DIE Veneris, 10 Februarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Georgius Princeps Walliæ.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Nottingham, Præses.
Comes Sunderland, C. P. S.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Comes De Loraine.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Cornelisen's Nat. Bill.
The Earl of Stamford reported from the Committee,
to whom was referred the Consideration of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for naturalizing Henry Carnelisen,"
That they had gone through the said Bill; and directed him to report the same to the House, without
Late E. of Derwentwater & al. to have Friends come to them.
Upon reading the Petition of James Radcliffe late
Earl of Darwentwater, William (late Lord) Widdrington, and William Maxwell late Earl of Nithsdaill; praying, "In regard they are under the Sentence of Death,
that their Friends may have Leave to come to them
in their Confinement;" as also upon reading the
Orders made by this House in the like Case, for Persons to go to the Lord Viscount Stafford, in the Year
It is Ordered, That all the Relations and Friends
of the Petitioners, and the other Three late Lords now
also under Sentence of Death, have hereby Liberty to
have Access to them, or any of them, at seasonable
Times; provided there be but Two at one Time admitted to them, or any of them.
Land Tax Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Farrer and others:
With a Bill, intituled, "An Act for granting an Aid
to His Majesty, by a Land Tax in Great Britain, for
the Service of the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
and Sixteen;" to which they desire the Concurrence of
The said Bill was read the First Time.
E. Wintoun's Order for Witnesses: and his Trial put off.
Upon reading the Petition of George Earl of Wintoun; setting forth, "That he had a Petition in the
House on Wednesday last, when their Lordships appointed Thursday next for the Petitioner's Trial; desiring that Consideration might be had to the Distance
of the Place, and the Season of the Year, for bringing
up of his Witnesses, both Men and Women, from
Scotland and other Parts; but the noble Peer, who
promised and would have moved the said Petition,
not being present at the Time of making the Motion
for appointing a Day of Trial, the said Petition was
not presented in Form; which occasioned the Appointment of so short a Time, wherein it is altogether impossible to prepare any Thing in Order for
the said Trial;" and praying, "That this House will
grant an Order to compel the several Witnesses following, (videlicet,) John Gordon, George Trotter,
George Hogg, John Stewart, all Servitors to the Earl
of Wintoun, Beatoun Wife to Mr. David
Nicholson, in Tranent, Adam Purvis Clerk of the
Episcopal Meeting-house in Tranent, Christopher
Seton in Port Seton, Lieutenant General
Wills, Forster Esquire, Miller
Esquire, Captain Alexander Streton, M'kintosh of Bordlim, Aenslie, and Tod,
Baillies of Musselbrough, and the School-master of
Fisherau, to appear before this House at the Trial, to
give Evidence on Behalf of the Petitioner; and to allow such Time for their coming hither, as, in regard
to the Distance of the Place and the Season of the
Year, and the Importance of the Affair, their Lordships, in their great Wisdom and Justice, shall think
It is Ordered, That the Time appointed for the
Trial of the Petitioner, in Westm'r Hall, be, and is
hereby, enlarged to Thursday the Eighth Day of March
next; and that the several Persons aforenamed be, and
are hereby, required to attend this House on Thursday
the said Eighth Day of March, as Witnesses on Behalf
of the Petitioner, except such of the said Persons as are
now Prisoners for High Treason; and that they shall
have the Protection of this House, for their safe coming
and going, during the Time of the said Trial.
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with the E. of Wintoun's Day of Trial.
Then, a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir Thomas Gery and Mr. Browning:
To acquaint them, that Thursday the Eighth Day of
March next is appointed by this House, for the Trial of
George Earl of Wintoun, in Westm'r Hall, upon the
Impeachment of High Treason exhibited by the House
of Commons against him.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati,
undecimum diem instantis Februarii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.