Die Lunæ, Novembris 25, 1644.
Covent Garden Parsonage.
ORDERED, That the Committee formerly appointed for the Bill concerning the Parsonage of Covent Garden, be revived; and do meet when and where they please: And that the Members of the House, that are of the Parish of Saint Martin's in the Fields and Covent Garden, be added to this Committee; And that Mr. White and Mr. Sallwey be likewise added to this Committee.
Deputy Lieutenants of Chester.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Phil. Manwaring and Rich. Wilbraham Esquires, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Chester.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicoll do carry up to the Lords, the Ordinance concerning the Customs of New England, passed this House Friday, Martii 10, 1642; and all other Ordinances passed this House, and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to inquire into the Condition of the Merchants that employ Captain Plunkett; and to demand Security of them, for the good and faithful Carriage of the said Captain Plunkett to the State; and to give him Liberty, if they see good Reason, to proceed in his intended Voyage, after good Security given by his Principals and Owners that employed him.
Hotham's Library, &c.
Ordered, That the whole Library of Books and Manuscripts formerly in the Custody of Sir John Hotham, or Captain Hotham, or either of them, or any one for their or either of their Use, at Hull; and since in the Custody of Alderman Raikes, Mayor of Hull; be forthwith delivered by the said Alderman Raikes, or any other whom it may concern, to the Lord Fairefaxe, in pursuance of a former Order of July 14, whereby all the Goods, Monies and Plate, then in the Custody of Sir Jo. Hotham, Captain Jo. Hotham, or any other for either of their Uses, should be delivered unto the Lord Fairefaxe.
Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to the Commissioners for Martial Affairs, to reprieve the Execution of the Sentence given upon Sir Alexander Carew for a Month longer, if they shall see Cause; in regard as the House is informed he is not of sane Memory; and in respect to his Wife and Children, that he may, in the mean time, settle his Estate.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance shall be brought in, for the Continuance of the Ordinance for Martial Affairs, for Three Months longer: And Mr. Hill, Mr. Solicitor, and Sir Peter Wentworth, are appointed * * * *.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Nicoll is appointed to go up to the Lords, 1. With the Vote for bringing the Scotts Army Southward: 2. The Ordinance for Cutting down of Delinquents Woods, for Fortifying of Portsmouth: 3. Ord' for satisfying of Mr. Guilchrist for his Tobacco delivered in Ireland: 4. Ord' for Payment of One hundred Pounds per Annum to Mr. Vossius: 5. Ord' One hundred Pounds for Middlesex Soldiers: 6. Ord' for One hundred and Thirty Pounds out of the Excise, to Mr. Jones: 7. Ord' for Payment of Monies by the Committee for Accompts: 8. Ord' Two thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for the West: 9. Ord' One hundred Pounds to Dr. Stryall: 10. Ord' Two hundred and Forty Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall, for the Surgeons: 11. Two hundred and Fifty Pounds for the Apothecaries: 12. One hundred Pounds for Mr. Webb the Apothecary: 13. Ord' for Payment of Sixtysix thousand Six hundred and Sixty-six Pounds for the Scotts Army: 14. Ord' for Payment of One hundred Pounds to Mr. Atkins, out of Mr. Hotham's Estate: 15. Letter to get in the Monies upon the Ordinance for Ireland: 16. Ord' concerning Customs for Merchandize transported to New England.
Ordered, That all the Particulars of the Narrative this Day made upon the Order and Injunction of this House, by Sir Wm. Waller and Lieutenant General Cromwell, concerning divers Passages and Proceedings of the Armies, be referred to the Examination of the Committee formerly appointed for my Lord General's Army, where Mr. Tate has the Chair: With Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records; and to examine Sir Wm. Waller, Lieutenant General Cromewell, and Sir Arthur Hasilrigge, in this Business, if Occasion shall be; and with Power to send to the Committee of both Kingdoms, for Copies of such Letters as have been written upon Occasion of this Business; and they are to bring in a Report with all convenient Speed: And all the Members of this Committee are enjoined to meet this Afternoon.
Members may be examined.
Ordered, That Liberty be granted to any such Members of the House, as Sir John Hotham shall desire to be examined at his Trial.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Directory for Publick Worship, be resumed, and further proceeded in, Tomorrow Morning, the first Business: And Mr. Speaker to put the House in mind thereof.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page;
The Lords have sent down an Ordinance, in which they desire the Concurrence of this House, for enabling of Sir Nathaniell Brent Vicar General, to collate Robert Casingherst to the Parsonage of Sundrich, in the Gift of the Archbishop of Canterbury, become void by the Decease of the Incumbent.
Ordered, That this Ordinance, as to the Inquiry after the Man named in it, be referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers.
Ordered, That a Collection be made in all the ParishChurches of London, Westminster, and Liberties, for the Poor and Maimed Soldiers, on Wednesday next, being the Day of publick Humiliation, according to former Ordinances, and the Limitations in those Ordinances expressed.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Whereas the Duchy Seal belonging to the County Palatine of Lancaster, hath been forcibly taken from Christofer Banister Esquire, Vice-Chancellor of the said County, by the Forces raised against the Parliament; in the Want whereof, neither Sheriff, nor Justices of Peace, could be made for that County, nor common Justice administered unto the Inhabitants thereof, unto their unsufferable Prejudice and Detriment: Be it therefore Declared and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That a Duchy Seal, already by them provided and made, shall be forthwith put in Use; and shall be, and is hereby authorized and established to be, of like Force, Power, and Validity, to all Intents and Purposes, as any Duchy Seal of the County Palatine of Lancaster heretofore hath been, or ought to be. And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That all Acts whatsoever that have been done by the said former Duchy Seal for the County Palatine of Lancaster, since the same was taken away from the said Christofer Banister, as aforesaid, or any Act or Thing that hereafter shall be done by that or any other Duchy Seal for the County Palatine of Lancaster, other than what is hereby appointed and established, shall be utterly void, frustrate, and of no Effect.
Ordination of Ministers.
The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, do hereby Order and Ordain, That Mr. Charles Herle, Mr. Richard Herick, Mr. James Hyett, Mr. Wm. Ashton, Mr. Wm. Warde, Mr. Alexander Horrocks, Mr. Johnson of Ellenbrough, Mr. John Anger, Mr. Wm. Bell, Mr. Edward Gee, Mr. Pawle Lathome, Mr. John Harper, Mr. Richard Whitfield, Mr. James Wood, Mr. Johnson of Rochdale, Mr. John Tildsley, Mr. Richard Hollingworth, Mr. John Harrison, Mr. Isaack Ambrose, Mr. James Bradshawe, Mr. Robert Bath, or any Seven of them, shall have full Power, according to the Ordinance of the Second of October, for the Ordination of Ministers pro tempore to ordain Ministers within the County of Lancaster: And if any Person do publickly preach, or otherwise exercise any Ministerial Office, that shall not be ordained, or thereunto allowed, by Seven of the said Ministers, then their Names shall be returned to both Houses of Parliament, to be dealt with as they in their Wisdoms shall think fit.