DIE Mercurii, 20 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Printed Statutes differ from the Rolls.
Upon Information to this House from the Judges,
"That the Statutes made 21°
Jac. printed do differ from
It is Ordered, To refer it to the Judges, or any Two
of them, to examine the Business, and offer their Opinions to this House how the same may be rectified, that
so Inconveniencies may be prevented.
Mrs. Hall's Petitior, for Money to bury her Brother.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Hall, Sister to
Captain Hall deceased; shewing, "That he is dead, and
hath not left wherewithall to bury him; therefore
desires that some Monies may be paid for his Burial."
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Waters freed from a Debt of 500£. to Lowe a Delinquent.
The Lord North reported a Paper from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; which
was read, as follows:
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
"In the Case of Wm. Waters, referred to this Committee by Order of both Houses, touching a Debt of
Five Hundred Pounds due by John Waters deceased unto
one George Lowe a Delinquent, late Member of the
House of Commons; which said Waters deceased, for
his good Affections to the Parliament, was by the
Enemy carried Prisoner to Banbury Castle, and there
with miserable (fn. *) Confinement died; and his Brother
the Petitioner being his Executor, a Man very faithful to the Parliament, and both his Brother and he
having been utterly undone by the Cruelty of the
Enemy, whereby he is disabled to pay the Debts of
his said Brother: This Committee thinks fit that the
said Debt, owing by the said Waters deceased unto
the said George Lowe, and subject to Sequestration,
be allowed to the Petitioner, towards the Reparation
of his own and his said Brother's Losses, paying the
Sum of One Hundred Pounds thereof to the Use of
the Parliament; and that, upon Payment thereof, he
shall be discharged of the said Debt, as against the
said George Lowe, and all others claiming under him;
and this to be reported to the Houses.
Ordered, That this House agrees to this Report;
and the like Order to be made as the House of Commons
Ordinance to restore Saunders & al. to their Places at Exeter.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for putting
in Richard Sanders and others into their Places at Exeter,
out of which they were put for their adhering to the
Parliament; which was read, and Agreed to, and [† Ordered to] be sent to the House of Commons.
A Letter was read, thus directed,
E. of Cambridge, Leave to reside where he pleases, for the Recovery of his Health.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore.
"After a tedious Imprisonment of Two Years and
Four Months, and the unjust Oppressions of many
Enemies, I am arrived here; and next under God
must acknowledge my Liberty to the Arms and great
Success of the Parliament of England. This Benefit
of Freedom, besides the being taken out of the Hands
of my Enemies (who sought after my Life and Destruction), is of that great Value and Concernment to
me, and lays such an Obligation upon me, as I shall
study all Occasions to express my Gratitude for the
same; which I intreat your Lordship to be pleased
to represent to the Honourable House of Peers from
me, and to desire this further Favour from their
Lordships, that, in regard of much Indisposition, contracted by a long Detention and wearisome Journey,
I may for the present apply myself for Recovery of
my Health, whereby your Lordship will add to the
former Obligations of
Hampton Court, 20 May, 1646.
Most humble Servant,
Ordered, That the Speaker return this Answer to
the Earl of Cambridge, "That this House congratulates
his safe Return to Hampton Court, and leaves it to him
to choose what Place he please to make Use of for
Recovery of his Health."
E. of Nottingham and Countess of Peterborough.
The Lord Willoughby reported, "That the Countess
of Peterborough hath understood of an Order of this
House, upon the Petition of the Earl of Nottingham,
concerning a Suit that was depending in the Court of
Wards; and her Answer is, That she never waved
her Privilege of Parliament of that Court, but the
Course of that Court (fn. †)
Ordinance for L. Lisle to raise Forces for Ireland.
The House was adjourned into a Committee of the
whole House during Pleasure, to consider of the Ordinance for the Lord Lisle to raise and levy Horse and
Foot, for the Service of Ireland.
The House being resumed;
It is Ordered, To be further considered of To-morrow Morning; and that the Members of this House
who are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do prepare
a List of all the Forces that are in Pay by the Parliament, both in the Armies and in the Garrisons, and
where they are, and to present the same to this House
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Words spoke by Sir J. Evelyn; their Vote about the King's Person, &c.
A Message was brought from the House [ (fn. †) of Commons,] by Sir Tho. Wroth Knight:
1. To desire a Free Conference, so soon as it may
stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning
some Words which are supposed to be spoken by Sir
John Evelyn, and concerning a Vote they have made
concerning the disposing of the King's Person as the
Two Houses of Parliament shall think fit, and concerning Captain Maissey.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take their Message into
Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of
Ordered, To give a Free Conference with the House
of Commons, concerning the Words spoken by Sir John
Evelyn, and a Conference concerning the Vote for the
disposing of the Person of the King as both Houses of
Parliament shall think fit, (fn. *) and concerning Captain
Maissey; and the Time to be To-morrow Morning, at
Ten of the Clock.
E. of Northton's Timber not to be cut.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, that no Timber
upon the Earl of North'ton's Estate be cut down.
Ordinance concerning Hull.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Hull be
read To-morrow Morning, the First Business.
Porter and Sackvile to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Porter and Captain Sackvile do
appear before this House To-morrow Morning.
Message to the H. C. about a Conference they desired;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To desire a Conference To-morrow Morning, at
Ten a Clock, concerning the Vote touching the disposing of the King's Person as both Houses of Parliament
shall think fit, and touching Captain Maissey, and a
Free Conference touching the Words spoken by Sir John
about Two Ordinances; and with Mr. Hall's Petition.
2. To put them in Mind of the Ordinance concerning
3. To recommend the Petition of Mary Hall, about
the Burial of Captain Hall.
4. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Serjeant Birkheade.