Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 6 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Gouge.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons to the Message Yesterday:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Stavely & Uxor.
Ordered, That Mr. Staveley shall have Time until this Day Fortnight, to appear before this House, about his Wife's Petition.
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Potts Baronet;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Order concerning a Fortnight's Pay to be paid to the Earl of Manchester's Forces, by the Treasurers for the Seven associated Counties. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to nominate and approve of John Cotton Esquire, to be High Sheriff for the County of Suffolke.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees in the Orders now brought.
Keepers of Records to copy such as the King's Counsel shall have Occasion for.
Ordered, That the Registers and the Keepers of the Records at Roules, or any other Courts of Record, shall write out, and deliver unto the King's Counsel, such Copies of Records and Patents as they shall send their Warrants for, for the Use of the King's Majesty; and this they are to obey at their Perils.
Message from the H. C. with Votes concerning Church Government.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rous, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in certain Votes, concerning Church Government; which were read, and Agreed to. (Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to these Votes now brought up, concerning the Church Government.
"Resolved, upon the Question,
"That, in the Ordinance that shall be framed for Church Government, a Pastor shall be One of the Officers of the Church.
"That, in the Ordinance that shall be framed for Church Government, Doctors and Teachers shall be Officers of the Church.
"That, in the Ordinance that shall be framed for Church Government, Elders shall be Officers of the Church.
"That, in the Ordinance that shall be framed for Church Government, Deacons shall be Officers of the Church.
"That there shall be fixed Congregations, that is, a certain Company of Christians to meet in One Assembly ordinarily for Public Worship; when Believers multiply to such a Number that they cannot conveniently meet in One Place, they shall be divided into distinct and fixed Congregations, for the better Administration of such Ordinances as belong unto them, and the Discharge of mutual Duties.
"That there shall be One at least, in every particular Congregation, to labour in the Word and Doctrine.
"That these Officers shall meet together at convenient and set Times, for the Well-ordering of the Affairs of the Congregation, each according to his Office.
"That the Ordinances in a particular Congregation, is Prayer, Thanksgiving, and Singing of Psalms, the Word read (although there follow no immediate Explication of what is read), the Word expounded and applied, Catechizing, the Sacraments administered, Collections made for the Poor, dismissing of the People with a Blessing."
Order for a Fortnight's Pay to the E. of Manchester's Forces.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That a Fortnight's Pay, upon an exact Muster, shall be forthwith paid to the Horse and Foot of the Earl of Manchester, at Farnham, under the Command of Sir William Waller; and Mr. Lemmon and Mr. Gonsall, Treasurers, do forthwith pay a Fortnight's Pay unto the said Forces accordingly, and receive it out of the First Monies that shall arise upon the Arrears of the Weekly Pay in the associated Counties."
Order for vacating Sir T. Mallet's Recognizance, he being exchanged for Sir J. Temple.
"Whereas Sir Thomas Mallett Knight, late a Prisoner in The Tower of London, was enlarged by the Lords in Parliament, upon his Word, and entering into a Recognizance of Three Thousand Pounds unto our Sovereign Lord the King, with Condition to repair to His Majesty and others, to procure and get Sir John Temple Knight, then a Prisoner likewise in Ireland, to be exchanged for him the said Sir Thomas Mallett, as by the said Recognizance, bearing Date the 6th of November last past, and the Condition thereof, amongst other Things, doth appear; which Word of his, and the said Recognizance, Sir Thomas Mallett hath performed and effected in all (fn. 1) Points; and the said Sir John Temple is accordingly set at Liberty, and enlarged, and now returned to London: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, That the said Recognizance is hereby vacated and made void, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if the same had never been made nor entered into."
Capell, the Venetian Interpreter, a Protection for Gerolamo Agostini's Family, late Resident from Venice.
"Upon the humble Suit of John Baptist Capell, made this Day to the House, who is intrusted with the House, Family, Goods, and Writings, of Signior Gerolamo Agostini, late Secretary to the Senate of Venice, and Resident in this Kingdom for the said State, deceased; since whose Death, the said John Baptist Capell hath sent to that Republic for Order concerning the same, and desires the Protection of this House in the mean Time: It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said House, Goods, Writings, and Family, consisting of Nine Persons, videlicet, Monsieur Giles Chaissy, John Baptist Capell, Thomas Barnes, William Barbor, Richard Price, Mrs. Legard, Margarett Dutch, Elizabeth Curteons, and Katherin Middleton, and all Things belonging to them, and every of them, shall and are hereby protected from the Violence or Injury of any Person or Persons whatsoever: Always Provided, That this Protection be used with Moderation, and inoffensively, by the Parties abovesaid, and every of them respectively; and that no Mass be said within the said House, whereto His Majesty's Subjects may have Recourse at any Time whatsoever, nor give any Protection to any of His said Majesty's Subjects to exercise the Popish Religion in or about the City of London."