DIE Mercurii, 19 die Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. Albans.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berk.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and to return Two.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Viscount Craymond and others; who
brought up these Bills following:
1. "An Act for regulating the making of Stuffs in
Norfolke and Norwich;" wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To return Two Bills sent down, with Alterations,
wherein the Commons agree:
1. "An Act for supplying a supposed Defect of
the Words ["stand and be seised"], in a Deed
for settling of divers Manors and Lands on Sir
Henry Frederick Thynn."
2. "An Act for the disuniting the Hundreds of
Dudston and Kingsbarton from the County of
the City of Gloucester, and restoring them to
be Part of the County of Gloucester."
Bill to make Rivers navigable.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for making
divers Rivers navigable, in the Kingdom of England
and Dominion of Wales."
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable William Mylward to sell Lands, for the Payment of
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Bp. of Durham.
Bp. of Chichester.
Bp. of St. David's.
Bp. of Carlile.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Friday
Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the
Prince's Lodgings; and to hear all Parties concerned.
E. of Clare versus Egerton, for Breach of Privilege.
The Earl of Dorsett reported, "That the Committee
for Privileges have examined the Business referred to
them, concerning the Breach of Privilege of Parliament upon the Earl of Clare; and that the Committee finds, that the only wilful Offender is William
Egerton the Scavenger, who procured the Warrant;
Mr. Weld's Clerk being only an Offender against his
Master. The Committee are of Opinion, That the
said Egerton be kept still in the Custody he now is,
until the further Pleasure of this House be signified."
But, at the Desire and Request of the Earl of Clare,
that the said Egerton may receive their Lordships Clemency and Mercy, and no further Punishment may be
inflicted upon him for what concerns his Lordship; it is
ORDERED, That the said Egerton be brought to this
Bar To-morrow Morning, to make his humble Submission for his Offence to this House, in violating the Privileges of Parliament, and also to the Earl of Clare in
The House of Commons being ready in the Painted
Chamber for the Conference appointed Yesterday, the
Lord Chancellor and the Lord Privy Seal were appointed
to report the Conference.
The House being adjourned during Pleasure, the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about the Bill concerning Quakers.
The Lord Chancellor reported the Effect of the aforesaid Conference; which was, "That their Lordships
making some Alterations in the Bill against Quakers,
and sending down the same to the House of Commons; they, upon Consideration thereof, do agree to
some, and to others they do not; but adhere to the
Bill as it came from them. They adhere to the
Word ["others"] in the Title of the Bill, to meet
with all others who refuse Oaths besides the Quakers,
such are some Anabaptists; and to leave out the
Word ["others"] would frustrate the End of the
Bill. And besides, 'tis not easy to define what a
Quaker is, if so restrained; and it is not possible to
enumerate all the Names, by which several Sects
would call themselves, to evade this Bill; and it were
great Partiality to single out the Quakers, and pretermit others, as dangerous, if not more.
"The Commons also adhere to these Words ["and
other Names of Separation"], for the Reasons aforesaid. They also disagree to the Word ["such"] for
the same Reasons. They likewise disagree to the
Amendment ["any Ten or more"], because the Mischief may be great when Five meet; but the Remedy
is not so easy when Ten shall meet.
"They also disagree to the Proviso concerning Peers;
because it is undecent, and unsuitable to the Penalties
imposed; and the like Offence is provided against by
the 35 of Eliz. C. I. yet no Provision for Peers.
"The Commons lastly desire, that the Words ["for
any Offence"] may be made, ["for every Third Offence]."
ORDERED, That this House will take the Matter of
this Conference into Consideration on Friday Morning
ORDERED, That the Earl of Marlborough and the
Lord Lovelace are added to the Committee concerning
the Bill for the Court of Admiralty.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 20um diem instantis Februarii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.