DIE Lunæ, 15 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Good.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Sir P. Pindar and the Earl of Mulgrave.
Ordered, That Sir Paul Pyndar's Counsel shall be
heard on Thursday Morning, concerning his Title to
the Allum Mines in the Manor of Mulgrave.
Col. Marshall, Messenger from Scotland, arrested.
Upon Information to this House, "That Lieutenant
Colonel Marshall, the Messenger that brought the
Letter from the Parliament of Scotland to the Parliament of England, is arrested;" and in regard this
House looked upon the said Lieutenant Colonel Marshall
as a Public Person:
It is Ordered, That the Sheriff of London and Midd.
shall forthwith release the said Lieutenant Colonel
Marshall from his present Restraint; and that Dickins
who arrested him, and one Mr. Burges at whose Suit he
was arrested, shall be summoned to appear before this
House To-morrow Morning, to answer the same.
Sir F. Willoughby, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Francis Willoughby shall have a
Pass, to go into Scotland.
E. of Northumb. desires the Money due for the King's Children:
It is desired by the Earl of Northumb. "That the
Money due unto him for the King's Children may be
forthwith paid; and that the Houses would consider
how the said Children shall for the future be provided for; for his Estate being now in a Condition
not likely to afford him Means to advance Money for
their Expences out of his own Purse as hitherto he
hath done, he therefore humbly desires that such
present Course as shall be most agreeable unto the
Houses may be thought upon for the said Children."
Ordered, That this Desire of the Earl of Northumb.
be sent to the House of Commons, with Desire that
some speedy Course may be taken for giving Satisfaction
Not to be answerable for them:
This Day the Earl of Northumb. declared, "That
though he would use his utmost Endeavour for the
preventing of the Departure of any of the King's
Children now with him; yet he desired that he
might not stand as responsible, nor undergo any
Blame, in case any of them should escape, and be
conveyed out of this Kingdom."
To which this House agreed.
Message to the H. C. about it:
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Heath and
To deliver the Paper of the Desire of the Earl of
Northumb. and desire that they would take some speedy
Course for paying the Arrears.
Oates to be proceeded against.
Upon reading the Petition of divers Ministers of the
County of Rutland, against Sam. Oates:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the Justices of the Peace of the
said County shall proceed against the said Oates, according to the Ordinance of Parliament, dated the
for punishing of Blasphemy, &c.
E. of Ancram's Protection renewed.
Ordered, That the Protection formerly granted to
the Earl of Ancram is hereby renewed for Six Months
longer, from the Expiration (fn. *) of the Date of the last
Order, which will be the Second Day of June next.
Letter to the Parliament of Scotland.
Next, the Letter, with the Alterations, to be sent
to the Parliament of Scotland, was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Letter, without further Alteration?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the House commanded a new Letter to be prepared; and appointed the Earl of Mulgrave, Earl of
Denbigh, and the Lord North, (fn. †) to draw it up, and report it to the House forthwith.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Whiteheade, &c.; who brought up an Ordinance for securing to the Treasurers at War Twenty
Thousand Pounds, advanced for the Use of the Army,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House (fn. †) agrees to this Ordinance now
Rawleigh and Vivers.
Ordered, That the Cause between George Rawleigh
and Vivers and others, shall be put off, and be heard
the 20th of June next.
Letter to the Parliament of Scotland:
Next, the Letter which came from the House of
Commons, to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland,
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Letter as it came from the House of
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
(Here enter it.)
Instructions for the Commissioners there.
Then the Instructions to the Commissioners of the Parliament of England in Scotland were read:
And the Question (fn. ‡) being put, "Whether to agree
to have these Instructions to be now sent to the
Commissioners in Scotland?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
L. Wharton Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Wharton hath Leave to be
absent sometimes from his Attendance on this House.
Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do
send a Copy of the Letter to the Parliament of Scotland to the Commissioners of the Parliament of England
Sheriff of York to act as Receives.
An Ordinance was brought in, drawn up by the
Committee of the Revenue, for appointing the High
Sheriff of Yorkeshire to receive the Rents in that County;
which, being read, was passed, and sent to the House
of Commons for Concurrence, by Dr. Heath, &c.
Ordinance to reimburse the Treasurers at Wars 20,000£. advanced for the Army.
