DIE Sabbati, 12 die Augusti.
Earl of Manchester.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of
their own, concerning Mr. Justice Mallett, and the Two
Sons of the Marquis De Vieuville.
Serjeant Whitfield exempted from the Weekly Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild shall be exempted from paying the Weekly Assessment, in regard
his Horses have been taken from him, of greater Value
than the Assessment comes to; and that it be referred
to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, in London, to
see this Order performed.
E. of Clare, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Earl of Clare shall have a Pass,
to go into the North, to Nottingham, to take some Course
for securing his Children; and also a Pass for a Servant,
to go to Oxford, or where the Court shall be, and come
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Thomas Barrington Knight and Baronet:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for raising Dragoons, in the County of Essex, and
for raising Monies for paying them.
to expedite the One about Newcastle;
2. To desire Expedition in the Ordinance concerning
and to sit a while.
3. To desire their Lordships would please to sit a
The Answer returned was:
Their Lordships do agree with the House of Commons, in the Ordinance now brought up, for raising
Money in Essex; concerning the Ordinance for Newcastle, their Lordships will take it into speedy Consideration; and concerning sitting a while, their Lordships
conceive the Day is so far spent, therefore do intend to
sit at Nine of the Clock on Monday next.
The Judges report, "That they have examined the
Matter of Fact in Saunderson's Case; and they find
that he was sent for up, to appear before the Committees for Sequestrations, purposely to be arrested:"
Hereupon this House Ordered, To hear the Business
on Tuesday next.
Sir Walter Devereux's Cause.
Ordered, That the Cause of Sir Walter Devereux
shall be heard on Monday next.
Clerk of the Crown, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown is excused
from his Attendance on this House, and hath Leave to
go into Hampshire upon his Occasions.
Ordinance for raising Dragoons, in the County of Essex.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, Five Hundred Horse are charged upon the
County of Essex, to make up a Body of Horse, with
other Counties, for the Preservation, Peace, and Safety
of the People of this Kingdom, and securing their
Persons and Estates from the Rapine and Fury of the
Soldiers; and whereas, by an Order of the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom, One Thousand Dragoons are charged upon the said County, for the
Defence of the Kingdom; and that, in Pursuance
thereof, the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of
Parliament of the said County have set an equal Proportion of the said Thousand Dragoons upon the
several Hundreds of the said County, to be levied according to Ability; and have charged the same County
with the Sum of Thirteen Thousand and Five Hundred
Pounds, for the raising and arming of the said Five
Hundred Horse, and for a Month's Pay for them,
and also for the arming of the said Thousand Dragoons, and for a Month's Pay for them; and that the
same Sum of Money shall be rated and levied after
the Manner and Proportion of the Weekly Assessments for the Payment of my Lord General's Army:
It is Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That
the said Levy of One Thousand Dragoons, and Charge
of Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, set by
the said Deputy Lieutenants and Committees upon
the said County of Essex, and the Rates and Levies
made thereupon, according to the Manner and Proportion of the Weekly Assessments, shall be ratified
and confirmed by the Authority of the said Lords
and Commons: And it is Ordained, by the said Lords
and Commons, That if any Person which shall be
rated towards the raising of the said One Thousand
Dragoons shall refuse or neglect to pay his Rate, the
said Deputy Lieutenants and Committees, or any Two
or more of them, shall or may set a reasonable Fine
upon the Person so refusing or neglecting; and the
same Fine to levy by Imprisonment of his Body, and
Sequestration of his Estate, until the same shall be
fully satisfied: And also it is Ordained, That if any
Person, which shall be assessed as aforesaid, towards
the Payment of the said Sum of Money, shall refuse
or neglect to pay his Rate or Assessment to the Collector appointed, the said Deputy Lieutenants and
Committees, or any Two or more of them, shall
charge the said Person so refusing or neglecting, with
as much more Money as the said Person shall be rated
at; and if the said Person shall refuse or neglect to
pay the said Sum so doubled upon him, then it shall
and may be lawful for the said Deputy Lieutenants
and Committees, or any Two or more of them, to
commit the said Person so refusing or neglecting to
Prison, and also to sequester his Estate, till the same
be satisfied: And it is Ordained, by the said Lords
and Commons, That if any Assessor or Collector,
appointed by the said Deputy Lieutenants and Committees, or any Two or more of them, shall be negligent
or faulty in the said Service, the said Deputy Lieutenants and Committees, or any Two or more of them, shall
and may commit such Assessor or Collector to Prison, and
set such Fine upon him as they shall think fit, not exceeding the Sum of One Hundred Pounds, the same to
be levied by Distress and Sale of the Offenders Goods,
to the Uses aforesaid: And it (fn. *) is Ordained, by the
said Lords and Commons, That Edward Berkhead, of
Rumford, Esquire, shall be Treasurer, for receiving of
the said Sum of Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred
Pounds, and shall not issue out any of the same but by
Warrant from the Deputy Lieutenants of the said
County, or any Two or more of them: And it is
Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the
Committees of the Weekly Assessment, or any Two
or more of the several Divisions of the said County,
shall forthwith certify to the said Treasurer, under
their Hands, a Copy of the Weekly Assessment of
their several Divisions: And it is further Ordained, by
the said Lords and Commons, That the Captains,
Officers, and Soldiers, of the Trained Bands, Voluntiers, or other Officers, shall be assistant to the Collector of those Monies, if Need be: Lastly, it is Ordained, That all those that do any Thing in the Performance of this Service, or in Execution of this
Ordinance, or the said Ordinance for raising a Body
of Horse as aforesaid, shall be saved harmless and
indemnified, by the Power and Authority of the said
Lords and Commons in Parliament."
House adjourned till 9 a, Lunæ.