Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 6, 1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 7 die Decembris.
Comes Essex, L. General.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
(fn. 1) 3. An Order concerning the Town of Lynn, for Restitution to be made to the well-affected there that have been damnified.
This House was informed, "That Sir Rob't Harley hath in his Hands Silver Wire of Mr. Mynn's; and, if he will not redeem it, Sir Rob't may make Sale of the said Wire, and pay himself, which is worth Two Thousand Five Hundred Pounds."
6. An Order for making Mr. Walter Longe Register of the Court of Chancery, which was passed the House of Commons before the Message of this House came to them, to refer the Nomination of Officers to the Commissioners of the Great Seal. (Here enter it.)
and with Credential Letters for Mr. Strickland, to The States General.
1. To The States of Holland.
2. To The States of Gelderland.
3. To The States at Utricke.
4. To (fn. 2) The States of Trans Isal.
5. To The States of Gronig'n.
6. To The States of Amsterdam.
7. To The States of Friz.
8. To The States of Zeland.
(Here enter them.)
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Orders concerning Lynn, Sir John Meldrum, and Sir Rob't Harley Knight; to all the rest of this Message, this House agrees with the House of Commons therein.
Henry Forstall to take upon him the Mayoralty of Sandwich.
"It is Ordered, That Henry Forstall Esquire do, immediately after Sight hereof, take the Mayor's Place of Sandwich upon him, according to the Election lately made of him by the Town, at his Peril; and that the wonted Salary belonging to the said Place be paid unto him; and the Watches and Wards of the Town be duely kept and observed by the Townsmen themselves, in their Persons; and that the Captains of the said Watch be such Men as shall be known to be faithful to the King and Parliament, and approved of by the Mayor and Four of his Brethren at least."
Pettus and Ayliff.
Message from the H. C. to adjourn till Saturday;
Agreed, To (fn. 3) adjourn till Saturday.
and with Committees Names for Stafford.
Mr. Pym to be examined, concerning L. Wharton's Complaint.
Ordered, The former Committee of Four Lords shall, with a proportionable Number of the House of Commons, go to examine Mr. Pim, concerning the Lord Wharton's Business; and that the Clerk of the Parliament shall give him his Oath.
Message to the H. C. about it.
To let them know, that this House hath nominated Four Lords, to examine Mr. Pym, concerning the Lord Wharton's Business; and to desire (fn. 4) their House to appoint a proportionable Number; and that the said Committee may go to Mr. Pym's House to examine him, he being sick; and that their Lordships have Ordered the Clerk of the Parliament to give him his Oath.
Answer to their Message.
Ordinance to appoint the E. of Warwick Lord High Admiral of England.
"The Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, taking into Consideration the great and faithful Services done to the King and Parliament by Robert Earl of Warwick, both by Sea and Land, and his great Experience, Judgement, and Fidelity, in Maritime Affairs, do Order and Ordain, That the said Robert Earl of Warwick shall be Lord High Admiral of England, &c. And they do hereby Ordain and Establish him the said Robert Earl of Warwick Lord High Admiral of England, Ireland, and Wales, and the Dominions and Isles of the same, of the Town of Callice and Marches thereof, of Normandy, Gascoigne, and Gwines, and Captain General of His Majesty's Seas and Navy Royal; and they do hereby give him full Power and Authority, in his own Name, and under his own Seal, as Lord High Admiral of England, &c. to issue, out of the High Court of Admiralty, Warrants and Writs for the arresting of Ships and Persons, in all Maritime and Civil Causes; and to constitute and appoint Vice Admirals, Judges, Registers, Marshals, and all other Officers requisite and necessary for the Judicatures for Civil and Maritime Causes, and Captains, Masters, Pursers, Gunners, and all other Officers requisite and necessary for the Navy; and to do and execute all other Things belonging and appertaining to the Office of Lord High Admiral of England, Ireland, and Wales, in as full and ample Manner as ever any Lord High Admiral formerly did, might, or ought to have done; to have and to hold the said Office of Lord High Admiral of England, Ireland, Wales, &c. with all Fees, Profits, Rights, and Emoluments, thereunto belonging and appertaining, until the said Office shall be otherwise settled or disposed by both Houses of Parliament: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby further Order and Ordain, That the said Robert Earl of Warwick, and all Vice Admirals, Judges, Registers, Marshals, Captains, Masters, and other Officers of Ships, and all others acting under him in the said Office, shall be by them saved harmless and indemnified, for all Acts that they shall do according to their several Offices: And finally the said Lords and Commons do hereby Order and Ordain, That a Patent shall be drawn of the said Office of Lord High Admiral of England, Ireland, and Wales, in Manner and Form accustomed, and according to this Ordinance, in His Majesty's Name, for the said Robert Earl of Warwick, and sealed and passed under the Great Seal of England by the Commissioners lately established by the said Lords and Commons, who are required, and shall be hereby warranted, to seal the same; and, in the mean Time, the said Robert Earl of Warwick shall be and execute the Place of High Admiral of England, as is before Declared.
