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, 7 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Answer to H. C. concerning Sir Jo. Fagg.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir William Beversham and Sir Samuell Clerke:
To let them know, that the Lords have considered of the Message received from the House of Commons, concerning Privilege, in the Case of Sir John Fagg; and do return this Answer, "That the House of Commons need not doubt but that the Lords will have a Regard to the Privileges of the House of Commons as they have of their own."
Bill to prevent Dangers from disaffected Persons.
This House was put into a Committee, to proceed in Consideration of the Bill to prevent the Danger which may arise from Persons disaffected to the Government.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee of the whole House, in their Consideration of this Bill, passed a Vote the Third of May Instant, which he was directed by the Committee to report to their Lordships, and offer it to their Consideration; videlicet, That an Oath shall be taken by the Peers."
Agreed, to respite any further Reports concerning this Bill, until the whole Proceedings may be reported together.
The Question being put, "Whether this House shall be now adjourned till To-morrow Morning?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee again, to consider of the said Bill.
The House being resumed;
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have made a further Progress in the Bill to prevent the Dangers which may arise from Persons disaffected to the Government; and the Committee desires to know the Pleasure of the House, when they shall sit again, to proceed therein."
Hereupon the House ordered, That on Monday Morning next the Committee of the whole House do proceed in the Consideration of the said Bill, the First Business.
Channell committed to Bl. Rod.
Whereas John Channell Plumber was this Day brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, for his Contempt of the Order of this House:
It is ORDERED, That the said John Channell be and do stand committed to the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for his Contempt of the Order of this House, during the Pleasure of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
Peers Widows, Privilege.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for Privileges, to examine what hath been done in the Case of Privilege of Parliament allowed to Noble women, and Widows of Peers; and make Report unto the House.
Hubert, King's Servant, Privilege: Slocombe & al. to attend.
ORDERED, That John Slocombe and George Fellowes, of Colebrooke, in the County of Bucks, who are summoned, by Order of the 19th of April, to appear to answer to the Complaint of John Hubert Esquire, One of His Majesty's Gentlemen Pensioners, of a Breach of Privilege set forth in his Petition, and did attend till the 5th of May Instant, when, upon their humble Petition, they were dismissed:
It is this Day ORDERED, That the said John Slocombe and George Fellowes be, and are hereby, required to appear again, to answer to the said Complaint, on Monday the Tenth Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Herbert, King's Servant, Privilege versus Standen.
ORDERED, That the Complaint of Edward Herbert Esquire, One of His Majesty's Gentlemen Pensioners, against William Standen, concerning a Breach of Privilege, as in the Petition of the said Edward Herbert is set forth, shall be examined, at the Bar of this House, on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; and that the said William Standen, or some other Person on His Behalf, is to attend this House at the Time aforesaid, for that Purpose.
Sherley versus Sir J. Fagg.
Whereas this Day was appointed for Sir John Fagg to put in an Answer to the Petition and Appeal of Thomas Sherley Esquire, depending in this House, if he thought fit; the said Sir John Fagg appearing personally this Day at the Bar, and desiring longer Time to put in an Answer thereunto:
It is thereupon ORDERED, That the said Sir John Fagg hath hereby further Time given him, for putting in his Answer, till Wednesday next, being the Twelfth Day of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, octavum diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined by us,