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, 6 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
This Day the Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper, being not well.
Bill for raising Money on Wines, &c.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for raising Three Hundred [ (fn. 1) and Ten] Thousand Pounds, by an Imposition on Wines and other Liquors."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Mundiford Brampston and Mr. Proctor:
To let them know, that this House hath passed the Bill for raising Three Hundred and Ten Thousand Pounds, &c. without any Alterations.
King's Answer about deferring the Adjournment.
The Duke of Bucks reported, "That himself, the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, and the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, have waited on His Majesty, with the humble Desires of this House, for His deferring the Adjournment of the Parliament for a while longer: To which His Majesty hath given a very Gracious Answer; videlicet,
"That He would be glad the Bill for His Supply were dispatched, because the Fleet cannot be made ready without it; that all Things belonging to it are at a Stand, till the Bill be passed.
"That He would be glad, if it were possible, they could finish all their Business by Thursday next, because, the Houses growing every Day thin after the Time fixed for an Adjournment, they may perhaps complain they are surprized with this Continuance: But, if there should be a Necessity of the Houses sitting a Day or Two longer, for asserting and vindicating the Privileges of the House of Peers, His Majesty looks upon it as a Thing wherein He is so much concerned, that He will consent unto it."
Address of Thanks for it.
The Duke of Bucks, the Lord Great Chamberlain, and the Lord Chamberlain of the Household, are appointed by the House of Peers to wait on His Majesty, with the humble Thanks of this House, for His gracious Answer to their Lordships Message for sitting a Day or Two longer, for vindicating the Privileges of this House; and to let His Majesty know, that, before the House of Peers had received His Majesty's said Gracious Answer, they had passed the Bill for His Majesty's Supply.
Committee for Privileges.
ORDERED, That all the Judges are to attend the Committee for Privileges, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, and To-morrow Morning at Eight.
Order at Conferences.
The House being moved, "That better Order and Decency may be observed by the Lords, in going to Conferences between Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber:"
It is ORDERED, That that Part of the Roll of Standing Orders of this House which relates to the Manner of going to Conferences be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Privileges; whose Lordships may supply such Defects as they shall find therein, and make Report to this House.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 7um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,