Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 62, 1830. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London.
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Die Mercurii, 26 Maii 1830.
Doe v. Vardill, in Error.
The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein John Doe, on the Demise of John Birtwhistle, is Plaintiff, and Agnes Vardill is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend;
Comee on Precedents as to The King's Signature, Witnesses to attend.
Ordered, That Henry Ellis Esquire, Librarian of the British Museum, and Robert Chambers do attend this House forthwith, to be sworn, in order to their being examined as Witnesses before the Select Committee appointed to examine Precedents of such Proceedings as may have been had as to the Mode of affixing The King's Signature to any Public Instruments requiring the Sign Manual.
Ordered, That The Reverend Josiah Forshall, Keeper of the Manuscripts in the British Museum, do attend this House forthwith, to be sworn, in order to his being examined as a Witness before the last-mentioned Committee; and that he do bring with him the following Documents; (viz t.)
Bp. Lincoln et al. v. Rennell, in Error.
The Order of the Day being read for hearing Counsel to argue the Errors assigned upon the Writ of Error wherein George Lord Bishop of Lincoln, and others, are Plaintiffs, and Frances Henrietta Rennell Widow is Defendant; and for the Judges to attend;
E. of Pomfret takes his Seat.
This Day Thomas William Earl of Pomfret sat first in Parliament after the Death of his Brother George Earl of Pomfret; his Lordship having first, at the Table, taken the Oaths, and also taken and subscribed the Oath of Abjuration, pursuant to the Statutes.
British Spirits, Petitions from Elgin & Dublin against Encrease of Duty on.
Upon reading the Petition of the Heritors, Magistrates, Justices of the Peace, and others interested in the Agricultural Prosperity of the County of Elgin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships not to encrease the Duties payable on Grain Spirits, which would have the Effect of diminishing the Value and Consumption of Barley; and to take such other Measures in relation thereto as to their Lordships shall appear proper:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Gentlemen and Freeholders of the County of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That the proposed Alteration of the present Scale of Duty on Corn Spirits and Rum may not pass into a Law:"
Stamp Duty on Personal Estate, Petition from Elgin respecting.
Upon reading the Petition of the Freeholders, Heritors, Commissioners of Supply and Justices of Peace of the County of Elgin, in Scotland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to relieve the Petitioners, by appointing the Stamp Duty on the Personal Estate of Persons deceased to be levied only upon the free Amount of the Personal Estate, instead of the gross Amount, as at present practised in Scotland:"
Criminal Laws, Petition from Leeds for Amendment of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough of Leeds, in the County of York, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying, "That their Lordships will, in revising the Laws relating to Forgery, take into serious Consideration the various Objections which may be urged against the Punishment of Death, and adopt such other Punishment for Forgery as shall be more calculated, from its uniform and certain Infliction, to prevent the Offence, than that which from its undue Severity is now rendered so precarious:"
Australian Co's Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to amend an Act for granting certain Powers and Authorities to a Company to be incorporated by Charter, to be called "The Australian Agricultural Company," for the Cultivation and Improvement of Waste Lands in the Colony of New South Wales; and for other Purposes relating thereto."
Message to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to it.
Slavery, Petitions for Abolition of: (Bramley:)
Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Particular Baptist Denomination at Bramley, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their serious Consideration at the earliest possible Period, with a view to the immediate and total Extinction of it in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions:"
Morley & Churwell:
Also, Upon reading the Petition of the Ministers and Members of the Three Congregations of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Morley and Churwell, Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed:
And also, Upon reading the Petition of the Minister and Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Swanland, in the County of Kingston upon Hull, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; severally praying their Lordships "to take the Subject of Slavery into their most serious Consideration at the earliest possible Period, with a view to the immediate and total Extinction of it in all Parts of His Majesty's Dominions, and to the Introduction of a much-injured Race to the Enjoyment of Constitutional Freedom:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Members of the Congregation of Protestant Dissenters of the Independent Denomination at Brighouse, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to adopt such Measures as shall appear to them best calculated to insure the immediate and total Extinction of Slavery in the British Colonies, and the speedy Admission of the Slave Population to a full Participation of those Civil Rights and Privileges, and all those Moral and Religious Advantages, which are enjoyed by the rest of His Majesty's Subjects:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Camborne, in the County of Cornwall, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships to put an End to the State of Slavery now existing among the Colonies of this Country, as soon as it can be effected with Safety to the several Parties concerned, and consistently with real Justice:"
New Cross Roads Bill.
The Marquess Camden reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act to improve the Road through the Town of Bromley, in the County of Kent," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Bute Ship Canal Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for empowering The Marquis of Bute to make and maintain a Ship Canal, commencing near the Mouth of the River Taff, in the County of Glamorgan, and terminating near the Town of Cardiff, with other Works to communicate therewith;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Keunedy's Estate Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act to vest a Part of the Entailed Estate of Dunure and others, in the County of Ayr, in Trustees in Fee-Simple, for the Purpose of disposing of or apylying the Lands so vested, or the Price thereof, or the Securities to be granted thereon, towards satisfying the Debts contracted for Money laid out in the Improvement of the said Entailed Estate;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the same, without any Amendment.
Hollingrake's Patent Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for prolonging the Term of certain Letters Patent granted to James Hollingrake, for an improved Method of manufacturing Copper or other Metal Rollers, and of casting and forming Metallic Substances into various Forms with improved Closeness and Soundness of Texture;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
Everton Church Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for endowing a Church in the Township of Everton, in the Parish of Walton-on-the-Hill, in the County Palatine of Lancaster;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
Sheffield Waterworks Bill.
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for better supplying with Water the Town and Parish of Sheffield, in the County of York;" and to acquaint this House, That they have agreed to their Lordships Amendments made thereto.
GalwayTown Regulation Bill.
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act to repeal so much of an Act passed in Ireland in the Fourth Year of the Reign of King George the First, for the better regulating the Town of Galway, and for strengthening the Protestant Interest therein, as limits the Franchise created by the said Act to Protestants only;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Haig v. Sir W. Homan et al.
The House being informed, "That Mr. Nicholas Keatinge attended, in order to deliver in Pleadings and Proceedings in the Cause wherein Robert Haig Esquire is Appellant, and Sir William Jackson Homan Baronet, and others, are Respondents;"
Foreign Lead, Petition from Allendale & Alston to advance Duty on Import of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the adjoining Parishes of Allendale and Alston, in the Counties of Northumberland and Cumberland, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That they will be pleased to advance the Import Duties on Foreign Lead and Lead Ore, so as to place the British Lead Miners on an Equality with the Producers of other Metals; and also adopt such other Measures as will give the Petitioners a proper and effectual Preference over Foreigners, both in our Home Market and that of the Colonies:"
Dundee Harbour Bill, Petitions in favor of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants, Householders of Dundee and its Suburbs, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act for more effectually maintaining, improving and extending the Harbour of Dundee, in the County of Forfar;" and praying their Lordships "to pass the same:"
Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Freeholders, Justices of Peace and Commissioners of Supply of the County of Forfar, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; taking notice of the last-mentioned Bill; and praying their Lordships. "to give their Sanction to the same, so that the said Bill may pass into a Law:"
Clifton Bridge Bill
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for building a Bridge over the River Avon, from Clifton, in the County of Gloucester, to the opposite Side of the River in the County of Somerset, and for making convenient Roads and Approaches to communicate therewith."
Pollok & Govan Railway Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for making and maintaining a Railway from the Lands of Pollok and Govan to the River Clyde, at the Harbour of Broomielaw, in the County of Lanark, with a Branch to communicate therefrom."
