DIE Sabbati, 28 die Octobris.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Petition, for Counsel.
Upon reading the humble Petition of the Archbishop
of Canterbury; desiring, "That Mr. Hales may be
assigned to be of Counsel for him, in putting in his
Answer to this House, to his Articles of Impeachment:" Which was accordingly granted him.
The Lord Mayor, Lieutenant of The Tower, gave
Answer why he did not take Security of Mr. Clement
Walker, according to the Orders of this House:
Lieutenant of The Tower's Answer, about not bailing Mr. Walker.
"In Obedience to the Commands of the House of
Peers, by their Order of the 27th of October, the
Answer to Clement Walker Esquire's Complaint is as
"That the Petitioner refusing to seal a Bond with
such a Condition as is advised by Learned Counsel,
videlicet, That he shall render himself again after the
Business of Bristoll shall be ended, or at a Day certain, nominated in the Condition of the Bond, is the
Cause why Mr. Walker's Security hath not been taken; which nevertheless I submit to your Lordships
Pleasure, attending further Direction therein.
Hereupon this House confirmed their former Orders
made in this Business.
Covenant to be taken by the Lords and Assistants.
Ordered, That Monday next is appointed for the
taking of the Covenant by those Lords that have not
Ordered, That all the Assistants of this House shall
attend this House on Monday; and then their Lordships
will appoint a Time for them to take the Covenant.
Countess of Carlisle's Petition about her Jointure, which is sequestered.
Upon reading the Petition of Margarett Countess of
Carlile, "That whereas the hath petitioned the House
of Commons for some Maintenance out of Waltham,
where her Jointure is, it being all sequestered by the
Parliament; and hereupon it was referred to the
Committee for Sequestrations: Now, in regard the
Committee have considered thereof, and find that
they cannot afford her that Favour which her Cause
deserves, without the Assistance of their Lordships,
because of a Restraint by a late Ordinance of Parliament; therefore the humbly desires their Lordships would give such Direction herein as in their
Judgements and Wisdoms they shall think fit."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To send to the
House of Commons a Message, to let them know,
The Lords in Parliament, having considered of the
Petition of the Countess of Carlile, Wife of the now
Earl of Carlile, being a Lady that deserves very well
of the Parliament, are very desirous to shew her all
the Respect that may be; but, in regard of the Ordinance of Sequestration, she (fn. *) is to be allowed but the
Fifth Part, being much less than she deserves, their
Lordships do recommend the Consideration of her
further Desires to the House of Commons, who have
lately, upon a Petition of her's preferred to that House,
expressed their good Inclinations unto her; which
their Lordships very well approve of."
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant Fynch:
To deliver to them the Petition of the Lady Margarett Countess of Carlile, with the Recommendations of
this House as abovesaid.
about Mr. Nicholls's Speeches of the Earl of Stamford;
2dly, To deliver to them the Papers delivered in Yesterday, concerning Mr. Nicolls, a Member of their
House, which their Lordships out of their Respect do
acquaint them (fn. †) with.
and with Mr. Stancomb's Ordinance.
3dly, To deliver to them the Ordinance for inducting and instituting Mr. Stancombe to the Vicarage of
Muncton, in the Isle of Thanett; and their Concurrence
therein to be desired.
Marquis De Vieuville, Leave to send Horses to France.
Ordered, That the Marquis De Vieuville hath Leave
to transport into France Eight Horses or Geldings, and
This House thought it fit to send to the House of
Commons, to desire them to be very sparing of giving
Passes for transporting of Horses.
Bishop of Chichester's Petition, concerning the Sequestration of his Estates.
The humble Petition of Henry Bishop of Chichester,
was read; shewing, "That his Rents and Goods, at
Chichester, Petworth, and in London, were sequestered by the Committee of the several Places; that the
Petitioner, humbly conceiving himself not to have
done any Thing which might draw upon him the
same by the Ordinance of the Houses of Parliament,
upon his Appeal by Petition to the Honourable Committee of Sequestrations of both Houses, had a Charge
certified against him from the Committee of Sussex,
in May last; which being none other than what had
been examined and cleared upon Examination by
Sir Wm. Waller, the Execution of the Sequestration
was for (fn. ‡) some Time forborn; but (your Petitioner's
Appeal depending before the Committee of both
Houses undetermined) the Sequestration was, by Vote
of the Honourable House of Commons 27 Junii
last, annexed, Ordered to be proceeded in, the Petitioner being as yet unheard; which is done in several
"That the Petitioner thereupon petitioning again
the Honourable Committee of both Houses at their
last Sitting, as many Times before, to have his Appeal
determined before his Goods sold, for which a short
Day is appointed, but the Execution not suspended
in the Interim, the Committee of Lords inclining
thereto; the Committee of the Honourable House
of Commons conceiving some Restraint upon them
by the Vote in their House made, depending your
Petitioner's Appeal, did forbear for the present to
give any Order therein, but left the Petitioner further
humbly to seek his Relief, to stay the present Execution of the Sequestration in the mean Time."
The Sequestration to be suspended.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That there be a
Suspension of the Execution of the Committee, and no
Goods sold until the Business hath been heard and determined by the Committee of Sequestrations of Lords
and Commons, according as is appointed by the Ordinance of Sequestrations of both Houses.
Matters voted by Committees of One House, which ought to have been done only by both Houses.
Ordered, To have a Conference with the House of
Commons on Monday next, about this Business and
others which have been voted and Ordered by Committees, and One House, whereas nothing should have
been executed but by Order of both Houses.
Mr. Spratt at the Bar.
This Day Steven Spratt was called to this Bar as a
Delinquent; and the Letter which he writ to the Lord
Howard and divers other Letters were shewed unto him;
and being asked whether they were his Hand-writing,
he confessed they were.
Hereupon he withdrew.
Then this House was informed, "That Steven Spratt,
since his being in Newgate, hath spoken very scandalous Words against the Parliament, tending to stir
People up to Sedition;" and the Letters were read.
Re-committed to Newgate.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That he shall be returned back to Newgate, upon his former Restraint, there
to remain until this House can produce the Witnesses
that heard him speak those Words against the Parliament.
House adjourned till 10a, Monday next.