DIE Jovis, 2 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes Brecknock, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii Domini Regis.
Comes St. Albans.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Howard de Castle Rysing.
Shirley versus Hawles.
The Answer of Mr. Hawles to the Petition of Doctor
Shirley was delivered in, of which the Plaintiff may
have a Copy.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act to enable Henry
Booth Esquire to settle his own and his Father's
Committees to meet.
The Committee for the Bill concerning Mr. Nevill
Yelverton are to meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
The Committee for the Bill to export Beer and Ale is
to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
The Committee for the Poor of London is to meet on
Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Heads for a Conference on the Pet. to the King against the Growth of Popery.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That the Committee
appointed Yesterday to meet, and consider what is fit
to be offered at a Conference with the House of Commons, upon the Petition to be presented to His Majesty
against the Growth of Popery, have met; and their
Lordships do find, that this House hath agreed to
Seven of the Ten Heads of the Causes of the
Growth of Popery; and the Causes which are not
agreed to are the 2, 3, and 10th.
"The Word ["Chapel"] in the 2d Cause is the
Word excepted against, because their Lordships have
no such certain Knowledge to guide their Judgements
that there are any such Chapels employed to that Use;
neither have they any certain Information that there
are any great Towns in this Kingdom where Mass is
said; neither do their Lordships know of any Fraternities or Convents of English Priests and Jesuits at
Combe, in Herefordshire, as is alledged: Therefore
their Lordships desire to be satisfied in Matter of Fact.
"As to the 10th Cause concerning Ireland, their
Lordships think fit, that the Commons satisfy this House
in the Matter of Fact.
"That the Committee do find, that in the Petition
there are but Six Heads of Remedies; Four of which
Remedies relate to Four of the Heads to which their
Lordships have agreed; therefore the Committee
thinks it fit this House should give some Resolution
therein before the Conference.
"That their Lordships also do think it fit to acquaint
the House (fn. *) , at the Conference, That this House agrees
with the House of Commons, to have an Address made
to His Majesty, upon the Substance of this Petition."
Then the House read the Remedies:
"1. That a Proclamation be issued out, to banish all
Priests and Jesuits, &c." Which this House agrees to,
excepting the Exception of Contract upon the Queen's
Marriage, which is fit to be left out; and the Reasons
given upon this Debate to be offered at the Conference.
"2. To restrain the Concourse of English People from
hearing Mass in Ambassadors Houses, and at St.
James.'" Agreed to.
"3. That Papists shall not have Offices, &c." Agreed
"4. That Officers in the Exchequer shall issue forth
Process against Papists, according to the Law." Agreed
"5. That Fraternities, Convents, and Popish Schools
erected, may be taken away." This is respited until
after the Conference.
"6. That Plunkett and Peter Talbott may be brought
into England, &c." That is respited till after the
Conference, where their Lordships will desire to know
what Evidence there is that Peter Talbott exercised his
Function in England, as it is asserted by the House of
Message from H. C. with a Bill; and for a Conference on the Subsidy Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Seymour and others; who said, "That the
Commons of England assembled in Parliament have
commanded him to present to their Lordships a Bill,
intituled, An Act for an additional Excise upon Beer,
Ale, and other Liquors;" to which their Lordships
Concurrence is desired.
Also to desire a Conference, concerning the Amendments in the Bill of Subsidy.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference, as is desired;
and doth appoint the same to be presently, in the Painted
This Message from H. C. in an unusual Stile.
Upon a Message from the House of Commons this Day
delivered at the Bar, this House taking Notice, that the
Gentleman of the House of Commons, who delivered
the Message, used these Words ["The Commons of
England in Parliament assembled"] have, &c.":
It is ORDERED, That it is referred to the Lords Committees for Privileges, to consider, whether it be not an
unusual Stile for Messages, contrary to former Precedents; and to report the same to this House: And the
Committee to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the
These Lords following were appointed to report the
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference on the Subsidy Bill.
Then the Earl of Essex, with the Assistance of the
other Lords, reported the Effect of the aforesaid Conference; which was, "That whereas their Lordships
sent down the Bill for granting a Subsidy to His Majesty, with some Amendments, and adding certain
Provisos, the Commons do agree with their Lordships
in every Amendment and Proviso, excepting One;
which is in the Second Proviso, the Clause concerning
breaking open the Houses of Peers, for Not-payment
of their Tax to be assessed upon them by this Bill;
and the Commons hope their Lordships will not insist
upon this Clause, for these Reasons:
"Because, they say, it is a Privilege demanded against
the King, and in the Execution of a Duty to the
King; and that it is not a Privilege in Point of Right;
and they hope it will not be insisted upon in Point of
Honour: That in this Bill the Peers have as much
Privilege as ever any Peers had, because they have a
Collector of their own, and a Saving of ancient
Rights: That, in the Act for the Royal Aid, there
is the same Clause in Terminis. They say, this Clause
may elude the whole Duty, for no Commissioner is
bound to attend. This being without Precedent, they
desire it may not be in this Bill, the King's Necessities
of the Crown being greater than ever."
ORDERED, That this House will take this Report
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Additional Excise Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for an additional Excise upon Beer, Ale, and other Liquors."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris,
tertium diem instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.