DIE Sabbati, 22 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Dunelm. & Crew.
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Comes Dorsett & Midd'x.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Dudley & W'd.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. Vaughan. 2.
Ds. Mohun. 1.
L. Cornwallis takes the Oaths.
Charles Lord Cornwallis took the Oaths, and made
and subscribed the Declaration, pursuant to the Statute.
Wood, Leave for a Bill.
Upon reading the Petition of Rawland Wood; praying
Leave to bring in a Bill, for Sale of certain Messuages,
Lands, and Tenements, called Elworth Farme, in the
County of Gloucester; and the purchasing of other Lands,
held of the Bishop of Gloucester, of greater Value, to
be settled to the Uses agreed on his Marriage with Judith his Wife:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioner hath
hereby Leave given him to bring in a Bill, as desired.
Sir Robert Marsham's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act to
enable Sir Robert Marsham Baronet to dispose of
Lands in Hertfordshire; and to settle other Lands, of
better Value, in Kent, to the same Uses as the Lands
in Hertfordsh'r are settled."
State of the Fleet, Address upon.
The Earl of Rochester reported from the Lords Committees appointed to consider of the State of the Fleet,
the Address drawn by them, to be presented to His Majesty.
Which was read, and agreed to, as follows; (videlicet,)
"We, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, having, since our late Address to
Your Majesty for the speedy sitting out a Fleet, taken
into our further Consideration all Means that may
conduce to the more effectual Dispatch of that great
Work, do find, that the Want of sufficient Numbers
of Seamen is like to be the greatest Impediment to
the speedy setting out the Ships designed for the present Service; and therefore we humbly propose to
"That some Order be published, whereby it may be
declared, That all Seamen that shall enter themselves
on board any of the Ships now to be set forth, who
are out on Recalls, shall be assured to be paid their
Recalls before the failing of the Fleet.
"That it be likewise declared, That such able Seamen as are not out on Recalls, and shall voluntarily
come in and enter themselves on board any of the
Third or Fourth Rate Ships now to be set forth,
within Eight and Twenty Days, shall have a Month's
Pay Gratis, as was practised in the Year One Thousand Six Hundred Seventy-two, and was found to
have good Effect in that Time.
"That Your Majesty would be pleased to order a
Flag Officer down to the several Places where the
Ships are sitting out; who may have particular Direction to take Care of the speedy manning of the said
Ships, and to have Inspection how all Captains and
inferior Officers employ their utmost Diligence in
manning their respective Ships; and to inform Your
Majesty, and the Commissioners for executing the
Office of Lord High Admiral of England, what Progress is made therein: And that Your Majesty would
further direct such other Methods as Your Majesty in
Your great Wisdom shall think proper, in this Conjuncture, for the better and more effectual Dispatch
of the manning of the Fleet."
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in
Parliament assembled, That the Lords with White
Staves do attend His Majesty with the Address of this
Brookfield and Newport Markets, Bill.
Upon reading, the Twentieth Instant, the Bill, intituled, "An Act for confirming the Grants of Brookfield Market and Fair, and Newport Market, in the
County of Middl'x," it was ordered, That the said Bill
should not be read the Second Time until that Day
It is this Day ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Bill
shall be read the Second Time on Monday the Third
Day of March next, at Eleven of the Clock in the
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ,
(videlicet,) vicesimum quartum diem instantis Februarii,
hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.