DIE Veneris, 5 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Carter.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Cambridge will take the Covenant, &c.
The Speaker acquainted this House, "That it is the
Desire of the Earl of Cambridge to take the solemn
League and Covenant; and that he also is willing to
take the Negative Oath: But desires it may not be
conceived he doth it in the Capacity of a Delinquent;
but only to shew his Readiness to comply with the
Parliament, and their Ordinances."
Hereupon the House Ordered, That the Earls of
Northumb. and Essex do tender the solemn League and
Covenant to the Earl of Cambridge; and this House declares, That his taking the Negative Oath shall not be
any Prejudice to him, to bring him under the Notion of
Ordinance to exclude improper Persons from the Sacrament.
Next, the Ordinance brought up Yesterday from the
House of Commons, concerning Suspension from the
Sacrament, was read the Second and Third Time, and
unanimously Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Ordinance be printed and published.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions, and Papers about the Scots Army;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John D'Anvers:
To desire a Conference, so soon as it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Propositions
to be sent to the King for Peace; and touching some
Papers concerning the Scotts Army.
to expedite the Form of a Pardon;
2. To desire Expedition in the Form of a Pardon for
Delinquency, formerly brought up.
and with Orders, &c.
3. To desire Concurrence in several Orders and Ordinances:
1. An Order to pay Six Hundred Seventy-four
Pounds, Eight Shillings and Four Pence, for
Commissary Behir, out of the Excise.
2. An Order for Colonel Humphry Mackworth to
be Governor of Shrewsbury.
3. An Order for Sam. Moore to be Governor of
the Garrison and Castle of Ludlowe.
4. An Order concerning Robert Bolles, of Scampton,
in the County of Lyncolne.
The Answer returned was:
That this House appoints to give a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired: To all the rest
of the Particulars, this House will take them into Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of their
Mr. Gregory to be Minister of Lambeth.
The Certificate of the Assembly of Divines, concerning Mr. Gregory, was read; (videlicet,)
"The Assembly of Divines, having received an Order
from the Right Honourable the House of Lords, referring it to them to consider of the Ability and Fitness of Mr. A'exander Gregory to have the Cure of
Lambeth, and to make Certificate of the same, do
humbly return this Certificate: That the said Mr.
Gregory having been formerly examined by this Assembly, and having given good Proof of his Ability
and Faithfulness in the Work of the Ministry, he is
now approved of by this Assembly for the Cure abovementioned.
"Adoniram Byfield, Scriba."
Ordered, That this House approves of Mr. Alexander Gregory, to be Minister of Lambeth.
Tesdale to be instituted to Everley.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to Christopher Tesdale Master of Arts,
and One of the Assembly of Divines, to the Rectory of
Everley, in the County of Wilts; being presented thereunto by the Commissioners of the Great Seal.
Order for 100£. to Ly. Denny
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies (fn. *) at Habberdashers Hall do
forthwith pay and advance unto Dame Ruth Denny
Widow, late Wife of Sir Edward Denny Knight, deceased, who hath lost her Husband and whole Estate in
Ireland, and hath a Charge of many Children ready to
perish for Want, One Hundred Pounds, for her present
Support and Relief.
Ordinance to raise Forces for Ireland.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee,
the Ordinance for raising Horse and Foot for the Service of Ireland, as fit to pass, with some Alterations,
which were read:
And it being put to the Question, "Whether this
Ordinance shall be re-committed to the same
Committee as formerly it was, that they may
ascertain the particular Forces that shall be
now sent into Ireland?"
Mr. Scroope's Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Mr. Scroope
shall be committed to these Lords following; who are to
consider of it, and report the same to this House:
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Committee to consider what Garrisons may be slighted.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall consider
what Forces and Garrisons in this Kingdom are fit to be
spared, and report the same to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Five, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine
a Clock, and afterwards when they please.
The Lords went to the Conference.
