DIE Sabbati, 14 Junii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus.
Comes Jersey, Camerarius.
Comes Dorset & Middl'x.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Message from H. C. with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Humphry Mackworth and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act for qualifying Justices of the Peace;" to which they desire the
Concurrence of this House.
Justices of Peace, for qualifying, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
qualifying Justices of the Peace."
ORDERED, That the said Bill be read the Second
Time on Wednesday next; and all the Lords summoned.
De Launay et al. Nat. Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for naturalizing Joseph de Launay, Alexander des Fourneaux, and others."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of the said Bill
be committed to the Lords following; (videlicet,)
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Comes Carlisle, Marescallus Angl.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
on Monday the Sixteenth Day of this Instant
June, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, in
the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers;
and to adjourn as they please.
Message from H. C. with Articles of Impeachment against Lord Halifax.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Bruges and others:
With the Articles of Impeachment against Charles
Lord Halifax; 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 Charles Lord Halifax do give sufficient Security
to abide the Judgement of the House of Lords."
The Articles were read, by the Clerk, as follow;
"Articles of Impeachment against Charles
"Articles exhibited by the Knights, Citizens,
and Burgesses, in Parliament assembled, in
Maintenance of their Impeachment against
Charles Lord Halifax, of high Crimes and
"Whereas several Persons, contrary to their Duty
and Allegiance to His Majesty and His late Royal
Consort of Ever-blessed Memory, traiterously adhering
to Their Majesties Enemies, did levy and maintain,
within their Majesties Realm of Ireland, a desperate
and bloody War and Rebellion against Their Majesties;
and were, by His Majesty's Conduct and Courage, at
the great Expence of His English Subjects, reduced
to their due Obedience to the Crown of England:
"And whereas, upon the Fourth Day of April in
the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred and
Ninety, it was Resolved, by the Commons of England
in Parliament assembled, That a Bill should be brought
in, to attaint all Persons guilty of Rebellion in Ireland,
or elsewhere, against Their Majesties King William and
Queen Mary, and to enact and declare their Estates
to be forfeited, and to be sold for the reducing of that
Kingdom: And whereas His Majesty, in His Gracious
Speech to both Houses of Parliament, did, upon the
Fifth Day of January One Thousand Six Hundred and
Ninety, assure them, That He would not make any
Grant of the forfeited Lands in Ireland, till there
should be another Opportunity of settling that Matter in Parliament, in such Manner as should be thought
most expedient: And whereas the Commons of England in Parliament assembled, by their humble Address
to His Majesty, upon the Fourth Day of March One
Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, did humbly beseech His Majesty, that (according to the Assurance
His Majesty had been pleased to give them) no Grant
might be made of the forfeited Estates in Ireland,
till there should be an Opportunity of settling that
Matter in Parliament, in such Manner as should be
thought most expedient; to which His Majesty was
pleased to give a most gracious Answer; whereby,
and by many other Endeavours of the Commons in
the following Sessions of Parliaments, it appears that
what has since been declared by Act of Parliament,
was the continued Sense of the Commons of England,
that it was highly reasonable, that the forfeited
Estates of Rebels and Traitors in Ireland should be
applied in Ease of His Majesty's faithful Subjects
of the Kingdom of England:
"And whereas it was the apparent Duty of every
Officer or Minister of State, to have had so much
Regard to the Resolutions and Address of the House
of Commons, to the public Good, and His Majesty's
Honour, as to have dissuaded and prevented (as much
as in them lay) the procuring or passing any Grant or
Grants of the said forfeited Estates in Ireland; yet
Charles (now) Lord Halifax, then the Honourable
Charles Montagu Esquire, being a Member of the
Honourable House of Commons, One of the Lords
of the Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and
One of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, hath, since the aforesaid Fourth Day of March
One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-two, presumed to
advise, pass, or direct the passing, a Grant to Thomas
Railton Esquire, in Trust for himself, of several Debts,
Interest, Sum and Sums of Money, amounting in the
Whole to the Sum of Thirteen Thousand Pounds or
thereabouts, due, owing, and which ought to have accrued to His Majesty, by reason of the Attainders,
Outlawries, or other Forfeitures, of the respective Persons for whom the same were entered on Record,
whereby he hath much contributed to the contracting
great Debts upon the Nation, the laying heavy
Taxes upon the People, hath highly reflected on His
Majesty's Honour, and failed in the Performance of
his Trust and Duty.
