Jovis, 12 die Decembris, 13° Car. Regis.
WILLIAM de Peister, and Peter Vandermersch,
this Day took the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, in order to their Naturalization.
Resolved, That their Names be inserted into the Bill
for Naturalization, now committed.
The several Commissioners Names of the several
Counties, to be added to the Bill for raising the Eighteen
Mont's Assessment, were this Day twice read; and,
upon the Question, agreed unto.
Resolved, That the Bill, with the same Names inserted
therein, be ingrossed.
Great Level of Fens.
Ordered, That the Business for the great Level of the
Fens, called Bedford Level, be adjourned to Saturday
next, to be then . . . . into Debate, as it was to have been
The House taking Notice of a scandalous, seditious
printed Pamphlet, which was this Day delivered at the
Door of this House, to several Members, as they passed
into the House; and of several other seditious Papers,
printed, published, and dispersed by divers Persons, who
endeavour thereby to disturb the publick Peace;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Serjeant at
Arms attending this House do apprehend the Persons that
delivered the said scandalous and seditious Pamphlet;
and bring them in Custody, to answer the same: And that
he do also make Search for the Author and Printer of the
said Pamphlet; and do apprehend, and bring them in
Custody, to answer the same: And that the Committee
who were to examine, and make Inquiry, touching the
Authors, Printers, and Publishers of the seditious Pamphlet, called The summary Reasons, be revived: And Sir
Thomas Meres, Sir Solomon Swale, and Mr. Puckering,
are added to the said Committee: And they are impowered to send for such Printers, and others, as they
shall find necessary for Discovery of the Authors, Printers,
Publishers, and Dispersers of the said scandalous and
seditious Pamphlet, delivered at the Door of this House;
and all other scandalous and seditious Pamphlets: And
they are to meet in the Speaker's Chamber, To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Upon Information given to this House, That Robert
Woolrich, of Grayes Inn in the County of Middlesex,
Esquire, having made his last Will, and Sir Solomon Swale,
a Member of this House, his Executor; and departing
this Life last Night, about Seven of the Clock, at his
Lodging, at the House of one Mr. Gwillyme, in Baldwins
Gardens, Middlesex; the said Sir Solomon repairing thither,
and being present at his Death, and leaving some Servant
there to attend the Corps; one Cressett, about
Twelve of the Clock at Night, with Five or Six other
Persons, armed with Swords, by Force took the Corps
of Mr. Woolrich from the Persons employed by Sir Solomon Swale to attend the same; and, without putting
him into any Coffin, carried the same away to some
Place yet not known; whereby Sir Solomon is like to be
prevented from the decent burying of the said Corps, according to his Intention, and the Direction of the Will;
Resolved, &c. That the Serjeant at Arms, attending
this House do apprehend the said Cressett, and other the
Persons that were assistant to him in carrying away the
said Corps; and bring them in Custody, to answer their
Breach of Privilege, in taking the same out of the
Custody of the said Sir Solomon Swale, a Member of this
House, and the Executor of the said Mr. Woolrich: And
that the Serjeant at Arms do also make speedy and diligent Search for the said Corps; and, if he can find where
it is, to cause the same to be restored unto the said Sir
Solomon Swale; to the end the said Corps may be decently interred, according to the said Will.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, at Eight of the Clock.