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, 27 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Lords Sons Privileges to be considered.
Upon reading an Order of this House, directed Yesterday, "That the Earl Marshal of England, and Henry Lord Howard his Eldest Son, and Thomas Howard Esquire his Second Son, should not be proceeded against for Recusancy, during the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Privileges of the Peers of England, to consider how far the Sons of Peers may have Privilege of Parliament, and report their Opinion thereupon to the House.
Marq. of Winton, Privilege, not to be proceeded against for Recusancy.
The House being informed, "That the Lord Marquis of Winchester, a Peer of this Realm, is proceeded against for Recusancy, during the Sitting of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Marquis of Winchester (not being a Convicted Recusant) shall have the Privilege of Parliament, to be discharged of all Proceedings had against him for Recusancy since the Time of Privilege began, and during the Continuance of the same Privilege; and that if any Indictment have been brought against him for Recusancy during the Time of Privilege aforesaid, the same shall be forthwith brought into the Court of King's Bench by Certiorari, and the King's Attorney shall enter a Non Pros. upon the same.
Like Privilege for other Lords.
The like Order for the Earl of Norwich, Earl Marshal of England, and the Lord Viscount Mountagu.
The like for the Earl of Cardigan, the Lord Petre, and the Lord Bellassis.
Ld. Mountague, Leave to be absent.
The House being moved, "That the Lord Viscount Mountagu, having His Majesty's Leave to go beyond the Seas, desires the Leave of this House for his Absence:"
It was granted accordingly.
Bill to regulate the Trial of Peers.
ORDERED, That the Bill for regulating the Trial of the Peers of England shall be taken into Consideration, by a Committee of the whole House, on Thursday Morning next.
The King's Speech to be taken into Consideration.
ORDERED, That the Consideration of His Majesty's Speech, of the 7th of January Instant, shall be proceeded in on Tuesday the Third of February next, by a Committee of the whole House.
Letter and Proposals from The States General for Peace.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, further to consider of the Proposals of Peace sent to His Majesty from The States Generall of the United Provinces.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That the Committee, having further debated the said Proposals, desires that the House may be resolved into a Committee again To-morrow Morning; and that the Treaty between England and France may be read, the First Business."
Which the House ordered accordingly.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 28um diem instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.