DIE Lunæ, 20 die Maii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
His Royal Highness the Duke of Yorke.
Ds. (fn. *) Thesaurarius.
L. Great Chamberlain.
Viscount Say et Seale.
Viscount de Stafford.
Ds. Berkley de Berkeley.
Ds. Darcy et Conyers.
Ds. Gerard de Bromley.
Ds. Howard de Charlt.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Ds. Gerrard de Brandon.
Ds. Berkeley de Stratton.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Hodges.
Absent Lords excused.
ORDERED, That the Lord Privy Seal is excused for
his Absence this Day, in regard of his ill Health.
ORDERED, That the Earl of Marlborough is excused
for his Absence this Day.
Order to prevent Disturbances in the Fens.
ORDERED, That the Order for the quieting the Possession of the Fens, made on Saturday last, be forthwith
printed and published.
The House called.
Next, this House was called, beginning at the youngest
Baron, and so upward: And it is ORDERED, That such
Lords as are absent are to pay Five Shillings apiece to
the Poor, unless they be excused. And these Lords
following were absent; videlicet,
Ds. (fn. *)
Ds. (fn. *)
Ds. Herbert de Cherbury.
Ds. Gerard de Bromeley.
Ds. Berkeley de Berkley.
Ds. De la Ware.
Comes St. Albans.
Marq. of Newcastle.
Marq. of Worcester.
L. Privy Seal.
D. of Cumberland.
|Hath Leave to be absent.
Is coming up.
Message from the King, with the following Letter.
After this, the Lord Chancellor acquainted the
House, "That His Majesty hath commanded him to
communicate to their Lordships a Letter sent to Him
from His Parliament in Scotland, subscribed with their
Names." Which this House caused to be read, as followeth; (videlicet,)
Letter from the Parliament of Scotland to the King.
"For the King's Most Sacred and Excellent
"Most Sacred Soveraigne,
"The many and great Blessings which this Your
Majestie's ancient Kingdome does now enjoy under
the Administration of Your Royall Authority, and
the Deliverance they have thereby from the Miseries,
Bondage, and Tyranny of those Twenty Yeares Troubles, have soe ravished the Spirits of all Your good
Subjects with Joy and Admiration, that, in a Sence
of their by-past Faylings and present Duties, we are
oblidged, in Discharge of our Consciences and Trust,
to assure Your Majesty, that this Kingdome doth conceive it their Happynesse, above other Nations, to
live under the Government and Protection of soe religious, soe wise, and soe gratious a Prince; and will
be zealous that the Returnes of their Duty and Allegeance shall be suitable thereunto; being ready at
all Occasions to hazard their Lives and Fortunes in the
Maintenance of Your Majestie's Authority and Government in its present Constitution, and in every
other Thing that may concerne Your Majestie's Royall
Power, Prerogative, and Greatnesse, by which alone
the Liberties, Freedome, and just Interest of Your
People, can be secured.
"And since Your Majesty hath ben pleased to declare Your Gratious Acceptance of our weake but
faithfull Endeavours, which we are oblidged unto in
Discharg of that Duty we owe to God and to Your
Majestie, and for vindicating the Honor and Justice
of that glourious Martyr Your Royall Father, and our
Native and Dread Soveraigne, of Blessed Memory; we
are thereby encouraged, as Your Great Councell, to
represent to Your Majestie, That we conceive it necessary for your owne Honor, and for the Advancement of Your Service, and for securing a firme and
lasting Peace to Your People, that Two Hundred
Horse and some Foote, for the necessary Garrisons,
be kept in Pay; and that, besides these, there be a
Militia of some Troopes setled upon considing Persons in the severall Counties of the Kingdome. And it
is our humble Desire, That, for the further endearing the Affections of Your People, and for compleating of their Happynesse by Your Confidence in them,
Your Majestie may be pleased to order that all the
Forces to be made Use of within this Kingdome may
consist of Natives; and that all others may be removed.
