Die Mercurii, 18 Aug. 1641.
MATHEW Van Valkenberg, who has a Bill of Naturalization depending here, this Day took the
Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Erecting of a free
Parish Church in the Lordship and Liberties of Finsbury,
and Part of Winlox Barn in the County of Middlesex.
Earl of Stamford.
Ordered, That the like Order, that was made upon the
Petition of Humphrey Walrond Esquire, shall be made
now upon a Motion made in the Behalf of the Earl of
Ordered, That Mr. Howe's Petition, concerning the
Election of Hinden, shall be referred to Sir Lewis Dives
Committee; to be considered of: And they are to meet
on Wednesday next, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequercourt: And Mr. Howe, that is concerned herein, is to
have Notice hereof.
Member not to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Coryton shall
not be admitted to sit as a Member in this Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall
issue forth a Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a new Writ, for Electing of another Burgess to
serve for the Town of Dunnevett, instead of Mr. Coryton.
Commrs to Scotland.
Sir Wm. Armyn is appointed to go up to the Lords,
to desire their Lordships, that they would be pleased to
take into Consideration the last Conference, concerning
the Commissioners to be sent into Scotland; and that
they would give an Answer unto it, so soon as with their
Lordships Conveniency they can.
Motion for a new Writ.
A Motion was made concerning the Sending of a new
Writ, for the Electing of a Burgess to serve in the Stead
of Mr. Cowcher, who is very infirm, by reason of great
Age; but it would not be granted by the House.
Letter to Sheriff of Hants.
A Letter which Mr. Speaker was ordered to write to
the Sheriff of Hants, unto Colonel Goring, for the Payment of Three thousand Pounds. &c. was read; and
ordered to be written fair for Mr. Speaker's Hand.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Soap Business shall be resumed To-morrow Morning.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Hollis reports the Conference, last Night had with
the Lords concerning the Defence of the Kingdom:
"That the Lord Chamberlain told us, his Majesty, before his going, had declared that he would.. a General
for the South on this Side Trent; and that his Majesty was
pleased to nominate him; and that, since his Majesty's
going, a Commission had been delivered unto him, under
the Great Seal: He apprehended this too great a Burden;
and knew what Exceptions had been taken to the Proceedings of Lord Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants:"
"That by his Commission, in case of Tumults and
Commotions, he is to raise Forces and Men for the Securing the Person.. the Queen, the Prince, and the rest of
the Royal Issue: He objected these Difficulties; That,
when these Forces were raised, he knew not how to levy
Money for the Payment of them; and besides, he is to
take a Care, if there were an Invasion from Abroad; for
which he was ill prepared, having no Intelligence or Correspondency from Ambassadors Abroad, or from the
Fleet: And so concluded with a Desire of the Directions
of this House."
Commrs to Scotland.
Sir Wm. Armyn brings this Answer of the Message to
the Lords; that the Lords are of Opinion, that the Commission and Instructions be presently prepared, together
with a Petition to his Majesty; and that this be sent away
with all Speed; and in the mean time those of the Lords
House, and of this House, may be going on their Journey; and those Instructions and Commission may meet
them upon the Way, if this House think so fit.
Mr. Hotham is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire
a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Commission, and Instructions, and Petition
to his Majesty; and concerning the Members that are
to go from both Houses into Scotland.
Lord Chamberlain's Commission.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown shall be required to send a true and authentick Copy of the Commission granted to the Lord Chamberlain, for being his
Majesty's Lieutenant General on this Side Trent.
Call of the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall
be called this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Mr. Hotham brings Answer, that the Lords will give
a Meeting presently, by a Committee of the whole House,
as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Colepeper, Sir Jo. Hotham, Mr.
Hollis, Sir Walth. Erle, are appointed Reporters of this
Sir Christ. Yelverton is appointed to go up to the
Lords with this Message; to desire a Conference, by a
Committee of both Houses, so soon as it shall stand with
the Conveniency of their House, concerning the Securing
of the Tower.
Articles against Willmott; &c.
Ordered, That the Articles against Commissary Willmott, Colonel Ashbourneham, Captain Pollard, and the
rest, shall be taken into Consideration, and proceeded
in To-morrow Morning, at Nine of Clock.
Sir F. Hamilton, &c.
Ordered, That, on the next Thursday or Tuesday, (that
the House shall not sit in the Afternoon,) the Committee
for Irish Affairs shall sit, and hear and consider of the Petitions of Sir Fred. Hamilton and the Widow Linch.
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, that the Lords
will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Strode, are * * * *
Sir W. Erle reports the Conference:
"That the Lord Newporte, being there in Person, did
offer himself to reside in the Tower: That for the Hamlet
Men, it was Harvest-time, a Difficulty to get them; besides, the Sickness is much where they inhabit: Therefore
they did rather incline to leave it to his Lordship to chuse
Forty such Men as he should think fit, and might confide in; and therefore were willing he might make Choice
of them: And did refer it unto us, to consider how these
Men shall have their Wages paid; it being affirmed, the
Hamlet Men ever had an Allowance unto them, when they
attended there in the King's Absence into Scotland."
Commrs to Scotland.