Messages to H.C. that the Lords have agreed to the 2 preceding Bills.
Humbert's Naturalization Bill:
Emeris's Estate Bill:
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for confirming a Partition made by George Marmaduke Alington and Samuel Rowe Esquires of Estates in the County of Lincoln devised in undivided Moieties by the respective Wills of Sarah Rowe and Elizabeth Rowe deceased."
Messages to H.C. with the 2 preceding Bills.
Brooksbank v. The Attorney General, Appellant's Petition to withdraw Appeal, referred to Appeal Comee.
Upon reading the Petition of John Allan Powell, of Lincoln's Inn, Gentleman, Agent for Henry Brooksbank, Appellant in a Cause depending in this House, to which The Attorney General is Respondent; praying their Lordships, "That the said Petition of Appeal may be withdrawn without Costs:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.
Stewart v. Fullarton et al.
The Lord Chancellor acquainted the House, "That the Clerk Assistant had received Copies of the Deeds of Entail of the Ascog Estate, referred to in the Cause wherein Frederick Campbell Stewart Esquire is Appellant, and Stewart Murray Fullarton Esquire, and others, are Respondents, Ordered to be laid before the House on the 14th Day of this instant May."
M'Grigor et al. v. Cochran:
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of Alexander M'Grigor, Writer in Glasgow, Patrick Murray, Writer there, Alexander M'Grigor junior, Writer there, and Alexander Forsyth, Writer in Edinburgh, Trust Disponees of the deceased William M'Neill Esquire, of Hayfield, One of the Individual Partners of M'Neill, Stewart and Company, Merchants in Glasgow; Mrs. Mary Stewart or Cleland, Wife of James Cleland, Superintendant of Public Works, Glasgow, and the said James Cleland for his Interest; and Mrs. Margaret and Janet Stewart, both residing at Southcroft near Glasgow, Daughters of the deceased Alexander Stewart, another of the Individual Partners of M'Neill, Stewart and Company; complaining of an Interlocutor of the Lord Ordinary in Scotland, of the 3d of December 1829, excepting so far as it repels the Pursuer's Claim to accumulated Interest; and also of an Interlocutor of the Lords of Session there, of the Second Division, of the 14th of May 1830; and praying, "That the same may be reversed, varied or altered, so far as complained of, or that the Appellants may have such Relief in the Premises, as to this House, in their Lordships great Wisdom, shall seem meet; and that Mrs. Margaret Cochran or Halliburton may be required to answer the said Appeal:"
It is Ordered, That the said Mrs. Margaret Cochran or Halliburton may have a Copy of the said Appeal, and do put in her Answer thereunto, in Writing, on or before Wednesday the 23d Day of June next; and Service of this Order upon the said Respondent, or upon any one of her known Agents in the Court of Session in Scotland, shall be deemed good Service.
Robertson to enter into a Recog ce on it.
The House being moved, "That David Robertson of Great George Street, Westminster, Gentleman, may be permitted to enter into a Recognizance for Alexander M'Grigor, and others, on account of their Appeal depending in this House, they being resident in Scotland:"
Pentland v. Booth & Dickson, Respondents Petition for further Time for their Case, referred to Appeal Comee.
Upon reading the Petition of James Booth and Walter Dickson, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which George Pentland is Appellant; praying, "That their Lordships would be pleased to order that the Petitioners may have Three Weeks further Time from the 28th Day of this instant May to deliver their Case:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.
Lady M. Montgomerie & Sir C. Lamb v. Rundell & Co. et e con. Respondents Petition to lodge their Case, referred to Appeal Com ee.
Upon reading the Petition of Messieurs Rundell, Bridge and Company, and others, Respondents in a Cause depending in this House, to which The Right Honorable Lady Mary Montgomerie, and Sir Charles Lamb Baronet, her Husband, are Appellants, et e contra; praying, "That their Lordships will be pleased to grant them Leave to lodge their Case, embracing the Question at Issue in both the Original and Cross Appeals:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Causes in which Prints of the Appellants and Respondents Cases, now depending in this House in Matters of Appeals and Writs of Error, have not been delivered, pursuant to the Standing Orders of this House.
D. of Bedford Leave for a Bill:
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for prohibiting Burying and Funeral Service in a Chapel of Ease intended to be built for the Parish of Saint George Bloomsbury, in the County of Middlesex."
Dundee Harbour Bill.
Garnkirk Railway Bill.
Highgate Grammar School Bill read 2 a:
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to enable The Wardens and Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of Sir Roger Cholmeley Knight, in Highgate, to pull down their present Chapel, and to contribute towards the Erection of a new Chapel or Church in Highgate; and for other Purposes."
Motion to dispense with Standing Order No. 94. on it.
The House was moved, "That the Standing Order No. 94, directing that no Committee shall sit upon any Private Bill until Ten Days after the Second Reading thereof, may be so far dispensed with as relates to the last-mentioned Bill:"
Criminal Returns Repeal Bill.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to repeal an Act of the Fifty-fifth Year of His late Majesty, for procuring Returns of Persons committed, tried and convicted for Criminal Offences and Misdemeanors."
Birmingham Grammar School Bill, Petition against, referred to the Comee:
Upon reading the Petition of the Persons whose Names are thereunto subscribed, not Members of the Established Church, within the Town, Parish and Manor of Birmingham; taking notice of a Bill depending in this House, intituled, "An Act to enable The Governors of the Possessions, Revenues and Goods of the Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Birmingham, in the County of Warwick, to pull down the present Masters Houses and Schoolhouse in New Street, in the Town of Birmingham, and to make and erect more suitable Accommodation on a new Site in the Vicinity of the Town, and to procure such new Site; and to extend the Objects of the Charity by erecting and making on the old Site in New Street Accommodations suitable for a new School for teaching modern Languages, the Arts and Sciences; and to make certain Additions to the Estates of the said Charity by Purchase; and to raise Money for the Purposes aforesaid by applying certain Funds now belonging to the said Charity, and by Sale of Part of the Estates belonging thereto, and by Mortgage; and for other Purposes;" and praying their Lordships "to suspend the Progress of the same, so as to allow the just Claims of the Petitioners to be more fully represented and considered; and that they may be heard by Counsel against the said Bill in its present Form:"
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be referred to the Committee to whom the said Bill stands committed, and that the Petitioners be at liberty to be heard by Counsel against the same, as desired; and that Counsel be heard for the Bill at the same Time, if they think fit.
All Lords added to the Com ee.
Stamps, (Ireland,) Petition from Dublin against additional Duty on.
Upon reading the Petition of the Noblemen, Proprietors, Freeholders and Inhabitants of the County of Dublin, in County Court assembled, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships "to reject any Proposal for encreasing the Duties upon Stamps in Ireland;"
House & Window Duties, Petition from St. Luke for Repeal of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitant Householders of the Parish of Saint Luke, in the County of Middlesex, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, praying their Lordships, "That the Duties on Inhabited Houses and Windows may be repealed, especially as they were imposed as War Taxes, and ought to have been repealed on the Return of Peace:"
Report from Com ee on Precedents as to The King's Signature.
