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 Martis, 26 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir Charles Stanley's Bill.
The Duke of Richmond reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill to enable Trustees to make Leases, for Payment of the Debts, and providing for the Children, of Sir Charles Stanley; and have made some Alterations and Amendments therein, which they offer to the Consideration of this House."
The said Amendments and Alterations were read Twice, and Agreed to; and the Bill is ordered to be engrossed, with the said Alterations and Amendments.
Message from H. C. for a Conference about committing the E. of Clarendon.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Littleton and others:
To desire a Free Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will consider of their Message, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Referred to the Committee of Privileges.
Then this House took into Consideration the abovesaid Message; and the Matter of the last Conference Yesterday was read.
And, after a long Debate, it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this whole Business is referred to the Committee of Privileges, what may be done regularly in this Case; and if a Free Conference may be granted by this House, then how it may be circumstantiated so as that it may be no Prejudice to the Privileges of this House. The Committee to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, and make Report thereof To-morrow Morning to this House.
French & al. wh arrested Capes, the E. of North'ton's Servant, released.
Whereas Richard French, Richard Gibbons, and Robert Barret, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for arresting Arthur Capes, Servant to the Earl of North'ton, a Peer of this Realm, and carrying him to the Gaol of North'ton, on the Tenth Day of October last, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, have acknowledged their said Offence and Sorrow for the same, and have likewise submitted themselves to the Earl of North'ton.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled (at the Request and Intercession of the Earl of North'ton on their Behalf), That the said Richard French, Richard Gibbons, and Robert Barret, be, and are hereby, discharged of their present Restraint, paying their Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Sir P. Wentworth reprimanded for it.
After this, Sir Peter Wentworth being called in, to give an Account concerning the arresting of Arthur Capes, Servant to the Earl of North'ton, he confessed Capes was arrested, the 16th of May, 1667, at his Suit; but he did not know that the said Capes was Servant to the Earl of North'ton; but he took him to be Mr. Goodman's Servant.
Upon this, Sir Peter Wentworth had the Reproof of this House, for something he had said at this Bar, that reflected upon the Earl of North'ton.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 27um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.