Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Saturni, 29 die Julii.
Morris to have a Place in the Wine Licence Office.
Morris, alias Poyntz, &c. Pet. to be released.
It is Ordered, To be referred to all the Judges, to consider how the Petitioners may be released from their Imprisonment, without Prejudice to any Parties, in regard of the Fines imposed by Judgement of this House; and report the same to this House.
L. Colraine and Ly. Delawar.
Message from the H. C. with a Vote about a Treaty;—and for the E. of Cleveland to be exchanged for Sir W. Massam.
1. That they considering of some Expedient how to reconcile the Difference between the Two Houses, touching the Personal Treaty, they have, in order thereunto, made a Vote, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
2. They desire that the Earl of Cleaveland may be exchanged for Sir Will. Massam; and that it be left unto the General, to do what he shall think expedient in order thereunto; wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet about a Treaty;—with Montreul's Pass;—and for Morris to have a Place.
That the Committee for Peace may meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, to consider of all the Circumstances necessary for the safe and speedy carrying on of this Treaty with the King; in particular, that the King may be with Honour, Freedom, and Safety, in such Place in the Isle of Wight as His Majesty shall make Choice of; and also concerning the Time when the said Treaty shall begin.
Ordinance to rectify Abuses in Coats of Arms.
Ordinance for Lloyd to be Rector of Llanbenlan.
An Ordinance was brought in, for making Mr. Evan Lloyd Rector of Lanbenlan, in the County of Anglesey; and being read, was Agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Petition from the Common Council.
The Question being put, "Whether to have a Conference presently with the House of Commons, touching those Votes formerly sent down, for the annulling those Powers given to Major General Skippon, for listing of Forces?"
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about annulling the Votes for Gen. Skippon to to raise Forces.
Answer to the Common Council.
"The Lords gratefully receive the Acknowledgements which you have made to them, in the Name of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City; and have commanded me to assure you, that their Care shall never be wanting, to improve all Means for the preventing of those Inconveniencies that may threaten either Danger or Disquiet to the City of London, in this Particular mentioned in your Petition. They have already recalled that Power given to Major General Skippon. They will pursue a further and as effectual a Means as they can, for the perfecting of what is desired by you, that the Confidence the City of London hath expressed of them may be confirmed, and that the City may be still encouraged and enabled to intend the Security of the Parliament, according to their Engagements."
Heads for the Conference about annulling the Votes for Gen. Skippon to raise Forces.
"The Matter of the present Conference is this: That it may greatly increase Jealousy and Animosities, which are destructive to all Civil Societies, if such distinct Powers shall be exercised in this City.
"That, considering the free and full Expressions which were not long since made to the City by both Houses, of their resting upon them for their Security and Defence; and likewise the Readiness and Faithfulness that the City shewed, in Observance of the Parliament's Commands, upon the late tumultuous Rising in Kent, and the happy Success that followed thereupon; this new Power granted to Major General Skippon may give them Occasion to believe that the Parliament's Confidence in them is lessened, and their Favours towards them are withdrawn, both in respect of their Fidelity, and of their late Engagements for the Safety of the Parliament, (fn. 1) which ought in this Conjuncture of Time to be avoided. The dangerous and destructive Consequence that it may be of to the whole Kingdom, as well as to the Parliament, if such Disorders should break out in this City, as are apprehended by the Chief Magistrates thereof."
Ordinance to raise Forces in Sussex.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for raising Monies, for a Troop of Horse and Dragoons, for suppressing of Insurrections in the County of Sussex.
It (fn. 2) was Resolved in the Negative.
Ellis's Ordinance to be Rector of St. Albans.
Officers of the Shipwrights Comp. Pet.
Dr. Crodop, a Pass to the E. of Holland.
Answers from the H. C.
That they agree to the Meeting of the Committee on Monday, and to the Ordinance concerning the employing the King and Queen's Revenue in Yorkeshire for Maintenance of the Forces there: (Here enter it.) And to the Petition of Margerett Robertes and Jane Smyth: To all the rest, they will send, &c.
Newton & al. Pet. for Money due for apprehending Priests.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Newton, James Wadsworth, Tho. Mayo, and Rob't de Luke, Messengers, for (fn. 3) apprehending of Priests and Jesuits; shewing, That there is Two Thousand and Fifty Pounds due to them, for Service in apprehending of Jesuits and Priests:"
Committee to consider of condemned Priests who have been reprieved.
It is Ordered, That these Lords following shall call before them Francis Newton, James Wadsworth, Tho. Mayo, &c. to inform their Lordships who those Priests and Jesuits are, and by (fn. 2) what Authority they have been reprieved, and report the same to this House:
Message to the H. C. about the Conference concerning Gen. Skippon's Ordinance.
Order for a Treaty with King, in the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That a Treaty be had, in the Isle of Wight, with the King in Person, by a Committee appointed by both Houses, upon all the Propositions presented to Him at Hampton Court, and for the taking away of Wards and Liveries, for settling a safe and well-grounded Peace."
Ordinance for the Yorkshire Forces to have the King's and Queen's Revenues there.
