DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 10 die Februarii.
Lord de Grey introduced.
This Day Charles Lord de Grey was introduced, in
his Robes; and his Writ of Summons, dated 6 Februarii,
16° Caroli Regis, being delivered to the Lord Keeper
upon the Knee, was given to the Clerk, and read publicly; and afterwards he was brought, between the
Lord Pagett and the Lord Grey de Werke, and placed,
by the Lord Great Chamberlain, Earl Marshal, and
the King of Arms, next below the Lord Dacres, with
His Majesty being present, sitting in His Royal
Throne, and all the Peers being in their Robes, His
Majesty spake as followeth:
His Majesty's Speech, about the Marriage of His Daughter with the Prince of Orange; and a Treaty with the States.
"That free Trust and Confidence, which I expressed
at the Beginning of this Parliament to have of your
Fidelities and Affections to My Person and State, hath
made Me think fit to acquaint you with that Alliance
and Confederacy which I intend to make with the
Prince of Orange and The States, which before this
Time I thought not requisite to do; because that
Point in which I have resolved to require your Assistances and Counsels was not ready to be treated on.
I will not spend much Time in a long Description of
the Steps of this Treaty; but leave you to be satisfied
by those who under Me have managed this Affair.
Only I will shew you the Considerations that have induced Me to it, and in what Way I expect your Assistance and Counsels.
"The Considerations are chiefly Three:
First, for Matter of Religion; there will need no
Dispensation here; nor shall I fear the perverting of
My Daughter's Conscience.
"Next, Secondly, I do esteem that a strict and firm
Confederacy with The States of Holland, will prove as
useful to this Kingdom as with any of our Neighbours; their Vicinity and the Way of their Strength
being well considered:
In the last Place, that which with Me on all fitting
Occasions must be always remembered, the Use
which may be had of this Friendship towards the Reestablishment of My Sister and Nephews.
Now, to shew you in what Way I demand your
Assistance, you must know that the Articles of Marriage are in a Manner concluded, but not to be ratified, or take Effect, until those of the Confederacy
be ended and agreed; which before I would enter
into, I thought fit to demand your Helps and Counsels.
"And that I may not leave you too much at large
how to begin, I here present to you those Propositions which the States Ambassadors have delivered to
Me for this Purpose, that you may take or leave as
you shall see Cause; only recommending Expedition
unto you. And so I leave you to your free Debate."
Propositions for the Treaty to be translated from the French.
This being ended; His Majesty departed, and the
House took this Business into Consideration; and the
Propositions being read in French by the Lord Keeper,
he was appointed by the House to translate them into
English against To-morrow.
After this, it was moved, That His Majesty might
receive Thanks from this House, for this Favour; and
to let His Majesty know, that their Lordships will give
Him their Advice, in all the Propositions, with as great
Expedition as such a weighty Business can require.
Committee to deliver His Majesty the Thanks of this House, for His Speech.
And these Lords were appointed by the House for
that Purpose: videlicet,
The E. Marshal.
E. of Bedford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Warwicke.
|E. of Cambridge.
E. of Holland.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
The King's Ministers to give an Account to the House of their Proceedings concerning the Propositions.
Ordered, That, on Friday next, the Lords that
have been already employed by His Majesty in the Business concerning the Propositions, are to give this House
an Account thereof, how far they have proceeded
therein; and then this House to resolve further therein;
as their Lordships shall think fit.
Upon reading the Petition of Mathew Brownrigg, it
was Ordered to be referred to the Committees for
Petitions; and they to prepare it for the House; and
appointed to be the First Cause to be heard the next Day.
Inhabitants of Chipping Campden Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Town of Chipping Campden, in Glostershire, it was referred to the Committee for Petitions; and Mr. Walter
to have a Copy of the Petition.
Wright's Petition read.
The Petition of Richard Wright being read, was
Ordered to be left to the Common Law, or any Course
of Justice, as they shall be advised by Counsel.
Slingesby's Petition read.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Slingesby, it
was Ordered, That Sir Faithfull Fortescue be sent for,
and have a Copy of the Petition sent to him; and what
Command he hath in His Majesty's Army in the North,
his coming shall be no Cause of Prejudice therein to
him, and so it is to be declared to the Justices.
E. of Chesterfield to be heard, concerning a former Order, between him and Mrs. Stanhope.
Ordered, That the Earl of Chesterfield's Cause be
heard at the Committee for Petitions To-morrow, concerning a former Order made touching Mrs. Stanhope,
which though he be willing to fulfil the said Order,
yet is not able to do it, his Land being before so settled that he cannot make any Estate out of it.
