DIE Mercurii, 2 die Aprilis,
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Increase of Trade.
THE Lord President reported the Bill for Increase
of Trade fit to pass, with One only Addition; the which
was read 1a et 2a
vice, and approved of; and the Bill
Ordered to be ingrossed accordingly.
Earl of Banbury's Precedency.
Some Earls of an older Creation, yield him Precedency during his Life.
The Earl Marshal reported, That, according to the
Direction of this House (31 Martii ultimo præterito),
the Lords Committees for Privileges, etc. had treated
with divers of the Earls, who are interested in the Precedency granted to the Earl of Banbury; and these Lords
undernamed had given their Answers concerning the
Earl of Berks.
The Earl of Berk's Answer is, out of his Duty to
the King, and in regard of His Gracious Message, and
also out of particular Respects to my Lord of Banbury
(not concluding any other), he is willing to yield him
the Place as now he stands, during the Earl of Banburye's
E. of Cleveland.
The Earl of Cleveland, for his Answer, to give Precedency to the Earl of Banbury in the Parliament House,
desires Respite till this Day Sevennight; in any other
Place, out of Respect to the King's Majesty's Desire,
his Lordship is willing to give him Place during his
E. of Monmouth.
The Earl of Monmoth is contented to give the Precedency to the Earl of Banbury, during the said Earl's
Life, in the Parliament House, as now his Name is
E. of Danby.
The Earl of Norwich, by Authority which he hath
from the Earl of Danby, by a particular Letter, saith,
That the said Earl of Danby is content, out of a dutiful
Respect to His Majesty's Request to the House, to yield
the Precedency to the Earl of Banbury's Person only,
during his Life, in the Parliament House, as now he is
M. of Manchester.
The Earl of Manchester (being then present in the
House, and Lord President of the Council) said, That,
in Contemplation of His Majesty's Desire (and yet preserving his own Right), he is willing that Place be given
to the Earl of Banbury, during his own Life only.
Hereupon the House conceived this Order, to expedite this Business: videlicet,
Order concerning the E. of Banbury.
"The Lords Committees for Privileges, etc. are to
proceed to accommodate the Business referred unto
them, touching the Precedency of the Earl of Banbury; and, by Letters or otherwise, to treat with
those Lords (whom it doth concern) who have not
yet given their Answers; and the said Committee is
to use all Expedition herein, to give His Majesty Satisfaction, and to report their Answers, and to conceive a concluding Order thereupon, and offer it to
Riot of Banbury, by the Soldiers, &c. quarted there.
This Day (according to the Order of the 26th of
March) Epiphany Hill, Mayor of Banbury, William Knyte,
a Justice of Peace there, and Elvenston, Captain
of the Soldiers billeted in Banbury, and the Auncient
and other Soldiers there, were brought before the
Lords, to answer the Complaint of George Phillipps,
Constable of the said Town.
The Witnesses also appeared, according to the said
Order, and were examined. And the Parties Answers
being made to the said Complaint, they were all withdrawn.
Censure of the House upon the Delinquents.
After long Debate of this Accusation, and of the
Proofs and Answers, their Lordships considered, That,
though the Mayor and Justices denied Justice to the
Constable, according to the Law, for that they mistook
and verily believed that they could not punish the Soldiers without Consent of their Captains, as it was affirmed by them at their first coming; yet the said Justices
pacified the Quarrel, and took such good Order that
the Place was afterwards kept quietly: Their Lordships
also considered, That the Outrage of the Soldiers began
out of the Opinion also that they were not to be punished
but by their Captain, which caused the Assault upon
the Constable; in which Assault the Soldiers being
beaten and wounded, it moved the House to mitigate
their Censures against them: And first, that the Mayor
and Justice should be excused, the Constable admonished
to carry himself temperately for the Time to come,
yet so that he should not neglect to do his Duty:
That the Captain and Soldiers should be charged to
live orderly, and subject to the Laws of the Land; and
that they must not expect to be governed otherwise than
by the Law of the Land, unto which they must submit
themselves, as also unto those Magistrates and other Inferior Officers under whom they live.
This being agreed upon; the Mayor and Justice were
first called, then the Constable, then the Captain and
Soldiers; and the Lord Keeper declared the Censure of
the House unto them severally, one after the other, as
they were called; and concluded, That their Lordships
did take this mild Proceeding against them all, that is
might breed Love and Friendship amongst them.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, diem Jovis, 3m Aprilis, hora nona, Dominis