Mercurii, 1 die Maii; 1° Willielmi et Mariæ.
Leave for a Member to attend Lords.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Sawyer have Leave to
attend at the Bar of the House of Lords in a Cause
between the Earl of Macklesfeild and Jolliffe.
A Bill for assuring the Manor of Silton, alias Silvington, to Mr. Solley, was read the First Time.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir John Brownlow have Leave to go
into the Country, for Three Weeks.
Ordered, That Sir William Stevens have Leave to go
into the Country, for Three Weeks.
A Petition of the Cordwainers was read; setting forth,
That, about Four Years since, a Bill was brought, and
passed, for the Exportation of Leather for seven Years;
and then was sent up to the Lords, who also passed the
same but for Three Years, for Experience only; and
that That Statute being near expired, another Bill is
brought to revive the same: The Effects whereof having
proved grievous in all Corporations; and praying that
the said Bill may be thrown out of the House; or, that
the Petitioners might have Liberty to attend the House,
to give their Reasons against the same.
A Petition of the Shoemakers and Manufacturers of
Leather of the Borough of Southwarke was read; setting
forth, That the late Act for Exportation of Leather,
having proved very prejudicial to the publick Weal, but
advantageous to the French King and his Merchants;
and to the Loss of their Majesties Revenue above Two
thousand Pounds per Annum from the Port of London;
and praying to be heard, to make out the said Prejudice
that will happen by renewing the said Act.
Ordered, That the said Petitions do lie upon the Table,
to be considered when the Report is made from the
Committee to whom the Bill for Exportation of Leather
Prideaux's Claim on Lord Jeffreys.
Mr. Gwyn reports from the Committee to whom it
was referred to examine the Matter of the Petition of
Edmund Prideaux, Esquire, and state the same to the
House, That the Committee had examined the same accordingly; and, according to the several Paragraphs of
the Petition, had directed him to state the Evidence
given to the Committee in relation thereunto: Which he
read in his Place, and afterwards delivered the same in
at the Clerk's Table: Where the same was read; and is
as followeth; viz.
1. "That the Petitioner, being peacably at his own
House at Ford Abby in Devonshire, was, on the Nineteenth Day of June 1685, seized by one of his late Majesty's Messengers, upon a Warrant signed by the Earl
of Sunderland, for Suspicion of Treason; and brought in
Custody from thence to the Messenger's House in London; where he continued a Prisoner till the Fourteenth
Day of July following; at which time he was discharged
by Habeas Corpus, giving Security to appear the First
Day of the next Term."
Evidence:-The original Warrant, for seizing Mr.
Prideaux, was as follows:
ROBERT, Earl of Sunderland, Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, One of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy
Council, and Principal Secretary of State.
THESE are, in his Majesty's Name, to authorize
and require you, taking to your Assistance a Constable,
to make strict and diligent Search for Edmund Prideaux
of Ford, in Devon, Esquire; and him having found, you
are to apprehend and seize, and bring him in safe Custody
before me, to answer to such Matters as shall be objected
against him, concerning certain treasonable and dangerous
Practices, whereof he is suspected, and to be further
dealt with according to Law: In the due Execution
whereof, all Justices of the Peace, Constables, and other
His Majesty's Officers, Civil and Military, and loving
Subjects whom it may concern, are to be assisting to you,
as there may be occasion: For which this shall be your
Warrant. Given at the Court at Whitehall, the Thirteenth Day of June 1685.
To Thomas Saywell, One of the Measengers of his Majesty's Chamber in Ordinary.
Which Warrant was delivered by Saywell the Messenger, that took him: Who saith, That he found Mr.
Prideaux at Ford Abby; and that, as soon as he shewed
the Warrant, he offered himself freely to go with him,
without any manner of Resistance: That there was no
body with him at his House but his own Family.
The Warrant was dated the 13th Day of June at
Whitehall: The Duke of Monmouth landed the 11th at
Lyme, which was but Two Days before the Warrant;
as per Gazzette, N° 2,042, from Thursday, June 11, to
Monday, June 15th, 1685.
"Whitehall, June 13.
