DIE Lunæ, 27 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes St. Albans.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkeley.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Howard de Castle Rysing.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the Court of
Common Pleas sat Speaker, in the Absence of
the Lord Keeper.
Message from the King, concerning a Recess.
The Lord Steward of His Majesty's Household acquainted this House, "That he was commanded by His
Majesty to deliver this Message to their Lordships:
That His Majesty intends to make a Recess the Eighth
Day of April next."
Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt.
The Earl of Aylisbury reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill touching Relief and
Release of poor Prisoners for Debt, and have made
some Amendments therein."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the
said Bill is ordered to be engrossed, with the Amendments.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Robert Howard and others; who brought up a
Bill, intituled, "An Act for an additional Imposition on
several Foreign Commodities, and for the Encouragement of several Commodities and Manufactures of
this Kingdom;" to which their Lordships Concurence is desired.
The Earl of Berks reported, "That the Committee
have considered the Bill to enable the Executors of
Robert Houghton Esquire and others to sell Land, for
Payment of Debts, according to a Decree, and have
heard all Parties therein concerned; and do think it
fit to pass, without any Amendments."
Ly. Prettyman's Petition against it.
Upon this, a Petition of the Lady Prettyman was read,
praying to be heard, by Counsel, at this Bar, on Behalf
of herself and of Charles Houghton her Son an Infant,
before the said Bill pass this House, concerning the
Matters mentioned in the said Petition.
And, after Debate thereof,
The Question being put, "Whether the Petitioner
shall be heard, by her Counsel, at the Bar of
this House, on Wednesday next?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
And thereupon this Order following was made:
"Upon Report made by the Earl of Berks, from the
Lords Committees to whom the Bill, intituled, "An
Act to enable the Executors of Robert Houghton Esquire and others to sell Lands, for Payment of his
Debts, according to a Decree," was committed; as
also upon reading the humble Petition of Dame Elizabeth Prettyman, praying, "That she may be heard,
at the Bar of this House, on the Behalf of herself
and of Charles Houghton her Son an Infant, in the
said Bill mentioned, before the said Bill pass this
House:" It is Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House
will hear Counsel, at the Bar, on the Behalf of the
Petitioner, concerning the Matter contained in the said
Petition, as also for and on the Behalf of the Executors of the said Robert Houghton and other Persons
concerned in the Passing of the said Bill, on Wednesday
next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
ORDERED, That the Bill for an additional Imposition
on several Commodities, &c. shall be read To-morrow
Morning, the First Time.
Ly. Wortley versus Sir R. Vynes.
ORDERED, That the Cause between the Lady Wortley and Sir Robert Vyner and Mr. Stairsmore shall be heard
on Friday Morning next.
Ly. Read versus Sir John Read.
This Day the Counsel of Sir John Reade was heard, to
shew Cause why an Order of this House should not be
directed to the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, directing
and ordering him to issue the Writ de Estoverio habendo
for Dame Elissimon Read's Relief.
And whereas, by Order by this House, dated the 18th
Day of March Instant, Sir John Reade was appointed to
appear this Day at the Bar: It is ORDERED, That the
said Sir John Reade be, and is hereby, required peremptorily to appear personally, at the Bar of this House, on
Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon;
and he may put in an Answer in Writing to the Petition
of Dame Elissimon Reade his Wife, now depending in
this House, To-morrow Morning; otherwise he is hereby
required to bring the said Answer with him to the Bar on
Wednesday next: And it is further ORDERED, That the
said Sir John Reade shall have the Protection of this House,
for his safe coming, staying, and returning; whereof all
Persons concerned are required to take Notice, and yield
Obedience hereunto accordingly.
Cresset versus L. Roberts & al.; & è contra.
ORDERED, That the Answer of John Lord Roberts
and others to the Petition of John Cresset, as also the
Answer of the said John Cresset to the Petition of the said
John Lord Roberts and others, depending in this House,
shall be read on Saturday next.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in
diem Martis, 28um diem instantis Martii, hora decima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.