Die Jovis, 4 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Case.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
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Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they have delivered the Letter from the Parliament
of Scotland, with the Desires therein; and have told
them, that the Messenger is to stay but Fifteen Days.
Message from thence, for Borne to be Sheriff of Essex.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Sayers; who brought up a Vote for making
Robert Borne Esquire Sheriff of the County of Essex.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees in the Nomination of Mr.
Borne to be Sheriff of the County of Essex.
L. Herbert's Arrears to be paid.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Lord Herbert
of Cherbery; desiring, "That the Arrears of Twenty
(fn. *) Pounds per Mensem, allowed him by both Houses,
may be paid, and Consideration had of his Losses,
according to the Capitulation made with him upon
the Surrendering up of his Castle to the Parliament:"
It is Ordered, That it shall be specially recommended to the House of Commons, that he may have his
Arrears speedily paid him.
E. of Mulgrave to have the Allum Mines in Mulgrave.
Whereas, in March the 31th, 1648, it was Resolved,
by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, "That the
Letters Patents of the 9° Car'l. granted to Sir John
Gibson, for the sole Making and Sale of Allum, were
illegal and void," and thereby so declared:
It is hereby Ordered, by the Lords assembled in
Parliament, That Edmund Earl of Mulgrave shall and
may, by virtue hereof, forthwith enter into and upon
the Allum Works, Houses, and Mines, within his
Lordship's Manor of Mulgrave, within the County of
Yorke, and take and receive the Profits thereof to his
own Use from the said 31th of March: And it is further
Ordered, That any Two Justices of the Peace within
the said County, and all other Officers there, shall give
their best Assistance, to see this Order effectually performed, when they shall be thereunto desired.
James and Draper.
The Answer of George James, to the Petition of Roger
Draper, was read.
It is Ordered, That the Petition of Draper, and
this Answer, shall be read again To-morrow Morning;
at which Time Mr. Justice Rolls and Mr. Justice Pheasant shall attend this House, and deliver their Opinions
to this House concerning the same.
Hopkins to be instituted to Cleve Pepper.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to Richard Hopkins Clerk, to the Vicarage
of Cleeve Pippere, in the County of Wilts, void by
Resignation of Henry Burford Clerk; the said Hopkins
being thereunto presented under the Hand and Seal of
Francis Goddard Esquire, the Patron: And this with a
Salvo Juris cujuseunque; the said Hopkins taking the
League and Covenant.
Petition from Essex:
This Day Sir Wm. Hickes, with divers Knights and
Gentlemen of the County of Essex, presented a Petition to this House; which was received, and read publicly in their Presence. (Here enter it.)
The Petitioners being withdrawn;
The House commanded the said Petition to be read
Committee to prepare an Answer to it:
And, after Debate, the House appointed these Lords
Committees to draw up an Answer to be returned to the
Petitioners, according to the Sense of the House; and
to present the same to the House presently:
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The Earl of Manchester read a Paper from the Committee, in Answer to the aforesaid Petition.
And the Question being put, "Whether the
Paper now read shall be the Answer to the
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then the Petitioners being again called in, the
Speaker read the Answer to them, as followeth:
Answer to it.
"The Lords have commanded me to return Thanks
to the County of Essex, for the good Affections which
they have expressed to the Parliament and Kingdom.
"They have likewise commanded me to let you
know, That they will take your Petition into their
serious and speedy Consideration; and do assure you,
that they will not be wanting to contribute their utmost Endeavours for the removing the present Pressures and Burdens, and for the composing of these
unhappy Differences, so as the Kingdom may enjoy a
safe and well-grounded Peace."
Ordered, That the Business appointed for this and
Yesterday shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Sir J. Fortescue, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir John Fortescue, with Four Servants, shall be permitted to pass to any Port of this
Kingdom, to transport themselves beyond Seas, to go to
The Spawe; taking with them Apparel and other Necessaries lawfully exportable, without the Lett or Stay
of any Person whatsoever: And this to be a sufficient
Paman to be instituted to Thatcham.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and
Induction unto Clem. Paman Master of Arts, to the
Rectory of Thacham, cum Capell. de Gernham, Middiam
& Croockham thereunto annexed, in the County of
Berks, void by the Cession of Lucas Clarke, the last
Incumbent there; salvo Jure cujuscunque: George Miller
Esquire and others, Patrons.
Petition from Essex, for a Personal Treawith the King;-for the Army to disbanded, &c.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England assembled,
"The humble Petition of the Grand Jury at
the Assizes holden at Chelmsford, for the
County of Essex, the 22th of March,
1647, with the Freeholders and Inhabitants of the same County;
"That your Petitioners taking into their serious
(yet sad) Considerations the great Distractions and
Calamities of this whole Kingdom; and being also
very sensible, by woful Experience, of the great
and many Pressures and Grievances of their own particular County; and taking Notice also with all
Thankfulness of the honourable Resolutions of this
House, in giving Encouragement to the just Desires
of the Oppressed, in a Petitionary Way (the undoubted Right of the Subject), and the very Life of
their Liberty itself; out of a tender Fellow-feeling of
others and the deep Sense of their own Miseries,
have made this humble (yet necessary) Address; conceiving both the present and future Happiness of
themselves and the whole Kingdom to be concentered
in these their ensuing Desires:
"And First, Considering that it is impossible the
sad and direful Effects of the late War should
cease without the principal Causes be first
taken away and removed; and considering
likewise His Majesty's Absence from His Two
Houses of Parliament hath been One main
Cause of increasing Jealousies, and continuing
a Misunderstanding betwixt Him and His
Great Council (the Original and Source of
our Happiness); and humbly conceiving that
a timely and ready Concession to His Majesty
for a Personal Treaty with His High Court of
Parliament may prove the most effectual and
speedy Means for the Removal of all such
Misapprehensions and Fears, which are yet
the unhappy Obstacles of the Peace and
Quiet of this our Kingdom.
"Secondly, Considering the excessive Charges
and almost intolerable Burden this County
with the rest of the Kingdom do at this present
groan under, which although for a Time they
may possibly bear with Patience, yet, if continued, will certainly and inevitably ruin
themselves, their Families, and Posterities;
and withal considering that the most hopeful
Means of settling a well-grounded Peace, and
the surest Way of preventing future Troubles,
consist in the due Satisfaction of all just Complaints and Interests; and that this Army,
who have faithfully discharged their Trusts to
yourselves and Kingdom, do much complain
for Want of their Arrears:
"We, therefore, your humble Petitioners,
do most earnestly desire, that you would
be pleased to take these Premises into
your grave and serious Considerations;
and to condescend to the Royal Intimations of His Majesty, for a Personal
Treaty; and to expedite such a Course
which in your Wisdoms you shall think
most meet, for the Satisfaction of the Arrears of the Army, with a Disbanding of
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray,
Borne to be Sheriff of Essex.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do nominate and appoint Robert Bourne, of Boninger,
Esquire, to be Sheriff of the County of Essex; and
that a Patent do pass under the Great Seal accordingly."