"This Morning His Majesty received an Account, by
an Express from the Mayor of Lyme, That, on Thursday
last, there appeared Three Ships off that Place; and,
that, about Seven in the Evening the Duke of Monmouth
landed with about One hundred and Fifty Men; and
entering the said Town, possessed himself of the same,
sending some of his traiterous Complices into the neighbouring Counties, to incite the People to an open Rebellion against his Majesty."
2. "That the Petitioner, during his said Imprisonment, several times desired to be examined before the
Council, that he might know his Accusers, or his Crime;
but could never be admitted thereunto, or procure any
Mr. Saywell, the Messenger, saith, That Mr. Prideaux
desired him, while he was in his Custody, to go to the
Earl of Sunderland, who signed the Warrant of his Commitment, to procure he might be examined: And that he
went, according to his desire, several times: That the
Earl of Sunderland answered him, he would acquaint the
King therewith: But that Mr. Prideaux was never examined while he was in his Custody: And that he brought
an Habeas Corpus, and was bailed out on the 14th of July.
Memorandum. The Duke of Monmouth was beheaded
the 15th July.
Mr. Edmund Prideaux saith, his Cousin Prideaux was
in Saywell's Custody till he was bailed out on the 13th or
14th of July: That, during the Time of his Confinement
there, he several times desired to be examined, but could
never procure it: He was Bailed for him in the Sum of
Two thousand Five hundred Pounds; one Mr. Craig in
the like Sum; and himself in Five thousand Pounds, for
his Appearance the First Day of the Term.
Mrs. Prideaux saith, That, during her Husband's Confinement in the Tower, on his Second Commitment, she
petitioned the late King, that he might be examined, in
order to be bailed; but she had no Answer to it, nor was
her Husband ever examined.
Mrs. Slater saith, She was present, when Mrs. Prideaux
petitioned the late King; and remembers the Contents
of the Petition was, That her Husband might be examined, in order to be bailed; but that he never was
examined upon it.
3. "That the Petitioner continuing in London, in
order to his Appearance, was, on the 14th Day of
September following, again seized by a Warrant from the
Earl of Sunderland, and committed close Prisoner to the
Tower for High Treason, where no Person was suffered
to see him for several Weeks: And the Petitioner's Wife
at length, with great Difficulty, was permitted; but
under the Condition of being made a close Prisoner with
him; which she underwent for some time; till, by reason
of her Indisposition, she prevailed to be released.
For the time of Mr. Prideaux' Second Commitment,
the Warrant directed to Evans the Messenger, is
ROBERT, Earl of Sunderland, Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, One of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy
Council, and principal Secretary of State.
THESE are, in his Majesty's Name, to authorize
and require you, taking to your Assistance a Constable,
to make strict and diligent Search for Edmund Prideaux
of Ford in the County of Devon, Esquire; and him
having found, you are to apprehend and seize for High
Treason, in levying War against the King; and to carry
him in safe Custody to the Tower of London, and there
deliver him to the Lieutenant thereof; together with the
Warrant herewith given you: In the due Execution
whereof all Justices of the Peace, Constables, and other
of His Majesty's Officers, Civil and Military, and loving
Subjects, whom it may concern, are to be assisting to
you, as there may be Occasion: For which this shall be
your Warrant. Given at the Court at Windsor, the
Thirteenth Day of September 1685.
To Henry Evans, One of the Messengers of his Majesty's Chamber in Ordinary.
Mrs. Prideaux saith, That the Second Part of her
Petition, which she mentioned, was by reason of her
Husband's Indisposition in the Tower, she might be permitted to go to him, he having had no Person but his
Servant with him since his Confinement: That she had
Leave given her with great Difficulty, and with Condition in her Order, that she should be confined with him
a close Prisoner; which she accepted of rather than not
to see her Husband, who was at that time very ill of the
Gout: But after her going to the Tower, by the Kindness
of the Lieutenant of the Tower, Mr. Cheeke, she was
permitted to lie at her own House the Three Nights she
had Liberty to see him; but she was, on the Fourth
Day, denied to see him any more on that Order.
Mrs. Slaughter saith the same; and that no Person
was permitted to see him, but Mrs. Prideaux, and herself, who went with her.
