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 Martis, 23 die Julii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
L. Chief Justice of the Common Pleas Speaker this Day.
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; (videlicet,)
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.
Hodie 3a 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 Corporations.
Bill for Pains and Penalties on Persons excepted from Indemnity.
Hodie 1a 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 Oblivion."
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. 1), 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.
Hodie 1a 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 this House:
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.