Ordinance to exclude improper Persons from the Sacrament.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament, holding
their former Resolution, "That all notorious and
scandalous Offenders shall be kept from the Sacrament," have thought fit to make a further Addition
to the scandalous Offences formerly enumerated, for
which Men shall be kept from the Sacrament; and
lest the Stay of the Enumeration and the not naming
of Commissioners to judge of Cases not enumerated,
should (fn. *) delay the putting in Execution the Presbyterian Government already established, they have
thought fit, that, in regard that divers Persons fit to
be Commissioners according to the last Ordinance of
14 Martii, 1645, by reason of the present Distractions are absent from their Habitations, and so cannot
do the Service therein which otherwise they might
do; they do therefore Ordain, That, in Stead and
Place of Commissioners in the said Ordinance, Thomas
Earl of Arundell and Surrey, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Henry Earl of Kent, John Earl of Rutland, Phillip Earl of Pembrook and Mountgomery, Robert Earl of Essex, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Charles
Earl of Nottingham, James Earl of Suffolk, William
Earl of Salisbury, John Earl of Bridgwater, Robert
Earl of Warwick, Bazill Earl of Denbigh, James Earl
of Middlesex, Oliver Earl of Bollingbrook, Edward Earl
of Manchester, Edward Earl Mulgrave, Henry Earl of
Stamford, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, George
Lord Berkly, Francis Lord Dacres, Phillip Lord Wharton, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Dudley Lord
North, John Lord Hunsdon, Charles Lord Stanhopp,
Edward Lord Mountague, William Lord Grey of Warke,
John Lord Robertes, William Lord Maynard, Edward
Lord Howard of Escrige, Richard Lord Herbert of
Cherbury, Thomas Lord Bruce, Francis Rowse, Edward Prideaux, Esquires, Sir Henry Vane Senior, John
Glyn Esquire Recorder of London, Sir Robert Harley,
Bulstrod Whitlock Esquire, Humphrey Salway Esquire,
Mr. Serjeant Wild, Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor, Sir Bejamine Rudyard Knight, Mr.
Tate, Sir John Clotworthy Knight, John Maynard
Esquire, Sir Henry Vane Junior Knight, William
Pierrepont, William Wheeler, Esquires, Sir William
Masham, Walter Younge, Sir John Evelyn Knight,
John Selden Esquire, Samuell Browne Esquire, Sir
William Strickland, Walter Long Esquire, Herbert Morley Esquire, George Nellinge Esquire, Harbottle Grimston Esquire, John Boys Esquire, Richard Shuttleworth,
Lord Fairefax, Sir John D'Anvers, John Crewe Esquire,
Sir Anthony Irby, Sir John Holland, Sir Phillip Stapilton, Luke Robinson Esquire, Thomas Westrow Esquire,
Denzell Holles Esquire, Henry Lucas Esquire, Sir John
Dreydon, Robert Jennor Esquire, Henry Oxenden
Esquire, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Nicholas Stoughton
Esquire, Sir John Burgoyne, Sir Edward Aiscough, John
Swynfen Esquire, Sir Henry Heyman, Edward Leigh
Esquire, Sir Thomas Wroth, Samuell Gott Esquire, Sir
John Bamfeild, William Ball Esquire, John Palmer
Esquire, Lawrence Whittacre Esquire, Sir Arthur
Heslerigg, Sir Dudly North, Sir William Waller, Nathaniell Bacon Esquire, Richard Edwards Esquire,
Luke Hodges Esquire, Sir William Lewis, Francis Allen
Esquire, Giles Greene Esquire, John Gourden Esquire,
Denis Bond Esquire, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Samuell
Luke, Edward Bainton Esquire, Richard Salloway
Junior, Symon Thelwall Esquire, Oliver Cromwell Esquire, Isaac Penington Esquire Alderman of the City
of London, John Ven Esquire, Doctor John Bond, Sir
Richard Onslow, Sir William Armyn, William Aiscough
Esquire, George Abbott Esquire, Cornelius Holland
Esquire, John Blackiston Esquire, Lord Herbert, Sir
Walter Erle, Henry Martin Esquire, Sir Thomas Dacres, Richard Browne Esquire, William Ellis Esquire,
John Lisle Esquire, William Ashurst Esquire, Sir John
Treavor, Sir Nathaniell Barnardiston, Thomas Lord
Wenman, Sir Martin Lumly, Samuell Vassell Esquire,
Sir Mathew Boynton, Jervois Piggott Esquire, John
Hutchinson Esquire, Thomas Hatcher Esquire, James
Fiennes Esquire, Valentine Walton Esquire, John Stephens Esquire, Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, Thomas
Scott Esquire, Thomas Pury Esquire, Henry Peck Esquire, Thomas Hodges of Gloucestersheir Esquire, William Leman Esquire, Richard Winwood Esquire, John
Lowry Esquire, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Edward Fowell,
Robert Wallopp Esquire, Richard Whitehead Esquire,
Nathaniell Hallowes Esquire, Robert Brewster Esquire,
Edward Hungerford, Richard Norton, Esquires, Sir
Thomas Barnardiston, Sir Thomas Trenchard, Miles
Corbett Esquire, Sir Henry Mildmay, Thomas Atkin
Esquire Alderman of the City of London, Lord Cranborne, Roger Hill Esquire, Sir John Barrington, John
Trenchard Esquire, Sir John Corbett, Alexander Popham
Esquire, Sir Samuell Roll, Sir John Coke, John Nutt
Esquire, Ralph Ashton Esquire, Richard Barwis Esquire,
William Armyn Esquire, Richard Tolson Esquire, Sir
Henry Cholmely, Sir Thomas Widdrington, George Fenwick Esquire, Edmond Ludlow Esquire, Lillibon Long
Esquire, Francis Drake Esquire, Sir Michaell Livesay,
Edward Stephens Esquire, Sir William Springe, James
Herbert Esquire, Henry Lawrence Esquire, John Roll
Esquire, Sir John Francklyn, Thomas Sandys Esquire,
Sir Thomas Maliverer, Sir William Litton, Nathaniell
Fiennis Esquire, William Purefoy Esquire, or any Nine
of them, shall be a Committee of Lords and Commons,
to adjudge and determine scandalous Offences not
formerly enumerated; and the Eldership shall proceed in the Examinations of such scandalous Offences,
according to the Cautions and Restrictions mentioned
in the Ordinance of the 20th of October, 1645.
