DIE Lunæ, 29 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Denbigh, Speaker.
States Ambassadors desire an Audience.
The Speaker acquainted the House, "That Yesterday the Ambassadors of The States Generall of The
United Provinces were with him, and delivered a Letter to him; and desired that he would acquaint this
House, that it was their Request, that this House
would appoint as speedy a Time as possible may be
for their Audience, in regard it concerned Business
very important, as conducing to the Good of this
Kingdom and The States."
His Lordship further acquainted the House, "That
this Morning he hath received another Letter from
the said Ambassadors, directed to his Lordship, wherein was inclosed a Letter of Credence."
The House thought not fit to receive (fn. *) in this Manner; but was returned, to be delivered by the Ambassadors themselves when they had Audience.
And it is Ordered, That Sir Oliver Fleming, Master
of the Ceremonies, do attend the Ambassadors of Holland; and let them (fn. †) know, "That, in regard of their
Importunity, their Lordships will give them a present Audience; and accordingly will expect them
before they rise."
Admiralty Jurisdiction Ordinance.
Mr. Baron Atkins made Report concerning the additional Ordinance touching the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty; which was read. (Here enter it.)
Marsh, E. of Arundel's Servant, Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of William Marsh; shewing,
That, he being the menial Servant of the Earl of
Arundle and Surrey, and going on Saturday the 27th
of this Instant January about his Lordship's Occasions, near Temple Barr, in the Liberty of The Savoy,
he was arrested, by Wm. Taunton and Thomas Leston, Bailiffs for the Liberty of Westm. at the Suit of
Ursula Harrison, and is now detained in the House of
one King, a Bailiff, as a Prisoner, notwithstanding he
produced his Lord's Protection; therefore desires the
Protection of this House, and (fn. †) to be released:"
It is Ordered, That the said Kinge shall immediately,
upon Sight hereof, bring the said Marsh before the
Lords in Parliament; and hereof he may not fail, as he
will answer the contrary.
States Ambasdors Audience.
Next, the House gave Audience to the Ambassadors
of The States Generall of The United Provinces.
And they having spoken what they had in Commission, they delivered their Letters of Credence; which
And then the Ambassadors were desired to withdraw
themselves into the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
And then, after Consideration, they were admitted in
Then the Speaker told them, "That the Lords in
Parliament have commanded him, in their Names, to
congratulate their safe coming into England; and that
their Lordships do put a great Esteem upon the Ministers and Ambassadors which come from that State,
especially upon their Excellencies Persons; and to
assure them, that what they have or shall represent
from that State from which they come shall be respectfully received. And desired that they would deliver what they have now said by Word of Mouth in
Writing, that so their Lordships may the better consider of it."
This being done, they departed.
Marsh, E. of Arundel's Servant, Privilege.
William Marsh, menial Servant of the Earl of Arrundell, was brought to the Bar, by William King the Bailiff.
And it appearing that he was arrested upon a Bill of
Midd. only, and not upon any Execution:
It is Ordered, That he shall be set at Liberty, and
freed from his Restraint concerning this Business, being
arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; and
this to be a sufficient (fn. *) Warrant for so doing to the Officer in whose (fn. †) Custody he is.
D. of Richmond to export Horses.
Ordered, That the Duke of Richmond hath Leave
to transport Six Geldings into Holland, Custom-free,
Ordered, That such Lords as are in Town shall be
summoned to attend the House To-morrow Morning, at
Nine of the Clock.
Judges Report, concerning the Ordinances for settling the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court.
"According to your Lordships Order of the 22th of
January Instant, we have perused the Ordinance of
the 12th of April, 1648, touching the Admiralty,
and the latter additional Ordinance now presented to
your Lordships. And we find that, to the Causes
therein contained, they both agree (save that the
latter doth more plainly take in all Causes then depending and under Prohibition): But whereas there
is a Proviso in the former Ordinance, that it shall
continue but for Three Years, by the latter all
Causes (fn. ‡) begun there at any Time within the said
Three Years shall go on till they be determined; so
that, if they be begun but within a Week or a Day
before the End of the said Three Years, how many
soever they be, the Ordinance is to continue till the
same be determined: And by this latter Ordinance it
is expressed, that they shall not be interrupted by
any Prohibitions, for any Causes begun during the
said Three Years; whereas the former is, that they
shall not be molested or interrupted, not speaking of
Prohibitions. These are the material Differences
we find; which we humbly submit to your Lordships
Bennett and Dormer to have Writings out of the Court of Wards.
Die Jovis, 25 January, 1648.
Upon reading the Petition of George Bennett Esquire,
late His Majesty's Ward, and of Euseby Dormer and
Susan his Wife, Sister to the said Ward; shewing,
"That the Evidences, Deeds, Leases, and Writings, of
Georg Bennet deceased, and Edward Cotton deceased,
and other Writings, which were brought into that
Court by many Orders, at the Suit of the Ward,
are remaining in that Court; and that the Petitioners,
having Occasion by Suits in Law to produce their
said Writings for the Maintenance of their several
Rights, and Recovery of other Rights and Debts due
unto them, cannot, for Want of the said Writings,
recover their respective Estates, but are in Danger to
lose a great Part thereof:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Hugh Awdley, and the Officers of the
late Court of Wards, in whose Custody the said Writings
are, be hereby authorized and required to deliver to
the said Petitioners all such Writings, Evidences, Deeds,
Leases, and Papers, both of the said Georg Bennett
and Edward Cotton, and all other Writings which were
at any Time by any Person whatsoever brought into the
said Court, at the Suit of Georg Bennett the Ward;
and this to be a sufficient Discharge for so doing.
House adjourned till 9a cras.