired to grant so many Day Writs of Habeas Corpus as his Lordship shall think fit, to enable the said William Cole to attend his said Cause, while it shall be depending in this House.
Walley versus Cutler.
ORDERED, That the Cause upon the Petition of Robert Walley and William Cutler Junior, and the Answer of William Cutler Senior to the said Petition (which should have been heard at the Bar To-morrow Morning), shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, by Counsel on both Parts, on Thursday the Two and Twentieth Day of December Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Noel versus Nelson, in Error.
ORDERED, That the Counsel which should have been heard this Day, in the Cause upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, between Sir Martin Noell and others Plaintiffs, and William Nelson Defendant, shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, on Saturday the Seventeenth Day of December Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Defendant, or his Attorney, is to give timely Notice to the said Plaintiffs, or their Attorney in the said Cause.
Pitt & al. versus Pelham & al.
This House having heard Counsel this Day, upon the Petition of Robert Pitt and others, and the Answer of Robert Pelham Esquire and Mary his Wife, and John Still Esquire and Mabell his Wife, upon Complaint of a Decree in the Court of Chancery:
It is ORDERED, That this House will take the Consideration of this Business into Debate To-morrow Morning, if there be Time; otherwise to appoint another Day.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 15um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.