DIE Veneris, 7 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Gouge.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance for equipping a Fleet, pressing Seamen, &c.
The Lord Admiral presented to this House a new
Ordinance, for the better raising, levying, and impressing, of Ships and Vessels, Mariners, Sailors, and others,
for (fn. *) the present guarding of the Seas, and necessary
Defence of the Realm, and other His Majesty's Dominions; which being read Thrice, this House approved
thereof, and Ordered to communicate the same to
the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence
Message to the H. C. with it; and for an Answer about the Letter, &c. from the associated Counties of Essex, &c.
And accordingly it was sent down to the House of
Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath, to desire their
speedy Concurrence therein.
2d, To desire they will take into Consideration the
Letter and Instructions from the Seven associated Counties, and return an Answer.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
The Ordinance concerning Martial Law was reported
from the Committee, and re-committed.
Ordinance to amend the One concerning Newport Pagnell.
Next, an Ordinance was presented to the House, for
the better Execution of the Ordinance formerly made,
concerning the Garrison of Newport Pagnall, and read
Any Three, to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon.
House adjourned till 9a cras.