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 Lunæ, 5 die Maii.
Supply Bill, for disbanding the Forces.
The Earl of Clarendon reported, "That the Committee of the whole House have considered the Bill for granting a Supply, for disbanding the Army; wherein they have made several Amendments, and added some Provisos, which are offered to the Consideration of the House."
Message from H. C. to sit a while.
H. C. with their Speaker, attend.
The Speaker demands Judgement against the Earl of Danby:
"The Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, are come up, to demand Judgement, in their own Names and in the Name of all the Commons of England, against Thomas Earl of Danby, who stands impeached by them, before your Lordships, of High Treason, and divers high Crimes and Misdemeanors; to which he has pleaded a Pardon; which Pardon the Commons conceive to be illegal and void; and therefore they do demand Judgement of your Lordships accordingly."
To be taken into Consideration.
Killigrew, Groom of the Chamber, versus Price, Privilege:
Whereas this Day was appointed, to hear the State of the Case opened, which is between Henry Killigrew One of the Grooms of His Majesty's Bedchamber, and Thomas Price, Milliner, now in the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, for arresting the said Henry Killigrew:
It being moved, on Behalf of the said Henry Killigrew, That the said Hearing may be put off for some "Time;" it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear the said Case opened, on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon: And it is further ORDERED, That in the mean Time the said Thomas Price, and such other Persons as are in Custody by Reason of the said Arrests, be forthwith discharged of their present Restraint for that Cause, paying their Fees; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Count. of Powis, Privilege; Wells & al. to be discharged.
Whereas Anthony Wells, Constable, George Palfey, and Mathewe Rutter, Headboroughs, appearing this Day at the Bar, for entering the House of the Countess of Powis, on the First Instant, about Midnight, pleaded, "That they had an Order of Sessions for a general Search, and did not know that House to be a Peer's House, being but lately come into their Offices;" and begging Pardon for their Offence given:
Report of the Conference on the Habeas Corpus Bill.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Effect of the Conference with the House of Commons, on Saturday last, concerning the Amendments made by their Lordships in the Bill for the better securing the Liberty of the Subject: Which was managed by Sir Thomas Meares; who said,
Supply Bill, for disbanding the Forces.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting a Supply to His Majesty, of Two Hundred and Six Thousand Four Hundred Sixty-two Pounds, Seventeen Shillings, and Three Pence, for paying off and disbanding the Forces raised since the 29th Day of September, One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy and Seven."
Message to H. C. with it.
All Licenses to Persons to stay in Town, declared void.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all Licenses granted by this House to any Papists, or reputed Papists, to come to and stay in Town, be, and are hereby, declared to be void; and that all such Persons as are concerned therein are required to take Notice hereof, and forthwith yield Obedience to His Majesty's Royal Proclamation, dated the Fourth Instant, concerning Popish Recusants, and depart the Cities of London and Westminster accordingly: And it is further ORDERED, That this Order be forthwith printed and published.
Bishops voting, in Cases of Blood.
ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning this House will take into Consideration, whether the Lords Spiritual are to give their Vote in Judicature in Cases of Blood, or upon Bills of Attainder; as a Preliminary to the Consideration of the Demand of the Speaker of the House of Commons concerning the Earl of Danby.
Carolu and Verons, released.
It is this Day ORDERED, That Martin Carolu and Charles Verrons, who, being lately come from St. Omers, are under some Restraint, be forthwith set at Liberty; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.