Die Mercurii, 24 Maii, 1648.
Duke of York.
ORDERED, That, on Saturday Morning next, the
Report concerning the Duke of York be made.
Tumults in Kent.
Several Letters and Informations out of the County of
Kent were read, giving notice of Risings in divers Parts
of that County.
Ordered, That the Letters, Informations, and Desires,
out of Kent, be referred to the Committee at Derby
House; and likewise the Desires and Informations of Colonel Temple, Captain of Tilbury Fort, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee at Derby House: Who
are presently to withdraw, and give Order for some present
Force to be sent into that County, for a speedy Remedy
and Redress of those Evils and Risings; Consideration
being had to the Business of the North.
The Gentlemen of Kent, and Colonel Temple, are likewise to repair to the Committee, to give their best Advices in this Business.
Defence of Sussex.
Resolved, &c. That all the Gentlemen of this House,
that are of the County of Sussex, be desired forthwith to
go down into that County, to employ their best Endeavours for the Defence and Preservation of that County,
and the Peace thereof.
Declaration of Kent, &c.
A printed Paper, intituled, "The joint Declaration of
the several Counties of Kent, Essex, Middlesex, and
Surrey, unto the Soldiers of the Army now under the
Command of the Lord Fairefax," was read; and ordered
to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee at
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Printing, to consider, and find out, Who was the
Printer, Contriver, and Promoter of this printed Paper.
Ordered, That the Petition now delivered in, concerning Colonel James Temple, be read on Saturday
Tumults in Kent.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Hakewell and Mr.
The Lords have received these Reports from the
Committee at Derby House, touching the appeasing the
Stirs in Kent: The Lords have declared their Sense upon
it; and desire the Concurrence of this House therein.
The Report from the Committee at Derby House, and
the Paper presented to that Committee this Day by the
Earl of Thanett, concerning Means to appease the Tumult
in Kent, being the same with that reported by Sir Gilbert
Gerard, were read.
The Lords Sense upon this Report was likewise read.
The Paper presented by the Earl of Thanett to the
Committee of Derby House, for the appeasing the Tumult
now in Kent, and reported from that Committee, was in
hæc verba; viz.
1. That they have Liberty to present their Petition to
2. That the greatest Cause of this Concourse and Rising
is, because some have affirmed, and given cut, that, of
such as shall have subscribed the Petition, there shall Two
in a Parish be hanged: And therefore, if some Course were
taken to give Satisfaction unto them, that no such Thing
was affirmed by the House, nor no Authority given any
Person by the House, for to affirm so much; and that
if it be made good against any Man, he should be called
in Question for it, or for such Words of that Nature;
it would be a great Means to settle their Distractions
3. That, upon their immediate Disbanding, and Departing home quietly, there shall be an Act of Indemnity for them all.
The Lords Sense upon this Paper, reported from the
Committee at Derby House, sent in this Message, was
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and was
in hæc verba; viz.
"That the Lords do think sit that these Disorders in
Kent may be quieted in a fair Way, if it be possible: In
order to which, they do approve of the sending down of
the Earl of Thanett into Kent: And that Instructions be
given him in pursuance of these Heads: And that it be
referred to the Committee at Derby House, to draw up
the Instructions accordingly."
Treaty with the King.
The Question was propounded, That, Religion and the
Militia being first settled, and the Declarations, &c. being
recalled, then a Treaty to be had with the King upon other
the Propositions sent to the King at Hampton Court:
And that the House do consider, To-morrow Morning,
How Religion and the Militia shall be settled; and the
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, That, Religion and the Militia being first settled, and the Declarations, &c. being
recalled, then a Treaty to be had with the King, upon the
Propositions sent to the King at Hampton Court; and that
the House do consider, To-morrow Morning, How
Religion and the Militia shall be settled, and the
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Thomas Dacres,
||With the Yea,
Resolved, &c. That Religion and the Militia being first
settled, and the Declarations, &c. being recalled, then a
Treaty to be had with the King, upon other the Propositions sent to the King at Hampton Court: And that the
House do consider, To-morrow Morning, How Religion
and the Militia shall be settled, and the Declarations