Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 3 die Augusti.
Prayers, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ld. Poulet and the Town of Lyme.
Upon reading a Letter, directed to the Mayor of the Town of Lyme, from the Corporation, whereby it appears that they refuse to send up the Deeds, according to the Order of this House, concerning the Lord Pawlett's Business:
It is Ordered, That this Matter be referred to the Judges, to deliver their Opinion therein on Monday Morning, what Course is to be taken with a Corporation that gives Disobedience in this Kind.
The King consents to Sir G. Booth's Order.
The Lord Chamberlain reported to the House, "That he hath acquainted His Majesty with the Order concerning Sir George Booth. And His Majesty returns this Answer: "That He gives their Lordships Thanks for their Care of what concerns Him; and His Majesty hath so great an Esteem of Sir George Booth and his Services, that He desires the Order may pass."
Then the Order for giving Sir George Booth Ten Thousand Pounds, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Message to H. C. about it.
And Ordered, That a Message be sent to the House of Commons, to acquaint them with it; and accordingly a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Childe and , to let them know, That the Lords having sent to the King to know His Mind concerning Sir G. Boothe's Order, and His Majesty approves of the Service of Sir G. Boothe, and gives His Consent to the passing of that Order; to which also this House concurs, and desires that this Order may be inserted into the Bill of Excise when it passes.
E. of Sterling & al. and Levinston.
The House heard the Cause between Earl Sterling, &c. against Mr. Levinston, &c.; who made his Defence; and ordered to be heard again this Day Fortnight.
Ordered, That no Private Business shall intervene the Business of the Bill of Indemnity.
Committee of Petitions.
Ordered, That the Committee of Petitions shall forbear to meet, until the Bill of Indemnity be dispatched.
Order for 10,000£. for Sir G. Booth.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds be conserred on Sir George Booth Baronet, as a Mark of Respect unto him for his eminent Services and great Sufferings for the Public; and that the same be charged upon the Excise, in Course, and paid unto the said Sir George Booth, or his Assigns; and that the Commissioners for the Excise do pay the same to the said Sir George Booth, or his Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Sir George Booth, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."
Order against Private Business.
Ordered, That no Private Business shall intervene, to interrupt the Proceedings of the Bill of Indemnity, which requires a speedy Dispatch, for the Satisfaction of the whole Kingdom.
Committee of Petitions not to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for Petitions do forbear to meet, whereby this House may not be interrupted with Private Business, until the Bill of Indemnity be dispatched, which is of so great Concernment to the whole Kingdom.
E. of Sterling & al. versus Levinston.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Earl of Sterling and others Plaintiffs, and Thomas Levingston Esquire and his Wife and others Defendants, shall be further heard, at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides, on Friday the 17th of this Instant August, by Nine of the Clock in the Morning; at which Time all Parties are to give their Attendance accordingly.
House adjourned till 9a cras.