Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 13, 1675-1681. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, 15 die Junii.
Domini tam (fn. 1) Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
Sir Thomas Cave's Bill.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee for the Bill for the better enabling the Trustees of Sir Thomas Cave Knight and Baronet, deceased, for the selling of Lands, for the Performance of the Will of the said Sir Thomas Cave, have taken the same into Consideration; and are of Opinion, That the same is sit to pass, with a small Amendment."
Which, being read Twice, was Agreed to; and the Bill ordered to be engrossed, with the said Amendment.
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return the Severn Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Trevor, &c. which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To return the Bill for Preservation of the Fishing in the River of Severne; to which they do agree, without any Alteration.
2. To present a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting a Supply to His Majesty, for enabling Him to pay and disband the Forces which have been raised since the 29th of September last;" to which their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Supply Bill for disbanding Forces.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for granting a Supply to His Majesty, for enabling Him to pay and disband the Forces which have been raised since the 29th of September last."
Villiers' Claim to Title of Viscount Purbeck.
Next, the House resumed the Debate concerning the Petitioner's Claim to the Title of Vicecomes Purbeck.
D. of Bucks' Complaint of a seandalous Paper.
But, before the House entered into Consideration of the Matter, the Duke of Bucks complained of a Paper printed and dispersed, wherein are some Things scandalous to the Memory of his Father, and the Honour of his Family: Therefore prayed that the Petitioner that claims the Title of Vicecomes Purbeck may be called in, and asked whether he owns the said Paper or not.
And, after some Debate,
The Question being put, "Whether the Petitioner shall be now called in?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Petitioner being at the Bar, the Lord Chancellor (by Directions of the House) commanded the Clerk to shew the Petitioner the Paper.
Which being put into his Hand, his Lordship asked him, "What he had to say concerning that Paper?" To which he answered, "My Lord, I desire your Lordship not to ask me any Questions in it; for I know not how much [my Answer] may be to my own Prejudice."
Memorandum, That these Words ["my Answer"], in the Second Line of this Page, were interlined, in the Presence of us, the 25 Day of June, 1678,
Whereupon he was commanded to withdraw.
This Day being appointed to take into Consideration what was offered by Mr. Attorney General, on His Majesty's Behalf, and by the Counsel at the Bar, concerning the Claim made to the Title of Viscount Purbeck:
After some Time spent in Matters relating thereunto, it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the further Debate thereof be, and is hereby, put off, to be resumed on Tuesday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, upon the whole Matter of the Petitioner's Case, and this to be the First Business of that Day; and that the Judges and Mr. Attorney General be present.
Herbert versus Porter.
Whereas this House had appointed to hear Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts, in the Cause depending in this House, between Abraham Hubert Plaintiff by Petition, and George Porter, Defendant on Tuesday the 18th Day of this Instant June:
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Hearing is hereby put off to Saturday the 22th Day of this Instant June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof both the said Parties are hereby required to take Notice, and attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, 17um diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis fic decernentibus.