DIE Jovis, videlicet, 29 die Aprilis,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Norwicen.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bath. et W.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristol.
|p. Epus. Lincoln, Ds. Cust. Mag. Sigilli.|
Comes Midd. Mag. Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Maundevill, Præs. Concilii Domini Regis.
p. Comes Wigorn, Ds. Cust. Privati Sigilli.
Dux Buck. Mag. Admirall. Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon, Magnus Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ.
p. Comes Cantabr. Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc, Camer. Hospitii.
p. Comes Kanciæ.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwic.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Vicecomes Wallingford.
p. Vicecomes Maunsfeild.
p. Vicecomes Rochford.
P. Vicecomes Andever.
p. Ds. Willoughby.
p. Ds. Delawarr.
p. Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Morley et M.
Ds. Dacres de Herst.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Scroope.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Sh.
Ds. Darcy de M.
p. Ds. Wentworth.
p. Ds. Mordant.
p. Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromwell.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. St. John de Bl.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Grey de Groby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
Ds. Stanhope de H.
p. Ds. Carewe.
Ds. Arundell de W.
p. Ds. Haughton.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Cary de Lep.
p. Ds. Grey de W.
Ld. Treasurer's Petition.
THE Petition of the Lord Treasurer, exhibited this
Morning, was read in hæc verba: videlicet,
"To the most Honourable Assembly of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Earl of Midd.
Lord Treasurer of England.
"Most humbly shewing, That, besides the weighty
Cares of Mind which now do lie upon him by the
Charge he hath received from that most Honourable
House, he is fallen into such an Indisposition of Body,
as he is once more inforced to beseech your Lordships,
in your Noble Justice and Favour, to grant him a further Day for presenting his Answer and Interrogatories, which fall out to be much longer than himself
expected; it being no small Addition to his Sorrows,
that, in a Case so nearly concerning him, he cannot
conceive, by your Lordships former Answers to his
former humble Petitions, that you purpose to allow
him the Copies of the Depositions, whereby, after
his Answer delivered in Writing, he should prepare
himself for his just Defence against the Hearing.
"He humbly leaveth all to your Lordships most Honourable Consultations; and with all due Submission
desires a favourable Answer.
The Petition of the Lord Treasurer exhibited the
27th of this April, and the Answer of the House thereunto; and the Petition exhibited the 28th of this
April, and the Answer thereunto, were also read.
Then the Prince his Highness moved the House,
That, in respect of the Lord Treasurer's great Office,
and of Sickness pretended by his Lordship, he might
have a longer Day given him; and that Day to be exclusive.
The Lords appointed the former Committee to
consider what Answer shall be returned unto this Petition; who, having withdrawn themselves, at their Return reported this Answer fit to be made: videlicet,
Answer to Ld. Treasurer's Petition.
"The Lords, only in respect of the Lord Treasurer's
Indisposition of Health, are pleased to respite his Appearance this Day; but do enjoin, That, on Saturday
next, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning, if his
Health so permit, he bring in his Answer, according to
former Orders of this House; if not, that then he
send his Answer to his Charge in Writing, and all such
Interrogatories as he will have his Witnesses examined
"And the Lords do peremptorily assign Friday, the
Seventh of May next, at Nine in the Morning, for
his Appearance in Person, and for the final Hearing and Determining of the Cause."
This Answer was Twice read, and generally approved
of by the House.
And Agreed, That the Clerk shall deliver a Copy
thereof, under his Hand, unto the Party that brought
Additional Charge against Ld. Treasurer.
Mr. Attorney General read the Additions to the Lord
Treasurer's Charge, in hæc verba:
"1. The Lord Treasurer undertook the Office of the
Wardrobe, in the Sixteenth Year of the King's Majesty's Reign, and continued the Service of that
Place from Michaelmas, Anno 16°, unto Michaelmas
19°. This Office he took upon him under Pretence of
doing His Majesty special Service; and for that Purpose,
obtained a certain Assignment of Twenty Thousand
Pounds per Annum, or thereabouts, which was duly
paid unto him, by Way of Imprest.
"Instead of doing Service, he hath brought that
Place into Disorder and Confusion; he hath not duly
served the Warrants, which he should have served;
he hath not duly paid the Workmen and Creditors;
he hath neither kept orderly Accounts, nor yielded
any; but, under Colour of pretended Service of
great Importance, hath procured Gifts and Discharges
of great Sums of Money, which he received for the
Execution of that Place, and for the Queen's Funeral.
