Die Mercurii, 9 die Octobris.
Prayers, by Mr. Bowles.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech, &c. sent with a Message to the
House of Commons on Monday last, return with this
That they will take the Propositions for Peace into
Absent Lords excused.
The Earl of Northumb. and the Lord North were excused for being absent from the House this Day, in regard of their ill Health.
Alderman Atkins; Lord Mayor Elect, presented.
This Day Mr. Alderman Atkins, accompanied with
Mr. Recorder of London, the Sheriffs of London, and
divers Aldermen, were called in.
And Mr. Recorder made a Speech to this Effect;
That the City of London having made Choice of Mr.
Alderman Atkins to be Lord Mayor for the Year ensuing, who is a Man of great Faithfulness and Integrity, and hath endured the Trial of the worst Times;
and, in Pursuance of their Charters of King John and
H. III, they do present him to their Lordships, in
Absence of the King's Person, for to receive Approbation: Therefore he was commanded, by the City
of London, in their Name, humbly to desire the Favour
of this High Court, to give Approbation of their
Choice, for Mr. Alderman Atkins to be Lord Mayor
for the next (fn. *) Year; and that their Lordships would
please to continue their good Affections to the City;
and they are Resolved to live and die with the Honourable Houses of Parliament."
This being done, they withdrew; and the House appointed that the Earls of Sarum and Denbigh, and the
Lord Wharton, should presently withdraw, and consider
what Answer was fit to be returned, by Way of Approbation of the Lord (fn. *) Mayor Elect; and to give the City
Thanks for their good Affections expressed to the Parliament.
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Holles and others; which consisted of
divers Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships
1. An Order to give One Hundred Pounds to Ben.
Vallentine Esquire. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance concerning Rutlandshire.
3. An Order for laying a Tax on the East Part of
North'tonshire. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for Five Hundred Pounds to be paid to
the Waggon-master General, out of the Excise.
(Here enter it.)
5. An Order to pay Monies to Sir John Temple.
(Here enter it.)
6. An Order for paying Two Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Western Affairs.
(Here enter it.)
7. That Colonel Devereux be added to the Committee of Wilts.
The Answer returned:
That this House will take these Particulars into Consideration, and send (fn. †) an Answer by Messengers of their
Ordinance concerning Rutland.
The Ordinance concerning the County of Rutland
was read Twice, and Ordered to be committed to these
Lords following; and that the Country be heard concerning this Ordinance, (fn. *) and report the same to this
House. And the Gentlemen of that County to be heard
concerning this Ordinance:
Any Three, to meet on Friday come Sevennight.
Deputy Lieutenants for Northumberland, &c.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit that these
Persons following be made Deputy Lieutenants:
Sir John Fennick Knight and Baronet,
Sir John Delavale,
Sir Wm. Selby,
Wm. Fennicke of Wallington Esquire,
Ralph Delavale of Seaton,
Sir Thomas Widrington,
Mr. Michaell Welden,
Sir Rob't Jackson,
Sir Arthur Haselrigg,
Henry Warmouth Esquire,
John Sleigh Mayor,
||For the Port of Barwicke.
Sir Rob't Jackson,
Message to the H. C. in Answer to the rs;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
1. To let them know, that this House agrees to all
the Particulars of the last Message, excepting the Ordinance for Rutlandshire; concerning which, they will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
and with the Deputy Lieutenants Names.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the aforesaid Deputy Lieutenants for Northumb. Newcastle, and Barwicke.
The Earl of Denbigh reported from the Committee
the Answer to be returned to the City, concerning the
Approbation of the Election of the Lord Mayor of
London; which, being read, was approved of.
And then the Lord Mayor Elect with his Company
were called in again; and the Speaker read the Answer
to them, as followeth:
The Answer of Approbation of Mr. Alderman Atkins to be Lord Mayor.
