DIE Martis, 11 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer from the House of Commons to the last Message
sent by them:
That they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Paper concerning the Winter Fleet.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the
Committee for the Admiralty, concerning Preparation
of the next Winter's Fleet; which was read, and approved of. (Here enter it.)
Overton committed to Newgate, for Contempt, and printing scandalous Pamphlets.
The Earl of Essex reported to the House, "That the
Committee for the scandalous Papers had sent for one
Overton, who refuses to answer to any Thing, concerning the Printing of the scandalous Pamphlets
brought into this House; and that there are written
Papers found in his House, but he refuses to tell
whose Writing they are."
Hereupon the House commanded he should be brought
to this Bar; which accordingly he was.
And the Speaker demanded of him, "Whether he
was a Printer?"
He answered, "He was not bound to answer to any
Interrogatories to accuse himself, he being a Freeborn Subject."
And the said Overton carried himself in an insolent
Manner, both by Words and Gestures.
Hereupon it is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Overton, brought before a Committee of this House for printing scandalous
Things against this House, is hereby committed to the
Prison of Newgate, for his high Contempt offered to
this House, and to the said Committee, by his contemptuous Words and Gestures, and refusing to answer unto
the Speaker; and that the said Overton shall be kept in
safe Custody, by the Keeper of Newgate or his Deputy, until the Pleasure of this House be further signified.
Montrleul the French Agent's Trunk, taken away, to be brought to the C.er. Parl.
A Paper was read, from Monsieur Montreul, the
French Agent, "That his Portmantle is taken away,
coming up to London."
Hereupon this House thinks it fit, that the said Portmantle be put into the Hands of the Clerk of the Parliaments, there to remain till the Pleasure of both
Houses be further signified; and the Concurrence of
the House of Commons to be desired herein.
E. of Cleveland, a Month longer Leave.
Ordered, That the Earl of Cleveland shall have a
Month's further Time allowed him to be in the Country, upon the same Security as he stands bound in to this
House, in regard of the Sickness near The Tower; and
the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Howard & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Howard and Mr. Phillip
Howard, with Four Servants, shall have a Pass, to go
into Holland; and the Concurrence of the House of
Commons to be desired herein.
Message to the H. C. about Montrieul's Trunk.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To deliver to them the Paper of Monsieur Montreul, and desire their Concurrence, that his Portmantle
may be delivered into the Hands of the Clerk of the
Parliaments, there remain until the further Directions of both Houses.
E. of Cleveland's Leave;
2. To desire that the Earl of Cleveland may have a
Month's longer Time than is already allowed him to
be in the Country, in regard of the Sickness near The
and about Howards Pass.
3. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. Wm. Howard and
Mr. Phillip Howard, with Four Servants, may have
[ (fn. *) a Pass,] to go into Holland.
L. Campden, Leave to apply to the H. C. about his Composition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Viscount
Campden; "complaining of the Greatness of his Fine
of his Composition set by the Committee at Gouldsmithes Hall; desires Leave of this House (he being a
Peer of this Realm) to apply himself to the House of
Commons for his Relief therein:"
And it is Ordered, That this House leaves it to his
Lordship to apply himself to the House of Commons, if
he shall think fit.
Lord's Fines for their Compositions to be considered.
It was moved, "That this House will take into Consideration the great Fines which the Peers of this
Realm are set at for their Compositions at Gouldsmithes
Hall, being far greater than their Estates are able
It is Ordered, That this Business be committed to
the Consideration of the whole House; and on Thurs
day next the Ordinance concerning Gouldsmithes Hall to
Stephenson to be instituted to Roos.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to Anthony Stephenson, to the Rectory and
Church of Roos, in the County of Yorke; being presented thereunto by the Countess of Exon.
Riots in Hatfield Chace to be prevented.
Upon reading the Petition of the Participants in the
Draining of the Level of Hatfield Chace, "complaining
of a Riot in Hatfield Chace:"
It is Ordered, That the Sheriff be sent to, to give
an Account why he doth not prevent Riots of this Nature, according to a former Order given him by this
L. Cromwell's Petition, to take off his Sequestration.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Cromwell;
desiring "his Sequestration of his Estate may be taken
It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the
House of Commons, that some Consideration may be
had of his Lordship.
L. Mohun to take the Covenant.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Mohun; shewing, "That he, having taken the Negative Oath, desired he might be set at Liberty, and his Recognizance in this House discharged."
