DIE Jovis, 20 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
|Comes Clarendon, Ds. Cancellarius Angliæ.
Johannes Ds. Robertes, Custos Privati Sigilli.
Comes Lyndsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius Angl.
Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say et Seale.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Treric.
Ly. Frazer & al. Nat. Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for naturalizing Dame Mary Frazer and others."
Message from H. C. with a Bill;--for a Conference on the Coinage Bill; and to remind the Lords of the one about Irish Cattle.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir George Downing and others; who brought up a
Bill, intituled, "An Act for erecting a Judicature for
Determination of Differences touching Houses burned
or demolished by reason of the late Fire which happened in London;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To desire a Conference concerning the Bill for
Encouragement of Coinage.
3. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Bill concerning prohibiting of Irish Cattle.
The Answer returned was:
That concerning the Conference now desired, the
Lords will send an Answer by Messengers of their own;
and their Lordships are dispatching Business as fast as
Heads for a Conference in the Bill concerning Irish Cattle.
ORDERED, That the Committee that are appointed
to draw up Reasons for a Conference concerning the
Bill for prohibiting Irish Cattle do meet To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock: And the Earl of Aylesbury, Vicecomes Fauconberg, and the Lord Gerard of
Brandon, are added to that Committee.
Petition to the King for a Commission for examining Accompts.
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Draught of a Petition
to His Majesty;" which was read, as followeth:
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"May it please Your Majesty,
"We Your Majesty's most humble and obedient
Subjects, Your House of Peers, cannot but take
Notice, that there is great Fear and Apprehension
amongst many of Your Majesty's faithful and affectionate Subjects, that the great Sums of Money which
have been granted to Your Majesty since the present
War, and towards the Support of the Charge thereof,
have not been faithfully issued upon the said Service
by the several Officers intrusted with the Receipts
thereof: For which Jealousy though we hope there
is no just Ground, yet, for the general Satisfaction of
all Your good Subjects, who will receive great Content in knowing that the said Monies have been all
issued as they ought to be;
"We do most humbly desire and advise Your Majesty, that You will please, upon so extraordinary an Occasion, to grant a Commission
under Your Great Seal of England to such
Persons of Credit and Reputation as to Your
Majesty shall seem fit, to examine and state
the said Accompts, to the End that the same
may be presented to Your Two Houses of
Parliament, who cannot but be much satisfied
to find all the said Accompts to be just as they
ought to be."
The House approved of this Petition; and appointed
the Lord Chamberlain and the Lord Arlington to present
the same to His Majesty from this House.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee,
to consider further of the Bill for raising Money by a
The House being resumed;
It is ORDERED, That the Sub-committee do meet Tomorrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, and consider of
the several Paragraphs of the said Bill committed to them;
and also to prepare the Materials of what shall be delivered at a Conference with the House of Commons.
Upon reading the Petition of William Nevill, Son and
Heir of William Nevill, late of Holt, in the County of
Leycester, Esquire, deceased, and the Creditors of the
said Henry and William Nevill:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it is hereby recommended to the Lord Chancellor of England, to call all
Persons concerned in this Petition before him, and to
hear the Matters therein contained, and compose the
Differences if he can; otherwise to certify to this House
the State of the Business.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet,
22um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.