DIE Sabbati, 2 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Smyth.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
E. of Stamford to export Horses.
Ordered, That the Earl of Stamford shall have Leave
to transport Two Horses beyond the Seas, Customfree.
D. of Gueldres, a Pass.
Ordered, that the Duke of Gelders shall have Leave
to go into the King's Quarters.
Ordinance concerning the Isle of Ely.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance concerning the
Isle of Ely.
And the House being resumed;
The Question was put,
"Whether Colonel Russell shall be Governor of
the Isle of Ely, or not?"
And it was Resolved in the Negative.
Col. Davis to be Governor there.
Ordered, That Colonel Wm. Davies be named, to
be Governor of the Isle of Ely, in the Place of Colonel
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Whitlocke &c.
To desire Concurrence in divers Ordinances:
1. An Order concerning the recruiting the Garrison
of Abingdon. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for allowing Four Pounds a Week
to Mr. John Doyly. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order for making Colonel Edward Harley to
be Governor of Cannon Frome. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order for allowing Sir Francis Drake and the
Lady Drake each of them Four Pounds per Week, for
their Maintenance. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance for paying Nine Thousand Four
Hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, to such Officers
as were (fn. *) under the Command of the Earl of Essex.
(Here enter it.)
6. An Ordinance for Continuance of the raising of
Monies in the County of North'ton.
Read, and committed to the Committee of the
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Ordinance concerning
the County of North'ton into Consideration, and will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To all
the rest of the Particulars of this Message, this House
agrees to them.
Jackson, E. of Warwick's Servant, arrested.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Jackson, menial
Servant to the Earl of Warwick; complaining, "That
he is arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, and imprisoned, at the Suit of Ralph Ashby and
Samuell Wells:" (Here enter the Petition.)
Parties sent for.
It is Ordered, That the said Wm. Jackson shall be
forthwith released from his present Imprisonment, and
attend this House on Monday next, according to the
undertaking of the Earl of Warwicke; at which (fn. †) Time,
the Parties at whose Suit he was arrested, and likewise
the Under-Sheriff and the Serjeants that arrested him,
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Thelwall:
To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for Three
Thousand Pounds, for the Affairs of the County of
Pembrooke. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Ordinance now brought
Order to suspend the Election of a Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge.
"The Lords and understanding that, by
the Death of Doctor Eaden, the Mastership of Trinity
Hall in Cambridge is now void, do Order, That the
Fellows of Trynity Hall do suspend their Election of
any Master, until the Houses shall further perfect
what they intend for the Reformation and Regulating
of the said University."
Message to the H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, &c.
To desire their Concurrence in the Order concerning the Election of a Master of Trynity Hall in Cambridge.
Thomas's Deposition, about the Libel, called The Soldiers Catechism.
This Day Wm. Thomas, upon Oath, deposed, "That
he did never see the scandalous Book called The Souldiers Catechisme; but did hear that Mr. Royston had
given Mr. Wright One; that Mr. Royston did offer
him to be employed to carry Aulicus into Westm.
Hall; but he refused to meddle with any such scandalous Book, thereupon Royston did send his Man
Order for recruiting the Garrison at Abingdon.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That so much of the Twenty
Thousand Pounds passed by Ordinance, to be raised,
for the reducing of Oxon, as shall be necessary for
the recruiting of the Foot at Abington to Two Thousand, and the Horse to Six Hundred, shall be employed to that Purpose; and that the Residue of the
said Twenty Thousand Pounds be employed for the
Pay of the said Men, and for providing of other
Forces to be employed in those Parts; and that it
be referred to the Committee of the Three associated
Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to take Care
for the putting of this Order in due Execution; and
that they do intend it, and diligently and daily set
upon it, and do advise with Major General Browne
Order for 4 l. per Week to Mr. D'Oyley.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Four Pounds per Week be
paid to John Doyley Esquire, (fn. *) who has been ruined
for his Faithfulness to the Parliament, for his present
Maintenance, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habber dashers
Col. Harley to be Governor of Cannon Froom.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do approve of Colonel Edward Harley, to be Governor of Cannon Froome; and that the Members of
both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do give him Commission accordingly."
Lady Drake and Sir Francis, each 4 l. per Week.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Lady Drake and Sir
Franc's Drake shall have Four Pounds per Week
paid to each of them, respectively, for their present
Maintenance, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdashers Hall."
