Die Mercurii, 13 Januarii, 1646.
ORDERED. That, To-morrow Morning, the first
Business, the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough
of Circenster, concerning the Election there, be read.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, after that
the Reports concerning the Members of Tertio Caroli, and
others, that Suffered, shall be made, and the Reports concerning Elections, the House do resume the Petition and
Representation last delivered from the City of London,
according to the former Order.
Ordered, That the Petition from the Inhabitants of the
Town of Reading, be read on Saturday Morning next.
An Ordinance for Visitation and Regulation of the
University of Oxford, and of all Colleges and Halls there,
was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That no Member of either House shall
be Visitor in this Ordinance mentioned.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
to take care to preserve the Right of the Chancellor of
the University of Oxon, the Earl of Pembroke, so far-forth
as it may not prejudice the Reformation intended by this
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee,
to bring in Names of fit Persons to be Visitors of the
University of Oxford.
The Committee are likewise to consider of the Oaths
usually tendered in the University of Oxford.
And then the Ordinance was committed unto Mr. Rous,
Mr. Lawrence Whittacre, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Recorder,
Mr. Selden, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Lieutenant-General
Cromwell, Sir John Northcote, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Tate, Mr.
Henry Mildmay, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Colonel Thompson,
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Scott, Mr. Holland, Mr.
Jesson, Mr. Marten, Mr. Boys, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Wheeler, Colonel Liegh, Mr. Love, Sir Benjamin
Rudyard, Sir John Burgoyne, Mr. Doyly, Mr. John Rolle,
Mr. Nathaniel Fiennes, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Brooke, Sir
Anthony Irby, Colonel Boothe, Mr. Nixon, Mr. Oldsworth,
Sir Robert Pye, Captain Wingate, Sir Henry Heyman,
Sir Richard Lucy, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Buller, Mr. West, Mr. Thorpe, Sir John D'Anvers, Dr. Bond,
Mr. Scawen, Colonel Norton, Mr. Lane, Mr. Oxenden,
Sir Dudley North, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Baynton, Mr.
Clive, Mr. Tolson; and to the Committee formerly appointed for the University of Oxon: And they are to meet
upon it To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And have Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Recorder of Oxford.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the
City of Oxon ought to proceed to the Election of a Recorder; the former Recorder being disabled as a Delinquent within the Propositions of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That on Wednesday next, the first Business,
the House do take into Consideration the Reports concerning the Obstructions in the settling the Church-Government.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Ordinance for Payment of the first Fifty thousand
Pounds of the latter Two hundred thousand Pounds of
the Four hundred thousand Pounds, to be paid to our
Brethren of Scotland; and the Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland, concerning That Business; and likewise
the Order for taking off the Sequestration of Mr. Francis
Godolphin; and the Vote for nominating Mr. Marbury
Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Chester.
An Ordinance for settling and confirming Dr. Temple
in the Parsonage of Tredington in the County of Worcester,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, committed
unto Mr. Sallwey, Mr. Serjeant Wild, Mr. Nelthorp, Sir
Henry Heyman, Mr. Knightley, Mr. White, Mr. Serjeant
Cresheld, Mr. Samuel Browne, Sir Dudley North, Mr.
Boys, Sir John Seymour, Colonel Norton, Mr. Jesson, Mr.
Nathaniel Bacon, Mr. Nathaniel Fiennes, Mr. Prideaux,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Purifoy, Sir William Strickland, Major Sallwey, Sir
Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Vachell, Sir Robert Binlosse:
And are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Court: And have Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
The House took into Consideration the Report made
by Mr. Samuel Browne, on Wednesday last, concerning the
Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons;
and doth nominate and appoint Sir Thomas Bedding field
to be one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal of
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons; and
doth nominate and appoint Challenor Chute Esquire to be
one of the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir John Bramston, Serjeant at Law, to be one of
the Commissioners of the Great Seal of England.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Prideaux do prepare and bring
in an Ordinance, the first Business, To-morrow Morning,
for appointing of Mr. Serjeant Bramston, Sir Thomas Bedding field, and Mr. Challenor Chute, or any Two of them,
to be Commissioners for the Custody of the Great Seal of
England, for One Year; with like Powers as were granted
to the former Commissioners.
Answer from Lords:
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Ordinance for Mr. Godolphin's Indemnity; and to the
Ordinance for payment of the Fifty thousand Pounds to
Love's, &c. Claims.
Ordered, &c. That the former Order of this House, of
the Ninth of February One thousand Six hundred Fortyand five, for the Payment of the Sum of Three hundred Pounds unto Andrue Love, Donall Campbell, and
James Marshall, in part of Satisfaction of a Debt due to
them from the Parliament, for Provisions delivered by
them in Ireland; and for giving them the Publick Faith
for the Remainder of the said Debt due to them for the
said Provisions; be discharged, revoked, and made void;
and that, in full Payment and Satisfaction of the said Debt,
and all Demands for or by reason of the same, the Sum
of Six hundred Pounds be charged in Course, upon the
Receipts of Monies arising and coming- in at Goldsmiths Hall, by Fines or Compositions with Delinquents: together with Interest for the said Six hundred Pounds, after
the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, from this
Day, during the Forbearance thereof, or of any Part
thereof: And that the said Six hundred Pounds, and
Interest, as aforesaid, be paid to the said Andrew Love,
Donald Campbell, and James Marshall, or their Assigns,
whose Acquittance, together with this Order, shall be a
good Discharge, from time to time, to the said Committee, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment to
them of the said Six hundred Pounds, and Interest, and
every Part thereof, accordingly.