Die Veneris, 27 Martii, 1646.
Ordered, That the Committee for Mr. Wightwicke's Business do meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in
the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Lewis Dive, a Prisoner in the
Tower, shall have allowed unto him, out of his own Estate
in Bedfordshire, for the Maintenance of himself and Children, Four Pounds per Week: And that the Committee of Bedfordshire do pay him, out of his own Estate,
the said Four Pounds per Week accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Anderson, a Prisoner in
the Tower, shall have allowed unto him, out of his own
Estate, for his present Maintenance and Support, the Allowance of Four Pounds per Week: And that the Committees of the County of Yorke, and Bishoprick of Durham, where his Estate lies, do pay him, out of his own
Estate, the said Four Pounds per Week accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The humble Petition of Sir Anderson Knight,
desiring to be enlarged or bailed, was this Day read; and
nothing done upon it.
Whereas, by an Order of the House, of the Ninth of
February last, one Martin De Lazon was declared Proprietor of Six thousand Nine hundred Pieces of Eight, and
of Seventy-one Arrowes of Cochineal; unto which Silver
and Cochineal one Antonio Fernandes Carvaiall, as this
House is informed, doth claim Property: It is thereupon
Ordered, That, notwithstanding the said Order of the Ninth
of February, the said Martin De Lazon, and Antonio Fernandes Carvaiall, be referred to the Law, for the making
good their Claims and Properties to the said Silver and
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to draw the
Letter for inviting the Prince to reside in the Parliament's
Quarters, do give the House an Account thereof Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Settlement of the
Government of the City of Chester be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Toll do make the Report, from
the Committee of the Admiralty, concerning the King's
Frigates about the Coast of Norfolke, on Monday Morning
The humble Petition of Captain Edward Blaney, a
Captain in Ireland, desiring the Pay of his Entertainment
for his Service there; and a Certificate under the Hand of
Nicolas Loftus, Vice-Treasurer; were this Day read.
It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; to
consider, What is fit to be done in this Business, and in all
other Business of the like Nature; and to report their
Opinions to the House.
The House, according to former Order, took into
Consideration the Petition of the Assembly of Divines.
Mr. Ellys informed the House, That the Committee of
both Houses, appointed to go to the Common-Council,
did Yesterday accordingly attend that Service; and did
acquaint the Common-Council with the Particulars intrusted unto them: And that the Lord Mayor, in the
Name of the Common-Council, did render their hearty
and full Thanks to the Houses, for their great Respects unto
them, in making them Partakers of these great Successes;
in which they did very much rejoice: He further acquainted them with a Book, that is lately come forth, intituled, "The last Warning-piece to the City of London;" which they desire may be put into a Way of Examination.
The House being informed, That divers Aldermen and
others of the City of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Fowke, in
the Name of the City, acquainted the House, That the
City did rejoice with them, for the many great Successes
of the Army; and made divers Observations of the particular Mercies of God in these Successes; together with
the Expressions of their Joy and Thankfulness for the
same: And further, That the City, according to the Desire of the Houses, will meet them at Christ-Church on
Thursday next, to join with them in praising God for these
Mercies, it being appointed for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving for the same: And that it is the humble Desire of
the Representative Body of the City of London, That this
House will so far honour them, as, after the Two Sermons
shall be ended, they will dine with them at Grocers-Hall.
The Aldermen and Citizens withdrew; and were again
called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House,
gave the City hearty and ample Thanks for their good
Affections to the Parliament; and did acquaint them,
That the House did accept of their kind Invitation; and
would dine with them at Grocers-Hall, as they desired.
Sir Gilbert Gerard reported a Paper from the Commissioners of the Church of Scotland, signed by John Donn,
by the Command of the Commissioners of that Church,
26 Martii 1646: Which was read.
The Question was propounded, Whether the House
should be resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into
Consideration the Manner of Bringing in of the Petition
from the Assembly of Divines, and likewise the Matter of
it; and whether this Addition; viz. "and to have
Power to propound to the Divines what Questions they
shall think fit, and receive their Answer, in Writing,
thereunto;" should be added to the Question: And
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a
Grand Committee, on Wednesday Morning next; to take
into Consideration the Manner of the Bringing in of the
Petition from the Assembly of Divines; and likewise the
Matter of it: And have Power to propound to the Divines, what Questions they shall think fit; and receive
their Answer, in Writing, thereunto.