DIE Martis, 31 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Comes Sunderland, C. P. S.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes De Loraine.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Viscount (fn. *)
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Mynde to enter into Recognizance for Rutter & al.
Upon reading the Petition of John Rutter and others;
praying, "In regard they live at Newcastle upon Tyne,
that James Mynde, their Solicitor, may enter into a
Recognizance for them, upon their Appeal depending
in this House:"
It is Ordered, That the said James Mynde may enter into a Recognizance for the Petitioners, as desired.
King's Answer, concerning a Lord High Steward and Guards.
The Lord Chamberlain acquainted the House, "That
the Lords with White Staves had (according to
Order) waited on His Majesty, with the Address of
this House, "That He would be pleased to constitute
a Lord High Steward, for the further Proceedings
against the Six Lords who have pleaded guilty to the
Impeachment of the House of Commons;" as also
with the Address, "That His Majesty would be pleased
to give Order, that such Guards do attend on the
Day this House shall give Judgement, as hath been
usual in Cases of Trials;" and that His Majesty was
pleased to say, "He would give Directions for the constituting a Lord High Steward, and also for the Attendance of Guards, pursuant to the said Addresses."
Sir Christopher Wren attends, about the Places in the Court in Westminster Hall.
The House being informed, "That Sir Christopher
Wren attended, according to Order;" he was called
in, and acquainted the House, "That the Scaffolds
in Westminster Hall have been viewed, and are very
substantial and firm to all Appearance."
And being asked, "What Room he finds therein, so
as the Tickets may be proportioned accordingly?"
He says, "There are Three Seats enclosed on the
West Side for the Peeresses and Lords Daughters,
which will hold One Hundred and Fifty-three Persons; that there are Six Seats on the same Side behind the Peeresses, which will hold Three Hundred
Eighty-two; that there are Two Galleries behind
the Lord Great Chamberlain's Seat behind the Bar,
which will hold Three Hundred and Seventy Persons."
And being also asked, "If there is a Place prepared on
the East Side for the Commons?"
He likewise informed the House, "That, on the East
Side, there are Seats for the Commons, which will
hold Five Hundred Persons."
Then, the House being informed, "That there
was not Room at the Bar for above Two of the
Prisoners to stand together at once:"
Sir Christopher Wren was asked concerning it.
And he acquainted their Lordships, "It was so; and
that the Scaffold was built according to the Model
of that for the Trial of Doctor Sacheverell."
And then he withdrew.
Ordered, That the Lord Great Chamberlain do
cause the Bar to be altered, so as that Six Persons may
stand abreast together.
Ordered, That all the Lords of this House who
have personally appeared, or will personally appear, in
this House, before the giving of Judgement in Westm'r Hall upon the Six Lords who have pleaded guilty
to the Impeachment of the House of Commons, shall
have Seven Tickets each delivered to him or them by
the Lord Great Chamberlain's Servants, if he or they
personally come for them to the Prince's Lodgings near
the House of Peers; and if any Lord desires Tickets
for another Lord, they are to be delivered, if Two Lords
do say, "Such Lord, they believe, will personally appear
before the giving of Judgement as aforesaid."
E. of Darwentwater, Leave for Persons to visit him.
Upon reading the Petition of James Earl of Darwentwater; praying, "That the Duke of Richmond, Duke
of St. Albans, and Mr. Pitt Junior, may be permitted
to come to him:"
It is Ordered, That the Duke of Richmond, Duke of
St. Albans, and the said Mr. Pitt, may have Access to
the Petitioner once, severally, at any seasonable Time.
Thanks to Bp. of Gloucester, for his Sermon.
Ordered, That the Thanks of this House be, and
are hereby, given to the Lord Bishop of Gloucester, for
his excellent Sermon preached before this House Yesterday, in the Abbey Church, Westminster; and he is
hereby desired to print and publish the same.
E. Mar & al. Attainder, Bill.
The Orders of the Day being read, for the Second
Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act to attaint John
Earl of Mar, William Murray Esquire commonly
called Marquis of Tullibardine, James Earl of Linlithgow, and James Drummond Esquire commonly
called Lord Drummond, of High Treason;" and for
the Attendance of Ebenezer Whittle and Doctor Blair,
to be examined in relation to the said Bill:
The said Ebenezer Whittle and Doctor Blair were
called in, severally; and examined, upon Oath, touching the Proceedings of the several Persons to be attainted by the said Bill.
Also, James Stewart of Craighton was called in;
and examined alone, upon Oath, concerning the same
And they giving an Account of the said several
Persons being in Arms, in open Rebellion, for the Pretender, whom they had caused to be proclaimed King
of Scotland, by the Name of James the Eighth, and
Third of England:
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a Committee of the whole House, To-morrow.
Holdaway, E. Portland's Servant, discharged; and Gwatkins attached:
Complaint being made to the House, and Oath made
at the Bar, "That Timothy Holdaway, menial Servant to
the Earl of Portland, was arrested by William Gwatkins a Bailiff, and detained in Custody after he knew
the said Holdaway to be the said Earl's menial Servant,
during the Time, and contrary to the Privilege, of Parliament;" and it being alledged, "That his Lordship's
said Servant is now in The Gatehouse, Westminster:"
It is Ordered, That the said Timothy Holdaway be
forthwith discharged from the Restraint he now lies under, without paying any Fees; and that the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, his Deputy or Deputies, do
forthwith attach the Body of the said William Gwatkins,
and keep him in safe Custody until further Order of
this House; and this shall be a sufficient Warrant in
To Sir William Oldes, Gentleman Usher
of the Black Rod, his Deputy or
Deputies, and every of them.
Purcell to attend:
Ordered, That John Purcell, an Attorney of Clifford's
Inn, and Plaintiff in the said Arrest, do attend this
House To-morrow, at Twelve a Clock.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii,
primum diem Februarii jam prox. sequen. hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.