DIE Mercurii, 8 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Brooke. 2.
Ds. Hunsdon. 1.
Ds. Berkeley Str.
Escapes from Gaols, &c. to prevent, Bill, for Relief of Creditors.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
the further Relief of Creditors in Cases of Escapes,
and for the further preventing Escapes and other
Abuses in the Keepers of Gaols."
Relief of Creditors, in Cases of Bankrupicy, Bill to repeal the Act for.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put
into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act
for Repeal of an Act made the last Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for Relief of Creditors,
by making Compositions with their Debtors, in case
Two Thirds in Number and Value do agree."
The House was resumed.
ORDERED, That the House be put into a Committee
again, on the said Bill, To morrow Morning, at Eleven
of the Clock, the First Business.
Message from H. C. with Articles of Impeachment against Dumaistre and Aurioll.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:
Who brought up Articles of Impeachment against
John Dumaistre and John Aurioll, which were read as
"Articles of Impeachment, exhibited by the Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled,
in the Name of themselves and of all the Commons of England, against John Dumaistre and
John Aurioll, in Maintenance of the several Impeachments against them, for high Crimes and
"First Article. That the said John Dumaistre and John
Aurioll, not weighing or considering the Protection and
Privileges they have enjoyed under this Government,
nor any Ways regarding the many good and wholesome Laws and Statutes made for encouraging the
Manufactures, and preventing the Exportation of the
Coin and Wool of this Kingdom, and the holding
Correspondence with France during the late War; but
minding and intending, for their own private Lucre and
Advantage, to render all those good and beneficial
Laws of no Force or Effect; did, between the Four
and Twentieth Day of August which was in the Year
of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-nine,
and the Tenth Day of September which was in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Ninetyseven, associate, combine, and consederate, with Stephen Seignoret, John Goudet, Ferdinand Ravand, Peter
Barrailleau, and divers other evil-disposed Persons, to
carry on a Traffic with France during the late War,
thereby to exhaust the Treasure of this Nation, to
lessen the Value of the native Commodities, and to
destroy the Manufactures thereof, to the general
Detriment of this Kingdom.
"2. That, to compass and effect these their pernicious Designs and Intentions, they the said John
Dumaistre and John Aurioll did, during the said War,
set up and carry on a Correspondence with several
Persons in France.
"3. That they the said John Dumaistre and John
Aurioll did, during the said War, import, and cause
to be imported, into this Kingdom, several great
Quantities of Goods and Commodities of the Growth,
Product, and Manufacture of France.
"All which said Crimes and Offences were contrived,
committed, perpetrated, and acted, against His Majesty,
His Crown and Dignity; and the said John Dumaistre
and John Aurioll did severally, voluntarily, and wilfully, contrive, commit, perpetrate, and act, the said
Crimes and Offences, contrary to the Duty of their
Allegiance, and against the Peace of our Sovereign
Lord the King, His Crown and Dignity, and to the
common Nuisance of all His Majesty's liege People,
and against the Good and Welfare of the whole
Kingdom, and in open Violation of, and contrary to,
the known Laws and Statutes of this Realm.
"And the said Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses,
by Protestation, saving to themselves the Liberty of exhibiting, at any Time hereafter,
any further Articles or other Accusations or
Impeachments against the said John Dumaistre
and John Aurioll, and either of them; and
also of replying to the Answers that the said
John Dumaistre and John Aurioll, and either
of them, shall make unto the said Articles,
or any of them, and of or in Proof of the
Premises, or any other Articles, Impeachments, or Accusations, that shall be exhibited
by them, as the Cause shall, according to the
Course of Parliament, require; do pray, that
the said John Dumaistre and John Aurioll be
put to answer the said Crimes and Misdemeanors; and that such Proceedings, Examinations, Trials, and Judgements, may be
upon the said John Dumaistre and John Aurioll,
and either of them, had and used, as is
agreeable to Law and Justice."
Dumaistre and Auriol attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod attending this House do forthwith
take into his Custody the Bodies of John Dumaistre
and John Aurioll, and keep them in safe Custody, until
further Order of this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Sir Fleetwood Sheppard, Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod attending this House, his
Deputy or Deputies, and every of them.
Report concerning Place for Trials of Goudet, &c:
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider the Message from the
House of Commons, desiring a convenient Place may be
appointed for the Managers of the Impeachments
against John Goudet and others, as is usual, "That
they have perused the Journals; and find, that Sir
Edw'd Herbert 2d
March 1641, the Lord Viscount
Mordaunt 21° Januarii 1666, George Benyon 5° April
1642, the Lord Mayor 19° Julii 1642, and the
Archbishop of Canterbury 4° Martii 1643, were impeached by the House of Commons; but not any
Message sent to this House from the Commons, on
any Impeachment, of the Nature of the present
Message; nor that any Place hath been appointed,
upon any Trial, for the Managers of the House of
Commons; but that they stood at the Bar of this
After Consideration hereof;
Message to H. C. concerning it:
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Miles Cooke and Sir John Francklyn:
To acquaint them, that this House hath considered of
their Message of the Sixth Instant, to desire a convenient Place may be appointed for the Managers of the
Impeachments against John Goudet and others, as is
usual: And their Lordships, having looked into Precedents, do find, that, at Trials upon Impeachments at
the Bar of the House of Lords, the Committee of the
House of Commons appointed to manage the Evidence
have always come to the Bar of the House, without
any other Provision for them: And their Lordships intend to proceed in the same Manner as hath been usual
at all Trials within their House.
Message from H. C. to deser the Trials:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Boyle and others:
To acquaint this House, that, by reason of extraordinary Business, their House cannot be ready To-morrow, to prosecute the Impeachments against John Goudet,
David Barrau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret,
Reney Baudowin, Nicholas Santini, Peter Diharce, and
John Pearse; and to desire that their Lordships will
appoint some other Day for the Trial of the said Persons upon the said Impeachments.
Goudet & al. Trials deserred.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That John Goudet, David Barrau, Peter Longueville, Stephen Seignoret, Reney Baudowin, Nicholas Santini, Peter Diharce, and John Pearse,
shall be tried, at the Bar of this House, on Thursday
the Sixteenth Day of this Instant June, at Eleven of
Trade to Africa, Bill for settling.
Whereas this Day was appointed for the House to be
put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An
Act to settle the Trade to Africa:"
It is ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a
Committee thereupon, To-morrow, at Eleven of the
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Junii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.