DIE Saturni, 29 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Morris to have a Place in the Wine Licence Office.
Upon Information to this House, "That Mr. Laurance Sweetenham, who had an Office in the Office of
Wine Licence, is lately dead, whereby the said Office
It is Ordered, That Henry Morris be recommended to that Place; and that the Concurrence of the
House of Commons be desired herein.
Morris, alias Poyntz, &c. Pet. to be released.
Upon reading the Petition of John Morris, alias
It is Ordered, To be referred to all the Judges, to
consider how the Petitioners may be released from their
Imprisonment, without Prejudice to any Parties, in
regard of the Fines imposed by Judgement of this
House; and report the same to this House.
L. Colraine and Ly. Delawar.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady La Warr, in
Answer to the Petition of the Lord Colerayne:
It is Ordered, That Counsel on both Sides shall be
heard, on Tuesday Morning next, touching the Matter of
Message from the H. C. with a Vote about a Treaty;—and for the E. of Cleveland to be exchanged for Sir W. Massam.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Samuell Browne, concerning these Particulars:
1. That they considering of some Expedient how to reconcile the Difference between the Two Houses, touching the Personal Treaty, they have, in order thereunto, made a Vote, wherein they desire their Lordships
Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
Agreed to, upon the Question.
2. They desire that the Earl of Cleaveland may be
exchanged for Sir Will. Massam; and that it be left
unto the General, to do what he shall think expedient
in order thereunto; wherein they desire their Lordships
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to both these Particulars now
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet about a Treaty;—with Montreul's Pass;—and for Morris to have a Place.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Eltonheade; videlicet,
That the Committee for Peace may meet on Monday
next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, to consider of all the Circumstances necessary for the safe and
speedy carrying on of this Treaty with the King; in particular, that the King may be with Honour, Freedom,
and Safety, in such Place in the Isle of Wight as His
Majesty shall make Choice of; and also concerning the
Time when the said Treaty shall begin.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Pass for Monsieur Montreul.
3. To desire Concurrence, that Henry Morris may have
the Place of Mr. Laurance Swetenham, in the Office of
Ordinance to rectify Abuses in Coats of Arms.
An Ordinance was brought in, for rectifying Abuses
in Coats of Arms; which, being read, was committed
to these Lords following:
Any Five; to meet on Wednesday Morning next, at
Nine a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and to
adjourn from Time to Time.
Ordinance for Lloyd to be Rector of Llanbenlan.
An Ordinance was brought in, for making Mr. Evan
Lloyd Rector of Lanbenlan, in the County of Anglesey;
and being read, was Agreed to, and ordered to be sent
to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Petition from the Common Council.
A Petition was presented to this House, by Mr.
Alderman Byde, in the Name of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of London:
Which was received, and read publicly.
Then the Persons that delivered it withdrew.
And the House commanded the same to be read
again, as followeth. (Here enter it.)
And upon Consideration;
The Question being put, "Whether to have a
Conference presently with the House of Commons, touching those Votes formerly sent
down, for the annulling those Powers given
to Major General Skippon, for listing of
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That the Speaker do draw up the Matter
of this Conference, and present the same to the House.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about annulling the Votes for Gen. Skippon to to raise Forces.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Justice Rolls and Mr. Serjeant Finch:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Matter of some Votes formerly sent
down, for re-calling the Powers given to Major General
Skippon, for the listing of Forces.
Answer to the Common Council.
The Persons that brought the Petition were called in
again; and the Speaker, in the Name of the House,
returned them this Answer as followeth:
"The Lords gratefully receive the Acknowledgements which you have made to them, in the Name of
the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of
the City; and have commanded me to assure you, that
their Care shall never be wanting, to improve all
Means for the preventing of those Inconveniencies
that may threaten either Danger or Disquiet to the
City of London, in this Particular mentioned in your
Petition. They have already recalled that Power
given to Major General Skippon. They will pursue a
further and as effectual a Means as they can, for the
perfecting of what is desired by you, that the Confidence the City of London hath expressed of them may
be confirmed, and that the City may be still encouraged and enabled to intend the Security of the Parliament, according to their Engagements."
Heads for the Conference about annulling the Votes for Gen. Skippon to raise Forces.
"The Matter of the present Conference is this:
That it may greatly increase Jealousy and Animosities, which are destructive to all Civil Societies,
if such distinct Powers shall be exercised in this
"That, considering the free and full Expressions
which were not long since made to the City by both
Houses, of their resting upon them for their Security and Defence; and likewise the Readiness and
Faithfulness that the City shewed, in Observance
of the Parliament's Commands, upon the late tumultuous Rising in Kent, and the happy Success that
followed thereupon; this new Power granted to Major
General Skippon may give them Occasion to believe
that the Parliament's Confidence in them is lessened,
and their Favours towards them are withdrawn, both
in respect of their Fidelity, and of their late Engagements for the Safety of the Parliament, (fn. *) which
ought in this Conjuncture of Time to be avoided. The
dangerous and destructive Consequence that it may be
of to the whole Kingdom, as well as to the Parliament, if such Disorders should break out in this City,
as are apprehended by the Chief Magistrates thereof."
