DIE Veneris, 9 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Cov. & Litch.
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Dorset & Midd'x.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for vesting the Estate of Humphry Hyde Esquire, deceased, in Trustees, for raising Portions for his
The Question was put, "Whether this Bill shall
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:
To carry down the said Bill, and desire their Concurrence thereunto.
Disbrowe versus Kerin & al.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be appointed for hearing of the Cause where Nathaniel
Disbrowe is Appellant, and Honora Kerin and others
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear
the said Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the
Three and Twentieth of this Instant May, at Eleven
Ly. Bulkley's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
to enable the Right Honourable Elizabeth Lady Bulkley to sell certain Lands, in the County of Devon, and
City and County of the City of Exon, for Payment
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill
be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
on Saturday the Four and Twentieth Day of this
Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in the Prince's Lodgings near the House
of Peers; and to adjourn as they please.
Debts, for more easy Recovery of, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for the greater Ease of the Subjects in recovering
their just Debts."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read a Second Time
on Monday next.
Message from H. C. with Articles of Impeachment against the E. of Orford.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Colonel Bierly and others:
With the Articles of Impeachment against Edward
Earl of Orford; and to acquaint this House, "That the
Matter of the Charge was contained in the Articles;"
and also, "That he was commanded to pray and demand,
that the Earl of Orford do give sufficient Security to
abide the Judgement of the House of Lords."
Committee to consider of the Method of delivering them, and demanding Security for him to abide Judgement.
Lords Committees appointed to consider of the
Manner of the Commons delivering Articles of
Impeachment, and demanding Security to abide
the Judgement of this House; and report to the
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Epus. Litch. & Cov.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
presently, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, for the
Committee to meet presently.
After some Time, the House was resumed.
And the Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Committee had met, and inspected the Journals; that they
do not find any Mention of the Commons reading the
Articles at the Bar; and as for giving Security, they
Articles against E. of Orford.
Then the Articles were read, by the Clerk, as follows; (videlicet,)
"Articles of Impeachment against Edward
Earl of Orford.
"Articles exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and
Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, in the
Name of themselves and of all the Commons of
England, against Edward Earl of Orford, in
Maintenance of their Impeachment against him
for high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
"1. That whereas, for many Years past, there hath
been a long and expensive War, both by Sea and Land,
carried on by His Majesty and His Allies, against the
French King, for the preserving the Balance of Europe,
and for preventing the Growth of the immoderate
Power of the said French King; towards the Prosecution of which War, great Sums of Money have
been given and levied by Authority of Parliament,
and many Debts have been contracted, which remain
a very heavy Burthen upon the People of England;
the said Earl, being then of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, but always preferring his
private Interest to the Good of the Public, and taking
Advantage of the ready Access he had to His Majesty's Person, during the Continuance of the said
War, in Violation of his Duty and Trust, hath procured from His Majesty One or more Grant or Grants,
of several Manors, Messuages, Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, within the Kingdoms of England
or Ireland, or elsewhere within His Majesty's Dominions, of a great Yearly Value, and also of exorbitant Sums of Money, to be made to him, or others
in Trust for him, but to his Use, the Profits whereof
he now enjoys; whereby the standing Revenues of
the Crown of England, which ought to be applied to
the Service of the Public, are greatly diminished,
and the People of England thereby burthened with
Debts, and subjected to grievous Taxes.
"2. That, in Breach of the Trust reposed in him, whilst
he was Commander in Chief of the Navy Royal of
England, in or near The Streights of Gibralter, and
within the Time aforesaid, he the said Earl did receive
great Sums of the Public Money, issued out to him
for the Service of the Navy, which he hath converted to his own private Use, and unlawfully and
unjustly procured a Privy Seal or Privy Seals to discharge him from accompting to the Public for the
same; and also hath received other great Sums of
Money from His Majesty's Exchequer, as Paymaster
or Receiver General of the Navy, without giving a
due and legal Accompt thereof; whereby he hath
occasioned great Clamours and Discontents among the
Seamen and others belonging to His Majesty's Navy,
who are thereby reduced to great Miseries and Necessities, for Want of their just Dues, to the great
Discouragement and Discredit of the Public Service.
