DIE Veneris, 22 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Dury.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Comes (fn. *)
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Howard de Escr.
Colonel Thompson and Mrs. Robinson, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Thompson;
shewing, "That he is arrested, contrary to the Protection of this House of the 23th of October last,
at the Suit of Mrs. Robinson, by Serjeants who knew
he had a Protection from this House."
And also the Petition of Mrs. Robinson was read;
shewing, "That though the said Colonel Thompson hath
received some Part of his Arrears, yet he refuses to
pay her a Debt of Forty-six Pounds."
It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Thompson be
released; and that he, and Mrs. Robinson and the Serjeants shall attend this House To-morrow Morning.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance about the Great Seal;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire:
That they have drawn up an Ordinance concerning
the Great Seal of England, in Pursuance of a Vote
sent down to them.
for the Commissioners to be sworn;
2. To desire that the Commissioners of the Great
Seal may be speedily sworn, in the Presence of both
Agreed to be sworn.
for Judges to be appointed;
3. To desire to appoint a Committee, to consider of
filling the Places of the Judges in the Courts of Westm.
Hall that are wanting; and the House of Commons will
appoint a proportionable Committee to join with them.
and Circuits settled;
4. That the Commissioners of the Great Seal of
England do consider of and present the Names of the
Judges that are to go the several Circuits of this Kingdom this next Vacation unto both Houses, for their
5. That there shall be Circuits, as formerly hath
been used, through the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales.
and with Orders.
6. An Order for a Commission to issue to the Judges,
to hear Causes in Chancery, in the Absence of the
Commissioners. (Here enter it.)
7. An Order for Two Hundred Ninety-four Pounds
to be paid to Mr. Smyth, out of the Sequestrations at
Guildhall, London. (Here enter it.)
Commissioners of the Great Seal to be sworn.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great
Seal shall be sworn this Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock, in the Presence of both Houses.
Committee to meet with Out of the H. C. to consider of Persons fit to be Judges.
The House nominated these Lords following, to join
with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to consider of the filling the Places of the Judges
in the Courts of Westm. Hall that are wanting:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Five to meet on Monday next, at Three of
the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted
Chamber; and to adjourn themselves afterwards from Time to Time as they shall think
Commissioners to hear Causes in Chancery.
Ordered, That Mr. Edwin Rich and Mr. Wm.
Hakewill shall be added and put into the Commission
for hearing the Causes in Chancery; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to all the Votes, Orders, and
Ordinances, now brought up.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Geere: It is
Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Commons,
with a Desire that it may (fn. *) be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Col. Thompson to satisfy his Creditors.
Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus shall be issued out,
for the bringing Colonel Thompson before this House
on Tuesday next, Corpus cum Causa; and that he shall
assign over his Arrears to his Creditors, for their Satisfaction of such Debts as are justly due to them. And,
Upon reading the Petition of Michaell Baker: It is
Ordered, That he shall have allowed him the Privilege of this House, as a Servant attending this House
under the Gentleman Usher attending this House.
Upon reading the Petition of James Love: It is
Ordered, To be sent down to the House of Commons,
that it may be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestratrations.
Ordinance concerning the Plantations in America.
Next, the Ordinance for the Foreign Plantations
was read, with the Alterations as came from the
House of Commons, and Agreed to with those Alterations. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Ordinance shall be printed and
Ordinance for Ministers at Bath.
Next, an Ordinance for providing and settling a
competent Maintenance for Two godly preaching Ministers in the City of Bath, was brought in, and read
Twice; and Ordered to be committed to that Committee as was appointed for the Free School in Cardiganshire.
Ordered, That this House will hear further the
Counsel between Mrs. Stapilton and the Court of Wards
and Liveries, the next Tuesday after the next Term;
whereof all Parties are to have Notice hereof.
Ordinance to disable Watkins and Castle, Clerks of the Privy Seal.
An Ordinance was brought in, for disabling such
Clerks of the Privy Seal as have deserted the Parliament; and read Twice, and Ordered to be referred to
these Lords Committees following, to call before them
the Persons therein mentioned, and hear what they can
say for themselves:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Paul's Ordinance to be Vicar of Berkley.
An Ordinance was brought in, for making of Mr.
Nic. Paul to be Vicar of Berkeley, in the County of
Gloucester; and read Twice, and the Third Time; and it
was Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent down to the
House of Commons for their Concurrence.
L. Baltimore's Cause concerning Maryland.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Lord Baltimore
shall be heard the 23th of February next; and that the
Examination of Witnesses taken in the Admiralty concerning the Business of Maryland be read, and allowed
at the Hearing of the Lord Baltimore in the Lords
House; and that Tho. Stagg and James Baldridge, and
Captain Francis Pott, be commanded to attend this
House, as Witnesses, the 28th of February, being the
Day of Hearing.