Ordinance to raise Forces in Sussex.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for
raising Monies, for a Troop of Horse and Dragoons,
for suppressing of Insurrections in the County of Sussex.
And the House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Ordinance?"
It (fn. *) was Resolved in the Negative.
Ordered, That the Conference be desired with the
House of Commons, on Monday Morning, at Eleven of
Ellis's Ordinance to be Rector of St. Albans.
The Ordinance for Mr. Ellis to be Minister of St.
Albans, was reported, as fit to pass, with an Alteration; which being read, and likewise the said Ordinance with the Alteration, it was Agreed to.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Graves:
It is Ordered, That when a Certificate be brought
in, it be recommended to the House of Commons.
Officers of the Shipwrights Comp. Pet.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Kelinge Clerk
to the Company of Shipwrights, Rob't Dearrant their
late Beadle, and Wm. Beadle their present Officer:
It is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of
the Navy, to consider of the Petition; and certify to
this House what Course is fit to be taken for Relief of
Dr. Crodop, a Pass to the E. of Holland.
Ordered, That George Crodop, a Physician, shall be
permitted to pass, with his Man and Two Horses, from
the City of London, to the Earl of Holland, in Warwicke Castle, and back again.
Answers from the H. C.
Mr. Justice Roll and Mr. Serjeant Finch return with
this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Eltonhead return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Meeting of the Committee
on Monday, and to the Ordinance concerning the employing the King and Queen's Revenue in Yorkeshire for
Maintenance of the Forces there: (Here enter it.)
And to the Petition of Margerett Robertes and Jane
Smyth: To all the rest, they will send, &c.
Newton & al. Pet. for Money due for apprehending Priests.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Newton, James
Wadsworth, Tho. Mayo, and Rob't de Luke, Messengers,
for (fn. †) apprehending of Priests and Jesuits; shewing,
That there is Two Thousand and Fifty Pounds due
to them, for Service in apprehending of Jesuits and
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Committee to consider of condemned Priests who have been reprieved.
Upon Information, "That divers Priests condemned
by the Law have been reprieved:"
It is Ordered, That these Lords following shall
call before them Francis Newton, James Wadsworth,
Tho. Mayo, &c. to inform their Lordships who those
Priests and Jesuits are, and by (fn. *) what Authority they have
been reprieved, and report the same to this House:
Any Three; to meet on Wednesday next, in the
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock; and to
adjourn from Time to Time.
Message to the H. C. about the Conference concerning Gen. Skippon's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Eltonheade:
To desire that the Conference may be on Monday
next, at Twelve a Clock, in regard it is now late.
Order for a Treaty with King, in the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That a Treaty be had, in the Isle of
Wight, with the King in Person, by a Committee appointed by both Houses, upon all the Propositions
presented to Him at Hampton Court, and for the
taking away of Wards and Liveries, for settling a safe
and well-grounded Peace."
Ordinance for the Yorkshire Forces to have the King's and Queen's Revenues there.
