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, 18 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Jones and Wandley against the Marquis of Worcester's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Counsel of Phillip Jones, (fn. 1) Wandsey, and the Marquis of Worcester, shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday come Sevennight, the 28th of this Instant February.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Ashburnham and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. A Bill was brought up, which had passed the House of Commons, intituled, "An Act for the constituting Corporations in the Cities of London and Westm. and in the several Cities and Counties within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales; and Town of Berwick upon Tweede, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for the preventing of Poor by the settling of them; and for the better Execution of the Law against Rogues and Vagabonds." To which Bill their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. Whereas their Lordships sent down the Bill for Confirmation of the Office of Register of Sales and Pawns, with some Alterations, the Commons do agree in the said Alterations.
3. They have returned Two Bills sent from this House; one, to enable Sir Anthony Browne to sell Lands; the other, for discharging the Manors of Stadscomb and Holwell from the Trust therein expressed; which Bills they agree to without Alterations.
Lake versus Buckenham.
One John Collins was produced, upon Oath, to give his Testimony concerning William Buckenham, who was complained of for speaking unfitting Words of the Order of the Lords Committees for Petitions, made in the Case of Mr. Lake.
And the said Collins deposed, "That he heard Buckenham say, That he did not know what Power the Lords had to meddle with the Business concerning Mr. Lake and his Sisters; and that Mr. Lake was One Hundred Miles off, and he would take Care he should be One Hundred Miles further off; and he would take Care that none of the Kindred of the Lakes should be of the Committee."
The said Buckenham being brought to the Bar as a Delinquent, he was charged by the Lord Chancellor for speaking these Words; but he denied that he spake them.
The House, taking the same into Consideration, thought it fit for this Time to give him an Admonition, that he should be careful how he governs his Tongue for the future, lest he be more severely punished for his Second Offence; and that, upon this, he be discharged of his present Restraint, paying his Fees.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the constituting Corporations, in the Cities of London and Westm. and in the several Cities and Counties within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweede, for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for the preventing of Poor by the settling of them; and for the better Execution of the Law against Rogues and Vagabonds."
Message from H. C. for a Conference about the Bill concerning Quakers.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Howard and others:
To desire a Conference, concerning the Bill touching the Quakers.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference To-morrow at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Subject Matter desired.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Dorsett, the Lord Bellasis, and the Lord Lexington, (fn. 2) are added to the Committee concerning the Marquis of Winton's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Lord Mohun is added to the Committee for Petitions.
D. of Richmond's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Duke of Richmond's Bill, being now sine Die, shall meet Tomorrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Foreign Nobility, Precedency.
The House being made acquainted, by the Lord of Abergaveny, "That last Night, at the Funeral of the Queen of Bohemia, in going to the Abbey Church, Viscount Bronckard an Irish Viscount walked amongst the English Barons, and took Place of some of them; who being told of it by the Heralds at the Desire of the English Barons, he persisted therein notwithstanding:"
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Business, and the Case of all Foreign Nobility, is hereby referred to the Committee for Privileges, who are to meet on Monday next in the Afternoon; at which Time the Heralds are to attend the Lords, and produce what Precedents they can in the Case.
Duncomb versus Carter, in Error.
The Cause between Duncomb Plaintiff and Carter Defendant, in a Writ of Error now depending in Parliament, and coming this Day to be argued at the Bar, wherein the Plaintiff only appeared with his Counsel, having assigned his Errors; but the Defendant neither appeared, nor hath joined Issue, according to an Order of this House, dated the 14th of this Instant February:
It is ORDERED, That the Errors shall be argued, at this Bar, on Tuesday the 4th of March next, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, whereof the Defendant, or his Attorney in this Cause, is to have speedy Notice, whereby the said Defendant is to join Issue; and both Parties are to come prepared, with their Counsel, to the said Hearing; and, in Default thereof, this House will then proceed to a final Determination of the Cause, upon such Matters as shall depend before their Lordships.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 19um instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.