House of Lords Journal Volume 11
22 December 1660

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 22 December 1660', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666 (1767-1830), pp. 222-225. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=14093 Date accessed: 22 July 2014.


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DIE Saturni, 22 die Decembris.

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

D. of Richmond.
D. of Albermarle.
Ds. Cancellarius.
L. Treasurer.
Marq. of Winton.
Marq. of Dorchester.
Marq. of Worcester.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes (fn. *) Northumb.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Bridgwater.
Viscount of Stafford.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Portland.
Comes Sandwich.
Comes Devon.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Suffolke.
Comes Oxon.
Comes Bristoll.
Comes Peterborough.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Viscount Fauconbridge.
Comes Chesterfeild.
Comes Derby.
Comes North'ton.
Comes (fn. †) Crofts.
Comes Dorsett.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Strafford.
Comes Berks.
Comes Newport.
Viscount Mordant.
Viscount Mountagu.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Hatton.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. Maynard.
Ds. Euers.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Hunsdon.
Ds. Brudnell.
Ds. Howard of Charlt.
Ds. Newport.
Ds. Warde.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Grey.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. D'acres.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Crumwell.
Ds. Coventrye.
Ds. Herbert of Cherbury.
Ds. Abergaveny.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Arrundell of Warder.
Ds. Windsor.
Ds. Berkley of Berk.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Capell.
Ds. Morley.
Ds. Clifford.
Ds. Willoughby.

Answer from H. C.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That they agree to the Alterations in the Bill concerning the Post-office, and Sir John Clarke's Bill.

Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

The House took into Consideration the Matter of the Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons, concerning the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards; and the Proviso was considered, concerning the Mean Profits of the Lords.

And it was referred to the Earl of Northumb. Lord Wharton, and the Lord Robertes; (fn. ‡) who were appointed to withdraw, and consider whether the Lords are provided for in the Body of the Bill. And Mr. Baron Atkins is to assist the Lords.

Sir Anth. Brown's Bill rejected.

The Marquis of Worcester reported the Bill to enable, Sir Anthony Browne, to sell Lands, &c. as sit to pass as is.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands, for the Payment of Debts."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass for a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Negative.

Bill for Arrears of Assessments.

The Earl of Portland reported the Bill for the Six Months Assessments, (fn. *) with some Alterations, and a Proviso; which they offer to their Lordships Consideration.

The Alterations and Proviso were read Twice.

Bill to raise 420,000£.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting unto the King an Assessment of Threescore and Ten Thousand Pounds the Month, for Six Months."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations now read, shall pass as a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Micklethwayt's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for enabling Joseph Mickletwayte, an Infant, and his Trustees, to sell Lands, for Payment of his Father's Debts."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass for a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Sir Edw. Gostwick's Bill.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for raising Portions, and making Provision for Maintenance, for the Younger Children of Sir Edward Gostwicke."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass for a Law?"

It was Resolved in the Affirmative.

Message to H. C. with Bills;--to remind them of the E. of Dorset's;--and to sit P. M.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Glascocke and Mr. Escott:

To deliver to them the Bill for Six Months Assessment, with the Alterations and Proviso passed by this House, wherein their Concurrence is desired.

2. To let them know, that their Lordships have passed the Bill concerning Joseph Mickletwayte, and the Bill concerning Sir Edw. Gostwicke.

3. To desire they would sit this Afternoon, about the weighty Affairs of the Kingdom.

4. To put them in Mind of the Bill formerly sent down, concerning the Earl of Dorsett.

Bill to confirm Marriages.

Next, the House took into Consideration the Bill for confirming of Marriages, upon the Matter of the Conference Yesterday; that this House agreed to the Alteration, according to the Desire of the House of Commons.

College Leases Bill.

After this, the House considered the Provisos in the Bill for confirming College Leases, according to the Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons.

As to the Proviso concerning Sir Tho. Cotton, their Lordships agree to it, put out the Four last Lines.

As to the Proviso concerning Mr. Chichly, this House adheres to it.

