DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 23 die Martii.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas was
appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Sir Thomas Cary's Cause.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sir Tho. Carie's
Business shall meet on Friday next, in the Painted Chamber, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Hatfield Level Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Hatfeild Levell shall meet on Tuesday next, at Two
of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Bill for avoiding Actions in some Cases.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the avoiding of Actions in some Cases.
Committed to these Lords following:
Mr. Justice Crawley and
Mr. Baron Weston,
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted
E. of Dorset's Commission for Middlesex brought in.
The Earl of Dorsett this Day delivered in his Commission of Array for the County of Midd.
Petition of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, concerning a Ship upon our Coast.
Upon reading the Petition of the Admiralty of Amsterdam, shewing, "That, by Extremity of foul Weather, a Ship of War of theirs was driven into a Harbour towards the Irish Coast, and sprung a Leak;
they desire Leave to carry off their Brass and Iron
Ordnance, being Twenty-six Pieces, with the Ammunition, Powder, and Sails, etc." It is Ordered, That
the said Petition, and the whole Business therein contained, shall be hereby referred to the Right Honourable the Lord High Admiral of England, to hear and
determine the Cause.
The House of Commons being come in the Painted
Chamber, ready for a Conference touching the Bill
against Pluralities; the Lord Robartes was appointed to
report this Conference; and then the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the
Conference; which being ended, the Lords returned,
and the House was resumed.
The Lord Robartes reported the Conference, to this
Report of the Conference concerning the Bill against Pluralities.
"That the House of Commons have returned to their
Lordships the Bill against Pluralities, with some
Amendments sent down from this House, wherein the
House of Commons agrees with this House in some
of the Alterations, and in other Places they adhere
to the Words in the Bill."
Hereupon the Amendments were read; and this House
Ordered, That the said Bill, with the Amendments
and Alterations, shall be re-committed to the select Committee formerly appointed for this Bill, who are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Painted
Chamber, and report the same to this House.
Lady Slingsby versus Sir Faithful Fortescue.
It was moved, "That an Addition might be added to
the Order made by this House, in the Cause between
the Lady Slyngsby and Sir Faithfull Fortescue." And,
upon the Question, it was Resolved negatively.
E. of Warwick excused.
The Earl of Warwick is excused for being absent this
Committee to prepare a Form of a Commission to be given by the Lords Lieutenants to their Deputies.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed for the
drawing of the Form to be given to the Lords Lieutenants, and the Form of Deputations to Deputy Lieutenants, according to the Ordinance of both Houses for the
settling of the Militia, do meet this Afternoon, and consider of the same, and present them to this House as
soon as they can.
Bill for asserting Privileges lately broken.
Next, this House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to debate the Bill, intituled, "An Act
for asserting of some Privileges, lately broken; and to
prevent the breaking thereof in Time to come:"
And, after a long Debate, the House was resumed; and
the said Bill was re-committed to these Lords following,
to consider further of it, and report the same to this
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Willoughby de Parham.
Their Lordships, or any Five, to meet Tomorrow, in the Afternoon, at Two of
the Clock; and to have Power to
send for such Records as they shall
Ld. Chamberlain excused.
The Lord Chamberlain is excused for his Absence this
Sir John Penninton.
The Lord Admiral reported to this House, "That Sir
John Pennington is come up, according to their Lordships Order."
Ld. Pagett sent to The States Ambassador, to acquaint him that Newton's scandalous Paper is burnt.
The Lord Pagett was appointed to go to The States
Ambassador from this House, to let him know, "That
their Lordships have expressed a Dislike of the Printed
Letter supposed to be written from Mr. Newton,
which reflects upon the Honour of the Prince of
Orange, by burning of it in this House; and that this
House will use the best Means they can, to find out the
Author and the Printer, and have forbidden the printing and publishing of the same, and have Ordered
the calling of them in."
Order for the Archbishop of Cant. to present Mr. Smith to the Living of St. Leonard's, Foster Lane.
