DIE Saturni, 6 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
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 to the last Message:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of
their own, to all the Particulars.
Behere & al. Order.
An Order for paying Commissary Behre and other
Officers Six Hundred Seventy Pounds, &c. was read,
and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Doctor Collidon, a Pass.
Ordered, That Doctor Collidon shall have Leave
to carry over into France, for his own Use, Three Nags
or Geldings, Custom-free; and shall have a Pass, for
himself and his Two Servants, to go into France, and
return back again, with his Family.
Moor's Order to be Governor of Ludlow,
The Order for Mr. Sam. Moore to be Governor of
the Garrison and Castle of Ludlowe, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
and Mackworth for Shrewsbury.
The Order for Colonel Humphry Mackworth to be
Governor of Shrewsbury, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
The Order for to pay Ten Pounds to John Taylor the
Messenger, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Colonel Manwaring protected from Arrests till his Arrears are paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Colonel Randall Manwaringe: (Here enter it.) It is Ordered, That he shall
receive the Benefit of the Protection of this House, until the Arrears owed him by the State be paid, or he
recover such Debts as are owing unto him, whereby
he may satisfy his Creditors.
Everard & al. versus Cater.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Everard, Tho.
Verrin, &c. against Cater:
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners shall be sent up
hither, with the Cause of their Commitment, by the
Mayor of Leverpoole; and then this House will bail
them, and hear their Cause.
E. of Clare's Order.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Clare:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That the like Order shall be made
in his Behalf, as was made in the Case of the Earl of
Bedford and the Earl of Bolingbrooke, the 11 Septem.
Whinnell, committed for Words against Lord Say, released.
Upon the humble Petition of James Whinnell, who
about Eight Months since was sentenced by this House,
for speaking Words to the Dishonour of the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, and was committed to the Prison
of The Fleete during the Pleasure of this House; the
Petitioner acknowledging his deep Sease of their Lordships just Displeasure for the same:
It is Ordered, That he shall be released of his
Sir J. Sidley versus Balden.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Sidley, complaining against one John Balden, as appears by the
It is Ordered, That the said John Balden shall be
sent for, to appear before this House, to answer the
Proceedings against Rawleigh stayed.
Upon reading the Petition of George Rawleigh;
complaining, "That several great Actions are brought
against him, for what he did as a Soldier:"
It is Ordered, That the Parties at whose Suit such
Actions are commenced (fn. *) do appear before this House,
that so both Parties may be heard; and in the mean
Time their Proceedings be staid.
Report of the Conference on the Papers concerning the Scots Army; and about the Propositions for Peace.
The Speaker reported the Conference Yesterday
with the House of Commons, which was to this Effect:
"That Mr. Fiennes said, He was commanded by the
House of Commons to deliver to their Lordships
some Votes concerning the Scotch Army; which
were read; videlicet,
"1. That the House of Commons do declare, That
this Kingdom hath no further Use of the continuing
of the Scotch Army within the Kingdom of England.
"2. That the Sum of One Hundred Thousand
Pounds be forthwith provided for the Scotts Army,
Fifty Thousand Pounds thereof to be paid unto
them upon the Delivery-up of all the Garrisons, except
Barwicke which is to be ordered and disposed of according to the Treaty; and the other Fifty Thousand
Pounds when they shall be in the Kingdom of Scotland.
"3. That this House doth again desire, that the
Scotts Commissioners will send to the House the Accompts of the Arrears of their Army; and doth declare, That, upon the adjusting of their Accompts,
they shall be satisfied that which shall be due to
them according to the Treaty.
"The House of Commons desires their Lordships
Concurrence to these Votes.
"The next was, To acquaint their Lordships with
some Alterations which they have made in the Propositions to be sent to the King for Peace, wherein
they desire their Lordships Concurrence; videlicet,
"1. That this shall be the Introduction to the First
["Whereas both Houses of the Parliament of England have been necessitated to undertake a War, in
their just and lawful Defence; and afterwards both
Kingdoms of Engl. and Scotland, joined in solemn
League and Covenant, were engaged to prosecute the
"2. That these Words ["the Parliament of the
Kingdom of Scotland"] be added to these Words
["Conventions of Estates"] in the First Proposition.
