Die Lunæ, (fn. *) 30 die Junii.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Dr. Burges and Antrobus.
Ordered, That this House will hear the Difference
between Dr. Burges and Mr. Antrobus, by Counsel on
both Sides, at this Bar, To-morrow Morning.
Moore Park, Protection.
It was moved "That the Earl of Monmouth might
have the Order of this House, for his Park at Moore
Parke, as the Earl of Sarum had."
But it was suspended.
Marq. De la Ferte to export Horses.
Ordered, That a Pass shall be granted, to give
Leave for Four Horses to be transported into France,
to the Marquis De la Ferte.
Ordinance for a Committee to manage the Affairs of Ireland.
An Ordinance for appointing a Committee of both
Houses, to manage the Business of Ireland, was read
Thrice, and passed; and the House of Commons desired to concur therein.
Preachers at the next Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Bayly and Mr. Hodges are appointed to preach the next Fast-day, before the Peers,
in the Abbey Church at Westm.
Ramsey sent for, for Contempt of an Order in Cable's Cause.
Upon reading the Petition of Christopher Cable, and
the Affidavit of Christopher Babb; shewing, "That the
Order of this House was served upon John Ramsey:
He said, "That he had nothing to do with the
Lords nor the Plaintiff; and that Plaintiff might
take up the said Order, and wipe his Arse therewith, for it was good for nothing else."
It is Ordered, That the said John Ramsey, for his
said Contempt to the Order of this House, shall be sent
for, as a Delinquent, to answer the same; and the said
Babb to be personally present, to attest the same vivâ
Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for managing the Irish Affairs.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning appointing Committees of both Houses, to manage the Affairs of Ireland.
Walsingham and Baker.
The Counsel being this Day at the Bar, to plead the
Cause, between Sir Tho. Walsingham and Sir John Baker,
and it being pleaded at the Bar by the Counsel of Sir
John Baker, "That Sir John Baker hath not put yet
any Answer to Sir Tho. Walsingham's Petition."
It is Ordered, That Sir John Baker shall put in
his Answer by Friday next to the said Petition; and that
the Cause shall be heard, by this House, To-morrow
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Heath return with this
Answer to the Message sent to the House of Commons on Saturday last:
That concerning the Prisoners, they have taken it
already in Consideration; as concerning the Petition
and Votes concerning Hitchings, and the Jewels of the
Lord Savill's, they will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Winne and Watts sent for, for having forged Protections of the E. of Northumberland's.
Upon Complaint this Day by the Earl of Northumb.
"That his Lordship hath received Information, that
Sam. Winne a Prisoner in The Marshalsea, and
Watts a Butcher near the Meal-market in Southwarke, have Two forged Protections, with his Lordship's Name to them, and Mr. Corbett; and they pretend that one Mr. Rich gave them these Protections
for Ten Shillings apiece, which Rich, they say, has
been a Counsellor at Law."
It is Ordered, That the said Winne and Watts shall
appear before this House, to give an Account how
they came by them, and from whom.
Foreign Agents to see the King's Letters.
It was moved, "That the Foreign Agents here may
be permitted to have a Sight of such of the Original
Letters of the King's as they shall desire to see; and
to that End, that the said Originals may remain with
the Clerk of the Lords House, and so they may
have Recourse to them, for their full Satisfaction."
Which Motion this House approved of; and Ordered to send to the House of Commons, to desire
their Concurrence therein.
Colonels Ogleby and Gordon's Petitions.
Ordered, That Colonel Oglebie's Petition be recommended to the House of Commons.
Ordered, That the Petition of Lieutenant Colonel
James Gordon be recommended to the House of Commons.
Commission to issue, for the Trial of Wilson, for the Murder of Shemonds's Son, Keeper of Windsor Park.
Upon reading the Affidavit and Petition of Thomas
Shemonds, Keeper in The Greate Parke of Windsor,
That Richard Wilson, of Clewer, near Windsor, in
March last, was, with many others, in the said
Park, stealing and killing His Majesty's Deer; which
he and his Son Thomas Shemonds endeavouring to prevent, the said Wilson and the rest of his Company
killed the Petitioner's Son: And further, That the
said Ric'd Wilson, and the rest of his Company, had
Thrice Meetings, at the House of one Hercules True,
of Windsor, where they usually have their stolen Venison dressed: And that the Deponent said, He is
credibly informed, That the said Hercules True hath
threatened to knock him on the Head, for prosecuting the said Wilson and others, the Murtherers of
the Deponent's Son, and for intending to prosecute
him as an Accessary to the Death of his said Son."
It is Ordered, That a Commission of Oyer and
Terminer be issued out, for the Trial of the said Richard Wilson; and the Clerk of the Crown is to issue out
the said Commission.
Message from the H. C. to fit a while;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Chomeley, &c.
To desire their Lordships would please to fit a while,
for they have some Occasions to acquaint their Lordships with some Business of Importance.
and about Sir J. Corbett's Complaint against the E. of Bridgewater.
2. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Impeachment formerly sent up against the Earl of Bridgwater,
concerning Sir John Corbett; and to proceed to Judgement thereupon.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while; and that their Lordships will take into Consideration the Business concerning the Earl of Bridgewater, and do therein that
which shall be according to Justice.
E. of Suffolk, and Sir R. Hitcham's Executors.
Ordered, That the Cause between Earl of
Suffolke, and the Trustees and Executors of Sir Rob't
Hitcham, shall be heard, by Counsel on both Sides, at
this Bar, on Thursday come Sevennight.
Letter to the King of Portugal to re-call His Minister from hence.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to write a Letter, to be sent to the
King of Portugall, to acquaint Him with the Carriage
of His Agent here; and desire Him, that He would
speedily re-call him from hence.
Fortescue, the D. of Lorraine's Agent, to have Notice to depart.
Ordered, To send to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence, that Anthony Fortescue, who is an
Agent for the Duke of Lorraine here, may have Warning,
that he depart out of the Parliament's Quarters within
Twenty Days, in regard it appears, by the Letters of
the King and Queen, that the Duke of Lorraine is
employed to bring Forces over against the Parliament.
Spanish Ambassador complains of his English Interpreter being committed to Newgate, to be tried as a Priest.
The Earl of Northumb. reported, "That the Spanish
Ambassador made a Complaint to the Committee for
Foreign Affairs, That an Englishman, a Servant of
his, being employed by the said Ambassador into
Flanders, was, in his Journey to the Sea-side, apprehended, and since committed to Newgate, upon
Suspicion of being a Priest, where he is in Danger
suddenly to be brought to a Trial for his Life; which
the Ambassador conceives to be a Violation of the
Privileges due unto all Ambassadors, and an Injury
unto the King his Master, this Man being only used
by the Ambassador for an Interpreter."
Hereupon it is Ordered, To communicate this to
the House of Commons; and desire them, that the
Grounds of this Suspicion and his Commitment may
be examined by the Committee appointed to meet with
Ambassadors, and reported unto the Houses, before there
be any further Proceedings against him.
Message to the H. C. about it; and about the Agents of Portugal and Lorraine.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To desire their Concurrence, that it may be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, that they may
draw a Letter to be sent to the King of Portugall, to
acquaint Him of the Miscarriages of His Agent, and
desire Him to re-call him from hence.
2. To acquaint them with the Complaint of the
Spanish Ambassador to the Committee, concerning his
Servant that is in Newgate.
3. To desire their Concurrence, that Anthony Fortescue may have Warning to depart (fn. *) out of the Parliament Quarters within Twenty Days.
Message from the H. C. for the Letters taken at Naseby to be communicated to the City, and to be sent to Scotland, and published.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye, Knight, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
"1. Resolved, That the most material Letters and
Papers taken at Naseby Field be communicated to
the City, at a Common Hall."
"2. Resolved, That the Lords be desired to appoint
a Committee of their House, to join with a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House,
to peruse the Letters and Papers taken at Naseby
Field; to consider what Letters are most material and
most fit to be communicated to the Common Hall;
and to make Observations upon them, to be communicated with the Letters."
"3. Resolved, That the Time to be desired for this
Common Hall to meet, shall be on Thursday next,
at One of the Clock."
"4. Resolved, That no Person do presume to print
any Part of the Letters to be communicated at the
Common Hall, without special Order of both Houses;
and that it be declared, that both Houses intend to
print them speedily; and that this Order be sent to
the Warden of Stationers Hall, and published at
the Common Hall."
"5. Resolved, That these Letters and Papers be
communicated to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
the Intent they may take Copies, to transmit into
Scotland, and to Foreign Parts, as they shall see Occasion."
"6. Resolved, That these Letters and Papers shall
be put in a safe and public Hand and Place, to the
End that all such as shall desire it may peruse the
Originals of these Letters; and that this be published
to the City, at a Common Hall."
"7. Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons, to be appointed to
peruse these Letters and Papers, to consider of the
Hand and Place wherein these Letters and Papers
shall be placed for public View; and of other Circumstances to be observed, for the more convenient
preserving of them and putting them to public View;
and that the Committee do make Report of their
Proceedings, upon the Matter referred unto them,
before Thursday next."
and with Ordinances, &c.
"8. An Ordinance to pay One Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, to Colonel Fynnes,
&c." (Here enter it.)
"9. An Answer to the Scotch Paper."
(Here enter it.)
"10. An Ordinance for regulating the Office of
the Ordnance." (Here enter it.)
"11. A Letter to be written to the Committees of
the several Counties, for recruiting of Sir Tho.
Fairefax's Army." (Here enter it.)
