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, 22 die Novembris.
Bill for assigning Exchequer Orders.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it, and L. Townshend's Bill; and with the Trial of Peers Bill.
2. To acquaint them, that the Lords have passed the Bill for assigning Orders in the Exchequer without Revocation; and also have passed the Bill for Confirmation of an Exchange of certain Lands between Horatio Lord Townsend and the Rector of East and West Rainham, in the County of Norff.
Report of the Conference concerning the Lord Message about the E. of Claredon.
"It was delivered by Sir Robert Howard, That the House of Commons are ever prepared with all Readiness to wait on their Lordships in any Conference shall be desired: But this Conference is not so Parliamentary in the Method of Proceedings.
"Then the House of Commons, at a Second Conference, delivered their Reasons to induce the House of Lords to agree. Their Lordships Message being for a present Conference, and not a Free Conference, gave them Cause to conceive that the Lords did not agree on their Reasons. If so, the House of Commons looked upon it that it should have been a Free Conference, that so the Lords might have given their Reasons. This was the Reason of their desiring this Conference, to acquaint their Lordships, that this Manner of Proceeding is not Parliamentary; for so the House of Commons should be debarred from a Free Debate.
"The next Gentleman that spoke at this Conference, was Mr. Vaughan; who said, That this is Business of very great Importance; not so much as to the Personal Concern of the Earl of Clarendon, as to the Consequence in the general Proceedings of Parliament, and the Precedent of it: That the House of Commons did expect a Free Conference; for otherwise the House of Commons think themselves precluded for ever having a Free Conference."
Conference not to be asked by H. C. when previously desired by the Lords on the same Subject.
After a long and serious Debate of this Conference, it was generally Agreed and Resolved, That the House of Commons not granting a Conference desired by the Lords; and desiring a Conference of the Lords upon their Lordships Message for a Conference, is contrary to the Method of Proceedings between the Two Houses.
Heads for a Conference about it.
Bolton and Cockaine to be attached, for beating the D. of Cumberland's Footmen.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That Nathaniell Bolt and William Cockaine, Carmen, did this Day beat and wound the Footmen attending the Sedan of the Duke of Cumberland, in his Highness' Passage through Kingstreet to the Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Nathaniell Bolt and William Cockaine, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.