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 Sabbati, 23 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Trustees to sell Lands, for Payment of the Debts of Sir William Thorold, late of Hough, in the County of Lyncolne, Knight, deceased."
Prisoners, &c. Bills.
The Committee for the Bills concerning Prisons and Prisoners, being now without Day, do meet on Tuesday Morning next; to which the Duke of Norff. the Earl of Clare, Earl Shaftesbury, and the Lord Windsor, are added.
The Lord Windsor is added to the Committee for the Bill of charitable Uses concerning Henry Smith.
Lady Mohun versus Mrs. Love, for abuting her, Privilage.
Upon reading the Petition of Philippa Lady Baroness Mohun, of Oakehampton, the Relict and Dowager of Charles Lord Mohum, late Baron of Oakehampton; shewing, "That on Wednesday last, being the 20th Instant, she was very much abused and hurt, by the insolent Words and Assault of Anne Love Widow, a Shopkeeper in The Newe Exchange, contrary to the Privilege due to the Peerage of this Kingdom (as in the said Petition is set forth); and praying that the said Anne Love may be summoned to answer for her said Offence:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Anne Love be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, to answer to the Matters complained (fn. 1) in the said Petition, on Tuesday the 26th Day of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Address to the King, for a War with France.
Next, the House took into Consideration the Report of the Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons, being Reasons why they cannot agree to their Lordships Amendments to the Address intended to be presented to His Majesty, for immediately declaring an actual War with the French King.
And the House was turned into a Committee.
And then the Reasons of the House of Commons were read throughout, and afterwards in Paragraphs.
And, after some Debate, the Committee not agreeing with the Commons therein, the House was resumed; and appointed these Lords following to be a Committee, to consider of and prepare an Answer to the Reasons, according to the Sense of the House upon the Debate, and report the same to the House:
L. Privy Seal.
Ds. Gerard B.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet on Monday next, at Nine of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The King's Answer concerning a Fast.
The Lord Treasurer acquainted the House, "That he and the rest of the Lords with the White Staves have attended His Majesty, with the humble Desire of this House, that He would be pleased to appoint One or more Days, for a general Fast, to be solemnly observed by the Two Houses of Parliament and the whole Kingdom: And His Majesty hath been pleased to give Order, and hath appointed Wednesday after Easter Weeke, to be kept a Fast Day for London and Westminster and the Liberties thereof, and that Day Three Weeks for the whole Kingdom; to which Purpose, His Majesty intends to issue out a Proclamation."
A Bishop to preach.
ORDERED, That the Bishops are desired to consider of One of their Bench, to preach before the Peers in the Abbey Church in Westm. the next Fast Day.
King's Answer, about Westm. Hall being prepared for the E. of Pembroke's Trial.
The Lord Treasurer reported, "That himself and the other Lords appointed by this House have attended His Majesty, to desire that a Place may be prepared in Westminster Hall, wherein this House may sit as a House, for the Trial of the Earl of Pembrooke; and His Majesty hath been pleased to give Order for the same to be done."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 26um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.