DIE Sabbati, 3 die Februarii.
Lords present this Day:
Comes Manchester, Speaker this Day.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answers from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent to the House of
Commons on Thursday last, return with this Answer:
That they agree to the adding of Mr. Good to be of
the Assembly; and to the Order concerning Currants,
they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett, sent with a Message to the
House of Commons on Thursday, return with this
That they have delivered the Ordinance for appointing a Committee of both Houses to treat with the Scotts
Commissioners about the Affairs of both the Kingdoms;
to which Ordinance the House of Commons will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, with Orders;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Solicitor;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Ordinance for making Mr. Rouse Provost of
Eaton Colledge, and removing of Dr. Steward.
2. An Order for directing the taking of the Covenant
of the Three Kingdoms.
and to expedite the Ordinance for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom.
3. To desire their Lordships Expedition in the Ordinance lately brought up, for taking of Accompts of the
The Answer returned was:
To the Two Ordinances now brought up, this House
will send a speedy Answer, by Messengers of their
own; and to the Ordinance concerning the taking
of Accompts, their Lordships will take it into speedy
Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of
Ordinance, directing the taking the Covenant of the Three Kingdoms.
Then the Ordinance for directing the taking of the
Covenant of the Three Kingdoms was read Twice, and
Ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole
And the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and
the said Ordinance was taken into Consideration.
And the House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was reported as fit to pass, with
some Amendments; which being read, this House agreed
to the said Ordinance, with the said Amendments; and
Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons,
to desire their Concurrence therein.
Covenant to be tendered to the Judges, and other Assistants.
Ordered, That the Judges and all the rest of the
Assistants and Attendants upon this House shall have the
Covenant of the Three Kingdoms tendered to them on
Wednesday Morning next, in this House; and all the
Assistants to have Notice of it.
Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance directing the taking it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Fynch:
To deliver unto them the Ordinance for Direction to
take the Covenant; and to desire their Concurrence to
the Alterations and Additions therein.
Plymouth Petition, for Mr. Hughes to be instituted to that Vicarage.
Next, "A Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of
the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon;
"That, by Act of Parliament made this present
Session, the Advowson of the Vicarage of the said
Town is by positive and express Words settled in and
conveyed to the Petitioners; that, since the passing
of the said Act, Dr. Wilson, then Incumbent, died;
shortly after whose Death, the Petitioners presented
to the Right Reverend Ralph Bishop of Exon, their
Clerk George Hughes, Batchelor of Divinity, being a
Man of great Piety and Learning, and laborious in
"The said Bishop took Time to advise upon a pretended Caveat (a Thing of no Validity to hinder an
Institution), being put in by one Mr. Bedford, once
Lecturer of the said Town, but now a Prisoner for
some Misdemeanors against the Parliament; who being not only requested in the Behalf of the Petitioners, but required by the said Bishop, to shew or
declare on what Cause or Pretence he did enter the
said Caveat, he utterly refused so to do; whereupon,
after frequent Importunity, the said Bishop promised
to institute the said George Hughes, but put off the
same from Time to Time; and then the said Mr.
Bedford deserting his Caveat, the said Bishop pretends
another Caveat to be lately entered by another Person,
and delays to admit the Petitioners Presentee.
"The Petitioners have been and are under great Sufferings and Troubles for the Public Cause, whereby
they have little Leisure to prosecute Suits.
"They humbly beseech your Lordships, that the
said Bishop be ordered to institute the said
George Hughes, according to his Promise, and
the Petitioners Right; there being no Person,
who, as Patron, opposeth the Petitioners."
Bishop of Exeter to institute him.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Bishop is hereby
Ordered, That he institute the said George Hughes,
accordingly, as is desired in the aforesaid Petition.
Message from the H. C. to appoint Committees to meet with the Scotch Commissioners.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Clatworthy, and others:
To desire their Lordships would please to appoint a
Committee of Lords, to join with a proportionable Committee of the House of Commons, to receive from the
Scotts Commissioners at this Time what they have to
communicate to both or either Houses of Parliament.
And this House nominated these Lords following;
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|Their Lordships, or any Three.
The Answer returned to this Message was:
That this House hath nominated a Committee of Six
Lords, to join with a proportionable Number of the
House of Commons, to receive from the Scotts Commissioners at this Time what they have to communicate
to both or either Houses of Parliament.
House adjourned till 9a, Monday next.