DIE Veneris, 2 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Coleman.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath returned with this
Answer to the Message sent to the House of Commons
on Tuesday last:
That they agree to the granting Commissions to the
Officers for Lyncolnshire; to the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
States Ambassador to have Audience.
Upon Information to this House, by the Master of
the Ceremonies, "That the House of Commons have
Ordered to give The States Ambassador Audience
It is Ordered, That this House shall give him Audience this Morning likewise; and that the Master of
the Ceremonies shall give the Ambassador Notice of it,
and bring him hither first to have Audience.
The Earl of Warwicke reported Two Papers from
the Committee for the Admiralty, wherein they desire
their Lordships Approbation:
Warrants, Process, &c. from the Admiralty Court to issue in the King's Name; but Letters of Mart, &c. to issue in the Name of both Houses.
That it be reported to both Houses of Parliament, as the Opinion of this Committee, That, dur
ing the Being of the Lord Admiral's Office in a
Committee, all Warrants, Process, Attachments, Sentences, and Proceedings, in the Admiralty Court,
which are to be executed within this Kingdom,
do issue in the King's Name, as the Use of that
Court hath formerly been; but that all Commissions
for Examinations of Witnesses, Letters of Mart,
and Reprizals, and all other Commissions and Process which shall issue out of that Court, and are
to be executed at Sea, or in Foreign Parts, do issue
in the Name of both Houses of Parliament: And
that the Opinion and Pleasure of the Houses be
Ordered, That this House approves of this Opinion of the Committee.
The Second Paper was this:
Capt. Cranley to be Collector of the Tenths of Prizes.
"Ordered, That Captain Ric'd Crandley be Collector of all the Tenths of Prizes that shall be seized by Private Men of War; as also Collector of
all Seizures, and other Perquisites, that shall be made
and become due to the State, in Right of the Admiralty."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Order
of the Committee.
Message to the H. C. with these Orders.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To communicate the Two Papers reported this Day
from the Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque
Ports, and desire their Concurrence in them.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance, and Commission, and Instructions for Sir Charles Coote, President of Connaught.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clatworthy Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. A Commission for Sir Charles Coote to be Lord
President of the Province of Connaught, in the Kingdom
2. Instructions for Sir Charles Coote, Lord President
3. An Ordinance for a Committee to reside with the
Armies in Ireland.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take these Particulars into
Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for a Committee to command this
2. An Ordinance for raising of Forces for the City
3. An Ordinance for the Committee of the Three
Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to treat for
Subscription of Forces to be sent to Major General
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take these Ordinances into present Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Ordinance for a Committee, to command the Summer's Fleet.
The Ordinance for sending a Committee to Sea,
to command this Summer's Fleet, was read Twice, and
committed to (fn. 1) a Committee of the whole House.
And immediately the House was adjourned into a
Committee during Pleasure, to take the said Ordinance
The House was resumed.
States Ambassador Audience.
Next, this House gave Audience to The States Ambassador; and he delivered a Paper in French, containing what he said.
And it is Ordered to be translated into English.
E. of Denbigh versus Capt. Stone & al.
Sir Rob't Leech and Doctor Aylett brought in the
Examinations in the Cause concerning Captain Stone,
&c and Ordered, That Publication shall be made
thereof, and the Parties may have Copies of them.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Order concerning Captain
Crandley: To the rest of the Message, they will take it
into speedy Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Warwickshire and Leicestershire to be protected.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
both Kingdoms, to take Care of the Counties of Warwicke and Leycester; and that there may be Commanders
in Chief sent down to them.
Answer to the E. of Leven's Letter.
The Lord Wharton reported the Draught of a Letter to be sent to General Leven, in Answer to his Letter; which was read, and approved of, and Ordered
to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.