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sorry to hear of your continued disturbance from Mr. Fowke, who
is recognized as consul by the French, We wonder he durst
presume to remain there, after so express a call from his Highness.
His removal from the island is a delicate matter, but we will give
you all encouragement in your employment. We can think of no
better way than imposing double consulage on those who use the
French, Dutch, or any other stranger consul in buying cottons, if
you sell them as good, and at as low rates. If your power be too
short to reach the double consulage, we will do our best to get it
for you here, by charging it to the account of those refusers who
are creditors in our books. [Levant Papers, Vol. IV., p. 306.]

Thos. Paramour to [Sec. Nicholas]. I have received signification
of the King's goodness in granting my petition, with the
significant caveat to be entered, that none intercede before me ;
thanks to him and to your care and favour. I beg the presenta-
tion till I can perform the duties of my office, and meantime I daily
pray for the King's re- establishment.

P.S. — I will give you an account of those who have grants of
the place in possession or reversion. Endorsed [by Nicholas],
" Acknowledgment for his Majesty's gracious promise to make him
a teller of the Exchequer." [1 page, Flanders correspondence.]

D. Eootes to Sec. Nicholas. I wish I could show my gratitude
to you. As the King does not think fit to answer me, as he
promised, pray ascertain whether 1 am prejudiced by my Lord
Chancellor's aversion to my uncle, and try to create in him better
thoughts of one who is devoted to the King's service. [1 page,
Flanders correspondence.]

[May 11.] 19. Petition of the parishioners of Bennet's, Paul's Wharf, to the
Protector and Council. The means of our church are only 501. a
year, and a small dwelling-house. The parish is very poor, having
140 families, of which 80 receive relief. Our augmentation has
ceased 7 years, so that our able minister, John Jackson, being likely
to leave us for want of maintenance, we desired an union with
the vacant rectory of Peter, Paul's wharf, woi'th ML, where the



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'Common prayer-book has been many years used by disaffected
persons, and this union is adjudged fit by the Trustees. We
therefore beg that, considering the pains we have taken about the
■conjunction, and the diificulty of getting augmentation, on account
■of the present charge on the Treasury, you would approve the
conjunction, or order an augmentation. 4 signatures. [1 page.l

May 11. 20. Petition of Sam. Browne and John Smith, churchwardens,
and the parishioners of Peter, Paul's wharf, London, to the
Protector. A disaffected party, on the vacancy of our parish
church since the d«ath of Edw. Marbury, incumbent, have acted
contrary to law ; to suppress this, endeavours have been made to
unite our parish to Bennet, Paul's wharf, to the great inconvenience
■of the inhabitants of both parishes, the diminution of church
livings, and the prejudice of yourself as patron there. To prevent
this, we have prevailed on [John] Simpson, " a pious and painful
preacher," to accept our parish, and proposed a competent main-
tenance. We beg you to present him, bein^ freely chosen, to our
church, [f page.]
May 11. Reference thereon in Council to the Commissioners for ejecting
scandalous Ministers, to examine and report. [/.' 78, p. 604.]
Annexing,

20. I- Report on the said petition^ that tlie Tnustees for Main-
tenaiice of Ministers and uniting of piarishes, finding
that ike churches of Bennet and of Peter, Paul's loharf,
were bOl. yearly value each, and the churches conveniently
situated, have united thevi into one parish, and ap-
pointed Bennet' s the meeting-place for both, to which the
petitioners object.

That an augmemtation of 251. ivas granted to the
minister of Bennet's, but discontinued becoMse the late
minister refused to take the engagement, and that
Mr. Jackson, ilie present minister, is godly and able.
Suggestion that the 30^. be settled on him, till there
appear cause to pctse the union, which should be
suspended till further order. [1 page.]
20. II. Certificate by Simeon Ashe, Wm. Jenhyn, Ediv. Galamy,
and Barth. Beale, in favour of the godliness and ability of
John Jackson, minister of Bennet, Paul's ivharf. [^ page.]
20. III. Order by the Commissioners for Plundered Ministers
for payment of 251. yearly to the minister of Bennet,
out of the revenues of the Dean and Chax->ter of London.
1 July 1646. [f fage^
20. IV. Order by the Trustees for Maintenance of Ministers, an
inquisition having^ been made, and full hearing of the
parties on both sides, for the union of the parishes,
with one minister, who shall have the two parsonages
and all glebe lands and other rents belonging to them,
to be presented by the 2 patrons alternately. This union
not to prejudice the present incumbents loithout their
consents. 6 May 1658. Signed by Rich. Sydenham and
4 others. [2| pages.]



