Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 25 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Bill against clandestine Marriages.
The Lord Bishop of Sarum reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for preventing clandestine Marriages; and do think it fit to be engrossed, with some few Amendments, which are offered to their Lordships Consideration."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with these Amendments.
Neale's Bill rejected.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the assuring of certain Lands, Messuages, Tenements, and Hereditaments, being Part of the Dean of St. Paul's, London, situate, lying, and being, in the Parish of St. Paul, Shadwell, in the County of Midd. unto Thomas Neale, of Warnford, in the County of South'ton, Esquire, and his Heirs, who now hold the same of the said Dean for the Term of Three Lives now in Being, at Eighty Pounds Yearly, during One Life, and afterwards at One Hundred Pounds, and for making up the said Rent from this Time, the Sum of Three Hundred and Twenty Pounds Yearly to the said Dean and his Successors, in Lieu and Satisfaction for the Reversion thereof."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall be rejected?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Darrell versus Whitchcot.
ORDERED, That the Cause between Mr. Darrell and Sir Jeremy Whitchcot, which was appointed, the 21th of this Instant May, to be heard by Counsel this Day, is put off, to be heard To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Barret versus L. Loftus.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Lord Viscount Loftus, of Ely, in Ireland, this Day, and a Schedule annexed, mentioning the several Deeds and Matters of Fact which he desires he may have Time to prove for his Defence, if they be not allowed by Dacre Barret Esquire:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Dacre Barret may have a Copy of the said Schedule or List; and is to let this House know whether he will allow of all, or how much he will allow of therein contained, by To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Order for apprehending Smith.
Whereas Aaron Smith was, by Order of the 21th Instant, to be taken into Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, and be brought to the Bar, for speaking dangerous and seditious Words against the Being of the Parliament, who therefore absconding himself in secret and unknown Places, cannot hitherto be apprehended, notwithstanding the utmost Endeavours of the said Serjeant and his Deputies used for that Purpose, as by the Account given in this Day by Sir George Charnock, the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, doth appear:
It is thereupon ORDERED, That whenever the said Aaron Smith shall be found by the said Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy, they are respectively hereby required to keep him in safe Custody till such Time as he shall appear before this House to answer for his said Offence; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir George Charnock Knight, Serjeant at Arms attending this House, his Deputy and Deputies, and to all Sheriffs, Mayors, &c.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 26um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.