DIE Veneris, 8 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Spurstowe.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Murdock to appear.
Ordered, That Murdocke do put in Security, to
appear before this House the 22th of November next.
Heslerton and Hunton.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Hesterton, and also
the Petition of Phillip Hunton and others:
It is Ordered, To be taken into Consideration both
Message from the H. C. about the Commanders of the Winter Fleet.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay:
To desire a Conference, concerning the List of the
Commanders for this Winter Guard.
The Answer returned was:
That this House doth appoint a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Upon reading the Petition of John Jefferay:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House
Glover versus Wilson.
Ordered, That the Cause of Complaint of Mr.
Glover, against Doctor Wilson, shall be heard this Day
Ordinance concerning the Isles of Guernsey, &c.
The Ordinance concerning the Isles of Guernsey,
Sarke, and Alderney, was read Twice, and committed to
these Lords following:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Two; to meet on Tuesday Morning next, at
Nine of the Clock; and have Power to call
such Persons as (fn. 1) they shall think fit to inform
them, and to adjourn from Time to Time as
they shall see Cause.
Dr. Fell to be attached, for acting as V. Chancellor of Oxford, and speaking against the Houses.
Upon Information to this House, "That whereas
divers Ordinances have passed both Houses of Parliament, for the regulating the University of Oxford,
and have granted a Commission under the Great Seal
of England for that Purpose; yet Doctor Fell takes
the Boldness upon him to execute the Vice-chancellor's Place, and disobeys all Ordinances and Power
of the Parliament, and speaks insolent Words against
the Parliament; wondering what Great Seal it is that
the Commission is sealed with, and questions how the
Parliament came by a Great Seal."
Hereupon this House declared, That the said Doctor
Fell is no true Vice-chancellor of the said University.
And it is Ordered, That the said Doctor Fell be
sent for, as a Delinquent, and brought before the Lords
in Parliament, to answer the same; and that the Witnesses do appear, to testify the Premises.
Upon reading the Petition of James Love:
It is Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons,
Report of the Conference about the Commanders of the Winter Fleet.
The House of Commons being in the Painted Chamber, ready for the Conference; the House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the
The House was resumed.
And the Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference; which was,
"That, whereas this House sent down to the House of
Commons some Alterations of the Captains that are to
command the Winter Guard, they have taken them
into Consideration, and agreed to some Alterations;
but adhere to others, as follows:
"They agree to Captain Willoughby to be in The
Nonesuch Frigate, instead of Captain Younge.
"They adhere to Captain Mildmay, to be in The
"They have resolved that Captain Young be in The
Dragon, instead of Captain Edwin.
"They agree to Captain Taylor, to be Captain of
"They agree that Captain Brandley continue in the
Ship where now he is.
"They adhere that Jonas Reeve be Captain of One
of the Frigates now building at Deptford.
"They have resolved that Captain Wheeler be appointed Captain of The Hinde Frigate.
"They have resolved that Colonel Rainsborough, appointed Vice Admiral of the Fleet designed for the
next Winter's Guard, be likewise appointed and constituted Commander in Chief of the said Fleet; and
that the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque
Ports do give him a Commission to be Commander in
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in all the Particulars which were now desired at the last Conference.
Col. Rainsborough to be V Adm. and Commander in Chief of this Fleet.
Ordered, That Colonel Raynsborough, appointed
Vice Admiral of the Fleet designed for the next Winter's Guard, do go to Sea the next Week, there to execute his Place, in such Ship as he pleases, until his
own Ship be ready to go to Sea; and the Committee
for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports is to grant him a
Commission, with the same Powers as Commander in
Chief as Captain Batten, or any other Vice Admiral,
hath had since these Troubles; and that the said Committee for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports do speed
the said Commission.
The Concurrence of the House of Commons to
be desired herein.
Propositions for Peace.
The Committee of the whole House having taken
into Consideration the Names of such Persons as shall
stand in the Proposition of Delinquents:
It was reported, as the Opinion of the Committee,
That these Persons following shall stand in the First
"Edward Earl of Worcester.
George Lord Digby.
Lord Awdley, if he be not within the Articles of
Sir Rob't Heath Knight.
David Jenkins Esquire.
Sir Rich. Grenvile.
The Question being put, "Whether these Persons
shall stand in the First Exception?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Question being put, "Whether any more
shall be put into the First Exception?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
"Resolved, That the Rates for future Compositions
shall be lessened; and limited, not to exceed the several Proportions hereafter expressed respectively;
that is to say,
"1. For all Persons formerly excepted, not above
a Third Part.
"2. For the late Members of the Parliament under the First Branch of the Fourth Qualification in the Proposition, a Fourth Part.
"3. For other Members of Parliament in the Second and Third Branches of the same Qualification, a Sixth Part.
"4. For the Persons nominated in the said Fourth
Qualification, and those included in the Tenth
Qualification, an Eighth Part.
"5. For all others included in the Sixth Qualification, a Tenth Part.
"Resolved, That all Debts, either upon Record or
proved by Witnesses, be considered and abated in
the Valuation of their Estates, in all Cases aforesaid."
Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, this
House will proceed further in the Consideration of the
Propositions; and no Private Business to be taken up
until they be finished.
Private Business put off.
Ordered, That all Private Businesses are put off for