Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Saturni, 23 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salawey.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Letter from Flanders.
The Letter of the Marquis De Castell Roderigo, Governor of Flanders, was read; and Ordered to be communicated to the House of Commons.
(Here enter it.)
Captain Povey's Order.
The Order for paying Fifty Pounds to Captain Povey, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Fitzakerley and Fenton, in Error.
Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Fitzacrely and Fenton shall be heard on Monday Morning next, by Counsel on both Sides.
Needham committed, for publishing Britannicus.
This Day Needham was brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent, for making a Pamphlet, intituled "Brittanicus."
The said Book being shewed him, he confessed the making of this and all the rest of the same Title from the Number of 52, which was Eighty Weeks. And he further confessed, "That White the Printer printed it; and it was perused by Captain Awdley, and licensed under his Hand, who is deputed by Mr. Rushworth to license Things of this Nature."
And it is Ordered, That he be committed to the Prison of The Fleete for the present; and that he write no more Pamphlets until he hears further from this House.
Captain Awdley and White to attend about it.
And Captain Audley and White the Printer shall appear before this House forthwith; and this Business shall be further taken into Consideration on Friday next.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a Free Conference, and the Conference at the Time and Place as is desired; and they agree to the Alterations in the Ordinance concerning Ireland: (Here enter it.) And concerning Mary Hall, they have taken it into Consideration: And to all the rest of the Particulars, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Dover Garrison Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Report of this Conference be made on Monday Morning next.
Sir J. Dreydon and Mr. Crew's Ordinance.
The Ordinance concerning the Garrison of Dover, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
L. Savill bailed.
The Ordinance for One Thousand Pounds to Sir John Dreydon and Mr. Crewe, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
"Tho. D'nus Savill tenetur D'no Regi in
"Christopher Clapham, de Beamesley, in Com. Yorke, Ar. & Joh'es Laurance Civ. Jeweller, de Lond. uterque eorum separatim tenentur D'no Regi in
"The Condition of the said Recognizance is, That the Lord Savill shall not come within the Line of Communication; and that he shall appear before this House within a Week's Warning being left at any of his Houses or Places of Abode."
March. of Hertford, Leave to come to London.
Ordered, That the Speaker of this House do write to Sir Tho. Fairefax, to give Leave for the Lady Marquess of Harford, with her Children and her Servants, with her Necessaries, to come out of Oxford, and come to London.
Ordinance to raise Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning levying Forces to go into Ireland shall be taken into Consideration the First Business after the Report on Monday Morning.
Letter from the Marquis De Castell Roderigo Governor of Flanders.
"I had sooner answered that which it pleased you to write unto me, touching the Registering and Observance of my Declaration in the Name of His Majesty upon the Points proposed by Doctor Walker, if the Death of a Counsellor who was possessed of some Prices of that Business had not hindered it for a Time. And now, Messieurs, I will assure you, that you need not (fn. 1) at all doubt of the Registering and Observance thereof, no more than of a perfect Amity and Correspondency which these Countries shall entertain with the Crown of England, to the Ends contained in my Declaration. Of all which I thought myself bound to give you Assurance, in His Majesty's Name and in mine own. So praying God to have you, Messieurs, in his continual Protection.
Brux'lls, 19 May, 1646.
"Your affectionate Friend,
"A Messieurs du Parliament d' Angleterre.
Order for 50£. to Captain Povy.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do forthwith advance and pay unto Captain Povey, upon Accompt, Fifty Pounds, to be accounted in Part of the Arrears due to him for his Service."
"It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Interest due, and which shall grow due, for a Thousand Pounds lent to the Parliament, by Sir John Dridon, Sir Christopher Hatton, and Mr. Crewe, for which the said Sir John Dridon and Mr. Crew stand bound, be paid out of the sequestered Estate of Sir Christopher Hatton; and that the Principal be paid out of such Delinquents Estates of Northamptonsheir as shall compound for their Delinquencies; and the Committee of Gouldsmiths Hall, and of the Sequestrations of the County of Northampton, are hereby appointed to make Payment, according to this Ordinance, to Sir John Dridon and Mr. Crew, or their Assigns, whose Acquittances shall be a sufficient Discharge."
Ordinance for an Establishment for the Garrison of Dover.
"Whereas the Safeguard of the Town and Castle of Dover, and the Two Forts, is of great Consequence to the whole Kingdom; and whereas it appeareth to the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament to be very necessary, for the Security and Defence of the said Place, that an Establishment be settled for the said Place and Garrisons: For Payment and Continuance whereof, be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be raised, by Way of Excise and new Impost, in the said Town of of Dover, the Cinque Ports, and Members, in the County of Kent, shall be issued forth and employed for the Use and Service of the said Garrisons, not exceeding Two Hundred and Sixteen Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Eight (fn. 2) Pence per Mensem; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized and appointed, by the Hands of their Sub-commissioners in the said County of Kent, to pay all such Sum and Sums of Money which they shall receive, by Way of Excise and new Impost, in the Cinque Ports and Members aforesaid, unto John Boys Commander in Chief, or his Assignee or Assigns; and the Receipt of the said John Boys shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Chief Commissioners of Excise and their Sub-commissioners, and every of them, for all such Sums of Money as they shall from Time to Time pay unto the said John Boys, or his Assignee, for the Service aforesaid: Provided, That this Ordinance shall not extend to the Ordinances of Excise for Flesh and Salt, the additional Ordinance of the 8th of July, 1644, nor to the Ordinance for Payment of Poor Artificers, or any of them: And lastly, the said Lords and Commons do Order and Declare, That this Ordinance shall begin to take Effect from the First of May, 1646, and thenceforth to be continued for Six Months."
