Die Lunæ, videlicet, 8 die Martii,
Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt:
p. Carolus Princeps Walliæ, etc.
p. Archiepus. Cant.
p. Epus. London.
p. Epus. Dunelm.
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Hereforden.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bath. et W.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Elien.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Cestren.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
|p. Epus. Lincoln, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
p. Comes Midd. Magnus Thesaur. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Mountague, Præsidens Concilii Domini Regis.
p. Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
Dux Buck. Magnus Admirallus Angliæ.
p. Comes Oxon. Magnus Camerar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ.
p. Comes Cantabr. Senesc. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc, Camerar. Hospitii.
p. Comes Kanciæ.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Suffolciæ.
p. Comes Dorset.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Exon.
p. Comes Mountgomery.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Leicestriæ.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Anglisey.
p. Vicecomes Mountague.
p. Vicecomes Maunsfeild.
p. Vicecomes Colchester.
p. Vicecomes Rochford.
p. Vicecomes Andever.
Ds. Willoughby de E.
p. Ds. Delaware.
p. Ds. Berkley.
Ds. Morley et M.
Ds. Dacres de H.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Sh.
p. Ds. Darcy de Men.
p. Ds. Windsore.
p. Ds. Wentworth.
p. Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
p. Ds. Sheffeild.
p. Ds. St. John de Bl.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Russell.
p. Ds. Grey de Groby.
p. Ds. Petre.
p. Ds. Spencer.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Stanhope de H.
p. Ds. Carew.
Ds. Arundell de W.
p. Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Noel.
p. Ds. Mountague.
p. Ds. Cary de Lep.
p. Ds. Grey de Werke.
Abuse of the Sabbath.
HODIE 1a et 2a
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for punishing of divers Abuses committed on the Lord's Day,
called Sunday; and committed unto the
L. Archbp. of Cant.
E. of South'ton.
L. Viscount Wallingford.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
L. Say et Seale.
|Mr. Justice Chamberlaine,
Mr. Justice Crooke,
|To attend their Lordships.
Against prophane Swearing.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to prevent and
reform prophane Swearing and Cursing.
To explain Part of an Act for Discovery of Popish Recusants.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Explanation of a Branch of the Statute, made in the Third
Year of the King's Majesty's Reign of England, intituled, An Act for the better discovering of Popish Recusants.
Limitation of Actions, and avoiding Suits in Law.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Limitation of
Actions, and for avoiding of Suits in Law.
For Relief against Informations.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Ease of
the Subject, concerning Informations upon Penal Statutes.
Subject to plead the General Issue.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to admit the
Subject to plead the General Issue in Informations of
Intrusion, brought on the Behalf of the King's Majesty, and to retain his Possession till Trial.
Hodie 1a et 2a
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Elizabeth Vere and Marie Vere, Daughters of Sir Horace Vere, Knight; and committed unto
E. of Oxford.
E. of Essex.
L. Bp. of Duresme.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
L. St. John of Bletso.
|Mr. Attorney General,
Mr. Serjeant Crooke,
|To attend their Lordships.
To meet presently.
This Committee being returned, the Earl of Oxford
reported the same Bill fit to pass, with One small Amendment; the which was presently Twice read, and approved of.
Exchange between the Prince and Sir Lewis Watson.
The Lord President reported the Bill, An Act for
Confirmation of an Exchange of Lands, between the most
Excellent Prince Charles and Sir Lewes Watson, Knight
and Baronet, fit to pass; whereupon it is Ordered,
The same Bill to be ingrossed.
Report from the Committee, who, with another of the Commons, lately attended the King.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported, That his
Grace, accompanied with the rest of the Committee of
this House, and a Committee of the Commons, did, on
Friday last, deliver unto the King's Majesty (at Theobalds)
the Advice of the Lords and Commons touching the
Treaties of the Prince's Match, and of the Palatinate,
according as his Grace was enjoined, and in the same
Form as was agreed on by a Committee of both Houses,
and here approved of, in hæc verba:
Advice of both Houses to the King, concerning Treaties with Spain.
"May it please Your most Excellent Majesty,
"We are come unto You, employed from Your most
faithful Subjects and Servants, the Lords and Commons assembled in this present Parliament.
