DIE Lunæ, 27 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Letter to be sent to the Lord
Inchequin, and to the Pass for Colonel Phane Becher.
(Here enter them.)
Letter to the Queen of Sweden.
The Earl of Manchester reported a Letter to be sent
to the Queen of Sweden, which is advised upon by the
Committee of both Kingdoms, and offered to this House
The said Letter was read in English; and approved
of, and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons
for their Concurrence.
Walker and Mathew to print the Army Papers.
Ordered, That Henry Walker and Mathew, having
been at great Charges in printing all the Papers of the
Army in One Volume, shall have the sole Printing
of them for One whole Year from the Date hereof; and none shall re-print the same during that
Corbet and Hunt.
The Answer of Hunt, to the Petition of Wm.
Corbett, was read:
It is Ordered, That this House will hear Counsel
on both (fn. *) Sides, this Day Three Weeks, upon the Petition and Answer; and that the Books as concerns this
Business, in the Custody of Wm. Corbett, or any others,
be brought, to be made Use of (fn. *) at the Hearing.
Message to the H. C. with the Letter to the Queen of Sweden; and about Penny's and Lady More's Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett:
1. To communicate to them the Letter to be sent to
the Queen of Sweden, and desire their Concurrence
2. To put them in Mind of the Petition of Gyles
Penny, and the Lady Moore's Petition.
Letter from Ld. Inchiquin, for Supplies for the Army in Ireland.
A Letter from the Lord Inchequin, was read: (Here
enter it.) And Ordered to be sent to the House of
Commons, with a Desire that some Provision may be
speedily sent over, for the Army, of Cloaths and other
Ordinance against publishing scandalous Pamphlets.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance against making and printing scandalous Pamphlets.
The House was resumed.
Ordered, That the Earl of Kent, Lord Wharton,
and the Lord Grey, are appointed to prepare an Ordinance against printing of Books and Pamphlets, according to the Sense of the House, and present the same
Nightingale to attend, about Turner's Complaint against Hall.
Ordered, That Mr. Nitingale, the Mayor of Thaxted, shall attend this House To-morrow; and the rest
of the Persons complained against by Turner and others,
except Sam. Hall, shall be released, they having by their
Petitions submitted themselves to this House.
Message from the H. C. to sit a while; and about the Ordinance concerning Pamphlets.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Bosvile, &c.
1. To desire their Lordships would please to sit
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while: To the rest, their
Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Curtis & al. Ordinance for 2000 l.
An Ordinance for re-paying Two Thousand Pounds
to Wm. Curtis, Wm. Parke, and others, Inhabitants of
Leedes, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Order for 1500 l. for Lynn.
An Order for paying Fifteen Hundred Pounds for
the Garrison of Lynn Regis, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Ld. Forbes' Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Alexander Lord Forbes:
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House
Cornwallis and Lister to attend Gibbons's Cause, about Hatfield Chace.
Ordered, That Mr. Cornwallis and Mr. Lister, Two
Justices of the Peace for the County of Lyncolne, shall
be summoned to attend this House, at the Hearing of
the Cause of Mr. Gibbons, against some of the Inhabitants of Hatfeild Levell, the 21 of October next; at which
Time, Parties on all Sides shall attend, with their Counsel and Witnesses.
Herbert to be Clerk in the Office of Alienations.
Ordered, That Mr. John Harbert be recommended
to the House of Commons, for to have a Clerk's Place,
void in the Office of Licence of Alienation.
Message from the H. C. to impeach Sir J. Gaire, Ld. Mayor of London.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Peter Wentworth Knight, &c.
"That he was commanded, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, to
impeach Sir John Gaire Knight, now Lord Mayor of
the City of London, of High Treason; and he did, in
the Name of the Knights, Citizens, and Commons,
assembled in Parliament, and of all the Commons of
England, impeach the said Sir John Gayre Knight, of
High Treason. The House of Commons have already secured him in The Tower of London: And they
desire their Lordships would appoint a speedy Day;
and the House [ (fn. *) of Commons] will be ready to bring
their Articles, Proofs, and Evidence, to make good
their Charge against him."
Message from thence, with an Order for Choice of a new Lord Mayor.
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Massam, &c.
To desire Concurrence in an Order concerning the
Choice of a Lord Mayor of the City of London.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order now brought
Bucke to be instituted to Ewhurst.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett do give Institution and
Induction unto Jo. Bucke Clerk, Master of Arts, to the
Rectory of Ewhurst, in the County of Sussex, void by
the Death of the late Incumbent; Tho. Flud Esquire
Ordinance for 2000 l. to Curtis, Parke, & al. of Leeds, for Cloathing furnished for the Scots Army.