But because this House was informed, "That his
Lordship hath not taken the solemn League and Covenant;" the Earl of Sarum and the Lord Robertes
were appointed to tender him the Covenant; and then
his Lordship is to be released, and his Recognizance discharged.
The Ordinance for taking the Sequestration off
Mr. John Willoughbie's Estate, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
The Ordinance for Discharge of the Sequestration of
Francis Shallet, Richard Price, and Ric'd Turner, was
read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for Peters to have 200 l. out of E. of Worcester's Estate,
The Ordinance for giving Two Hundred Pounds per
Annum to Hugh Peters Minister, out of the Earl of
Wor'ster's Estate, at Acton, in the County of Midd. was
And it being put to the Question, "Whether this
Ordinance shall be committed?"
It was Resolved in the Negative.
Then the said Ordinance was read the Third Time.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Ordinance brought up from the House
It was Resolved in the Negative.
L. Mohun released.
The Earl of Sarum and the Lord Robertes reported
to this House, "That the Lord Mohun hath taken and
subscribed the solemn League and Covenant."
Hereupon the House Ordered, That his Restraint
be taken off, and his Recognizance discharged.
Papers taken in Overton's House.
Ordered, That the Papers which were found in
Overton's House shall be delivered to the Committee,
and referred to the Committee to consider of them;
and the Committee to consider of some Way how the
Persons that discovered the said Papers may be rewarded
for their Pains.
Rookes & Uxor.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mrs. Rookes and
her Husband shall be heard, at this Bar, this Day Sevennight.
Ordinance for selling Delinquents Estates.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for selling Delinquents Estates shall be read the Second Time on Thursday
E. of Salisbury sworn One of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.
This Day being appointed for the Earl of Sarum to
be sworn One of the Commissioners of the Great Seal
of England, and to have the Seal delivered to him
in the Presence of both Houses; the House of Commons being come, with their Speaker, brought in
by the Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, the Commissioners of the Great Seal were called in with the
The Earl of Kent, One of the Commissioners, having taken his Place as a Peer of this Realm, came down
to the Bar, and received the Great Seal from the other
Commissioners, who delivered it to the Clerk of the
Parliaments; and by him it was presented to the Speaker
of the House of Peers, and laid upon his Woolsack.
Then the Earl of Sarum came to the Clerk's Table,
and had these several Oaths administered unto him:
1. The Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, by
the Clerk of the Parliaments.
2. The Oath for discharging the Place of Commissioner of the Great Seal of England; read
to him by the Speaker of the House of Peers.
3. The Oath appointed to be taken by the Bill for
the Triennial Parliament.
Which Oaths being administered, the Speaker of the
House of Peers carried the Great Seal of England down
to the Bar, and did deliver the same to the Earl of Sarum to keep, with the rest of the Commissioners, in the
Place of the Earl of Bolingbrooke, deceased.
Seals brought from Oxford broke.
After this, the Speaker of the House of Commons
said, "That, both Houses having Ordered that the
Seals taken by the General at Surrender of Oxford
should be defaced and broken in the Presence of both
Houses, he had accordingly brought them:"
And being produced, they were defaced and broken,
in the Presence of both Houses; videlicet,
1. The Great Seal made at Oxford, being Silver.
2. The General Seal of the Court of King's
Bench, being Silver.
3. The Seal of the Exchequer, being Silver.
4. The Seal of the Court of Wards and Liveries,
5. The Seal of the Court of Admiralty, being
6. The Seal of the Prerogative Court, being Lead.
Privy Seal, &c. to be kept with the Great Seal.
This being done, the Speaker of the House of
Commons presented the Seals of the Signet-office,
being Three, all of Gold; and also Four Seals for Foreign Letters, being of Brass; and likewise the Privy
Seal, which was of Silver.
And it is Ordered, by the Lords, That the said
Seals be delivered to the Earls of Kent and Sarum, to
be kept in the same Place where the Great Seal of
England is; which was accordingly done, by the Speaker of the House of Peers.
Message to the H. C. that the Speakers may have the broken Seals.
Ordered, That the Seals which were this Day
broken shall be bestowed upon the Speaker of the
House of Peers and the Speaker of the House of
And a Message was sent presently to the House of
Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath, to desire
Ordinance to clear Willoughby of his Delinquency.
