DIE Veneris, primo die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Miles et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Berkley de Berkley.
Ds. Arundell Ward.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert Cherb.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
Marshal of the King's Bench Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to prevent
Abuses by the Marshal of the King's Bench, in suffering Prisoners to go at large."
Additional Hearth-money Bill.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Hearth Bill
be revived, and sit this Afternoon.
The Earl of Bridgwater reported, "That the Committee have considered the Bill against Abuses in
Drovers, and think it fit to pass with some Amendments."
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to, and the
Bill ordered to be engrossed.
Message from H. C. with Bills.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Humphrey Winch Baronet, and others; who
brought up these Bills following:
1. An additional Bill for the better draining of
Deeping Fenns, in the County of Lyncolne; to which
their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
2. To return the Bill for confirming the Settlement
of the Estate of Sir Kingsmill Lucy; to which the House
of Commons have agreed.
Deeping Fens Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better
draining of Deeping Fenns, in the County of Lyncolne."
The Committee for the Bill against Thefts and Robberies are to meet this Afternoon.
Sir J. Wintour versus Forest of Dean Bill.
Upon Report made by the Duke of Richmond, from
the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill,
intituled, "An Act for Increase and Preservation of
Timber within the Forest of Deane," and the Petition
of Sir John Wintour relating thereunto, "That their
Lordships have perused Sir John Wintour's Articles
under the Great Seal of England, and found them
agreeable with the Recital in his Petition; and that,
in regard their Lordships found an Interest conveyed
to Sir John Wintour by those Articles, they judged it
reasonable that he should have some Compensation;
that, having considered what Compensation would be
properest for Sir John Wintour, they being informed
that Sir John Wintour was Debtor to His Majesty,
upon a former Bargain relating to this Forest, in the
Sum of Six Thousand Six Hundred and Ninety
Pounds, or thereabouts, towards which His Majesty's
Officers had seized upon some of the Wood felled by
Sir John Wintour, and yet lying in the Forest; they
were humbly of Opinion, That it should be offered
to the House, that their Lordships would move His
Majesty, that He would be pleased to remit the said
Debt to Sir John Wintour, he delivering up his Articles, and that Sir John Wintour may have the Disposal of the Wood and Timber now seized, excepting what is marked for the Use of His Majesty's
Sir J. Wintour recommended to the King about it.
The Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, finding it reasonable to agree with the Report made from the Committee, do most humbly propose the Consideration of this Matter to the King's Majesty, and that His Majesty will be pleased to give some
speedy Directions therein; further humbly recommending Sir John Wintour to His Majesty, in regard of his
Sufferings in His Majesty's Service.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, secundum diem instantis Maii, hora decima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.