DIE Jovis, 26 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Dr. Burges versus Antrobus.
Upon reading the Petition of Doctor Burges: It is
Ordered, That Mr. Antrobus shall bring in the (fn. *) Counter-part of his Lease from the Dean of Paule's; and
that he stay all Buildings.
Colonel Vermuden, a Habeas.
Ordered, That a Habeas Corpus be issued out, for
the bringing of Colonel Vermuden before this House.
E. of Cleveland's Servant, a Pass.
Ordered, That a Pass be granted, for a Servant of
the Earl of Cleveland, to go to Hurley, in the Parliament
Alliston, Turner, and Bayly versus Harrington, in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Alliston, Augustine
Turner, and Marke Boyley; shewing, "That, in a Suit
between them and John Harrington, had this Term,
in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench, by Original,
touching a Title of Land of great Value; that the
said Harrington obtained a Verdict against them; that
the Proceedings thereupon are erroneous; and that,
in regard of the Absence of His Majesty, the Petitioners are remediless of their just and legal Proceedings, upon their Writ of Error returnable before this
House, for their Relief therein; wherefore they
humbly pray this House to admit them to their legal
Writ of Error in Parliament, which they will prosecute with Effect:"
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners shall have a
Writ, according to the usual Course of Proceeding, to
bring (fn. †) their Errors into this House.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee of
Salop, to certify the Causes of the Sequestration; and the
Proofs, and to examine the Witnesses (if it be desired
on Oath) giving him the Heads of the Charge; and so
to end and determine the Matter, if they can, according
to the Ordinance, or certify the State of the Cause,
and the Proofs, to the Committee of Sequestration of
Lords and Commons.
Preachers at the Fast thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Rutherford and Mr. Cawdry shall
have Thanks returned them, from this House, for their
great Pains taken in Preaching before the Lords Yesterday at the Fast, in the Abbey Church; and are desired
to print and publish their Sermons.
Hitching's Petition, for Money due to him.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Hitching; shewing, "That he hath much Money owing to him, for
his Service to the State, by his Employment by Sea:"
It is Ordered, That it be specially recommended to
the House of Commons, as a Business of great Consequence and Justice.
L. Digby's Letter.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees that are of
the Committee for the Lord Digbie's Letter do meet this
Afternoon; and to send to the House of Commons, to
desire them that they would appoint their Members of
that Committee to meet likewise.
Message to the H. C. about it; and with Hitching's Petition; and the Ordinance for Accompts, and for recruiting Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To deliver the Petition of Henry Hitching to them,
with special Recommendations.
2. To desire that they would appoint the Members
of their House, that are of the Committee for the Lord
Digbie's Letter, to meet this Afternoon.
3. To deliver the Ordinance concerning the taking of
Accompts to them, with the Alterations; and to desire
their Concurrence therein.
4. To desire that they would take into Consideration
the recruiting of Sir Tho. Fairefax' Army with Horse
Ordinance concerning Newnham Farm.
Next, the Ordinance for Discharge of the Sequestration of Newnham Farme, was read the Third Time, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Message from the H. C. to expedite the Ordinance to prevent Desertion from Sir T. Fairfax's Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Bolstrode Whitlocke Esquire:
To desire their Lordships would give Expedition to
the Ordinance formerly brought up, for punishing Soldiers as run away from the Army under the Command
of Sir Tho. Fairefax.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to consider of the said Ordinance.
And the House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time, and
Agreed to with some Amendments;
Message to them, that the Lords agree to it.
And Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Message from thence, with Ordinances, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance to pay Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds, for the Officers late under the Command
of the Earl of Essex. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for putting Surry into a Posture of
To be read To-morrow.
3. Articles to be subscribed by the Committees for
the Northern Association.
for Committees to meet about Lord Savill;
4. To desire that the Committee for the Lord Savill's
Business may meet this Afternoon, and so de Die in Diem,
till that Business be ended.
5. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinance
for Twenty Thousand Pounds, for reducing Oxford.
and to continue Sir T. Fairfax's Ordinance for pressing Men.
6. That the Ordinance already passed, giving Power to
Sir Tho. Fairefax to imprest Men upon Occasions as he
marches, be continued for Three Months longer, from
the Date of the Expiration of the said Ordinance.
The Answer returned was:
That to the Ordinance for Surry, the Ordinance for
the Twenty Thousand Pounds, and to the Articles, their
Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their
own: To all the rest, their Lordships do (fn. *) agree.
Order to discharge the Sequestration of Newnham Farm, on Payment of 100l. which is to be paid to Major Ennis.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That, upon the Payment of One Hundred Pounds unto the Treasurers of Gouldsmiths Hall,
the Two Thirds of a Farm called Newenham Farme,
in the Parish of Wickham Brenox and Preston, in the
County of Kent, in the Occupation of Edward Hinde,
and lately belonging to the Lord Roper of Tenham, a
Recusant, and for that Cause sequestered for the Use
of the State, and now purchased by Captain Brodnax, be unsequestered; and the Rents from henceforth arising and growing due for the said Farm be
entirely paid, and shall accrue, to the Use of the said
Thomas Brodnax Esquire; and all Committees and
Commissioners for Sequestrations are to take Notice
hereof; and the said One Hundred Pounds is to be
forthwith paid by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall
unto Major Ennis, One of the Scotts Officers."
Order for 9400l. to Mr. Vernon, for Officers and Reformadoes.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Nine
Thousand Four Hundred Pounds shall be paid in
Course unto Mr. Vernon, late Deputy Treasurer unto
Sir Gilbert Gerrard, out of the Receipts of the Excise and new Impost, by Ordinance of the 11th of
September, 1643, whereof Eight Thousand Pounds is
to be by him paid, upon Accompt, to such English,
Scottch, and other Officers, by such Proportions as
shall be mentioned in a List subscribed by the Committee of the Army, or any Five of them; and One
other Thousand Pounds thereof for the Payment of
the Train of Artillery late under the Command of the
Earl of Essex, according to a List likewise thereof, to
be subscribed by the said Committee, or any Five
of them; and the other Four Hundred Pounds for
the Reduced Horse and Foot Reformadoes, late under
the Command of the Earl of Essex, to be equally divided amongst them; and the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized to pay the
said Sum of Nine Thousand Four Hundred Pounds
accordingly, in due Order and Course, unto the said
Mr. Vernon, next after other Assignments formerly
made; and the Receipt of the said Mr. Vernon shall
be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners
of Excise or new Impost, and every of them, for the
Payment of the said Nine Thousand Four Hundred
Pounds, or any Part thereof: Provided, and be it
further Ordained, That if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other well-affected Persons, shall advance
the said Sums, or any Part thereof, to the said Commissioners of Excise, to be paid to Mr. Vernon as
aforesaid, by Way of Loan, that they, the said Persons so advancing, shall be secured all such Sums as
they shall so advance, with Interest after the Rate
of Eight Pounds per Cent. upon the Credit of the
Excise; and shall be paid the same out of the Receipts of the Excise, with Interest as aforesaid, for
so long Time as the said Sums, or any Part thereof,
shall be unpaid; and the Receipt of Mr. Vernon shall
be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Payment of the said Interest of Eight
per Cent. as aforesaid."
House adjourned till 9a cras.