"2. Whereas, by an Act of Parliament, made in the
Eleventh and Twelfth Years of His Majesty's Reign,
intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid to His Majesty, by Sale of the forfeited and other Estates and
Interests in Ireland, and by a Land Tax in England,
for the several Purposes therein mentioned;" it is,
amongst other Things, enacted, That all and every Person or Persons whatsoever, who had, by virtue of any
Grant or Disposition from His Majesty, or from His
Majesty and the late Queen, received, for his or their
own Use or Benefit, any Debt or Debts, or Sum or
Sums whatsoever, due from any Debt or Debts of
any forfeiting Person, mentioned or described in the
said Act, or from any Person or Persons subject or
liable to the Payment of any Sum or Sums of Money
whatsoever to any of the said forseiting Persons, should
be, and they are hereby declared to be, respectively
liable, and are required to repay every such Debt
or Debts, Sum or Sums of Money whatsoever, so by
him, her, or them, respectively received, into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer in Ireland, on or
before the Four and Twentieth Day of August One
Thousand Seven Hundred; and whereas the said
Charles Lord Halifax had, before the making of the
aforesaid Act, procured for Thomas Railton Esquire,
in Trust for himself, a Grant of several Debts, by
Judgements and otherwise, to several of the said forfeiting Persons, amounting to the Sum of Thirteen
Thousand Pounds or thereabouts, forfeited to His
Majesty, by the Attainder, Outlawries, or other Forfeitures, of the respective Persons to whom such Debts
were originally due; and, by Virtue of the said
Grant, the said Lord Halifax actually received to his
own Use the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, Part
of the before mentioned Sum of Thirteen Thousand
Pounds, which said Sum of One Thousand Pounds he
the said Charles Lord Halifax ought to have re-paid,
before the said Four and Twentieth Day of August
One Thousand Seven Hundred, into the Receipt of
His Majesty's Exchequer in Ireland, as by the said
Act he was required to have done; yet the said
Charles Lord Halifax did not re-pay the said Sum of
One Thousand Pounds, as by the said Act he was
required to do; but has hitherto, in Contempt of
the Act, refused or neglected to re-pay the same;
which Neglect or Refusal of him the said Charles Lord
Halifax, to re-pay the said Sum of One Thousand
Pounds, is a manifest Wrong to His Majesty and the
Public, and a Misapplication of that Sum to other
Uses and Purposes than by the Act it is appropriated and ought to have been applied.
"3. That the said Charles Lord Halifax, being a Member of the Honourable House of Commons, One of
the Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord
Treasurer of England, Chancellor of the Exchequer,
and One of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy
Council, not contented with the many Employments
and Places of Honour bestowed upon him by His
Majesty, nor with the large and excessive Gains by
him made by the Incomes and Profits arising from
such Offices and Preferments; did, (in Opposition to
what he well knew to be the true Interest of England,
and contrary to his Oath as a Privy Counsellor and his
Duty as a public Minister, at a Time when the Nation was
engaged in a tedious and expensive War against France
for preserving the Balance and Liberties of Europe,
and under such heavy Debts as, without laying unsupportable Taxes on the People, were impossible to
be satisfied) advise, procure, and assent, not only to
the passing of divers Grants to others in England and
Ireland, but did obtain and accept of several beneficial
ones to or in Trust for himself; which said Practices
of him the said Lord Halifax were a most notorious
Abuse of His Majesty's Goodness, a great Breach of
his Trust, and a very high Vexation and Oppression
of His Majesty's other Subjects.
"4. Whereas, by the Common Law and by many
Statutes and Ordinances of this Realm, it appears to
have been the great Care of our Ancestors, that
the King's Forests should be preserved, and in particular the Timber therein growing, for the building
and repairing the Navy Royal, which has ever been
accounted (as it undoubtedly is) the great Security of
this Realm; and whereas Charles Lord Halifax was,
in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, One of the Commissioners of the
Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and One of
His Majesty's Privy Council; and obliged, as well by
repeated Oaths, as by the Duty he owed to His Majesty and his Country, to have advised, consulted,
and promoted, such Matters and Things, as should or
at least were most likely to redound to His Majesty's
Honour, and the Nation's Safety; yet the said Charles
Lord Halifax, not regarding the Laws and Ordinances
of this Realm, nor his said Duty to His Majesty and
the Public, but pursuing his private Interest, did,
by Letters of Privy Seal, bearing Date on or about
the Sixth Day of May which was in the Year of our
Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-seven, (the
Kingdom being then engaged in an expensive War,
and the Debts of the Nation requiring the best and
most frugal Management) procure from His Majesty
a Grant to Henry Segar Gentleman, in Trust for himself, of the Sum of Fourteen Thousand Pounds, of so
much (fn. *) scrubbed Beech, Birch, Holly, Hazle, Thorns,
and Orle, as should by Sale raise the said Sum of
Fourteen Thousand Pounds, to be fallen in His Majesty's Forest of Dean, in the County of Gloucester,
within the Space of Seven Years Time, from the Five
and Twentieth Day of December One Thousand Six
Hundred Ninety-seven; under Colour of which Grant,
Beech of a much greater Value, great Number of
Sapling Oaks, which might and would have been serviceable to the Realm, and also many Tons of wellgrown Timber, fit for the present Use of the Navy,
have been cut and fallen, and sold and disposed of for
the Benefit of the said Lord Halifax.