"3. That he the said Earl, while he was in several
Ports belonging to the King of Spain's Dominions,
did receive, from the said King of Spain and others,
considerable Sums of Money, and great Quantities of
Wine, Oil, and other Provisions for the Fleet, to a
very great Value, for all which he ought to have accompted; but the said Earl did convert the same to his
own Use, and did either embezzle those Provisions, or
reckoned them as bought with the Money allowed for
furnishing the Navy with fresh Provisions; and that,
for the advancing his own private Interest, and
securing himself from rendering any Accompt to the
Public, he the said Earl, during the said War, procured, enjoyed, and possessed, divers great Offices,
which were inconsistent, and in their Nature improper
to be executed by one and the same Person, and
which ought to be, and by the Laws and Usages of
this Realm were and are appointed and designed, as
Checks one upon the other, in Breach of the said
Laws, to the Dishonour of His Majesty, and Prejudice of His People.
"4. That he the said Earl, within the Time aforesaid, hath clandestinely, contrary to the Law of Nations, sold and disposed of several Vessels, with their
Ladings and Cargo, taken, under Pretence of Prize,
by His Majesty's Ships of War, without Condemnation or Judicial Proceedings, and converted the
Money to his own Use; well knowing, if they had
been condemned, as by Law they ought to have
been, One Tenth (after Customs allowed) and One
Third Part of the Value thereof, the Customs and
the said Tenth being deducted, are, by Act of Parliament, appropriated to especial Uses; by which Proceedings, the Public has been greatly endamaged and
defrauded, and the Debts of the Nation increased.
"5. And whereas Complaints were made to the
Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High
Admiral of England (where the said Earl at that
Time presided), by the Company trading to The East
Indies, of divers Piracies committed in the South
East Seas, to the Destruction of their Trade, desiring
they might have Letters of Marque granted to them,
whereby to be empowered (though at their own
Charge) to suppress such Pirates: But the said Earl,
preferring his own Interest, discouraged and rejected
their Request and Proposal; and in some short Time
after, jointly with others, did procure a Commission
for one William Kidd; as likewise a Grant under the
Great Seal of England, to and for the Use of him
the said Earl and others, of the Ships and Goods of
certain Persons therein named, and also of all Goods
found on Board the said Ships: And the said Company, having Intimation of a Commission granted to
the said Kidd, being apprehensive of the ill Consequences of the same, did apply themselves to the
said Board of Admiralty, desiring to know what
Powers and Instructions were given; but such their
reasonable Request was denied; and Kidd, who was
known to be a Person of ill Fame and Reputation,
ordered to pursue the intended Voyage, in which
he did commit divers Piracies and Depredations on
the High Seas, being thereto encouraged through
the Hopes of being protected by the high Station and
Interest of the said Earl, in Violation of the Law of
Nations, and the Interruption and Discouragement
of the Trade of England.
"6. That the said Earl, within the Time aforesaid,
when an horrid Conspiracy was discovered against
His Majesty's Sacred Person, and the Kingdom was
under an Apprehension of an immediate Invasion
from France, and divers Ships of War (particularly
the Ship Dutchesse) were armed out, equipped, and
manned, in Defence of the Realm, to oppose the intended Invasion, did his utmost Endeavour to prejudice and weaken the Navy Royal of England; for
that he the said Earl, by Colour of his Office (being
then First Commissioner for executing the Office of
Lord High Admiral of England), without the Privity
of the other Commissioners, contrary to his Oath and
Duty, and preferring his Hopes of Gain to himself
to the Safety of the Public, did order Captain Steward,
Commander of the Ship Dutchess, to deliver over,
and put on Board the said Kidd, mentioned in the
foregoing Article, out of the said Ship The Dutchess,
a great Number of able Seamen, levied and provided
at the Expence of the Public, and then discharging
their Duty in Defence of their Country, and against
their own Consent, to the Prejudice of the public
Security, and to the endangering of the said Ship The
Dutchesse, if it had been attacked by the Enemy.
