DIE Jovis, 4 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Prophet.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Letter from the Committee of Kent, about the E. of Thanet's Assessment.
A Letter was read, directed to the Speaker of this
House, written from the Committee of Kent, concerning
their Assessment of the Earl of Thanett, for the supplying of the Scotts Army. (Here enter it.)
Committee to consider of it.
And it is referred to the Consideration of these Lords,
to peruse the Ordinance, and consider whether his Lordship be to be rated by the Peers; and report how they
find the Business:
Any Two, to meet when they please, and send for
such Persons as they shall think fit, to inform
them of this Business.
Spence sent for, for attaching the E. of Middlesex's Goods.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Ralph Davies; shewing, "That, on the First of this Month, having Conference with one Edward Spence, of London, Upholsterer, he told him, That he the said Spence had
entered an Attachment against the Earl of Midd. and
had upon Saturday last attached the said Earl's Wool;
for Three Hundred Pounds; and said to him, That
the said Earl of Midd. did now sit in the House of
Lords as a Peer of this Realm, and a Member of
the said House of Lords."
Which this House apprehended to be a Breach of the
Privilege of Parliament, to attach the Goods of a Peer;
and Ordered, That the said Spence shall be sent for, as
a Delinquent, to answer the same.
Next, was read a Letter from the Lord Wharton, as
"May it please your Lordship,
Letter from L. Wharton at Berwick, that the Scots want to call Home Gen. Lesley to their Assistance, but are afraid that the King would then penetrate Northward.
"Late the last Night, we met with the Lord Lannericke and Mr. Meldrum; who told us, they were
appointed by the Lord Chancellor, the Marquis of
Argyle, and the rest, to acquaint us how tender they
were, that any Prejudice should arise to our Affairs,
by calling away Lieutenant General David Lesley,
from whom they received that Morning a Letter from
Bautry, to come with his Horse into Scotland; and
that if, upon his coming away, the King's Party
should pass into Yorkeshire, and so Northward, it
might not only hazard the spoiling of those Parts,
and getting a considerable Strength there, but also
render the coming of Lieutenant General David
Leslie altogether ineffectual: And though their Necessities in these Parts do instantly require a Strength
of Horse and Foot, to head the well-affected that
are under their Command, and may be raised; yet,
unless the King's Forces be secured, and a considerable Strength from the South and West to attend
the King's Motions, they thought it not so safe for
them or us to have Lieutenant General Lesly come
away. They were very earnest with us, that we
would represent their present Condition to your further Consideration, in Hopes some speedy Course
may be taken for their Relief. And we hold it our
Duty to acquaint the House herewith; because, upon
the Receipt of those Letters from Lieutenant General David Leslie, the Lords thought fit to recede
from their Opinion they so earnestly pressed the other
Day, of which we gave an Account in our last Letter of the 26 Current, with their Paper inclosed
in it; and though the Scottish Forces in the Towns
and Castles in these Parts (besides Barwick) might
make a considerable Strength if they were drawn
all together, yet we do not perceive in them any Willingness as yet to make Use of those Forces in that
Way. I rest.
Barwicke, 28 Aug. 1645.
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey
of Warke, Speaker to the House of Peers
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the
House of Commons, with this Sense upon it:
The Scots to be advised to draw their Forces out of the Northern Garrisons, which will be replaced with English ones.
"That the Lords do think fit, that it be recommended to the Committees sent to the Parliament of Scotland, that they offer unto the Commissioners of the
Kingdom of Scotland the withdrawing of their Garrisons in the North of England, which they may employ for the Service of the said Kingdom of Scotland;
and that our Committee there take due Care for the
supplying of such Garrisons as shall be so withdrawn
with competent English Forces, out of the Northern
Message to the H. C. about it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To communicate the Letter received this Day from
the Lord Wharton, with the Sense of this House thereupon.
with Mr. Stephens's Ordinance;
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for
continuing Tho. Stephens Esquire to be High Sheriff
of the County of Gloucester.
and about the Gentleman Porter of The Tower.
3. To put them in Mind of the Business of the Gentleman Porter of The Tower, formerly sent down to
Mrs. Wemes's Petition, for an Allowance out of Lamborn Rectory, sequestered from her Husband.
Upon reading the Petition of Jane Wemes, the Wife
of Doctor Wemes; shewing, "That her Husband being
sequestered from the Rectory of Lamborne, in the
County of Essex, desiring that she may have the Fifth
Part of the said Rectory allowed her for her Maintenance and her Children."
Hereupon it is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to
give her such Relief herein as they shall find Cause.
Earl of Lincoln versus Ly. Delawar.
Upon reading the Petition of Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne; shewing, "That the Lady Isabella De la Ware,
Baroness Dowager, is indebted unto the Petitioner,
by Statute Staple, in the Sum of Two Thousand
Pounds; he having used all the fair Means that may
be, and cannot obtain Payment thereof; therefore it is
desired that this House will either call the said Lady
before their Lordships, and order her to make Payment of the said Debt, or to give Liberty to his Lordship to proceed against her according to Law, notwithstanding her Privilege."
Ordered, That the Lady De la Ware shall have a Copy
of this Petition, and return her Answer to this House
within Fourteen Days next after the Date of this Order.
Ordinance for selling Delinquents Estates.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for
selling of Delinquents Estates.
The House was resumed; and Ordered, That this
Ordinance shall be taken into Consideration on Monday
Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and then the House
shall be called, and the Lords absent shall have Notice to
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath returned this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they agree in the Sense upon the Lord Wharton's Letter; and they agree to the Ordinance for continuing Mr. Stephens to be High Sheriff of the County
of Gloucester. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for Mr. Stephens to continue High Sheriff of Gloucester.
"Whereas Thomas Stephens Esquire was, by Letters
Patents, made Sheriff of the County of Gloucester
quamdiu nobis placuerit, upon a former Ordinance
made by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and took his Oath for executing the said
Office in the Month of June, 1644: It is therefore
now Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Tho.
Stephens shall continue to execute the said Office, until
a Writ of Discharge shall be to him delivered, or other
Order taken by this present Parliament, and shall be
saved harmless and indemnified, in all Acts and Things
by him done in Execution of his said Office, from all
Penalties and Damages whatsoever, by Authority of
this present Parliament."
House adjourned till 9a cras.
Die Veneris, 5 die Septembris.
THE Day of the particular Fast for the Kingdom of
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
The Lords went to the Fast Sermons, in the Abbey
House adjourned till 9a cras.