DIE Sabbati, 4 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Sallawey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Petition, representing the distressed Situation of many Cornish Families in Plymouth.
A Petition was read, as follows:
That there are in Plymouth very many Cornish Families, who for their Zeal to Religion and the Parliament, have been Three Years exiled their Habitations, plundered of all their Estates, have eaten out
their Credit in a Place of great Streights; many Parents have rather silently languished under their
mortal Extremities than suffered their Children to beg
in the Streets, some having given more at their Doors
in a Day than they have there to sustain their Families a whole Week; there are many Children left
fatherless and motherless, and many Widows friendless; Six poor Orphans of One Godly Minister; and
if God should now open a Way of Return for His poor
Exiles (as we trust He will), they have nothing beyond
the Charities of People to live upon, but bare Walls
and Earth; whose Sufferings have been so much the
more heavy, and are the more to be pitied, by how
much their Integrities have been the more eminent
amidst a crooked People, for which they have suffered
even incredible Mischiefs, not only by their bad Neighbours, but chiefly by the French and Irish, who, like
ravenous Wolves, have worried amongst them; many
Wives have been forced to see the Hanging of their
Husbands, Parents of their Children, and Children of
their Parents, for not serving the cruel Commands of
Sir Ric'd Grenvill, whose Tyranny had known no
Bounds, if the Lord, by a Miracle of Providence, had
not stayed the Execution of some destined to the
Gallows. Now, the Exigences of these disconsolate
Exiles crying mightily for Relief, it were a very cruel
Sentence of those for whom, or those with whom,
they suffer, to say, "Let them starve and perish, and
eat their own Dung;" and so much in Effect we declare, if we have Opportunity in our Hands to succour
them, and do not: We, therefore, their Friends and
Countrymen, whose Names are here subscribed, well
knowing the Truth of the Premises, do, with all Submission, present their sad Calamities to the tender
Bowels of this Honourable House; humbly desiring
that the Benevolence of the well-affected may be collected for them, within the Cities of London and Westm.
and Lines of Communication.
"Rogeir Porter. John Jago. Jo. Fathers.
Jo. Treise. Henry Hichins. Wm. Vincent."
Collection to be made for them.
Hereupon it is (fn. *) Ordered, That the Certificate of
the pressing Extremities of the Cornish Exiles now in
Plymouth be herewith printed; and that a Collection
be made for them, within the Cities of London and
Westm. the Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality; and the Monies collected be, within Three Days
after, paid by the Church-wardens, to Mr. Ric'd Hill
Merchant in Lymestreet; and, with the Advice of Mr.
Jo. Fathers, Mr. Gaspier Hicks, and Mr. Will. Vincent,
Ministers, to be speedily disposed for the Relief of
the said Exiles, and proportionably to their several Necessities.
The Earl of Northumb. reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; which was read, as
"Die Mercurii, 1 Octobris, 1645.
At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
Colonel Barrough to be Governor of Berkley Castle.
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That the Lord Barckley, the Owner of Barckley
Castle, hath been at this Committee, and desired that
Colonel Barrough might be Governor of that Castle;
which this Committee offers to the Houses, with their
Opinion, That it is fit to be granted."
Ordered, That this (fn. *) House approves of Colonel
Barrough, to be Governor of Barkley Castle; and the
Concurrence of the House of Commons desired herein.
Letter from the Committee of Sussex, with some Demands of the Club-men there.
The Earl of Northumb. acquainted this House with
a Letter he received from some of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Sussex; signifying, "That the
Club-men of that County sent them some Demands,
which the Deputy Lieutenants desired the Houses may
be made acquainted with them, and that they may
receive the Directions of the Parliament herein."
Committee to consider of them.
Ordered, That these Lords following be appointed,
to join with a proportionable Number of the House of
Commons, to consider of these Papers, and report to the
Houses their Opinion, what they think fit to be done
Any Two Lords, to meet on Monday next, in the
Message to the H. C. to appoint a Committee to meet with them; with the Petition in Behalf of the poor Cornish;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To communicate the Petition of the Cornish Men
and desire their Concurrence in the Order for a Collection.
2. To deliver the Papers concerning the Club-men of
Sussex; and to let them know, that this House hath
appointed a Committee of Seven Lords, to consider of
the said Papers, and report their Opinions to this House
what is fit to be done thereupon; and to desire that they
would name a proportionable Committee of their House,
to join with them; and to meet on Monday next, in the
with Colonel Barrough's Order;
3. To acquaint them, that, upon the Report from the
Committee of both Kingdoms, this House approves of
Colonel Barrough to be Governor of Barkeley Castle.
about Hancock being restored to his Place in St. Nicholas Istand; and about Mrs. Marsh's Petition.
