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 Martis, 11 die Decembris.
Bodvell's and Roberts' Bill.
Winn and Bodvell to be heard against it.
"Upon the Second Reading of a Bill, intituled, An Act for settling the Estate of John Bodvell Esquire, deceased; as also the reading of the humble Petition of Griffith Wynnc, alias Bodvell, and Thomas Bodvell, Infants, concerning the Matters mentioned in the said Bill: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Counsel and Witnesses on both Parts shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, on Thursday the Thirteenth Day of this Instant December, concerning the Contents of the said Bill; whereof as well the Prosecutors of the said Bill, as the Petitioners and Thomas Wynne Esquire, are hereby to take Notice."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill to enable Leycester Grosevenor to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts; and are of Opinion it is fit to pass, with some Amendments;" which being read Twice, and Agreed unto, the Bill is ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
South'ton Churches Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed for the Bill for uniting of Churches in the Town of South'ton, do meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon; and the Lord Chandos and the Lord Bishop of Rochester are added to the said Committee.
Bill for regulating Prices of Provisions.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed by this House to prepare a Bill, to be offered to this House, for regulating the Rates and Prices of Victuals and other Commodities, shall fit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; at which Time, and at such other Times as their Lordships shall think fit to adjourn the said Committee, Mr. Justice Tyrrell and Mr. Baron Turner are hereby appointed to attend them.
Taylor, who suffered Pritchard to escape, released.
Whereas Thomas Taylor, Constable of Grayes Inne Ward, being in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, for suffering Samuell Pritchard to escape out of his Hands; he the said Thomas Taylor being called to the Assistance of William Barrington, One of the Messengers employed by the said Serjeant at Arms for attaching the Body of the said Samuell Pritchard, was this Day brought to the Bar, by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod; where he shewing that he did not wilfully suffer the said Samuell Pritchard to make his Escape, and praying the Pardon of this House for his said Fault:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Taylor be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Restraint for the same, paying his Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Serjeants at Arms Pet. for their Salary for attending this House.
Upon reading the humble Petition of the Sixteen Serjeants at Arms in Ordinary to His Majesty, who by Turns have hitherto given their Attendance on the Upper House of Parliament, according to an Order of the Fifteenth Day of May, One Thousand Six Hundred Sixty and One; and whereas this House did in April, 1662, think fit (if His Majesty should so please, that the said Serjeants should have Ten Pounds a piece for their Attendance to that Time; since which, there being Four Sessions of Parliament passed, and they have not hitherto received any Allowance for their Service to this House:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Treasurer be desired to acquaint His Majesty therewith; and that his Lordship (having His Majesty's Concession therein) will be pleased to give Direction for the speedy Payment of the said Sixteen Serjeants, according to the aforesaid Proportion of Ten Pounds apiece for each Session.
The King to be moved to increase the Salary of the Warden of the Mint.
The Earl of Bridgewater signified to the House, "That it was the Desire of the Committee for the Bill for Encouragement of Coinage, That the Lord Treasurer and the Lord Ashley be desired, that they would humbly move His Majesty, and recommend it to Him, that He would be pleased to increase the Salary of the Warden of the Mint, he being a chief Officer there; and in regard his Care and Pains will be increased by the passing of the Bill for Encouragement of Coinage."