DIE Jovis, videlicet, 27 die Aprilis.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker
Delinquents, for arresting the E. of Bollingbroke's Servant, released.
Upon the Desire of the Earl of Bollingbrooke, and
upon the hearty Sorrow of the Bailiffs of Windsor that
arrested the Earl of Bollingbrooke's Servant: It is Ordered, That the said Bailiffs shall be released of their
Message from the H. C. for a further Conference;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Stroude:
1. To desire a Conference, concerning the Matter of
the last Conference.
for a Supply of Money;
2. Concerning a Supply of Money for the Army.
and with Names of Deputy Lieutenants for Dorset.
3. To desire that their Lordships would concur, that
the Mayor of Dorchester for the Time being, and Mr.
Savage, may be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons, in the Nomination of the Mayor of Dorchester
and Mr. Savage to be Deputy Lieutenants; and that
this House will give a present Conference, as is desired,
in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. May, returning to the King, stopped by the Scouts, and his Money taken from him.
The House being informed, "That Mr. May, that
came from Oxford with a Message from His Majesty,
and having the Order of this House to return to
Oxford; as he was going, he was taken by the Scouts
of the Lord General's Army, and, having more Money about him than usual, he was carried to the
Lord General, in whose Hands there is One Hundred
and Ten Pounds of his Money:"
Part to be restored him, and the rest to be sent up.
Hereupon this House appointed the Speaker of this
House to write to the Lord General, to return up to
the Hands of the Speaker One Hundred Pounds, and
to pay to Mr. May Ten Pounds, to carry him to Oxford; and to have his Horse and Saddle restored him.
Countess of Rivers's Petition, that she may receive Rents of her Tenants.
(fn. *) Upon the reading of the Petition of the Countess
of Riverse, (fn. †) desiring, "That their Lordships would
consider the great Loss she hath sustained in her
Estate already; therefore that (fn. ‡) she may be permitted
to take Rent of her Tenants:" Ordered, That this
Petition be referred to the Committee for the Safety of
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Report of the Conference about the Lord General's Letter.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference,
which was occasioned by the Lord General's Letter;
and they, considering the Estate of the Lord General,
that it is all sequestered and seized upon, whereby
he is utterly unable to bear the Charge (fn. ||) that is now
upon him, the House of Commons desires their
Lordships would please to expedite the Order for
the Lord General to possess the Lord Capell's Estate.
Committees to go into the City, for the speedy raisings a Sum for the Army;
"Likewise, in the Lord General's Letter, they take
Notice that the Army will be in Danger to disband,
unless there be a Care taken to supply the Army with
Money: Therefore the House of Commons desires
their Lordships to join with the House of Commons,
to send a select (fn. *) Committee of both Houses to the
City of London this Morning, and communicate to
the Common Council, 1. the Lord General's Letter
concerning the State of the Army, excepting that
Part concerning Sir Wm. Waller and Delinquents
Estates, and offer to them Personal Security of Members of both Houses, to raise a considerable Sum of
Money presently, for the Relief of the Army; and
to give the Common Council Thanks for the procuring of the late Sum of Forty-four Thousand
for the City to prepare their Forces, to desend themselves;
"2. To let them know, that the King is now drawing His Forces into the Field, and makes Proclamation for all between Sixteen and Sixty to come in
to His Assistance; therefore to desire the City to get
their Forces in a Readiness, to defend the City, or
the adjacent Counties, or the Lord General, if there
and for the Arrears of the Weekly Assessment.
"3. To desire the City to re-collect speedily the
Monies that (fn. *) are behind upon the Weekly Assessment.
Ordinance for assessing Malignants Estates.
"And, considering the Burdens of voluntary Contributions are very great, and divers rich Men have
done nothing in the Counties, the House of Commons desire their Lordships to pass the Ordinance
for the cessing of the Twentieth of Malignants Estates
in the Countries, which will bring in speedily a considerable Sum of Money."
This House Agreed, To send a Committee, with a
Committee of the House of Commons, into the City of
London, upon the Particulars mentioned at the Conference; but this House intends not any Lord should
be enjoined to give their Personal Securities for the procuring of Monies, but do leave every Lord free to do
therein as they please.
Committee to consider of it, and the one for sequestering Lord Capell's to the Use of the E. of Essex.
And concerning the Ordinance concerning the Lord
Capell's Estate, and the sequestering of the Twentieth
Part of Malignants Estates, their Lordships will take
them into Consideration.
The Earl of Bollingbrooke,
Earl of Manchester,
Earl of Denbigh,
Earl of Rutland,
Were appointed to be Committees, to go into London.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the House of Commons, to let them
know the Resolutions of this House concerning the
Matter of the last Conference.
The House was resumed.
Mrs. Hamlett, a Pass.
Ordered, That Suzan Hamlett shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford, to her Husband.
Parson of Stapleford.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall be granted, for bringing in the Witnesses To-morrow against the Parson of
House adjourned till 10a cras.