DIE Jovis, videlicet, 15 die Decembris.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
E. of Salisbury versus Sir William Brooke.
Upon Information to this House, "That Sir Wm.
Brooke hath taken away the Possession of some Land
in Kent, from the Earl of Salishbury, a Member of this
House, which is contrary to the Privilege of Parliament; yet, nevertheless, the Earl of Salishbury is willing, he being put in the Possession as he was before,
to wave his Privilege, and stand to a Legal Trial at
the Law:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That
the Earl of Salishbury shall be put in the Possession of
the said Land, and that the Trial of the Right thereof
shall be left to due Course of Law, and, in Case any
Rents have been received by Sir Wm Brooke from the
Tenants, (fn. *) the same shall be restored to the Earl of Salishbury, and the Tenants enjoined to pay no more Rent to
the said Sir Wm Brooke, until it be evicted from the Earl
of Salishbury by Law.
Doctors Beale, Martin, and Sterne, Petition to be released upon Bail.
Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Beale, Edward
Martin, and Ric'd Sterne, Prisoners in The Tower, desiring to be released of their Imprisonment, upon Bond
to appear whensoever their Lordships shall please to appoint.
Hereupon, in regard these Persons were imprisoned
by the Information of the House of Commons, this
House Ordered, To acquaint them with the Desire
of the Petitioners.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference appointed Yesterday;
which being ended, the House was resumed.
Ordered, That the Report of this Conference shall
be respited until some other Time.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the Propositions for Peace shall be
taken into Consideration To-morrow.
Conference to be had, for exempting the Members and Assistants of both Houses from the Ordinance for assessing Estates.
It was moved, "To have a Conference with the
House of Commons, concerning the exempting of the
Members of both Houses, and the Assistants of this
House, in the Ordinance concerning the rating of Men
towards the Maintenance of the Army; because, in the
Ordinance, the Peers are liable to Imprisonment, which
is contrary to the Privilege of Peers;" and agreed, To
have a present Conference with the House of Commons.
Committee to consider of it.
E. of Northumb,
|L. Viscount Say,
Do consider of an Explanation and Limitation for
Message to the H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Glanvile:
To desire them to sit a while, for they shall have
some Business of Consequence to come to them about.
That the House of Commons will sit, as is desired.
Explanation of the Ordinance for assessing Estates.
An Ordinance of Explanation of the Ordinances for assessing of Persons, the Committee reported; the which this
House agreed to, and Ordered, To communicate it to
the House of Commons, at a Conference. (Here enter.)
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Ordinance touching the assessing of
They will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Message from thence, to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Peter Wentworth, Knight of the Bath:
To desire their Lordships would be pleased to sit a
while, for they have some important Business to acquaint
their Lordships withall.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while, as is desired.
Message from thence, for a Conference about associating Counties in the North.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Armyn, Knight:
To desire a present Conference, concerning the associating of divers Counties in the Northern Parts of this
That this House will give a present Conference, as is
desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Members and Assistants of both Houses exempted from the Ordinance for assessing Estates.
"Whereas several Ordinances of both Houses of
Parliament, of the 29th of November last, and of the
7th and 14th of this Instant December, are passed, concerning the assessing such Persons as are of Ability,
as in the said Ordinance do and may appear: It is
now further Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That the several
and respective Assessors shall not assess any of the Members of either of the Houses of Parliament, or the Assistants of the House of Peers, any Thing in the preceeding forementioned Ordinances, or any of them, to
the contrary notwithstanding."
To desire, at the Conference, the other Ordinances
and this may be printed and published.
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Tallcott and Johnson.
Ordered, That the Earls of Rutland, Bollingbrooke,
Lord Grey, and the Lord Wharton, shall be added to the
Committee concerning the Cause of Talcott and Johnson.
Conference for associating Northern Counties reported.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference:
"To give an Account of the Ordinance for Association
of several Counties, under the Command of the
Lord Grey, which this House returned to them, with
an Answer, That their Lordships thought the same
to be derogatory to the Honour and Command of
the Lords Lieutenants of those Counties, and the
Command of the Earl of Essex; which the House of
Commons have taken into Consideration, and have
made some Alterations therein, which now they offer
to their Consideration, and desire Concurrence therein."
The Alterations were read, which this House approved of, and agreed with the House of Commons
in the said Ordinance, with the Amendments. (Here
Lord Grey to be Serjeant Major of the Forces to be raised.
Ordered, That it be (fn. *) recommended to the Lord
General, to give the Lord Grey a Commission, to be
Serjeant Major of the Forces to be raised in the associated Counties mentioned in the former Ordinance.
Answer to the London Petitioners.
The Answer returned by the (fn. †) Gentleman Usher, to
the Persons of London that attended with a Petition
was, "That, if they came on Monday next, with a
small Number, as they were appointed Yesterday,
this House will consider of it."
Order for associating some Northern Counties.
