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, 7 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords to attend the D. of York, to enquire after his Health.
This House being made acquainted with the Indisposition of his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, appointed the Lord Chamberlain, Earl of Petriburgh, Earl of Anglesey, and the Lord Berkley of Stratton, to wait upon his Highness, from this House, to enquire of his Health.
Trial of Peers, Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to these Lords following:
Some of the Judges to assist.
Their Lordships, or any Seven; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
The Lord Tenham hath Leave to be absent from his Attendance on this House for a Time.
D. of York's Thanks to the House.
The Earl of Petriburgh gave the House this Account: That he and the other Lords appointed to wait upon the Duke of Yorke have attended his Highness; and they found him in his Bed, in a Sweat; and his Highness returns their Lordships Thanks for the Visit, and says, as soon as he is well, he will come to this House again."
E. of Denbigh versus Insley, for exhibiting a Libel to the King against him.
Next, Thomas Insley was brought to the Bar, according to the Order of Summons Yesterday, to answer the Complaint of the Earl of Denbigh.
And he confessed, "That he preferred a Petition to the King against the Earl of Denbigh."
Then Anthony Gore, upon Oath, averred, "That the Paper of Complaint brought in by the Earl of Denbigh was a true Copy of the original Petition which was exhibited to the King, against the Earl of Denbigh."
The Copy of the Petition was read, in the Presence of the said Insley; who being asked what he had to say touching the Scandal against the Earl of Denbigh, expressed in the Petition, he said, "That, if he might have Liberty to take his Oath, he could swear that, and a great deal more."
Whereupon he was commanded to withdraw.
Then the Earl of Denbigh desired of the House, the said Insley might have Liberty to say what he would.
But the House, upon Consideration hereof, ORDERED, That the said Thomas, Insley should be called in again, and receive the Reprehension of this House, for his scandalous and saucy Expressions towards the Earl of Denbigh; and enjoined him to ask his Lordship Forgiveness for the Injury done to him thereby.
And the said Insley being called in again, the Lord Keeper, in the Name of the House, gave him a sharp Reprehension for his said Offence; which the said Insley submitted to.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Bristol and the Earl of Norwich be added to the Committee for the Bill concerning preventing Abuses in granting Writs of Certiorari.
D. of Bucks, Privilege: Burnham, Carter, & al. sent for, for arresting Mangy, his Servant.
Whereas Mr. Thomas Burnham, Mr. Richard Carter, Mr. John Paynton, Thomas Warland, and Daniell Prince, of the City of Oxford, were, by Order of this House, dated the 12th Day of December, 1666, summoned to appear at the Bar, on the 19th Day of the said December, for arresting George Mangy, menial Servant to the Duke of Bucks, in the Beginning of November, 1665, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament; who, accordingly attending the Pleasure of the House, did, upon the 20th Day of the said December, give their respective Bonds of Twenty Pounds apiece to the Clerk of the Parliaments, conditioned for their personal appearing at the Bar of this House within Six Days next after Summons to that Purpose shall be given to them respectively, or left at their respective Dwelling Houses within the said City of Oxford:
It is this Day ORDERED, That the said Thomas Burnham, Richard Carter, John Paynton, Thomas Warland, and Daniell Prince, shall appear at the Bar of this House within Six Days after Notice of this Order left as aforesaid: And hereof they may not fail.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 8um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.