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 Veneris, 21 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Duty of Aliens, for taking off, Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for taking off Aliens Duty upon Commodities of the Growth, Product, and Manufacture, of the Nation."
Protestant Dissenters Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Ease of His Majesty's Protestant Subjects, Dissenters from the Church of England."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling Henry Elwaies Esquire to make Sale of certain Lands, in the County of Yorke, formerly settled on him for Life only, with Remainders to his Children."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for explaining and declaring the Extent of an Exception in the Deed therein mentioned."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill concerning Henry Elwaies is.
E. Rochester and L. Dunbar, Quarrel.
The Earl Marshal acquainted the House, "That he hearing this Morning of an Intent of a Duel, between the Earl of Rochester a Member of this House, and the Lord Viscount Dunbar, he thought it his Duty to prevent them from fighting; and having taken them and their supposed Seconds into his Custody, his Lordship thought it his Duty (in the Concern of a Peer of this House) to give their Lordships Notice of it, and desired to receive the Direction of this House therein."
Whereupon the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do approve of the Earl Marshal's Care, and what he hath done in this Business; and do order that the Earl Marshal cause the said Earl of Rochester and the said Viscount Dunbar, and their supposed Seconds, in his Custody, to be brought before this House at their First Sitting To-morrow Morning.
Cholmley & al. versus The Grocers Company & al.
Upon hearing of Counsel this Day at the Bar, as well upon the Petition and Appeal of Margaret and Elizabeth Cholmeley and others, Plaintiffs, as upon the Answers and Demurrers of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Company of the Grocers of London, Sir Thomas Foote, Sir John Cutler, and others, Defendants:
After Consideration had thereupon, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Bristoll, Earl of Bolingbrook, Earl of Anglesey, Earl of Aylsebury, Viscount Hallyfax, the Lord Berkeley of Berkeley, Lord Widdrington, and the Lord Holles, or any Three of them, be, and are hereby, appointed to speak with both Parties, upon what hath been offered by the Counsel of the Grocers this Day at the Bar, in order to the Payment of the just Debts owing by the said Company; whose Lordships are to meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and when after they please, for that Purpose; and are to make Report unto the House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 22um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.