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 Jovis, 16 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Baynham Throgmorton and others; who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Deane;" to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Bill against Atheism, &c.
The House was adjourned into a Committee, to take further Consideration of the Bill against Atheism and Profaneness, &c.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Chamberlain reported, "That the Committee of the whole House, taking into Debate the Bill against Atheism, desires that a Day may be appointed for reading the said Bill in Paragraphs in the Committee."
And the House ordered Monday next to be the Day for that Purpose; and no other Business to intervene.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming of the Settlement of the Estate of Sir Kingsmill Lucy Baronet, in the said Act mentioned, and for transferring over some Part of the Real Estate of Sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet deceased, from Francis Lucy Esquire."
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning Mr. Beckham be read To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Merchants Adventurers of Newcastle Petition concerning Debts due by the Hamburgh Company.
Upon the humble Petition of the Governor, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Fellowship of Merchants Adventurers of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, received this Day in the House, wherein they take Notice of a Petition of the Creditors of the Governors and Assistants of the Merchants Adventurers of England presented to this House, for Satisfaction of a great Debt due from the said Fellowship, and apprehending that it may be endeavoured to make them, the said Merchants Adventurers of Newcastle upon Tyne, by Judgement of this House, liable to the Satisfaction of the said Debt, do therefore pray, "That they may be heard, to make out their being a distinct Company from those mentioned in their Petition, by the Name of the Governor and Assistants of the Merchant Adventurers of England:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition of the Governor, Wardens, and Assistants, of the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, is hereby referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider in what Way and Manner Dame Dorothy Dromond, Sir Anthony Bateman, and other Creditors of the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of England, commonly called or known by the Name of Hamborough Merchants, shall be relieved; whose Lordships are to hear and determine the Matters alledged in the said Petition, and make a particular Report thereof unto the House.
Squibb versus Loving.
ORDERED, That One of the Judges is hereby appointed to be assistant to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, in their further Hearing the Cause depending before them, upon the Petition of Edmond Squibb Esquire, against John Loving Esquire, To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, (videlicet,) 17um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.