Ordered, That the Lord Archbishop of Cant.
shall forthwith confer the Presentation of St. Leonard's,
Foster Lane, according to a former Order of this House,
dated the 17th of this Instant March, upon Mr. George
Smith, Clerk; and that his Grace shall forthwith deliver the said Presentation unto the Churchwardens or
Parishioners of that Parish.
Message to H. C. that they would proceed against the Archbishop of Cant. and the other Delinquents.
Upon this Occasion, it was moved, "That, considering the Power which the Archbishop of Cant. hath
in Ecclesiastical Matters, whereby the Church is still
troubled, notwithstanding his Imprisonment in The
Tower of London, that the House of Commons might
be sent to, to be desired that they would proceed to
make good their Impeachment of High Treason against
him, that so he might receive Judgement according to
his Demerit; and likewise to move the House of Commons, that they would proceed against the rest of the
Delinquents with what Conveniency they may."
And accordingly a Message was sent to the House of
Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Doctor Bennett:
To desire them to prosecute their Delinquents, whom
they have impeached in this House as speedily as they
can with Conveniency, and in particular the Archbishop
Colonel Butler Liberty to take the Air, and 20£. given him.
Ordered, upon the humble Petition of Colonel Butler, now in the Custody of the Lord Mayor of the City
of London, That the said Colonel shall have Liberty to
take the Air, for his Health-sake, with such a Keeper
as the Lord Mayor will answer for: And this House doth
further Order, that Twenty Pounds shall be forthwith
paid unto him the said Colonel Butler, out of the Contribution Money remaining now in the Hands of the
Clerk of the Crown in the Chancery; and this to be a
sufficient Warrant in that Behalf.
The Messengers sent with the Message to the House
of Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C. about the Archbishop of Cant. etc.
That the House of Commons will proceed against those
they have impeached in this House, with all convenient
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Vane, Junior:
Message from the H. C. about Grievances and the Remedies.
"To put their Lordships in Mind, That whereas the
House of Commons formerly brought up to their
Lordships a Declaration, containing the Causes of
Grievances, with some Remedies propounded for the
curing of the same; they desire their Lordships would
please to take the same into speedy Consideration, and
join with the House of Commons therein, it being a
Matter of great Importance.
To proceed against the Judges that are impeached.
"2. The House of Commons desires, that there may
be a Proceeding against the Judges that are impeached
by them, and that their Lordships would please to appoint a Day for the same; and the House of Commons will be ready to make good their Charge against
To proceed against Doctor Cosens.
"3. The House of Commons desires their Lordships
to expedite the Cause against Doctor Cosens, in regard
many Witnesses stay in Town for this Business."
This House taking this Message into Consideration;
Ordered, That the Report of the Declaration of the
Grievances and the Remedies shall be made To-morrow
The Judges to put in their Answers.
Ordered, That the Judges impeached by the House
of Commons shall put in their several Answers unto the
said Impeachment on Thursday the 31st of this Instant
March, in Writing.
Dr. Cosens's Cause to be heard.
Ordered, That the Day prefixed next Term for
hearing the Cause of Doctor Cosens shall stand.
The Answer returned to the Messengers of the House
of Commons was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will take the Declaration of the
Grievances and Remedies into Consideration in convenient Time; and that this House hath appointed the Judges
impeached to put in their Answers by To-morrow Sevennight; and that the Cause against Doctor Cosens is appointed to be heard the next Term.
E. of Lincoln's Petition against Sir William Killigrew.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Lyncolne,
shewing, "That Sir William Killigrew stands indebted to
his Lordship in the Sum of Two Hundred and Fifty
Pounds, upon Judgement, and other Sums owing to
him; and in regard he is the King's Servant, his
Lordship desires Leave of this House, to take his legal
Course against him, for the Recovery of his Right:"
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Matter of this Petition is referred to the Earl of Essex, Lord Chamberlain
of His Majesty's Household, who is to send to Sir William Killigrew, and know his Answer to this Petition,
and return the same to this House.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 24m diem instantis Martii,
1641, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.