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 Lunæ, 25 Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
E. of Lauderdale's Daughter's Goods, not to be sold.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Daughter of John Earl of Lauderdail, in the Kingdom of Scotland; shewing, "That, by the last Will and Testament of Mary Countess of Hume, Grandmother to the Mother's Side, made in Anno 1638, amongst other Things, devised to the Petitioner's Mother, for her Life only, all her Furniture in her Houses in Aldersgate Streete, London; and, after her Decease, to the Petitioner: But the said Goods are seized, for a Delinquency imputed to her said Father:"
It is Ordered, That no Sale be made of any the Goods so seized, or other Disposition made concerning any the same, until the Petitioner be heard, concerning her Right and Claim to the same, before the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Money at Haberdashers Hall, by whose Order the same were seized; and that Thomas Jarvis, Thomas Hamersley, George Dawson, and Wm. Ragdall, and all other Persons therein employed or to be employed, do and shall forbear the Sale and Disposing of all and every the Goods so seized, until the Petitioner be heard, and her Right concerning the same upon Hearing determined; which is by their Lordships especially recommended to that Committee, to see performed.
Message from the H. C. with an Order and Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Anthony Irby Baronet; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Order for printing the Short Catechism.
(Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for paying the Assessments to the Army.
3. An Ordinance additional concerning the Prince Elector. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The (fn. 1) Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Ordinance for Continuance of the Assessments for the Army into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest of the Particulars, this House agrees to them.
Ordinance to continue the Assessments for the Army.
The Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for paying the Assessments to the Army, was read the Second Time, and ordered to be committed to the Committee of the whole House; to be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
Capt. Worth, a Habeas Corpus.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain Henry Worth, now a Prisoner, having Arrears owing to him for his Service in the Parliament:
It is Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus be forthwith issued out, to bring the Petitioner before this House immediatè, Corpus cum Causa; and then this House will give Directions therein.
Foucalt and Maynard, concerning The Pearl Hoy, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Dedier Foucalt; complaining, "The Pearle Hoye and The Box Tree, having been sold according to the Order of this House, are yet notwithstanding arrested, by one Captain Maynard:"
It is Ordered, That the (fn. 2) said Captain Maynard shall see this Petition, and return his Answer to this House on Friday Morning next.
Ordinance to remove Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the removing Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ill Management of the Excise.
Ordered, That the Party that can give Information that the State is prejudiced Fifty Thousand Pounds per Annum, by the ill Management of the Excise, shall be heard To-morrow Morning.
Order for printing the Short Catechism.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That this Shorter Catechism be forthwith printed and published; wherein Mr. Henry Roborough and Mr. Adoniram Byfeild, Scribes of the Assembly of Divines, are required to use all possible Care and Diligence, that it be from Time to Time faithfully and exactly done: And, for preventing of all Abuses therein, it is further Ordered, That no Person whatsoever do presume to print or re-print the same in any Volume, but only such as shall be appointed and authorized thereunto by the said Scribes; and that no Person or Persons shall presume to sell, barter, or any Way to spread or convey, any Book or Copies of the said Catechism, printed without the Appointment abovesaid, upon Pain of Forfeiture of the whole Impression if any such be so printed, and of all such Books or Copies thereof as shall be offered to Sale, Bartering, or be any otherways spread abroad; and all and every Person offending in any of the Premises to be liable to such further Punishment as the Contempt of an Ordinance of Parliament shall deserve: Provided, That this Restriction of Printing shall continue for One whole Year, and no longer.
"The Grounds and Principles of Religion, contained in a Shorter Catechism (according to the Advice of the Assembly of Divines sitting at Westm'r), to be used throughout the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales."
Additional Ordinance for better raising 8000£. per Ann. for the P. Elector.
"An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the better raising of the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, for the Support of his Highness Charles Lodowick, Prince Elector, Count Palatine of The Rbyne.
"Be it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Two Third Parts of the several Estates hereafter mentioned be added to the Estates mentioned in the Ordinance of the 17th of March, 1647, intituled, "An additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the better raising of the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds, for the Support of his Highness Charles Lodowicke, Prince Elector, Count Palatine of The Rbyne;" (videlicet,) of John Walgrave Esquire, in the County of Essex; of Henry Lord Morley, in the said County of Essex; of Frances Crispe Widow, in the County of Kent, late of Owre, in the County of Sussex; of Dame Frances Nevill Widow, in the said County of Kent; of Thomas Stourton Esquire, in the said County of Kent; of Dame Margarett Wotton Widow, of Canterbury, in the said County of Kent; of Ralph Clarke Esquire, in said County of Kent; of Sir Walter Blunt Knight, of Chillington, in the Counties of Worcester and Salop; of Sir George Winter Knight, in the said County of Worcester; and of Sir Richard Minshall Knight, in the County of Essex: Which said Estates shall be likewise under the Survey, Rule, and Government, of the Committee mentioned in the said former Ordinance of the 17th of March, 1647; as also in the [ (fn. 3) Ordinance of the 7th of October, 1645, intituled, "An Ordinance] for the settling of the Yearly Sum of Eight Thousand Pounds upon his Highness Charles Lodowicke, the Prince Elector, Count Palatine of The Rhyne:" Which said Committee, or any Five or more of them, out of the Rents, Issues, and Profits of the aforesaid Estates, together with those in the said former Ordinances mentioned, shall make due Payment unto his said Highness the Prince Elector, of the said Yearly Revenue of Eight Thousand Pounds, together with the Arrears mentioned in the said former Ordinance of the 17th of March, 1647, at the Days and Times in the said former Ordinances limited and appointed; and for the managing of the aforesaid Estates, and Regulation of the Premises, the said Committee, or any Five or more of them, have the like Power, and are to follow the same Directions, as in and by the said former Ordinances of Parliament are before given."
Jemmatt to be instituted to St. Giles's, Reading.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and Induction unto Jo. Jemmatt Clerk, to the Vicarage of St. Giles, in the Town of Reading, in Com. Berks, void by Death; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great Seal.