DIE Mercurii, 29 die Aprilis.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
||His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Epus. St. Asaph.
Epus. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Ds. Berkley de B.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Berkley de Str.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for settling the
Charitable Gift of John Guest."
ORDERED, That the Consideration of this Bill is
committed to these Lords following:
Bp. Cov. et Lich.
Ds. Howard de Ch.
Ds. Berkley de Str.
Their Lordships, or any Five; to meet on Monday
next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon,
in the Prince's Lodgings.
Ld. Vaughan, Leave to be absent.
ORDERED, That the Lord Vaughan, Lord President
of the Marches of Wales, hath Leave to be absent from
this House; he being to go, by His Majesty's Leave and
Command, to attend his Charge there.
Smith, Under Sheriff of Norfolk's Contempt.
This Day Roger Smith, late Under Sheriff of the
County of Norfolke, being sent for as a Delinquent,
upon the Complaint of the Inhabitants of the Town
of Loestoft, for speaking scandalous Words against the
Honour and Dignity of this House, and not giving
Obedience to a Judgement of this House made in the
Cause between the said Town and the Town of Yarmouth, was brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent.
And the Narrative containing the Matter of Charge
against him, attested upon Oath by Sir Henry Bacon
and Sir John Pettus at this Bar, was read unto him.
And then the Lord Chancellor demanded of the said
Roger Smith, "what he could say for himself?"
His Answer was, "He denied that he used any such
Words; but what he said was but by Way of Argument."
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That both Sides shall be
heard, at this Bar, To-morrow Morning, concerning this
Business of the Contempt, and speaking the dishonourable
Words of this House.
Committee for Highways, &c.
ORDERED, That the Committee appointed to con
sider of putting into Execution the Bills for mending
Highways and the Streets, and for Relief of the Poor,
shall meet on Monday next, at Three of the Clock in the
Ricar, Lord Craven's Servant, Privilege.
Whereas Richard Page, a Serjeant at Mace, is attached, by Order of this House, of the Ninth Instant,
for arresting of Lewis Ricar, a menial Servant of the
Lord Craven; and also George James is attached, at
whose Suit he was arrested, knowing the said Ricar to
be the Lord Craven's Servant:
The said Page and James were this Day brought to
the Bar; and, after they had kneeled as Delinquents,
they were charged by the Lord Chancellor with the
Offences aforesaid, and were demanded what they could
say for themselves.
The said James said, "He did not know the said
Lewis Ricar to be Servant to the Lord Craven;" and
Page pretended, "that he was ignorant at first that he
was the Lord Craven's Servant; but as soon as he did
understand him to be so, he did set the said Ricar at
James and Page to be heard, concerning their arresting him.
Hereupon the House ORDERED, That the said George
James and Richard Page shall appear at this Bar Tomorrow Morning; and then such Witnesses as can prove
the Charge against them shall appear, to give in their
Testimony, that so this House may the better proceed
Herbert, E. Middletex's Servant, Privilege.
The House being this Day informed, by the Oath of
William Wells, sworn at the Bar, "That Daniell Herbert
(being owned by the Earl of Midd. a Peer of this
Realm to be his menial Servant) was arrested, and is
imprisoned, by Francis Grimes, Under Sheriff of the
County of Warwick, and Hugh Meades his Deputy,
Thomas Rownd and Josias Rogers Bailiffs, contrary to
the Privilege of Parliament:"
Grymes, Meades, et al. to be attached for arresting him.
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Serjeant at Arms
attending this House shall attach the Bodies of the said
Francis Grimes, Hugh Meades, Thomas Rownds, and Josias
Rogers, as Delinquents, and forthwith bring them before
the Lords in Parliament, to answer their said Offences;
and that the said Danyell Herbert shall be permitted by
the said Francis Grimes to make his Appearance in this
High Court at the same Time: And this to be a sufficient
Warrant in that Behalf.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, 30um diem instantis Aprilis, hora decima Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.