As to the Proviso concerning the Visitations of the Universities, this House agreed to it with a small Alteration.

Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

The Lord Robertes reported the Opinions of the Committee, concerning the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards.

The House agreed with the House of Commons in leaving out the Proviso concerning Recognizances for Alehouse-keeping.

Message to H. C. for another Conference on these Bills.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Bennett and Doctor Chylde:

To desire a free conference, at five aclock this Afternoon, touching the Conference Yesterday concerning the Three Bills.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 4a post meridiem.

post merdieum

PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.

Domini præsentes fuerunt:

D. Bucks.
Ds. Cancellarius
L. Treasurer.
Marq. of Dorchester.
L. Steward.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Portland.
Comes Bridgwater.
Comes Scarsdale.
Comes Sarum.
Comes (fn. *) Pembrooke.
Viscount of Stafford.
Comes Carnarvon.
Comes North'ton.
Comes Exeter.
Comes Newport.
Viscount Mountagu.
Comes Northumberland.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Lyncolne.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Culpeper.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Petre.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Astley.
Ds. Wharton.
Ds. Howard of Charlton.
Ds. Vaughan.
Ds. (fn. *) Hunsdon.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Capell.
Ds. Tenham.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
Ds. Craven.
Ds. Berkley of Berkeley.
Ds. Berkeley of Stratton.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Arrundell.

Answers from H. C.

The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they will (fn. †) take the Alterations concerning the Bill of Assessments into Consideration, and will return an Answer by Messengers of their own: As to the Bill concerning the Earl of Dorsett, they (fn. †) will take it into speedy Consideration.

The Messengers return Answer to the Message sent this Morning:

That they will give a Free Conference, as is desired.

Message from thence, with an Order.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Angier, &c.; who brought up an Order for canceling a Bond of the Lord Donnegall, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

Read.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House hath considered of the Message, and will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from the King, about dissolving this Parliament.

The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House with a Message from His Majesty; which was read, as followeth:

"His Majesty hath expected ever since Thursday Morning to be informed that His Two Houses of Parliament had been ready to present such Bills to Him as they had prepared for His Royal Assent, and hath continued ever since in the same Expectation; and hoped that He might this Day have finished the Work, and dissolved them, according to His former Signification. But being informed that there are yet depending in both Houses some few Bills of great Importance to His and the Public Service which are not yet ready to be presented to Him, and being desirous to part with His Two Houses of Parliament, who have deserved so well of Him, in such a Manner that they may not be obliged to use more Expedition in the Dispatch than is agreeable to the Affairs which (fn. *) are to be dispatched, His Majesty is graciously pleased to declare, That He will be ready to pass such Bills as are necessary in Point of Time to be passed on Monday Morning; and then that the Houses adjourn till Thursday Morning, so that they may have that Day and Friday to put an End to those most Public Bills which are not yet finished: And His Majesty will, on the next Day, being Saturday the 29th of this Month, be present with them, and dissolve the Parliament; and His Majesty desires both Houses against that Time, laying aside all Business of Private Concernment, to finish all Public Bills."

Private Business put off.

ORDERED, That this Message from His Majesty be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference; and that all Private Business be laid aside, till the Public be dispatched.

Bill for further Amendment of the one for Poll Money.

The Lord Wharton reported the Bill for Review of the Poll Bill, with some Amendments, which they offer to their Lordships Consideration; which, being read Twice, were agreed to.

Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for further supplying and explaining certain Defects in an Act for the speedy Provision of Money, for disbanding and paying off the Forces of this Kingdom both by Sea and Land."

The Question being put, "Whether this Bill, with the Alterations now read, shall pass for a Law?"

It is Resolved in the Affirmative.

Bill to prevent the Exportation of Wool, &c.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for prohibiting the Transporting of Wool and Wool Fells, &c."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill for taking away the Court of Wards was; and to meet on Monday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.

The Lord Chancellor and the Lord Robertes were appointed to manage the next Conference.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Message to H. C. with it; and for a Conference about the King's Message.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Childe and Mr. Escote:

To deliver to them the Bill concerning the Review of the Poll Bill, with the Amendments and Alterations, wherein their Concurrence is desired.

