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 Veneris, 21 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. for a Conference about Sir N. Stoughton's Appeal versus Onslow.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Trevor Williams and others:
To desire a Conference, upon the Answer to their Message about the Privilege of their House in the Case of Mr. Onslow.
The Answer returned was:
That the Lords have considered of their Message, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
E. of Sussex introduced.
This Day Thomas Earl of Sussex was introduced, between the Earl of Dorset and the Earl of Peterborough; the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Earl of Suffolke going before, being all in their Robes, the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and Garter King at Arms (who carried the Patent of Creation and Writ of Summons) going also before his Lordship. After his Lordship had delivered the Patent and Writ on his Knee to the Lord Keeper, they being delivered to the Clerk of the Parliament, they were read.
The Patent bears Date the 5th Day of October, in the 26th Year of His Majesty's Reign; and the Writ of Summons is dated the 19th of May, in the 27th Year of His Majesty's Reign. This being done, his Lordship was brought and placed at the lower End of the Earls Bench.
Conference concerning Sherey's Appeal versus Sir J. Fagg.
The Commons being ready in the Painted Chamber to give their Lordships a Conference, as was desired Yesterday; this House appointed the same Lords as reported the last Conference to manage this Conference, by delivering the Reasons in Answer to the last Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Then the Lords Privy Seal reported, "That he and the rest of the Lords have attended the Conference, and have delivered those Reasons which this House resolved should be given to the House of Commons at this Conference."
Bill to prevent Dangers from disaffected Persons.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to proceed in Consideration of the Bill to prevent the Dangers which may arise from Persons disaffected to the Government.
The House was resumed.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevor and others; who brought up Two Bills, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. "An Act enabling Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Alexander Davies, deceased."
2. "An Act to preserve and regulate the Fishing in several Rivers of this Kingdom."
Bill to prevent Dangers from disaffected Persons.
After this, the House was adjourned again into a Committee, to proceed in the Debate of the Bill aforesaid.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee desired, that on Thursday next the House may be put into a Committee again, to proceed further in the Consideration of this Bill."
Which was ordered accordingly.
Bishops to appoint One to preach on Restoration Day.
ORDERED, That it be recommended to the Lords the Bishops, to appoint One of their Bench to preach before the House of Peers, in the Abbey Church of Westminster, on Saturday the 29th Day of this Instant May, being the Day of His Majesty's Birth, and happy Return to His Kingdoms.
Jenkins versus Blake.
ORDERED, That this House will hear Counsel at the Bar, upon the Petition and Appeal of John Jenkins and Margaret his Wife, and others, Plaintiffs, and the Answer of Francis Blake and Elizabeth his Wife, and others, Defendants, depending in this House on Monday the 31th Day of May Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof both Parties are hereby to take Notice, and attend accordingly.
Streater versus Roper & al. in Error.
Whereas there is a Writ of Error depending in this House, wherein John Streater is Plaintiff, and Abel Roper and others are Defendants; upon which Writ the Plaintiffs have assigned Errors, the Defendants have demurred, and the Plaintiffs rejoined:
It is ORDERED, That this House will hear the said Errors argued, by Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts (as also on his Majesty's Behalf, whose Letters Patents are concerned therein), on Wednesday the 26th Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the Plaintiff is to cause timely Notice to be given to all Parties concerned for that Purpose.
Sir N. Stoughton versus Onslow.
ORDERED, That the Cause upon the Appeal of Sir Nicholas Stoughton, depending in this House, to which Arthur Onslow Esquire hath put in an Answer as Defendant, shall be heard, by Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar, on Wednesday the Second Day of June next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, 26um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.