DIE Lunæ, 5 die Aprilis,
Domini tam 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. Roffen.
p. Epus. Co. et Lich.
p. Epus. Bath. et W.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Oxon.
p. Epus. Landaven.
p. Epus. Exon.
p. Epus. Meneven.
p. Epus. Bristol.
p. Epus. Asaphen.
|p. Epus. Lincoln, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
Comes Midd. Magn. Thes. Angliæ.
p. Vicecomes Maundevill, Præs. Conc. Domini Regis.
Comes Wigorn. Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Dux Buckingham, Mag. Admir. Angliæ.
Comes Oxon. Mag. Camer. Angliæ.
p. Comes Cantabr. Sen. Hospitii.
p. Comes Pembroc, Cam. Hospitii.
p. Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Mar. Angliæ.
p. Comes Kanciæ.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincoln.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Mountgomerey.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Carlile.
p. Comes Denbigh.
p. Comes Anglisey.
p. Vicecomes Wallingford.
p. Vicecomes Rochford.
p. Vicecomes Andever.
Ds. Willoughby de E.
Ds. Morley et M.
p. Ds. Stafford.
p. Ds. Duddeley.
p. Ds. Stourton.
Ds. Herbert de Sh.
p. Ds. Darce de Men.
p. Ds. Wentwort.
Ds. St. John de Bas.
p. Ds. Cromewell.
p. Ds. Pagett.
p. Ds. North.
p. Ds. St. John de Bl.
p. Ds. Howard de W.
p. Ds. Russell.
Ds. Grey de Groby.
p. Ds. Danvers.
p. Ds. Say et Seale.
p. Ds. Denny.
p. Ds. Stanhope de H.
p. Ds. Carewe.
Ds. Arundell de W.
p. Ds. Haughton.
Ds. Stanhope de Sh.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Cary de Lep.
p. Ds. Grey de W.
Lords Leave of Absence.
|THE Earl of Suffolke,
The Bishops of Chester and Landaffe, and
The Lord St. John de Basinge,
|Have Leave to be absent.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act concerning the
Purveyance and Taking of Horses, Carts, and Carriages,
by Land or by Water, for His Majesty's Service; and
committed unto the
E. of Salesbury.
L. Bp. of Duresme.
L. Bp. of Rochester.
L. Bp. of Bath et Wells.
L. Bp. of Ely.
L. Say et Seale.
L. Cary of Lepp.
|Mr. Serjeant Crew,
Mr. Attorney General,
Mr. Serjeant Crooke
|To attend the Lords.,
To meet on Wednesday next, at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
The Petition against Popish Recusants, which the
Commons desire to be presented unto His Majesty, and
that the Lords join with them therein, was read by the
Clerk; and, to the End their Lordships may the more
freely debate the same, the House was adjourned ad libitum; and the Lord Keeper removed to his due Place
on the Earls Bench.
During which Time Mr. Attorney read the Preface
of that Petition.
And their Lordships having debated, whether a short
Induction is fitter to be used, and that the Reasons moving the Petition be apart by itself; and not delivered
unless His Majesty demand the same (prout quinto Martii,
in the Advice delivered His Majesty to dissolve the
Two Treaties); then Mr. Attorney read the several
Parts of the Petition; and their Lordships having debated, whether any more shall be now desired of His
Majesty than the Execution of the Laws in Force against
Recusants, lest it be noised we will begin a Persecution;
their Lordships left the Conclusion, both for the Preface and for the Petition, unresolved at this Time; but
agreed to proceed to a further Consideration thereof Tomorrow Morning.
And then the House was resumed, and the Lord Keeper returned to his Seat; and the House appointed these
Lords Sub-committees touching the Petition against
Popish Recusants: videlicet,
L. Archbp. of Canterbury.
L. Bp. of Covent. and Lich.
|L. Say et Seale.
