DIE Martis, videlicet, 13 die Junii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Count. of Clare, Leave to go to France.
Ordered, That the Countess Dowager of Clare shall
have Leave to go into France, according to the Pass given
her by the House of Commons.
Answer from the H. C. about some Ordinances.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons returned with this Answer:
That they have delivered their Message concerning
the County of Warwicke, and Sir Tho. Middleton; and
touching the Ordinance for restraining the taking of
Horses, the House of Commons will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Merchant Strangers Petition, to be freed from Assessments.
Upon reading the Petition of the Merchant Strangers
of the Intercourse; shewing, "That whereas it hath
been the Judgement of the House of Commons, upon
several Debates of the Petitioners Privileges, That
they are free from all Taxes, and thereupon have
granted, upon every Occasion, certain Orders for the
sparing of the Petitioners; and whereas they are now
taxed for the Twentieth Part and Weekly Assessments,
by Two Ordinances of Parliament, and have Time but
until Wednesday next to obtain an Order to the Purpose aforesaid, and for Default thereof their Goods
will be seized:
"Therefore the Petitioners humbly desire, to grant
them an Order, that the Collectors of the
Twentieth Part and Weekly Assessment may
forbear to levy the Monies imposed upon the
Petitioners by the said Two Ordinances."
Which this House Ordered the same accordingly.
E. of Portland and Ld. Conway's Servants to attend them.
Ordered, That the Earl of Portland and the Lord
Viscount Conway shall each of them be allowed a Servant, to attend them, and bring in such Necessaries as
they shall want; but not to be permitted to go abroad,
nor to bring any Thing to them, without the Privity of
the Persons in whose Custody they are.
Earl of Portland committed to Alderman Towse.
The Gentleman Usher acquainted this House, "That
(fn. *) he carried the Earl of Portland to the Lord Mayor
of London; and he desired to be excused for receiving
of him, in regard his House is full."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That he should be
sent to Mr. Alderman Towese.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur with them about the Great Seal.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Stroude:
That whereas formerly they had a Conference with
their Lordships, about the Great Seal; they desire their
Lordships to take the same into Consideration, and give
their Concurrence thereunto.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Committee to meet about it.
Ordered, That the Earl of Sarum, Earl Manchester,
and the Lord Howard, are added to the Committee concerning the Votes touching the Great Seal; and their
Lordships to meet To-morrow Morning.
E. of Bridgewater, a Protection for his House; and Officers sent for, for rummaging it.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Bridgewater; shewing, "That, upon Saturday last, Captain
Washington, Captain Kemsey, and Captain Burr, with
their Soldiers, entered into his Park and House at
Ashridge, detained his Servants Prisoners, beat down
the Ceilings, brake open and hewed down all the
Doors in his House, searched all his Evidences,
Rooms, Studies, and Closets, took away Plate, Arms,
&c. destroyed all his Deer, (fn. †) taking away Forty-four
Horses; desiring Reparation herein, and Prevention
for the future:" Hereupon this House Ordered,
That the Earl of Bridgewater shall have the Protection
of this House, for his Houses and Goods; and the Soldiers to be removed (fn. ‡) from his House; and the Captains
to be sent for, to appear before this House, to answer
the same, if they are Captains not under the Army of
the Lord General; if they be, then to send this Petition
to the said Lord General, and he to be desired to send
Upon the humble Petition of Joseph Sone: It is Ordered, That he shall be released from his Imprisonment, promising to perform and obey the Judgement of
Petitions of the Bp. of Cashel, and other Irish, sent to the H. C.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Fynch:
To deliver unto the House of Commons the Petitions
of the Bishop of Cessell, Maccarta, Babington, Magwire,
Mac Mahon; and recommend the same to the House of
Ihannes and Hooper.
Ordered, That this House will hear the Merits of
the Cause between Ihanns and Hooper, &c. this Day
House adjourned till 9a cras.