DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 21 die Februarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Marshall.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Pye Knight, and others;
To present to their Lordships Consideration divers
Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. Concerning an Oath to be taken by the Committees that treat with the Scotts Commissioners about the
managing of the War.
2. An Order, That the Chairman of that Committee
shall give the aforesaid Oath.
3. An Order to pay Money Monthly to Mr. Turnor.
(Here enter it.)
4. An Order to refer the sending away of Sir Wm.
Waller's Forces and other Forces, (fn. *) to take the best Advantage of the Kingdom. (Here enter it.)
concerning Lord Lothian;
5. That the Case and Condition of the Imprisonment of the Lord Lothian be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider
what is fit to be done for his Release; and to report
their Opinions at the next Sitting of the House.
with Committees Names for Northampton;
6. To desire their Lordships Concurrence that Mr.
Britton and Mr. Thornton may be added to the Committee at North'ton.
7. That Mr. John Sparrow may be added to the
Committee for the County of Essex.
to expedite the Commission for the Master of the Rolls.
8. To desire their Lordships would please to expedite
the Commission concerning the Master of the Rolls.
The Answer returned was:
That to the Orders concerning the Oath to be taken
by the Committees of both Kingdoms, and to the Commission concerning the Master of the Rolls, this House
will send an Answer by Messengers of their own. To
all the rest of the Particulars, this House agrees to them.
Oath of Secrecy to be taken by the Members of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Then this House took into Consideration the Oath
to be taken by the Committees of both Kingdoms:
And after a Debate;
It is Ordered and Declared, as the Resolution of
this House, "That it is the undoubted Right and Privilege of a Peer that fits in this House, to come to
any Committee of this House, or of both Houses,
and in particular to the Committee of both King
doms lately made by Ordinance of Parliament, intituled, "An Ordinance for the appointing a Committee of both Houses of Parliament to join with the
Committee and Commissioners of Scotland, for the
better managing the Affairs of both Nations in the
common Cause, according to the Ends expressed in the
late Covenant and Treaty between the Two Nations
of England and Scotland.
Committee to consider of it.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
to take into their Consideration the Oath to be taken
by the Committees of both Kingdoms; and to make the
Report of their Opinion thereof to this House:
|Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock in the Prince's Lodgings.
Restraining Peers from coming to Committees, not being of them.
Next, it was moved, "That this Question might be
"Whether this House may not restrain any of their
Members from coming to a Committee, besides those of the Committee?"
And the Question was put,
"Whether this Question shall be put?"
And it was Resolved Negatively.
Jennings and Sir Thomas Dawes.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mr. Jenyns and
Sir Tho. Dawes shall be heard by Counsel on both Sides
on Tuesday Morning next.
Servants about the King's Children.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the rectifying of the Servants attending the King's Children at
St. James shall meet at Two of the Clock To-morrow
in the Afternoon.
Sir John Henden's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir John Henden
Knight, Nephew and Executor of the last Will and
Testament of Sir Edward Henden, late One of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of Exchequer, is hereby
referred to the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, to do
therein as they shall think (fn. *) fit, to end this Business.
Smith discharged from his Assessment.
Upon reading the Petition of John Smith, an Attendant on this House; shewing, "That his Estate lies
in the Power of the King's Forces, and he is assessed
at Twenty Pounds for the (fn. †) Twentieth Part, which he
is not able to pay in regard his Estate is out of his
Command:" Therefore it is Ordered by this House,
That the said John Smith is hereby discharged from
the said Assessment.
Mr Salusbury to be instituted to Whepsted.
Upon reading an Ordinance brought into this House
for the Countess of Exeter, for the instituting and admitting of Ambrose Salusbury to the Church and Parsonage of Whepstead, in the County of Suff. the late
Minister there Edmund Hinde having absolutely resigned
the same: This House approved of this Ordinance;
and Ordered, That the same be sent to the House of
Commons, to desire their Concurrence.
Sir William Waller's Forces and others to be employed for the best Advantage of the Kingdom.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That it be referred
to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to dispatch
and expedite away the Forces of Sir William Waller's
Brigade, with all Diligence; and likewise to take some
Course that all the other Forces under my Lord
General and the rest of the Forces of the Kingdom
and the Earl of Manchester, may be put into a speedy
Posture to pursue the War for the best Advantage
of the Kingdom."
Turner, & al. to be paid 1000 l Quarterly, till 42,920 l. 12s. 8 d. is paid.
Whereas Richard Turner the Elder, Ric'd Turner
the Younger, Maurice Gethin, Tempest Milner, Richard
Wollaston, and Wm. Hawkins, Citizens of London, for
Supply of the pressing Occasions of the Kingdom,
have issued out their Estates and Credits, to the Sum
of Forty-two Thousand Nine Hundred and Twenty
Pounds, Twelve Shillings, and Eight Pence, of which
Sum they have as yet received no Satisfaction, either
by Re-payment of any Part of the Principal, or any
Consideration for the Time of Forbearance, although
Twelve Months are expired since the Times of the
Reimbursement were appointed: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Committee at Habberdash'rs
Hall, London, do pay unto the said Rich'd Turner the
Elder, Rich'd Turner the Younger, Maurice Gethin,
Tempest Milner, Rich'd Wollaston, and Wm. Hawkins,
One Thousand Pounds every Three Months, upon
Accompt, by equal Proportions Monthly, towards the
Satisfaction and Payment of a Debt owing unto them
by the State.
House adjourned till 9a cras Aurora.