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May 11. 21. Petition of Geo. Starkey, of Windsor, e®. Berks, to tike
Protector, for liberty, leave to answer the diarge brought against
him before Privy Council, or release on bail. With reference,
7 May 1658, of this petition, and articles depending before them, t©
Privy Council. [I page-}

May 11. Reference ihereon im Council to Desborow, Sydenham, Lisle,
Skippon, Strickland, Jonea, Fleetwood, and Mr. Secretary, to report.
[/. 78, p. 604.]

[May 11.] 22. Admiralty Commissioners to the Treasury Commissioners.
The last seal for moneys for the Navy is almost expired ; that
there may be no interuption in our receipts from the Customs and
Excise, we certify you, according to our instructions, tliat tlie
pressing occasions of the fleet require 300,000?., and beg you to
inform his Highness and Council, so that another seal may be
seasonably obtained. Whitehall, 15 April 1658. [^ page.]

May 11. Order thereon to advise a warrant to pay Hutchinson, the Navy
Treasurer, 300,000?. [/. 78, p. 604.]

May 11. 23. Representation of the Commissioners of Appeals and Regu-
lating the Excise to the Council. We have received from the
Commissioners and Governors of the Excise for Beer and Ale in
London a certificate of tlie non-conformity of Oliver Vaughan,
brewer, to the 30th Article of the Act of 14 August 1649, and a
request for our warrant authorizing their officers to enter his
dwelling and brewhouse, execute a distress of his vessels and
goods, sell them, and dispose of the proceeds. The said Article
enacts that if a brewer do not conform to his sentence
within 20 days after distress, or imprisonment for default, upon
certificate from the Commissioners of Excise, the Committee for
regulating the Excise shall have power to issue warrants to the
purpose aforesaid, but we doubt whether this certificate, — not
being from the Commissioners of Excise intended by that Article
but from Commissioners of Excise for a particular thing and
restrained to a particular place, — is a sufficient ground for us to
grant such warrant. We have advised with counsel, whose opinion
is that by the law of Excise we cannot justify the sending such a
warrant upon this certificate. The matter being of great concern-
ment to this revenue, the receipt of which will be totally obstructed
if no course be taken, we pray directions. [If pages.]

May 11. Reference of the above paper, and also of their representation
touching the powers committed to the Sequestration Commissioners
as to the Excise, to Sydenham, Jones, Desborow, Fleetwood, and
Strickland, for speedy report. [/. 78, p. 606.]

May 11. Council. Day's Proceedings.

1. Order that the certificate from the referees on the petition of
James, Earl of Abercorn, and James, Lord Paisley, be referred to
Wolsley, Desborow, Sydenham, Fiennes, Lisle, Jones, Strickland,
Mulgrave, and Fleetwood, to report. Annexing,

24. Certificate alluded to, on a reference of the case 1 April 1658,
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May 11. Council. Day's Proceedings (cont.)

Master of the Rolls, detailing the whole proceedings in
the case of the claims of the Duchess of Hamilton and
the Earl of Ahercorn, from 12 April 1654, to 18 December
1657.

The present petition remonstrates against a decree in
the Exchequer of Scotland, of this last date, granting the
lands of the late Duke to Anna, Duchess of Hamilton,
Lady Susanna Hamilton, her sister, and their heirs,
with reversion to Lord Paisley, eldest son of the Earl
of Ahercorn, on condition of their fulfilling the decree
of an Order in Council of 13 November 1656 ; he pleads
that this decree was founded upon documents that are
not genuine, and that the lands, being entailed, could not
be disposed of by the late Duke, but that this decree is
not supposed to bar the former entail, and create a new
one, and would therefore deprive the Earl of his rights
for ever. The referees are unable to give an opinion, as
no counsel for the other party appeared, but suggest
further time, and the petitioners will stay proceedings
if they may have Polemount lands to make up the value
of 500L a year before assigned them. 27 April 1658.
[4 sheets. 1
2. The petition of Peter Vanderputt; merchant of London,
referred to the Customs' Commissioners, to act.

4. The Trustees for Maintenance of Ministers to settle an augmen-
tation of 50Z. on the minister of Kellam, co. York. Approved 27 May.

5. The petition of Rich. Francklyn and his 5 sisters, children
of John Francklyn, late of Marlborough, co. Wilts, referred to the
Committee of Council on Money Affairs, to report.

6. Order — on the petition of Denham Hunlock, Rich. Blake, John
Horsepoole, Rich. Doe, and other creditors of the late Hugh Rogers,
—that Thos. Warr, of Shipton, co. Somerset, have leave to come
up to London.

