DIE Mercurii, 18 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Painter.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Johnson versus Boughton & al.
Upon reading the Petition and Affidavit of Ezechiel
Johnson, Clerk; shewing, "Thomas Boughton, Ric'd
Boughton, Mary Buncher, Thomas Burton, Ric'd
Rockingham alias Packington, and Thomas Newman,
were all served with an Order of the Lords in Parliament, the 2d Day of August last, whereby the said
Parties were Ordered Personally to appear before
their Lordships on Friday the 23th of August last, to
answer the Plaintiff's Complaint against them, in Case
(fn. *) they conformed not themselves to a former Order
made by their Lordships, May 17th, 1643, in paying
the Dues therein mentioned; and yet the Parties have
altogether neglected either to conform themselves to
their Lordships Order, or to appear before their Lordships at the Day and Time appointed them by their
Lordships Order aforesaid, to answer the same."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the aforesaid
Thomas Boughton, Ric'd Boughton, Mary Buncher, Thomas
Burton, Ric'd Rockingham alias Packington, and Thomas
Newman, shall be attached by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, and forthwith brought before the
Lords in Parliament.
Lady Mallet, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Mallett, Wife to Mr.
Justice Mallett, a Prisoner in The Tower of London, shall
have a Pass, for herself, Two Maids, a Man, and a
Horse, with a Coach and Four Horses and a Coachman,
to go into Pointington, in Somer'shire, and to return
without Trouble and Interruption, within Two Months,
or sooner if required.
Report from the Committee, concerning the King's Letter.
The Speaker reported, "That the Committee of
both Houses met Yesterday, and took into Consideration what is fit to be done upon the King's Letter;
and the Committee made Two Votes, which they offer
to their Lordships Consideration:
"1. That the Directions of the King's Letter, "To
the Lords and Commons of Parliament assembled at
Westminster," is not a Direction which doth acknowledge the Parliament of England.
"2. It is the Opinion of this Committee, That both
Houses should be moved, to send away with all Expedition unto His Majesty the Propositions for a safe and
well-grounded Peace, which are in preparing by the
Parliaments of the Kingdoms."
Ordered, That this House approves and confirms
the aforesaid Votes of the Committee.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Lile and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning Mr. Whitlocke, a Member of the House
of Commons. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
The Answer was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought
up, concerning Mr. Whitlocke.
Message from thence, with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Rous and others;
To desire Concurrence in Two Ordinances:
1. Concerning Ordination of Ministers.
2. Concerning Printing.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer to this Message
by Messengers of their own.
Lacy, Ash, & al. to be attached, for killing Deer in The New Forest.
Upon Complaint, "That Thomas Lacy of Goreley, George
Ash of Bickton, John Saunders of Stuckton, Hugh Barrowe of Fordinbridge, have killed and destroyed
Deer, in The New Forest, and have wounded the
Keeper of Broomy Lodge:" It is (fn. *) Ordered, That
the Persons aforesaid shall be attached by the Gentleman Usher, and brought forthwith before this House,
to answer the same.
Propositions for a Peace.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords of the Committee of both Kingdoms are hereby appointed to bring
in the Propositions for a safe and a well-grounded (fn. †) Peace,
with all convenient Speed.
Sands and Bishop, concerning the Manor of Southwarmborough.
