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 Lunæ, 19 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
E. of Aylesbury's Bill.
Hodie 1 vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for vesting certain Lands of Robert Earl of Aylesbury and Thomas Lord Bruce in Trustees, for Performance of Articles during the Minority of the said Lord Bruce."
Augmentations to small Vicarages, &c. Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for confirming and perpetuating Augmentations made by Ecclesiastical Persons to small Vicarages and Curacies."
Ld. Maynard's Bill.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for rectifying a Mistake in a general Settlement of the Lord Maynard's Estate, upon the Marriage of his Son."
Bill to prevent Frauds and Perjuries.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for Prevention of Frauds and Perjuries."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet in the Prince's Lodgings, To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and to adjourn themselves from Time to Time, as they please.
King's Speech to be considered.
ORDERED, That To-morrow Morning this House will take into Consideration His Majesty's Speech on Thursday last; to be the First Business, and nothing to intervene.
Barret versus Ld. Loftus.
Upon reading the Petition of Dacre Barret, alias Lennard Esquire, this Day; shewing, "That (according to an Order of this House, made upon hearing Counsel at the Bar, on the Tenth Day of May; 1675, as well for the Petitioner as for Edward Lord Viscount Loftus in the Kingdom of Ireland, directing, amongst other Things, that both the said Defendant and the Petitioner should put in such Allegations as they should think sit respectively to insist on, to the End this House might appoint a Day for hearing the said Cause upon the Merits thereof) he the said Petitioner hath put in the said Allegations, but the said Lord Loftus hath not hitherto put in any Allegations for that Purpose; and therefore prayeth, that this House would be pleased to appoint some short Day for the Hearing of the said Cause, in the same Posture as it was appointed to be heard by Order of the Tenth of November, 1675:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Lord Viscount Loftus be, and is hereby, appointed to appear, or depute some other Person sufficiently authorized to appear in this House, and put in such Allegations, by Way of Answer to the said Dacre Barrett's Allegations, as he shall think fit to insist on, within Three Weeks next after Notice of this Order shall be given to the said Lord Loftus in the Kingdom of Ireland, or left at his usual Place of Dwelling, otherwise this House will appoint a Day to hear the Petitioner by his Counsel ex Parte thereupon.
Vacat per Ordinem 13tii Novembris, 1680, coram
Anglesey, C. P. S.
P. Bath & Wells.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, 20um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.