DIE Veneris, videlicet, 25 die Novembris.
The Earl of Manchester was appointed to be
Speaker this Day.
E. of Warwick's Cause about the Post Office.
The Votes of both Houses of Parliament were read,
dated the 8th of September, 1642, declaring the Sequestration of the Letter Office to be illegal; and that
Burlamachi, &c. should give an Accompt of the Profits;
and then it was moved, "That the Possession should be
settled upon the Earl of Warwicke, which else would
be (fn. *) "
Ordered, That the Possession of the said Letter
Office shall be presently delivered unto the Earl of
Warwicke, by Phillip Burlamachi and his Deputies, or
others; (fn. †) that they presently give a just and a true Accompt, upon Oath, unto the Earl of Clare, Lord
Grey of Warke, Lord Bruce, of all the Profits received by them by virtue of the illegal Sequestration; and their Lordships are to make Report of the
said Accompts to this House; and then the Earl of
Warwicke is to have the said Profits paid unto his
Deer stealer in Windsor Forest committed to Newgate.
Ordered, That True, a Deer-stealer in the Forest
at Windsor, being apprehended by Order of this House,
shall be committed to Newgate, there to remain until
this House can be at Leisure to hear the Cause.
Terringston, for Words against the Parliament, committed.
Upon Information, "That Mr. Edward Terringston is apprehended, by Order of this House, for
speaking Words against the Parliament, and other
Offences;" (fn. *) he shall be committed to The Compter of
Wood-streat, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Ken's Petition for Records, &c.
Upon reading the Petition of Tho. Ken; it is Ordered, That the Petitioner hath Leave to send One
down into Wales, and deliver a Copy of this Petition
to the Earl of Stamford, who is to deliver the said
Sumpter, with the Records therein, unto the Person
(fn. *) who shall be employed to fetch (fn. *) them; and that he
shall have a Pass, to go and return in Safety. (Here
enter the Petition.)
Stanford, E. of Stamford's Servant's Privilege.
Upon Information to this House, "That one Thomas
Stanford, a Servant of the Earl of Stanford, is arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, having
the Protection of the Earl of Stamford:" It is Ordered, that the Earl of Stamford shall be sent to, to
inform this House, upon his Honour, whether the said
Stanford be his menial Servant or no.
Bresbin, a Pass to go to Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Bresbin, a Scottsman, shall have
a Pass, to go into his own Country.
Committee to go to the Common Hall in London.
According [ (fn. *) to the Order] of both Houses, to send
some Members of both Houses to the Common Hall
of London, the Lords following were appointed to go,
with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, to the City:
L. Willoughby of Parham.
Message to the H. C. for a Committee of theirs to join them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Childe:
To acquaint them that this House hath nominated a
Committee of Five Lords, to go, with a proportionable
Number of the House of Commons, to the City, this
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Orders to be printed.
Ordered, That the Public Orders Yesterday agreed
upon shall be printed and published forthwith.
Mr. Ken's Petition for a Trunk, containing Records, &c. to be restored to him.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Thomas Ken, One
of the Clerks attending upon this Honourable House of Peers, and Clerk of
the Great Sessions of the Counties of
Glamorgan, Breccon, and Radnor,
"That whereas a Sumpter, with divers Records in
the same, concerning the Peace of the said Counties,
and all the Suits for Debts and Lands, besides Fines
and Recoveries, there lately had and levied, with
divers other Necessaries for the said Great Sessions,
have (fn. †) lately been violently taken out of the Custody
of Francis Riccards, Clerk of the Peace of the said
County of Radnor, in his House at Presteyn in that
County, by divers Troopers and Dragooners, under
the Leading of one Fleming, Lieutenant to Captain
Kirle, and by him brought into Herefordshire; where
they are detained from your Petitioner, who hath
the Charge of them, and, by reason thereof, the
Justice of the Law against Offenders and Debtors in
those Counties wholly hindred.
"May it therefore please your Honours to take
some Order, that the said Sumpter, with all
the Records and Writings that were therein
at the Time when it was taken away, may
be restored to the Possession of your Petitioner, or to his Deputy; and that he and his
Deputy may each of them have free Liberty
to go into the said County of Hereford, to
receive the said Sumpter, with all Things as
aforesaid contained in it, and to bring or send
it up to London safe.
"And your Petitioner shall daily pray, etc.
Mr. Ken's Order.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords in this present Parliament assembled, That a Copy of the Petition
of Thomas Ken, One of the Clerks attending this House,
shall be sent, together with this Order, to the Right
Honourable the Earl of Stamford, who is hereby desired, by the Lords, to take Order that the Sumpter
mentioned in the said Petition, with all the Records,
Writings, and other Things, which were in it at the
Taking it away from Presteyn, be delivered to the said
Thomas Ken, or to such Deputy whom he under his
Hand shall appoint; and that he and his said Deputy,
and each of them, shall have free Liberty to go from
London to Herefordshire, or elsewhere, about the said
Business, and to return with the said Sumpter, or send
it up to London, by any Ways or Means they or either of
them shall think best, without Lett or Molestation of
any Person whatsoever.
House adjourned till 10 a cras.