Die Jovis, 24 Junii, 1641.
Salt-petre Patent, &c.
THAT Nathanael Sykes, the Salt-petre Man, nor any
of his Servants, shall dig the Houses of Sir Wm.
Massam; nor charge his Carts: And that he shall bring in
his Patent to the Committee for Gunpowder, where Mr.
Perd has the Chair: And that That Committee be revived,
as to this Business of Salt-petre: And are to meet To-morrow post meridiem at Two of Clock in the Star-chamber.
Edgar's Free School.
Mr. Prideaux reports the Bill for John Edgar's Free
School, with the Amendments and Additions: The which
were all twice read; and, upon Question, ordered to be
Abuses in Universities.
Ordered, That the Order of 22do
December' 1640, made
concerning the Examining and Considering of the Abuses
in the Universities in Matter of Religion and Civil Government, the Universities in general are only named; the
House, doth now declare, that their Intention then was,
and now is, that the Power of that Order, and Committee
should extend to the Consideration and Examining of the
Abuses in Matter of Religion and Civil Government, in
any College or Hall, in either of the Universities.
The humble Petition of William Coryton Esquire was
this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Mr. Whittaker and Sir John Francklin were appointed
to go and take Order for the Seizing of some Priests,
housed here hard by, by One of the Messengers that was
by this House licensed to apprehend Priests.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of his
Majesty's Letters Patents to the Town of Plymouth, and
dividing the Parish there; and, upon Question, passed.
Clerk of the Market.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Ordering
of the Office of the Clerk of the Market, allowed by the
Statute; and for the Reformation of false Weights and
Measures; upon Question passed.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Punishment of
scandalous Clergymen; upon Question, committed unto
the Committee for scandalous Ministers: And are to meet
To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Bagshawe, Sir John Strangwayes, Sir Edw. Deeringe, * Mountfort, Sir Robert
Harley, Mr. King, Mr. Glyn, Sir Antho. Irby, * Rolle,
Sir Martin Lumley, are added to that Committee.
Leave to communicate to Lords.
Dr. Eden has Leave to acquaint the House of Peers
with the Communication, that passed between him and
the Admiral of Duyquerque.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Prevention of
vexatious Suits and Proceedings, touching the Order of
Knighthood; and, upon Question, committed unto the
Committee for the Bill of Ship-money.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Rigby, and Sir Simonds D'Ewes,
are added to this Committee: And are to meet on Saturday at Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. King has Leave to be of Counsel before the Lords.
State of the Kingdom.
Mr. Pymme reports from the Committee to prepare
That the Five Regiments be first disbanded.
That Scotch Commissioners be desired, that their
Forces may withdraw;
That his Majesty would declare his Pleasure for the
Disbanding of those Regiments.
"I. Head is concerning the Disbanding of the Armies."
" And, under This, there are several Particulars:"
" 1. That Five Regiments, according to the former . .
of both Houses be first disbanded."
" 2. That the Commissioners for Scotland be intreated
to retire some Part of their Army."
" 3. That their Lordships will join with us, in a Petition to his Majesty, to declare his Pleasure concerning
the Disbanding of the Five Regiments (for which there
is present Monies provided); and of the rest of the Army,
as soon as Money is ready:"
" 4. And, to declare, if any be refractory, and contemn
his Majesty's Authority, that he will use it for the Punishment of them:
" 5. And that the Lord General go down to his
Charge of the Army; and begin his Journey on Saturday
next: And that the Master of the Ordnance go then
down also, to take care of his Charge of Artillery."
II. Head is, concerning his Majesty's Journey to
" That his Majesty will be pleased to allow a convenient
Time before his Journey into Scotland, that both Armies
be first disbanded; and some of the Business of Importance, concerning the Peace of the Kingdom, depending
in Parliament, may be dispatched before his going."
" This is seconded with divers Reasons:"
" 1. The Safety of his Majesty's Person."
" 2. Preventing the Jealousies of his Subjects."
" 3. Suppressing of the Hopes of Persons, ill-affected,
that may have Designs upon the Army, to disturb the
Peace of the Kingdom."
" 4. Great Advantage to the King's Affairs, and Contentment to his People."
" That some of the Bills now depending in Parliament (whereof divers are sent up already to the Lords,
and some proceeding in this House) may receive his
Royal Assent, before he go to Scotland: And that we
may have Time to pass the Bill of Tonage to his Majesty, for Supporting of the Royal Estate; and to settle
his Majesty's Revenues, for the best Advantage of his
Service: And, for those Reasons, to allow some Time,
before he go into the North"
III. Head concerning his Majesty's Council, and Ministers of State."
"Both Houses to make Suit to his Majesty, to remove from him all such Counsels, as I am commanded to
describe them;-such as have been active for the time
past, and in furthering those Courses, contrary to Religion, Liberty, good Government of the Kingdom; and-
as have lately interested themselves in those Counsels,
to stir up Division between him and his People."
