DIE Martis, 7 Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Simpson.
L. Grey, Speaker.
Mr. Ash thanked for his Sermon.
Ordered, That Mr. Ash, One of the Assembly of
the Divines, be thanked for the Pains that he took in his
Sermon preached before the Lords of Parliament in the
Abbey Church Westm. on the Second of this Instant
October; and that he be desired to print and publish the
The Petition of Henry Foster, a Prisoner in The Fleete,
for destroying the Earl of Suff's Deer, was read;
who, confessing his Fault, was ordered to be released,
paying his Fees.
Cordier's Imprisonment and Expulsion, on Account of his Religion, to be considered.
The Order touching James Cordier, a Frenchman and
a Papist, was read; having been imprisoned by the Committee for the Militia sitting at The Savoy, and again
by them released.
The Warrants for his Commitment and his Releasement were both produced and read.
The House was informed, "That the said Committee have resolved to expel the said Cordier the Lines
of Communication, upon the Ordinances of Parliament, for being a Papist, bearing Date the 13th of
August, 1645, and that of the 27 Febr. 1644."
Whereupon the Clerk of the Parliament was directed
to go to the said Committee from this House, to know
whether, upon any of these Three Reasons, being contained within the said Ordinances, they intended his
Expulsion as aforesaid; videlicet,
"1. Whether he came out of the King's Quarters?
"2. For what Cause he might be conceived a dangerous Person?
"3. Whether he could not give a good Cause for
his inhabiting within the Lines of Communication?"
Lieut. Ogle freed from an Arrest.
Ordered, That Lieutenant James Ogle, now in the
Prison of Ludgate, London, being in the actual Service
of the Parliament, shall be released of his said Imprisonment, upon Sight of this Order.
Letter from the King of Denmark.
A Latin Letter of the King of Denmarke to the
Lords in Parliament was read.
Ordinance for an Allowance for the Prince Elector.
The Committee for the Ordinance to settle Eight
Thousand Pounds per Annum upon the Prince Elector,
reported the said Ordinance fit to pass, with some Alterations and Amendments, which were read; and the
same directed to be sent down to the House of Commons, for a Concurrence.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the E. of Stamford's Impeachment; to expedite the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates and with Orders, &c. for Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Will'm Strickland and others:
That the House of Commons desire a Conference
touching the Earl of Stamford's Business; and that they
desire their Lordships to expedite the Ordinance sent up
from the said House, for the Sale of Delinquents Lands
and Estates; and farther, desired their Lordships Concurrence in some Orders now delivered; videlicet,
1. An Order, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Irish Affairs may grant Commissions for
Martial Law. (Enter it.)
Read, and Agreed unto.
2. An Order, That Alexander Thistlethwaight Esquire
be made High Sheriff of Wiltes. (Enter it.)
Read, and Agreed unto.
3. An Ordinance that Five Thousand Pounds, out of
the Excise, be paid for the Relief of the Forces under
Colonel Pointz. (Enter it.)
Read, and Agreed unto.
The Messengers being called in, they were answered:
That for the Conference conncerning the Earl of Stamford, the Lords will return an Answer thereunto by
Messengers of their own; and as for their passing the
Ordinance to sell Delinquents Estates, the Lords will
take that into their Consideration, and send an Answer
also by Messengers of their own; and lastly, for those
Two Orders and One Ordinance now brought up, their
Lordships have passed them, as was desired.
Ordinance for an Allowance to the Prince Elector.
The Ordinance for the Settlement of Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum upon the Prince Elector, together with the Amendments brought in by the said Committee, were read the Third Time, and passed.
L. Mayor Elect to be presented.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor Elect for the City
of Lond. shall be presented to this House on Monday
next, to be approved of by the Lords in Parliament.
E. Northumberland to nominate the Governor of Cockermouth Castle.
That if it shall be found fitting to put a Garrison
into the Earl of Northumb'land's House in Cumb'land, called Cockermouth Castle; in respect of the great
Prejudice he hath received by the Garrisons of Wresell
Castle and Warkworth, it is Ordered, by the Lords
in Parliament assembled, That the said Earl of Northumb'land may now have the Nomination of One to command in the said Castle.
Message to the H. C. to concur in it; that the Lords will give a Conference about the E. of Stamford; and with the Prince Elector's Ordinance.
A Message sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Edw. Leech and Mr. Page: videlicet,
1. That this House will give them a Conference Torow Morning, in the Painted Chamber, at Ten of the
Clock, concerning the Earl of Stamford's Business.
2. That the Lords have returned the Ordinance for
settling of Eight Thousand Pounds per Annum upon the
Prince Elector, with some Alterations and Amendments,
and desire their Concurrence.
3. That the Lords have sent them an Order, to enable
the Earl of Northumb'land to name a Person to command in his Castle called Cockermouth Castle, in Cumberland, if a Garrison be put therein; and desire their
Barton's Version of the Psalms referred to the Assembly.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Barton, Master
of Arts, read this Day in the House: It is Ordered,
&c. That Two Books of David's Psalms, composed in
English Metre by the Petitioner, and presented to their
Lordships, are hereby referred to the Assembly of
Divines, to be read over, and judged by them; and
the Result of their Judgements thereupon returned to
this House, that such farther Direction may be given
touching the same as shall be meet.