The Lord President reported from the Lords Committees appointed a Select Committee to examine Precedents of such Proceedings as may have been had as to the Mode of affixing The King's Signature to any Public Instruments requiring the Sign Manual; and to report to the House; "That the Committee had met, and considered the Subject Matter referred to them; and the Committee had found no Proceedings in Parliament bearing on the Matters that have been referred to their Consideration: That in the Course of their Enquiry several Public Instruments from the State Paper Office and the British Museum have been laid before them (verified Copies of some of which are subjoined as an Appendix), in which the Royal Sign Manual, in the Reigns of Henry the Eighth, Mary the First, Edward the Sixth and James the First, appears to have been affixed by means of a Stamp: That they also found an Instance of Letters Patent of the Thirty-sixth of Henry the Eighth, under the Great Seal, granting a Commission to certain Persons to issue Warrants to the Treasury for Money for the Payment of Garrisons, &c. for which the Sign Manual was required: At that Time it appears that The King, from increasing Infirmity, finding great Inconvenience from the Necessity of signing the numerous Instruments which required His Signature, had recourse to this Measure for the Purpose of relieving himself from it: That the Committee cannot consider this as a fit Precedent to be followed, inasmuch as if now acted upon it would be to assume a Power in The King to dispense with the Obligation of existing Laws, which require the personal Signature of The King to Instruments of this Description: There is also Historical Evidence that the Signature of King William the Third was affixed by him to the Commission for passing the Act of 1701, for the better Security of the Succession to the Crown, by means of a Stamp; The King being then in a State which made it painful to him to sign the said Commission with his own Hand; and that the Validity of this Commission never has been questioned: But this Fact depends solely on the Evidence of the Historians of that Period, no Trace of the Commission itself, or of any thing relating to it, having been found: The Committee think it necessary to add that the Entry of this Commission upon the Journals of the House is in the usual Form, with these Words; viz. "Per ipsum Regem propriâ manu signa :" That, under these Circumstances, the Committee have only to state their Opinion that, whatever Measures may be found necessary for the Purpose of carrying into Effect the Object recommended to the House by His Majesty's most gracious Message, they can only be provided for by an Act of Parliament."
"Henry the eight by the grace of god Kyng of England Fraunce and Irelond defender of the faythe and of the Churche of England and also of Irelond in erthe supme hed. TO ALL men to whom thies psentes shall come gretyng. WHERE AS by reason of our warres wyth ffraunce and Scotland we have had and shall dayly have dyus occasyons to defraye sundrye somes of money aswell for thentreteynemente of our Garyson ordynary and extra ordynary and the fortyfycacyons of our Townes of Calays Bulloyn and Guysnes wyth their marches and the mrches for anempst Scotland as at all other Castelles Bulwork and fortyfycacyons wythin this our Realme, and for dyus and sundrye other purposes whyche have chaunced and doo dayly chaunce and occurre for the depeceche of our affayers, Consydering that by the delaye of tyme in makyng of warrauntes to our Treasourers whyche muste nedes ensue of the same, shulde carye our owne signyng, beyng otherwyse empeched wythe thexpedycyon of the weyghtie affayres of our Realme, there might fortune suche an hynderaunce and a detrymente to our said affayres as could not easyly be redubbed afterward. WE HAUE thought good to gyue and by thies psentes doo gyve vnto the lordes and others of our pryvye Counsayll (that is to saye) Tharchebusshop of Canturbury the lord Wryothesley our Chancellour of England, the Dukes of Norff and Suff, the lorde privie Seale Therles of Hertf and Essex; The Viscounte lile The Busshoppes of Duresme Wynchester and Westm, our lorde Chamblayn, the Treasourer and Comptroller of our houshold, the maister of our horse, our vice chamblayn our two princypall Secretoryes Sir Rauf Sadler Sir Rychard Ryche and Sir John Baker knyghtes and to twentie nynetene eightene sevyntene syxtene fyftene fourtene thryttene twelve eleuen tenne nyne eight seven and to syxe of theym full power and auctorytie, to addresse and make warrauntes from tyme to tyme in our name vnder our Stampe remaynyng in the Custodye of our Counsaill to all our Treasourers and Receyvours and other psones whosoeu haue or shall haue anye of our money in his or their Custodye, and to coōmaunde theym and euy of theym by the said warrauntes, to contente and pay to euy mae psone or psones, all and euy suche somme or somes of moneye, as they shall appoynte by their said warrauntes for poste, Rewarde, Conducte, entreteynement of Garrysons, ordynary or extaordynary fortyfycacyons, puysyons of victualles ordynaunce and all kynde of munycyon, and for all and euy other thynge or thynges concnyng thexpedycyon of any our affayres. AND we arr pleased and contented that as well suche warrauntes as our said Counsaill or so many of theym as aforesaid shall vnder our Stampe beyng sealed wyth our Signett make sute or addresse herafter to any our said Treasourers Receyvours or other whatsoeue for the said payment of any Some or Somes of money and lykewyse to the lorde pryvye Seale for the makyng oute vpon the said warrauntes vnder our said Stampe of other warrauntes vnder our privye Seale to the Treasourer and Chamblayns of our Eschequyer for the paymente of any Some or Somes of money, as also all suche other warrauntes or lres as any of our Counsayll hath dyrected to any our Treasourers or other psones heretofore sythens the fyrste daye of Apryll in the fyve and thyrtythe yere of our Reign for anny our affayres whatsoeue, shalbe to all and euy of theym whyche haue payed or shall herafter paye money by vertue of the said warrauntes or lres, a suffycyente warraunte and dyscharche ageynste vs our heyers and successours for eue. AND to thintente that this our Coōmyssion maye more playnly appere vnto all and euy pson to whom in this case shall appteyn We arr pleased that our Chancellour of England shall by warraunte herof make to all and euy on that wyll requyre the same, a duplycate vnder our great Seale of England of this our Coōmyssyon, whyche duplycate wythe the warrauntes herafter to be made vnder our Stampe and signed as aforesaid, or made heretofore sythyns the said fyrste day of Apryll in the fyve and thyrtyth yere of our Reign, We wolde that all and euy our Audytours or other Coōmyssionñs and Offycers nowe made or herafter to be made shall accepte and allowe, for as suffycyent a warraunte and dyscharge both to all and euy of our said Counsayll for the makyng of any suche warraunte or lres, as aforesaid and to all and euy other pson or psones whatsoeue, for paymente of any Sommes of money by coōmaundemente of the same as yf the said warrauntes or lres had ben signed wyth our owne hande. PROUIDED that this our warraunte and Coōmyssyon shall contynue and be of effecte oonly tyll Michelmas nexte coōmyng after the date of the same any Acte Statute ordenance puysyon pclamacyon or restraynte to the contray in any wise notwythstandyng In witnes wherof we haue caused thies our lres to be made patentes. Witnessing our self at Westm the xijth daye of January the xxxvjth yere of our Reign.
"Trusty and welbiloved we grete you welle. And forasmoche as for the defence of this or reame and resistence against outwarde enemyes, it ys necessaryly requisite that almaner or Subgiette hable for the werres should be put in sufficient arredines for the same to do vnto vs suice when the caas shall require. We therfor wol and desyre you and neutheles comaunde you that wt all diligence possible aftre the receipte of thies or lres ye not oonly prepayre suche and as many hable men for the werres sufficiently herneissed as ye may and can ppayre of yor owne tenante and other inhabited wtin yor office and Romes and noon other, but also make certificat in writing of ther nombre to orself or to the bisshop of Duresme or Secretary befor the fest of Sainct John Baptist next comyng at the ferthest, like as we haue semblably writen vnto all lorde knighte Squiers and gentylmen of euy shire wtin this or Reame. And therfor faile ye not to accomplishe the pmisse as ye tendre or honor and the suertie of vs or Reame and Subgiette, So and in suche wise that by yor preparacon of a good nombre of hable men we may vndrestond youre towardly mynde to do vnto vs suice and pleasure whiche shalbe remembred according to yor deserte. And thies or lres shalbe yor sufficient warrant and discharge in that behalf. Yeuen vndre or Signet at or Manor of Grenewiche the xxxti day of May, the fourthe yere of or Reigne."
