Die Martis, 10 Octobris, 1648.
AN Ordinance for allowing to Sir Robert Harley the
Sum of Eight hundred and Twenty Pounds, upon
his Account, for the Profits of his Office of Master of
the Mint, he having disbursed so much for the Service of
the Parliament, in the Months of September and August
1643, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Coloniel Massie is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ld. Goring, &c.
A Letter to be sent to his Excellency, touching his
Explanation of a Clause in a Letter of his, of 29 Augusti 1648, touching Quarter granted by his Excellency
to the Lord Goreing, Lord Capell, and others, was this
Day read; and the Preamble, upon the Question, first
assented unto; and then the Letter, upon the Question,
was assented unto; and is ordered to be signed by Mr.
Speaker, and to be sent to the General, together with
Copies of the General's Letter, of the Twenty-ninth of
August, and of the Lord Goring's of 3 Octobris 1648.
Ld. Lauderdaile's Goods.
Mr. Lisle reports the State of the Case concerning the
Proceedings before the Committee at Haberdashers Hall,
touching the Sequestring, Seizing, and Sale of the Lord
Lauderdaile's Goods; viz.
That, by virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament, the
Committee of Lords and Commons, at Haberdashers
Hall, having Information of several Goods belonging
unto the Earl of Lauderdaile, a Delinquent, in Aldersgatestreete, Sept. 20, 1648, appointed several of their Officers
to seize and inventory the said Goods, until further Order
of the Committee.
After the Seizure, one Mr. English pretended Right to
the Goods, by virtue of a Deed from the Lord Lauderdaile, dated in January last; whereby he conveyed those
Goods to him upon several Trusts therein mentioned:
Which the Committee adjudged fraudulent.
After this the Lady Lauderdaile's Daughter petitioned
the Lords, That the Lady Hume, by her Will, gave the
Goods in Question, after the Decease of the Lady Lauderdaile, to this young Lady: The Lords order Stop of
Proceedings, till the Lady's Title were heard by the Committee, Upon hearing thereof, the Committee adjudged
the Lady had no Interest in those Goods; and ordered
the Sale of those Goods, according to the Ordinance of
Sequestrations. That Day the Committee at Campden
House place a Guard of Musqueteers upon the Goods,
and would not suffer our Officers to proceed.
The House of Commons, being acquainted herewith,
did, by Order of the Thirtieth of September, appoint the
Militia of London to take off the Guards, and to examine
by whom the Guards were set; and the Committee of
Lords and Commons, at Haberdashers Hall, to proceed
in the Sequestring, and to dispose of the Goods. Tuesday
after, being 3 Octobris instant, the Goods were sold, by
the Candle, for Six hundred and One Pounds, Two Days
after, a Petition is presented to the Lords, in the Name
of several Creditors of the Lord Lauderdaile's; viz.
the said English, and others; desiring Satisfaction for
Debts out of those Goods. The Lords make an Order,
That the Goods should not be sold, or removed, till
both Houses had determined, Who had Right to the
Goods. By Pretence of this Order, the Lady Lauderdaile, and her Servants, keep the Possession of these
Goods by Force, and will not suffer the Officers to remove or dispose of the same: And, since, the Lady, by
her Counsel Mr. Heron, moved for a Fifth Part of the
Goods; whereby the Person who bought the same at the
Candle cannot enjoy his Bargain; to the great Damage
of the State, and Obstruction in the Business of Sequestration.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their
former Order, for the Sale and Dispose of the Lord Lauderdaile's Goods.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia of the
City of London do take care, that the Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons, at Haberdashers Hall,
for Sale of the Lord Lauderdaile's Goods, be put in due
Execution: And that the said Goods be put into the
Hands and Possession of the Person or Persons to whom
they were sold, by Order of the said Committee, at
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords, for Preventing of Obstructions by intervening
Orders of the Lords, obstructing the Sequestring, Sale,
and Dispose, of Delinquents Goods.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Wm. Sydenham shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Burrell, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave, and be injoined, to go into the Country, upon the Service of the Parliament.
