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 Jovis, 14 die Martii.
Message to the H. C. about taking off the Earl of Holland's Sequestration, and about Dr. Burges's Ordinance.
To desire them, that they would take into Consideration the taking off the Sequestration of the Earl of Holland's Estate; and further to let them know, that this House agrees with them in the Ordinance concerning Dr. Burges.
Applewith sworn, to be examined by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
State of the King's Revenue.
It was moved, "That the House would appoint a Time, to take into Consideration the State which the Revenue of the King now is in:" And it is Ordered, To be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Charge against Mr. Kendall, Minister of Hempsted.
"That, Things being not determined by the Parliament concerning Ceremonies, he was not resolved about some Ceremonies, and he forbore to use them; as the Manner of Baptism, and the Power of it. ever since the Bishops were voted down, he knew not whether he had any Power or no to do it."
"2. That he hath refused to administer the Lordssupper to the Parishioners, by all the Time of his being there, and bitterly inveighed against such as had received that Sacrament from the Hands of another, the First Day that he preached there; saying, They had no more Right to it than Dogs, or to that Effect, to the great Grief and Scandal of the People."
Kendall confessed, "He hath not not administered the Communion to the Parish since he came there, because he conceived those as were there were not Christians, and had no Right to it, and because there were great Divisions in the Parish; neither hath he taken the Communion himself since he came there."
"3. That he hath been a great Means of Divisions and Distractions amongst the People, who lived together in good Accord before his coming among them; and he doth admit divers Men to preach there against the baptizing of Infants (which himself also hath done, as namely one Mr. Baldwin, and one Mr. Erbury), as also against the Parliament and the Assembly."
Tho. Walker deposed, "That Mr. Erbury preached in their Church at Hempsteed, that Baptism was a human and a carnal Ordinance; and if the Houses of Parliament and the Assembly do make a Rule and a Tye to observe it, it is Antichristian."
Committed to Newgate, and to be discharged from his Living.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That for the present the said Kendall shall stand committed to the Prison of Newgate, during the Pleasure of this House, for endeavouring to sow Sedition amongst the People; and that his Keeper shall not permit any Person to come, but to keep him in safe Custody.
Conference to be had, that no Ministers be put in by Way of Sequestration till approved by the Assembly.
And because the said Kendall was put into the Cure of Hemsteed by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, by Way of Sequestration, it is Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to desire them to concur with their Lordships, that he may be put out from discharging that Cure; and to desire that, for the future, none may be put into any Cures by Way of Sequestration but such as shall be approved of by the Assembly to be fit and able.
Servants of the King's Children.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee perfected the List of the Servants of the King's Children at St. James:" Which this House approved of, and Ordered to (fn. 1) be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Garrett, & al. to be attached for a Riot in Enfield Old Park.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Charles Crosby, of Enfield Ould Parke, in the Parish of Enfield, in the County of Midd. "That, about the 10th Day of this Instant March, Thomas Garrett, Edward Garrett, Peter Hawkins, Moses Baysley, Wm. Smith of Edmonton, and divers others, in a riotous Manner, with Hand-bills, long Clubs, and other offensive Weapons, assembled themselves together, and came into the said Park, and did then and there cut down and carry away several Parcels of Wood; and said, They would pull down the Park Pales; and told a Servant of this Deponent's, That they would pull this Deponent out of the Lodge by the Ears, as his said Servant informed."