DIE (fn. *) Mercurii, 1 Februarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Judges Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor, Mr. Justice
Reeves, and Mr. Justice Bacon, shall have Leave to be
absent from their Attendance on this House, in regard
they are to sit in the Courts of King's Bench, Common
Pleas, and Court of Exchequer, in the Term Time.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Petition of the Earl
of Nottingham to the House of Commons; and they
will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
E. of Manchester, Leave to be absent.
The Earl of Manchester had Leave to go to Windsor;
and the House appointed the Lord Brooke to be Speaker
in his Absence.
Mr. Jennings and Sir Phillibert Vernatti.
Whereas Sir Charles Harbert is appointed, by Order of this House, to be of the Quorum, for the
auditing the Accompts between Mr. Jennings and Sir
Phillibert Vernatti, and without him none can meet;
now, in regard that Sir Charles Herbart is in Holland,
it is Ordered, That any Two of the rest of (fn. †) the Commissioners are hereby authorized to meet and audit the
Message from the H. C. for a Conference, about equipping a Fleet.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching the speedy sending out a Navy to Sea.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Marchioness of Hertford, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Marchioness of Hertford
shall have a Pass, freely to go to Oxford, to the Lord
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
The Report of this Conference to be made some
Dr. Seaton's Cause, concerning the Living of Bushy.
Then Dr. Seaton was called in; and the Speaker told
him, "That their Lordships have received an Order
from the House of Commons, which informs that
he hath deserted his Cure, and betaken himself to
the Cavaliers; therefore there is Intention to sequester the Profits of his Church at Bushy; and their
Lordships are resolved to pass it."
He alledged, "That his Cure is supplied constantly
by an able Minister; and that he hath resigned his
Living, for the Payment of his Debts."
Conference to be had with the H. C. about it.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of
Commons, to know upon what Grounds it appears to
them that Dr. Seaton hath deserted his Cure, and betaken himself unto the Army of the Cavaliers.
House adjourned till 3a post meridiem, cras.