DIE Martis, 25 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Sir Thomas Middleton's Ordinance.
The Ordinance concerning Sir Tho. Middleton was
read Twice, and committed to these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet presently.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hemingham and others:
To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning
the associated Counties of Norff. and Suff. &c.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will presently take this Ordinance into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for associating Oxon, Berks, and Bucks.
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the Committee have considered of the Ordinance concerning
the associated Counties of Oxon, Buks, and Berks, for
settling of Committees there; and they think it fit
to pass, with a few Amendments:"
And the said Ordinance with the Alterations were
read, and Agreed to with these Amendments, and Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons, to
desire their Concurrence therein. (Here enter it.)
Order for 500 l. to Windsor.
Next, the Order to pay Five Hundred Pounds to
Windsor Garrison was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the Ordinance for associating Oxon, &c.;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To let them know, that this House agrees to the Ordinance concerning Oxon, &c. with the Amendments,
and to desire their Concurrence therein.
about the Minister at The Charter House;
2. To put them in Mind of the Business concerning
the Minister of The Charter House.
and about Mr. Winn's Assessment.
3. To recommend unto them the assessing of Mr.
Wynn for his Twentieth Part, for the Use of the Town
Complaint from the H.C. of a Breach of Privilege, in the Judgement against Col. King.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference
lately with the House of Commons, concerning the
Breach of the Privilege of Parliament; which was,
"That the House of Commons have taken Notice of a
Judgement of this House against Colonel Kings, upon
a Charge of his undue procuring of Hands to a Remonstrance in the County of Lyncolne; to which
Charge the said Colonel Kinge pleaded and demurred;
That the Business was depending in the House of
Commons before: But their Lordships, notwithstanding the said Plea and Demurrer, proceeded to Judgement against him for the same, without sending to
the House of Commons to know of them whether
any such Business was depending in that House. The
House of Commons, taking this into Consideration,
have (fn. *) passed a Vote, videlicet,
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the House of
Commons, That the Lords proceeding to Judgement
against Colonel Edward Kinge, after his Plea pleaded
that the Cause (fn. †) was depending here, is a Breach of
the Privilege of this House.
"It was further said by the House of Commons,
That this is not only a Breach of the Privilege of
Parliament, but of the Liberty and Right of the
Subject, who are to have Liberty to appeal to the
Parliament for the presenting of their Grievances,
that so they may have Redress."
Ordered, That this House will take this Business
further into Consideration on Friday Morning next.
Ordinance concerning Leicestershire.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Leycestershire
Ordinance shall meet this Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock; and the Earl of Lyncolne is added to this Committee.
Mr. Rous's Cause.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Mr.
Rouse's Report shall meet this Afternoon, at Four of
the Clock; and the Lord Wharton and the Lord North
are added to the said Committee.
Bickley and his Wife.
Ordered, That Bickeley, a Prisoner in The Fleete,
shall be brought to this House on Saturday next, in the
Morning, to be heard what he can say concerning the
Order of this House, made between him and his Wife.
Order for 500 l. for the Garrison of Windsor.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Committee at Habberdashers Hall do,
at the End of Three Months, or sooner if it may be,
pay Five Hundred Pounds for the Garrison of Windsor,
with Consideration for Forbearance in the mean Time."
" (fn. ‡) An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, to appoint and enable
Committees, in the several Counties of Buckingham, Oxon, and Berks, to put in Execution
this present Ordinance, and several other Ordinances of both Houses of Parliament.
Ordinance to associate the Counties of Bucks, Oxon, and Berks, and to raise Money there, &c.
