House of Lords Journal Volume 5
23 March 1643

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DIE Jovis, videlicet, 23 die Martii.
Letter from the Earl of Northumberland, who went to the King with the Propositions for a Cessation. Sent to the H. C. Letter from Lord Falkland; and another from the E. of Northumberland. Message to the H. C. for a Conference about these Letters. Lord Falkland's Letter, with the King's Answer. The King's Answer to the Propositions for a Cessation of Arms. Letter from the Earl of Northumberland, about treating with the King. Answer from the H. C. Message from thence, to communicate some Letters from Oxford at the Conference. Answer. Mr. Mountague, a Pass. Marquis De Vieuville and Family, a Pass to France. Report of the Conference, about Letters from the Committees at Oxford. Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance. Answer. Message to the H. C. for the Houses to sit in the Morning, and Committees in the Afternoon. Message to them, to concur in the Order for the E. of Newport to come up upon his Parole. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Thomas, Southwark, from Mr. Spencer. Witnesses against him. Answer from the H. C. about Times of sitting. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Thomas's from Mr. Spencer, passed. Spencer committed. Message from the H. C. with a Declaration to preserve good Agreement between English and Scottish Commanders; to be published; and with Two Orders for Concurrence. Answer to the H. C. Orders from thence, for Sequestrations, for Concurfence. Sequestered Ministers to be heard. Order for marking Horses and Arms belonging to the Parliament, to prevent their being lost. Declaration for a good Agreement between the English and Scottish Commanders. Order for Payment of the Arrears due to the Garrison of Northampton. Order for sequestering the Profits of All Saints in Hertford from Mr. Tabor. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Clements next East Chear, London, from Mr. Stone. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Michael's Cornhill from Dr. Brough. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Mary Abchurch from Mr. Stone. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Thomas's Hospital, in Southwark, from Mr. Spencer. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Giles in the Fields, from Dr. Heywood. Order for Edward Perkins to supply the Vicarage of Winchenden, in Bucks. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Margaret's New Fishstreet, from Mr. Pory. Order for sequestering the Profits of Northall in Middlesex, from Mr. Palmer. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Leonard Shoreditch, from Mr. Squire. Order for sequestering the Profits of Halifax, from Dr. Marsh. Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Olives Old Jury, from Mr. Tuke. Order for sequestering the Profits of Hemel Hempstead, from Mr. Taylor. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Jovis, videlicet, 23 die Martii.

PRAYERS.

Earl of Manchester, Speaker.

The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

That they have delivered the Ordinance concerning Payment for Fuel; and they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.

The Speaker acquainted this House, "That he hath received a Letter from the Earl of Northumberland;" which was read, as followeth:

Letter from the Earl of Northumberland, who went to the King with the Propositions for a Cessation.

"My (fn. *) Lord,

"As soon as we were come hither, between Four and Five of the Clock this Afternoon, we sent to know His Majesty's Pleasure when we should wait on Him; who commanded us presently to attend Him, which we did, in the Garden at Christ Church, where I read the Articles for the Cessation, and we humbly presented them to the King, who read the Title of them Himself, and faith, There was Difference in them from the Articles which He sent to both Houses; and told us, before He should be many Hours elder, [ (fn. †) He would] give us His Answer to them; whereof I shall send your Lordships a speedy and faithful Account, as soon as we shall receive it.

Oxford, 21 March, 1642.

"Your Lordship's Most humble Servant.

"Al. Northumberland.

"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."

Ordered, To communicate this Letter to the House of Commons.

Sent to the H. C.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

To acquaint them with the Letter of the Earl of Northumb.

Next, the Speaker acquainted this House, "That he hath received two Letters from Oxford:

Letter from Lord Falkland;

"1. From the Lord Viscount Falkland, wherein is inclosed the King's Answer concerning some Things in the Articles of the Cessation.

and another from the E. of Northumberland.

"2. A Letter from the Earl of Northumberland."

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

Message to the H. C. for a Conference about these Letters.

To desire a present Conference, touching a Message received from the King, and some Letters received from the King, and some Letters received from the Earl of Northumb.

Lord Falkland's Letter, with the King's Answer.

"My Lord,

"I am commanded, by His Majesty, to inclose to your Lordship this His Message to both Houses of Parliament, occasioned by the Articles brought to Him by the Committee of both Houses. This being all I have in Charge, I remain

Oxford, the 22d of March, 1642.

"My Lord,

"Your Lordship's

"Very humble Servant,

"Falkland."

(Here enter the Message.)

The King's Answer to the Propositions for a Cessation of Arms.

(fn. *) "CHARLES R.

"His Majesty hath, immediately upon their Arrival, admitted the Committee sent to Him from both Houses of Parliament (as the Messengers of Peace), to His Royal Presence, and received the Articles of Cessation brought by them, which are in Effect, the same His Majesty formerly excepted to, though their Expression in the Preface to these Articles, of their Readiness to agree to those Alterations and Additions offered by His Majesty, in such Manner as is expressed, made Him expect to have found at least some of the real Alterations and Additions made by Him admitted; which He doth not discover.

