DIE Jovis, 25th of May.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Young.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Hakewill and Mr. Page return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they agree in the Lords Sense, concerning the
Instructions to be sent to Kent by the Earl of Thanett.
(Here enter them.)
Message from thence, for the Committee at Derby House to sit constantly,—and to add Persons to Militia Committees.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Bunckley, &c.
To let their Lordships know, that, in this Time of
Distractions, they think fit that the Committee of Derby
House do sit constantly; and therefore they have enjoined the Members of their House that are of [ (fn. †) that
Committee] to meet; and they desire their Lordships
would please to do the like.
2. They desire their Lordships would expedite the
Vote formerly sent up, for adding Mr. Knightly to the
Committee of Derby House. (Here enter it.)
3. To desire Concurrence, for adding divers Persons
to be of the Militia in several Counties.
(Here enter them.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House hath enjoined their Members to
meet at the Committee of Derby House constantly; that
their Lordships do agree to the adding of Mr. Knightly
to be of that Committee; and this House agrees to
those Persons to be added to the Militia of the several
Message to the H. C. to add Peers to the Committee at Derby House.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Doctor Bennctt and Mr. Eltonhcade:
To desire their Concurrence, that the Earls of Pembrooke, Sarum, Denbigh, Mulgrave, the Lord North, and
Lord Howard, may be added to the Committee at Derby
House, in regard of the great Business and constant Sitting
of that Committee; and to desire they would add a
proportionable Number of their Members to be added
Countess of Mulgrave and St Paul Pindar.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Marian Countess Dowager of Mulgrave, on Behalf of herself and
her Children, concerning their lawful Interest in the
Allum Works in Mulgrave:
It is Ordered, That her Counsel, and the Counsel of
Sir Paul Pyndar, shall be heard on Monday Morning, at
Ten of the Clock.
Major Meldrum's Petition for Arrears.
Upon reading the Petition of Major George Meldrum,
concerning the Payment of his Arrears:
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, with Recommendations.
Ly. Lake and Smeaton.
Ordered, That Charles Smeaton shall have further
Time till Saturday Morning next, to put in his Answer
to the Lady Lake's Petition.
Withers versus the E of Chesterfield, about a Building in Covent Garden.
Upon reading the Petition of Anto. Wither; complaining, "That the Earl of Chesterfield is rearing of
a Building in The Covent Garden, very prejudicial to
his Habitation, and contrary to the Covenant made
with the Earl of Bedford:"
It is Ordered, That the Two next Justices of the
Peace shall view the said Building, and proceed therein
according to Law.
Ordinance to empower the Oxford Committee to send for Persons.
Upon Information to this House, by the Earl of
Pembrooke, "That Doctor Shelden and Doctor Hamond
do oppose the Proceedings of Parliament at Oxford:"
It is Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in
To-morrow Morning, to give the Committee for Oxford further Power to send for these Persons, and such
others as they shall see Cause for.
"Die Jovis, 25 Maii, 1648.
"Instructions for the Right Honourable John Earl
of Thanctt, upon Propositions by him offered,
concerning appeasing the Tumult in Kent.
Instructions for the E. of Thanet, for appeasing the Insurrection in Kent.
"1. Your Lordship is desired to declare to those
that are lately risen in Kent, That the Houses have
lately published a Declaration concerning Petitions to
be brought to the Houses, which is herewith delivered unto your Lordship: That, when they have delivered up the Towns, Magazines, and Arms that
they have seized, and shall be retired peaceably to
their Houses, they may bring and present a Petition
to the Houses, according to the said Declaration.
"2. Your Lordship shall also declare unto them,
That, upon their immediate Disbanding, and departing Home quietly to their Houses, they shall have
Indemnity for what is past.
"3. Your Lordship is also desired to return to the
Houses, between this and Saturday Morning, an
Answer whether they do give Obedience to the Parliament, in laying down their Arms, delivering up
the Magazines, and repairing quietly to their own
Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do
forthwith send down the Earl of Thanett, with these
Instructions, into the County of Kent.
Coventry Militia Committees.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Thomas Love, the present Mayor of Coventry, be added to the Committee
of the Militia for the City of Coventry.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir Humphrey Briggs be
added to the Committee of the Militia in the County
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir John Northcott and Sir
Nicholas Marten be added to the Committee of
Militia for the County of Devon.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Trefusis and Mr. Penrose
be added to the Committee of the Militia for the
County of Cornewall.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Colonel Harvey be added
to the Committee of Militia for the County of Middlesex."
Knightly added to the Committee at Derby House.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Mr. Knightley be added to the
Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House,
in the Place of Sir William Waller, formerly of that
Committee, and since disabled to be a Member of the
House of Commons."