4. "That, in the Time the Petitioner was a Prisoner
in the Tower, a general Inquiry was made by the Agents
of the Lord Jeffreys, amongst all the Prisoners and condemned Persons in the West, for an Accusation against
the Petitioner; and some with Threats, and others with
Promises of Life, endeavoured to be procured to be his
Accusers,; particularly Mr. Charles Speake, as he declared
before his Execution, was proffered his Life, * * he
would swear against the Petitioner."
Mr. William Thomson of London, Haberdasher, informs the Committee, That when he came out of the
West, which was in August 1685, one James Johnson,
who he had employed about compounding his Debts with
his Creditors, offered the Informant *, and Five hundred Pounds, if he would swear, that Mr. Prideaux had
sent the Duke of Monmouth Five hundred Pounds.
Joseph Standerwick, Serge-maker, of Ilminster in the
County of Somersett, informs the Committee, That his
Brother having treated with Mr. Giles Clerke for his Pardon, for being in Arms with the Duke of Monmouth,
received a Letter from the said Giles Clerke, that this Informant should forthwith come to Town: That, accordingly he came to Mr. Clerke's Chamber, where met him
Mr. Burton, and Eyles a Messenger, who took him into
Custody; and Mr. Burton acquainted him, that one
Samuel Laver, at Ilminster, had given new Information
against him, to prevent his Pardon: He then pressed to
know whether he was at Mr. Prideaux's House; and
told him, if he would not testify the Words that others
had testified, that Mr. Prideaux had sent Money and
Horses to the Duke of Monmouth, he should receive no
Favour: That Mr. Burton was several times with him,
whilst he was in the Messenger's Custody, upon this Account: That Sir Roger L'Estrange afterwards sent for
him, and told him, He was sorry Mr. Burton had used
such Methods; and told him, He should not be examined
by him again: But Sir Roger asked him the same Questions concerning Mr. Prideaux.
Mr. Clerke saith, That, being employed by John Standerwick, to procure a Pardon for his Brother Joseph, he
was told by Mr. Burton, That there was new Information
given against him, and a Messenger going to Ilminster to
take him into Custody: To prevent which, he did send
a Letter for Mr. Joseph to come to Town: That thereupon he came to his Chamber; where Mr. Burton, and
Eyles the Messenger, met him; but he was not present at
any Examination of Mr. Standerwick: Who likewise saith,
He did not see Mr. Clerke, after the first time of his coming to the Chamber.
Mr. Samuell Key, of Ilminster, Clothier, informs the
Committee, That he was in the Duke of Monmouth's Army, and in that Party that went to Mr. Prideaux's House
to search for Horses and Arms: That, after that, he went
to London to procure his Pardon; and applied himself to
Sir Roger L'Estrange; who solicited the Lord Chancellor
for the same, and brought this Informant, on the 27th of
November 1685, to the Lord Chancellor's House; who
told him; if he would get Bail, he should be put in the
Circuit Pardon: That this Informant thereupon went into
the Country to his House; and, some time after, he received a Letter from Mr. Giles Clerke, by Order for the
Lord Chancellor, to come to Town; which he accordingly did, and went to Mr. Clerke; who asked him, If Mr.
Prideaux was concerned with the Duke of Monmouth:
And this Informant Answering, He knew nothing of it, he
was, in some little time after, sent for again, by Mr. Clerke,
into Lincolnes Inn Fields, to Mr. Jennins' House, where
was present Mr. Parry, and Mr. Loder; and they sent
for Mr. Burton, and asked him, If Mr. Prideaux did not
drink the Duke of Monmouth's Health, when he was at
his House, with that Party: Which he denying, Mr.
Burton shewed him a Paper against himself; and told him,
If he would swear, against Mr. Prideaux, that he sent
Money and Horses to the Duke of Monmouth, the King
would be kind to him; and told him, in Gratitude he
ought to declare his knowledge: But the Informant
affirming he knew nothing of it, Mr. Burton told him,
That would not do; and bid him meet him again the
next Wednesday: That he was that Day taken into Custody by a Messenger; and, in a little time after, meeting
Mr. Clerke, he told him he could tell him ill News, That
my Lord Chancellor had ordered his Name to be excepted in the General Pardon,
Mr. Clerke saith to this, That he believes the Letters to
call Mr. Key out of the Country might mention the Lord
Chancellor's Order: If it did, it was by Mr. Burton's Directions. He says, There was Information against Key,
That he was present when Mallock drunk the Duke of
Monmouth's Health at Mr. Prideaux' House: That Mr.
