DIE Lunæ, 9 Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chanell.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of
Kettering is referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Hamon, Inhabitant of Chersey: It is Ordered, To be referred to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations,
to settle the Request in the Petition concerning the
Parsonage Impropriate of the said Parish, (fn. *) in such
Manner as is desired in the said Petition.
Committee to meet One of the H.C. about Fortescue, Agent to the Duke of Lorain.
Upon reading a Letter from the Duke De Lorraine,
concerning Anthony Fortescue his Agent here: It is
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
to meet, with a Committee of the House of Commons,
to consider what is fit to be done concerning the said
Agent, and report to this House.
Their Lordships to meet on Wednesday Morning next:
North and Conisby.
Ordered, That the Cause between Captain North
and Mr. Conisby shall be heard this Day Three Weeks,
at this Bar, by Counsel on both Sides.
Sir Andrew Boyd's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Andrew Boyde
Knight, is hereby recommended to the Consideration
of the Committee for the Revenue.
Jennings and Dawes.
Ordered, That this House confirms the Decree of
the 14 June, 1643, made between Mr. Latch, Mr.
Jennings, and Sir Tho. Dawes, in all Particulars;
and that this House will hear the Counsel on both
Sides, at this Bar, this Day Sevennight, upon this Point
only, "Whether the Five Bonds, now in the Hands
of the Clerk of the Parliaments, be in Trust, or a
real Debt;" at which Time this House will take
into Consideration the Scandal laid upon this House and
the Clerk of the Parliament, concerning the drawing
up of the said Decree.
This Day a Letter from the Earl of Manchester was
read, directed as followeth:
E. of Manchester's Letter, that he will march immediately to Dorchester.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Grey of
Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"I have received your Lordship's Letter; and shall
obey the Command of the House of Peers, to make
all possible Speed I can to march towards Dorchester. I am very sorry to hear of the sad Accident
in the West. I trust, God will make up this great
Loss. I shall beseech your Lordship to esteem me as
Huntingdon, 8 Septemb. 1644.
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
This Day this House heard the Counsel on both
Sides, concerning the Validity of Mr. Vanenden's Will;
and, after Debate, it was Resolved, upon the Question,
That the Determination whether this Will be a good
Will or not is referred and left to the Trial of the
Common Law; and this House reserves the Matter of
Misdemeanor to the Determination of their Lordships.
Private Causes put off.
Ordered, That the former Order for putting off
all Private Causes, except those Causes as are depending
already, shall be renewed for Three Months from the
Date hereof; and this House doth Declare, That they
will receive no Private Petitions for the future, but such
as cannot have Relief in inferior Courts of Justice.
Message from the H.C. for a Public Fast.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clattworthy, &c. which consisted of
these Particulars, wherein they desired their Lordships
1. That Thursday next shall be set apart for a Day
of Fast and Public Humiliation, to be kept by both
Houses, the Assembly of Divines, and in the Parishes
and Chapels within the Lines of Communication and
Bills of Mortality; and that the House of Commons
have thought of St. Marg'rett's Church at Westm. to
keep it in, and have nominated Mr. Coleman and Mr.
Newcomen to preach before them at the same Time.
and with Ordinances.
Divers other Ordinances, not read.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships agree to set Thursday next
apart for the Fast; and approve of the Preachers: To
the rest of the Particulars, their Lordships will send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, with an Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Walter Long Esquire, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. For paying Three Thousand Pounds out of the
Excise, for the Western Affairs. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for Three
Thousand Pounds. To the rest of the Particulars, this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Order for 3000 l. out of the Excise for the Western Affairs.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, and Alderman of
the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners
of Excise and new Impost, have, for the Service of
the West, advanced and lent the Sum of Three Thousand Pounds: Be it hereby Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said
Commissioners of Excise shall and may pay the said
Three Thousand Pounds unto Michaell Herrin, Merchant, to be disposed by the Committee for the West
for the Use aforesaid, whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge unto them, and every of them:
And it is hereby further Ordained, That the said
Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse
themselves of the said Three Thousand Pounds, with
Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for so
long Time as they shall be out of the same, or any
Part thereof, within such Intervals as shall happen
between such Time or Times as any other Ordinances
of Parliament already assigned upon the Excise shall
not happen to fall due; or otherwise, in Default
thereof, to take Place in its due Course, according to
the Date of this present Ordinance, and the true Intent and Meaning thereof."
House adjourned till 9a, Wednesday next.