"7. That the said Earl, during the said War; and
at a Time of the greatest Exigency and Necessity,
when Ships, Men, and Money were wanting, to guard
the Seas and protect our Trade, did, by Misrepresentations, and contrary to his bounden Duty and
the Trust reposed in him, procure a Grant or Order
for His Majesty's Ship The Dolphin; then fitted out,
manned, and equipped for the Service of the Public, to be employed in a private Voyage and Undertaking, for the Advantage of himself and others concerned with him; in Pursuance whereof, and for
their private Gain; the said Ship was, at the public
Expence, continued in Foreign Parts for several
Months, to the Destruction and Loss of His Majesty's
Subjects on Board the same, to the weakening the
Navy, by rendering the said Ship unserviceable,
and the increasing the Debts of the Public.
"8. That the said Earl, during the Time of his
commanding the Navy Royal of England, did, through
Neglect and in Contempt of Orders, unnecessarily
hazard and expose to imminent Danger the said Navy;
and that, during the Time aforesaid, having had many
Opportunities of taking or destroying the Ships belonging to the French King, the said Earl, contrary
to Advice, in Disobedience to Orders, and in Neglect
of his Duty, did suffer and permit the said Ships to
return safe into their own Harbours.
"9. That the said Earl, well knowing our Sovereign
Lord the King to have been engaged in several Alliances with the Emperor of Germany and other Princes and States, particularly in a Treaty concluded
with His Imperial Majesty, in the Year of our Lord
One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-nine; the End
and Intention of all which Leagues and Treaties were,
to prevent the Growth of the Power of the French
King, and to secure England, and the antient Allies of
England, against the same; did notwithstanding, in
Concert with other false and evil Counsellors, advise
our said Sovereign Lord the King, in the Year One
Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight, to enter into
One Treaty for dividing the Monarchy and Dominions of Spain; in Pursuance whereof, in the
Year One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine, One
other Treaty was entered into to the like Purpose, by
which Treaties great Injustice was done to the Emperor, an antient Ally of our said Sovereign Lord
the King; and a large Part of the said Spanish Dominions were to be added to the Crown of France;
both which Treaties were prejudicial to the Interest
of the Protestant Religion all over Europe, ruinous
to the Trade of England, and dishonourable to our
Sovereign Lord the King, and the People of these
Kingdoms. All which Crimes and Misdemeanors
were committed and done by him the said Earl
against our Sovereign Lord the King, His Crown and
Dignity, the Peace and Interest of this Kingdom, and
in Breach of the several Trusts reposed in him the
"10. And he the said Earl of Orford was One of
the Lords Justices during His Majesty's Absence beyond the Seas, the First Commissioner for executing
the Office of Lord High Admiral of England, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Navy Royal, One
of His Majesty's Privy Council, and Treasurer of
His Majesty's Navy, or in some or One of the
said Stations, during the Time that all and every the
Crimes before set forth were done and committed.
"That the said Commons, by Protestation, saving
to themselves the Liberty of exhibiting at
any Time hereafter any other Accusation or
Impeachment against the said Earl; and also of
replying to his Answers, or to any of them,
and of offering Proofs to all the said Premises,
or any of them, or any other Impeachment
or Accusation that shall be exhibited by them,
as the Case shall according to the Course of
Parliament require; do pray and demand that
the said Earl may be put to answer for all
and every of the Premises; and that such
Proceedings, Examinations, Trials, and Judgements, may be upon every of them had and
used, as is agreeable to Law and Justice."
E. Orford to have Copy of Articles.
After reading in the House the Articles of Impeachment brought up against Edward Earl of Orford, for
high Crimes and Misdemeanors:
His Lordship humbly desired, "To have a Copy
of the said Articles; and that he would put in his
Answer to them in as short a Time as the House
should think fit."
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Edward
Earl of Orford may have a Copy of the said Articles.
