DIE Martis, decimo-octavo Julii.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Werk.
Kinketts, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Kynketts shall have a
Pass, with a Servant and Two Horses, to go into France;
the Horses Custom-free.
Ld. Stafford, D°.
Ordered, That the Lord Stafford shall have a Pass,
with his Servants, to go over Seas, to fetch his Lady
Ordered, That Mr. Sadler, with Servants, shall
have a Pass, to go to The Spawe and back.
Ly. Winter, D°.
Ordered, That the Lady Winter, with Four Servants, shall have a Pass, to go into France, and return.
Pacey versus Snellock, &c.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Thomas Robson this
Day in the House:
Ordered, That Mordant Snellocke and Tho. Sturney
shall attend this House within Two Days next after this
Order shall be served, and answer the Complaint of the
said Affidavit; and that the serving of this Order upon
the Parties, or either of them, or the leaving a Copy
thereof at either of their Houses or Lodgings, shall be
a sufficient Serving of him or them where it shall be
so served respectively: And herein Obedience is to be
given, as the contrary will be answered to this House.
Watkins and Vicars.
Upon reading the Affidavit of Samuell Watkins:
It is Ordered, That Mr. John Vicars shall be attached by the Gentleman Usher, and brought before
the Lords, to answer his Contempt upon the said Affidavit.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Gerrard and others; who brought up,
An Ordinance that Four Hundred Pounds per Annum
be settled upon the Lady Harecourt, out of Luke Nettervill's Estate, in Ireland.
That they will return Answer, by Messengers of their
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about a Treaty.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Walter Erle and others:
That the House of Commons desire a Conference
with their Lordships, that they may impart some Votes
of the House of Commons, touching a Treaty with His
That the Lords do appoint a present Conference, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
A Petition of the Watermen belonging to the River
of Thames, was read: (Here enter it;)
After the reading whereof, they were commanded
They were called in again, and answered by the
Answer to it.
"That the Lords have not been wanting in their
Endeavours to bring His Majesty to a Treaty at London; and shall still continue to do what in them lies,
for the procuring of a speedy Settling of these present unhappy Distractions."
Petition from Westm. Tower Hamlets, &c.:
A Petition was read, from the Inhabitants of Westm'r.
Hamlets of The Tower, and Parts adjacent, within the
Weekly Bills of Mortallty. (Here enter it.)
The Petitioners being withdrawn, the said Petition
was read the Second Time.
And the Petitioners were called in again; and Answer was returned them by the Speaker, as followeth;
Answer to it.
"The Lords return you Thanks, for the Expressions of your good Affections and Zeal for the Public Peace of this Kingdom. They have further commanded me to let you know, that they shall improve
their best Endeavours in Answer to your Desires
contained in the several Particulars of your Petition;
nothing being more in their Care, than the restoring
of the Peace and Happiness, and establishing of the
fundamental Government, of this now distracted and
Petition from the Common Council:
A Petition was presented to this House, by Mr. Alderman Bide and divers other Citizens, in the Name of
the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City
of London, in Common Council assembled; which was
read. (Here enter it.)
The Persons which brought the said Petition withdrew.
Answer to it.
And being called in again, were told by the Speaker,
"That the Lords had appointed a Committee, to draw
up such an Ordinance as is desired in their said Petition, and in Pursuance of their own Votes; and
that the Names of such as they mention be presented by some of the Petitioners to the Lords Committees."
Ordinance to unite the Militia of London, Westm. &c.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall be a
Committee, to draw up such an Ordinance as is desired
in the Petition from the City, and in Pursuance of the
Vote of this House; and that the Names of such as
they mention in their Petition be presented to this Committee; videlicet,
Their Lordships, or any Two, to meet on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the
Lord Keeper's Lodgings; and to adjourn themselves as they please.
Report from the Committee at Derby House.
A Report from Derby House was read:
(Here enter it.)
And the former Part was Agreed unto, and ordered
to be sent to the House of Commons.
The other Part to be considered of on Thursday
Ld. Andover to be brought to London.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Andever be
brought up to London.
Message from the H. C. with a Declaration against the Scots who have entered England;- and with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Colonel Copley and others:
1. A Declaration, That the Scotts now come into
England with Forces are Enemies to the Kingdom of
England; and that all English and Irish that join with
them are Traitors.
2. An Order for Grevill Verney Esquire, Sheriff of
Warwickshire, to execute Eight Prisoners, condemned at
the last Assizes for that County.
Read, and respited.
3. An Order for Five Hundred Pounds to be paid,
for victualing of some Garrisons of Consequence.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
Declaration against the Scots who have entered England in a hostile Way.
Much Debate was had touching the Declaration.
And the Question was put, as followeth; videlicet,
"As many of your Lordships as are of Opinion
that this Business shall be deferred for some
Days, say, "Content;" others, "Not
Passed in the Negative.
Then the Question was put, "Whether to agree
to this Declaration?"
It passed in the Negative.
Protest against it.
Memorandum, That, before the putting of the aforesaid Question, these Lords following desired that they
might enter their Dissents, if it passed in the Negative: Which the House gave Way unto; and accordingly they do enter their Dissents, by subscribing
Ld. Bruce versus Butt & al.
Ordered, That the Complaint of the Lord Bruce
be considered of (fn. *) on Tuesday next.
Message to the H. C. with the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Bennett and Dr. Heath:
1. An Order touching the Lord Admiral.
2. Scotts Petition.
Prentice versus Freer.
Ordered, That the Errors between Prentice and
Freer be argued on the 20th Instant.
