DIE Sabbati, 19 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Smyth.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Capt. Treise's Petition, for his Trial to be brought on.
Upon reading the Petition of Captain John Treise;
shewing, "That he, having Command of a Company of
Foot, in the Garrison of Plymouth, was about Five
Weeks since convented before a Council of War there,
from whence he appealed to be tried (for the Matters
objected against him) by the High (fn. *) Court of Parliament, and gave Bond for his Appearance here; and
the Petitioner, having attended here a Week, doth not
hear of any Charge brought against him, but believeth
that the Prosecutors do endeavour to delay the Petitioner's Trial, to his Damage; therefore the Petitioner
desireth that the Charge against him, together with
the Proceedings thereupon, be brought in by a certain
Day, that so he may receive Sentence according to
Justice, or be dismissed from any further Attendance
here, to return to his Command, being at present as
Hereupon it is Ordered, That, forthwith upon the
serving of this Order upon the Prosecutors, they bring
in to this House the Charge and the Proceedings thereupon.
Petit's, & al. Order enlarged.
Ordered, That the Order of Dominiq Petit shall be
enlarged till the 29th of Sept. 1645.
Instructions for the Commissioners going to Scotland.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to debate and consider of the Alterations in
the Instructions to be given to the Commissioners that
are to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland.
And the House being resumed;
The said Instructions were agreed to, with some Alterations, which are to be communicated to the House
of Commons, for their Concurrence therein.
Countessof Peterborough's Assessment.
Upon reading the Petition of the Countess of Peterborough; complaining, "That she, being a Peeress, is
assessed at One Thousand Pounds, at Haberdashers Hall,
for her Fifth and Twentieth Part, contrary to the
Words and Intent of the Ordinance; therefore desires that Consideration may be had of her Condition;
and, if Contribution be expected, that then she may
be directed only by this House, and so much of her
Debenture accepted by Way of Abatement, as this
House shall think fit:"
It is Ordered, That this Petition shall be taken into
Consideration on Monday next; and the Ordinance to be
perused by which she (fn. *) is assessed.
Major Woodroffe, of the Train'd Bands, refused Privilege.
This Day (fn. †) Abraham Woodroffe, Major of Colonel Zacharie's Regiment, belonging to the Hamlets, was brought
to the Bar, by Habeas Corpus, being arrested for divers
Debts; but, because he was, by his own Confession, but
of the Trained Bands, this House declared it not fit to
give Protection to any of the Trained Bands, but only
to those that are in actual Service of the Parliament.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said (fn. †) Sam. Woodroofe shall be remanded to the King's Bench.
House adjourned till 9a cras.