"Trusty and right welbiloved we grete you well, And whereas heretofore as ye know, both vpon most iust and vertuouse fundacons grownded vpon the Lawes of Almighty god and holly scripture, And also by the deliberate advice, consultacon, consent, and agreement aswell of the bisshops and clergie, as by the nobles and comons tempall of this our Realme, assembled in our high courte of pliament and by auctoritie of the same, the abuses of the bishop of Rome his auctoritie and iurisdiccon of longe tyme vsurped against vs, have beenñ not only vtterly extirped, abolished and secluded but also the same or nobles and comons both of the clergie and tempaltie by an other seuall Acte and vpon like fundacon for the publique weale of this our Realme, have vnited, knytte and annexed to vs and the corone impiall of this our Realme the title dignitie and Stile of Supreme hed in erthe immediatly vndre god of the church of England, as vndoubtedly eumore we have benñ which thinge also the said bishops and clergie pticularly in their convocacons, haue holly and entierly consented recognised, ratified confermed & approved autentiquely in wryting, both by their spiall othes, pfessionñ and wryting vnder their Signes and Seales so vtterly renouncyng all other othes, obedience and jurisdiccon, either of the said bishop of Rome or of any other potentate, We late you will that ppendyng and consideryng the charge and comissioñ in this behalf geven vnto vs by Almighty god, togeder wt the greate quietnes, rest, and tranquillitie that hereby may ensue to our faithfull subgiette, both in their conscience and otherwise, to the pleasure of Almighty god in case the said bishops & clergie of this our Realme shuld sincerely, truly, and faithfully sett forth, declare, and preche vnto or said subgiettes the veray true word of god, and wtout all man color, dissimulcon, & hipocrisie manifest, publishe, and declare the greate and inumerable enormities and abvses which the said bishop of Rome, aswell in title and stile as also in auctoritie and iurisdicn of longe tyme vnlawfully and iniustely hath vsurped vpon vs, or pgenitors and all other Christen Prince haue not only addressed or lres genall to all and euy the same bishops, straitely chargyng and comaundyng them not only in their ppre psons to declare, teche, and preche vnto the people the true, mere, and sincere word of god, and how the said title, stile, and jurisdiccon of supreme hed appteyneth vnto vs, our corone & dignitie Royall and to gyve like warnyng, monin, and charge to all abbotte, priors, deanes, Archedeacons, pvoste, psons, vicars, curate, scolemasters, and all other eccliasticall psons wtin their dioce to do the semblable in their churches, euy Sunday and solempnñ feast, and also in their scoles; and to cause all man prayers, orisons, Rubrice and canons in masseboke, and all other boke vsed in Churches wheryn the said bishop is named vtterly to be abolished, eradicate, and rased out in soche wise as the said bishop of Rome his name and memorie for eumore (except to his contumely and reproche,) may be extinct suppressed and obscured but also to the Justice of our peax, that they in euy place wtin the precinct of their cmissions do make & cause to be made diligent serche wayte and espall, whedder the said bisshops and clergie do truly and sincerly wtout any maner cloke or dissimulacn execute and accomplish their said charge to them coõmytted in this behalf. And ctifie vs and or counsail of such of them that shuld omytt or leave vndone any pte of the pmiss orelle in the execucon therof shuld coldeley or faynedly vse any maner synistre addcon interpretan or cloke as more plainly is expressed in or said lres we considering the greate good and furderaunce, that ye may doo in thise matiers in the pties aboute you and sially at yor beyng at Sises and sessions in the declaran of the mis have thought it good necessary and expedient to write these or Ires vnto you, whom we esteme to be of such singler zele and affecn, towardes the glory of Almighty god, and of so faithfull and loving harte towarde vs as ye woll not only wt all yor wisdoms diligence & labors accomplish all such thinge as might be to the pferment and setting forwarde of godde worde and the amplifican defence and maintenuce of or said intesse right title stile iurisdicn and auctoritie apteinyng vnto vs or dignitie prerogatyve and corone impiall of this or Realme woll and desire you and neutheles straitely charge and cmaund you that laing apte all vayn affeccons respecte and carnall consideracons and setting before your ees the mirror of truth, the glorie of god the right and dignitie of yor souueraign lord, thus sounding to the inestimable vnitie and coōmoditie both of yorself and all other or loving and faithfull subgiette ye do not only make diligent sche wtn the precinct of yor cōmission and auctoritie whedder the said bishops and clergie doo truly and sincerly as before preche teche and declare to the people the pmiss according to their dueties But also at yor said setting in Sises and Sessions ye doo psuade shewe and declare vnto the same people the veray tenor effect and purpose of the pmiss In soche wise as the said bishops and clergie may the better not only doo therby and execute their said dueties, but that also the parente and rulers of families may declare teche and informe their childer & sunte in the spialties of the same to the vtter extirpcon of the said bishops vsurped auctoritie name and iurisdiccõon for ever Shewyng and declaryng also to the people at yor said Sessions the treasons traytorously comytted against vs and or Lawes by the late bishop of Rochestre and sd Thomas More knight who therby and by diuse Secrete practises of ther maliciouse mynde against vs entended to semynate engender and brede amonge or people and subgiette a most mischevous and sediciouse opynyoñ not only to their ouñ confusion, but also of dyuerse others, who lately have condignely suffered execucon acording to their demerites and in such wise dilating the same wt psuacions to the same our people, as they may be the better Riped established and satisfied in the truth, and consequently, that all our faythfull and true subgiette may therby detest and abhorre in theyr harte and deade the most recreaunt and traiterouse abvses, and behavors of the said Maliciouse malefactors as they be most worthy, And fyndyng any defaulte negligence or dissimulacon in any man of pson or psone not doyng his duetie in this ptie, ye imediatly doo adutise vs and or counsail of the defaulte maner and faccon of the same, Lating you wytt, that considering the greate moment weight and importaunce of this matier as whervpon dependeth the vnitie rest and quietnes of this our Realme, yf ye shuld contrary to yor dueties, and or expectan and trust negleet be slake or omytte to doo diligently your dueties in the true pformaunce and execucon of or mynde pleasure and cmandement as before, or wold halte or stumble at any pte or specialtie of the same be ye assured that we like a prince of Justice well so punishe and correct yor defaulte and negligence theryn as it shalbe an example to all other how contrary to their allegeancee others and dueties they do frustrate deceyve and disobey the iust and lawfull cõmandement of their souueraign lord, in such thinge as by the true hartie and faithfull execucon wherof they shall not only prefer the honor and glory of god and sett forth the maiestie and impiall dignitie of their soueraigñ lord but also importe and bring an inestimable vnitie concorde and tranquillitie of the publique and comon state of this Realme wherunto both by the Lawes of god and nature & man they be vtterly obliged and bounden, And therfore faile ye not most effectuelly ernestly and entierly to see the premis done and executed vpon paine of your allegeancee, and as ye woll advoyde our high indignacon and displeasr at yor vttermost pie. Yeven vnder or Signet at or Manr besidee Westm the xxvth day of June."