Committee to to meet with One of the H. C. about the Letters taken at Naseby.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
Committees to join with the House of Commons, to meet
concerning the Letters and Papers:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to all the Particulars of this
Message, and hath nominated a Committee of Ten
Order for 1500l. to Colonel Fiennes's Regiment of Horse.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Fifteen Hundred
Pounds shall be forthwith provided, towards the Pay
of Colonel Fyennes's Regiment of Horse, to be satisfied and paid out of the Receipts of the Excise
and new Impost, upon the Ordinance of the 11th of
September, 1643, in such Order and Course as the same
shall succeed, next after such Ordinances of Parliament as are already assigned upon the Receipts of Excise; which said Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds
the said Colonel Fyennes is hereby authorized and
enabled to take up of any well-affected Person or
Persons, whose Assignment unto such Person or Persons, under his Hand, shall be a sufficient Security
and Assurance unto every of them, for Re-payment
of the said whole Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds,
or any Part thereof, together with Interest, after the
Rate of Eight per Cent. for so long Time as he or
they, or any of them, shall not be paid or satisfied
all or any Part thereof, which Interest shall be paid,
out of the Receipts of the Excise aforesaid, every
Six Months, until Principal and Interest be fully satisfied as aforesaid; and the Commissioners of Excise
and new Impost for the Time being are hereby authorized to pay the said Fifteen Hundred Pounds in
Course as aforesaid, together with the said Half
yearly Interest and other Interest, unto the said Colonel Fyenns, his Assignee or Assigns, whose Receipt
or Receipts for Principal and Interest, or any Part
thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said
Commissioners of Excise, and every of them: Provided always, That, if the present Commissioners of
Excise shall advance and lend all or any Part of the
said Fifteen Hundred Pounds, that they shall be
hereby authorized and enabled to reimburse themselves; and that their Executors, Administrators, or
Assigns, shall be reimbursed thereof, together with
Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for so
long Time as they shall not be paid all, or any
Part thereof, out of such Intervals of Receipts, upon
the said Ordinance 11th September, 1643, as shall
happen when other Assignments already made on
those Receipts shall not fall due, or, in Default
thereof, in such Course and Order as this present
Ordinance shall succeed; and the Receipt or Receipts
of the said Colonel Fyennes, his Assignee or Assigns
as aforesaid, shall be, in like Manner, a sufficient
Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise, and
every of them, in that Behalf."
Answer to the Paper of the Scots Commissioners, about offering Terms for Peace to the King.
"Both Houses of the Parliament of England having
received a Paper of the 20th of this Instant from
your Lordships, and having already, in a Letter to
the Parliament of Scotland, answered the Two First
Propositions, do give this following Answer to the
Third, concerning the renewing the Desires of the
Parliaments of both Kingdoms, for a just and wellgrounded Peace, That we heartily desire such a
Peace, and should most gladly embrace this present
Opportunity of Success (which (fn. *) it hath pleased God
to give us), for the renewing of those Desires, were
it not that divers Letters and Papers of great Importance are come to our Hands, which may give a
great Deal of Light to our future Proceedings, and
therefore very necessary to be communicated to your
Lordships, that, after mutual Advice had, we may
proceed in that most effectual Way for the advancing a happy Peace."
Ordinance for regulating the Office of Ordnance.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled, That Mr. Scawen, Mr. Greene, Sir Harbottell
Grimston, Mr. Bence, Sir John Evelyn Senior, Mr.
Bedingfeild, Mr. Hodges, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Robert
Pye, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Arthur Hasilrigg, Mr. Rolle,
Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Pury,
Mr. Vassall, Mr. Lisle, or any Five of them, shall
be a Committee, and have Power, to contract for
Powder, Match, and Bullet, to the Value of Twelve
Thousand Pounds, for the Use of the State, to be
delivered into the Office of Ordnance; for which
Purpose, they are authorized to give Order to the
Commissioners of Excise, to issue out the said Twelve
Thousand Pounds formerly charged on the Excise, for
Powder, Bullet, &c. by Two several Ordinances of
the 22th of May last, whose Order shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise;
and the said Committee have further Power to take
an Accompt of the Officers belonging to that Office,
as well of the coming in as issuing out of all Land
and Sea Stores of Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition,
&c. belonging to that Office."
Circular Letter to several Counties, for recruiting Sir Tho. Fairfax's Army.
"The Houses of Parliament, taking Notice that the
Levies of Men appointed by the Committee of the
Two Kingdoms to be made by you, within your
County, for the recruiting of the Army under the
Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, after much Pressure and Expectation, are still much behind and short
of their Number, to the exceeding great Damage
of the Public Service, have thought fit that further
Supplies should be made for that Army, and have
recommended the same unto that Committee, to take
Care for the speedy effecting thereof; for which
Purpose, you will herewith receive Letters from
that Committee, authorizing you to levy and impress
Soldiers. The Importance of this Service is such,
and so great, as that we are commanded by the
Houses of Parliament to desire and require you to
cause the Contents of those Letters to be effectually
and precisely complied withall; and we herewith
send you an Ordinance, enabling you with Power to
punish such Soldiers, as, being imprested, have or
shall run away, so as you now want not Power to
reform Abuses of that Kind, or to perform the Service expected; [ (fn. †) and therefore very real Effects of
your Endeavours are expected].
"And so we rest."
Westm. the 30th of June, 1645.