Die Martis, 18 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message to the H. C. with the following Papers.
Mr. Doctor Aylett and Mr. Page to the House
of Commons, with
1. A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, touching
the Pay of their Army.
2. Henry Puresrey's Petition, to desire Concurrence.
3. A Paper, touching Provisions to be made for the
next Summer's Fleet; to communicate it to the House
4. A Paper, to put that House in Mind of the Order for taking off the Sequestration of Jeremiah Becke.
Steward and De Franchi.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mr. Walter Steward
is put off till this Day Sevennight.
Message to the H. C. about the Conference, to hear Dr. Walker's Narrative of his Negotiation in Flanders.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to
let them know, that this House having sent to them, to
desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, to hear
Dr. Walker make a Narrative of his Negotiation in Flan
ders; (fn. *) to which they sent Answer, "That they would
send an Answer by Messengers of their own;" of
which this House hath received yet no Answer: Therefore, in regard it is a Business of great Importance to
the State, to desire that the House of Commons would
give a Conference To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the
Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
And this was Part of the Message sent down by Dr.
Aylett and Mr. Page.
Answer from thence.
Dr. Heath, &c. return with this Answer from the
House of Commons to a former Message:
That they agree to the Alterations in the Letter to
the King of Denmark and the Letter to the Duke of
Brandenburgh; and they agree to the Alterations in the
Ordinance concerning Westm. Colledge: And as to the
Ordinance for rectifying the Abuse of Coats of Arms,
the Petition of the Earl of Denbigh's Officers; they
will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance concerning Westminster College.
"Whereas the College and Collegiate Church of
Westm. have been heretofore governed and regulated
by the Dean and Prebends thereof, who have taken
upon them the Care and Charge of bringing in the
Rents and Profits belonging thereunto, for the Maintenance of the Scholars of the Free School, Almsmen, Servants, and Officers, belonging to the said College and Collegiate Church; and forasmuch as the
present Dean and Prebends thereof (except only Mr.
Lambert Osbolston) have deserted their Charge, or
are become Delinquents to the Parliament, whereby
the said College and Collegiate Church is destitute
of all Government; and the said School, Almsmen,
Servants, and Officers, deprived of all Means of
Subsistence, by reason no Person is appointed to take
Care for the same; for Remedy whereof, be it
Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this present
Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Northumberland, Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Nottingham, Earl of
Denbigh, Earl of Manchester, Lord Viscount. Say &
Seale, Lord Willoughby, Lord North, Lord Mountague,
Lord Robertes, Lord Howard, Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Rouse, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Robert
Harley, Mr. Maynard, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Wm.
Strickland, Mr. Ashhurst, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Recorder, Sir
William Massam, Sir Robert Pye, Sir John Trevor,
Mr. Salloway, Mr. Hoyle, Sir John Dreydon, Sir
Henry Vane Junior, and Bulstrode Whitlocke Esquire,
shall be, and are hereby, constituted and appointed
the Committee in this Ordinance; and that the said
Committee, or any Seven or more of them, shall
have the same and the like Power and Authority, to
all Intents and Purposes, as any Dean and Prebends
have, or of Right ought to have had, in the ordering, directing, and disposing, the Rents, Issues, and
Profits, belonging, or in any Wife appertaining, to
the said College or Collegiate Church; and in doing
and executing all other Act or Acts, Thing or Things,
that any Way concerns the said College or Collegiate
Church; provided the same extend not to the letting
Leases of any Houses or Lands belonging to the said
College for above the Space of Three Years; reserving at the least such Yearly Rents, Profits, and
Services, as were formerly payable out of any such
Lands or Houses, unto the said College or Collegiate Church.
And be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and
Commons, That the said Dean and Prebends, and all
other Officers, Members, and Servants, belonging to
the said College, or Collegiate Church, and every
of them, that have absented themselves from their
Offices and Places, or are Delinquents, or have not
taken the Covenant, shall (until both Houses take
Order to the contrary) stand and be suspended of and
from their several Places and Offices, and of and
from all Manner of Benefit or Profit that might
accrue unto them or any of them thereby, with the
Arrears thereof; provided this extend not to the
taking away such Stipend, or other Allowance, from
the said Mr. Osbolston, as of Right he hath formerly
received, or ought to have received, as a Prebend of
the said Collegiate Church of Westm.
And the said Committee, or any Seven or more of
them, are hereby authorized to constitute and appoint
fit and able Persons, in the Rooms and Places of such
Officers and Servants belonging to the said College,
or Collegiate Church, as are dead, or have deserted
their said Places, or are Delinquents, or not taken
the Covenant as aforesaid, whose Offices and Places
they shall find necessary to be continued for the Use
and Service of the said College.
And be it further Ordained, That the said Committee,
or any Seven or more of them, together with the
Master of Trinity Colledge in Cambridge, and the Master
of the said School in Westm', shall hereby have the
like Power to elect and choose Scholars into the said
School, and thence to Trinity Colledge in Cambridge
aforesaid, and to Christ Church in Oxford, as by the
Statutes of the said College of Westm. was invested
in the Deans of Westm. and Christ Church, the Master
of Trinity Colledge and Westm. School aforesaid; provided nevertheless, when the said Dean, or Master
of Christ Church aforesaid, shall not be a Delinquent
to the Parliament, his Right in the Election aforesaid,
according to the said Statutes, shall not hereby be impeached.
And the said Committee, or any Seven or more
of them, are hereby further authorized to place
poor Men in such Alms-places belonging to the
said Collegiate Church as shall from Time to Time
And whereas the upholding of Preaching in the
Abbey of Westm. aforesaid, upon the Lord's-days,
and the Daily Morning Lecture there, is a Work
much tending to the Glory of God, and Comfort of
the Inhabitants of Westm'r, and Places adjacent: Be
it therefore further Ordained, That the said Committee, or any Seven or more of them, shall have
Power hereby to make such Allowances, out of
the Revenues belonging to the said Collegiate Church,
unto the Ministers that have or shall perform the
said Service, upon the Lord's-day and Week-days
aforesaid, as they shall think fit.
"And it is lastly Ordered and Ordained, That all
and every Person and Persons that shall do or perform any Thing in Conformity to this present Ordinance shall be saved and kept harmless, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
Gentleman Usher cannot attach some of the Delinquents that drove the Sheriffs Officers out of Butler's, Legay's, &c. Warehouse.
The House being informed, "That whereas a Warrant was granted to the Gentleman Usher, to attach
divers Persons, for disobeying of an Order of this
House, made in Ibannes' Case, and for speaking scandalous Words against the House of Peers; and
whereas the said Gentleman Usher cannot yet attach
but few of them, because the rest do shut themselves
up, and lock Doors, whereby the Officers cannot
come to attach them; therefore the Gentleman
Usher desired the further Directions of this House
herein, what he shall do in this Case; and whether,
by his Warrant, he hath Power to break open the
Committee of Privileges to consider of it.
Hereupon this House referred the Consideration of
this Business to the Committee of Privileges, to consider
of it, and report to the House what their Opinion is
The Committee to meet on Thursday, in the Afternoon.
House adjourned till 9a cras.