DIE Jovis, 20 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Windsor Park and Deer to be preserved.
Keeper killed by a Soldier.
Upon reading the Petition of Younge, Keeper of Windsor Parke; complaining, "That the Deer are destroyed
there by the Soldiers, and that a Trooper killed a
Keeper that endeavoured to preserve the same."
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance of Parliament
shall be granted, for preserving the Deer and the said
Park; and that Enquiry be made after the Soldier that
shot the Keeper, that so (fn. *) he may be proceeded against
according to Law.
Captain Williams's Petition; that he may indemnify himself on the French, who have seized The Endeavour, a Ship of his, at Brest.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Reeve Williams;
shewing, "That, in Loyalty to the King and Parliament, he builded a Ship at his own Charges, called
The Endeavour, and lay upon the Irish (fn. †) Coasts, to intercept and take the Irish Rebels; but, by reason of
Roughness of Weather, in September last, he was
driven into Brest, in Brittany, where the said Ship
was arrested, at the Suit of Cardanell and Samborne,
both Frenchmen; and several Charges were laid against
the Petitioner, wherein he was particularly accused
for taking of a Commission under the Parliament, and
his Activity in plying up and down, to prevent the coming of Supplies to the Enemy; yet could not the Petitioner get the said Arrests released, but Order is given
for laying up the Petitioner's Ship, till the Petitioner
should procure Right to be done to the Frenchmen
in England, for their Ships and Goods taken by the
Ships of the Parliament's Party: That the said Ship,
Guns, Tackle, and Furniture, together with the Damages by him sustained, do amount in the whole to
Four Thousand Five Hundred Pounds Sterling, to his
utter Ruin. (fn. ‡) He humbly prays, that he may have
Leave to do the same Thing upon them as they have
done upon him; that is, to seize upon what Goods
he can find or meet with of the French, by Way of
Hereupon this House Ordered, To communicate
this Petition to the House of Commons; and desire their
Concurrence, that the Consideration of this Petition be
referred to the Lord Admiral, and the Committee for
the Navy, to report what they think fit to be done for
the Relief of the Petitioner herein.
Earl of Nottingham's Petition, for the Arrears of his Pension from the Customhouse.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham; (fn. ||) desiring "that some Course may be taken for
the paying of his Pension out of the Customs, and his
Arrears, being Four Thousand Sixty-four Pounds,
Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence."
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons, that some speedy Course may be taken, for
the supplying of his Lordship's Necessities.
Message to the H. C. with these Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To deliver the Petitions of the Earl of Nottingham
and Reeve Williams; and recommend the Consideration
thereof to them, according to the Sense of this House.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and the
Committee went to examine the Lord Savill.
Lord Savill's Examination.
The House was resumed: And it is Ordered, That
the Committee that is to examine the Lord Savill shall
have further Power given them, to ask such Questions
of the Lord Savill as they shall think fit, tending to
the Service of the Public.
Papers concerning the Scots Army in Ireland.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale reported, "That
he hath divers Papers to communicate to this House,
concerning the Scotts Army in Ireland, &c." And it is
Ordered, That the same shall be read and taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning; and the Lords are
to have Notice to attend the House To-morrow Morning.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return
with this Answer:
That they will take the Two Petitions into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
House adjourned till 9a cras.