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, 26 die Octobris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Commissioners for taking Accompts.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That he was informed by the Gentleman Usher, That some of the Commissioners appointed to take the Accompts of the several Monies mentioned in an Act of Parliament, were at the Door, to give an Account of what they have done."
Upon this, they were called in; and being come to the Bar, the Lord Brereton told their Lordships, "That he was commanded by the Commissioners for Accompts, most humbly to present to their Lordships a Report of the State of some Accompts as they at present stand before them; wherein they have met with some Difficulties, which, together with some particular Observations upon the said Accompts, and Management of His Majesty's Affairs, they have thought it their Duty in all Humility to present to His Majesty and both Houses of Parliament. Concerning their Proceedings, he had only in Charge to say, That they have endeavoured constantly to do their Duties, according to the Tenor of their Oath, and the great Trust reposed in them by His Majesty and both Houses of Parliament, and that Justice and Equity which is due to all Mankind; and if in any Thing they have failed, they do most humbly hope that it shall be found to have proceeded from the Errors of their Understanding, not of their Wills; and therefore, as all their Actions therein are liable to the Judgement of Parliament, so they shall with all Chearfulness submit to it."
The Lords received their Report; and ORDERED, That the same be read To-morrow Morning. And the Gentleman Usher was directed to let the Commissioners know, "That the House had no further Occasion at present of their Stay."
Bill to prevent Frauds in exporting Wools, &c.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee for preventing Fraud in exporting of Wools, &c. have met, and find the Bill of such great Concernment, that they desire (according to the ancient Custom) that some of the Judges may be appointed to assist the Committee in this Business."
Hereupon the House ordered Mr. Justice Twisden, and Mr. Baron Turner, and His Majesty's Attorney General, to attend the Lords Committees in this Business on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and at such other Times as the Committee shall meet afterwards.
The House called.
The House was called; and these Lords following were absent:
Earl of Banbury left out of the List of Peers:
Upon the Calling of the House of Peers this Day, the House taking Notice that the Earl of Banburie's Name is not in the List by which the Lords were called:
Enquiry to be made about it.
It is ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine why the said Earl of Banburye's Name is left out of the said List, he having formerly sat as a Peer in this House; and to peruse all former Proceedings in this House concerning him; and to make Report thereof unto the House.
Lords absent to attend.
Upon the Calling of the House of Peers this Day:
It is ORDERED, That the Lords who are now absent, and have not their lawful Excuse, are to appear here this Day Fortnight, being the Ninth Day of November next, and give their Attendance on the Service of the House.
Standing Orders read.
Next, the Standing Orders of the House were read.
The Lord Byron is added to the Committee for Privileges, and to the Committee for Petitions.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 27um instantis Octobris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.