DIE Martis, 21 die Decembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hicks.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answers from the H. C.
Doctor Heath and Mr. Eltonheade return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That concerning the Earl of Shrewsbury, and the
Lord Petre, and Colonel Andrewes, they will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Eltonheade return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Order concerning Mr. Fortescue, and the granting of a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Piracy. (Here enter it.)
Writs of Error brought in.
Mr. Justice Bacon this Day brought in these Writs
of Error following; (videlicet,)
Bushell & Colston.
Idem & eundem.
Harte & Carter.
Gay & Trevillian.
Trippett & Burrowes.
Shellitoe & Walker.
Prentice & Freere.
Curnett & Ball.
Boughey & Penne.
Knighton & Bullocke.
Derke & Sherman.
Butler & Butler.
Butler & Blaney.
Butler & Blaney.
Cockayne & Taylor.
Fage & Rumney.
Empson & Walker.
Webster & Browne.
Lillie & Sherman.
Stanwell & al. & Bovett.
Clarridge & Manwaringe.
Morgan & Goughe.
Johnson & Elliott.
Blincoe & Barwicke.
Burrage & Parsons.
Croker and Wise.
This Day being appointed for hearing the Cause
between Croker and Wise; but in regard Wise hath not
brought in the Writings and Evidences concerning Mr.
Croker's Estate, which are in his Custody, according to
[ (fn. *) the Order of ] the 3d of December:
It is Ordered, That Mr. Wise shall give Obedience
to the said Order of the Third of December, and bring
in the Evidences and Writings, in his or his Wife's
Custody, concerning Mr. Croker's Estate, by To-morrow
Morning, to the Clerk of the Parliaments, upon Oath;
and the leaving this Order at Mr. Herne's Chamber, at
Lyncolne's Inn, One of the Counsel of Mr. Wise, shall be
accounted a good Serving Mr. Wise with this Order.
Allen and Baker.
Upon hearing the Counsel of Allen and Baker: It is
Ordered, That the former Order of this House, made
concerning this Cause, touching the giving of Security
by Baker, is hereby confirmed: And it is Ordered further, That it is referred to Doctor Aylett and Doctor
Heath, to consider of the Security as is offered, and to
give their Opinions to this House concerning the said
Security; and then the said Baker is to enter into it.
Parnacot and Teate.
Ordered, That Errors in the Writ of Error between Parnacott and Teate shall be argued on Friday
Sir H. Stiles and Jermyn.
Ordered, That the Errors in the Writ of Error between Jermin and Sir Humphry Stiles shall be argued on
Leave for 40 Persons to stay in London.
An Order was presented to the House, to refer to the
Committee for the Army, the granting of Licences to
Forty Persons to stay in London; which was read.
And, upon the Question, Resolved, Not to pass.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners.
A Letter from the Scotch Commissioners, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Message to the H. C. about the Committee for Plantations; and to remind them of Ly. Cawfield's and Pringle's Petition, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Heath and Mr. Eltonheade:
1. To deliver to them the Order for lessening the
Quorum of the Committee for Plantations.
2. To put them in Mind of the Lady Cawfield's Petition.
3. To put them in Mind of Mr. Pringle's Petition.
4. To let them know, that this House intends to
adjourn till Friday Morning next.
Maxwell, Leave to be absent from the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Maxwell hath Leave to be
absent from his Attendance upon the King in the Isle of
Wight, in regard of some Occasions.
Fortescue, D. of Lorrain's Agent, to depart immediately.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Anthony Fortescue, pretended Agent to the Duke of Lorrayne, shall depart
out of this Kingdom within Ten Days; or else to be
proceeded against according to Law."
Order for a Commission for trying Piracy Causes.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That a Commission of Oyer and Terminer for Piracy Causes be issued, under the Great
Seal of England, to such Commissioners as the Committee for the Admiralty shall think fit."
Paper from the Scots Commissioner, complaining of their Papers not being taken into Consideration before the sending the Commissioners to the King; and to clear themselves of casting Aspersions on the Houses.
"For the Right Honnorable the Speaker of the
House of Peeres pro Tempore.
"Wee have ever bin soe forward for a settling of a
Peace, as wee have alwayes bin ready to lay Hould
on all Oppertunityes, and to make Use of every
Meane, which wee conceived might further and advance it. And if the Houses had bin pleased to
consider our former Papers, or had harkened to our
Desire for a Conferrence, there had bin Tyme sufficient both for Debate and Consideration of what is
contayned in our Papers of the 17th of this Instant;
and therefore wee are very sorry that soe little Regard hath bin had to our Desires, as not to take
them into Consideration before the sending of their
Commissioners to the Kinge. Wee see noe Reason
why our expressing our Sense upon the Alterations
made in these new Propositions, soe essentially different from the former, and upon the Way now intended to send them to His Majesty, should be interpreted a laying of Aspersions upon the Houses; but
that our Zeale to Religion, Loyalty to the Kinge, and
earnest Desire of Unity betweene the Kingdomes (all
now in soe greate Danger), hath given just Cause
that our Expressions should be more pathetique then
ordinarily, knoweing how tender the Kingdome of
Scotland hath bin and is of the Covenant and Treatyes betweene the Kingdomes, and how sensible
they will be of the Violation thereof. And as for
our Judgment concerning Propositions to be sent to
His Majesty, wee have exprest it in our Papers delivered to the Houses on Friday. And soe we rest
Worcester-House, the 20th of December, 1647.
House adjourned till 10 a
Friday Morning next.