DIE Mercurii, 2 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Byfield.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say.
Ds. La Warr.
Author, &c. of The Parliament's Ten Commandments to be attached.
Ordered, That the Stationers Company shall endeavour to find out the Author and Publisher and
Printer of a scandalous aud blasphemous Paper, printed,
intituled, "The Parliament's Ten Comandements;" and
that they be apprehended by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, and brought before the Lords in
Parliament, to answer the same.
The Ordinance for Mr. Sutton's Composition, was
read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance to suspend the Privilege of Parliament from Peers who have deserted it.
The Ordinance for suspending the Privilege of Parliament to such Peers that have deserted the Parliament, was read the Second Time.
And the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure, (fn. *) to debate the same.
The House being resumed;
The further Consideration of this Business shall be
this Day Fortnight; and then the former Ordinance
for disabling such Peers as have borne Arms against
and deserted the Parliament shall be likewise taken into
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance for repairing Churches.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bacon; who brought up an Ordinance for
repairing of Churches, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take their Message into Consideration, and will return an Answer by Messengers of
Articles of Impeachment against the Seven Lords to be sent to them.
The House took into Consideration the Articles of
Impeachment against the Seven Lords, of High Trea
son, and High Crimes and Misdemeanors, brought from
the House of Commons.
And it was moved, "That it might be considered;
whether the Releasing of the said Lords, and giving
them their Liberties, the 19th of January last, be not
a Discharging and Acquitting them of the general
Accusation of High Treason; and whether the Releasing of their Persons be a Discharging of the Accusation?"
Then the general Accusation of the Eighth of September was read; and the Order of their Commitment, and
the several Messages sent to the House of Commons
concerning them, were read.
And the Question being put, "Whether, upon
what hath been now read, the general Impeachment against the Seven Lords is dismissed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Next, it was taken into Consideration, "Whether,
in the particular Articles against the Seven Lords,
there be not a Contrariety in the Averment of the
House of Commons; because the Articles make
Mention, that they are in Maintenance of a former
Charge brought up from the House of Commons
against them of High Treason; whereas these Articles are for High Treason, and High Crimes and
And it was moved, "To have a Conference with the
House of Commons about it."
And the Question being put, "Whether to send
to the Seven Lords Copies of their several
and respective Articles, and appoint them a
Day to put in their Answers to the same, before such Time as a Conference be had with
the House of Commons concerning this Business?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
To put in their Answers, and give Bail for their Appearance.
Ordered, That the Earl of Lyncolne, Earl of Suffolke, Earl of Midd. Lord Berkeley, Lord Hunsdon, Lord
Willoughby, and the Lord Maynard, shall, at this Bar,
on Friday Morning, receive their several and respective
Articles of High Treason, and other High Crimes and
Misdemeanors, brought from the House of Commons
against them; and that they put in their several and
respective Answers thereunto by To-morrow Fortnight:
And it is further Ordered, That the aforesaid Lords
are sequestered from their attending this House upon
this Charge; and that they put in Bail of Four Thousand Pounds apiece, aud Two Thousand Pounds by
Sureties, for each Lord, on Friday next.
Message from the H.C. with Votes for better securing the King's Person.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight; who brought
up some Votes, concerning the better securing of the
King's Person in the Isle of Wight.
The Votes were read; and committed to the Earl
of Northumb. Lord Viscount Say and Seale, and the
Lord Wharton, to make Alterations therein, according to the Debate of the House; and to meet presently.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Murray, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Murry, with his Servant,
shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Wyborne & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Benjamin Wyborne, Mrs. Blanche
Wyborne, Mrs. Mary Ryth, Eliz. Turnor, John Thompson, and Richard Smyth, shall have a Pass, to go into
Votes for better securing the King's Person:
The Earl of Northumb. reported the Votes concerning the better securing of the King's Person, with
some Alterations; which being read, the House approving not of the Alterations, the Votes were read
again as they came from the House of Commons; and
Agreed to, with these Words added in the latter End
["to continue in the said Service during the Pleasure
of both Houses"].
Message to the H.C. with them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Eltonheade:
To deliver to them the Votes for the better securing
the King's Person, with the Addition; and desire their
Concurrence in the said Addition.
Ordinance to clear Sutton of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Robert Sutton, of Averham, in the County of Nottingham, Esquire, hath by both Houses of
Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Four Thousand Eight Hundred Three Score and One Pounds,
he having been a Member of the House of Commons, and deserted the Parliament: The Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint His Majesty's Solicitor General to
prepare a Pardon to the said Robert Sutton, for his
said Offence, in such Form as is agreed by both
Houses for like Offenders, together with a Grant of,
and Restitution to him, his Heirs and Assigns, of
all his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate
for which the said Fine was accepted, according to a
Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits
thereof, from the Day of the Payment of his said
Fine, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of
the said Robert Sutton in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Right of Patronage, to any Church
or Chapel; which said Pardon, so prepared, the
Commissioners of the Great Seal of England for the
Time being are hereby likewise authorized to pass
under the said Great Seal accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free the said
Robert Sutton from a further Composition, for any
other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and that, in case
the said Lands mentioned in the said Particular were
of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed
during Three Years before the Year of our Lord
1640, then the said Robert Sutton shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition, as both Houses
of Parliament shall appoint."
House adjourned till 10a cras.