DIE Veneris, 19 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Epus. Bath & Wells.
|Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Comes Marescallus Angliæ.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Arundell de Trerise.
Ds. Gray de Rolleston.
Message from H. C. for a Conference to preserve a good Understanding.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir William Coventry and others:
To desire a Conference, for the Preservation of a
good Understanding between the Two Houses.
The Answer returned was:
That this House have considered of the Message, and
agree to have a Conference; and do appoint the same
to be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
The Lord Keeper, Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal,
Marquis of Winton, Earl of Dorset, Earl of Bridgwater,
Earl of Essex, Earl of Shaftesbury, Bishop of Rochester,
and the Lord Arundell of Trerise, are appointed to be
Reporters of this Conference.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by George Clerke Esquire and others; who brought up
Two Bills, to which their Lordships Concurrence is
1. "An Act for the better and more easy rebuilding the Town of North'ton."
2. "An Act for Payment of the Debts of Charles
late Lord Viscount Kilmurrey, and for raising Portions
for Byron Needham and Charles Needham, Two of
his Younger Sons."
North'ton, for rebuilding; Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the
better and more easy rebuilding the Town of Northampton."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference for preserving a good Understanding between the Houses.
The Lord Keeper reported the Effect of the Conference; which was, "That Sir William Coventry said,
That this Conference was desired by the House of
Commons, to preserve a good Understanding between
the Two Houses, by avoiding the Occasions of reviving the Differences between them; His Majesty
having recommended to us, at the opening this
Session of Parliament, the avoiding this Difference,
if possible; and if it could not be prevented, that
we should defer those Debates, till we have brought
such Public Bills to Perfection as may conduce to
the Good and Safety of the Kingdom. The Commons esteem it a great Misfortune, that, contrary to
that most excellent Advice, the Proceedings in the
Appeal brought the last Session, by Mr. Sherley,
against Sir John Fagg, have been renewed, and a
Day set for hearing the Cause; and therefore the
Commons have judged it the best Way, before they
enter into the Argument for Defence of their Rights
in this Matter, to propose to your Lordships the
putting off the Proceedings in that Matter for some
short Time, that so they may, according to His Majesty's Advice, give Dispatch to some Bills now before them, of great Importance to the King and
Kingdom; which being finished, the Commons will
be ready to give your Lordships such Reasons against
those Proceedings, and in Defence of their Rights,
as they hope may satisfy your Lordships that no such
Proceedings ought to have been."
Sher'ev versus Sir J. Fagg.
The House agreed to hear Doctor Sherley's Cause To-morrow.
Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
Then the House was put into a Committee, to proceed
in the Debate of considering Heads for a Bill or Bills
for securing the Protestant Religion.
The House was resumed.
It is ORDERED, That on Tuesday next the House
shall be put into a Committee, to resume the Debate
for considering Heads for securing the Protestant Religion.
Address to the King, for the Convocation to meet frequently.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That His Majesty be humbly
moved, from this House, "That He would be pleased
to direct the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury and the
Lord Archbishop of York, that the Convocation of
the Clergy may meet frequently; and that Writs
may issue out, for supplying the Places of such
Members of the Convocation as are dead, or removed; and that, when they are met, they do make
unto the King's Majesty such Representations, as may
be for the Safety of the Religion established."
Sir Robert Viner, King's Servant, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Robert Vyner Knight
and Baronet, One of His Majesty's sworn Servants in
Ordinary with Salary; shewing, "That (sitting the
Parliament) he is sued and prosecuted, in the Court
of King's Bench and other Courts in Westminster
Hall, by Sir James Bradshaw, Charles Tooke Esquire,
Robert Blanye, James Howseman, and others, contrary
to the Privilege of Parliament; and therefore prayeth,
That a Stay may be made of all Proceedings against
him, in all Courts of Law or Equity:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Robert Vyner
be, and is hereby, privileged against all Proceedings
had or to be had against him, during Time of Privilege
of Parliament; whereof the said Sir James Bradshaw,
Charles Tooke, Robert Blanye, James Howseman, and
all other Persons concerned against him in any Suits of
Law or Equity, their Counsel, Attornies, and Solicitors,
are to take Notice, as they and every of them will
answer the contrary to this House.
L. Townsend, Privilege, versus Dr. Hughes, for Scandal.
Whereas this Day was appointed for Owen Hughes,
Doctor of the Civil Law, to appear at the Bar of
this House, to answer to the Complaint of the Lord
Townshend, a Peer of this Realm, and Member of this
House, for scandalous Words alledged to be uttered
by the said Doctor Hughes against him; this House
being moved, "That in regard the Lord Townsbend's
Witnesses are not yet come to Town, who are to
make good the said Complaint, another Day may be
appointed for that Purpose:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Friday the
Twenty-sixth Day of this Instant November be, and
is hereby, appointed peremptorily for hearing the Lord
Townsbend's Witnesses, and the said Doctor Hughes, at
the Bar of this House at Ten of the Clock in the
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
20um diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.