"Concerning the Propositions touching Delinquents;
The House of Commons doth agree with the
Lords, to leave John Lord Pawlett out of the First
Qualification of Exception from Pardon.
"The House of Commons adhere, to continue the
Earl of Derby in the First Exception from Pardon;
and adhere, to continue Sir John Byron in the First
Exception from Pardon; and they adhere, to continue Sir John Strangwayes in the First Exception
"They agree with the Lords, that Sir Richard Lane
be put in the First Qualification, to have no Pardon.
"They agree to leave John Bodvile Esquire out of
the First Qualification or Exception from Pardon.
"The Second Part of the Conference was delivered
by Sir Henry Vane Junior; which was, concerning
the Proposition to be sent to the King, touching the
Militia of the City of London: And he said, He was
commanded by the House of Commons to acquaint
their Lordships with the Matter of Fact touching
that Business, which was thus:
That 2o Feb. 1645, the Proposition concerning the
Militia of the City of London and Liberties only,
without that Part which concerns the Out-parts, was
at a Conference delivered to their Lordships, managed by Mr. Recorder and others, together with
the other Propositions concerning the City of London.
"That, 10o Februarii, 1645, the Lords acquainted
the House of Commons, by Message sent by Justice
Pheasant and Justice Rolle, that they had lately received a Petition from the City of London: They
have taken Notice of the great Affections of that
City, and of their great Service to the Parliament
and Kingdom; that they do incline to grant their Desires, and have resolved on Two Votes, which were
sent: That they have likewise returned the Propositions concerning the City of London, and do desire
they may be now sent to the King with the rest of
"The First of these Votes to this Effect: That
it might be provided, in the Act or Propositions that should pass for the Militia of the
Kingdom, That the City of London might
enjoy all their Rights, Liberties, and Franchises, Customs, and Usages, in the raising
and employing the Forces of the City, for
the Defence thereof, in as full and ample
Manner as they might have done before the
making of the said Act or Proposition.
To the Substance of this, the House of Commons agreed, 13 Martii, 1645, limiting the
Time to the 10th January, 1641, instead of
these Words ["before the making of the
said Act or Proposition."]
"The Second Vote delivered at this Message was
to this Effect: That the Proposition for the
Militia may be continued entire, as it was
formerly agreed on by both Houses of Parliament, and accordingly settled with the Militia of the rest of the Kingdom.
Upon this Vote, the House of Commons resolved nothing.
"That, 13 Martii, 1645, the former of the Two
Votes was agreed unto, as is aforesaid; and a Vote
passed, for a Message to be sent to the Lords, to desire their Answer to the Proposition sent from this
House, concerning the Militia of the City of London, to the End it may be sent with the rest of the
Propositions to His Majesty.
"The same Day a Conference was ordered to
be desired with the Lords the next Day, to acquaint
them with the Proceedings of the House of Commons
in the Propositions; to desire their Concurrence
to them, and that they may be communicated to
the Scotts Commissioners: They were likewise to be
acquainted with the Reasons why the House of Commons cannot proceed to the finishing of the Propositions of the Militia for the Out-parts of the City
of London, for the present, both Parties having not
yet been heard.
"The 24 Martii, the Lords desired a Conference
upon the Propositions and other Matters. Mr. Nathaniell Fiennes reported that Conference among
other Matters. As to the Proposition concerning the
Militia of the City of London, he reported, That
he had received, as the Conference, this in Writing
from the Lords; (videlicet,)
"That the Lords sent down Two Propositions
concerning the Militia of the City of London, which the Lords thought fit to insert
instead of those that came from that House.
"That they received, at the last Conference, from
them no Mention of their Second Proposition;
which was To settle the Militia of the City
of London and the Parts adjacent as it was
settled by the Propositions of Uxbridge.
