DIE Martis, 18 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Gouge.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Pigott's Pet to be indem nified for Losses in Ireland.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Pigott, complaining of "his great Losses in Ireland, having lost all
his Estate, and his House burnt by the Rebels:"
It is Ordered, That this Petition be specially recommended to the House of Commons, for some Relief
Lisle's Accompts of Impost-money.
Upon reading the Petition and the Accompts of
Laurance Lilse, concerning the Arrears of Monies for
the Bills of Impost:
It is Ordered, That it is referred to Sir Edward
Leech and Mr. Page, to call Sir John Poole and Mr. Lilse
before them, to see how they can clear themselves of
these Accompts; and to report the same to this House.
Parsons and Burrage, in Error.
Ordered, That the Writ of Error between Parsons
and Burrage shall be heard, at this Bar, on Friday
Lylburn, lyes out of The Tower, without Leave.
This Day the Lieutenant of The Tower gave this
House an Account why Lieutenant Colonel Lylburne
is permitted to go abroad as he doth. And he gave
this Answer: "That, first, he had an Order from a
Committee of the House of Commons, that he should
have Liberty to come to that Committee, about his
Complaint referred to that Committee; and afterwards the House of Commons made a Vote to that
Purpose; but not to give a Liberty to lye out of The
Tower at Nights, which he hath done."
Hereupon this House deferred the Consideration of
this Business, until this House have Information from
Mr. John Fynch, of Watford.
Lords to wait on the Scots Commissioners on their Departure, and desire a Continuance of the Union.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke and the
Earl of Manchester do go to the Lord Chancellor of
Scotland, and the rest of the Scotts Commissioners, from
this House, to wish them a good Journey; and to let
them know, "That, in regard of their speedy Departure, the Lords cannot give any present Answer to
their Desires concerning their Monies, and the other
Particulars mentioned in their last Papers; yet this
House doth hope that there will be a real Care taken,
to give just Satisfaction unto the Kingdom of Scotland: And this House desires the Continuance of
the brotherly Union and good Correspondence between the Two Nations, which this House will be
always ready to use their best Endeavours to preserve."
Order to remove the King's Library to St. James's.
An Order was presented to the House, and read,
for removing the King's Manuscripts at Whitehall to St.
James House; which was Agreed to, and ordered
to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Message to the H. C. with it;—with the Order for Money for Ireland;—with Pigott's and the King's Servants Petitions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for
removing the Manuscripts at Whitehall to St. James.
2. To deliver to them the Order concerning Ireland,
with the Alteration, and desire their Concurrence
3. To recommend to them the Petition of Thomas
Pigott, and put them in Mind of the Lady Pigott's Petition.
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the King's
Servants, that attended Him.
Decree against the Trustees for Impropriations for charitable Uses.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Decree
in the Exchequer, against the Feoffees of Impropriations, shall be heard on Friday Morning next.
Ordinance concerning the Storekeepers in The Tower.
An Ordinance was presented to this House, for the
Storekeepers of The Tower to have their Places granted
to them quam diu se bene gesserint; and read, and
Agreed to, and ordered to be sent to the House of
Commons for Concurrence.
Ordinance for Paylor to be Commissary General.
An Ordinance was presented to the House, for
granting to George Paylor the Office of Commissary
General of all Castles and Fortifications within the
Realm of England, quam diu se bene gesserit; and, being read, was Agreed to, and ordered to be sent
to the House of Commons for their Concurrence
D° to prevent the Exportation of Wool and Fullers Earth.
The Ordinance to prohibit the Transporting of Wools
and Fullers Earth, was read.
Lylburn, encouraging Sedition.
This Day one Mr. Masterson, a Minister
of Shoreditch, made a Relation, at this Bar, of the
Carriage of Lieutenant Colonel John Lylburne Yesterday; it being of dangerous Consequence, and moving
It is Ordered, To send to the House of Commons,
for a Conference, that so Mr. Masterson may make the
same Narrative before the House of Commons, that so
Lylburne may be committed close Prisoner.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Justice Godbolt:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning something that shall be related to them,
concerning the present Safety of the Kingdom.
The Answer returned was:
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Wilkinson shall preach
before the Lords, the next Fast-day, in the Place of
Mr. Obadiah Sedgwicke.
Heads for the Conference about Lylburn.
The Matter of the Conference is to this Effect:
To acquaint them with the Information of Mr. Masters;
and to let them know, that this Day the Lords have
seen an Order of the House of Commons, for giving
Lylburne Liberty to go abroad de Die in Diem:
Therefore to desire them, that some speedy Course
may be taken, for preventing the Sowing of Sedition."
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
That the House of Commons agrees to the Ordinance concerning, and the Order concerning
the Removing of the King's Manuscripts.
(Here enter them.)
Capt. Saunderson, a Pass.
Ordered, That Captain Saunderson shall have a
Pass, to go into Holland, with One Horse and a Nag,
The Lords went to the Conference with the House
of Commons, in the Painted Chamber.
Order for removing the King's Library to St. James's.
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Sir Symonds Dewes, Mr.
Selden, and Mr. Wheeler, or any One of them, shall
take Care, with the Assistance of Mr. Patrick Young,
Keeper of His Majesty's Libraries, for the Removing
of the Books, Manuscripts, and other Antiquities, in
the Library, Chair-house, and His Majesty's Cabinet
at Whitehall, unto the Library at St. Jameses, there
to remain for a Public Use; and that Colonel Baxter
be required to give them all Furtherance and Assistance therein, and to secure the same until they can
Order for Monies to be paid upon Adventures for Lands in Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Monies that are or shall
come in upon the late Ordinance, ordered to be
printed primo Decembris, 1647 (concerning Adventures for Lands in Ireland), shall be paid, by the
Treasurers in the said Ordinance named, unto Sir Adam
Loftus Knight, Vice-treasurer for Ireland, whose Acquittance shall be to the said Treasurers a sufficient
Discharge in that Behalf; which Money he the said
Vice-treasurer shall issue forth by Order of both
House adjourned till 10a cras.