DIE Saturni, 1 die Julii.
Prayers, by Mr. Connant.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
L. Admiral Speaker.
Answers from the H. C.
Mr. Justice Roll and Mr. Justice Godbold return with
this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the First Vote for taking off the
Votes of the Third of January last, against Addresses
to the King: To the Second Vote, they will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own: That they will sit
this Day and Monday next.
Doctor Heath and Mr. Eltonheade return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Desire concerning Mr. Dowcett, and to the Business concerning the Marquis of Winton: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter from Col. Hammond, about L. Rich being touched by the King for the Evil.
A Letter from Colonel Hammond was read, concerning
the Lord Rich's coming to be touched by the King, for
curing the King's (fn. *) Evil.
It is Ordered, That this Letter be sent to the House
of Commons; and their Concurrence desired, that his
Lordship may have Liberty to go to the King, to be
touched, for his Cure.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances; and to expedire the Lincolnshire Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Purefoy, &c.; who brought up divers
Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance for settling the Militia in the County and City of Exeter.
2. Ordinance giving Power to the Committee of
Worcestershire to raise Forces, for their Defence.
3. An Ordinance giving Power to the Committee of
Sussex to raise Forces, for suppressing of Tumults, &c.
4. An Ordinance for giving Power to the Committee of Hamshire to raise Forces, for their Defence.
5. An Ordinance for adding Mr. Reynolds and Mr.
Allen to the Committee of Hampshire.
6. To put their Lordships in Mind of the passing
of the Ordinance for putting the County of Lyncolne
into a Posture of Defence.
Ordinance to settle the Exeter Militia.
The Ordinance for settling the Militia of the County and City of Exeter, was read Twice, and committed
to the Committee of the whole House.
And accordingly the House was presently adjourned
into a Committee of the whole House, to consider of
The House being resumed;
The same was Agreed to, with a Proviso and Addition.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will take this Message into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Martin Lumley Knight, &c.; who brought
up these Particulars following, wherein they desire their
1. An Ordinance for putting the County of Essex
into a Posture of Defence; and raising Four Thousand
Five Hundred Forty-seven Pounds, Nine Shillings,
and Five Pence, for suppressing Insurrections there.
Read Twice, and committed to the whole House;
to be considered of on Monday next.
2. An Order for Mr. Scawen, Mr. Allen, Mr. Leaman, and Mr. Hodges, to go down to the Army.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order for One Thousand Pounds for Bristoll.
(Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance for the Militia of Westm. and the
5. An Ordinance for Sussex to raise Four Thousand
Five Hundred Forty-seven Pounds, Nine Shillings,
and Five Pence, Two Troops of Horse, and a Company of Dragoons, to suppress the Insurrections there.
Read Twice, and committed to the whole House,
to be (fn. *) considered on Monday next.
The Answer returned was:
That this House (fn. †) agrees to the Order for Mr. Scawen
and the rest to go down to the Army, and to the Order for One Thousand Pounds for Bristoll: To all the
rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Letters between the L. Adm. and the Capt. &c. of The Lyon.
The Lord Admiral acquainted the House with a
Letter he hath received from the Captain of The Lyon,
and with his Lordship's Answer to the same; which
were read, and ordered to be communicated to the
House of Commons. (Here enter them.)
Sent to the H. C.
And accordingly they were sent, by Doctor Heath
and Mr. Eltanbeade.
Representation from the L. Adm. for Persons to fetch their Families from Munster.
His Lordship likewise acquainted the House with a
Representation and Desire of divers Persons, to have
Leave to fetch their Families from Munster; wherein
his Lordship can do nothing without the Signification
of the Pleasure of both Houses.
And this House agreeing to it, ordered it to be sent
to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Major Rolse committed to The Gatehouse.
This Day Mr. Boone, Mr. Dixon, and Mr. Lowe,
Chirurgeons, gave the House this Account: "That
they have viewed the Body of Major Rolph; and
they find his Wound not to be so dangerous but
that he may be removed, if their Lordships think
fit, without Danger of his Life; but they find him
weak in regard of his Ague."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That he be presently sent
to The Gatehouse, according to the former Order of this
Doweet to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Dowcett shall have Notice to
attend this House on Monday next.
Ly. Nicholas, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Nicholas shall have a Pass,
for herself, Three Children, Three Maid Servants, and
One Man Servant, to come out of France.
Letter from the Capt. and Officers of The Lyon, declaring their Obedience to the Parliament.
May it please your Honour,
"According to your Lordship's Command, I am
returned from Millford, with The Lyon, to Portsmouth,
where I shall wait your farther Pleasure; and understanding there the present Condition of Affairs,
and how that many of the Seamen, having been seduced by the Subtilty of those that have been always professed Enemies to the Parliament and Kingdom's Happiness; which being rightly understood
by the Officers of this Ship, as also by the common
Men, they have thereupon unanimously joined with
me, humbly to beg Leave of your Lordship to make
this our Profession to your Honour, as being our
hearty and zealous Resolutions: That, as it is a
great Grief to us that any of our Calling, who hath
been famous formerly for their faithful Service to
the Parliament, should now be (fn. *) cheled into Disobedience, of which we hear that divers of them do
already repent; and we doubt not of your Lordship's Favour to such poor misled People; so we shall
desire your Lordship, That we, who do abhor the
Thoughts of any Unfaithfulness to the Service of
the Parliament, and who are ready to the last Drop
of our Blood, according to the Covenant which we
have taken, to be obedient and serviceable to their
Commands, in giving all possible Assistance towards
the reducing of all Revolters and refractory Persons
to their due Obedience; so we hope that the Scandal
and Foulness of this Revolt in others shall not be
[ (fn. †) on us] as a Stain in the Parliament and your Lordship's Opinions: Which if your Lordship please to
testify to us your Assurance of, you will give us
a great Encouragement, and lay (fn. †) a perpetual Obligement on us whose Names are here under written, and
who assuredly are
The Parliament's and your Lordship's
Most humble faithful Servants,
Geo. Ayscue, Captain.