That the Lords observe, the Parliament takes
not any ancient Privilege from Bristoll, or
such Towns as have been most averse to the
Parliament and that the Merit of the City of
London has been so eminent, as my Lords
think fit rather to add than diminish any Favour toward them; and therefore they adhere
to their former Votes sent down concerning
the said City.
"The House of Commons took Part of this Report
into Consideration, Monday, the First of June, as
much as concerns Delinquents; and resolved thereupon in such Sort as is set down in the Votes of that
"The House of Commons, 4 Junii, took into Consideration that Part of the Report as concerning the
Proposition of the Militia of the City of London;
and did agree to the former of those recited Votes,
concerning the City enjoying their Rights and Privileges, in employing their Forces, in as ample Manner as they might have done before the passing
the Proposition or Act for settling the Militia of the
Kingdom, in the very same Terms it was formerly
sent from the Lords, as appears by that Resolution.
They passed other Resolutions the same Day concerning this Business; videlicet,
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That whatsover Act of Parliament, or Propositions, shall pass, or be agreed
on, concerning the Militia of the whole
Kingdom, some Clause may be expressed
therein to this Effect: That this City of London shall have and enjoy all their Rights, Liberties, and Franchises, Customs, and Usages,
in the raising and employing the Forces of
this City, for the Defence thereof, in as full
and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as they have or might have used or
enjoyed the same, at any Time before the
making of the said Act or Proposition, to the
End this City may be fully assured it is not
the Intention of Parliament to take from
them any Privileges or Immunities, in raising
or disposing of their Forces, which they have
or might have used or enjoyed heretofore.
"To this Vote the House of Commons do fully
concur in; but they say, They have received no
Answer as yet to that Vote which was sent up to
the Lords touching the Militia of London, wherein
the Out-parts were excepted; but, instead of an
Answer thereunto, they say, their Lordships sent
them other Votes touching the Militia of London,
which they conceive is not usual to proceed as their
Lordships have done.
"The House of Commons say, That they have received Two Petitions, One from the City of London,
and another from the Out-parts, concerning the Militia of the Out-parts; and that, the Difference being
of great Weight and Concernment, and under Commitment at present, therefore they desire their Lordships, that the Proposition for the Militia of London, as to the City of London and Liberties, may
be agreed to, and sent away speedily with the rest
of the Propositions; and that the Matter in Difference that concerns the Out-parts, a Thing of Length
and Difficulty, shall be taken into Consideration in
Ordered, That the Matter of this Report shall be
taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, at
Ten a Clock, at which Time the Lords are to have
Notice to be all here.
Order for 674£. 8s. 4d. for Commissary General Behre & al.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Six Hundred
Seventy-four Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Four Pence,
shall be paid in Course, out of the Receipts on the
Grand Excise or new Impost, with Interest for the
same, according to the Proportions following; videlicet, unto Commissary General Behre, Two Hundred Sixteen Pounds, Nine Shillings; unto Major Boza, Three Hundred Eighteen Pounds, Eight
Shillings, Seven Pence; and unto Major Boza's
Lieutenant, Forty-seven Pounds, Eight Shillings,
Three Pence; unto his Quarter-master, Fifty-six
Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Nine Pence; and to
the Two Trumpeters Thirty-five Pounds, Six Shillings, and Nine Pence; upon Accompt, towards their
Arrears: And for the more speedy Payment thereof to the said Persons, be it further Ordained, That
if any Person or Persons shall advance the said Sum
of Six Hundred Seventy-four Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Four Pence, or any Part thereof, by Way
of Loan, that every such Person, their Executors,
Administrators, or Assigns, shall be paid and reimbursed the Sum or Sums which he or they shall
so advance, out of the said Receipts of the Excise
and new Impost, together with Interest, at the End
of every Six Months, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Centum per Annum, for so long Time as the same,
or any Part thereof, shall be forborn; and that the
said Sum or Sums to be advanced be paid to Major
Samuell Boza, or his Assigns, for the Service aforesaid, whose Receipt or Receipts, testifying the Sum
or Sums advanced, together with the Receipt or Receipts of the respective Advancers and Lenders
thereof, their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns,
shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners
of Excise for the Time being for the Payment of
the said Six Hundred Seventy-four Pounds, Eight
Shillings and Four Pence, and Interest, and every
Part and Parcel thereof, accordingly."