"Whereas John Willoughby, of Payhenbury, in the
County of Devon, Esquire, hath by both Houses of
Parliament been admitted to his Fine of Five Hundred
Pounds, for that he assisted the Forces raised against
the Parliament: The Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament do hereby authorize and appoint the
Commissioners of the Great Seal of England to pass
a Pardon for the said John Willoughby, in such
Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution
of his Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate
for which the said Fine was accepted, according to the
Particular thereof made, and entered with the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean Profits,
from the 11th Day of February, 1645, with an Exception of the Right or Estate of the said John Willoughby in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and Rights
of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and Oliver
St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is
hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly:
Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the said
Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to free
the said John Willoughby from any further Composition, for any other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than
what are contained in the Particular aforesaid; and
that, in case the said Lands mentioned in the said
Particular were of greater Yearly Values than are
therein expressed during Three Years before the Year
of our Lord 1640, then the said John Willoughby
shall pay such further Fine, by Way of Composition
for the same, as both Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Ordinance to clear Shallet, Pierce, and Turner, of their Delinquency.
"Whereas Francis Shallett, of Chichester, in the
County of Sussex, Gentleman, Richard Peirce, of
Chichester, and Richard Turner, of Beardham, in the
said County, Gentlemen, have by both Houses of
Parliament been admitted unto their Fines; (videlicet,)
the said Francis Shallett to his Fine of Ninety-five
Pounds; the said Richard Peirce to his Fine of Eighty-four Pounds; and the said Richard Turner to his
Fine of Sixty Pounds; for that they have been in
Arms against the Parliament: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do hereby authorize
and appoint the Commissioners of the Great Seal of
England to pass a Pardon for the said Francis Shallett,
Richard Peirce, and Richard Turner, in such Manner as shall be agreed by both Houses, and according
to this Ordinance, with a Grant and Restitution of
their Lands, Goods, and Chattels, and other Estate
for which the said Fines were accepted, according to
the Particulars thereof made, and entered with the
Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, and of all Mean
Profits; videlicet, to the said Francis Shallett from
the 30th of December, 1645; to the said Richard
Peirce, from the 28th of February, 1645; and to
the said Richard Turner, from the 15th of December,
1645; with an Exception of the Rights or Estates of
the said Francis Shallett, Richard Peirce, and Richard
Turner, in or to all Advowsons, Presentations, and
Right of Patronage, to any Church or Chapel; and
Oliver St. John Esquire His Majesty's Solicitor General is hereby required to prepare a Pardon accordingly: Provided always, That this Ordinance, or the
said Pardon thereon to be passed, shall not extend to
free the said Francis Shallett, Richard Peirce, and
Richard Turner, from a further Composition, for any
other Lands, Goods, or Chattels, than what are
contained in the Particulars aforesaid; and that, in
case the said Lands mentioned in the said Particulars
were of greater Yearly Values than are therein expressed during Three Years before the Year of our
Lord 1640, then the said Francis Shallett, Richard
Peirce, and Richard Turner, shall pay such further
Fine, by Way of Composition for the same, as both
Houses of Parliament shall appoint."
Paper from the Committee of the Admiralty, concerning the Winter Fleet.
"Die Martis, 4 Augusti, 1646.
"By the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"The Committee did this Day take into Consideration, that the Victualling of the Summer Guard will
begin shortly to expire; and that it is necessary to have
a Resolution speedily given touching the next Winter
Guard, that Preparations may be made accordingly:
And whereas there were employed in the last Winter's
Expedition Thirty-eight Ships, which did bear about
Two Thousand Nine Hundred Men; this Committee
conceives it fit, that Forty Vessels great and small
(whose Names are contained in the List annexed),
videlicet, Thirty-six of the King's Ships and Frigates, Three Merchants Ships, and Two small Frigates,
employed on the Coast of Ireland as Packet-boats
(the whole Number of Men borne upon them all
amounting unto Two Thousand Nine Hundred and
Seventy-eight), be prepared and furnished for the
next Winter's Expedition: And it is Ordered, That
Report be made thereof to both Houses of Parliament, that, if they shall declare their Approbation
in that Behalf, Preparation may be made accordingly.
"W. Jessop, Secretary.
"A List of such Ships are are presented to the
Approbation of both Houses, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, for the Winter
"King's Ships and Frigates.
Greate Frig. at
William and John,
|"The total Number of Men amounting unto