DIE Mercurii, 14 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hoyle.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. (fn. *)
Captain Grigg to have his Arrears.
Ordered, That whereas Captain Grigg was recommended to the House of Commons, as a Person fit,
in regard of his good Service to the State, to have
a Place bestowed upon him; but, because it being
referred to the Committee for the Admiralty, and they
have done nothing in it, to (fn. †) recommend it to the House
of Commons, that some Part of his Arrears may be
paid, for his Subsistence, to keep him from Want and
L. Maynard against Ly. Rich, for taking away Miss Rogers.
Upon Complaint made to this House this Day, by
the Lord Maynard, "That a Child, named Mrs. Eliz.
Rogers, living in his Lordship's House, was taken
out of his House, without his Consent or Privity,
by the Lady Rich; which, his Lordship conceives,
is a Breach of the Privilege due to him as a Peer of
this Realm, being taken out of his House, under his
Hereupon it is Ordered, That it is referred to
these Lords following, to examine the Matter of Fact;
and have Power to send for such Persons as they shall
think fit, to inform them therein; and afterwards to
make Report thereof to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet on Saturday next, in the
Afternoon, at Three a Clock; and to adjourn from Time to Time afterwards as
they shall see Cause.
Ordered, That this Committee is revoked.
Letter from Gen. Skippon.
A Letter from Major General Skippon, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Cler. Parl. Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliaments shall
have Leave to be absent from the attending this House
To-morrow, upon some Business which concerns him.
L. Maynard's Complaint against Ly. Rich.
Ordered, That the Complaint of the Lord Maynard,
for taking Mrs. Eliz. Rogers out of his House against
his Knowledge or Consent, shall be heard, at this Bar,
on Tuesday Morning next, the First Business; and then
Witnesses on both Sides shall be heard.
Wye, condemned for Coining, Petition to be reprieved.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Wye Innholder,
who is condemned at the Assizes in Essex, for Coining
of Money; but he pretends he is (fn. *) not guilty of the
Fact: Therefore desires to be reprieved, and the
Matter of Fact further examined, because he that
committed the Fact is sled, lying at his House:"
It is Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant (fn. †) Cheshold shall
see the Petition, and certify to this House, in Writing
under his Hand, To-morrow Morning, whether he did
reprieve the Petitioner, and upon what Grounds he did
it; and Mr. Serjeant Fynch is appointed to acquaint Mr.
Serjeant (fn. †) Creshold herewith, and give this House an
Account To-morrow Morning.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir. Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
1. To put them in Mind of Mr. Sicke's Business,
Merchant of Hull.
2. To put them in Mind of Captain Grigg's Business,
according to the Sense of the House this Day.
3. To put them in Mind of Captain John Arthur's
4. To recommend to them the Petition of Sara Robinson.
Ordinance to raise Money for the Forces in England and Ireland.
The Ordinance for raising Monies, by Way of Assessments, for the Maintenance of the Forces in England
and Ireland, was read the Second Time; and Ordered
to be committed to the Committee of the whole House,
and to be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning
Ordinance concerning Compositions by the Court of Wards.
An Ordinance was this Day brought in, concerning
Compositions formerly made by the Court of Wards
and Liveries; and read Twice, and Ordered to be
committed to the whole House, to be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Fenn to be instituted to Albrough.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett shall give Institution and
Induction to Mr. George Fenn Master of Arts, to the
Rectory of Albrough, in the County of Norfolke; taking
the Covenant; he being presented thereunto by Sir
Wm. Platers Baronet, and Sir Ric'd Onslow, the Patrons: This to be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque.
|"Gyles Thorne Cler. recognovit se debere Domino Regi in
|"Robertus Whitbrooke, de Lond. Draper, recognovit se debere Domino Regi in
|"Et Joh'nes Ward, de Lond. Vintner, recognovit se debere Domino Regi in
"The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance is,
That if the abovesaid Gylges Thorne shall render himself a true Prisoner where now he is, after the Expiration of Six Weeks after the Date hereof, that
then this Recognizance shall be void; or else to remain in full Force, Power, and Virtue."
Letter from Gen. Skippon, for a Deputy Governor to be sent to relieve him at Newcastle; and desiring to be excused serving in Ireland.
"To the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the Right Honourable the
House of Peers assembled in Parliament at
Westm'r. These, with Speed and Trust, present.
"I have been (as I have humbly made known to
the Honourable House of Commons) much troubled,
since I had some Intimation of, and yet (hitherto) not
to have received, the Order from the Right Honourable Houses of Parliament, requiring me to repair to the Army, and to depute One to command
here in my Absence; so that, although I have expected the same Daily, and have been Hourly ready
for my Journey, yet, not knowing what may have
been the Obstruction that it hath not been sent, nor
what to do without it, I am in a very great Streight;
not knowing how it might be taken, if I should remove from hence, and appoint a Deputy here, without it. I most humbly pray to know certainly the
Parliament's Pleasure therein; and I shall (God assisting) readily obey the same.
"And now, Right Honourable, if ever it shall
seem good to this Right Honourable House, to
vouchsafe me any more Favour (whose former Favours towards me (unworthy) are more than I can
mention), my most humble and earnest Suit is, and
that with as much Unfeignedness as I can beg any
Thing from the Hand of Man, and as I have in like
Manner besought the Honourable House of Commons, that I may be excused from the Service of
Ireland; for the cordial Furtherance of which, although (any other Way I can) I shall not be wanting, yet I am so sensible of my own Indisposedness
of Mind, Inability of Body, Distractedness of Estate
and Family, that I ingenuously confess myself unfit
and unable to undertake or undergo such an Employment. I am, with all most humble Thankfulness, willingly ready (with all Submissiveness) to lay
down all I am and have in this World, yea my very
Life and all, at the Parliament's Service, wherein
my Heart told me I were fit to (fn. *) serve the Public:
But in this it doth not; and therefore again, in the
most submissive Manner that I can, I beseech this Right
Honourable House to be pleased to spare me in this
"And I beseech you, my most noble Lord, to afford your best Furtherance on my Behalf herein,
whereby, I assure your Lordship, you shall (more
than I can express) oblige,
Newcastle, the 8th of April, 1647.
and true-hearted Servant,
House adjourned till 10a cras.