"1. His Majesty desired that Provision might be made, and Licence given, to His good Subjects, for their Freedom of Trade, Traffic, and Commerce, and (though, in Matters which concerned Himself more immediately, as in Arms, Ammunition, Money, Bullion, and Victual for the Use of His Army, and the Passage of all Officers and Soldiers of His Army, He was contented the Restraint should be in such Manner as was proposed), of which His Majesty is so tender, that, as He hath provided for the same by His gracious Proclamations, so He doth daily release and discharge such Merchandize and Commodities as are, contrary to those Proclamations, stayed by any of His Majesty's Forces.

"To this Freedom and Liberty of His good Subjects there is not the least Admission given by these Articles; so that they have not any Ease or Benefit by this Cessation, which His Majesty desires both Houses to consider of, and whether, if His Majesty should take the same Course to stop and interrupt the Trade of the Kingdom, as the other Army doth, a general Loss and Calamity would not seize upon His good Subjects.

"2. His Majesty, to the End that a full Cessation might be, as well at Sea as at Land, and He might be secured that the Ships proposed to be set forth, for the Defence of His Majesty's Dominions, should be employed only to that End and Purpose, desired that they might be put under the Command of Persons to be approved of by His Majesty, which is not consented to by these Articles; but their former, to which His Majesty excepted, strictly and entirely insisted on; by which (besides that Part of Hostility remains) the conveying of any Number of Forces, from any Part to any other, by that Means, (fn. †) will remain free to them.

"3. For the Prevention of any Inconveniences which might arise upon real Differences, or Mistakes upon the Latitude of Expressions (as, if His Majesty should now consent to these Articles proposed in the Terms proposed, He must confess the Army of which He complains to be raised by the Parliament, and either Himself to be no Part of the Parliament, or Himself to have raised that Army); and for Prevention of that Delay, which He foresaw could not otherwise be avoided, if, upon every Difference, the Questions must be remitted to London, His Majesty desired that the Committee (for whom He then sent a Safe Conduct) might have Liberty to debate any such Differences and Expressions, and reconcile the same, that all possible Expedition might be used to the main Treaty.

"In this Point of so high Concernment, no Power is given in these Articles; and the Committee confessed to His Majesty they have no Power given, but are strictly and precisely bound to the very Words of the Articles now sent; and that, before these are consented to by us, they cannot enter into any Treaty concerning the other Propositions.

"4. His Majesty desired that, during the Cessation, none of His good Subjects might be imprisoned, otherwise than according to the known Laws of the Land.

"This is in no Degree consented to; but the Privilege and Liberty (to which they were born) reserved from them, till the Disbanding of both Armies (though they are no Part of either Army), and so have no Benefit by this Cessation.

"5. His Majesty desired, that, during this Cessation, there should be no Plundering or Violence offered to any of His Subjects.

"In the Answer to which, His Desire against Violence is not at all taken Notice of; nor is His Desire against Plundering any Ways satisfied, His Majesty not only intending by it [ (fn. *) to prevent] the Robbing of the Subject by the Unruliness of the uncommanded Soldier (which their Clause of requiring the Generals and Officers to keep them from it seems to imply; and the Assertion that the Two Houses of Parliament had ever disliked and forbidden it declares plainly to be their only Meaning); but particularly the Violence and Plundering used to His Subjects by forcibly Taking away their Goods, for not submitting to Impositions and Taxes required from them by Orders or Ordinances of One or both Houses of Parliament, which are contrary to the known Laws of the Land.

"6. Besides that there is no Consent given to those Alterations and Additions offered by His Majesty (whatever is pretended); so, where an absolute Consent may be supposed, because the very Words of His Majesty's Article are wholly preserved, yet, by Reason of the Relation to somewhat going before that is varied by them, the Sense of those Words is wholly urged too, as in the Fourth Article, that Part of the Third Article to which that did refer being wholly left out: So that, upon the Matter, all the Propositions made by His Majesty (which did not in Terms agree with those presented to Him) are utterly rejected.

"For these Reasons, and that this Entrance towards a blessed Peace and Accommodation (which hath already filled the Hearts of the Kingdom with Joy and Hope) may be improved to the wished End, His Majesty desires that the Committee now sent may speedily have Liberty to treat, debate, and agree upon the Articles of Cessation, in which they and all the World shall find that His Majesty is less solicitous for His own Dignity and Greatness, than for His Subjects Ease and Liberty; and He doubts not, upon such a Debate, all Differences concerning the Cessation will be easily and speedily agreed upon, and the Benefit of a Cessation be continued and confirmed to His People, by a speedy Disbanding of both Armies, and a sudden and firm Peace, which His Majesty above all Things desires: If this so reasonable, equal, and just Desire of His Majesty shall not be yielded unto, but the same Articles still insisted upon; though His Majesty, next to Peace, desires a Cessation, yet that the not agreeing upon the one may not destroy the Hopes of nor so much as delay the other, He is willing, however, to treat (even without a Cessation, if that be not granted) upon the Propositions themselves, in that Order as is agreed upon (and desires the Committee here may be enabled to that Effect); in which Treaty He shall give all His Subjects that Satisfaction, that, if any Security to enjoy all their Rights, Privileges, and Liberties, due to them by the Law, or that Happiness in Church and State which the best Times have seen, with such further Acts of Grace as may agree with His Honour, Justice, and Duty to His Crown, and as may not render Him less able to protect His Subjects according to His Oath, will satisfy them, He is confident, in the Mercy of God, that no more precious Blood of this Nation will be thus miserably spent."

