DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 14 die Augusti.
L. Bruce Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Bruse hath Leave to go
into the Country, for his Health.
Sir R. Ducy's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Richard Ducy, Baronet; it is Ordered, That the Cause between the said
Sir Richard Ducy and his Brother shall be left to the
Justice of the Court of Chancery, and be dismissed out
of this House.
Abbott a Bankrupt.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Abbott shall have Liberty, by virtue of this Order, to pass in and out unto
the Commissioners of Bankrupts, between him and his
Creditors, and to stay and abide with them so long as his
Occasions shall require, and that without any Arrest or
Attachment of his Person, during such Time or Times as
he shall be or remain with (fn. *) them about Discovery of
Then a Draught of a Letter was read, which the
Speaker was to write to the Lord General, in the Name
of this House. The Contents follow: videlicet,
"May it please your Excellency,
Letter to the Lord General from the Speaker.
"The Treaty of Pacification between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland being come to a happy
and peaceable Conclusion, and a Day prefixed for the
Scottish Army to march over Tweede; for the more
Expedition thereof, the Scottish Commissioners here
have made their Request to the Parliament, That
they might be permitted to pass, with their Army,
Munition, and Artillery, over Barwicke-Bridge. To
which Desire both Houses of Parliament have consented, to be in such Sort as shall be agreed and settled there by the General and Governor of Barwicke;
wherefore the Lords House have commanded me to
recommend the Manner and the Way thereof to your
Excellency's Care and Judgement, not doubting but
your Excellency will give such Directions to the Governor of Barwicke, both for the Number of Soldiers that shall march in a Company together, as also
how to preserve His Majesty's Ordnance and Munition
there, and secure the Safety of the said Town. And
so I humbly remain,
"Your Excellency's Servant to command,
"Jo. Banks, Speaker of the Lords House."
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about levying Soldiers in Ireland for Spain.
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, concerning the Spanish Ambassador's Desire for
transporting Soldiers out of Ireland, for the Service of
the King of Spaine.
The Answer hereunto returned was:
That this House will give a present Meeting, as is
desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The Lord Privy Seal,
The Lord Chamberlain,
Earl of Warwick, and
Lord Viscount Say & Seale,
Were appointed to report the Conference.
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas to go his Circult.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, now Speaker of this House, hath Leave to
go his Circuit; for the Lord Keeper intends to be here
as Speaker on Monday Morning.
E. of Thanet Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Thanett hath Leave to
go into the Country.
Baron Trevor ditto.
Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor hath Leave to go
into the Country, and to return the Beginning of Michaelmas-Term.
Conference reported, about levying Irish Soldiers for Spain.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Lord Privy Seal reported
the Effect of the Conference: "That the House of
Commons have considered of the Letter written to
the King from the Spanish Ambassador; and they
find therein mentioned, that the Houses of Parliament
have consented that the Spanish Ambassador shall have
Liberty to transport out of Ireland those Soldiers
which he hath contracted for, to serve the King of
Spaine. The Commons say, they have searched their
Journal, and can find no Order tending to any such
Assent; therefore desire their Lordships to cause the
Journal Book of this House to be searched, whether
any Order to that Purpose hath been made in this
Upon this, Search was presently made; and an Abstract written, what Progress this Business hath had in
this House; which, being read, was judged by this
House to be the true State of the Business, and no such
Resolution as was reported. And the Paper was sent
down to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich
and Mr. Page, for their Satisfaction.
Concerning the Capuchin Friars at Denmark-House.
Then this House took into Consideration the Message
brought Yesterday from the House of Commons, concerning the Capuchin Friars; and did Order, That the
Earl of Dorsett do move the Queen's Majesty from this
House, and humbly desire Her Majesty, that the Capuchin Friars at Denmarke-House may be kept in, and
not suffered to go abroad, to pervert the People, and
draw them to be reconciled to the Church of Rome;
and further, that the Earl of Dorsett do send for the
Chief of the Capuchins, and give him Warning, that he
obey this Command.