Message to H. C. that there is no Precedent of a Peer giving Security to abide Judgement upon an Impeachment for Misdemeanors.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Richard Holford and Mr. Pitt:
To acquaint them, "That, upon Search of the Journals of this House, they do not find any Precedent
of Security given to abide the Judgement of this
House by any Peer, upon an Impeachment for high
Crimes and Misdemeanors."
The Lord Chamberlain, by His Majesty's Command,
"A Copy of Mr. Stanhope's Letter to Mr. Secretary
Hedges, dated at The Hague, the 13/2; May, 1701;" and
"A Translation of The States Generall's Letter to
His Majesty, the 13th May, 1701."
Which were both read, and are as follow; (videlicet,)
Mr. Stanhope's Letter to Secretary Hedges.
"The Conference I told you in my last The States
Deputies had invited me to, for next Morning, was,
to acquaint me in Form, with the Comte d'Avaux's
last Memorial, a Copy whereof I then also sent you,
and to consider what was fit to be done next. I answered, "That was wholly their Business, and not properly mine, farther than to serve them, as I should
be always ready to do; for as to all Affairs of the
King my Master, I was as much excluded from the
Conferences by this Memorial, as by Monsieur
d'Avaux's former Answer, and desired it might be
read before them." They were all of the same Opinion. I proposed then, "That it would be convenient
to be informed, whether Monsieur d'Avaux understood it in the same Manner;" which they approved;
and considering of the Manner, it was agreed, the
only proper Way for them was, to demand a Conference with him. To that the Pensionary objected,
"That having had already One Conference without
me, if they should have another, it might give Occasion
to some ill-minded People to blow it abroad, as if
The States were treating something for their own
particular Interests, separate from those of England."
I easily obviated that, by saying, "That as I had represented to His Majesty their former Conference in
quite different Colours, as a Product of their great
Respect and Veneration of His Majesty, that they
would not expose his Minister to Monsieur d'Avaux's
Caprices, till they knew from himself how he should
be received; and the Conference now proposed would
be justified by the same Reasons, since it was designed only for a further clearing of the same Point,
as I engaged to inform you that it was." Being satisfied with this, they resolved on a Conference; and
after having had it at Five in the Evening Yesterday,
they desired me to meet their Deputies this Morning
at Eleven, and delivered me the enclosed Copy of
their Resolution, which was the Substance of the
Conference on their Part. Monsieur d'Avaux's Answer was, "He had no Orders to admit me at the Conference with them on any other Terms; but that,
upon their repeated Instances, he would write again
to the King his Master, for a farther Eclaircissement,
though he believed nothing would be altered." I
found them in great Apprehensions of some sudden
Invasion from the French, by fresh Advices from
Flanders, of extraordinary Motions of their Troops
there, and Letters writ to the Governors of all the
Towns, not to be opened till such a Day; and then
immediately executed all on the same Day, more
Forces coming into the Country, and Transports of
prodigious Quantities of Cannon, Mortars, Bombs,
Ammunition, from several Parts, towards their Frontiers; and for these Reasons they resolved to write
this Post to Monsieur Gueldermalsen, to move His
Majesty again for the Succours they expect from
England; and desired me to do the same, as I perform, by letting you know it."
States General's Letter to the King.
"Since the Protestation we made to Your Majesty
in our last Letter of the 23th April, not to enter into
any Negotlation with France, but in Concert with
England; we have judged it proper to ask Count
d'Avaux, Ambaslador Extraordinary from His most
Christian Majesty, if he was inclined and authorized
to enter again upon the Negotiation, in the Manner
it was begun, jointly with the Minister of Your Majesty, as Your Majesty will see by our Resolution of
the 2d of this Month, here enclosed. Count d'Avaux,
having sent it to His most Christian Majesty, after
the Return of his Express, presented a Memorial, of
which we likewise add a Copy to this Letter. We
immediately communicated it to Mr. Stanhope, Your
Majesty's Envoy Extraordinary; and after having
consulted with him about it, we found some Things
obscure in the said Memorial, which made us doubt
of the true Meaning of it; therefore we thought it
necessary to acquaint the said Count d'Avaux with
the Letter we had the Honour to write to Your Majesty the 23d April last past; and that we were engaged not to take any Measures in the Negotiations
but in Concert with Your Majesty. Count d'Avaux
made Answer to our Deputies, "That he was come
hither to treat about the Means of preserving the
general Peace, and establishing our particular Safety;
that, if we would concert thereupon with Your Majesty, he had nothing to object against it; and that
he was content that Your Majesty's Envoy should
assist at the Conferences which are to be held upon
that Subject; but that he was not at all authorized
to enter into Negotiation with him about the Concerns of England, which were to be treated elsewhere."
