DIE Jovis, 12 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hill.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree for The Unicorne and The Victory to
be added to the Navy for this Summer's Fleet: To the
rest of the Particulars (fn. *)
Message from thence, with an Order, &c.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Dacres and others:
The House of Commons desires the Lords Concurrence in an Ordinance and and Order; videlicet,
Order H. C. for Justices of Assize and Gaol Delivery
be appointed; which was read, and Agreed.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance H. C. for the Well-Government of the
University of Cambridge, 1a, 2a.
Ordinance for Government of Cambridge University.
The Ordinance for the University of Cambridge was
read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order concerning the
Assizes; as to the Ordinance concerning Cambridge, their
Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Pass, for the Portuguese Agent to go Home.
The Speaker acquainted this House, "That he had
received a Letter from the Portugall Agent, for a Passport, for himself, his Wife, his Son, Servants, and
Houshold Stuff, to go to Portugall, either directly,
or by Way of France:" Which being read, it is
Ordered, That he shall have a Pass accordingly.
Moiety of Leicester Excuse to be employed for the Forces there.
Resolved, &c. That the Moiety of the Excise in the
County of Leicester shall be employed for the Use and
Maintenance of the Forces in the said County.
Colonel Needham to be Governor of Leicester, and Cambridge Major there.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Members of both Houses that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant unto Colonel John Nedham, Governor of Leicester, and
so appointed by Sir Thomas Fairefaix, a Commission
for the said Place of Governor; and that they likewise grant a Commission to Owen Cambridge, to be
Major to the said Governor."
Sir J Harrington, 4 l. per Week.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Allowance of Four Pounds per
Week be allowed unto Sir James Harrington, for his
present Support, to commence from the First of January, 1645; and that this Allowance be charged
upon the Receipt of the Committee of Lords and
Commons at Haberdashers Hall."
Votes for reducing the Scots Horse.
Next, the House took into Consideration that Branch
of the Message brought from the House of Commons
by Sir Henry Mildmay, to desire their Lordships Concurrence, that the Vote passed both Houses, for reducing
of the supernumerary Horse in the Scotts Army, may
be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
And after some Debate;
"This Question was put, "Whether to have this
Vote to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, according to the last Desire of the
House of Commons?"
And the Votes were even, so as nothing (fn. *) was
concluded at this Time.
Ordered, That this Vote shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Orders of this House shall be
read on Saturday Morning next.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure into a
Committee, to consider of the Alterations brought up
from the House of (fn. †) Commons in the Ordinance concerning Martial Law.
The House was resumed.
And the House Resolved, To lay aside the Addition
of Colonel Daniell Sowton, Major Rob't Tompson, Lieutenant Colonel Taylor.
Next, the Question was put, "Whether to agree
with the House of Commons in this Alteration,
(videlicet,) in the 3° Folio, in the 17th Line,
after the Word [" whosoever"], add these
Words [hath plotted, contrived, or endeavoured, since the 16th of December, 1644"]?
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
The Clause in the said Ordinance, for exempting Peers
of this Kingdom, &c. to be liable to be sent for as
Witnesses, to be adhered to; and the Alteration of the
House of Commons not to be agreed to; and it was
Ordered so, nemine contradicente.
In Folio 6, leave out the Proviso beginning in the 21
Line, and ending in the 2d Line of the 7th Leaf.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House agrees
with the House of Commons in this Alteration.
In the 7th Folio, after the Word [" Witnesses"], in
the 5th Line, leave out the Word [concurring"].
The Question was put, "Whether to agree with
the House of Commons in leaving out the
And the Votes were even, so nothing was now
In the 7th Folio, after the Word ["the"], in the
9th Line, add these Words ["apprehending or summoning either a Delinquent or Witnesses, or to the"].
Ordered, That this House agrees not to this Alteration; but adhere.
In the 7th Folio, after the Word ["Parliament"] in
the 12 Line, add these Words ["without Assent and Leave
first had and obtained of the Houses of Parliament respectively, whereof he is, shall be, or hath been, a
Member, Assistant, or Officer"].
Laid aside; and adhere as it was.
In the 7th Folio, after the Word [" Parliament"] in
the 12th Line, leave out all that follows to the Word
["And"] in the 16th Line.
The Question was put, "Whether to agree with
the House of Commons in leaving out the said
And the Votes being even, nothing was Resolved on.
Ordered, That such of these Questions as are undetermined shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Judges to go the Circuits.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Justices of Assize,
Gaol Delivery and Nisi Prius, do go their Circuits in
usual Manner as formerly hath been accustomed; and
that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England
do issue Commissions to the Justices of either Bench,
and Barons of the Exchequer, and to the Commissioners of the Peace in the several Counties respectively,
under the Power of the Parliament, where Affizes
may be with Safety held, to perform the said Service