Adams to be instituted to Hornden on the Hill.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Wm. Adams Clerk, Master of Arts, to the
Vicarage of Horden super Montem, in Com. Essex, void
by the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure, &c.:
Granted by the Great Seal.
Watermens Petition, for the King to be invited to come to London.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
"The humble Petition of the Watermen belonging to the River of Thames;
"That these Petitioners, being in Family above
Twenty Thousand Persons, are all undone, and like
to perish, by reason of His Majesty's Absence from
us, being kept away notwithstanding His many former gracious Offers: And therefore, having an Interest both in His Person and Government, we cannot do less than humbly beseech your Honours, speedily and really to invite Him to London, with Honour,
Freedom and Safety.
"And your Petitioners shall pray, &c."
Petition of Westm. Tower Hamlets, and Southwark, for a Personal Treaty with the King, and for their Militia to be united to the City Militia.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of divers well-affected
Inhabitants of the City of Westminster,
Hamlets of The Tower, and Borough of
Southwarke, and Parts adjacent, within
the Weekly Bills of Mortality;
"That your Petitioners, notwithstanding their grievous Sufferings and heart-breaking Fears of utter
Ruin to all that is precious in this some-time flourishing
Kingdom, by the continued, nay increasing Distractions thereof, cannot but look on your present Resolutions of a Personal Treaty with the King's Majesty
as a Door of Hope, opened by the God of Salvations, for the Cure of our otherwise-remediless and
all-destroying Distempers: And as they give you hearty
and humble Thanks for your Votes and Resolutions
already passed to that Purpose, so they cannot but, as
Englishmen, nay Christians, humbly and earnestly beg
your speedy and effectual Progress therein, until the
Great Creator of the Ends of the Earth
create a happy Peace to this now-miserably-tossed and
"That whereas the Honourable Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, of the City of London,
have, in order to the said Personal Treaty, made
several late Addresses to the Right Honourable Houses
of Parliament, offering their utmost Endeavours, both
of Estate and Life, for the securing His Royal Majesty and both Houses of Parliament from all Force
and Tumults impeding or disturbing the said Treaty,
and desiring, in order thereunto, that the Militia of
the Out Parts may be united to and with the said
City of London, as it was constantly during our sad
Troubles, with very good Success and Advantage to
the Public Safety, always fixed until of late.
"Your Petitioners, in Concurrence with the said
Engagement and Desires of the Honourable
City of London, do humbly pray, That the
said Personal Treaty may be hastened, and the
Militia of the Out Parts united with the said
City in One Militia, according to an Ordinance already offered by the said City (only
in the Hands of such Persons as are cordial to
the Ends of the Protestation, solemn League
and Covenant); which we humbly conceive
may best tend to the Preservation of His Majesty's Royal Person, and both Houses of
Parliament, in their settling a safe and wellgrounded Peace, by this so-much-desired
"And your Petitioners, &c."
Petition from the Common Council, for the Militia within the Line to be united.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in the
High Court of Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of
London, in Common Council assembled;
"That the Petitioners, calling to Mind the happy
Successes and great Benefits, which not only the Parliament and City, but also the Kingdom received,
when the Forces within the late Lines of Communication were united to the City, under the Command
of One Militia; and the Inconveniences that have
happened since they were disunited; their Strength
thereby being much abated, and they made more unserviceable to the Parliament and City.
"And your Petitioners being very sensible thereof,
and of the great Benefit that may be expected (by
the Blessing of God) by their re-uniting; having
received several Petitions from divers well-affected
Persons, Inhabitants of the City of Westminster, Hamlets of The Tower, and Borough of Southwarke,
declaring their Desires thereof; and, upon Conference
with them, finding them not willing to be a Subcommittee as formerly; in our Desire to further so
good a Work, tending so much to the enabling of us
to be serviceable to the Parliament, City, and Kingdom, your Petitioners did condescend, that the said
adjacent Parts should have Five for every Division,
to be joined to the present Militia of London, and to
make One entire Militia; provided that they should
be nominated by the Common Council, and presented
to the Honourable Houses of Parliament for their
Approbation and Allowance: And having received
several Votes from the Honourable Houses of Parliament for their re-uniting;
"They therefore humbly pray, That an Ordinance
of Parliament may be speedily passed, for the
adding unto the present Militia of London the
Fifteen Persons nominated by the Common
Council, and by them humbly presented and
submitted to the Honourable Houses for their
"And they shall pray, &c.
Report from the Committee at Derby House, for the Embargo to be taken off the Colliers, on their furnishing Seamen.
"Die Martis, 18 Julii, 1648.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons, at
"Upon reading a Letter from the Lord Admiral, to
Mr. Bence, concerning the Embargo of the Ships; and
upon Conference with him thereupon had: It is Ordered, That it be reported to the Houses, as the
Opinion of this Committee, That the Lord Admiral
may have Direction, That, if the Coal Ships shall furnish his Lordship with Two Men out of a Ship, if he
shall need so many, for the Manning of his Ships, and
shall think fit to take them, that then it may be left
to him to take off the Embargo from the said Coal
Ships, and suffer them to go to Sea for Harwich, if his
Lordship think they may do it with Safety."
Order for 500 l. for victualing Garrisons.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds
be forthwith provided, for victualing some Garrisons
that are of special Consequence; and that this Sum
of Five Hundred Pounds be charged upon the Monies
brought in by the Committee usually sitting at Habberdashers Hall, out of the First Monies that shall arise
upon the Payment of the Fifth and Twentieth Parts."