Die Jovis, 12 Novembris, 1646.
AN Ordinance to enable the Committee of the Navy
to borrow Money, at Interest, to the Sum of Twelve
thousand Pounds, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for charging the Receipts of the Grand
Excise with the Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds, for
Powder; and to enable the Committee to borrow it, at Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per
Annum; was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
An Ordinance for the Continuing of the Argier Duty,
for the Releasing of distressed Captives, taken by Turkish,
Moorish, and other Pirates, was this Day read the First
and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That a Clause be inserted, in this Ordinance, for continuing it until the Eleventh of December
1647, and no longer.
And then the Ordinance passed, upon the Question;
and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Greene is to carry this and the other Two Ordinances unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, concerning the Assessments for Maintenance of the Army, be reported on Monday next, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put
the House in mind hereof: And that then Mr. Scawen
do make his Reports concerning the Army.
Resolved, &c. That William Day, lately imprisoned,
by Order of this House, for his Breach of the Privilege of
Parliament, in arresting a menial Servant of Mr. Marten's,
a Member of this House, be forthwith released from any
Ordered, That Benjamin Hide, a Servant to the Serjeant
at Arms attending on this House, arrested, and imprisoned
in the Prison of Ludgate, be brought to the Bar of this
House, together with the Causes of his Commitment, on
Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon: And
the Keeper of the said Prison is hereby required and injoined to bring the Body of the said Benjamin Hide, together with the Causes of his Detainer, to the Bar of this
House, on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock, as aforesaid.
Ordered, That Mr. Abbott, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The House being informed, That divers Merchants of
the City of London were at the Door, desirous to prefer a
Petition to the House;
They were called in: And Alderman Fowke did present a Petition, intituled, "The humble Petition of the
Merchants of London subscribed."
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was
read; and was, to desire, that some speedy Remedy may
be provided for the Hearing of Suits for Mariners Wages
and Freight together, in an Admiralty-Way, and in Foreign Contracts, wherein the Petitioners, Factors, and
others, are enforced to make notarial, Contracts and Protests, according to the Civil Law, and Customs of those
Upon the Reading of this Petition;
Mr. Greene reported, from the Committee to which divers Petitions to the like Purposes were formerly referred,
an Ordinance for settling a Jurisdiction in the AdmiraltyCourt, for the hearing and determining all Cases for Mariners Wages and Freight together, in an Admiralty-Way,
and all other Cases concerning Foreign Contracts.
The which was this Day read the First time; and appointed to be read the Second time on this Day Sevennight.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Convenience of this House, concerning the Bill
for the Sale of the Bishops Lands.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, to give them a present Meeting at a Conference,
as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Gott, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
Lisle, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, &c. That, on Saturday Morning next, the first
Business, the Reports of the several Sheriffs of the several
and respective Counties be made.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Bourchier, Sheriff of the
County of Yorke, shall have Leave to come to London,
and to reside out of the County of Yorke, during his Sheriffalty; any Law, Statute, or Ordinance, to the contrary
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Upon the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Report from the
Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby-House, for
the Affairs of Ireland, That Colonel Monke hath been at
that Committee; and hath engaged his Honour, that
he will faithfully serve the Parliament in this War
in Ireland, if he may be employed thither; that he
hath taken the Negative Oath; and is ready to take the
Covenant; and is ready to take his Journey at a Day's
It is Resolved, &c. That this House is of Opinion with
the Committee, That Colonel Monke may be of very good
Use now at Dublyn: And the House doth leave it to the
Committee to employ him thither, as they shall think fit.
Upon the same Report by the Lord Lieutenant of
It is Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds be
forthwith provided for the present extraordinary Service
of Ireland: And that the said Five thousand Pounds: be
charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths-Hall: And that
the Committee do take care for the speedy Payment
thereof; the Preservation of Dublyn being so much concerned therein.
And the more particular Care of this Business is referred
to Mr. John Ashe.
Resolved, &c. That Power be granted to the Commissioners
now employed for Ireland, to grant Commissions for
Martial Law to such as they shall think fit, for the Punishing of offending Soldiers: And that an Ordinance be
brought in to that Purpose.
And Sir John Temple is appointed to prepare and bring
in this Ordinance.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Alterations, Additions, and
Provisoes, made by the Lords to the Ordinance for the
Sale of Bishops Lands, delivered this Day at a Conference:
The which were read, first by the Reporter, and then by
the Clerk: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That this Report be
proceeded upon, and taken into Consideration, To-morrow
Morning, the first Business: And that no other Business
do intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in