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, 13 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Cornwallis's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the Estate of Charles now Lord Cornwallis, and to enable him to raise Money, for Payment of Debts, and providing for his Brothers and Sister."
Report concerning Barwis' Examination.
Mr. Justice Newman and Mr. Justice Filmer gave the House an Account, "That they have examined John Barwis, according to their Lordships Order Yesterday, concerning a Paper found by him; and they do not find that the Boy is guilty of any Design concerning that Paper."
King to be attended about the Fast.
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That he and the other Lords have waited on His Majesty, to know what Time both Houses should attend His Majesty, to present Him with the Petition concerning the Fast; and His Majesty hath appointed To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, for that Purpose.
Message to H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Beversham and Sir Tymothy Baldwin:
To let them know, that His Majesty hath appointed To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, to receive the Petition of both Houses concerning the Fast.
L. Campden versus Puleston & al. Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Baptist Vicecomes Campden, a Peer of this Kingdom; complaining against John Puleston Gentleman, Owen Thelwall Esquire, Edward Hughes, John Rogers, and Thomas Francis, who (with divers others) did in August last past, in the Time of the Adjournment of the Parliament, in a riotous and illegal Manner, dispossess his Lordship's Servants and Tenants of the Tithes and Tenths of Corn, and other Tithes, belonging to him, with the Townships of Abinbury-Vaux, and other Places, in the County of Denbigh, mentioned in the said Petition, and beat and imprisoned his said Servants, as in the said Petition and the Affidavits thereto annexed is alledged:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said John Puleston, Owen Thelwall, Edward Hughes, John Rogers, and Thomas Francis, be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, within Fourteen Days next after Notice given them by the serving them with this Order respectively, to answer to the Complaint of the said Petition; whereof they may not fail.
Barret versus Loftus.
Whereas there is a Petition of D'acre Barret depending in this House, complaining of an Order and Judgement of the Lords in Parliament, made on the Third of May, 1642, and other Matters therein contained, to which Petition the now Lord Viscount Loftus in the Kingdom of Ireland was, by Order of this House, dated the 21th Day of February last, to put in an Answer in Writing at the Bar, within One Month next after Notice given to him of the said Petition, and a Copy thereof:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Viscount Loftus be, and is hereby, required to put in his Answer to the said Petition, in Manner aforesaid, on Tuesday the Tenth Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Lord Viscount Loftus for that Purpose.
Ly. O Brian to amend her Petition concerning the Barony of Clifton, of Leighton Bromswold.
Upon Report made by the Earl of Berks, from the Lords Committees for Privileges, &c. "That, upon their entering upon the Consideration of the Petition of Catherine Lady Obrian, concerning her Claim to the Barony of Leighton Bromswold, referred to their Lordships by this House, the said Petition appearing to have a Defect in it, their Lordships desire the Directions of this House, that the said Lady Obrian might have Leave to withdraw and amend her said Petition:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lady Obrian may withdraw and amend her said Petition, and present it to the said Lords Committees on Thursday next, at Three of the Clock, in the Afternoon, who are to proceed thereupon, as they were empowered to proceed on the former Petition referred to them by this House.
Dawson versus Jeaffreson, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard Dawson; shewing, "That he is Plaintiff in a Writ of Error now depending in this House, to which John Jeafreson is Defendant, whereon the said Plaintiff hath assigned Errors; and prayeth, That a Time may be appointed for the said Defendant to hear Errors argued, and receive the Judgement of this House thereupon:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel, on both Sides, at the Bar, on Tuesday the 27th Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Plaintiff is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Defendant, to the End he may be ready at the Time aforesaid.
Manner of taking the Oath of Allegiance.
Next, the House perused the ancient Precedents for the Manner of the Lords taking the Oath of Allegiance.
And the House, being satisfied with the Precedents, resolved to proceed in the same Manner.
To that Purpose, the House ordered to be presently adjourned; to begin the taking the Oath of Allegiance.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 14um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Lords take the Oath of Allegiance.
This Day, after the Adjournment of this House, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal whose Names are under written did, in the Presence of the Lord Keeper and a competent Number of the Lords of His Majesty's Privy Council, kneeling at the Woolsack whereupon the Lord Keeper sits, take the Oath of Allegiance provided and mentioned in the Parliament A° 3° Regis Jacobi.
The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod held the Bible, and the Clerk of the Crown read the Oath.
The Lord Keeper of the Great Seal took it alone by himself.
Then these Lords following took it: