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 Sabbati, 6 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, in regard of Sickness, not being able to sit Speaker of this House this Day, a Commission was produced, under the Great Seal of England, authorizing Sir John Vaughan Knight, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, to sit Speaker in the Lord Keeper's Absence.
The said Commission was read before the Lords, before Prayers, as follows:
Commission for L. C. J. Vaughan to be Speaker.
"Charles the Second, by the Grace of GOD, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. To Our Trusty and Wellbeloved Sir John Vaughan Knight, Chief Justice of Our Court of Common Pleas, Greeting. Whereas Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Counsellor Sir Orlando Bridgman Knight and Baronet, Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of England, is very often infirm and indisposed in his Health, so as he cannot constantly attend in the Upper House of Our Parliament now sitting at Westm. continued by Prorogation from the First Day of March last past to the Nineteenth Day of October Instant, there to supply the Room and Place in the said Upper House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, as to the Office of Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal hath been accustomed: We, minding the same Place and Room to be supplied in all Things as appertaineth, for and during every Time of his Absence, have named and appointed you, and by these Presents do constitute, name, and appoint, and authorize you, in the Time and Times of Our said Lord Keeper's Absence from his accustomed Place in the said Upper House, to occupy, use, and supply, the said Room and Place of Our said Lord Keeper, in the said Upper House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, at the said Day and Time of his Absence, and then and there to do and execute all such Things as Our said Lord Keeper of Our Great Seal of England should or might do if he were there personally present, using and supplying the same Room. Wherefore We will and command you, the said Sir John Vaughan, to attend the Doing and Execution of the Premises with Effect. And these Our Letters Patents shall be your sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the same. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patents.
"Witness Ourself, at Westm. the Three and Twentieth Day of October, in the One and Twentieth Year of Our Reign.
"Per ipsum Regem, propria Manu signat.
Then the said Chief Justice sat upon the Woolsack, in the Place of the Lord Keeper, as Speaker.
Report when the King will be attended:
The Lord Steward reported, "That the Lord Great Chamberlain and himself, and the Lord Newport, by Order of this House on Thursday, have attended the King, to know the Time and Place when both Houses of Parliament may wait upon Him, to present Him with their Vote concerning Conventicles, &c. And His Majesty hath appointed this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, for that Purpose."
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir William Child and Sir Nathaniell Hobart:
To let them know, that His Majesty hath appointed this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, for both Houses to present Him with their Vote concerning Conventicles, &c.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will attend His Majesty, at the Time and Place appointed.
Report and Papers from Commissioners of Accompts.
Next, the Papers presented on Thursday last to this House by the Commissioners for Accompts were read.
Whereupon it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of the Report, and all Papers read in this House presented from the Commissioners for taking the Accompts of several Sums of Monies mentioned in an Act of Parliament, are committed to these Lords following; and to report to this House:
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet on Tuesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
ORDERED, That on Tuesday Morning next (after those Lords are called who were absent at the last Calling of this House) this House will take into Consideration what Instructions and Directions to give the aforesaid Lords Committees, for their better proceeding in that Business; and to read the Act authorizing the Commissioners to take the Accompts of several Sums of Money mentioned therein.
Thomas versus Dagnell.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Anthony Thomas shall be read on Wednesday Morning next.
Wools, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for preventing Frauds in exporting Wools, &c. do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.
L. Lucas, Privilege:
Whereas John White, John Prior, and John Pepper, of Colchester, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for driving the Cattle of Samuell Quilter from off the Grounds and Inheritance of the Lord Lucas, a Peer of this Realm, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and for uttering scandalous Words against the said Lord Lucas, derogatory to the Peerage of this Kingdom, have this Day by their humble Petition expressed their hearty Sorrow for the same, and begged the Pardon of this House; and, being brought to the Bar, made their Submission upon their Knees, and received the Reprehension of this House:
White, Prior, & al. released.
Whereupon it is ORDERED (at the Intercession and Mediation of the Lord Lucas on their Behalf), That they be forthwith discharged of their present Restraint for their said Offences, paying their Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius Com. Placit. decalravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 8um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.