DIE Martis, 10 die Martii.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Col. Searle's Petition.
The Petition of Michaell Searle Colonel, read; directed to both Houses of Parliament, and sent this Day.
Ordered, To be specially recommended to the
House of Commons.
Clarke, to farm some Lands.
The Petition of Rob'te Clarke, Eldest Son of Sir
Order Lords and Commons for Sequestration read.
Ordered, That he said Petitioner is hereby recommended to the House of Commons, that he may be
Farmer to the Lands mentioned in the Petition (being
sequestered at Fifty Pounds per Annum); and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired therein.
Adams, at Northampton, pardoned.
Ordered, That Blaze Adames is to be added to the
Persons that are to be pardoned in the Gaol Delivery
for North'ton, he being condemned for Horse-stealing,
and since reprieved.
Ordinance for Martial Law in Lancaster.
Ordinance H. L. for Martial Law to be used by
Commissioners in the County Palatine of Lancaster, 1a
vice lecta; committed.
Lords Committees to consider of the said Ordinance:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow, at Nine in the
Morning, in the Prince's Lodgings, and when
after they please.
Sir R. Meredith and Mr. Stewart.
The Petition of Sir Rob'te Meredith Knight read;
desiring, "That a Judgement of this House, on the
Behalf of Mr. Henry Stewart, against him, might
be respited; he being in Prison for the Parliament
since the said Judgement, and now desires to be heard
before any Execution be had against him."
After long Debate;
It was Resolved, That the Business shall be respited
till Friday next; and that, in the mean Time, the Clerk
shall look out the Proceedings in the Cause.
Message to the H. C. with the E. of Rutland's Letter; and with the following Petitions.
Mr. Doctor Aylett and Mr. Doctor Heath to the
House of Commons with several Particulars; videlicet,
1. The Petition of Francis Courtney and others, recommended to the House of Commons.
2. The Earl of Rutland's Letter, communicated to
3. The Petition of Rob'te Clarke, recommended to the
House of Commons, [ (fn. *) to have the Land] mentioned
in his Petition, being sequestered at Fifty Pounds per
4. Longe recommended to have Forty Pounds.
5. The Petition of Michaell Scarle, specially recommended to the House of Commons.
6. To put them in Mind of Colonel Welden's Petition.
7. To do the like for Colonel Ogle's Petition.
Report from Committee of both Kingdoms:
Col. Rainsborough, Martial Law.
"1. That it be reported to both Houses, That a
Commission of Martial Law may be granted to Colonel
Another of the King's Garrisons will surrender, on the same Terms as Ashby de la Zouch did.
"2. That it be reported to both Houses, That another considerable Garrison of the King's will be surrendered, if they may have the same Terms which
the Garrison of Ashby had."
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to consider of the Report brought from
that Committee this Day, intimating that another considerable Garrison of the King's will be surrendered, if
they may have the same Terms which the Garrison of
Ashby had; and to report their Opinion concerning that
Business; and likewise to present the Articles to this
House upon which the said Garrison of Ashby was delivered; which was sent to the House of Commons.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance; and Amendments to the Letter to Russia.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir
Rob'te Pye and others:
Ordinance H. C. that Colonel Rainsborough shall have
Martial Law, 1a, 2a, vice lecta.
Committed to the Committee pro County Pal. Lancasier.
The Amendments to be made in the Letter to be
sent to the Emperor of Russia, read, and Agreed unto.
(Here enter it.)
The Messengers, being called in, were answered,
That to the Alteration in the Letter, the Lords do
agree; and to that Ordinance for Colonel Rainsborough,
they will return an Answer by Messengers of their
Col. Kerle's Ordinance.
Ordered, That Colonel Kerle' Ordinance shall be
considered of on Friday next.
Ingle, &c versus Cornwallis.
Ordered, That the Cause of Ingle and Ford, versus
Cornewallis, shall be heard on the 14th of this instant
Letter to the Emperor of Russia, congratulating Him on His Accession to the Throne, and for preserving a good Correspondency between the Kingdoms.
"To the Most High, Mighty, and Right Noble
Prince, the Great Lord Emperor, and Great
Duke Alexsea Michaylowich, by the Mercy of
God, of all Russia sole Commander; of Volodimer, Musco, Novogrod, Cazan, Astrican, and Siberia, Lord; of Vobsky, Great Duke; of Tuershy,
Ugorsky, Perinsky, Vatsky, Bolgarshy, and others,
also Lord and Great Duke; of Nevorod in the
Lower Countries, of Rezausky, Pobotsky, Rostovesky, Yearoslanesky, Bealozarshy, Udorsky,
Obdorsky, Conduisky, and of all the Northern
Parts, Lord and Commander; also Lord of
the Countries of Iversky, Cartalinsky, and Emperor of Grusinsky; and of the Countries of
Caberdinsky, and of the Dukedoms of Chercasky, Igorsky, and of many other Kingdoms,
Great Lord and Conqueror: We, the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, being
the Representative Body of the whole Kingdom of England, wish a glorious and happy
Reign, with all Health and Prosperity.
