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.
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."
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."
Message to H. C. about these Bills.
L. Lexington, Leave to be absent.
Sir J. 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:"