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, 28 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Writs of Error brought in.
This Day the Lord Keeper acquainted the House, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench hath some Writs of Error ready to be brought in."
Whereupon the House gave Leave to have them brought in.
And then the Lord Chief Justice brought in these Errors following:
Silly Plaintiff and Silly Defendant.
Moore Plaintiff and Loving Defendant.
Bill for employing the Poor.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to the Lords Committees for the Bill, intituled, "An Act for encouraging the Manufactures of England," to consider of Heads, and prepare a Bill, for the better setting the Poor at Work; and present the same to this House.
Ld. Arundel, Privilege; not to be proceeded against for Recusancy.
The House being informed, "That the Lord Arundell of Warder, 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 Lord Arundell (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.
Vote to advise the King to proceed in a Treaty with The States General.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee, to proceed further in the Consideration of the Matter of Peace with The States Generall of The United Provinces.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Treasurer of England reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have had a full Debate of the Matter referred unto them, concerning the Peace with The States Generall; and, upon Consideration of His Majesty's Gracious Speech, and the whole Matter now before this House, the Committee are of Opinion, That His Majesty be humbly advised to proceed in a Treaty with The States Generall of The United Provinces, in order to a speedy Peace."
The House, upon Consideration hereof, agreed with the Opinion of the Committee; and ordered the same accordingly; and that it be communicated to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 29um instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.