Wheeler versus Chapman and Lane.
Ordered, That the Cause between Captain Wheeler
Plaintiff, and Mr. Chapman and Mr. Lane Defendants,
shall be heard on the First Thursday after the next Term,
by Nine of the Clock in the Morning; and that all
Parties are to have Notice, who are by their Counsel
then to attend accordingly.
Committee for Ireland to give Commissions for Officers there.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Irish Affairs shall have Power to give
Commissions, from Time to Time, to such Officers as
shall be employed in the War of Ireland."
Mr. Thistlethwaite to be Sheriff of Wilts.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That they do nominate and approve of Alexander Thistlethwayte Esquire, to be High Sheriff of
the County of Wilts; and that the Commissioners of
the Great Seal do grant him a Patent for Sheriff accordingly."
Order for 5000 l for Relief of the Forces under Col. Poyntz.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Five Thousand
Pounds be paid in Course, out of the Receipts of the
Excise, by Ordinance of the 11th of September 1643,
for the Service of the Forces under the Command
of Colonel General Sednham Poynts; and the Commissioners of Excise are authorized and enjoined to
make Payment accordingly of the said Five Thousand Pounds, together with Interest (hereby likewise ordained to be paid) for the same, after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. per Annum, for so
long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall
be forborn, before it comes due, unto the said Colonel General Sednham Poynts, or unto Henry Darley
Esquire; either of whose Receipt or Receipts shall
be the Commissioners of Excise their sufficient Warrant and Discharge for the said Five Thousand Pounds
and Interest, and every Part and Parcel thereof;
and the Interest, and every Part and Parcel to be paid
at the End of every Six Months until the said Five
Thousand Pounds become payable as aforesaid."
Letter of Credence from the King of Denmark, for Sir John Henderson to negociate a Peace between the King and the Parliament.
Christianus Quartus, Dei Gratia, Daniæ,
Norvegiæ, Vandalorum, Gothorumque Rex, Dux
Slesvici, Holsatiæ, Stormariæ, & Dithmarsiæ,
Comes in Oldenburgh & Dellmenhorst.
Singulari Favore ac Gratiâ, nostrâ Regiâ præmissis,
Illustres, Generosi, Nobiles, atque Spectabiles, sincere
gratéque Nobis Dilecti; ex iis quæ in Germaniâ non
minus quÀm aliis afflictis Bello Provinciis, per aliquot
jam Lustra & Legatorum Opera & maximorum Europæ
Principum solicitatis Interpositionibus, secimus; Orbi
Christiano pariter ac vobis abundè liquet quanto Studio
id egerimus, ut Pace Christianitati restitutâ, ruentem
in pejus Rempublicam sistere, et priori Felicitati restituere possemus; nec quoad aliqua ejus restaurandi
Spes supererat, a copto Opere Manum ac Mentem
amovere Animus ferebat, nisi, relictis aliorum propriis rebus, impensius Nos advigilare hostiles ac inopinati Suecorum in Regna nostra ac Ditiones facti
Impetus coegissent; quos postquam Divini Numinis
Beneficio compositos, ac, biennali confecto Bello, almam tandem inter utramque Coronam Pacem videmus
reductam, reliqui Christiani Orbis pertinacem ac indies
crescentem Calamitatem miserati, ac condolenti Oculo
Angliæ potissimum Mala intuiti, Belli Onere tantum
non succumbenti Regno Operam nostram diutiùs
subtrahere non possumus; quocirca cum Regem vestrum non minus quam vos À Pacis Cogitatione haud
alienos audiverimus, pro summa quæ Nobis cum Serenitate suâ intercedit Necessitudine, proque sincere
per aliquot jam Sæcula inter Subditos cultâ hinc inde
Amicitiâ, decrevimus Interpositionem nostram et Mediationem ad reducendam Pacem ac restaurandam antiquam Concordiam, prout juxta præsentes ejusdem
tenoris Literis etiam præmemoratæ Serenitati suæ
significavimus, vobis offerre ei fini; & ut de publicâ
hâc Curâ copiosiùs nobilem hunc & strenuum Colonellum nostrum, fidelem gratéque Nobis dilectum
Johannem Henderson, Equitem, tanquam prævii hujus
Tractatus Deputatum ad vos destinavimus, mox alios
pleniori ac sufficientiori Mandato instructos submissuri, ubi Mediationis hujus ac Interpositionis nostræ
Oblationem gratam utrinque & acceptam fore intellexerimus: Interea, pro certo vobis persuasum habeatis, Nos hic nihil in Detrimentum aut Præjudicium cujusquam moliri, sed eò unicè collimare, quò Religioni sua Observantia, ac Cultus, Regi vestro debita
Majestas ac Obedientia Subditis secura Pax, Salus ac
Incolumitas maneat, ac tandem inter hæc Regna antiqua Fides ac Amicitia renovetur, stabiliatur, ac confirmetur; quibus Deo vos commendamus.
Dabantur ex Regiâ nostrâ Hassinæ, Die
Septembris, Anno Mdcxlv.
"Illustibus, Generosis, Nobilibus, atque Spectabilibus, sincerè gratéque Nobis Dilectis, Dominis, Proceribus et Ordinibus Communium
Adjourn, 9 To-morrow.