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, 2 die Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
The Lord Privy Seal sat Speaker this Day, in the Absence of the Lord Chancellor.
Message to H. C. for Conferences on the following Bills; and that the Lords have passed Bodvell's, &c. Bill.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Justinian Lewyn and Sir John Coell:
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Bill for raising Monies by a Poll, &c.
2. Concerning the Bill for taking the Accompts of Public Monies.
Also to desire a present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Bill against importing of Irish Cattle, &c.
Further to let them know, Whereas formerly the Commons desired a Conference touching the Bill for Coinage, to which their Lordships gave Answer, "That they would return an Answer by Messengers of their own," their Lordships do appoint at the same Time a Conference concerning that Business.
Also to let them know, that the Lords have passed the Bill for settling the Estate of John Bodvell Esquire, deceased; and have also passed a Bill for uniting Churches in the Town of South'ton, to which the Lords desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons.
Heads for the Conference on the Poll Bill.
ORDERED, That the Three Heads of the Conference concerning the Poll Bill; videlicet, concerning Servants Wages, Pensions, and Officers, shall be omitted, and not spoken of by the Managers of this Conference.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Lady Abergaveny shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Scawen's Bill to be restored in Blood.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for restoring Francis Scawen Gentleman in Blood."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, at Three of the Clock.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from H. C.
That they have delivered their Message; and the House of Commons will give the Conferences, and the Free Conference, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conferences; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Count. Dowager of Huntingdon, Privilege. Blagrave and Benskin released.
Whereas George Blagrave of Derby Yeoman, and Thomas Benskin an Attorney at Law, being in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for suing and arresting of Job Brookes, menial Servant to the Countess Dowager of Huntingdon, a Peeress of this Realm, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, were this Day brought to the Bar as Delinquents, where they received the Reprehension of this House for their said Offence:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled (the Countess of Huntingdon having expressed her Willingness thereunto), That the said George Blagrave and Thomas Benskin be, and are hereby, discharged of their present Restraint for their said Offence (paying their Fees): And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Lady Dowager Abergavenny, Privilege. Auson released.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Henry Auson, now in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod attending this House, for arresting John Prosser, menial Servant to the Lady Elizabeth Dowager Abergaveny, a Peeress of this Realm, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, wherein he acknowledgeth his hearty Sorrow for his Offence:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled (the said Lady Abergaveny having expressed her Willingness thereunto), That the said Henry Auson be, and is hereby, discharged of his present Restraint for the same (paying his Fees): And this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Dominus Custos Privati Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 3um instantis Januarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.