Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 17 die Maii.
Prayers in the House.
Information against Grant, for treasonable Words:
Information was given to the House, by one Walter Grant, who accused Will Steele, Master of The Newbury Ship now in the Fleet, for speaking treasonable Words against the King, threatening to take away the Life of the King when He came into England.
Letter to Gen. Mountague, concerning him.
ORDERED, That a Letter be written to General Mountagu, with the Information of the said Walter Grant inclosed; and (fn. 1) desire he would speedily secure the said Wm. Steele, and send up him in Safety to this House; and that the other Parties that were present when the Words were spoken shall be sent for, to give in their Testimony, when the said Steele shall appear.
Order about receiving Messages from H. C.
The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee for Privileges, "That it was their Lordships Opinion, that when a Message is brought from the House of Commons, the Speaker of this House is to go to the Bar alone, and receive the Message; and the rest of the Lords to sit in their Places."
Message from thence, with an Ordinance to bring in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army.
Message from thence, with the Order to prevent Waste on the King's Lands.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn, &c.; who brought up the Order sent down to them, for preventing Wastes upon the King's Lands, with some Amendments, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Beauchamp to deliver Inventories of the King's Medals, &c.
It is ORDERED, That Tho. Beachamp, Clerk to the Trustees for Sale of the King's Goods, do deliver the Books of Inventories of the King's Medals, Rings, &c. to Mr. Webb, His Majesty's Surveyor, who formerly kept the same.
E. of South'ton, Leave to be absent.
March and Sherburn restored to their Offices in the Ordnance.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard March Keeper of His Majesty's Stores, and Edward Sherburne Clerk of His Majesty's Ordnance, which Places they hold by Patent under the Great Seal of England; but have been a long Time Sufferers, and others put into their Places.
Fellows restored to their Fellowships in New College.
Bushel restored to his Estate, &c.
It is ORDERED, That he be put into Possession of his Estate, according to the Articles of Lundy; and that he have Liberty (and not be restrained in his Person) to attend the public Works of the Mines, wherein he hath been employed by His Majesty, before he be put into Possession of his Estates, whereby he may be the better enabled to pay his Creditors, whose Consents he hath for his Liberty under their Hands.
Ordinance to bring in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army.
The Lord Craven reported from the Committee, the Ordinance brought this Day from the House of Commons, concerning the bringing in the Arrears of the Assessment for the Army, with the Alterations made therein; which were read, and debated.
Message to H. C. to sit a while.
Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army:
Message to H. C. with it.
Order to stay Waste in Needwood Forest.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament, That there be a Stop and Stay of making any Waste, or cutting any Timber or Woods, from off any of the Lands belonging, or any wise appertaining, to the Forest of Needwood, in the County of Stafford, or any Lands thereunto belonging; and that no Wood or Timber felled, and now remaining there, be taken away or removed from the said Lands belonging to the said Forest: And this to continue until the Pleasure of this House be further signified concerning the same. And all Persons whom it may concern are hereby required to yield Obedience to this Order.