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, 26 die Martii.
Fire of London Judicature Bill.
The Lord Berkeley of Stratton reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Bill for reviving the Judicature of Differences, &c. and have received the Consent of all Parties therein concerned; therefore think it fit to pass as it is."
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reviving the Judicature for Determination of Differences touching Houses burnt down and demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London, and for re-building of the Navy-office."
Count. of Northumb. versus Percy.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Privileges shall sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the House of Peers, to hear the Matter before their Lordships upon the Petition of Elizabeth the Elder Countess Dowager of Northumberland, and the Answer of James Percy put in thereunto.
Address to the King, to encourage English Manufactures.
The Earl of Aylsebury reported, "That the Committee had prepared the Draught of an humble Address to be presented to His Majesty, from both Houses of Parliament, concerning the wearing of English Manufactures; which was offered to the Consideration of this House."
Message to H. C. to join in it.
Writs of Error brought in.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench, in the usual Way and Form, brought into this House Two Writs of Error, upon Judgement given in the King's Bench; in the one, Wm. Prettyman is Plaintiff, and Mary Coddrington Defendant; in the other, Richard Dawson is Plaintiff and John Jefferson is Desendant.
Dr. Salmon versus Hamb. Comp.
The Earl of Aylsebury reported, "That the Lords Committees as are appointed to hear the Creditors of the Hambrough Company have met, and Notice were given to both Parties, the Petitioners attended with their Counsel; but nobody appearing from the Hambrough Company, nor Mr. Dogget, nor Mr. Wynn; and Mr. Harris, who was Solicitor at the Hearing at the Bar for the said Dogget and Wynn, now saying, "That he is discharged by them, and not at all employed by them now;" upon this, the Committee desires the Direction of the House therein:"
Hallet versus Kendall.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Mary Hallett Widow, the Relict of John Hallet deceased, and Johanna Hallett, One of the Daughters and Coheirs of the said John Hallett, an Insant about Twelve Years old; complaining of a Decree made in the Court of Chancery on the 24th Day of January last, on the Behalf of Thomas Kendall Esquire and Mary his Wife, concerning the Manor of Killingarth, in the County of Cornwall, and praying the Stay of all Proceedings upon the said Decree till the said Cause be heard in this House:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Thomas Kendall and Mary his Wife may have a Copy of the said Petition and Appeal; and are hereby required to put in an Answer thereunto in Writing, at the Bar of this House, on the Second Tuesday of the Meeting of the Parliament next after the Recess now at Hand.
L. Delawar and L. Berkley, Precedency.
Whereas this Day was appointed for giving Judgement upon the Claim of Precedency claimed by the Lord Berkeley of Berkeley to the Lord Delawar, who were both ready with their Counsel to attend the Pleasure of the House herein:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House doth hereby appoint the Second Thursday of the Sitting of the Parliament next after the Recess now at Hand, peremptorily, to proceed to hear the said Lord Delawar and Lord Berkeley, by their respective Counsels, upon the said Claim, and to give Judgement thereupon.
Rowel & al. versus The Grocers Company & al.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Mary Rowell, Dorotby Man, and divers other Persons, Creditors of the Wardens and Commonalty of the Company of Grocers, this Day presented to this House, be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to speak with the said Company and their Creditors, in order to the Payment of the just Debts owing by the said Company, to the End that the said Mary Rowell, Dorothy Man, and others, Petitioners, may be considered together with the other Creditors now before their Lordships.
Protestant Dissenters Bill.
Dutchy of Cornwall Bill.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Attorney General and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for raising the Sum of Twelve Hundred Thirty-eight Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for Supply of His Majesty's extraordinary Occasions;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Answer from thence.
Address to the King, to encourage English Manufactures:
"We, Your Majesty's most loyal and dutiful Subjects, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal and Commons in Parliament assembled, do humbly beseech Your Majesty, That You will be graciously pleased, by Your own Example, to encourage the constant Wearing of the Manufactures of Your own Kingdoms and Dominions, and to discountenance such Persons (Men or Women in Your Court) as shall wear any Manufactures made in Foreign Countries."
King to be attended with it.
The Lord Treasurer, the Lord Steward, and the Lord Chamberlain, Lord Maynard, and Lord Newport, were appointed to attend His Majesty, to know what Time His Majesty will be pleased to appoint the Committees of both Houses to wait upon Him for that Purpose.
Protestant Dissenters Bill.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have proceeded further in the Consideration of the Bill for Ease of Dissenters; but the Committee desired the House would appoint another Time for the Committee of the whole House to sit again."