Die Sabbati, 5 Augusti, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Petition of John Sleigh Esquire,
late Mayor of Berwicke upon Tweede, be read on
Monday Morning next.
Whereas Mr. Haliburton is returned from the Isle of
Wight, with Letters from his Majesty to the Kingdom of
Scottland: It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Halliburton
do, by Tuesday next, depart the City of London, towards
the Quarters of Major General Lambert: Who is hereby
ordered to give unto the said Mr. Halliburton a Pass from
thence to the Committee of Estates in Scotland: And
Lieutenant Colonel Osborne and Captain Spencer are hereby required to accompany Mr. Halliburton to Major
General Lambert's Quarters, as well for the Safety of
Mr. Halliburton's Person, as to prevent any Prejudice to
the Service of the Parliament.
Mr. Dodderidge reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for settling the Presbyterial Government: Which,
being twice read, upon the Question, were agreed unto.
And the Ordinance, being put to the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Wheeler, Sir Robert Harley, are to take care of this Business.
Whereas it hath pleased Almighty God, among other
his heavy Judgments upon this Nation, to manifest his
sore Displeasure against the Kingdom, by Abundance of
Rain, and such unseasonable Weather, the like whereof
hath scarce been known at this Season of the Year; by
reason whereof the Corn, and other Fruits of the Earth are
in Danger to be utterly spoiled, or rendered so unwholsome, as may produce a general Dearth and Mortality: In
Consideration whereof, the Lords and Commons have
thought fit to set apart a Day for Solemn Humiliation,
and Seeking of the Lord, for averting this and other his
most heavy Judgments; and do thereupon Order, That
Thursday next, being the Tenth of August, be appointed
for this Purpose; and be observed within the Cities of
London, Westminster, and late Lines of Communication,
and Bills of Mortality: And the Lord Mayor of the City
of London is desired to give present Notice to all the
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall, Mr. Herricke, and Mr.
Carrall, be desired to preach before the House of Commons, at Margarett's, Westminster, on Thursday
next, being the Day appointed for Publick Fasting and
Mr. Crowther is to speak to Mr. Marshall; and Mr.
Moore to speak to Mr. Carrall, and Mr. Herricke.
Offices held by Members.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the House do take
into Debate the Offices conferred upon Members of the
House; and other Profits received by any Member of the
Receivers to accompt.
An Ordinance for all Persons that have received the
Publick Treasure, to accompt, upon Oath, for the same,
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
the Question, committed to the same Committee to
whom the said Ordinance was formerly committed.
Ly. Harris' Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Elizabeth Harris, and her
Grandchild Arthure Denny, and Two Servants, have
Leave to go from London to the Province of Munster, in
Ireland: And that Mr. Speaker do grant them his Pass
for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Committee where Colonel Moore
hath the Chair, do take care, upon the Debate Yesterday,
upon the Regulating of Sequestrations of Papists and Delinquents Estates, to present some thing to the House,
whereby the said Sequestrations may be regulated, and
the Abuses touching the same reformed; and report the
same on Tuesday Morning next: And that Colonel Thompson be added to that Committee.
Ordered, That Sir Walter Erle do, on Tuesday Morning
next, report the Business from the City.
An Ordinance for Accepting of the Fine, and of Two
thousand Three hundred Twenty Pounds, for the Composition for the Delinquency of Sir John Glanvile Knight,
Serjeant at Law, and for Pardoning of his Delinquency,
was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Relief of Lyme Regis.
The humble Petition of the distressed Inhabitants of
the Town of Lyme Regis in the County of Dorsett, was
this Day read.
Ordered, upon reading of the humble Petition of the
Mayor and Burgesses of the Town of Lime Regis in the
County of Dorsett, concerning their great Losses sustained
in the late great Siege, by the Forces under Prince Maurice,
whereby their Houses and Ships were burnt and destroyed,
That Two thousand Oaks be, and are hereby given to the
Mayor and Corporation of the Town of Lime Regis, for
Re-edifying and Building of their Houses and Ships, Mills,
and Fulling Racks for Cloth, burnt and lost in the Siege of
the said Town by Prince Maurice, out of the Woods and
Grounds of the Lord Pawlett, and Sir John Pawlett: And
that the Mayor for the Time being, and the Corporation, or
the greater Part of them, and their Assignee or Assignees,
do fell, cut down, and from time to time carry away,
with Horse and Plough, all such Timber and Wood so
felled: And that the Mayor for the Time being, and the
Burgesses of the Corporation, have all the Rents and Profits
of the sequestered Lands of the Lord Pawlett, and Sir John
Pawlett his Son (excepting so much of the Sum of One
thousand Five hundred Pounds as is unpaid and bestowed,
which was granted heretosore, by Ordinance, out . . the
Lands of the Lord Pawlett's Estate, unto the Lady Drake),
towards the Reparations of their Losses and Damages sustained by the said great Siege: And the Sequestrators of
the several Counties are to take Notice hereof, and to give
Obedience thereunto: And the Sequestrators, and all
others who shall be employed in executing of this Order,
shall be secured, and kept indemnified, by Authority of
Message to Lords.
Mr. Dove carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Order, That the Forces in Dover Castle be commanded
by the Militia of the County of Kent: An Order to consider how far the Forces in the Garison of Dover may be
made use of for the Service of the County of Kent: An
Order for a Troop of Horse, and a Company of Foot, to
be added to the Companies in Dover Castle: An Order for
Four Shillings the Chaldron to be imposed upon Coals,
Grinstones, and Salt: An Order for Payment of Five
Pounds a Week to Colonel Nicholas Devoreux: An Order
for Robert Harvey to pay One hundred Marks to Colonel
Devereux: An Order for Payment of Three thousand Pounds
to the Soldiers of Sencroft, late under the Command of the
Lord Fairefax, deceased: An Order for the Payment of
the Interest of Three thousand Five hundred Twenty-six
Pounds Twelve Shillings to One hundred Fourteen reduced
Officers, late under the Lord Fairfax, deceased, out of
Delinquents Estates: Order for Four thousand Pounds for
reduced Officers late under the Command of the Lord Fairefax, deceased: An Order for Payment of the said reduced
Officers Three thousand Five hundred Twenty-six Pounds,
out of the Excise, in Course: Order for Adam Eyre, and
others, to receive the said Sums of Money, ordered to be
paid to the reduced Officers, under the late Lord Fairefax: Order for One hundred Seventy-five Pounds to be
paid to Mrs. Martha Pigott, by Five Pounds the Week,
out of Haberdashers Hall: An Order for a Day of Publick
Humiliation on Thursday next.
Mr. Dove brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Order for Publick Humiliation: To the rest of the
Particulars the Lords will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the Lord Forbes his
Business be taken into Consideration.