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 Veneris, primo die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Marshal of the King's Bench Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent Abuses by the Marshal of the King's Bench, in suffering Prisoners to go at large."
Additional Hearth-money Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Hearth Bill be revived, and sit this Afternoon.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill against Abuses in Drovers, and think it fit to pass with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to, and the Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Humphrey Winch Baronet, and others; who brought up these Bills following:
1. An additional Bill for the better draining of Deeping Fenns, in the County of Lyncolne; to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To return the Bill for confirming the Settlement of the Estate of Sir Kingsmill Lucy; to which the House of Commons have agreed.
Deeping Fens Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better draining of Deeping Fenns, in the County of Lyncolne."
The Committee for the Bill against Thefts and Robberies are to meet this Afternoon.
Sir J. Wintour versus Forest of Dean Bill.
Upon Report made by the Duke of Richmond, from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for Increase and Preservation of Timber within the Forest of Deane," and the Petition of Sir John Wintour relating thereunto, "That their Lordships have perused Sir John Wintour's Articles under the Great Seal of England, and found them agreeable with the Recital in his Petition; and that, in regard their Lordships found an Interest conveyed to Sir John Wintour by those Articles, they judged it reasonable that he should have some Compensation; that, having considered what Compensation would be properest for Sir John Wintour, they being informed that Sir John Wintour was Debtor to His Majesty, upon a former Bargain relating to this Forest, in the Sum of Six Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety Pounds, or thereabouts, towards which His Majesty's Officers had seized upon some of the Wood felled by Sir John Wintour, and yet lying in the Forest; they were humbly of Opinion, That it should be offered to the House, that their Lordships would move His Majesty, that He would be pleased to remit the said Debt to Sir John Wintour, he delivering up his Articles, and that Sir John Wintour may have the Disposal of the Wood and Timber now seized, excepting what is marked for the Use of His Majesty's Navy:"
Sir J. Wintour recommended to the King about it.
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, finding it reasonable to agree with the Report made from the Committee, do most humbly propose the Consideration of this Matter to the King's Majesty, and that His Majesty will be pleased to give some speedy Directions therein; further humbly recommending Sir John Wintour to His Majesty, in regard of his Sufferings in His Majesty's Service.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, secundum diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.