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, 5 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill to explain the D. of York's Bill.
Hodie 3a 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."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it and that the Lords agree to Sir A. Hacket's.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Nathaniell Hobart and Sir William Beversham:
To deliver the Bill for explaining a Proviso in an Act, intituled, "An Act for settling the Profits of the Post-office, &c.;" and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Also to let them know, that this House agrees to the Amendments made by the House of Commons in the Bill concerning Sir Andrew Hacket.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the planting of Tobacco in England, and to regulate the Plantation Trade."
Sequestrations in Chancery.
ORDERED, That on Friday Morning next this House will take into Consideration the Report concerning Sequestrations issued out of the Chancery upon Estates; and also the Report of the Proceedings at Law upon Bills of Midd. and Ac Etiams.
Poor Officers Widows Relief.
Upon Report from the Committee for Petitions, concerning Proposals touching Relief of the Poor Widows of loyal indigent Officers:
It is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Report is referred to the Committee for the Bill for taking the Accompt of Money given to loyal indigent Officers.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Manors, Lands, and Leases, of Sir Thomas Ogle Knight, deceased, for raising a Portion and present Maintenance for his Daughter and Heir, and for Payment of his Debts."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Crowch and others; who brought up an Act, intituled, "An additional Act against seditious Conventicles;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Work houses Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better regulating of Work-houses, for setting the Poor on Work."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better Preservation of Game, and for securing Warrens not enclosed, and the several Fishings of this Realm."
Additional Bill against Conventicles.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An additional Act against seditious Conventicles."
It being moved, "That the Question should be put, Whether this Bill should be rejected."
The Question being put, "Whether this Question shall be now put?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Offley against the King, in Error.
Upon hearing of Counsel this Day, to argue the Errors assigned by Thomas Offley Esquire upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein the King's Majesty is made Defendant, for reversing a Judgement given in the Court of Chancery in Easter Terme, in the One and Twentieth Year of the Reign of Our Sovereign Lord King Charles the Second, &c. for vacating and canceling Letters Patents, dated the One and Twentieth Day of September, in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of our said Sovereign Lord the King, granting the Office of the King's Cock-master to the said Thomas Offley (the said Office being, by Letters Patents, dated the Second Day of September, in the Seventh Year of the Reign of King Charles the First, granted to Sir Henry Browne and his Heirs):
After due Consideration had of what was offered on either Part thereupon, it is ORDERED and Adjudged, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judgement given in the Court of Chancery be, and is hereby, affirmed.
The Tenor of which Judgement, to be affixed to the Transcript to be remitted, followeth; (videlicet,)
"Postea, scilicet, Decimo Sexto Die Martii, Anno supradicto, Transcript. Record. & Processus prædict. inter prædict. Thom. Offley & prædict. Dominum nostrum Regem, cum omnibus ea tangentibus, Prætextu cujusdam Brevis dicti Domini Regis de Errore corrigend. per prædictum Thomam Offley in præmissis prosecut. dicto Domino Regi in præsenti Parliamento a prædictâ Curiâ Cancellariæ hic transmissum fuit; (fn. 1) prædictusque Thomas Offley, in eadem Curiâ Parliamenti comparens, diversas Materias pro Errore in Recordo & Processu pro Revocatione & Adnullatione Judicii prædicti assignavit, ad quas prædictus Heneagus Finch Miles & Baronettus, nunc Attornatus Domini Regis Generalis, qui pro prædicto Domino Rege in hac Parte sequitur, in eadem Curiâ Parliamenti comparens, placitavit, quod nec in Recordo & Processu prædict. nec in Redditione Judicii prædict. in ullo fuit Erratum; & postea, scilicet, Quinto Die Aprilis, Anno dicti Domini Regis supradict. in prædictâ Curiâ Parliamenti prædicti, visis & per Curiam ibidem diligenter examinatis & plenius intellectis tam Recordo & Processu prædict. ac Judicium super iisdem reddit. quam prædictis Causis pro Erroribus superius assignatis & allegatis, pro eo quod videtur Curiæ Parliamenti quod Record. illud in nullo vitiosum aut defect. existit, ac quod in Recordo illo in nullo fuit Erratum; ideo adtunc & ibidem consideratum fuit per eandem Curiam Parliamenti prædicti, quod Judicium prædictum in omnibus affirmetur, & in omni suo Robore stet & Effectu (dictis Causis pro Erroribus superius assignatis & allegatis in aliquo non obstantibus), ac superinde Record. & Processus prædict. Curiæ Cancellariæ per Curiam Parliamenti prædicti in prædictam Curiam Cancellariæ remittentur."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 6um diem instantis Aprilis, decima hora Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.