"And forasmuch as Algernoone Earl of Northumberland was displaced by His Majesty from being Lord High Admiral of England for his Obedience to the Commands of both Houses of Parliament, the Lords and Commons do therefore Declare, That, by this Ordinance, they do not weaken their Intentions, expressed in their Declaration of the 11th of July, 1642, concerning the said Earl of Northumberland; but will perform them in such a Way as by the Wisdom of both Houses shall be thought fit."
Order for Mr. Long to be Register of the Chancery.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Walter Longe Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, be nominated, appointed, and constituted, Register of the Chancery, to execute the Place of Register, and to receive the Profits, Emoluments, and Advantages, belonging unto it, in as full and ample Manner as any Register formerly ever did, might, or ought, to receive them."
Order for 500l. for Defence of Jersey, &c.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Five Hundred Pounds of the Monies at Habberdash'rs Hall be forthwith paid to the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, and by them paid over to Sir Guilbert Gerrard Treasurer at Wars, who is hereby Ordered to pay the same to Captain Crauley; who is hereby required forthwith to dispose the same for the Security of the Islands of Guernsey and Jersey, and making Provisions for the same."
Additional Sequestrators for Nottingham.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Joseph Widdmerpoole, Charles White, and Thomas Salisbury, Esquires; be added to the Committee for Sequestrations for the Town and County of Nottingham; and to have as full and ample Power as any of the other Committees formerly appointed by the Ordinance have."
Mr. Strickland's Letter of Credence to The States of Zealand.
"Non est quod vestras Dominationes de miserâ Rerum Anglicanarum (ubique jam notâ) Conditione multum interpellemus: Sed Virum Generosum, Gualterum Striclandum, jam dudum cum inclytis Unitarum Provinciarum Ordinibus Generalibus morantem hujus Regni Ablegatum, denuo saltem vobis commendantes Nomine Procerum & Ordinum in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè hic congregatorum, vestras Dominationes amicè velimus rogatas, ut & accepta & accipienda Mandata vobis uberiùs relaturum plenâ Fide solitâ vestrâ Benevolentiâ intelligant vestræ Dominationes, de grato & sincero cum Angliæ tum Scotiæ Regnorum, arctissimo sacri Fæderis Vinculo jam conjunctorum, in vos Animo & Affectu securæ: Quas quidem ut & Rem vestram Publicam ut Deus benignè tueatur, & usque prosperet, impense comprecamur.
To The States of Utrechc.
"Exponet vestris Dominationibus Vir Generosus Gualterus Striclandus, à Proceribus & Ordinibus Angliæ in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregatis ad inclytos Unitarum Provinciarum Dominos Ordines Generales Ablegatus, veram Rerum Anglicanarum Conditionem, amicumque & sincerum dicti Parliamenti, id est, totius Regni, in vos Affectum, et quæ præterea in Mandatis habet, & in posterum accipiet: Amicè igitur rogamus ut vestræ Dominationes dicto hujus Regni Ministro commissa pluribus fideliter exposituro benevolam & plenam præstent Fidem. Deum ardenter precamur, ut vestrarum Dominationum Reíque Publicæ Consiliis benignè semper adesse, et easdem tueri velit.
To The States of Holland.
"Quem Boni communis promovendi & mutuæ conservandæ & fovendæ Amicitiæ Causâ ablegarunt Proceres & Ordines in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregati, Virum Generosum Gualterum Striclandum, vobis denuo commendatum velimus; amicè rogantes, ut eum vestris Dominationibus de amico & constanti vestro in hoc Regnum Affectu Gratias agentem, strictioremque Amicitiam petentem, atque fidam & genuinam dicti Parliamenti Mentem, & quæ præterea in Mandatis habebit, quacunque Occasione postulante, uberius expositurum, solito vestro Favore plenaâque Fide audiatis; et gratissimi amborum Angliæ et Scotiæ sacro jam Fædere invicem devinctorum Regnorum Animi Amorisque vicissim maneatis securi: Sic vestras Dominationes Remque Publicam affatim florere, valere, omnia prosperrimè agere, ex Animo vovemus.
To The States of Amsterdam.
