DIE Lunæ, 12 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Comes Sunderland, C.P.S.
Dux Devonshire, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Viscount Say & Seale.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.
Ds. Howard Eff.
Ds. St. John.
E. Ferrers' Privilege; Hurd to be attached, for arresting Kirkland, his Servant:
Complaint being made to the House, and Oath made
at the Bar, "That Thomas Kirkland, Steward and menial
Servant to Robert Earl Ferrers, was arrested, during
the Time of Privilege of Parliament, at the Suit of
John Hurd, in Breach of the said Earl's Privilege,
and the Privilege of this House:"
It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant
at Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies,
do forthwith attach the Body of the said John Hurd;
and bring him, in safe Custody, to the Bar of this
House, to answer for his Offence; and this shall be a
sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Francis Jephson Esquire, Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of
Leacroft to attend about it.
Complaint was also made to the House, "That Thomas
Leacroft, an Attorney, hath not only been concerned
in arresting the said Thomas Kirkland, but also in delivering, or causing Declarations to be delivered,
against Thomas Tipper and Joseph Frost Tenants to
Earl Ferrers, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament:"
It is therefore Ordered, That the said Thomas Leacroft do attend this House, on Monday the Twenty-sixth
Day of this Instant March, to answer the said Complaint;
and that Notice be forthwith given him of this Order.
Tobacco and Wine Merchants Bill rejected.
The House (according to Order) was adjourned during Pleasure, and put into a Committee upon the Bill,
intituled, "An Act for Relief of Merchants, Importers
of Tobacco and Wine, concerned in Bonds given for
Part of the Duties on the same."
And, after some Time spent therein, the House was
And the Earl of Clarendon reported from the said Committee, "That they had heard the Officers of the Customs concerned in the Revenue, touching the said
Bill; as also the Merchants, upon their Petition,
pursuant to the Order of this House; and that the
Committee had gone through the Bill, and disagreed
to every Part thereof."
Ordered, That the said Bill be rejected.
E. Wintoun's Petition to put off his Trial, rejected.
A Petition of George Earl of Wintoun, was presented to
the House, and read; setting forth, "That his Agents
have used all possible Diligence in getting his Witnesses hither; and several of them are lately arrived;
but Four of the most material of them, though they
all be on their Way hither, are not yet come up,
some of them being lame, and others very infirm, so
that they are not able to travel so quickly; and praying that the Time appointed for his Trial may be enlarged, for such Time as their Lordships, in their great
Justice and Wisdom, shall think proper, in a Case of
so great Concern."
And, after Debate thereupon, and reading the Orders made in relation to the said Trial;
Charles Menzies, the Petitioner's Solicitor, was called
in; and examined, upon Oath, at the Bar, touching the
Allegations of the said Petition.
And being withdrawn;
It was moved, "To reject the Petition."
And the Question being put, "Whether the said
Petition shall be rejected?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Address for a Lord High Steward.
Ordered, That an humble Address be presented to
His Majesty, humbly to desire, "That His Majesty will
be pleased to appoint a Lord High Steward, for the
Trial of George Earl of Wintoun, on Thursday next, in
Westminster Hall, upon the Impeachment of High
Treason exhibited against him by the House of Commons."
Ordered, That the said Address be presented to
His Majesty by the Lords with White Staves.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Martis,
decimum tertium diem instantis Martii, hora undecima
Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.