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, 5 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Essex, Privilege.
Upon presenting a Paper to this House, being a State of the Case of the Earl of Essex, in which he claimeth Privilege of Parliament:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider whether there be Privilege or no in the said Case, and make Report unto the House.
Lady Zouch's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Katherine Zouch this Day; praying, "That this House would take her Petition formerly depending, and the Order and Judgement of this House, made the 22th of November, 1670, into further Consideration, and explain the said Judgement then made;"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of the Petition now read be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions; whose Lordships are to report what they think fit to be done thereupon unto the House.
Triers of Petitions.
ORDERED, That it be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider of the ancient Constitution of Receivers and Triers of Petitions, and report what they find concerning the same unto this House.
Thanks to the Bishop of Sarum, for his Sermon;
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be, and (fn. 1) are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Salisbury, for his Pains in preaching before the Lords, in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Friday the Thirtieth of January last; and that he be desired to print and publish his Sermon then preached.
and to the Bishops of Hereford and Rochester.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Thanks of this House be, and are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Hereford and Lord Bishop of Rochester, for their Pains in preaching before the Lords in the Abbey Church at Westminster, on Wednesday the Fourth Day of this Instant February, being a Fast-day; and that they be desired respectively to print and publish their Sermons then preached.
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
The Fourth Head to be considered of by the Committee of the whole House, as it is revised and altered by the House, is as followeth:
"That no Romish Priests do attend the Queen's Majesty, but such as are Subjects of Portugall; and that such as are now attending Her Majesty, that are otherwise, may be removed; and that, after the Death or Removal of such other Servants as at present attend the Queen's Majesty, none be admitted in their rooms but such as are Protestants or Foreigners."
Love et al. versus Oxenden et al.
The House entering this Day upon the Cause between William Love and others, Plaintiffs, by Appeal, against Sir Henry Oxenden, and Sir James Oxenden, and others, Defendants, by hearing the same opened by Counsel at the Bar:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will proceed in hearing Counsel in the said Cause on Monday the Ninth Day of February Instant, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Goston versus Sedgwick, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of William Collop this Day; shewing, "That his Lessee, Thomas Seidgwick, having obtained a Verdict in the Court of King's Bench, against Thomas Goston, who hath brought the same into this Court, by Writ of Error, on the 23th Day of January last, but hath not prosecuted the same, by assigning Errors within Eight Days, according to the Rules of this High Court; and therefore prays that a short Day may be set, for the said Thomas Goston to assign his Errors, or that the Record may be remitted:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Goston be, and is hereby, required peremptorily to assign his Errors on the said Writ, on or before Friday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant February, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 6um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.