"It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Rents
and Revenue due or payable to the King, Queen, or
Prince, respectively, and arising within the several
Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland, and Lancaster,
the City and County of the City of Yorke, the Town
and County of the Town of Nottingham, the Town
and County of the Town of Kingston upon Hull, and
the Town and County of the Town of Newcastle upon
Tyne, within these Two Years now last past, and not
yet collected, but remaining in the Hands of the
Tenants or Farmers, or, being collected, do yet remain in the Hands of the several Sheriffs, Receivers,
or other Collectors of the same, and not paid into
the Receipt of the Exchequer or Dutchy respectively, be forthwith collected, and paid, upon Accompt,
for and towards the present Supply of the Officers
and Soldiers now under the Command of Major
General Lambert, in the North; the same to be paid
to Thomas Rookby Esquire, his Assignee or Assigns;
and all Sheriffs, Receivers, Collectors, and other
Persons; now having Authority to collect, levy, and
receive the said Rents and Revenue, are required to
use their utmost Endeavours for the speedy collecting and bringing in of the same; and all Justices of
Peace, Committees, and other Persons whom it may
concern, are also required to give their best Aid and
Assistance therein: And the said respective Collectors,
and other Persons who have received any of the said
Rents and Revenues, and have not paid in the same to
the respective Sheriffs and Receivers General respectively, are hereby required forthwith to pay the
same unto the said respective Sheriffs and Receivers
General respectively, which said respective Sheriffs
and Receivers General respectively are hereby ordered
and required to pay the same, as also all other Sums
growing due within the Times aforesaid, which they
have in their Hands not yet paid, into the Receipts
of the Exchequer or Dutchy respectively, to the said
Thomas Rookby, his Assignee or Assigns; and the
Acquittance of the said Thomas Rookeby, his Assignee
or Assigns, shall be, by virtue of this Ordinance, a
sufficient Discharge for all and every such several
and respective Sheriffs, Receivers, and Collectors, as
so shall pay any of the said Monies unto him, and
shall be allowed upon their Accompts respectively,
for so much as they shall severally pay unto him the
said Thomas Rookby, his Assignee or Assigns, by virtue
of this Ordinance; and the Committee of the Revenue, Barons of the Exchequer, Auditors, and
other Officers respectively, are to allow thereof accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance,
nor any Thing therein contained, shall not extend
to hinder the Payment of the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, formerly advanced by John Bland Esquire, for Public Service, and allowed, by Ordinance
dated the 2d Day of June last, to be re-paid unto him
out of the Revenue arising within the County of
Yorke, nor to ordinary Fees, or other Disbursements,
due unto the respective Receivers, Auditors, or other
Officers belonging to those Receipts; nor unto the
Yearly Rents and Pensions, or Arrearages thereof,
issuing out of those Receipts, as they have been or
shall be ordered to be paid by the Committee of the
Ordinance for Overed to be Minister of Toppesfield.
"Whereas the Rectory and Church of Toppesfeild,
in the County of Essex, is now void, by Death of
Doctor Lawrence Burnell, being above Value, and
immediately in His Majesty's Gift, and now at the
Dispose of both Houses of Parliament: The Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking Notice
thereof, and to the End the said Rectory and Church
of Toppesfeild may be supplied with an able, orthodox, and godly Minister, have ordered, ordained,
and appointed, and do hereby order, ordain, and
appoint, John Overed Clerk, an able, godly, orthodox Minister, to be Rector of the said Toppesfeild;
and that he shall and may hold, possess, and enjoy,
the said Church and Rectory, the Parsonage-house,
with all the Rights, Members, Stipends, Duties, Glebes,
Tithes, Houses, Profits, Commodities, and Appurtenances whatsoever belonging, in as large and ample a
Manner as the said Doctor Lawrence Burnell, or any
other Rector thereof, lawfully or of Right had or
ought to have had the same; provided, that the said
John (fn. *) Evered shall pay all such Tenths, First Fruits,
and other Duties, as ought to be paid, for or in regard of his Incumbency there: Saving to all other
Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate, all such Rights
and Titles as they or any of them have unto the
Rectory of Toppesfeild, except such Persons as are
sequestered or sequestrable by the Ordinance of Parliament for the sequestering of Papists and Delinquents
"And the Commissioners of the Great Seal are
hereby authorized to pass the Grant hereof, under the
Great Seal of England, unto the said John Overed
Petition from the Common Council, pressing for Gen. Skippon's Ordinance for enlisting Men to be repealed.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lord
Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons,
of the City of London, in Common
"That last Night, your Petitioners sitting in Common Council, there was, by divers grave and wellaffected Citizens, presented unto them a Petition,
subscribed by a great Number of Hands, wherein
was represented the sad and dangerous Condition of
the Parliament and City, whereof this Court is also
very sensible, by reason of the Power, by Ordinance
of the 12th Instant, granted to Major General Skippon, to list Horse and Foot, still made Use of to put
the Power of the Sword into the Hands of Servants
and Sectaries; which, by many Testimonies of very
credible Witnesses, hath been clearly proved.
"All which, your Petitioners do conceive, will endanger the Safety and Peace of Parliament and City;
is contrary to the ancient laudable Customs and
Usages of the same; inconsistent with the Power by
Ordinance granted to the Militia of London, and is
feared will (if not speedily prevented) put this City
into a sudden Distemper.
"In Consideration whereof, and in Discharge of
their Trust, your Petitioners are again necessitated to be humble Suitors to this Honourable
House; and do pray, the said Ordinance
granted unto Major General Skippon may be
repealed, and the Forces raised by Authority
thereof discharged; that there may be no
listing nor raising of Forces, in this City or
Liberties thereof, but by the Power of the
Militia settled by Ordinance of Parliament,
that the Petitioners may be the better enabled
and encouraged to defend the Parliament,
unto whom (notwithstanding the many false and
scandalous Aspersions of Disaffection and Malignancy cast upon them) they are resolved
with Lives and Fortunes faithfully and constantly to adhere, according to their solemn
League and Covenant.
"And shall pray, &c.
House adjourned till 12a
Monday Morning next.