Ordinance concerning the Plantations in America.
Whereas the several Plantations in Virginia, Bermudas, Barbados, and other Places of America, have
been much beneficial to this Kingdom, by the Increase of Navigation; and the Customs, arising of
the Commodities of the Growth of these Plantations
imported into this Kingdom, have been and are
beneficial, that all such as have traded there (for
their better Encouragement) have used to transport
from hence thither Merchandize, Goods, and Necessaries, for the better carrying on of the said Plantations, without paying any Custom for any Goods so
exported from hence thither: The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the better Advancement of the said Plantations, and Encouragement of the Adventurers to the same, have Ordained,
and be it Ordained by the said Lords and Commons,
That all Merchandizes, Goods, and Necessaries,
which shall be for the Supportation, Use, and Expence, of the said several Plantations, shall or may
be exported thither, from this Kingdom, by any of
the Subjects thereof, without paying or yielding any
Custom, Subsidy, Taxation, Imposition, or other
Duty, for the same, the Duty of Excise excepted,
during the Space of Three Years, except unto the
Plantations in Newfoundland: Provided, That from
Time to Time, as any such Merchandize and Goods
be endeavoured to be exported for the Use aforesaid,
Security be first given to the Commissioners and Officers of the Customs where such Goods shall be
laden, that the said Merchandizes and Goods, so to
be exported by virtue of this Ordinance, shall be
really transported to the said Foreign Plantations, and
to no other Place, and there to be employed for the
only Use of the Plantations; and that Certificates
shall be returned from thence, within One Year after
the Landing thereof, of the Ship's Arrival and Discharge in the said Foreign Plantations.
And for that there is great Want of Servants in-the
said Plantations, as well for the raising of Commodities apt to be produced there, as for Defence of
themselves from being made a Prey to the Natives
or Foreign Enemies; be it further Ordained, by the
said Lords and Commons, That it shall be lawful
for any Person or Persons, Subjects of this Kingdom,
to entertain and transport from hence, into the said
several Plantations, such Persons, being fit to serve
or advance the Trade there, as shall be willing to
serve or be employed in the said several Foreign
Plantations: Provided, That the Names of all such
Persons, so to be transported to serve in the said Plantations, be first registered in the Custom-house; and
that neither Force be used to take up any such Servants, nor any Apprentices enticed to desert their Masters, nor any Children under Age admitted without
express Consent of their Parents: And Provided also,
That Certificate within One Year be returned, from
the Governor or other Chief Officer of such Plantation where such Persons shall be put on Shore, of
the Arrival of the said Persons there, that no Fraud
be used to carry any such Persons to any other Place.
Provided always, That none of the said Plantations
do suffer or permit any Ship, Bark, or Vessel, to
take in any Goods of the Growth of the said Plantations from any of their Ports, and carry them to any
Foreign Parts and Places, except in English Bottoms:
And in case any of the said Plantations shall offend
herein, then the Plantation so offending shall be excluded from the Benefit of this Ordinance, and shall
pay Custom as other Merchants do to France, Spaine,
Holland, and other Foreign Parts."
House adjourned till 10a, Monday next.
Book and Webbin Error
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error
between Broole, &c Plaintiffs, and Webb, &c Defen
dants, shall be ugued, at this Bar, by Counsel on both
Sides, on the 13 Feb next
Ordered, That the House of Commons be put in
Mind of Mr Jeremy Becke, of Norff being sequestered
in Lynn at the Time it was taken by the Earl of Man
chester, contrary to the Articles made at the Surrender
thereof, and the Lords having sent down an Ordinance
to the House of Commons to clear him of that Delinquency, and free him of his Sequestration
Steward and De Franch.
The Question being put, "Whether the Protec
tion granted to Captain Walter Stewart shall
be continued till Tuesday next?"
It was Resolved in the Negative
Ordered, That this House will take the Report of
the Judges into Consideration, concerning Mr Stewart's Business, on Monday next, and that the Counsel
on both Sides shall be heard, if it be desired
Speakers sworn as Commissioners of the Great Seal
This Day Edward Earl of Manchester Speaker of
the House of Peers, and Wm Lenthall Esquire
Speaker of the House of Commons, were sworn in this
House, in the Presence of the House of Commons,
Commissioners of the Great Seal of England, and had
these Oaths following administered to them, in the
same Manner as formerly
1. The Oath for due Execution of the Place
2 The Oath of Supremacy
3 The Oath of Allegiance
4 The Oath enjoined by the Act for the Triennral
House adjourned till 10a cras.