4. That this House having, by several Messengers,
put the House of Commons in Mind concerning certain
Votes long since sent to that House, concerning John
Hancocke, who hath faithfully served the Parliament, and
been a principal Instrument of preserving the Isle of St.
Nich. by Plymouth, do now desire their due Consideration of the said Person, and their Concurrence concerning him.
5. To put them in Mind of Mrs. Marshe's Petition.
Ordered, That Captain Blyth shall be brought to
this House on Monday Morning next; at which Time
Carpenter shall appear.
L. Campden Leave to come to London.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Campden shall
have Leave to come to London, out of the King's Quarters; and then his Lordship may travel beyond the Seas,
if he shall think fit.
Mr. Lisle's Ordinance to be Master of St. Crosse's.
The Earl of Kent reported the Ordinance for making
Mr. Lile Master of St. Crosse's as fit to pass as it is;
which being read the Third Time, this House agreed to
the same. (Here enter it.)
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Greene;
To desire Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for the Committee for the Admiralty. (Here enter it.)
2. That the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant
a Commission to Colonel Leicester Devereux, to be Colonel of a Regiment of Horse.
3. An Ordinance for paying Five Hundred Pounds
to Mr. Hill, out of Haberdashers Hall. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance to enable the Commissioners of the
Great Seal to issue Commissions, to take the Accompts
of the Scotts Army. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance concerning Patents to be passed to
the Judges. (Here enter it.)
6. An additional Ordinance for the Thousand Pounds
out of the Excise, for North'ton.
(Here enter it.)
7. An Ordinance for ascertaining the Excise Accompts,
when to be determined. (Here enter it.)
8. An Ordinance for taking (fn. *) off the Sequestration of
Wm. Sandham Esquire.
9. An Ordinance for Martial Law, for the County
10. An Ordinance for a new Excise, for the paying
of Debts from the Parliament, to Artificers and others.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will return an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Ordinances concerning Mr.
Sandham, Martial Law, and the new Imposition for the
Artificers: To all the rest, this House (fn. †) agrees.
Ordinance to continue the One for the Committee of the Admiralty, and authorizing them to appoint the Standing Officers in the Navy.
"Be it Ordered and Ordained, That the Ordinance,
bearing Date the 19th of April, 1645, authorizing a
Committee of Lords and Commons to do and execute
all such Things as appertain to the Office of Lord
High Admiral of England, and Lord Warden of the
Cinque Ports, do continue in Force till the First of
January next coming: And, for the more speedy Dispatch of the Affairs of the Admiralty, it is further
Ordered and Ordained, That Five Lords and Ten
Commoners more be added to that Ordinance; (videlicet,) Earl of Kent, Earl of Salisbury, Earl of Denbigh,
Lord Dacres, Lord Roberts, Sir Arthur Hasilrigg in
the Place of Doctor Eden deceased, Mr. Prideaux,
Sir William Lewes, Mr. Bond, Sir John Curson, Mr.
Ashurst, Colonel John Moore, Sir Henry Vane Junior,
Sir John Trevor, Mr. John Ash, and Mr. Hoyle; and
that the said Lords and Commons have Power to dispose of all the Standing Officers in every the Ships
belonging to the State."
Order for 500 l. for Mr. Hill.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That, out of such Monies as Mr. Hill, a Member of the House of Commons, hath or shall bring in
to Habberdashers Hall, for the Twentieth Parts of
such Persons as have not yet paid the Twentieth Part,
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance
of Monies, sitting there, do pay unto him Five Hundred Pounds, towards his Losses."
Ordinance to issue Commissions, to take the Accompts of the Scots Army.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Commissioners for the Great Seal of
England, upon the Desires of the Committees of the
several Counties (where no Commissions are already
issued), do consider of fitting Persons to be Commissioners; and give Warrant to Oliver St. John Esquire,
His Majesty's Solicitor General, to prepare Bills, to
contain Commissions to the said Commissioners in the
said Commissions to be named, to authorize them to
take the Accompts of the Scotts Army, in like Form
and Manner as the Commissioners named in several
Commissions formerly issued in that Behalf, for Desires of the Northern Counties, are enabled to do;
and that the said Commissioners for the said Great Seal
do from Time to Time pass the said Commissions in
usual Form, under the said Great Seal."
Ordinance for Patents to be passed to the new Judges.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners for the Great
Seal do give Warrants to the Clerk of the Crown
in Chancery, to prepare Bills, containing Grants respectively unto Serjeant Rolle, Serjeant Phesant, and
Serjeant Atkins, of the respective Places of Justices
of the King's Bench, Common Pleas, and of One
of the Barons of Exchequer, according to the Votes
of both Houses; to hold the same respectively quamdiu se bene gesserint; and that the said Commissioners
do pass the said respective Grants under the Great Seal
of England, in usual Form, accordingly."