"Whereas it appears, by a Certificate, bearing Date
the First of August, 1645, under the Hands of his
Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax, Sir William Constable,
and Mr. Robert Goodwin, That Wm. Curtis, William
Parke, and other Inhabitants of Leeds, in the County
of Yorke, did, in August, 1644, at their Request, and
upon their Promise and Assurance for the Re-payment
thereof by the Parliament at Nine Months Time,
furnish and lend the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds,
in ready Money, towards the Cloathing of the Scotts
Army: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
That the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, together with the Interest for the same grown due since
the Time it should have been re-paid, be charged
upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall,
in Course, not given for Security, together with Interest for the Whole, payable every Six Months, until the Principal and Interest due as aforesaid be fully
discharged; and that the said Principal and Interest
be paid unto Christopher Metcalfe; and that the Acquittance of the said Christopher Metcalfe, or his
Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge
to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for Payment
of the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, and
Interest due, and which shall grow due, accordingly."
Order for 1500 l. for the Garrison of King's Lynn.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers
appointed by the Committee of Accompts for the
County of Norffolke and City of Norwich, now sitting
at Norwich, do forthwith pay unto Colonel Valentine
Walton, Governor of King's Lynn, or his Assigns, the
Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, upon Accompt,
towards the present Relief of the said Garrison of
King's Lynn, out of the Arrears of the Fourth Part
of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, and out of the
Arrears of the Fifth and Twentieth Part, and out of
the Arrears of the Garrison-money, or any other
Arrears of Monies not belonging by Ordinance to the
Army; and for so doing, this present Ordinance, together with the Acquittance or Discharge of the said
Colonel or his Assigns in that Behalf, shall be unto
the said Committee a sufficient Warrant and Discharge."
Order to elect a new Lord Mayor of London.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Isaac Pennington Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, do presently call a
Court of Aldermen, and direct that a Common Hall
be forthwith called, for the electing of One to be
Mayor of the said City of London, according to the
usual Manner; and that the Person so elected be
hereby authorized and required to execute the said
Place of Mayor, to all Intents and Purposes, as any
other Mayor hath done, might or ought to do, until
the 29th of October next, or until Sir John Gayer
Knight, now Mayor, and impeached of High Treason,
shall be either sentenced or acquitted."
Letter to Ld. inchiquin, to tend over Col. Stirling and Mr. Marshal from Ireland:
"There have been some Letters intercepted in Ireland, sent from Colonel Sterling, and one Mr. Thomas Mershall a Member of your Army, which have
been presented to the Houses, containing in them
Matter of high Consequence. They desire to be further satisfied concerning the same; and have therefore commanded us to signify unto your Lordship,
That you do forthwith send over the Persons of the
said Colonel Robert Sterling and Mr. Thomas Mershall,
in safe Custody, to the Parliament; wherein you
are to use all Care that they be safely sent over,
with all Expedition; and that you be also careful to
suppress all or any Disturbance that may arise among
the Forces under your Command, from any ill Infusions from the Agency of disaffected Persons. This
is that which the Houses have commanded should be
signified to your Lordship, as their Pleasure, by
Pass for Col. Beecher, to carry it.
"Whereas the Bearer hereof, Lieutenant Colonel
Phane Beecher, is, by Order of both Houses, to make
his speedy Repair into the Kingdom of Ireland, and
to return again to give the Houses an Account of the
Business committed to his Care: These are, therefore, to will and require all and all Manner of Persons, in both or either Kingdom, not to hinder, molest, or impede, him the said Lieutenant Colonel in
his Journey; but to give him all necessary Furtherance and Assistance in their Power, for the expediting thereof: And all Captains, Masters, and Commanders of Ships in the Parliament's Service, or any
One of them to whom this Warrant shall be first
shewed, are hereby required forthwith to transport
him into the Province of Munster, and to return with
him, when he shall require the same; whereof all
and every Person whom it may concern are not to
fail, at their utmost Peril.
"Given under our Hands, at Westm'r, this 25th
Day of Sept'r, 1647.
"To all whomsoever it may concern."
This Warrant is signed by the Speakers of
Gough to be instituted to Buckenhill.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Jo. Gough Clerk, to the Vicarage of Buckenhill, in the County of Salopp, void by the Death of
the late Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque; Presentation under the Hand and Seal of Jeremiah Powell Esquire,
Patron pleno Jure.