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, 14 die Aprilis.
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Ds. Berkeley B.
Ds. Arundell de Ward.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
Ds. (fn. 1) Maynard.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M. P.
Ds. Butler West.
Ds. Grey de Roll.
Heads for a Conference on the Supply Bill for building Ships of War.
The Lord Treasurer reported from the Committee appointed to consider and prepare Heads fit to be insisted upon at a Free Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Matter of the Conference Yesterday, touching the Amendments in the Bill for raising Money for the Building of Thirty Ships of War, what they had prepared for that Purpose; which were read, as follow:
"That the Lords could not but observe, that several Things were delivered by the Commons, at the last Conference, foreign to the present Matter; and wherein they conceive there were divers Mistakes, of which the Lords are not willing to take Notice, both because they will do nothing which may create unnecessary Differences, and that they would keep themselves only to the present Business before them.
"If there be an Apprehension that Accompts may not be this Way pursued, which looks as if the Accompts were to be jointly taken, how easy is it by Consent of both Houses to add ["or either of them"]:"
Message to H. C. for this Conference.
To let them know, That the Lords desire a present Free Conference with the House of Commons in the Painted Chamber, upon the Amendments to the Bill for raising the Sum of Five Hundred Eighty-four Thousand Nine Hundred Seventy-eight Pounds, Two Shillings, and Two Pence Half-penny; concerning which Amendments the Two last Conferences were had.
Additional Excise Bill.
Message to H. C. with it.
Underhill, D. York's Servant, released.
Whereas Cave Underhill, Servant to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke hath been arrested, and is detained in Prison, now sitting the Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, at the Suit of William Allen, by James Wytham and others:
It is ORDERED, That the said Cave Underhill be, and is hereby, discharged from his said Imprisonment at the Suit of the said William Allen, in whose Custody soever the said Cave Underhill now is: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Wytham and others released.
Whereas James Wytham Bailiff was this Day brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, for arresting and detaining in Prison Cave Underhill Servant to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, now sitting the Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, where he acknowledged his Offence, and, having received the Reprehension of the House, begged the Pardon of this House, and of his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke for the same:
It is ORDERED, That so soon as the said Cave Underhill shall be at Liberty from the said Arrest, according to the Order of this House bearing equal Date herewith, the said James Wytham shall be discharged from his present Restraint for his said Offence, paying his Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Barret versus L. Loftus.
Whereas this House had appointed to hear Counsel, at the Bar, on the First Monday of the Sitting of the Parliament next after Easter Weeke, upon the Allegations of Dacre Barret, alias Lennard, Esquire, depending in this House against the Lord Viscount Loftus of Ely in the Kingdom of Ireland, and such Answer as the said Lord Viscount Loftus shall put in thereunto to be left in the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments according to an Order of this House of the Sixth Instant:
It is this Day ORDERED, That this House doth hereby appoint to hear Counsel on both Parts peremptorily, in the said Cause, on Monday in the Second Week of the Meeting of the Parliament after the Beginning of October next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, without any further Notice to be given either to the said Lord Viscount Loftus, or his Agent in the said Cause, who are to take Notice hereof at their Perils.
Sir Scroope How versus E. Rutland.
Whereas this House had appointed to hear Counsel at the Bar, on both Parts, upon the Matters in Difference between the Earl of Rutland and Sir Scroope How, on the First Wednesday of the Sitting of the Parliament next after Easter Weeke:
It is this Day ORDERED, That this House will hear Counsel on both Parts, at the Bar, upon the said Matters in Difference (which by the Earl of Rutland and Sir Scroope How are submitted to the Judgement of this House), on Tuesday in the Second Week of the Sitting of the Parliament after the Beginning of October next; and that in the mean Time it be, and is hereby, recommended to his Highness the Duke of Cumberland, the Lord Privy Seal, the Duke of Monmouth, the Marquis of Winchester, Lord Steward, and the Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, the Earl of Bridgwater, the Lord Viscount Stafford, and the Lord Viscount Hallyfax, to endeavour the composing of the said Differences between the Earl of Rutland and Sir Scroope How before that Time, if they can.
Free Conference on the Supply Bill for building Ships of War.
The Gentleman Usher acquainting the House that the Commons were in the Painted Chamber, ready for the Free Conference, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of it.
Fire inSouthwark, Judicature Bill.
Protest against it.
Additional Excise Bill.
Message to H. C. that the Lords have passed these Bills.
Baptizing Instants, Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Mallet and others; who brought up a Bill sent down, concerning the selling of Lands of Laurance Squibb deceased; to which the Commons do agree, without any Alterations.
Message from H. C. for a Conference, on the Supply Bill for building Ships.
Bill against clandestine Marriages.
E. of Burlington, Privilege.
Whereas John Robinson, James Wastell, and William Hudswell, were this Day brought to the Bar, as Delinquents, for their contemptuous Behaviour and Words, against an Order of this House, dated the Ninth Instant; where pleading Ignorance, they acknowledged their said Offences; and humbly begged the Pardon of this House for the same:
Hudswell & al. discharged.
It is ORDERED, That the said John Robinson, James Wastell, and William Hudswell, who have received the Reprehension of this House, be, and are hereby, discharged from their present Restraint for their said Offences, paying their Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
D. of York, Privilege.
Whereas William Allen, being this Day brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, for causing Cave Underhill, Servant to his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke, to be arrested, sitting the Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; where he acknowledged his Offence, and humbly begged the Pardon of this House, and of his Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke:
It appearing that the said Cave Underhill by the said William Allen is discharged from the said Arrest; it is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said William Allen be, and is hereby, discharged from his present Restraint for his said Offence, paying his Fees: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.