Die Lunæ, 13 Aprilis, 15 Car. IIdi Regis.
ORDERED, That the Cause between the Drainers
and the Tenants of Epworth, upon the Bill depending
in this House concerning the Draining the Level of the
Fens, called the Level of Hatfeild Chace, be heard at the
Bar of this House the first Tuesday of the Meeting of this
House after their Recess, being the Fifth Day of May
next: Whereof the Parties concerned are to have Notice,
to the End they may attend the Hearing.
A Bill for the reinvesting the Crown with the Manor
of Slindon in Sussex, was read the First time.
Resolved, That the said Bill be read the Second time
Ordered, That the Committee of Privileges and Elections do, on To-morrow Month, being the Twelfth of
May next, proceed to hear and determine the Cause
touching the Election for the Town of Newport in Cornwall, between Mr. Ford, and Mr. Edgcombe.
Marq. of Worcester's Water Engine.
Mr. Hungerford reports from the Committee to which
the Bill, sent from the Lords, for enabling the Lord
Marquis of Worcester to take the Benefit of a Watercommanding Engine, by him invented, several Amendments to the said Bill: Which he read, with the Coherence, in the Bill; and after, delivered the same in at
the Clerk's Table: And the said Amendments, being
twice read, were, upon the Question, severally agreed
to; and were as follow; viz.
First Skin, Sixth Line, after the Word, "known,"
leave out to the Word "which," in the Ninth Line;
instead thereof, read these Words, "and being no Pump
or Force now in Use; nor working by any Suckers,
Barrels, or Bellows, heretofore used for the Raising or
Conveying of Water."
Second Skin, Second Line, after the Word "hereafter," add "during the said Term."
Eighth Line, after the Words "Lord Chief Justice,"
add "or from any Two Justices of the Peace within the
respective County or Liberty where such Search shall be
Eleventh Line, after the Word "and," leave out
these Words, "the said Work or Engine to break down
and demolish;" and insert "upon Discovery of any such
Engine, to proceed against the said Person or Persons by
Action, Information, or Indictment; and, after Conviction thereof in due Course of Law, in any Assizes or
Publick Sessions of the Peace, or any of the Courts at
Westminster, or any other his Majesty's Courts of Record,
in any City, Borough, or Town Corporate, or in any
Stannary Court or Jurisdiction of Lead Mines; then such
Engine or Engines to be forfeited and seized to and for
the Use of the said Edward Marquis of Worcester, his
Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, respectively."
Nineteenth Line, leave out "so;" and, after "Prejudice," add "any other Water-work or Engine now
known and used, nor."
Second Skin, Thirty-second Line, leave out, "other
than the new Engine in this Act mentioned."
Thirty-third Line, after "said," add "the other said
Water-works, and the said."
Ordered, That the Bill, with the Amendments agreed
to, be read the Third time.
The Bill, with the Amendments agreed to, was read
the Third time.
Resolved, &c. That the Words "after such Conviction," be added, by way of Amendment, after the Word
"same," in the * Line of the * Skin.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the same Committee, to prepare and bring in a Proviso To-morrow
Morning, upon the Subject Matter of the present Debate, in relation to the limiting a Time for the Perfecting
of the Engine; and to provide, that the same may not
prejudice any other Engine which shall be invented for
the future: And the Committee are hereby required,
to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the
Ordered, That Mr. Terry be discharged out of the
Custody of the Serjeant at Arms, paying his Fees.
Lichere's, &c. Nat.
Ordered, That the Names of Nicholas Lichere, * Ashley, and George Beomont, be inserted into the Bill for
Naturalizing of George Willoughby, and others.