Ordinance for 9400 l. for reduced Officers, &c.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of
Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds shall be paid
in Course unto Mr. Franc's Vernon, late Deputy Treasurer unto Sir Gilb't Gerrard, out of the Receipts of
Excise and new Impost, by Ordinance of the 11th
of September, 1643, whereof Eight Thousand Pounds
is to be paid by him, upon Accompt, to such English, Scotch, and other Officers, by such Proportions
as shall be mentioned in a List subscribed by the
Committee of the Army, or any Five of them; and
One other Thousand Pounds thereof for the Payment of the Train of Artillery late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, according to a List likewise thereof to be subscribed by the said Committee,
or any Five of them; and the other Four Hundred
Pounds for the reduced Horse and Foot Reformadoes
late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, to be
equally divided amongst them; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized
to pay the said Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds accordingly, in due Order and Course,
unto the said Mr. Francis Vernon, next after other
Assignments formerly made; and the Receipt of the
said Mr. Francis Vernon shall be a sufficient Discharge
unto the said Commissioners of Excise or new Impost, and every of them, for the Payment of the said
Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, or any Part
thereof: Provided, and be it further Ordained, That
if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other wellaffected Persons, shall advance the said Sums, or
any Part thereof, to the said Commissioners of Excise, to be paid to Mr. Francis Vernon as aforesaid,
by Way of Loan, that they, the said Persons so advancing, shall be secured all such Sums as they shall
so advance, with Interest after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Cent. upon the Credit of the Excise, and
shall be paid the same out of the Receipts of the Excise, with Interest as aforesaid, for so long Time as
the said Sums, or any Part thereof, shall be unpaid;
and the Receipt of the said Mr. Francis Vernon, or
any other Person or Persons by his Order and Assignment under his Hand and Seal, being such Persons as have advanced the same, or any Part thereof,
shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners
of Excise or new Impost, for the Payment of the
said Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, with
Interest as aforesaid, or for any Part or Parcel thereof."
Jackson's, E. cf Warwick's Servant, Petition against Ashby, Wells, &c. for arresting him.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now
assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Captain William Jackson, Servant to the Right Honourable the
Earl of Warwick;
"That, according to Privilege of Parliament, your
Petitioner, having a (fn. *) Protection under the Hand and
Seal of the said Earl his Master, was lately arrested,
at the Suit of one Raph Ashby and Samuell Wells,
upon Pretence that your Petitioner was indebted
unto them for Freight; which, being referred to
Arbitration, appeared to be a very small Debt, or no
Debt at all; and that your Petitioner was freed from
their said Asrest, by your Honours Order of this
Honourable House; and that the said Ashby and
Wells, in great Contempt of the said Order, your
Honours Privilege of Parliament, and the said Earl
of Warwick's Protection, further causelessly to molest
your Petitioner, have, by the Petition and Affidavit
hereunto annexed, obtained a Writ of Ne exeat Regnum against your Petitioner; and, notwithstanding
your Honours foresaid Order, and the said Protection, well known unto them, and shewed unto James
Prinne Under-Sheriff of Midd. and Benjamine Griffith
and William Hurelstone his Bailiffs, they have arrested
and imprisoned your Petitioner, for the self-same
pretended Freight and Action, from which your
Petitioner was formerly discharged by your Honours
Order; and the said Sheriff and Bailiffs do utterly
refuse to give any Obedience or Regard at all unto
the said Order and Protection.
"The Premises considered, your Petitioner most
humbly imploreth, that your Honours would
be pleased to call before you the said Ashby
and Wells, the said Pryn, Hurelstone, and
Griffith, to answer the Premises, and their
several Contempts; and that your Petitioner
may receive such Relief and Reparations concerning the Premises, as to your grave Wisdoms shall seem meet.
"And your Petitioner shall ever pray for
your Honours eternal Felicity."
Order for 2000 l. for Pembroke.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, bearing Date the Sixteenth Day of April
last past, the Commissioners of Excise are authorized
to make Payment of the Sum of Three Thousand
Pounds unto Charles Lloyd Merchant Adventurer,
or Arthur Owen Esquire, for the Use of Major General Lawbern's Forces, out of the Receipts of the
Excise, next after such other Assignments as were
then already made upon that Office shall be satisfied and paid in Course; and whereas John Watts, of
London, Merchant, looking upon the pressing Necessities of the said Forces, hath advanced beforehand the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds of the said
Three Thousand Pounds, for the Service aforesaid,
and hath paid the same to the said Arthur Owen,
and to John Elliott Esquire, Agent for the County of
Pembroke: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the
said Two Thousand Pounds, disbursed by the said
John Watts as aforesaid, shall be charged upon the
Receipts of the Excise; and that the Commissioners
of Excise are hereby authorized to pay, and shall
pay, to the said John Watts, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, the said Two Thousand Pounds,
as Part of the said Three Thousand Pounds charged
upon the Excise as aforesaid, out of the Receipts
of the Excise, at such Times, and in such Manner,
as the said Three Thousand Pounds is to be paid
by the Tenor of the said Ordinance of the Sixteenth
of April last past, with Interest for the said Two
Thousand Pounds, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Cent. per Annum, from the Time of the Disbursement thereof, until the said Money shall be
fully paid to the said John Watts or his Assigns;
and that the Receipt and Receipts of the said John
Watts, his Executors and Assigns, for the same, shall
be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the said Two Thousand
Pounds, and for the Interest thereof."
House adjourned till 9, Monday next.