Harcourt had a Letter from my Lord Chancellor's House
in the Country, That the Lord Chancellor would not pass
the Pardon, till he came to Town; upon which he told
Key the ill News mentioned.
James Butcher, near Crookhorne, in the County of Somersett, saith, That, being a Prisoner at Ilminster, upon
the Account of being in Arms with the Duke of Monmouth, he received a Letter from his Son Abraham Butcher,
who was soliciting his Pardon in London, That if he
would swear against Mr. Prideaux especially, and others,
he should receive Favour; otherwise, be hanged: That,
after that, one came to the Red Lion at Ilcester, and sent
for the Informant thither out of Prison; and told him,
He came from London; and had brought a Token of Five
Shillings to him to drink; from one in London; and, in
further Discourse, he told him, He should have Five hundred Pounds, if he would swear Mr. Prideaux was concerned with the Duke of Monmouth in the West: But this
Informant doth not know who the said Person was, he
refusing to tell him his Name.
5. "That after all these Endeavours, your Petitioner
could never, to this Day, find he had any thing sworn
against him; there not having been so much as Mention
of an Oath made in his Warrant of Commitment."
The original Warrant to the Messenger Evans, as
The original Warrant, to the Lieutenant of the Tower,
is as follows:
Robert Earl of Sunderland, Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, One of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy
Council, and principal Secretary of State.
THESE are, in His Majesty's Name, to authorize
and require you to take into your Custody, the Body
of Edmund Prideaux, of Ford, in the County of Devon,
Esquire, herewith sent you, for High Treason in levying
War against the King, Keep him safe and close, till he
be dicharged by due Course of Law: For which This
shall be your Warrant. Given at the Court at Windsor,
the 13th Day of September, 1685.
To the Lieutenant of the
Tower of London.
6. "That the Petitioner, though he very well knew his
own Innocency, yet being informed of the Threats daily
used by the Lord Jeffreyes; and that he frequently said,
He would hang him; and hearing of the Practice of his
Agents in the West to suborn Witnesses; endeavoured to
make Application to the late King James the Second, by
Two several Persons of Quality, for his Majesty's Pardon: But was answered, after a Fortnight's Expectation,
by them both, at several times, That they could not do
the Petitioner any Good; the King having given him to
the Lord Chancellor.
To the first Part of this Paragraph the Witnesses to
the former have spoke.
Mrs. Prideaux saith, That, hearing these Matters, she
spoke to Sir * Eustace, to try what the Earl of Tyrconnell could do with the late King for her Husband's Pardon; but, after about a Fortnight's Expectation, Sir
Maurice returned Answer, That the Earl of Tyrconnell
could do no Good; for the King had given Mr. Prideaux
to the Lord Chancellor.
The Lady Tooker saith, Thereupon she desired Mr.
Bulstrode, One of the Gentlemen Ushers at Whitehall, to
use his Interest, with some Persons of Credit about the
late King, to procure a Pardon for her Brother Mr. Prideaux: And, after Ten Days or a Fortnight's Expectation,
he returned Answer, That he had spoken with a considerable Man, who had endeavoured, but found he could do
Mr. Prideaux no Good in it; the King having given him
to the Lord Chancellor.
Mr. Bulstrode confirms what the Lady Tooker said: And
adds, That, after he had applied to the first Person of
Quality for Mr. Prideaux, he went to the Lord Sunderland, and spoke to him in his Behalf; who told him, the
King had given him to the Lord Chancellor: And he
remembers the Lord Sunderland shewed him some Papers;
which, he told him, were Accusations against Mr. Prideaux; but there appeared nothing to him in the Papers
of any Oath made. That, after he had acquainted the
Lady Tooker with the Answer he received, he went himself to the Lord Chancellor Jeffereyes, spoke to him in Mr.
Prideaux' Behalf; and, amongst other Discourses, he told
the Lord Chancellor, he believed Seven thousand Pounds
would be given for his Pardon: To which his Lordship
answered, If he had any respect for the King, he would
not speak for so vile a Person, who deserved to be hanged.
