DIE Veneris, videlicet, 26 die Novembris.
The Speaker sent for by the King, and a new Speaker chosen.
This House being set, Signification was given to the
House, "That the King had sent to speak with the Lord
Keeper:" Hereupon the House gave the Lord Keeper
Leave to go; and appointed the Lord Chief Justice of
the Common Pleas to be Speaker until he returned.
E. of Rivers's Privilege.
It was moved, "That whereas, on Wednesday last, an
Order was made for the releasing of Robert Stevens out
of Prison, being a menial Servant to the Earl of Rivers,
and arrested at the Suit of George Benion, contrary to
the Privileges of Parliament; and that, before the said
Order could be served for the Discharge of the said
Stevens, the said Benion brought an Execution against
the said Stevens, thinking thereby to defeat the Order
of this House, and detain the Prisoner longer:" It is
therefore Ordered, That the said Robert Stevens shall
be brought forthwith before the Lords in Parliament,
notwithstanding any Execution; and that the Keeper of
Ludgate shall have Notice to attend this House at the
same Time, to give an Account why the said Stevens was
not brought to this House, according to the First Order
of this House.
L. Keeper, Speaker again.
The Lord Keeper, returning from His Majesty, the
House commanded him to sit as Speaker.
Message from the King, that He will soon come to the House.
And then he signified, "That His Majesty had commanded him to let their Lordships know, that whereas
He intended to have come to this House this Day, His
Majesty is diverted upon some important Business at
this Time; and withall He being at this Time hoarse
with a Cold; but His Majesty intends very shortly to
Bill for punishing James.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Forfeiture of the Lands and Hereditaments of John James;
and for the further Punishment of the said John James.
Committed to these Lords following:
L. Privy Seal.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Their Lordships, or any Five, to meet on Thursday,
at Two in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Lady Wilde and Sir Thomas Lake.
Ordered, That the Lady Wilde shall, by virtue of
this Order, appear before the Lord Keeper and some
other Lords Committees appointed to hear the Cause
depending between Sir Tho. Lake, Knight, and Lancelott Lake, Esquire, at such Time as their Lordships
shall appoint; and then the said Parties, and all Witnesses in the said Cause, are to attend their Lordships
Concerning the Guards of this House.
The Lord Chamberlain signified to this House,
"That, the King being returned Home, his Lordship
hath delivered up his Commission of Captain General
of the South Parts of this Kingdom into His Majesty's Hands, so that his Lordship cannot now take
any Order for the guarding of the Parliament, as was
Ordered by the Parliament; therefore he desired
their Lordships to consider of what Course is fit to be
taken therein, he having now no Power to obey
Hereupon it is Agreed, That this should be communicated to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Littleton:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, touching the Guards.
Sir William Boughton and Shugborough.
Ordered, That Sir William Boughton, Baronet, and
his Man Edmund Williamson, shall, together with this
Order, be served with a Copy of the Petition of John
Shugborough, Esquire, under the Clerk of the Parliament's Hand; and then the said Sir William Boughton
and Edmund Williamson shall put in their Answers unto
the said Petition, within Fourteen Days after the serving of the said Copy upon them, or either of them, as
they will answer the contrary.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present
Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Message from the King about the Guards.
The Lord Keeper declared to this House, "That he
had received a Command from the King, that both
Houses should be made acquainted, that His Majesty
hearing that the Parliament have appointed Guards
for securing the Houses, He presumes they did it
upon some Reasons; but His Majesty not knowing
any Reasons, it is His Majesty's Pleasure that the said
Guards be dissolved, for now His Majesty hopes that
His Presence will be a Protection to the Parliament;
but, if there be any Occasion, and His Majesty sees
Reasons for it, He will be very forward to take Order
there be sufficient Guards to secure the Parliament."
To be communicated to the Commons at the Conference.
This being delivered, the House agreed that this
Message should be added to the present Conference with
the House of Commons.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Lord Keeper reported,
"That he had delivered what he was commanded to do
at this Conference."
