Die Lunæ, 19 Octobris, 1646.
ORdered, That Mr. Walter Long, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business, the House do proceed in the Debate of the Ordinance concerning the East-India Company; and, after
That, do take into Consideration the Business concerning
the Navy and Trade.
An Ordinance for appointing the Sale of the Bishops
Lands, for the Use of the Commonwealth, was this Day
read the First and Second time: And,
Upon the Question, Resolved, &c. That it be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
The Question was propounded, Whether the Grand
Committee shall meet, upon this Ordinance, To-morrow
Morning at Eight of the Clock, the first Business:
And the Question being put, Whether the Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And thereupon it is Resolved, &c. That the Grand
Committee of the whole House do meet, upon the Ordinance for appointing the Sale of Bishops Lands, To-morrow Morning at Eight of the Clock, the first Business.
A Proviso, concerning Ely-House to be added to the
said Ordinance, was twice read; and ordered to be Committed, together with the said Ordinance.
The humble Petition of Henry Elsynge, Clerk to this
House, was read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Grand Committee
of the House, upon the Ordinance for Sale of Bishops
Lands; to consider of the Necessity of the Place petitioned
for: And, in case they find the Place necessary, the House
doth especially recommend Mr. Elsynge to be by them represented to the House to have the said Place.
Ordered, That Herefordshire Petition be read on Wednesday next, the first Business, after Mr. Speaker shall come
to the Chair.
Ordered, That the Business of Abbingdon be taken into
Consideration on Friday Morning next.
Mr. Lisle reports the Opinion of the Lords, delivered
at the late Conference concerning the Great Seal: The
which, he faith, the Earl of Manchester delivered in
Writing; and was there read by him; and here by the
Reporter, and by the Clerk; and was in hæc verba; viz.
That the Lords did send an Ordinance to the House
of Commons, on the Fourth of September last past, concerning the Great Seal of England; the Dispatch of which
they looked upon as a Matter of Importance: That they
did not hear from the House of Commons until the Fourteenth of October instant: The Lords find therein divers
Alterations; as, omitting the Names of such as they had
appointed Commissioners, without any Cause alleged, they
being, in their Lordships Judgments, fit for that Employment: Yet, to shew how forward they are to dispatch
this Affair, they have, with Adhering to the Persons formerly named by them, added those that are desired by
that House: As to the first Proviso, added by that House,
the Lords do not agree; there being no Cause to put such
an Incapacity upon them: As to the latter Proviso, the
Lords do agree: And, having thus far shewed their Diligence for the Concluding of this Business, they hope no
further Delay will be therein; but that the Course of Justice may speedily be administred by that Seal, according
to the Expectation of the Kingdom.
The Question being put, Whether this House will
agree with the Lords in their Alterations, delivered at the
late Conference, to the Ordinance concerning the Great
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the Ordinance, amended, as it went from this House: And that
a Committee be appointed to prepare Reasons to be
offered, at a Conference, to the Lords, to express why
this House cannot agree with the Lords; and why this
House doth adhere to the Ordinance, amended, as it went
It is further Ordered, That a Conference be desired
with the Lords, To-morrow Morning, upon this Business.
Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Marten, Mr. Holles, Sir
John Evelyn, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Bond, Mr. Crewe, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Tate, are
appointed to be this Committee: And are to meet upon
it, in the Queen's Court, this Afternoon at Two of the