Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 11, 1660-1666. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 17 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hodges.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Prayers in the House.
ORDERED, That the Prayer that was formerly said in this House be enquired after, and presented to the Consideration of this House.
Information against Grant, for treasonable Words:
Information was given to the House, by one Walter Grant, who accused Will Steele, Master of The Newbury Ship now in the Fleet, for speaking treasonable Words against the King, threatening to take away the Life of the King when He came into England.
And the House gave him an Oath, and took his Information in Writing.
Letter to Gen. Mountague, concerning him.
ORDERED, That a Letter be written to General Mountagu, with the Information of the said Walter Grant inclosed; and (fn. 1) desire he would speedily secure the said Wm. Steele, and send up him in Safety to this House; and that the other Parties that were present when the Words were spoken shall be sent for, to give in their Testimony, when the said Steele shall appear.
Order about receiving Messages from H. C.
The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee for Privileges, "That it was their Lordships Opinion, that when a Message is brought from the House of Commons, the Speaker of this House is to go to the Bar alone, and receive the Message; and the rest of the Lords to sit in their Places."
Which the House approved of; and ordered it to be so added to the Roll of Orders of this House.
Message from thence, with an Ordinance to bring in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Arthur Annesley Esquire; who brought up an Ordinance concerning the bringing in of the Arrears of Assessments for the Army, &c.
Read Twice; and ordered to be referred to these Lords:
To withdraw presently, and consider of it.
Message from thence, with the Order to prevent Waste on the King's Lands.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Prynn, &c.; who brought up the Order sent down to them, for preventing Wastes upon the King's Lands, with some Amendments, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Order, with the Amendments, was read, and Agreed to; and ordered to be printed and published forthwith. (Here enter it.)
Beauchamp to deliver Inventories of the King's Medals, &c.
Upon Report of the Earl of Dorsett:
It is ORDERED, That Tho. Beachamp, Clerk to the Trustees for Sale of the King's Goods, do deliver the Books of Inventories of the King's Medals, Rings, &c. to Mr. Webb, His Majesty's Surveyor, who formerly kept the same.
E. of South'ton, Leave to be absent.
The Earl of South'ton desired to be excused for a few Days; and then he will attend this House.
March and Sherburn restored to their Offices in the Ordnance.
Upon reading the Petition of Richard March Keeper of His Majesty's Stores, and Edward Sherburne Clerk of His Majesty's Ordnance, which Places they hold by Patent under the Great Seal of England; but have been a long Time Sufferers, and others put into their Places.
It is ORDERED, That this House allows of their Claim, until the Pleasure of the King be further known.
Fellows restored to their Fellowships in New College.
Upon the Report of the Earl of Pembrooke from the Committee for Petitions, concerning the Fellows of New Colledge, that were unjustly put out:
It is ORDERED, That they shall be restored to their Places, and those put in by the Visitors shall be put out; and an Order to be sent to the Warden of New Colledge accordingly.
ORDERED, That an Order be granted, to prevent the cutting down of Woods, and committing of Wastes, in the Forest of Needwood, in the County of Stafford.
Bushel restored to his Estate, &c.
Upon Report from the Earl of Pembrooke, concerning Mr. Bushell:
It is ORDERED, That he be put into Possession of his Estate, according to the Articles of Lundy; and that he have Liberty (and not be restrained in his Person) to attend the public Works of the Mines, wherein he hath been employed by His Majesty, before he be put into Possession of his Estates, whereby he may be the better enabled to pay his Creditors, whose Consents he hath for his Liberty under their Hands.
Ordinance to bring in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army.
The Lord Craven reported from the Committee, the Ordinance brought this Day from the House of Commons, concerning the bringing in the Arrears of the Assessment for the Army, with the Alterations made therein; which were read, and debated.
Message to H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Childe and Mr. Eltonheade:
To desire them to sit a while, for their Lordships intend to send to them.
There were Two Questions proposed:
Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of Assessments for the Army:
1. "Whether the Word "A printed [Paper], intituled, An Act," should be instead of the Word ["Act"]?"
2. "Whether the Paper shall pass, with the Amendments now read?"
And the Question being put, "Whether the First Question shall be first put?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the First Question was put.
And the Votes were equal.
The Question being put, "Whether to pass this Declaration as it is brought in by the Committee, with the Alterations now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Childe and Mr. Eltonhead:
To let them know, that their Lordships do agree to the Paper brought up this Day, intituled, "An Ordinance, &c." with the Alterations now sent down, wherein their Lordships desire their Concurrence.
Order to stay Waste in Needwood Forest.
ORDERED, by the Lords in Parliament, That there be a Stop and Stay of making any Waste, or cutting any Timber or Woods, from off any of the Lands belonging, or any wise appertaining, to the Forest of Needwood, in the County of Stafford, or any Lands thereunto belonging; and that no Wood or Timber felled, and now remaining there, be taken away or removed from the said Lands belonging to the said Forest: And this to continue until the Pleasure of this House be further signified concerning the same. And all Persons whom it may concern are hereby required to yield Obedience to this Order.
House adjourned till 9 cras.