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, 4 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir W. Clark's Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the Manor of Shabbington, for Payment of the Debts of Sir William Clark Baronet."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill be committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Message from H. C. with Two Bills, and to return One.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Howard and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To return the Bill concerning the new building of Arundell House; to which they have agreed, without any Amendments.
2. To present a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better Preservation of Game, and for securing Warrens not enclosed, and the several Fishings of this Realm;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
3. To present an Act for the better regulating of Work-houses, for setting the Poor on Work; to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Foreign Nobility not to interpose at the Funeral of the Dutchess of York.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That at the Funeral of her Royal Highness the Dutchess of Yorke, which is to be Tomorrow at Eight of the Clock at Night, the Peers of this Realm shall meet in this House, and go in a Body by themselves, according to their Places in this House; and that Garter King at Arms have Notice hereof, to the End he may take Care that no Foreign Nobility shall interpose.
ORDERED, That the Bill for better Regulation of Work-houses shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Bill for settling Lands at Portsmouth on His Majesty.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for settling Lands on His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, which have been taken into, and spoiled by making new Fortifications about the Town of Portsmouth, shall meet To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock.
The Lord Berkeley is added to the Committee for the Bill for Impositions upon Foreign Commodities.
The Lord Viscount Mountagu is added to the Committee for Sir William Clarke's Bill.
The Report concerning the Proposals on Behalf of the poor Widows of the indigent Officers is appointed to be made To-morrow Morning.
Ly. Reade versus Sir J. Reade.
This Day being appointed for Sir John Reade to give his positive Answer, "Whether he will obey the Decree of the Ecclesiastical Court, in allowing Alimony to the Lady Reade his Wife, in order to the bringing of the Cause between them to a Hearing upon the Merits thereof, in that Court;" Sir John Reade in Person made Answer thereunto, to this Effect: "That he refers himself to the Law of the Land; by that he will abide. He desired that their Lordships would please to order some Course that his Wife may come Home to him, and he will use her civilly."
After a long Debate of this Business;
The Question being put, "Whether the Petitioner shall be dismissed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Hereupon this House made this Order following:
"Upon Consideration had of the Petition of Dame Alissimon Reade, Wife of Sir John Reade Baronet, praying, That she may be relieved against the said Sir John Reade, in such Manner as their Lordships shall think fit; and upon the Answer of the said Sir John Reade put in thereunto: It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, upon the Matters complained of in the said Petition, and the Answer put in thereunto, on Thursday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, quintum diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.