DIE Veneris, 11 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they have appointed their Committee to meet,
to receive the French Agent, on Saturday next, in the
Afternoon; touching the Petition of Dr. Bastwicke, and
the Petition of Mr. Hutchins, they have already taken
them into Consideration; touching the Ordinance for
making Mr. Parker Minister of Rotham in Kent, they
will take it into Consideration.
Paperconcerning Church Government.
The Paper of the Government of the Church, was
read; and Ordered to be taken into Consideration on
Monday Morning next, by a Committee of the whole
E. of Rutland not to go yet to Scotland.
Ordered, That the going of the Earl of Rutland,
as a Commissioner, into Scotland, is respited for some
E. of Thanet's Assessment.
Upon reading the Petition, and hearing the Counsel, of the Earl of Thanett, concerning his being assessed for his Fifth and Twentieth Part of his Estate,
by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, he being a
Peer of the Kingdom: (Here enter the Petition.) It is
Ordered, That it be recommended to the said Committee, that the Earl of Thanett be favourably dealt
withall, in regard he hath paid Nine Thousand Pounds
for his Composition, for taking off his Sequestration,
and hath suffered many other Losses.
His Petition about it.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
"The humble Petition of John Earl of
"That your Petitioner, in April, 1644, received a Ticket
from the Committee at Habberdashers Hall, whereby
it is mentioned, that your Petitioner is assessed there
Fifteen Hundred Pounds, for his Twentieth Part;
whereupon your Petitioner addressed himself by Petition to your Lordships, who were pleased thereupon, after Consideration of the several Ordinances
of Parliament, whereby the said Committee have no
Power to assess any Peer of the Realm, but that your
Lordships only shall have Power to assess the Peers
and Members of the House, were pleased to declare,
That the said Committee had no Power to assess
your Petitioner: But since, your Petitioner hath
received a Letter from the Clerk of that Committee, giving Notice from the said Committee of a new
Assessment by the Committee, of Two Thousand
Pounds for the Twentieth Part.
"Now, for that your Petitioner ought not to be assessed by that Committee, and for that your Petitioner hath had very great Losses and Spoil in his
Estate, and, by the Favour of both Houses, hath
been admitted to a Fine and Composition of Nine
Thousand Pounds, which, considering the many
Charges upon his Estate, and his great Loss, is not
without much Difficulty raised; a great Part whereof
is paid, and Two Thousand Pounds unpaid: Therefore,
"Your Petitioner's humble Suit to your Honours
is, That you would be pleased to order and
enjoin the Committee at Habberdashers Hall,
and their Officers, not to proceed against your
Petitioner or his Estate, upon the said Assessment, or upon any other Assessment; but
that your Petitioner may be discharged.
"And your Petitioner shall ever pray, &c.
House adjourned till 9a cras.