DIE Saturni, 8 die Junii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes Pembrooke et Mount.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. De la War.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkeley.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Gerrard de
Ds. Arrundell of Warder.
Ds. Howard of Char'ton.
Ds. Grey of Wark.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbury.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkley de Stratton.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Bill to establish Fens drained by Sir A. Thomas.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the Establishing of the Level of Fen Lands, formerly drained
by Sir Anthony Thomas Knight, deceased."
Message from H. C. for a Conference.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Thomas Meares Knight:
To desire a present Free Conference, in the Painted
Chamber, upon the Matter of the late Free Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That the Lords will take Consideration of their
Message, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Breach of Privilege in H. C. in naming the Time and Place for the Conference.
The Lords conceived, that the House of Commons by
this Message, demanding a present Free Conference, and
appointing the Place likewise to be in the Painted Chamber, is a Breach of the Privileges of this House; it
appertaining of Right to the Lords, to appoint both the
Time and the Place: Therefore it is ORDERED, To
send to the House of Commons, to desire a present Conference, touching the Matter of the last Message from
them; and the Lord Chancellor to assert the Right and
Privilege of this House in this Particular, and to desire
that Messages of this Nature may be prevented for the
future. And, for the Saving of Time at this Conference,
to give the House of Commons a Free Conference upon
the Subject Matter of the late Free Conference.
Message to them, for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Childe and Dr. Lewin:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Matter of the last Message; and then,
at the same Time, their Lordships will give a Free Conference upon the Subject Matter of the last Free Conference.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Office of L. Great Chamberlain.
This House resumed the former Debate concerning the
Office of the Lord Great Chamberlain of England, in
Question between the Earl of Oxon and the Earl of
Lyndsey. And the Matter of this Day's Debate being,
"Whether this House is rightly possessed of this Business, so as to proceed in hearing the Cause?"
After some Time spent in the Debate, the House put
off the further Debate until another Time.
L. Powlet, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Poulett hath Leave to be
absent, and go into the Country.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Bristoll, Earl of Portland,
and the Lord Viscount Campden, be added to the Committee for the Bill concerning Lyndsey Levell.
ORDERED, That the Marquis of Winton be added to
the Committee concerning the Earl of Derbye's Bill.
L. Abergavenny's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable
John Lord Abergaveny, Son and Heir of Henry Lord
Abergaveny, to sell Lands, for Payment of his Debts,
and Preferment of his Brother and Sisters."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
ORDERED, That the Report of this Conference be
made on Monday Morning next.
Elmes, Page, and others, attached for arresting Butts, L. Abergavenny's Servant.
ORDERED, by the Lords assembled in Parliament,
That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House, or his
Deputy, shall attach the Bodies of Elizabeth Elmes,
Richard Page Serjeant, and Ferdinando Pennyworth, for
arresting, and causing to be arrested, Lewis Butts, a
menial Servant of the Lord Abergaveny, a Member of this
House, and Peer of the Realm, contrary to the Privilege
of Parliament; and forthwith bring them before their
Lordships, to answer the said Contempt: And this to
be a sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 10um
diem instantis Junii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic