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 Sabbati, 11 die Februarii.
Message from H. C. with a Bill;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Downing and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for revesting the Power of granting Wine Licenses in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and for settling a Recompense on his Royal Highness in Lieu thereof;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
and for a Conference on the Bill against maiming, &c.
Bill to revest Wine Licenses, &c. in the King.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for revesting the Power of granting Wine Licenses in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and for settling a Recompense on his Royal Highness in Lieu thereof."
Bishops of Bangor and St. Asaph, Lead Mines Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Robert Lord Bishop of Bangor and Isaac Lord Bishop of St. Asaph, and their respective Successors for ever, to let for Three Lives, or Twenty-one Years, all Lead Mines in their Soil."
Bill for exporting Beer, &c.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the settling the Manor of Portswood, and other Lands late of John Knight Gentleman, in the County, and Town and County, of South'ton, in John Parker Serjeant at Law, Mr. William Morgan, and William Blennerhasset of London, Gent. to be sold, for Payment of Debts."
Report of the Conference on the Bill against maiming and wounding.
The Lord Chamberlain reported the Effect of this Free Conference; which was, "That in the Second and Third Amendments to the Bill against malicious maiming and wounding made by their Lordships, the House of Commons do agree with the Lords, for altering the ["16th of February"] to the [10th of March], and also for changing the ["14th of February"] to the ["8th of March"], so as the House of Lords will agree to add, in the 30th Line of the First Skin, after the Word ["Dominions"], this Clause:
"And be it Enacted, That the Gaol Delivery for the County of Midd. and the City of London, which is intended to be holden the Two and Twentieth of February One Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy, shall be adjourned till the said Tenth Day of March; and the Justices of the said Gaol Delivery, or any Two of them, are hereby authorized and required to adjourn the same accordingly, and that no Trials shall be there proceeded upon before the Tenth Day of March aforesaid."
"In the 8th Line of the Lords 6th Amendment, the Commons agree with the Lords in retaining the Words therein mentioned, with this Amendment, (videlicet,) instead of ["that special Manner"], to read ["in any the Manners before mentioned"].
"To the 8th Amendment, the House of Commons are not yet satisfied with the Lords Reasons for the total Omission of the Clause concerning Members of Parliament, but do think it expedient for a Bill by itself; and do therefore agree with the Lords Amendments, and do desire there may be a speedy passing of this Bill."
Sir W. Smith's Bill:
Message to H. C. with it;--that the Lords agree to the Amendments in the Bill against maiming, &c.; and with Two Bills.
Sir J. Recesby's Petition dismissed.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Dorsett, from the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, "That their Lordships have considered of the Petition of Sir John Recesby Baronet, being an Appeal from a Dismission of his Bill in Chancery, concerning certain Lands in Ashover, in the County of Derby, heretofore belonging to Sir Thomas Recesby his Great Grandfather, and find that there is sufficient Matter in the said Petition wherefore it should be dismissed:"
Poor of London, for Discovery of Frauds in Distribution of Charities, Bill.
ORDERED, That Mr. Justice Morton and Mr. Justice Raynsford are hereby appointed to assist the Lords Committees, to whose Consideration the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Discovery of such as have defrauded the Poor of the City of London of the Monies given them for their Relief at the Times of the late Plague and Fire, and for Recovery of the Arrears thereof," on Thursday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant February, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon; and that Sir Leoline Jenkins, Judge of the Admiralty Court, be, and is hereby, appointed to be then present with their Lordships in the Prince's Lodgings.
L. Berkeley's Precedency.
ORDERED, That the Counsel of the Lord Berkeley of Berkeley, who should have been heard this Day to make Proof of his Claim of Precedency upon his Petition to His Majesty, and His Majesty's Reference of the said Petition to this House, shall be heard, upon the said Claim, at the Bar of this House, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of February Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.