"Proceres & Ordines hujus Regni, in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregati, de vestro in sese adeóque in omnes bonos Anglos amico Affectu multâque Benevolentiâ minime dubitantes, haud sibi diutius silendum, sed potius suas Res Mentemque uberiùs vobiscum communicandas censuere; vestras igitur Dominationes nos eorundem Nomine velimus certiores Virum Generosum Gualterum Striclandum, dicti hujus Regni in vestris illis Provinciis morantem Ablegatum, disertè in Mandatis habere, vos dubium nostrarum Rerum Statum, et quàm sincerè strictiùs veræ Amicitiæ & piæ Necessitudinis Vinculum contrahere cupiamus, pluribus edocendi; eidem autem ea omnia, & quæ preterea accipiet vobiscum tractanda, pleaius exposituro, ut vestræ Dominationes benevolas Aures plenamque Fidem concedant, amicè rogamus: Easque quam optimè valere, & omnia prosperrimè agere, ex Animo precamur.
To The States of Freizeland.
"Cum turbida hæc à Pontificiis in Angliam saniorem mota Tempestas omnes movere videatur bonos, ne sese invicem deserant, quin potius uti hæc et Angliæ & Scotiæ Regna sacro fraterni Fæderis Vinculo sese mutuo jam obstrinxere, Christianâ Dilectione, Unione, & Ope, arctiùs complectantur, firment, & stabiliant; nos, Nomine Procerum & Ordinum in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregatorum, vestras Dominationes reddimus certiores, Generosum Gualterum Striclandum in Mandatis habere, ut vestras Dominationes de dubiâ Rerum nostrarum Conditione æquè ac de nostrâ mente, et sincerâ, quam vobiscum colimus, sartam, tectam, adauctamque valde cupimus, Amicitiâ, adeoque de omnibus quæ communicanda sunt erunt plenè edoceat: Atque amicè rogamus, ut eundem Striclandum commissa vestris Dominationibus nunc & in posterum expositurum, solitâ vestrâ Benevolentiâ amplecti & integrâ fide intelligere velitis: Erit istud vestræ Benevolentiæ Argumentum dictis utrisque Regnis pergratum, & quâvis Occasione vicissim demerendum, vestras Dominationes bene valere, omnia prosperrime agere, ex Animo voventibus.
To The States of Trans Isel.
"Licet nulli dubitemus quin & turbatus Regni hujus Status vobis sit exploratus, atque vester & in Angliam & in Scotiam (facro Fœdere jam conjunctas) Animus & Effectus perstet omnino amicus; Vir tamen Generosus Gualterus Striclandus in Mandatis habet vestras Dominationes speciatim, Nomine Procerum & Ordinum in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregatorum compellandi, & (quâvis Occasione jubente) de Rebus nostris uberiùs, sinceroque in vos Affectu, edocendi; ejus igitur Relationi ut favorabiles adhibeant Aures, & plenam addant Fidem vestræ Dominationes, amice rogamus: Quas ut Deus tueatur, sospitet, & usque prosperet, comprecamur.
To The States of Groningen.
"De vestrâ in Regnum Angliæ, adeoque in nos, propensâ Benevolentiâ minime dubitantes, et arctiorem vobiscum Amicitiam contrahere, pro sincero nostro in vos Affectu, plurimum cupientes, in Mandatis dedimus Generoso Viro Gualtero Striclando, ut nihil vos Rerum nostrarum dubiique hujus Regni Status, atque nostræ hoc in Negotio Mentis, latere patiatur; ejus igitur Verbis, quandocunque vestras Dominationes compellare volet, vestras Aures benevolas Fidemque integram, Nomine totius hujus Regni, Procerum & Ordinum in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregatorum, amicè rogamus istud vestri Amoris Argumentum; & hinc Angliæ et etiam Scotiæ sacro Fraterni Fœderis Vinculo jam invicem devinctis Regnis fore gratissimum, non est quod vestræ Dominationes dubitent: Quibus omnia vera eorundem Regnorum Amicitiæ Officia vicissim vovemus, faustaque & felicia quæque comprecamur.
To The States of Guelderland.
"Pro summâ Humanitate quâ vestræ Dominationes Generosum Virum nostrum Gualterum Striclandum, à Proceribus et Ordinibus Regni hujus Angliæ in Comitiis Parliamentariis legitimè congregatis ad inclytos Dominos Generales Unitarum Provinciarum Ordines Ablegatum, non ita pridem & exceperunt & expedierunt, nos summas ejusdem Parliamenti Nomine Gratias agentes; amice rogamus ut dicto Stricland, ulteriora Mandata exsequi & exponere petituro, benevolus & favorabilis vester semper pateat Aditus Auditus, atque plena ejus Verbis addatur Fides: Istud æqui & amici vestri in Regnum Angliæ Affectus Argumentum omnia mutui Amoris cum de Anglia tum de Scotia (sacro fraterni Fœderis Vinculo constrictis) demerebitur Officia, & Reâpse exhibenda excitabit: Quod quidem dicto nostro Striclando pluribus indicandum relinquimus; ut vestras Dominationes inclytamque Rempublicam sospitet, & Bonis omnibuscumulet, Deum enixè precantes.