DIE Mercurii, 23 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Langley.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer from the House of Commons;
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
own, to the Vote concerning the King: To all the rest,
they do agree.
Order to prevent Disturbances in Churches.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Anabaptists, &c. shall be published by the High Sheriffs
of each County.
Rivett's Ordinance to be Master of St. Nicholas.
An Ordinance was brought, for making Mr. Rivett
Master of the Hospital of St. Nicholas, in Salisbury;
was read, and Agreed to, and Ordered to be sent to
the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Manwaring to be Searcher of Sandwich.
An Ordinance was brought in, for making Randall
Manwaring to be Comptroller of Sandwich; which
was read, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent
to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Officers of the Admiralty of S. Wales.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee
of the Admiralty, &c. a Paper; which was read, as
"On Recommendations from the Earl of Pembrooke,
Vice Admiral of South Wales, signified by Mr. Oldisworth
a Member of the House of Commons; Ordered,
That the Persons hereafter named be presented to
the Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, for
Officers of the said Vice Admiralty; videlicet, Henry
Lloyd of Carmarthen Gentleman to be Judge, Lewis
Davis of the County of Pembrooke to be Register,
and L'wis Rice of the said County to be Marshal."
Ordered, That this House approves of these Persons, according to the Report; and desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons therein.
Countess of Erlex's Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Committee report the Ordinance concerning the Countess of Essex To-morrow
Lady Mary Leigh's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Dame Mary Leigh
shall be sent down to the House of Commons, with
Abigail Rogers not to be whipped.
Ordered, That Abigall Rogers, a Prisoner in Bridewell, shall not be whipped; this House being informed
she is with Child.
Marquis of Hertford, to be at Windsor.
Ordered, That the Lord Marquis of Hertford hath
Leave to be at Windsor.
Browning, a Protection till he receives his Arrears.
Upon the Petition of Harman Browning, "That
hath Arrears due unto him from the State, having
been in Service under the Earl of Essex, as appeared
by his Commissions."
It is Ordered, That he shall have the Protection
of this House, as others in the like Case have had,
until he shall receive some Part of his Arrears.
Ordinance for Glapthorne to he Minister of Sedgfield.
An Ordinance for presenting Anthony Glapthorne to
the Church of Sedg field, in the County of Durham;
and it being read, it is Ordered to be committed to
these Lords following:
Any Three to meet.
Relation of the Attempt to carry away the Duke of York.
Johnson to be apprehended for it.
The Earl of Northumb. made a Relation of the Design of conveying the Duke of Yorke
(fn. *) away: And he was
ordered to make the same Narrative to the House of
Commons at the Conference; at which Time to let them
know, by the Speaker, "That the Lords have named a
Committee, to examine the Business in the Presence
of a Committee of the House of Commons; and
that the said Committee may have Power to consider some Rules for the better preventing any such
Attempts for the future; and that an Order may be
issued out for the apprehending of Richard Johnston,
who conceals himself."
Articles about the Scots marching Home, &c.
The Earl of Manchester reported from the Committee
of both Kingdoms an Alteration which the Scotts Commissioners desire may be made in the 15 and 17 Articles of the Treaty.
And the Names of their Hostages.
And a Paper concerning their paying for Free Quarter.
"We are soe desirous this Treaty may, after soe longe
Deliberation, be finished, that we shall agree to the
Alterations last comunicated unto us by your Lordships, the Time of the sleighting of the Garrisons
being limitted and expressed as follows; (videlicet,)
That, after the Words ["suffer that the Fortifications of Berwicke and Carlile may be sleighted, according to the large Treaty and Treaty for Berwicke."] these Words be added, ["which shall accordingly be sleighted within Ten Daies after the
Payment of the last 100,000£."].
"In the 17th Article, we desire these Words ["the
Publique Faith of the Kingdome of England shall
be given"] to be altered, ["the Publique Faith
of the Kingdome of England is hereby given"].
"Touching the Payment of Quarters by the Army,
we can undertake no further then is expressed in our
former Answere; but that we shall represent the Desires of the Houses to the Generall Officers of the Army.
"We have sent your Lordships the Names of the
Hostages to be given for the Kingdome of Scotland,
of which Number Six are to be delivered.
Hostages from the Scots.
"The Names of the Hostages.
Sir Walter Riddell Knight.
George Hume of Wedderburne Esquire.
Sir Patrick Machgie Knight.
Alexander Thornion of Stracban Esquire.
Sir James Wood Knight.
Sir James Lumsdaine Younger Knight.
Sir Arthur Forbes Knight.
