Die Mercurii, 2 Decembris, 1646.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of the Gentlemen of
the County of Durham be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of the Inhabitants of
Richmondshire be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred unto the Committee
of Gloucester, to consider of the Names of fit Persons to
be presented to the House to be a Committee in the Ordinance for raising Assessments for the Maintenance of
the Army under Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, in the County of
Pembroke, and Haverfordwest.
It is likewise referred to this Committee, to consider of
the Names of George Guyn, and Thomas Lewis, whether
there be any Exceptions against them, that they may not
be of the Committee of Radnorshire.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee in the Proportions set:
|Upon the City of London, viz.
|Upon the County of Middlesex,
|Upon the County of Kent,
|Upon the County of Sussex,
|Upon the County of Essex,
|Upon the County of Suffolk,
|Upon the County of Norffolk,
|Upon the County of Herts,
|Upon the Isle of Ely,
|Upon the County of Cambridge,
|Upon the County of Surry,
|Upon the County of Hunt,
|Upon the County of Bedford,
Ordered, &c. That Mr. John Goodwyn be added to the
Committee concerning the Creditors of Sir Allen Appsley.
Ordered, &c. That Sir John Curson, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee appointed for making
Allowances to the Bishops, now their Lands are ordered to
be sold, be revived; to sit this Afternoon, and so de die
in diem, until they have dispatched.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for regulating the
Chancery, and the Exchequer, be revived; to meet this
Afternoon, and so de die in diem, until they have dispatched.
Ordered, &c. That the Committees that are interrupted,
and sine die, by reason of the continual Sitting of the
House, be revived; and sit de die in diem.
Mr. Swinfen carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the several Votes concerning the Appointing of
Sheriffs in several Counties: The Ordinance for bringing
in the Arrears in the Eastern Association: The Ordinance
for an Addition to be made to the Oath to be taken by
the Surveyors: And the Order for dispensing with the
Sheriff of the County of Mountgomery to live out of the said
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That
they desire, that the Conference that should have been on
Saturday last may be now this Morning, at the same Time
and Place, if it may stand with your Conveniency. They
have sent you these Three Reports from the Committee
of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports: The First is, concerning the Expiration of the said Committee: Whereupon
the Lords have made this Order, to continue them for Six
Months longer: Wherein they desire your Concurrence:
The Second is, for placing certain Officers in the ViceAdmiralty of South-Wales: Which the Lords have
agreed unto; and therein desire your Concurrence: The
Third is, for the Place of the Judge of the Admiralty:
Which the Lords desire you to take into Consideration.
They have commanded us to put you in mind of an Ordinance concerning the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall;
and of the Lord Buckhurst's Petition: Both which they
desire you to take into Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to a present
Conference, upon the Business for which the Conference
was granted on Saturday last, as is desired.
The Order for continuing the Committee of Lords
and Commons of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports for Six
Months longer was read; and was, upon the Question,
assented unto; and was in hæc verba; viz.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports shall be continued for
Six Months from the Date hereof, according to the
Powers formerly granted unto the said Committee.
Resolved, &c. That, to the Report for Placing of certain Officers in the Vice-Admiralty of South-Wales, this
House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That the Reports concerning the Navy
and Trade, and concerning the Judge of the Admiralty,
be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next:
And that Saturday be wholly set apart for the Consideration of those Businesses.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, sent from the Lords,
concerning the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, be read
the next time that any Reports are made from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall.
Ordered, &c. That the Lord Buckhurst's Petition be
read on Saturday next shall be a Sevennight.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to
the present Conference, and the Order for continuing the
Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and
Cinque-Ports, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you these Particulars: A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty
and Cinque-Ports, concerning the Provision of Victuals
for Five thousand Men to be employed in the next Summer's Fleet: An Ordinance for appointing Mr. John
Bankes to be Minister of Ivy Church: An Ordinance for
the better Observation of the monthly Fast: To which
they do agree, with these Amendments: Wherein they
desire your Concurrence: An Ordinance concerning the
printing the Annotations on the Dutch Bible: And a Petition of the Lady Burgh: Which they specially recommend to your Consideration.
The Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons, from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, was read: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That this House doth
agree with the Lords; and are of Opinion, That it is necessary to give present Order for the speedy Preparing of
Sea-Victuals for Five thousand Men to be employed in the
next Summer's Fleet.
Ordered, &c. That in respect of the Season of the
Year, and the Conveniency of making timely Provisions
for the next Summer's Fleet, that it be referred to the
Committee of the Navy, to give Direction for the speedy
Preparing of Sea-Victuals for Five thousand Men to be
employed in the said Summer's Fleet, if they shall think
Ordered, &c. That the Reports concerning the Settling
of the Government of the Church be made on this Day
Sevennight, the first Business: And, next after those Reports, that the Ordinances now remaining in this House,
for Settling of Ministers in several Places, be read.
The Amendments, this Day sent from the Lords, to
the Ordinance for the better Observation of the Fast-Day,
were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance for the better Observation of the Fast-Day be forthwith printed: And that
the Knights and Burgesses, Members of this House, do
take care of the sending down convenient Numbers of the
said Ordinances unto the several Counties and Places for
which they serve.
