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 Mercurii, 19 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Two.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Viscount Craymond and others; who brought up these Bills following:
1. "An Act for regulating the making of Stuffs in Norfolke and Norwich;" wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To return Two Bills sent down, with Alterations, wherein the Commons agree:
1. "An Act for supplying a supposed Defect of the Words ["stand and be seised"], in a Deed for settling of divers Manors and Lands on Sir Henry Frederick Thynn."
2. "An Act for the disuniting the Hundreds of Dudston and Kingsbarton from the County of the City of Gloucester, and restoring them to be Part of the County of Gloucester."
Bill to make Rivers navigable.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making divers Rivers navigable, in the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales."
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable William Mylward to sell Lands, for the Payment of Debts."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to hear all Parties concerned.
E. of Clare versus Egerton, for Breach of Privilege.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee for Privileges have examined the Business referred to them, concerning the Breach of Privilege of Parliament upon the Earl of Clare; and that the Committee finds, that the only wilful Offender is William Egerton the Scavenger, who procured the Warrant; Mr. Weld's Clerk being only an Offender against his Master. The Committee are of Opinion, That the said Egerton be kept still in the Custody he now is, until the further Pleasure of this House be signified."
But, at the Desire and Request of the Earl of Clare, that the said Egerton may receive their Lordships Clemency and Mercy, and no further Punishment may be inflicted upon him for what concerns his Lordship; it is ORDERED, That the said Egerton be brought to this Bar To-morrow Morning, to make his humble Submission for his Offence to this House, in violating the Privileges of Parliament, and also to the Earl of Clare in particular.
The House of Commons being ready in the Painted Chamber for the Conference appointed Yesterday, the Lord Chancellor and the Lord Privy Seal were appointed to report the Conference.
The House being adjourned during Pleasure, the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about the Bill concerning Quakers.
The Lord Chancellor reported the Effect of the aforesaid Conference; which was, "That their Lordships making some Alterations in the Bill against Quakers, and sending down the same to the House of Commons; they, upon Consideration thereof, do agree to some, and to others they do not; but adhere to the Bill as it came from them. They adhere to the Word ["others"] in the Title of the Bill, to meet with all others who refuse Oaths besides the Quakers, such are some Anabaptists; and to leave out the Word ["others"] would frustrate the End of the Bill. And besides, 'tis not easy to define what a Quaker is, if so restrained; and it is not possible to enumerate all the Names, by which several Sects would call themselves, to evade this Bill; and it were great Partiality to single out the Quakers, and pretermit others, as dangerous, if not more.
"The Commons also adhere to these Words ["and other Names of Separation"], for the Reasons aforesaid. They also disagree to the Word ["such"] for the same Reasons. They likewise disagree to the Amendment ["any Ten or more"], because the Mischief may be great when Five meet; but the Remedy is not so easy when Ten shall meet.
"They also disagree to the Proviso concerning Peers; because it is undecent, and unsuitable to the Penalties imposed; and the like Offence is provided against by the 35 of Eliz. C. I. yet no Provision for Peers.
"The Commons lastly desire, that the Words ["for any Offence"] may be made, ["for every Third Offence]."
ORDERED, That this House will take the Matter of this Conference into Consideration on Friday Morning next.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Marlborough and the Lord Lovelace are added to the Committee concerning the Bill for the Court of Admiralty.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 20um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.