Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 24 Junii.
Order for Public Prayers for the Assembly of Divines.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all Ministers employed in the Public Fast, on Wednesday next, shall in their Prayers particularly and earnestly desire the Assistance and Blessing of Almighty God, upon the Assembly appointed to meet upon the Saturday following, to be consulted by both Houses of Parliament, touching Matters of Religion; and that this Order be forthwith printed, and sent abroad to all Parishes, and read by every Minister Publicly, in every Church, at the Beginning of his Prayer before his Sermon."
The Assembly to meet.
Message to the H. C. with the Order.
To deliver unto them the Order to be published by the Ministers on Wednesday next, concerning the Assembly, and to desire their Concurrence therein; and to let them know, that their Lordships have appointed the Assembly to meet at Nine of the Clock on Saturday next, in Henry the Seventh's Chapel.
Poor Knights of Windsor to be allowed their Maintenance.
Upon the humble Petition of the Poor Knights of Windsor: It is Ordered, That it be recommended from this House, to the Committee for Sequestrations, that they may be allowed their Maintenance out of the Sequestrations of Church Livings; and that they may abide in their Houses, or else have the Allowance of the Profits that is made of them by keeping Prisoners in them.
Message from the H. C. that they have appointed Dr. Twist to preach at the Assembly;
with Two Orders;
with a Declaration, &c. to Scotland;
with Committees Names for Sequestrations, &c.
Sir John Reade Baronet,
Sir Wm. Litton Knight,
Mr. Edward Wingate Esquire,
|May be added to the Committee of Sequestrations, and also to the Comittee of the Twentieth Part of the Estates.|
Deputy Lieutenant for Kent;
And that Thomas Franklyn Esquire (fn. 1) be a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent.
and to expedite Two Ordinances.
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships do agree to the appointing of Doctor Twist to preach on Saturday next before the Assembly, and to the Order concerning the Isle of Wight, and to the Naming of the Persons to be added to the Committees of Hertfordshire; and concerning the rest of the Particulars, this House will take them into Consideration, and send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from thence.
Ordinance for raising Forces for Defence of the Isle of Wight, and paying them.
"Whereas it appears to the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, to be very convenient, for the Security and Defence of the Isle of Wight, and for the Preservation and Protection of the Estates and Persons of the Inhabitants therein, that some Forces should there be speedily raised, to be employed in continual Watching, Warding, suppressing Insurrections, fortifying the said Island, and doing all such other Acts and Things as they shall be thereunto directed and commanded by Authority of both Houses of Parliament:
"It is therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That of the Inhabitants of the said Isle there shall be speedily raised, by Two such Persons as the Right Honourable Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Governor of the said Isle, shall hereafter nominate, and for that Purpose appoint, Two Companies of Foot, consisting of the Number of Three Hundred Men, to be employed for the said Purposes; and the said Earl is hereby authorized and required to nominate and appoint accordingly Two Persons, for the raising of the said Companies of Foot, to be employed as aforesaid.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That, in Case any of the Men, so to be raised as aforesaid, shall happen to die, or desert the said Service, that then the said Two Persons so to be nominated shall have also Power, from Time to Time, for the raising of such other new Forces, of the Inhabitants of the said Island, as may always make up the said Forces so to be raised to the said Number of Three Hundred Men, to be likewise employed for the Purpose aforesaid.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said Two Persons, so to be named by the said Earl, shall have hereby full Power and Authority to name and appoint, from Time to Time, Officers necessary and useful for the leading, conducting, and employing the said Three Hundred Men, or any of them, for the Purposes aforesaid, according to the Commands of the said Earl; or in his Absence, as the Deputy Lieutenants of the said Isle, or any Two of them, shall order and appoint.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That, towards the Payment of the said Officers, and of the said Three Hundred Men so to be raised as abovesaid, so much Monies, not exceeding Eight Hundred Pounds by the Year, as shall be raised in the said Island upon the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament made for the sequestering of the Goods and Lands of Papists, and other Delinquents in the said Ordinance mentioned; and so much Monies, not exceeding Seven Hundred Pounds more, as shall be raised in the said Island by virtue of the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament lately passed, for the speedy raising and levying of Money for the Maintenance of the Army raised by the Parliament, by taxing such as have not contributed or lent at all towards the Maintenance of the said Army, or, if they have, yet not in any reasonable Measure answerable to their Estates, shall be issued forth and paid, upon any Warrant or Warrants in Writing, under the Hands of the said Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of them.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That all and every Receiver and Receivers of any Sum or Sums of Money, payable in the said Isle, upon the Ordinances aforesaid, upon a Warrant or Warrants to them, or any of them, directed, for the Issuing forth and Payment of any Sum or Sums of Money for the Uses aforesaid, testified under the Hands of the said Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of them, shall immediately issue forth and pay, to such Person and Persons, such Sum and Sums of Money, not exceeding the Sums aforesaid, as by the said Warrant made shall be a good Discharge for them which shall make Payment thereof accordingly.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That a Duplicate shall be made of all Warrants directed to any of the said Receiver or Receivers in the said Isle, for the Issuing forth or Payment of any the said Sums of Money, for the Uses aforesaid, upon which Payment hath been made accordingly; one Part whereof shall be kept by the said Receiver or Receivers as his or their Discharge, and the other Part to be delivered within One Month after the Issuing forth of each several Warrant to the Speaker of the House of Commons, where the Deputy Lieutenants, and the said Receiver and Receivers, are only to be accountable for the same: And be it lastly Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, the said Deputy Lieutenants, and the said Two Persons so to be nominated, and the said Officers so to be appointed as aforesaid, and all other Person and Persons pursuing their Directions and Commands, according to the Authority hereby to them committed, shall be protected, defended, and saved harmless, by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament."