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 Sabbati, 11 die Julii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. to apply to the King for a Fast;--and to remind the Lords of the Bills against Popery and Sectaries.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Francis Godrich and others; who desired their Lordships Concurrence in this Order following:
"ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That His Majesty be humbly moved, That He would be pleased to appoint a Day of Humiliation, to deplore the Sins of the Nation, and to implore GOD's Mercy for Diversion of His Judgements, and particularly of this unseasonable Weather."
Further, the Commons desire their Lordships would take into Consideration Two Bills formerly brought, which are of great Concernment to the Nation; videlicet,
The Bill against the Growth of Popery.
The other, to prevent the unlawful Meeting of Sectaries, &c.
The Answer returned was:
That this House doth concur with the House of Commons in the Order for moving the King for a Day of Humiliation; and their Lordships do intend to appoint some Lords to acquaint His Majesty with the Desires of both Houses therein.
Concerning the Two Bills they mention; this House hath read both of them, and will proceed therein as Bills of such Importance do require.
Messages from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Bruce and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to explain and supply a former Act, for Distribution of Threescore Thousand Pounds amongst the truly loyal and indigent Commission Officers; and for assessing of Offices, and distributing the Monies thereby raised for their further Supply; whereto their Lordships Concurrence is desired."
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Earl of Ancram and others; who brought up a Bill for taking away of Damage Clear, whereto they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Marq. of Winton's Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill of the Marquis of Winton and the Lord St. John do meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Ld. Gerard versus Fitton, Granger, & al.
Whereas the original Paper delivered into this House by Edward Lloyd, and signed by Abraham Granger (intituled, "A Narrative of the horrid and detestable Design of the Lord Gerard against A. G. Gr. in compelling him to swear against Mr. Alex. Fitton"), is, by the Judgement of this House, declared and adjudged to be a false, odious, and infamous Libel, against the Person and Honour of the Lord Gerard Baron of Brandon, a Peer of this Realm and Member of Parliament:
Libel to be burnt.
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Two Copies of the said Libel, which are to be signed by the Clerk of the Parliaments, shall be burnt, One in The New Pallace Yeard at Westm. by the Hand of the Common Hangman, by the Directions and Appointment of the Sheriffs of London and Midd. in that Behalf; and the other in the Market-place of the City of Chester, by the Direction and Appointment of the Mayor of the said City, at such Times as the said Lord Gerard shall appoint.
And it is further ORDERED, That the said original Libel, intituled, "A Narrative, &c." shall not be entered into the Journal Book of this House amongst the Records; but shall remain in the Custody of the Clerk of the Parliaments until the said Lord Gerard shall demand it of him, and then the Clerk of the Parliaments is hereby authorized to deliver the same to his Lordship.
It is lastly ORDERED, That this Order, and the Judgement of this House bearing Date the Ninth Day of this Instant July, shall be forthwith printed and published, by such Person or Persons as the Lord Gerard shall appoint and direct, for the fuller Vindication of his Lordship.
Horn Castle and Wildmore Fen.
Upon the Petition of the Freeholders and Owners of Land within the Soke of Horn-Castle, in the County of Lyncolne, and Commoners in Wildemoore Fenn:
It is ORDERED, That Sir John Prettyman and such others as are therein concerned shall shew Cause, by their Counsel, on Tuesday next, why an Order of this House, dated the Third of June last, complained against by the said Inhabitants, should not be revoked; or else, in Default thereof, the said Order is hereby vacated and made void to all Intents and Purposes.
Bill against Sectaries.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the unlawful Meetings of Sectaries, Non-conformists, and Diffenters from the Church of England."
ORDERED, That the further Debate upon this Bill shall be adjourned until Tuesday Morning next.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 13um diem instantis Julii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.