"Trusti and welbeloued we grete you well. And forasmoche as diuse traytours and rebellyoure psonnes hathe lately assembled them selfe to gether in the pties of Linkcloneshere and theraboute. And albe hit we haue all redy taken order and dereccion for the Repression of them, yet pceyving them any longe tyme to contynewe and pvaile in there rebellyoñ vñrepressed and vnvanequysshed we porpos in or owne psone wt force of a great pte of or Realme to advaunce towarde them, or at the lest wt the same to sende some great and notable psonage to encounter wt them, and in suche sorte so to represse there falshed that ther example may be a sufficyent warnyng to all other hereafter; oure pleasur and comaundment is that immediatly apon the sight hereof ye shall ppare and furnyshe the nombr of able psonnes wt horsses and all other abyllymende mete for the war, wherof to be archers, and the some so furnysshed to bringe yor self, or in case ye be so desesad to send them wt a substancyall guyde or captayne vnto so that in any wyse they may be there by the day of this monethe wtoute fayllinge hereof as ye tendr or pleasr and as ye wull aunswer for the contrary at yor pe Yeuñ vnder or s . . net at or Castell of Windesor the day of octobr the xxviijth yer of or Reigne. And in case ye shalbe well able to furnysshe a greter nombre then is expssed we desire you to send or bring theym accordingly, and att theyr arryvall yor travaill and charges shalbe soo recompensed that ye shall have cause to be satysfyed wt the same. And in case that ye shal not be able to furnyshe the hole nomber scribed wt good and sufficient horses then we wold that ye shall make as many horsemen as ye can, and the rest to be pformed in fotemen So that in . . . . . . . the nombre appoyented maye at the leste be pformed; and be wt vs at the day and place assigned wt oute failyng."
"Trusty and welbeloued we grete you well. And fforasmuche as we be credibly aduertesed how that most like a trew and ffeithfull subiect you haue assembled all your fforce and ioyned the same wt our right trusty and right welbeloued Cousin therle of Derbye ffor the repssion of certayne traitors and rebelle in those pties, like as for the same we gyve vnto you our most hertie thanke Soo we thought as well cōvenyent to requier you to psist and contynue in your faithfull towardnes in the companey of our said cousyn tyll the said traitors shalbe vtterly subdued, as to signifie that we shall not onely considre your charges therin. But likewise so remembre your suice in the same, as you shall haue cause to saye you haue well emploied your labours, paynes, and trayvaille in that behalf. Yeuen vnder our signet at our Castell of Wyndsoure the xxviijth day of Octobre in the xxviijth yere of or reigne."
"Trustie and welbiloued we grete you well. And fforasmuche as we haue been credeably adutised howe that lyke a moste true and ffaythfull Subgiet you haue assembled all your fforce and joyned the same wt or Right trustye and Right welbiloued Cousyn Therle of Derbye for the Repressyon of certayne Traytours and Rebelles in those pts, lyke as we for the same gyve vnto you owr moste harty thanks, So we thought aswel convenient to Require you to sist and contynue in your ffaythfull towardnes in the company of or said Cousyñ till the said Traytours shalbe vtterly subdued As to signifie vnto you that we shall not onely consider your charge therein But lykwise so Remebre yor suice in the same as you shall haue cause to saye you haue well ymployed your labours paynes and travaille in that behalf. Yeven vndre or Signet at or Castell of Windesor the xxviijth day of Octobre in the xxviij yere of or Reigne."
"Trustie and welbeloved we grete you well. And where as we chieffely and principally regarding and tendering the qwiet, rest, psperite and tranquillite of or nobles and Comons and ther consuatioñ no lesse then or own, directed lately or lres vnto yow and other Justice of or peax thrugh owt this or realme cōteynig or admonition and gentill warning to haue such spĩall regarde to the dewties of yor offices according to the trust we haue reposed in yow, that not only for thimportanñce it is both vnto vs and owr cōmen welth, ye shuld se or high dignite of supremacie of or church wherwith yt hath pleased almighty god by his most certeyñ and vndoughted worde, to endewe and adorne or auctorite and crowne impiall of this or realme, to be sett forth and iĩpessed in all or subiecte herte & mynde, and to forsee that the maynten . . of the busshopp of Romes vsurped and fayned authorite with all his papisticall supstitions and abuses, wherwith he hathe in tymes past abused the multitude of or subiecte, of whose yoke, tyranny and scornefull illusioñ we haue by gode purveyance deliued this owr realme, and other his satellites whiche secretly did vphold his faccon, shuld be by you diligently serched, enqwired and tried owt, and so brought to or Justices to receave condigne punyshmt according to there demerites, but also that tale tellers about the contreys, and spreders of rumors, and false inventors of newes, to put or people to feare and stirr them to seditioñ, shulde be apphended and punyshed to the terrible exaãple of others. Also that vagabunde and valiant beggars shalbe avoided and haue worthie correction. And for the same prpose to kepe watches and to se comeñ Justice with indifferency and without corruption to be obsued and mstred vnto all owr subiectes lyke as by the prporte and contente of or said lres ye may more amplie pceive, We haue thervpon ben credably enformed that sondry of yow have for a tyme so well done yor dewties & edevoired yorselfe in fulfilling or said admonitions, and caused the evill doers to be punyshed according to there demerites, that or loving subiecte haue not beñ disquietid of a longe seasoñ vntill now of late that sum vngratious and cankred and malicious psons haue takeñ boldenes tattempt with sondry develish psuasions to move and seduce or trewe subiecte vsing false lies and most vntrewe rumors, And emonge them we vndrestande sondry psons, vicares & curate of this or realme, to be chieff which to bringe or people to darkenes, of ther own perverse mynde, not only to blynde or comons do rede so confusely hemyng and hackyng the worde of god, and suche or Iniuctions as we haue lately sett forthe, that almost no man can vndrestande the trew meanyng of the said Iniuctions, but also secretly haue suborned certeyn spreders of Rumors and false tales in corns whiche do interpretat and wrast or trewe meanig and intencon of our said Iniuctions to an vntrewe sense For where as we have ordeyned by or said Iniuctions, for thavoidyng of sondry strives pcessis and contentions rising vpon aege, vpon lyneall discente vpon title of Inheritañce vpon legittimatio or bastardie, and for Knowlege whether any pson is or subiect borne or no Also for sondry other causes, that the names of all children christened from hensforthe with ther birthe, ther fathers and moths names, and lykewise all mariage and burialle with the tyme and date thereof shuld be regestred from tyme to tyme in a boke in euy pishe churche surely and savely to be kept, They haue bruted and blowen abrode most falsely and vntrewly, that we do intende to make sum newe exactions, at all Christenynge weddinge & burialle: The which in no wise we eu meaned or thought vpon, alleging, for to fortifie and color there false and manyfest lyes that therein we go about to take awaye the libties of or realme For cōsucon wherof they fayne that busshop Beckett of Canterbury which they haue tofore called Saynt Thomas died for, where in dede there was neuer such thing done nor ment in that tyme nor sythens, For the saide Beckett never swarved nor contendyd with or pgenitor Kynge Henry the iide but only to lett that those of the Clergye should not be punyshed for there offence nor iustefied by the corte and lawes of this realme but only at the bisshops pleasr and after the decrees of Roome And the causes why he died was vpon a wilfull reskewe and a fray by hym made and begoñ at Cantrbury Which was neu thelesse afterwarde alleged to be for suche libties of the Churche which he cōtended for durĩg his liff with tharchbisshopp of Yorke chiefly to have such priuilege that