DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 16 die Januarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Answer from the H. C. about the Ordinance for stopping the Coal Trade to Newcastle.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on
Saturday last return with this Answer:
That they agree in printing of the Ordinance for
restraining Ships from going to Newcastle for Coals;
and that they will take Order to disperse the same to
all the Ports.
Report of the Search of the Earl of Arundel's Chests.
Doctor Ayliff and Doctor Heath made Certificate concerning the Chests which were shipped in the Name of
the Earl of Arundle. (Here enter it.)
Dutch and French Churches Complaint.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Petition of the Dutch and French Church shall meet on
Wednesday next, in the Afternoon, and hear that Cause
by Witnesses on both Sides.
Lady Spencer a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Spencer shall have a Pass,
to go quietly to Oxford, with Two Coaches and a Waggon.
Lord Brudenell, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Brudnell shall have a Pass,
to go into France, with his Lady and Twelve Servants,
and shall have Liberty to come to London some few
Days before, to prepare himself with Necessaries for
his said Journey.
Paviours Petition, who paved Old Palace Yard, for Wages due.
Upon the Petition of the Paviours and other Workmen that paved The Ould Pallace Yeard, desiring to have
the Monies paid them which have been disbursed by them,
amounting to Two Hundred Sixty-seven Pounds, Two
Shillings, and Three Pence: It is Ordered, That the
Chancellor of the Dutchy shall speak with Sir Rob't
Pye, to know what Way is best to be taken for the
Payment of these Monies, and report the same to this
Committee to consider how the Wages and Arrears due to the Judges shall be paid.
The House being moved, "That all the Judges not
having any Pay almost these Two Years out of the
Exchequer:" It was Ordered, That these Lords
following should be appointed, to consider of some
Course how the Wages and other Dues and the Arrears
shall be paid them, both for the present and the future; and that the Committee shall have Power to call
before them Sir Rob't Pye, to give them Information
concerning this Business:
L. Viscount Say.
Any Three to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon
in the Painted Chamber, at Two of the Clock;
and the Judges that are in Town to attend.
Message to the H. C. with the Spanish Ambassador's Paper about Cochineal.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Ayliff and Doctor Heath:
To deliver unto them the Paper of the Spanish Ambassador's, concerning the Cochineal; and to recommend it unto them.
Bill against Pluralities.
Next, this House was adjourned during Pleasure into
a Committee of the whole House, to consider of the Bill
against Pluralities of Benefices, &c.
Then the Bill was read; and, after some Debate,
The Sense and Opinion of the Committee was, "That
this Bill is fit to pass, with this Amendment in the
13th Line, in the Second Press; videlicet, instead of
the Word ["August"], to be made ["April"].
The House was resumed.
Message from H. C. to sit P. M.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by (fn. *) the Lord Dungarvan:
To desire that their Lordships would be pleased to
sit this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in regard the
House of Commons shall have some (fn. †) important Business to bring up.
Agreed, To sit at Three of the Clock this Afternoon.
for Expedition in the Instructions for raising Money in the West.
2. They desire their Lordships to give Expedition in
the Instructions for raising of Money in the West.
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will sit this Afternoon, at Three of
the Clock, as is desired; and concerning the Instructions for Devon, this House hath passed them already.
Bill against Pluralities.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the enjoying of Pluralities of Benefices by Spiritual Persons,
And, it being put to the Question;
It was Resolved, To pass as a Law, with the Amendment now read.
Sent to the H. C. with an Amendment.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Benett and Doctor Heath:
To let them know, that this House hath passed the
Bill against Pluralities, with the Amendment of the
Word ["April"] instead of the Word ["August"],
which is conceived to be Vitium Scriptoris.
White, a Singing man in Westminster Abbey, read the King's Answer to the London Petition in the Abbey.
The House being this Day informed, "That one
White, a Singing-man of the Abbey of Westm.
read openly in the Abbey Church, in the full Congregation, His Majesty's Answer to the Petition of
the Lord Mayor and the City of London to His Majesty
at Oxford:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That
the said White shall be summoned to attend this House
To-morrow Morning, and shew by what Warrant he
read (fn. *) that Answer in the Church.
Mr. Kynersly, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Kynersly shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford, he being a Servant daily attending the
Report concerning the Chests stopped at the Custom-house, said to be the Earl of Arundel's, and supposed to contain Silver.
"According to an Order from the Right Honourable the House of Peers, of the 14th of this Month,
we speedily repaired to the Custom-house; and, upon due Search and Examination, do find in the Offices there, that, about a Fortnight since, Sixty Chests
and Trunks, or thereabouts, were licensed to be
shipped and transported for the Earl of Arundle and
Surry; which Chests and Trunks, upon Search by one
Frith an Officer of the Custom-house, were (as it was
then informed to us) found to contain only Pictures,
and other Household Stuff warrantable.
"Besides these, there were likewise, about the same
Time, divers Chests and Trunks of the Venetian Ambassador transported, wherein was Plate and other
Goods of the said Ambassador's, who brought Warrant (as it was likewise to us then informed) from
the King's Majesty, and another from the Parliament,
for the quiet Passage thereof without Search; whereupon we only left a Copy of our said Order in the
Customer's Office, for the staying of any such Trunks
and Chests if any were not yet shipped, until the
Pleasure of this Honourable House were known,
and for the present sending of some Ship or Pinnace after them, for staying the same, and bringing
them back again if they were already gone, according to the said Order.
"All which we humbly certify.
House adjourned to 4a hora post meridiem.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye, Knight:
To desire a Conference, touching the Propositions to
be sent to His Majesty.
Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, as is
desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The Messengers sent this Morning to the House of
Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C. about the Bill against Pluralities.
That the House of Commons do agree with their
Lordships, in the Bill against Pluralities with the
Lady Stafford, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Stafford shall have a Pass,
to go to Oxford quietly, and return again quietly.
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
to the Conference; which being ended, the House was
Report of the Conference about the Propositions to be presented to the King.
And the Speaker reported, "That, at this Conference, the House of Commons brought up the Prositions to be presented to His Majesty, with some
Amendments;" And it was further signified, "That
the House of Commons have some few more Propositions to bring up, which are not yet ready; but they
desire their Lordships to take these into Consideration
in the mean Time."
The said Propositions were read.
Ordered, That these Propositions shall be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Scholars in Cambridge not to subscribe according to the Thirty-sixth Article.
Ordered, That the Statute made about Twentyseven Years since, in the University of Cambridge, imposing upon young Scholars a Subscription according to
the Thirty-sixth Article of the Canons made in the Year
1603, shall not be enforced upon Students or Graduates
in the said University; the enjoining thereof being against the Laws of this Realm, and the Liberties of the
House adjourned till 9a cras.