7. "That your Petitioner's Wife, meeting these Informations from all Hands, procured Leave, although
with much greater Difficulty than before, to see your
Petitioner again in the Tower: And there acquainting
him with the Condition of his Affairs, a Resolution was
taken, to apply to the Lord Chancellor, since all other
Ways were stopped: And, accordingly, a known Agent
of the Lord Chancellor's undertook to transact the Matter with his Lordship; the said Agent * That no
Person but the Lord Chancellor could procure the Petitioner's Pardon; his Majesty having given him to his
Lordship, as a Reward for his Service in the West."
The Lady Tooker saith, That, upon Consideration with
Mrs. Prideaux, that the Lord Chancellor only was to be
applied to, she asked one Mr. Jenkins a Clerk in Chancery,
If he knew any one who had an Interest in the said Lord
Chancellor: And he answering, He was acquainted with
Mr. Jennings; she desired him to talk with the said Mr.
Jennings about it: And, in some time after, he brought
her to Mr. Jennings, who undertook to procure Mr. Prideaux' Pardon. The Discourse was then about Ten
thousand Pounds; Mr. Jennings saying, He would not
speak under. She said, She knew it was to my Lord
Chancellor: To which Mr. Jennings answered, He knew
they had been fishing with others for a Pardon, but it
would not do; the King having given Mr. Prideaux to a
great Person for his signal Service in the West. The
Lady Tooker further saith, That, after this Discourse with
Mr. Jennings, she persuaded her sister Mrs. Prideaux to
raise the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds for the Pardon:
But Mrs. Prideaux insisting upon her husband's Innocence, and Disability of raising of Money, did not agree
to such a Sum: Upon which all Matters stood still; she
having no further Treaty with Mr. Jennings, for a Month
at least, till Mr. Jenkins, formerly employed, came to
her from Mr. Jennings, and told her, It she did not now
conclude for her Brother, it would be too late, for the
General Pardon was just passing; and, if it was not
done immediately, his Name would be excepted; but
that it would not be done under Fifteen thousand Pound:
That thereupon, seeing the Danger, they agreed with Mr.
Jennings for the Sum.
Mr. Jennings saith, That, about Michaelmas Term,
1685, Mr. Jenkins, a Clerk in Chancery, came to him,
to apply to my Lord Chancellor for a Pardon for
Mr. Prideaux: That he several times spoke, before he
would meddle with it: But the Lady Tooker desiring him
to offer the Lord Chancellor Ten thousand Pounds for a
Pardon, he did do it; and the Lord Chancellor declined
it, and was not willing to accept the said Ten thousand Pounds; but afterwards he did accept the Fifteen
thousand Pounds, which, he believes, was paid to his
Mr. Jenkins owns he was employed by the Lady Tooker;
and proposed it first to Mr. Jenings, and brought them
together. He saith, He came to the Lady Tooker the
Time mentioned after the Month's Stop; and believes
he told her he came from Mr. Jenings, as she said; but
cannot positively say Mr. Jenings sent him.
Mr. Jennings denies he sent him; but, after that Message, he spoke with the Lady Tooker, and proffered the
Fifteen thousand Pounds, as he said before.
Mrs. Slater saith, She was present when Mr. Jenkins
came to the Lady Tooker, and told her, If they did
not pay the Money presently, it would be too late; and
that he was sent by Mr. Jenings to tell them so. She was
likewise present when the first Discourse was between the
Lady Tooker and Mr. Jenings, concerning the Pardon;
and at several other times of their Treaty. That Mr.
Jenings said, He would not speak for a Pardon under
Ten thousand Pounds; and said, It was no great Matter
for Mr. Prideaux to part with Thirty thousand Pounds
upon that Occasion: his Father having left him Sixty
thousand Pounds: That, upon Mrs. Prideaux' insisting
her Husband had not any Money, Mr. Jenings said, If
they could not procure the Money, there was a fine Seat
in Dorsettshire, which would be taken as well as Money.
Mrs. Prideaux confirms This; and heard it twice;
once said, when the Lady Tooker was present, and another
time which Mrs. Slater mentions.