no king of England ought eu to be crowned by any oth bisshop but oonly by the bisshops of Cauntrebury. Yea & in case he shuld be absent or fugitive owt of the realme the Kynge shuld neu be coroned by any other but constrayned tabyde his retorne These and suche other detestable and vnlawfull libties of the churche nothing cōcerning the cōmen weale but only the ptie of the Clergie, the said Thomas Becket most arrogantly desyred and traitorously sewyd to haue cōtrary to the lawe of this or realme, To the whiche most false interptacons and wresting of or trewe meanig they haue ioyned suche myschevous lies and false tales for markyng of Catalle and other lyke seditious devises, Whervpon owr people were lately stirred to sedin and insurrection to ther vtter Ruyne and destruction, onlesse Almighty God (who by his divine puidence gave vnto vs habdañce of force as he always dothe vnto rightfull princes) had so with clemency illumyned vs, that where as we with thedge of the swerde and by or lawes might haue overthroweñ and destroyed them there wyves childreñn and posterite for eu We neuthelesse as ye can right well rembr extendid vpon them at that tyme or benigne and mcyfull pdon, Those myserable and papisticall susticious wretches nothing regarding the same nor caring what dañger and myschieff or people shuld incurr haue both raysed the said olde Rumors, and forged new sedicious tales, intendyng as moche as in them lyeth a newe cmotion and all to satesfie ther cankred harte, Wherfor and for the iinent daunger to yow and to all or good subiecte and the troble that might insewe onlesse good and ernest vision to represse them be takeñ thervpo we desyre and pray yow and nethelesse straytly charge and coañde yow that within the cinct and lymyteof yor charge ye shall not only endevor yorselfe and imploy yor most diligence to inquire and fynde owt suche cankerd sons vicars and curate which do not trewly and substancially declare or said inictions and the very worde of god, but moomble confusely seyng that they be compelled to rede them, and bydd ther ishens netheles to do as they did in tymes past, to lyve as there fathers, and that the olde facion is the best, and other crafty sedicious ables But also wt yor most effectuall vigilancy do enserche and trie owt suche sedicious tale tellers, and spreders abrode of suche brute tydinge and rumors, touching vs in honor or suretie the state of or realme, or any mutan of the lawes or customes therof or any other thing which might cause any sedition And the same with ther setters forthe mayntenrs coñsaillors and fautors wt all diligence taphende and coytt to warde and prisoñ wtout bayle or maynprise, till vpoñ evidence to be geven against them, at tharrivall of or Justice in that countrey or otherwise vpon yor adtisemt to vs or or coñsaill to be gevyn or further pleasor knowen, they may been punyshed for there seditious demerite according to the lawe & iustice to the ferefull exple of all other, Imployng and endevoring yorselfe thervnto so ernestly and with suche dexterite, as we may haue cause to thinke that ye be the me which aboue all thing desyre the punyshmēt of evill doers and offendors And that will lett for no travaile to sett forth all thinge for the coen peax quiet and trāquillite of this or realme And lyke as the dañger is iinent no lessee to yorself and yor neybors theñ to other, so ye are of yor owñ mynde cure and se with celerite or lnictions lawes and clamans, as well touching the Sacramētaries, and Anabaptiste as other, to be sett furthe to the good instruction and conuan of or people, and to the confusion of those which wolde so craftely vndrmyne or coeñ weth and at the last destroye both yow and all other or loving subiecte although we shuld geve vnto yow no such admonition, Therfor faile ye not to followe theffect admonition and coañdemēt both in owr said res and in these pñte conteyned and to cocate the hole tenor of these our res with suche Justices of or peax yor nehbors and other in that shire And to geve vnto them the trewe copie therof, exhortyng them lyke as by these sente we desyre and pray them and netheles straitly charge and coañde them and ey of them that they will shewe there diligence and towardnes and good inclinan to ioyne wt you and other of yor sorte and that ey of you for his parte se the same put in execution accordingly as ye and they tendre or pleasr and will deve or condigñ thanke Yeven vndr or signet at or manor of Hampto corte the day of Decembr."
"Trusty and welbeloued we grete you well. Lating you wit, that forasmoche as by the manyfold Iniuries, wronge, and displeasrs doon vnto vs or Realme and subiecte by the Scotte we have been enforced lately to entre into open warre and hostilitie wt the same, whiche we intende, God willing (onles the nobles of Scotland shall conforme them selfe to reason), to secute in suche sorte as shall redounde to or honor and to the cmon welth of or Realme & subiecte. To thentent we may the better knowe the forces of or said Realme, and therby put the same in such ordre and aredynes as they maye ue vs in this entreprice as the case shall require, we have thouht mete and necessary to have sial mustres taken of all or people, and therupon to have also suche playne and fit certificat made as shall declare what maye be trusted to in that behalf: Wherefore or pleasr and cõmaundement is, that ye by vertue and auctoritie herof shall, wt all convenient diligence, take the mustres of all thable men, aswell horsmen as fotemen, whiche ye can make and furnishe bothe of or tenante initing vppon fermes holde and tenancee wt in any office whereof ye have the Stiewardship vnder vs (if ye have any suche); And also of yor owne uñte and tenante dwelling vppon yor owne tenance; And the same so taken to certifie in writing to or riht trusty and riht intierly beloued Cousin and Counsailor the duke of Suff' or Lieutenant geall in the nort ties, wt all possible diligence, wt a spial note and declaracon to be expressed in the said Certificat, how many of the said sons be furnished wt horses hable toccupie a Spear or a Javelyn, how many be Archers and how many be bilmen; And how many principall men maye be piked out of ey sorte of thole nbre; fforseing that in these musters and Certeficat ye medle not in any wise wt any marys, forasmoche as we purpose to reue the same for or furniture by See: And that ye put all the same in suche aredynes as they set forth vppon oon howres warnyng whansoe ye shall receyue coaundement from or said Cousin in that behalf: And these or Ies shalbe yor sufficient warraunt and discharge herin accordingly: Yeuen vnder or Signet, at or honor of Hampton Court, the xvijth day of January the xxxiiijth yere of or Reigne."
"Righte trustye and welbeloued wee greate you wel, Lating you wit, that having A seal truste and confideñce in youre ffidelitie, Zeale, and obediece towards vs, wee haue appointed the moste Reverende ffather in God our right trustye and right welbeloued Counsaillor Tharchebusshop of Caunterburye, and our trustie and right welbeloued Counsaillor Sr Thomas Cheyney, knight, Treasoror of our householde on our behaulf to ope and declare certaine thinge vnto you touching vs and the wealthe and surety of this our Realme, Requyring you not oonely to giue vnto them fite credence as to our self, But also to waye and consyre the same in suche sorte as your conformytie may declare your loue and obedience towarde vs, and aunswere to the good opinion whiche wee haue conceyued of you accordinglie. Yeve vndre our Signet at our Manor of Grenewiche the xxth daye of Aprill the xxxiijth yere of our Reigñe.
"Right reuerende father in God, Right trustie and right welbiloued, We grete you well. And hauing certaine greate and weighty Matters to expounde, declare, and debate with you, the speciallties and circumstances wherof shall at your hither repairing be shewed and oppened unto you. We woll therfor and commaunde you, that, all delaies and excuses set aparte, Ye be and personally appere bifore us and our Counsaile in out Starred Chamr at Westm. the morowe after the Purification of Our Lady next ensuyng. Not failling herof as We specially trust You. Yeuen under our Signet at our Manor of Westmr the xiijth daye of January.
