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 Lunæ, 22 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Committee to consider of Decay of Trade, &c.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Essex do make his Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Reasons and Grounds of the Falling of Rents and Decay of Trade within this Kingdom, on Wednesday Morning next.
Wools, &c. Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill to prevent Frauds in exporting Wool, &c. do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.
Bill concerning Privilege and Judicature in Parliament.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the limiting of certain Trials in Parliament, and Privilege of Parliament, and for further ascertaining the Trials of Peers, and all other His Majesty's liege People."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That, before the putting of the abovesaid Question, these Lords following desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Question was carried in the Affirmative: Which being granted, they accordingly enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names, and Reasons following:
"We humbly conceive, that if, by reason of the Great Charter and some Acts confirming it, we are not disabled to alien as to the Judiciary and other Privileges of Parliament and Peerage, yet thereby they are indicated so fundamental, as we ought not to part therewith.
Message to H. C. with the Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir William Childe and Sir Thomas Escourt:
To let them know, that the Lords have passed a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the limiting of certain Trials in Parliament, and Privilege of Parliament; and for further ascertaining the Trials of Peers and all other His Majesty's liege People;" to which their Concurrence is desired.
Grenvile versus Elwes.
This Day being appointed to take into Consideration what Resolution to give, upon what the Counsel said Yesterday at this Bar, in the Case of Bernard Grenvile Esquire, and Jeremy Elwes Esquire, concerning the Matter directed by this House:
After a long Debate and Consideration, it is ORDERED, That the further Debate of this Matter is adjourned until Thursday Morning next.
ORDERED, That the Committee for Privileges and the Committee concerning Trade, which were appointed to sit this Afternoon, do meet on Wednesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 23um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.