DIE Martis, 23 die Julii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
L. Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Speaker this
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkeley de Stra.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Westminster Streets Bill.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning the amending
and paving the Streets and Highways in Westm. and the
Liberties thereof, is re-committed, to be further considered of; and the Committee to meet this Afternoon,
at Four of the Clock, and report some Expedient Tomorrow Morning of the Matters now in Debate. And
these Lords following are added to the said Committee;
Bill for regulating Corporations.
The Earl of Portland reported, "That the Committee hath considered of the Bill concerning the
better governing and regulating Corporations; and
have made some Alterations and Amendments therein,
which are offered to their Lordships Considerations:"
And, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the wellgoverning and regulating Corporations."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall
pass for a Law, with the Amendments?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with Bills.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bird and Doctor Wolsley:
To deliver to them Two Bills, brought up to this
House from the House of Commons; which their Lordships do agree to with some Alterations, wherein their
Concurrence is desired:
1. The Bill against unlawful coursing, hurting, and
killing of Deer.
2. The Bill for the well-governing and regulating
Bill for Pains and Penalties on Persons excepted from Indemnity.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act declaring the
Pains, Penalties, and Forfeitures, imposed upon the
Estates and Persons of certain notorious Offenders, excepted out of the Act of free and general Pardon and
Petition to the King, on the Behalf of Sir A. Haselrigg's Children.
Next, was read the Petition that came from the
House of Commons, to be presented to the King, concerning the Children of Sir Arthur Haselrigg.
Hereupon the Duke of Albemarle made a Narrative
of the good Service of Sir Arthur Haselrigg, in Preparation to the Restoring of His Majesty in Peace; and
declared, "That his Promise and Engagement was to
Sir Arthur, to endeavour the Saving of his Life, and
Preserving of his Estate, upon that Condition."
And upon this the Lords agreed with the House (fn. *) , for
presenting the said Petition to the King.
The Contents of the Petition was as followeth:
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament;
"That your Petitioners being satisfied that Sir Arthur
Hesilrig, late deceased, was in his Life-time guilty of
High Treason, and, in order to the passing of a Bill
for that Purpose, resolved that all the Estate of the
said Sir Arthur shall be forfeited; yet, being informed from the Duke of Albemarle, Your Majesty's
General, That he, not long before Your Majesty's
most happy Restoration, while he stood involved in
many Difficulties, finding no Person so capable to
obstruct his Design of restoring Your Majesty as the
said Sir Arthur, did therefore (upon the said Sir Arthur's engaging to go Home to his House, and live
quietly there) undertake to secure his Life and Estate.
"Your Petitioners, being very tender of the
Honour and Engagement of a Person so
eminently instrumental (under GOD) to the
Happiness of Your Majesty and all Your
loyal Subjects, do therefore most humbly
beseech Your Majesty, That, out of Your
Princely Clemency, You would vouchsafe to
restore the Estate of the said Sir Arthur Heselrig to his Children, according to the Promise
and Engagement of the said Duke of Albemarle, subject to the Payment of the just
Debts of Sir Arthur Heselrig, in such Manner and Form as they were before this Act.
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.."
ORDERED, That it is recommended to the Duke of
Albemarle and the Lord Chamberlain, to present the
abovesaid Petition to His Majesty.
Bill concerning Quakers, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for preventing
the Mischief that may arise by certain Persons called
Quakers, and others, refusing to take lawful Oaths."
Walker, Reading Clerk's Order for Fees.
Upon the Petition of John Walker, Reading Clerk to
It is ORDERED, That, according to the Custom of
former Parliaments, every Peer of the Earls Bench shall
give to the said Reading Clerk the Sum of Thirty Shillings, and every Peer of the Barons Bench the Sum of
Twenty Shillings, as well they that are absent as they
that are present, in respect of his Pains and diligent Attendance in this and the former Parliament.
Door-keepers Order for Fees.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That every Peer of the Earls Bench do give amongst
the Door-keepers of the House of Lords the Sum of
Thirty Shillings, and every Peer of the Barons Bench
the Sum of Twenty Shillings, as well those that are
absent as they that are present, in respect of their Pains
and Attendance in this and the former Parliament.
Ds. Capit. Justic. de Com. Placit. declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii,
videlicet, 24um diem instantis Julii, hora nona Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.