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 Mercurii, 22 die Aprilis.
Woollen Manufacture Bill.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Ways and Means fit for Advancement of Trade both at Home and Abroad, and also of the Abuses in the Execution of the Laws for that Purpose: And their Lordships are to hear such Persons thereupon as they think fit; and to take Care that the Alnager of the Bishopric of Durham be not prejudiced thereby; and make Report thereof to this House.
Bill to prevent Robberies.
Paston's and Tenants of Horton Bill.
The Earl of Dorset reported the Bill concerning Mr. Paston and the Tenants of the Manor of Horton, as fit to pass, with some few Amendments and a Proviso added; which, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Silk Throwing Bill.
A Petition also of the Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty, of the Company of Silk Throwers of London, was read; desiring they may be heard, by their Counsel, upon the whole Matter of the said Bill, before it passeth this House.
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill against Thefts and Robberies is committed; whose Lordships are also to consider of the aforesaid Petition, and, having heard what shall be offered thereupon in Relation to the Bill, are to report the same unto this House.
Worth versus Weldon.
And, after some Debate thereof, the House being satisfied that the Goods taken in Execution, and redelivered upon Privilege of Parliament, do not discharge the Plaintiff from the Benefit of Action, but that it is saved to him by the Statute of Primo of King James; it is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Petition be dismissed this House.
Duels and Atheism Bills.
Cheek and Mildmay.
Peart and Bell versus Backwell.
Sir W. Juxon's Petition.
Message from H. C. with Votes, to encourage the Wearing of English Manufactures.
"That His Majesty be humbly desired, that He will be pleased, by His own Example, and His Royal Consort the Queen, and his Royal Highness the Duke and Dutchess, and such other Ways as in His Wisdom shall seem most meet and effectual, forthwith to encourage the Wearing of His own English Manufactures, and to discourage the Wearing of all Foreign Manufactures; and to discountenance and disgrace all such as shall not conform thereunto, to the Good of His Majesty and His People.
Sumptuary Laws and Habits to be considered.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Ways and Means fit for Advancement of Trade both at Home and Abroad, and also of the Abuses in the Execution of the Laws for that Purpose, to take into their Consideration the Sumptuary Laws, and the Fashions of Apparel, and the Distinction of Degrees of Persons by Habits, and prepare what they shall think fit to offer to the House concerning the same; for which Business, their Lordships are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and at such Times after as they please.
Herbert versus Sir C. Lloyd.
Upon Report made by the Lord Ashley, from the Lords Committees appointed by the House to receive and consider of Petitions, "That their Lordships having received and considered of a Petition of William Herbert Esquire, and also the Answer of Sir Charles Lloyd Baronet to the said Petition, and finding that the Petitioner is not relieveable in the Courts in Westminster Hall; (fn. 1) that their Lordships are of Opinion that the said Petition is fit to be retained, and have a Hearing at the Bar:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, upon the said Petition and Answer, on Wednesday the 29th of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Forest of Deane Bill.
"Upon the Second Reading of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Deane;" as also upon reading the Petition of Sir John Wintour Knight, Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen Mother, relating to the said Bill: It is ORDERED, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, as well on the Behalf of the Commoners and other Persons concerned in the said Bill, (fn. 1) upon the whole Matter mentioned in the said Bill and Petition, on Saturday the 25th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Toomes versus Etherington, in Error.
Whereas Counsel was appointed to be heard this Day at the Bar, to argue the Errors assigned by Richard Toomes, upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, between the said Richard Toomes and Rob't Etherington:
Upon reading the Petition of James Darcy Esquire this Day in the House, relating to the Estate of William Toomes Esquire, mentioned in the said Writ of Error; it is ORDERED, That Counsel shall be heard, at this Bar, as well on the Behalf of the said James Darcy, concerning the Contents of his Petition, as on Behalf of the said Richard Toomes and Robert Etherington, for arguing the said Error, on Tuesday the 28th of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time some of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, and Barons of the Court of Exchequer, are to be present in the House of Peers, at the Hearing thereof.
Tredcroft's Executors versus White.
Upon reading the humble Petition of George Biggs Esquire, George Vinter, John Tredcroft, and Nathaniell Tredcroft, Executors of John Tredcroft, Minister, deceased, in Trust for the Children of the said John Tredcroft, complaining of some indirect Dealings of one Thomas White, an Attorney at Law, concerning a joint Purchase of Lands, by the said John Tredcroft deceased, and the said Thomas White, whereby the Children of the said John Tredcroft are ruined, and of other Matters in the said Petition mentioned:
It is ORDERED, That it is hereby referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, to examine the Matters complained of in the said Petition, and make Report of their Opinions thereupon unto this House.