His Highness present.

11. To advise his Highness to order for trial for treason at
the High Court of Justice, the following persons, i-eported by the
committee appointed to know his pleasure in this matter, viz. :
Dr. John Hewett, Jn. Mordaunt, Maj. Smith, Col. Gunter, Thos.
Woodcock, Sir Hen. Slingsby, — Binstead, Maj. Wm. Clayton, Jn.
Russell, Sir Rich. Willis, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Hum. Bennett;
and for misprision of treason, Mr. Nutt and Mr. Rivers.

12. Fleetwood, Mr. Comptroller, Lisle, and Mr. Secretary, to
examine Mr. Stapleton on information now given, consult Maj.
Waterhouse and Capt. Overton, and report.

13. Lord Fleetwood to appoint a guard of 50 halberdiers to
attend the service of the High Court of Justice.

14. The Navy Commissioners to order the Ordnance officers at
the Tower to deliver him 50 halbcrts, which are to be redelivered
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15. Frost to pay each of the said 50 men 12d. a day during
their service.

His Highness withdrew.

16, 17. Order — on report from the Committee on how to secure
the hooks and records in the hands of the Commissioners for
discovery of fraudulent Debentures, &c., that some effectual courr.e
may be taken — that all persons possessing any papers concerning
the above, which have been doubled upon by the credit of any Act
for sale of forfeited lands, keep the same safely for one month, till
further course for securing them be taken.

18. Mr. Embree to build a place for the High Court of Justice
to sit in, within Westminster Hall. Approved in person.

19. Order on report from the Committee of Geo. Bilton's business,
— that they find from Dudley Short's account that further sums are
charged on Short, concerning which he should be examined before
he goes to Scotland, — that the same committee examine him to-
morrow morning, and also John Bilton, and report.

20. Capt. Rich. Deane, one of the Treasurers for the Army, to go
to Scotland, to attend Council there on Bilton's business.

21. Order that, — as 23,000i. was borrowed for the State of Lord
[Mayor] Pack and others, who are willing, provided the first half
be repaid, to wait for the next till September — the Treasury
Commissioners pay the said ^ out of the moiety of the moneys
which shall come in next month by new buildings, and, in case
there be not enough, out of the Customs. Annexing,

25. Account of the said loans, to he repmd with interest,
viz.: —

£

Lord Pack - - - 4,000

Sir John WooUaston - 2,500

Sir Thos. Vyner 6,000

Sir John DethicJc - - - 2,500

Sir Thos. Andrews - 3,000

Sir Thos. Foote - 2,500

Sir John Ireton - - 2,500



£23,000



With note that there has heen paid in discharge thereof to —

£
Sir Thos. Vyner . . - . 2,300
Sir John Ireton - - 570



£2,870

7 May 1658. [1 fage.}

22. To apply to Mardike affairs half the money coming into the
Treasury on account of the new buildings.

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May 11. Council. Day's Proceedings {cont.)

24. Order on representatii >n by the Commissioners for Customs
and Excise, — that in trying to recover debts owing, and arrears for
prize goods, they find from the late Prize Goods' Commissioners that
in 1653, 53,000 lbs. of tobacco, now at Yarmouth, taken in the
Hollander of Flushing, was sold to Gowen Goldegay, and by him
transferred to others, who refuse to take it away, so that it is
perished, and none will buy it, as not being worth customs and
excise — that the buyers thereof may dispose of it here, or export it,
customs and excise free, but that no other tobacco is to be exempted
from payment of duty by colour of this order. Approved 3 June.
Annexing,

26. Representation on tcMch the said order is founded, sug-
gesting its free disposal, or nothing will be made of it,
and his Highness will have to pay rent for the ware-
house where it is, as he has done these 4 years. 27 April
1658. [1 page.]

25. Col. Roger Broadridge, prisoner in the Tower, to be allowed
to go abroad for a fortnight to prosecute some suit at law, on fit
security to return.

27. Order on petition of Rich. Graves, of Lincoln's Inn, — shewing
that his Highness ordered last July the Drury House 'i reasurers
to pay him iOOl. for 2 years' salary ending October 1656,
as counsel to the Commissioners for removing Obstructions, but
they decline because he has not his Highness's privy seal for it, and
they are ordered to pay money into the Treasury only^to advise
an order to the Treasury Commissioners to pay him.

