DIE Mercurii, 24 die Novembris.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes fuerunt:
|His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
Sir Orlando Bridgman, Mil. et Bar. Ds. Custos Magni Sigilli.
Robertus Comes de Lyndsey, Magnus Camerarius Angliæ.
Jacobus Comes de Brecon, Senescallus Hospitii Domini Regis.
Edwardus Comes de Manchester, Camerarius Hospitii, &c.
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Vicecomes de Stafford.
|Ds. Arlington, One of the Principal Secretaries of State.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerard de Brand.
Ds. Berkley de Strat.
Ds. Arundell de Trer.
E. of Mulgrave to be brought to the House.
The Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household
acquainted the House, "That the King commanded
him to signify to their Lordships, that the Earl of
Mulgrave is in the safe Custody of an Officer of the
Guards, in Suffolke Street, to be disposed of as their
Lordships shall think fit."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and
Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Gentleman
Usher of the Black Rod, or his Deputy, shall presently
bring the Person of the said Earl of Mulgrave before
Bp. of Rochester, Charitable Uses Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling
certain Charitable Uses, devised by John late Bishop
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is committed to these Lords following:
Vicecomes Say & Seale.
Epus. Cov. et Litch.
|To attend their Lordship
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the
Prince's Lodgings; and have Power to adjourn
as they shall think fit.
Report from the Committee for considering the Decay of Trade, Fall of Rents, &c.
The Earl of Essex reported, "That he was appointed
by the Committee for considering of the Reasons and
Grounds of the Fall of Rents and Decay of Trade
within this Kingdom, to acquaint this House, that the
Committee have often met, and made some Progress
in the Business, and have had before them several
Persons of the Committee for Trade, and Merchants,
to give their Lordships the best Information they
could, concerning the Fall of Rents and Decay of
Trade within this Kingdom: And, after a serious
Debate of the Matter, for the present, the Lords Committees do think fit to offer to the Consideration of
this House Three Things, as in their Opinions most
conduceable to those Ends; as, that it is adviseable,
Interest of Money.
"1. That the Interest of Money be reduced to
Four Pounds per Centum; and that a Bill be
prepared for that Purpose.
Registers for Estates.
"2. That One Cause of the Decay of Rents and
Value of Lands is the Uncertainty of Titles of
Estates; and, as a principal Remedy for this,
their Lordships offer it as their Opinion to
this House, That there be (fn. *) a Bill of Registers
for the future.
"3. That the Want of People in England is One
of the Causes of the Decay of Rents; and
One chief Remedy for this is, to have a Bill
ORDERED, That the Matter of reducing Interestmoney shall be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning next.
E. of Mulgrave will not proceed any further in his Quarrel with the E. of Rochester.
The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod acquainted
the House, "That he had found the Earl of Mulgrave,
and had him now in his safe Custody."
Hereupon the House directed he should be brought
in, and sit in his Place as a Peer; which being accordingly done; the Lord Keeper, by Directions of the
House, told his Lordship, "That His Majesty, being
informed that there was an Intention of a Duel to be
fought between him and the Earl of Rochester, gave
Intimation thereof to this House, by the Lord Chamberlain of his Household; and their Lordships do expect that he should now declare and promise upon
his Honour to proceed no further in this Business between him and the Earl of Rochester; as neither to
give nor receive any Challenge: And if he should
receive any Message from the Earl of Rochester concerning any such Matter, this House lays their Command upon him, not to do any Thing therein, but presently to acquaint their Lordships therewith."
The Earl of Mulgrave, upon this, declared that he
would give Obedience to the Commands of this House;
and promised, upon his Honour, to observe what was now
declared to him as the Pleasure of this House.
E. of Northumb. versus Clifton, Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That John
Clyfton, One of the Sheriff's Bailiffs of the County of
Warwick, did, upon the Third Day of this Instant
November, during the Sitting of the Parliament, take
and drive away some Cattle of the Earl of Northumberland from off his Lordship's Land lying in Newnham
Regis, in the said County, for a Distress (as he alledged)
for a Fee Farm Rent of Three Pounds Six Shillings
and Eight Pence due to the King's Majesty:"
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal
in Parliament assembled, That the Lords Committees for
Privileges are hereby appointed to examine this Matter,
and make Report thereof to this House.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, 25um
diem instantis Novembris, hora decima Aurora, Dominis