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, 17 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Additional Bill to prevent the Importation of Foreign Cattle.
The Earl of Bolingbrook reported, "That the Committee have considered the additional Bill against Importation of Foreign Cattle, wherein they have made some Amendments, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Then the said Amendments were read Twice, and Agreed to.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act against Importation of Foreign Cattle."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Amendments now read, shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Writs of Error in the Exchequer Bill.
The Earl of Bolingbrooke reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for proceeding to Judgement on Writs of Error brought in the Exchequer; and do think it fit to pass as it is, without any Amendment."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for proceeding to Judgement on Writs of Error brought in the Exchequer."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. about these Bills.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Mundiford Brampston and Sir John Coel:
To return them the additional Bill against Importation of Foreign Cattle; which the Lords have agreed to, with some Amendments, and desire their Concurrence therein.
Also to acquaint them, that this House hath passed the Bill for proceeding to Judgement on Writs of Error brought in the Exchequer.
L. Lexington, Leave to be absent.
The Lord Lexington hath Leave to go into the Country, for his Health.
Sir J. Weld's Bill.
The Lord Chamberlain and the Lord Lucas presented to the House Two several Clauses, to be added to Sir John Weld's Bill.
And it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of them be referred to the Committee for the said Bill.
The Archbishop of Yorke is added to the Committee for Petitions.
The Duke of Richmond, the Earl of North'ton, the Lord Sandys, and the Lord Bellasis, are added to the Committee for Sir John Weld's Bill.
Ravenscroft versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Upon hearing of Counsel and Witnesses at the Bar, in the Cause between Thomas Ravenscroft and Dorothea his Wife, Plaintiffs, by Petition, and Sir John Lenthall Knight, Marshal of the King's Bench Prison, Defendant, concerning the Escape of William Bingham, a Prisoner, taken in Execution, and a Judgement thereupon obtained against the said Sir John Lenthall, and Execution taken out against him, for the Sum of One Hundred Seventy and Nine Pounds and Eleven Shillings; it appearing to this House, that an Agreement was made between the said Sir John Lenthall and the said Thomas Ravenscroft for the Payment of the Sum of Fourscore Pounds, besides Costs of Suit, in the Court of King's Bench, taxed by Mr. Livesey, in Discharge of the said Execution, against Sir John Lenthall; of which Fourscore Pounds there being yet Forty Pounds unpaid, besides the Costs aforesaid, contrary to the said Agreement:
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do order and adjudge, That the said Sir John Lenthall, before the End of Easter Terme next, shall satisfy and pay unto the said Thomas Ravenscroft and Dorothea his Wife the Sum of Twenty Pounds; and before the End of Trynity Terme next, Twenty Pounds more, being the Remainder of the Money due by the said Agreement, together with their said Costs of Suit in the Court of King's Bench; and also Ten Pounds Costs by reason of their Prosecution of the said Cause in this Court.
Seldon to be attached, for arresting Harris, L. Berkley's Servant.
Upon Oath made, at the Bar of this House, by Phillip Harris, "That, upon the 22th of February last, he served an Order of this House, dated the 10th of the said February, upon Mr. John Seldon, of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon, requiring the said John Seldon forthwith to appear at the Bar of this House, to answer his Offence, in causing Richard Harris, Servant to the Lord Berkley of Stratton, a Peer of this Realm to be arrested and imprisoned, in November last, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; which said John Seldon slighted the said Summons, and said he would consider of it, and pished at it, and hath not appeared in Obedience thereunto:"
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 Body of the said John Seldon, and bring him in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer his said Contempt: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Ly. Drummond, Sir A. Bateman, & al. versus the Hamborough Company.
Whereas Counsel was this Day heard, at the Bar, in the Cause between Dame Dorothy Dromond, Sir Anthony Bateman, and others, Creditors of the Governor and Fellowship of Merchants Adventurers of England, commonly called or known by the Name of Hamborough Merchants, Plaintiffs, by Petition, and the said Governor and Fellowship Defendants, upon the Matters complained of in the said Petition, and upon the Answer of the said Fellowship thereunto:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will take into Consideration what hath been offered, by Counsel on both Parts, in the said Cause, on the Fourth Day of the Sitting of this House next after Easter.
Order to prevent Stoppages in the Streets leading to this House.
ORDERED, That the Order of this House, made the 30th Day of October last, concerning the keeping of Kingstreet, in Westminster, and other Passages leading to the Houses of Parliament, free from Carts and Drays, from the Hours of Nine to One of the Clock in the Day Time, during the Sitting of the Parliament, shall be printed and posted up in several Places of Westm. to the End that all Persons concerned may take Notice thereof.
Herbert versus Sir J. Lenthall.
Upon reading the Petition of Zouch Herbert; complaining, "That Sir John Lenthall hath removed him from the Place he was kept in (fn. 1) in the Prison of the King's Bench, and hath put him into the Hole:"
It is recommended to the Lord Keeper, to examine Sir John Lenthall and to do therein as he shall see Cause.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 18um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.