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 Veneris, 26 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Rochester will not proceed in his Quarrel with the E. of Mulgrave.
The Earl of Rochester being in his Place, the Lord Keeper spake to this Effect:
"My Lord of Rochester,
"His Majesty, having an Intimation of a Duel intended between you and the Earl of Mulgrave, out of a tender Regard to you both, thought fit to acquaint this House with it; upon which, the House have commanded me, now your Lordship is here, to let you know, that the House expects that your Lordship should promise not to receive or entertain any Challenge, or proceed to any Duel, or any other Matter of Difference with him: And for this, their Lordships expect you should engage your Honour to this House."
Upon which, the Earl of Rochester said,
"I shall be ever ready to give Obedience to your Lordships Commands, and I am sure I shall easily do it in this Particular. I have never been angry with the Earl of Mulgrave, and I have no Reason to believe that he was so with me; for his Lordship hath always carried himself so gently and civilly towards me, that I am confident there will be no Occasion of any Difference between us."
Report concerning the Decay of Trade, &c.; reducing Interest of Money.
Next, the House took into Consideration the First Part of the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Reasons and Grounds of falling of Rents and Decay of Trade within this Kingdom; which is concerning bringing of Money to Four Pounds per Cent.
And, after a long Debate, it is ORDERED, That the further Consideration of this Business shall be on Wednesday Morning next, by the Committee of the whole House.
And, for their Lordships better Information therein, the Earl of Anglesey, the Lord Viscount Hallyfax, the Lord Lucas, and the Lord Ashley, are to make Choice of Three or Four of a Side of the ablest Persons they know, to speak for it and against it, before the said Committee.
The Lord Chandos is added to the Committee for the Bill for preventing Frauds in exporting Wool, &c.
De Vaux versus Colladon.
ORDERED, That the Counsel of Sir Theodore Devaux and Sir John Colladon shall be heard on Monday Morning next.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 29um instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.