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, 21 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the confirming of an Award made by Sir Orlando Bridgman Knight and Baronet, late Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, for the ending of all Differences in the Family of Sir Thomas Wolryche Knight and Baronet, and to enable John Wolryche Esquire to execute the Powers in the said Award mentioned."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Sir R. Banks' Bill.
The Earl of Dover reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for confirming Agreements made between Sir Ralph Banks, Sir John Hanham, and others, for Exchange of certain Lands in the County of Dorset, having heard all Parties therein concerned, and received their Consents therein, their Lordships think it fit to pass, with some Amendments and Alterations; which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
The said Amendments, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the said Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Bill to prevent Frauds in exporting Wool.
The Earl of Dorsett reported from the Committee the Bill to prevent Frauds in transporting of Wool, as fit to pass, with some Amendments.
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Multitude of Attornies.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas is appointed to assist the Committee to consider of the Multitude of Attornies, &c. instead of Mr. Justice Atkins, who is to go his Circuit.
Decay of Rents.
The Committee to consider of the Reason of the Fall and Decay of Rents is to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
The Committee for the Bill of Naturalization are to meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon; and the Lord Windsor and the Lord Berkeley are added to that Committee.
The Lord North is added to the Committee for Privileges, the Committee for Petitions, and the Committee for the Journal Book.
Message to H. C. with Wolrich's Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir William Childe and Sir Sam. Clerke:
To deliver them the Bill concerning Sir Thomas Wolryche, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Barret versus L. Loftus.
Upon reading the Petition of Dacre Barrett (Son of Richard Barrett Esquire, by Anne his late Wife, Daughter and Heir of Sir Robert Loftus, by Dame Ellinor his late Wife, deceased), by the Right Honourable Dorothy Lady Dacre, his next Friend, complaining of an Order and Judgement of the Lords in Parliament, made on the Third Day of May, in the Year of our LORD One Thousand Six Hundred Forty and Two, by which Judgement a Decree made at the Council Board in Ireland, on the First of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Thirty and Seven, is reversed, wherein the now Lord Viscount Loftus is concerned, and praying the Vacating of the Judgement aforesaid:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner shall cause Notice of his said Petition to be given to the said Lord Viscount Loftus, in the Kingdom of Ireland, by the Delivery of this Order, and a Copy of the said Petition signed by the Clerk of the Parliaments, unto him; who is hereby required to put in his Answer in Writing to the said Petition, at the Bar of this House, within One Month next after Notice given as aforesaid.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 25tum diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.