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 Jovis, 15 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill to prevent Dangers from disaffected Persons.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the Dangers which may arise from Persons disaffected to the Government."
Bill to regulate the Trial of Peers.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the regulating of the Trial of the Peers of England."
ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House; to be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Bill to prevent Frauds and Perjuries.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Prevention of Frauds and Perjuries."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Saturday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to adjourn as they please.
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
ORDERED, That on Saturday next this House will be in a Committee, to consider of Heads for a Bill for securing the Protestant Religion.
Herbert, King's Servant, Privilege, versus Standen.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Herbert Esquire, One of His Majesty's Gentlemen Pensioners in ordinary; shewing, "That, upon his former Petition presented to this House, complaining, That in January 1673, while he was attending on His Majesty's Person, in the Time of Privilege of Parliament, William Standen, of Brightwell, in the County of Bucks, Esquire, seized his Cattle, to the Value of Fifty Pounds, and sold them, under the Pretence of the Non-payment of Eleven Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Eight Pence, Rent due in October then last past, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament;" and also now shewing, "That the said William Standen, in the same Session of Parliament, (videlicet,) on the 9th of February, 1673, with a great Number of Persons, armed with Guns, Swords, Bills, Staves, Forks, and other offensive Weapons, brake open his Coach-house, Brew-house, and Barns, and carried away Goods to the Value of One Hundred Pounds and upwards, upon no other Pretence than the Non-payment of the aforesaid Rent of Eleven Pounds, Sixteen Shillings, and Eight Pence, and Nomine Pænæ for Non-payment thereof, notwithstanding the Petitioner hath paid the said Rent into the Court of Chancery, (as in the Petition this Day read it is alledged):"
It is ORDERED, That the said William Standen be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House within One Week next after Notice given him, by the Service of this Order on him, or left at his Dwelling-house, to answer to the said Complaint; and hereof he may not fail.
Hallet versus Kendall.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Hallet Widow; shewing, "That, upon her Petition and Appeal depending in this House, to which Thomas Kendall and Mary his Wife are Defendants, this House hath entered into the said Cause, by hearing Counsel at the Bar; and praying, that their Lordships would proceed to a Determination thereof; as also praying, that she the said Mary Hallet (being now a Prisoner in The Fleete) may, by the Authority of this High Court, have Liberty to prosecute her said Cause in Person, while it is depending here:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That this House will proceed to hear Counsel at the Bar, on both Parts, upon the said Appeal and Answer, on Thursday the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant April, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Petitioner is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said Defendants for that Purpose: And it is further ORDERED, That the said Mary Hallett shall have Liberty, with her Keeper, to attend and prosecute her said Appeal, while it shall be depending in this House: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf to the Warden of The Fleete, his Deputy and Deputies, and all other his Under Officers that may be concerned herein.
Cusack versus L. Dungannon.
Upon reading the Petition of John Cusack Gentleman; shewing, "That, upon his Petition and Appeal depending in this House, he obtained an Order, dated the 14th of February, 1673, for the Lord Dunganon, and Nicholas Bolton of Ireland, to appear, and put in their Answer to the said Appeal, within Three Weeks next after Notice given to their Agent here by the Service of that Order upon him, before which Time the Parliament was prorogued; and therefore prayeth a Day may be appointed for that Purpose:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Lord Dunganon and Nicholas Bolton be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer in Writing to the said Appeal within One Month next after Notice hereof given to them in the Kingdom of Ireland.
Method of entered the Protest against the Address.
ORDERED, That the Debate concerning the entering of the Dissent on Tuesday last is adjourned till Tomorrow Morning, at Ten a Clock, the First Business.
The Earl of Bollingbrooke and the Lord Widdrington are added to all the Standing Committees.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet, 16um diem instantis Aprilis, decima hora Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.