DIE Mercurii, 1 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Warde.
Domini præsentes fuerunt.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
E. of Leic. and Murdock.
Ordered, That the Business of the Earl of Leycester, against Murdocke, shall be heard on Monday Morning next.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Hakewill and Mr. Eltenhead return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Pardon for the Western Prisoners: (Here enter it.) To all the rest, they will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir C. Hamilton's Childrens Claim on the E. of Antrim.
The Petition of Anne, Alice, and Valentine Hamilton,
Son and Daughters of Sir Cloade Hamilton Knight, deceased; shewing, "That the Earl of Antrim is indebted to them Sixteen Hundred Pounds; therefore desires that something may be ordered, for their present Means, out of the said Earl of Antrim's Estate,
he being in Rebellion in Ireland."
Respited, till it be made appear that the Debt is
true, and what it is.
Petition from the Common Council:
A Petition from the Common Council of the City of
London, was presented by Mr. Sheriff Avery and others
of the Common Council, and read publicly in their
Presence. (Here enter it.)
And then the Messengers withdrew.
And, after Consideration had, they were called in.
Answer to it.
And the Speaker, in the Name of the House, returned them this Answer:
"The Lords have commanded me to let you know,
That they return you Thanks for the Acknowledgements you now make for the Benefits received by
this Parliament, and for the Care of the Honour and
Privileges of Parliament, as the Supreme Court and
Judicatory of this Kingdom; together with those good
Affections which are very largely and seasonably expressed by this your Petition. They desire you to be
assured, that they will improve their utmost Endeavours, for the easing of the Burdens that lie upon the
Kingdom, for the procuring of a just and safe Peace;
neither will they omit any Means that may restore
again the City of London unto a flourishing and happy
Condition, in respect of Trade, as a Return for those
great and faithful Services that they have done to the
Parliament and Kingdom.
"As to the other Particulars in the Petition, which
relate to the Power of this House, they shall take
them into their Consideration, and do therein what
shall be according to Honour and Justice."
Ordinance to augment White's Living at Dorchester.
An Ordinance was brought in, and read, for the
Adding an Augmentation to the Living of Mr. John
White, at Dorchester, in the County of Dorsett; and
committed to these Lords following:
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
To meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock.
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.;—with a Letter of Thanks to L. Inchiquin;—and to remind the Lords of the Ordinance for Tonnage and Poundage.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.; who brought up
divers Things, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is
1. An Order for One Thousand Pounds to be given
to the Lord Inchiquin. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. A Letter of Thanks to be written to the Lord
Inchiquin. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
3. An Order for Ten Thousand Pounds to be raised
for Munster. (Here enter it).
Read, and Agreed to.
4. An Order of Indemnity for the Officers of Munster.
5. An Ordinance for reimbursing and securing to the
Eastern Association the Sum of Twenty Thousand
Pounds, forborn by them, for the present Service of the
Army. (Here enter it.)
6. An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing to the
Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers the Sum of Fifteen
Thousand Pounds advanced by them, and the Sum of
Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and Four Pounds due
upon their Disbursements. (Here enter it.)
7. An Ordinance for One Thousand Pounds to be
paid to Sir Thomas Maleverer, out of the Excise, in
Course. (Here enter it.)
8. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance
for Tonnage and Poundage.
The Answer returned was:
That to the Order of Indemnity for the Officers of
Munster, and the Ordinance for Tonnage and Poundage,
they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own:
To all the rest, they do agree.
E. of Ancram's Protection renewed.
Ordered, That the Protection, to the Earl of Ancram shall be renewed for Six Months longer, from the
Second of this Instant December.
Parnacot and Teate.
Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Humphrey Parnacott Plaintiff, and Hester Teate, shall be argued the Tenth of this Month.
Sir R. Spencer, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Richard Spencer shall have a
Pass, to go into Holland.
Witham to be instituted to Nisby, &c.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett do give Institution
and Induction unto Jo. Witham Clerk, Master of Arts,
unto the Rectory of Nisbey, with the Chapel of Manning, in the County of Essex, void by the Resignation of
the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque: Earl Oxon
and John Herbert Esquire, Patrons.