"Trustie and welbiloued, we grete you wel. Lating you wite, that forasmoche as sithyns the dissolucn of or late parliament, such matiers of most hig importaunce haue chaunced as for the preseruaciõn of or honor, thestablishment of or successioñ in the crowne of this or realme in suche wise as all doubtes, ambiguities, questions and argumēts therof may be extinguished to the quiet of a our moste louyng faithfu and obedient subiecte, haue beñ to vs and all the Lordes of or counsaill thought necessarie to be discussed and determyned in our highe courte of parliamēt to be assembled for that purpose, like as we at this tyme for the necessitie therof haue addressed vnto you or writtes accustumed, whic we doubte not but ye woll putt in executioñ for thassemblie of our people for thelection of the knightes of that shire according to the Auncient vsage and custoe in that case heretofor obserued. Soe we desire and praye you not onely in thelection to be made for this purpose to declare vnto or people that the calling of this parliament is bothe so necessarie as cañnot be tracted, and for the treating of matiers so moche tending to their weales quyete and comodities of our said people, but also the suretie of or son and publique wele of this our realme, as they shall haue good cause to thinke their charge and tyme, which shalbe also very litle and shorte the matiers being suche as shall not long designe they to be employed therin, so well spent as shall vndoubtedly be no lesse to their comforte then geue theym iuste cause to laude and prayse god for the manifestacn and openyng of the same. And herein ffaille ye not to travayll in such effectuall sorte, as bothe suche personages may be elected as shall serue and for their worship and qualities be moste mete for this purpose. And that the same maye be at or palace at West at the tyme in or said writtes limitted and appointed. Yeven vnder or SIGNET at or manoir of West the vijth daie of Maie."
"Right trusty and right welbiloued cousyn we grete you well. And wher it is coen to our knowlaige that sundry persons aswell religious as seculer prests and curats in theire oches and dyu'se places within this our Realme do dailly as moche as in them is sett for the and extolle the jurisdicn and auctoritie of the bishop of Rome, otherwise called Pope, sowyng their sediciouse pestylent and false doctryne praying for hym in the pulpyt and makyng hym a god to the greate deceyte alludyng and seducyng of our subgietts bryngyng them into errors sedicyon and evill opynyons more preferryng the power, lawes, and jurisdicn of the said bishop of Rome, then the most holly lawes and precepts of almighty god. We therfore myndyng not only to provide for an Unitie and quietnes to be had and contynued amongs or said subgietts but also greatly covetyng and desyryng them to be brought to a perfeccion and knowlege of the mere veritie and truth and no lenger to be seduced nor blynded with any suche supersticiouse and false doctryne of any erthely usurper of Godds Lawes woll therfore and commaund You, that wher and whensoeuer ye shall fynde, apperceyve, know, or here tell of any suche sedicious personnes that in suche wise do spreade teche and preache or otherwise sett forth any suche opynions and perniciouse doctryne to the exaltan of the powr of the bishop of Rome bryngyng therby our subgietts into error gruge and murmuracion that ye undelaydly doo apprehend and take them or cause them to be apprehended and taken and so commytted to warde there to remayne without bayle or mayneprise untyll upon yor advertisment therof unto us or our Councell ye shall know our further pleasure in that behalf Yeven undre our Signet at or maner of Grenewich the xvj day of Aprill."
"Most Reverende ffather in god right trustie & right welbiloued we grete you well, And wher by our lrs of late addressed vnto you we for such consideracons as be in them more largelie conteyned, signified our pleasure vnto you for the having in aredynes of xv great horses or good geldinge hable and well trymmed to serve in the felde for a dimylaunce, and t'appointe men mete to serve vpon the said horses or geldinge in harnesse to be redye vpon an houres warning to marche to suche place as shuld be signified vnto you, Like as we doubte not but that you haue according to our said request and th'importuance of this matier, furnished yorself and prepared all thinge accordinglie, So being aduertised that our auncient enemyes the Scottes pare t'assemble for the warres great nombres, and considering that their accustomed tyme for annoyaunce to be done against our subiecte doth now shortlie approche, we haue thought good by thaduise of our dearest vncle and counsailor the Duke of Soset governor of or son and tector of our realmes dñions and subiecte and the rest of our pryvie Counsaill to renforce our frontiers for this pñt onlie wt a convenient nombre of horsemeñ to serve on horseback as demylaunce whom we mind to employe there for one or two monthes, and after to returne them agayn before winter, TowardE the furniture of which demylaunce to serue as is aforesaid we haue appointed yor meñ and therefor require you to cause wt their horses or geldinge furnyshed and try. in all thynge according to the purporte of our said lrs to be at our towne of Newcastell the xxxiiijth day of August next insuing where we haue not onlie appointed ordre to be taken for the mustring of them, but also that vpon the said musters their money for cotes and conducte sh . . be payed, And then also being founde well armed hab . . and mete to serve shall entre in to our wages and haue such good and liberall interteynment and wagys during the tyme of their service as they shall have good cause . . be therwt right well contented Signyfying further vnto . . that bycause much diuersitie of colors in the cotes of su . . meñ as shalbe sent at this pñt wold appeare very vnsemely we haue resolued to haue their cotes all of redde wheri . . like as our pleassr is you shall take ordre, So in the setting furth of yor said men and horses you must in any wise foresee that they begynne their ieourney forwarde in such tyme as they may not onlie be easilye at Newcastle by the day aforsaid, But also at their coing thither be hable furthwt to be employed in service as the cace shall require And touching their chargys by the way we have appointed good consideracon to be had in the payment of their conduct money accordinglie Requiring you therfor eftsones that ye faile not to haue earnest regarde to the execucon of the premisses as ye tendre our pleasure and woll aunswer for the contrarye. Yeven vnder our signet at our honor of Hamptoncourte the xiiijth of July the first yere of our Reign.
"Trustie and right welbeloued we grete yow welle And whereas oon Ket a Tanner supported by a grete nomebre of vile and idell sonnes hath taken vpon hym our royall power and dignitie and calleth hym selfe Mr and Kyng of Norff and Suff in the derogacon of or Imperiall Crowne and matie and not content to swade or Subiectes whom we were contented to receyue to our mercie to refuse or most gracious pardon but causeth also a grete nombre of our honest and good Subiectes by force to followe and ayde hym and so continueth the rebellyon in most vile sorte kyllyng spoylyng and kepying in sellers and chaynes gentelmen uingmen yeomen ffermers and other honest men who hathe regarde of theire faythe and dutie vnto vs Robbyng ladies and widdowes howses sekynge nothinge but spoyle & subvertion of vs and the good estate of the Realme, we haue appoynted our most entierly beloved vncle the Duke of Somers gonor of or son and protector of our Realmes dominions and Subiectes wt an army Royall to goe agaynst them and wt goddes helpe to subdue them to the terror of all others, Whome likeas we haue appoynted to marche forwardes wt all the spede possible. So hauing reposed a speciall trust and confidence in yor good towerdenes and redynes to ve vs we haue appoynted yow to geve yor attendaunce vpon our said vncle and therfore do wylle and requier you imediatly vpon the sight her. of wt all spede to put yor selfe in arredynes wt an hundreth hable men or so many many mo as ye ar able to make and may trust vnto of yor uantes tenantes & fryndes well furnyshed wt armour & weapon where of so many to be dymylaunce or light horsemen as ye can furnyshe wt able and good horses & other convenient furnyture to be at or Towne of Waldon in our countie of Essex the xvijth daye of this nt monethe at the furthest at w . . . tyme and place ordre shalbe gyven for the bryngyng of them thether to yor contentation requiring yow not to fayle as ye tender or pleasure and will answere for the contrary at yor rells. Yeven vnder o . . . Signet at or pallayce of West the vjth of August the thirde yere of or Raign.
