Die Jovis, 11 die Decembris.
Prayers, by Mr. Cawdrey.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message from the Assembly with a Petition.
A Message was delivered from the Assembly of Divines, by Doctor Smyth and others;
To present a Petition to this House; which was
read, as follows: (Here enter it.)
The Book was also presented to this House.
And after Debate;
This Question was put, "Whether this House
shall grant the Desires of the Assembly of
Divines in this Petition?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Answer to it.
Then Doctor Smyth and the rest were called in again;
and the Speaker told them, "That this House agrees
to their Desires in their Petition; and that they have
Liberty to print and publish the Answer that they
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pury, &c.
1. To desire Concurrence in an Order to give Twenty
Pounds to the Messenger that brought the Letter of the
News of taking Latham House. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance to pay to Sir Hards Waller Fourteen Days Pay, as Captain of the Life-guard of Sir Wm.
Waller. (Here enter it.)
3. Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall
have the Use of Sir Wm. Bronkard's House to sit in, and
the Goods and Furniture left therein; reserving to the
Earl of Essex such Rooms and Accommodations as he
now makes Use of.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars of this
Sir W. Russel & al. versus Lenthall & al.
Ordered, That the Cause between Sir Wm. Russell
and others, against Mr. Lenthall and others, shall be
heard, by Counsel on both Sides, on Tuesday Morning
next, whereof the Parties whom it concerns are to have
timely Notice hereof.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday to the House [ (fn. *) of
That they agree to the Ordinance for making Mr.
Bond Master of The Savoy: (Here enter it.) And concerning the Earl of Northumb. to have the Nomination
of a Governor for Wressell Castle, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions for a Peace.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to consider of the Propositions.
And the House being resumed;
It is Ordered, To be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning; and the Judges are in the mean (fn. *) Time
to peruse that Proposition which concerns the taking
away of the Court of Wards, and see whether it be effectual enough.
Order for 20l. to Col. Booth's Messenger.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Twenty Pounds be bestowed
upon the Messenger that brought the Letters from
Colonel Booth; and that the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at
Habberdashers Hall, do pay unto him the said Twenty
Order for a Fortnight's Pay to Sir H. Waller.
"Upon the humble Petition of Sir Hardes Waller
Knight and Colonel, and Governor of the City of
Corke, in the Province of Munster: It is Ordered, by
the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Habberdashers Hall, do
pay unto him Fourteen Days Pay, upon his Entertainment as Captain of the Life-guard of Sir William
Committee of the Army to have Sir W. Bronkard's House.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee of the Army
shall have the Use of Sir William Brunkard's House
to sit in, and the Goods and Furniture left therein;
reserving to the Earl of Essex such Rooms and Accommodations as he now makes Use of."
Petition of the Assembly, for Leave to publish an Answer to a printed Remonstrance of their Dissenting Brethren.
To the Right Honourable the House of Peers
assembled in Parliament.
The humble Petition of the Assembly of Divines;
That your Petitioners, for the clearing of themselves from some Aspersions cast upon them in
the Preface of a Book, intituled, The Way of the
Church of Christ, were inforced, April 4th, 1645,
to make an Order, That the Dissenting Brethren
should be a Committee, to bring in a Model of
Church Government according to their Judgements;
in Reference whereunto, the Brethren did, Octob.
22, bring into this Assembly a Paper, containing some Pretence of Reasons why they would
not bring in such a Model at this Time; which
Paper is since published in Print, under the Title
of A Copy of a Remonstrance; and spread both in
City and Country, to the very great Prejudice of
this Assembly, and Scandal of their Proceedings.
Your Petitioners, therefore, most humbly pray,
that it may please this Honourable House,
to give the Assembly Leave to publish an
Answer and Defence of themselves in Print;
there being no other Way to vindicate their
Proceedings from those Misapprehensions
which this printed Paper hath begotten in the
Minds of many.
And your Petitioners, as in Duty bound,
shall ever pray, &c.
Cornelius Burgesse, Prolocutor pro Tempore.
Henry Robrough, Scriba.
"Adoniram Byfeild, Scriba."
House adjourned till 10a cras.