Letter from the Earl of Northumberland, about treating with the King.

"My Lord,

"This Afternoon the Lord Falkland and Mr. Secretary Nicholas came to us, with a Message from His Majesty, to know whether, in Case His Majesty should not agree to the Articles of Cessation in Terminis, that we had any Commission to proceed in the Treaty on the Propositions. I answered, That we had not.

"The Council have met often, and did sit long, since the Delivery of the Articles of Cessation.

"Mr. May came to us from His Majesty, and said, He was sent with a Message to both Houses of Parliament; the Contents he was commanded to let us know, which were, That His Majesty desired free Trade, with the Limitations He formerly sent; and that there might be a Cessation by Sea as well as Land; that, because there might be a Misunderstanding of Expressions, that we might have Power to treat on the Articles of Cessation; if not, that the Treaty upon the Propositions might go on without a Cessation; and that all Prisoners taken in War, except Officers, might be set at Liberty. This is the Information that he gave us. For the present, I have no further Account to give your Lordships, but that I am,

Oxford, March the 22d, 1642.

"Your Lordship's

"Most humble Servant,

"Al. Northumberland.

"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore."

The Answer returned was:

Answer from the H. C.

That the House of Commons will send them an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from thence, to communicate some Letters from Oxford at the Conference.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hatcher:

To let their Lordships know, that they are ready to give a Conference, as their Lordships desire; and that the House of Commons have received some Letters from their Committee at Oxfored, which they desire, at this Conference, to communicate to their Lordships.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, and receive the Communication of such Letters as they have.

Mr. Mountague, a Pass.

Ordered, That Mr. James Mountague shall have a Pass, to go without Molestation or Trouble to his House in Wilts.

Marquis De Vieuville and Family, a Pass to France.

Ordered, That the Marquis De Vieuville shall have Liberty to transport himself, with his whole Family, into France, with Four Coach-horses and Twelve other Horses and Geldings, and all his Goods and Household Stuff, and such Plate as he brought with him into England; and that his Lordship, or his Retinue, being Twenty-five Persons in Number, with his Coach, Sixteen Horses and Geldings, Goods, and Household Stuff, be permitted quietly to pass to Dover or Rye, and be embarked for France, Custom-free.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.

Report of the Conference, about Letters from the Committees at Oxford.

The Speaker reported, "That, at this Conference, the House of Commons communicated to their Lordships Two Letters, which they received from their Committees at Oxford, being the same verbatim as the Earl of Northumb's was."

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strode:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for the preventing of the Loss of Horses and Arms belonging to the Army.

The said Ordinance was read. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

Ordered, To be printed and published.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought up.

Ordered, That this (fn. *) House shall sit at Nine of the Clock a Mornings, and the Committees to sit in the Afternoon.

Message to the H. C. for the Houses to sit in the Morning, and Committees in the Afternoon.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

To let them know, that, in regard sitting late in the Mornings the Affairs of the Kingdom (fn. †) are much interrupted, their Lordships are resolved to sit at Nine of the Clock a Mornings, and the Committees to sit in the Afternoon; and their Lordships do desire that the House of Commons would do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.

Message to them, to concur in the Order for the E. of Newport to come up upon his Parole.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:

That (fn. ‡) whereas their Lordships sent a Message Yesterday to the House of Commons, to acquaint them that their Lordships have resolved to send for the Earl of Newport, upon his passing his Word upon his Honour to render himself to the Gentleman Usher of this House as a Prisoner; their Lordships do now desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons therein.

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Thomas, Southwark, from Mr. Spencer.

Next, the House took into Consideration the Order for sequestering the Profits of Benjamin Spencer's Living, at the Church of St. Tho. Hospitall, in Southwarke.

He was called in; and the Ordinance was read: And his Answer was demanded, who denied he preached or spoke any such Things as he is charged with in the Ordinance.

Witnesses against him.

Then these Witnesses were produced and examined, concerning the Words, That the Church of Rome is a true (fn. *) Church: Rob't Fryth, Jo. Winnington, and Mary Smarte.

Mr. Spencer said, "He detested the Doctrine of the Church of Rome."

Concerning the Words, That the Times were evil and dangerous, they did not know now whither to go for Justice.

Sam. Lynn,
James Place,
John Emerton,
These Words were spoken much about the Time when the King went from the Parliament.

Mr. Spencer denied this Article.

Sam. Lynn,
Wm. Jones,
James Place,
Were produced, to prove the Article concerning the Order against the bowing at the Name of Jesus, and superstitious Innovations, and the Words which he spoke concerning the same.

Mr. Spencer denied this Article.

Eliz. Elye,
Eliz. Wood,
Iraell Emerton,
To the Article concerning the Words which he spoke concerning the Virgin Mary.

Mr. Spencer denied this Charge.

Tho. Dugdall, To the Article touching the Order concerning the Relief of maimed Soldiers, some might go out of a blind Zeal, to steal, and enrich themselves by Stealing and Plundering.
Tho. Bennet,

Mr. Spencer denied this Charge.

