DIE Veneris, 31 die Maii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. Thesaurarius Angliæ.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Marq. de Winton.
Comes Pembrooke et Mount.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. De la Ware.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkeley.
Ds. Gerard de Bromeley.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkeley de Stratton.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Report concerning Quakers Petition.
The Earl of Pembrooke reported from the Committee
that were appointed to consider of the Quakers Petition, "That the Committee, after long Debate,
were of Opinion, That the Second Proposition in the
Paper put in by the Quakers, concerning "Yea"
and "Nay" to be taken in Lieu of Oaths, should be
"That the Committee, having rejected it, thought
fit to offer it as their Opinion, That a promissory
Oath should be tendered to the Quakers, such a
one as no good Subject can or ought to refuse.
"That the Third Proposition, concerning Respects
and putting off of Hats, &c. should be rejected
"That the Fourth Clause, concerning their not
coming to the Public Worship, and the First, being
dependent on it (as to their Private Meetings), being
too weighty for the Determination of the Committee,
they thought it fit to be reported to this House, to
be debated by the House.
"The Committee also is of Opinion, That the Fifth
Clause, concerning not paying of Tithes, &c. be rejected.
"That the Sixth Clause, concerning their not observing Days and Meats, &c. having Dependance
on the Fourth concerning Public Worship, is fit also
to be debated by the whole House.
"That the Committee will consider of the Second
Part of the Order, for a Remedy of the Distempers
of these People, when they have received the Resolution of this House concerning the Three Clauses
offered to their Resolution by the Committee."
Debate of the Act for continuing the Long Parliament:
Next, the House proceeded to the Business of this
Day; which was, to consider of the late Act of Parliament for the continuing of the Parliament begun the
Third Day of November, 1640.
The said Act was read.
Judges to deliver their Opinions about it.
And, after a long Debate, it is ORDERED, That the
Judges now present shall attend on Thursday Morning
next, to deliver their Opinions in Point of Law, upon
the Matters in Debate this Day, upon the said Act.
Message from H. C. concerning a Fast; and for a Conference about the Bill for preserving the King's Person.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Lowther:
To let their Lordships know, That the Commons
taking Notice of the great Inconvenience and Danger
that is threatened to the whole Nation by the immoderate and continued Rain, they desire His Majesty
may be moved, "That He would please to issue out a
Proclamation, for the observing of a Public Day of
Humiliation, throughout England and Wales and the
Town of Barwicke upon Tweed, in respect of the
immoderate Rain and Waters, and to beseech God
to divert the Judgements threatened thereby."
The House of Commons desire their Lordships will
give them a Conference, so soon as it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Amendments
sent down to them in the Bill for the Safety and Preservation of the King's Person and Government, &c.
The King to be moved for a Proclamation for a Fast.
Hereupon this House ordered the Lord Chamberlain
to move the King, from this House, "That He would
please to give Order for a Proclamation to issue, for
the keeping of a Day of Humiliation, as is desired."
ORDERED, To give a present Conference, in the
Painted Chamber; and that the Lord Chancellor, the
Lord Privy Seal, and the Lord Chamberlain, are appointed to report the Conference.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to H. C.
That this House hath appointed One of their Members
to move His Majesty, that He would please to appoint
a Day of Humiliation, as is desired; and that their
Lordships will give a Conference presently, in the Painted
Lords Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Absence of the Earl of Warwicke is excused for this Day, in regard of his ill
ORDERED, The Earl of Westm'land and the Lord
Morley have Leave to be absent from this House for a
Message to H. C. with the Earl of Dorset's and Sir W. Throckmorton's Bills.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Birde and Mr. Hobart:
To deliver to them Two Bills, which have been
passed by this House, wherein their Concurrence is desired:
1. A Bill for settling the Manors of Knole, Seale,
and Kempsing, upon the Earl of Dorsett.
2. A Bill for naturalizing Sir William Throckmorton,
Dame Elizabeth his Wife, and William Throckmorton,
and other Children.
Bill to vacate Sir E. Powell's Fines.
ORDERED, That the Reading of the Bill the Second
Time, for making void certain Fines unduly procured
to be levied, by Sir Edward Powell Knight and Baronet,
and Dame Mary his Wife, and hearing Counsel on both
Sides at this Bar, is put off until this Day Sevennight,
which is Friday the Seventh Day of June next.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went into the Painted Chamber, to the Conference with the House of Commons; which being
ended, the House was resumed.
And it was ORDERED, That the Report of this Conference shall be made the next Day this House sits
E. of Strafford's Privilege, in Scudamore's Suit against him.
Whereas Complaint hath been made to this House,
by the Earl of Strafford, "That a Declaration in the
Court of Common Pleas has been sent to Hamond
Overed, a Tenant to his Lordship, wherein William
Scudamore is Plaintiff, against George Hunter, as a
seigned Ejector, for a Messuage and several Parcels
of Land, in the Parish of Overton, in the County
of Yorke, wherein his Lordship's Title is only concerned:"
It is ORDERED, That the Court of Common Pleas
shall not proceed upon the said Declaration, during the
Privilege of this Parliament, unless his Lordship shall
be content to wave his Privilege; and hereof all Counsel, Attornies, Solicitors, and all others herein concerned, are to take Notice, and yield their Obedience
E. Rivers, Privilege in Higgins's Suit.
Upon Information given this Day to the House,
"That a Coach and Six Horses of Thomas Earl Rivers,
a Member of the House of Peers, were attached by
Edward Higgins; and that there are divers Suits
prosecuted, and Thirty-four Declarations filed against
his Lordship, during the Time of the Privilege of
It is ORDERED, That there shall be no further Proceedings, by the said Higgins, against the Earl Rivers,
during the Privilege of this Parliament, concerning the
said Actions, unless his Lordship shall be content to
wave his Privilege: And the said Higgins, his Counsel,
Attorney, Solicitors, and all others whom it may concern, are to take Notice hereof, and yield their Obedience to this Order, as they will answer the contrary to
Gifford versus L. Mohun.
ORDERED, That if Joseph Wilson appear not in Court
on Wednesday the Fifth of June next, to give Satisfaction
to this House, according to his Affidavit of the Seven-teenth of May Instant, on the Behalf of the Lord Mohun,
That then Dorothea Gifford Widow is hereby permitted
to proceed in her ordinary Course at Law against Peter
Cooke, for Thirty-six Messuages and One Garden, in
Bloomesbury, wherein it is alledged that the said Lord
Mohun is interessed; the Order of this House of the said
17th of May notwithstanding: And hereof Notice is to
be given to the said Wilson, or left at his House, or
most usual Place of Abode, who is to attend this House
according to this Order.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet,
5tum diem Junii, 1661, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic
Hitherto examined by us,
Howard of Ch. & Andever.