28. 27. A letter from Rich. Johnson and Lawrence Cooke, dated
Leghorn, 27 March 1658, to Maj.-Gen. Whalley, referred to the
Admiralty Commissioners, to speak with the owner of the ship
mentioned, for preventing the sale thereof to the enemy, and
report.

29. Sydenham, Strickland, Jones, Fleetwood, Montague, Skippon,
Rous, and Wolsley to speak with the Trustees for Maintenance
of Ministers, to make effectual the order of 8 April on behalf of
Mr. Cradock.

80. Order on report from the Committee of Council on Scotch
Affairs — that, having received letters from the Council in Scotland
concerning improvement of revenue, and heard Mr. Purvis therein,
they consider that the reduction of that part of the revenue alien-
ated from the Crown by letters patent from the late King should
not be done but by consent of Parliament — to advise despatch of
letters to the Commissioners of Excise and Commissioners of Justice
in Scot'and ; the Lord Chancellor or Keeper of the Great Seal to
sit with the latter.

33. The counsel learned to consider the business of taking away
the ward-holdings in Scotland due to his Highness, which are
conceived to be taken away by the Act of Union, without substi-
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34. The Master of the Eolls to appoint a fit person who, together
with Gabriel Beek and Wm. Purvis, is to sever the records sent
from Scotland which concern the revenue and exchequer from the
others in the Tower.

35. Council gives no order concerning the proposition of the
Council in Scotland for liberty to coin 5,000^. in bodies.

36. To advise his Highness to authorise the Council in Scotland
to order necessaiy repair of the tower and other buildings about
the late King's house of Holyrood, at Edinburgh, and charge it
on the public revenue.

37. Order on a report from the Committee for Scotland on the
petition of John Lewin, of Leith, [see 29 April 1658] for a letter
to the [Lord President and] Council in Scotland to allow him such
further time as they think fit for prosecuting Rob. Bedford and Thos.
Lewin, and recovering the money due to the State, and meanwhile
to forbear any further prosecution of him. With letter as ordered.
[/. 78, p. 873.] Annexing,

28. Report alluded to advising this order, as Lewin has

been well affected and is poor. 6 May 1658. [I page.^

38. Order — on a report from the Commissioners for Mardike, on
a return by the Navy Commissioners — that the. accounts of Capt.
John Tailor be allowed, and the balance due, 2,934Z. 5s., be paid
by 5001. a-week, from the receipts on the Act for New Buildings.
With the account, the total of which is 4,934Z. 5s. Annexing,

29. Report alluded to. 11 May W58. [1 page.]

39. The Committee on Mardike affairs to proportion payment to
those to whom money is due as thej- think fit, amongst those who
have warrants.

40. Order — on report from the Commissioners for Sale of the
4 Forests that great obstruction is caused because the surveyors
appointed by Parliament have not allowances like those appointed
by his Highness — that Desborow, Fleetwood, Sydenham and
Compton see if Council can act herein, and if so, offer a draft
order.

41. The Treasury Commissioners to order payment to whom-
ever the said Forest Commissioners shall appoint, of such sums as
are wanted for the necessary incident charges.

42. Also to pay Jas. Dewy, clerk to the Commissioners, 50Z. a
year.

43. The Admiralty Commissioners to order the War Treasurers
to supply Col. Twistleton and his reginient with a month's pay, to
enable them to march.

44. The Army Committee to order the Muster-Master-General
and his Deputy to be paid equally with the general officers now in
town.

45. The petition of the mayor and burgesses of Devizes, co. Wilts,
for renewing of their charter wilh certain alterations, referred to
counsel learned, to report.

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May 11. Council. Day's Proceedings {cont.)

46. To recommend the Trustees for Maintenance of Ministers to
settle an augmentation of 501. on the minister of Sampford Shinie,
CO. Devon. Approved 27 May. [7. 78, pp. 602-614.]

May 11. The Protector to the Commissioners of Excise in Scotland.
Having received proposals from our Council in Scotland concerning
improvement of revenue, and finding it depends on the laws of the
nation, by legally reducing the alienations made of lands, rents, &c.,
anciently belonging to that Crown, as we have already constituted
you Excise Commissioners there, we order you and the Advocate
and Solicitor-General to be very vigorous herein, and observe such
directions as the Council in Scotland shall give. We have written
expressly to our Commissioners for Administration of Justice in
Scotland to set apart every Friday for this business. [I. 78, p.
609.]