To which, our Deputies represented, that in the Preservation of the general Peace, in which Your Majesty is equally concerned with us, our Safety could
no Way be separated from that of England; that
the Interest therein was common to both the Two
Nations; and that, in the present Negotiation, Your
Majesty could not, without doing You Wrong, be
looked upon otherwise than as a principal Party, as
well as we." But, notwithstanding the many Instances,
and all the Reasons our Deputies could. alledge,
Count d'Avaux persisted in his aforesaid Answer,
saying, "That he had no other Orders; that he would
send our Resolution (of which Your Majesty will
find herewith a Copy) to the Court of France," without giving the least Hopes of receiving an Answer
agreeable to our Sense of Matters. Upon the Report which was made to us of this Matter, we judged
by this Means the Interests of England would be
separated from those of our Republic, whereas we
think them inseparable; and since it is evident that
they are so, we could draw no other Conclusion
from this Proceeding, than that France had a Mind to
put an End to these Conferences, and to grant none
of the Securities demanded, and which are so necessary for the Preservation of Your Majesty's Kingdoms and of our State. We are obliged to make all
this known to Your Majesty; and do again protest,
That, our Interests being the same with those of Your
Majesty in this present Negotiation, and not to be
separated one from the other, we will not suffer them
by any Means to be divided. At the same Time,
Sir, we cannot but represent to Your Majesty the
great Need we have of being assisted without Loss
of Time, if we will prevent the Ruin that threatens
us, and the evident Danger we are in. Your Majesty knows perfectly well the State of our Affairs;
and will easily judge if it is possible, in the Condition we are, to resist the Forces of France, so much
superior to ours; which was the Reason of our
earnest Request to Your Majesty, to perform the
Treaty made, with the Approbation of the Parliament, in the Year 1678, between King Charles the
Second (of Glorious Memory) and this State. We
do now repeat our most pressing Instances, that we
may have speedily the Succours stipulated, and the
entire Effect of the said Treaty. We hope Your
Majesty will seriously consider the State we are in,
especially after the positive Assurances Your Majesty
has given us, that your Parliament had resolved to
interest themselves with Vigour for our Preservation,
and to assist us in our present Necessity, by furnishing
the Succours agreed on. We will acquaint Your
Majesty with the Posture France puts itself in; and
Your Majesty will thereby judge, whether our Fear,
which anunates our Demands, is ill grounded. France,
not being satisfied with having taken Possession of all
the Places that belonged to Spain in The Netherlands, does daily put into them, and causes actually
to march thither, very formidable Forces. They are
drawing a Line from The Schelde near Antwerp, to
The Maes; and beginning another Line, as we are
informed, from Antwerp to Ostend. They send to
the Places which are nearest to our Frontiers, a very
great Number of Cannon; they erect with all Diligence a great many Magazines, in Flanders, Brabant,
Geldres, and at Namur, which they fill with all Sorts
of Ammunition and Provisions for War, besides the
vast Quantities of Forage they lay up every where.
