DIE Mercurii, 8 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Harris.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Archbishop of Cant's Petition, that his Servants may have his Body to inter.
The Petition of Wm. Archbishop of Canterbury, was
read; shewing, "Most humble Thanks to their Lordships, in that they have been pleased to mitigate the
Severity of the Sentence lately passed against him;
and humbly beseecheth, that they will be a Means,
that, in regard of his Age, his Calling, and that he
hath had the Honour to sit in sundry Parliaments,
this Favour may be continued unto him; and that
his Body may (fn. *) be left to his Servants, to see the same
interred; which Clemency (fn. †) your poor unfortunate
Petitioner shall most thankfully acknowledge, and,
those few Hours he hath to live, not cease to pray for
Message to the H. C. with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To deliver this Petition to them; and desire that,
seeing this Business concerns Part of the Conference
Yesterday, to desire an Answer to it; and to let them
know, that their Lordships thinks fit to grant the Prayer
of the Petition, that his Body may be delivered to his
Waggoners of the City Brigade Petition, for Pay.
Upon reading the Petition of the Waggoners to the
City Brigade; shewing, "That there is due unto them
Three Thousand Pounds for Pay, they having lost
many of their Teams; therefore (fn. *) desire their Pay."
Hereupon this House Ordered, To recommend this
Petition to the House of Commons, by the next Message.
Ordinance to make the Precincts of Newport Parochial.
The Lord Admiral reported, "That the Committee
have considered the Ordinance for making of the
Borough and Precincts of Newport, in the Isle of
Wight, to be Parochial; and they think it fit to pass
as it is."
Hereupon the said Ordinance was read the Third
Time, and passed it.
Mr. Allott to be Minister there.
And it was moved, "That when Mr. Thompson, a
Minister, comes to Newport, his Living, which now
he holds, in the Isle of Wight, called Brison, will be
void; that one Mr. Allott, a Minister, a Godly and
Orthodox Divine, may be put into that Living."
Papers from the French Minister.
The Earl of Northumb. reported to the House, "That
the French Agent was with him this Morning, and desired him to deliver this House Four several Papers;
and because they were in French. it is Ordered, That
they be translated in English, by Mr. Weckerlin.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Dr. Aylett and Mr. Dr. Heath return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they do agree with their Lordships, that the
Execution of the Archbishop shall be the cutting off
of his Head; and that, according to (fn. ‡) the Prayer of the
Archbishop's Petition, his Body may be delivered to his
Servants, to be buried.
North and Conisby.
Ordered, That the Cause between Roger North
Esquire and Mr. Conisby shall be heard at this Bar on
Mr. Delmy to be of the Assembly.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons, that Mr. Phillip Delmy be admitted to be
One of the Assembly of Divines, in the Place of Mr.
Rathbone, lately dead.
House adjourned till 9a cras.