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, 4 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with Bills; and to return some.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Richardson and others; who said, "He was commanded, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, in Parliament assembled, to present these Bills following to their Lordships:
"1. An Act for continuing of a former Act, to prevent Arrests of Judgements, and superseding Executions; which was sent down with some Amendments, to which the Commons do agree.
"2. To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Continuance of a former Act, intituled, An Act to prevent Delays in extending Statutes, Judgements, and Recognizances," with their Lordships Amendments, to which the Commons do agree.
"3. To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting to Sir Phillip Howard and Francis Watson Esquire the sole Use of a Manufacture, Art, or Invention, for the Benefit of Shipping," with their Lordships Amendments, to which the Commons do agree.
"4. To return an Act for the rectifying of Dates of Deeds mentioned in an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act to enable John Bill Esquire to sell certain Lands, in Kent and Surrey."
"5. To return an Act for 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, and William Blennerhasset, of London, Gentleman, to be sold, for Payment of Debts; to which the Commons do agree, without any Amendment."
"6. To present a Bill, intituled, "An Act to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton Esquire and others, to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts, according to a Decree;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence."
The Earl of Winchilsea and the Earl of Sandwich are added to the Committee for the Bill concerning Mr. Nevill Yelverton; who are to meet on Monday next.
Burrell versus Ellis.
The Counsel was heard, in the Cause between Rebecca Burrell Plaintiff and Serjeant Ellis Defendant.
And it is ORDERED, that the Debate of this Business is put off till Monday Morning next.
Additional Excise Bill.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee, to consider of the Bill for an additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors.
The House was resumed.
It is ORDERED, That this Bill be reported to the House on Monday Morning next, the First Business.
Writs of Error to be argued.
ORDERED, That on Tuesday Morning next, this House will hear Counsel argue the Errors in the Writ of Error between Cusack and Usher, and also the Errors between Edmonds and the King.
D. of Richmond claims Privilege for Gawen sued for Recusancy.
Upon reading an Order made Yesterday, on the Behalf of William Gawen, Gentleman of the Horse to the Duke of Richmond, who claimeth Privilege of Parliament for the said William Gawen, being sued upon the Statute of Recusancy, in the Time of Privilege of Parliament:
After some Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider, whether the Servants of Peers ought to have Privilege in the Case of Recusancy, and make Report thereof to the House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, sextum diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.