Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 11 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Byfield.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Trained Bands of Southwark thanked, for their Service to the Parliament in the late Disturbances; and Delinquents sent for, for assulting Capt. Braine.
The Petition of Wm. Braine, Captain Lieutenant to Colonel Hardwicke, Colonel of the Regiment of Trained Bands in Southwarke, in Behalf of himself and the Inhabitants thereof: (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, That Thanks be given unto Colonel Hardwicke, the Officers and Soldiers of the Trained Bands in Southwarke, and likewise to all the Inhabitants thereof, for their Faithfulness to the Parliament, in their late Endeavours to preserve the City of London and other Parts about it from that Blood and Ruin which might have come upon them: And it is further Ordered, That the Names of such as did reproach with Words or assault with Blows Wm. Braine, and likewise all others that have given any scandalous Speeches against the Inhabitants of the said Borough, for their late good Affections shewed to the Parliament, be certified unto this House, that so they may be proceeded against according to their Demerits.
Message from the H. C. about this, and the following Particulars.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Colonel Thompson, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. A Vote to approve of the late Action of the Borough of Southwarke, for joining with the Army, in the Preservation of the City and Parliament.
(Here enter it.)
2. A Vote to (fn. 1) approve of the late Action of the Committee of Hertfordshire, in assisting the Army.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order that the Committee for the Army should enquire after the Arms, &c. which have been taken out of the Stores, and bringing them in again.
(Here enter it.)
4. A Vote for approving of what Colonel Blunt hath done. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Votes and Orders now brought up.
Ordered, That the aforesaid Votes shall be printed and published.
Message to the H. C. about the Declaration from Sir T. Fairfax, &c.; and about going to Church Tomorrow.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Sadler; videlicet,
That the Lords sent down certain Votes on Friday last: They likewise sent down on Tuesday last a Declaration of his Excellency Sir Tho. Fairefax, with a Vote thereupon; unto all which the Lords did then desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons: They do now again put the House of Commons in Mind thereof, and desire their Concurrence to those Votes; conceiving them so necessary, as that without which the further Proceeding in such Things as may tend to the Settlement of the Peace of the Kingdom will be greatly obstructed.
2. To let them know, that this House will meet here, To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, and so go to Church.
Rooksby to be sent to Ireland, to be tried for betraying JamesTown.
Upon Information to this House, "That, upon Wednesday the 28th of July last, one Lieutenant Fulke Rookesby was listed as a Reformado, who about Two Years before had betrayed the Garrison of Jamestowne, in Ireland, under the Command of Sir Charles Coote, Lord President of Connaught, unto the Rebels; for which Cause, the said Rookesby is arrested:"
It is Ordered, That the Keeper of the Prison where the said Rookesby is shall keep him in safe Custody, till the further Pleasure of this House be signified; and that the said Rookesby shall be forthwith sent by the First Shipping into Ireland, to be tried there, by a Council of War, for his said Offence.
Capt. Braine's Petition, complaining of the Trained Bands of Southwark being reviled, for joining with the Army in Defence of the Houses; and that he was insulted in the City about it:
"To the Right Honourable Lords in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of William Braine, Captain Lieutenant to Colonel Hardwicke (Colonel of the Regiment of Trained Bands in Southwarke), in Behalf of himself and the Inhabitants thereof;
"That the Borough aforesaid (in the good Affection to the Public Peace of the Kingdom) have from Time to Time laid out themselves liberally, both in Purse and Person, for the same; and, in the Sincerity of their Hearts to the Furtherance thereof, did lately venture themselves and all they were for the procuring of it, which (blessed be God) they have seen some good Effect of hitherto; and doubt not but God will walk along with them in a Blessing in what He hath begun.
"Yet (fn. 2) so it is, that divers Persons in the City of London and Parts adjacent (not well weighing the Mercy of God, in the preserving of the City of London and other Parts about it from that Blood and Ruin which inevitably had come upon them, if not (in His Mercy) prevented by such Instruments as Southwarke were) have and yet daily and hourly do revile the Inhabitants of the said Borough, with soul and insufferable Speeches, calling them Traitors, Rebels, &c. and more particularly to your Petitioner, who lately, being in the City about his Affairs, was assaulted, not only with such Words, but also with Blows (none coming to his Rescue); and since many more such Speeches, to the Discredit and Disparagement of the said Inhabitants, which, if thus continued, may prove destructive to the Peace of the City and Borough, and to the endangering of some of their Lives, which was lately threatened.
"May it therefore please your Honours, to take some present Order for the Preservation of the said Borough, and the Inhabitants thereof, in their Reputation and Persons, as to your Lordships Wisdoms shall seem meet.
"And, as in Duty bound, &c."
Thanks to the Trained Bands of Southwark, for the Service;
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do approve of the late Action of the Officers, Soldiers, and Inhabitants, of the Borough of Southwarke, and all others that assisted them, in joining with the Army, for Preservation of the Peace of the Parliament, City, and Kingdom; and that Thanks be given them for the said Action; and that Colonel Thompson and Mr. Snelling, that serve in Parliament for the said Borough, do return them the Thanks of the Houses."
and to the Militia of Herts.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do approve of the late Action of the Committee of the Militia of the County of Herts, in raising the Forces of the said County, to join with the Army, for the Preservation of the Peace of the Parliament, City, and Kingdom; and do give them Thanks for it; and that Mr. Leman and Sir Thomas Dacres are appointed to give them Thanks."
Committee of the Army to examine what Arms have been taken out of The Tower.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of the Army do forthwith examine what Arms, Ammunition, or other Materials of War, have been taken out of The Tower, and by what Warrant and Authority; and that they do forthwith seize them, and take them into their Custody; and that they do restore to the Magazine of the Army what belongs unto it, and to the Public Stores what belongs to them, and the Stores of the Navy what belongs thereunto; and have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records."
Thanks to Col. Blunt, for joining with the Army.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do approve of the late Action and Proceedings of Colonel Blunt, and all others that assisted him, in joining with the Army, for Preservation of the Peace of the Parliament, City, and Kingdom; and do give him and them Thanks for it."
Fielding to be instituted to Ashby Folvile, &c.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution unto Eustace Feilding Clerk, to the Vicarage of Ashby Folvile, cum Barly thereunto annexed, in the County of Leicester, void by the Cession or Resignation of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque; producing his Presentation under the Great Seal.