DIE Martis, 25 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Carter.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ordinance to raise Horse in Hunt.
The Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Committee hath considered of the Ordinance for raising
and maintaining of a Troop of Horse, for the County of Huntington; and they think it fit to pass, as
it came from the House of Commons."
Then the said Ordinance was read the Third Time,
and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Pacy and Snellock.
Upon reading the Petition of Steven Pacy; complaining, "That, by reason of the Prosecution of
Mordant Snellocke, he cannot have the Benefit of the
Orders of this House, for his Releasement:"
It is Ordered, That the said Snellocke shall attend
this House on Thursday Morning, and shew Cause why
he should not be released; and in Default thereof, the
said Snellocke shall be taken into safe Custody, by the
Gentleman Usher attending this House.
Message from the H. C. with a Vote approving of the Catechisms; and for the Commissioners in Scotl. to be recalled.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Harley Knight; who brought up,
A Vote for approving of the Large and Short Catechism presented to them from the Assembly of Divines,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
2. To acquaint their Lordships with a Vote which
they have made, "That the Members of their House
that are in Scotland be re-called, and return into this
Kingdom;" and they thought it good to give their
Lordships Notice thereof, that so their Lordships may
call Home the Members of their House, if they think
Ordered, That this House agrees in re-calling the
Members of both Houses that are now in Scotland.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees in the re-calling out of Scotland the Members of both Houses of Parliament that
are Commissioners there: To the other Vote, concerning the approving of the Two Catechisms, their Lordships will take the same into Consideration, and will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance concerning the E. I. Co.
An Ordinance concerning the East India Company,
was brought in, and read Twice; and ordered to be
committed to the former Committee: And the Earl of
Kent and the Earl of Mulgrave added to the said Committee. And Mr. Curteene and Mr. Alderman Fowkes
to have Notice of it; and the Business to be heard Friday
Mrs. Baugh, Colley, & al. Petition, about their Husbands, Slaves in Morocco.
Upon reading the Petition of Sara Baugh, Mary
Colley, and others; shewing, "That their Husbands are
Slaves under the King of Morocca, who will not release them, unless the King of England send a Letter
to Him; therefore they desire a Pass, to go to the
King, in the Isle of Wight, to procure His Letter:"
It is Ordered, That it be made appear that the
King of Morocca will release them upon the King's
Ly. Rowe's Petition, for Sir W. Rowe, in Colchester, to be exchanged.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Eliz. Rowe, in
Behalf of her Husband Sir Wm. Rowe, now Prisoner in
Colchester; desiring, "That either Sir Tho. Payton, Sir Ric.
Page, or Mr. Phillip Welby, may be sent to Colchester,
for Exchange of her Husband:"
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons.
Ly. Harcourt's Ordinance.
An Ordinance concerning the Lady Harcourt, was
read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three; to meet on Thursday Morning, at
Nine a Clock.
Mons. Montreul, a Pass.
Ordered, That Monsieur De Montereul shall have
a Pass, to transport into France Four Coach-horses, and
Eight Saddle-horses, Custom-free; and the Concurrence
of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
E. of Manchester, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester shall have
Leave to be absent from his Attendance on this House,
for Ten Days.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Barker; shewing,
"That having formerly an Order of this House, for to
be free from Arrests; yet, notwithstanding, he is arrested, at the Suit of one Ralph Grinder, by Ridley
and Beare, Serjeants, who contemptuously and scornfully threw away the Order of this House, and would
not give Obedience to the same:"
Grinder & al. sent for.
It is Ordered, That the said Ralph Grinder, Ridley,
and Beare, shall appear before this House on Thursday
Morning next, to answer their said Contempts.
Heads for a Conference about a Treaty.
The Lord North reported from the Committee, Reasons to be offered at a Conference with the House of
Commons, in Answer to their Reasons delivered at the
last Free Conference, for adhering to their Vote for the
King's granting the Three Propositions before a Treaty;
which were read.
"The Answer to the First Reason:
"The Counties that press for a free immediate Personal Treaty with the King, towards a Peace, cannot
with like Reason urge Conclusions destructive to
Public Security upon a Treaty; nor will there be
any proportionable Reason for the Parliament to comply with such a Desire.
"The Answer to the Second Reason:
"How necessary soever the Three Propositions may
be in Conclusion for Safety in a Peace, provided that
the Circumstances of a Treaty be secure; they cannot be conceived so necessary to go before a Peace
and Treaty, more than hitherto they have been to
our Subsistence during the War.
"The Answer to the Third Reason:
"Though these Propositions are new to neither
Part, and that the King hath expressed some Inclination to give Satisfaction to them; yet He hath
ever affirmed, that He would be concluded by nothing till the End of the Treaty; whereupon much
Time will be spent, with little Hope in obtaining.
"The Answer to the Fourth Reason:
"As to the Inconveniencies supposed to ensue in
case the Treaty take no Effect, whereunto might be
added many more if not provided for; it is conceived
a sufficient Answer, That all Things will remain in
the same State as when the Treaty begun, which
cannot be apprehended as any Loss or Prejudice.
"Upon the whole Matter, the Lords do not conceive that their preceding Reasons are answered by
what was delivered at the last Meeting. And finding no further Satisfaction whereupon to alter their
Opinions, omitting much more that might be offered
in Support thereof, they still continue to think good,
that a convenient Treaty may be admitted, without
insisting upon the Three Propositions to be granted
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
approves of these Reasons, to be offered to the
House of Commons at a Conference.
