DIE Sabbati, 11 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallawey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Ordinance for a new Excise, to pay Artificers.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance
concerning the Artificers shall meet on Wednesday Morning next, at Nine a Clock; and the Parties concerned
to have Notice.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the granting of a Pass for Mrs.
Bridget Wray, to come to London, to the Burial of her
Mother: To the rest of the Particulars of that Message, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Message to them, to press Hancock's being reinstated in his Ensigncy of St. Nicholas Island;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To let them know, that this House having long
since sent down divers Votes concerning John Hancocke,
who hath been a principal Instrument to preserve the
Island of St. Nicholas, near Plymouth; and having, by
several Messages to the House of Commons, (fn. *) desired
their Concurrence, and yet have never received any
Satisfaction therein, or any Reason why their Concurrence was delayed, do now more earnestly recommend
it to them, for their speedy Concurrence therein; the
Matter being so just, and the Person so well deserving,
and the Honour and Interest of the Parliament so nearly
concerned in the Example, and the future Encouragement to Persons well to deserve of the Public.
with a Letter from the King of Denmark;
2. To deliver a Letter of the King of Denmark's to
them, concerning Trade.
and about the Collect on for the Poor of Cornwall.
3. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance for a Collection for the People of Cornwall, that have been wellaffected to the Parliament.
Ordinance for Martial Law in Hampshire.
Next, the Ordinance for Martial Law for the County
of Hampshire, was read the Second Time, and committed
to a Committee of the whole House.
And accordingly the House was adjourned into a
Committee presently, to take the said Ordinance into
Capt. Morris's Petition.
Upon reading a Petition of Captain Lewis Morris: It
is Ordered, That it be referred to the Common
Letter from the E. of Lincoln.
Upon reading of a Letter from the Earl of Lyncolne,
directed to the Speaker of this House: (Here enter the
Letter.) It is Ordered, That this Business be taken into
Consideration on Monday Morning next; and the Lords
to have Notice to be then present; and the Votes and
Proceeding thereupon to be looked out.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley Knight, &c.;
To desire Concurrence in these several Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for advancing Ten Thousand Pounds,
out of the Excise, for Sir Tho. Fairefax' Army.
(Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance of additional Powers for pressing
Read Twice, and committed to the Committee of
the whole House; to be considered of on Monday Morning next.
3. An Ordinance for borrowing Forty Thousand
Pounds, for Sir Tho. Fairefax' Army.
Read Twice, and committed to a Committee of the
whole House; to be taken into Consideration on
Monday Morning next.
4. An Ordinance for Tryers of Elders for the Classis
of the Two Sergeants Innes.
5. An Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds, out of
Delinquents Compositions, for the Relief of poor Widows,
6. An Ordinance for the Allowance of One Thousand
Pounds per Annum to the Puny Judges.
7. An Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds, for the
Forces under Colonel Langhorne, out of the Receipts of
8. An Ordinance for Five Hundred Pounds for Portsmouth, Part of the Five Thousand Pounds formerly
9. An Ordinance for allowing Interest for the Ten
Thousand Pounds charged upon the Receipts of the Excise for the Forces against Chester.
10. An Ordinance for paying Two Hundred Thirtythree Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Four Pence, by
the Receivers of the Adventurers-money upon the Acts
of Subscriptions for Ireland.
11. An Ordinance for paying to Mr. Thompson One
Thousand Six Hundred and Seventy Pounds, and Eight
Pence, by the Receivers of the Adventurers-money upon
the Acts of Subscriptions for Ireland.
12. An Ordinance for discharging the Delinquency
and Sequestration of Mr. Sawyer.
The Answer was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for Ten
Thousand Pounds: To the rest of the Particulars, this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
E. of Lincoln's Letter, complaining of his being debarred from fitting in the House, for not taking the Covenant.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey of
Warke, or any other who is Speaker pro
Tempore of the House of Lords; to be communicated to their Lordships.
"Upon Resolves in the House of Lords, the 10th of
August, 1644, now Fourteen Months since, That no
Member or Assistant of that House, not having taken
the National Covenant, should sit in the House after
the 17th of the same Month; before the taking thereof, finding myself debarred of the undoubted Right
of a Peer to sit in Parliament, the most ancient and
greatest Honour (as I conceive) belonging to the
Peerage, I have in this Length of Time, according
to the best of my Judgement, weighed with myself
the Cause of my Sequestration, and being deprived
of this my undoubted Privilege, without any Charge
against me personally made, nor any Judgement upon
me given, which should render me unworthy or
uncapable to enjoy my Privilege; in which Case and
Proceeding, I never doubted the Power of either
House over their Members: I humbly offer to their
Lordships, whether, for a bare Omission, or deferring
(upon Scruple of Conscience, wherein as yet I remain unsatisfied) to do that which is not imposed by
any Act or Ordinance of Parliament with any Penalty
upon the meanest Subject, for that myself should be
debarred of the highest and most undoubted Privilege of a Peer: This I held it my Duty to intimate
to their Lordships for the present; and for Posterity,
that Vote may be, as many others have been, taken
into their further Honourable Considerations, and
myself freed from the Restraint of enjoying my Privilege, which I have with your Lordships, by Ordinance of this Parliament, protested to maintain.
My Lord, I do in this not look merely upon mine
own Interest, but upon the high and general Concernment, and rest
Barkesheir House, this 10th of October, 1645.
"Most humble Servant,
Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to re-pay themselves 10,000l. advanced for Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
"Whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise or new Impost, have advanced and lent the
Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, Part of Fifty Thousand Pounds, charged by Ordinance of the 2d of
Sept. 1645, to be paid in Course, for the Service
of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas
Fairefax, out of the Receipts of the Excise, by
Ordinance of the 11th of Sept. 1643; the Necessities of the said Forces being such as require a
speedy Supply: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That the said Commissioners
of Excise shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves, and that their Executors, Administrators, or
Assigns, shall and may be reimbursed, the said Ten
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, to
come in upon the said Ordinance of the 11th of
September, 1643, as shall happen when other Payments already assigned on those Receipts shall not
fall due, or, in Default thereof, 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 debarred from being satisfied accordingly; and the Commissioners of Excise are hereby
authorized to pay the said Sum of Ten Thousand
Pounds to Sir John Wollaston Knight, Alderman of
the City of London, and the rest of the Treasurers at
Wars, or any Two of them, One being an Alderman; whose Receipt, together with this Ordinance,
shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, for the said
Ten Thousand Pounds in that Behalf: And be it
further Ordained, That in case the said Ten Thousand Pounds and Interest, or any Part thereof, shall
not be reimbursed and paid unto the said Commissioners of Excise, in the Intervals or Course of this
present Year, ending the 11th of September, 1646;
that then the said Commissioners of Excise, their
Executors and Administrators, shall be reimbursed
and paid out of the further Receipts of the Excise
for the Time being, according to the true Intent and
Meaning of this Ordinance; and the Commissioners
of Excise for the Time being are hereby authorized
to make Payment of Principal and Interest accordingly."