DIE Martis, 1 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Cawdrey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Delaval, a Pass.
Ordered, That Anselme De la Vallee, a French Man
of the Earl of Sarum, shall have a Pass, to go into
Dr. Collidon, a Pass.
Ordered, That Dr. Collidon shall have a Pass, with
his Coach and Four Horses, and Servants, to go into
France, and return again.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lyster Knight, &c.; who brought
Two Ordinances, wherein they desire their Lordships
1. An Ordinance for raising Monies, for paying the
Forces, in the County of Nottingham.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance to discharge Park of 200 l.
2. An Ordinance for discharging Ruben Parke of Two
Read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Five; to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for raising
Monies, for Maintenance of the Forces of the County of
Nottingham: To the rest, they will take it into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Votes for a Treaty with the King in the Isle of Wight:
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the Committee for Peace Yesterday meeting, to consider of
the Votes of both Houses concerning the treating
with the King, have made Two Votes, which they
offer to their Lordships Consideration.
"The Votes were read, as followeth:
"That a Committee of both Houses be sent to His
Majesty, to acquaint Him with their Resolutions to
treat Personally with His Majesty, by a Committee
of both Houses, in such Place as His Majesty shall
make Choice of, in the Isle of Wight, upon the
Propositions presented at Hampton Court, and the
taking away of Wards and Liveries, for the settling
of a safe and well-grounded Peace; which Treaty
is resolved by the Two Houses to be transacted, with
Honour, Freedom, and Safety to His Majesty, in
the Isle of Wight."
Agreed to, upon the Question.
"That the said Committee intended to be sent unto
His Majesty, to acquaint Him with the Resolutions
of the Houses, be dispatched away with all convenient Speed."
Ordered, That the Earl of Midd. be desired to go
to the King, with the Resolutions abovesaid; and to
go on Friday next, with a proportionable Committee
of the House of Commons.
"That the Committee intended to be sent unto His
Majesty, to treat with Him, shall have Power to
treat with His Majesty, in the Isle of Wight, upon
such Propositions as shall be offered by Him."
The Concurrence of the House of Commons to
be desired herein.
Message to the H. C. with them; and for the Conference about repealing Gen. Skippon's Order to inlist Men.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Bennett and Mr. Eltonhead:
To deliver to them the Two Votes reported this Day
from the Committee for Peace, and also the additional
Vote made this Day, and desired their Concurrence;
and further to let them know, that this House hath
appointed One Lord to go, with a proportionable
Number of their House, to the King; and that they
may go on Friday next.
2. To desire the Conference formerly desired, concerning the Matter of some Votes formerly sent down,
for recalling the Powers given to Major General Skippon, for listing of Volunteers, may be presently, in the
Ordered, That this Part of the Message be
respited until To-morrow Morning.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance to raise Forces, in the Isle of Ely.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight; who brought up an
Ordinance for raising and paying of a Troop of Horse,
in the Isle of Ely; wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired.
Read Twice, and ordered to be committed to the
whole House, and taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take this Message into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of
Capt. Coplay a Protection, and to assign his Arrears to his Creditors.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain John Coplay;
shewing, "That there are many Arrears due unto him,
for his Service to the Parliament; and he is in Danger
to be arrested:"
It is Ordered, That he shall have the Protection of
this House, until the Arrears be paid him, provided he
assign over his Arrears to his Creditors.
Assizes put off.
Ordered, That the Judges be desired to put off
their several Circuits for the Times appointed; and
when they see it convenient, they may present an Ordinance to this House, for putting the said Assizes off
for this Vacation.
L. Howard assessed, contrary to Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That the
Committee at Yorke hath imposed the serving of a
Horse and Arms from the Lord Howard of Escricke,
contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, being a
Member of this House:"
Committee of York, to make him Reparation.
It is Ordered, That a Letter be written, from this
House, to the said Committee, to let them know, "That
their Lordships wonder at this Carriage of theirs towards the Lord Howard; for which their Lordships
do expect Reparations for the same, and restoring of
the said Horse and Arms; or else this House will
take further Course to bring them to Answer for
the said Miscarriage."
Letter from Capt. Batten.
Upon reading the Letter of Captain Robert Batten,
Governor of The Holy Island:
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Lewis Kirke
be taken into Consideration, as the Writ of Error depending in this House concerning him shall be.
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the levying and
raising of Monies, in the County of Nottingham.
Ordinance for raising Money in Nottinghamshire.
"Whereas, by reason of the late Insurrections in
the Northern Parts of the Kingdom, and other
Dangers threatening the County of Nottingham,
great and extraordinary Charges have been necessarily occasioned, for the Defence of the said County,
whereunto divers well-affected Persons have voluntarily contributed, by lending several Sums of Money and otherwise, and other Debts have been contracted: Now, for the Re-payment of the said Sums,
and for discharging the said Debts, and for the Preservation of the said County, the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby ordain, That
the Committee of the said County of Nottingham formerly appointed, by the Ordinance of Parliament
bearing Date the 20th Day of March, Anno Domini, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising
Monies, to be employed for the Maintenance of
the Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax Knight," or Three or more of them, shall have
full Power and Authority, and are hereby required,
to levy and raise, by an equal and indifferent Assessment upon the said County of Nottingham, such
Sum or Sums of Money as they shall think fit and
necessary for the said Ends and Purposes, not exceeding the Sum of One Thousand Pounds per Mensem, to be reckoned from the 8th Day of July last
past, and so to continue for Two Months; and that
the said Committee, or any Three or more of them,
be hereby authorized and required to execute the
same, by all such Ways and Means, and as fully
and amply to all Intents and Purposes, as in and by
the said former Ordinance is limited and appointed;
and that the said Sum of Money, so to be levied and
raised as is aforesaid, shall be disposed and disbursed by them, or Three or more of them, for the
Re-payment of the said voluntary Contributions
and other Debts, and Five Hundred Pounds thereof for the fortifying and furnishing of the Castle of
Nott. with Ammunition and Victual, and the Residue
thereof for the further Defence and Preservation of
the said County: And whereas, by reason of the
said late Insurrections, divers Sums of Money, Horses,
Arms, and other Provisions, necessary for the Defence
of the said County, have been levied and seized,
within the said County, the said Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament do hereby declare and ordain, That every Person and Persons who have so
levied and seized any Money, Horses, Arms, and
other Things as is aforesaid, for the Defence of the
said County, upon the said late sudden and exigent
Occasion, shall be, by Authority of Parliament, fully
and clearly indemnified and saved harmless for and
concerning the same, and shall have all such Indemnity, Benefit, and Advantage whatsoever, as is
granted and contained in and by any Ordinance or
Ordinances of Parliament made for the Indemnifying
of Soldiers, or of any others who have acted or done
any Act or Thing by Authority of Parliament, or
for the Service or Benefit thereof."