They build Forts under the Cannon of our Towns;
moreover, they have endeavoured, and do still endeavour without ceasing, to separate the Princes our
Friends from our Interest, and to engage them in
their Alliance, or at least to a Neutrality. In fine,
our Friends are made useless to us by the Intrigues
and Divisions in the Empire, and those of France
augmented; so that we are surrounded on all Sides,
except by Sea. You see, Sir, without any Disguise,
the true State and Condition to which we are reduced, without the Addition of any Thing but what
is Matter of Fact. This makes us hope, that, as Your
Majesty knows perfectly well our Affairs, You will
agree with us, that our Condition at present is worse
than it was during the last War, and worse than if
we were actually in War, since they build Forts under
the Cannon of our strong Places, and make Lines
along our Frontiers; and that we cannot hinder them,
as we could do if we were in War. These Reasons
oblige us to put ourselves into a defensive Condition,
more than if we were actually attacked; to put our
Country under Water, and even to cut our Dykes,
to secure our Frontiers. We find ourselves forced to
make Use of these Means, and whatever else we
could have done in an open War; insomuch that our
Subjects suffer already more than they did in the last
War. Hitherto the Winter has been some Sort of
a small Security to us; that Season is now past, and
we do expect every Moment to be invaded and overrun, unless we are speedily succoured. We do promise it ourselves from You, Sir; especially since it
hath pleased Your Majesty to assure us, that Your
Parliament had taken favourable Resolutions in our
Behalf. And as our Necessity is very pressing, so
we beseech Your Majesty to consider well the Extremity we are in, and the Impossibility we are under
of avoiding the total Ruin and Overthrow of our
State, if we are left in this Condition. Sir, we believe the Interest of England so closely united to ours,
that we will expose ourselves to all Events, rather
than suffer them to be separated, or to take any other
Measures than in Concert with Your Majesty. It is
very needless to represent to Your Majesty, that the
Preservation of Your own Kingdoms should engage
You to prevent our Ruin, seeing we think their Loss
is inseparable from ours. The Reasons, Sir, are
better known to You than to us; as well as the fatal
Consequences they will be exposed to, in leaving us
in this Condition; which persuades us, that, by Your
Majesty's great Prudence, and the good Intentions of
Your Parliament, You will direct all Things so as to
let Europe see, that nothing is more conducing to its
Safety than the Alliances with England, and Your
Friendship for us. We expect without Delay the Succours and the Performance of the afore-mentioned
Treaty; and pray to GOD,
"To preserve Your Majesty's Sacred Person in
a long State of Health, and Your Dominions
in a flourishing Condition.
"At The Hague, the 13th of May, 1701.
"Very humble Servants,
"The States Generall
Of The United Provinces.
"By Order of The States,
States General's Letter to be printed.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Translation of
The States Generall's Letter to His Majesty, the 13th
of May, 1701, read this Day in the House, shall be
forthwith printed and published.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That To-morrow, at Eleven
of the Clock, this House will take into Consideration
the Translation of The States Generall's Letter to His
Majesty, the 13th May, 1701, read this Day in the
House; and all the Lords summoned.
Penn's Petition and Papers.
Upon reading the Petition of William Penn Esquire,
in Behalf of his Father, now absent in Pensilvania;
shewing, "That he, having Recourse to the Papers
laid before this House from the Commissioners of the
Admiralty; Plantations, and Customs, perceives several Papers are not laid before this House, which
were sent to the said Commissioners, and are for the
Advantage of his Father:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners for
executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of England,
the Commissioners of the Customs, and Commissioners
of Trade, do lay before this House all the Papers that
may any Way concern Mr. Penn's Father, To-morrow
at Eleven a Clock.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed this Day,
do meet again To-morrow, at Ten of the Clock in the
Hancock & al. versus Sir Arthur Shaen.
The House being moved, "That the following Words
may be added to the Judgement of this House, in
the Cause of the Earl of Kildare and Sir Arthur
Shaen; and of Hancock and Hatfield against the said
Sir Arthur; (videlicet,)
["That John Hancock and Leonard Hatfield do for
Security, bring the Arrears and all future
Rents (according as they have sworn their
Value in their Answers) into Court, until the
Cause be determined:"]
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will
hear One Counsel on either Side, to this Matter, on Tuesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Heron versus Sir Arthur Shaen.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Heron; shewing,
"That Sir Arthur Shaen insisted on the Protection of
this House, in respect of an Appeal he had depending there; and praying Leave that she may proceed
against him, for Recovery of just Debts:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petition shall
be considered after Tuesday next.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati, (videlicet,) decimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.