Thomas Craig of Rikkarton Esquire.
Sir Wm. Ker Knight.
Robert Douglas of Tilliwhilly Esquire.
Colonel John Welden.
John Leslie of Pitcaple Esquire.
Or any Six of them."
Ordered, That this House approves of these Alterations; and it is referred to the Members of both
Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms,
to put what Six of these Names for Hostages as they
shall think fit; and that it is referred to them to sign
the Treaty with the Scotts Commissioners.
Message to the H. C. with them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate the Alterations received this
Day from the Scotts Commissioners; to which the Lords
do agree, and desire their Concurrence therein; and that
the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee
of both Kingdoms may have Power to put in any
Six [ (fn. *) of the Names] of the Scotch Hostages in the
Paper as they shall think fit; and that they sign the
Order to apprehend Johnson, concerned in the Attempt to carry away the D. of York.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That if any Person shall from henceforth harbour or conceal Rich. Johnson, One of His
Majesty's Servants, who hath lately endeavoured to
convey the Duke of Yorke to Newcastle, or into some
Parts beyond the Seas; that then every such Person
and Persons shall be taken as Accessary to the said
Johnson touching his said Offence, and shall receive
such condign Punishment for the same as by the
Parliament shall be adjudged fit for so great and
high an Offence."
This is to be delivered to the House of Commons at the next Conference.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; and the Conference being ended, the House was resumed.
Paper from the Committee for Excise.
The Earl of Warwicke reported a Paper from the
Lords and Commons for the Excise; which was read,
and approved of, and Ordered to be sent to the House
of Commons for their Concurrence.
Cook and Slipper.
Ordered, That the Errors between Cooke and Slipper shall be argued on Friday Morning next.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis, &c.
To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for altering
some Things in the Oath of the Surveyors for the
The Answer returned was:
That this House will return an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Watson and Sir J. Corbett.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Mr.
Watson's Business shall meet To-morrow Morning, at
Nine of the Clock; and to adjourn from Time to Time
as they shall see Cause.
Petition from the City.
Ordered, That the House shall proceed in the Consideration of the City Petitions.
Letter of Thanks to the Vice Chancellor of Cambridge, for his Information of the Words spoke against the Parliament by Wotton.
"Mr. Vice Chancellor,
"I received your Letter of the 15th of this Instant
December, with the Evidence against Mr. Wotton,
which I acquainted the House of Peers with; who
have ordered the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Rod, or his Deputy, to attach him, and bring him
up in safe Custody before their Lordships, to answer
for those Words that are charged upon him. And
their Lordships have given me Directions to give
you Thanks, for your Care in securing of him;
and desire that you would give Order that the Witnesses may be sent up, that so they may be heard
vivâ voce; and then their Lordships will do therein
what shall appertain to Justice, and the Nature of
the Crime. Thus I rest
"Your very loving Friend,
"Manchest'r, Speaker of the
House of Peers pro Tempore."
Letter to Sir T. Fairfax; to send an Account of those Officers who have taken the Covenant, and who have not.
"The Lords assembled in Parliament, calling to
Mind that, by Ordinance of Parliament, all Officers
and Soldiers in the Army under your Command are
to have the National League and Covenant to be
tendered to them, of which no Account hath been
yet given to this House: Therefore I am commanded
to give you to understand, that they expect an Account from you by Letter, who have taken the Covenant, and who have not. This is all I have at
this Time to acquaint you with, as
"Your humble Servant."
Coppin to be instituted to Wotton.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Nathaniell Brent Knight, or
his lawful Deputy, are hereby authorized and required,
upon Sight of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto Edward Coppin Master of Arts, unto the
Rectory of Wootton, in the County of Kent, salvo Jure
cujuscunque; the said Mr. Coppin taking the National
League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation
thereunto under the Hand and Seal of John Coppin
Hampton to be instituted to Woodmanstourn.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Doctor Aylett, or his lawful
Deputy, are hereby authorized and required, upon Sight
of this Order, to give Institution and Induction unto
John Hampton Clerk, to the Rectory of Woodmanstourne,
in the County of Surrey, void by the Resignation of
[ (fn. *) the late Incumbent, Salvo Jure cujuscunque;] the said
Mr. Hampton taking the National League and Covenant,
and producing his Presentation thereunto under the
Great Seal of England.
House adjourned till 3a post meridiem.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return Answer from
the House of Commons:
That they agree to all the Particulars.
The Countess of Rivers desires to take the Negative
Adjourn, till 10a cras.
Huc usque exam.