DIE Veneris, 15 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.||
| Arch. Eborac.
Epus. Bath &
Ds. Thesaurarius Angl.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Comes St. Alban.
Ds. Arundell W.
Hearth-money, more easy collecting, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the better and more
easy collecting the Duty of Hearthmoney."
Bill for Discharge of Prisoners for Debt.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Committee have
considered the Bill concerning poor Prisoners, and have made some Amendments
Which, being read Twice, were Agreed to.
ORDERED, That this Bill is re-committed, upon the whole
Message from H. C. with the following Address to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the
Lord Russell and others:
That the Commons of England,
assembled in Parliament, have made an Address, to be presented to His Majesty;
to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The said Address was read, as follows:
Address for a War with France.
We, Your Majesty's most humble and loyal Subjects, the and
Commons in this present Parliament assembled, do, in all Duty and Faithfulness
to Your Majesty's Service, humbly present Your Majesty with this our Advice:
That, for the satisfying the Minds of Your good Subjects, who are much
disquieted with the Apprehensions of the Dangers arising to this Kingdom from
the Growth and Power of the French King, and for the
Encouragement of the Princes and States consederated against Him, Your Majesty
would graciously be pleased immediately to declare, proclaim, and enter into,
an actual War against the said French King; for the
Prosecution whereof, as we have already passed a Bill of Supply, which only
wants Your Royal Assent; so we desire Your Majesty to rest constantly assured,
that we will from Time to Time proceed to stand by and aid Your Majesty with
such plentiful Supplies and Assistances as Your Majesty's Occasions for so
Royal an Undertaking shall require.
And because Your Majesty's Endeavours by Way of Mediation
have not produced those good Effects Your Majesty intended; we do most humbly
beseech Your Majesty, that You would graciously be pleased to recall Your
Ambassadors from Nemigen and France, and to cause the French
Ambassador to depart from hence; that, Your Majesty being publicly disengaged
from acting as a Mediator, or upon such Terms and Conditions as were then
proposed, Your Majesty may enter into the War to no other End than that the
said French King may be reduced unto such a Condition, as
He may be no longer terrible to Your Majesty's Subjects, and that Christendom
be restored to such a Peace as may not be in the Power of the said King to
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Address shall be
entered upon To-morrow Morning.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Bill concerning
Servants shall meet this Afternoon.
Nevile versus Nevile.
ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament
assembled, That the Cause, which, by Order of the Twelfth Instant, was
appointed to be heard this Day, upon the Petition of Richard
Neville Esquire, Plaintiff, against Anne Neville
Widow, Defendant, be, and is hereby, put off to Friday
the Two and Twentieth Day of this Instant March, at Ten
of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof both the said Parties are to take Notice,
and attend with their Counsel accordingly.
Serjeant versus Serjeant.
ORDERED, That the Cause, which, by Order of the 11th
Instant, was appointed to be heard To-morrow Morning, upon the Petition of
William Serjeant and Jane his Wife,
and the Answers of Jane Serjeant Widow, and
Henry Parker, be, and is hereby, put off to
Wednesday the 20th of this Instant March, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof as well the
Petitioners as the said Defendants are to take Notice, and attend with their
Neale versus Regem, in Error.
Upon hearing Counsel this Day at the Bar, to argue the
Errors assigned by Richard Neale Gentleman, Plaintiff in
a Writ of Error depending in this House, concerning a Judgement given against
the said Richard Neale for Perjury, whereof he stands
convicted as in the said Writ of Error and Transcript of the Record of the
Court of King's Bench annexed appeareth; Sir Thomas
Fanshawe Knight, who prosecuted the said Richard
Neale on the King's Behalf, not appearing, nor any Counsel for His
After due Consideration had of what was offered by the
Counsel thereupon, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled do
order and adjudge, That the said Judgement given against the said
Richard Neale is erroneous, and shall be, and is hereby,
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum
continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, 16um diem
instantis Martii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.