Mr. Spencer, admitted to answer for himself, denied he spoke any such Words of averring the Church of Rome.

Concerning the Article touching Innovations, he denied the Charge.

Answer from the H. C. about Times of sitting.

The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they intend to sit at Eight of the Clock in the Mornings, and Committees to sit in the Afternoons.

The Messengers return with this Answer from the House of Commons:

That they agree with their Lordships in the Order made concerning the Earl of Newporte.

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Thomas's from Mr. Spencer, passed.

Then this House took into Consideration the Proofs concerning the Grounds of the Order of Sequestration of Mr. Spencer's Living; and were of Opinion, That the several Articles were proved.

And the Ordinance being read; (Here enter it.)

It was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House agrees in this Ordinance for sequestering the Profits of Mr. Spencer's Living.

Spencer committed.

Ordered, That Mr. Spencer shall be presently committed to the Prison of The Fleete, there to remain until the further Pleasure of this House be known, for his Contempt against the Parliament.

Message from the H. C. with a Declaration to preserve good Agreement between English and Scottish Commanders;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles Esquire; which consisted of these Particulars:

1. A Declaration for preserving a good Agreement between the English and Scotts Commanders, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

to be published;

Ordered, That this Declaration shall be printed and published forthwith.

and with Two Orders for Concurrence.

2. An Order for Payment of the Arrears to the (fn. *) Officers and Soldiers who are (fn. †) garrisoned at North'ton.

(Here enter.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Living of Benjamin Stone, Parson of St. Clements, in London.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Declaration and Orders now brought up.

Orders from thence, for Sequestrations, for Concurfence.

Next, the House read these Orders of Sequestration following, brought up formerly from the House of Commons:

1. An Order to sequester the Profits of the Church of St. Leonard Shoreditch, in the County of Midd. from John Squire. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

2. An Order to sequester the Profits and Tithes, &c. of the Vicarage of the Town of Hertford.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order to sequester the Profits and Tithes of the Church of St. Gyles in the Feilds, from Doctor Heywood. (Here enter it.)

4. An Order to sequester the Profits and Tithes of St Michaells Cornhill, in London, from Doctor Brough.

(Here enter it.)

5. An Order for sequestering the Profits and Tithes of St. Olives in the Old Jury, London, from Tho. Tuke.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

6. An Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Mary Abchurch, in London, from Benjamin Stone.

(Here enter.)

Agreed to.

7. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Vicarage of Northall, in Midd. from George Palmer.

(Here enter.)

Agreed to.

8. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Church and Living of St. Margarett Fish-streete, from Rob't Pory. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

9. An Order for sequestering the Profits of the Vicarage of Hemell Hemstead, in the County of Hertford, from John Taylor. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

10. An Order for sequestering the Profits of Marsh of the Vicarage of Hallifax. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

11. An Order for sequestering the Profits and Tithes of the Vicarage of Upper Winchenden, in the County of Bucks, from George Burches. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

Sequestered Ministers to be heard.

Ordered, That this House will hear the Ministers, from whom the Profits and Tithes of these Livings are sequestered, on Tuesday in Easter Week, what they can say touching these Orders of Sequestration; and then their Lordships will either proceed to further Judgement against (fn. *) them, or make such Mitigation for (fn. †) their Subsistence and Livelihood as they shall see Cause for.

Order for marking Horses and Arms belonging to the Parliament, to prevent their being lost.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That no Person or Persons whatsoever do, at any Time from henceforth, buy, sell, take, or pawn, or exchange, any Horses, (fn. ‡) Muskets, Carbines, Pistols, Pikes, Corselets, or any other Arms, marked with the Mark above-specified; and that no Smith, Gunsmith, or other Person, do, upon any Pretence whatsoever, either alter or deface the Mark above-specified, being either on Horse or Arms: It is further Ordered, That, in Case any Horse or Horses, marked with this Mark, shall fall sick, lame, or otherwise for the present prove unserviceable, that the Constable of the Town, at the Charge of the Town, take Care to preserve such Horses, until they can be sent unto such as may be appointed to receive them; and that such as shall receive them shall defray the Charges of them; and, if any Person or Persons offend in the Premises, it is Ordered, That he or they shall suffer Imprisonment during the Pleasure of the House, and forfeit the Goods so bought."

Declaration for a good Agreement between the English and Scottish Commanders.

"The Lords and Commons, taking Notice of a Difference between some Officers of the English and some of the Scottish Nation, which is now under Examination; and being informed that some illaffected Persons have given our seditious Speeches, to heighten it to a National Quarrel, and at this Time (when there is most Need of uniting the Hearts and Affections of the People of both Kingdoms, jointly to defend and maintain the common Cause of their Religion and Liberties) to make a Division and Distraction between them, thereby to weaken and disable both, and expose them and the Cause to manifest Ruin and Destruction: The Lords and Commons have thought fit hereby to declare their exceeding Dislike of so mischievous a Practice, and to profess unto the World their Desire and Care to preserve Love and a good Agreement between the Two Kingdoms in general, and the Subjects of either in particular; and do further declare their Resolution to be, to look with an equal Eye of Affection and Esteem upon such Officers and Soldiers of both Nations, as put themselves into the Service of the King and Parliament, and to make no Difference between them, other than as any of them shall more or less deserve, by their Pains and Endeavours to advance the Public Service: And therefore they streightly charge and enjoin all Persons, as well of the one as the other Nation, to forbear all Provocations of each other, and to continue in mutual Love and Friendship, without Resentment of any Thing past, to the Disturbance of that Peace and Quiet, which both Houses of Parliament so much desire to preserve: To this they expect all due Obedience, and will severely punish those that shall offend, as Incendiaries, and Troublers of the Peace between the Two Kingdoms."