Sir Francis Popham's Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the settling
and establishing of the Remainder of a Term of Eighty
Years to come, in certain Manors and Lands, in the
County of Somersett, in Francis Popham; Knight, and
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hotham, Knight:
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to sit till they come up.
That the House of Commons do conceive they
shall have some Occasion to come unto their Lordships,
about some Business of Importance; therefore they
desire their Lordships would be pleased to sit until the
House of Commons comes up.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit until they hear from the
House of Commons.
E. of Bedford and Earl of Portland, concerning Whittlesea.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Wittlesey, in
the Isle of Ely and County of Cambridge, wherein the
Earls of Bedford and Portland are concerned in themselves and their Tenants, shall be heard before the
Lords Committees for Petitions on the First Thursday
after Candlemas-day, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber; at which Time and
Place all Parties therein interested shall attend their
Lordships; and in especial John Colls, Isaac Gardiner, and
John Boyce, who are, at the Time and Place aforesaid,
to appear before the said Committees, to answer such
Things as they stand charged with; and, in the mean
Time, that no Disturbance be made by any, of the
Division made in Wittlesey aforesaid, wherein the said
Earls and their Tenants are concerned, as they will
answer the contrary.
Bill against mixing Wines.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill against
the Sophistication of Wines shall meet on Tuesday next,
at Eight a Clock in the Morning; at which Time Mr.
Justice Reeves and the King's Attorney are to attend;
and that then the Master and Wardens of the Company
of Vintners shall be heard what Reasons they can give
against the passing of that Bill.
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by George Goringe, Esquire:
Message from the H. C. to petition the King, to continue the Guard about the Parliament House.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons desires their Lordships would be pleased to send
some few Lords to Petition His Majesty, in the Name
of both Houses, that the Guards may be continued
still; and, within a few Days, they will bring up some
Reasons to satisfy His Majesty for the same.
For the debating of this, the House was adjourned
into a Committee during Pleasure; and the House being
resumed, it was put to the Question, Whether this
Question should be put: videlicet,
Lords refuse to join in it.
"Whether this House shall join with the House of
Commons, to petition the King that the Guards may
be continued for some few Days, within which Time
there may be some Reasons given for the further
Continuance of them." And it was Resolved upon,
by the major Part, negatively.
Then the House Agreed, That the Message brought
from the House of Commons should be the Question,
and be put in Terminis as it came up from them.
The Message not rightly understood by the Lords.
And the Lord Keeper was appointed to write as near
as he could remember the very Words of the Message;
which his Lordship having read, the House did conceive some Words were dubious: For the satisfying
hereof, the Messengers of the House of Commons were
called in; and the Lord Keeper, sitting in his Place
upon the Wool-sack, told them, that there was some
Doubt of some Words in the Message, which the House
desired to be satisfied in; and then the Lord Keeper going down to the Bar, as usually when he receives Messages, the Messengers of the House of Commons repeated their Message again; and the Lord Keeper, being
returned to his Place as Speaker, reported the said Message in these Words: videlicet,
Is explained by the Messengers.
"That the House of Commons desired, that their
Lordships would send some Lords to the King, in the
Names of both Houses, to beseech His Majesty to
continue the Guards till they may satisfy His Majesty
of the Reasons why they conceive it necessary to
have a Guard; (fn. *) which they intend to do within a
Lords join with the Commons in their Petition to continue the Guard.
And it was Resolved, upon the Question, by the
major Part, That this House doth join with the House
of Commons in their Desire.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke and the Lord
Digby do attend His Majesty, to move Him concerning
the Guards, as is desired in the Message from the House
Answer to the H. C.
Then the Messengers of the House of Commons were
called in; and the Lord Keeper told them, "That this
House doth join with the House of Commons in their
Desires, and have appointed the Earl of Warwicke
and the Lord Digby to attend the King therein."
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 27m diem instantis Novembris, hora 12a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.