DIE Lunæ, 2 die Octobris.
The Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard of Esc.
De la Barr's Petition, for Leave to carry her Goods abroad.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary D' la Barr; shewing, "That she having a Warrant to transport herself
and her Daughters beyond the Seas, yet her Goods
were stayed at Gravesende, by the Searcher there;
and she now having obtained the Warrant of the
Speaker of the House of Commons for the passing of
them, (fn. *) the Petitioner desires the like Order of this
House for the same:" Which this House granted accordingly.
Clem. Walker, for Scandal against Lord Say & Seal.
The House being informed, "That, the Messenger of
this House having apprehended Mr. Clement Walker,
according to the Order of this House, the said Mr.
Walker spoke scandalous Words of the Lord Viscount
Say & Seale."
Michaell Baker, the Messenger, upon Oath deposed,
That when Mr. Walker lighted from his Horse in Holburne, he desired to have Leave to go to his own
House; which being denied, he being attached as a
Delinquent, he then said, This is my Lord Saye's doing,
that I must be kept from my own House by a base beg
garly Lord; and that his Sons were Cowards, and he
would maintain it with his Blood; and he would bastinado them, if he could find them."
Mr. Walker being present, and his Answer being
hereunto demanded; he confessed, he said, "That it was
a malicious Prosecution against him by the Lord
Say:" And he confessed he said, "That Colonel
Nath. Fiennes was a Coward."
And he being asked, "What he meant, in his Book
of Answer to Colonel Nath. Fiennes Relation concerning Bristol, by the Expression of these Words,
["Misteries in sending in and out in the Isle of Lundy"]:
He said, "He did not mean any Thing concerning the
Lord Say; but it was a Rumour in the Country, that
some Goods were carried into the Isle of Lundy, by
Hereupon the House commanded the said Walker and
the Witness to withdraw.
And the Lord Viscount Say & Seale desired this
House to vindicate his Honour herein; and so he withdrew.
Then the House took the Words of Baker, and his
own Confession, and the Expression of the Book, into
And concerning the Expression in the Book, this House
thought it fit that Mr. Walker shall publicly Declare and
Publish in Print, "That he did not mean to reflect upon
the Lord Viscount Say & Seale by those Words;
and that he is sorry that there is any Expression in
his Book which may reflect upon the Lord Say."
And touching the Words spoken concerning the Lord
Viscount Say & Seale, the House thought it fit to proceed upon him upon his own Confession, and not upon
the single Testimony of Michaell Baker: And this House
Agreed, That the Words spoken by him is a great
Scandal to the Honour of the Lord Viscount Say, he
being (fn. *) a Peer of this Kingdom; and Adjudged and
Awarded, upon the Question,
"That the said Clement Walker, for this Offence,
1. Shall be fined One Hundred Pounds to the King,
to be paid in at Guildhall, London, within Forty Days
after this Judgement, to be employed for the Safety of
the Kingdom, by the Authority of the Parliament.
"2. That he shall pay to the Lord Viscount Say &
Seale, by Way of Damages, the Sum of Five Hundred
"3. That he shall make a Submission, here at the Bar,
to the Judgement of this House against him.
"4. And that he shall be imprisoned during the Pleasure of this House."
Ordered, That Mr. Walker shall be brought hither
To-morrow Morning, to make his Submission to this
House, according to the Judgement; and to stand committed to the Prison of The Fleete until the Pleasure of
this House be further known.
Message from the H. C. for the Committee for raising Money to go into the City P. M.;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Philip Stapilton and others:
1. To let their Lordships know, that whereas a select
Committee of both Houses were appointed this Morning,
to go to a Common Council in London, about the providing of Monies for the Army, and the furnishing of the
Scotts, but the Committees could not go so early; therefore the House of Commons have appointed their Committee to go to the Common Council this Afternoon;
and, if their Lordships shall approve thereof, that their
Lordships would please to appoint their Committee
Ordered, That the Committee of this House do
go this Afternoon to the Common Council in London.
concerning the Covenant to be taken by the Three Kingdoms;
2. That whereas formerly the House of Commons
brought up a Covenant, to be taken by the Three
Kingdoms; the House of Commons desire their Lordships would give some Resolution therein, for the taking
and to expedite the Agreement with the Scots.
3. The House of Commons desires that their Lordships will please to give Expedition in the Articles and
Agreement with the Scotts.
