Martis, 30 die Aprilis, 1678.
A COMPLAINT being made of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir Lancelot Lake, a
Member of this House, by one Thomas Milksopp and his
Son, by putting in of Cattle, and entering upon the Lands
of Sir Lancelot Lake;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the Matter of the said
Complaint; and report the same, with their Opinions
therein, to the House.
A Complaint being made of a Breach of Privilege committed against John Churchill Esquire, a Member of this
House, by one Jacob Sansom, in causing Edward Brann,
menial Servant and Shepherd, to be arrested at the said
Sansom's Suit, by one Edward Macham a Bailiff, who was
employed by one Roger Clavell an Attorney.
Ordered, That the said Jacob Sansom, Edward Macham,
and Roger Clavel, be sent for in Custody of the Serjeant
at Arms attending this House, for their Breach of Privi
lege, in arresting and molesting Edward Brann the Shepherd and menial Servant of John Churchill Esquire, a
Member of this House.
Upon Complaint made of a Breach of Privilege committed against Sir James Smith, a Member of this House,
by one Daniell Harvey a Gauger or Officer of Excise;
by breaking open, and entering into the House of the said
Sir James Smith, at Banstead in the County of Surry,
under pretence of some Authority he had from the
Farmers or Commissioners of Excise, to search for Drink
concealed in the said Sir James Smith's House; when
there was no such Drink lying therein, but Two small
Vessels, brewed by the Appointment and for the Use
of himself and his Family, containing about half a
Barrel; notwithstanding the said Harvey was offered to
have the Keys of the said House sent for, and the Doors
opened for him to make Search;
Ordered, That the said Daniell Harvey be sent for in
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms attending this House,
for his Breach of Privilege committed against the said Sir
James Smith, a Member of this House, in breaking open
and entering into the House of the said Sir James Smith,
St. Asaph's Cathedral.
Mr. Crowch reports from the Committee to whom the
Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for appropriating the Rectories of Llanrhayader in Mochnant in
the Counties of Denbigh and Mountgomery; and of
Skeviog in the County of Flint, for the Repairs of the
Cathedral Church of St. Asaph, and for the better
Maintenance of the Choir there; and also for the Uniting
several Rectories sine cura; and the Vicarages of the
same Parishes within the Diocese of St. Asaph aforesaid,
That the Committee had perused and considered of the
said Bill; and returned the same without Amendment.
And the said Bill being read a Third time;
Resolved, &c. That the said Bill do pass: And that
the Title be agreed.
Restoring Lord Audley, &c.
Sir John Mallett reports from the Committee to whom
the Bill sent from the Lords, intituled, An Act for
restoring the Honour of Baron Audley of Hely, to James
Lord Audley, and others herein mentioned; and also for
restoring them in Blood; several Amendments, agreed by
the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in
his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the
Clerk's Table: Where the same, being twice read, were
upon the Question, agreed.
Mr. Prideaux' Petition.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Holt do put in his Answer
to the Petition of Mr. Prideaux by Monday next.
Proposals of Peace.
Mr. Secretary Williamson acquaints the House, That
the Persons appointed to attend his Majesty had waited
upon him: And that his Majesty had commanded him
to acquaint the House, That the Proposals sent by the
Lord Feversham, were the same, verbatim, contained in
the Treaties offensive and defensive, already delivered in:
That the Answer of the French King was verbal: That
he did not think them reasonable; and that, if he should
accept . ., he knew not how to answer it to his People.
The House then proceeded to the Consideration of
the Lord Chancellor's Speech.
And the said Speech, and Part of the League offensive
and defensive, being read;
Committee to abstract Leagues, &c.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed, to
prepare and present to the House, on Thursday next,
an Abstract of the Matters contained in the Leagues and
other Writings, delivered unto this House by Mr. Secretary
And it is referred to Mr. Powle, Sir Wm. Coventry, Mr.
Secretary Williamson, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Waller, Sir Ch.
Wheeler, Colonel Birch, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Winston
Churchill, Sir Tho. Clerges, Sir John Cotton, Sir Tho. Lee,
Sir Gervas Elwes, Lord O Brien, Mr. Williams, Sir John
Bramston, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Hen.
Ford, Sir Ch. Cotterell, Sir Tho. Littleton, Mr. Thyn,
Mr. Hamden, Sir Robert Howard, Sir Wm. Farmer, Sir
John Talbot, Sir Jonath. Trelawney, Mr. Serjeant Rigby,
Sir Rob. Carr, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr.
Finch, Sir John Trevor, Sir Hen. Goodrick, Mr. Hopkins,
Mr. Marvell, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Pepis, Sir John Nicholas,
Mr. Crowch, Sir Nich. Carey, Sir Geo. Downing, Sir Ph.
Warwick, Sir Ph. Munckton, Sir Cyril Wyche, Sir Ric.
Graham, Lord Ancram, Sir John Knight, Mr. Garraway,
Mr. May, Sir Robert Thomas, Mr. Spry, Sir Fr. Rolles,
Sir Ric. Wiseman, Sir Hen. Puckering, Sir Rich. Temple,
Mr. Herbert, Sir Ch. Harbord, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Treby,
Lord Cavendish, Sir Ph. Harecourt, Mr. Gray, Sir Geo.
Fletcher, Sir Jo. Birkenhead, or any Five of them: And
they are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock,
in the Speaker's Chamber.
Treaties and Proposals.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House, that
are of his Majesty's Privy Council, do attend his
Majesty; and humbly desire of his Majesty, that the
Treaty or Proposals for ascertaining or concerting the
Proportions of Ships and Men, to be provided by England
and the States General, with the Answers thereunto;
and also the Instrument or Dispatch in Writing, sent
into France by the Earl of Feversham, and the Answer
of the French King thereunto; may be produced to the
Committee; to the end they may prepare Abstracts
thereof, to be presented to this House.
And then the House adjourned till Thursday
the Second Day of May, Eight of the Clock
in the Morning.