Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 10, 1648-1649. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Jovis, 6 die Julii.
Prayers, by Mr. Hickes.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
E. of Dover, a Protection, and Leave to reside in London.
Ordered, That the Earl of Dover shall have a Protection, for himself and his Family, in Surrey; and that a Letter be written to the General, for to grant him a Protection accordingly; and that Major General Skipon, or the Officer that commanded in Chief, be sent to, that his Lordship's Servants, Horse, and Money, taken away from (fn. 1) him at Kingston, be restored to him. And seeing his Lordship is come to London under the Protection of Parliament, and having taken the Covenant and the Negative Oath, this House declares that he is to reside in London, without any Molestation or Trouble from the Militia of London, or any other Person.
Ordinance to raise Horse in Hunt.
An Ordinance brought in, for the raising of Horse, in the County of Huntingdon.
Letter, &c. from the Commissioners in Scotl.
A Letter and Papers sent from the Parliament's Commissioners residing in Scotland, read. (Here enter them.)
Letter from Ferrers.
A Letter of Mr. Ferrers, read.
A Petition of Thomas Raynes, read; and the House to have an Account of it To-morrow Morning.
Message from the H. C. with a Vote and Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Vassall, &c.; who brought up divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. A Vote for joining the Militias of the City of Westm'r, Borough of Southwark, and the Hamlets of The Tower, to the Militia of the City of London, as is desired in their Petition. (Here enter.)
2. An Order for releasing Colonel Zachary out of Prison. (Here enter.)
Read, and Agreed to.
3. An Order to give Power to Derby House, to grant Commissions to Captain Wm. Boteler and others, in the County of North'ton. (Here enter.)
4. An Order for the Exchange of the Lord Inchequin's Son, for Sir Wm. Fenton and others. (Here enter.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now brought up.
Baker, Deputy Black Rod, Petition.
A Petition of Michaell Baker, Deputy to the Gentleman Usher of this House, read.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Thane and Mr. Faulconbridge, to audit the Accompts therein specified.
Ld. Dunsemore's Petition, about his Composition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Dunsemore; desiring, "That there may be a Review of his Composition at Goldsmithes Hall:"
It is Ordered, That the Petition, upon the whole Matter, be referred and recommended to Goldsmiths Hall, to do him all the Right they can, according to his Petition.
A Petition of Will'm Palmer Esquire, was read; but nothing ordered.
Message from the H. C. with Ashton's Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Ralph Ashton Baronet, &c.:
An Ordinance for Payment of Four Thousand Pounds to Colonel Ralph Ashton Senior, out of the Sequestrations in Westm'rland; and for adding some to the Committee of Sequestrations for that County.
Read Once, and respited.
And Answer was given, "That they will send them Answer by Messengers of their own."
The Earl of Pembrooke reported a Paper from the Committee at Derby House, as followeth:
The Meuse to be Quarters for Horse and Foot:
Die Jovis, 6 die Julii, 1648.
By the Committee of Lords and Commons, at Derby House.
That it be reported to both Houses, that it is the Opinion of this Committee, That The Mewes may be appointed for a Quarter both for Horse and Men, that are to serve under Colonel Butler and Quartermaster General Fincher."
Message to the H. C. about it.
Ordered, That this House approves of this Vote; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
And accordingly it was sent down by Dr. Heath and
Farrer's Method of procuring a Peace.
This (fn. 2) Day Mr. Farrer was called in, and read what he had conceived to be a good Way for procuring of a safe and well-grounded Peace.
And the House gave him Thanks, for his Pains and Zeal and good Assections expressed in his Desires of settling of a safe and well-grounded Peace; and, upon Occasion, they will consider of them in convenient Time.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, that the Scots Army is drawing towards the Borders;-and with the following Papers.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro Tempore. These.
May it please your Lordship,
Your Lordship's Messenger came to us upon Wednesday last, the 21th of this Instant June, and brought us your Propositions, and Directions to communicate them to the Parliament of Scotland; but they were adjourned for almost Two Years: Because it could not be known to your Lordship when your Lordships made that Resolution, we thought it for your Lordship's Service to communicate them to the Committee of Estates, which we did the Day following; and with them sent a Letter, and the inclosed Paper of June the 22th. We did likewise, in Pursuance of former Papers, give in to the Committee of Estate the inclosed Paper of June the 17th, whereunto they have promised us an Answer; in the mean Time, they make great Haste in the raising of their Army, which is drawing near the Borders. We believe we shall not be able to do your Lordship much more Service here; and therefore would be glad, if your Lordship shall think it fit, to have Leave to return. However, we shall not prefer our Desires before your Lordship's Service. I am,
Edinburgh, 27 Junii, 1648.
Most faithful and humble Servant,
"We were desired by Monsieur De Mountereull, the French Resident here (who hath carried Civility towards us), to give him a Pass through England. We told him, we had no Authority to command his Passage; but we would desire it in a Paper under our Hands, whereof the inclosed is a Copy: Which we thought it our Duty to give you Notice."
Edinburgh, the 17 Junii, 1648.
Paper from them, to the Committee of Estates, desiring an Answer to former ones, about declaring against those who have surprized Berwick and Carlisle; and complaining of their being supplied from Scotland.
