DIE Martis, 24 die Januarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Sir Thomas Dawes's Bill.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Sir Tho.
Dawes's Bill is appointed to meet on Friday Morning
next; and the said Committee to have Power to adjourn
from Time to Time.
Bill against scandalous Ministers.
Ordered, That the Bill against scandalous Ministers is referred to the Consideration of Mr. Justice
Reeves and Mr. Justice Bacon; who are to peruse the
same, and report it to this House.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions to the King.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Propositions to be sent to the King.
Yates, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Yates shall have a Pass, to go
to the Earl of Danby, in Oxfordshire, being sick.
Ordered, That the Petition of John Gibbon is referred to the Committee for the Bill concerning Sir Tho.
Dawes, to be considered of at the same Time.
Countess of Leicester's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Servant of the Countess of
Leycester shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, to carry a
Letter to the Earl of Leycester from her Ladyship.
Marescall, committed for presenting a Petition from the French Church, released.
Upon the humble Petition of Marescall, a Frenchman,
committed by this House, for presenting an unfitting
Petition concerning the French Congregation, and acknowledging his Sorrow for his Offence; it is Ordered, That he shall be released from his present Imprisonment, paying his Fees.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present
Meeting, as is desired.
French Congregation to chuse their own Ministers.
Upon Perusal of the Charter of the French Congregation, it appearing that, by their said Charter, they
have Power to ordain and chuse Ministers, and use their
own Ceremonies and Discipline: It is Ordered, That
they (fn. *) shall, according to their Charter, have free Liberty to chuse and ordain their own Ministers, and all
other Officers belonging to their Churches, according
to their Discipline, as they have done hitherto; and that
no Member of their Congregations made, being under
the Censure of their Discipline, by reason of some
scandalous Offence committed, be received as Member
of any other of their own Churches, without a Certificate from his own Church.
Subject of the Conference about the Propositions.
The House of Commons being come in the Painted
Chamber, attending the Conference; the Speaker was
to let the House of Commons know, "That this House
agrees with them in the Alteration in the Preamble
of the Proposition.
"That this House adheres to their Opinion, not to
put an Incapacity upon the Earl of Bristoll, there
being no Charge against him.
"That this House adheres to recommend Mr. Justice
Foster to be Lord Chief Baron.
"That, in the Twelfth Article, these Words ["Adherents of the Spanish Faction"] to be omitted.
"That, concerning the General Pardon, this House,
upon Second Thoughts, thinks it best to be General,
excepting such Persons as they think fit to be expressed, because else all Men will be liable to be
questioned from the 18 Jac.
"Concerning the fixing of a Time to receive an
Answer, this House is of Opinion, That no Time
should be fixed, as being not usual that the King
should limit the Parliament, nor the Parliament the
King; but that it be desired that the King would
send a speedy positive Answer to the Propositions;
and, if an Answer should not be given in convenient
Time, then it should be taken as a Denial.
"Concerning the putting out of Justices of the Peace,
to be such as shall be excepted against by both Houses
Then this House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
the House was resumed.
Bill to abolish Episcopacy.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the abolishing and rooting out of Archbishops, and Bishops, &c.
Committed to these Lords following:
And the rest of the Lords of the House.
Any Seven to meet upon Thursday next, in the
Bill against scandalous Ministers.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for scandalous Ministers shall meet upon Friday Morning next.
Ordered, The Earl of Warwicke and the Lord
Viscount Say & Seale are added to the Committee for
Norton sent for, for printing some Things about the Adjournment of the Term.
Ordered, That Norton, the Printer that
printed Things concerning the Adjournment of the
next Term to Oxford, without Order of this House,
shall be sent for as a Delinquent, to answer the said
Mynn and Sir Richard Young.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mr. George Mynn against
Sir Ric'd Younge, Knight, depending in the King's Bench,
upon a Writ of Assize for the Hanaper Office (fn. *)
House adjourned till 10a, die Jovis.