DIE Martis, 31 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerrard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
This Day was brought into this House a Commission under the Great Seal of England, signed by
the King; which was read, as followeth:
L. Privy Seal's Commission to be Speaker.
"Charles the Second, by the Grace of GOD, King
of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender
of the Faith, &c. To Our Right Trusty and Right
Well-beloved Counsellor John Lord Robertes, Keeper
of Our Privy Seal, Greeting. Whereas Our Right
Trusty and Right Well-beloved Cousin and Coun-
sellor Edward Earl of Clarendon, Our Chancellor of
England, is at this present so infirm, that he is not
able to travel to the Upper House of Our Parliament at Westm. continued by Prorogation from the
Twentieth Day of August last past to the Four and
Twentieth Day of November also last past, and from
thence continued by Adjournment to this present
Day, nor there to supply the Room and Place in the
said Upper House, amongst the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal there assembled, as to the Office of Lord
Chancellor of England hath been accustomed: We,
minding the same Place and Room to be supplied in
all Things as appertaineth, for and during every
such Time of his Absence, have named and appointed you, and by these Presents do constitute,
name, appoint, and authorize you, from Day to Day,
and Time to Time, when and so often as Our said
Chancellor shall happen, at any Time or Times
during Our said Parliament, to be absent from his
accustomed Place in the said Upper House, to occupy, use, and supply, the said Room and Place of
Our said Chancellor, in the said Upper House,
amongst the Lords Spiritual and Temporal there assembled, at every such Day and Time of his Absence; and then and there, at every such Time, to
do and execute all such Things as Our said Chancellor of England should or might do if he were there
Personally present, using and supplying the same
Room. Wherefore We will and command you, the
said John Lord Robertes, to attend to the Doing and
Execution of the Premises with Effect; and these
Our Letters Patents shall be Your sufficient Warrant
and Discharge for the same in every Behalf. In Witness whereof, We have caused these Our Letters to
be made Patents.
"Witness Ourself at Westm. the One and Thirtieth
Day of January, in the Seventeenth Year of
"Per ipsum Regem, proprid Manu signat.
Upon this, the Lord Privy Seal took his Place, as
Speaker, upon the Woolsack.
River Medway Bill.
The Lord Howard of Charlt. reported, "That the
Committee for the Bill for making the River of Medway navigable have considered of the same, and made
some Alterations therein, which they offer to the Consideration of this House."
Then the said Alterations were read Twice, and
Agreed to; and the Bill is ordered to be engrossed,
with the said Alterations.
Sir R. Carr and Hume versus Philips.
Upon reading of the Petition of Sir Robert Carr
Knight, and Anne Hume Spinster, against Fabian Phillips Esquire, concerning the Office of Filazer of London and Midd.:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Fabian
Phillips may have a Copy of the said Petition, and
shall bring his Answer thereunto in Writing before the
Lords in Parliament on Friday the Third Day of
February next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon,
that so their Lordships may give such further Direction
thereupon as shall seem meet.
E. of Thanet's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming
a Deed of Settlement betwixt the Earl of Thannett
and his Younger Brethren."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Gerrard de Brand.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the
Lord Treasurer's Lodgings; and have Power
to adjourn from Time to Time, as they shall
River Avon Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making the
River of Avon navigable, from Christ-Church, to the
City of New Sarum."
Bp. of Winton and Rector of Bishops Waltham Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable the
Bishop of Winton to convey One Hundred Acres
of Land, lying in the Great Disparked Park of
Bishops Waltham, in the Parish of Bishops Waltham,
in the County of South'ton, upon the Rector of the
said Parish Church of Bishops Waltham and his Successors, in Lieu of all Tithes, and Payments for
Tithes, due to the said Rector and his Successors
for Waltham Parks."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Viscount Say et Seale.
Ds. Howard Ch.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's
Lodgings; and have Power to adjourn from
Time to Time, as they shall think fit.
Pin makers Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Confirmation of a Contract made by the King's Majesty, with
the Corporation of Pin-makers of the City of London,
comprehending all the Pin-makers in England and
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bishop of Winton's
Ld. Langdale; Privilege. Millington discharged.
Whereas John Millington, of Holme, in the County
of Yorke, was, by Order of this House, summoned to
appear at this Bar, to answer his Offence, in sueing
the Lord Langdale, a Peer of this Realm, contrary to
the Privilege both of Peerage and of Parliament, it
appearing to this House that the said John Millington
hath submitted himself to the said Lord Langdale:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, upon the humble Petition and Submission of the said John Millington read
this Day in the House of Peers, That the said John
Millington be, and is hereby, discharged from any further Attendance concerning the said Matter: And this
to be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, 3um
diem Februarii, 1664, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic