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ANSWER returned, by Sir William Bird and Sir
Charles Cæsar: That they did Yesterday deliver unto
the House of Commons the Five Bills sent by them.
Assuring Lands to Lord Mountague for certain Uses.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for settling of
certain Manors and Lands of the Right Honourable
Anthony Lord Viscount Mountague, towards the Payment of his Debts, and raising of his Daughters
And, being put to the Question, was Assented unto.
Founding a College at East Grinsted by the Earl of Dorset.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Founding and Establishing a College, or Hospital, in the Town
of East-Grinsted, in the County of Sussex, according to
the Intention of the Right Honourable Robert Earl of
Dorsett, for One and Thirty Persons, and for the Incorporating the said One and Thirty Persons, and enabling them with Maintenance and Revenue, according
to the last Will of the said Earl.
Trials by Battail.
Hodie the Earl Marshal reported the Bill, An Act to
abolish all Trials by Battail, and joining of Issue by
Battail, in all Writs of Right, as fit to pass, with some
Amendments; the which Amendments were presently
Twice read, and the Bill Ordered to be ingrossed accordingly.
Brewhouses in and near London and Westminster.
Hodie 1a et 2a
vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning
Brewhouses in and about London and Westm. and committed unto the
L. Archbp. of Cant.
L. Bp. of Duresm.
L. Cary of Lep.
Mr. Serjeant Davis to attend the Lords.
To meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight, in the
For prohibiting the Printing of Petitions.
The Lord Archbishop of Canterbury moved the House,
To take some Order to forbid the Printing of Petitions,
for that thereby scandalous Petitions are published; and
signified unto their Lordships, That one Thomas Morley
had caused a Petition to be printed, very invective against
the Lord Keeper, the which is directed to the Parliament, and secretly delivered unto divers, but not orderly
presented, either to this House, or to the House of Commons; in which Petition the said Morley complaineth
against an Order made in the Court of Star Chamber.
The said Order was read, in hæc verba:
Order of the Star Chamber, concerning Morley, &c. for Contempt of that Court.
"In Camera Stellata, coram Concilio ibidem, 5
die Julii, Anno 20 Jacobi Regis præsentibus.
Domino Custode Magni Sigilii Angliæ.
Domino Vicecomite Maundevill.
Domino Vicecomite Wallingford.
Thoma Edmonds, Milite, Thesaurario Hospitii Regis.
Domino Capitali Justiciario de Banco Regis.
Domino Tanfeild, Capitali Barone Scaccarii.
This Day the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper
made Declaration to this Court, That whereas, in Easter
Term last, there being a Motion made here in open
Court, on the Behalf of the Master, Wardens, and Company of the Woodmongers of London, against the Carmen and Wharfingers; and Mr. Serjeant Richardson,
of Counsel with the Wharfingers, informed the Court
therein, on the Behalf of his Clients, That one Thomas
Morley, Walter Kite, Thomas Copley, and some other of
the Company of Woodmongers, have Yesterday exhibited an Indictment against the said Mr. Serjeant
Richardson, in The King's Bench, for supposed Misinformation of this Court in the said Cause; which the
Court conceiving to be a Matter tending to the great
Dishonour of the Court, and a great Wrong to the said
Serjeant, and may breed much Trouble and Inconvenience if it should be admitted, have Ordered, with
one Consent, That the Proceedings on the said Indictment be stayed, and no further to be proceeded upon;
and the Court, much condemning the audacious, bold,
and insolent Attempt of the said Thomas Morley, Walter
Kite, and Thomas Copley, and others his Confederates, in
framing and exhibiting the said Indictment (the like
whereof is not known to have been heretofore upon any
such Occasion (fn. *) done or attempted), hath further thought
fit, and Ordered, That the said Thomas Morley, Walter
Kite, and Thomas Copley, and other of the said Woodmongers, and his and their Confederates, as did frame,
contrive, and exhibit the said Indictment, or did procure,
animate, or abet the exhibiting thereof, shall be called
before the Judges of the said Court of King's Bench, or
some of them, and His Majesty's Attorney General; to
be examined, touching the framing, contriving, and exhibiting the said Indictment, and by whose Means, Advice, Encouragement, Abetment, or Directions, the
same was drawn and exhibited, and who wrote the
same; and upon such further Interrogatories as the said
Judges and Mr. Attorney General shall think fit in their
Wisdom; and that the said Thomas Morley, Walter
Kite, and Thomas Copley, and their Confederates, and
such others as have been Actors in the said Cause, shall
forthwith enter into Recognizance in this Court, for
their forth-coming and appearing, de die in diem, to answer their said Contempt and Misdemeanor; and to
abide such Punishment for the same as the Court shall
impose upon them.
Ex. per Isa. Cotton. Thomas May."
The said Petition was read also, in hæc verba:
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty, the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this
High Court of Parliament assembled.
Morley's Petition against the Lord Keeper, for Oppression in the Star Chamber.
"The humble Petition of Thomas Morley, a free-born
Subject of this Kingdom, and so inheritable to
the Laws, Liberties, and free Customs of the
"In all Humility sheweth, That whereas the Right
Honourable the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of
England, as a Great Officer and Judge in His Majesty's Courts of Star Chamber and Chancery, ought
to watch over the Peace of the Kingdom, and to suppress, to his Power, all Acts of Deceits and Collusions done against the Laws and Peace of the King,
His Crown and Dignity; and further, by his Cath,
is bound to do Right to all Manner of People, after
the Laws and Usages of this Realm, and not to suffer the Hurt or Disheriting of the King, or the Rights
of the Crown to be decreased; but that he shall do and
purchase the King's Profit in all that he reasonably
"And whereas the Petitioner, in the Term of The
Holy Trinity, in the 20th Year of His Majesty's Reign,
for and on the Behalf of His Majesty, preferred into
His Majesty's High Court of King's Bench a Bill
of Indictment against Sir Thomas Richardson, Knight,
and Serjeant at Law, for doing Deceit and Collusion
in the High and Honourable Court of the King of
Star Chamber, in Deceit of the said Court, for to beguile and inveigle the said Court, to the great Deceit,
Contempt, and Abuse of the said Court, &c. against
the Form of the Statute (in that Behalf made and
provided), and against the Peace of our Sovereign
Lord the King, His Crown, and Dignity.
"And whereas the said Bill of Indictment, upon
good and full Evidence given by the Petitioner, and
others, on the Behalf of the King, to the Grand Inquest, then and there impanneled for the County of
Midd. to enquire of such Deceits, Collusions, and
other Excesses, was, by the said Inquest, being good
and lawful Men of the said County, found to be a
"And whereas the said Proceedings by the said Petitioner were most regular, just, and legal, and in the
King's High Road of Justice prosecuted, according to
the good ancient Laws of this Kingdom, and such as
much tended to His Majesty's Service and the Public Good; and whereby, upon the said Sir Thomas
Richardson's Attainder upon the said Indictment, a
great Profit would have grown to the Crown by his
Fine, if due Proceedings might thereupon have been
"That the Right Honourable the Lord Keeper, well
knowing the Premises, after the said Indictment preferred, and before the Verdict came in, contrary to
his Oath, and the Duty of his great Office and Place,
and in great Wrong of the Petitioner, and to disgrace
and to give Interruption to His Majesty's said Service,
the Fifth Day of June, in the 20th Year of His
Majesty's Reign aforesaid, being the next Day after
the said Bill of Indictment preferred, made open Declaration, in the said High Court of Star Chamber,
That the Petitioner, with others, had the Day before
exhibited the said Bill of Indictment against the said
Sir Thomas Richardson, which his Lordship conceived
to be a Matter tending to the great Dishonour of
the said Court, and a great Wrong to the said Serjeant,
and might breed much Trouble and Inconvenience, if it
should be proceeded upon; contemning the said legal,
just, and ordinary Way of seeking to suppress and
punish Deceits and Collusion, as an audacious, bold,
and insolent Attempt; and further thought fit, and so
Ordered, That the Petitioner, and others, the Framers
and Exhibiters of the said Bill of Indictment, should
be called before the Judges of the said Court of King's
Bench, or some of them, and His Majesty's Attorney
General, to be examined touching the same; and that
the Petitioner, and other Actors in the said Cause,
should forthwith enter into Recognizance, for their
Appearance de die in diem, to answer their said Contempt
and Misdemeanors, and to abide such Punishment
for the same as the Court should impose; which Recognizance the Petitioner entered accordingly, and
divers Days attended Mr. Attorney General to be
examined; but he, being learned, and well understanding what Danger thereby he might have run
into, absolutely refused to examine or question the
"Now, forasmuch as the said Declaration, and Order
thereupon made by the said Lord Keeper as aforesaid,
being of the Nature of an Injunction to stay an Indictment at the King's own Suit, is a bold Outbraving and Over-topping of the public Justice of
this Kingdom, in a public Court, by an eminent and
public Minister of Justice and Estate, in manifest
Violation of his Oath, Duty, and Trust, in high Contempt of His Majesty, Usurpation upon His Regalities, Disturbance of the Common Right, Encouragement and Invitation of Evil doers, infringing of the
Liberties of the Free Subjects of this Kingdom, and
contrary to many the good and ancient Laws and
Ordinances of the same, and an Offence so unprecedented, exorbitant, and enormous, as the Petitioner
knows not what to call it:
"His most humble Suit to His Sacred Majesty
the Head, to the Lords and Commons the most Honourable Members of this Great Council, is, That
they would be pleased to take into their grave and
mature Considerations the Height, Latitude, and Sequel of this extraordinary Transgression; and thereupon to proceed to such Censure as may give Reparation to the wronged, both King and Subject, and
strike a Terror to Presumption itself for ever hereafter attempting the like."
This Order and Petition being read, their Lordships
conceived, That this Order was not made by the Lord
Keeper alone, his Lordship being no sole Judge in the
Court of Star Chamber, but by the whole Court.
Morley and his Printer to be brought before the House.
And it is Ordered, That the said Thomas Morley,
and the Printer of the said Petition, be brought hither
before their Lordships, To-morrow Morning, by Nine
of the Clock; and the Clerk made a Warrant thereupon to the Serjeant at Arms accordingly.
Printing Petitions to be prohibited.
Their Lordships also appointed the Lords Committees
for Petitions to take Order for Prevention of Printing of
Petitions and Briefs hereafter.
Committees may adjourn themselves.
Their Lordships agreed, That the Lords Committees
have Power (according to the ancient Orders of this
House) to adjourn themselves de die in diem, as often as
Committee for Munitions, &c.
Lords Committees for Munitions, &c. are to meet
on Wednesday next, at Two, in the Council Chamber at
Earl of Derby's Privilege.
Sir Edward Osbaldeston's Arrest.
Thomas Bankes, being brought to the Bar, according
to the Order of the Eighteenth of this Month, acknowledged his Fault for arresting of Sir Edward
Osbaldeston, Knight, the Earl of Derbies known Servant,
contrary to the Privileges of this High Court; and
thereupon was discharged out of the Prison of The
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque diem crastinum,
videlicet, in 20m diem instantis Martii, hora nona, Dominis