DIE Mercurii, 16 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Smyth.
Ds. Grey, Speaker.
Waddingham's Petition for an Indemnification for Hebrew Farm, destroyed in fortifying the City.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Waddingham;
That he hired Thirty Acres of Pasture, at Hebrew
Farme; but, by reason of a Sluice made for a Safeguard of the City of London, great Part of the said
Ground was drowned; and Two Courts of Guard
built near the said Ground, the City Forces pulled up
his Fences, and great Part of the Houses, to his great
Damage and Ruin."
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition is hereby specially recommended to the Militia
for the City of London, to give the Petitioner Relief
Turner versus Wilgric.
Ordered, That the Cause between Turner and Wilgric shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, at this
Bar, this Day Month; and the Parties to have Notice
Ordinance for Mr. Goodwin to be Minister of Watford, and Dr. Burges to be Lecturer of St. Paul's.
Next, the Ordinance was read Twice, concerning Mr.
Phillip Goodwin to be made Minister of Watford; and to
settle Dr. Burges to be Lecturer at Paules, London; and
committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Dr. Heath return with
this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House
That, concerning that Part of it for the Government
of the King's Children, they will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their (fn. *) own;
and they agree that Public Thanks be given, for the
good Success of the Scottish Forces in Scotland; and
they have appointed a Committee, to join with the Committee of Lords, to go to the Scotts Commissioners, to
congratulate with them.
Sir R. Stone's Ordinance.
Next, the Ordinance for taking off Sir Ric'd Stone's
Sequestration, was read the Third Time, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Also the Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration
of John Clerke, Alderman of Coventry, was read the
Third Time, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Mr. Vynes to be Minister of Watton.
Ordered, That Mr. Vynes is recommended to Sir
John Butler, to be presented by him to be Minister of
Watton, in the County of Hertford.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Peter Wentworth;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Ordinances:
1. An Ordinance for settling the managing of the
Navy in Commissioners.
and for Sir T. Fairfax to be Governor of Hull.
2. To desire Concurrence, that Sir Thomas Fairefax
be nominated and approved of, to be Governor of
Kingston upon Hull.
3. An Ordinance for Three Thousand Pounds to be
charged upon the Excise, for the Forces under Colonel
Lawherne. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds, to be for
Abingdon, out of the Excise. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance concerning Martial Law, which
was sent down to the House of Commons from this
House; which they have Agreed to, with some Alterations, in which they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Ordered, To be taken into Consideration by the
Committee of the whole House To-morrow Morning,
the First Business.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
brought up, excepting to the Ordinances concerning the
Navy and Martial (fn. *) Law; touching which, their Lordships will take it into Consideration, and send an Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Ogle's Order revoked.
Ordered, That the Order concerning Ogle, and the
Bond of One Thousand Pounds entered into by Mr.
Gardiner for his going beyond the Seas, is hereby revoked and made void; and the Bond to be delivered up
to the said Gardner.
"An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Delinquency of Sir Richard Stone.
Ordinance to clear Sir Ric'd Stone of his Delinquency.
"Whereas Sir Richard Stone hath been fined at Fifteen Hundred Pounds for his Delinquency, to pay
the same, by Way of Composition, to the Use of the
State, and, in Pursuance of the said Composition,
hath paid the Sum of One Thousand Pounds, and
given Security for the Payment of the other Five
Hundred Pounds, to the Contentment and Satisfaction
of the Committee intrusted for that Service: It is
this Day Ordered, Ordained, and Declared, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the Sequestration of the said Sir Richard Stone's Estate
shall be, and is hereby, taken off, and discharged,
from the 18th Day of March last; and all Committees, and other Officers whatsoever employed by the
Parliament, are to take Notice hereof, and yield a
ready Obedience hereunto accordingly; and, upon
the presenting of this Ordinance to the several Committees, he be forthwith restored to the Possession of
all his Houses and Lands sequestered."
"An Ordinance for Discharge of the Delinquency
of John Clarke, Alderman of the City of Coventry.
Ordinance to clear Mr. Clark of his Delinquency.
"Whereas John Clarke hath been fined at Three
Hundred Pounds for his Delinquency, to pay the same,
by Way of Composition, to the Use of the State;
and, in Pursuance of the said Composition, hath paid
the same to the Committee intrusted for that Service:
It is this Day Ordered, Ordained, and Declared,
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the Sequestration of the said John Clarke's Estate
shall be, and is hereby, taken off, and discharged,
from the Eighteenth Day of March, and he discharged from his Delinquency; and all Committees,
and other Officers whatsoever employed by and for
the Parliament, are to take Notice hereof, and yield
a ready Obedience hereunto accordingly; and, upon
the presenting of this Ordinance to the several Committees, he is to be forthwith restored to the Possession of all his Estate now under Sequestration, with
free Liberty to use his Trade and Calling."
Ordinance for 3000l. for Gen. Langhorn's Forces.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
taking into Consideration that a timely Provision be
made for Relief of Major General Langborne's Forces,
do Ordain, That Three Thousand Pounds formerly
assigned, by Order of the 24th of March last, to that
Use and Purpose, be charged upon the Receipts of
the Excise; and that the Commissioners of Excise do
make Payment thereof out of the said Receipts, in
such Course and Time when as other Assignments already made on that Office shall be first satisfied, unto
Charles Floyd Merchant Adventurer, or Arthur Owen
Esquire, for the Use aforesaid; whose Receipt shall
be a sufficient Discharge for the said Three Thousand
Pounds to the said Commissioners in that Behalf."
Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to re-pay themselves 2000l. advanced for the Garrison of Abingdon.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the
Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, for and towards the
Relief of the Garrison at Abington, under the Command of Major General Browne: Be it Ordained, by
the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the said Commissioners of Excise, their Executors and Assigns, shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of
Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same,
or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when other Payments already assigned upon the Office of Excise shall
not happen to fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course; and
shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or
both Houses of Parliament, be secluded from reimbursing themselves accordingly; and that the said
Commissioners shall pay the said Two Thousand Pounds
unto Walter Frost Esquire, Secretary to the Committee of both Kingdoms, whose Receipt shall be their
sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."
States Ambassadors Pass.
Ordered, That The States Ambassadors, their Retinue and Servants, with their Baggage, Provisions, and
Goods whatsoever, shall pass from London, by Water or
Land, to any Place or Sea-port of this Kingdom severally or together, may be transported for Holland,
Custom and all Impositions free; and that without any
Search, Lett, or Molestation whatsoever.
Lady Grandison, Leave to go to France.
Ordered, That the Lady Grandison shall have Leave
to go into France.
House adjourned till 9a cras.