Tho. Penrose, Lieutenant.
Michaell Isles, Minister.
]John Lathbury, Gunner.
John Pack, Carpenter.
Ja. Johnson, Boatswain.
Wm. Finney, Purser.
John Haselock, Chirurgeon.
Geo. Evered, Master's Mate.
Rich. Ivon, Master's Mate.
Geo. Fenn, Corporal.
The Mark of
"Vincent (22) Cockett, Cook.
"For the Right Honourable Rob't Earl of
Warwick, Lord High Admiral of
England. These humbly present."
L. Admiral's Answer to them.
"To my very loving Friends, the Captain and
Officers and Company of His Majesty's Ship
"After my hearty Commendations;
"I received your Letter, and thereby very great
Satisfaction touching the Integrity of your Affections
to the Parliament's Service; having made so eminent
a Declaration thereof, as amounts to the Honour of
your Persons and Prosessions. I am very glad that
you have conceived so true an Apprehension of the
Nature and Rise of the Revolt of those Ships that
have deserted their Duty. It proceeded from false
and lying Suggestions; and tending, as to the Dishonour of the Nation, so to the just Shame and Ruin
of those who persist in such a Disobedience. That
you do abhor the Act, I am fully satisfied from your
own Expressions; which, as they hold forth much
Respect to the Parliament's Commands, so you may
be consident they will be returned in all Ways of
Encouragement. And, believe it, you'll find by
Experience, that the faithful Adherence to the Parliament will appear the greatest Advantage to the
happy Settlement of the Differences betwixt the
King and the Kingdom; and that those who withdraw from their Service are the greatest Obstructers
of that Peace which they pretend to. For my own
Particular, you shall never want that Respect from
me, which may approve me a faithful Servant to my
Trust, and to yourselves
London, 30th June, 1648.
"A very loving Friend."
Remonstranee from the L. Adm. for Persons to have Leave to bring their Families from Munster.
30 June, 1648.
To the Right Honourable the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament.
"It is represented by the Earl of Warwicke, Lord
Admiral, That several Persons have been Petitioners
to him, for Leave to transport their Persons and
some Goods into the Province of Munster, in Ireland,
to the End they may have Opportunity to draw off
their Estates lying in that Province into this Kingdom, and some of them to bring off their Wives and
Children: Which his Lordship presents to the Consideration and Wisdom of the Houses; without Assignation of whose Pleasure, he shall not act any Thing
upon Desires of that Nature."
Committee to go to the Army before Colchester, for supplying it.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That some Gentlemen of the Committee of the Army be required to go down to the
Army, to issue out their Warrants, and to take Care
that that Part of the Army before Colchester may be
supplied with Monies, out of the Assessments of the
County of Essex and the adjacent Counties; and that
there be a Quorum of that Committee, of Three, as
to this Business; and that they have all the Powers
for issuing out, bringing in, and disposing of the Monies, as the Committee hath.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Mr. Scawen, Mr. Allen,
Mr. Leaman, and Mr. Hodges, be required to go
down upon this Service; and that the Gentlemen of
Norffolke, Suff. Herts, Cambridge, and Essex, Members
of the House of Commons, that are now with the
Army, be added to this Committee as to this Business."
Order for 1000 l. for Bristol.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the Sum of One Thousand Pounds
be advanced to the City of Bristoll, for Repair of the
Fort and Castle, and furnishing them with Provisions,
Stores, and Ammunition; and that the said Sum of
One Thousand Pounds be raised out of such Delinquents Estates, Inhabitants of the City of Bristoll, as
shall be discovered by the Committee of Parliament
for that City, or any Four of them, who are hereby
authorized to certify unto the Commissioners sitting
at Gouldsmiths Hall the Names of such Delinquents
so discovered and sequestrable, to the End the said
Delinquents may make their Compositions; and that
the said Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall do order their
Treasurers there to pay unto Jeremey Hollwey, or his
Assignees, the said Sum of One Thousand Pounds,
out of the First Monies as shall be paid in by the said
Compounders into their said Treasury, which said
One Thousand Pounds shall be disbursed and employed as the Committee of Bristoll, or any Six of
them, shall from Time to Time order and direct:
And the said Lords and Commons do further order
and ordain, That the Estates Real and Personal of
the said Delinquents so discovered as aforesaid shall
be seized and sequestered, by the Sequestrators and
Committees for Sequestrations; where the said Estates
are to be paid over, by them and every of them,
unto the said Jermy Hollwey, from Time to Time,
for the Use and Benefit aforesaid, and so to continue
until the said Delinquents shall perfect their Compositions at Gouldsmiths Hall: And the Commissioners for Compositions sitting at Gouldsmiths Hall
are hereby ordered and authorized to give Warrant
for the said Seizures and Sequestrations of the said
Delinquents, and to order the Profits thereof for the
City of Bristoll as aforesaid, until the said Sum of
One Thousand Pounds be raised and paid for the
House adjourned till 10a, Monday Morning next.