DIE Jovis, videlicet, 30 die Junii.
The Lord North was appointed to be Speaker this
Benyon sent to Colchester Gaol.
Ordered, That Mr. Benyon shall be sent away presently to Colchester Gaol, according to the Judgement of
Ordered, upon the Petition of Jo. Lake, &c. That
the Consideration thereof is referred to the Prince's Attorney, to report the Truth of their Petition, and whether the Actions at Law ought not to be prosecuted, &c.
Somner sent for, as a Delinquent.
Ordered, That Wm. Somner shall be sent for, as
a Delinquent, for being an Actor in taking away Part of
the Magazine in Lancashire.
Town of Colchester versus Freshfield.
Upon reading the Petition of the Town of Colchester,
against Freshfeild; it is Ordered, That the
Earl of Stamford,
Lord Feilding, and
Or any Two of them, shall meet on Saturday
next, in the Afternoon, and examine the Witnesses of the Town of Colchester and Freshfeild;
and that Mr. Justice Reeves is appointed to be
an Assistant to the said Lords Committees.
Ld. Loftus and Sir Phillip Manwaring.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Loftus; it is
Ordered, That Sir Phillip Manwaringe, being at Yorke,
for his not performing the Order of this House, shall be
sent for as a Delinquent; and that he shall give Damages to the Lord Viscount Loftus from this Time.
Letters from the King, to Lord Say & Seal, to attend him at York.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale acquainted this House,
"That he hath received Two Letters from the King;
one commanding his Personal Attendance at Yorke, upon
his Allegiance, and another Letter to give him a Dispensation to be absent from the Parliament, and to
give his Proxy. His Lordship desired to know the
Commands of the House herein." (Here enter the
Ld. Say & Seal to attend the Parliament.
Notwithstanding, this House doth Command and Order, That the Lord Viscount Say & Seale shall stay and
give Attendance upon this House, about the weighty
Affairs of the Kingdom now in Agitation.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Commissions of Array; and about Newcastle;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Phillip Stapleton:
1. To desire a Free Conference, touching the Commissions of Array.
2. A Conference touching somewhat concerning the
Town of Newcastle.
and for an Order for Money, for the Garrison of Portsmouth;
3. To desire Concurrence in an Order for Payment of
Five Thousand and Thirty Pounds to the Garrison of
Portsmouth. Agreed to.
Agreed to all this Message.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give the House of Commons a Free Conference, and Conference, as is desired;
and do agree unto the Order now brought up.
Convoy for the Magazine from Hull.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral do appoint a Ship
to convoy the Ships that bring the Magazine from Hull.
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went
to the Conference.
The Order for 5030 l. to be paid to the Garrison at Portsmouth.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
having Ordered, That Five Thousand and Thirty
Pounds be paid to the Garrison at Portsmouth, out of
the first Monies are raised by the Bill of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, in the County of Southampton;
these are to authorize and require (fn. *) them that are appointed to be Treasurers by that Act, for the receiving and issuing out of those Monies, by the Directions of Parliament, to order and appoint the High
Collector of the County of Southampton to pay into
the Hands of Colonel Goringe, or his Assigns, the Sum
of Five Thousand and Thirty Pounds, being a Year's
Pay to the Garrison of Portsmouth; for which an Acquittance under his Hand and Seal, returned into
your Hands, shall be a sufficient Discharge to you that
are Treasurers, and to the High Collector of the
County of Southampton."
The King's Letter, commanding Lord Say & Seal to attend Him.
"Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved Counsellor,
We greet you well. Whereas We are desirous to speak
with you, concerning some Affairs much importing the
Peace and Good of this Our Kingdom, which, being
of more than ordinary Consequence, will admit of no
Delay: We therefore will and command you, upon
your Allegiance, that (setting aside all other Occasions
whatsoever) you fail not forthwith to repair hither to
Us, when We shall acquaint you with the particular
Cause of Our sending for you, which is of that Importance as is neither fit to be imparted to you by
Letter, nor will bear any Delay or Excuse. And for
your ready Observance of this Our Command, these
Our Letters shall be your sufficient Warrant.
"Given at Our Court at Yorke, the 27th of June,
"To Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Counsellor Wm. Viscount Say
& Seale, Master of Our Wards and
Ordered, That this Report shall be made To-morrow Morning.
The Nine Lords impeached.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Nine
Lords shall be proceeded in To-morrow.