Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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Die Sabbati, videlicet, 12 die Februarii.
Message from the H. C. with the Names of Persons to be intrusted with the Militia.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Pierpointe; who said, "He was commanded by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, to present to their Lordships the Names of such Persons as the House of Commons think fit to nominate and recommend unto His Majesty, to be intrusted with the Militia of the Kingdom; wherein the House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence. The particular Names were read, as follows: videlicet,
"City of London; Sir John Gaire, Sir Jacob Garrett, Knights and Aldermen, Thomas Atkins, Alderman, Sir John Wollaston, Knight and Alderman, John Warner and John Towse, Aldermen, Serjeant Major General Skippon, or any Three or more of them, Randulph Manwareing, William Gibbs, John Towke, James Bunce, Francis Peck, Samuell Warner, James Russell, Nathaniell Wright, Mr. Barkley, Alexander Normington, Stephen Estwick, Owen Row, Citizens of London, or any Six or more of them, to have the Government and Ordering of the Militia of the City of London.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Nomination of the aforesaid Persons to be Lords Lieutenants, and approves of the same, excepting the Names for the Counties of Cheshire and Lancashire, which are respited until Monday next.
Care taken by the King of France that no Irish be transported thence to Ireland.
The Lord Admiral signified to this House, "That the French Ambassador was with him, and desired his Lordship to let the Parliament know, that he hath received Letters from the French King, his Master, declaring that there is Care in France by that State, that no Irish be suffered to transport themselves thence for Ireland.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on the Bill against Piuralities, &c.
Letter from Carlisle, about the Scarcity of Provisions and the Number of Papists in that Neighbourhood.
The Lord Admiral produced an Abstract of a Letter dated the 24th of January, from Carlile, written from the Mayor, shewing, "That divers private Persons in that Country lay up great Store of Provision of Beef, Butter, Cheese, and Corn, which raiseth the Price of Victuals in the Market; and that there is, in the said Town, a great Charge of Arms and Ammunition, and no (fn. 1) Care taken for the securing the Town with the Arms and Ammunition; and that it is generally observed, that the Papists in those Parts never kept greater Families than they do at this present, which is much to be feared.
Answer from the H. C.
E. of Dorset Leave to be absent.
E. of Cleveland excused.
Emery a Carrier for carrying Powder to Mr. Ley of Adlington.
Next, Emery, a Carrier, was brought to the Bar, and asked what Gunpowder he carried down into Staffordshire, and of whom he had it. He answered, "That he carried Three Barrels of Gunpowder, which he received of one Mr. Parnell, a Taylor, in London, and he delivered it to one Mr. Ley, of Adlington, in Cheshire; but he denied that he hath carried any Gunpowder for Mr. Draycott, of Painsley." Hereupon, the House having no further Evidence at this Time against him, it is Ordered, That the said Emery be discharged for his Attendance at this Time, until he hath further Order to attend.
Ld. Banning's Bill.
Mr. Justice Foster and
Mr. Justice Heath,
Cole sent for, for Words.
Upon reading of a Letter written to the Lord Viscount Say & Seale from one Sambach, concerning Words which one Coale (lately come out of Ireland) should speak, which are of a dangerous Consequence: Hereupon the House Ordered, That the said Coale shall be sent for, to attend this House.
"That the Petitioners do, to their unspeakable Comfort, understand that Blessed Correspondency and Concurrence which this Honourable House doth hold with the worthy House of Commons, as by many other Acts heretofore passed in this present Parliament, so of late by passing the Bill to take away the Votes of Bishops, and disabling them from Temporal Employments, and for setting the Kingdom in a Defensive Posture, and for the speedy Relief of bleeding Ireland: For all which your Petitioners do in the First Place humbly praise Almighty God, and next with all Thankfulness acknowledge the Wisdom, Care, and Piety of your Lordships; not doubting but that that God, who hath moved your noble Hearts to concur thus far in joining your Votes with that Honourable House in these necessary Works, will still unite you more and more; all which move your Petitioners, in Token of their Thankfulness, to engage themselves, their Estates, and Lives, to serve and honour His most Sacred Majesty and your Lordships, thus united; and further, with all humble Boldness, to pray that this Honourable House would be pleased to go on, in reforming the Church thoroughly, freeing it as from all superstitious Innovations introduced by the Prelates, so also from whatsoever is offensive and not necessary, and from all scandalous Ministers; that special Care be taken for purging and reforming the Universities, and that a conscionable Preaching Ministry may be provided, and liberally maintained, throughout the whole Kingdom; that the abominable Idol of the Mass may be no more tolerated, Delinquents brought to Trial and condign Punishment, Parliament Privileges vindicated, which your most Noble Ancestors (to their eternal Honour) procured, and left as a Legacy to Posterity, evil Counsellors removed, Papists disarmed, and Popish Lords disabled from Voting; all Papists of Rank and Quality so Ordered, as the Kingdom may fear no Danger by them; that a Magazine may be appointed in every County for its Defence, and the Aid for Ireland dispatched (where not so much the Lives of Protestants as the Life of our Protestant Religion is in most desperate Peril), and faithful Men employed in that Service; and all this as speedily as the State of the Things themselves will permit, lest the Wrath of God break out against this Island also, and there be no Remedy.
Thanks given to the Petitioners.
This being read, the Gentlemen that brought the Petition were commanded to withdraw; and, upon Consideration, the House Resolved what Answer to give herein; and they being called in, the Lord Keeper, by the Directions of the House, gave them Thanks, in the Name of the House, for their Respect to this House, their Care of the Privileges of Parliament, of Religion, and their Care of Ireland; and that (fn. 2) they will take their Petition into speedy Consideration.