DIE Lunæ, 21 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gibson.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Countessof Peterborough's Assessment.
The House took into Consideration the Petition of
the Countess of Peterborough, concerning her Assessment
at Haberdashers Hall; she, being a Peeress of this Kingdom, claims her Privilege of being assessed by this House
It is Ordered, That the Lords of this House that are
of the Committee at Habberdashers Hall shall give an
Account to this House, on Wednesday next, upon what
Grounds they assessed the Countess of Peterborough; and
what Reason they can give to this House why she should
not be exempted from being assessed by that Committee,
according to the Ordinance of Parliament, dated 30
E. of Stamford's & al. Answers to the Impeachment of the H. C. against them, for assaulting Sir A. Haselrigge.
The Earl of Stamford this Day delivered in his Answer to the Impeachment of the House of Commons;
which was received, and read, as follows:
"The Answer of Henry Earl of Stamford to the
Impeachment sent up by the Honourable House
of Commons, against him the said Earl, and
Henry Polton and Mathew Patsall.
"The said Earl, saving to himself all Advantage of
Exception to the said Impeachment, faith, That he is
not guilty of all or any the Matters in the said Impeachment charged upon him, in such Manner and
Form as the same are therein charged and alledged;
and therefore he humbly prayeth to be hence dismissed. "Stanford."
Next, the Answer of Henry Polton and Mathew Patsall
was brought in; which was received, [ (fn. *) and read], as
"The Answer of Henry Polton and Mathew Patsall
to the Impeachment of the Honourable House
of Commons, against the Right Honourable
Henry Earl of Stamford, and the said Henry
Polton and Mathew Patsall.
"The said Defendants, saving to themselves all Advantage of Exception to the said Impeachment, say,
and each of them for himself faith, That they, or either
of them, are not guilty of all or any the Matters in the
said Impeachment charged upon them these Defendants, or either of them, in such Manner and Form as
the same are therein charged and alledged.
"And therefore they humbly pray to be hence
"The Mark of Henry Polton.
"The Mark of Mathew Patsall."
Ordered, That this (fn. †) Cause shall be heard, at this
Bar, on Friday Morning next.
Message to the H. C. with Copies of them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them true Copies of the Answers of the
Earl of Stamford, Henry Polton, and Mathew Patsall, to
the Impeachment of the House of Commons; and to let
them know, that this House hath appointed to hear the
Cause at this Bar, on Friday Morning next.
Ld. Maynard and Sir R. Banister.
Upon reading the Answer of Sir Rob't Banister to the
Petition of the Lord Maynard; this House respited to
give any Order herein, until the Lord Maynard comes
to the House.
Message to the H. C. with Sir W. Balfour's Petition for his Arrears.
The Petition of Sir Wm. Balfour, and a Paper of Considerations annexed, was read; desiring "He may have his
Arrears of Seven Thousand Pounds due to him paid."
And Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons, that his by-past Services may be taken into
Consideration; and that the Monies he expended for the
Service of the State, and his Arrears when he was Lieutenant of The Tower, may be presently paid him.
And Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page are to carry this
down, the next Message.
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Alterations in the Instructions
to be given the Commissioners that are to be sent to the
Parliament in Scotland. (Here enter it.) To the rest of
the Particulars of that Message, they will send an Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Col. Sterling's Petition for his Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Robert Sterling;
desiring, "That the Arrears due to him for his Service
in this Kingdom and Ireland may be secured to him
by the Public Faith of this Kingdom:"
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Commons, by the next Message.
Sermons, at the Thanksgiving, to be preached in the Morning.
Ordered, That both the Sermons To-morrow, at
the Thanksgiving, shall be preached in the Morning, the
First to begin at Eight of the Clock; and the Ministers
to have Notice thereof.
Griffith's Petition to be bailed.
Upon reading the Petition of John Griffith Esquire;
desiring, "He may be bailed, having lain in Prison
about Eight Months:"
It is Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to
desire them, that their Members of the Committee for
Mr. Griffith's Business may meet on Wednesday next, in
the Afternoon, that so the Report of that Business be
And Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page to carry this
down, as Part of their Message to the House of Commons.
House adjourned till 8a cras.