Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 12, 1666-1675. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Martis, 5 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Chancellor.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have taken into Consideration the Bill to prevent Disturbances of Seamen, &c. and think it sit to pass as it is, without any Amendments."
Seamen and Navy Stores Bill.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent the Disturbances of Seamen and others; and to preserve the Stores belonging to His Majesty's Navy Royal."
The Question being put, "Whether the Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it, and other Bills.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Mundiford Brampston and Sir William Childe, consisting of these Particulars:
1. To let them know, that this House hath passed these Bills:
1. The explanatory Bill for raising Money by a Poll.
2. The Bill for preventing Disturbances of Seamen, &c.
3. The Bill for selling Lands for Payment of the Debts of Mr. Kendall.
2. To return them the Bill for Relief of Poor Prisoners, wherein the Lords have made some few Amendments, and desire their Concurrence.
L. Norris's Bill.
ORDERED, That Counsel shall be heard, on all Parts, at the Bar of this House, To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, concerning the Matters mentioned in the Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling the Estate of the Lord Norris in Trustees, for the Benefit of the Lord Norris;" and that the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, the Lord Chief Baron of the Court of Exchequer, Mr. Justice Twisden, Mr. Justice Windham, and Mr. Justice Morton, are to attend this House at the Time of the said Hearing.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Bolingbrooke is added to the Committee for the Bill concerning Bedford Levell.
The Earl of Dorset and the Lord Widdrington are added to the Committee for the Bill concerning Sir Charles Stanley.
Pettit versus Hyde.
ORDERED, That Henry Pettit may have a Copy of the Paper presented to this House from the Lord Chancellor.
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ORDERED, That the Earl of North'ton, Earl of Dover, Earl of Carlile, the Lord Arundell of Warder, the Lord Howard of Charlt. and the Lord Ashley, are added to the Committee for the Bill for Bedford Levell.
L. Widdrington, Privilege: Smith and White to be attached, for driving his Cattle out of Ellington.
Upon Oath made at the Bar of this House, by John Warrener, "That, on or about the Thirtieth Day of August last past, James Smith and Bernard White, with others, did (contrary to the Privileges of Parliament) enter into the Lordship of Ellington, in the County of Northum'land, belonging to the Lord Widdrington, a Peer of this Realm, and drive away his Lordship's fat Beasts and Sheep, by the Procurement of Mr. John Blount, Solicitor to the Lady Longevile:"
Blunt to attend.
It is ORDERED thereupon, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his Deputy, shall forthwith attach the Bodies of the said James Smith and Bernard White, and bring them in safe Custody to the Bar of this House, to answer their said Offences; and that the said Mr. John Blount be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, forthwith upon Sight of this Order, to answer his Offence: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Messages from H. C. with Bills; and to return the Poor Prisoners Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Steward and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for rebuilding the City of London;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Progers and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act extending a former Act concerning Replevins and Avowries to the Principality of Wales, and the County Palatines;" whereunto their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To return the Bill for Relief of Prisoners, sent down from their Lordships, with an Amendment, to which the Commons do concur.
Bill for rebuilding London.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for rebuilding of the City of London."
Message from H. C. for a Conference about L. Mordant's Trial.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Holt and others; who said, "He was commanded by the Commons to desire a Free Conference, upon the Subject-matter of the last Conference, concerning the Impeachment against the Lord Viscount Mordant."
The House taking this Message into serious Consideration;
And, after a long Debate,
The Question being put, "Whether to grant a Free Conference to the House of Commons in this Matter?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Protest against it.
These Lords following, before the putting of the abovesaid Question, desired Leave to enter their Dissents, if the Question was carried in the Negative: Which was granted; and accordingly do enter their Dissents, by subscribing their Names:
"The Denial of a Conference, which is the only Way of keeping a good and right Correspondency between the Two Houses of Parliament, being ever unfit; I enter my Dissent.
Answer to H. C.
The Messengers of the House of Commons being called in; the Speaker, by Directions of the House, gave them this Answer:
"That the Lords have already stated the Manner of Proceedings in the Impeachment of the Lord Mordant; and have declared it in their last Conference, and in that Conference gave the House of Commons Notice that they were ready to proceed this Morning in that Business; they adhere to their former Resolution, and are ready to proceed in the Trial."
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora quinta, Dominis sic decernentibus.
DIE Martis, 5 die Februarii, post meridiem.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Afternoon, in the Absence of the Lord Chancellor.
Bill for rebuilding the City of London.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for rebuilding the City of London."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Eleven; to meet presently.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 6um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.