DIE Veneris, videlicet, 16 die Julii.
Sir James Thynne's Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sir James
Thynne's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Report of the King's Answer, concerning the Queen's Journey.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Speaker
of this House Yesterday delivered to His Majesty
what he (fn. †) was commanded by this House; and that
His Majesty signified, That the Queen hath appointed
Six Lords and Twelve Members of the House of
Commons, to wait on Her, at Three a Clock this Afternoon, at Whitehall."
Committee to attend the Queen concerning it.
The Lords following were appointed by this House
to wait on the Queen's Majesty: videlicet,
The L. Admiral.
Message to the H C. to appoint a Committee to join them in that Business.
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Justice Faster and Justice Heath:
To let them know, that this House hath appointed
Six Lords to wait on the Queen this Afternoon, and
desire to nominate Twelve of their Members to join
with them; and that both Committees may meet presently, in the Painted Chamber, to consider what shall
be said to Her Majesty.
Witnesses in the Archbishop of Canterbury's Cause.
Lord Steward, Bishop London sworn, and to be
examined concerning Archbishop of Cant. and received
an Injunction for Secrecy.
E. of Cleveland's Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Earl of
Cleveland's Bill do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Order for Hurlock, about his Ship.
Upon Report of the Lords Committees for Petitions,
"That one Rob. Hurlocke, a poor Man, had his Ship,
called The Rose of Handford-water, which he pretended to be worth Four Hundred Pounds, taken by
Mr. Crane, Victualler of His Majesty's Navy, for
His Majesty's Service; which said Ship was lost by a
Storm in the said Employment, to his utter Undoing;"
it is thought fit, and so Ordered, That this poor
Man's Cause and Condition be especially recommended
to the Consideration of the Commissioners of the Treasury, to afford him such Relief and Reparation of his said
Losses, as they, in their Wisdoms and pious Consideration of his miserable and hard Condition, shall think
fit; which their Lordships the rather recommend unto
them, because they shall be very sparing of recommending any thing of this Nature hereafter.
Act of Grace to be brought in.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General and the
King's Counsel do prepare a General Pardon, and present it to this House as soon as they can.
Commonalty of London versus The Lord Mayor and Aldermen.
Upon reading the Petition of the Six Persons chosen
by the Commonalty of the City of London, complaining
that the Lord Mayor and Aldermen have kept Books
from them, so as they cannot prepare for a Hearing
To-morrow Morning, as is appointed; and likewise they
desire Orders for Witnesses: Hereupon it is Ordered,
That the said Cause, formerly appointed to be the 17th
of this Instant July, shall be put off until Saturday the
24th of the same; and it is further Ordered, That if
the said Lord Mayor do not shew Cause To-morrow to
the contrary, then the other Part of the Petition is
E. of Nottingham versus E. of Middlesex.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham's Cause
against the Earl of Midd. shall be further heard on
Tuesday come Sevennight.
Sir Gilbert Gherrard versus Mr. Pitts.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gherrard's Cause against
Mr. Pitts shall be heard before the Lords Committees
for Petitions on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon.
Mr. Smart versus Dr. Cosens, et al.
Ordered, That Mr. Smart's Cause shall be further
heard To-morrow Morning.
Tockley attached for Contempt.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That Robert
Tockley hath disobeyed the Orders of this House, and
used slight and uncivil Speeches touching the same,
which was made appear by an Affidavit, read in the
House;" it is Ordered, That the Gentleman-usher
attending this House shall attach, or cause to be attached, and brought before this House, the Body of the
said Robert Tockley, to answer this his high Contempt of
the Power and Privilege of this House.
Oppressions in the Stannary Courts.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against divers
Incroachments and Oppressions in the Stannary Courts.
Committed to these Lords following; videlicet,
L. Privy Seal.
L. Marquis of Hertford.
L. Viscount Say et Seale.
Epus. Bath. et Wells.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Howard de Est.
Their Lordships, or any Seven (fn. *) to meet on Wednesday in the Afternoon, at which Time the
Prince's Counsel is to be heard; and the Petition of the Tanners and the Inhabitants of the
County of Devon to be considered of by the
Committee at the same Time.
Bill against Recusants.
The Earl of Warwicke reported the Bill for disarming
of Recusants, with the Amendments, which were read
Twice, and agreed to; and this House Resolved, To have
a Conference with the House of Commons, concerning
the said Amendments, To-morrow Morning.
Perish Officers of Belton versus Sir John Beaumont.
Upon reading the Petition of the Constable and
Church-wardens of the Town of Belton, in Leycestershire, complaining against Sir Jo. Beamont, for refusing
to pay the Subsidies, and assaulting the Petitioners with
Swords, etc. it is Ordered, That the Petitioners do
attend this House To-morrow Morning, to be examined
concerning the Accusation charged in this Petition, and
to verify it; at which Time Sir John Beamont is to attend this House.
Supply of Gunpowder.
The Earl of Newport signified to this House, "That
there was formerly a Contract made, between His
Majesty and the Powder-makers, for the making of
a certain Quantity of Powder Monthly; but now of
late no Powder hath been brought into the King's
Store, which causes a Scarceness of Powder; which
his Lordship desired this House to take into Consideration:" Hereupon it was Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to advise with
them for the drawing of a Bill for the making of good
Gunpowder, and Preservation of the Petre Mines; and
how this may be done lawfully, without Grievance to
the Countries; and likewise to provide that the Forts
may be stored with Powder.
Committee for Defence of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Defence of
the Kingdom do meet this Afternoon, at Five a Clock,
and draw up Heads for a Conference; and that the
Officers of the Ordnance, the Salt-petre Men, and
Powder Makers, do attend the Lords Committees.
Against mixing Wines.
Ordered, That the Committee for Wines do meet
on Monday next, in the Afternoon.
Report from the Committee, of
Then the Lord Admiral reported, "That the select
Committee of both Houses had drawn up what they
conceive fit to be spoken to the Queen from both
Houses;" which being read, this House approved of;
The Speech to the Queen, about Her intended Journey.
"The Lords and Commons, taking Notice of Your
Majesty's Intention to pass the Seas, by reason of
Your Indisposition, whereby the Kingdom will be
deprived of the Comfort of Your Majesty's Presence;
and divers other great Inconveniencies to the State
may thereupon ensue; which Yesterday both Houses
of Parliament did most humbly represent unto the
King, and withall petitioned for this Access unto
Your Majesty, that so they might express unto Yourself their hearty Sorrow for Your Majesty's Sickness,
and most earnest Desires to perform any Duty whereby
they may be serviceable for the Recovery of Your
Majesty's Health; and because they have been informed by Sir Theodore Mayerne, that this Indisposition proceeds from some inward Discontent of Mind,
the Lords and Commons have thought good to declare, That, if any Thing within the Power of Parliament may give Your Majesty Contentment, they
are so tender of Your Majesty's Health, both in due
Respect to His Majesty and Yourself, that they will
be ready to further Your Majesty's Satisfaction in all
Things, so far as may stand with the public Trust to
which they are obliged; and besides, they humbly conceive, that it may be some Tax and Dishonour to this Nation, if Your Majesty should, in this
unseasonable Time, go out of the Kingdom upon
any Grief or Discontent received here; and therefore
they shall labour, by all good Means, to take away
and prevent all just Occasions of Your Majesty's
Trouble, in such Manner as may further Your Majesty's Contentment, and therein Your Health, which
will be a very great Comfort and Joy to themselves,
and the rest of His Majesty's loving Subjects."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 17m diem instantis Julii, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.