"Whereas Sir John Wollaston Knight, John Warner,
Thomas Andrewes, Aldermen of the City of London,
George Witham, Francis Allen, and John Dethicke,
Esquires, now Treasurers at Wars, did, upon the Se
curities mentioned and contained in an Ordinance of
Parliament, dated the last of September last, for the
Services therein expressed, advance the Sum of Thirty
Thousand Pounds, to be reimbursed the same, with
Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum,
in Manner and Form as is therein expressed; and
forasmuch as the pressing and public Occasions for
Money have so multiplied, as that the Committee of
the Army hath been necessitated, and by several
Orders have desired the said Treasurers at Wars to
forbear to reimburse themselves the said Thirty
Thousand Pounds for some Time, with which Order
or Orders the said Treasurers at Wars have, for
furthering the Public Service, yielded all ready
Compliance, by which Means the said Security is
very much weakened; and forasmuch as the said
Committee of the Army, (fn. *) finding themselves in great
Streights of Money, to support the Army, and prevent Free Quarter, have again desired the said Treasurers at Wars to forbear or advance the said Sum of
Thirty Thousand Pounds, for the present Service of
the Public, during the Space of Three Months from
the Date of this Ordinance, the said Sir John Wollaston Knight, John Warner, Thomas Andrews, Aldermen, George Witham, Francis Allen, and John Dethicke,
Esquires, Treasurers at Wars, have proportionably
undertaken to forbear or advance the Sum of Twenty
Thousand Pounds accordingly, for Three Months
longer after the Date hereof, upon the Securities
already assigned to them in the afore-recited Ordinance of the last of September, 1647, with the Addition of the last Six Months Assessment: Be it therefore Ordained, and it is hereby Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the said Treasurers shall be, and are hereby, secured
the said Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, by and
upon the Securities formerly given by the said recited
Ordinances: And it is further Ordained, That the
said Treasurers at Wars shall be, and are hereby,
further secured the said Sum of Twenty Thousand
Pounds, with the Interest thereof, at Eight Pounds
per Centum, out of the Monthly Assessment of Sixty
Thousand Pounds per Mensem, to be taxed, levied,
and paid, by virtue of Two Ordinances of Parliament,
of 15 Martii, 1647, and 24 April. 1648, and shall
and may reimburse and satisfy themselves the said
Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, with the Interest
thereof, at One entire Payment, on or before the
14th of August next, together with all and every
their Allowances, as fully and amply, by virtue hereof,
out of the said former Securities, and out of the said
Assessments, as they might or could have reimbursed
themselves the said Thirty Thousand Pounds, and
their Allowance, by Force and Virtue of the said
recited Ordinance of the last of September last past:
And the Committee of Lords and Commons for the
Army are hereby authorized and appointed to see
the same performed accordingly."
Rutland Ministers Petition, for Oates to be proceeded against, for Blasphemy, &c.
"To the Right Honourable the House of Lords
assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Ministers of the
County of Rutland, and the Parts adjacent;
"That whereas your Lordships Petitioners did formerly exhibit to your Honours a Petition, with Articles annexed, against one Samuell Oates, Weaver,
a known and professed Anabaptist, for preaching
divers blasphemous and erroneous Doctrines, seducing
and re-baptizing very many in our County, and for
sundry other foul Misdemeanors; whereupon your
Lordships were pleased to cause his Person to be attached by a particular Messenger, and, after an
Escape made by him, being again apprehended, was,
by your Honours Order, bound over upon Recognizance, to appear before the Judge of the Assizes for
the County of Rutland, to answer such Articles as
should be exhibited against him; which Order took
no Effect, by reason your Petitioners had not timely
Knowledge of it, whereby they might have prepared
their Articles, and produced their Witnesses against
the said Oates; neither did the said Oates put in any
Record of your Lordships Order into Court, nor
make any legal Appearance, so as the Judge might
legally proceed against him, whereby it came to pass
that nothing was done in the Cause; whereupon the
said Oates, taking himself wholly acquitted and discharged, with much more audacious Boldness proceeds to prosecute his wicked Design than formerly
he had done, by more frequent gathering of mutinous Assemblies, venting his blasphemous Errors,
seducing and deluding the People, and triumphing
of the Ministers, whom he and all his Followers ordinarily call by the Name of Scribes and Pharisies,
Antichrist's Preists, Persequutors of the Truth, &c. labouring in all Places to bring them into common
Hatred and Contempt; yea, not only contemning
Ministry, but also outfacing Magistracy, yea, uttering most seditious and treasonable Speeches against
Monarchy itself, to the high Dishonour of God, the
great Encouragement of Rebellion and Mutiny, and
the woeful Distraction of all the godly and wellaffected People in the Country.
"For Remedy against all which mischievous and
destructive Practices, your Petitioners do again
address themselves to your Lordships Wisdom
and Justice; humbly submitting and adhering
to your Honours further Order and Direction,
for the suppressing of the said Samuell Oates
in his wicked Designs, and the dissolving of
the schismatical and mutinous Meetings of his
deluded Followers, so as the County may be
freed of his Disturbances for the present, and
secured from the like for the future.
"And your Petitioners shall pray, &c.
"Josiah Beacham; in the
Name of the rest."
Coates to be instituted to W. Bridgeford.
Ordered, That Dr. Heath give Institution and Induction unto Samuell Coates Clerk, Master of Arts, to
the Rectory of West Bridgeford, in Com. Notting. void by
Death; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great
Letter to the Parliament of Scotland, that an Answer to their Desires shall be sent to the English Commissioners there.
"We are commanded, by both Houses of the
Parliament of England, to acquaint your Lordship,
That they received a Letter of the 26th of April
last, signed by your Lordship, in the Name of the
Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland, together
with a Paper of Desires inclosed, and that such Resolutions as shall be taken thereupon shall be signified unto the Parliament of Scotland by the Commissioners of this Kingdom resident there. Thus much
we desire your Lordship to communicate to the Par
liament of Scotland; which being all we have in
Command, we remain
"E. Manchester, Speaker of
the House of Peers pro
Westm. 15 Maii, 1648.
"Wm. Lenthall, Speaker of
the House of Commons
of the Parliament of
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of Loudon,
Lord Chancellor of Scotland, and President
of the Parliament of Scotland; to be communicated to the Parliament of Scotland."
House adjourned till 10a cras.