"2. Whereas, in the former Charge delivered to his
Lordship, it is mentioned, that the Merchants importing Sugars have been denied to export the same, without Payment of new Duties; it appears, upon further Consideration of that Business, that the Prejudice that the Merchants have sustained, concerning
their Sugars, is, that they have been denied, upon Exportation of Sugars, the Imposts paid
therefor upon Importation, which is contrary to the
Direction given by His Majesty's Letters Patents, 5°
Sept. 8°; Jacobi."
A Copy of this, signed by the Clerk, was sent to the
Lord Treasurer, by Mr. Serjeant Davis and Mr. Serjeant Finch, with this Message: videlicet,
That his Lordship's Answer is expected, according to
the Order of the House made upon his Petition.
A Copy of the Answer made to the Lord Treasurer's
Petition exhibited this Day was signed by the Clerk, and
delivered unto Nicholas Young, who brought the Petition.
Sir Philip Cary's Petition.
The Petition of Sir Phillip Cary, Knight, concerning
the Office of Surveyor General of His Majesty's Customs, sold unto him by Sir Lionell Cranfeild, Knight,
now Lord Treasurer, was exhibited unto the House, and
The Lords, taking into their Considerations the Equity
of the Cause, committed the same unto the
L. Viscount Wallingford.
L. Viscount Rochford.
L. Viscount Andever.
L. Bp. of (fn. *) Durham.
|L. Bp. of Norwich.|
To meet when their Lordships please.
Confirmation of a Judgement against Heron.
The Earl of Mountgomery reported the Bill, An Act
for Confirmation of a Judgement given for His Majesty, in a Scire facias, against Henry Heron, and for
Declaration of the Letters Patents therein mentioned
to be void, fit to pass.
Anstruther and Aberecromy's Naturalization.
Hodie 1a, 2a, et 3a vice lecta est Billa, 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
of the late Queen Ann, of Worthy Memory, and John
Craige, Doctor of Physic, Physician to the High and
Mighty Prince Charles, Your Majesty's dearest Son.
Put to the Question, and generally Assented unto,
and so Expedited.
Establishment of the E. of Oxford's Lands.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the quiet Establishing of the Right and Interest of certain Lands and
Tenements of Henry now Earl of Oxon, and his Tenants, according to Two several Decrees in Chancery,
and His Majesty's Royal Pleasure, signified under his
Highness's Privy Seal exemplified, and One other Decree, in his Majesty's Court of Wards and Liveries.
Put to the Question, and Assented unto.
And this Bill was sent down to the Commons.
And the Bill against Usury was returned to the Commons, with the Proviso added thereunto, by Sir William
Bird and Sir Robert Rich.
Message to the H. C. for Conference, touching two Bills.
Message sent to the Commons, by Mr. Attorney General and Sir Charles Cæsar: That the Lords desire a
Conference, touching the Bill for Limitation of Actions,
etc. and as touching the Bill for the Ease in obtaining of
Licences of Alienation, etc. To-morrow, in the Painted
Chamber, at Two in the Afternoon (if it may
stand with the Occasions of their House), with a Committee of (fn. †) .
Answered, They will send Messengers of their own.
Message from the House of Commons, by Sir John
Sucklinge and others: That they had appointed the Time
required for this Conference for other Business, before
their Lordships Messengers came; and they do humbly
desire their Lordships to appoint some other Time, and
they will attend accordingly.
The Messengers being withdrawn;
The Lords agreed on Saturday next, at Two, in the
And so the Messengers were answered.
Brewhouses in and about London.
The Lords Committees on the Bill concerning Brewers
and Brewhouses are to meet To-morrow, at Eight, in
the Painted Chamber.
Assurance of Land to Sir Thomas Cheek.
The Lords Committees on the Bill concerning Land
purchased by Sir Thomas Cheeke, are to meet To-morrow, at Two, in the Painted Chamber.
Free Trade of Welth Cloths, &c.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Bill, An Act for
the Free Trade and Trassick of Welch Cloths, Cottons,
Frizes, Linings, and Plains, in and through the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, as fit to pass,
without any Amendments.
Hodie 3a vice lecta est Billa prædicta; put to the
Question, and Assented unto, and so Expedited.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 1m diem Maii proximum, hora nona, Dominis