DIE Mercurii, 8 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Duresme, & Crew.
Epus. Cov. & Lich.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Leeds, Præses.
Comes Pembroke, C. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Ds. Senescallus.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Berkeley S.
L. Say & Seale, Privilege, Fletcher to be attached.
The House being informed, upon Oath, "That
Nicholas Fletcher, an Attorney at Law, hath delivered
several Declarations in Ejectment to the Tenants of
the Lord Viscount Sey & Seale (now beyond the
Seas), within the Time of Privilege of Parliament,
contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House do forthwith attach the Body of
the said Nicholas Fletcher, and keep him in safe Custody;
and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Peter Persehouse Esquire, Serjeant
at Arms attending this House, his
Deputy or Deputies, and every of
them; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs,
Bailiffs, Constables, and other Officers, to be aiding and assisting in
the Execution hereof.
Sir R. Viner's Creditors, for Relief of, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
the Relief of the Creditors of Sir Robert Viner
Knight and Baronet, deceased."
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Yates
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for the
Ships Margaret and Freindshipp, of Bristoll, to trade as
free Ships;" to which they desire the Concurrence
of this House.
King's Speech considered:
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and put
into a Committee, to consider further of His Majesty's
And, after a long Time spent therein, the House was
Resolution of retaining the Dutch Guards, as far as is consistent with the Forms of Parliament:
And the Earl of Bridgewater reported, "That, upon
Consideration of His Majesty's Speech, as a particular Mark of their Respect and Duty to His Majesty, this Committee hath thought fit to declare,
that they are ready and willing to enter into any
Expedient, that shall be thought proper, and consisting with the Forms of Parliament, for retaining near
His Majesty for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, those Guards who came over with
His Majesty, to our Assistance, and have constantly
attended Him in all the Actions wherein He has been
Then this Question was put, "Whether this House
will agree with the Committee in this Vote?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against it
North & Grey.
Willughby de Brok.
Norfolke, E. M.
Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That, upon Consideration of His
Majesty's Speech, as a particular Mark of their Respect
and Duty to His Majesty, this House hath thought fit to
declare, that they are ready and willing to enter into
any Expedient, that shall be thought proper, and consisting with the Forms of Parliament, for retaining near
His Majesty, for the Year One Thousand Six Hundred
Ninety-nine, those Guards who came over with His Majesty to our Assistance, and have constantly attended Him
in all the Actions wherein He hath been engaged.
E. Peterborow and E. Orford, Injunction to prevent a Quarrel.
The House being acquainted, "That such Words had
passed between the Earls of Peterborow and Orford,
that it might be feared greater Inconveniencies may
ensue, if not prevented:"
The House enjoined them, and they promised, "There
should be no further Proceeding on that Occasion."
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis, (videlicet,) nonum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.