DIE Martis, 2 die Decembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Hickes.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
E. of Leven to command in Chief before Newark.
The Earl of Manchester reported, "That the Committee of both Kingdoms have received a Letter from
the Earl of Leven, to give Notice that he is come up
with the Scotch Army to Newarke, and he desires to
know who should command in Chief; which the
Committee thought fit to receive the Directions of
Hereupon this House thought fit, that General Leven
shall command in Chief all the Forces, both English and
Scots, that are now, or shall be, employed before Newarke, during their Continuance there.
Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea.
The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee
of the Admiralty:
Whereas, on the 19th of September last, it was
Ordered by this Committee, That both Houses
should be moved, to pass the Ordinance for Sea
Laws, in respect of many Disorders committed by
the Seamen: And forasmuch as some Persons are now
in Custody that have betrayed their Trust at Sea, the
bringing of whom to Trial will be a very good Service to the Kingdom; Ordered, That both Houses
be again moved, from this Committee, to pass the said
Ordinance with what convenient Speed they may."
Ordered, To communicate this Report to the House
Message to the H. C. for the E. of Leven to command before Newark;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
1. To desire their Concurrence in a Vote, "That
General Leven shall command in Chief all the Forces,
both English and Scotch, that are, or shall be, employed before Newarke, during their Continuance
about the Ordinance for Martial Law at Sea;
2. To communicate to them the Report from the
Committee of the Admiralty, for passing the Ordinance
for Martial Law by Sea.
and the E. of Nott's Petition.
3. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Nottingham's
Message from thence, for a Conference about Propositions for Peace.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Evelyn Knight:
To desire a Conference, so soon as it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching Propositions for
and with an Ordinance.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the King's Children here.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a Conference To-morrow
Morning, in the Painted Chamber, at Ten a Clock;
and concerning the Ordinance touching the King's
Children, they will take it into Consideration, and send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Oliver Fleming's Order for Privilege.
"Whereas Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the
Ceremonies, is, by virtue of his Place, to give his
continual Attendance upon the Parliament, and to
entertain Foreign Princes, Ambassadors, and other
Public Ministers for the Service of the State, who
hath given sufficient Testimony of his Fidelity and
Affection, and great Integrity and Abilities in discharging of the said Place, and other Occasions as
an Officer of State: It is Ordered, by the Lords
in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Oliver
Fleming shall and is hereby, for his Person, Goods,
and Estate, freed of and from all Suits and Arrests,
during his Discharge of the said Place and Public
Employment as aforesaid, unless the Pleasure of this
House shall be signified to the contrary; and hereof
all such whom it may concern are to take Notice,
and yield their Obedience thereunto, as they will
answer the contrary to this House at their Peril."
Jennings and Dawes.
This Day the Cause between Tho. Jennyns, against
Sir Thomas Dawes, was heard at this Bar, by Counsel
on both Sides; and Ordered to be taken into Consideration To-morrow.
House adjourned till 9a cras.