Order for Payment of the Arrears due to the Garrison of Northampton.

"Whereas there are Five several Companies of the Regiment of Foot, under the Command of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, now in Garrison at North'ton, in Arrear for their Pay; and likewise several Sums of Money laid out by the Captains of the said Companies, for the levying of their Soldiers, and for the buying of Drums, Colours, Partizans, and Halberds, yet unpaid; and there are several Assessments forthwith to be made, in the County of North'ton, for the Service of the Parliament: It is this Day Ordered and appointed, by the Lords and Commons, That the Committee for North'ton, out of the Monies that are or shall be received by them out of the said Assessments, shall make Payment of such Arrears as shall appear to be due to the said Officers and Soldiers upon their several Accompts, and, from Time to Time, to pay all such other Sums of Money as shall be due to any of the said Captains upon true and frequent Musters, and to give an Accompt thereof when they shall be thereunto desired."

Order for sequestering the Profits of All Saints in Hertford from Mr. Tabor.

"Whereas Humpbrey Tabor, Vicar of All Saints, in Hertford, with St. John Evangelists, in the County of Hertford, is commonly non-resident on his said Vicarage, and preached not Two Sermons there between August 1641, and December last, and hath told them he would put them to a Dry-nurse, expressing his Meaning to be, that he would put One over them (fn. *) who should preach but Once or Twice a Year, and refuseth to read the Orders and Ordinances of Parliament, or obey the Commands thereof, speaking slightly thereof, as not of any Authority; and in his Sermons inveighs against such as take up Arms for Defence of the Parliament, declaiming against them as Rebels, and led therein by the evil Spirit, that works in the Sons of Disobedience: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Man in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate herein, do constitute and Ordain, That Sir John Harrison Knight, Gabriell Barbor, Humphrey Packer, William Heath, William Steward, Henry Pett, Henry Browne, Wm. Rogers, Wm. Brian, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Vicarage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the Vicarage of the said Church, and of the Members thereof, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto Francis Pecke, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay or deliver unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the said Vicarage-house, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament; the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Clements next East Chear, London, from Mr. Stone.

"Whereas Benjamin Stone, Parson of Saint Clements next East Cheape, London, hath been, upon full Proof made before the Grand Committee of the House of Commons for Religion, and hearing of his Defence, for Popish Doctrine, Drunkenness, Tavern-haunting, and other Scandals in his Life, Extortion of undue and unlawful Fees, and for speaking against the King and Power of Parliaments, attributing the sole Ecclesiastical Power to the Convocation and Clergy, voted by the said Committee to be unfit and unworthy to hold any Ecclesiastical Benefice or Promotion in the Church; and having since continued his said scandalous Conversation, being oft overseen in Drink, and his Contempt of the Parliament, refusing to read the Orders thereof, and is now a Prisoner for his late Malignancy and Opposition against the Parliament: All which the Lords and Commons taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Ralph Flower, Benjamine Honnywood, Humphrey Hawley, Francis Chard, Hamond Ward, Rob't Gale, Zachary Pickering, and Thomas Carter, Parishioners of the said Parish, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Parsonage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever of the said Church, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power, and are hereby required, to deliver and pay the same unto Walter Tayler, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to deliver or pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed (fn. *) by them, any of the Tithes, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid unto them, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Michael's Cornhill from Dr. Brough.

"Whereas William Brough, Doctor in Divinity, Parson of the Parish Church of St. Michaell's Cornehill, London, hath, in his Public Preaching, and otherwise, endeavoured to corrupt his Parishioners with the Leaven of the Popish and superstitious Doctrine of bowing to or before the Altar, worshiping towards the East, washing away of Original Sin by Baptism, Children dying without Baptism to be damned, and the Errors of Arminianism, of Universal Grace, and Free-will in Man fallen, and the Apostacy of the Saints, and hath expressed great Malignity against the Power and Proceedings of the Parliament, that they, being Men, especially Lawyers amongst them, should intermeddle with Spiritual Matters, inveighing against such, as Traitors to God and His Church; and, when he is among them, not only preacheth very seldom himself, but is an (fn. *) Hinderer of others to preach, and, for about a Year last past, hath altogether deserted his said Cure: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Francis Mosse, Samuell Ravenscroft, Hugh Wells, Peter Jackson, John Bellamie, Ralph Hartley, John Turlington, Valantine Stuckey, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Parsonage-house, and all the Rents, Tithes, and Profits whatsoever, of the Parsonage of the said Church, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same to Thomas Mall, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Mary Abchurch from Mr. Stone.

