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, 3 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Committee to consider of the Decay of Trade, &c.; reducing Interest of Money.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have considered of the Matter concerning the reducing of Interest-money; and the Opinion of the Committee is, That the lowering of Interest-money from Six Pounds to Four Pounds per Cent. will increase the Value of Land."
The Question being put, "Whether to agree to this Report from the Committee?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Committee for considering the Report, &c. from the Commissioners for Accompts.
The Earl of Essex reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Report from the Commissioners for taking Accompts, "That the said Committee hath often met, and proceeded in that Business; but, in regard there are but few Lords that attend the said Business, the Lords desire that those Lords that are of that Committee may be enjoined by this House to attend that Committee more diligently."
Which the House directed accordingly.
Lord Ward, Privilege, Dorset versus Gough.
This House being informed, "That one Richard Gough, having been a Prisoner for Debt in the Prison of Shrewsbury, was released by virtue of a Protection of the Lord Ward, signified by a Letter written from one John Danyell to the Under Sheriff of the County of Salop, in Sept'r, 1668, whereby one William Dorsett, Creditor, is like to lose his Debt:"
In regard the Lord Ward was misinformed concerning the Person of the Man; his Lordship did undertake to this House, that there should be a Course taken to satisfy the Creditor all that he should make appear he was damnified by the Release of the Prisoner by virtue of such Protection, both as to the Debt, Costs, and Charges.
Thomas versus Dagnall, &c.
Upon hearing of Counsel on both Parts this Day, at the Bar, upon the Petition of Anthony Thomas, of Chobham, in the County of Surrey, Esquire, and the several Answers of Anne Dagnall, Relict and Executrix of Richard Dagnall deceased, Thomas Owen Esquire and Mary his Wife, Richard Stephens Gentleman and Francis his Wife, the Daughters, Heirs, and Legatees, of the said Richard Dagnall, to the said Petition:
After due Consideration had of what was offered, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, and the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do order and adjudge, That there shall be a Trial at Law, between the said Petitioner Anthony Thomas, and the said Defendants Anne Dagnall, Thomas Owen and Mary his Wife, and Richard Stephens and Francis his Wife, upon Issues (concerning the Agreements and Considerations whereupon the Statute of Three Thousand Two Hundred Pounds was acknowledged, and also touching the Entail of the Lands in Question), as shall be agreed on by Counsel on both Parts, and allowed of by the Lord Keeper, and after approved by this House; and that the Decree complained of in the said Petition shall not be given in Evidence at the said Trial; and further, that the Order of this House, dated the Tenth Day of November last, for suspending Proceedings against the said Anthony Thomas upon any Contempt relating to the said Cause in the Court of Chancery, shall be continued until such Trial be had as aforesaid.
Lady Audley arrested.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by William Robinson, Joane Robinson, and Elizabeth Pearce, "That the Lady Awdley, Wife of the Lord Awdley, a Peer of this Realm, was in November last arrested, contrary to Privilege of Peerage, by Thomas Turnball, Arthur Beck, William Wotton, and Peter Playton, Bailiffs, who pretended the Delivery of a Letter from the Earl of Bridgwater, designing thereby to compass the said Arrest:"
Turnball, Beck, & al. to be attached.
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Thomas Turnball, Arthur Beck, William Wotton, and Peter Playdon, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Langresh sent for.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That the Lady Awdley, Wife of the Lord Awdley, a Peer of this Realm, was in November last arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Peerage, by Thomas Turnball, Arthur Beck, William Wotton, and Peter Playdon, Bailiffs, by the Contrivement, and at the Suit, of Mr. Thomas Langresh:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Langresh be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, on Tuesday the Seventh Day of December Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, to answer for the said Offence: And hereof he may not fail
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, quartum diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.