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 Mercurii, 22 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Woollen Manufacture Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better regulating of the Manufacture of Broad Woollen Cloth, commonly called Spanish Clo h, and other Woollen Drapery of the Kingdom."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Ways and Means fit for Advancement of Trade both at Home and Abroad, and also of the Abuses in the Execution of the Laws for that Purpose: And their Lordships are to hear such Persons thereupon as they think fit; and to take Care that the Alnager of the Bishopric of Durham be not prejudiced thereby; and make Report thereof to this House.
Bill to prevent Robberies.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent Thefts and Robberies on the Highways."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet on Friday next, at Three in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act on Behalf of Dawes Wymondsall Esquire, for settling certain customary Lands held of the Manor of Wimbleton, in the County of Surrey."
Paston's and Tenants of Horton Bill.
The Earl of Dorset reported the Bill concerning Mr. Paston and the Tenants of the Manor of Horton, as fit to pass, with some few Amendments and a Proviso added; which, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
Silk Throwing Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to regulate the Trade of Silk Throwing."
A Petition also of the Master, Wardens, Assistants, and Commonalty, of the Company of Silk Throwers of London, was read; desiring they may be heard, by their Counsel, upon the whole Matter of the said Bill, before it passeth this House.
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to the same Committee as the Bill against Thefts and Robberies is committed; whose Lordships are also to consider of the aforesaid Petition, and, having heard what shall be offered thereupon in Relation to the Bill, are to report the same unto this House.
Worth versus Weldon.
The Petition of Andrew Worth, and George Weldon's Answer to it, were read.
And, after some Debate thereof, the House being satisfied that the Goods taken in Execution, and redelivered upon Privilege of Parliament, do not discharge the Plaintiff from the Benefit of Action, but that it is saved to him by the Statute of Primo of King James; it is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Petition be dismissed this House.
Duels and Atheism Bills.
ORDERED, That this House be adjourned into a Grand Committee, to consider of the Bill against Duels, and the Bill against Atheism, on Friday Morning next.
Cheek and Mildmay.
ORDERED, That Counsel shall be heard, concerning the Title to the Barony of Fitzwalter, on Monday Morning next, upon the Points directed Yesterday.
Peart and Bell versus Backwell.
ORDERED, That the Petition of John Peart and Phillip Bell, against Edward Backwell, shall be reported from the Committee of Petitions To-morrow Morning.
The Earl of Aylsebury is added to the Committee concerning Trade.
Sir W. Juxon's Petition.
Sir William Juxon's Petition is to be read To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Message from H. C. with Votes, to encourage the Wearing of English Manufactures.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Charles Harboard and others; to tender to their Lordships these Votes following:
"That His Majesty be humbly desired, that He will be pleased, by His own Example, and His Royal Consort the Queen, and his Royal Highness the Duke and Dutchess, and such other Ways as in His Wisdom shall seem most meet and effectual, forthwith to encourage the Wearing of His own English Manufactures, and to discourage the Wearing of all Foreign Manufactures; and to discountenance and disgrace all such as shall not conform thereunto, to the Good of His Majesty and His People.
"That the Lords Concurrence be desired to this Vote.
"That the Lords be desired to shew a good Example herein to the Nation."
These Votes, being read, were Agreed to by this House.
The Messengers were called in, and told, "That the Lords have considered of these Votes now brought up, and do agree to them."
ORDERED, That the Lord Great Chamberlain and the Lord Chamberlain do wait upon His Majesty, to know His Pleasure, when Committees of both Houses shall attend Him, to present these Votes to Him.
Sumptuary Laws and Habits to be considered.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Ways and Means fit for Advancement of Trade both at Home and Abroad, and also of the Abuses in the Execution of the Laws for that Purpose, to take into their Consideration the Sumptuary Laws, and the Fashions of Apparel, and the Distinction of Degrees of Persons by Habits, and prepare what they shall think fit to offer to the House concerning the same; for which Business, their Lordships are to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, and at such Times after as they please.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Hearth-money do meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Herbert versus Sir C. Lloyd.
Upon Report made by the Lord Ashley, from the Lords Committees appointed by the House to receive and consider of Petitions, "That their Lordships having received and considered of a Petition of William Herbert Esquire, and also the Answer of Sir Charles Lloyd Baronet to the said Petition, and finding that the Petitioner is not relieveable in the Courts in Westminster Hall; (fn. 1) that their Lordships are of Opinion that the said Petition is fit to be retained, and have a Hearing at the Bar:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, upon the said Petition and Answer, on Wednesday the 29th of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Forest of Deane Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Deane."
Also, a Petition was presented to this House from Sir John Wintour, which was read; and the following Order made thereupon:
"Upon the Second Reading of a Bill, intituled, "An Act for Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Deane;" as also upon reading the Petition of Sir John Wintour Knight, Secretary to Her Majesty the Queen Mother, relating to the said Bill: It is ORDERED, That Counsel shall be heard, at the Bar of this House, as well on the Behalf of the Commoners and other Persons concerned in the said Bill, (fn. 1) upon the whole Matter mentioned in the said Bill and Petition, on Saturday the 25th Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Toomes versus Etherington, in Error.
Whereas Counsel was appointed to be heard this Day at the Bar, to argue the Errors assigned by Richard Toomes, upon a Writ of Error depending in this House, between the said Richard Toomes and Rob't Etherington:
Upon reading the Petition of James Darcy Esquire this Day in the House, relating to the Estate of William Toomes Esquire, mentioned in the said Writ of Error; it is ORDERED, That Counsel shall be heard, at this Bar, as well on the Behalf of the said James Darcy, concerning the Contents of his Petition, as on Behalf of the said Richard Toomes and Robert Etherington, for arguing the said Error, on Tuesday the 28th of April Instant, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; at which Time some of the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, and Barons of the Court of Exchequer, are to be present in the House of Peers, at the Hearing thereof.
Tredcroft's Executors versus White.
Upon reading the humble Petition of George Biggs Esquire, George Vinter, John Tredcroft, and Nathaniell Tredcroft, Executors of John Tredcroft, Minister, deceased, in Trust for the Children of the said John Tredcroft, complaining of some indirect Dealings of one Thomas White, an Attorney at Law, concerning a joint Purchase of Lands, by the said John Tredcroft deceased, and the said Thomas White, whereby the Children of the said John Tredcroft are ruined, and of other Matters in the said Petition mentioned:
It is ORDERED, That it is hereby referred to the Lords Committees appointed to receive and consider of Petitions, to examine the Matters complained of in the said Petition, and make Report of their Opinions thereupon unto this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 23um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.