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, 13 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Ashdowne Forest Bill.
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill for Improvement of the Forest of Ashdowne, and the Chace of The Broyle, in the County of Sussex; and have made Amendments therein, and named some Persons to be Commissioners, which are offered to the Consideration of this House."
The which Names and Amendments, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill is ordered to be engrossed, with those Names and Amendments.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill concerning Alnage, and thinks it sit to pass, with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to; and the Bill is ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Message from the King, about ending the Session.
The Lord Keeper acquainted the House, "That His Majesty hath commanded him to signify His Majesty's Pleasure unto this House, That He is resolved to determine this Session on Monday before Whitsontide, being the Fourth of May next; and He hath appointed the same to be communicated to the House of Commons."
Bill against Atheism, &c.
ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning the Bill against Atheism and Profaneness, &c. shall be taken into further Consideration, by a Committee of the whole House, the First Business.
Writs of Certiorari Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Certioraris do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.
The Earl of Bridgwater acquainted the House, "That he had a Bill in his Hands, of a public Nature, for making the River at Bristol Navigable to London, and desired to know what Time he should offer it to the House."
And their Lordships directed the same to be read To-morrow Morning.
Cornwall versus Hawes, in Error.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, in the usual Manner, brought into this House a Writ of Error, to reverse a Judgement in the King's Bench, in a Cause between Cornwall and Hawes.
The Record and a Transcript of it were laid upon the Lord Keeper's Woolsack until the Rising of the House; and then, the Transcript being examined by the Record, the said Record was carried back by the Officer that brought it.
Ly. Wentworth versus L. Lovelace, concerning a Clause in Sir J. Weld's Bill.
Next, the Counsel of Philadelphia Lady Wentworth, in Behalf of Henrietta Maria her Daughter, was heard, concerning an Enacting Clause offered to this House by the Lord Lovelace, to be added to the Bill for Security and Satisfaction of a Debt due to Sir John Weld from the late Earl of Cleveland. And the Counsel of the Lord Lovelace was also heard, to maintain the Necessity of that Clause.
It is ORDERED, That this House will take into Consideration what Resolution to give in this Business on Wednesday Morning next.
Worth versus Weldon.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Andrew Worth Gentleman; complaining, "That, having by due Course of Law taken in Execution the Goods of George Weldon, in Mich. Terme last, for Satisfaction of a Debt of One Hundred Pounds due from the said George Weldon to the Petitioner, by a Bond made in the Name of Mrs. Jane Hughes, the said George Weldon, as a menial Servant to the Lord Vaughan, a Peer of this Realm and Member of this House, obtained an Order, dated the Tenth of December last, for the Re-delivery of the said Goods, as taken contrary to the Privileges of Parliament, whereby the Petitioner is deprived of his said Debt, unless relieved by this House:"
Upon Consideration had thereof, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said George Weldon shall put in his Answer to the said Petition, in Writing, on Friday the 17th Day of this Instant April, by Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, (videlicet), 14um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.