"Whereas Benjamin Stone, Parson of St. Mary Abb Church, London, hath been, upon full Proof before the Grand Committee of the House of Commons for Religion, and hearing of his Defence, for his Popish Doctrine, Drunkenness, Tavern-haunting, and other Scandals in his Life, Extortion of undue and unlawful Fees, and for the speaking against the King, and Power of Parliament, attributing the sole Ecclesiastical Power to the Convocation and Clergy, voted by the said Committee to be unfit and unworthy to hold any Ecclesiastical Benefice, or Promotion in the Church, and hath sithence continued his said scandalous Conversation, being frequently drunk, and his Contempt of the Parliament, refusing to read the Orders thereof, and is now a Prisoner for his late Malignancy and Opposition against the Parliament: All which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision for fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, Thomas Withering Esquire, William Reynolds Esquire, Zouch Watson, William Dager, Henry Rand, John Beckford, Richard Warner, John Pennell, and William Peake, Parishioners of the said Parish of St. Mary Abb Church, London, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Parsonage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, Duties, and Profits whatsoever of the said Parsonage, and to appoint Collectors for the Gathering and Receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power, and are hereby required, to deliver and pay the same unto John Rawlinson, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Church in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Tithes, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Thomas's Hospital, in Southwark, from Mr. Spencer.

"Whereas Benjamin Spencer, Stipendary Curate of the Church of St. Thomas Hospitall, in Southwark, in the County of Surrey, hath endeavoured, in his Preaching, to corrupt his People and Auditors, partly with the Leaven of Popish Doctrine, pressing upon them that the Church of Rome is a true Church, erring only in Circumstances, and not in Fundamentals, and bowing to the Altar, saying, "That, if he were vile in that, he would be more vile yet; and, whether the Rails were taken away or not, he would how to the Table, and dance about it;" and partly by prophane Doctrine, that the Virgin Mary received the Holy Ghost before the conceived Christ, but now Women took in Men first, and were coupled together like Sampson's Foxes; and hath expressed great Malignancy against the Power and Proceedings of the Parliament; saying, in Parliament Time, "That now Men knew not whether to go for Justice; and that Reverend Orthodox Ministers, whom he termed Jack-daws, that formerly durst not shew their Faces, did now appear, and shelter themselves under the Eves of the Parliament;" and; reading in his Church the Order of Parliament against bowing at the Name of Jesus, in Contempt thereof said openly, "That, for all he knew, it came from some Ballad-maker; and that he knew (fn. *) not what Jesus they meant, whether Jesus the Son of Syrach, or Jesus Christ; and that they that made it were best able to express their own Meaning;" and that, in his publishing of the Ordinances of Parliament for the Relief of maimed Soldiers, (fn. †) he informed his Auditory, that it might be, those Soldiers went out with a zealous Intent, but it was a blind Zeal; or they went out of Malice or Envy, to be revenged; or, it may be, to rob and steal: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That John Hardwick, Joseph Collier, John Humphrey, Daniell Sowton, Thomas Bennett, John Syms, John Winington, William Jackson, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester all and singular Stipends, Allowances, Tithes, Rents, Fees, or Profits whatsoever, belonging to the Cure of the said Church, or heretofore paid to the said Spencer, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto John Briscoe, a Godly, Learned, and Or thodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Curate, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Giles in the Fields, from Dr. Heywood.

"Whereas William Heywood, Doctor in Divinity, and Parson of St. Giles in the Feilds, doth, notwithstanding the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, continue his bowing unto the Altar, and other Superstitions formerly done by him in the said Church, to the great Dishonour of Almighty God, and the Offence of his Parishioners, who are much grieved and scandalized thereat; and whereas likewise the said Doctor Heywood, in further Contempt of the Ordinances and Orders of Parliament, hath commanded his Curate to publish, and read openly in the said Church, printed Papers forbidden by the Parliament to be read; in particular One Paper forbidding the Levies of Soldiers for the Parliament Service; and hath denied the reading of such Orders as by the Parliament were commanded to be read; and hath also, in his Sermons, preached very seditiously, thereby to bring the Parliament into Contempt, and to bring the People into an ill Opinion of their Proceedings, to the great Dishonour of God, and Contempt of Authority: All which the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Divine in the said Parish of St. Giles aforesaid, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for him that shall officiate therein, do hereby constitute and Ordain, Sir Thomas Barrington, Sir Martin Lumley, and Sir John Francklyn, Knights, Lawrence Whittacre, Cornelius Holland, Justinian Pagett, and Joseph Grave, Esquires, or any Three of them, shall have Power to sequester all the Rents and Profits whatsoever of the said Parsonage, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall appoint; and shall have Power to pay the same in Manner and Form following; that is to say, to Henry Cornish, an Orthodox Divine, all the Profits belonging to the said Parsonage of St. Giles in the Feilds aforesaid, in as full and ample Manner as the said Doctor Haywood hath formerly received; and that the said Henry Cornish, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Sabbath-day, and to officiate as Parson, do take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of that Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, That they will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for Edward Perkins to supply the Vicarage of Winchenden, in Bucks.