"And First, they and we do give most humble and
hearty Thanks unto Almighty God, that, out of His
gracious Goodness, He hath been pleased now at last
to dispel that Cloud and Mist, which, for so many
Years, hath dimmed the Eyes of a great Part of
Christendom in that Business whereof we do now
"And Secondly, we acknowledge ourselves most
bound unto Your Majesty, that You have been pleased
to require the humble Advice of us, Your obedient
Subjects, in a Cause so important as this, which hitherto dependeth between Your Majesty and the King
of Spaine, which we jointly offer, from both Houses,
no One Person therein dissenting or disagreeing from
"And that is, That, upon mature Consideration, and
weighing many Particulars of sundry Natures, finding
so much Want of Sincerity in all their Proceedings,
we, super totam materiam, present this our humble
Advice unto Your Majesty, That the Treaties, both
for the Marriage and for the Palatinate, may not any
longer be continued, with the Honour of Your Majesty, the Safety of Your People, the Welfare of
Your Children and Posterity, as also the Assurance of
Your ancient Allies and Confederates."
This being said, his Grace further related, That His
Majesty returned a grave, gracious, and wife Answer.
The Lord President read the King's Answer, according as it was collected and put in Writing by the Committee of both Houses on Saturday last, which followeth
in bæc verba:
"My Lords and Gentlemen all,
"I have Cause first to thank God, with My Heart
and all the Faculties of My Mind, that My Speech,
which I delivered in Parliament, hath taken so good
Effect amongst you, as that, with an unanimous Consent, you have freely and speedily given Me your Advice in this great Business, for which I also thank you
all as heartily as I can.
"I also give My particular Thanks to the Gentlemen
of the Lower House, for that I heard, when some
amongst you would have cast Jealousies and Doubts
between Me and My People, you presently quelled
those Motions, which otherwise might have hindered
the happy Agreement I hope to find in this Parliament.
"You give Me your Advice to break off both the
Treaties, as well concerning the Match as the Palatinate; and now give Me Leave, as an old King, to
propound My Doubts, and hereafter to give you My
"First, it is true, that I, who have been all the Days
of My Life a Peaceable King, and have had the
Honour in my Titles and Impresses to be stiled "Rex
Pacificus," should without Necessity imbroil Myself in
War, is so far from My Nature, and from the Honour
which I have had at Home and Abroad in endeavouring to avoid the Effusion of Christian Blood (of which
too much hath been shed, and so much against My
Heart), that, unless it be upon such a Necessity, that
I may call it, as some say merrily of Women, malum
necessarium, I should be loth to enter into it.
"And I must likewise acquaint you, that I have had
no small Hopes given Me of obtaining better Conditions for the Restitution of the Palatinate, and that
even since the Sitting down of the Parliament: But
be not jealous, nor think Me such a King that would,
under Pretext of asking your Advice, put a Scorn
upon you, by disdaining and rejecting it. For you remember, that, in My first Speech unto you, for Proof
of My Love to My People, I craved your Advice in
these great and weighty Affairs; but, in a Matter of
this Weight, I must first consider how this Course
may agree with My Conscience and Honour; and
next (according to the Parable uttered by Our Saviour), after I have resolved of the Necessity and Justness of the Cause, to consider, how I shall be enabled
to raise Forces for this Purpose.
"As concerning the Case of My Children, I am now
old, and would be glad, as Moses saw the Land of
Promise from a high Mountain (though he had not
Leave to set his Foot in it), so would it be a great
Comfort to Me, that God would but so long prolong
My Days, as, if I might not see the Restitution, yet at
least to be assured that it would be; that then I
might, with old Simeon, say, Nuns dimittis servum
tuum, Domine, etc. otherwise it would be a great Regret unto Me, and I should die with a heavy and discomforted Heart.
"I have often said, and particularly in the last Parliament, and I shall be ever of that Mind, that, as
I am not ambitious of any other Men's Goods or
Lands, so I desire not to brook a Furrow of Land in
England, Scotland, or Ireland, without Restitution of
the Palatinate; and in this Mind I will live and die.
"But let Me acquaint you a little with the Difficulties of this Case: He is an unhappy Man that shall
advise a King, and it is an unchristian Thing, to seek
that by Blood, which may be had by Peace.
"Besides, I think your Intentions are not to engage
Me in a War, but withall you will consider how many
Things are requisite thereunto.
"I omit to speak of My own Necessities; they are
too well known; sure I am, I have had the least Help
in Parliaments of any King that reigned over you
these many Years.
