DIE Mercurii, 8 die Aprillis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ld. Lisle's Commission.
Ordered, That the Alteration in the Lord Lisle'
Commission be altered from the 1 May, to these Words
(incipiend. a Dat. p'ntium).
Covenant to be tendered to Ld. Lovelace.
Ordered, That the Earl of Kent and the Lord
Howard do tender the Covenant to the Lord Lovelace,
who desires to take it.
E. of Northampton, a Pass, to take the Oath.
Ordered, That the Earl of North'ton shall have a
Pass, to go in and out at the Court of Guards, to come
from Knights-bridge to London, and back again, to take
the Negative Oath.
Conyers, a Pass.
Ordered, That Christopher Conyers shall have a Pass,
to go to Chester.
Packer authorized to search for Materials taken from Donington Castle.
Ordered, That Mr. John Packer hath hereby Power
to search, in Newbury or any other Place, where he shall
be informed where any of the Lead, Timber, Goods, or
other Materials, of his Castle of Donnington are, they
being taken away unjustly by the Forces of the Parliament after it was surrendered to them by the Enemy;
and that if he find any, that he shall have Power to seize
them, and take them into his Custody, and dispose of
them how he pleases; and that all Commanders, Officers, and Soldiers, are to be assisting to him herein.
Dutchess of Richmond desires a Pass, to come to London.
A Letter to the Lord Grey of Warke, from the
Dutchess of Richmond, was read; desiring "a Pass to
come to London from Oxford, or to Chelsey, or thereabout, that so she may have the Conveniency to put
(fn. *) herself into Sir Theo. Mayerne's Hands, for his Assistance, for the Recovery of her Health."
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the
House [ (fn. †) of Commons], and their Concurrence herein
Guernsey to be secured.
A Letter was read, (fn. ‡) from divers of the Inhabitants of
the Isle of Guernsey; informing, "That there are some
Ships riding near that Island, which are designed for
the Taking of that Island."
It is Ordered, That this Letter and the Information
be communicated to the House of Commons, and desire that Course may be taken for the Security of that
Tench to be attached, for selling counterfeit Protections, &c.
Upon Affidavit of Anne Kinge and John Skelton,
"That Christopher Tence did sell to Humphrey Creswell
a counterfeit Protection under the Hand and Seal of
Jh. Piercie, and a counterfeit Commission under the
Hand and Seal of Ch. Howard, to be Provost Marshal
of his Regiment, for which he had Eight Pounds."
It is Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher, or his
Deputy, shall attach the said Christopher Tench, and
bring him before this House, to answer the said Offence.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Almsmen of Eastham, in the County of Essex, shall be heard, at this Bar,
by Counsel on both Sides, this Day Month. All Parties
concerned are to have Notice hereof.
Nevill's Timber not to be cut down by the Governor of Reading.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That the
Governor of Reading hath cut down much Timbertrees belonging to Mr. Rich. Nevill, being now under
Sequestration; and the said Governor intends to proceed to cut down more."
It is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestration, to give Order
that no more Destruction by cutting down of Timber
shall be made therein.
Torksey's Ordinance, to be Rector of Scotter;
Upon reading the Ordinance for presenting Sam.
Torksey to the Church and Rectory of Scotter, in the
County of Lyncolne, being in the Gift of the Bishop of
Peterborough: It was Agreed to; and Ordered, To be
sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence
and Diggle's, for Chidingford.
The Ordinance for presenting John Diggle to the
Rectory of Chidingford, in the County of Surrey, was
read, and Agreed to, with a Proviso.
Mons. Sabran, a Pass, to go without the Lines.
Ordered, That Monsieur Sabran, the French Agent,
shall (fn. *) have Liberty to go without the Lines of Communication, about his Occasions, and to return again.
Message to the H. C. with Ld. Lisle's Commission;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To deliver the Commission to the Lord Lisle to
them, with the adding of the Date.
with an Ordinance;
2. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance for Mr.
for the Dss. of Richmond's Pass;
3. To deliver to them the Letter of the Dutchess of
Richmond; and to let them know, this House agrees to
her Desire for a Pass, and desire their Concurrence
the Letter from Guernsey;
4. To deliver the Letter from the Inhabitants of the
Isle of Guernsey, and desire some Course may be taken
for the Preservation of that Isle.
5. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance for
presenting Mr. Diggle to the Rectory of Chudingford, in
the County of Surry.
Mons. Sabran's Pass;
6. To desire their Concurrence in the Pass for Monsieur Sabran to take the Air without the Line of Communication.
and about Ellison.
7. To put them in Mind of Ellison's Business, formerly sent down to them.
Le Cœur, Legay, and Fairfax.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Le Cœur, Merchant
Stranger: It is Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed for this Business shall meet To-morrow in
the Afternoon, and take the same into Consideration;
at which Time Legay and Fairfax, the adverse Party,
shall have Notice thereof, and attend; and Mr. Baron
Atkins is appointed to attend the said Committee at the
Harford and Haswell, concerning the Rectory of Cherlton.
[* Upon reading] the Answer of Hugh Hasewell to
the Ordinance for presenting Hermitage Harford Clerk,
to the Rectory of Cheriton: It is Ordered, That Harford shall have a Copy of this Answer; and the Cause
between them shall be heard this Day Month, at this
Bar, by Counsel on both Sides; and that Mr. Haswell,
who is in Possession, shall be careful to see that the Cure
be well served in the mean Time.
E. Rivers and Mr. Green.
Upon reading the Answer of the Earl Rivers to Mr.
Greene's Petition: It is Ordered, That this House will
hear the Business, by Counsel on both Sides, at this Bar,
To-morrow Month, being the 7th of May next, upon
the whole Merits of the Cause: The Earl Rivers to
have Notice herein.
House adjourned till 10a cras.