Sir H. Holcroft.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Henry Pelham do make his Report concerning Sir Henry Holcroft.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Lane do prepare and bring in
an Ordinance for continuing the additional Ordinance
for the Payment of Tythes, for Twelve Months longer.
Morgan's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Colonel Morgan and Major
Isaac Dobson was read.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you
an Ordinance for Provision of Coals, for Relief of the
Poor of the City of London, and Borough of Southwarke;
Which the Lords do agree to, with one Alteration: In
which they desire the Concurrence of this House: An
Ordinance for Mr. Roger Charnocke to have the Place or
Office of Head Searcher in the Port of Poole, and Members thereof; in which they desire the Concurrence of
this House: An Order for Richard Chamberleyne Esquire,
late Register of the Court of Wards and Liveries, to
have a Pass to come from Oxford to London, and to reside here for Six Months, and to return again; in which
they desire the Concurrence of this House: A Petition
of Colonel William Dodson, with the Lords Vote thereupon; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
Coals for City Poor.
The Amendment to the Ordinance for Coals for the
Poor of the City of London was read; and was, that the
One thousand Pounds for Coals, for the Poor of the City
of London, should be raised out of the First Thousand
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the Ordinance concerning Coals, for the Poor of the City of
London, as it went from hence.
The Petition of Colonel William Dodson, with the Ordinance annexed, was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of Colonel William
Dodson be referred and re-committed to the Committee
for the Eastern Association, to consider of some fit Way
for satisfying the just Desires of the said Colonel Wm.
Dodson; and to report it to the House with all convenient
Colonel Massie carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for satisfying to Sir Robert Harley
the Sum of Eight hundred and Twenty Pounds, disbursed by him for the Service of the Parliament: The
Ordinance concerning the reduced Officers of Yorkeshire.
Answers to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to the Ordinance for
Mr. Roger Charnocke to have the Place of Head Searcher
in the Port of Poole, and Members, shall be, That the
House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to the Order for Richard Chamberleyne Esquire to come to London, shall be,
That the House will send Answer by Messengers of their
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message, in every
Particular of it; and will send Answer by Messengers of
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Humphry Edwards, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Payton, a Prisoner in
Windsore Castle, shall have Liberty, upon Bail, to be
taken by the Governor of Windsore Castle, to prosecute
his Composition with the Committee of Kent, for the
Space of Fourteen Days: And, if he shall complete and
perfect his Composition within the said Time of Fourteen
Days, that then his Bail be discharged; otherwise that
the said Sir Thomas Peyton return a Prisoner, and stand
committed to the Castle of Windsore.
Mr. Holland informing the House, that he had, in a
Letter to himself, received a Petition to this House from
the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne; he did present the same.
The which was read; and was intituled, The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, Common Councilmen, and others, well-affected, of the Town
of Newcastle upon Tyne.
The Petition of the Gentlemen, Ministers, Freeholders,
and other Inhabitants of the County and City of Yorke,
well-affected to the Safety of the Kingdom, and the
Honour of the Parliament, was this Day read.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde did present to the House the Presentment of the Grand Inquest at the Assizes held at
Taunton, for the County of Sommersett, on Friday the
Two-and-twentieth of September 1648, before himself,
being one of the Justices of Assize for the said County, to
be presented to the House of Commons, in Parliament
The which was read.
Colonel Massie brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance for satisfying a Debt of Eight
hundred and Twenty Pounds to Sir Robert Harley; To
the Ordinance for the reduced Officers of Yorksheire.
Thanks to Serj. Wilde.
Resolved, &c. That the Thanks of this House be given
to Mr. Serjeant Wilde, for his great and good Service
done by him to the Parliament, in the late Circuit he
rode as one of the Justices of Assize.
Mr. Speaker did accordingly give him the Thanks of