"Whereas His Majesty, by the Instigation and Advice of divers about His Royal Person, hath raised
Forces against the Parliament, for the most Part consisting of Papists, notorious Delinquents, and other
malignant Persons, and that hereby the well-affected
of the Kingdom are ruinated in their Estates, and
divers Outrages committed upon their Persons: The
Lords and Commons in Parliament do therefore Declare, That it is very requisite that the Counties of
Leicester, Derby, Notts, Rutland, North'ton, Buckingham, Bedd. and Huntington, should enter into an
Association, for the mutual Defence and Safety of
each other; and that Thomas Lord Gray, Sir Edward
Hartop Knight, John St. John, William Roberts, Peter
Temple, William Jervase, Richard Brent, Thomas
Haslerig, William Danvers, John Goodman, Symon
Ridly, William Benbridge, Thomas Brudnell, Thomas
Babington, Thomas Merry, Thomas Beamount, Arthur
Stanley, Thomas Cotton, William Hewett, Esquires,
Richard Ludlam Mayor of the Town of Leic. and
William Stanley Alderman of the said Town; Sir
George Gressly, Sir John Curson Knight and Baronet,
Sir John Gell, Sir Edward Coke Senior, Sir Samuell
Sleigh, Knights, Thomas Gresley, Francis Burdett,
Christopher Harton, Francis Monday, Thomas Gell,
Francis Revell, Henry Wigfall, Nathaniell Hallois,
Luke Wittington, Esquires, of the County of Derby;
Francis Perpoint Esquire, Sir Francis Moloneux, Baronet, Sir Francis Thornehagh, Sir Hardolph Wastney
Baronet, John Hutchinson, Francis Thornebagh,
George Hutchinson, Charles White, Joseph Widmorpoole,
Henry St. Cheverell, John Millington Esquire, the
Mayor of the Town and County of Notts. for the
Time being, James Chadwick Deputy Recorder,
John James and William Drewry, Aldermen of the
said Town of Notts.; Thomas Salisbury, Edward
Harrington, Robert Horsman, Evers Ermyn, John
Osborne, Christopher Browne, Samuell Barker, and Rob't
Horseman Junior, Esquires, of the County of Rutland; Sir Peter Temple, Sir William Drake, Sir John
Burlace, Sir Wm. Andrews, Sir Richard Pigott, Sir
Richard Ingolsby, Sir Henry Proby, Sir John Parson,
Sir Thomas Sander, John Hampden, Arthur Goodwin,
Edward Waller of Beckingsfeild, Esquire, Richard
Winwood, Bolstrod Whittlock, Thomas Terrill, Henry
Bulstrod, Richard Grenvile, Edmund West, Richard
Sergeant Esquire, of the County of Buck; Edward
Mountague, William Fitz-William Esquire, Sir John
Dreyden, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Zouch Tate, John Crew, Esquires, Members of
the House of Commons; Sir Rowland St. John, Sir
Edward Nicholls, Sir John Norwich, Sir Humfrey
Orme, Sir Richard Samuell, Richard Knightly of
Fawcely, Robert Mildmay, John Bernard, Edward
Harby, Edward Ownly, Edward Bagshaw, John
Cartwright, Phillip Hollman, Samuell Danvers, Richard Samuell, Edward Farmer, John Sawyer, John
Wirley, Edward Shugburgh, Edward Hanbury, Wm.
Lisle, John Blincoe, John Claypole, Francis Quarles,
and John Norton, Esquires, the Mayor of the Town
of North'ton for the Time being; Sir Beuchamp St.
John, Sir John Burgoyne, Sir Thomas Alston, Sir Oliver
Luke, Sir Samuell Luke, Sir Roger Burgoyne, Thomas
Rolt, William Duncombe, James Beverly, Thomas
Sadler, Samuell Browne, Humphry Monox, John Vaux,
Robert Stanton, Esquires, Mr. Cator of Kempson, in
the County of Bedford; Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Thomas
Cotton, Sir John Hewett, Ownslowe Winch, Torrell
Joselyne, John Castle, Thomas Templer, Oliver Cromwell, James Ravencroft, Robert Bernard, Esquires,
of the County of Huntingdon; shall be a Committee,
to meet at such Times and Places as they shall think
fit, for raising Men, Horses, Arms, and Ammunition,
upon the Propositions formerly agreed on by both
Houses of Parliament, or by any other Way that
they shall judge convenient, for the suppressing of the
present Rebellion, stirred up by malignant Persons,
who desire to subvert the Happiness of this Kingdom;
and shall have Power to order all Things necessary
thereunto, and, upon all Occasions, to join with any
other Forces raised by the same Authority; and that
the Lord Gray, Son to the Earl of Stamford, having
Commission from the Earl of Essex Lord General,
shall command in Chief, as Major General of the
Forces to be so raised, and have Power to lead and
carry the said Forces to such Places as he shall think
fit, and to subdue, fight with, kill, slay, and imprison, all such Persons as shall levy War without the
Consent of both Houses of Parliament; and that
what Money, Horses, Arms, or Ammunition, shall
be contributed by any Person towards this Service,
shall be secured to be re-paid, with Interest after
Eight Pounds per Centum, by the Public Faith of both
Houses of Parliament; upon the shewing of an Acquittance, or Certificate, under the Hands of any
Four of the said Committee, for the Receipt of the
said Monies, or Appraisement of the said Horses,
Arms, or Ammunition; and the said Monies so
brought in shall be issued forth, in every of the said
Counties, by the Appointment of any Four of the
Committee of the County where it shall be contributed."
House adjourned till 10 a cras.