DIE Jovis, 6 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Hoyle.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Upon reading the Petition of Symon Plychar; It is
Ordered to be referred to Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and
Mr. Serjeant Fynch, to peruse the Proceedings that
have been in this Cause, and state the Business, and
make Report thereof to this House.
Message from the Assembly of Divines, with a Title to the Directory, and with a Paper about admitting Persons to the Sacrament.
A Message was brought from the Assembly of Divines,
by Doctor Stanton, &c.
That, according to their Lordships Order, they have
drawn up a Title to the Directory, which they present to the Consideration of the Wisdom of this House; also
presented a Paper of their humble Desires to this
House, concerning the admitting of Persons to the Sacrament.
The Messengers being withdrawn, the House read
the said Papers.
The Title is thus:
"A Directory for the Public Worship of God,
throughout the Three Kingdoms of England,
Scotland, and Ireland.
"Together with an Ordinance of Parliament, for
the taking away of the Book of Common
Prayer; and for establishing and observing of
this present Directory throughout the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales."
Committee to consider of the Paper.
The Paper concerning admitting Persons to the Sacrament, was read the Second Time, and Ordered to
be referred to these Lords following, to consider of the
Conveniencies and Inconveniencies of it, and draw it
up into an Ordinance, and report the same to this House:
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at
Nine a Clock.
Message from the H. C. to expedite the List of Officers to be employed in Sir Tho. Fairfax's Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet, &c.
To desire their Lordships to give Expedition to the
List of Officers Names, which are to be employed in the
Army under Sir Tho. Fairfaix.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Thorpe and Lyn to bring in Papers taken upon Lady Ruthin.
Whereas there is a Discovery made to this House
this Day, "That there are certain Letters and Papers,
of very high Concernment to the State, in the Custody and Knowledge of Mrs. Thorpe (Wife of Lieutenant Colonel Thorpe), and of Mr. John Lyn, which
were taken by the said Lieutenant Colonel Thorpe, at
the taking of the Lady Ruthin (Wife of the Earl of
Forth):" It is (fn. *) Ordered, That the said Mrs. Thorpe
and Mr. Lyn shall bring and deliver into this House,
upon Oath, all and every the said Writings in your or
either of your Knowledge or Custody, that thereupon this
House may take such further Order therein as (fn. †) to this
House shall seem meet; and that the said Mrs. Thorpe
do give her Husband Notice [ (fn. ‡) of this Discovery] made
of the said Writings to this House, with all convenient
Speed, that so he may be in Readiness to wait on this
House when he shall be required.
List of Officers to be employed in Sir Tho. Fairfax's Army.
Next, the House took into Consideration the List of
the Officers Names as are to serve in the Army under
Sir Tho. Fairfaix; and the House approved for the
present of these following:
Sir Thomas Fairfax's Regiment of Horse.
Colonel Greaves' Regiment of Horse.
Sir Tho. Fairefaix's Regiment.
Sir Tho. Fairefaix.
Lieutenant Colonel Jackson.
Major Cooke Senior.
Captain Cooke Junior.
|Major General Skippon.
Colonel Vermuden's Regiment of Horse.
Captain John Reynolds.
Captain Bush, put out.
Major General Skippon's Regiment.
Major General Skippon.
Lieutenant Colonel Francis.
Captain Sam. Clarke.
Captain John Clarke.
Concerning Colonel Weldon's Regiment, in regard of
the good Service and good Affection to the Parliament
shewed by the Committee of Kent, this House being
confident they will be very good and able Men which
will be recommended to Sir Tho. Fairefax, this House
thinks it sit to pass it.
Affidavit that Captain Stone, sent for about the Earl of Denbigh's Complaint, refuses to come.
Upon reading an Affidavit of Thomas Richards, to
this Effect: "That Captain Stone being sent for, to
appear before this House, to answer the Complaint
of the Earl of Denbigh, he refuses to come according
to the said Order, in regard he alledgeth he is made
Governor of Stafford by the Committee of both
Kingdoms, and commanded by them not to come from
thence until they give Directions."
It is Ordered, That the said Affidavit be [ (fn. *) shewed
to] the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Earle, &c.
To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for Two Thousand Pounds, for Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Ordinance now
Mr. Selby not to be instituted to Sundrich.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent do forbear to
give Institution and Induction to Wm. Selby, to be Minister of Sundrich, in the County of Kent, until this
House gives further Directions.
Order for the Commissioners of Excise to re-pay themselves 2000 £. advanced for the Garrison of Weymouth.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise or new Impost, have advanced and lent the
Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, for the Garrisons of
Weymouth and Melcomb Regis: Be it Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may satisfy
and reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand
Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as
the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out
of such Intervals of Receipts to come in upon the
Office of Excise as shall happen when other Payments
already assigned shall not fall due, or, for Want of
such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course;
and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of
One or both Houses of Parliament, be secluded from
satisfying themselves accordingly; and that the said
Commissioners shall pay the said Two Thousand
Pounds to Michaell Herring Merchant, whose Receipt
shall be their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf; the
same to be disposed in such Manner as the Committee
of Lords and Commons for the associated Western
Counties shall be directed and appointed."
House adjourned till 9a cras.