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 Jovis, 26 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper.
Bishops of Bangor and St. Asaph, Lead Mines Bill.
The Lord Powis reported, "That the Committee for the Bill to enable the Lord Bishop of Bangor and the Lord Bishop of St. Asaph to make Leases for Three Lives of Lead Mines, have considered the said Bill, and thinks it fit to pass, with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, it is ORDERED, That the said Bill is re-committed; and the Committee to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Message from H. C. with L. Stafford's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons; by Sir Thomas Higgins and others:
To return the Bill for settling an Agreement between the Lord Viscount de Stafford and his Tenants; to which the House of Commons have agreed, with some Amendments, and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
Which said Amendments, being read Thrice, were Agreed to.
Message from H. C. for a Conference on the Bill against maiming, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Mounson and others:
To desire a Conference, concerning the Amendments sent down to them in the Bill to prevent malicious maiming and wounding.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give them a Conference; and do appoint the same to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
The Lord Chamberlain, Earl of North'ton, Earl of Berks, Earl of Essex, Lord Newport, and the Lord Holles, are appointed to report this intended Conference with the House of Commons.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
And it is ORDERED, That the Report of this Conference shall be made To-morrow Morning.
King reprimands the House for Disorder.
His Majesty told the House, "That He observed very great Disorders among their Lordships in this House, both at the Hearing of Causes, and in Debates among themselves; and did make it His earnest Desire to their Lordships, that they would henceforward observe better Order, and not prophane such a Presence as this is with the like Disorder; but keep their Places, and proceed in Businesses according to their Orders prescribed in the House."
L. Berkeley's Precedency.
ORDERED, That the Counsel of the Lord Berkeley, touching his Claim to his Precedency, shall be heard, at this Bar, on Tuesday the Seventh Day of February next.
Colt & al. versus Colt.
The House proceeded to hear the Counsel in the Cause between Colt and Colt.
It is ORDERED, That this House will take into Consideration what Judgement to give therein on Saturday Morning next.
L. Byron versus Sir W. Juxon.
ORDERED, That Sir William Juxon shall appear on Tuesday Morning next, upon the Complaint of the Lord Byron.
Committees to meet.
ORDERED, That the Committee concerning poor Prisoners, and Committee for the Bill against Importation of Foreign Brandy, shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Arrests of Judgements, &c. shall meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 27um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.