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House
do meet To-morrow Morning, by Eight of the Clock,
in the Painted Chamber, to consider of the Articles with
the Scotts, and to appoint a Time for the taking of the
The Answer returned to this Message was:
That their Lordships have appointed their Committee
to go, with the Committee of the House of Commons,
into London, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon; and
that their Lordships have appointed a Committee, to
take the Scotts Articles into Consideration To-morrow
Morning, at which Time the same Committee are to
consider of a Time for the Taking of the Covenant.
Message from the H. C. about the Ordinance for a Supply of Wood;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Serjeant Wyld and others:
1. Whereas their Lordships sent them the Ordinance
for cutting of Wood for the Poor, with some Alterations, the House of Commons do agree to them, with
some further Alterations and Additions; wherein they
desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to with the Additions as it came
now from the House of Commons, and Ordered to be
and with Two more.
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the Children of Christ's Hospital.
(Here enter it.)
3. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning
the Isle of Wight. (Here enter it.)
Ordinance for a Supply of Wood.
Ordered, That the Committee for the directing the
ordering of cutting of Wood for the Poor, according
to the Ordinance, shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber;
and afterwards have Power to adjourn themselves from
Time to Time, and what Place they shall think fit.
Message to the H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To let them know, that their Lordships have appointed
their Committee for ordering the cutting of Wood to
meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock, in the Painted Chamber; and afterwards have
Power to adjourn themselves to such Time and Place as
they please; and to desire that their Committee may have
the same Power given them.
Answer to their Message.
The Answer returned to the Messengers of the House
of Commons was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for cutting
of Wood, as it is now brought up, with the Additions;
and that their Lordships do also agree to the other Two
Ordinances now brought up.
Ordinance to free the Revenues of Christ's Hospital, from all Assessments and Fees.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all the Rents and Revenues
belonging to Chrisi's Hospital, which are to be paid
for the immediate Use and Advantage of the Children
of the said Hospital, shall be free from the Ordi
nance of the Twentieth and Fifth Part, and from all
other Taxes or Charges whatsoever; and they do
require all Assessors hereby to take Notice hereof:
Provided, That the Tenants who enjoy good and considerable Bargains in their Leases from the said Hospital do claim and enjoy no Freedom, Exemption, or
Advantage by this Order."
Ordinance for fortifying the Isle of Wight
"Whereas it is thought fit, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That Serjeant
Major Struce, or some other Engineer, shall forthwith repair to the Isle of Weight, to make such Fortifications there as the Deputy Lieutenants of the said
Island, or any Two of them, shall agree on, for the
Safety of the same; and whereas Care is already taken
by the said Houses of Parliament, that Thirty Pieces
of Ordnance, (videlicet) Ten Culverins and Twenty
Sakers, shall be forthwith sent into the said Island, for
the Strength of such Fortifications: Be it now Ordained,
by the said Lords and Commons, for defraying the
Charges of making and maintaining the said Fortifications, and for the paying the said Serjeant Major, or
some other Engineer, and such Commanders, Gunners,
and other Soldiers, as are to guard and manage the said
Works and Fortifications, That the Collector of the
said Island, nominated, or to be nominated, by virtue
of the Ordinances for the Weekly Assessments, shall
and may issue forth and deliver, by the Warrant and
Direction of the Deputy Lieutenants of the said
Island, or any Two of them, such and so much Monies
as are or shall be remaining in their Hands, collected
or raised by virtue of the said Ordinances for the
Weekly Assessments, to be employed as aforesaid, by
Order and Direction of the said Deputy Lieutenants of
the said Island, or any Two of them; and the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said Island, or any Two of them,
shall hereby have Power and Authority to cause to be
cut and felled, out of any of His Majesty's Woods, in
The New Forrest, in the County of South'ton, so many
Timber Trees as they shall hold fit and requisite to be
used for the making of the said Fortifications, provided no Timber fit for Ships be cut; which said Timber is to be brought into the said Island, and to be
employed accordingly: And be it further Ordered
and Ordained, That a true and perfect Accompt shall
be made, in Writing, to be subscribed by the said Collectors, of all such Sums of Money as shall be issued
forth by virtue of this present Ordinance, and shall be
returned to the Speaker of the Commons House of
Parliament, where the said Deputy Lieutenants, and
all others observing their Commands and Directions
herein, are only to be accountable; and shall be protected, defended, and saved harmless, in whatsoever
they shall do in Pursuance of this Ordinance, by the
Authority and Power of both Houses of Parliament."
House adjourned till 9 a cras.