DIE Lunæ, 27 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Sir T. Sanders to be Sheriff of Bucks;
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do nominate and approve of Sir Tho. Sanders, to (fn. *) be
Sheriff of the County of Bucks; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of Engl. do issue out a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said County, accordingly.
Meares, of Lincoln;
"Ordered, That Anthony Meares Esquire, be High
Sheriff of Lyncolneshire, in the Place of Mr. Maddison.
and Stawton, of Warwick.
Ordered, That Mr. Anthony Stawton be High Sheriff
of the County of Warwicke, in the Place of Mr. George
Letter from Colonel Hammond;
A Letter from Colonel Hamond, Governor of the
Isle of Wight, was read. (Here enter it.)
and from Ld. Fairfax to him.
Next, was read the Letter of the General to Colonel
Hamond. (Here enter it.)
Ld. Wharton excused.
Ordered, That the Lord Wharton is excused from
his Attendance on this House.
Ordinance concerning Debts due to the Court of Wards, and for Delivery of Writings.
An Ordinance was brought in, concerning the Debts
and Monies due to the late Court of Wards and Liveries,
and Delivering of Writings belonging to the Persons that
had Suits in the said Court of Wards; which said Ordinance was read Twice, and agreed to, and ordered to be
sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. about the Sheriffs.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Bennett and Mr. Eltonheade:
To let them know the Persons to whom this House
agrees to be Sheriffs of the several Counties; and to
what they do not agree.
Whitlock, Attorney of the Dutchy.
Resolved, that Mr. Bulstrode Whitlocke be appointed
Attorney of the Dutchy.
Message from the H. C. with Letters to Ld. Fairfax and Colonel Hammond.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Wheeler, &c.; who brought up a Letter they received from Colonel Hamond, together with Two Letters:
1. To be sent to the General,
2. The other to be sent to Colonel Hamond:
Wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence;
and that they may be signed by both Speakers, and
speedily sent away.
The Two Letters were read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Letter to be sent to
the General, and the Letter to Colonel Hamond; and
have appointed them to be signed by the Speakers of
both Houses, and to be speedily sent away.
Browning to be Sheriff of Gloucester.
(fn. *) Past H. C. this Day.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do nominate and approve of John Browning Esquire,
to be Sheriff of the County of Gloucester; and that
the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England do
issue a Commission to him, to be Sheriff of the said
Letter from Colonel Hammond, that he is going to the Head Quarters of the Army, by Ld. Fairfax's Order.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore. These.
"Having lately received this inclosed Letter from his
Excellency the Lord Fairefax, I thought it my Duty
to acquaint your Lordships with it; and to let you
know, the General having the Authority of Parliament for the commanding of all the Forces of this
Kingdom, and I having no positive Instructions from
Parliament for my constant Abode here, nor other of
Force at this present, save only to take Care that
there be a sufficient Guard for the Safety of this
Island, and to hinder the taking away of the King's
Person from hence; upon most serious Consideration,
finding no Way to avoid it, I resolved it my Duty to
give as speedy Obedience to it as the Duty I owe
to your Commands and Services would permit. I expected before this to have seen Colonel Ewers, by
whose Hands this inclosed should have been conveyed
unto me; but he failing, and the Letter being positive for my speedy Repair to the General, I resolve,
so soon as I can settle the best I may the Soldiery
and Inhabitants of this Island for the best Advantages
of your Services, to take my Journey to the Head
Quarters, where I shall be ready to receive your Lordships Commands, if they come to me before my Return, which I purpose, God willing, shall be the next
Hour after his Excellency shall please to dismiss me;
if I do not before that Time receive your Lordships
Discharge of my unhappy Employment (which I again
most humbly and heartily beg of you). If your Lordships please to certify your Pleasure to me by this
Bearer, it shall to the utmost of my Ability be observed, as becomes him who must ever subscribe himself,
Carisbrooke Castle, November the 26th, 1648.
"Most humble and faithful Servant
Letter from Ld. Fairfax to Colonel Hammond, to repair to the Head Quarters.
"I have received your Letter of the 19th of this Instant, whereby I apprehend your great Dissatisfaction,
Trouble, and Burden, both in relation to your present Employment, and some other Things, which hath
occasioned your Address to the House: Therefore I desire you (before you resolve quitting your Trust), even
with all possible Speed, to repair to me, because I have
somewhat to communicate to you of a very public
Concernment; and doubt not likewise but, upon a
true Understanding of Things, you may receive that
Satisfaction which will encourage you to continue your
Charge. I have herewith sent Colonel Ewer (the fittest Person I could think of) to take Care of the
Island till you return; and therefore say the less, because I expect so soon to see you.
