DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 17 die Julii.
Plusher versus Sir Henry Marten.
Ordered, That the Cause between Plusher and Sir
Henry Marten shall be heard on Monday come Sevennight.
Sir John Lucas's Cause.
Ordered, That the Judges do make a Report of the
Examinations, which (fn. *) they are appointed to take in Sir
John Lucas's Cause.
Ld. Mayor and Aldermen versus the Commonalty of London.
Ordered, That the Cause now depending in this
House, between the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the
City of London, and the Commonalty of the same, shall
be heard in this House on Saturday the 24th of this
Instant July, except the Business be fairly composed
amongst them between this and that Time, which this
House doth very much incline to, and hereby direct that
all Endeavours may be used on both Parts to that Purpose; but, in the Interim, this House doth Order,
That the Six Persons nominated by the Commonalty
of London shall have such Liberty to peruse Books and
Records as are mentioned by a former Order in this
Cause; and what particular Books the said Commonalty
do desire to have at the said Hearing, touching and concerning the Matters in Question, they are to acquaint
this House therewith, who will give such further Order
as shall be just; and that all Witnesses that are to be
produced in this Cause are, by this Order, to attend the
Message from the King, concerning the Venetian Ambassador's Priest being apprehended.
Then the Speaker declared, "That he was commanded by the King to let their Lordships know, that he
hath understood, by the Venetian Ambassador, That
a Priest, a Servant of his, hath been lately apprehended for a Priest.
"1. His Majesty signified, That He will declare to
Ambassadors, that no Native Subjects of this Kingdom shall be Priests to any Ambassadors.
"2. His Majesty desires that this Priest be released,
and sent out of the Kingdom; and that, if ever he
return, he shall be liable to the Laws.
"1. He came over with the Venetian Ambassador.
"2. The Ambassador was ignorant of the Laws of
"3. He hath been with him Three Years."
Hereupon this House Resolved, To have a Conference
with the House of Commons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Bennett:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference, concerning the King's Message.
To desire a Conference, by the Committee of both
Houses appointed to consider of the Ten Heads, touching a Message from His Majesty.
Then the Lord Admiral reported, "That himself, and
the rest of the Lords, and the Committee of the
House of Commons, have delivered the Message from
both Houses to the Queen; and She returns this
Report of the Queen's Answer to the last Message to Her.
"She gives many Thanks to both the Houses of Parliament, for their great Care of Her Health, and
for their Affections to Her; hoping that She shall see
the Effects of it: That nothing but Her Health could
make Her resolve of this Journey; and, if She thought
She could serve the King and this Kingdom with
Hazard of Her Life, She would do it; and She hopes
they do believe that She hath so much Interest in the
Good of this Kingdom, that She shall never wish any
any Thing to the Prejudice of it; She hopes you will
pardon the Imperfections of Her English; She had
rather have spoken in another Language, but She
thought this would be most acceptable."
The Answer to the Message was:
Answer from the H. C. to the last Message.
That the House of Commons will give a Meeting
presently, as is desired.
The Lord Viscount Say and Seale to speak, and report.
Russell's Order about his Ships taken by the French.
Upon Report this Day from the Lords Committees
for Depredations, "That Michaell Russell had his Ship
taken by the French, as appears by Certificate read
before their Lordships this Day;" it is Ordered,
That the Lord Duke of Lennox, Lord Warden of the
Cinque Ports, is to repair unto the French Ambassador,
and present the Condition of the said Michaell Russell
unto the said Ambassador, and desire that some speedy
Course may be thought of, for a Reparation of the said
Petitioner; which their Lordships thought fit to have
presented unto the Consideration of the said Ambassador, on the Behalf of the Petitioner, (fn. *) rather than any
other Course should be taken yet in the said Cause.
Widow Pawlett about her Ship, taken by the Dutch.
Upon Report this Day from the Lords Committees
for Depredations, "That the Widow Pawlett had her
Ship taken by the Hollanders, as appears by her Petition read before their Lordships;" it is Ordered,
That the Earl of Stamford and the Lord Howard de
Charlton do repair to The States Ambassador, and present the true Condition of the said Widow Pawlett unto
him, and desire that a Reparation may be made unto
her; unto which Demand if no satisfactory Answer
shall be made, then, upon Report hereof, this House
will take it into their further Consideration, and proceed
therein according to Justice.
Allen, about his Ship, taken by the French.
Upon Report made from the Lords Committees concerning Depredations, "That John Allen, Mariner,
hath had his Ship and Goods taken away from him by
the French, to the Value of above Eight Hundred
"Pounds, to the utter Undoing of the Petitioner;" it is
hereupon Ordered, That the Lord Admiral do repair
to the French Ambassador, as from this House, and present to him the State and Condition of the said Allen,
and desire that he will take some Course whereby the
said Allen may receive Reparation for his great Loss
sustained, and return his Answer to this House herein;
otherwise this House will take it further into their Consideration.
Ld. Admiral Leave to be Absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral hath Leave go to
The Bath, for his Health.
Fens and Aqueduct Money.
Ordered, That the Ten Thousand Pounds designed
out of the Aqueduct Money, for the Draining of Part
of The Great Level, in Cambridgeshire, Lincolneshire, etc.
shall be employed only in the paying of the present Work,
and not to be disbursed in Payments of Salaries and
Wages. And the Privy Seal, that directs the employing of the said Ten Thousand Pounds, is to direct the
re-paying of it out of the First Money that is to be paid
by Subsidies to His Majesty; and this, by Order of the
House, is to be added to the former Order.
Auditor Worfeild's Wife Liberty to follow her Cause.
Ordered, That Mrs. Jane Worfeild (Wife of Mr.
Auditor Worfeild) shall, by virtue of this Order, have
her Liberty to follow her Business, and be freed of and
from any Restraint that doth or may impeach the same.
And further, that her Friends and Counsel may and
shall have free Access and Admittance unto her; and
this is to be obeyed and observed by all those whom it
Inhabitants of Belton versus Sir John Beaumont.
Then the Petitioners that complained against Sir
John Beamont were called in; and the Petition was
read, in the Hearing of Sir John Beamont, who denied
that he was guilty of any Charge therein.
Then Jo. Kendall was produced, and, upon Oath,
confessed that Sir Edmund Williams said, "That Sir
John Beamont shall have a Company of Men; and
that he might bring Twelve Hundred Men upon
them; that he would pay no Subsidies; and that, seeing they had presented him for a Recusant, he would
vex them for it."
John Shepheard deposed, "That those Persons that
assaulted them with Swords were Sir Jo. Beamonts,
Sir Edm. Williams, and the Lady Williams's Servant, and that he that spake the Words (of Heretic
Dogs) was one John Radcliffe, a Recusant, at Gracedieu."
Hereupon it was Ordered, That Sir John Beamont be discharged for the present; but, if Occasion
serves hereafter, he is to be sent for, (fn. *) by Order of this
House; and that Sir Edmond Williams, John Gardner,
John Radcliffe, Jo. Prickett, and Nicholas Woode, be
sent for, to appear before this House as Delinquents, to
answer the several Charges in the Petition against
And lastly, that Richard Lively, Henry Shepheard,
and George Cooke, have Notice to attend this House, to
give in their Testimony what they know in this Cause.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Lunæ, videlicet, 19m diem instantis Julii, hora 9a Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.