Mr. Jenings denies it.
8. "That the Petitioner's Wife, during this Transaction, was positively refused any more to see the Petitioner in the Tower, till she had contracted to lay
down Fifteen thousand Pounds; after which Agreement
she had Liberty of Access: And the Petitioner, being
forced by the said Practices, and by Duress of Imprisonment, having been a close Prisoner Seven Months
in the Tower, signed Bonds for the Payment of the said
Fifteen thousand Pounds: Which was paid accordingly,
in Three Days after, to the great Damage and Ruin of
your Petitioner's Fortune.
Mrs. Prideaux saith, That she was refused going any
more to her Husband in the Tower, till, having contracted with Mr. Jenings for the Fifteen thousand Pounds,
she told him, she must consult with her Husband, or else
it would be impossible to raise the Money: That thereupon Leave was given for all to come in. Lady Tooker
saith, The Bargain being made for Fifteen thousand
Pounds, Mr. Prideaux was released the same Night the
Money was paid.
Sir Robert Dashwood saith, That my Lady Tooker desiring him to lend Ten thousand Pounds to Mr. Prideaux,
to be paid for his Pardon, he accordingly did it; but
being told, There was but little Time; for that if it was
not done immediately, Mr. Prideaux would be excepted
out of the General Pardon: And the Lady Tooker desiring
him to be bound for the whole Sum of Fifteen Thousand
Pounds, he likewise did the same; and was bound to Sir
Robert Clayton, and others, in the said Sum of Fifteen
Sir Robert Clayton delivers a Note to the Committee,
wherein he acknowledges the Receipt of 10,600 l.; and
2,400 l. on March 25th, 1686; and 1,760l. on April
the 13th, 1686, upon Mr. Prideaux's Account; amounting in all to 14,760 l.; which he paid to the Order of
the then Lord Chancellor Jeffryes.
Mrs. Prideaux informs the Committee, That, there
being Two Years time given for the Payment of 2,400 l.
Part of the said 15,000 l. the 240 l. being Two Years
Interest of the said Sum, at Five per Cent. was struck off,
upon present Payment of the said 2,400 l.; which completed the Sum of 15,000l.
Mr. John Carpenter, of New Inne, informs the Committee, That the Lord Jeffryes purchased an Estate, called,
Dalbyn in the Wolds, and Neather Broughton, in Leicestershire, of the Value of about 1,760l. per Annum, of the
Duke of Albemarle; the Purchase Money was about
34,000l. and a Fine levied of the same in Midsummer
Mr. Prideaux informs the Committee, That this Estate
was contracted for with the Duke of Albemarle, a considerable time before; but, upon a Dispute between the
Lord Jeffreys and Duke of Albemarle, the Purchase was
not perfected till Midsummer aforesaid.
Ordered, That Leave be given to bring in a Bill, to
charge the Manors of Dolby and Broughton, in the County
of Leicester (the Estate of the late Lord Jeffreys, late Lord
Chancellor of England) with the Repayment of the Sum
of Fifteen thousand Pounds, and Interest, which was by
him extorted from Edmund Prideaux, Esquire.
Orphans of London.
A Bill for Relief of the Orphans of the City of London was read the First time.
Resolved, That the Bill be read a Second time on Saturday Morning next.
The Matter touching the Relief for the French Protestants, coming into Debate in the House, upon the Report lately made in Relation thereunto;
Resolved, That an humble Address be made unto his
Majesty, by such Members of this House as are of his
Majesty's most honourable Privy Council, that he will
please to take the Condition of the French Protestants
into Consideration; and to afford them some Relief for
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Miles Cooke and
Mr. Speaker, We are commanded by the Lords to
acquaint this House, That they have agreed to the Bill
for the more speedy and effectual Convicting and Disarming of Papists; with some Amendments, to which they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
Also to put this House in mind of a Bill, sent down
some time since, intituled, An Act for the Regulating of
And then the Messengers withdrew.