St. Albans, November. 21, 1648.
"Your very affectionate Friend,
Letter to Colonel Hammond, enjoining him not to leave his Charge in the Isle of Wight.
"Your Letter of the 26th Instant, directed to the
Speaker of the House of Commons, hath been read
in both Houses, whereby you intimate, That you have
received a Letter from the Lord General Fairefax,
importing his Desire for your speedy Repair unto
him; and that Colonel Ewers was by him appointed
to take the Charge of the Island in your Absence.
The Houses of Parliament have taken into serious
Consideration the Matter of the Lord General's Letter, and your Letter thereupon; and finding their
Affairs in that Island in relation to the Treaty, and
their Instructions given unto you concerning the same,
in such a Posture as that they cannot possibly dispense with your Personal Attendance upon that
Charge, have commanded us to let you know, That
it is their Pleasure, and they do accordingly enjoin
you, to reside there, and to demean yourself according to the Trust reposed in you by the said Houses
and their Instructions formerly given unto you, until
you shall receive further Order from the said Houses,
and they have signified their Pleasure herein to the
General. This is all at present that is commanded.
Westm'r, 27 Nov. 1648.
"Your affectionate Friends."
Letter to Ld. Fairfax on the same Subject.
"The Houses being acquainted with a Letter from
Colonel Hammond, dated the 26th of this present, of
your Excellency's Desire that he should speedily repair unto you, have commanded us to let you know,
That they cannot possibly dispense with his Absence
from his Charge in the Island, in regard of the Instructions he hath received from both Houses, concerning the Safety of the King's Person and the Security of that Place; and therefore they desire you not
to expect his sudden Repair to you; nor to appoint
Colonel Ewers, or any other, to take the Charge of
the Island, until the Pleasure of both Houses shall be
further signified unto you. And so we remain
Westm'r, 27 Nov. 1648.
"Your Lordship's affectionate Friends."
Process out of the Exchequer against Ld. Mountague stayed.
Whereas William Harrington, of Wytham on the Hill,
in the County of Lincolne, Esquire, late deceased, in
the 19th Year of King James over England, &c. for,
valuable Considerations, did assure and convey unto Edward Lord Mountague, since deceased, and unto his
Heirs, (inter alia) Stocking Close containing Ten Acres, The
Dove cote Close containing Five Acres, Tames Close containing Ten Acres, Tames Peece containing Thirty Acres,
Horse Milne Close containing Eight Acres, Gilberts Close
containing Sixteen Acres, Merrythicke Close and Warren
Close containing Fifty Acres, all of them within the Precincts of Wytham aforesaid; and whereas, by Process
out of the Exchequer, upon several Outlawries, the one
in the Tenth Year another in the 15th Year of King
Charles, against Thomas Harrington Gentleman, Son and
Heir of the said William Harrington, the Goods of one
William Pauke and other the Tenants of Edward now
Lord Mountagu of the aforesaid Closes and Premises,
have been distrained, and their Cattle driven, as the
Goods of the said Thomas Harrington, to the great
Damage of the said Lord Mountague, and against Privilege of Parliament, he being a Peer of this Realm: It
is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament, That all Officers and Clerks of the Exchequer
do forbear to make out, issue, or send forth, any further
Process; and that the Sheriff of the County of Lincolne
do (fn. *) not make any Seizures or Levies upon any the
Lands or Goods of the said Edward Lord Mountague,
upon any Pretence whatsoever; it being the undoubted
Privilege of the Peers of this Realm, that their Lands
and Goods are to be freed from all Seizures and Levies
during the Continuance of the Parliament: And herein
Obedience is to be yielded, as the contrary will be answered to the House.
Powell to be instituted to Nantmel;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction to Ro. Powell, to the Vicarage of Nantmell,
with the Chapel of Llanyere, in Com. Radnor; void by
Death: Great Seal.
and Mitchel to Rugby.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and
Induction unto Ric'd Michell Clerk, to the Rectory of
Rugby, alias Rookeby, in Com. Warwick; salvo Jure, &c.:
Humphry Burnesey Esquire, Patron.
Stanbury versu: Tucker.
Ordered, That the Error between Jo. Stanbury
Plaintiff, and Walter Tucker Defendant, depending in
this House, (fn. †) be argued on the 6th December next:
Parties to attend.