DIE Jovis, 17 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hardwicke.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
States Ambassador to be heard, about taking Ships.
The House was informed, "That The States Ambassador, that is to remain here, desires to be heard at
the Committee of Foreign Affairs, concerning taking
And it is Ordered, That the said Committee shall
meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon, to hear what
he shall offer to the said Committee; and the House of
Commons to be desired, by the next Message, to appoint
their Committee accordingly.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Ordinance
for Martial Law is put off till To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Vynes to be instituted to the Living of Watton.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett is hereby appointed and
authorized to give Institution to Mr. Vynes, to be Minister of Watton, in the County of Hertford.
Sir H.Forster's Ordinance.
Next, the Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration
from Sir Humphry Foster's Estate was read the Third
Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Mansell and Harris.
Ordered, That the Cause between Sir Rob't Mansell
and Mr. Harris shall be heard on Monday Morning next;
and that Mr. Harris shall pay Forty Shillings Cost to Sir
Rob't Mansell, for not being ready, with his (fn. *) Counsel,
for the Hearing of the Cause this Day.
Papers dispersed by Order of The States Ambassadors.
Upon Complaint made to the House this Day, "That
some Servants of The States Ambassadors were seen
this Morning to disperse Papers, printed by the Order
of The States Ambassadors."
It is Ordered, That the Members of this House of
the Committee of both Kingdoms do make Report to
this House To-morrow or Saturday Morning, concerning
the last Paper delivered in by The States Ambassadors,
which is referred to them.
E. of Denbigh against Capt. Stone & al. Committees for Stafford.
Ordered, That the Charge of the Earl of Denbigh
against some of the Committee of Staffordshire shall be
heard at the Bar the next Thursday after Whitsunday, at
which Time all Parties and Witnesses are to be present.
Sir R. Norton's Ordinance.
The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Sir
Richard Norton's Estate, was read the Third Time, and
Agreed to, with a small Alteration.
Message to the H. C. on the following Subjects.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
1. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Nottingham's
2. To desire Concurrence, that the Lady Grandison
may have a Pass to go into France.
3. To desire Expedition in the Ordinance for the
Great Park of Windsor.
4. To acquaint them, that The States Ambassador,
that is to reside here, desires to be heard before the
Committee for Foreign Affairs, concerning Ships; and
their Lordships have appointed Saturday next, at Three
of the Clock in the Afternoon; and desire their Committee may meet.
5. To deliver to them the Petition of Ryter, concerning the Danish Ship, with Recommendation.
6. To let them know, that this House agrees to the
Ordinance concerning Commissioners for the Admiralty,
with a small Alteration; and desire their Concurrence.
7. To let them know, that this House agrees to the
Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of Sir Richard
Norton, with an Alteration.
Col. Stepkin released.
Sir R. Heath stiled C. J. in his Habeas Corpus.
Next, Colonel Stepkin was brought to the Bar by a
Habeas Corpus, and was thereupon released, according
to the Virtue of, former Orders; and, upon the reading
of the Habeas Corpus, it was found that the Writ did
mention Sir Rob't Heath to be Chief Justice of the King's
Bench; of which the House [ (fn. *) is very sensible], and
thought it fit it should be taken into Consideration, he
being a Person that was excepted in the Propositions
for Peace, and hath deserted the Parliament; and the
Houses having declared all Places and Offices void that
have been granted by the King since His going away
from the Parliament.
Mr. Whitwick, who signed it, to attend.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Whitwhicke, with whose
Name the Habeas Corpus is signed, shall attend this
House To-morrow Morning, and then the Business shall
be taken into further Consideration.
Ordinance to clear Sir Humphrey Forster of his Delinquency:
"Whereas Sir Humfrey Forster, Knight and Baronet,
hath paid Five Hundred Pounds in Hand, for the Discharge of the Sequestration of his Lands and Goods,
and for his Delinquency, and hath given Security for
Two Hundred Pounds within Six Months, and Three
Hundred Pounds within Three Months, after the
Counties of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon, be reduced to
the Obedience of the Parliament: Be it therefore
Declared and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, and it is hereby Declared
and Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by the Authority thereof, That
the Sequestration of the Lands and Goods of the said
Sir Humfrey Forster, and his Delinquency, be discharged; and that he, the said Sir Humfrey Forster,
be permitted freely and quietly to enjoy his Lands,
Rents, Goods, and Liberty, notwithstanding any Sequestration or Delinquency heretofore done whatsoever: And be it further Ordained, That all Sequestrators, Solicitors, and others whom it may concern,
take Notice, and render Obedience to this Ordinance,
and all Things therein contained; provided, that this
Ordinance, nor any Thing therein contained, shal
not extend to that Proportion of Estate settled by
Order of the Lords and Commons, for the Maintenance of the Wife of the said Sir Humfrey Forster,
and the better to enable her to help her Children;
but that she shall enjoy the same, and that it shall be
set forth for her accordingly."
House adjourned till 9a cras.