Mr. Pym reports from the Lords the Petition and
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
The humble Petition of Your Majesty's loyal Subjects,
the Lords and Commons, now assembled in Parliament:
Most Gracious Sovereign,
YOUR Majesty's Absence at this time (the Parliament sitting) doth not only afflict us with much Grief, but
hinder us in making such Provision for the publick Necessities and Dangers of the Kingdom, as we desire to
do: For the Supply whereof, we shall be often forced to
resort to Your Majesty's Wisdom and Goodness: Whereupon both Houses of Parliament have agreed to send
Wm. Earl Bedford, Edward Lord Howard, [a
Fines Esquire, Sir Wm. Armyn Baronet,] Sir Philip
Stapleton Knight, and John Hampden Esquire, to attend
Your Majesty, to convey to us Your Majesty's Commands and Directions; and to present to Your Majesty
our humble Petitions and Desires; and likewise to see
the Expediting of such Acts in the Parliament of
Scotland, and other Affairs, as by the late Treaty, or
otherwise, concern this Kingdom.
Wherefore our most humble Suit to your Majesty is,
that You will be graciously pleased to admit the said
Wm. Earl of Bedford, Edward Lord Howard, [Nathaniel
Fines, Sir Wm. Armyn] Sir Philip Stapleton, and John
Hampden, to be Your Majesty's Commissioners for the
Dispatch of the Affairs afore-mentioned, according to
such Instructions as they have now received, or shall from
time to time receive from both Houses of Parliament,
with Your Majesty's Consent and Approbation.
I NSTRUCTIONS .
1. You shall take care, that all those Acts that concern both Our Kingdoms of England and Scotland, and
are already agreed upon in the Treaty between the Commissioners of both Nations, and which are confirmed by
an Act of Parliament passed in this present Session, shall
likewise be confirmed and ratified in the Parliament in
Scotland; and you shall take an authentick Exemplification thereof, to bring Home with you.
2. You are to take care, that the Commissions agreed
upon in the same Treaty concerning the Trade of both
Kingdoms, and concerning the publick Peace and Correspondency betwixt the Two Nations, may be settled
and dispatched accordingly.
3. You are to demand Satisfaction of such Debts, as
a The Names of Nathanicl Fynes, and Sir Wm. Armyn, were inserted by a subsequent Order of this Day.
shall remain due to the Northen Counties of England,
for any Money for Provisions taken up by the Scottish
4. You shall be careful to clear the Proceedings of
the Parliament of England towards the Scotts, if you
shall find any false Records; or Imputations cast on
those Proceedings by Persons ill-affected to the Peace of
5. You shall, upon all fit Occasions, assure the Parliament in Scotland of the good Affections of his Majesty's Subjects, and of the Parliament of England; and
all Things which shall concern the Service of his Majesty, and the Peace and Prosperity of both Nations.
6. You shall be careful to certify the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, from time to time, of
all Proceedings therein, and of all Occurrences, which
shall concern the Good of this Kingdom.
7. You shall put in Execution such further Instructions, as you shall receive from the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, with his Majesty's Approbation and Consent, signified under his Royal Hand.
Messenger to the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Antho. Nicholls shall be the Messenger appointed to go from this House to his Majesty to
Edenbrough in Scotland, with the Petition, Commission,
and Instructions, now read.
Commrs to Scotland.
Ordered, That in regard of any Mortality or Sickness
that may befall those Members of this House, that are
nominated Commissioners to go to Edenbrough in Scotland, that Sir Wm. Armyn and Mr. Nath. Fynes shall
be inserted into that Commission.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis and Sir Ph. Stapleton, do
attend her Majesty, to know what Commands her Majesty will lay upon the Members of this House that are
to go to his Majesty in Scotland.
Ordered, That One Thousand Pounds be advanced by
Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and those that are Treasurers
for the Receipt of Money in Westminster, to the Commissioners of both Houses, appointed to go to his Majesty
into Scotland: And an Acquittance, under their or any
Two of their Hands, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto
the said Treasurers for the Payment thereof.
Sir W. Bryer.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sir Wm. Bryer's
Business shall sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in
the usual Place: And Sir Jo. Jennings, Sir Oliver Luke,
Mr. Thelwell, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Sam. Luke, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Wyngate, Mr. Hoyle, are added to this Committee.
Counsel in the Lords.
MR. Peard hath Leave to be of Counsel in the Lords
House this Afternoon.
The Petition of the Reformado Officers, being this
Day read, is referred to the Committee for the King's
Army: And Captain Barsey is required, from time to
time, to attend this House; and not to depart till this
House give further Order.
Disbanding the Army.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Army do
meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of the Clock, in the
inner Court of Wards; and take into Consideration the
Letters this Day received from the Lord General and Sir
Wm. Uvedall; as also former Letters received from the
Lord General; and to consider what Answer is fit to be
given to the Lord General: And further to take into
Consideration the Accounts of Monies concerning the
Disbanding of the King's Army, and to ascertain the
same; and to consider of the former Orders and Resolutions of this House concerning the Disbanding of the
Army: And, upon the whole Matter, to prepare Heads
for a Conference with the Lords: And to present to this
House any thing that may conduce to the instant and
speedy Disbanding of the King's Army.
Sir H. Vane and Mr. Greene are added to this Committee.
Dawes' Creditors, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dawes, and his Trustees,
shall forthwith deliver into the Clerk's Custody of this
House all the Tallies of Nineteen thousand Pounds, due
from the King to Sir Tho. Dawes, to be kept here in safe
Custody, for Security of Eight thousand Pounds, with
the Interest, to the Old Farmer of the Customs, and the
Remainder to the Creditors.