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, 16 die Decembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Fanshawe and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for settling of certain Manors, Lands, and Tenements, of Sir Thomas Leventhorpe Baronet, in the Counties of Essex and Hertford;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Birch versus Fuller, in Error.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench had a Writ of Error ready to be brought into this House:"
Whereupon the Lord Chief Justice went forth, and brought it in after the usual Manner; it being between Birch Plaintiff and Fuller Defendant.
L. Gerrard versus Carr, for a scandalous Paper.
The House taking Notice of a scandalous printed Paper, published in the Name of William Carr Gentleman, a Prisoner in The King's Bench Prison, against the Lord Gerrard of Brandon, a Peer of this Realm:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Marshal of the said Prison of The King's Bench, or his Deputy, shall bring the said William Carr to the Bar of this House, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock: And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Carr to be brought to the Bar.
This House taking Notice of a scandalous printed Paper published in the Name of William Carr Gentleman, against the Lord Gerard of Brandon, a Peer of this Realm, and dispersed by Grace the Wife of the said William Carr:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Grace the Wife of the said Will'm Carr be, and is hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House, To-morrow at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Report concerning L. Mohun's Guardians Privilege.
The Duke of Richmond reported, "That the Committee for Privileges have considered the Case of the Lord Mohun referred unto them; and it is the Opinion of the Committee, That the Guardians of Peers ought to be privileged."
And, after Debate thereof,
The Question being put, "Whether this Business shall be re-committed?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
E. of Clare's Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Gower and others:
To return the Bill for settling the Estate of the Earl of Clare, which the Commons have passed, without any Amendment.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for exchanging certain Manors and Lands of William Palmes Esquire, for other Lands settled upon him and his Issue by Mary his Wife."
The Question being put, "Whether this Bill shall pass?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Belon, King's Servant, Goods taken in Execution.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Peter Belon, One of His Majesty's Servants in Ordinary, complaining, "That Nicholas Maubert, having obtained a Judgement unknown against him, upon a pretended Debt of Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings, and about the 23th of November last Lodowick London and Nicholas (fn. 1) Guift Bailiffs of the Liberty of Westm. came to the Petitioner's House, and levied the Execution of the said Seven Pounds and Ten Shillings, and Eight Pounds Costs, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and used contemptuous Words of the Lord Chamberlain's Protection:"
Maubert & al. sent for.
It is ORDERED thereupon, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Nicholas Maubert, and the said Bailiffs Lodowick London and Nicholas Guift, be, and are hereby, required to appear at the Bar of this House on Wednesday next in the Morning, at Ten of the Clock, to answer their said Offences: And hereof they may not fail.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 17um diem instantis Decembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.