"The Quenes hignes most excelle mate vnderstanding how Thos Wyate confederate wt other lewde and evill disposed sonnes, have vnder the tense of the benefite of the coen welthe of the Realme, to wtstande straungers, sette furthe a Proclamaon, therby to assemble her highnes goode, true, and loving subiectes, to the disturbaunce of the realme, the confusion of this coen welthe, and the destruccon of her most noble sonne and astate (whiche God forbidde) her saide hignes beinge cifully moved towardes the consvacon of her subiectes from all ill and daunger, and glad to relieve suche as shulde be by sinistre motions abused and seduced: hathe thoght goode to signifie to her saide subiectes that whoso ever vpon eny proclamacon made and sette forthe by the saide Thos, or eny other vate man, to the prpose aforesayde, shall hapen to assemble accordinge to the same, and vpõn knowlege herof shall wtin xxiiij houres after, returne to their houses and live their quietly and obediently: her highnes is contented to donne that their doinge in the saide assemblie, and to defende and manteyne them as her highnes goode subjectes to the benefite and comforte of them and their posterite."
"Oure souerane Lord ordaines ane le to be maid under his hienes privie seale in dew forme makand constituand his Hienes louit Robert Dunkiesone sone to James Dunkiesone of ffsoyny during all the dayes of his lyftyme Clerk of ye Cokquet and searcher of all uncocquit guidis within the boundies of Orkney and Zetland And give and bye said Robert during all the dayis of his lyftyme the office y'of with al priveleges liberteis feis casualties proffettes and dewteis pertening and belanging your to vaicand be deceis of vmqull (fn. 1) Daniell Hall merchand burges of edrlast possessor of the said office or be ony vy (fn. 2) maner of way ritht or title yr by the said office within the boundis abovewritten hes vaikit vaikis or may vaik in his hienes handis be the Lawis and practik of this realme. With full power to the said Robert Dunkiesone to bruik joyse use and exercise the said Office of Clerk of the Cokquet and Searcherie of vnocquet guidis of the boundis above written with all privileges liberteis immuniteis feis casualiteis proffeitis and dewteis pertening and belanging yr to sic lyik and as frielie in all respectis as the said vmqll Danell Hall or ony vy (fn. 3) is hiens Clerkis of Cokquet and Searcher is of uncokquet guidis within this realme hes usit and exercit or micht or mey use and exerce yr said office in ony tyme bigane or to cum. And yat ye said lre be forder extendit in dew forme with all clauss neidfull (fn. 4) With comand yrin to all his Hienes Lieges vyiris (fn. 5)quhome it effeiris to reddilie aigh and obey the said Robert Dunkiesone in all thinges concerning ye said Office under all hiest paine and charge aefter mey follow: With coand lyckwayes to the Lordis of Counsall and Sessioun to grant Les of horning uponn ane simple charge of thrie dayis allennerlie for causing of ye said Robert Dunkiesone to be anserit of ye Cokquet Seale and of all the thingis pertening to the said office within the boundis abovewritten during all ye dayis of his Lyftyme Ordaning this pntis (fn. 6)to be past under his Hienes Seale within fourtie dayis vtherwayis to be null. Gevin at Edinburgh the fyftene day of Julii the yere of God M vi C & twentie thrie yearis."
Taxes (Ireland), Petition from St. Michan, Dublin, against Encrease of.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchants, Manufacturers, Traders, Householders and other Inhabitants of the Parish of Saint Michan, in the City of Dublin, whose Names are thereunto subscribed; praying their Lordships, "That any Measure for encreasing the Taxes in Ireland, whether under pretext of assimilating them to the Taxes of Great Britain or otherwise, may be rejected by this House:"
Motion to adjourn, with drawn.
Suits in Equity Bill:
The Order of the Day being read for the Third Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for further facilitating the Administration of Justice in Suits and other Proceedings in Equity;" and for the Lords to be summoned;
Message to H.C. with it.
Masters in Chancery Bill.
The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Salaries and Emoluments of the Masters in Ordinary of the High Court of Chancery, and the Clerks employed in the Offices of the said Masters;" and for the Lords to be summoned;
Register of Chancery Bill.
The Order of the Day being read for the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to regulate the Office of Register and Keeper of the Register and Registers of the High Court of Chancery;" and for the Lords to be summoned;
Glasgow Roads Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for maintaining and repairing the Road leading from the City of Glasgow, through Cowcaddens, to the North End of the Bridge over that Part of the River Kelvin called the Milnford of Garscube, and for making, repairing and maintaining the Road leading from Blackquarry Toll Bar, by Possil, to the Bridge across the River Allander at Langbank, in the Counties of Lanark and Stirling," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made some Amendments thereto."
"Pr. 32. L. 20. After ("aforesaid") insert Clause (A.) Clause (A.) Provided nevertheless, and be it enacted, That in case the Trustees on the said Branch Road shall not place and continue a Toll Bar at the Point of Junction of that Road with Garscube Road at Blackquarry, the Trustees upon the said Garscube Road shall be entitled to place and maintain a Side Bar upon the said Branch Road at the said Point of Junction, and to exact Toll at such Side Bar from Persons passing from the said Branch Road to the said Garscube Road, as long as the Trustees on the said Branch Road shall not maintain and continue a Bar at such Point of Junction; but any Person producing a Ticket indicating Payment of Toll at any Toll Bar upon the said Branch Road (which the Collector at such Bar shall be obliged to provide) shall be entitled to pass free at such Side Bar; and in like Manner any Person producing a Ticket indicating Payment of Toll at any Toll Bar on the said Garscube Road situated between the Point where the said Branch Road at Blackquarry Toll Bar strikes off and Glasgow (which Ticket the Collector at such Bar shall be obliged to provide) shall be entitled to pass free at any Toll Bar or Bars upon the said Branch Road."
North Level Drainage Bill Specially reported.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the Bill, intituled, An Act for improving the Drainage of the Lands lying in the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and in Great Portsand, in the Manor of Crowland, and for providing a Navigation between Clow's Cross and the Nene Outfall Cut;" "That the Committee had met, and considered the said Bill, and, in the first place, proceeded to enquire how far the Standing Orders of the House relative to Navigation Bills had been complied with, and found that all the said Orders had been complied with, except in the following Particular; vizt. That no Estimate of the probable Time within which the Works proposed in the said Bill may be completed had been delivered in with the Map and other Proofs deposited with the Clerk of the Parliaments, as required by the Standing Order of the House; but that such Estimate had been produced to the Committee, and proved, by which it appeared that the said Works may be completed in November 1832; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to their Lordships, without any Amendment."
Franklen's Estate Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for carrying into Effect a Contract entered into for the Sale of certain Freehold and Leasehold Estates in the Parishes of Merthyrmaur, Saint Brides Major and Coitee, in the County of Glamorgan, the Estate of Richard Franklen Esquire, to The Right Honorable Sir John Nicholl Knight, and for applying the Money thence arising in the Purchase of other Estates, to be settled to the same Uses as the Estates sold," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and made several Amendments thereto."
Sunderland Harbour Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the Improvement and Preservation of the River Wear, and Port and Haven of Sunderland, in the County Palatine of Durham," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."
Little Addington Inclosure Bill.
The Earl of Shaftesbury also reported from the Lords Committees, to whom the Bill, intituled, "An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Little Addington, in the County of Northampton," was committed; "That they had considered the said Bill, and examined the Allegations thereof, which were found to be true; that the Parties concerned had given their Consents to the Satisfaction of the Committee; and that the Committee had gone through the Bill, and directed him to report the same to the House, without any Amendment."