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 Lunæ, 26 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
L. Leigh takes his Seat.
This Day Thomas Leigh, de Stoneley, Chevalier, sat first in Parliament, upon the Decease of his Grandfather Thomas Lord Leigh.
His Writ bears Date the 20th Day of January, A° Regis Caroli Secundi 25to.
L. Cornwallis' Bill.
Hodie 3a 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."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Beversham and Sir Tymothy Baldwin Knights:
To let them know, that their Lordships have passed this Bill for settling the Estate of Charles now Lord Cornwallis, &c. and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
King's Answer, when to be attended.
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That himself, and the other Lords who were appointed on Saturday to attend His Majesty, to know His Pleasure when this House shall wait upon Him, to present their humble Thanks for His Majesty's Gracious Speech, and communicating the Letter and Proposals of The States Generall for a Peace, have moved His Majesty therein; and His Majesty hath appointed this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, for that Purpose."
The States General's Letter and Proposals for Peace.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee, to take into Consideration the Letter, and the Proposals for Peace, sent to His Majesty from The States Generall of The United Provinces.
The House was resumed.
And the Lord Treasurer reported, "That the Committee have entered upon the Consideration of the said Letter and Proposals; and that the Committee desires they may proceed in the further Consideration thereof To-morrow Morning, and that no other Business may intervene."
Which this House ordered accordingly.
Oath of Allegiance.
ORDERED, That there be a List prepared, whereby this House may know what Lords have taken the Oath of Allegiance, and who have not.
Bp. of Hereford to preach at the Fast.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Bishop of Hereford be, and is hereby, desired and appointed to preach before the Lords in the Abbey Church at Westm. on Wednesday the Fourth Day of February next, being appointed by His Majesty for a Public Fast.
L. Brundnell & al. E. of Shrewsbury's Trustees, versus D. of Bucks.
Whereas this House had appointed to hear Francis Lord Brundnell and others, Petitioners, complaining against George Duke of Buckingham and Anna Maria Countess of Shrewsbury, to make out their Proofs of the Matters complained of in their Petition, on Wednesday the 28th Instant:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petitioners be, and are hereby, appointed to make out their said Proofs, at the Bar of this House, on Saturday the 31th Day of this Instant January, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Lady OBrian's Claim to the Barony of Clifton, of Leighton.
Whereas the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the other Judges present in the House of Peers on the 20th Day of this Instant January, were to give their Opinion concerning the Claim made by Katherine Lady O Brian, to the Barony of Clifton, of Leighton Bromswold, on the 28th Day of this Instant January:
It is ORDERED this Day, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Judges shall give their Opinion upon the said Claim, on Saturday the 31th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in this House.
Bill to regulate the Trial of Peers.
ORDERED, That the Consideration to be had of the Bill, (intituled, "An Act for the better regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England,") by a Committee of the whole House, is hereby appointed to be on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dawson versus Jesserson.
Whereas, by Order of the 13th Instant, this House had appointed to hear the Errors argued upon the Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein Richard Dawson is Plaintiff, and John Jeafreson is Defendant, on Tuesday the 27th Instant:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear Counsel on both Parts, to argue the said Errors, on Tuesday the 17th Day of February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 27um 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 whose Names are underwritten did, in the Presence of the Lord Keeper and a competent Number of 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 3° Regis Jacobi.
The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod held the Bible, and the Clerk of the Crown read the Oath.
Hitherto examined by us,