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MESSAGE from the House of Commons, by Sir
John Sucklinge and others:
River Thomas navigable to Oxford.
They returned One Bill unto their Lordships, intituled, An Act for the making of the River of Thames
navigable, for Barges, Boats, and Lighters, from the
Village of Bercott, in the County of Oxon, unto the
University and City of Oxon; and that they sent to their
Lordships Eight other Bills:
Bills from H. C.
1a, An Act against the Exportation of Wool, Woolfells, Mortlings, Shortlings, Yarn made of Wool, Woolflocks, Fullers-earth, and Fulling-clay.
2a. An Act to enlarge and make perpetual the Act
made for Ease in pleading against troublesome and contentious Suits, presented against Justices of the Peace,
Mayors, Constables, and certain other His Majesty's Officers, for the lawful Execution of their Office, made in
the Seventh Year of His Majesty's most Happy Reign.
3a, An Act for the good Order and Government of the
Makers of Knives, Sickles, Shears, Scissars, and other
Cutlery Wares, in Hallamshire, in the County of Yorke,
and the Parts near adjoining.
4a, An Act against Usury.
5a, An Act for the Establishment of Three Lectures
in Divinity, according to the last Will and Testament of
Thomas Whetenhall, Esquire.
6a, An Act for the Naturalizing of Sir Robert Anstrother, Knight, one of the Gentlemen of His Majesty's
Privy Chamber, Sir George Abercromy, Knight, late
Gentleman of the Robes to the late Queen Ann, of
Worthy Memory, and John Cragge, Doctor of Physick,
Physician to the High and Mighty Prince Charles, Your
most dearest Son.
7a, An Act for establishing of some Manors, and
other Lands, in the several Counties of Cornewall, Devon,
and Dorsett, upon John Mohun, Esquire, Son and Heir
Apparent of Sir Reynold Mohun, Knight and Baronet,
according to the true Intent and Meaning of certain
Agreements between them had and made.
8a, An Act for Confirmation of the Copyhold Estates
and Customs of divers Copyholders of the Manors of
Stepney and Hackney, according to certain Indentures of
Agreement, and a Decree in the High Court of Chancery, made between the Lord of the said Manors and
The River Thames navigable to Oxford.
Hodie the Amendments of the said Bill to make the
Thames navigable to Oxon, were read Three Times, put
to the Question, and Assented unto; and so Expedited.
vice lecta est dicta Billa, An Act against Usury.
Manors of Stepney and Hackney.
vice lecta est Billa prædicta, An Act for Confirmation of the Copyhold Estates and Customs of divers Copyholders of the Manors of Stepney and Hackney,
according to certain Indentures of Agreement, and a Decree in the High Court of Chancery, made between the
Lords of the said Manors and the Copy-holders.
L. Mordant's Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to the House, That one Godier
Hopton, Gentleman, Servant to the Lord Mordant, was
arrested, contrary to the Privilege of this High Court,
by; it is Ordered, That the said Parties shall be brought before their Lordships
, by the Serjeant at Arms, to answer the said
The Petition of the Lord Treasurer was read, in hæc
L. Treasurer's Petition.
"To the most Honourable Assembly of the Lords
Spiritual and Temporal in the High Court of
"The humble Petition of the Lord Treasurer of England.
"Most humbly presenting to this most Honourable
House, by the Schedule annexed, the Names of such
Persons as the said Lord Treasurer humbly desireth
may be sworn and examined, for Discovery of the
Truth, upon such Articles as he shall exhibit, touching the several Matters contained in that Part of
his Charge which was delivered him on Saturday last
in the Evening. To which Purpose he humbly prayeth such Warrant for calling in those Witnesses, and
such others as he shall give Note of to the Clerk of
the Parliament, as the Form of this High Court requireth.
"And withall humbly propoundeth to the Consideration of this most Honourable House, whether your
Lordships will think fit to proceed to Examination of
Witnesses to be produced on his Part before he hath
made his Answer; whereby it may first appear to your
Lordships what Things he will deny, and what he will
confess and avoid, and in what Manner he will avoid
the same; upon which, as upon Issues joined, he may
particularly examine his Witnesses; and, after Copies
of the Depositions taken both for and against him,
the Cause may be prepared for your Lordships Honourable Judgement, which he protesteth to further on
his Part to Hearing with all possible Expedition.
"Lastly, his most humble Suit is, That, in respect of
the Nature and Multiplicity of the Matters objected
against him, which do necessarily require Assistance of
Learned Counsel, this most Honourable Court will be
pleased to assign the Gentlemen undernamed to be
of Counsel with him, in this Cause of Weight so
much concerning him:
Mr. Doctor Steward.
Mr. Nicholas Hide of The Middle Temple.
Mr. William Hackwell of Lincoln's Inn.
27° April, 1624.
The Names of certain Witnesses to be examined on
the Behalf of the Lord Treasurer:
Witnesses for the L. Treasurer.
Sir John Wolstenholme.
Sir Arthure Ingram.
|Sir Phillip Cary.
Sir Benjamin Ruddierd.
Sir Miles Fleetwood.
Sir Nicholas Fortescue.
Sir Anthony Many.
John Guy of Bristol.
Sir Edward Wardour.
Mr. Attorney of the Wards.
The Two Auditors.
The Two Clerks of the Court.
The Attorneys of the Court.
This Petition being read, the Lords appointed a Special Committee, to consider what Answer should be made
L. Viscount Rochford.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
And their Lordships withdrew themselves presently
into the Little Committee Chamber; and being returned, the Lord President reported to the House the
said Answer, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Answer to L. Treasurer's Petition.
"Upon the Petition exhibited by the Lord Treasurer,
the Lords think this fit to be done and returned for
"1. That Warrant shall be given, for calling in such
Witnesses whose Names shall be first exhibited in Writing, and thought fit by the House to be examined;
and the Interrogatories and Witnesses Names to be
sent to the House To-morrow in the Afternoon, when
the House sits; and the Witnesses themselves to appear,
that such of them may be sworn and examined as the
House shall think fit.
"2. The House sees no Cause, when the Witnesses
Names and Interrogatories be sent in, why the Examination of the Witnesses should be deferred, but
the Day for his Appearance and Answer is to hold.
"His Lordship may use what Counsel he please, to
advise himself for his Defence; but it stands not with
the Order of the House to allow Counsel at the Bar
in Cases of this Nature."
Which Answer being read, and approved of by the
House, the Clerk was commanded to sign a Copy thereof, and send the same unto the Lord Treasurer; which
he did, and delivered it to Wyllfred Kettlewell, Servant
unto his Lordship, who brought the said Petition from
Report made concerning Precedents of Trials.
And Memorandum, That, after the said Petition was
read, and before the said Committees were appointed
touching the Answer thereunto, Report was made unto
the House, by the Earl of Bridgewater, one of the
Lords Committees for Privileges, &c. That, according
to the Order made Yesterday, his Lordship had perused
many Precedents, for the Manner how the Parties complained of have answered here; and that his Lordship
did not find, by any Precedent which his Lordship hath
seen, that any (though a Member of this House) did
answer by his Counsel; and that divers Members of
this House and others have answered in Person, without
Counsel; and that Counsel was denied unto Michael de
la Pole, Lord Chancellor, Anno 10° Ricardi Secundi,
when he required the same.
The Earl of Devon, the Lord Bishop of Bangor, the
Lord Noel, and the Lord Grey of Werke, are added to
the Committees on the Bill concerning Ralphe Starkey;
and are to meet at Two this Afternoon.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, 28m diem instantis Aprilis, hora nona, Dominis sic decernentibus.