DIE Sabbati, 7 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibson.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Ordinance for a new Seal for the Dutchy of Lancaster.
The Lord North reported, "That the Committee
have considered of the Ordinance for putting into
Execution the Seal of the County Palatine of Lanchashire; and they think it fit to pass with some Alterations."
Which being read, this House Agreed to the said
Reception of the French Minister.
Upon Report, "That the Committee concerning the
French Agent have considered of the Business referred
to them; and they see no Cause to recede from what
the Houses have settled already, concerning the Reception of the French Agent."
And this House confirmed the Opinion of the said
Committee, and Ordered the same accordingly.
E. of Suffolk's Cause.
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That Yesterday
being appointed by this House, for the Hearing of
the Business of the Earl of Suffolke and others, before
the Committee of Lords appointed for that Business;
at which Time the Lords met, and the Earl of Suffolke
was ready with his Counsel, but no Counsel on the
other Side appeared: The Committee, taking this
Neglect into Consideration, thought it fit that the Defendants should pay the Charges which the Earl of
Suffolke was at, in seeing Counsel for that Day."
Hereupon this House approved of the Opinion of
the Committee; and Ordered, That the Defendants
shall pay Ten Pounds, for his Charge of seeing Counsel
Griffith, for Scandal against the Prince Elector.
Ordered, That the Committee to examine the Business concerning John Griffith Esquire shall have Power
to send for such Persons and Witnesses as they shall
(fn. *) think fit, concerning this Business.
L. Cantire desires Leave to carry 500 Prisoners to serve under him in France.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, "That the Lord of Cantire, Brother
to the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, doth desire he
may have Leave from the Parliament to entertain Five
Hundred Volunteers, that are Prisoners, to serve
under his Command, and go into France; he undertaking they shall not be employed against the Parliament."
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Heath and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer
to the Message sent Yesterday to the House of Commons:
That they agree to give Audience to The States Ambassadors on Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock,
in the same Manner as is proposed.
Answer to be delivered to The States Ambassadors.
Ordered, That the Master of the Ceremonies shall
give Notice to The States Ambassadors, "That the
Houses have appointed to give them an Answer on
Tuesday Morning next, at Ten of the Clock, in the
same Manner as this House received their Propositions; and that the Lords do send their Coaches, to
bring the said Ambassadors and their Company to the
Houses; and when the Ambassadors come, the Speaker
is to acquaint them with it; and the Answer to be
read by the Clerk of the Parliaments."
Ordinance for Attainder of the Archbishop of Cant.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to consider of the Evidence against the Archbishop of Canterbury.
The House being resumed; it is Ordered, That
this House will proceed in this Business on Monday
Morning next, at Nine a Clock; at which Time their
Lordships are to have Notice to attend the House.
Ordinance for Relief of Soldiers Widows, &c.
The Ordinance concerning the Widows of Soldiers,
&c. was read the Second Time, and committed to these
Any Two, to meet this Afternoon.
Ordinance for Provision of Salt-petre and Ammunition.
"Whereas, for the better furnishing of the Public
Stores with Gunpowder and Ammunition, several
Contracts have been lately made, as well with such
of the Salt-petre Men as are by Ordinance of Parliament authorized to make Salt-petre within this
Kingdom, as with Samuell Cordwell and James Berisford, Gunpowder-makers, for the converting of
the same, and of such Foreign Petre as hath been
lately bought of William Curteene and William Toomes
Esquires, into Powder; and whereas it is also thought
fit, that some convenient Provision of Match and
Bullet should be made, for the furnishing of the said
Stores, to be made Use of upon Occasion: It is
therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds shall be raised, and paid out of the
grand Excise or new Impost, for doing and carrying on the said Work, in Manner and Form following; (videlicet,) Two Thousand Pounds thereof upon
passing of this Ordinance, and the other Four Thousand at Three Months and Three Months after, by
equal Portions, unto Sir Walter Erle Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for the Uses and Purposes
aforesaid; and the Receipt of the said Sir Walter
Erle from Time to Time for the same shall be their
sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."