" 2. Branch: As we desire Removal of those that are
evil; so-to take into his Council, and for Managing of
the great Affairs of the Kingdom, such Officers, and
Counsellors, as his People and Parliament may have
just Cause to confide in.-That is all, concerning the
"IV.Head touching the Queen's Most Excellent
Majesty: Which containeth divers Particulars."
" 1. That his Majesty be pleased, by Advice of his
Parliament, to persuade the Queen to accept some of the
Nobility and others, of Trust, into her Majesty's Service, into such Places as are now in her Disposal."
" 2. Is This:-That no Jesuit, nor none of Orders,
what Countrymen soever, whether French or Italian, be
received into her Majesty's Service; nor any Priest, of
his Majesty's Dominions English, Scotch, or Irish; and
that they be restrained from coming to Court."
"3. The College of Capacines at Somersett-house may
be dissolved; and may be sent out of the Kingdom."
" These Two, which I last mentioned, concerning the
Queen, Priests, Jesuits, and Capacines; I am commanded
to deliver you some Particulars for it."
" 1. Publick Danger; and Scandal of the Kingdom;
and Peace of the Kingdom:"
" 2. Disaffection of some of these wicked Conspirators is expressed in Two Letters."-(Which Letters
were here read openly.)-
" 3. A particular Letter of Father Phillips."-(here
" 4. Because, of the Priests, Jesuits, and the College
that is, divers great Quantities of Gold have been
" 4. Particular, that concerneth the Queen, is upon
special Occasion of his Majesty's Absence."
"That their Lordships will be pleased to join with us,
to advise the King, that some of the Nobility, and others
of Quality, with competent Guards, may be appointed to
attends the Queen's Person, against all Designs of Papists,
and of ill-affected Persons; and of restraining Resort
thither, in his Absence."
V. Head concerneth the King's Children:"
" That some Persons of publick Trust, and well
affected in Religion, may be placed about the Prince;
who may take care of his Education, and the rest of
the Children; especially in Matters of Religion and
VI. Head concerneth such as shall come into the Kingdom with Titles of being the Pope's Nuncio:"
" That it may be declared, that if any Man come into
this Kingdom, with Instructions from the Pope of Rome,
be, as in case of High Treason, out of the King's Protection; and out of the Protection of the Law: And am to
inform you, that there is Notice given, upon very good
Grounds, that Count Rocetto doth yet continue in the
Kingdom; and yet resort unto the Court."
"VII. Head is concerning the Security and Peace of the Kingdom:"
" 1. That there may be good Lord Lieutenants and
Deputy Lieutenants, and such as may be faithful, and
trusty; and careful of the Peace of the Kingdom."
" 2. That the Trained Bands be furnished with Arms,
and Powder, and Bullet; and exercised, and made fit for Service: And that a special Oath may be prepared, by
Consent of both Houses, authorized by Law, and to be
taken by the Lord Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants,
Captains, and other Officers; -such an Oath, as may be
fit to secure us, in these Times of Danger."
" 3. That the Five Ports, and all the Ports of the
Kingdom, may be put into good Hands; and a List of
those in whose Charge they now are, may be presented
in Parliament: And special Care, for the Reparation
and Provision of those Forts."
" 4. That my Lord Admiral may inform the Parliament, in what Case his Majesty's Navy is in; and to be
provided for, out of Tonage and Poundage; for the
Security and Peace of the Kingdom."
" That his Majesty be pleased to give Directions to
his learned Counsel, to prepare a general Pardon; in
such a large Manner as may be for the Relief of his
IX. Head; and That doth concern a Committee of
" That their Lordships would appoint a Number of
their Members, to join together with a proportionable
Number of this House; . . from time to time may confer
upon such particular Courses, as shall be most effectual
for the common Good."
" That his Majesty be moved, that he would be
pleased to be very sparing in sending for Papists to
Court; and, that if any shall come, without being sent
for, that the Laws be severely put in Execution against
them: And that the English Ladies, that are Recusants,
be removed from Court: And that his Majesty be moved
to give his Assent, that the Persons of the most active
Papists, either Lords or Commoners, may be so restrained, as may be most necessary for the Safety of the
Kingdom: And that no Pensions be allowed to such
Recusants, as are held dangerous to the State."
These Heads, with their Reasons, were all severally
put to the Question; and, by Question, Resolved, That
they should be particular Heads of the Conference, to be
desired with the Lords.
Sir John Hotham went to the Lords, to acquaint their
Lordships, that this House intends to come up to their
Lordships, with a Conference, concerning Affairs of great
Importance, that concern the Safety of the Kingdom.
Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir John Wray, * Cholmley,
SirThomas Barrington, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Arthur
Ingram, Mr. Arthur Goodwyn, Mr.Perd, Sir Martin
Lomley, * Vivian, accompanied this Message; being
first enjoined Secrecy.
Letters directed to Mr. Mountague.
Ordered, That some Course be taken for the Discovery
of him that wrote the Two Letters, now read, directed
to Mr. Mountague: And the Care of this is referred to
the Committee of Seven.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Count de Rossetti be forthwith sent for,
by the Serjeant at Arms, to attend the Committee of
Seven, to be examined by that Committee: And that he
shall remain in the Serjeant's Custody, till this House
shall take further Order therein: And Sir Christopher
Yelverton and Sir John Wray are added to that Committee, as to this Business only.
Ordered, That Robert Phillippe, a Romish Priest, be
sent for, in the like manner as Rossetti.
Affairs of the Kingdom.
Lord Cramborne went up to the Lords, with this Message;
To desire a Conference with their Lordships, as soon
as may stand with their Conveniency, concerning the
great Affairs of the Kingdom:
-Brings Answer, that their Lordships will give a present Meeting, by a Committee of the whole House, as is
The Serjeant at Arms was sent, with the Mace, to
require the Members of the House, in the Painted
Chamber, to repair to the House.
State of the Counties.
Ordered, That the Committee to inquire of the State
of the Counties, with the Forts and Castles therein, do
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequercourt.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That Hammon, and Blackhall, be forthwith
sent for, to attend the Committee of Seven.
Ordered, That the Citizens, that serve for the City, do
come to the House this Afternoon; to present such
Clauses concerning the City; to the end that the Bill for
Poll-money may be fitted for a Report.
House to sit, &c.
Ordered, That the House do sit this Afternoon, at
Four of Clock, and that the Grand Committee, for the
Bill concerning Poll-money, do sit this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock.
Apprehension of a Person.
The Serjeant's Man brings Answer, that he had attended for Phillips; and that he said he was not the
Man; his Name was Robert: The Man replied, that he
was the Man intended by the House: He desired him
to withdraw a little.
A Message was sent formerly to desire the Lords, that
the Letters of this Week, both outward and inward,
might be stayed, and by the Lords be opened; (that
were to be sent from hence.)
Ordered, That those Letters be not opened.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfild and
The Lords intend to sit this Afternoon; and do desire,
if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, that
they would do the like.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and are resolved to sit this Afternoon.
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
MR. Treasurer went up to the Lords, with a Message
to this Effect;
To put them in mind, that the Cessation is within
Four Days expired; and to desire their Lordships to
take it into Consideration what is fit to be done, for the
Safety of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds
it fit, that the Cessation of Arms between the Two Kingdoms should continue for a Fortnight longer, from the
Time that this Cessation is to end; upon the same Terms
as it was formerly agreed upon, if the Treaty shall so
That the Committee for Repealing of a Proviso in tertio
Jacobi, concerning Recusants, do meet on Monday next
at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Sir John Hotham went up to the Lords, with a Message
to this Effect;
That this House, for the better Discovery of High
Treason, did desire, that the Letters of this Week, outward and inward, might be stayed and opened; which
was assented unto accordingly: That this House is informed, that the Earl of Leicester, a Member of their
House, while the Letters were in Perusal, did withdraw a
Packet, without Consent of the Lords that were present:
And therefore desire those Letters, that were then present, to inform their Lordships in what manner it was
done, that this House might receive Satisfaction.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster and J. Heath;
The Lords take notice of the special Prejudice, that
might accrue unto the Merchants, if the Letters of this
Week should be stayed this Night; and therefore they
held it fit, that the Post should be dismissed with these
Letters, unless this House take Notice of some special
Cause, whereupon they should be stopt.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken into Consideration their Lordships Message; and does think fit, that the Post should . . . .
Cessation of Arms with Scotland.
Mr. Treasurer brings Answer from the Lords, that
their Lordships do well approve of a Cessation of Arms
for a Fortnight longer; and do assent unto it for a
Fortnight longer; upon the same Terms.
Keeping the House clean.
Mr. Waller moved that the House might be kept sweet
and clean: And the Serjeant was required to take care
that it might be so kept accordingly.
Subscription for Officers of the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That every Knight shall
pay Twenty Shillings, and every Burgess shall pay Ten
Shillings; to be disposed of, by Order of this House,
among such Officers as they shall think fit, for a Reward
for their several great Pains.
Resolved, &c. That these Monies shall be paid in by
Resolved, &c. That those, that have not paid in their
Monies by Monday next, shall pay double.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Glyn shall be
appointed Treasurers, to receive this Money: And they
are required to give Account to the House, what Monies
they have received, and from whom.