Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 3, 1620-1628. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 7 die Julii,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
Absent Lords excused.
Maintenance of Shipping and Navigation in America.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Maintenance and Increase of Shipping and Navigation, and for the free Liberty of Fishing, and Fishing Voyages, to be made and performed in and upon the Seas, Seacoasts, and Places of Newfoundland, Virginia, New England, and other the Seas, Sea-coasts, and Parts of America.
Williams Petition versus Sir Thomas Middleton.
The Lord President of Wales (the Earl of North'ton) reported to the House his Answer to the Reference of the Petition exhibited the last Session by Henry Williams against Sir Thomas Middleton, Knight: videlicet, That the Complaint consisted of a Riot, pardoned by the late King's General Pardon; and of a Title to Land, which will not hold Plea before his Lordship.
Whereupon the Second Petition of the said Henry Williams was read (exhibited this Session); and answered, The Petitioner is to take his Course by Law, and to trouble this House no more; otherwise (fn. 1) he is to be committed.
Report from the Committee concerning the Prisoners in The Fleet.
The Lord President reported the Opinion of the Lords Committees for the Petition of the Prisoners of The Fleet to be, That a Conference be prayed with the Commons therein.
Message to the House of Commons for Conference concerning them.
Message sent to the Commons accordingly, by Mr. Attorney General and Mr. Serjeant Damport.
Tippling in Alehouses, etc.
And the Bill for the further Restraint of Tippling in Inns, Alehouses, and other Victualing Houses, was returned by them to the Commons, with a Schedule thereunto annexed by the Lords.
They are now employed in Business of great Weight and Importance, which will hold them long; and they will send Answer, touching the Conference required, by Messengers of their own.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 8m diem instantis Julii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.