Additional Ordinance for the 1000 l. out of the Excise, for North'ton.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, dated the
29th of August last, One Thousand Pounds is assigned
in Course, out of the Receipts of the Excise, for the
Service of the Garrison of North'ton; and thereby
further Ordained, That any Person or Persons advancing the same should be allowed Interest, out of the
same Receipts, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Centum; but no Provision made for the Commissioners
of the Excise their Discharge for Payment of Interest
unto the Lenders thereof: Be it Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the Receipt or Receipts of the Lender or Lenders of
all or any Part of the said Thousand Pounds shall
be a sufficient Discharge unto the Commissioners of
Excise, as well for the Interest as the Principal, according to the true Intent of the aforesaid Ordinance."
Ordinance for ascertaining the Excise Accompts when to be determined.
"Whereas it is thought most convenient and very
necessary for the Service of the Commonwealth,
that the Accompts of Excise be reduced to one and
the same Determination: Be it therefore Ordered
and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in this
present Parliament assembled, That all and every
the Accompts of the said Excise or new Impost,
within this Realm of England, Dominion of Wales,
and Port and Town of Berwicke, shall now all determine upon the 29th Day of September, 1645; and
afterwards Quarterly, upon the Four usual Feasts or
Terms of the Year, (videlicet,) the 25th of (fn. *)
the 25th of March, the 24th of June, and the 29th
of September; and the Comptroll upon the Accompts
of Excise, in the Office of Excise, London, with the
Limits and Extents thereof, shall begin from the said
29th Day of September 1645; and the Wages and Allowances of the several Officers and Ministers employed in the said Excise shall be apportioned according to the several and respective Times, for and
until the said 29th Day of September 1645; and afterwards shall be paid Quarterly upon the said several
Days, by equal Portions."
Paper from the French Minister, concerning Cordier being imprisoned, and obliged to go out of the Line of Communication, on Account of his Religion.
"To the most Noble and most Honourable Lords
of the Upper Chamber of the Parliament
The Violence that James Cordier, a Frenchman
born, hath suffered in his Conscience, by the Committee of The Savoy, by imprisoning his own Person
during a whole Fortnight, for the only Cause of his
Religion, notwithstanding what I caused my Secretary
to represent unto them of the Treaty of Peace and
Commerce between both Kingdoms, which giveth
equally to both Nations the free Practice of their
Religion in both Kingdoms; whose Reasons having
not been comprehended, as being, it may be, beyond
the Reach of their Condition, or little caring of the
Infraction of the Treaty, they have proceeded so
far as to oblige him to put in Bails, to appear within
Eight Days, for to go out of the Lines of Communication; without also, they could find, any Cause
of Complaint or ill Behaviour against his Person,
since Ten Years that he is in this Kingdom, teaching
the French Tongue, paying all Duties and Subsidies;
your Lordships shall have, if they please agreeable,
considering the perilous Consequence, to remedy by
their Equity to this Oppression of Conscience, which
ought not to be against Frenchmen, according to
the said Treaty; and I rest
Your most humble and devoted Servant,
"Sabran, Resident de France."
Ordinance for Mr. Lisle to be Master of St. Cross's Hospital.
"Whereas Wm. Lewes, Doctor in Divinity, and
Master of the House or Hospital of St. Crosse near
Winton, hath neglected the Government of the said
House, and adhered to those that have levied War
against the Parliament, and are Enemies to the King
and Kingdom, whereby he hath forfeited his Right
to the said Mastership: For the better Supply of
that Place, and for the good Government thereof
by a Person of Quality, Integrity, and Piety, the
Lords and Commons in Parliament do Order and
Ordain, That the said Doctor Lewes, from henceforth, shall be removed and wholly discharged from
being any longer Master of the House or Hospital
of St. Crosse's near Winton; and that he shall not
from henceforth have, receive, or take, any Rents,
Issues, or Profits, thereunto belonging; and they do
hereby wholly remove and discharge him thereof,
to all Intents and Purposes: And the said Lords and
Commons do by these Presents constitute and ordain
John Lysle, of Moyles-court, within the County of
Southampton, Esquire, Master of the said House or
Hospital of St. Crosse's near Winton; and do further
Ordain, Order, and Declare, That the said John
Lisle shall have and enjoy the Place of Master of
the said House or Hospital of St. Crosse's aforesaid,
with all Rents, Issues, Profits, Privileges, Powers,
and Benefits, thereunto belonging, or therewith used
or enjoyed; and the Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England are hereby authorized and required,
by Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England,
to pass the said Place of Master of the House or
Hospital of St. Crosse's near Winton unto the said John
Lisle, according to the Intent herein expressed; and
for their so doing, this shall be their Warrant: And
it is hereby Declared, That the said John Lisle shall
in the mean Time have and enjoy the said Place;
with the Profits thereof, as aforesaid."