DIE Veneris, 14 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Boyd, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Boyd shall have a Pass,
to go into France.
Sir A. Loftus released.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Loftus shall be released
of his present Restraint; giving his Word, either to this
House or the Speaker, not to break the Peace between
him and Captain Terringham.
Declaration about the revolted Mariners, &c.
The Declaration against the revolted Ships, was
read the Second Time; and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Declaration be forthwith
printed and published.
Hakewill, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Hakewill, One of the Assistants
of this House, hath Leave to (fn. *) be absent, so he be
here Five Weeks hence.
Report from the Committee at Derby House, for no more Prisoners to be brought to London.
The Earl of Northumb. reported a Paper from the
(fn. †) Committee at Derby House; which was read, as followeth:
"Die Mercurii, 12 Julii, 1648.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons, at
"That it be reported to the Houses, That there was
great Disorder and Danger of Tumult, in carrying
some Prisoners but of mean Quality hence to Peter
House: That this Committee is of Opinion, That it
is not safe to bring any more Prisoners to London,
especially Persons of Quality; and that therefore the
Lord Andover should continue still, at least for some
Time, at Dover Castle."
(fn. ‡) Ld. Andover to be released on Bail.
It is Ordered, That, upon such Bail as shall be
offered by his Lordship's Friends, and approved
of by this House, for his Appearance when he
shall be required, his Lordship is to be brought
up to London, and released.
Letters between the D. of Hamilton and Gen. Lambert.
"That it be reported to both Houses, That this
Committee hath considered the Reference of both
Houses, together with the Letters of Duke Hamilton, and the Answer of Colonel Lambert: That this
Committee knows not by that Reference what the
Mind of the Houses is, concerning the Answer to be
drawn: Therefore to desire the Houses to give the
Heads of that Answer."
Message to the H. C. that the Lords will not sit on Saturdays and Mondays.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Bennett and Mr. Hakewill:
To let them know, that this House intends not to sit
this Summer Time on Saturdays and Mondays; but intends to adjourn from Fridays to Tuesdays.
Kirk and Fitchet.
Upon reading the Petition of Mary Kirke, Wife of
George Kirke Esquire:
It is Ordered, That Mr. Fitchett shall have a Copy
of the said Petition, and return his Answer on Tuesday
Stewart and Gray's Ordinance.
An Ordinance concerning Wm. Steward and James
Gray, was brought in, and read, for changing the Name
of Wm. Steward for Henry Steward; which, being
Agreed to, was ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Dyers Petition against Frauds in their Trade.
A Petition from the Company of Dyers, against Fraud
in Dying of Cloths, Stuffs, and Silk, was read; and
Ordered, That the said Company shall offer to this
House what Expedient they think fit, to redress the
Leveston, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Leveston, with his Wife and
Servants, shall have a Pass, to go into France.
Cudworth and Vernon.
Ordered, That the Cause between Cudworth and
Vernon shall be heard the Second Tuesday in Michaelmas
Marshland Inhabitants, in Norfolk, Petition, about their Losses.
Upon reading the Petition of the Inhabitants of Marshland, in the County of Norffolke, and the Parts adjacent,
concerning the great Loss sustained by the Drowning of
It is Ordered, To be referred to these Committees
And the Judges to be Assistants, and offer to the
Committee what they think to be the best Way
to have this Loss remedied.
Declaration to bring in the revolted Officers and Mariners.
