DIE Mercurii, 3 Januarii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. David's.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Joh'es Sommers Miles,
Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Dux Ormond. 2.
Dux South'ton. 1.
Dux St. Albans.
|Ds. Willoughby Er.|
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Popham versus Bampfield.
The Earl of Bridgewater reported from the Committee, to whom was referred the Petition of Alexander
Popham, against Warwick Bampfeild and others, "That
their Lordships are of Opinion, that, there yet appearing to their Lordships to have been no Proceedings
of the Court of Chancery in this Matter, nothing
need to be done therein by the House."
To which the House agreed.
Answer from H. C.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of
Commons acquainted the House, "That the Commons
will give a Conference, as desired."
Managers of the Conference with them, about Proceedings in Council concerning the Admirals who commanded the Summer Fleet, and Sir G. Rooke:
ORDERED, That the Lords following shall manage
Heads for it.
ORDERED, To acquaint the Commons, that this
House having made an humble Address to His Majesty,
"That He would please to order, that such Proceedings
as were lately in Council, or in the Committee of
Council, relating to the Admirals, or Sir George
Rooke, in the last Summer's Expedition, might be laid
before this House; and His Majesty being pleased
to return Answer, That the same were before the
House of Commons; this House desires that the said
Proceedings may be transferred to their Lordships."
Williams versus Reade.
Then the Question was put, "Whether the Cause,
appointed this Day to be heard, wherein
Walter Williams is Appellant, and Richard
Read Respondent, shall be put off until Tomorrow?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Report of the Conference.
The Commons being come to the Conference, the
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference.
Which being ended, the House was resumed.
And the Duke of Bolton reported, "That they had
obeyed the Commands of this House."
Libel against the Trinity, to be burnt:
Whereas an infamous and scandalous Libel hath
been sent to several Lords of this House, intituled, "A
brief, but clear, Confutation of the Doctrine of the
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Libel shall
be burnt, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in
The Old Palace Yard, at Westminster, To-morrow, between the Hours of Twelve and One of the Clock.
To the Sheriffs of London and Midd'x.
Attorney General to prosecute the Author, &c.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Their Majesties Attorney General do take Care to prosecute the Author
and Printer of an infamous and scandalous Libel (intituled, "A brief, but clear, Confutation of the Doctrime
of the Trinity,") according to Law.
Admirals to attend.
The House went into Debate of the Business, relating
to the Admirals who commanded the Fleet the last Summer.
And, after some Time spent therein, the following
Orders were made:
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Consideration
of the Business relating to the Admirals shall be adjourned until Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Admirals
who commanded the Fleet the last Summer do attend
this House on Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in
Priestman and Southern to attend;
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Captain Priestman, One of the Commissioners for executing the
Office of Lord High Admiral of England, and Mr.
Southerne, do attend this House on Friday next, at Ten
of the Clock in the Forenoon."
and Witnesses en Behalf of the Admirals.
"It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That all the Witnesses who were ordered to attend this House Tomorrow, in relation to the Expedition of the Fleet
the last Summer, on the Behalf of the Admirals who
commanded the said Fleet, do attend this House on
Friday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Jovis,
(videlicet,) quartum diem instantis Januarii, hora decima
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.