Petition from the Common Council, acknowledging the Supreme Authority of Parliament;—disavowing the late Engagement in the City, which drove the Speakers, &c. to the Army;—desiring the imprisoned Aldermen, &c. may be released;—and that the Army may be provided for, to prevent Free-quarter, and their quartering near the City, &c.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
in High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of
London, in Common Council assembled;
"That your Petitioners do with all Readiness acknowledge the High Court of Parliament to be
the Supreme Power and Judicatory in this Kingdom,
constituted for the Defence and Contrivement of
the Safety and Freedom of this Nation, unto whom
all other Powers and Societies of Men ought to
submit, and with their utmost Ability to assist and
support; in whose Well-being and happy Progress,
the peaceable and flourishing Condition of this
Nation doth principally consist: the Contempt and
Overthrow of whose Power and Authority cannot but be the woeful Inlet to all Tyranny and Confusion, the People's Slavery, and the Law's Subversion.
"And your Petitioners do with all Thankfulness
acknowledge and remember the unwearied Pains,
uncessant Labour, and constant Endeavours, of this
present Parliament, in the common Cause of God and
this Kingdom; wherein (though the Enemies have
been many and great, their Oppositions strong, their
Counsels deep, and your Discouragements not a few),
yet (through the good Hand of God upon you) with
the united Assistance of our Brethren of Scotland,
and the well-affected People of this Kingdom joined
together in a solemn League and Covenant, whose
Lives and Treasure under God became your Bulwark (among whom this City hath been by you often
acknowledged to be Contributors of an ample Share),
your Enemies have been dispersed, their Counsels
broken, your Endeavours crowned with Honour, and
your Armies rest successful.
"And though the long-desired Fruits of Peace, of
Freedom, and Common Justice, the Easing of the
People's Burthens, and Reforming of Abuses, have
been much obstructed and retarded, by the Necessities of long-continued War, the (fn. *) sad Divisions amongst
all Orders and Societies of Men in the Kingdom, the
Fears of apparent Dangers and sudden Changes to arise
thereby; yet, when your Petitioners look upon their
Exemption from Monopolies and other illegal Impositions, the Deliverances they have had from the
Power and Tyranny of the Prelates and their vexatious Courts, the Demolishing of the High Commission, Star-chamber, and that unparalleled Benefit and
Freedom this Kingdom now enjoys in the Removal of
the Court of Wards, whereby the Persons, the
Posterities, and Estates of the Subjects were so much
incumbered and enthralled (all which by many are
ungratefully forgotten and cast out of Mind), and
which therefore, out of Duty, your Petitioners have
emboldened themselves thus publicly to enumerate;
they cannot choose but with renewed Hopes expect
ere long to see the Kingdom flourishing, and their
"And when your Petitioners do consider how, not
many Months agone, the whole Kingdom seemed to
be reduced to the Obedience of the Parliament, their
Brethren of Scotland returned Home with good Content, the City replenished again with Inhabitants,
the Exchange of Monies with Foreign Nations
brought into a good Medium, Trade in a prosperous
Condition, the Excise and Customs increasing thereby, a Way of Settlement agreed upon by the Parliaments of both Nations, and all Things looking
with a Face of Quietness and sweet Composure; they
cannot but with Grief (fn. †) of Heart remember the
unhappy Disagreement between the Parliament and
Army, and that late dangerous Engagement, which,
as it was set on-foot in or about this City without
their Knowledge or Consent, so they do utterly disavow and abhor it; those many Discontents and great
Disturbances, which accompanied the same, and followed thereupon, both to Parliament and City;
those unparalleled Outrages and Affronts committed
by Reformadoes, and other tumultuous and discontented Persons, upon both Houses; the Army's advancing towards the City; the Common Council
hurried into a Declaration, and into divers Military
Preparations, intended by them for no other End but
the Safety of Parliament and City:
"Whereupon hath followed the Free Quartering
of the Army about the City, which hath occasioned
the Dearness of Provisions, and given Opportunity
to evil-minded Persons to foment Differences and Discontents both in the City and Army; and hath caused
Foreign Nations and others to call Home and remove
their Stocks to Parts beyond the Seas, to the great
Decay of Trade in this City and Kingdom; and, by
the Disproportion of Exchange, this Kingdom is not
only deprived of Foreign Bullion, but (through the
Encouragement taken thereby) have their own Coin
"That your Petitioners are deeply sensible of the
great Displeasure of the Parliament towards this City,
manifested in limiting the Extent of their Militia,
taking away the Nomination of the Persons intrusted
therewith, and of the Lieutenancy of The Tower of
London, the Guarding of the Parliament and Tower
with Soldiers of the Army, the Imprisoning of their
Recorder, several Aldermen, and other Members of
"Wherefore your Petitioners humbly pray, That
the Honour, Power, and Privileges of Parliaments may, (fn. *) by your Wisdom and Justice,
be inviolably preserved: That the Army may
be so provided for; that they may be enabled
to remove their Quarters to a farther Distance
from the City, whereby the Price of Provisions may be abated, and Trade encouraged;
that Free Quarter may be prevented, and
supernumerary Forces disbanded; that a more
vigorous Course may be taken, in settling of
the Peace and Government of the Kingdom,
so long desired; that the Covenant may be
fully observed; that all well-affected Persons
that have adhered to the Parliament may be
effectually protected and defended; that the
Recorder, Aldermen, and other Citizens now
imprisoned, (so as it may stand with the Honour and Wisdom of Parliament) may be
enlarged, which your Petitioners shall esteem
a great Favour to this City; and that all the
late unhappy Proceedings, as unto this City
and Members thereof, may be forgotten and
obliterated; that your Petitioners may enjoy
the Splendor of your former Favours, and
be thereby enabled to be the more serviceable
to the Preservation of the Parliament and City,
and Reuniting of all that are well affected
thereunto; which is their most earnest and
"And your Petitioners shall pray, &c.
