DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 10 die Decembris.
Earl of Manchester was appointed Speaker this
Mr. Prideaux's Letter, about the Inland Post-office.
A Letter of Mr. Prideaux, a Member of the House
of Commons, to one John Brisco, was read, concerning
the Inland Letter Office; taking upon him to expound
and interpret the Intentions of the Lords Orders, for
the giving the Possession of that Office to the Earl of
Sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Letter shall be sent to the
House of Commons, which was presently done, by Sir
Rob't Rich and Mr. Page.
E. of Nottingham Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham shall have
Leave to be absent from this House for a Week.
Capts. Wake and Slingsby's Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Captain Wake
and Captain Slyngsby shall be heard on Tuesday next
come Sevennight; and the Witnesses to be sent for
against that Day.
Venetian Ambassador's Man. a Pass to the King.
Ordered, That the Venetian Ambassador's Man,
Signor Francisco Tessary, shall have a Warrant to pass
quietly to the Court, about Business of State, by Direction of the said Ambassador.
Sanderson, a Romish Priest, convicted.
Mr. Serjeant Phesant signified to this House, from
the Justices of the Sessions for the City of London and
the County of Midd. "That, he sitting in the Place of
the Recorder, at the Sessions, according to the Course,
the Recorder is to acquaint the King, at the End of
every Sessions, of the Prisoners as are condemned;
and now, in the King's Absence, he was commanded
to inform their Lordships, that a Priest, one Sanderson, is convicted for being a Priest, and having received Orders from Rome."
Hereupon this Answer was returned from this House,
"That their Lordships do take the Care of the Court
of Sessions kindly; but do leave the Business wholly
to the Law."
Lady Berkeley Leave to be with her Husband in The Tower.
Upon Information to this House, "That Sir Charles
Berkeley, a Prisoner in The Tower, is very sick; therefore it was desired that [ (fn. *) his Lady] and a Maid (fn. †) may
be admitted to be in The Tower with her Husband;"
which was Ordered accordingly.