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, 3 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, he being not well.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent Yesterday with the Message to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message; and the House of Commons will give their Lordships a Conference, as is desired.
Conference about the Amendments in the Bill for taxing Adventurers in the Fens.
The Earl of Dorset, the Earl of Bridgwater, the Earl of Bolingbrooke, and the Bishop of Sarum, were appointed to manage this Conference with the House of Commons.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Then the Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Lords that managed the Conference had delivered the Bill concerning the Great Level of the Fens, with the Errors committed in the Amendments, to the House of Commons, and desired them to mend the Errors according to the Original."
Accompts of Administrators Bill.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for the better regulating the Accompts of Administrators; and do think it fit to be engrossed, with some Amendments, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Then the said Amendments were read Twice; and, after a long Debate thereof,
The Question being put, "Whether to agree to the Amendments brought in by the Committee?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And the Question being put, "Whether this Bill now in Debate shall be engrossed, with the Amendments brought in by the Committee?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ly. Wentworth versus Lord Lovelace, concerning a Clause in Sir J. Weld's Bill.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Philadelphia Lady Wentworth, in Behalf of Henrietta Maria her Daughter, taking Notice of an Enacting Clause offered to this House by the Lord Lovelace, to be added to the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Security and Satisfaction of a Debt due to Sir John Weld from the late Earl of Cleveland, depending in this House, and other Matters alledged to tend to the Prejudice of the said Henrietta Maria; and therefore prays a Hearing at the Bar before the said Bill pass:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, on the Behalf of the said Lady Wentworth, concerning the Matters complained of in the said Petition, on Monday the 13th Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof timely Notice is to be given to the Lord Lovelace, and such others as are concerned therein, to the End they may be then heard also, if they please.
Ly Drummond, Sir A. Bateman, & al. versus the Hamburgh Company.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees appointed to consider in what Way and Manner Dame Dorothy Dromond, Sir Anthony Bateman, and others, Creditors of the Fellowship of Merchants Adventurers of England, commonly called or known by the Name of Hamborough Merchants, shall be relieved, have hereby Power to send for such Books, Papers, and Writings, as any Way relate to the Leviations heretofore made by the Moscovy Company, in relation to the Satisfaction of Debts due to their Creditors; requiring the Persons in whose Custody the same are, to bring or send them to the said Lords Committees, for their Perusal, in order to the Report they are to make upon this Business to the House.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 6um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.