DIE Mercurii, 16 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Marshall.
Ds. North, Speaker this Day.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Prvnn's Cause concerning Proceedings against him in the Star-chamber.
This Day Mr. Glover, Counsel with Mr. Prynn, was
heard, concerning the unjust Proceedings and Sentence
against him in the Star-chamber; desiring, "That the
said Sentence and Proceedings may be vacated, and the
Fine in the Star-chamber taken off, and obliterating of
the Degradations both in the University and Lyncolne's
And, upon hearing of the whole Business, the House
taking the same into Consideration, the House nominated
these Lords following, to draw up the Judgement, and
present the same to this House:
L. Viscount Say & Scale.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Serjeant Whitfield, to
Ruiter, Master of The Golden Sun, a Danish Ship, Petition, for his Ship to be released.
Upon reading the Petition of Nicholas Ruyter, Commander of the Ship called The Golden Sunne, belonging
to the King's Majesty of Denmarke; shewing, "That
whereas the said Ship, on the 21th of July last, by Command of the Lord High Admiral of England, was sent
and brought into Portsmouth, and there stayed by Arrest of Parliament ever since that Time, to the great
Damage, Detriment, and Hindrance of the King of
Denmarke, and the utter Loss and Undoing of the Petitioner; and forasmuch as now the Summer-time and
Season of the Year is past, and the Winter approaching,
that the said Ship should return in Safety to Denmark;
which, if she may not be speedily released for to make
her Voyage Homewards, will redound to great Damage, Costs, and Charges, and that in so high a Measure as the Petitioner is not able to undergo: Therefore the Petitioner prayeth, that their Lordships would
be pleased to give speedy Order and Command; that
the said Ship may be released, and return Home into
Denmarke as aforesaid."
And the House being further informed, "That this
Ship was stayed and arrested by the Merchant Adventurers, to satisfy for those Losses they receive by the
King of Denmarke:" And in regard this Petition is
directed to both Houses: It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee
that treats with The States Ambassadors; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein;
and the Petition to be communicated to the House of
Message from the H. C. with Two Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Giles Greene, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance concerning paying Monies to Mr.
Curteene, for Salt-petre.
2. An Ordinance concerning the Captives under the
and for Judge Mallet to be exchanged for Sir J. Temple.
3. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. Justice Mallett
may be exchanged for Sir John Temple, a Prisoner at
Dublyn, in Ireland.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Particulars of this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance for raising Monies for Ireland.
The Earl of Kent reported from the Committee, the
Ordinance concerning the Weekly Assessment for Ireland, "That they have considered of that Ordinance,
as fit to pass, with some Amendments and Additions;"
which being read, were again read, with the Ordinance,
as they were to pass. And, upon the Question, it is
Resolved, That this Ordinance shall pass, with the Additions and Amendments.
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett:
1. To deliver unto them the Ordinance concerning
Ireland, with the Alterations and Amendments, wherein
their Concurrence is desired.
about Fortescue, the Duke of Lorrain's Agent; and with Ruyter's Petition.
2. To desire their Resolutions concerning the Agent
of the Duke of Lorraine.
3. To deliver the Petition of Nicholas Ruyter to
them; and desire Concurrence, that it may be referred
to the Committee that treats with The States Ambasdors concerning Ships; and that they may report their
Opinions to the Houses.
House adjourned till 9a, Friday next.