DIE Veneris, 7 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Gouge.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with Letters to be sent to The States General; and with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Vane Junior, &c.
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. [ (fn. *) Two Letters] in Lattin, to be sent to States in
Holland. (Here enter them.)
Read, and Agreed to; and the Speakers to sign
2. An Addition to an Ordinance concerning Derby.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance to issue out of the Excise Two Thousand Pounds, for the Forces in Lancashire.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms, as follows:
"Die Jovis, 6 Nov. 1645.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
Colonel Payne to be Governor of Abingdon.
Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That Major General Browne hath recommended Colonel George Payne to be Governor of Abbingdon;
and to desire the House (if they please) to give
Order for a Commission for him for that Purpose."
Approved of; and the Concurrence of the House
of Commons to be desired herein.
Mr. Pym's Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Committee for Mr. Pym's Ordinance do meet To-morrow Morning, and after when
The Earl of Manchester, Earl Lyncolne, Lord Viscount Say & Seale.
Cromwell versus Sir Henry Tracy.
Ordered, That Sir Humphry Tracy Baronet shall
have further Time granted him, till this (fn. *) Day Fortnight, to put in his Answer to the Petition of Mrs.
E. of Denhigh's Officers Petition, to have the Benefit of concealed Estates for their Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of the Officers lately under
the Command of the Earl of Denbigh; (fn. †) desiring,
"They may have the Benefit of such Estates and Goods
as they shall discover to be concealed from the State;
which they desire may be for Satisfaction of their
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition,
and the Ordinance annexed, is referred to these Lords
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Two, [ (fn. *) to meet] To-morrow Morning, and
when afterward they please.
The Speaker presented a Petition to this House;
which was read, as follows:
L. Cromwell's Petition, to be received into Favour.
To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
Baron of Ouckham,
"That he, not truly understanding the Justness of the
Cause this State hath in handling till of late, did,
through some plausible Persuasions of His Majesty,
(fn. ‡) continue with Him; until, by true Information of some
Friends, I found that His Majesty was not only misled,
but His Deafness to those He ought to hear best was
liker to increase, than by wholesome and well-grounded
Propositions from hence receive an Opening and Enlargement of that Organ; upon which, your Lordships
humble Servant and Suppliant, ambitious to redeem
himself in the good Opinion of your Lordships, and
also of the Honourable House of Commons; and, Secondly, to preserve his Honour and Reputation with
those that stood for Religion and the Liberty of the
Subject; did (upon serious Deliberation) bethink himself to lay hold upon your Lordships Declaration,
and the Articles of Prince Rupert and General Fairefax, and resolved to become a new Man, and to be
faithful in the Cause now depending here, either by
Oath or otherwise; which I humbly desire may be
received for such a Truth as not to be suspected or
denied; and, in regard of my high Poverty, I may not
be restrained to any chargeable Prison, or other Restraint; but, if at all, to my Chamber or some Public
Minister of State's House, as the Sheriff or some Alderman of this City; not being in any present Capacity
any ways able to subsist, having not had Fifty Pounds
of his own Estate these Four Years, either in England
"And he shall ever pray, &c.
Committed to the Black Rod.
Ordered, That the Lord Cromwell shall stand committed to the safe Custody of the Gentleman Usher
attending this House, there to remain till the further
Pleasure of this House be signified, for deserting the Parliament contrary to his Duty.
Pass for Prince Rupert, and others.
Next, the Earl of Northumb. reported a Pass, to be
given to Prince Rupert and his Company, to go out of
the Kingdom; which Pass the Committee of both Houses
have approved of, with some Instructions to those that
shall be employed for taking of their Engagements;
which the Committee offers to the Consideration of the
The Pass was read, and approved of by this House.
The Instructions were read, and approved of; and
the Concurrence of the House of Commons desired
Ordinance to redress Abuses in Heraldry.
Next, an Ordinance for Redress of Abuse in Coat of
Arms, was presented to the House, and read, and approved; and these Lords appointed to be Committees,
to join with a Committee of the House of Commons:
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Steward and De Franchi.
Upon reading the Petition of Walter Steward Esquire:
It is Ordered, That the Cause between him and Nic.
de Franchi shall be heard, at this Bar, by Counsel on
both Sides, on Tuesday Sevennight next; and that the
Petitioner shall have the Benefit of the Depositions formerly taken concerning this Cause in Spayne.
Chickley to be instituted to the Rectory of Ripton Regis.
Ordered, That Wolstaine Chicheley, Minister, shall
be instituted and inducted to the Rectory of Ripton Regis,
in Com. Hunt. being presented to the same by the
Commissioners of the Great Seal; and Sir Nath. Brent
is hereby authorized to give him Institution and Induction accordingly.
Mr. Carte's Institution.
Ordered, That Sir Nath. Brent shall institute Mr.
Carte, Minister, to
Message to the H. C. for their Concurrence in Prince Rupert's Pass.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Ayliff and Doctor Heath:
To desire Concurrence in the Pass to Prince Rupert
and his Company, to go out of the Kingdom; and to
the Instructions to those that shall take their Engagements.