"And the said Committee shall have such Power,
and shall proceed in such Sort, as is hereafter mentioned: If any notorious and scandalous Offences not
formerly enumerated be committed by any within any
Eldership, and so after full Proof shall be found before the Eldership, who shall have Power to examine
Proofs and Witnesses on both Sides; in case both
the Elderships and the Party complained of do agree
the Proofs and Examinations to be duly taken, the said
Eldership shall forthwith certify the said Offence,
with the Proofs, to the said Committee of Parliament,
who shall with all convenient Speed determine and
adjudge the same: But in case the Party accused
shall find himself grieved, either by the Not-examination or undue Examination of Witnesses, or misentering of the Depositions, in such Case he shall forthwith declare the same to the Eldership, who shall relieve him if there be Cause; which if they shall not
do, then the Three Justices of Peace next to the Parish whereof the Party complained of is a Member,
or any Two of them, not being of the same Eldership
before whom the Complaint lies, shall have Power,
and are hereby enabled and required, forthwith to
examine upon Oath the said Witnesses that were not
examined, or were misexamined, or whose Depositions were misentered, and with all convenient Speed
return the Examination to the said Committee of Parliament: And in case the said Justices, or any Two
of them, do not finish their Examination within Six
Days after the Cause shall be presented to them, the
Party shall abstain until they have finished and certified their Examinations; and the said Committee,
upon hearing the whole Matter from the Eldership and Justices, or either of them, shall adjudge
whether the same be a notorious and scandalous Of
fence, and so proved, or no: And in case the said
Committee shall not adjudge and determine the Case
within Fourteen Days after their Receipt of the Certificate to them made, the Party against whom the said
Certificate shall be made shall abstain from the Sacrament until the Committee shall determine the same,
unless in the mean Time the Party shall shew his
Repentance for the said Offence, and thereof give Satisfaction to the Eldership: And if the said Committee
shall adjudge the same not to be a scandalous Offence,
or not well proved, the said Party shall be admitted
to the Sacrament; and if they shall adjudge the same
to be a scandalous Offence, and so proved, he shall
not be admitted to the Sacrament until he shall have
testified his Repentance to the Eldership.
"And be it further Ordained, That the Eldership
shall either give Personal Notice to the Party complained of before them, or else leave Notice in Writing, at his Dwelling place, of the Time and Place
when and where they will examine Witnesses against
him, and also of the Time that they will make their
Certificate to the Committee of Parliament; and in
case Information shall be given to the Eldership of a
notorious and scandalous Offence committed by any
within their Eldership, they shall forthwith proceed
to the Examination thereof; and if they cannot finish
their Examination till the Week before the Sacrament, and they shall then find by sufficient Proof
that he hath committed a notorious and scandalous
Offence, and yet they cannot certify the same before
the Sacrament, it being to be administered within a
Week after; in such case the Party shall abstain from
the Sacrament for the next Time only, unless the
Committee of Parliament to whom the same is to
be certified shall adjudge the same a notorious and
scandalous Offence, and so proved, for which he
ought to be kept from the Sacrament; and in such
Case, upon the testifying of his Repentance to the
Eldership, he shall be again restored to the Sacrament, and not before.
"And be it further Ordained, If any shall find themselves aggrieved with the Judgement against him given
by the said Committee, they shall appeal from thence to
both Houses of Parliament, if they see Cause.
"And be it Ordained, That the Committee to whom
the said Certificate shall be made as aforesaid shall
report to both Houses the said several Cases to them
certified, and their Judgement thereupon, that so the
Offences not yet enamerated may be added to the
Enumeration in case the Houses shall so think fit;
and in their Reports they shall take Care that they
first report those Certificates, and their Opinion thereupon, wherein they at any Time shall differ from the
"And be it further Ordained, That this Ordinance
shall continue for the Space of Three Years, and no
longer, unless both Houses think fit to continue it."
House adjourned till 10a cras.