DIE Martis, 8 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Staunston.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House [ (fn. *) of Commons:]
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning pressing of Ships for Ireland; and they agree that a Committee shall meet the Committee of Lords this Afternoon,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired: To all the rest
of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Upon hearing the Counsel on both Sides, between
Anne Hawes Widow &c. Plaintiffs, and Nic. Hawes Defendant: It is Ordered, That there be a new Trial
with all Speed, and Markham, &c. to be made Parties;
and that Nic. Hawes do give good Security for such
Mean Profits in the mean Time as this House upon
Hearing shall think fit to allow.
And it is Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester,
E. Lyncolne, Lord Wharton, Lord Willoughby, and Lord
North, shall draw up the Order according to the
Debate of the House, and bring it to this House on
Friday Morning next.
And Mr. Justice Reeves and Mr. Baron Atkins to be
Message from the H.C. that they agree to the Order about Oxford;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Whitlocke, &c.
To let their Lordships know, that they have agreed to
Ordinance sent down to them, to prevent the seizing
the Mathematical Instruments and Books at Oxford, with
a Proviso. (Here enter it.)
about the Committee concerning the Great Seal;
2. They agree to the reducing of the Quorum of the
Committees concerning the Great Seal; and their Committee will be ready to meet at any Time.
and with an Ordinance and Order.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the India Company.
4. An Order concerning the Duty for Algier, wherein
they desire Concurrence.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning
the Books, &c. at Oxford: To all the rest of the Particulars, this House will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Bodvill's Cause shall be put off
till Friday Morning next.
Alderman Fowkes and the E. I. Co.
Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Fouke's Cause against
the India Company shall be heard on Wednesday next
Ordinance to prevent the Committee of Oxford from seizing any of the Libraries, &c. belonging to any of the Masters, Students, &c. of the University.
"Whereas it is conceived, by the Masters, Readers,
Professors, Scholars, and Officers, of the University
of Oxon (in regard of the unhappy Condition the said
University was lately in), that Seizure and Sale will
be made of the Libraries, and Books, Mathematical
Instruments, and other Things necessary for their
Studies, to the great Discouragement of Learning,
and the Undoing of that ancient and famous University: It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That no Seizure,
Sale, or Alienation, shall be made, by any Committee within the said County, nor by any other Person
whatsoever, of any Libraries, Books, Mathematical
Instruments, Globes, and other Necessaries belonging
to the Chambers of any Master, Reader, Professor,
Scholar, or Officer, within the said University, or any
of them, until the Pleasure of both Houses shall be
further signified therein: Provided always, and be it
Ordained, That the Committee for Sequestrations in
the said County of Oxon do and shall take Inventories of the Libraries, Books, (fn. *) Mathematical Instruments, Globes, and other Necessaries, belonging to
the Chambers of any the Masters, Readers, Professors,
Scholars, and Officers, in the said University, which
are liable to Sequestration; and leave the same,
so inventoried, in the several Hands of the Persons
with whom they do now remain, to be made Use of
by them; they respectively giving Security to the said
Committee, that the said Libraries, Books, Mathematical Instruments, Globes, and other the Necessaries as
aforesaid, shall not be embezzled; but shall be forthcoming, to be disposed of at the Pleasure of both
Houses of Parliament."
House adjourned till 9a cras.