Col. Moore to be Governor of Ludlow.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That Colonel Samuell Moore shall be Governor of the Garrison and Castle of Ludlow; and
that the Members of both Houses that are of the
Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission to be Governor of the said Garrison and
Col. Mackworth to be Governor of Swrewsbury.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That Colonel Humfrey Mackworth shall
be Governor of the Castle and Garrison of Shrewsbury; and that the Members of both Houses that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant
him a Commission to be Governor of the said Garrison accordingly."
Order for 10£. to Taylor, from Newark.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That John Taylor, the Messenger that
brought the Letter from Major General Poyntz, from
the Leaguer before Newark, of May 5, 1646, shall
have Ten Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid by
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance
of Monies at Habberdashers Hall."
Col. Manwaring's Petition, for a Protection, till his Arrears are paid, and his Debts collected.
"To the Right Honourable the House of Peers.
"The humble Petition of Randall Manwaringe
"That your Petitioner hath with all Faithfulness
served the Cause of God, the Commonwealth, and
this Parliament, both before and ever since their First
Sitting, unto this Day; and still is employed, both
by Commission from the Militia to command all the
Horse and Foot within the Line (as their Major General), and by Order of Parliament to take Care
of, and to look to, the Guards at the Forts and
Passages; which your Petitioner hath and doth with
all Care and Diligence perform.
"Your Petitioner further sheweth, that he hath
above Twelve Thousand Pounds owing him, in
England, Scotland, and Ireland, which, in the Beginning of this Parliament, and since, he accounted
good Debt; yet now is in Danger to lose a great
Part thereof, by reason that many of his Debtors
have suffered so much by these unhappy Wars,
whereby your Petitioner cannot at present receive
of his Debts, to enable him to pay such as he is indebted and engaged unto.
"He also sheweth your Honours, that he hath divers Arrears (to above the Value of One Thousand
Pounds) due unto him, for Service to the State.
"Your Petitioner further taketh the Boldness to
acquaint your Honours, that he is indebted and engaged for some others, unto some Men ill-affected
to the Parliament, who with much Violence press and
prosecute your Petitioner, which he conceives is done,
not so much to benefit themselves, as to disable your
Petitioner to serve the Parliament and City in his
public Employment; or of Malice, to lay up your
Petitioner, thereby to hinder him, that he cannot
follow a Suit he now hath in the Admiralty, of a
great Value, which is near to Sentence.
"Your Petitioner therefore humbly prayeth
your Honours to grant him, that, without
Leave of this Honourable House, no Man
may molest or trouble him; that your Petitioner may still serve the Parliament and
City, and look after his Business in the Admiralty, which is to him of so great Concernment: And if, upon Complaint to your
Honours, your Petitioner shall be found
justly blame-worthy, in neglecting to satisfy
his Creditors as he can recover his Debts, he
will willingly submit to the Severity of the
most cruellest of them.
"And shall ever pray, &c.
E. of Clare's Petition, for the Seizure of his Lands in St. Clements &c. to be taken off.
"To the Right Honourable the Peers assembled
"The humble Petition of John Earl of
"That, being desirous to make Provision for his
Younger Children, about Six Years past, he suffered
a Recovery in the Court of Common Pleas, to Mr.
Godfrey Maidwell and others, of certain Houses and
Lands, in the Parishes of St. Clements Danes and St.
Giles in the Fields; it being no Alienation, but to
settle Portions for his Children, and Part hereof
being held in Capite.
"For Want of Licence of Alienation, Issues were
estreated, and a Seizure of those Lands issued out
of the Exchequer; and the Sheriffs ready to distrain
upon those Lands for those Issues.
"Your Petitioner humbly prayeth, your Lordships will be pleased to vouchsafe him the
same Favour, in taking off the Seizure of his
Lands, that you have afforded other Peers
in Cases of the same Nature.
"And he shall pray, &c.
House adjourned till 10a, Monday next, Aurora.