DIE Martis, 31 die Januarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Message from the H. C. with Orders for the Lords Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. John Goodwin:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders following:
1. An Order concerning the sequestering the Profits
of Horsham, in the County of Sussex. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, To send to the Archbishop of Cant. to
recommend Mr. John Chatfeild to be presented by him
to the Vicarage of Horsham, in the County of Sussex;
and that Mr. Dr. Heath shall attend the Archbishop,
and return his Answer to this House.
2. An Order for the Sheriff of the City of Norwich
to seize (fn. *) the Horses, Arms, and Ammunition, of all
the Papists in that City, &c. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order concerning the sequestering of the
Profits of Dr. Seaton's Parsonage at Bushy.
Respited until Information be given that Dr. Seaton
hath been in the King's Army.
Ordered, That Dr. Seaton shall be brought before
this House To-morrow.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order concerning the
City of Norwich; and concerning the Order concerning
Horsham and Bushy, this House will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Letter concerning the Assessment of some Peers, and those who have declared against the Parliament.
Upon reading of a Letter from Sir Rowland St. John,
Sir Gilbert Pykeringe, Sir Ric'd Samuell, John Crewe,
and Ed. Harby, Esquires, shewing, "That they are
beginning the Levy of a Twentieth Part of the
Estates of Papists, and others that have declared
themselves against the Parliament: Many of them are
Peers; therefore their humble Suit is, that their Lordships would be pleased to assess the Earls of North'ton,
Westm'land, Newport, and the Lord Mountague,
the Lord Vaux, and the Lord Brudnell, and to send
down the Rates which shall be agreed upon by their
Lordships, that so they may levy them in the Country,
according to the Ordinance."
Ordered, That these Lords following shall consider
what Rates and Assessments are fit for the Twentieth
Part to be put upon the aforesaid Lords, and to report
the same to this House: videlicet,
Committee to consider of it.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Their Lordships to meet presently: Any Three.
Order to seize the Papists Arms in Norwich.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled, That the Sheriffs
of the City of Norwich for the Time being, and
Captain Linewell Sherwood, Captain of a Company
of Voluntiers in the said City, William Symonds
Gentleman, or any One of them, with the Aid and
Assistance of the said Company of Voluntiers, or
other Persons inhabiting in the said City which shall
be willing to aid and assist him or them, or so many
of them as he or they hold fitting, shall and may
enter the Houses of all such Persons, within the
City of Norwich, and the Precinct (fn. *) and Liberties
thereof, and the Towns of Thorpe and Trowse next
Norwich, and the Precinct, Liberty, and Bounds of
Christ Church, in Norwich, as are Popish Recusants;
or have not lent or given any Money, Plate, or Horse,
upon the Propositions for the Defence of the King
and Parliament; or such Clergymen or others, as have
publicly preached or spoken reviling, scandalous, and
reproachful Words against both or either Houses of
Parliament, or the Proceedings thereof; and to seize
all such Arms, Horse, Ammunition fit for Service in
the War, that do belong to such Persons respectively;
and the same safely to keep until further Direction
from both or either Houses of Parliament: And it is
further Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the
City of Norwich, or any Two or more of them, shall
and may, as often as they hold it necessary, cause
strong Watches, by Land or Water, to be set by
Day or by Night, within the Liberties of Christ
Church, for the apprehending of all Popish Recusants, or other Persons, that may or do disturb the
Peace of the said City, and all such Persons to commit to safe Custody; and thereof to give Notice to
both or either Houses of Parliament.
E. of Nottingham's Petition recommended to the H. C.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver to the House of Commons the Petition
of the Earl of Nottingham, and recommend the same
to their Considerations.
House adjourned till 9a cras.