"For the better Execution of the Orders and Ordinances of Parliament, in the several Counties of
Berks, Buckingham, and Oxon, and for the raising of
Money and Forces within the said Counties, for suppressing the Rebels there, and for the Maintenance
of all such Garrisons within the said Counties as are
or shall be erected by Authority of Parliament, for
the better Defence of the same; the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do hereby constitute
"For the County of Berks; William Lenthall Esquire,
Speaker of the House of Commons and Master of
the Rolls, Sir Francis Knollis Knight Sir Francis Pile
Baronet, Sir Robert Pye Senior, Sir Benjamin Rudyard,
Richard Whitehead, Edmund Dunch, Henry Martin,
Peregrine Hobby, Tanfield Vachell, Daniel Blagrave,
Serjeant Major General Richard Browne, William Ball,
John Packer Senior, Robert Packer, and Cornelius
"For the County of Buckingham; Thomas Lord Viscount Wenman, Sir Peter Temple Knight and Baronet,
Richard Winwood, Bulstroude Whitlock Esquire, Sir
William Andrews, Sir Richard Pigott, and Sir William
Cobb, Knights, Isaack Pennington Lieutenant of The
Tower, George Fleetwood Esquire, Sir Richard Ingolesby
Knight, Anthony Radcliff, Thomas Lane, Thomas Fountaine, Edward Woodward, Peter Dormer, Richard
Serjeant, Henry Beake, Anthony Carpenter, Symond
Mayne, Edmund West, Thomas White, Thomas Ayres,
Thomas Scott, John Potter, Thomas Ligoe, John Lane,
William Theed of Craston, Thomas Wheeler, John
Doylie, Sir Gilbert Gerard Baronet, Christopher Henn,
Thomas Wyan, and John Barringer, Gentlemen, and
Major General Richard Browne.
"For the County of Oxon; Thomas Lord Viscount
Wenman, William Lenthall Speaker of the House of
Commons and Master of the Rolls, James Fines, John
Fines, Esquires, Sir Peter Temple Knight and Baronet,
Sir William Cobb Knight, John Doylie, Thomas Knight,
William Typping, Robert Scrope, Edward Clerke, Edmund Dunch, and Bulstrode Whitlocke, Esquires, Sir
Peter Wentworth Knight of the Bath, Sir Nathaniel
Brent Knight, and Serjeant Major General Richard
"To be Committees of Parliament for the said several
Counties respectively; and do hereby authorize them,
or any Three of them respectively, to put in Execution, within the said several and respective Counties,
the several Ordinances of Parliament ensuing; videlicet,
the Ordinance for voluntary Loans and Contributions
to the Parliament, the Ordinance for Weekly Assessments, the Ordinance for the Fifth and Twentieth
Part, the Ordinance for the Sequestration of Papists
and Delinquents Estates, according to the true Meaning of the said Ordinances; and the said Committees
of the several Counties, or any Three or more of them
respectively, shall have Power, within their several
Counties, to assess, tax, and levy, or cause to be
assessed, taxed, and levied, upon the said Counties,
what Sum or Sums of Money they shall think the
said Counties are severally able to pay, not exceeding
Four Hundred Pounds a Week upon any One of the
said Counties, with such Power for the assessing, levying and collecting the same, and with such Allowances, as by the Ordinance of the Weekly Assessment is provided: And it is hereby Declared, That
the several Sums of Money, raised, or to be raised,
within the said Counties, and also all such Sums of
Money as shall be hereafter raised within the said
several Counties by virtue of the Ordinances of Excise, be received and disposed of, for the raising and
maintaining of all such Forces as are or shall be
raised, for the Reducing and Defence of the several
And it is further Ordained and Declared, That
the several Committees, or the major Part of them,
within their several Counties respectively, shall appoint a Treasurer, who shall receive all such Monies
as shall be assessed and collected within the said
Counties respectively, and shall from Time to Time
issue out such Monies, for the necessary Uses of the
said Counties, for the Purposes aforesaid, as any
Three or more of the Committees of the said Counties respectively shall, by the Vote of the major Part of
the respective Committees, or of any Three of them
then present, order, and shall by Writing under
their Hands appoint, and not otherwise.
"And it is also Ordained, That every Collector shall
have Four Pence in the Pound for every Sum of
Money by him collected and paid to the Treasurer;
and also Two Pence in the Pound shall be allowed to
the Treasurer for all Monies by him received and
issued out by Warrant as aforesaid: And be it Ordained, That the said Committees, or any Three of
them respectively, shall have Power, from Time to
Time, to assign, and by their several Ministers and
Officers to cut and take, sufficient Timber, standing
or being upon the Lands of Papists or Delinquents,
for the making of Fortifications in such Towns and
Places of any of the said Counties, as by Three or
more of the Committees of every of the said Counties
respectively shall be thought fit, expressing the same
by Warrant under their Hands.