"And because many of our late Troubles were occasion'd either by the too much Countenance given
to disaffected Persons, who imployed the Royall Favours and Crowne Revenues bestowed upon them for
keeping up of those Troubles, or by the Unstraightnes of some Publique Ministers; we are confident,
Your Majestie will have speciall Regard, in the dispencing of Favours and Trusts, to such as have ben
and are faithfull to the Royall Interest; which will be
of great Satisfaction to the Generality and Body of
this Kingdome, who are soe loyall and affectionate to
Your Majestie's Interest, as there is no Reason ether
to seare or slatter any who are otherwise disposed.
"And, that Your Majesty may have the more full
Accompt of our Actings, and of the Condition of
this Kingdome and Your Affaires in it, we have, with
the Allowance of Your Comissioner (whose Loyalty,
Prudence, and Faithfullnes, in this his Trust, and in
a more full and loyall Asserting of the Royall Power
then in any Age formerly, doth much more above
what we are able recomende him to Your Majestie's
speciall Favour), made Choice of the Earle of Glencarne Your Chancellor, and the Earle of Rothes President of Your Councell, who have ben eminently instrumentall in Your Service here, to waite upon Your
Majesty; and doe humbly recomende them and their
Employment to Your favourable Acceptance; expecting such a Gratious Returne, as may be an Establishment to Your Majestie's Authority and Service,
and an Encouragement to all honest Men, and among
Edenburgh, the 21 Aprill, 1661.
"Most humble, most faithfull,
"Subjects and Servants,
"The Estates of Your Parliament
The King desires Money may be provided for disbanding the English Forces there.
Then the Lord Chancellor declared, "The Reason
why His Majesty communicated this Letter to their
Lordships was upon this Ground, that that Part of
the English Army there which is not disbanded are
to be in Pay no longer than the latter End of this
Month; and that there is in Arrears to them Thirty
Hereupon it is ORDERED, That the further Debate
of this Letter shall be resumed on Friday Morning next.
And touching the Arrears; it is ORDERED, That a Conference be had presently with the House of Commons;
and to desire them, that, in regard of the Shortness of
Time, they would think of some speedy Course to pay
Message to H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Childe and Doctor Wolrich:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching something in a Letter sent to the King.
Message from thence, with a Vote for burning the Covenant.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Viscount Falkland, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a Vote which
they have made, for burning of the solemn League and
Covenant by the Hand of the Common Hangman; a
Copy whereof they have sent up, annexed to the said
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
The Paper of the Covenant brought from the House
of Commons was read; and this Order was made thereupon; (videlicet,)
Lords Order for burning the Covenant.
"The Lords in Parliament assembled, having considered of a Paper sent unto them from the House of
Commons, for burning of an Instrument, or Writing
called The Solemne League and Covenant, by the Hand
of the Common Hangman, do order, That the Instrument, or Writing, called The Solemne League and Covenant, be burned, by the Hand of the Common
Hangman, in The New Pallace at Westminster, in Cheapeside, and before The Old Exchange, on Wednesday the
22th of this Instant May; and that the said Covenant
be forthwith taken off the Record in the House of
Peers, and in all other Courts and Places where the
same is recorded; and that all Copies thereof be taken
down out of all Churches, Chapels, and other Public
Places, in England and Wales, and the Town of Barwicke upon Tweede, where the same are set up."
ORDERED, That this Order be forthwith printed and
Message to H. C. to acquaint them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Childe and Doctor Wolsley:
To let them know what Order the Lords have made
for the burning of the Covenant.
Answer from thence.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Then this House was adjourned during Pleasure, and
the Lords went to the Conference; which being ended,
the House was resumed.
Hogskinson to attend, about printing the Address.
ORDERED, That Hoskinson the Printer shall be called
before this House To-morrow Morning, to be examined
who gave him Order and Directions for printing the
Vote of both Houses presented to the King.
Lords take the Oath of Allegiance.
ORDERED, That the Lords Committees for Privileges
do consider by whom, and in what Manner, the Oath of
Allegiance is to be administered; and to report the same
to this House.
Dominus Cancellarius declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet,
21m diem instantis Maii, hora decima Aurora, Dominis