DIE Mercurii, 23 die Augusti.
Ds. Grey of Wark was appointed by the House
to be Speaker this Day.
Message from the H.C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Wray Knight, &c. which consisted of
1. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning
the speedy Relief of the City of Gloucester.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning
the Assembly of Divines: videlicet,
Clearing some of the Articles from false Constructions.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That it be propounded to the
Assembly of Divines, to consider of the Doctrine of
the Nine next Articles of the Thirty-nine Articles
of the Church of England, to clear and vindicate the
same from all Aspersions and false Interpretations."
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree in the Order concerning the Assembly; and touching the Ordinance concerning sending Forces out of London, for the Relief of
Gloucester, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Soame sent for, for disobeying the Order for Sequestration of Aldenham.
Upon reading the Petition of the Sequestrators of
the Profits of the Vicarage of Aldenham, in the County
of Hertford, and the Affidavit of Ric'd Axtelly, "That
Joseph Sone doth refuse to deliver to them the Possession of the Vicarage-house and Glebe lands, according
to the Judgement of this House:" It is (fn. *) Ordered,
That the said Joseph Sone shall be sent for, to appear
before this House forthwith, to shew Cause why he
disobeys the Order of this House.
Lady Hastings, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Alse Hastings shall have a
Pass, to go into Dunnington, in the County of Leycester,
with Three Men and Three Women, with their Horses.
Dr. Moore, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Dr. Moore shall have a Pass,
to go, with his Brother, and their Servants and Horses,
Ordinance for Relief of Gloucester.
Next, the Ordinance for the sending of Forces from
London, for the Relief of Gloucester, was (fn. †) read, and
Agreed to with a small Amendment.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Fynch and Dr. Aylett:
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships do (fn. †) agree with them in this Ordinance with the
L. Newburgh, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Newburgh, an
Assistant to this House, shall have Leave to pass from
London, to his House in Essex, so often as he shall have
The Messengers return this Answer from the House
Answer from the H. C.
That they do agree with their Lordships in the Alteration in the Ordinance for the Relief of Gloucester.
(Here enter it.)
Informers who caused L. Hunsden's House to be searched.
Tho. Howe, Tho. Laurance, and Henry Beane, were
called in, and charged by the Lord Hunsden to be
Informers against him, for the Searching of his
House at Hunsden: Hereupon the House gave them an
Admonition, to carry themselves more dutiful to his
Lordship for the Time to come, and to make their Submission to his Lordship, and then to be discharged for
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, concerning Forces to be
sent, by the Committee of the Militia of the
City of London, for the Relief of Gloucester,
agreed upon the 23d Day of August, 1643.
Ordinance for Relief of Gloucester.
"It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, That the Committee of the Militia of the
City of London shall be, and hereby are, authorized
to command Six Regiments of Foot, consisting of Eight
Thousand Men, or any less Number, as likewise Fifteen Hundred Horse, or any less Number, either of
their Trained Bands, Auxiliaries, or other (fn. *) Forces
under the Command of the said Committee, within
the Cities of London and Westm. and all other Forces
within the Forts or Lines of Communication, and the
Parishes mentioned in the Weekly Bill of Mortality,
to march, according to the Discipline and Order of
War, under the Conduct and Command of such Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captains, and other Officers,
as the same Committee shall nominate and appoint,
with all necessary Provisions of Arms, Ordnance,
Ammunition, and other Carriages, from the City of
London, and Places afore-mentioned, unto the Lord
General the Earl of Essex, wheresoever he shall be;
and, according to his Excellency's Direction, to proceed
for the Relief of the City of Gloucester, now besieged,
by Diversion or otherwise, and upon such other Service as shall be commanded by his Excellency, with
the Consent of the said Committee; and, those Services being performed, the said Colonels, Lieutenant
Colonels, and other Officers, shall be, and are hereby,
authorized to command and conduct all the said Forces,
both of Horse and Foot, in their Return to the City
of London, or otherwise upon any other Service,
according to such Order as they shall receive from the
Committee of the Militia afore-mentioned; and all
the Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captains, and other
Officers and Soldiers, are hereby streightly charged
and required to be observant and obedient to all the
Commands and Orders of the said Committee, in Performance of this Ordinance; for doing whereof, as
well the said Committee as all other Persons whom it
may concern shall be and are sufficiently warranted
and saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses
House adjourned till 10a cras.