DIE Veneris, 10 die Januarii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Harris.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Archbishop of Cant's Petition, for an Allowance out of his sequestered Estate to bury him.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Archbishop of
Cant.; shewing, "That he is not unmindful, nor unthankful, for the late honourable Favour of both
Houses extended to him, which he expressed, and then
conceived, was and would be his last Request to their
Lordships; yet now, in all Things summing up himself, as well concerning the Outward as Inward Man,
finding his Necessities, in regard of the great Charge
of his Imprisonment, had contracted some small Debt
beyond that Allowance your honourable Favour had
extended to him out of his sequestered Estate, no
Means left to bring his Body to the Ground, but to
leave it a Charge to his poor Servants, who have now
in a Manner suffered Four Years Imprisonment with
"His last humble Suit (which he knows (fn. *) not whether it may come to their Lordships before he be no
more of this World) humbly presenteth to their Lordships, praying it may be communicated to the Honourable House of Commons, that as for his Allowance whilst he lived, so somewhat may (to answer
these his humble Desires) be lotted out of his sometimes sequestered Estate, by the Honourable Committee of Sequestrations; and that timely, in regard of
the Disposal of his Corps.
Committee for Sequestrations to make an Allowance for it.
Ordered, To send this Petition to the House of Commons, and desire that they would join with their Lordships, in referring it to the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Sequestrations, to give such an Allowance
for this Business as they shall think needful.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech &c. returns with this Answer from
the House of Commons:
That concerning the Petition of the Merchants of The
Entercourse, they have put it into a speedy Way of Consideration, and will send Answer by Messengers of their
2. They agree that the Committee of both Houses that
is to treat with The States Ambassadors shall meet on
Saturday next, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's
3. They agree to the Order of the Committee of Sequestrations, concerning the Estate of the Viscountess
Willmot. (Here enter it.)
4. They agree to the Alterations in the Order for the
pardoning of certain Prisoners in Newgate.
(Here enter it.)
5. They agree to the Amendments in the Order for
Message to them, about an Allowance to bury the Archbishop of Cant. and to remind them of the Waggoners Petition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To deliver to them the Petition of the Archbishop of
Canterbury; and desire their Concurrence, that it may be
referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Sequestrations, that some Allowance may be made, as
they shall think fit, for the Ends expressed in the said
Petition; and also to recommend the Petition of the
Waggoners to them, desiring that some Course may be
taken to give them Relief.
Col. Fielding to remain in the E. of Denbigh's House.
The Earl of Denbigh acquainted this House, "That
Colonel Feilding, taken by the Forces under Sir Wm.
Waller, and being his Prisoner, is now at his Lordship's House, placed there by Sir Wm. Waller's Consent; he thought it fit to give an Account thereof to
this House, and, if their Lordships please to think it
fit that he remain in his House, his Lordship will be
responsable for his forth-coming."
Hereupon this House gave Way to it.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance to exclude Members from holding Offices.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Sam. Browne:
To desire their Lordships would pass the Ordinance
concerning the exempting the Members of either House
from any Office, Civil or Martial; because the Delay of
it will be of great Danger, if not destructive.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they will consider of both the Parts of the Petition of the Archbishop of Canterbury; and they will
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Likewise they reported, They have delivered the Waggoners Petition.
Stone & al. Committees for Stafford, complained against by the E. of Denbigh, to attend.
Ordered, That Captain Henry Stone, and such others
against whom the Earl of Denbigh preferred Articles,
shall be summoned, by a Warrant from this House, to
appear before the Committee, on the same Day as the
Witnesses are appointed to appear.
Petition from the condemned Prisoners in Newgate.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of more than Forty poor
convicted Prisoners, now remaining in His Majesty's Gaol of Newgate, whose Names are expressed in a Schedule hereto annexed;
"That your poor Petitioners have, at several Sessions
holden for London and Midd. been convicted for several Felonies, and had Judgement to die according
to the Law; but, in regard of the Smallness of their
Facts, and the same being in many of your Petitioners
their First Offences, they were by the Court reprieved
from Execution, as Persons fit for Mercy and Pardon.
"That a General Pardon under the Great Seal of
England, drawn up by the Clerk of the Crown, hath
always heretofore been granted of Course to Persons
in your Petitioners Condition, for their Freedom and
"And now your Petitioners, being truly sensible
of and heartily sorry for their Offences, and
being all of them in great Distress, and like
to perish for Want, do most humbly, upon
their bended Knees, implore this most High
and Honourable Court, that the like Grace
and Favour may be extended to them, as formerly hath been to others, for their Releasement; and that, to that Purpose, Order may
be given, for the drawing up and passing a
Pardon, under the Great Seal of England, for
"And such of your Petitioners as shall be
thought fit for Employment will with
all Alacrity and Chearfulness adventure
their Lives in any Service whatsoever,
for the Parliament and State. And they
and the rest shall ever pray, &c."
A Pardon to be passed for the following Prisoners.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Commissioners
of the Great Seal be hereby required to pass a Pardon, in the usual Manner, to such convicted Prisoners
of Newgate as are certified by Mr. Recorder, and
are specified in a particular List hereunto annexed:
Arthur O Queene.
Elizabeth Lamborne, alias Woodford.
Margarett Blackston, alias Burkin.
John Booth. alias Cavaleere.
Henry Amys, alias Smith.
Mary Uxor Jacobi Carter.
House adjourned till 9a cras.