DIE Jovis, videlicet, 6 die Octobris.
The Lord Grey was appointed to be Speaker
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders, etc.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. George Buller:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following: videlicet,
1. (fn. *) They desired that the Instructions for Essex may
be made general for the County of Cornwall, and, with
some Alterations, for the whole Kingdom.
Agreed to, with the Alterations.
2. An Order for disbursing Monies which come in
upon the Propositions in the County of Cornewall, etc.
(Here enter it. (fn. †) Entered in the End of the Essex
3. An Order concerning the Town of Manchester,
etc. (Here enter it.
4. An Order to pay Eight Thousand Nine Hundred
and Eighty Pounds, Five Shillings, and Nine Pence, to
several Contractors for Cloaths for the Soldiers in Ireland, etc. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned to the Messengers was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons,
in all the Particulars of this Message.
E. of Warwick versus Burlamachi, & al. about the Post Office.
The Lord Grey reported from the Committee for
the Earl of Warwick's Petition, "That, since the Three
Votes of both Houses, there hath been nothing done
concerning the Sequestration of the Letter Office:"
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Philip Burlamachi and his Deputies shall shew Cause this Day Sevennight, at this Bar, why the Sequestration, which is
voted by both Houses to be illegal, should not be taken
off, and he be discharged thereof; and that he bring
into this House an Accompt of the Profits of the said
Office, received by him or his Deputies, since the said
Squire versus Francis.
Ordered, That the Cause (fn. *) between Scipio Squire
and Serjeant Francis shall be heard in this House on
E. of Rutland will attend the House.
A Letter of the Earl of Rutland, written to the
Lord Privy Seal, was read; intimating, "That he hath
received an Order of this House, to give his Attendance, according to his Writ; that his Lordship intends to come as speedily as his Health will give him
Leave, and attend their Lordships."
Ordered, That this House agrees to the Declaration for the Justices of Ireland to give Assistance to the
Committees, Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Goodwin. (Here
Sir Alexander Gordon, a Pass to Ireland.
Upon the Petition of Sir Alex. Gordon, Knight; it
is Ordered, That he shall have a Warrant to pass into
Ireland, to fetch his Wife and Children, and transport
them into Scotland; but his Trunks are to be sent by
Sea into Ireland.
Declaration for the Justices of Ireland to assist the Committee sent there.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons assembled in
the Parliament of England (being deeply sensible of
the bleeding Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland)
have thought it necessary to send into that Kingdom
some Persons of Trust, to put in Execution the Instructions hereunto annexed; and whereas the House
of Commons have nominated Two of their own
Members for this Service, namely, Robert Reynolds
and Robert Goodwyn, Esquires: It is therefore, this
present Day, Ordered, Established, and Ordained,
by the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of
England assembled, That the said Robert Reynolds
and Robert Goodwin shall have the Credence, Power,
and Esteem, of a Committee sent over thither
by the Advice and Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and that the Lieutenant, Deputy, Lords
Justices, or other Chief Governor or Governors of
Ireland for the Time being, as all other Officers,
Ministers, and Subjects of that Kingdom, are hereby
required, from Time to Time, to give their best Furtherance and Assistance to the said Committee, in
putting the said Instructions (and such others as shall
be sent unto them from both Houses of Parliament) in
due Execution, according to the Purport and Tenor
of the same; and in so doing, such Governors, Ministers, and Subjects, shall be warranted and protected,
by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
Order for Defence of the Town of Manchester.
"Whereas, upon credible Information made unto
this House, That James late Lord Strange, and now
Earl of Derby, heretofore impeached, in the Name
of the House of Commons, and of all the Commons,
by the Name of James Lord Strange, for High Treason, hath, in Pursuance of his traiterous Actions,
procured divers Papists and other ill-affected Persons,
in a Hostile and Rebellious Manner, with Guns and
other Warlike Weapons, to make War upon His
Majesty's Subjects, in the Town of Manchester, in
the County Palatine of Lancaster, and have killed
and murthered divers in that Town, and hath robbed
and spoiled divers other of His Majesty's good Subjects
inhabiting near the same: The Inhabitants whereof,
with the Christian Aid and Help of divers wellaffected Gentlemen and others of the County, have
valiantly resisted the said Earl and his Complices, and
hitherunto bravely defended themselves and the Town:
It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That such Gentlemen, or others of His Majesty's good Subjects, who
have already hazarded their Lives and spent of their
Estates, and all such others as shall hereafter, either
with their Persons or Purses, give Aid unto the Inhabitants of the said Town of Manchester, for their
Defence, and shall endeavour to suppress or apprehend the said Earl, or any his Complices, shall have
Allowance and Payment made of all such Monies, or
other Charge, which they shall expend or disburse
in this Service, upon Accompt made unto the House
of Commons; and such their Actions and Endeavours
are Declared to be a Service agreeable unto the
Laws of the Land, acceptable to both Houses of Parliament, and beneficial to the Commonwealth."
Order for 8980£. 5s. to the Contractors for Provisions and Cloathing for Ireland.
"Whereas there were due to several Persons, for
Corn, Victual, Cloathing, and other Necessaries, for
the Service of Ireland, the Sum of Eleven Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-nine Pounds, Twelve
Shillings, and Six Pence, as appeared by the Report from
the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, whereof Two Thousand Three Hundred Fifty-nine Pounds,
Seven Shillings, and Six Pence, was paid, upon several Orders, to Mr. Gethings, Mr. Turner, and
others, for Cloaths for the Soldiers in Ireland; so
that there remains due to the several Contractors, for
Corn, Victuals, Cloathing, etc. aforesaid, the Sum of
Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Pounds, Five
Shillings: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament, That the Treasurers
for the Monies that come in upon the Subscriptions
for Ireland do forthwith, out of the First Monies,
pay unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his
Assigns, the said Sum of Eight Thousand Nine Hundred Eighty Pounds, Five Shillings, being the Remainder of the Eleven Thousand Three Hundred
Thirty-nine Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Six Pence,
aforesaid, to be by him forthwith paid unto the several Contractors to whom it is due, according to
the several Particulars presented in a Report from
the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland of the
16th of September last; and that an Acquittance under
the said Treasurer at Wars for Ireland's (or his Assigns) Hand shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
Treasurers for the Adventurers-money for Ireland in
London, for so much as they shall pay by virtue of
Money disbursed by the Committee in Cornwall to be re-paid upon Accompt.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now
assembled in Parliament, That whatsoever Money
shall be taken up and disbursed, by the Committee
and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Cornwall,
for the necessary Service there, shall be re-paid again,
upon Accompt, out of the Money and Plate raised
upon the Propositions within that County; and, if
more Money shall be disbursed by the said Deputy
Lieutenants than shall be so raised upon the Propositions, that then the Lords and Commons will think
upon some other Way for the Payment of the same."