"Whereas George Burches, Clerk, Batchelor in Divinity, late Vicar of the Vicarage of Upper Winchenden, in the County of Bucks, the 22d Day of June, Anno Domini 1642, did resign the said Vicarage, together with all the Rights, Profits, and Appurtenances, into the Hands of Thomas Bishop of Lincolne, and did then renounce his Right and Title and Possession in the said Vicarage and Parish Church; by which Resignation, the Gift of the said Vicarage and Presentation thereunto belongs unto Arthur Goodwin Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, who could not present his Clerk therunto, by reason that the Bishop is not to be found, and the necessary Attendance of the said Mr. Goodwyn in the Service of the King and Parliament; so that the said Parish Church remains yet void, and the Parishioners thereof do want the Care and Comfort of a Vicar there: For Remedy whereof, and Supply of the said Cure, the Lords and Commons do hereby Order, That Edward Perkins, Clerk, Chaplain to the said Mr. Goodwyn, and a Person well-affected to the King and Parliament, shall supply the Cure of the said Vicarage, and officiate there, and shall take and receive all Tithes, Duties, and Profits belonging to the said Vicarage, in as large and ample Manner as the said George Burches had or ought to have had and enjoyed the same, until both Houses of Parliament shall take further Order herein."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Margaret's New Fishstreet, from Mr. Pory.

"Whereas Robert Pory, Parson of the Parish Church of St. Margaretts New Fishstreet, London, hath endeavoured, in his Preaching, to corrupt his Parishioners with the Leaven of Arminian Doctrine; that there is no Divine Decree of particular Actions or Persons, nor Love of God to particular Persons; but that Christ died for all, and the Ground of our Election to be in ourselves, but not in God; and usually inveigheth against the Strictness in Religion, affirming a Puritan to be a Limb of the Devil, abusing our Brethren the Scotts, publicly affirming them to be damned Rogues, and them that took their Parts; and preached, that he was as much bound in Conscience to read such Things in the Church as the Bishops sent unto him to be so read as he was bound to read the Lords-prayer, and that he received them by equal Authority; and hath expressed his Malignancy against the Power and Proceedings of Parliament, refusing to read the Declarations and Ordinances of Parliament required to be read by him; and, when the same was read by another, flung out of the Church, calling such as he met to go out with him, and not to stay to hear (as he called it) a Kind of bibble-babble Things, to no Purpose at all; and (fn. *) hath not officiated in his said Cure for the Space of Five Months last past: All which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Wm. Wybird, Nicholas Haughton, Tho. Vincent, Wm. Mullins, Thomas Andrews, Hadryan Lenthall, Wm. Milles, and Abraham Babington, Parishioners of the said Parish, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Parsonage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, Duties, and Profits whatsoever, of the said Church, to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretions shall think fit; and shall have Power, and are hereby required, to deliver and pay the same unto Thomas Froysell, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Tithes, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, or to deliver up to them the said Parsonage-house, upon Information thereof by the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of Northall in Middlesex, from Mr. Palmer.

"Whereas George Pallmer, Vicar of Nortball, in the County of Midd. hath been, upon hearing of him, and full Proof thereof against him, in the Grand Committee of the House of Commons for Religion, voted to have offended, in usual bowing before the Communion Table, standing Altarwise, upon this Reason expressed by himself, "That there is a more sacramental and special Presence of Christ upon the Altar, by Reason of these Words, Hoc est Corpus meum, than there is either at the Desk, Font, or Pulpit;" and in refusing to deliver the Sacrament of the Lords-supper to Thirty of his Parishioners at one Time, and Sixty at another Time, merely for not coming to the Rails, though they desired and presented themselves to receive it in the Chancel, reverently, according to the Law; and for declaring, that Preaching in the Afternoon on the Lords-day was needless, and a Work of Supererogation; and hath always expressed great Malignity against the Parliament, publicly aspersing the same to be as (fn. *) unjust and partial a Court as any in England, and that Business was there carried by Favour, and not by Justice; and is strongly suspected of foul Incest with his Wife's Sister, upon many unclean and uncivil Carriages that hath frequently passed between them; and hath, for the Space of Sixteen Weeks last past, deserted the said Cure, and hath been seen in that Time in the King's Army: All which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Richard Bures, Henry Arundell, Mathew Hart, and John Rowse, Parishioners of the said Parish of Northall, John Page, Henry Finch, Wm. Greenhill, Thomas Maynard, and John Jackett, of Harrowe, in the said County of Midd. or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Vicarage-house, and all the Glebe Lands, Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the said Church; and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power, and are hereby required, to deliver and pay the same unto Robert Malthus, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Tithes, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Leonard Shoreditch, from Mr. Squire.

"Whereas John Squire, Vicar of the Church of St. Leonard Shorditch, in the County of Midd. hath publicly, in his Sermons, affirmed the Papists to be the King's best Subjects, for their Loyalty and for their Liberality; that, like Arannack, they had given as Kings to the King, to maintain His Honour against the rebellious Scotts; and for their Patience, that, enduring many Grievances under His Majesty, they had buried all in Oblivion, and the Protestants would afford nothing but in a legal Way, yea, but in their own Way; and exhorting that none should come to the Sacrament, unless they were so affected to His Majesty as the Papists were; and compared His Majesty to the Man that went from Jerusalem to Jerico, and fell among Thieves, that wounded Him in His Honour, robbed Him of His Castles, and Hearts of His People; the Priest passing by was the Protestant, the forward Professor the Levite, but the Papist was the good Samaratane, especially the Irish Papist; and that the Subjects and all they have are at the King's Command: All which the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Hadrian Hill, Bernard Fountaine, John William, Richard Hudson, John Willison, Wm. Crooke, Christoper Dibdeale, and Phillip Michelburne, Parishioners of the said Parish, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Vicarage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the said Church, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power, and are hereby required, to deliver and pay the same unto Mathew Clerke, Batchelor of Divinity, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Tithes, Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of Halifax, from Dr. Marsh.

