DIE Mercurii, 21 die Maii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. Bath & Wells.
Epus. St. David's.
Ds. Præses Concilii Domini Regis.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Ds. Willoughby de P.
Ds. North & Grey.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Herbert de Cherb.
Ds. Gerard Brand.
Ds. Arundell de T.
Ds. Butler de M. P.
Method of naming Committees.
The Lord Privy Seal reported, "That the Lords
Committees for Privileges, to whom was referred to
examine what hath been the ancient Way of naming
Committees upon Occasion either of Bills, or any
other Matter, committed by the House to the Consideration of particular Lords, have ordered to report:"
"That they find the Proportions of Committees
very different in Number; but, in regard that the
Earls Bench and Barons Bench are much increased,
and are near equal in Number, but the Bishops Bench
continuing the same; they are humbly of Opinion,
That there be Two of each of the other Benches
named for every One that is named of the Bishops
Bench; and, for regular naming thereof, that the
Committee of the Earls Bench be first named, then
the Bishops, then the Barons, according to the Numbers that shall be agreed for every Bench, and that
no Lord be named of a Committee, but by some
Lord standing up uncovered."
This Report was read, and agreed to; and ordered
Methods of Trial of the impreached Lords.
Upon reading the Report made from the Lords
Committees for Privileges, concerning the Methods of
Proceedings to be observed at the Trials of the Lords
in The Tower:
It is ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Perusal of the Journal Book be, and are hereby, appointed to make an Abstract of so much thereof as is
necessary to be communicated to the House of Commons; the rest to be for the Use of the Lord Chancellor; and to report to this House To-morrow Morning.
To export Leather and Skins, Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for reviving
and continuing of a former Act, intituled, An Act
for giving Leave to buy and export Leather and
Skins tanned or dressed."
Whereas, upon the First Reading of the Bill, intituled,
"An Act for reviving and continuing of a former Act,
intituled, An Act for giving Leave to buy and export
Leather and Skins tanned and dressed;" a Petition
of the Shoemakers and other Manufacturers of Leather
in and about London was this Day presented, and
read; praying that they may be heard, by their Counsel, to set forth their Reasons against the reviving the
said Act for exporting of Leather:
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual
and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said
Shoemakers and other Manufacturers in Leather shall
be heard, by their Counsel, at the Bar of this House,
on Monday the Second Day of June next, at Ten of the
Clock in the Forenoon, what they have to object against
the reviving of the said Act.
Ward versus Booth & al.
Whereas there is a Petition and Appeal of William
Ward and others, and an Answer of Nathaniell Booth
thereunto, depending in this House; it being moved, on
the Behalf of the said Nathaniell Booth, "That a Day
may be appointed to hear Counsel thereupon:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That this House will
hear Counsel, at the Bar, on both Parts, upon the
said Petition and Answer, on Saturday the 24th Day
of this Instant May, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the said Nathaniell Booth is to cause
timely Notice to be given to the said William Ward and
other Persons concerned for that Purpose.
King's Answer to Address concerning shutting The Tower Gates.
The Earl of Bedford reports, "That himself and
the other Lords have presented to His Majesty the
humble Desire of this House, that He will give Order
to the Constable and Lieutenant of The Tower, that
the Gates of The Tower may be shut up every Night
at Ten of the Clock; and that no Person may be
suffered to pass into, or out of, the said Tower after
that Hour of the Night; and His Majesty's Answer
is, That He will give Order to the Constable and
Lieutenant of The Tower, as is desired."
L. Stafford's Counsel.
This House being moved, on the Behalf of the
Lord Viscount Stafford, now Prisoner in The Tower,
"That Mr. Pollexfen may be added to the Counsel
formerly assigned to him:"
It is thereupon ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Pollexfen
be, and is hereby, assigned to be of Counsel for the said
Viscount Stafford, together with the Counsel formerly
assigned to him, in order to his Defence upon his
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 22um diem
instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Hitherto examined, this 23th of May,
1679, by us,
Anglesey, C. P. S.
P. Bath & Wells.