"Whereas, upon Sale heretofore made of the Manor
of Southwarmeborow, and other Lands, in the County
of Southampton, by Will. Sandes Esquire, unto Richard
Bishopp then of London Esquire, the Sum of Five
Hundred Pounds, Part of the Purchase-money, was
by Agreement retained in the Hands of the said
Richard Bishopp, in respect of an Incumbrance whereunto the said Lands were supposed liable, by reason
of certain Fines before that Time imposed (in the
High Commission Court) upon Sir John Hall Knight,
then Owner of Part of the said Lands; and whereas
Bulstrod Whitelock Esquire, a Member of the House
of Commons, being engaged by Bond, dated the 13th
of June, 1638, with the said William Sands, for the
Payment of the Sum of Six Hundred and Twenty
Pounds unto Thomas Bennett Esquire, for the Use of
Elizabeth Bennett Spinster, for the proper Debt of
the said William Sands; for Counter-security, and in
Part of Satisfaction to the said Bulstrode Whitelock, he
the said William Sands did agree, that the said Bulstrode Whitelocke should receive the said Five Hundred
Pounds, and the Interest due for the same, which, by
Articles of Agreement made between them the said
William Sands and Richard Bishopp, and dated the
17th Day of June, 1636, the said Bishopp was to pay
to the said William Sandes and his Assigns, with Interest for Six Months after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Cent. when the said Manor and Lands should be
freed and discharged from the said Incumbrance, as
by the said Articles, which were thereupon by him
the said William Sandes delivered into the Hands of
the said Bulstrode Whitelocke, to enable him to receive
the same, doth more at large appear; and now the
said Bulstrode Whitelocke, having paid the said Debt
of the said William Sands, is become justly intitled to
the Money so remaining in the Hands of the said
Richard Bishopp: Be it therefore, upon the humble
Prayer of the said Bulstrode Whitelocke, Ordered
and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, and by the Authority of the same,
That the said Richard Bishopp shall, within Ten Days
after the passing of this Ordinance, satisfy and pay
unto the said Bulstrode Whitelocke, his Executors or
Assigns, the said Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, with
Six Months Interest due for the same, according to the
Agreement aforesaid; and that, upon Payment thereof as aforesaid, the said Manor and Lands shall be
freed and discharged of and from the said Fine and
Fines, or any Incumbrance by reason thereof; and
likewise the said Richard Bishopp, his Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, be free, acquitted,
and discharged, against the said Wm. Sandes, upon the
said Articles of Agreement, and every Thing therein
contained, touching or concerning the said Sum of
Five Hundred Pounds."
The Speaker acquainted the House with a Paper sent
him from the Spanish Ambassador, to be presented to
this House; which Paper was read, as followeth:
Paper from the Spanish Ambassador, to clear himself of the Suspicion of having assisted Ld. M'Gwire and M'Mahown in their Escape.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.
"Don Alonso De Cardenas, Ambassador of His Catholic Majesty in this Kingdom, having understood that
the Lord Maquier and Marmahon, Irishmen, Prisoners
in The Tower of London, were escaped thence, and
that another Irishman, who lived in his Lordship's
House, should have Intervention or Notice of their
Escape, by reason of the apprehending a Scotchwoman that brought some Saws (which did resort unto
him) used by the Prisoners to facilitate their Escape,
which may have given Occasion to the Parliament of
Suspicion or Doubt his Lordship to have had some
Hand, Knowledge, or Notice, of the Escape of the
said Prisoners; and thereby moved the Honourable
House of Commons to send on Saturday last, the 14th
of September, Stilo veteri, to deliver unto them the
said Prisoners, supposing they were concealed in his
"And his Lordship, for his Vindication, being desirous that your Honours may be fully informed of
his Lordship's Answer to this Point, and to help the
Memory of the Commissioners, hath thought sit to
present the same in Writing, that thereby may appear, he hath proceeded therein with the Sincerity
he professeth, and ought to his Obligation, being Ambassador of so great a King as his Master is; and
withall to make this Declaration, assuring the Parliament, upon his Honour, that in this Escape he hath
not had any Hand, Knowledge, or Notice thereof;
and that the said Prisoners Maquier and Marmahoun,
neither public nor secretly, have been in his Lordship's House, or set Foot therein, either before or
since their Escape; nor either spoke with them by
himself or by any other, directly or indirectly, or in
his Life seen them.
"And that the Scotchwoman apprehended is nor was
not of his Lordship's House nor Family, nor received
Wages therein; and, that it may appear how clear
and free his Lordship is from meddling with any Matters that doth appertain to the State, or may give
Distaste to the Parliament, his Lordship further declareth, that the Two other Gentlemen, one Irish and
the other English, which the Commissioners of the
Honourable House of Commons demanded to be delivered up unto them, are not in his House; having
absented themselves some Days since, fearing his
Lordship's Indignation and Displeasure, when he come
to understand (that being in his House) they had
given Occasion of Suspicion to have treated in a Business of this Nature; by which, his Lordship hopeth,
the Parliament will receive that Satisfaction is due
unto his Lordship's Proceedings, not only in this Particular but in all other Occasions, wherein he hath
endeavoured your Honours might receive the same.
"P' Mandam' de su Ca'cil
Ag'te la Amba'da."
House adjourned till 9a, Friday Morning next.