"Whereas we have been informed, from our Merchants, by Letters of their Consul residing at Your
Imperial Highness' Glorious Court, of the Decease of
the late Most Mighty, High, and Right Noble Prince
Michaell Phedorowich, of Famous and Blessed Memory, and of Your Majesty's prosperous Succession
(by the Mercy of God), as His most worthy Son and
Heir, in the Imperial Government of all His great
Kingdoms and Dominions; we have thought requisite to testify our great Esteem of Your Imperial
Highness' noble Virtues and famous Merits, and to
congratulate Your deserved Succession and Sitting in
that glorious Throne.
"And whereas we, taking Knowledge of the Arrival
of Gerusim Semonowick, as Messenger sent by Your
Imperial Highness, Most Noble and Renowned Prince,
at this famous City of London, on the 27th of November last, and withall the most earnest Desire of
Your said Messenger, presently to address himself to
the King's Majesty of Greate Brittaine, for Delivery
of Your Most Mighty Highness' Letters, and his dutiful Performance of Your further Commands, and
that he might be speedily returned without Delay or
Restraint, and hath shewed Your Imperial Majesty's
Pass to that Effect, to which we have given Credit;
we have found it most necessary, upon serious Consideration, to write these our Letters, and to represent unto Your Imperial Majesty, Most Excellent and
Noble Prince, the present great Disturbance and Distraction of this Kingdom, by reason of an intestine,
bitter, and bloody War, and our King's Majesty's
long Absence and remote Distance from this City:
And therefore we, the Lords and Commons assembled
in the High Court of Parliament, being most careful and solicitous to preserve the Person of this Your
Messenger, Most Mighty and Honoured Prince, from
such Affronts as he might suffer from the rude Soldiery at such a Distance from us, have thought it
necessary to keep him under our Protection, and not
expose him to those Affronts; as also, Most Noble
and Glorious Prince, to signify to Your Most Renowned Highness, and to assure You, that those who
follow and are now with the King, are no Merchants,
nor trade in any Merchandize at all; but that our
Merchants in general, and especially all those who
trade (fn. *) to Your Most Excellent Highness' Imperial Dominions, are Merchants residing here in the
City of London; and yet to satisfy (if it be possible)
Your said Messenger's Desires, as soon as the King
shall return, he shall then have speedy Address and
Access unto His Majesty; and whatsoever befall else,
all possible Care shall be taken by us, at all Times,
for his safe and expedite Return to your Highness'
Most Glorious Presence by the First Ships. Mean
while, the firm Desire of this Noble Kingdom is,
That the ancient Amity, and Correspondence, and
Intercourse, whereby these Kingdoms of Greate
Brittaine and your Highness' Imperial Realms and
Dominions have (fn. †) this long Time been mutually
honoured and united, may firmly continue, and
more and more increase; and the Merchants of this
Nation may still be better encouraged, favoured,
and protected, in their Commerce, which in so remore Parts doth many Times encounter with great
Perils and Difficulties.
"We, the Lords and Commons of the High Court
of Parliament, in the Name of the whole Kingdom,
do offer and desire a constant Correspondence of
League and Amity; most earnestly requesting, Most,
Noble and Right Excellent Prince, Your Highness'
Imperial Confirmation of the ancient Privileges formerly granted by Your Royal and Renowned Predecessors, and of late also graciously promised by Your
High and Glorious Majesty.
"And because, Right-renowned and Honoured Prince,
we know to what great Dangers the Ships of our
Merchants are Yearly exposed, (fn. *) in being confined to
the old Bar; we therefore, Most High and Noble
Prince, do here most instantly desire Your Imperial
Majesty's favourable and laudable Licence and Order,
that our said Ships may henceforth pass the new-discovered Bar of Berozana Oust.
"Further, we here do earnestly recommend unto
Your High and Imperial Majesty Mr. Spencer Bretton, now Resident there as Agent or Consul for negociating of the Affairs of the English Nation; on
whose Behalf we most seriously request, Most Noble
and Right-illustrious Prince, Your Ever-glorious
Highness to extend Your comfortable and chearful
Countenance and most conduceable Favours unto the
said Spencer Bretton, and to the English Merchants
resident in Your Most-honoured Highness' renowned
Dominions, for the Continuance and Advancement of
that Trade which so much conduceth to the mutual
Honour and Utility of both Kingdoms. And so we
and this Kingdom shall be ready, in all mutual Offices,
to correspond with and honour You, Most High and
Right-noble Prince, and be ready to gratify whatsoever You shall please to commend.
"And, wishing You, Most Renowned Emperor, all
Prosperity, Honour, and Glory, and a happy and victorious Reign, we recommend and leave Your Most
Noble Imperial Highness to the Protection of Almighty God.
"Given in the Palace of Parliament in Westm. this (fn. †)
"The Lords and Commons Assembled in the
High Court of Parliament."
Adjourn, 10 To-morrow.