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, 17 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The King's Answer to the Address concerning Flanders.
The Lord Chancellor reported, "That both Houses of Parliament attended His Majesty Yesterday, in the Banqueting House at Whitehall, and presented to His Majesty their Address concerning The Spanish Netherlands; to which His Majesty was pleased to give an Answer to this Effect; (videlicet,)
"That He is of the same Opinion with His Two Houses of Parliament, that the Conservation of Flanders is of great Importance to England; and that therefore He assured them, that He will take all the Care for the Preservation of Flanders that can possibly consist with the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom."
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the Estate of Robert Cooke Esquire, and enabling him to make Leases, and to provide for Daughters Portions, and Payment of his Debts."
(fn. 1) ORDERED, That Mr. Bronchard hath Leave to visit the Four Lords Prisoners in The Tower, for One Time.
The Lord Steward is added to the Committee for the Journal Book.
ORDERED, That Justice Scrogs do assist the Lords Committees for the Bill concerning Sir Trevor Williams.
The Lord Stourton is added to the Committee for Mr. Bedell's Bill.
(fn. 1) The Earl of Rochester hath Leave to visit the Four Lords Prisoners in The Tower, for One Time.
Bill for the more effectual Conviction of Popish Recusants.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to proceed in the Consideration of the Bill for the more effectual Conviction and Prosecution of Popish Recusants.
The House being resumed;
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have made a further Progress in the said Bill, but have not gone through it; therefore desire the House would appoint another Day, for the House to be in a Committee to proceed therein.
And the House ordered Monday Morning for that Purpose.
Sir E. Carteret, Black Rod's Pet. concerning his Fees.
Upon the reading of the Petition of Sir Edward Carteret, Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod; shewing, "That there is a Fee due to him, by all Persons that are put into his Custody by the Order of this House to be conveyed to His Majesty's Tower of London; but being not able to make out how much it is which is due to him for the said Service, and therefore prayeth, That he may know the Will and Pleasure of this House, before such Time as he shall presume to demand any Thing for the same:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be, and is hereby, referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Privileges of this House, to consider of the said Petition, and enquire what hath been formerly done in the like Case, and make Report of their Opinion thereupon unto this House.
Bulkley versus Bulkley, in Error.
Whereas there is a Writ of Error depending in this House, between William Bulkeley Plaintiff, and Bartholomew Bulkeley Defendant, upon which Errors are assigned, and Issue joined:
Upon reading the Petition of the said Bartholomew Bulkeley this Day, praying that a Day may be appointed to hear the said Errors argned; it is thereupon ORDERED, That this House will hear Counsel, to argue the said Errors, on both Parts, at the Bar, on Saturday the Seventh Day of April next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Bartholomew Bulkley is to cause timely Notice to be given to the said William Bulkeley for that Purpose.
Writs of Error brought in.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of King's Bench in the usual Manner brought in Two Writs of Error.
Christopher Tomlinson Plaintiff, and Thomas Wilson Defendant.
Peter Atkinson Plaintiff, Benjamin Purcas Defendant.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 19um diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.