Inhabitants of Cropredy versus Dr. Bronckard.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cropredy, it is Ordered, That Mr. Andrewes shall be
continued Curate there; and that Mr. Dr. Bronckard may
have a Copy of this Petition, and shall appear before
the Lords Committees for Petitions the First Week in
the next Meeting of Parliament, to answer such Complaints as are alledged in the said Petition.
L. St. John's Petition.
The Petition of the Lord St. Johns was read, and
Ordered to be referred to the Committee for Petitions; and Mr. Benion to attend.
E. Rivers's &c. Petition.
Likewise the Petitions of the Earl Rivers and Henry
Stanley, against the said Benion, are referred to the
Committee for Petitions.
Lord Mayor of London's °c against the Commonalty.
Upon reading the Petitions of the Lord Mayor of
London, and the Six Persons chosen by the Commonalty
of the said City; it is Ordered, That both Sides shall
give Copies to each other of their Petitions, and attend
the Lords Committees appointed to compose the Differences between them on Monday next, in the Afternoon, at Two a Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hotham:
Message from the H. C. for a competent Number of Lords to remain in Town.
To desire a convenient Number of Lords may be
kept together in this House, until the Armies be disbanded, and the necessary Defence of the Kingdom settled.
The Answer hereunto was:
That their Lordships will take Care, as desired.
Bushell about the Mines in Wales.
Whereas this House hath been informed, "That
Thomas Bushell, Esquire, Undertaker of His Majesty's
Mines Royal in the County of Cardigan, by his great
Charge and Industry in cutting a Ditch, hath gained
His Majesty's old drowned and forsaken Works of
Talabant, and other Works, and made new Discoveries of Royal Mines there, which are already very
considerable; and whereas divers Persons of Quality,
encouraged by His Majesty's Letters to them directed,
do intend to adventure great Sums of Money in the
said Work, which in Time (if well encouraged) may
prove of great Consequence, both for Honour and
Profit, to His Majesty and this Kingdom: And whereas also it appeareth unto this House, by divers Assidavits and Certificates of Credit; that some Persons illaffected to these Honourable and public Services (who
in Time may receive deserved Punishments) have disturbed the Possession of the said Thomas Bushell in
some of His Majesty's Mines Royal, and Edifices appertaining to the Royal Works, and have plucked up
divers Plumps, cast in the Rubbish, and drowned and
(so much as in them did lie) destroyed the said Works,
so as it hath been a Labour of Four Years, Night
and Day, to recover the same; and that also the said
Thomas Bushell hath been disturbed in the getting of
Turf and Peat for the Service of His Majesty's
Works, being an Invention of his own, very commendable and commodious for the preserving of
Wood, which hath been heretofore by the former
Undertakers much wasted in those Parts: Now, for
the Remedy of the said Mischiefs, and that the
said Thomas Bushell and his Assigns, and such Persons
as are or shall be Undertakers and Adventurers with
him in the said Services, may receive a due Encouragement and Assistance in those chargeable Undertakings;" it is Ordered, by the Lords in the Upper
House of Parliament now assembled, That the Speaker
of this House, in the Name and by the Authority of
the same, shall direct his Letters unto the Judges of
Assize and Justices of the Peace of the said County of
Cardigan, requiring them that they do, in all lawful
Things, endeavour to advance and encourage the said
Service in His Majesty's Royal Mines, and assist the said
Thomas Bushell and other Undertakers in all Things, so
far as lawfully they may, for the Continuance of his
lawful Possessions, and the quiet and peaceable Working
of the said Mines, until he shall be evicted by due Course
of Law, as also for getting and working of Turf and
Peat, according to his legal Right, upon His Majesty's
Wastes and other Places lawful, and all other lawful
Accommodations of necessary Passages, and other legal
Things, which may any Ways advance His Majesty's
Service in the said Royal Mines.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Lunæ, videlicet, 16m diem instantis Augusti, hora nona
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.