2. To desire a present Conference, upon a Message received from His Majesty.

Bill for Relief of the Poor, &c.

ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill for the Poor do meet on Monday Morning, at Nine of the Clock.

Bill concerning Preston Rectory and Vicarage.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the disappropriating of the Rectory Appropriate of Preston, and uniting and consolidating of the said Rectory, and of the Vicarage of the Church of Preston; and for assuring of the Advowson and Right of Patronage of the same unto the Master, Fellows, and Scholars, of Emanuell Colledge, in Cambridge, and their Successors."

Covent Garden Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making the Precinct of Covent Garden Parochial."

Peers to pay Fees on their Introduction.

Whereas there are Fees due to the Officers of this House, upon the First Sitting in Parliament of every Peer, according to their several Ranks and Degrees:

It is ORDERED, That the said Officers have Leave, as well during the Sitting of this Parliament as after, to demand and receive the said several Fees, of every Lord that hath not paid the same.

Covent Garden Bill.

Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making the Precinct of Convent Garden Parochial."

ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to these Lords following:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Bedford.
Comes Portland.
Comes North'ton.
L. Chamberlain.
Comes Derby.
Comes Lyncolne.
Comes Newport.
Viscount Mountagu.
Comes Shrewsbury.
Comes Bridgwater.
Ds. Mohun.
Ds. Lexington.
Ds. Lovelace.
Ds. Byron.
Ds. Capell.
Ds. Chandois.
Ds. Carrington.
Ds. Ward.

Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Monday Morning, at Nine a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and their Lordships are to hear all Parties concerned, especially the Petition of the Parish of St. Martin's.

The Messengers return with this Answer:

Answer from H. C.

That the House of Commons will give a Conference, as is desired.

Message from thence, for a Conference.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn:

To desire a Conference, concerning the Matter of the last Conference.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That their Lordships will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber.

Milward's Bill.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act, for confirming a pretended Act, to enable William Millward Esquire to sell Lands, for Payment of Debts."

Order to renew the one for mending Streets and Highways.

ORDERED, That the Order concerning the repairing of the Streets and Highways about London and Westm. dated the 24th of August last, shall be renewed for Six Months from this Day; and that the same be forthwith printed and published.

The Lords went to the Conference with the House of Commons; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The Conference being ended, the Lords returned; and the House was resumed.

Report of the Conference concerning the Bill for 420,000£.

The Lord Chancellor reported the Effect of the Conference with the House [ (fn. *) of Commons]:

"That his Lordship delivered the King's Message to the House of Commons: As to the Conference with the House of Commons concerning the Alteration in the Bill concerning the Six Months Tax, the House of Commons agrees to all the Alterations, excepting that Clause concerning the Time from whence the Payment of the Arrears of the Navy shall commence; therefore desires the Clause may stand as it came from them."

The Lords, taking this into Consideration, thought it sit to acquaint the House of Commons with the King's Letter to the Fleet, promising them that they should have their Arrears paid them.

The Lords went again to communicate this to the House of Commons; and the House was adjourned during Pleasure.

The Lords returning, the House was resumed.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That he offered to acquaint the House of Commons with their Lordships Answer; but they said, they could not receive any Thing without Leave of their House." Hereupon

Message to H. C. for another Conference about it:

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Ed. Peirce and Dr. Chylde:

To desire a present Free Conference, concerning the Matter of the last Conference.

The Messengers return with this Answer:

That the House of Commons will give a present Free Conference, as is desired.

The Commons being come in the Painted Chamber, the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report of it.

The Lord Chancellor reported, "That, at this last Free Conference, they adhere to what they have offered in the Bill for the Six Months Assessments concerning the Arrears of the Navy."

Hereupon this House concurred with the House of Commons therein.

And the House being adjourned during Pleasure, the Lords went and acquainted the House of Commons therewith.

The Lords returning, the House was resumed.

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 10a Monday Morning next, Aurora.

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