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, 29 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Keeper.
Bill to explain the D. of York's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for explaining a Proviso in an Act, intituled, An Act for settling the Profits of the Post-office, and granting Wine Licenses, on his Royal Highness James Duke of Yorke, and the Heirs Males of his Body."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet Tomorrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Additional Imposition on Foreign Commodities Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for an additional Imposition on several Foreign Commodities, and for the Encouragement of several Commodities and Manufactures of this Kingdom."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Seven of them; to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to take into special Consideration the Clause inserted into the said Bill concerning Brandy, whether it be not the same with the Bill concerning Brandy which is now depending between the Two Houses; and to consider of the ill Consequence of such Proceedings in Parliament: Their Lordships are also to consider of what Petitions are now offered to the House; and have Power to receive any other Petitions relating to the said Bill, and to hear all Parties concerned, and make Report thereof to the House.
Committee to search Precedents concerning a Clause in this Bill, to the same Effect as a Bill now depending about Brandy.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Privileges of the House of Peers, to consider of the Unparliamentary Proceedings of inserting a Clause concerning Brandy into the Bill, intituled, "An Act for an additional Imposition on several Foreign Commodities, and for Encouragement of several Commodities and Manufactures of this Kingdom;" and whether it be not contrary to all former Precedents and Proceedings of Parliament, there being a Bill concerning Brandy now depending between the Two Houses; and to report to the House what Course is fit to be taken, to prevent the like for the future: The Committee is to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Sir John Read to appear peremptorily.
Whereas Sir John Reade Baronet was, by Order of this House, dated the 27th Instant, required to appear personally at the Bar this Day; it appearing, by his Solicitor, that the said Sir John Reade is not in Town, and that his Solicitor sent Yesterday Morning into Oxfordshire (from whence he last heard from Sir John Reade), to give him Notice of the said Order:
It is now ORDERED, That the said Sir John Reade be, and is hereby, required peremptorily to appear personally at the Bar of this House, on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; otherwise this House will proceed upon his Contempt.
Ly. Prettyman against Houghton's Bill.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, on the Behalf of Dame Elizabeth Prettyman, upon her Petition concerning the Matters therein contained, relating to the 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;" as also on the Behalf of the said Executors, and others Parties concerned:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill be re-committed to the same Lords Committees to whom it was formerly committed, who are to be attended by One Counsel on each Side; and are to take Care that the Bill be so fitted, that the Jointure of the said Dame Elizabeth Prettyman may be secured, and an Accompt of Monies received may be made before the Lands intended to be sold, shall be disposed of, and such Trustees inserted into the Bill as the Committee approve of, and the Remainder of the Lands (after the Debts paid) may be transferred to the Heir; which Particulars are to be provided for according to the Debate had in the House this Day thereupon: Their Lordships to meet to Tomorrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, and at such Times after as they shall think fit to adjourn to.
ORDERED, That the Bill for Relief and Release of poor Prisoners for Debt shall be read the Third Time To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 30um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.