L. Cary of Leppington.
|The Lord Chief Justice,
Mr. Attorney General
|To attend the Lords.,
To meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the
Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
The Petition against Popish Recusants.
"May it please your most Excellent Majesty,
"We Your Majesty's most humble and loyal Subjects, the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, having, to our singular Comfort,
received Your Princely Resolution, upon our humble Petition, to dissolve the Two Treaties, of the
Match and of the Palatinate; and having on our
Parts, with all Alacrity and Readiness, humbly
offered our Assistance to Your Majesty to maintain
the War which may ensue thereupon; yet withall
sensibly finding what seditious and traiterous Positions those Incendiaries of Rome, and professed Engines of Spaine, the Priests and Jesuits, infuse into
your natural-born Subjects; what Numbers they have
seduced, and do daily seduce, to make their Dependence on the Pope of Rome and King of Spaine, contrary to their Allegiance to Your Majesty, their Liege
Lord; what daily Resort of Priests and Jesuits into
Your Kingdoms; what Concourse of Popish Recusants, much more than usual, is now in and about
the City of London; what Boldness, yea what Insolency, they have discovered, out of the Opinion conceived of their Foreign Patronage; what public Resort to Masses, and other Exercises of the Popish
Religion, in the Houses of Foreign Ambassadors,
there is daily, to the great Grief and Offence of Your
good Subjects; what great Preparations are made in
Spaine, fit for an Invasion, the Bent whereof is as
probable to be upon some Part of Your Majesty's
Dominions as upon any other Place; what Encouragement may it be to Your Enemies, and the Enemies of Your Crown, to have a Party, or but the
Opinion of a Party, within Your Kingdoms, who
do daily increase and combine themselves together
for that Purpose? what disheartening of Your good
and loving Subjects, when they shall see more Cause
of Fear from their false-hearted Countrymen at Home
than from their professed Adversaries abroad; what
apparent Dangers, by God's Providence and Your
Majesty's Wisdom and Goodness, they have very lately
escaped, which the longer Continuance of those Treaties, upon such unfitting Conditions, fomented by
your own ill-affected Subjects, would surely have
drawn upon Your Majesty and Your State; do, in all
Humbleness, offer to Your Sacred Majesty these their
humble Petitions following:
"1. That all Jesuits and Seminary Priests, and all
others having taken Orders by any Authority derived
from the See of Rome, may, by Your Majesty's Proclamation, be commanded forthwith to depart out of
this Realm, and all other Your Highness's Dominions;
and neither they, nor any other, to return or come hither again, upon Peril of the severest Penalty of the
Laws now in Force against them; and that all Your
Majesty's Subjects may hereby also be admonished,
not to receive, entertain, comfort, or conceal any of
that viperous Brood, upon the Penalties and Forfeitures which by the Laws may be imposed upon them.
"2. That Your Majesty would be pleased to give
streight and speedy Charge to the Justices of Peace,
in all the Parts of this Kingdom, That (according to
the Laws in that Behalf made, and the Orders taken
by Your Majesty's Privy Council heretofore, for Policy of State) they do take from all Popish Recusants,
legally convicted, or justly suspected, all such Armour,
Gun-powder, and Munition of any Kind, as any of
them have, either in their own Hands, or in the Hands
of any other for them, and to see the same safely kept
and disposed according to the Law; leaving them,
for the necessary Defence of their Houses and Persons,
so much as by the Law is prescribed.
"3. That Your Majesty will please to command
all Popish Recusants, and all others who by any Law
or Statute are prohibited to come to the King's Court,
forthwith, under Pain of Your heavy Displeasure, and
severe Execution of Your Laws against them, to retire themselves, their Wives and Families, from or
about London, to their several Dwellings or Places by
Your Laws appointed, and there to remain confined
within Five Miles of their Dwelling Places, according
to the Laws of this Your Realm; and, for that Purpose, to discharge all by-past Licences granted unto
them for their Repair hither; and that they presume
not at any Time hereafter to repair to London, or
within Ten Miles of London, or to the King's Court,
or to the Prince's Court, wheresoever.