Order for 1000 l. to L. Inchiquin:
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of One Thousand
Pounds be bestowed, as a Gratuity, upon the Lord Inchiquin, to buy him Horses in Acknowledgement of
his good and faithful Services to the Parliament; and
that it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland, at Derby House, to consider and bring in some
Way and Place where this Sum of One Thousand
Pounds may be settled and issue."
Letter of Thanks to sent to him.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That a Letter of Thanks be sent to
the Lord Inchiquin, and he desired to thank the rest of
his Officers; and that it be referred to the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland at Darby House, to prepare
this Letter, to be sent from both Houses, and signed
by the Speakers of both Houses."
Order for 1000 l. for Munster.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, out of the First Monies to be
designed for Ireland, the Sum of Ten Thousand
Pounds be appointed and assigned for the Province of
Munster, in Ireland, to be so settled as may be a Stock
of Credit, for a present Supply of the Wants of that
Ordinance to secure to the Eastern Association 20,000l. for born by them for the present Service of the Army.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the 28th of February,
1645, there is charged upon the Excise in Course the
Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, with Interest
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, payable
to Mr. Toll, or his Assignees, for the Use of the
Three Regiments of Horse of Major Le Hunt, Major Gibb, and Captain Wallett's Company of Dragoons, raised, sent out, and maintained, by the
Eastern Association; and whereas the Committee of the
said Eastern Association is content, and do agree, that
the same shall be issued out and disposed of for the present Supply of the Army: Be it Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That
the Twenty Thousand Pounds, and Interest, charged
on the Receipts of the Excise as aforesaid, shall be
re-paid, by the Commissioners of Excise, unto Sir
John Wollaston Knight, Thomas Adams, John Warner,
Thomas Andrewes, and George Witham, Aldermen of
the City of London, Francis Allen and John Dethick,
of London, Merchants, Treasurers at War, or any
Two of them, their Assignee or Assigns, whose Receipt or Receipts shall be to the said Commissioners of
Excise their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf: And
it is further Declared and Ordained, by the Authority
aforesaid, That, in Satisfaction of this Agreement of
the Committee for the Eastern Association as aforesaid,
the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, with the Interest
due on the First of March next, shall be re-paid by
the said Treasurers at War, or by the Treasurers at
War for the Time being, who are hereby required
and authorized, without any further or other Warrant, to re-pay the same accordingly, out of the Receipts and Assessments for the Army, upon the
First of March next, unto Thomas Toll Esquire, a
Member of the House of Commons, or to such Treasurer as the said Committee for the Eastern Association shall appoint, whose Receipt or Receipts shall be
to the said Treasurers at War a sufficient Discharge
in that Behalf: And it is likewise Ordained, by the
Authority aforesaid, That the said Twenty Thousand
Pounds, with the Interest thereof, when the same is
re-paid as aforesaid, shall be issued forth, by Warrant
under the Hands of the said Committee for the
Eastern Association, or of any Five or more of them,
who have hereby Power to grant their Warrants accordingly, for Payment thereof, to such Uses as in
the said Ordinance of the 28th of February, 1645,
first abovementioned, are appointed and declared:
And it is hereby further Ordained, That an Ordinance formerly passed both Houses, for securing and
re-paying the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, of the
Nineteenth of Nov'r, 1647, [ (fn. *) for so much only as
concerns the Re-payment of the said Twenty Thousand Pounds unto the Eastern Association, out of the
Assessments for the Army, by the Treasurers at Wars]
be, and is hereby, vacated, made void, and null."
