Wednesday, the 6th of July, 1659.
ORDERED, That the Sale of Hampton-Court, and
of the Parks, Meadows, and Deer, be suspended and
forborne, until this House shall take further Order: And
the Trustees and Contractors, appointed to make Sale
thereof, are hereby required to take Notice hereof; and
to forbear to make Sale of the same, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Robert Reynolds Esquire, on
the Behalf of himself, the College of Dublyn, the Hospital,
Creditors, Kindred Legatees, and Servants, of Commissary-General Reynolds, your Petitioner's deceased
Brother, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Petition, the Will, and the Decree,
and the whole Business, be referred to a Committee; to
examine the Business; and state Matter of Fact; and
report it to this House, with their Opinion therein: Viz.
unto Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr. Say, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Lord Lisle, Lord St. John, Mr. Robinson, Mr.
Brewster, Lord Whitlock, Colonel Harvey, Colonel
White, Colonel Waite, Mr. Lechmere, Colonel Feilder,
Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Hallowes, Mr. West, Mr. John
Goodwyn, Colonel Barker, Mr. Hay, Major Salwey,
Colonel Lister, Colonel Marten, Mr. Strickland, Mr.
Pury junior, Mr. Fagg, Mr. Pury senior, Mr. Nevill,
Mr. John Corbet, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Leaman:
With Power to send for Persons, Papers, and Witnesses:
And that Notice hereof be given to Mr. Calthorpe, and
the rest of the Defendants, or their Solicitor, Attorney,
or Agent: With Power to examine upon Oath, as touching any Corruption mentioned in the said Petition: And
to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the
Petition from Worcester.
The humble Petition of divers well-affected Inhabitants
of the City of Worcester was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Lechmere be desired to give the
Thanks of this House to the Mayor, Aldermen, and the
rest of the Corporation and Inhabitants of the City of
Worcester, for their good Affections expressed in this
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen
were at the Door with a Petition;
They were called in: And one of the Petitioners, on
the Behalf of himself, and the rest, said, "We humbly
present you a Petition, to which we might have had
many Thousand Hands; but the Matter rather deserves
your serious Consideration, than any publick Attestation:
And therefore we do humbly present it to this Honourable
House:" Which, after the Petitioners were withdrawn,
was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of
divers well-affected Persons."
Resolved, That the Petitioners have the Thanks of this
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker
gave them this Answer:
"The House hath read over your Petition; and find
it without any private Ends, and only for Publick Interest: And I am commanded to let you know, that it
lieth much upon them to make such a Settlement, as
may be most for the Good of Posterity; and they are
about that Work; and intend to go forward with it,
with as much Expedition as may be: And, for your Parts,
they have commanded me to give you Thanks: And, in
their Names I do give you the Thanks of this House,
Ordered, That Colonel Birch do make his Report
touching the supernumerary Forces disbanded within
the County of Lancaster, on Monday Morning next, the
The House being informed, That divers Citizens of
London were at the Door;
They were called in: And, being come to the Bar,
Mr. Wm. Hawkins, one of the Petitioners, said, "I am
commanded, by the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland,
to present This their humble Address to you:" And,
after a short Preamble, delivered a Paper: Which,
after the Petitioners were withdrawn, was read; and was
intituled, "The humble Petition of the Adventurers for
Lands in Ireland."
Ordered, That this Petition be referred to a Committee;
to take Consideration of the whole Business; and to peruse
these Acts of Parliament that concern these Adventurers;
and to report to this House, How the Petitioners may
receive Satisfaction, according to the said Acts of Parliament; and how the best Advantage may be made to the
Commonwealth, of the Residue of the forfeited Lands:
Viz. unto Mr. Pury the elder, Lieutenant-General Ludlow,
Mr. Anlaby, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds, Colonel Feilder,
Mr. Christofer Martin, Sir Wm. Brereton, Colonel
Birch, Sir Michael Levisey, Mr. Pury the younger,
Mr. Hallowes, Alderman Pennington, Sir Jo. Bourchier,
Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Lechmere, Mr. West, Colonel
Morley, Mr. Skynner, Mr. Holland, Mr. John Corbet, Mr.
John Goodwyn, Mr. Henry Darley, Mr. Robert Goodwin, Lord Commissioner Lisle, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr.
Trenchard, Mr. Fagg, Alderman Atkin: And all that
come, to have Voices: This Committee, or any Five of
them: And are to meet in the Duchy-Court To-morrow,
at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Mr. Scot reports from the Council of State, A Bill for
Settling of the Estates of several Persons, in such forfeited Lands in Ireland, set out in Satisfaction of Debts
due to Adventurers, Arrears of Pay to Soldiers, and
other publick Debts: Which was this Day read the First
A Bill for enabling Judges to hold Assizes at Durham
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, commited unto Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir
Henry Vane, Mr. Holland, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Mr.
Robinson, Mr. Say, Colonel White, Lord St. John, Mr.
John Goodwin, Sir John Bourchier, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Lord Whitlock, Colonel Lister, Mr. Solicitor Reynolds;
or any Five of them: And are to meet this Afternoon,
in the Speaker's Chamber.