"Whereas Richard March, Doctor in Divinity, Vicar of the Parish of Hallifax, in the County of Yorke, who is, and for a Time hath been, under an Impeachment of Delinquency in Parliament, hath, since his said Impeachment, been taken Prisoner at Manchester, by the Forces there raised by Authority of Parliament for the Defence of the Kingdom, as he was going to the Army raised in those Parts by the Earl of Derby, to levy War against the Parliament, where he doth still remain; and forasmuch as the Cures of the said Vicarage, and of the several Chappelries within the same, have been and are sufficiently discharged by able preaching Ministers, maintained at the Charge of the Parishioners thereof, who are still willing to continue the same, during the Absence of the said Vicar: All which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into their Consideration, do hereby Ordain, That John Farrer Esquire, Samuell Sunderland Gentleman, Hugh Currer, Jeremiah Bentley, Thomas Bin, Joseph Furnes, Thomas Oldfeild, Rob't Tillotson, and John Lume, or any Three or more of them, shall have Power and Authority to require the Persons aforesaid, or any Three or more of them, forthwith to enter (fn. *) into and sequester the Vicarage-house, and all Tithes, Duties, Rents, and Profits of or belonging to the said Vicarage, and due or payable to the said Doctor Marsh in respect thereof; and to appoint such Collectors as they, or any Three or more of them, shall think fit, for the taking, gathering, and receiving of the same; and, from Time to Time, to pay the same over to Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, towards the Maintenance of the Forces under his Command, for the Defence of the Kingdom, until further Order touching the same be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and they do command and require all Persons, by whom any of the said Tithes, Rents, Duties, or Profits, are or shall be due or payable, to pay the same to the said Sequestrators, or to such Persons as by them, or any Three or more of them, shall be appointed to collect and receive the same, to the Use aforesaid, until such further Order as aforesaid be taken; and they do further Declare, That as well the said Sequestrators and Collectors, as all other Persons who shall be employed in or about the Execution of this Ordinance, and every of them, shall be maintained and saved harmless, and indemnified, by the Power and Authority of Parliament, in and for what they, or any of them, shall do by Virtue and in Performance of the same Ordinance."

Order for sequestering the Profits of St. Olives Old Jury, from Mr. Tuke.

"Whereas Thomas Tuke, Vicar of the Parish Church of St. Olives in the Old Jury, London, is not only superstitious in practising and pressing the late Innovations in the Worship of God, and the Prophanations of the Lords-day, but hath refused to read the Declarations of Parliament; and, when he had suddenly, before he considered it, read the Ordinance for listing of Soldiers for the Service of the Parliament, held up his Hand, and cried out in the Church, "The Devil confound all Traitors, Rebels, and turbulent Spirits!" and added, "That, if he had considered it before-hand, he would not have read it;" and often inveighs in the Pulpit against them that bring in Plate and Money in Aid of the Parliament, as Men forsworn, and have broken their Protestation, and that they do it to maintain a War against the King, to the great Dishonour of God, Scandal of Religion, and disheartening of His Majesty's Subjects from the Defence of the Kingdom: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able (fn. *) and Godly Man in the said Church, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate herein, do constitute and Ordain, That William Haughton, George Allmerrie, John Frederick, Patient Wallin, John Dukane, Wm. Thompson, James Mullin, Wm. Downeham, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Vicarage-house, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the Vicarage of the said Church; and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto William Hignell, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Order for sequestering the Profits of Hemel Hempstead, from Mr. Taylor.

"Whereas John Taylor, Vicar of the Parish Church of Hemell Hempstead, in the County of Hertford, for his Tavern and Alehouse-haunting, Drunkenness, Uncleanness, and Attempts of unnatural Buggary, proved against him before the Grand Committee of the House of Commons concerning Religion, is by the said Committee voted unworthy and unfit to hold any Benefice and Ecclesiastical Promotion in the Church, and hath ever since continued his lewd Conversation, and publicly and otherwise expressed great Malignity against the Parliament, and the Power and Proceedings thereof, for which he is now imprisoned: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of an able and Godly Minister, and for the Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do constitute and Ordain, That Tobit Combs, Daniell Howsen, Richard Salter, John Gates, Samuell Southen, Samuell Baker, Henry King, Francis Howe, or any Three of them, shall have Power and Authority, and are hereby required, to sequester the Vicarage-house, and Glebe Lands, and all the Tithes, Rents, and Profits whatsoever, of the Vicarage of the said Church; and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretion shall think fit; and shall have Power to pay the same unto George Kendall, Master of Arts, a Godly, Learned, and Orthodox Divine, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lords-day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Church in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, or lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against such Refusers according to their several Offences and Contempts."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 9a cras.

Footnotes

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