Order to secure and reimburse to the Merchants Adventurers 15,000 l. advanced by them, and 8,805 l. due to them for Disbursements for the Public Use.
"Whereas the Fellowship of Merchants Adventurers
of England have at present advanced and lent the Sum
of Fifteen Thousand Pounds, for the Service of the
Parliament; and whereas it appeareth, upon Accompt,
that the Parliament is indebted to the said Fellowship
the Sum of Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and Four
Pounds, by them paid, for the Danish Arms taken near
Newcastle, which were disposed of to the Service of the
Parliament, and for other Disbursements: Be it Ordained by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the said Fifteen Thousand Pounds now advanced,
and the said (fn. *) Eight Thousand Eight Hundred and
Four Pounds, formerly disbursed as aforesaid, shall
be reimbursed and paid unto the said Fellowship of
Merchants Adventurers of England, or their Treasurer for the Time being, in Manner and Form following; videlicet, Ten Thousand Pounds thereof shall,
together with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Centum, be paid unto the said Fellowship, out of
the Receipts of the Excise, in the Course of a former
Assignment made by Ordinance of Parliament, dated
the Eight and Twentieth Day of February, 1645, for
Twenty Thousand Pounds to be paid in Course, with
Interest after the Rate of Eight per Centum, for the Use
of the Eastern Association; which Sum the Committee
of the said Association is contented and do agree that the
same shall be issued out and disposed of for the present
Supply of the Army; and for the other Five Thousand
Pounds now advanced, and the said Eight Thousand
Eight Hundred and Four Pounds formerly disbursed as
aforesaid, amounting together to the Sum of Thirteen
Thousand Eight Hundred and Four Pounds, that the same
shall be paid unto the said Fellowship, in Course, out
of the Receipts of the Excise, upon the Ordinance of
Parliament dated the 11th Day of September, 1643, and
hitherto continued; and, in the Interim, that there
shall every Six Months be paid Interest, out of the
same Receipts of the Excise, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Centum, unto the said Fellowship, until
the said Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred and Four
Pounds and Interest be fully paid and discharged: And
the Commissioners of the Excise for the Time being
are hereby required and authorized to pay, as well the
said Ten Thousand Pounds, with the Interest due
thereupon, unto the said Fellowship, in the Course of
the said Ordinance of Parliament, dated the Eight
and Twentieth Day of February, 1645, as also the
said Thirteen Thousand Eight Hundred and Four
Pounds, together with Interest after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Centum, every Six Months, according to
the true Intent and Meaning of this Ordinance; for
which several Payments of Principal and Interest, the
Receipt or Receipts of the said Fellowship, by their
Treasurer for the Time being, testified under the
Common Seal of the said Fellowship, shall from Time
to Time be a sufficient Discharge unto the Commissioners of the Excise for the Time being, and every of
them: And it is hereby further Declared, That, in
case the said Receipts of Excise should cease before
the several Sums hereby assigned thereupon be, with
the Interest, fully discharged and paid, the said Lords
and Commons will otherwise provide for the Payment
and Satisfaction of the said Fellowship, of so much Principal and Interest as shall at that Time remain unpaid
unto the said Fellowship: And lastly it is hereby Ordained, That the said Fellowship of Merchants Adventurers
of England shall pay the said Fifteen Thousand Pounds,
now advanced as aforesaid, unto the Treasurers at War,
or any Two of them, whose Receipt shall be the said
Fellowship's sufficient Discharge in that Behalf."
Order for 1000 l. to Sir T. Maleverer.
"Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Sum of One Thousand Pounds (in
Part of the Pay due unto Sir Thomas Maleverer
Knight, upon his Entertainment in the Parliament's
Service) be paid to the said Sir Thomas, his Executors,
Administrators, or Assigns, out of the Receipts of
the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same,
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. at the End of
every Six Months from the Date hereof, until the
Principal become payable: and the Receipt or Receipts of the said Sir Thomas, his Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, shall be a sufficient Discharge
to the Commissioners of Excise for the Time being,
for Payment of the said Principal and Interest, and
every Part thereof, accordingly."
House adjourned till 10a cras.