"It cannot be unknown unto all Men, that the Commerce and Navigation of this Kingdom hath been,
by the Blessing of God, an especial Means of the
Honour and Greatness of the English Nation, and
that the Courage, Industry, and Fidelity, of the English Seamen and Mariners hath been a principal
Means of the Increase of the Trade and Commerce of
this Kingdom, in all the Parts of the World; the Considerations whereof have caused both Houses of Parliament to have an especial Care unto the Royal
Navy, by building many Ships and Frigates, and
setting forth and maintaining Fleets, expending in
that Service the whole Revenue of the Customs
(the greatest Part whereof, in former Times, was diverted unto other Uses), besides other vast Sums of
Money laid out in that Action; and, for the better
Encouragement of such Mariners as were employed
in the Service of the State, they have much advanced
their Pay above that which it was formerly; and at
the Coming-in of the Fleets have so carefully provided for them, that they were never discharged
from 'board out of Victuals and Wages, until their
Monies were duly paid them; hoping that by these
and many other Encouragements, upon all Occasions,
they would have approved themselves faithful to the
Kingdom, in the Discharge of the Trust reposed in
them: But, contrary hereunto, the Mariners of several of the Royal Ships set forth in this last Summer's Fleet, being by the cunning Insinuation of
Men ill-affected to the Peace of this Kingdom seduced, have treacherously revolted from their Duty,
and do still persist in their Disobedience. By which
horrid and detestable Act, in Breach of their Trust,
they have much blemished the Honour and Credit of
the Navigation and Mariners of this Kingdom, and,
as much as in them lies, betrayed the Public Interest
and Liberties thereof, and retarded those Ends of a
happy Peace which the Parliament have ever pursued, and now are more especially employed in. And
although both Houses of Parliament have (after an
Act of Indemnity already offered) good Reason for to
proceed in the reducing of them by Force, yet, to
the End it may appear that the Parliament do as
much as in them lies seek to prevent the Effusion of
Blood, the said Lords and Commons do hereby offer
and declare, That if the Seamen, Officers, and Commanders, on board the said Ships, shall, within Twenty Days after Publication hereof, or forthwith upon
Notice given them by the Lord Admiral, or such
other Person or Persons as he shall appoint, render
themselves and the Ships wherein they are to the
Parliament's Obedience, and bring them into some
Port under the Command of the Parliament, the Persons so submitting shall be indemnified in their Persons and Estates, any former Act of theirs notwithstanding: But if they shall, after the said Time prefixed expired, persist still in their Disobedience, then
the Houses will proceed to the reducing of them
by Force, and doubt not of a good Success, by the
Blessing of Almighty God; hoping that every
true-hearted Englishman will contribute his uttermost Assistance to this Work, especially the Merchants and Owners of Ships, they being principally
interested in the Consequences thereof, it being to
be expected that the Revolters will endeavour to
maintain their Defection by Rapine and Violence:
And, for the Encouragement of Seamen to engage
themselves herein, the Lords and Commons do promise and declare, That such Seamen as shall so
engage, and use their best Endeavours in this so
honourable a Work, shall have Two Months Wages
extraordinary duly paid them, as soon as the said
Ships shall be by them reduced, and brought into
Port. And it is lastly declared, That not only the
Persons on board the said Ships who shall, notwithstanding this Offer of Indemnity, stand out, but also
all other the Subjects of this Kingdom, and others
whatsoever, who shall hereafter join with, assist,
supply, or any Way adhere to them, shall be dealt
with, and proceeded against, as Traitors and Enemies to the Kingdom, and their Estates confiscate;
and for the Miseries that shall ensue, they will stand
charged with the same, as guilty of them, and Authors of that Ruin which will attend them and their
Gowen to be instituted to Tooting;
Ordered, That Dr. Bennett give Institution and
Induction unto Rowland Gowen, to the Rectory of
Tootinge, in Com. Surrey; salvo Jure, &c.: Granted by
the Great Seal.
Young to Kirkdighton;
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Alexander Young Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Rectory of Kirkdighton, in the County of Yorke,
void by the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure,
&c.: Granted by Great Seal.
Goodwin to Henton Anmer;
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Francis Goodwin Clerk, to the Rectory of
Henton Anmer, in Com. South'ton; salvo Jure, &c.:
Granted by Great Seal.
and Cheld to Llanunethly.
Ordered, That Dr. Heath give Institution and Induction unto Rowland Chelde Clerk, to the Rectory of
Llanunethly, with the Chapel of Llanvorage thereunto
annexed, in the County of Anglisey, void by the Death
of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure, &c.: Granted by
House adjourned till Tuesday next, 10a Aurora.