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 Mercurii, 6 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Dutchy of Cornwall Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the King's Majesty to make Leases, Grants, and Copies of Offices, Tenements, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Highness' Dutchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Highways Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Clargis and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the Subject-matter of a late Conference, concerning the Amendments in the Bill for repairing the Highways.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference, as is desired; and appoints the same to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
The same Lords who formerly reported the Conference concerning this Business are appointed to report this Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference.
Then the Earl of Bridgwater reported the Effect of the Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Amendments in the Bill for repairing the Highways and Bridges. He said, "That the House of Commons agrees in all the Amendments in the said Bill, excepting to that of the Number of Horses to go at Length, which the House of Commons desires may be Five, because else it will make so great an Alteration in Husbandry, and be so great a Charge, that it will undo Husbandmen. Besides, the Commons say, That no Bulk can be drawn by Three Horses; that the old Bill did stint the Number of Horses to Six, whereas the new Bill will admit them to have as many as they will, so they go in Pairs, and that will bring the Interest of all Men to be for going Double; and some Ways are so narrow that Horses cannot go Two abreast: For these and other Reasons offered, the House of Commons adhere to the Number of Five Horses, and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein."
The Question being put, "Whether to agree with the House of Commons in this Particular, for allowing Five Horses to be at Length in a Team?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Morris and Clayton versus Dove.
ORDERED, That the Cause of Morris and Clayton, against Dove, shall be heard, by Counsel, at this Bar, on Friday Morning next.
Bill for Sale of Fee-fartz Rents.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Solicitor and others:
To return the Bill for advancing the Sale of Feefarm Rents; to which they have agreed, with some Alterations and Amendments, and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
ORDERED, That these Amendments shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Imposition on Brandy Bill.
The House took into Consideration the Business concerning Brandy.
And the Question being put, "Whether the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas shall be now desired to repeat the Evidence given at this Bar touching Brandy?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then, for the better Debate of this Business concerning Brandy, the House was adjourned into a Committee.
The House being resumed;
It is ORDERED, That, at Ten of the Clock Tomorrow Morning, this House shall be put into a Committee, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Business concerning Brandy.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 7um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,