DIE Saturni, 27 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Dury.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Viscount Say & Seale.
Widow Bassett's Petition, for her Husband's Arrears;
Upon reading the Petition of Susanna Bassett, the
Widow of Bussy Bassett, Major, deceased; shewing,
"That her Husband was employed in the Parliament's
Service, for which there is Eight Hundred Pounds
due to him; but he lying dead, unburied, for Want
of Means to bury him, it is desired that some of his
Arrears may be paid, for Burial of him."
sent to the H.C.
It is Ordered, To be specially recommended to the
House of Commons; and accordingly it was sent down,
by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page.
Montrell, French Agent, a Pass.
Ordered, That Montrell, the French Agent, shall
have a Pass, to go to the King, in his Way as he goes
into Scotland, about the Affairs of the French King
Propositions for a Peace.
The House took into Consideration the Propositions
for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Resolved, That this House agrees, that the First Proposition shall pass as it is brought into this House, in
Place of that which was brought from the House of
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House agrees
to the Second Proposition.
The Third Proposition agreed to, with the Alteration of these Words ["a Bill"] instead of ["the
Resolved, That this House agrees to the Fourth Proposition.
Resolved, That this House agrees to the Fifth Proposition.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Ashurst;
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for Five Thousand Pounds, for the
Leaguer before Chester. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for paying Monies to Reduced
Officers. (Here enter it.)
3. An Ordinance for giving Reparations to Jonathan
Hallowes and Ralph Holland, out of the Estates of Sir
Christofer Lowther and Mr. John Lamplugh, for their
Read Twice, and Ordered to be committed.
The Answer returned was:
That to that Ordinance concerning Hallowes and
Holland, they will return an Answer by Messengers of
their own: To the rest, their Lordships do agree to
Propositions for a Peace.
Resolved, That this House agrees to the Sixth Proposition.
The Seventh Proposition. Agreed to.
The Eighth Proposition. Agreed to.
The Ninth Proposition. Agreed to.
The Tenth Proposition. Agreed to.
The Eleventh Proposition. Agreed to.
The Twelfth Proposition containing divers Branches;
To the First and Second Branch, Agreed to.
To that Branch concerning Stage Plays, Agreed
to with this Addition ["This Act to be perpetual"].
To the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Branch,
To that Branch concerning the Court of Wards,
this House agreed to a new Draught in Lieu
To the Two last Branches, this House Agrees.
Ordered, That this House will take into Consideration the rest of the Propositions on Monday Morning
Provision to be made for the Officers of the Court of Wards, when that Court is abolished.
Ordered, That when the Court of Wards and Liveries shall be taken away, that a competent Provision
shall be made for the Master of the said Court, and
such other Officers there who have adhered to the Parliament, in Lieu of the Offices and Profits which they
respectively have thereby; and that in such Sort as both
Houses shall think fit.
This to be sent to the House of Commons, for Concurrence.
Ordinance for 5000l. for the Leaguer before Chester.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do Order and Ordain, That, towards the Relief and
Maintenance of such Forces of Chester and the adjacent Counties that are at the Leaguer of Chester,
Five Thousand Pounds be paid in Course, out of the
Receipts of the Excise, together with Interest for the
same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per
Annum; and the said Interest-money to be paid, at the
End of every Six Months, for so long Time as any
Part of the said Sums shall be forborn and unpaid;
which said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, with Interest, the Commissioners of Excise are required and
authorized to pay, in Manner as abovesaid, unto John
Bradshawe of London, Esquire, and Will'm Edwards
of the City of Chester, Alderman, whose Receipt shall
be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners
of Excise, and every of them, for the same: And it
is further Ordered and Ordained, That the aforesaid Forces shall be equally paid, out of the said Five
Thousand Pounds; and if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other well-affected Person or Persons, or
any Committees of the aforesaid Counties, shall advance the said Five Thousand Pounds, or any Part
thereof, to be paid unto the said John Bradshawe
and William Edwards, for the Service aforesaid, by
Way of Loan, that they the said Persons, or respective Committees, advancing the same, or any
Part thereof, shall be secured all and every such
Sums of Money as they shall so advance, and shall
be paid the same, with Interest, out of the Receipts
of the Excise as aforesaid; and the Receipts of the
said John Bradshawe and William Edwards, or any
other Person or Persons by their Order and Assignment, under their Hands and Seals, being such as
have advanced the same, or any Part thereof, shall
be a sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost for Payment of the said Five
Thousand Pounds, and every Part and Parcel thereof,
with Interest, as aforesaid."
Order for 3000l. for Reduced Officers.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of
Three Thousand Pounds shall be paid in Course, unto
Mr. Francis Vernon, late Deputy Treasurer unto Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, out of the Receipts of the Excise
and new Impost, upon the Ordinance of the 11th of
September, 1643, whereof Two Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-two Pounds, Fourteen Shillings, and Six
Pence, is to be by him paid, upon Accompt, unto
such Officers as were reduced upon the new-moulding
of the Army, by such Proportions as are mentioned
in several Lists, subscribed by the Committee of the
Army, or any Five of them; and Two Hundred
Pounds more thereof to Major Hercules Langrish,
upon Accompt, in Part of what is due to him from
the State; and Fifty Pounds more thereof to John
Swiser, upon Accompt, of what is due to him from
the State; and Fifty Pounds more thereof unto Thomas Anderson, upon Accompt, in Part of what is due
to him from the State; and the Residue thereof,
being Seventeen Pounds, Five Shillings, and Six Pence,
unto Captain John Copley, upon Accompt, in Part of
what the State oweth him; and the Commissioners of
Excise and new Impost are hereby authorized to pay
the said Three Thousand Pounds accordingly, in due
Order and Course, unto the said Mr. Francis Vernon,
his Assignee or Assigns, whose Receipt or Receipts
shall be the Commissioners of Excise and every of
them their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf: Provided, and be it further Ordained, That if the Commissioners of Excise, or any other well-affected Person or Persons, shall advance the said Three Thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, to be paid to Mr.
Francis Vernon, for the Use or Uses aforesaid, by
Way of Loan, that they, the said Persons so advancing the same, or any Part thereof, shall be secured
all and every such Sum and Sums of Money as they
shall so advance; and shall be paid the same, with
Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum,
for Forbearance thereof, out of the Receipts of the
Excise, in Course as aforesaid; and the Receipt of
the said Mr. Francis Vernon, or any other Person or
Persons by his Order and Assignment under his
Hand and Seal, being such Persons, or their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, as have advanced
the same, or any Part thereof, shall be a sufficient
Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise and new
Impost, for Payment of the said Three Thousand
Pounds, and every Part and Parcel thereof, with Interest, as aforesaid."
House adjourned till 9a, Monday Morning next.