May 11. The Protector to the Commissioners for Administration of Justice
in Scotland. Finding the revenue of Scotland is burdened in dis-
charging her military and civil charges, by the illegal alienation of
Crown lands and rents, which we are determined to reduce to their
former condition, that we may support the Government with the
less burden to the people — we wish you to set apart every Friday
to hear causes arising from our resumption of the said lands, &:c.,
which our Advocate shall bring in, and as the Lord Treasurer used
to make the roll of causes to be heard on Fridays, and the Keeper
and Chancellor of the Great Seal used to meet with you, we desire
the latter custom to be continued, and the Excise Commissioners to
make rolls of the causes ; and you are to do no other business on
Fridays till the Advocate announces that he has no more causes to
bring. [/. 78, p. 609.]

May 11. 30. Sam. Morland to Mat. Firbank. Thos. Guy is going away
to Sir Wm. Lo(!khart, and Mr. Secretary has just ordered me to
request you to let him have 101. and set it to his account. With
receipt thereof by Guy. [|. page.]

May 12, Council. Day's Proceedings.

1 . 31. Order on report from the Mardike Committee — that there
is wanted a week's cheese for 6000 men at the rate of a pound a day
each, 2500 shoes and stockings, 400 tents, beside the 200 ordered,
and 3 waggons with fittings— that the Admiralty Commissioners
give order accordingly.

2. To advise an order to the Treasury Commissioners, to pay
Rich. Hutchinson, Navy Treasurer, 1,500?. for provisions wanted at
Mardike.

3. A draft letter for the agent of the Grand Duke of Tuscany, con-
cerning the proceedings of Capt. Stoakes at Egham, read, app'roved,
and to be sent. To advise his Highness to send another letter of
the same purport to the Grand Duke.

4. To advise an order to the Treasury Commissioners to pay

Messiers 11. a, week till further order.



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May 12. Council. Day's Proceedings (cont.)

5. Like order for 21. to Isuf the Turkish Chious.

6. The Treasurers for money collected for the Piedmontese Pro-
testants to advance 500^. for 20 Bohemian families, and dispose it
as the Committee for that affair shall direct.

7. The Committee' on the Piedmontese Protestanfa to consider who
shall receive the 500?., and how it shall be disposed of

8. To advise an order to the Treasury Commissioners to pay Emanuel
Tlrompson Gs. a week till further order. [/. 78, pp. 614, 615.]

May yI- Jos. Jane to Sec. Nicholas. Your return here is much desired.

Briigfs. We have little mirth, and much need of patience. Unless the

journey to Germany be in order to the affairs of these people,

money will come very slowly, and only anything that may be Jeft

when all their ordinaries are paid.

I doubt whether the King will go at all ; the long delay looks as
if the Spaniards had no confidence in it, and the time is now
approaching. The men of law are no friends to this High Court of
Justice, it being so contrary to all rules of law and the many Acts
of Parliament quoted by them,, but on the other side, if Cromwell
have not beaten the market, and tried whether a sufficient number
may be gained, he may be at a loss. Carey,, a baron of the
I'alatinate, pleaded oion solvendo when he went thither. Prince
Hupert will see the King if he goes to Frankfort ; what effect it
will have I know not.

Mr. White's refusal was inconvenient, but the man was not liked
by our church, and has been too gently treated by our divines,
who know him sufficiently ; he is worse to be promoted than
10 Presbyterians. I am not pleased with a man's officiating that is
not in the heart of the congregation. I hope care will be taken
of it for conscience sake. If the King go to Frankfort, some
discretion should be given to the magistrates here. I spoke with
the Bishop about the making of new bishops, but he knew of none ;
is the thought of it laid aside ? I think it should not be, as
the difficulties are not considerable. [Extract, Flanders corre-
spondence.]

^^y If- Jos. Jane to Sec. Nicholas. I find the King's journey yet
Bruges. stays. I believe it is from design,, not sloth,, in these ministers ;
they doubt the meaning of the King's journey. My friend is
now with you, but he is not a man of foresight, or a good judge
of business, and I fear the success of his negotiations. Of all
the gentlemen of the King's party, I should least have suspected
Sir H. Slingsby for that danger, being a melancholy man, and,
as I knew him in Parliament, reserved and inactive, but I doubt
he has been drawn in.

The Court [of justice] has met, and is like to proceed with rigour
enough. My lord of Norwidi's nephew is Stapeley, not Staveley,
and is son of one of the King's judges, and on that score will have
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The Bishop of Derry is now with ms, but will not stay long.
I wish one of the chaplains would help us. I cannot hear the report
of the plague confirmed, and the report of deaths from it proves false.

About the bishops, I wish some persons on this side the sea were
ordained, that the functions might be preserved, and the legal



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