Brandt's Petition read, and Nevill to be apprehended.
Upon the reading of Marke Brandt's Petition, It
was Ordered, That Robert Nevill should be apprehended, and kept in the Serjeant at Arms his Custody,
till he hath produced and brought forth William Umfrevile, who is conceived to have forged the Hand and Seal
of the Lord Awdley.
Report concerning the Cause, Lee versus Levingston.
It was reported by the Lords Committees, "That, in
the Cause depending before them between Richard
Lee, Clerk, and Thomas Leveson, Esquire, that their
Lordships have Ordered, by Consent of both the
said Parties, That the said Tho. Leveston shall pay
unto the said Richard Lee the Arrearages of Forty
Pounds per Annum, without Prejudice to the Title for
the Prebendary of Willenhall, in the Parish Church
Collegiate of Wolverhampton, formerly submitted unto
by the Committee of the said Thomas Leveston, His
Majesty's Ward, during the Time of his Minority;
the One Half of which Arrearages shall be paid in
Easter Term next, and the other Half in Trinity Term
following; and that the said Thomas Leveston shall not
any longer pay the said Rent of Forty Pounds per
Annum to the said Mr. Lee, or his Successors, Prebendaries of the said Prebendary; and that the Decree made in Chancery, 13° Jac. Regis, against Sir
Walter Leveston, shall be set aside; and further, by
Consent of the said Parties, that the said Richard Lee
shall seal a Lease of a Piece of Ground, called Pepper
Croft, for the Trial of the Right of the said Prebendary; and the said Thomas Leveston shall confess the
same to be Parcel thereof; and the said Richard Lee,
or his Lessee, may bring his Action of Trespass and
Ejectment against the said Thomas Leveston, whereunto the said Tho. Leveston shall appear gratis,
and plead Not Guilty, and confess the Entry and
Ejectment, whereby a Trial may be had, that so the
Right to the said Prebendary may be speedily determined."
Lady Puckering's Petition.
Ordered, That the Lady Puckering's Petition be
referred to the Lords Committees for Petitions.
No Private Petitions to be presented till those in Hand be dispatched,
Lord Mowbray's and Lord Willoughby's excepted.
Ordered, That, after this Day, no more Private
Petitions whatsoever shall be presented to this House, or
to the Lords Committees, until their Lordships shall certify to this House that they have dispatched those Petitions already received, excepting Two Petitions which
are to be brought in To-morrow by the Lord Mowbray,
and one other Petition to be preferred by the Lord
Willoughby of Earseby, concerning Ship-money.
Witnesses sworn to be examined in the Case of the
The Lord Chief Baron.
Mr. Justice Crawley.
|Mr. Baron Trevor.
Mr. Baron Weston.
And to be examined this Afternoon.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Coggin's Petition be referred to the Committee for Petitions.
E. of Nottingham's Petition.
Upon reading the Earl of Nottingham's Petition, it
was Ordered to be referred to the Committee for Petitions; and the Earl of Middlesex to have a Copy of
Wells versus Westrupp, for cheating at Dice.
Upon reading of the Petition of Gilbert Welles, Esquire,
complaining, "That Mr. Thomas Westrup had cheated
him of Five Hundred and Thirty Pounds, with false
"Dice;" it was Ordered, That the said Welles shall
have a new Trial in Law for that Cause, and Mr. Westrup to be bound in good Bonds to answer that Suit.
The Order of the Proceedings of the said Trial is left
to the Judges of that Assizes where the Cause is to be
Committee to examine Abuses in Gaming.
Upon this Occasion, the Lords thought fit to appoint
a Committee to examine the Abuses that have been
committed by cheating with false Dice, and other such
like unlawful Games: videlicet,
The Earl Marshal.
E. of Huntingdon.
E. of Nottingham.
E. of Warwicke.
E. of Dover.
E. of Stanford.
E. of Portland.
L. Viscount de Stafford.
L. Bp. of Durham.
|L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Lincolne.
L. Bp. of Bath. et Welles.
Ds. Willoughby de Earesby.
Ds. de Grey.
Ds. Grey de Werk.
Wheeler's Damages against the High Commission Court.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Lambe and Dr. Duck shall
pay One Hundred Pounds, equally to be divided between
them, unto Mary Wheeler, who complained of an unjust Warrant issued (fn. *) out of the High Commission Court
against her late Husband, deceased; which their Lordships Ordered should be added to that Order made
Yesterday on the Behalf of the said Mary Wheeler,
upon the Report made by the Lords Committees for
Imprisonments and Abuses in Courts of Justice.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis,
videlicet, 11m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.