DIE Sabbati, 22 die Aprilis.
Earl of Manchester was appointed by this House
to be Speaker this Day.
Sir George Sherley, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir George Sherley shall have a Pass,
to go to Amersham.
Emperor's Agent's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Agent for the Emperor shall
have a Pass, for a Man of his to go to Oxford, and come
back again to London.
Mr. Maxwell's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, A Servant of James Maxwell Esquire
shall have a Pass, to go to Guildford, in Surrey.
Mr. Dixon, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mr. Dixon shall have a Pass, to travel
Sir Ralph Hopton's (Ambassador to Spain) Goods protected.
Mathews to take Care of them.
Ordered, That the Goods and Writings of the English Ambassador in Spaine shall be protected in his House
here in London, in the Custody of David Mathewes; and
that he shall have Protection of this House for his Person, whereby he may be free to follow the Affairs of the
said Sir Ralph Hopton, Ambassador in Spaine.
Thomas Jennings and Sir Phillibert Vernatti.
Upon the Petition of Thomas Jenyns Esquire, shewing,
"That whereas, by Order of this House, dated the
7th of this Instant April, the Cause between Sir
Phillibert Vernatti and John Latch Esquire, wherein
the Petitioner is much concerned (fn. *) , and that in Case
Sir Fillibert Vernatti (upon Notice given or left where
he is (fn. †) or ought to be a Prisoner) should not then
appear, that then the Privilege formerly granted by
this House, 30 January, 1640, shall be void, and
the Cause to be so afterwards proceeded (fn. †) in as this
(fn. †) House should (fn. ‡) direct; that Notice was left for Sir
Fillibert accordingly, as by Affidavit appeareth, and
the Petitioner with his Counsel attended; but Sir
Phillibert Vernatt appeared not, but, being escaped
from the Sheriff of Midd. under whose Custody he
was upon a Ne exeat Regnum, is now at Oxford, still
labouring to get the said Writ superseded, and so to
avoid their Lordships final Judgement.
"The Petitioner therefore desired:
"1. That the Privilege, which Sir Filibert Vernatt
hath now had about Two Years, may be re-called.
"2. That a Day may be appointed for the Hearing
of the Cause, and Sir Phillibert Vernatt to attend;
and, in Default, that the Certificate made by the
Auditor authorized by this House may stand confirmed."
Ordered, That this House grants the Prayer of this
Report from the Committee, concerning the Style of the Clerk of the H. C.
The Lord Conway reported from the Committee,
"That their Lordships have taken into Consideration the
Satute of 6 H. VIII. Cap. 16. and likewise the Patent
of Henry Elzinge; and they find that in 6 H. VIII.
in the same Month when the aforesaid Statute was
made, there was a Patent granted to Rob't Ormeston,
to be Sub-Clericus Parliamentorum ad attendendum
super Communes Regni Nostri Angliæ, Damus et concedimus dicto Rob't. Ormston, in tam amplis Modo et
Forma prout aliquis Sub-Clericus hujusmodi Parliamentorum habuit &c. So it appears that the Word
Sub-Clericus ad attendendum super Communes is ancient: And the Opinion of the Committee is, That
the Words in the Bill must of Necessity be altered, being both repugnant to the Statute and the Patent; but
they thought the Expression in the Bill might run
thus; instead of these Words ["The Clerk of Parliament of the House of Commons"], make it ["Henry
Elzinge Esquire, Clerk appointed for the Commons
Which Alteration this House approved of; and Ordered, That the same shall be communicated presently
to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it, and about Sheriff Langham.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, by
a Committee of both Houses, touching Sheriff Langham, and concerning the Bill for the speedy Payment
of Money for the Kingdom of Ireland.
Message from thence, that they may communicate a Letter from Lord Fairfax at the Conference.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Anderson:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons have received a Letter from the Lord Fairefaix, which they desire they may communicate to their
Lordships at the next Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships are willing to have the Lord
Fairefaix's Letter communicated to them at the next Conference.
Heads for the Conference about Sheriff Langham.
The Substance of this Conference concerning Sheriff
Langham was to be: "To let them know, that this
House hath been informed that Sheriff Langham,
before he knew of any Ordinance in the House of
Commons against Importation of Currants, he writ
to his Factors to lade him some Currants; and, when
he heard the said Ordinance was passed, he sent
Word they should not be sent; but, before his Letter came to his Factors, the Ship was laded with Currants; and, when the Ship came into England, Mr.
Sheriff Langham offered the Master of the said Ship
Freight to carry them to Amsterdam, (fn. *) which he refused
to do; so Mr. Sheriff Langham was forced to unlade them here; whereupon the House of Commons made an Order, That he should transport them
within Fourteen Days. The Lords, taking this into
Consideration, are of Opinion, That, in this Particular, it is equal and just that the said Ordinance
of both Houses should not extend to the Prejudice
of Mr. Sheriff Langham."
The Messengers return this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present
Free Conference, touching the Bill concerning Ireland;
and Sheriff Langham.
This House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference, about the Style of the Clerk of the H. C.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference:
"That, upon a Free Conference with the House of
Commons, concerning the Alteration in the Bill
concerning Ireland, it is Agreed, That the Words
shall run according to the Words of the Statute of
6 H. VIII. Cap. 16. which are thus, ["The Clerk
of the Parliament appointed for the Commons
And this House agreed (fn. †) that that Amendment should
be inserted into the Bill.
and about the Letter from Lord Fairfax.
"2. The House of Commons presented to their
Lordships a Letter of the Lord Fairfaix, giving an
Account of the Affairs in the North; and the House
of Commons desires that there may be a Committee
of both Houses appointed, to consider of a Letter
to be written to the Lord Fairefaix, to give him
(fn. ‡) Thanks from both Houses for his good Service done
Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom.
Lord Craven's House, a Protection.
Ordered, That the Lord Craven shall have a Protection from this House, for preserving his House at
Combe, in the County of Warwicke.
House adjourned till 10a Lunæ.