DIE Jovis, 30 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibson.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Signior Salvetti, Agent from Tuscany, a Pass.
Ordered, That Signior Amarigo Salvetti, Resident
for the Great Duke of Tuscany, shall have a Pass, to
go and take the Air, into any Parts adjoining within
Five Miles from London, and to return at such Time as
the said Resident shall think fit, without the Lett, Stay,
or Hindrance, of any Person whatsoever.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial put off.
Ordered, That the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury shall be deferred until Thursday Morning next.
Kilvert and Woodcock.
Upon reading the Petition of Roger Kilvert, of London, Merchant; complaining, "of an excessive Damage
of Three Hundred Pounds, awarded, upon a Trial,
to one Wm. Woodcocke of London, before Mr. Justice
Bacon; and for that he hath no Means to obtain a
Writ of Error, to bring the Cause before their Lordships by Original, nor any other Relief but such
as their Lordships shall provide, the Petitioner is
ready to deposite the said Three Hundred Pounds
either in the Hands of the Sheriff of London, or where
their Lordships shall appoint; and humbly prayeth,
that, until their Lordships Hearing of the Cause, to
order the Execution may be suspended."
Hereupon this House referred the Consideration of
this Business to Mr. Justice Bacon; and that the said
Petitioner shall have Trial, depositing the Three Hundred
Pounds in the King's Bench; and if the Plaintiff shall
refuse to obey this Order, then the Judge is to certify to
this House how he finds the Cause; and in the mean
Time all Proceedings are to cease.
Ordinance for Bradshaw and Steele, to take Subscriptions for Cheshire.
Next, an Ordinance was read, to enable Mr. Bradshaw and Mr. Steele to take Subscriptions in the Absence
of Sir Wm. Brereton, &c.
Agreed to, with an Alteration.
Lancashire Members to give Receipts for Excrsemoney.
Another Ordinance was read, to enable any Two
Members of the House of Commons, of the County (fn. *) of
Lancaster, to give Receipts for the Money which comes
in upon the Excise, &c. (Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the former;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance touching Sir Wm. Brereton, concerning taking of
Subscriptions for Cheshire, &c. with a small Alteration,
wherein their Lordships desire their Concurrence.
and for Committees to hear the Judges touching Writs of Error.
2. To let them know, that this House hath nominated
a Committee of Four Lords, to hear what the Judges
can say, concerning some Expedient to be found out to
enable the Subject to have the Benefit of Writs of
Errors, according to the due Course of Law; and to
desire that they would name a Committee of their House,
of a proportionable Number, to join with the said Committee of Lords, for the same Purpose.
Colonel Kings, and Ld. Willoughby.
Next, this House proceeded to hear the Counsel of
Colonel Kinge, in making his Defence to the Charge of
the Lord Willoughby against him.
Mr. Prynn alledged, That this Cause is already depending in the House of Commons; and therefore
conceived Colonel King is not to answer it here."
The Counsel on both Sides withdrew.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the speaker
should know of Colonel King's Counsel, what Proof they
can offer unto this House, that the House of Commons
is possessed of this Cause, or any Part of it.
The Counsel answered, "That the Order of the
House of Commons [ (fn. †) is general, to consider of] all
Miscarriages in the County of Lyncolne; and they conceive this is One.
Ordered, That this House will hear this Cause further To-morrow Morning.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return
with this Answer:
That they agree in the Alteration in the Ordinance concerning Sir Wm. Brereton. (Here enter it.) And likewise
that they have nominated a Committee, to join with the
Lords Committees, to hear the Judges concerning Writs
Ordinance to enable Lancashire Members, to give Receipts for the Monies that come in upon the Excise.
Whereas the Receipts of the Excise, in the several
Counties of Lancaster and Chester, are granted for and
towards the Payment of the Garrisons and Forces of
those Counties: It is hereby Ordered and Declared,
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the Receipt or Receipts, under the Hand of Sir
William Brereton Baronet, for the Use of the Forces
within the said County of Chester, and the Receipt
or Receipts of any of the Deputy Lieutenants within
the said County of Lancaster (that are Members of
the House of Commons), under any Two of their
Hands, for the Use of the Forces of the said County
of Lancaster, shall, from Time to Time, be a sufficient
Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise, for
so much Monies as shall be paid by their Sub-commissioners within the said Counties of Lancaster and
Chester as aforesaid, until both Houses take further
Ordinance for Bradshaw and Steele, to take Subscriptions for Cheshire, in the Absence of Sir Wm. Brereton.
Whereas, by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons of the 26th of March last, Sir William Brereton
Baronet is enabled to take Subscriptions of such Sums
of Money as any Person should contribute to the
Relief of Cheshire, and to give Notes under his Hand
for Re-payment upon the Public Faith; and likewise,
by the said Ordinance, hath Power to take the Benefit
of the Personal Estates of such Papists and Delinquents in London, or within Twenty Miles, as he shall
discover within Two Months: The said Sir William
Brereton being now to go down upon the Public Service, it is therefore hereby Ordered and Declared,
That John Bradshawe and William Steele, of the City
of London, Esquires, shall, for the Use of the said
County of Chester, have as full Power and Authority,
in all Things concerning the taking of the said Subscriptions for Money, and giving Notes under their
Hands for Re-payment of the same upon the Public
Faith, and for the Raising of Monies upon the said
Estates of Delinquents, as the said Sir William Brereton
any Way hath by virtue of the said Ordinance.
House adjourned till 9a cras.