And be it further Ordained, That the Committees
of the said Counties, or any Three of them respectively, shall hereby have Power and Authority from
Time to Time to demand and take an Accompt of all
Musters that shall be made by the several Commissaries of the said Counties; and that every Captain
both of Horse and Foot, and every other superior
or inferior Officer, whose Pay comes to Ten Shillings
a Day or above, shall take but Half the Pay due
unto him, and respite the other Half upon the Public Faith, until the War shall be ended; and every
Officer, whose Pay cometh to Five Shillings a Day
or more, and under Ten Shillings a Day, shall accept
of Two Parts of Three of such Pay due unto him,
and respite the other Third Part upon the Public
Faith, until the War be ended; and when there is
Three Months Pay due unto any of them, a Certificate thereof under the Hands of the said Committees,
or any Three of them respectively, shall be a sufficient Warrant to such Officer to demand and receive
the said Monies owing upon the Public Faith as aforesaid.
"And be it further Ordained, That Nine or more
of the Committees aforesaid, whereof Three at least
of every of the said Counties respectively, shall have
Power to assemble themselves together as often as
they shall think fit, to advise and direct all Things
that they shall think fit, for the more speedy and
effectual Execution of this Ordinance, in all or any
of the said Counties.
"And be it likewise Ordained, That the Committees
of the said several and respective Counties, or any
Five or more of them respectively, shall have Power
to secure the Persons of all dangerous Delinquents
residing in the said several Counties, and to call before them, or any Five or more of them respectively,
all Ministers and School-masters that are scandalous
in their Lives, or ill-affected to the Parliament, or
that have deserted their Cures, or ordinary Places of
Residence, not having a sufficient Ground for their
Absence; and they, or any Five or more of them
respectively, shall have Power to examine any Complaint against them, upon the Oaths of such Persons
as shall or may be produced to give Evidence against
them; and the said Committees, or any Five of them
respectively, shall have Power to administer such Oath
accordingly, and shall have Power (upon Proof of
their Delinquency) to remove such as they, or any
Five or more of them respectively, shall judge unfit
for their Places, and sequester their Estates and Revenues, and to place other well-qualified Persons in
their room, such as shall be approved by Three
Godly and Learned Divines residing in any of the
said Counties respectively.
"And be it Ordained, That the said Committees,
and every One of them respectively, and every other
Person or Persons that shall be aiding or assisting to
them, or any of them respectively, in the doing or
executing any Thing by virtue of this Ordinance,
shall be defended and saved harmless therein, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament.
"And be it further Ordained, That the said Committees in the said several Counties, or any Three or
more of them respectively in each several County,
shall have Power to administer the National Covenant
to such Person or Persons as they shall think fit; and to
send up all such as shall refuse to take the same Covenant unto the Committees of Parliament for Examinations, to be proceeded against as the said Committee of Examinations shall think fit.
"And be it further Ordained, That there shall not
any Monies or Provision be raised, in any of the said
Counties, during the Continuance of this Ordinance,
by virtue of any former Ordinance or Order, other
than such as shall be employed for the Purposes, and
in such Manner, as in this present Ordinance is provided.
"And be it further Ordained, That the Persons herein
named for Committees, or any other Person or Persons, who have advanced, or shall advance, any Horses,
Plate, Arms, or Money, or maintain any Soldiers,
Horse or Foot, for this Service, shall be fully satisfied
and re-paid all such Monies as they shall disburse, with
Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent.
and the Value of such Horses, Plate, and Arms, as
they shall furnish and maintain for this Service, out
of the Monies to be raised by the new Excise, and
out of such Monies as shall be raised by virtue of this
Ordinance; which Payments shall be made to them
by such Treasurer or Treasurers, that shall be appointed for the several Counties aforesaid respectively,
upon a Warrant given to that Purpose by Three
or more of the said Committees in each County respectively.
"Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and
Cler. Parl. D. Com."
House adjourned till 9a, Thursday next.