"We have always been very sensible of the Readiness
of this City to engage their Lives and Fortunes, in
these Times of Distraction, for the Support and Maintenance of the Parliament; and therefore cannot but
with Alacrity and great Satisfaction receive and approve
that Choice, which, besides the Value of your Election
and Recommendation, comes likewise accompanied
with many Advantages of Merit in his Person: And
as, both by former Precedent and an inherent Right, in
the King's Absence and unhappy Separation from His
Parliament, this Privilege of Approbation belongs
unto this High Court, their Lordships do hereby congratulate with them their worthy Choice; and whereas the said City hath declared themselves so willing
to live and die with this High Court, their Lordships do return them hearty Thanks, with this Assurance, that the Hazards wherein their Lordships
have and do so readily expose their Lives and Fortunes shall no ways divert them from the said Engagements, in relation not only to the Discharge of their
Duties to the whole Kingdom in general, but to express their particular Care of this City, for their
abundant Demonstrations of Love and Respect to this
Hartstongue, for searching the Countess of Peterborough's House.
This Day Henry Hartstounge was brought to the Bar,
to produce his Warrant by which he searched the Countess of Peterborough's House, and broke open some
Doors; which is a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, she being a Peeress.
And he produced a Warrant under Miles Corbett
Esquire, of the Committee of Examinations, to give
him Power to search for the Goods of the Earl of
But it appearing to this House, by the Testimony
upon Oath of Margery Williams and Anthony Keyne,
That they told the said Hartstounge, that it was the
Countess of Peterborough's House, and that no Goods
were therein but her own proper Goods:" Hereupon this House conceived it to be a Breach of the
Privilege of a Peer.
And, because the said Hartstounge is a Servant employed by a Committee of the House of Commons,
Ordered, (fn. *) To consider of this Business on Friday Morning next; at which (fn. †) Time, Precedents are to be searched,
to see what hath been done in the like Nature, and then
the said Hartstounge is to appear again.
Ordered, That Mr. Prynn's Business shall be heard
on Saturday Morning next.
Order for 100 l. to Mr. Valentine.
"Whereas Benjamine Valentine Esquire, a Member
of the House of Commons, who hath suffered long
Imprisonment for his Affection to the Public, is
hindered by the Enemy from receiving any Profit of
his Estate, in the County of Chester, whereby he is
deprived of a Livelihood, and is at this present in
very great Want: It is this Day Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons, That One Hundred Pounds
shall be allowed unto the said Mr. Valentine, for his
present Subsistence, out of the Sequestrations in Westm.;
and the Committee of Sequestrations in Westm. are
hereby authorized to pay the said Mr. Valentine One
Hundred Pounds accordingly, out of the First Monies that shall arise out of the Proceed of the said Sequestrations."
Order for assessing the East Division of Northamptonshire.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That Threescore
Pounds by the Week, over and above the Weekly
Tax imposed upon the whole County of Northampton
by the late Ordinance, shall be laid equally and indifferently upon the several Hundreds of the East
Division of the County aforesaid; and shall be employed towards the maintaining a Troop of Horse, for
the Security of the said East Division, and the Service
of Rockingham Castle, [ (fn. †) as the Committee] for the
County of Northampton shall direct; and this to continue the Space of Six Months, and till the Parliament shall give further Order."
Order for 500 l. to the Waggon master General, out of the Excise.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of Excise do forthwith advance Five Hundred
Pounds, upon Accompt, to the Waggon-master General, for the convoying of the Train of Artillery
and other Necessaries to my Lord General's Army;
and that the said Five Hundred Pounds be deducted
out of the next Month's Pay to my Lord General's
Order for Money to Sir John Temple, lent to the Committees in Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That so much of the Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds lent by Sir John Temple, to
Mr. Robert Reynolds and Mr. Robert Goodwin, and
to Mr. Norris and Mr. Smith, in Ireland, for the
Service of the Parliament, as shall appear to the Commissioners of the new Excise to be due and unpaid,
shall be paid and satisfied out of the Monies that shall
arise upon the Ordinance for the new Excise."
Order for 2400 l. for Dorsetshire.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Two Thousand Four Hundred
Pounds be advanced and paid, by the Commissioners
of Excise, to such as the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the Safety of the Western associated
Counties shall appoint to receive the same, to be disposed of to the Garrisons of Dorsettshire, in such Manner as the said Committee shall direct and appoint."
House adjourned till 9a, Friday next.