Message from the H. C. about it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by John Crewe Esquire:
To desire their Lordships would please to give an
Answer to the Reasons delivered to their Lordships at
the last Free Conference.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take their Message into speedy
Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of
Message to them, for a Conference about a Treaty;—and for the Embargo to be taken off.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Free Conference, in the Painted
Chamber, touching the Matter of the last Free Conference.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of the Governors
of the Merchant Adventurers; and to desire (fn. *) they may
be released from the Embargo, and all others of the
Col. Devereux's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Nic. Devereux:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House
Ly. Butler's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Butler and
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons,
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will give a present Free Conference, as is
Evans to be instituted to Llandrige.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto Evan Evans, to the Rectory of Llandrige, in Com. Merioneth, void by the Death of the
last Incumbent; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the
Ordinance for raising a Troop of Horse in Huntingdonshire.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, bearing
Date the 19th of June, 1648, Power is given to the
Committee of Lords and Commons sitting at Derby
House, to grant Commissions to such Captains and
their inferior Officers as they should think fit, for
the raising of Horse and Foot, for securing the County of Hunt. and suppressing of Tumults; and the
Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do
now hereby order and ordain, That the Committee
for the said County, or any Four of them, have hereby full Power and Authority to nominate and make
Assessors and Collectors; which said Collectors and
Assessors shall hereby have Power to tax, assess, levy,
and collect, by an equal and proportionable Rate or
Assessment, upon all the Inhabitants, and all Lords
and Owners of any Lands, Tenements, Rents, Annuities, Rent Charges, and other Yearly Profits
whatsoever, arising, lying, and being, within the
said County, or issuing out of any Parts thereof,
so much Money, not exceeding the Sum of One
Thousand Pounds, as will serve to buy and provide
Horses, and all Necessaries whatsoever, for the furnishing of One Troop of Horse, to consist of Seventy
Troopers, besides the Captain and other Officers;
and the said Committee shall and hereby also have
Power and Authority to nominate and make Assessors and Collectors, which said Assessors and Collectors shall hereby also have Power, by [ (fn. *) an equal]
and indifferent Rate and Assessments, to tax, assess,
and collect, such further Weekly Sums of Money,
upon all the Inhabitants, and all Lords and Owners
of any Lands, Tenements, Rents, Annuities, Rent
Charges, and other Yearly Profits whatsoever, arising, lying, and being, within the said County, or
issuing out of any Part thereof, as will satisfy and
discharge the Weekly Pay of the said Captain, Officers, and Troopers, and other incident Charges,
the said Weekly Assessment not to exceed the Sum
of Four Score Pounds, and to continue for Six
Months next ensuing the Date of this present Ordinance: And the Committee of the said County of
Huntingdon are hereby authorized to appoint a General Receiver, into whose Hands the Money so
raised as aforesaid shall be paid, which said Receiver shall issue forth the said Monies by Warrant
under the Hands of the Committee of the said
County, or any Four of them, for the Purposes expressed in this Ordinance; the said Troopers and
Officers to be paid according to the Establishment
of the Lord General Fairefaxe's Army: And the
said Committee is further authorized to reward such
as they shall employ in assessing, collecting, receiving, and issuing out of the said Monies, for the
Uses aforesaid, out of the said Weekly Assessment,
according to the Ordinance of the 23th of June,
1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising of
Money, to be employed towards the Maintenance
of Forces within this Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight; and for the
speedy transporting the Forces for carrying on the
War of Ireland:" And it is hereby further Ordered
and Ordained, That the aforesaid Troop shall (fn. †) not
be drawn or (fn. ‡) commanded out of the County of
Huntingdon, without the Consent of the Committee
of the said County, or any Four of them, whensoever
they shall be thereunto required: And it is hereby
further Ordained, That in case any Person or Persons,
rated or assessed as aforesaid, shall refuse to pay, or
shall not, within Six Days after Demand thereof by
the said Collectors, pay the several Sums of Money
so rated or assessed upon him or them, it shall then
be lawful for the said Committee, or any Three or
more of them, by Warrant under their Hands, to
cause the Goods of all and every such Person or Persons refusing or not paying to be distrained and sold,
rendering to the Parties distrained the Overplus of
the Money remaining upon Sale of their said Goods,
if any shall be; and to take further Course for the
levying and collecting the said Weekly Assessment,
as is ordained, directed, or appointed, by the aforesaid Ordinance of 23 Junii, 1647: And it is hereby
further Ordered and Ordained, That all and every
such Person and Persons as shall act or give Obedience to this present Ordinance shall, for such their
Acting and Obedience, be saved harmless, and kept
indemnified, by Authority of this present Parliament: And be it hereby further Ordained, That neither of the Universities, nor any College whatsoever,
nor any Hall, Hospital, Alms-house, or Free-school,
or any of them, or any Member of any of them,
or any of their Rents or Revenues, or Tenants in
Respect of their Lands or Tenements, or any other
Tenant or Landholder whatsoever, within the said
County, be, or shall be hereby, charged or taxed,
otherwise than is ordered or provided for them, and
every of them respectively, by the Ordinance of 23
Commissioners in Scotland re-called.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
"That the Members of both Houses that are in Scotland be re-called, and return into this Kingdom."
House adjourned till 10a, Thursday Morning next.