"5. Whereas there is not any Thing, that so much
conduceth to His Majesty's and the Nation's Honour
and Safety, as the due Ordering and Management of
the King's Treasure and the Public Revenues; for
the receiving and issuing forth of which, the Wisdom
and Policy of this Nation has provided and appointed
several and distinct Officers, with beneficial Salaries, in
order that they may be a Check to each other, and
that no Loss may accrue to His Majesty or the Public, by the Corruption, Unskilfulness, or Negligence
of any particular Officer; yet he the said Charles Lord
Halifax, being One of the Lords of the Treasury,
when, by the Death of the Honourable Sir Robert
Howard, the Office of the Auditor of the Receipts
and Writer of the Tallies became vacant, not regarding the ancient Constitution and approved Methods
in ordering His Majesty's Treasury and the public Revenues, did grant, or procure to be granted, to Christopher Montagu Esquire, the Brother of him the said
Charles Lord Halifax, and then One of the Commissioners of the Excise, the said Place and Office of
Auditor of the Receipts and Writer of the Tallies;
which said Grant was so made and procured by the
said Lord Halifax in Trust, as to the Profits thereof,
for himself, so that, from and after the passing of the
said Grant, he the said Lord Halifax was in Effect at
the same Time One of the Commissioners of the
Treasury, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Auditor
of the Receipts and Writer of the Tallies, and enjoyed the Profits of the said several Offices, which,
by the Constitution of the Treasury, are manifestly
inconsistent, and never were or ought to be trusted in
the same Person; the making and procuring of which
said Grant, by him the said Charles Lord Halifax,
as aforesaid, was a manifest Violation of the established Course and Constitution of the Exchequer, a
Breach of his Trust, of evil Example, and tended
very much to the great Loss and Prejudice of His
Majesty and the Public, by opening a Way to all
Manner of corrupt Practices in the future Management of the Revenues.
"6. Whereas a Treaty and Alliance, between Leopold
the Emperor of Germany and The States General of
the United Provinces, was made and concluded, in the
Year of our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Eightynine, upon the Consideration of the Greatness of the
common Danger which then threatened all Christendom, from the excessive Power of France, and the unconstant Faith of the French in the Observance of
Treaties; whereby it was agreed, that there should be
and remain for ever a constant, perpetual, and inviolable Friendship and good Correspondence between His Imperial Majesty and The States General;
that each of them should be obliged to promote the
other's Interest, and, as much as in them lay, prevent
all Damages and Inconveniencies to each other.
"And whereas certain separate Articles were also at
or about that Time made, and annext to the aforesaid
Treaty, whereby The States General, maturely considering that France had openly declared in several
Courts that, (notwithstanding the most solemn Renunciation) they continued their Pretension, by Force of
Arms, to assert for the Dauphin the Succession of
the Spanish Monarchy, in case the King of Spain
should die without Issue; and also considering what a
Blow their State would receive, and what Prejudice
might happen thereby to the public Affairs and
Quiet; did promise, that, in case His said Catholic
Majesty should die without Issue, they would, with all
their Force, assist His said Imperial Majesty, or His
Heirs, in taking the Succession of the Spanish Monarchy, lawfully belonging to that House, together with
its Kingdoms, Dominions, and Rights, and in their
obtaining and securing the quiet Possession thereof,
against the French and their Adherents, who should
directly or indirectly oppose that Succession, and with
Force repel the Force which should be brought against
"That, at the Instance of The States General, in Pursuance of the said Treaty and separate Articles, our
most Gracious Lord and Sovereign His most Excellent
Majesty King William the Third was invited to enter into the Alliance of the aforesaid Treaty, and into
the Agreement of the said separate Articles; and
thereupon, for restoring and preserving the public
Peace and Quiet, did afterwards, in the said Year of
our Lord One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-nine,
enter into, and, under the Great Seal of England, accept, approve, and ratify, and in the most solemn
Manner engage and promise religiously and inviolably to observe the same, without violating the said
Treaty or separate Articles in any Article, or suffering the same, to the utmost of his Power, to be violated.
