Veneris, 10 die Januarii, 13° Car. Regis.
A BILL, in the Nature of an additional Act, concerning Matters of Assurance, was this Day read
the First time.
Resolved, That this Bill be read again, the Second time,
on Tuesday next.
A Bill, sent from the Lords, for settling certain drained
Grounds, lying within the Level of Hatfield Chace, and
Parts adjacent, within the Counties of Yorke, Lincolne,
and Nottingham, was this Day read the Second time.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill be committed to the same Committee to whom the Bill for Lindsey Level is committed: And all the Members of this
House, who shall come to the said Committee, are to have
Votes thereat; except such as are Owners, Undertakers,
or Adventurers, or otherwise concerned in Point of Interest, in this Level: And the Petitions, of the Freeholders,
Tenants, and Commoners, within the Manor of Epworth;
and of Henry Portington; and of the West Riding in the
County of Yorke; are referred to the same Committee:
Who are to receive, and take into Consideration, their
Petitions, and the Petitions, Claims, and Interests of any
other Persons concerned in this Level: And they are to
call before them all Persons concerned; and to give them
convenient Time to come in: And to send for Persons,
Papers, and Records.
Resolved, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do search for, and take into Custody, the Persons
that gave in Papers of the Names of Members of this
House, to be of the Committee for the Bill of the Level
called Hatfeild Chase; and do bring them in Custody; to
answer their Misdemeanor, and Breach of Privilege, in
giving in the said Papers.
Mr. Waller reported, That the Committee of Twentyfour, appointed by this House, had met with the Committee of Twelve, appointed by the House of Lords, at
the Time and Place appointed; and that the Members
of this House, when they met with those appointed by
the Lords, sat down with them, and put on their Hats,
without any Exception taken by the Lords: That though
the Order of this House was as full as That of the Lords;
yet the Committee thought fit, that the Remedies should
proceed from the House itself, when it was full: That the
Lord Chancellor made an additional Report of the traiterous Design set on foot at several Times; and acquainted
them with the Names of such as engaged; and of the further Discovery that was made; and how it was discovered:
That he named Mr. Moyer, John Lenthall, Major Haynes,
Mr. Nevill, Packer, and Salmon: That Wildman, and Salmon differed upon their Examinations; Wildman saying,
He had not seen Salmon in Twelve Months before; and
Salmon saying, He had been with Wildman the Day before:
That Salmon confessed, He had desired a Pass from Wildman; and Wildman said, He knew nothing of it: That there
was found with Salmon a List of One hundred and Sixty
Officers of the late Army: That it was further discovered,
That there should have been a Meeting in London, about
the Tenth or Eleventh of December; and that they intended, about the End of January or February, to have made
sure of Shrewsbury, Coventry, and Bristol; and that they
should rise in several Parts at once; that if they did but
disturb our Peace they should lessen our Reputation
abroad, by discovering we were at Variance among ourselves; that, where they were prevalent, they should begin with Assassination; which moved one of them to
relent; that some of the late King's Murderers were entertained in France, Holland, and Germany, and held constant Correspondence with these, and were fomented by
some foreign Princes; that many Arms were bought, in
order to this Design; and that they bragged that if they
once got footing, they should not want Means to carry
on the Work: That they were discovered by one of
the One-and-twenty; and his Relation confirmed by such
Intelligence from abroad, as never failed: That by a
Letter from Mr. Walden, at Huntingdon, it was informed,
that many there met under the Name of Quakers, that
were not so; and rid in Multitudes, by Night, to the
Terror of his Majesty's good Subjects: That there was
there a dangerous Inn, and a seditious Preacher, who
uttered the same thing there as was here at London by
Seaman, who used the late King so barbarously at the
Isle of Wight: That the Name of the Discoverer was concealed; because some in this Design were not taken; but
would shortly be made appear in Westminster Hall: That
it may be wondered, that some Proposals were not made
to remedy this impendent Evil: But the King had advised with the Duke of Albemarle (who was present at this
Committee), and had put Two Troops into Shrewsbury,
and as many into Coventry (who by the Way, had broken
a great Knot of Thieves, and taken Twenty): That a
Rumour was spread, that the Appointing of this Committee was only a Plot to govern by an Army; and that
the Committee was made in order to it: But the Committee was very sensible of the real Danger; and hoped
this House would be so too; and that, since all our Adversaries were united to destroy us, so we should unite to
Ordered, That the Committee appointed by this House,
to join with the Committee named by the Lords, be dissolved.
Ordered, That the Debate upon the Report of Mr.
Waller be resumed To-morrow, when the House is full.
Lambert and Vane.
Ordered, That such of the Members of this House as
are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do wait upon his Majesty, to put his Majesty in mind of the former Order of
this House; whereby his Majesty was humbly desired to
send for Lambert and Vane, in order to their Trial; and
Waller, and the other Persons attainted of High Treason,
to attend this House, when they shall be called; and to
beseech his Majesty to take an Account of what hath been
done in Execution of his Majesty's Commands therein.
Execution of Regicides.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Bill for
Execution of certain Persons attainted of High Treason is
committed, be revived; and do meet on Tuesday next,
in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock; and all the
Members of this House, who shall come to the said Committee, are to have Votes thereat: And the Committee
are desired to hasten their Report: And the Persons hereunder named are particularly added to the said Committee; Sir Thomas Leigh, Sir John Duncombe, Sir Thomas
Allen, Mr. Henry Coventry, Mr. William Coventry, Colonel
Legg, Mr. John Ashburnham, Sir William Lowther, Sir
Charles Hussey, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Clement Throgmorton,
Sir John Brampston, Serjeant Keeling, Sir Matthew Appleyard, Mr. Milward, Lord Ancram, Sir Thomas Strickland,
Colonel Fretchvile, Sir Richard Temple, Mr. Scudamore,
Mr. Ellyott, Colonel Strangwayes: And the said Committee
is to meddle with no Petitions for the Traitors, but such
as were at first referred, or shall be recommended by the
House: And the said Committee is authorized to examine
all such Persons as they shall think fit, in order to the
Discovery of such Persons that were upon the Scaffold in
Vizards, when the late King was traiterously murdered,
and put to Death.
Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. Andrew Newport, Serjeant Rainsford, and Mr. William Russell, be added to the Committee of Privileges and Elections.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning at Eight of the Clock.