The Ordinance concerning the printing the Annotations upon the Dutch Bible, with a Certificate therein inclosed, were read the First time; and ordered to be read
the Second time on this Day Sevennight, between the
Hours of Ten and Twelve, after the Reports concerning
the Settling of the Government of the Church, and the
Ordinances for Appointing of Ministers in several
Answer returned by the Second Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to
the Providing of Victuals for Five thousand Men to be
employed in the next Summer's Fleet, and the Amendments to the Ordinance for the better Observation of the
Fast-Day, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Nicoll, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
Sir Wm. Lewes, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Prideaux reports from the Conference, That, at
the Desire of the Earl of Northumberland, and the Earl of
Pembroke, the Lords have appointed a Committee, to examine the Business concerning the said Earls; and have
thought fit to acquaint this House therewith; and does
desire them to appoint a Committee of this House, who
may be present, if they think fit, at the Examination of
this Business: And that the Lords have appointed their
Committee to meet on Saturday next, the Fifth of December.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Jo. Evelyn of Surrey,
Sir Jo. Francklyn, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir
Philip Stapleton, Mr. Buller, Sir Ben. Rudyerd, Sir John
Holland, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Grantham, Colonel
Hervey, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Knightley,
Mr. Wm. Stephens, Mr. Ashurst, Mr. Selden, Sir Rich.
This Committee is appointed to be present with the
Committee of the Lords, at the Examination of the Business concerning the Earl of Northumberland, and the
Earl of Pembroke.
Ordered, &c. That when the Report concerning the
Business referred touching Sir Poynings Moore shall be
made, that, at the same time, the Business formerly reported, concerning Sir Richard Onslowe, be taken into further Consideration; and determined.
There was this Day delivered, unto divers Members of
this House, a Paper, intituled, "A Protestation, attested
before Anthony Luther Esquire, one of the Justices of
the Peace for the County of Essex, upon June 10 1644,
as the Causes why the Protestators could not hear in the publick Assemblies of the Church of England, and so join in
Resolved, &c. That the Party that distributed these
Papers, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the
Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, &c. That the Examination of this Business
be referred to the Committee of Complaints; to consider
of the Making of the Protestation abovesaid, of the
Printing and Dispersing of the Protestations: And have
Power to send for Parties, and Persons concerned.
A Copy of a printed Petition, intituled, "The humble Petition of many well-affected Freemen and Covenantengaged Citizens of the City of London," directed to the
Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commons of the City
of London, in Common-Council assembled, was this Day
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Examination of this Business be referred to the Committee for
Complaints; to examine and inquire out the Authors,
Dispersers, Printers, and Publishers; and to send for Parties and Persons; and to report their Opinions, what is fit
to be done in this Business; and, in the mean time, to
suppress the Dispersing of them.
The humble Petition of Thomas Cullum and Simon Edmonds, Sheriffs of the City of London, was this Day read:
It is Resolved, &c. That the Sheriffs of London be,
and are hereby, injoined and required to bring the Body
of Mr. Francis Simpson, now Prisoner in WoodstreetCompter, London, to the Bar of this House, To-morrow
Morning at Ten of the Clock, together with the Causes
of his Detainer: And that the House do then take into
Consideration what they shall think fit to be further done
Mr. Swynfen brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer to all the Messages carried to them by him, by
Messengers of their own.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Selden, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Gott, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pury, Mr. Ball, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Samuel Browne, Sir John North cott Sir John Young, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Challoner, Mr.
Robinson, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Fenwick, and all the Lawyers
of the House;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed
to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Queen's
Court; and so de die in diem: And are to consider of
the whole Matter of Fact, touching Writs of Habeas
Corpus, issued to the Serjeant at Arms, and Lieutenant
of the Tower, for the Bringing of Prisoners to the King'sBench Bar; and to consider in what Condition such Prisoners, as are in their Custody, are, for whom the Habeas
Corpora are desired to be granted; and to report the
whole Matter of Fact, and their Opinions thereupon, to
And the Care of this Business is especially recommended
to Mr. Samuel Browne and Mr. Whitlocke.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That, according
to their Commands, he had, by a Servant of his, sent to
the Commissioners of Scotland the Answer of this House
to their Papers of the Twentieth, and Letter of the
Four-and-twentieth, of October last, together with a Letter
from himself, all sealed: That his Servant, after the Delivery of them, was desired to stay awhile: That the
Commissioners withdrew; and, after a little Stay, returned again; and delivered him a Letter directed to the
Speaker; and returned the Answer, sealed up as it was,
and wrapped in a clean Cover: That his Servant replied,
That, if it were the same Papers he delivered, he had no
Warrant to receive them. They pressed him to receive
the Letter, and the Papers: Which he did.
The Letter was from Worcester-House, of 1 Decembris,
directed to Mr. Speaker, and subscribed by Five of the
Commissioners; and was read.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do proceed in the further Consideration
of the Amendments to the Ordinance for maintaining the
Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, by
monthly Assessments upon the several Counties.