"It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Rents and Revenue due or payable to the King, Queen, or Prince, respectively, and arising within the several Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland, and Lancaster, the City and County of the City of Yorke, the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham, the Town and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, within these Two Years now last past, and not yet collected, but remaining in the Hands of the Tenants or Farmers, or, being collected, do yet remain in the Hands of the several Sheriffs, Receivers, or other Collectors of the same, and not paid into the Receipt of the Exchequer or Dutchy respectively, be forthwith collected, and paid, upon Accompt, for and towards the present Supply of the Officers and Soldiers now under the Command of Major General Lambert, in the North; the same to be paid to Thomas Rookby Esquire, his Assignee or Assigns; and all Sheriffs, Receivers, Collectors, and other Persons; now having Authority to collect, levy, and receive the said Rents and Revenue, are required to use their utmost Endeavours for the speedy collecting and bringing in of the same; and all Justices of Peace, Committees, and other Persons whom it may concern, are also required to give their best Aid and Assistance therein: And the said respective Collectors, and other Persons who have received any of the said Rents and Revenues, and have not paid in the same to the respective Sheriffs and Receivers General respectively, are hereby required forthwith to pay the same unto the said respective Sheriffs and Receivers General respectively, which said respective Sheriffs and Receivers General respectively are hereby ordered and required to pay the same, as also all other Sums growing due within the Times aforesaid, which they have in their Hands not yet paid, into the Receipts of the Exchequer or Dutchy respectively, to the said Thomas Rookby, his Assignee or Assigns; and the Acquittance of the said Thomas Rookeby, his Assignee or Assigns, shall be, by virtue of this Ordinance, a sufficient Discharge for all and every such several and respective Sheriffs, Receivers, and Collectors, as so shall pay any of the said Monies unto him, and shall be allowed upon their Accompts respectively, for so much as they shall severally pay unto him the said Thomas Rookby, his Assignee or Assigns, by virtue of this Ordinance; and the Committee of the Revenue, Barons of the Exchequer, Auditors, and other Officers respectively, are to allow thereof accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, nor any Thing therein contained, shall not extend to hinder the Payment of the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, formerly advanced by John Bland Esquire, for Public Service, and allowed, by Ordinance dated the 2d Day of June last, to be re-paid unto him out of the Revenue arising within the County of Yorke, nor to ordinary Fees, or other Disbursements, due unto the respective Receivers, Auditors, or other Officers belonging to those Receipts; nor unto the Yearly Rents and Pensions, or Arrearages thereof, issuing out of those Receipts, as they have been or shall be ordered to be paid by the Committee of the Revenue."
Ordinance for Overed to be Minister of Toppesfield.
"Whereas the Rectory and Church of Toppesfeild, in the County of Essex, is now void, by Death of Doctor Lawrence Burnell, being above Value, and immediately in His Majesty's Gift, and now at the Dispose of both Houses of Parliament: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking Notice thereof, and to the End the said Rectory and Church of Toppesfeild may be supplied with an able, orthodox, and godly Minister, have ordered, ordained, and appointed, and do hereby order, ordain, and appoint, John Overed Clerk, an able, godly, orthodox Minister, to be Rector of the said Toppesfeild; and that he shall and may hold, possess, and enjoy, the said Church and Rectory, the Parsonage-house, with all the Rights, Members, Stipends, Duties, Glebes, Tithes, Houses, Profits, Commodities, and Appurtenances whatsoever belonging, in as large and ample a Manner as the said Doctor Lawrence Burnell, or any other Rector thereof, lawfully or of Right had or ought to have had the same; provided, that the said John (fn. 4) Evered shall pay all such Tenths, First Fruits, and other Duties, as ought to be paid, for or in regard of his Incumbency there: Saving to all other Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate, all such Rights and Titles as they or any of them have unto the Rectory of Toppesfeild, except such Persons as are sequestered or sequestrable by the Ordinance of Parliament for the sequestering of Papists and Delinquents Estates.
Petition from the Common Council, pressing for Gen. Skippon's Ordinance for enlisting Men to be repealed.
"That last Night, your Petitioners sitting in Common Council, there was, by divers grave and wellaffected Citizens, presented unto them a Petition, subscribed by a great Number of Hands, wherein was represented the sad and dangerous Condition of the Parliament and City, whereof this Court is also very sensible, by reason of the Power, by Ordinance of the 12th Instant, granted to Major General Skippon, to list Horse and Foot, still made Use of to put the Power of the Sword into the Hands of Servants and Sectaries; which, by many Testimonies of very credible Witnesses, hath been clearly proved.
"All which, your Petitioners do conceive, will endanger the Safety and Peace of Parliament and City; is contrary to the ancient laudable Customs and Usages of the same; inconsistent with the Power by Ordinance granted to the Militia of London, and is feared will (if not speedily prevented) put this City into a sudden Distemper.
"In Consideration whereof, and in Discharge of their Trust, your Petitioners are again necessitated to be humble Suitors to this Honourable House; and do pray, the said Ordinance granted unto Major General Skippon may be repealed, and the Forces raised by Authority thereof discharged; that there may be no listing nor raising of Forces, in this City or Liberties thereof, but by the Power of the Militia settled by Ordinance of Parliament, that the Petitioners may be the better enabled and encouraged to defend the Parliament, unto whom (notwithstanding the many false and scandalous Aspersions of Disaffection and Malignancy cast upon them) they are resolved with Lives and Fortunes faithfully and constantly to adhere, according to their solemn League and Covenant.