Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 8, 1645-1647. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 13 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Newcomen.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Hill, 1250 l. for Ireland.
The Ordinance for paying to Mr. Hill One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for the Affairs of Ireland, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Colonel Allen freed from Arrests, till his Arrears are paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Lieutenant Colonel Edward Allen; shewing, "That there are many Arrears due to him from the Parliament, for the Service done them; yet he is arrested, at the Suit of one Nicolls, for Eighty Pounds."
It is Ordered, That the said Lieutenant Colonel Allen shall be released from this Arrest, and be protected from further Arrests, until he be enabled, by receiving his Arrears, to pay his Debts.
Burley ejected from a House in Hackney, while his Suit about it is depending in this House.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Burley; shewing, "That there being a Writ of Error depending this House, between him and others, which hath not received yet any Determination from this House; but he hath been put out of the Possession of a Messuage in Hackney, by the Justices of the Peace, though they were made acquainted that the Cause was depending in this House."
Justices to give an Account of it.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Justices of the Peace shall give this House an Account of the Business, and clear themselves of the Contempt to this House, on Tuesday next.
Message from the Assembly, about symons &al. who are to be examined for Preachers in S. Wales.
A Petition was presented to this House, from the Assembly of Divines, by Doctor Smyth and others; which was read; videlicet,
"To the Right Honourable the House of Lords assembled in Parliament.
"The Assembly of Divines, having received an Order from the Right Honourable the House of Lords, bearing Date August 6th, 1646, referring it to the Assembly, to certify their Opinions of Mr. Richard Symons, Mr. Henry Walter, and Mr. Walter Craddock, Ministers of God's Word, concerning their Abilities (fn. 1) for the discharging of the Work of the Ministry, they being nominated and appointed to be sent into South-Wales, to preach itinerantly in those several Counties, do humbly certify this Honourable House, That they have not hitherunto been able to satisfy their Lordships Order, because the Persons mentioned therein have not appeared before the Assembly, and we are informed that Two of them were gone into Wales some Weeks before the Order came to this Assembly; and this Assembly doth not think fit to give any Approbation of these Men for itinerant Preachers, without Conference first had with them."
Ordered, That nothing be done in the Ordinance concerning these Three Preachers, until the Assembly of Divines do make their further Certificate.
Massonet to have Money to carry him to France.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Massonnett a Frenchman: It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the House of Commons, that he may have some Money given him, to transport him into France.
Montrieull, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Monsieur Montreull shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Eeles (who printed scandalous Books) Press to be destroyed.
Upon reading the Petition of the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers; shewing, "That Robert Eeles hath in his Custody a Printing Press and Letter, which hath been lately employed in printing scandalous Books; and the said Eeles and his Wife have been common Printers, Sellers, and Dispersers, of such unlicensed Books, and have been often taken in so doing."
It is Ordered, that the said Press and Letter, in the Custody of the said Eeles, shall be brought to Stationers Hall, and there defaced, and made unserviceable.
Ordinance about Shropshire Garrisons.
The Order for disgarrisoning of the Garrisons of Shropshire, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Do. about the Eastern Association.
The Order for Continuance of the Ordinance for the Pay of the Garrisons of the Eastern Association, was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Zinzon, alias Alexander, to have the Stable at Winchester House.
Upon reading the Petition of Joseph Zinzon, alias Allexander: It is Ordered, That he shall enjoy the Benefit of the Yard and Stables, for training of the Great Horse, at Winchester's House, according to the former Order of this House, without rendering an Account to Devenish the Keeper of the Prison at Winchester House.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Heath and Doctor Aylett return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to give a Conference, as is desired; and they agree to the Earl of Cleveland's Leave for a Month longer; and to the Silver of the Seals to be given to the Speakers of both Houses: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
L. Campden freed from his Restraint.
Upon Report to the House, by the Earls of Kent and Sarum, "That Yesterday the Lord Viscount Campden took and subscribed the Covenant:"
It is Ordered, That his Bail be discharged.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To communicate to them the Report for the next Winter's Fleet, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady Blaney.
3. To recommend to them the Petition of Peter Massonett.
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady Moore.
The Lords went to the Conference with the House of Commons.
Order for Colonel Hill to have 1250 l. out of the Assessment for Ireland.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, bearing Date the 15th Day of August, 1645, it was Ordained, That the Treasurers appointed by the said Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment for Ireland, to commence the First Day of November last, should pay in to the Commissioners of Excise, out of the First Monies to be brought in by the said Ordinance, the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, together with such Interest as should grow due for the same, at the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. to be forthwith paid over unto Mr. Maximilian Bard, Mr. John Parker, and Mr. Thomas Browne, in Discharge of so much Monies lent by them; and whereas the Sum of Three Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, was, by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, dated the 18th of June, 1646, appointed to be paid unto Mr. John Davies, and of the First Monies that should come in for those Assessments, notwithstanding the Clause in the said Ordinance of the 15th of August, requiring Payment to be made out of the First Monies of Five Thousand Pounds, to the Commissioners of Excise as aforesaid: It is now Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Treasurers appointed by the said Ordinance of the 15th of August, 1645, shall also pay unto Colonel Arthur Hill, his Executors or Assigns, the Sum of Twelve Hundred and Fifty Pounds, being the Residue of the said Five Thousand Pounds, out of the First Monies likewise that shall come in upon that Ordinance for those Assessments, in Part of Two Thousand Pounds, due unto him as Monies disbursed for the Use and Maintenance of the Forces of the Parliament in Ulster, and of Interest for the same since it was disbursed, which by the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland is stated to be in the whole Two Thousand Pounds; and that his or their Acquittance or Acquittances shall be to the said Treasurers a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf; the said Clause in the said Ordinance of the 15th of August requiring Payment to be made to the said Commissioners of Excise, notwithstanding."
Ordinance for disgarrisening the Garrisons of Shropshire, except Shrewsbury and Ludlow.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Garrisons of the Town and Castle of Shrewsbury and the Castle of Ludlowe be for the present continued Garrisons; and that all the Garrisons of Shropsheir (except those of Shrewsbury and Ludlowe Castle) be disgarrisoned, and all the Works (except of the Garrisons of Shrewsbury and Castle of Ludlowe aforesaid) be slighted; and that all the Forces of the said County be disbanded, except only Four Hundred Foot and Threescore Horse, besides Officers."
Ordinance to continue Garrisons of the Eastern Association.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Ordinance for the Pay of the Garrisons of the Eastern Association be continued for Three Months longer, from the First of June last."
E. of Cleveland, a Month longer Leave.
"The Lords and Commons, &c. do agree, That the Time formerly granted to the Earl of Cleveland be enlarged for One Month longer, upon the same (fn. 2) Bail."