Sir Charles Harbord reports from the Committee of
the Revenue, That, upon Complaint made, That there
are about Five hundred Cutters of Wood set on Work
by Sir John Wintour, in the Forest of Dean; who, by
virtue of some late Grant from his Majesty, claims all
the Trees there, saving only such as are marked for Ship
Timber for his Majesty's Navy, computed to contain
Eleven thousand Tons of Timber fit for that Use; and
excepting that Part of the Forest called the Lea Baily;
and that his Majesty hath been deceived in the Account
made by Sir John Wintour, whereupon that Grant was
obtained; and that, if great Care be not taken to prevent
it, the said Trees, reserved for Ship Timber, may be
cut down, and the Timber cut into Cord-wood; which
would be an irreparable Loss, and of great Importance,
at a time when Timber is grown so scarce and dear, by
reason of the great Waste thereof, made in that Forest,
and elsewhere, since the Troubles began.
Ordered, That Sir John Wintour be summoned to attend this House the Second Day of May next; and to
bring with him his Patent, by which he makes Claim to
the Trees in the Forest of Deane, to the end the same
may be perused: And that, in the mean time, he, and
his Agents and Workmen, be restrained from felling or
cutting down any more Timber Trees in the said Forest
of Deane; and from carrying away, or cleaving, or cutting into Cord-wood, any Timber of the Trees already
felled: And that the Leaving of a Copy of this Order
with Sir John Wintour's Lady, or at his House here in
London, shall be a good Service and Summons.
Sale of Offices.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to inspect
the Statute of the Fifth of Edward the Sixth, and other
Laws, concerning the Buying and Selling of Offices; and
to see whether the same be defective in any Particulars,
and wherein; and what Supplies are fit to be made thereto; and to make Report thereof to the House; viz. Sir
Rich. Temple, Colonel Kirkby, Mr. Knight, Sir Solomon
Swale, Sir Wm. Tompson, Mr. Whorwood, Sir Robert Holt,
Sir Tho. Allen, Sir Rich. Everard, Sir Job Charlton, Sir
Bain. Throckmorton, Sir Edm. Peirce, Sir Tho. Strickland,
Sir Tho. Fanshaw, Colonel Arundell, Sir Cha. Hussey, Lord
Castleton, Mr. Wm. Sandis, Colonel Reames, Sir Allen
Apsley, Lord Fanshaw, Sir Courtney Poole, Sir Tho. Tomkins, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir John Duncombe, Colonel Edm.
Windham, Sir Wm. Haward, Lord Willoughby, Colonel
Robinson, and all the Members of this House that are of
the Long Robe: And they are to meet this Afternoon
at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber: And
they are impowered to receive such Informations as shall
be given them, touching the Buying and Selling of Offices: And to send for Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue have
Leave to sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting
of the Committee of Trade.
Regulating the Press.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to peruse the Act for regulating the Press, and
other Acts; to inspect the Act for Confirmation of Judicial Proceedings; and to see, whether the same do comprehend the Act touching Alimony; and whether the
Proviso therein, for Writs of Error, and Bills of Review,
be not defective, as to the Cases of Alimony; and to
make their Report to the House: And, for that Purpose,
the Committee is revived: And they are to meet this
Afternoon, in the Speaker's Chamber: And to send for
Persons, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges and Elections, to examine the Matter of Breach
of Privilege, complained of by Mr. Whorwood, in laying
on a Sequestration on his Estate, since such time as he
ought to have Privilege, as a Member of this House.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Thomas Bird and
Sir Nathaniell Hobart;
Mr. Speaker, The Lords have returned you a Bill to
enable the Sale of some of the Lands of Richard Senior
and Anthony Senior, deceased, for Payment of some of
their Debts; with some Amendments: To which they
desire the Concurrence of this House: And they have
also sent you a Bill for settling an Annuity of Three
hundred Pounds per Annum, upon Charles Earl of Portland, and for the Benefit of Willoughby Whitelocke, Bulstrode Whitelocke, and Carleton Whitelocke, Infants; and
for Confirming of Agreements made to compose Suits in
Law against them: To which they likewise desire the
Concurrence of this House.
And then the House adjourned itself till Monday,
Eight of the Clock in the Morning.