DIE Lunæ, 18 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salwey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Denbigh, Speaker.
Order for a Day of Humiliation.
Ordered, That Friday next, being the 22th of this
Instant December, be kept a Day of Humiliation, in the
Cities of London and Westm. and the Parish Churches
and Chapels within the late Lines of Communication and
Weekly Bills of Mortality, for removing the heavy
Judgements of God now upon this Kingdom; and for
His Directions and Blessing upon the Councils of the
The Concurrence of the House of Commons to be
Message to the H. C. with Thorold's Pet.; and for Molyneux to be Sheriff of Nott.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, with these Particulars
1. The Order for the Fast on Friday next.
2. To deliver the Petition of Mr. Thorold.
3. To deliver to them the Order for Sir Francis Mollineux to be Sheriff of the County of Nottingham, and
desire their Concurrence.
E. Rivers and Green.
Upon reading the Petition of John Earl of Rivers;
desiring, "further Time to put in an Answer to the
Petition of Mr. John Greene:"
It is Ordered, That his Lordship do put in his Answer by Thursday come Sevennight; and the Lord General is desired to give his Lordship Leave to stay in
Town during that Time for that Purpose.
Mrs. Hodges, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Hester Hodges, with Two Men
Servants and Two Maid Servants, shall have a Pass, to
go into France.
Message from the H. C. with Orders; and a List of Persons to attend the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Colonel Ven, &c.; who brought up these Particulars,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Order concerning the Election of Officers in
the City of London. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order for Mr. Humphrey Edwards, &c. to
be added to the Committee at Goldsmithes Hall.
(Here enter it.)
3. A List of such Persons as are to attend the King
in Hurst Castle. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for adding the Lord Grey and others to
the Committee of the Revenue.
Agreed to, with the Addition of the Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Grey of Warke,
and Edward Lord Howard of Escrick.
The Answer returned was:
Answer from the H. C.
That this House will send an Answer concerning adding of Names to the Committee for the Revenue, by
Messengers of their own: To all the rest, their Lordships do agree.
Inhabitants of Long-acre versus Barley.
Ordered, That the Cause depending in this House,
between Barley and some of the Inhabitants of Longacre, about erecting of a Brewhouse (fn. *)
It is Ordered, That the Business is hereby referred
to the ordinary Course at Law; and all Orders made
by this House concerning this Business are hereby revoked, and made void.
Money due from L. Willoughby to Godfrey.
Ordered, That Francis West and John Nelson are
to appear before this House on Thursday next, to be
examined concerning the Probate of the Deed of the
Lord Willoughby made to Mr. Godfrey, &c.
Message to the H. C. about adding Members to the Revenue Committee.
(fn. †) A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To desire their Concurrence to the Order for adding
more Persons to the Committee for the Revenue, with
the Addition of the Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Mulgrave,
Lord Grey, and Lord Howard of Escricke.
Dr. Ayletand Dr. Heath to execute the Offices of Official and Commissary of London, &c.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, Two Assistants of
this House, and either of them, shall take special Care
to take into their Custody the Seals belonging to the
several Offices of the Official and Commissary of London, with the Suburbs, and the Deanery of Middlesex
and Barkinge; and that they, and either of them, have
the Keeping of the said Office and Offices, in the same
Manner as Doctor Ducke deceased had at and before
his Decease, till further Order be taken by both Houses
of Parliament, for preserving the Records, and executing the said Office and Offices.
Members added to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Mr. Humphry Edwards, Mr.
Dove, Mr. Love, Mr. Leaman, Mr. Scott, Colonel
Jones, Colonel Bossivile, Captain Skynner, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Smith, and Sir Gregory Norton,
be added to the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall."
Persons attending the King at Hurst Castle.
"Persons attending the King, at Hurst Castle;
Mr. Mildmay, Carver.
Mr. Robinson, Cupbearer.
Major Duckett, Sewer.
Captain Preston, of the Robes.
Mr. Readinge, Page of the Backstairs.
Mr. Lee, Paymaster.
Mr. Muschampe, of the Wood-yard.
Mr. Lewin, of the Cellar and Buttery.
Mr. Catcheside, of the Pantry and Ewry.
Mr. Loban, Page of the Presence.
Mr. Turner, Groom of the Chamber.
Captain Joyner, Master Cook.
Two Under Cooks."
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Ordinance concerning the Election of Officers in London.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do declare and ordain, and be it hereby Ordained by
the said Lords and Commons, That no Person whatsoever, that hath been imprisoned, or hath had his
Estate sequestered, for Delinquency, or hath assisted
the King against the Parliament in the First or Second
Wars, or hath been aiding or assisting in bringing in
the Scotts Army to invade the Kingdom of England,
or did subscribe or abet the treasonable Engagement
in One Thousand Six Hundred Forty and Seven, or
that did aid, assist, or abet, the late Tumults within
the Cities of London and Westminster, or the Counties
of Kent, Essex, Middlesex, or Surry, shall be elected,
chosen, or put, into the Office and Place of Lord
Mayor, Alderman, Alderman's Deputy, Common
Council Man, or into any Office or other Place of
Trust within the City, for the Space of One whole
Year, or be capable to give his Voice for choosing
any Person to any the Offices aforesaid: And it is
hereby further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid,
That, if any Person or Persons comprehended under
the foresaid Exceptions, being chosen, shall presume to sit in the Court of Aldermen, Common Council, &c. or execute any of the aforesaid Offices,
contrary to the true Intent of this Ordinance, shall
forfeit the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, the One
Half whereof shall be within Twenty Days paid unto
him or them that shall make Proof thereof, and the
other Moiety to be paid unto the Treasurers appointed
by Parliament for the Use and Relief of the maimed
Soldiers: And it is hereby Declared, That all such
Elections are null and void; and the Lord Mayor for
the Time being is hereby required, from Time to
Time, to give Order that this Ordinance be published
at all Elections; and that the same be strictly and
punctually observed, as also by affording the Liberty
of Poll, it being required by any of the Electors
present: And for the better Execution of this present Ordinance, be it further Ordained, That the
Lord Mayor of London, the Sheriffs and Aldermen,
and Justices of Peace, within the said City of London,
or any Two of them, shall, and are hereby authorized and required to commit to Prison all such Persons, as after due Proof upon Oath to be made unto
them, or any Two of them, of any Person that shall
make any Disturbance at any Election contrary to
this Ordinance; and to levy the said Fine of Two
Hundred Pounds by Distress and Sale of the Goods
of the Person offending contrary to this Ordinance."