DIE Veneris, 11 Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Lich. & Cov.
|Ds. Cowper, Cancellarius.
Dux Devon, Senescallus.
Dux Bolton, Camerarius.
Dux St. Albans.
Dux Bucks & Nor.
Dux Ancaster, Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Willughby Br.
Ds. St John.
Timothy Drew, Clerk to James Mynde, attending (according to Order) was called in; and examined upon
Oath, at the Bar, in relation to John Niccoll's Name,
as Counsel, being put to Rutter's Appeal.
And he acquainted the House, "That he did not see
the Counsel's Names put thereunto; and that the same
was engrossed by George Cooper, another of the said
Mynde's Clerks; but believes the said Mynde, his
Master, might put the Counsel's Names to the said
Then he was directed to withdraw.
And being accordingly withdrawn:
The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod was called
upon, to inform the House if the said James Mynde
was yet taken into Custody.
He thereupon acquainted their Lordships, "That
the said Mynde rendered himself Yesterday into his
Cooper and Mynde to attend.
Ordered, That the said George Cooper and Timothy
Drew do attend this House To-morrow; and that the
said James Mynde be at the same Time brought to the
Bar by the said Gentleman Usher.
Curl and Bridge discharged.
Edmund Curll and Daniel Bridge, in Custody of the
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, for printing and
publishing a Paper, intituled, "An Account of the
Trial of the Earl of Winton," in Breach of a Standing Order of this House, were (this Day), according
to Order, brought to the Bar; where they, on their
Knees, receiving a Reprimand from the Lord Chancellor for their said Offence, were discharged out of
Custody, paying their Fees.
Soldiers Desertion, Bill.
The Earl of Clarendon (according to Order) reported
from the Committee of the whole House, to whom
the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the more effectual and
exemplary Punishment of such Persons as shall seduce
Soldiers to desert; or who, being Papists, shall enlist
themselves in His Majesty's Service, in Great Britain
or Ireland, or in the Islands of Jersey or Guernsey,"
was committed, the Amendments they had made to the
Which were read Twice, and agreed to, as follows;
"Pr. 1. Line 31. Leave out ["May"], and insert
"3. L. 6. Leave out ["once"].
"L. 7. Leave out ["May"], and insert
Assizes Cornwall, Bill.
The Order of the Day being read, for the Second
Reading the Bill, intituled, "An Act for holding the
Assize for the County of Cornwal at a convenient
Place within the said County:"
Counsel for and against the same were called in.
And the Bill was read a Second Time.
And the Petition of the Mayor of the Borough of
Launceston, in the County of Cornwal, on Behalf of
himself and the rest of the Inhabitants of the said
Borough, praying to be heard, by Counsel, against
passing the said Bill, was read.
And Counsel and Witnesses were heard against the
Bill, and also Counsel for the same.
And they being withdrawn;
It was proposed, "To commit the Bill."
And, after Debate thereupon,
The Question was put, "Whether the said Bill
shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the said Bill be committed to a
Committee of the whole House, on Monday next.
Hackney Coaches, &c. Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House to be
put into a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An
Act for the better regulating Hackney Coaches,
Carts, Drays, Cars, and Waggons, within the Cities
of London and Westminster, and the Weekly Bills of
Mortality; and for preventing Mischiefs occasioned
by the Drivers riding upon such Carts, Drays, Cars,
It is Ordered, That on Monday next this House
shall be put into a Committee thereupon; and that the
Commissioners for regulating Hackney Coaches do then
attend, and bring, or cause to be brought, their Byelaws with them; and that the Lord Chief Justice of the
Court of Common Pleas do then attend this House.
Bribery in Elections, to prevent, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the House
to be in a Committee upon the Bill, intituled, "An Act
for the more effectual preventing the Abuses of
Sheriffs and other Returning Officers, in not returning
the Writs of Summons in due Time; and for preventing Bribery and Corruption in the Elections of
Members to serve in Parliament:"
It is Ordered, That this House shall be put into a
Committee thereupon, on Tuesday next; and that all
the Lords be summoned to attend.
Officers in H. C. to limit, Bill.
Whereas this Day was appointed, for the Second
Reading of the Bill, intituled, "An Act for securing
the Freedom of Parliaments, by limiting the Number
of Officers to sit in the House of Commons:"
It is Ordered, That the said Bill be read a Second
Time on Thursday next.
Lord Kerry versus Lady Semple.
The House being moved, "That a Day may be
appointed, for hearing the Cause wherein the Right
Honourable Thomas Lord Baron of Kerry and Lixnawe and others are Appellants, and Dame Grizell
Semple is Respondent:"
It is Ordered, That this House will hear the said
Cause, by Counsel, at the Bar, on Friday the Eighteenth
Day of this Instant May, at Eleven a Clock.
Kirwan, for a Person to prove Pleadings.
A Petition of John Kirwan, commonly called Sir
John Kirwan and Simon Kirwan, was presented to the
House, and read; setting forth, "That Alex'r Lynch
was employed by the Petitioners to compare their
Pleadings, in the Cause wherein they are Appellants,
and Christopher French Respondent, with the Originals,
in the proper Offices in Dublin; and the said Lynch
accordingly has brought true Copies hither, but is
now under an absolute Necessity of going suddenly
to Ireland;" and praying, "That the said Alexander
Lynch may have Leave to prove the Copies of the
Petitioners Pleadings in the said Cause, by Affidavit
Which said Alexand'r Lynch being called for, and
Ordered, That the said Petition do lie on the
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Sabbati,
duodecimum diem instantis Maii, hora undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.