Die Luno, 22 Martii, post meridiem.
Privilege of Witnesses.
ORDERED, That those Four that were sent for
up by a Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, as
Witnesses to testify in the Cause of Transportation of
Gold, be forthwith freed from any Restraint; and shall
pay no Fees as Delinquents; but shall enter into Bonds
of One thousand Pounds apiece, without Sureties, to appear de die in diem, to testify in the said Cause, at such
Times as the House, or the Committee appointed for that
Business, shall require.
Mistake in a Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Reforming of
some Things mistaken in the last Bill, intituled, An Act
for the Relief of the King's Army, &c.;
Upon Question, passed.
Ordered, That Sir Nevill Poole shall, so soon as the
Lords are set, carry up this Bill to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Tonage
and Poundage, any Six or Four of them, do meet Tomorrow at Eight of Clock, at Mr. Treasurer's Chamber,
at Whitehall; to treat and confer with such as they shall
think fit, upon the Occasions of the Navy.
Subsidies from Convocation.
Mr. Treasurer acquaints the House, that, according to
the Directions of this House, he had moved his Majesty,
that a Commission might be granted to the Convocation,
to enable them to treat of the Granting of Subsidies; and
that his Majesty intended to that Purpose to grant them
Clergy's Temporal Employments.
The House resumed the Debate of the last Part of the
first Head of the Report made from the Committee for
the Ministers Remonstrance; and after some Debate, it
Resolved, upon the Question, That for Bishops, or any
other Clergymen whatsoever, to have Employments, as
Privy Counsellors, at the Council-table, or in Temporal
Offices, is a Hindrance to the Discharge of their Spiritual Functions, prejudic/?/ to the Commonwealth, and
fit to be taken away by Bill; and that a Bill be drawn
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee for
the Ministers Remonstrance shall sit on Monday next at
Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber; and have
Power to hear such Ministers, as have desire to be heard,
upon the Point of sole Power of Bishops in Ordination
and Censures, if they shall then desire it; and to hear
such others, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That, when the House next sits, they shall
enter into Consideration of that Part of the Report from
the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance, which
concerns Deans and Chapters.
Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That, in Case the Earl of Straford shall ask
Leave, or shall have Liberty given him, to speak any thing
by way of Defence, before such Time as the Members,
that are appointed to manage the Evidence, shall enter
into the Managing of their Evidence, that then they shall
interpose; and if so be, that notwithstanding such Interposition, the Lords shall give Leave so to speak, that
then they shall forbear to proceed any farther in the
Managing of their Evidence, until they have repaired
unto the House, and received farther Order from them.
Affairs of both Kingdoms.
A Message from the Lords, by Judge Reeves and Mr.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching
the Matter of the last Conference, concerning the Affairs
of both Kingdoms, and concerning the Sitting of both
Houses, To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and will give a Meeting presently, as is
Mr. Treasurer, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Perpoint, Mr. Nath.
Fines, Sir Jo. Strangewayes, Mr. Hollis, Sir Anth. Irby,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
House to meet in the Hall.
Ordered, That the House meet To-morrow, at the
Hall, as a Committee.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House sit To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock.
Trial of Earl of Straford.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed shall
attend at the Doors, at the Entrance of the Place prepared for the Committee of the House of Commons, at
the Trial of the Earl of Straford.