DIE Martis, 10 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Smyth.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Hunsdon, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer from
the House [ (fn. *) of Commons] to the last Message sent:
That they will take them into Consideration, and will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mrs. Garrett and Sir G. Garrett.
Upon reading the Petition of Theodosia Garrett Widow, late Wife of George Garrett, Second Son of Sir
It is Ordered, That Sir George Garrett shall have
a Copy of this Petition, and return his Answer within
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Major General Massie, &c.; who brought up these
Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Order for satisfying Monies to Sir Rob't Harley, which he laid out for the Use of the State.
(Here enter it.)
2. An Order concerning the Reduced Officers of the
late Lord Fairfax. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Two Orders now
Message to the H. C. with Doweet's and Wyat's Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett:
To deliver to them the Petitions of Abraham Dowcett
and Captain Devereux Wyatt, and desire their Concurrence therein.
Cole to be attached, for Contempt.
Upon reading the Affidavits of John Smalman and
John Fowlke, against Richard Cole: (Here enter them.)
It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher shall attach the Body of the said Ric'd Cole, and bring him
before the Lords in Parliament, to answer his contemptuous Words against this House.
Michaell Baker, upon Oath, informed this House at
the Bar, "That he left the Order of this House Yesternight at the House of Ric'd Cole, to summon him
to appear before this House this Day:" Which the
said Cole did not.
Ld. Mayor Elect to be presented.
Ordered, That Friday next this House appoints, for
the Lord Mayor Elect of London to come to receive the
Approbation of this House.
Blackmer and Paris's Petition.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and the Justices of
the City of London shall have a Sight of the Petition of
Thomas Blackmer and Richard Paris, and return their
Answer to this House this Day Sevennight.
Message to the H. C. to remind them of the E. of Nottingham's Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Hakewill and
To put them in Mind of the Earl of Nottingham's
Blackmer and Paris, and Wollaston.
The Answer of Henry Wollaston, Keeper of Newgate,
to the Petition of Thomas Blackmer and Richard Paris,
was this Day read.
Hungerford's Fine to be abated.
The Lord North reported from the Committee appointed to consider of the Ordinance of Composition of
Mr. Anthony Hungerford, divers Examinations, (fn. *) manifesting the good Affection of the said Mr. Hungerford
to the Parliament; upon which the Committee think
him fit to receive the Favour of the Houses, for the
Mitigation of his Fine.
The Question being put, "Whether Mr. Anthony
Hungerford's Fine shall be abated to Fifteen
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That this Ordinance, with the Resolution
of this House, be sent to the House of Commons, for
Order to repay 820 l. to Sir R. Harley.
"Whereas Sir Robert Harley Knight of the Bath,
a Member of the House of Commons, (fn. †) hath heretofore lent and disbursed several Sums of Money, for
the Service of the Commonwealth; that is to say,
Five Hundred Pounds, for the Payment of a Bill of
Exchange returned from Scotland, for the Maintenance of the Garrison at Berwick, which was paid in
September, 1643; and also Three Hundred and Twenty Pounds more, in August, 1643, to satisfy and pay
the Arrears of a Debt due to Sir John Coniers Knight;
which said Sums the House of Commons undertook
to repay; and whereas the same, nor any Part thereof, have been yet paid to the said Sir Robert Harley:
Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Robert
Harley shall be allowed the said several Sums of Five
Hundred and Three Hundred and Twenty Pounds,
upon his Accompt, for the Profits of his Office of
the Master of the Mint; and those that shall take
his Accompt, and all others that shall have to do with
the same, are ordered to give Allowance of the said
Order for Payment of Arrears due to Officers who served under the late Ld. Fairfax.
