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 Lunæ, 15 die Octobris.
Lady Elizabeth Noel & Bill.
E. of Burlington introduced.
This Day the Earl of Burlington was introduced, in his Robes, between the Earl of Essex and the Earl of Craven, being likewise in their Robes; the Lord Great Chamberlain of England and Garter Principal King of Arms going before.
His Lordship having presented his Patent of Creation upon his Knees to the Lord Chancellor, it was delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament, to be read. The Patent bears Date the 20th Day of March, Anno 17° Regni Serenissimi Domini nostri Caroli Secundi, Dei Gratiâ, Angl. Scotiæ, Franc. et Hib. Regis.
Heads for a Conference on the Vote against the Importation of French Commodities.
The Earl of Anglesey reported, "That the Committee appointed to consider and draw up the Matter for a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Vote for prohibiting the Importation of French Manufactures and Commodities, &c. have prepared a Paper to that Purpose, which they offer to the Consideration of the House."
"The Lords have appointed this Conference, to preserve that Union and good Correspondence so necessary to be between the Two Houses; and, in order thereunto, commanded us to acquaint you, That, having had several Days Debate and Consideration of the Vote sent up to them from the House of Commons, concerning their joining with that House in an humble Desire to His Majesty, for the issuing a Proclamation, prohibiting strictly the Importation of all Sorts of Manufactures and Commodities whatsoever, of the Growth, Production, or Manufacture, of France, &c. that though they are well inclined to the Substance of the said Vote, and look upon it as very beneficial to the Kingdom, yet several Difficulties occurring to their Lordships have hindered their coming to any final Resolution thereupon, further than to acquaint that House with the same, that, if by Advice of both Houses they may be removed or provided against, we may be so united in a Resolution concerning that Affair, as may be for the Advantage of these Kingdoms, and without Prejudice to any:
"4. Their Lordships much doubt, whether the Proclamation will produce the desired Effect, if the rest of His Majesty's Dominions remain free to import, receive, and vent, those Commodities which are proposed to be prohibited here."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Seymour and others; who brought up a Bill, passed by the Commons, intituled, "An Act against importing Cattle from Ireland and other Parts beyond the Seas, and Fish taken by Foreigners;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.