DIE Jovis, 30 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkeley.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common
Pleas sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of
the Lord Keeper.
Bill for Relief of poor Prisoners for Debt.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Relief
and Release of poor Prisoners for Debt."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir John Coell and Sir William Beversham:
To deliver to them the Bill for Relief and Release of
poor Prisoners for Debt, and to desire their Concurrence thereunto.
H. C. inserting a Clause about Brandy in the Bill for an additional Imposition on Foreign Commodities Unparliamentary, as a Bill of the same Effect is now depending between the Houses.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Lords Committees for Privileges have met this Morning, and
taken into Consideration the Matter referred to them
by Order of this House Yesterday; which was, to
consider of the Unparliamentary Proceedings of the
House of Commons, in inserting a Clause concerning
Brandy into the Bill, intituled, "An Act for an additional Imposition on several Foreign Commodities,
and for the Encouragement of several Commodities
and Manufactures of this Kingdom; and whether it
be not contrary to all former Precedents and Proceedings of Parliament, there being a Bill concerning
Brandy now depending between the Two Houses;
and to report to the House what Course is fit to be
taken, to prevent the like for the future. Their
Lordships have thereupon perused Two material Precedents; One in the 23th Year of Queen Eliz.
on the 8th Day of March, where this Entry is upon
the Journal of this House; videlicet,
"This Day the Commons House, amongst other Bills,
sent up a new Bill for the fortifying of the Borders
against Scotland; and withal returned a former
Bill, that with great Deliberation the Lords had
passed and sent down before with the same Title;
which Course the Lords thought to be both derogatory to the Superiority of the Place, and
contrary to the ancient Course of both Houses;
and, as they misliked the Disorder, so was it
their Pleasure that this their Misliking should be
entered in the Records of Parliament, lest so evil
an Example might be hereafter used as a Precedent."
"The other Precedent is upon Record in the Journal
of 29th Year of Queen Eliz. the 22th Day of March,
where it is entered in his verbis; videlicet,
"The Lords having before passed a Bill for the Sale
of Thomas Hanford's Lands to the same Effect,
and sent it down to the Commons House, and
there rejected without Conference with some of
the Lords of this House; the Lords thought it
a Precedent so strange, and so far different from
the Orders of this House, that they of the
Commons House should reject a Bill sent from
this House without Conference, and frame a new
Bill to the same Effect, and send it up, that they
did resolve to put it to the Question, Whether
this new Bill should by the Orders of the House
be read here or not? The whole House, being
particularly asked their Opinions herein, with
One Assent concluded, not one gainsaying, that
it should not be read."
"Upon Consideration had hereof, the Lords Committees are of Opinion, That this Manner of Proceeding of the House of Commons inverts the whole
Course of the Parliamentary Way of Proceedings
upon Bills; for that, if this Course be taken, the
same Bill (though rejected) may be begun again in the
same Session; and the whole Time which hath been
spent in preparing a Bill is rendered useless; and if
the same Thing may be done Twice, then oftener,
even in Insinitum, in the same Session, and the whole
Time of the Sitting may be possibly spent upon One
The House caused the aforesaid Precedents to be
read; and, upon Consideration, it is ORDERED, That
this House agrees with the Lords Committees in this
Report; and doth declare this Proceeding of the House
of Commons to be Unparliamentary, and of dangerous
Message from H. C. with Bills, and to return some.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir George Downing and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
To return these Bills following:
1. The Bill for exporting Beer, Ale, and Mum, with
their Lordships Amendments; to which they agree.
2. The Bill for making the Manor of Paris Garden
a Parish, &c. with their Lordships Amendments; to
which they have agreed.
3. The Bill for uniting the Vicarage and Parsonage
of Ross, with their Lordships Amendments; to which
they have agreed.
4. The Bill to enable Sir Andrew Hacket Knight to
settle a Portion of Money on Mary his Daughter, with
some Amendments; to which they desire the Concurrence of their Lordships.
Also these Bills following were brought up, to which
the Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. "An Act to prevent the planting of Tobacco in
England, and for regulating the Plantation Trade."
2. "An Act to enable Trustees to sell the Manors,
Lands, and Leases, of Sir Thomas Ogle Knight, deceased, for raising a Portion and present Maintenance
for his Daughter and Heir, and Payment of his Debts."
3. "An Act for taking the Accompts of Threescore
Thousand Pounds, and other Monies, given to the loyal
4. "An Act for settling the Manor of Shabbington,
for Payment of the Debts of Sir William Clarke Baronet."
5. "An Act for settling the Lands intended by John
Sams for Charitable Uses."
6. "An Act for the encouraging of the sowing of
Flax and Hemp."
Sequestrations in Chancery.
ORDERED, That the Debate of the Report concerning issuing Sequestrations upon Estates out of the
Chancery shall be on Monday Morning next.
Stapilton versus Heron.
ORDERED, That the Cause between Stapilton and
Heron shall be heard, by Counsel, on Tuesday Morning
ORDERED, That the Report from the Committee of
Petitions concerning the poor Widows of indigent Officers shall be made To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in
diem Veneris, 31um diem instantis Martii, hora decima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.