DIE Sabbati, 15 die Junii.
Domini tam (fn. *) Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.|
Ds. Thefaurarius Angl.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. Albans.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Grey de Groby.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Arundell T.
Ds. Butler M.P.
Ds. Butler West.
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
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
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
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