Die Mercurii, 15 Septembris, 1647.
ORDERED, That Mr. Latham's Petition be read,
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Court of Wards.
An Ordinance for making Recompence to the Lord
Viscount Say and Seale, late Master of the Court of Wards,
Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Knight, late Surveyor of the Court
of Wards, Sir Rowland Wandesford Knight, late Attorney
of the Court of Wards, and Charles Fleetwood Esquire,
late Receiver General of the Court of Wards, out of the
Lands and Possessions of the Earl of Worcester, and
Francis Lord Cottington, in lieu of their respective Places,
and of their Damages and Losses sustained for their Affections to the Parliament, was this Day read the Second
time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee for the Officers of the Court of Wards; with the
Addition of Colonel Birch, Mr. Stapilton, Sir John Evelyn
of Wiltes, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. John Goodwyn, Mr. Dove, Mr. Selden, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Weaver,
Mr. Scott, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr.
Knightley, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Ashhurst, Colonel
Bossevile: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon at
Two of Clock; and are to report it this Day Sevennight,
between the Hours of Ten and Twelve: And have Power
to send for Parties, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That Mr. Swynfen do, this Day Sevennight
make Report of the other Officers of the Court of Wards.
An Ordinance for sequestering the Estates of such Persons as have compounded at Goldsmiths Hall, and their
Fines allowed by both Houses, and have given Security,
and not paid in the Second Moiety of their Fines, according to their Security by Bond, was read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Mr. Edward Ashe is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Grantham a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The House being informed, That divers Petitioners
were at the Door, with Petitions;
They were called in:
The First presented a Petition, styled, The humble
Petition of divers well affected Citizens of London, and
Others were called in; and presented a Petition from
the Inhabitants of the County of Oxon.
Others were called in; and presented a Petition from
the Inhabitants of the County of Herts.
The said several Petitions were all read.
The humble Petition of sundry Aldermen, and other
well affected Inhabitants of the Town of Colchester, was
read; and referred, upon the whole Matter, and every
Particular thereof, unto Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Arth. Hasilrigge, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Scott, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Lawrence, Mr.
Ball, Sir Wm. Constable, Alderman Pennyngton, Colonel
Rainsborough, Mr. Wheeler, Colonel Harvey, Sir Martin
Lumley, Mr. Salwey, Mr. Leman, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Bois,
Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Scott, Mr. Wm. Massam:
And they are to examine the whole Proceedings that were,
upon a Petition, mentioned in the said Petition, to be preferred to this House, in February last, from the County of
Essex; and upon what Grounds the said Petition was
framed; by whom; and what Additions and Alterations
were made in it; by whom; and where: And this Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet this Afternoon
at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have
Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records:
And are to report with all convenient Speed.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Edward Ash carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for sequestering the Estates of such
Persons as shall not pay in the Moiety of their Fines, according to their Compositions: The Order for Twenty
Pounds, out of the Receipts at Haberdashers Hall, to the
Lady Pigott Widow: The Order for a Hundred Pounds
out of Haberdashers Hall, to the Widow Pinade.
The Lords were up, before he came thither.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
at Derby House, be required to send into Ireland, for
such Persons, as, by the Committee for examining the
late Force upon the Houses, shall be nominated unto the
Sir Henry Vane junior reports from the Commissioners
residing with the Army, that since Friday last they had
treated with the Commissioners of the Army, upon their
Proposals; and had shewed them, Where any thing in
those Proposals were against the Votes or Declarations
of the Houses: That the Commissioners of the Army will
very speedily deliver them to the Commissioners of Parliament in such manner as they desire them to be presented
to the Houses.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, the first Business,
and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration the Report made last Week, by Mr. Scawen,
concerning an Establishment to be made for the Forces
to be kept up in England, and to be sent into Ireland.
Ordered, That the Ordinances, concerning the Payment
of Tythes, be referred to the Consideration of a Committee, to consider of the Grievances that arise to the Subject by those Ordinances; and how they may be redressed;
viz. unto Mr. Bois, Mr. Marten, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Sir
Gilbert Gerard, Major Salwey, Sir John Temple, Mr.
Wheeler, Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, Mr. Ashhurst,
Colonel Birch, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Colonel
Thompson, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Ball,
Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Lister,
Mr. Gourdon, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Harrington, Sir
Henry Vane junior, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. John
Browne, Mr. Annesley, Mr. * Bacon, Colonel Bossevile,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Reynolds, Alderman
Atkins, Mr. Dove: And are to meet To-morrow at Two
of Clock, post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business,
notwithstanding any former Order, the House do take
into Consideration the Matter of the Petition this Day
preferred, styled, The humble Petition of divers wellaffected Citizens of London, and others: And that, immediately after, the House do take into Consideration
the Report formerly made by Mr. Scawen, concerning
the Forces for England and Ireland, and the Garisons.