Tuesday 4 December 1666

Up, and to the office, where we sat all the morning. At noon dined at home. After dinner presently to my office, and there late and then home to even my Journall and accounts, and then to supper much eased in mind, and last night’s good news, which is more and more confirmed with particulars to very good purpose, and so to bed.

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First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Arlington to Ormond
Written from: Whitehall
Date: 4 December 1666

The rebels have been effectually routed near Edinburgh ... The King recommends the taking of special care to seize all persons that may have fled thence into Ireland, or also may have held correspondence with them ...


Terry Foreman  •  Link

Proclamation declaring those persons at Rullion Green to be rebels and traitors, and prohibiting having any contact with them.

Proclamation discharging the receipt of the rebels, December 4th, 1666.

Charles, by the grace of God, King of Scotland, England, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, to all and sundry our lieges and loving subjects whom these presents do or may concern, greeting: forasmuch we, upon the first notice given to our privy council, of the rising and the gathering of these disloyal and seditious persons in the west, who have of late appeared in arms, in a desperate and avowed rebellion against us, our government, and laws, we declare them to be traitors, and discharge all our subjects to assist , reset, supply or correspond with any of them, under the pain of treason; [etc., naming the lay and clergy Covenanters known ] http://www.thereformation.info/ru…

CGS  •  Link

no dilly dallying.

The Speaker expects every one to be seated by Nine of the Clock each day and stay on the pew till Twelve of the Clock then break up until Two of the Clock and stay seated until thee rise punctually at Six of the Clock.
Do it every day till yee find ways to get Poll monies and dispatch a Bill on Irish cattle.

They voted 53 to 37 to obey then adjourned until Three of the clock.
The House of Commons: Poll Bill.

Terry Foreman  •  Link

The H of Commons on the rebuilding of London - movers & shakers

Bricks and Tiles.

A Bill for regulating the Making of Brick and Tile was read the Second time.

Resolved, &c. That the Bill be committed to Sir John Frederick, Sir Lanc. Lake, Sir Thom. Allen, Mr. John Jones, Sir Wm. Thompson, Sir Wm. Lowther, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Richard Browne, Mr. Pryn, Sir John Talbott, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Thomas Meeres, Lord Fanshaw, Mr. Crouch, Sir Charles Harbord, Mr. Aldworth, Sir John Denham, Doctor Quarterman, Sir Wm. Doyley, Sir Richard Ford, Sir Edm. Pearse, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Serjeant Mainard, Sir Robert Carr, Sir Robert Atkins, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Jolly, Colonel Reames, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Thom. Lee, Mr. Pepis, Sir Geo. Downing, Mr. Morice. Sir Charles Cotterell, Sir Thomas Bloudworth, Sir Hen. Fran. Lea, Sir John Birkenhead, Sir John Talbott, Sir Wm. Fleetwood, Sir Solom. Swale, Sir Thom. Tompkyns: And all the Members that shall come are to have Voices: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber: And to send for Bricklayers and Tile Makers, and such Persons, Papers, and Records, as they shall find necessary. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/…

CGS  •  Link

How fortunes be made, having some unusable land only to find that someone wants that muddy sticky clay.

Art of making a fortune, find land that no one wants then buy the land as worthless,then sell the contents be it lead, coal or brick making clay for top quid to those that must have.

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