DIE Veneris, videlicet, 8 die Januarii.
Witnesses sworn in Causa Comitis Strafford, and Sir
George Ratcliffe, Knight:
Witnesses sworn in the E. of Strafford's and Sir Geo. Ratcliffe's Causes.
Sir Jo. Hayden, Knight.
||Sir Tho. Aylesbury, Baronet.
|Sir Ralph Freeman, Knight.
||Sir Nic. Crispe, Knight.
|Sir William Parkhurst, Knight.
m. Raylton, Solicitor to the Earl of Strafford.
Henry Coggan, Comptroller of The Mint.
Henry Futter, Gent.
Jacob Fortry, Gent.
Andrew Palmer, Gent.
Jo. Nicholas, Gent.
James Hoore, Gent.
Tho. Skinner, Gent.
Robert Edwards, Gent.
Tho. Viner, Gent.
Derrick Hoste, Gent.
Afterwards the Speaker gave them an Injunction for
concealing of their Depositions and Interrogations, until
Publication of Witnesses, or Leave from the House.
E. of Newport versus Faucet.
It was Ordered, upon reading the Petition of James
Faucet, that he shall have Copies of Depositions of Witnesses; and, in the mean Time, to stand upon his old Security.
Bp. of Oxford excused.
Lord Bishop of Oxford excused for his being absent.
Earl Marshal, Lord Chamberlain, and the Earl of
Dorsett, reported to the House, That they have acquainted His Majesty with that which they were appointed by this House Yesterday, concerning the Earl
of Strafford's Desire to speak with Sir George Ratcliffe,
concerning the Irish Remonstrance: And His Majesty
being told how inconvenient it will be for them to
speak together, His Majesty was pleased to return this
Answer: "He will not by any Means (upon those Reasons) they should speak together."
Order about Wines.
The French and Spanish Merchants attended their
Lordships this Day, concerning the Prizing of Wines;
and, being called, they told their Lordships, That the
Prices of Wines in Foreign Parts are much risen this
Year beyond the Prices they bought Wines last Year
for; and those French Wines now come are not so good
as formerly; and they further informed their Lordships, there hath of late been brought over many sophisticated Wines, by Dutch Merchants and others;
and having some Quantity of those Wines landed in a
Warehouse to be tried, in the Night-time the Doors
were opened, and most of the Wines carried away; for
which they have divers in Suspicion; and desired their
Lordships Order for to bring them before their Lordships; which was Ordered by this House accordingly.
After this, the Vintners were called, and did aver
what the Merchants had declared before.
Committee for Trade.
Their Lordships, taking these Things into Consideration, did think fit there should be a select Standing
Committee appointed for Trade in general; which was
Ordered, and these Lords following chosen for that
L. Privy Seal.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
L. Bp. Durham.
Mr. Attorney General,
Sir Rob. Heath,
|L. Bp. Lincolne.
L. Bp. Exon.
L. Bp. Ely.
L. Bp. Peterbourough.
Ds. Willoughby de Earesby.
Ds. Willoughby de Parham.
Ds. Grey de Werke.
Their Lordships, or any Seven, to meet on Saturday next, in the Afternoon; and afterwards
every Friday in the Afternoon.
Survey to be made of Wood and Sea Coal; on Account of their excessive Price.
Upon Signification to the House of the excessive Rates
and Prices of Sea Coals and Wood, which was conceived to be a great Grievance; it was Ordered,
That the Lord Mayor, Recorder, and Sheriffs, of the
City of London, some Justices of the Peace of Midd.
Westm. and Surrey, shall presently survey, or cause to be
surveyed, all Wharfs, and other Places of Store and
Provision of Wood and Sea Coals, within their several
Liberties; and to enquire the Reason such extreme and
excessive Rates and Prices are imposed upon the said
Commodities; and to appear every one of them here
To-morrow Morning, and give this House an Account
O Rourk's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Bryan O Rourke, Esquire,
a Prisoner in The Tower, desiring that he may have the
Liberty of a Subject, to be restored out of Prison, and
the Benefit of the Law for the Recovery of his Estate;
it was Ordered, That the Consideration of his Petition
is referred to the Committee for Imprisonments for that
which concerns his Imprisonment, and that which concerns his Estate to the Committee for Petitions; and he
to have Liberty to come before their Lordships, at such
Times when his Cause is heard.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 9m diem instantis Januarii, hora nona, Dominis