DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 30 die Decembris.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Forrett versus Phillips.
Upon reading the Petition of David Forrett against
Fabian Phillips: It is Ordered, That Mr. Doctor Heath
shall bring in the Depositions taken by him in this Cause
by Tuesday next come Sevennight; at which Time Publication thereof shall be made, unless the said Phillips
shall shew Cause to the contrary.
Smart's Petition, for his Son Ogle to have his Liberty to assist him in his Cause.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Peter Smart;
shewing, "That, in regard of his Son Ogle's Absence,
by his Imprisonment, he cannot prosecute, or prepare for the Hearing of his Cause, which is shortly
to be in this House; therefore he humbly beseecheth
their Lordships, that the Keeper of Winchester House
may be commanded to suffer the said Ogle to go
abroad with a Keeper until the Day of Hearing, and
that he be present thereat."
Ordered, That this House grants the Prayer of this
Conference to prepare a Letter to the Lord General, to be ready to assist Sir William Waller.
The Earl of Northumb. reported to this House,
That whereas this House referred the Consideration
of Sir Wm. Waller's Letter to the Committee for the
Safety, how he may be supplied with Forces to withstand the Forces under Hopton; the Committee are
of Opinion, That the Garrison of Newport Pannell
being settled, that the best Way will be to send to the
Lord General, to draw his Forces into these Parts,
that so he may be in a Place convenient to assist Sir
Wm. Waller upon all Occasions:" Which Consideration this House approved of.
Ordered, That the Earls of Northumb. and Sarum,
and the Lord Wharton, shall presently make a Draught
of a Letter to be sent to the Lord General, from both
Houses, and to desire the Concurrence of the House of
These Lords withdrew; and being returned, the Earl
of Sarum reported, "That the Committee have drawn
a Letter, to be sent to the Lord General, from both
Houses, to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses."
The Letter was read; and it being put to the Question, it was Resolved, That this House agrees to this
Message to the H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire their Concurrence in the Letter to be sent
to the Lord General; and that it may be signed by the
Speakers of both Houses.
Deputy Lieutenants for Sussex.
Ordered, That Hall Havenscroft, Tho. Middleton,
Wm. Michelborne, Anthony Fowle, Henry Shelley, Harbert
Hay, John Baker, Lawrance Ashbornham, John Busbridge,
and Peter Farndon, Esquires, are hereby nominated and
approved of, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Assessment of the Assistants of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed
for the assessing of the Assistants of this House, according to the Ordinance of Parliament for the Twentieth
Part, shall meet on Wednesday Morning next, and take
into Consideration the assessing the Assistants of this
House; and if any of the Assistants have any Thing to
offer in Behalf of themselves, they may be then heard.
Papers concerning Scotland.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration the Papers concerning the Business of Scotland;
on Monday Morning next.
Sir Clipseby Crewe; a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Clipseby Crewe Knight shall have
a Pass, to transport himself into France, with such Necessaries as are convenient for him.
Letter from both Houses to the Lord General, to advance his Army towards Windsor, to be ready to assist Sir William Waller.
"May it please your Excellency,
"There is Advertisement come from Sir William
Waller, giving Notice of the Preparation the Enemy
makes to relieve Arundell Castle, and the Necessity
that there is of his present Supply; the Mischief
which will else follow upon the whole Kingdom is
easily to be foreseen: It is therefore desired that your
Excellency will forthwith remove that Way with
your Army, to Windsor, or to such other Place as
you shall judge convenient, leaving Newport Pagnell
as well secured as the present Occasions will permit:
Both Houses conceive it so absolutely necessary, that
any Delay will be dangerous. This being all we have
in Charge to recommend to your Excellency's Care,
and your Zeal for the Public Service, we take our
Leave, and rest