Leave for a Member to attend Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Finch have Leave to attend at the
Bar of the House of Lords, in a Cause between Newcombe
Resolved, That a Committee be appointed to consider
of the great Abuses committed in the impairing the Coins
of the Kingdom; and how the same may be prevented:
And it is referred to Sir Hen. Goodrick, Sir John Cutler,
Sir Rob. Clayton, Mr. Fuller, Mr. Done, Sir Hen. Capell,
Sir John Knight, Mr. Papillion, Mr. Gwyn, Sir H. Owen,
Colonel Birch, Mr. Wogan, Mr. Hawtry, Mr. Bickerstaffe,
Sir John Knatchbull, Lord Falkland, Mr. Ellwell, Sir Jos.
Tredenham, Sir John Banks, Mr. Harbord, Mr. Somers,
Mr. Thomson, Sir Christopher Musgrave, Mr. England, Sir
John Key, Mr. Tho. Foley, and all the Members for the
City of London: And are impowered to send for Persons,
Papers and Records; and to meet in the Exchequer
Chamber To-morrow, at Four of the Clock.
Estimate of Forfeitures.
Ordered, That the several Members, that serve for every
County, City, University, Borough, and Cinque Port,
do, on Friday Morning next, bring in an Estimate of
what the Forfeitures of the Five hundred Pounds may
Rights of the Subject, and Succession to the Crown.
The Order for the House to resolve into a Committee
of the whole House, to consider of the Bill for Establishing the Articles presented by the Lords and Commons to
their Majesties, and for Settling the Crown, was read.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir George Treby took the Chair of the Committee.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir George Treby reports from the Committee of the
whole House, That they, having taken the said Bill into
their Consideration, had agreed upon several Amendments
to be made thereunto: Which he read in his Place; and
afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table:
Where the same were once read throughout; and afterwards a Second time, one by one; and, upon the Question
severally put thereupon, agreed unto by the House.
Resolved, That the Bill, so amended, be ingrossed.
Royal Assent to Bills.
A Message from the King, by Sir Thomas Duppa,
Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod;
The King commands this honourable House to attend
his Majesty, immediately, in the House of Peers.
And accordingly Mr. Speaker and the House went up
to attend his Majesty.
And being returned;
Mr. Speaker acquaints the House, That the House
having attended his Majesty in the House of Peers, his
Majesty was pleased to pass several Bills; viz.
An Act for raising Money, by a Poll, and otherwise,
towards the Reducing of Ireland.
An Act for preventing Doubts and Questions concerning the Collecting the Publick Revenue: And,
An Act to enable Younger Cooke, Esquire, to sell Lands,
to pay his Debts, and make Provision for his younger
Answer to Addresses.
Mr. Hamden acquaints the House, That he, with others
of his Majesty's Privy Council, had attended his Majesty
with Two Addresses of this House; the one in relation to
the Militia, and appointing Ships to guard the Coasts; to
which his Majesty was pleased to answer to this Effect,
That the same should be done: The other in relation
to the Relief of the French Protestants; to which his
Majesty was pleased to answer to this Effect, That he was
willing to do what he could for them; but that he hoped
the Commons would enable him thereto.
Prosecution for libellous Words.
Sir Ralph Dutton acquainted the House, That he had,
according to the Order of the House, attended the Lord
Chief Justice Holt, touching Flathers; and that his Lordship had sent him to Newgate; and said he should be
prosecuted according to Law.
A suspected Person examined.
Also he informed the House, That there was a Person
at the Door, suspected to be a Papist, who had refused
to take the Oaths of Fidelity to their Majesties; and that
. . going along with another such Person, asked him, if
he had his Commission; meaning, as was supposed,
under the late King James: And that both Persons were
at the Door.
Resolved, That they be called in.
They were called in to the Bar, being one Edward
Turbervile, and Thomas Tunstall; and examined, touching
the Matter aforesaid: And they excusing themselves in
relation thereunto, as not intending any thing relating to
Resolved, That they be discharged.
Answer to Address.
Sir Henry Capell acquaints the House, That he, with
others of his Majesty's Privy Council, had, according to
their Order, attended his Majesty with the Desires of this
House, in relation to the Archbishops, and Bishops, and
Clergy of Ireland; and that his Majesty was pleased thereupon to declare to this Effect, That he would take the
best care he could of them; and that as soon as Livings
fell they should be preferred to them.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Nine a Clock.