DIE Jovis, 13 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Newcomen.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Hill, 1250 l. for Ireland.
The Ordinance for paying to Mr. Hill One Thousand
Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for the Affairs of
Ireland, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Colonel Allen freed from Arrests, till his Arrears are paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant Colonel
Edward Allen; shewing, "That there are many Arrears due to him from the Parliament, for the Service
done them; yet he is arrested, at the Suit of one
Nicolls, for Eighty Pounds."
It is Ordered, That the said Lieutenant Colonel
Allen shall be released from this Arrest, and be protected from further Arrests, until he be enabled, by
receiving his Arrears, to pay his Debts.
Burley ejected from a House in Hackney, while his Suit about it is depending in this House.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Burley; shewing,
"That there being a Writ of Error depending this
House, between him and others, which hath not
received yet any Determination from this House;
but he hath been put out of the Possession of a
Messuage in Hackney, by the Justices of the Peace,
though they were made acquainted that the Cause
was depending in this House."
Justices to give an Account of it.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Justices of the
Peace shall give this House an Account of the Business,
and clear themselves of the Contempt to this House, on
Message from the Assembly, about symons &al. who are to be examined for Preachers in S. Wales.
A Petition was presented to this House, from the
Assembly of Divines, by Doctor Smyth and others; which
was read; videlicet,
"To the Right Honourable the House of Lords
assembled in Parliament.
"The Assembly of Divines, having received an Order
from the Right Honourable the House of Lords,
bearing Date August 6th, 1646, referring it to the
Assembly, to certify their Opinions of Mr. Richard
Symons, Mr. Henry Walter, and Mr. Walter Craddock,
Ministers of God's Word, concerning their Abilities
(fn. *) for the discharging of the Work of the Ministry,
they being nominated and appointed to be sent into
South-Wales, to preach itinerantly in those several
Counties, do humbly certify this Honourable House,
That they have not hitherunto been able to satisfy
their Lordships Order, because the Persons mentioned
therein have not appeared before the Assembly, and
we are informed that Two of them were gone into
Wales some Weeks before the Order came to this
Assembly; and this Assembly doth not think fit
to give any Approbation of these Men for itinerant Preachers, without Conference first had with
Ordered, That nothing be done in the Ordinance
concerning these Three Preachers, until the Assembly
of Divines do make their further Certificate.
Massonet to have Money to carry him to France.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Massonnett a
Frenchman: It is Ordered, That it be recommended
to the House of Commons, that he may have some
Money given him, to transport him into France.
Montrieull, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Monsieur Montreull shall have a
Pass, to go into France.
Eeles (who printed scandalous Books) Press to be destroyed.
Upon reading the Petition of the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers; shewing, "That
Robert Eeles hath in his Custody a Printing Press and
Letter, which hath been lately employed in printing
scandalous Books; and the said Eeles and his Wife
have been common Printers, Sellers, and Dispersers,
of such unlicensed Books, and have been often taken
in so doing."
It is Ordered, that the said Press and Letter, in
the Custody of the said Eeles, shall be brought to
Stationers Hall, and there defaced, and made unserviceable.
Ordinance about Shropshire Garrisons.
The Order for disgarrisoning of the Garrisons of
Shropshire, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Do. about the Eastern Association.
The Order for Continuance of the Ordinance for
the Pay of the Garrisons of the Eastern Association, was
read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Zinzon, alias Alexander, to have the Stable at Winchester House.
Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Zinzon, alias
Allexander: It is Ordered, That he shall enjoy the
Benefit of the Yard and Stables, for training of the
Great Horse, at Winchester's House, according to the
former Order of this House, without rendering an
Account to Devenish the Keeper of the Prison at Winchester House.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Heath and Doctor Aylett return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to give a Conference, as is desired;
and they agree to the Earl of Cleveland's Leave for a
Month longer; and to the Silver of the Seals to be
given to the Speakers of both Houses: To all the
rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
L. Campden freed from his Restraint.
Upon Report to the House, by the Earls of Kent
and Sarum, "That Yesterday the Lord Viscount Campden took and subscribed the Covenant:"
It is Ordered, That his Bail be discharged.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To communicate to them the Report for the next
Winter's Fleet, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady
3. To recommend to them the Petition of Peter
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady
The Lords went to the Conference with the House of
Order for Colonel Hill to have 1250 l. out of the Assessment for Ireland.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, bearing Date the 15th Day
of August, 1645, it was Ordained, That the Treasurers appointed by the said Ordinance for the
Weekly Assessment for Ireland, to commence the First
Day of November last, should pay in to the Commissioners of Excise, out of the First Monies to be
brought in by the said Ordinance, the Sum of Five
Thousand Pounds, together with such Interest as
should grow due for the same, at the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Cent. to be forthwith paid over unto Mr.
Maximilian Bard, Mr. John Parker, and Mr. Thomas
Browne, in Discharge of so much Monies lent by
them; and whereas the Sum of Three Thousand
Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, was, by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, dated the 18th
of June, 1646, appointed to be paid unto Mr. John
Davies, and of the First Monies that should come in
for those Assessments, notwithstanding the Clause in
the said Ordinance of the 15th of August, requiring
Payment to be made out of the First Monies of Five
Thousand Pounds, to the Commissioners of Excise as
aforesaid: It is now Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said
Treasurers appointed by the said Ordinance of the
15th of August, 1645, shall also pay unto Colonel
Arthur Hill, his Executors or Assigns, the Sum
of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Pounds, being the
Residue of the said Five Thousand Pounds, out
of the First Monies likewise that shall come in upon
that Ordinance for those Assessments, in Part of Two
Thousand Pounds, due unto him as Monies disbursed
for the Use and Maintenance of the Forces of the
Parliament in Ulster, and of Interest for the same
since it was disbursed, which by the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland is stated to be in the whole
Two Thousand Pounds; and that his or their Acquittance or Acquittances shall be to the said Treasurers a
sufficient Discharge in that Behalf; the said Clause
in the said Ordinance of the 15th of August requiring
Payment to be made to the said Commissioners of
Ordinance for disgarrisening the Garrisons of Shropshire, except Shrewsbury and Ludlow.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Garrisons of the Town and
Castle of Shrewsbury and the Castle of Ludlowe be
for the present continued Garrisons; and that all the
Garrisons of Shropsheir (except those of Shrewsbury
and Ludlowe Castle) be disgarrisoned, and all the
Works (except of the Garrisons of Shrewsbury and
Castle of Ludlowe aforesaid) be slighted; and that
all the Forces of the said County be disbanded,
except only Four Hundred Foot and Threescore
Horse, besides Officers."
Ordinance to continue Garrisons of the Eastern Association.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Ordinance for the Pay of
the Garrisons of the Eastern Association be continued
for Three Months longer, from the First of June
E. of Cleveland, a Month longer Leave.
"The Lords and Commons, &c. do agree, That the
Time formerly granted to the Earl of Cleveland be
enlarged for One Month longer, upon the same
(fn. *) Bail."