DIE Martis, 6 die Junii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Riot at Whittlesey.
Ordered, That the Persons that have committed the
Riot at Whittlesey shall be brought before this House on
Friday next; and then their Lordships will examine the
Message from the H. C. to sit P. M.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Armyn:
That they have Resolved, upon some very important
Business, To sit this Afternoon, (fn. *) at Two of the Clock;
and they desire their Lordships would sit likewise, if it
may stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit at Three of the Clock this
E. of Chesterfield to remain in London, on his Parole.
The House being informed, "That the Earl of Chesterfeild, having given his Word, upon his Honour to
my Lord Gray, for to render himself a true Prisoner to
this House, and accordingly he is come up to London;
but, in regard of his great Indisposition of his Health,
and Disability to endure a Prison, his Lordship's Desire
to this House is, that he might obtain the Favour of
their Lordships to continue a true Prisoner where he
now is:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the
Earl of Clare shall have Authority from this House, to
let the Earl of Chesterfeild know, "That, if he will pass
his Word, upon his Honour, to be a true Prisoner, and
not depart out of the Cities of London and Westm.
without acquainting this House therewith, and appear
before this House at a Day's Warning, after Notice
given, that then their Lordships do give Way that his
Lordship shall remain where he now is, a Prisoner."
Ordinance concerning Gunpowder.
The House took the Ordinance concerning Gunpowder and Salt-petre again into Consideration, and
re-committed the same unto these Lords: videlicet,
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordinance concerning the Treatment of Prisoners.
Next, the Ordinance for the Usage of Prisoners was
again considered of; and Ordered, To be re-committed
to the Committee for Salt-petre and Gunpowder, who
are to consider of a Regulation how Prisoners on both
Sides are equally to be used; and that a Difference may
be made of Prisoners taken in War, and such as are
not; and, this being Resolved of, to be published.
Ordered, (fn. *) That this Committee meet this Afternoon, at Two a Clock.
Ordinance for an Assembly of Divines, to settle the Doctrine of the Church.
The Earl of Northumb. reported from the Committee,
the Ordinance for calling an Assembly of Godly and
Learned Divines, wherein the Committee have thought
fit to make some Alterations, and add a Proviso; which,
being read, this House approved of.
The Alterations were these:
"Linea 18, leave out the Word ["Scotland"], and
it runs thus ["and a nearer Agreement with all the
other reformed Churches abroad"].
"Doctor Wincupp of St. Martins in the Feilds, Mr. Price of St. Paules Church in Covent Garden, Mr. Henry Wilkinson, Batchelor in Divinity,
||To be added to the Divines.
"That Ten Peers be added, and a proportionable
Number of the House of Commons be added.
"In the Title, after the Word ["Divines"], add the
Words [and others"].
"Memba 2a, Linea ult. leave out the Words [as aforesaid"].
"Memba 3a, Linea 9a, put out the Word ["Moderator"], and put in the Words ["as Prolocutor"].
"Memba 3a, Linea20a, put out the Word ["Persons,"]
and put in the Word [Divines].
"Memba 3a, Linea 27a, put out the Word [Persons"], and put in the Word ["Divines"].
"Provided always, That this Ordinance or any Thing
therein contained, shall not give unto the Persons
aforesaid, or any of them, any Jurisdiction, Power,
or Authority Ecclesiastical whatsoever, or any other
Power than is herein particularly expressed.
"That Mr. Wm. Dunninge, of Coldaston, is omitted
in this Ordinance, being in the Bill last sent to the
"Daniell Feately is named in this Ordinance ["Nath.
"Doctor John Wincupp, Doctor Ric'd Oldsworth,
||is omitted in this Ordinance."
These Alterations being read, this House approved
Ordered, This House will nominate a Committee of
Lords, to sit with the Divines in the Assembly, To-morrow Morning.
Kecke, a Pass.
Ordered, That Thomas Kecke, Servant to Wm. Bridges
Esquire, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return to
London, and carry and bring back Writings, as Leases,
and Bonds, &c.
Captain Weldon, a Pass.
Ordered, That Captain Weldon shall have a Pass, to
travel beyond the Seas.
House adjourned till 3a post meridiem.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Lassell, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. George Lassell shall have a Pass,
to go into Nottinghamshire, and return again to London.
Byard and Searles, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Byard and Mr. John
Searles, with Two Saddle-horses, or with a Coach, shall
have a Pass, to go to The Bath, and return again without any Molestation to London.
Countess of Devon, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Countess of Devon shall have a
Pass, with her Coach and Horses and Servants, to go
Mrs. Walter's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Servant of Mrs. Waller shall have
a Pass, to go into Pembrookshire, about her Affairs.
Fayrye & al. Woodmongers and Carmen of London.
Upon Petition of Tho. Fayrye, &c. for themselves and
others, Woodmongers and Carmen of London; shewing,
"That the Differences between them we rereferred to
the Consideration of some Persons as are at Oxford,
and so cannot (fn. *) attend the Hearing of the Business;
therefore desired that their Lordships would nomiminate other (fn. †) Referees:" It is hereupon Ordered,
That Mr. Alderman Towse, Mr. Alderman Gibbs, and
the now Recorder of London, are appointed Referees,
to hear the Business.
Ordinances concerning Gunpowder, and Treatment of Prisoners.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee,
"That they have considered of the Ordinances concerning Salt-petre and Gunpowder, and the Usage of Prisoners, wherein their Lordships have thought fit to
make some Alterations;" which being read, this House
agreed to the said Ordinances, with these Alterations.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords will adjourn.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Heath:
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships have fat ever since Three of the Clock, and are resolved to adjourn till To-morrow Morning, at Nine of
the Clock, unless they shall have any Business of Importance to come up to this House with.
House adjourned till 9a cras.