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, 28 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Stroude's and Countess of South'ton's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act concerning the disposing of a House and Lands belonging to the Sisters and Coheirs of Marg'rett Stroude."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by John Lovelace Esquire, &c.; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming Purchasers Estates, and for settling the Differences between the Lady Elizabeth Lee and the Daughters and Coheirs of the Earl of Downe;" whereto their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable John Bill Esquire to sell certain Lands, in Kent and Surrey."
Bill to vacate Fines procured by Good.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the making void certain Fines unduly procured to be levied, by Charles Good Esquire, and Lettice his Wife."
Message from the King, about the Parliament's rising.
The Lord Arlington acquainted the House, from His Majesty, "That His Intention is, that the Parliament should rise before Easter next: Therefore desires that such Public Bills as shall come before their Lordships be dispatched with as much Expedition as may be."
Bp. of Rochester's Charitable Uses Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling certain Charitable Uses, devised by the late Bishop of Rochester."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and have Power to adjourn as they think fit.
Union between England and Scotland.
ORDERED, That the Business of the Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Committee to consider of Decay of Trade, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Cause of the Falling of Rents and Decay of Trade within this Kingdom is revived, and appointed to meet on Thursday next; and the Earl of Bolingbrooke and the Lord Sandys are added to the said Committee.
Whereas Thomas Ash, of Balbrooke, in the County of Derby, an Attorney at Law, appearing this Day at the Bar of this House, for arresting Henry Brunsell Clerk, and Prebendary of Ely, a Proctor for the Church in the Convocation of the Clergy, within the Time of Privilege allowed to the Members of the said Convocation by the Statute of the Eighth Year of King Henry the Sixth in that Case made and provided, hath received the Reprehension of the House for his said Offence, being warned henceforward, as well to take Notice of the Privilege belonging to the Members of the Convocation, as to the Members of Parliament:
It is ORDERED, That the said Thomas Ash be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Attendance upon this House concerning that Business.
Slingsby versus Hale.
Upon reading and considering of the humble Petition of Henry Slingsby Esquire, and Anne his Wife, Daughter of Sir Anthony Cage deceased, Co-executors of his last Will and Testament, this Day in the House; complaining of an erroneous Decree made in the Court of Chancery, concerning certain Lands and Hereditaments of the said Sir Anthony Cage, in the County of Cambridge, mortgaged to Rose Hale Widow, deceased, which are since come to William Hale Esquire, now a Member of the House of Commons; and also of the Dismission of his Bill of Review concerning the same:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will take the said Petition into further Consideration on Saturday next; and that Intimation thereof be given to the said William Hale, and a Copy of the Petition shewed to him, to the End he may then be heard, to make such Defence thereunto as he shall see Cause.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, primum diem Martii, 1669, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.