Ordinance to secure the Money advanced for Ireland.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled have, by their Ordinance of the 18th of October, 1644 (which in some printed Copies is dated the 16th of October, 1644), intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for an Assessment, through the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, for the present Relief of the Brittish Army in Ireland," Ordained, That a Weekly Assessment should be had, made, and levied, through the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, for the Relief of the Army in Ireland, to commence from the First Day of September then last past, and to continue for One whole Year, as by the said Ordinance more at large appeareth; and whereas the said Lords and Commons have, by another Ordinance, dated the 15th of August, 1645, Ordained and Declared, That the fore-mentioned Ordinance of the 18th of October, 1644, for laying the said Weekly Assessment for One whole Year, should, after the Time limited therein for Continuance thereof, be revived and have Continuance for the Space of Six Months longer, to commence the First of November, 1645, and to end the last of April, 1646, with the Alterations Limitations and Provisos therein mentioned: And whereas, by another Ordinance, of the 9th of March, 1645, the said Lords and Commons have Ordained, That the said Weekly Assessment, first to be rated, taxed, and levied, for One whole Year, by the aforesaid Ordinance of the 18th of October, 1644; sithence revived and continued by another Ordinance of the 15th of August, 1645, for Six Months longer, to commence the First of November, 1645, and end the last of April, 1646; shall, after the Times limited in those Ordinances, have Continuance for the Space of Six Months longer, to commence the First Day of May, 1646, and to end the last of October then next following; to be assessed, levied, collected, and paid, according to the true Intent and Meaning of the aforesaid Ordinances, as in and by the said Ordinances, to which relation being had, it doth and may more at large appear.
"Now, for the more speedy levying, and more certain bringing in, the said Assessments, and of all such Monies and Arrears as are yet behind and not assessed, uncollected, and not paid in, upon the said Ordinances, or any of them; it is further Ordered and Declared, by the said Lords and Commons, That the said Ordinances, and every Clause and Thing therein contained, the several Taxes and Payments therein expressed, and the Power and Authority thereby given and appointed to all and every the Committees and Persons named in the said Ordinances, or any of them, or herein to be appointed, with such further Restrictions, Power, and Limitations, as are herein further given and granted, mentioned and contained, shall be of Force, and continue, for the respective Time and Times therein limited, to all Intents and Purposes as if the same had been at first made to have Continuance for Two whole Years as aforesaid.
"And forasmuch as the respective Times of the said Two former Ordinances are near elapsed and expired, and much of the Monies ordained to have been assessed and collected thereupon are in Arrear, and yet unpaid; therefore it is now further Ordained, That the said respective Ordinances shall continue in full Force and Effect, after the Expiration of the respective Time and Times therein limited, for and until all and every the said Monies therein respectively ordained to be assessed, levied, and collected, shall be so assessed, levied, collected, satisfied, and paid; and that the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, appointed by Ordinance of the First of July last past, and the Treasurers in the said Ordinances of the 15th of August and Ninth of March respectively mentioned, or any Five or more of them, whereof Three of them at least to be Members of the Houses of Parliament, shall and may proceed to act, execute, perform, and do, all and every such Act and Acts, Thing and Things, and exercise such Power and Authority, as the said Committee of Lords and Commons appointed by the Ordinance of the First of July last might have done, for bringing in the said Assessments; and shall have and use such other Power and Authority in the Premises as at any Time or Times heretofore hath been given or granted, acted, made, or done, or might lawfully have been acted, made, or done, by any Committee and Committees, Person or Persons, trusted and authorized by any Ordinances of both Houses of Parliament, for causing and compelling the assessing, collecting, levying, receiving, and paying in, of the Monies Ordered and Ordained to be assessed, levied, and received, for Maintenance of the Armies under the Command of his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight, or of the Scottish Army in England, by the Committee of Gouldsmiths Hall, to all Intents, Constructions, and Purposes whatsoever, as if all and every the Intitulings, Dates, Contents, and Effects, of all and every the said respective Orders and Ordinances for those Purposes had been herein particularly mentioned and expressed; so as the Person of no Peer of this Realm shall, by virtue of this Ordinance, be proceeded against, but shall stand exempt from the same.