We, the Commissioners of the Parliament of England, have long waited for a satisfactory Answer to our many Papers given to your Lordships and the Honourable the Parliament of Scotland, concerning our Demand, that your Lordships would declare against those Delinquents, Papists, and Enemies to the Kingdom and Parliament of England, who, contrary to the Treaties betwixt both Kingdoms, have seized and do hold the Towns of Berwicke and Carlile, and those of this Kingdom who assist them, or adhere to them. We have from Time to Time made known unto your Lordships credible Informations we have received, of several Stores of Arms, Ammunition, and Provisions, that have gone to them out of this Kingdom; which we might justly expect your Lordships would not have suffered (considering the strict Union that is between England and Scotland), although there had been no particular Agreements concerning the aforesaid Towns: But, seeing the Commanders in those Towns have still free Recourse to this City, and they are not only supplied, but much encouraged by the Delay of your Lordships Resolutions; which being so much to the Prejudice of the Kingdom of England, and the Business of so great Importance to the Peace of both Kingdoms, we should much fail in the Discharge of our Duties, if we cease most earnestly to press your Lordships (which hereby we do) for your Answer to our several Papers concerning Barwicke and Carlile.
We do likewise further desire, that as we (by the Command of both Houses of the Parliament of England) have engaged the Faith of that Kingdom, that their Armies and Forces shall not do any Thing to the Prejudice of the Kingdom of Scotland, or disturb the Peace and Quiet thereof, so your Lordships would make the like Engagement, that the Armies and Forces of this Kingdom shall not do any Thing to the Prejudice or Disturbance of the Peace and Quiet of the Kingdom of England; which if your Lordships shall deny or delay, considering how ambiguous your Lordships Expressions were upon this Business in the Paper of the Parliament of Scotland of the 7th of June Instant, it must needs increase the Fears and Jealousies of all honest Men in both Kingdoms, who wish and hold themselves obliged to endeavour the continuing and preserving of the happy Union betwixt them.
By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of (fn. 3) England.
Another, concerning the Treaty with the King.
A Copy of the Paper of the 22th of June, 1648, sent to the Committee of Estates.
Both Houses of the Parliament of England have commanded us to communicate to your Lordships their Resolutions inclosed, concerning the Propositions to be sent to His Majesty: And we have further in Charge, to desire your Lordships to prepare such Propositions as your Lordships shall judge fit and necessary for the Kingdom of Scotland, that they may be sent to His Majesty with all convenient Speed. We hope your Lordships will take this and our former Papers, to which we have yet received no Answer, into your speedy Consideration; we being confident your Lordships will find the Offers and Proceedings of the Parliament of England so reasonable and so just, according to former Agreements betwixt both Kingdoms, and the Grounds whereupon both Kingdoms were engaged in this Cause, that we shall speedily be enabled, by your Lordships Answers, to give such an Account to both Houses, as may be a Ground of further mutual Confidence betwixt both Kingdoms, and may disappoint the Hopes and Expectations of the Papists and Malignants, who endeavour to break that Conjunction wherein both Kingdoms (by the Blessing of God) are so happily united, and all of us have entered into a solemn Covenant to God and one with another to maintain.
By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
Pass from the Commissioners in Scotland, for M. Montrieul, the French Minister there, to come to London.
Whereas Monsieur De Mountereul, Counsellor of State to the King of France, and Resident for the said King's Majesty in Scotland, informs us that he is returning (about the Affairs of the King of France his Master) from Scotland into France, through the Kingdom of England: These are therefore to desire you, to permit and suffer him the said Monsieur De Mountereul, with Monsieur De Gramond, Master Charles Poulin, Master Guliaume Bacon, Martin Rougett, Claude Prudhome, and Gabriell Mutell (his Servants), and Eight Horses, and his Goods, to pass quietly to the City of London, in the Kingdom of England.
Given under our Hands, this 27th Day of June, 1648.
To all Officers, Soldiers, and other Persons whatsoever, whom it may concern, within the Kingdom of England."
Militias of London, Westminster, &c. to be joined.
Resolved, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the Militia of the City of Westm'r, Borough of Southwarke, and the Hamlets of The Tower, be joined to the Militia of the City of London, in such Manner as is desired in the Petition."
Col. Zachary to be released.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Colonel Zachary, indemnifying Mr. Lee, be released out of Prison, and discharged of the Fifty Pounds set upon him by the Committee of Indemnity."
Commissions to raise Forces in Northamptonshire.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Power be given to the Committee at Derby House, to grant Commissions to Captain Will'm Boteler and Captain John Stirke, and their inferior Officers; and to grant Commissions to Captain John Coombes, Mr. Henry Benson, and Captain Dickenson, and their inferior Officers, to raise Troops of Horses of Volunteers, for securing of the County of North' ton, and suppressing Tumults in those Parts."
L. Inchiquin'o Son to be exchanged, for Sir W.Fenton, &c.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Son of the Lord Inchiquin be sent, in a Ship of Force, to the Coast of Ireland, and be exchanged for Sir William Fenton, Lieutenant Colonel Fare, Lieutenant Colonel Pardon, Captain Fenton, Captain Southwell, Captain Courthop, and the rest of those that are kept Prisoners by the Lord Inchiquin."
House adjourned till 10a cras.