DIE Martis, 11 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Rayner.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Papers from the French Resident, concerning the Interruption of the Trade with France.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee
that met to consider of the French Resident's Papers
had a Petition presented to them, from Ric'd Legg,
Edward Casson, Ric'd Tomes, Ric'd Willett, Francis
Toulson, and divers others, Merchants of London,
trading into France, complaining of the Interruption
of Trade with France, and divers Papers from the
French Resident;" which were read.
And further it was reported, "That the Committee
thought it it to be Business of that Importance of the
breaking off Trade between the Two Kingdoms; and
therefore resolved to communicate it to both Houses,
and desire it may be referred to the Consideration of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, to report their
Opinions to the Houses."
Ordered, That this Petition be sent to the House
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To deliver the Petition of the Merchants trading at
Roan to the House of Commons; and to desire their
Concurrence, to refer it to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to consider of it, and deliver their Sense to
the Houses upon it speedily; the rather, because the
French Resident goeth to Oxford To-morrow, and that
the Merchants do and may suffer much by the Delay
with Mr. Elliot's Ordinance;
2. To desire their Concurrence in an Order concerning Mr. Elliott, and recommend it to them, in regard
his Father was a Person that suffered much for the
and with the Petition against the Use of Foreign Shipping.
3. To communicate to them the Petition of Merchants
trading in Shipping and Navigation.
Mrs. Russel's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Susan Russell, late Wife
of Edward Rich Esquire: It is Ordered, That the
Petition be shewed to the Earl of Clare.
De La Salle's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter De La Salle,
Merchant Stranger: It is Ordered, To be referred to
the Consideration of Mr. Justice Bacon, to relieve him
according to the Prayer of the Petition, if it may stand
with the Justice and Proceedings of that Court.
Ordinance concerning Jersey.
The Lord Admiral presented to this House, an Ordinance concerning the Isle of Jersey, which was read
Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet on Thursday next, at Three
of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Report of the Conference on the Ordinance for Sir T. Fairfax to command the Army.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Lords went to the Conference with the House of Commons, concerning the Ordinance for the new Model of
The Conference being ended, the House was resumed.
Capt. King's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Thomas King:
It is Ordered, That the said Petitions shall be shewed
to the Committee at The Savoy, and they to give their
Answer to the same To-morrow Morning:
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of
Mr. Brown's, Clerk of the Parliaments, House and Goods at Twickenham, protected.
"Upon Information this Day given to the House:
by the Petition of John Browne Esquire, Clerk of
the Parliaments, That some lewd, disorderly, and
unruly People have of late, and daily do, out of
meer Malice and Envy to the said Petitioner (and,
as it appears by their Speeches frequently used, is
for his diligent Discharge of his Duty in his Place), do
cut, waste, fell, and carry away, his Woods, growing
at Twickenham, in the County of Midd.: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the Dwelling-house, Houshold-stuff, and Furniture, Out-houses, Woods, and Pales, of and belonging to the said Mr. Browne, in Twickenham
aforesaid, are hereby protected and saved harmless,
from the Violence, Ruin, or Destruction, of all Persons whatsoever; neither shall any presume to cut,
fell, or carry away, any of the Wood of the said
Mr. Browne from off the Premises, without his Privity,
Leave, and Good-liking, as they will answer the
contrary to this House at their uttermost Perils: And
lastly it is Ordered (for the better Performance
hereof), That all Commanders, Colonels, Captains,
and Soldiers, as also all His Majesty's Justices of
Peace, Constables, and other Officers, shall, upon Information given them, or any of them, of the Offenders against this Order, prevent and hinder all
Persons that shall endeavour any Thing [ (fn. *) contrary
to the] Intent of this Order; and shall attach and
apprehend the said Offenders, and send them up in
Safety before the Lords in Parliament, to be proceeded against according to their Demerits."
House adjourned till 9a cras.