"And be it further Ordained, That all and every Person and Persons named and appointed Committees, in the several Counties of this Kingdom and Dominion of Wales, for raising Monies, maintaining the Forces under the Command of the said Sir Thomas Fairefax, as all others who are nominated Committees of Parliament, for settling the Militia, sequestering of Malignants Estates, or regulating the Affairs in the several and respective Counties of this Kingdom and Dominion of Wales (not being already named in the said Ordinances respectively), shall be added to the Committees therein named for this Service.
"And be it further Ordained, That the Allowances hereafter mentioned be the Allowances which shall be given and taken for such as shall be employed in bringing in, keeping, and paying out, of the said Monies which are not yet brought in, upon the said Ordinances of the said 15th of August and 9th of March, 1645; (videlicet,) for the Treasurers named in the said Ordinance, Three Pence upon the Pound; for the Keeper of the Cheque, One Half-penny; for the several High Collectors and Sub-collectors, to be divided betwixt them by the respective Committees, Three Pence; for the Agents to be employed in dispersing the said several Ordinances, and other Services and Solicitations for getting in those Monies, Six Pence; and to the Clerks of the Committees of the several Counties and Places where the said Monies are payable, a Half-penny; the several Allowances aforesaid to be made, by the said Treasurers, out of each Twenty Shillings which shall be paid to them at Grocers Hall, upon the said several Ordinances last mentioned.
"And whereas Ten Thousand Pounds in English Money is forthwith to be advanced by the said Treasurers, and Thirty Thousand Pounds in Pieces of Eight, within the Month of June next, for the Service of Ireland; the said Pieces of Eight to be accounted valued at Five Shillings Sterling each Piece, and to weigh Seventeen Penny Weight apiece at least; be it further Ordained, That the said Ten Thousand Pounds in English Money, and Thirty Thousand Pounds in Pieces of Eight, to be advanced as aforesaid, being paid unto such Person or Persons, and in such Manner, as by the said Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Consent of the Lord Lieutenant of the same, shall be Ordered, and the same testified by Acquittance or Acquittances of such Person or Persons as shall receive the Monies so Ordered; that then the said Treasurers be hereby authorized and enabled to re-pay and reimburse to themselves, or to any other who shall lend any Monies towards the Advance of the said Forty Thousand Pounds, with Interest for the said Ten Thousand Pounds in English Money, after the Rate of Eight per Centum per Annum; which Interest for the said Ten Thousand Pounds the said Treasurers are hereby authorized to take and re-pay to themselves, or any other who shall advance the same, or any Part thereof, at the End of every Six Months, for so long Time as the Ten Thousand Pounds shall remain unpaid; and that the several Lenders of the said Forty Thousand Pounds, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be reimbursed and re-paid the said Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds, and the Interest of the said Ten Thousand Pounds after the Rate aforesaid, and in Time as aforesaid, out of the First Monies that shall be assessed, had, levied, collected, paid, or brought in, upon all or any the said Assessments, made, or to be made, upon or by virtue of the said Ordinances of the 15th of August and the 9th of March, or either of them, upon the Cities of London and Westm'r, the Counties of Midd. Kent, Essex, Sussex, Hertford, Cambridge, Isle of Ely, Suffolk, Norff. Huntingdon, Bucks, Bedd. Northampton, and Surrey, and the Cities, Towns Corporate, and Places, within those Counties, after the Sum of Thirty Thousand Pounds be first raised and levied, by virtue of the said Ordinances of the 15th of August and 9th of March last; and the said Thirty Thousand Pounds being so raised and levied, the said Thirty Thousand Pounds in Pieces of Eight so to be lent shall be next paid and satisfied; and after the Payment thereof, then the Ten Thousand Pounds, with the Interest which shall be then due, shall be also satisfied and paid as aforesaid: And if there shall be a Failure of Payment of the said Forty Thousand Pounds, and the Interest of the said Ten Thousand Pounds, at such Rate as aforesaid, or any Part of the same, out of the Assessments and Collections hereby appointed for the Payment thereof; it is hereby Ordained, that so much thereof as shall be unpaid at the End of Twelve Months after the passing of this present Ordinance shall, together with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum by the Year, be satisfied and paid out of such Receipts and Monies as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint, who do hereby undertake the Payment thereof accordingly.
"And to the End the full Benefit of the fore-recited and all former Ordinances, in which any Money hath been appointed to be raised for the Service of the State in relation to the War in Ireland, may solely redound and be applied unto the right End, namely, for carrying on of the War in the said Kingdom of Ireland; be it lastly hereby Ordained, That all Monies raised, and to be raised, by virtue of all or any the Ordinances of Parliament before-mentioned, shall be paid in unto, and received by, the respective Treasurers in the said several Ordinances mentioned, and no other; and that neither the Committee appointed by Ordinance of Parliament for taking or receiving the general Accompts of the Kingdom, nor any Sub-committee by their Direction or Appointment, nor any other Person or Persons other than the Treasurers in the said respective Ordinances mentioned, shall intermeddle with, take, or receive, any Part of the said Monies, by virtue of any the Ordinances before-mentioned, assessed, levied, or raised, or to be assessed, levied, or raised, for the Service of the State, in carrying on the War in the said Kingdom of Ireland."
House adjourned till 10a, Monday Morning next.