DIE Mercurii, 22 die Maii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marq. de Winton.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes (fn. *)
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkeley de Strat.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Sir William Throckmorton, &c. take the Oaths.
Memorandum, That, before the Sitting of the House,
Sir Wm. Throckmorton, Dame Elizabeth his Wife, and
William Throckmorton his Son, took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, according to the Stat. of 7° Jacobi,
before the Chancellor and divers other Lords, at the
Lord Chancellor's Wool-sack, kneeling; the Clerk of
the Crown reading the Oaths unto them: And this was
before the Second Reading of the Bill for naturalizing
Peers Poll Money.
ORDERED, That the Commissioners, or any Five of
them, mentioned in the Acts concerning the Poll Bill,
are to meet on Friday next, by Eight of the Clock, in
the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers; and
make a List of all such Lords as have paid, and what
they have paid, as also who have not paid, upon the
First and Second Act of Poll Money; and afterwards
make Report thereof to this House.
Bill to prevent Tumults, &c.
The Earl of North'ton reported from the Committee,
the Bill against Tumults, &c. with some Amendments,
which the Committee offer to the Consideration of the
House; which Amendments, being read Twice, were
Agreed to. And the House ordered the said Bill to be engrossed, with the said Amendments.
Bill for preserving the King's Person.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for securing
and preserving His Majesty's Person and Government,
against all treasonable and seditious Practices and Attempts."
ORDERED, That this Bill be read again the Second
Time on Friday Morning next.
Bastard, Ld. Mohun's Servant, versus Neave, for arresting him.
This Day John Neave was brought to this Bar, being sent for as delinquent, by Order of this House,
dated the 13th of May Instant, for causing Joseph Bastard,
Servant to the Lord Mohun, to be arrested, contrary to
the Privilege of Parliament.
And the said Neave, in his Answer, acknowledged he
took the said Joseph Bastard upon Execution, for Damage he received by him the Nineteenth of January
last; but he denied that the said Joseph Bastard was the
Lord Mohun's Servant, but Servant to Mrs. Harris.
Upon which, divers Witnesses were examined upon
Oath; but none of them did swear positively that
the said Bastard is the Lord Mohun's Menial Servant.
And a Protection also under the Lord Mohun's Hand
and Seal was read, acknowledging him to be his menial
Likewise so much of the Standing Orders of this
House as concerned Privileges of Parliament, in Point of
Servants, were read.
And, after some Debate, it is ORDERED, That the
said John Neave for the present shall be released from
his Restraint he lies under, giving sufficient Bond to the
Serjeant at Arms, in whose Custody he is, to appear
personally before this House within Twenty-four Hours
after he shall be summoned; and that the further Debate upon the Merits of this Cause is deferred until the
Lord Mohun comes to this House.
Hatfield Level Bill.
ORDERED, That the Bill concerning the Draining of
Hatfeild Levell shall be read the First Time on Friday
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Dorsett and the Earl
of Midd. have Leave to be absent from their Attendance
upon this House, for a few Days.
Winston, E. of Thanet's Servant, arrested. Merchant and Latham sent for.
ORDERED, upon the Complaint of the Earl of
Thanett, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House, or his Deputy, shall attach the Body of Robert
Merchant Ironmonger, at whose Suit Phillip Winston, a
menial Servant of the Earl of Thanett, a Member of
Parliament, and a Peer of this Realm, is arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and also shall attach the Body of Thomas Latham, a Serjeant belonging
to The Poultrie Compter, London, who arrested the said
Phillip Winston; and forthwith bring them before the
Lords in Parliament, to answer their several Contempts
to this House. And this to be a sufficient Warrant in
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Veneris, videlicet,
24um diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis