DIE Veneris, 16 Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Taylor.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Tenant's Petition, for an Allowance for Two Ships taken in the Parliament's Service.
Upon reading the Petition of Francis Tenant Mariner;
setting forth, "That he hath lost Two Ships in the
Service of the Parliament, one taken by the Danskers,
and the other in Holland, in April last, by the Queen's
Agent; therefore desires some Allowance or Recompence for his Service and Losses:"
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Foreign Affairs, to consider what Course is fit
to be taken for Relief of the Petitioner.
Ordinance to abolish the Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Durham.
An Ordinance concerning the taking away the Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Durham, &c. was read
Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Comes (fn. *)
Any Three; to meet on Monday Morning next, at
Nine a Clock.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Order for the ordering of
infected Houses: (Here enter it.) And to the Pass of
Ten Horses to be transported into France, for the Service of the French King: To the rest, they will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Baker to be attached, for Contempt of the Order to restore the Ships Pearl and Boxtree.
Upon reading of an Affidavit of Walter Gaude;
shewing, "That John Baker refuseth to deliver Possession of the Ships called The Pearle and The Boxtree:"
It is Ordered, That the said John Baker shall be
attached, by the Gentleman Usher, as a Delinquent,
and brought before this House, to answer his Disobedience to the Order of this House, of the 5th of July
Instant; and that an Order shall be issued out to the
Marshal of the Admiralty, to see the said Order of this
Deerham and Wise.
The Counsel of Deereham Plaintiff, in a Writ of
Error against Wise Defendant, appeared this Day; but
neither Wise nor any Counsel for him.
And Deereham's Counsel opened the Errors.
And the House for the present Ordered, That the
Record in the King's Bench shall be brought to Justice
Godbolt on Monday next; who is to peruse the Record,
and certify this House whether it be according as the
Ly. Winter & al. a Pass to France.
Ordered, That the Lady Anne Winter shall have a Pass,
for herself, Mrs. Anne Winter, Mrs. Anne Higgons, Mrs.
Jane Chester, Mrs. Eliz. Lloyd, Ales Lir, Mr. John Price,
and John Price, to go into France, with their Necessaries for Travel.
Willis and Coythmore.
This Day the Counsel of Mr. Richard Willis was
heard; who alledged, "That Willis was prejudiced in
his Right to the Office of Prothonotary of South
Wales; for which he hath an ancient Patent under
the Great Seal, after the Death of Sir Thomas Gardiner."
The Counsel of Rob't Coytmore pleaded, "That, by
Ordinance of Parliament, he hath a Grant of that
Place; Sir Thomas Gardiner being voided by Ordinance of Parliament, as being a Delinquent."
It is Ordered, That the Counsel shall be heard again
on Wednesday next, and produce Precedents what hath
been done by the Houses in granting Places of this
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley Knight; who brought up divers
Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Order for suppressing of Stage Plays.
2. An Ordinance for paying out of Weavers Hall
Thirty Thousand Pounds, for the Affairs of Ireland.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order for Two Hundred Pounds, out of the
Sequestration-monies of Midd. to the Countess of Kildare. (Here enter it.)
Order for suppressing Stage Plays:
The Order for suppressing of Stage Plays, was read
The Question being put, "Whether to have these
Words added to this Order, videlicet, ["this
to continue till the First of January next"]?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Protest against an Amendment to it.
These Lords following, before the putting the aforesaid Question, desired Leave to enter their Protestation,
if the Question were carried in the Affirmative: Which
Committee to make the Amendments.
Ordered, That it be referred to these Lords Committees following, to make the Amendments in the Order
for suppressing of Stage Plays, &c.
Ds. La Warr.
L. Petre, a Pass to London, and Leave to stay there.
Ordered, That the Lord Peters shall have Leave
to pass, from his House in the Country, with his Servants, to London, without Interruption, as often as he
shall have Occasion, and stay within the Lines of Communication, about his Affairs.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for Thirty Thousand Pounds for Ireland, and to the Order for Two
Hundred Pounds for the Countess of Kildare: As to
the other, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Order for suppressing Stage Plays.
The Earl of Midd. reported the Order for suppressing
of Stage Plays, with the Alterations.
Which being read;
The Question being put, "Whether to agree to
this Order, with these Alterations now read?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Message to the H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Order for suppressing of Stage
Plays, with the Alterations, and to desire their Concurrence therein.
Letter from the Commissioners with the Army.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, was
read. (Here enter it.)
Petition of Reformado Officers, for their Arrears.
A Petition from the Reformado Officers was read, concerning their Arrears; which was sent down to the House
of Commons, with this Sense:
"The Lords, having received this Petition from divers
Officers, in their own Name and in the Name of others,
do conceive it a Matter of Importance; and therefore
do specially recommend the Prayers in the Petition to
the serious Consideration of the House of Commons,
that a speedy Course may be taken for their Satisfaction in Point of their Arrears."
Sent to the H. C.
This was sent down to the House of Commons, by Sir
Edward Leech and Mr. Page.
Protest against the Amendment in the Order to suppress Stage Plays.
"We conceiving Stage Players and Stage Plays to be
unlawful; and the Parliaments of England and Scotland, by our Propositions, having desired that they
might be forbidden for ever: The Question being put,
for the Limitation of Time till the First of January
next; do here enter this, as our Protestation against
the said Limitation.
"E. Manchester. Mulgrave."
Charge against Sir John Norris.
Ordered, That Sir John Norwich's Charges shall be
read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Bradshawe is assigned Counsel
with Captain Deane Plaintiff, against Sir John Norwich
Knight; and the Cause to be heard on Wednesday next.
Order for shutting up Houses infected with the Plague, &c.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Mayor of the City of
London, and Justices of Peace, and all other Persons to
whom it shall appertain, within the Lines of Communication and Weekly Bills of Mortality, shall take
special Care to shut up the Houses that are infected
with the Plague; and that some special Mark be set
up upon their Doors; and to make Provision for such
as are, or shall be, shut up within their Houses, and in
the Pest-houses, within the said Limits; for the better
preventing of the Spreading of the said Infection:
And herein special Care is to be taken, as the contrary
will be answered at their Perils."
Order for 30,000 l. for Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Alderman Bunce and the rest of
the Treasurers at Weav'rs Hall do forthwith pay, unto
such Person or Persons as the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland at Darby House shall appoint to
receive the same, the Sum of Thirty Thousand Pounds,
being the Remainder of Forty Thousand Pounds by
former Order of both Houses appointed for the Service of Ireland; and that the Acquittance of such
Person or Persons as shall by the said Committee be
appointed to receive the same shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers at Weavers
Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Thirty
Thousand Pounds accordingly."
Order for 200 l. to the Countess of Kildare.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds
be provided, for the Relief of the Necessities of the
Countess of Kildare and her Children; and that the
Committee for Sequestrations in the County of Midd.
do pay the said Two Hundred Pounds to the said
Countess of Kildare, or such as the shall appoint to
receive the same, out of the Monies coming and
arising by Sequestrations in the said County of
Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, concerning the Treaty.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"These. Haste, Haste, Post Haste.
"15 July, 12 at Night.
"May it please your Lordship,
"We have forborn these Two or Three Days to write
unto you, in Expectation to have received from the
Commissioners of the Army their Resolutions concerning the Proceedings on in the Treaty, which we
have not been wanting daily to press; and have had
Word sent unto us late this Evening, that we shall
have their Answer some Time To-morrow. We find,
by what hath passed between them and us, they conceive that very little of their Desires sent from Uxbridge, as preparatory to the Treaty, have been as
yet effectually granted. The true State of the Proceedings of the Houses in reference thereunto we have
endeavoured to clear; and intend, upon what we shall
receive To-morrow, to give your Lordship a farther
Account. We are informed, That Major General
Poyntz come with a Guard to the Head Quarter;
the Certainty whereof we shall enquire To-morrow.
This being all at present, we rest
Readinge, the 15th of July, 1647 12 at Night.
C. Nottingham. P. Wharton."