DIE Martis, 14 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Reynolds.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Chapman & al.
Ordered, That the Cause of Chapman and others
shall be heard on Thursday come Month, at this Bar;
and all Parties whom it concerns shall have Notice
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page, sent Yesterday with
a Message to the House of Commons, return with this
That they take Notice of Thursday next, for the Trial
of the Archbishop of Cant. and that they do agree with
their Lordships, that Mr. Humphry Hardwicke shall be
added to the Assembly of Divines.
Mr. Corbet's Ordinance.
Next, the Ordinance lately brought up from the House
of Commons, for putting Mr. Miles Corbett into the Place
of Mr. Chamberlaine, in the Court of Wards and Liveries, was read. (Here enter it.)
And it being put to the Question;
It was Resolved in the Affirmative, to pass.
Resolution that no Members shall have Offices, vacated.
Ordered, That the Resolution of this House, made
the 12th of December 1643, concerning the not admitting
of Members of either House to Offices and Places, is
hereby vacated, and made of none Effect.
Persons returned from Denmark, to give an Account of their Negotiation.
It was moved, "That whereas both Houses of Parliament sent to the King of Denmarke in September
last Mr. Haake and Mr. Lowther, for the Merchants
Adventurers Business; and Mr. Barker and Mr. Jenkes
for the Affairs of The Eastland Company; Mr. Haake,
Barker, and Lowther, are come back again, with Recredentials to the Parliament; and therefore their
humble Request is, they may receive (fn. *) their Lordships
Pleasure, when and where to attend, and to give a
full Account of their Employments and Negotiation."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Parties
aforesaid shall give an Account to this House on Friday
Morning next, at this Bar.
Sir John Cordell, Limbley, & al. and Langham.
The House heard the Counsel on both Sides concerning the Business between Alderman Langham and others,
against Lymbry and others, touching the Dismission of
the Cause out of this House to the Chancery.
And the House taking the Business into Debate; Ordered, That, according to the former Order of this
House, Lymbry and others are to go on in their Judgement, according to the Course of the Common Law; but
Execution is to be stayed, and Langham and others left
to take their Remedy in Equity, as they shall be advised
by their Counsel Learned in the Law.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance to exclude the Members who have deserted the Houses;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Grey of Groby:
1. To desire their Lordships would please to give Expedition to the Ordinance concerning the excluding the
Members of both Houses as have deserted the Parliament.
and the One concerning the Committee of both Kingdoms.
2. To desire Expedition to the Ordinance concerning
the Committee of both Kingdoms, because divers Letters
are directed to that Committee, which are not opened
because the said Committee is not settled.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer to this Message,
by Messengers of their own.
Committee to draw up Reasons for not agreeing to the last;
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to draw
up Reasons to offer to the House of Commons, why their
Lordships do not agree with them in the Ordinance with
the Alterations, for excluding the Members of both
Houses that have deserted the Parliament, shall meet this
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
who are to consider of vindicating the Honour of this House, concerning a Message Yesterday brought up.
Ordered, That it is referred to the aforesaid Committee, that are to draw up the Reasons, to consider what
Course is fit to be taken for the vindicating the Honour
of this House, which was concerned in the Message
brought up by Sir Henry Mildmay from the House of
Commons, touching the Committee of both Kingdoms;
and Mr. Serjeant Whitfield is to attend the Lords Committees this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Ordinance for granting Patents to be signed by the Clerks of both Houses.
Ordered, That all Ordinances that are for granting
of Patents are to be written at the Top of the Warrants and signed by the Clerk of both Houses of Parliament, as a Warrant to the Commissioners for passing
the same under the Great Seal.
Ordinance for Mr. Corbett to have Mr. Chamberlain's Place in the Court of Wards.
Whereas Mr. Richard Chamberlain, One of the
Clerks of the Court of Wards and Liveries, hath
gone to Oxford, and deserted and neglected that Duty
and Trust belonging to his said Place, and hath adhered to, and combined with, such as are in actual
War against the Parliament: It is this Day Ordered,
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That Miles Corbett Esquire have and execute the
said Place and Office belonging to the said Mr. Chamberlaine, and do enjoy (fn. *) all just and due Fees and Profits
belonging to the said Office; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal are hereby required to pass a
Grant to that Purpose unto the said Miles Corbett, in
the same Manner as Mr. Chamberlaine had the same
House adjourned till 9a cras.