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 Lunæ, 2 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message to H. C. that the Lords will not commit the E. of Clarendon on a general Charge.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Justice Archer and Justice Morton:
To acquaint them with the Resolve of this House made on Friday last, upon the Free Conference.
The Lord Windsor, the Lord Tenham, the Lord Powis, the Lord Bellasis, and the Lord Colepeper, are added to the Committee for Petitions.
The Lord Say and Seale and the Lord Tenham are added to the Committee for Privileges.
Prizing Wines Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Prizing of Wines do meet To-morrow Morning; and the Committee for inspecting into the Proceedings of Judicature in the Inferior Courts do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message to the House of Commons.
D. of Bucks, Privilege: Carter & al. who arrested Mangy his Servant, discharged.
Whereas Richard Carter and Thomas Burnham, Gentlemen, late Bailiffs of the City of Oxon, John Paynton Gentleman, Town-Clerk of the said City, Daniell Prince and Thomas Warland, Serjeants of the Mace of the said City, being, by Order of this House, dated the 12th Day of December, 1666, summoned to appear at the Bar, for arresting George Mangy, menial Servant to the Duke of Bucks, on the 6th Day of November, 1665, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, who then attending the Pleasure of the House, gave their respective Bonds to the Clerk of the Parliaments, dated the 20th Day of December, 1666, by Order of the late Lord Chancellor, for appearing again within Six Days after Summons to that Purpose, and have accordingly appeared at the Bar this Day; where acknowledging the said Arrest, they likewise by their humble Petition shewed, "That, so soon as they knew of the Duke of Bucks his Protection granted to the said George Mangy, they were ready to release him; and had released him accordingly, had they not been charged by a Warrant under the late Lord Treasurer the Earl of South'ton's Hand longer to detain him, as they would answer the contrary at their own Perils; and that they are sorry for their having offended this House:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Richard Carter, Thomas Burnham, John Paynton, Richard Prince, and Thomas Warland, be, and are hereby, discharged from any further Attendance upon this House concerning this Matter; and that their Bonds given to the Clerk of the Parliaments as aforesaid are hereby appointed to be canceled and delivered up.
Judges to give their Opinions concerning the Remedy Mangy's Creditors have, to secure their Debts.
Whereas George Mangy, being a menial Servant to the Duke of Bucks, a Peer of this Realm, and having his Grace's Protection expressing the same, was arrested at Oxford, in the Beginning of November, 1665, at the Suit of Walter Strictland Esquire, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and was afterwards removed to the King's Bench Prison, where several Actions and Executions for Debt by several other Persons were laid upon him; he the said George Mangy being brought this Day to this Bar, by His Majesty's Writ of Habeas Corpus cum Causa, and there discharged of his said Imprisonment according to Privilege of Parliament:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That it be referred to all the Judges, to consider what Remedy the Persons who have laid on the said Actions and Executions may have by Law for securing their said Debts; and if they have none, then to set down such Means as they shall judge requisite for the securing thereof; and to make Report to this House on Wednesday Morning next.
Whereas George Mangy, being arrested in the Beginning of November, 1665, and now a Prisoner in the King's Bench Prison, was this Day brought to the Bar of this House, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ of Habeas Corpus cum Causa, directed to the Marshal of the King's Bench Prison; it appearing to this House that he was arrested within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, he being owned by the Duke of Bucks to be his menial Servant:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Mangy be, and is hereby, discharged of his present Imprisonment, according to the Privilege of Parliament: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 3um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.