Amendment to the Ordinance concerning Derby.
"Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That these Words (videlicet), ["which Moiety
shall be paid to the Treasurers for the said Town and
County for the Time being, whose Receipt shall be
a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise,
and their Sub-commissioners, in that Behalf"] shall
be, and hereby is, added to the Ordinance of both
Houses, of the Sixth of September, 1645, for the
granting of a Moiety of the Excise to the Town and
County of Derby."
Order for the Commissioners of Excise to reimburse themselves 2000l. advanced for the Forces in Lancashire.
"Whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise and new Impost, have, upon an Ordinance of
the 29th of August last, advanced and lent the Sum of
Two Thousand Pounds, for the Service and Advantage of the Forces of Lancasheir: Be it therefore
Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise
may satisfy and reimburse themselves, and that their
Executors; Administrators, or Assigns, shall and may
be satisfied and reimbursed, the said Two Thousand
Pounds, together with Interest 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, out of such Intervals of Receipts, by Ordinance of the 11th of September, 1643, as shall
happen when other Assignments already made on
those Receipts shall not fall due, or, in Default
thereof, in such Order and Course as the said Ordinance of the 29th of August last shall succeed and
take Place; and that the said Two Thousand Pounds;
advanced as aforesaid, be paid unto Mr. James Wainright, of London, whose Receipt shall be a sufficient
Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise, and
every of them, in that Behalf: And be it further
Ordained, That in case the said Two Thousand
Pounds and Interest, or any Part thereof, shall not
be reimbursed and paid unto the said Commissioners
of Excise, in the Intervals or Course of this present
Year, ending the 11th of September, 1646, that then
the said Commissioners of Excise, their Executors and
Administrators, shall be reimbursed and paid, out of
the further Receipts of the Excise, by the Commissioners for the Time being, according to the true Intent and Meaning of this Ordinance; and the Commissioners of Excise for the Time being are hereby
authorized to make Payment of Principal and Interest
Letter to The States General, about Hull Merchants, who have sustained Damages by De Witt.
"Illustres, Nobilissimi, ac Præpotentes Domini,
"Ex eo quod Illustres vestræ Dominationes iniquam
Nicholai De Witte Causam contra Duas Mercatorum
Hullensuim quas prædatus est Naves cognosci, eumque
in Jus vocari voluerunt, grato agnoscimus Animo laudabile vestrum Justitiæ administrandæ Studium, de
quo quidem sumus agentes Gratias; vestras Illustres
Dominationes amice velimus rogatas, ut, amotâ Cunctatione, omnis istius Causæ Lis (si qua moveatur) tollatur, Naves & Bona cum Impensis Proprietariis restituantur, in istum De Witte quod & publicam Pacem &
Mandata ab Illustrissimis Dominis Ordinibus Generalibus lata violaverit, Jure animadvertatur; id scilicet
erit & vestræ Justitiæ hâc in re Complementum, &
constantis in nos Amicitiæ & Benevolentiæ Argumentum, quod vicissim, pari Curæ, Operâ, & Amore, demereri semper studebimus (sicut noster Prolegatus
Striclandus vobis uberius exponet); vestris Illustribus
Dominationibus fausta & felicia quæque voventes.
"Illustribus vestris Dominationibus addictissimi,
"Proceres & Ordines Communium
"Grey de Warke,
Letter to The States of Holland, about the same Business.
"Illustrissimi Præpotentes Domini,
"Non fert sincerus noster in Illustrissimas vestras Excellentias illisque Unitas Provincias Affectus atque
vera Amicitia, quam diuturna inter utrasque Gentes
sancivit Necessitudo, & firmavit eadem quam utrinque
profitemur Religio, ut de promptâ vestrâ Justitiâ Hullensibus de vestris, five Nicholao De Witte, Jure querentibus Mercatoribus administranda, quicquam dubitemus; memores igitur vestrorum æquissimorum Deprædationes istiusmodi prohibentium Mandatorum,
vestras Illustrissimas ac Præpotentes Excellentias hoc
saltem amice & instanter rogatas velimus, ut, sine
Morâ, Causa ista decernatur, Naves & Bona Proprietariis restituantur, Impensarumque Compensatio fiat,
atque de isto De Witte ut publicæ Pacis & vestrorum
Decretorum Violatore condigna Pæna sumatur; illud
& vestræ Justitiæ & veræ (quam quidem semper sancte
colemus) Amicitiæ Argumentum, ut omni Operâ &
Studio vicissim demereamur, gratamque Mentem usque
testemur, sedulo curabimus; Præpotentes & Illustrissimas vestras Excellentias quam diutissime valere, &
omnia prosperrime agere, ex Animo precantes; &
quicquid præterea significandum superesse potest;
nostro vobiscum moranti Prolegato exponendum relinquentes.
"Illustrissimis Præpotentibus vestris Excellentiis
"Proceres & Ordines Communium
"Grey de Warke,
House adjourned till 9a cras.