Die Mercurii, 28 Martii, 1649.
Earl of Rutland.
THE humble Petition of John Earl of Rutland was
this Day read.
Whereas a Petition was lately exhibited unto this House,
by the Miners of Darbeysheire; which was referred unto a
Committee, and ordered to be reported unto this House,
for the Petitioners Reliefs therein, if there should be Cause;
and, since that time, this House being informed, by the
Petition of the Earl of Rutland, That the Miners have
entered into the Lands of the said Earl, and broken up
his Pasture Grounds near unto his Mansion House in
Netherhaddon; and made great Riots, Wastes, and Destruction, by colour of their Petition so referred, before
any Report hath been had thereof, or any Resolution
given therein; and that contrary to several Verdicts at
Law, as this House is informed: It is therefore Ordered,
by this House, That the said Miners, and every of them,
do sorbear forcibly to enter into or disturb the Possessions
of the said Earl, or any other in Haddon, or elsewhere,
by mining or digging, or otherwise, until such time as
the Law shall determine the same; or this House, upon
the Report of the whole Matter, shall give any further
Resolution therein; and the Sheriff and Justices of the
Peace, of the said County, or any one of them, are hereby
required to see that the Possession of the said Earl be
quieted, in such manner as the same was before the said
Miners Petition exhibited unto this House; and likewise
to take care to put this Order in Execution: And all
Officers, and other Persons, are hereby required to be
aiding and assisting unto the Sheriff, if there shall be need.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do report the Business of
Gernsey, next after the Business of Ireland, this Day.
Earl of Ormond.
Sir Wm. Armyn reports from the Council of State, a
Letter from Colonel Jones, from Dublin, February the
Twenty-eight 1648: Which was this Day read:-A Letter from the Earl of Ormond, from Carrick, the Ninth of
March 1648: Which was this Day read:-A Letter from
Colonel Jones to the Earl of Ormond, of the Fourteenth
of March 1648, in Answer to the Earl of Ormond's Letter: Which was this Day read. A Proclamation, made
by the Earl of Ormond, in Ireland, was this Day read:-
A Letter from George Munck, from Dundalke, the
Twenty-eighth of February 1648: Which was this Day
read: And a Paper therein inclosed, intituled, "A necessary Presentation of the present Evils, &c.:" Which was
this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Letter sent by Colonel Michael Jones, Governor of Ireland, dated the Fourteenth of March 1648, in Answer to
a Letter sent to him by the Earl of Ormond.
Resolved, &c. That James Earl of Ormond hath committed, and is guilty of High Treason, in joining with
the Rebels of Ireland, making Peace with them, and
somenting that Rebellion, tending to the Destruction of
the Protestant Religion, and the Laws and Liberties of
England and Ireland.
Ordered, That the Letter, sent by the Earl of Ormond
to Colonel Michael Jones, Governor of Dublin; and the
Answer of Colonel Jones thereunto; and the Articles between the Lord Ormond and the General Assembly of the
Roman Catholicks of Ireland, be forthwith printed and
published: And that it be recommended to the Council
of State, to give Directions for printing the same; and
to take into Consideration the Votes of this House thereupon; and of the Paper, intituled, "A Presentation of
the Presbytery of Belfast;" and what is further sit to be
done thereupon; and to prepare and publish a Declaration of the Sense of the Parliament upon the Whole,
together with the Letters and Articles.
Grant to Jones.
Ordered, That the Fine of Sir Francis Lloyd, Son of
Sir Marmaduke Lloyd, upon the Composition of his Delinquency, or of the said Sir Marmaduke Lloyd, upon his
Composition for his Delinquency, which shall be first
made, shall be paid unto Colonel Michael Jones, Governor of Dublyn, or his Assigns; in Satisfaction of the
Thousand Pounds formerly ordered to the said Colonel
Jones, and Interest for the same.
Correspondence with Holland.
Sir William Armyn reports from the Council of State,
an Extract out of the Register of the Resolutions of the
Lords the States of Holland and West Freesland, taken
in the Assembly of their Noble Great Mogentheden.
Clergy interfering in Politics.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Lysle, Sir Henry
Vane junior, Mr. Garland, Mr. John Gurdon, Sir Arthur
Heslerigg, or any Two of them, to bring in an Act forbidding Ministers in London, or any Part of England or
Wales, in their Pulpirs, in Preaching or Praying, to
meddle with Matters of Government, or the Transactions
of State; and likewise prohibiting them to hold Correspondence or Intelligence with Foreign States; under a
Penalty; and only to apply themselves to their Duty in
preaching Jesus Christ, and his Gospel, to the Edification
of their Congregations; taking Notice of the Mischiefs
which have been thereby occasioned in Ireland and Holland; and what hath been done in Holland thereupon:
and the especial Care hereof is referred to Mr. Lysle:
And that this Act be brought in on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That the Resolutions of the House touching
Delinquents, and their Compositions, be forthwith printed
Plymouth Garrison, &c.
The humble Petition of Colonel Ralph Weldon was
this Day read.
Ordered, That it be re-committed to the Council of
State, upon Conference with the Committee of the Army,
and the Treasurers, and with Mr. Prideaux, and other
Members of the House, of the Western Parts, to take
into Consideration the State of the Business touching the
Four thousand Pounds, Residue of the Six thousand
Pounds, formerly ordered for the Garison of Plymouth;
and what other Money is necessary, upon changing the
Governor, for securing that Garison and Town; and to
present their Opinions therein to the House.
Ordered, That the Governor of the Fort and Island at
Plymouth be hereby impowered and required to take
Order, That Captain James Bowden, now or late Prisoner
in Plymouth, be offered in Exchange for Captain Hatsell,
now Prisoner in Jersey: And that the Council of State
do send to Plymouth for effecting the same.
Ordered, That the Business of the Fleet be taken into
Consideration on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That Colonel Moore do make his Report,
touching Lemster Forces, This-day-sevennight.
Sir. T. Jones.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
forthwith paid to Sir Theophilus Jones, for the Charges
he hath been at in travelling from Ireland to England,
for the Service of the Commonwealth, out of the publick
Revenue: And that the Committee of the Revenue do
forthwith pay the same accordingly: And the Acquittance
or Acquittances of the said Sir Theophilus Jones, or his
Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee, and
to the Receiver of the said Revenue, and to such other
Person or Persons as shall pay the same.
Ordered, That Three hundred Pounds be provided for
Captain Henry Hatsell, in Consideration of his Sufferings,
and for the Relief of his Wife and Children: And that it
be referred to the Council of State, to advise with the
Committee of the Army, and the Members of the House
of the Western Counties, How the same may be raised;
and to give Direction for Payment thereof, accordingly.
Mr. Holland reports an Act * * * *.
Sir Henry Cholmely.
Ordered, That Major General Lambert, Colonel Bright,
Colonel Charles Fairefax, Colonel Maleverrer, Mr. John
Adensell, or any Three of them, be, and are hereby,
impowered and authorized to examine the Business touching the Miscarriages of Sir Henry Cholmely, when he was
in the Employment before Pontfract Castle: And the said
Commissioners are to certify the same to the Committee
of this House, to whom the said Business is referred.