DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 26 die Julii.
Le Cuer et al. Order concerning Hooper's Estate.
Ordered, That a Commission under the Great Seal
of England, returnable on the 26th of November next,
shall, by virtue of this Order, issue forth, unto John
Langham, William Barkley, William Cockaine, Phillip Burlamachi, Nathan Wright, and Charles Snellinge, authorizing the said Commissioners, or any Three or Two of
them, to examine upon Oath all such Witnesses as shall
be produced before them, as well on the Part of William Le Cuer and others, the Creditors of Anthony Hooper,
Merchant, as on the Part of the said Anthony Hooper,
in a Cause now depending before the Lords in Parliament; and it is further Ordered, That the said Commissioners shall have Power, for the further discovering
of the Truth in this Cause, to command the Correspondents of the said Hooper to bring in all Books of Accounts, and other Writings, concerning the Business in
Question, to be produced and brought in before them
at the Time of the Execution of the said Commission.
Ld. Pawlett excused.
The Lord Pawlett is excused for his Absence, being
Bill for securing Money to the Yorkshire Men.
The Earl of Bath reported the Bill for securing of
Monies to the Northern Counties, etc. as fit to pass as
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the securing
of such Monies as are or shall be due to the Inhabitants
of the County of Yorke, and other adjoining Counties,
wherein His Majesty's Army is or hath been billeted,
for the Billet of the Soldiers of the said Army, as also
to certain Officers who do forbear Part of their Pay, according to an Order in that Behalf made in the Commons House of Parliament this present Session, for such
Part of their Pay as they shall so forbear; and, being put
to the Question, it was resolved to pass.
Answer from the Lord Mayor of London reported.
The Earl of Stamford reported, "That the Lords
which were appointed by this House have been with
the Lord Mayor of London, and delivered what they
were ordered; and the Lord Mayor hath promised to use all possible and speedy Means he can, for
procuring the Forty Thousand Pounds, and will return a speedy Answer."
Lord Mayor and Aldermen versus the Commonalty of London concerning the Election of a Sheriff.
Then the Petition of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of
London, and the Petition of the Commonalty of the said
City, were read; and, after Counsel on both Sides had
had a full Hearing, concerning the Election of a Sheriff
and other Officers; this House, taking the whole Business into Consideration, Ordered, That this Cause
should be determined on Saturday Morning next, in
Case the Lord Mayor and the Commonalty did not
agree and compose the Matter in Question in the
Letters from the Lord General.
The Lord Chamberlain signified to this House, "That
he had received divers Letters from the Lord General, which he thought fit to acquaint the House with,
As, A Letter, desiring to know a certain Day for
disbanding of both Armies.
"Likewise, A Letter sent to the Lord General from
the Gentlemen in the Bishoprick of Durham, complaining of the Burthen of the Soldiers there.
"And also, A List of the Number of the Five Regiments (fn. *) that are disbanded, being in Total Five
Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventeen Men."
All which Letters being read, the Lord Chamberlain
had Leave from this House to communicate them to the
House of Commons.
Bill for taking the Protestation.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the taking of
the Protestation shall be debated on Thursday Morning
next; and the Bill against Pluralities debated on Friday
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco, Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 27m diem instantis Julii, hora 9a, Dominis