DIE Martis, 15 Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Epus. St. Asaph.
Dux Leeds, Ds. Præses.
Comes Pembroke, Ds. Privati Sigilli.
Comes Lindsey, Ds. Magnus Camerarius.
Ds. Willughby Er.
Ds. Berkeley Ber.
Ds. Willughhy Br.
Ds. Howard Esc.
Ds. Arundell Tr.
Towns of Crediton, &c. concerning Woollen Manufacture, Bill.
Upon reading the several Petitions of the Inhabitants
of the Towns of Crediton, Morton Hampstead, Ashburton,
Honiton, Otter St. Mary, and Bampton, in Devonsh'r,
relating to the Bill, intituled, "An Act to encourage
the Woollen Manufacture in Engl'd, and to restrain
the Exportation of Woollen Manufactures from Ireland into any Foreign Parts, and for the better preventing the Exportation of Wool from England and
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Petitioners shall
be heard, by themselves or Counsel, if they think fit,
on Saturday the Nineteenth Instant, at Eleven of the
Ld. Lisburne's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act
for the better settling the several Estates of the Right
Honourable John Lord Viscount Lisburne and the Lady
Viscountess Lisburne his Wife."
Message from H. C. to return the E. of Maclesfeld's Divorce Bill.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Norris and others:
To return the Bill, intituled, "An Act for dissolving
the Marriage between Charles Earl of Maclesfeld and
Anne his Wife, and to illegitimate the Children of the
said Anne;" to which they have agreed, without any
Message from thence, with a Bill.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr.
Baldwin and others:
Who brought up a Bill, intituled, "An Act to
execute Judgements and Decrees, saved in a Clause in
an Act of the First Year of the Reign of King William and Queen Mary, intituled, "An Act for taking
away the Court holden before the President and
Council of the Marches of Wales;" to which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Duncomb, for punishing, Bill:
This Day Mr. Serjeant Wright and Mr. Dormer attended, as ordered the Eleventh Instant; and laid before this House what Evidence they thought proper,
for proving the Allegations in the Bill, intituled, "An
Act for punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements
of several Bills, made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills;" and produced several Witnesses to that Purpose.
Who were heard at the Bar.
After which, Counsel being heard for Mr. Duncomb
against the said Bill:
vice lecta est Billa, intituled, "An Act for
punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for contriving and
advising the making of false Indorsements of several
Bills made forth at the Receipt of Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills."
Protest against not committing it:
A Debate arising; and the Question being put,
Whether this Bill shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Duncomb's Bill rejected:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Bill, intituled,
"An Act for punishing Charles Duncomb Esquire, for
contriving and advising the making of false Indorsements of several Bills made forth at the Receipt of
Exchequer, commonly called Exchequer Bills," shall
be, and is hereby, rejected.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That Charles Duncomb
Esquire, now Prisoner in His Majesty's Tower of London,
shall be, and he is hereby, discharged from the Imprisonment he now lies under; and this shall be a sufficient
Warrant on that Behalf.
To the Lord Lucas, Chief Governor of
His Majesty's Tower of London, and the
Deputy Governor thereof.
Proxies not to be used in Judicial Causes, or Bills of that Nature.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That no Proxies for the
future shall be made Use of in any Judicial Cause in
this House, although the Proceeding be by Way of Bill;
and that this Order be added to the Roll of Standing
D. Somerset versus Richardson and Bill:
Upon Oath made, at the Bar of this House, "That
Jeffrey Richardson and Thomas Bill did molest the
Duke of Somersett's Workmen, by pulling down and
destroying a Mill, erected upon Part of the said Duke's
Lands, within the Manor of Aspatria, in the County of
Cumberland, within the Time of Privilege of Parliament, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament:"
Richardson and Bill to be attached.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House, his Deputy or Deputies, do forthwith attach the Bodies of the said Jeffrey Richardson
and Thomas Bill, and bring them in safe Custody to the
Bar of this House, to answer for their said Offences;
and this shall be a sufficient Warrant on that Behalf.
To Peter Persehouse Esquire, Serjeant at
Arms attending this House, his Deputy
or Deputies, and every of them; and to
all Mayors, Sheriffs, Bailiffs, Justices of
the Peace, Constables, and other His
Majesty's Officers, to be aiding and assisting in the Execution hereof.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque ad et in diem Mercurii,
(videlicet,) decimum sextum diem instantis Martii, hora
undecima Auroræ, Dominis sic decernentibus.