"That, in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Six
Hundred Ninety-eight, a Treaty was projected, and
contrived in France to be set on Foot, between
His Majesty, the French King, and The States General, for a Partition of the Spanish Monarchy;
whereby many large Territories thereunto belonging, in case of the Decease of the King of Spain without Issue, were to be allotted and delivered up to
"The Tenor and Design of which last mentioned
Treaty, whilst the same was in Negotiation, was communicated to the said Charles Lord Halifax, then One
of the Commissioners for executing the Office of
Lord Treasurer, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and
One of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council: That the said Charles Lord Halifax, well knowing
the most apparent evil Consequences, as well as the
Injustice of the said Partition, did not, according to
the Trust and Duty of his said several Offices, dissuade or endeavour to obstruct its taking Effect; but, on the contrary, having neither Regard to His Majesty's Honour, engaged by the abovementioned Treaty with the Emperor and The States General,
to the Trade and known Interest of these Kingdoms,
or the Peace of Europe, did advise His Majesty to
enter into the said Treaty; and did so far encourage and promote the same, that the said Treaty was
concluded and ratified under the Great Seal of England; which said Treaty was evidently destructive
of the Trade of this Realm, a Breach of the former
Treaty made with the Emperor in One Thousand Six
Hundred Eighty-nine, dishonourable to His Majesty,
highly injurious to the Interest of the Protestant Religion, and manifestly tended to disturb the general
Peace of Europe, by altering the Balance of Power
therein, and strengthening France against the good
Friends and ancient Allies of our Sovereign Lord the
"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 Accusation or
Impeachment, against the said Lord Halifax,
and also of replying to his Answers which he
shall make unto the said Articles, or any of
them, and of offering Proofs to all and every
the aforesaid Articles, and to all and every
other Articles, Impeachment, or Accusation,
which shall be exhibited by them, as the
Case shall, according to the Course of Parliament, require; do pray, that the said Charles
Lord Halifax may be put to answer the said
Crimes and Misdemeanors; and that such Proceedings, Examinations, Trials, and Judgements, may be thereupon had and given, as is
agreeable to Law and Justice."
Ld. Halifax to have a Copy of the Articles.
After reading, this Day, the Articles of Impeachment brought up from the House of Commons, against
Charles Lord Halifax; and hearing his Lordship thereupon; who desired a Copy of the said Articles; and said,
He would put in his Answer so soon as possibly he
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Halifax
may have a Copy of the Articles against him.
Committee to consider what shall be done, concerning what passed at the Free Conference:
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees (appointed
to draw what was offered at the Free Conference) do
inspect the Journals, as to what hath happened upon
any Occasion, in relation to what passed at the Free
Conference Yesterday, and what hath been done thereupon; and report to the House.
Lords added Managers:
The Duke of Newcastle, Earl Rivers, and the Earl
of Shastsbury, were added to the Managers of the Free
Message to H. C for a Free Conference on this Subject:
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir John Hoskyns and Doctor Newton:
To acquaint them, "That, upon the Occasion of their
last Message Yesterday, in order to continue a good
Correspondence between the Two Houses, their Lordships did immediately appoint a Committee, to state
the Matter of the Free Conference, and also to inspect Precedents of what has happened of the like
Nature; and, that the public Business may receive no
Interruption, the Time desired by their Lordships for
renewing the Free Conference being elapsed, their
Lordships desire a present Free Conference, in the
Painted Chamber, upon the Subject-matter of the
last Free Conference."
Protest against sending for a Second Free Conference, till the First is determined.
"We conceive it to be improper, and not agreeable
to the Methods of Parliament, to send for a Second
Free Conference, before the First is determined, or
that there is a Vote of the House passed for insisting.
Report of what passed at the Free Conference.
The Lord Steward reported, from the Committee
appointed to draw up what was offered at the Free Conference; (videlicet,)
"That Mr. Harcourt opened the Conference; and
argued, First, against the Reasons given by this House,
why they could not agree to a Committee of both
Houses; but afterwards entered into a Debate against
the Two Resolutions of this House, relating to the
Impeachments depending; (videlicet,)
"Resolved by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, nemine contradicente,
That no Lord of Parliament, impeached of
high Crimes and Misdemeanors, and coming
to his Trial, shall, upon his Trial, be without
"Resolved, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That no Lord of Parliament, impeached of high Crimes and Misdemeanors, can be precluded from voting on
any Occasion, except in his own Trial.
"And in his Argument, he used this Expression,
"That he wished their Lordships had sent their Reasons, as well as their Resolutions."