"Whereas, by several Ordinances of Parliament,
of the 24th of December, 1647, Provision is made for
Payment of the Arrears of Pay due to the Soldiery
that have faithfully served the Parliament, and that
all and every such Sums of Money as shall be received and come in, upon any the Securities mentioned in the said Ordinances, shall be from Time to
Time paid unto the Treasurers at Wars at Guildhall,
London, and shall be issued and paid forth, by the
said Treasurers at Wars, to such Person and Persons,
and for the Uses, in the said Ordinances specified, in
such Manner as the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Army, or any Five of them, shall from
Time to Time under their Hands limit and appoint;
and forasmuch as it appeareth, by Certificate from
the Sub-committee for taking the Accompts in the
County of Yorke, and Examination thereof by the
Committee for the Northern Association, that there
is due unto divers Reduced Officers late under Command of Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, deceased, whose
Names are in Number One Hundred and Fifteen,
and inserted into a List bearing Date the 25th of
March, 1648, beginning with Major Joshua Greathead, and ending with Ensign Robert Marshall, and
remaining with the said Committee, the Sum of
Twenty-seven Thousand Ninety-two Pounds, Thirteen
Shillings, and One Penny Half-penny, for their Arrears of Pay, Deductions being made by the said
Committee, according to an Ordinance of Parliament
of the 28th of May, 1647, whereof the Sum of
Three Thousand Five Hundred Twenty-six Pounds,
Twelve Shillings, is charged on the Receipts of the
Excise, in Course, by an Order of both Houses of
Parliament, so that there resteth due to the said Officers the Sum of Twenty-three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-six Pounds, One Shilling, and One Penny
Half-penny: The Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled do order and ordain, and be it hereby
Ordered and Ordained, That the said Sum of Twenty-three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-six Pounds,
One Shilling, and One Penny Half-penny, shall be,
and is hereby, charged upon all and every the Securities mentioned in the said several Ordinances of the
24th of December, 1647; and that, notwithstanding
any Thing in the said former recited Ordinances specified, the Treasurers at Wars at Guildhall, London,
are, and be hereby, authorized and required to pay
the aforesaid Sum of Twenty-three Thousand Five
Hundred Sixty-six Pounds, One Shilling, and One
Penny Half-penny, in Course, out of the Receipts
thence arising, unto Adam Eyre, Thomas Greatheed,
and George Shirt, Captains, Henry Laidman Cornet,
and Richard Sykes Merchant, or any Three of them,
or to such Person or Persons as shall have Order from
them, or any Three of them, under their Hands and
Seals, to receive the same, or any Part thereof;
whose Receipts or Acquittances, for (fn. *) all or any Part
of the said Sum of Twenty-three Thousand Five Hundred Sixty-six Pounds, One Shilling, and One Penny
Half-penny, shall be unto the said Treasurers, and
every of them, and to all and every Person and Persons who shall pay the same, or any Part thereof, a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge in that Behalf: And
it is referred to the said Adam Eyre, Thomas Greatheed, George Shirt, Henry Laidman, and Richard
Sykes, or any Three of them, to proportion and divide all and every the several Sums due upon the List
amongst the said Officers and their Assigns, and to pay
or assign the same, and every Part thereof, according
to the true Purport of the said List and several Orders
concerning the same; and this shall be their sufficient
Warrant in that Behalf."
Affidavits concerning Cole's Contempt of the Order for preserving the Goods in the E. of Lauderdale's House.
"John Smallman, of London, Upholsterer, aged Forty Years, or thereabouts, maketh Oath, That he
being present when the Order of the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament was offered to Richard
Cole, for Stay of the Removal and Disposal of the
Goods seized on in the House of John Earl of Lawderdayle, until both Houses should put the same in a
Way of Examination, concerning the Right of the
Parties who had petitioned concerning the same; the
said Richard Cole, on Saturday last, refused to see
the same, and said, "That he would lose his Blood
but he (notwithstanding the Lords Order) would
carry them away; and that he would bring a Drake
and a Troop of Horse on Monday then next, and
break open the Doors of the House;" and said, "He
valued not the Lords Order a Pin; and before the
Lords Order should stand, he would spend the best
Blood in his Body, and would be hanged at the Door,
if he had not then away the Goods."
"Jur. 10 Octobr. 1648,
"W. Hackewil, in
"John Fowlke, of London, Upholsterer, aged Twentyeight Years, or thereabouts, deposeth, That he hath
perused the Affidavit made by the abovenamed John
Smallman; and that, upon the Occasion therein mentioned, he heard the abovenamed Richard Cole use
the Words in that Affidavit set forth, concerning the
said Order of the Lords in Parliament; and then
also heard one Robert Stone, a Joiner, employed about
Seizure of the said Goods, say, "He cared not for
the Lords Order a Pin, nor would obey the same."
"Jur. 10 Octobr. 1648,
"W. Hakewil, in