Die Veneris, videlicet, 19 die Februarii.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for making a
River Navigable, from Arundle, in Sussex, to the River
Sheriff of Staffordshire to re-pay Ship-money in his Hands.
Upon the reading of a Petition of Jo. Bellott, Esquire,
shewing, "That he being, in the Fifteenth Year of
His Majesty's Reign, Sheriff of the County of Stafford,
and, by virtue of His Majesty's Writ for Levying of
Ship-money, did collect from several Inhabitants in
the said County, the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty
Pounds, or thereabouts, which he hath in his Keeping; and for that the issuing of the said Writ is voted
by this House to be illegal, therefore desired the Directions of this House therein." Whereupon the
House did Order, That the said Two Hundred and Fifty
Pounds be re-paid unto the several Owners.
Bloxham versus Sandeland.
It being moved, That there is a Trial directed, by this
House, to the next Assizes in the County of Suffolk, between Nic. Bloxam and Andrew Sandeland; and forasmuch as the said Mr. Sandeland being now under Custody by Order of this House, and so unable to follow
his Cause, and prepare for the said Trial; therefore it
was Ordered, That the said Mr. Sandeland, giving
good and sufficient Bail to appear here in Court, after
the Trial is ended, to answer such Things as he stands
charged with here, shall have Liberty and be free from
the Custody of the Messenger of this House, for the
better intending and prosecuting of his said Business.
Committee for the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees appointed to
consider of the Institution and Power of the Star-chamber
are to meet upon Friday next, in the Afternoon; and
then Mr. Hales and Hackwell are to be heard, to give an
Answer to what Mr. Attorney General argued, concerning the Institution of the said Court; and that the
King's Counsel be then present.
Leave to Lady Wentworth to speak with the Earl of Strafford.
Ordered, That the Lady Wentworth have Leave
from Time to Time, as often as Occasion serves, to speak
with the Earl of Strafford, in The Tower.
Treaty with the States to be debated To-morrow.
The Earl Marshal signified to the House, That His
Majesty desires their Lordships would take the Treaty
with The States into Consideration, and give it what convenient Expedition may be.
Hereupon it was Ordered, That the Treaty be debated To-morrow Morning; and the House to sit by
Eight of the Clock; and all Committees for that Time
to be laid aside.
Mrs. Clarke's Order to have Witnesses against the Lord Morley.
Ordered, That Mrs. Clarke shall have Liberty to
send for such Witnesses as are necessary to prove her
Petition preferred against the Lord Morley.
Disbanding the new Irish Army, and disarming Papists in England, &c.
After this, the House was put into a Committee during
Pleasure, to debate the Message sent from the House of
Commons, touching the disbanding of the new Irish
Army, and disarming of the Papists in England; and,
after long Consideration thereof, the House was resumed;
and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
do join with the House of Commons, humbly to move
His Majesty, That the new Irish Army be disbanded,
and, at the same Time, the old Army be reinforced to
Four Thousand Foot, and One Thousand Horse, by taking Two Thousand Men out of the new Army, whereof
One Thousand to be of those which were taken out of
the old Army.
Resolved, upon the Question,
That this House do join with the House of Commons,
humbly to desire His Majesty, that the Papists be disarmed, according to the Statute Laws of this Realm.
Memorandum, It was the Opinion of this House, that
the Residue of the Arms of the disbanded Men are to be
kept in a Magazine, to be ready upon any Service.
Debate about English Papists next Monday.
Ordered, That, upon Monday next, the Third Particular touching the removing of the English Papists from
the Court is to be debated.
Downe to have a Commission for examining Witnesses, and settling Differences.
Ordered, That Edward Downe shall have a Commission, directed to Sir John Horner, Mr. Stocker, Jo.
Yeomans, and Richard Ewens, to call before them Parties
and Witnesses, and so compose and end the Differences,
so that the Petitioner may receive such reasonable Satisfaction as in their Discretions shall seem meet and just;
but, in Case the Parties will not be (fn. *) drawn to that which
is reasonable, then to certify this Honourable House,
that thereby such further Course may be taken as shall
be thought fit; and further, That the Petitioner Downes
be freed from all Suits concerning this Business, until
the Differences between him and the Parties mentioned
in the Petition be ended.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 20m diem instantis Februarii, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.