"4. That Your Majesty would forbid and restrain
the great Resort and Concourse of Your own Subjects,
for the Hearing of Mass, or for other Exercise of the
Romish Religion, to the Houses of Foreign Ambassadors, or Agents residing here for the Service of their
several Princes or States.
"5. That where of late, in several Counties of this
Realm, some have been trusted in the Places of Lords
Lieutenants, Deputies Lieutenants, Commissioners of
Oyer and Terminer, Justices of Peace, and Captains
in their Countries, which are either Popish Recusants,
or Non-communicants by the Space of a Year now
past, or which do not usually resort to the Church to
Divine Service, and can bring good Certificate thereof; that Your Majesty would be pleased to discharge
them from those Places of Trust, by which they have
that Power, in the Country where they live, as is not
fit to be put into the Hands of Persons so affected.
"6. That Your Majesty would be pleased generally
to put the Laws in due Execution, which are made
and stand in Force against Popish Recusants; and
that all Your Judges, Justices, and Ministers of
Justice, to whose Care these Things are committed,
may, by Your Majesty's Proclamation, be commanded to do their Duty therein.
"7. That, seeing we are thus happily delivered
from that Danger, which those Treaties now dissolved, and that Use which your ill-affected Subjects
made thereof, would certainly have drawn upon us, and
yet cannot but foresee and fear lest the like may
hereafter happen, which would inevitably bring such
Peril to Your Majesty's Kingdoms; we are most
humble Suitors to Your Gracious Majesty to secure
the Hearts of Your good Subjects, by the Engagement of Your Royal Word unto them, That, upon
no Occasion of Marriage or Treaty, or other Request in that Behalf, from any Foreign Prince or
State whatsoever, You will take away or slacken
the Execution of Your Laws against the Popish Recusants.
"To which our humble Petitions, proceeding from
our most loyal and dutiful Affections towards Your
Majesty, our Care of our Country's Good, and our
confident Persuasion that these will much advance the
Glory of Almighty God, the everlasting Honour of
Your Majesty, the Safety of Your Kingdoms, and
the Encouragement of all Your good Subjects, (fn. *) we do
most humbly beseech Your Majesty to vouchsafe a
Message to the H. C. concerning Recusants, &c.
Message sent to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant
Finch and Mr. Serjeant Crooke: That their Lordships
have taken into their Consideration the Petition against
Recusants, &c. and do hope that they shall be ready
To-morrow to send unto them for a Conference.
East India Ships.
The Lord Duke of Buckingham signified unto the
House, That His Majesty, at the humble Petition of the
East Indian Merchants, had commanded his Grace to discharge those East Indian Ships, which he had stayed,
according to the Order of this House made the First of
March last; and his Grace moved, That that Order
may therefore be countermanded.
Ordered, That the Clerk do cross that Order of
Primo Martii out of the Book.
Committees for Munitions, &c.
The Lords Committees for Munitions, &c. are to
meet To-morrow, at Two in the Afternoon, in the
The Lords Sub-committees for Munitions, &c. are
to meet this Afternoon, at Two, in the Council Chamber
Whereupon the Lord Treasurer said, That his Lordship would desire no Favour but Expedition; and,
when they have done, his Lordship will shew a dangerous Plot, Conspiracy, and Combination against him;
which if it be suffered, no Man shall be in Safety
in his Place.
Conference concerning Monopolies.
The Lord Keeper put the House in Mind of those
Bills that stand committed, whereon a Conference is
agreed to be prayed with the Commons; and moved
their Lordships to take the same into Consideration, for
that they have long depended, and one of them, videlicet, that of Monopolies, was specially commended
Their Lordships Agreed, To proceed therein as soon
as their other greater Business will permit.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum, videlicet, sextum diem instantis Aprilis, hora 8a,
Dominis sic decernentibus.