"Sir Bartholomew Shower spoke next, in Pursuance
of the Argument begun by Mr. Harcourt, against the
abovesaid Resolutions; and, in giving Reasons against
the latter of the said Resolutions, amongst other
Things, did affirm, "That such a Proceeding would
be abhorrent from Justice."
"In Answer to those Gentlemen, the Lord Haversham used some Arguments and Expressions, which
the Managers for the House of Commons took Exceptions at; but (fn. *) what those were, the Committee
cannot so charge their Memories, as to give the House
a particular Account of them: And the Lord Haversham, being desired by the Committee to recollect what
he had said, did inform their Lordships, "That, observing in the Free Conference several Things said
by Mr. Harcourt and Sir Bartholomew Shower, that
reflected on the Honour and Justice of this House, as
he apprehended, and that he took to be foreign to
the Subject-matter of the Free Conference, he thought
it his Duty to take Notice thereof; but in what Expressions, he hoped their Lordships would excuse him
from giving a particular Account; but denies that he
said several Things contained in the Paper sent up by
the House of Commons; but says, that he desired to
be heard out, and that the Words he had spoke might
be writ down; but the Managers for the Commons
broke up the Conference abruptly."
Ld. Haversham to have a Copy of the Commons Charge.
The Lord Haversham this Day moved, "That he may
have a Copy of the Commons Charge against him,
and Time to answer:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Haversham shall have a Copy of the Charge against him, and
do answer thereunto; and that he shall have Counsel
allowed him, in order to answer the Charge against
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return Answer:
That the Commons will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from H. C. desiring Justice may be done upon Ld. Haversham, before they renew the Free Conference.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Cheny and others:
To acquaint this House; (videlicet,)
"That the Commons are extremely desirous to preserve a good Correspondence between the Two Houses,
and to expedite the Trials of the impeached Lords;
but conceive it is not consistent with the Honour of
the House of Commons, to renew the Free Conference,
until they have received Reparation, by your Lordships doing Justice upon John Lord Haversham, for
the Indignity he Yesterday offered to the House of
Lords insist upon not having a Committee of both Houses:
The House being moved, "To insist, not to have a
Committee of both Houses, touching the Trials of the
impeached Lords;" and Debate thereupon;
The Question was put, "Whether this House
shall insist upon their Resolution of not allowing a Committee of both Houses?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against that Resolution.
"We conceive it to be improper, and not agreeable
to the Methods of Parliament, to pass a Vote for insisting, before the First Free Conference is determined; or, if it be determined (as we conceive it is not),
the Vote for insisting should have preceded the Message
for a Second Free Conference.
Message to H. C. for Members of their House to attend, as Witnesses, at Ld. Somers's Trial; and for a Letter from the King to him.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Robert Legard and Doctor Newton:
To acquaint them, "That the Lord Sommers having
informed this House, That Sir Stephen Fox, John
Smith Esquire, William Lowndes Esquire, Stephen Hervey Esquire, and William Gulston Esquire, Members
of their House, may be material Witnesses for him,
at his Trial, on Tuesday next, in Westminster Hall;
this House desires that they may have Leave to attend,
and give their Testimonies at the said Trial; and that
a Letter, which His Majesty was pleased to write to
him in One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-eight,
being now in their House, will be necessary for his Defence at his Trial; this House desires that the said
Letter may be produced at the said Trial."
Address to the King, for the original Partition Treaty, and the E. of Portland's and Secretary Vernon's Letters.
Upon the humble Request of the Lord Haversham
to this House:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That an humble Address be
made to His Majesty, from this House, "That He will
be pleased to give Order, That the Original Treaties
of Partition, of One Thousand Six Hundred NinetyEight and One Thousand Six Hundred Ninety-nine,
and the Earl of Portland's and Mr. Secretary Vernon's
Letters relating thereunto, or authentic Copies of
them, may be laid before this House on Monday
next, at Eleven a Clock;" and that the Lords with
White Staves attend His Majesty with this Address.
Duroure at al. Nat.
Upon reading the Petitions of Alexander Duroure,
Anthony Laroque, Daniel Moreau Senior, and others;
praying Leave to be naturalized:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Petitioners may be added to the Bill now depending, in order
to be naturalized, as desired.
Yate versus Fettiplace.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will hear
the Cause wherein William Yate Esquire is Appellant,
and Sir Edmund Fettyplace and others are Respondents,
on Wednesday next, at Eleven a Clock.
Union between England and Scotland.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration of
a Committee, to be appointed, to consider what is proper to be done towards an Union between England and
Scotland; shall be resumed on Monday next, at Eleven a
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Lunæ,
(videlicet,) decimum sextum diem instantis Junii, hora
undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus:
Sabbati, 28° die Junii, 1701,
hitherto examined by us,