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 Mercurii, 10 die Februarii
Paper from the Admiralty Committee, about the Summer Fleet
Whereas, in Pursuance of an Order of the House of Commons, dated the 4th of this Instant February, this Committee did the same Day refer it to the Com missioners of the Navy, to present unto them Thirteen Merchant Ships, bearing upon the whole One Thousand and Five Men, towards the compleating of the next Summer's Fleet, and whereas the Commissioners have this Day certified the Ships following to be very fit to be employed in the Parliament's Service, as Part of the Summer's Fleet, praying that, if they shall be approved of, they may have speedy Order to con tract with Owners, that they may be in convenient Time fitted to go out with the rest of the Fleet, videlicet,
Answer from the H C
Message to the H C with the Paper about the Summer Fleet, to remind them of Two Ordinances and with One for Concurrence
Preacher at the Fast
Ordinance concerning the Seal of South Wales
Rutter and Fincham
Sharpless to be instituted to Acton
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution to Rich Sharples, to the Parsonage and Rectory of Aicton in Cumb presented thereunto by the Commissioners of the Great Seal This with a salvo Jure cujuscunque, and the Covenant to be taken
Vaughan to be Sheriff of Brecon,
Weaver of Radnor,
Wyld of Herts,
Lloyd of Pemb,
"Ordered, That John Lloyd Esquire is nominated and appointed to be Sheriff of the County of Pembrooke And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass respective Patents or Commissions to the aforesaid Persons, to be Sheriffs of the foresaid respective Counties, in usual Form, under the Great Seal, accordingly"
and Tolson of Cumb
Petition from the City
Ordinance to prevent Heresies, &c
Ordered, That these Lords following do consider of an Ordinance, and present the same to the House, for the punishing of Heretics and Schismatics, and to pre vent all Heresies and Schisms for the future
Preacher at Som'set House
Ordinance to dissolve Committees
Serjeants at Law to be called
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on the Ordinance for dissolving County Committees;
and with the Ordinance to disabling Clerks of the Privy Seal
Ordinance to re-admit the Earls of Bedford, Holland, and Clare, to sit in the House
Message from the H C with Ordinances
Vice Chancellor of Cambridge and the Mayor about Precedency
Ordered, That the Cause between the Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge and the Mayor of the Town of Cambridge shall be heard the First Day of the next Term, touching the Matter of Precedency of Place, and that the Proceedings in the Chancery touching this Matter shall be stayed till the Business shall be determined in this House
Ordinance to settle the Militia
Ordered, That the Committee nominated the 8th of Feb to consider of an Ordinance to be drawn up in Pursuance of the Proposition touching the Militia, are also to consider of settling the Militia in such a Way as may most conduce to the Safety and Ease of the Kingdom
Petition from the City
The Eighth Article in the City Representation being read, concerning disposing of Delinquents Estates It is Ordered, That this Article be read when any Ordinance concerning this Business be in Agitation
Peaker, who accused Monday and the Scots Armies, to be secured
Ordered, That Tobias Peaker shall be brought before the Committee To morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, and then if the Committee find he is not in Commitment by the House of Commons, then the Committee may secure him as they shall think fit
Ordinance to dissolve County Committees
Committee for the Journal
Confession of Faith
Paper from the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland authorizing Wincaham to be One of the Assembly here
"The Comissioners of the Generall Assembly, considering that the Lord Balmerino and the Lord Wariston, Two of the Commissioners appointed by the late As sembly for the Treaty of Uniformity in Religion and Kirk Government betwixt the Kingdomes, are at this Time employed in this Kingdome, as Members of the Parliament now assembled, and having certaine Knowledge and Experience of the Faithfullness and Abilities of Master George Wincaham, of Libbertoun, who is now sente in some Publique Employments from this Kingdome to the Parliament of England Therefore, accordinge to the Power committed to them, they doe hereby give full Power to the said Mr George Wincaham, in the Absence of the said Lord Balmerino, and of any other formerly designed and appointed in his Lordship's Place, or in the Absence of the said Lord Wariston, to joyne with the remanent Comissioners at London, in prosecutinge the Treaty of Uniformity with the Honorable Houses of the Parliament of England, and the Reverend Assembly of Divines there, or with Comittees from them; and to doe all and every Thinge for promoving the said Worke, as freely and fully as any other of the Comissioners, or as if the Assembly had nominate and appointed him to that Effect.
Wincaham to be admitted into the Assembly,
and Horton and Roberts.
Heads for the Conference concerning the Ordinance for dissolving County Committees.
"That the Lords have many Months since sent an Ordinance to the House of Commons, for the taking away Country Committees, which is expected from both Houses, according to the several Declarations of Parliament, to bring Things into the old Course and Way of Government; and that, in some Places of this Kingdom, Committees are expired, as in Yorkeshire, where no Sequestrations are acted; and in Lyncolneshire no Committee hath acted for some Months; and in other Places, as in Somersetshire, great Disorders have been occasioned by the Continuance of them: Wherefore the Lords have desired this Conference, to desire their Concurrence to an Ordinance of theirs for the taking away Committees, whereunto they hold themselves obliged, as well by the great Sense they have of the Kingdom's Desire herein, as in making good to the World that those extraordinary Ways of Proceeding shall not be continued."
Declaration about the Covenant.
Order for 500 l. to Colonel Massey, for his Soldiers.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds be paid, by the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths (fn. 2) Hall, out of the Fines and Compositions of Sir John Pettus, Mr. William Culline, and Sir Edward Thomas, or either of them, unto Colonel Edward Massey, for the Service of some Soldiers late of his Brigade: And it is further Ordered, That if the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, or any Person or Persons whatsoever, shall advance the said Five Hundred Pounds, they shall be allowed Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for a Year, for so long Time as they, or any of them, shall be out of the said Five Hundred Pounds; and the Acquittance of the said Colonel Massey shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall for the Payment of the said Five Hundred Pounds accordingly."