DIE Martis, 31 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
The Ordinance for naturalizing Joseph Batailhey and
his Children, Merchant, was read this Day the Second
Time, and Agreed to; and ordered to be sent to the
House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Additional Ordinance for employing the Poor.
This Day an additional Ordinance for setting the
Poor on Work in London, was brought in, and read the
Message from the H. C. with Orders for calling Serjeants.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Lewis Knight; who brought up these Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. A Vote that Wm. Powell Esquire be called to be a
Serjeant at Law. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order for the Commissioners of the Great
Seal to issue out Writs, for calling Mr. Parker, Mr.
Eltonhead, Mr. Bernard, and Mr. Nicholas, to be Serjeants at Law. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Two Particulars now
Inhabitants within the Lines, Petition to be considered for their Losses.
Upon reading the Petition of divers Inhabitants within
the late Lines of Communication, that, out of their
good Affections, have disbursed the greatest Part of
their Estates for the Defence of the Parliament in
these Troubles, desiring some Course may be taken for
The Title of the Petition is to be altered.
Col. Mydhope and Foster.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel James Mydhope;
shewing, "That one Foster, an Inn-keeper in Westm. hath
caused the Bailiff of Westm. to attach his Horse,
worth Sixty Pounds, for a Debt of Eight Pounds:"
It is Ordered, That the Bailiff of Westm. upon
Colonel Mydhope's Assignation to Foster
(fn. *) of so much
Money, to be paid him out of the First Monies of his
Arrears, shall deliver him his Horse; and that the said
Colonel Mydhope shall have the Protection of this House,
to free his Person from Arrests, until he receive a considerable Sum of his Arrears.
Scots Prisoners for the Plantations.
The House received an Account this Day, "That the
Scotch Prisoners in the Two Ships mentioned in Colonel Mountgomerie's Petition were shipped for the
Foreign Plantations, by Order of a Committee that
are authorized for the same by Order of the House
of Commons; and that the said Persons are all willing
to go, and the Persons that shipped have cloathed
them, and provided all Necessaries for them."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Restraint of
this House is hereby taken off from the Ships, that so
they may go to Sea with the said Prisoners.
Committee of Accompts for Leicester.
Upon reading the Petition of the Committee for Accompts for the County of Leycester:
It is referred to the Committee of Indemnity, to state
the Business, and make Certificate thereof to this
Vernon and Cudworth.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Vernon Plaintiff, complaining of an irregular Decree in Chancery, at the
Suit of Cudworth; and also the Counsel of Cudworth,
who demurred to the said Petition:
And the Question being put, "Whether Mr. Cudworth shall put in a further Answer or not?"
The Votes were even.
Ordered, That the Petition of Worseley is referred
to Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Justice Roll, to consider
of some fit Way to give Relief to the said Worseley, and
to report the same to this House; and the other Party
concerned to have Notice.
Serjeants to be called.
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, That Wm. Powell
Esquire be called to be a Serjeant at Law.
"Be it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal do forthwith issue Writs,
under the Great Seal, in usual Form, to call Wm.
Powell, John Clerke, John Eltonhead, Robert Nicholas,
John Parker, and Robert Bernard, Esquires, to be
Serjeants at Law, according to the Votes of both
Houses passed in that Behalf."
House adjourned till 10a cras.