DIE Jovis, 30 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Dux St. Albans.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Willughby Ers.
Ds. Berkley Berk.
Ds. Howard Escr.
Ds. Berkley Str.
Dumaistre's Answer, acknowledging himself Guilty, and imploring the Mercy of the Lords.
John Dumaistre was brought to the Bar; and delivered in his Answer to the Articles of Impeachment
Which was read, as follows; (videlicet,)
"The humble several Answer of John Dumaistre,
to the Articles of Impeachment exhibited
against him and John Aurioll, by the Knights,
Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, for high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
"The Respondent saith and confesseth, That he is
Guilty of the Misdemeanors in the said Articles charged
upon him; and humbly submits himself to your Lordships Judgement, imploring your Lordship's Mercy,
for that he hath a Wife and Six Children, and was
unadvisedly drawn into the Practices in the said Articles mentioned, and was always a Well-wisher to this
Government, and never offended against the same but
in committing the Misdemeanors for which he is now
impeached. And this Respondent, being truly sorry
for his said Misdemeanors, will never be guilty of the
like; but will for the future endeavour, by his Service to the Government, and Encouragement of the
English Manufacturies, to make some Atonement for
what he hath so inconsiderately been guilty of.
"John Du Maistre."
This Day John Dumaistre having answered to the
articles of Impeachment against him, and therein confessed himself Guilty:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod attending this House do take into his
Custody the Body of John Dumaistre, and keep him 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.
Message to H. C to acquaint: them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir John Francklyn and Sir Richard Holford:
To acquaint them that, this Day, John Dumaistre
hath answered to the Articles of Impeachment against
him, and therein pleaded Guilty; which their Lordships
have recorded, and taken him into Custody.
Message from H. C. to return the Lustring Company Bill;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rowland Gwyn and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the better
Encouragement of the Royal Lustring Company, and
the more effectual preventing the fraudulent Importation of Lustrings and Alamodes;" and to acquaint
this House, that they have agreed to the Lords Amendment made thereto.
and to know whether Aurioll has answered to his Impeachment:
And also, "That whereas John Dumaistre and John
Aurioll stand impeached before your Lordships of
high Crimes and Misdemeanors; and this House hath
acquainted them, that the said John Dumaistre hath
pleaded thereunto; the Commons desire to be informed what hath been done by your Lordships in relation
to the said John Aurioll."
Answer about him.
Then the Commons were called in again; and told,
The Lords have considered of your Message concerning Aurioll; and that, upon the Impeachment against
him, the Lords sent a Messenger to search for him;
who was told, he was gone to Holland Five Weeks
East India Company, against the Bill for settling the Trade to The East Indies.
Whereas this Day was appointed for hearing Counsel,
upon the Petition of the Governor and Company of
Merchants of London trading into The East Indies, in a
General Court assembled; praying, "That they may
be heard before the Second Reading of the Bill, intituled, An Act for raising a Sum not exceeding Two
Millions, upon a Fund for Payment of Annuities after
the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Ann. and for
settling the Trade to The East Indias:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall be
heard, by their Counsel, as desired, To-morrow, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon; as also the King's
Counsel for the Bill, if they think fit.
High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Precedents of Judgements for.
It is ORDERED, That the House shall be put into a
Committee presently, upon the Report made Yesterday,
from the Lords Committees appointed to consider what
Judgements have been given upon Impeachments for
high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
Committee to consider of the Value of the Estates of Goudet & al.
Then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
put into a Committee thereupon.
After some Time spent in Consideration thereof, the
House was resumed.
And the Committee following was named; (videlicet,)
Lords Committees appointed to inform themselves
of the particular Values of the Estates of the
several Persons who have pleaded Guilty to the
Articles of Impeachment against them; who
have hereby Power to send for such Persons as
they shall think fit, in order thereunto; and report to the House with all convenient Speed:
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them; to meet
To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House
of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Veneris,
(videlicet,) primum diem Julii jam prox. futur. hora
undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.