DIE Sabbati, 6 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Rayner.
Lords present this Day:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Clare's Estate not to be sequestered.
The Lord General acquainted this House, "That
the Earl of Clare sent to him, to let him know, he
hath sent for the Paper of the Earl of Manchester's,
to make it appear that he rendered himself within
the Time of the Declaration of both Kingdoms; but,
lest he should suffer in the mean Time by the Sequestering of his Estate, he sent his Lordship a Letter
which he received from the Earl of Manchester:"
Which was read.
I have received your Lordship's Letter, and have,
according to your Lordship's Desire, sent you a Warrant for the Receipt of your Rents in Lyncolneshire;
and shall be glad in any other Way to express myself
Camb. 10 March.
Most humble Servant,
Hereupon the House Ordered, That the Earl of
Clare's Letter to the Lord General, and this Letter, shall
be sent to the House of Commons.
Deputy Lieutenants for Cambridge.
Next, the Names of Deputy Lieutenants for the
County of Cambridge and Isle of Ely, brought up from
the House of Commons, were read; videlicet,
Sir Jo. Maynard.
Michaell Dalton Junior.
Ordered, This House agrees to the Nomination of
the abovesaid Persons.
Committees for Sequestrations in Sussex.
Also the Names of Gentlemen which are nominated
by the House of Commons to be added to the Committee for Sequestrations in the County of Sussex, were
Letter to the Prince Elector.
Then a Letter to be written to the Prince Elector was
read, which is to be subscribed by the Speakers of both
And this House agreed to the said Letter.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance for a strict Observation of the Sabbath.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee for
the Ordinance concerning the Lords-day, "That the
Committee have made some Alterations and Provisos,
which they offer to their Lordships Consideration.
The Alterations and Proviso (fn. *) were read; and this House
agreed to the Ordinance with the said Alterations, and
Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with it; and to desire the E. of Clare may have the Benefit of the Declaration;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett:
To deliver to them the Earl of Clare's Letter to the
Lord General, and the Earl of Manchester's Letter to
the Earl of Clare; and to desire their Concurrence, that
the Earl of Clare may have the Benefit of the Declaration of both Kingdoms.
Also to desire their Concurrence in the Alterations in
the Ordinance concerning the Lords-day.
with the Letter to the Prince Elector; and about the E. of Not's Petition.
And to let them know, that this House agrees in the
Letter to be sent to the Prince Elector.
And to desire them to give Expedition to the Petition
of the Earl of Nottingham.
LadvSpencer's Petition, for Protection for her Goods in Lord Craven's House.
Upon reading the Petition of Dame Penelope Spencer;
(fn. †) shewing, "That, about Two Years since, the Lord
Craven was pleased to lend her his House in Drury
Lane, where she hath since lived for the most Part,
and hath laid in her Provisions; but the Lord Craven's
Goods and Household Stuff being seized on, for Notpayment of his Twentieth Part, she is in Danger to
be turned out of Doors, inasmuch as her Beer, Fuel,
and other her Provisions, are laid there, and cannot
well be removed without Spoil, and much Inconvenience
to her; therefore she humbly prays their Lordships
will be pleased to order that she may still continue in
Ordered, That this Petition is referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
Letter from both Houses to the Prince Elector.
May it please your Highness,
We are commanded, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in the Parliament of England, to acquaint
you, that they have with much Contentment received
your Letters; finding in them not only a singular Affection expressed to themselves (for which we are to
return you their hearty Thanks), but a real Resentment also of their seasonable and necessary joining
with their Brethren and Neighbours of the Kingdom
of Scotland, in a Solemn League and Covenant, for
the Preservation and Maintenance of the true Protestant Religion; in which your Highness doth tread in
the same Steps, and follow the Example, of your
Princely Ancestors, most pious Maintainers and Supporters of the Truth: And as it was the earnest Desire of the Parliament of England, according to the
Declaration they published in the End of July, in
the Year 1641, upon the happy Pacification concluded with the Kingdom of Scotland, to have joined with
them for the re-investing of your Highness in your
ancient and hereditary Patrimony; but they were prevented and obstructed in the further Pursuit of that
Resolution, by the secret Machinations of the Enemies
of true Religion, of His Majesty's Honour and Happiness, and of your Princely Family; who, within a
few Weeks after that blessed Pacification, raised such
a bloody and cruel Rebellion in Ireland, as not only
involved that Kingdom into extreme Desolation, but,
upon the same Design, hath also drawn upon this
Kingdom all those Miseries and Calamities under
which it still groaneth; so they have commanded us
to let your Highness know their sincere Intentions are
the same towards yourself as formerly; and that they
shall not be wanting therein, as soon as an higher
Providence shall enable them for the Accomplishment
of the same. We are
Westm. April 6 / 16, 1644.
Your Highness's humble Servants."
House adjourned till 9 a , Monday.