Die Mercurii, 2 Septembris, 1646.
ORdered, That Sir Charles Egerton, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That a Message be sent to the Lords, to
press them to expedite the Ordinance for continuing the
Committee and Treasurers of the Army, in regard of the
urgent and instant Necessity thereof.
Sir John D'Anvers is appointed to go to the Lords with
An Ordinance for punishing and preventing the Publishing, Spreading, Growth, and Maintaining of any heretical or
blasphemous Opinions, was this Day read the First time;
and ordered, upon the Question, to be now read the Second
The which done, it was, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House. And
It is Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a
Grand Committee on Wednesday next, at Ten of the Clock,
to consider of this Ordinance.
Sir Robert Harley, according to the Order Yesterday,
carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for
Continuance of the Commissioners of the Seale: And was
to acquaint them with the other Particulars of the said
Mr. Lisle reports Mr. Arthur Staveley's Case: Which
was, That Mrs. Stavely, his Wife, did petition the Lords
House; and set forth in that her Petition, That she had formerly petitioned the King for Alimony: Which Petition
was referred to some of the Lords Referrees; who made an
Order, and, in their Order, expressed it to be made by
Mr. Staveley's Consent; whereby he was ordered to pay
unto her Forty Pounds per Annum, and Twenty Pounds
Costs. To which Petition Mr. Stavely put in his Answer:
Which was, That he was forced to consent, by Menaces of
the Archbishop of Canterbury, to pay the Forty Pounds
per Annum; and that the Payment was but conditionally,
so long as she remained at her Father's House in the
Country; and that he duly paid her that Allowance for
that Time; but that she left her Father's House, eloped,
and lived in Adultery at London: For which, and divers
other Causes set forth in his Answer, refused to continue
that Payment: And that, sithence, he hath, for his Service
to the Parliament (being One of the Committee at Leicester), been plundered of his whole Estate; and so is disabled to pay the said Forty Pounds per Annum: That, for
not Payment thereof, the Lords had made several Orders; one of the Twentieth of February 1644; the which
was read; and likewise an Order of the Twenty-eighth of
August 1645, for the Commitment of the said Mr. Staveley to the Fleet, for his Contempt, in disobeying the Orders of the House of Peers.
Ordered, That a Committee be nominated, to prepare
Reasons to be offered to the Lords at a Conference upon
this Case, for Mr. Staveley's Discharge; and likewise to
prepare and bring in an Ordinance for the Limitation of
the Proceedings of both the Houses, in Matters of private
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Strode,
Mr. Selden, Mr. Marten, the Lord Mounson, Mr. Rous,
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Gott, and Mr. Lane, are appointed to be this
Committee: And any Three of them are to meet upon
it, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the DuchyChamber; and so from time to time.
Sir Henry Vane junior reports, from the Commissioners
of Scotland, a Paper of the Second of this instant September, in Answer to the Votes of this House, Yesterday
communicated unto them, concerning the Offer of Four
hundred thousand Pounds to be paid to the Kingdom of
Scotland, in Manner expressed in the said Votes: The
which was read.
Sir John D'Anvers brings Answer, That, to the Message carried by him to the Lords, concerning the expediting the Ordinance for continuing the Committee and
Treasurers of the Army, the Lords will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
The Question being propounded, That this House doth
declare, That they do adhere to their former Votes, as to
the Time and Manner of the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to the Kingdom of Scotland;
The Question was put, That this Question should be
now put: And
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question itself being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That
they do adhere to their former Votes, as to the Time and
Manner of the Payment of the Four hundred thousand
Pounds to the Kingdom of Scotland.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House that are
of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Four of
them, do communicate this Vote to the Scotts Commissioners this Afternoon: And have Power to offer unto
them Reasons why this House doth adhere to their former
Votes; and to confer with them about the Place for the
Receiving of their Monies; and to declare unto them, That
this House doth expect, that, upon the Payment to them
of the first One hundred thousand Pounds, as aforesaid, their
Armies and Forces do march out of this Kingdom: And
are to report the same To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That the Letter from the Committee at
Yorke be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance for the County of
Chester be reported To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That, after the Report of the Ordinance
for the County of Chester, the House do take into Consideration the Provision of Monies for the Scotts Army.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Strode, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.