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 Januarii
L Viscount Say & Scale
Ds Herbert de Chirbury
Country People near Bridgewater killed and wounded by the Committees Soldiers for assisting to demolish the Fortifications of that place
The Petition of divers Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, near Bridgwater, in Com Som'rs't, complaining, "That the Country People coming to help to slight the Garrison and Works at Bridgwater, the Forces of the Committee fell upon them, and wounded and killed divers of them"
Whereupon it is Ordered, That this Petition be sent down to the House of Commons, and to put them in Mind of the Ordinance formerly sent down, for putting down the Country Committees, and that the Examina tion of the Business may be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Western Association, and Report to be made to the Houses
Ordinance to make Whitechapel, Wapping, and Stepney, Parochial
Ordinance to disable sequestered Ministers
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Or dinance for disabling Ministers that have deserted the Parliament shall meet on Monday Morning next, and to have Power to adjourn themselves afterwards as they shall think fit
Message to the H C with the Petition against the Bridgewater Soldiers, and to remind them of the Ordinance for dissolving County Committees,
To deliver to them the Petition of the Gentlemen and Inhabitants near Bridgewater, in the County of Som'sett, and to let them know, that this House sees the Inconveniency of continuing the Committees Therefore to put them in Mind of the Ordinance sent down from this House, for putting down the Country Com mittees, and to let them know, that this House thinks it fit that the Examination of the said Petition be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Western Association, that so Report may be made to the Houses, and to desire their Concurrence therein
and about the following particulars
Upon reading the Petition of Mr Cooke It is Ordered, That the Stairs of the Petitioner, near London, shall stand as they now are, in regard they are of Public (fn. 1) Use, or else the Water Bailiffs shall certify the Inconveniency thereof to his House
Eles sent for, for arresting the Stationers who seized his Books by Order of this House
Upon reading the Petition of the Wardens of the Stationers, complaining, "That one Eles hath arrested them, for taking unlawful Books from his Wife, which they had Authority to search for by the Order of this House"
Cardigan Inhabitants Petition for a Free School
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Cardiganshire, for a Free School It is Ordered, To be referred to the Consideration of these Lords fol lowing, to call for such Persons as they shall think fit, to inform them how the said Free school may be maintained, and to report their Opinions to this House
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Geere It is Ordered, That it be sent to the House of Commons, with a Desire that it may (fn. 2) be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations
Col Thompson to satisfy his Creditors
Ordered, That a Hobeas Corpus shall be issued out, for the bringing Colonel Thompson before this House on Tuesday next, Corpus cum Cousa, and that he shall assign over his Arrears to his Creditors, for their Satisfaction of such Debts as are justly due to them And,
Love s Petition
Upon reading the Petition of James Love It is Ordered, To be sent down to the House of Commons, that it may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestratrations
Ordinance concerning the Plantations in America
Ordinance for Ministers at Bath
Next, an Ordinance for providing and settling a competent Maintenance for Two godly preaching Ministers in the City of Bath, was brought in, and read Twice, and Ordered to be committed to that Committee as was appointed for the Free School in Cardigon shire
Ordinance to disable Watkins and Castle Clerks of the Privy Seal
An Ordinance was brought in, for disabling such Clerks of the Privy Seal as have deserted the Parliament, and read Twice, and Ordered to be referred to these Lords Committees following, to call before them the Persons therein mentioned, and hear what they can lay for themselves
Pauls Ordinance to be Vicar of Berkley
An Ordinance was brought in, for making of Mr Nic Paul to be Vicar of Berkeley, in the County of Gloucester, and read Twice, and the Third Time, and it was Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons for their Concurrence
L Baltimores Cause concerning Maryland
Ordered, That the Cause of the Lord Baltimore shall be heard the 23th of February next, and that the Examination of Witnesses taken in the Admiralty concerning the Business of Maryland be read, and allowed at the Hearing of the Lord Baltimore in the Lords House, and that Tho Stagg and James Baldridge, and Captain Francis Pott, be commanded to attend this House, as Witnesses, the 28th of February, being the Day of Hearing
Ordinance concerning the Plantations in America
Whereas the several Plantations in Virginia, Bermudas, Borbados, and other Places of Americo, have been much beneficial to this Kingdom, by the Increase of Navigation, and the Customs, arising of the Commodities of the Growth of these Plantations imported into this Kingdom, have been and are beneficial, that all such as have traded there (for their better Encouragement) have used to transport from hence thither Merchandize, Goods, and Neces saries, for the better carrying on of the said Plantations, without paying any Custom for any Goods so exported from hence thither The Lords and Com mons assembled in Parliament for the better Ad vancement of the said Plantations, and Encouragement of the Adventurers to the same, have Ordained, and be it Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That all Merchandizes, Goods, and Necessaries, which shall be for the Supportation, Use, and Expence, of the said several Plantations, shall or may be exported thither, from this Kingdom, by any of the Subjects thereof, without paying or yielding any Custom, Subsidy, Taxation, Imposition, or other Duty, for the same, the Duty of Excise excepted, during the Space of Three Years, except unto the Plantations in Newfoundland Provided, That from Time to Time, as any such Merchandize and Goods be endeavoured to be exported for the Use aforesaid, Security be first given to the Commissioners and Officers of the Customs where such Goods shall be laden, that the said Merchandizes and Goods, so to be exported by virtue of this Ordinance, shall be really transported to the said Foreign Plantations, and to no other Place, and there to be employed for the only Use of the Plantations, and that Certificates shall be returned from thence, within One Year after the Landing thereof, of the Ship's Arrival and Discharge in the said Foreign Plantations
And for that there is great Want of Servants in the said Plantations, as well for the raising of Commodities apt to be produced there, as for Defence of themselves from being made a Prey to the Natives or Foreign Enemies, be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That it shall be lawful for any Person or Persons, Subjects of this Kingdom, to entertain and transport from hence, into the said several Plantations, such Persons, being fit to serve or advance the Trade there, as shall be willing to serve or be employed in the said several Foreign Plantations Provided, That the Names of all such Persons, so to be transported to serve in the said Plantations, be first registered in the Custom house, and that neither Force be used to take up any such Servants, nor any Apprentices enticed to desert their Masters, nor any Children under Age admitted without express Consent of then Parents And Provided also, That Certificate within One Year be returned, from the Governor or other Chief Officer of such Plantation where such Persons shall be put on Shore, of the Arrival of the said Persons there, that no Fraud be used to carry any such Persons to any other Place
Provided always, That none of the said Plantations do suffer or permit any Ship, Bark, or Vessel, to take in any Goods of the Growth of the said Plantations from any of their Ports, and carry them to any Foreign Parts and Places, except in English Bottoms And in case any of the said Plantations shall oftend herein, then the Plantation so offending shall be excluded from the Benefit of this Ordinance, and shall pay Custom as other Merchants do to France, Spaine, Holland, and other Foreign Parts"