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, 29 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Chancellor signified to this House, "That he had a Message from His Majesty;" which was contained in Writing, and read as follows:
Message from the King, concerning the Protection of Foreign Trade.
"His Majesty, having considered the Address made to Him by His Two Houses of Parliament, is very well pleased with the great Zeal they have expressed for the Advancement of the Trade of this Kingdom, and removing all Obstructions which may hinder the same; being thoroughly convinced it is that which will contribute most to the Honour and Glory of this Nation; and the Prosperity of His People.
"His Majesty will examine and peruse the particular Complaints which have been represented to His Parliament; and thereupon, according to their Advice, appoint His Minister at The Hague to demand speedy Justice and Reparation from The States Generall; as also use His utmost Endeavours to secure His Subjects from the like Violences for the future; in the Prosecution of which, or upon the Denial of Justice, He depends on the Promise of both Houses to stand by Him, and returns them His hearty Thanks for their frank Declaration therein."
ORDERED, That this Message be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Childe and Sir Moundeford Brampston:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching a Message received from His Majesty, in Answer to the Vote of both Houses lately presented to His Hajesty.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
The Lord Privy Seal was appointed to manage this Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Sir J. Packington's Bill.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have taken into Consideration the Bill concerning the vacating of certain Conveyances made by Sir John Pakington Baronet, to Christopher Henne and others; and have endeavoured to compose the Differences between Sir John Packington and the Inhabitants of the Town of Alsebury; and, upon their Lordships proposing to Sir John Pakington, he did freely consent that the Town-house of Alsebury should be made Use of for the Business of Assizes and Sessions, and keeping of the Market in the said Town, they acknowledging him to have the Royalty, and paying him for the same some easy Rent; whereupon the Committee intended to have prepared a Clause to be added to the Bill, for the ascertaining thereof accordingly; but, calling to know whether any-body for the said Town attended, and only one Kilby appearing before their Lordships, and he declaring he had no Commission from the Town of Alsebury to agree to any Thing, the Lords Committees conceived that the Town either slighted their Lordships, or gave over the Business: Thereupon the Committee proceeded to consider further of the said Bill and read it by Paragraphs; and, having considered thereof, think it fit for a Third Reading, without any Alteration."
Hereupon the House, taking Notice of Sir John Pakington's free Consent to what the Committee in Pursuance of the Recommendation of the House to them, had proposed, agreed to the said Report.
Marq. Worcester's Privilege, in Sir James Langham's Suit against Warner.
Whereas there is a Suit commenced, by Sir James Langham Plaintiff, against John Warner Defendant, whereby the Tenants of the Marquis of Worcester, in the Manors of Walgrave and Northall, in the County of North'ton, are troubled and molested, and their Appearance is now required in the Court of Exchequer of Pleas; in which Cause the said Marquis is immediately concerned:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That there shall be no further Proceedings in this Cause, nor his Tenants further molested, during the Privilege of this Parliament.
And it is further ORDERED, That the Marquis of Worcester, or his Assigns, shall quietly take and receive the Rents and Profits of the Premises which were due at Our Lady Day last. And hereof all Sheriffs, Counsellors, Attornies, Solicitors, and all others any Way hereby concerned, are to take Notice and yield their Obedience hereunto, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Memorandum, That the Lord Marquis of Worcester declared his Consent in the House, that his Lordship will wave his Privilege in this Business, for the future Proceedings to be had therein.
Roberts and Bodvil versus Wynn & al.
Upon reading this Day the Decretal Order made in Chancery, between Robert Robertes Esquire and others Plaintiffs, and Thomas Wynn and others Defendants, in the Presence of Counsel on both Sides; and hearing what they could say thereupon, whether the Petition was regularly brought before this House or not and upon Consideration thereof:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House doth retain the Cause, and will proceed therein To-morrow Morning.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 30um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.