Die Lunæ, 30 Martii, 1646.
MR. Lisle reports, from the Committee to whom
the Consideration of the Petition of Sir John
Danvers, one of the Members of this House, was referred, the State of the Case, upon the said Petition. And
It is Ordered, That it be taken into Consideration on
Tuesday Sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Tate shall have Liberty, and a
Warrant, to send Two Geldings over into Holland to his
Brother, Impost and Custom free.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Heath and Mr.
The Lords have received a Book from the CommonCouncil of the City; wherein there are many scandalous
Passages against the House of Peers: Their Lordships
are likewise informed, That one Larner stands committed,
by the Authority of this House; and therefore desire,
That they may send for him, as often as they shall see
Cause, to be examined touching some Particulars of the
said Book, which concerns their Lordships:- Whereas Mr.
Coleman, one of the Assembly of Divines, formerly
chosen for the County of Lincolne, is newly dead; that
Mr. Reuben Easthorpe, Rector of Burnbrough in the County
of Lincolne, may be chosen a Member of the Assembly.
They desire, That the Duke de Angoulesme may have a
Pass for Two Horses, Remainder of a greater Number
formerly granted to him.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the
Lords shall have Power to send for one Larner, who is a
Prisoner, by Authority of this House, as often as they shall
see Cause, to examine him touching any scandalous Passages against the House of Peers, in a Book delivered to
the Lords from the Common-Council of the City.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the Adding of Mr. Reuben
Easthorpe, Rector of Burnebrough in the County of Lincolne, to the Assembly of Divines, in the place of Mr.
Coleman, lately deceased, this House will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Resolved, That this House doth agree, That the Duke
de Angoulesme shall have a Pass for Transporting of Two
Horses, Remainder of a greater Number, for which he
had a Pass formerly granted; and which have not yet
been transported by virtue of the said former Pass.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered their Lordships Message:
And, as to the Sending for, and Examining of Larner,
and the Pass for Two Horses for the Duke de Angoulesme, this House doth agree: And, as to the Adding
Mr. Easthorpe to the Assembly of Divines, in the place of
Mr. Coleman, they will send Answer by Messengers of
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Maintenance of Ministers in the County of Middlesex, and in several other
Counties, be read the Second time on Friday Morning
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, and the Committee of the West, to
consider of the several Ministers of the Western Parts;
and how the former Order of this House, commanding
the Ministers of those Parts to go down to their Charges
there, may be put in Execution; and to provide convenient Maintenance for them.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Draught of a Letter to be
sent to the Prince, to invite him to come into the Parliament's Quarters: The which was read.
The Question was propounded, Whether these Words,
"for your Honour and Safety," shall be added:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Word "forthwith" be added
between the Word "come" and the Words "into
Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent unto this
Letter to be sent to the Prince: And that the Lords
Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Four thousand Pounds, out of
Mr. Henley's Fine, for the Garison of Abingdon: And was
to put them in mind of the Answer to the King's Letter,
remaining with them; of the Ordinance for Continuance
of the Excise; and of the Ordinance for Martial Law
within the Lines of Communication.
Resolved, &c. That it be left to the Committee of
Gloucester, and the Committee of Prisoners, to dispose of
the Prisoners at Gloucester, in such manner as they shall
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds be charged, upon
the Receipts of the Excise, upon the Ordinance of the
Eleventh of September 1643, to be paid, in Course, to the
Committee at Gloucester, for their Service in Disposal of
their Prisoners. And Mr. Pury is to bring in an Ordinance therefore.
Mr. Sollicitor, in pursuance of a Order of this House,
presented a Commission for constituting and appointing
the Lord Lisle Lord Lieutenant-General of the Kingdom
of Ireland: The which was this Day read in Latin and
English; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Sollicitor is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do
pay unto Sir Piercy Smyth Three hundred Pounds, upon
Account, to be deducted and allowed upon his Arrears
due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Heyman, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Drake, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the House do sit To-morrow in the
Afternoon, to read Ordinances, and receive Reports from