DIE Mercurii, 1 die Martii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker
Quarterman at the Bar, for seizing Mrs. Wiseman's Goods, under Colour of the Ordinance for Assessment.
This Day Mr. Quarterman appeared, according to
the Order Yesterday, to answer to the Petition of Mrs.
The said Petition was read, in the Presence of the
said Quarterman; who being demanded by what Authority or Direction he took away the Goods of the said
Wiseman, he did it by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament, and according to the Assessment as was made
by the Assessors of the City; and the Constables and
Officers went along with him to assist him, according to
the Order of the Committee at London.
This House, taking this into Consideration, conceived
that Mr. Quarterman and the Constable had done nothing but according to their Duty and Order of the
Committee; and were called in, and told so, and then
Ordinance for assessing the 20th Parts of Estates, to be revoked.
This House resolved, To speak with the Committee,
concerning the Manner of this seizing of Mens Estates:
and thought it fit, when the Ordinance for the Weekly
Supply is settled, to have a Conference with the House
of Commons, concerning the revoking of the Ordinance
for the Twentieth [ (fn. *) Part of Estates.]
Fane, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Rob't Fane shall have a Pass, to
go to Bruerne, in Oxfordshire, to the Lady Eliz. Cope,
and to return to London again, in Safety, with One Servant and Two Horses.
Rose's Petition, who was molested by the Soldiers near Kingston.
Ordered, That the Petition of one Ric'd Rose, a
Miller, near Kingston upon Thames, "having suffered
some Loss and Injury by the Soldiers:" It is Ordered, That this House doth hereby recommend the
Consideration of the said Petition to the Lord General, to do therein as he shall think fit, for the Restitution or Satisfaction of the Loss and Damage he hath
Sir Edward Rodney, Leave to take the Air.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Rodney shall have Liberty to go sometimes to visit his Lady and Family, living
in The Ould Pallace at Westm. and sometimes to walk in
the Dean's Garden and Cloister in Westm. for to take
the Air, for his Health; provided it be in the Company with Mr. Stone, who hath undertaken for his Safe
Lady Leventhorp and Mr. Holford.
Upon Report of the Earl of Warwicke, from the
Committee concerning the Lady Leventhorp's Petition,
"That Mr. Hollford is gone to Reading, or Oxford, so
as they cannot serve him with the Order of this
House, to appear before the Committee, as appeared
to them by an Affidavit.
"The Agreement hath been proved, and all Parties
except Mr. Holford having been heard in the Cause
before the Committee:
"Upon this, the Committee are of Opinion, That an
Order of this House may be made, to command the
Tenants to pay the Rents that remain in their
Hands, or grow due at Our Lady-day next, and so
forwards, to the Lady Leventhorpe, or her Assigns,
according to the Agreement formerly between (fn. *) them,
until Mr. Holford shew good Cause to this House to
Ordered, That this House confirms the Opinion of
the Committee, and Ordered the same accordingly.
D. of Espernoone, to transport Horses.
Ordered, That the Duke of Espernon shall have
a Pass, to transport Six Horses into France, to his Son.
Batchelor restored to his Lectureship in Kent.
Ordered, that Mr. Batchelor shall be restored to
the Lectures he was in formerly, in Kente.
House adjourned till 10a cras.