"I must let you know, that My Disabilities are increased by the Charge of My Son's Journey into
Spaine, which I was at for his Honour, and the
Honour of this Nation; by sending of Ambassadors;
by Maintenance of My Children, and by assisting of
the Palatinate, I have incurred a great Debt to the
King of Denmarke, which I am not yet able to pay.
"The Low Countreys, who, in regard of their Nearness, are fittest to help for the Recovery of the Palatinate, are at so low an Ebb, that, if I assist them not,
they are scarce able to subsist.
"The Princes of Germanie, that should do Me any
Good, are all poor, wrecked, and disheartened, and
do expect Assistance from hence.
"For Ireland, I leave it to you, if that be not a
Back-door fit to be secured.
"For the Navy, I thank God, it is now in better
Case than ever it was; yet more must be done, and,
before it can be prepared as it ought to be, it will
require a new Charge, as well for (fn. *) its own Strength
as for securing My Coasts.
"My Children, I vow to God, eat no Bread but
by My Means. I must maintain them, and not see
them want, in the mean Time, till the Palatinate be
"My Customs are the best Part of My Revenue, and,
in Effect, the Substance of all I have to live on; all
which are farmed out, upon that Condition, That, if
there be War, those Bargains are to be annulled;
which will enforce a great Defalcation.
"Subsidies ask a great Time to bring them in. Now,
if you assist Me that Way, I must take them up beforehand upon Credit, which will eat up a great Part of
"This being My Case, to enter into a War without
sufficient Means to support it, were to shew My Teeth,
and do no more.
"In the mean Time, I heartily thank you for your
Advice, and will seriously think upon it; as I pray
you to consider of these other Parts.
"My Treasurer, to whose Office it appertains, shall
more at large inform you of those Things that concern My Estate.
"Thus freely do I open My Heart unto you; and,
having your Hearts, I cannot want your Helps; for
it is the Heart that opens the Purse, and not the Purse
"I will deal frankly with you. Shew Me the Means
how I may do what you would have Me; and if I
take a Resolution, upon your Advice, to enter into a
War, then yourselves, by your own Deputies, shall
have the disposing of the Money; I will not meddle
with it; but you shall appoint your own Treasurers.
"I say not this with a Purpose to invite you to open
your Purses, and then to slight you so much as not to
follow your Counsel. For I will not take your Money
unless I take your Counsel, nor engage you before I
be engaged Myself. Give Me what you will for My
own Means: But, I protest, none of the Money which
you shall give for those Uses shall be issued but for
those Ends, and by Men elected by yourselves.
"If, upon your Offer, I shall find the Means to make
the War honourable and safe, and that I resolve to
embrace your Advice; then I promise you, in the
Word of a King, that, although War and Peace be
the peculiar Prerogatives of Kings, yet, as I have advised with you in the Treaties on which War may ensue, so I will not treat nor accept of a Peace without
first acquainting you with it, and hearing your Advice;
and therein go the proper Way of Parliament, in
conferring and consulting with you in such great and
weighty Affairs; and haply Conditions of Peace will
be the better when We are prepared for War, according to the old Proverb, That Weapons boad
"Your kind Carriage gives Me much Contentment;
and that comforts Me which my Lord of Canterbury
said, There was not a contrary Voice amongst you all;
like the Seventy Interpreters, who were led by the
Breath of God.
"I am so desirous to forget all Rends in former Parliaments, that it shall not be (fn. †) My Default, if I be
not in Love with Parliaments, and call them often,
and desire to end My Life in that Intercourse between
Me and My People, for the making of good Laws,
reforming of such Abuses as I cannot be well informed of but in Parliament, and maintaining the
good Government of the Commonwealth.
"Therefore go on chearfully, and advise of these
Points; and My Resolution shall then be declared."
Earl of Holderness's Privilege. Scott's Arrest.
Whereas Robert Playle, an Under-Bailiff of the Sanctuary at Westm. was, by Order of the Second of this
March, committed to The Fleet, for the Arrest of John
Scott, a known Servant of the Earl of Holdernes; the
said Robert this Day exhibited his Petition to the House,
humbly confessing his Fault, and craving his Liberty,
and that Wm. Fawcett the Plaintiff, who caused the Arrest, may bear his Charges.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That the said Robert
Playle shall be discharged out of Prison; and that the
said William Fawcett shall pay his Charges, or stand committed to The Fleet.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, diem Martis, 9m diem instantis Martii, hora 9a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.