DIE Lunæ, 6 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Doctor Gouge.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ld. Chandois, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Chandois shall have a
Protection for his Park at Dudley, in Glo'stershire.
Marquis of Hertford, Leave to reside where he pleases;
The House being informed, "That the Lord Marquis
of Hartford is at Elton, in Kent, a House of the Earl
It is Ordered, That the said Marquis may remain
there, or where else he please.
and the E. of Dover at Combe, &c.
Ordered, That the Earl of Dover may either stay
in London, or at his own House at Combe, in the County
Oxford Garrison to be slighted;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Works about
Oxford shall be forthwith slighted; and that no Garrison shall be kept in it.
and the University to be reformed.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall be Committees, to join with a proportionable Number of the
House of Commons, for the reforming of the University
Murray to be released, who was acquitted by a Court Martial of being a Spy.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Murray Esquire;
shewing, "That he came out of France with a Heart
full of dutiful and good Affections unto this Parliament; notwithstanding, such was his Unhappiness,
through the Necessity of these Times of Danger, to
be committed close Prisoner, for Suspicion of being a
Spy, where he hath endured a long Imprisonment;
and hath likewise been lately tried for his Life, and
acquitted of the Crimes laid to his Charge, by the
Council of War authorized in that Behalf: He humbly desired, that this House will be pleased to give
Order for his Freedom, and Discharge out of Prison."
It is Ordered, To send a Message to the House of
Commons, to let them know, that this House having
this Day received a Petition from Mr. Wm. Murray, who
by Order of both Houses hath undergone his Trial before a Court Martial, he being by the unanimous Vote
of the said Council (fn. *) acquitted; the Lords conceive that,
by the Law Martial, and all other Laws of this Land,
he ought to be released from his Imprisonment; and do
desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons, that
he may be released accordingly.
Somerset House to be prepared for the French Ambassador.
Whereas it is informed, That Goringe House cannot
be made fit for the Entertainment of the French Ambassador Extraordinary so speedily as the Service requireth: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and
in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Kynnersley Yeoman of the Wardrobe, and all others
whom it may concern, shall speedily furnish, prepare,
and make ready Somersett House, for the Entertainment of the said Ambassador."
Ordered, To send this to the House of Commons,
to desire their Concurrence herein.
Message to the H. C. about it, and Mr. Murray's Releasement;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To deliver the Message unto them concerning the
releasing of Mr. Wm. Murray.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Order concerning preparing of Som'sett House for the French Ambassador.
about slighting Oxford Garrison, and reforming the University;
3. To communicate the Vote to them concerning the
slighting of Oxford, and desire their Concurrence therein; and to let them know, that this House hath nominated a Committee of Eleven Lords, to consider of the
reforming of the University of Oxford; and desire they
would nominate a proportionable Number of their House,
to join with them therein.
about L. Bruce;
4. To put them in Mind of the Lord Bruce.
Ly. Finnet's Petition;
5. To put them in Mind of the Lady Finnett's Petition.
and with Blakemore's.
6. To recommend Colonel Blakemore's Petition to
Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye Knight;
To desire Concurrence in divers Orders and Ordinances.
Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer to this Message by Messengers of their own.
Committee to go with the Propositions to the King.
The House next took into Consideration the Paper
received from the Scotts Commissioners on Saturday last,
touching some Alterations in the Propositions; to which
this House † Agreed.
Ordered, That the Propositions be speedily sent
away to the King; and that the Earl of Pembrooke and
the Earl of Suffolke be sent, with a proportionable
Number of the House of Commons, to present them
to the King.
Message to the H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Justice Bacon and Mr. Baron Atkins:
To let them know, that the Lords have dispatched
the Propositions, by agreeing to the Alterations in the
last Paper of the Scotts Commissioners; and do think it
fit that the Propositions be presently sent away to the
King: To that Purpose, this House hath nominated Two
Lords, to join with a propositionable Number of the
House of Commons, to go and present the same to the
King; and that the Scotts Commissioners may be sent
to, that they would appoint some of their Number to
go likewise with the Committees of Parliament; and to
all which their Concurrence is desired.
Message from them, with a Letter to the King;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Clatworthy Knight;
To desire Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. A Letter to be sent to the King, That He would
give Command to the Earl of Ormonde, for delivering
up of Dublin and other Forts and Garrisons in Ireland.
(Here enter it.)
Agreed to; and Ordered to be sent away to the
King, by Sir Peter Killegrew; and the Speakers
of the Houses to sign this Letter.
and for Forces to be sent to Ireland.
2. That Colonel Jones' and Colonel Sydney's Regiments do go to Ireland; and the Lord Lieutenant to give
them Commissions. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Letter to be sent to the
King, and to the Order concerning Colonel Jones' and
Colonel Sydney's Regiments.
Sir John Corbett's Order.
An Order concerning Sir John Corbett, was read;
and Ordered, To be referred to these Lords following,
to examine the Business, and who made the First Discovery of the Mortgage, whether Sir John Corbett or
Sir Tho. Walsingham; and to have Power to call all
Persons before them as they shall think fit, and to make
Report thereof to this House:
Any Three, to meet when they please.
Mr. Wm. Dell this Day delivered in at this Bar a Petition, by Way of Answer to the Paper delivered to
him of the Heads of his Sermon preached at Marston;
which was received, and read. (Here enter it.)
Committee to consider of it; and he not to go out of Town.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition,
and the whole Matter, is referred to the same Committee
as is appointed for the Instructions of the Judges; and
to call the Judges to attend, and such Witnesses as they
think fit: And Mr. Dell is not to go out of Town
without further Directions of this House. The Committee to meet this Afternoon, for the Instructions, and
Mr. Dell's Business.
Sir J. Sidley, versus Baldwin.
Ordered, That Sir John Sidlie's Business against
Baldwin shall be heard the Second Cause on Wednesday
Ordered, That Mr. Dell's Business shall be heard
on Friday Morning next.
Babington, a Pass.
Ordered, That Vincent Babington Esquire, Barber to
the King, is hereby permitted to pass from London, to
His Majesty at Newcastle, with a Man, Two Horses, and
Necessaries for his Journey; he carrying nothing prejudicial to the State.
Bergin sent for, for suing Smith; Marshal of the Admiralty.
The House being informed, "That there is a Suit
commenced in Chancery, by one Bergin, against Mr.
Soloman Smyth Marshal of the Admiralty, which is
contrary to a former Order of this House; the said
Mr. Smyth having done nothing but according to a
Warrant of the Earl of Northumb. when he was
Lord Admiral, grounded upon the Order of this
It is Ordered, That the said Bergin, or his Solicitor,
shall have Notice to appear before this House on Wednesday Morning; and then this House will take the Matter into further Consideration.
Letter to the King, desiring He will order His Garrisons in Ireland to be delivered to the Parliament's Forces; and that He will comply with the Propositions for Peace.
May it please Your Majesty,
We, the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, Your humble and loyal Subjects, cannot but
with Bitterness of Spirit reflect on the sad Condition
both past and present of the Kingdom of Ireland;
and finding that Your (fn. *) Majesty hath of late expressed Yourself in a Detestation of that wicked and
desperate Rebellion which hath occasioned such
bloody Effects, and that, in a Letter of the 11th of
June, written from Newcastle to the Lord of Ormond
(which hath been communicated unto us by the Marquis of Argile), You have been pleased to require
him to proceed no further in Treaty with the Rebels,
nor to engage Your Majesty upon any Conditions
with them: Hoping this Resolution may be a Beginning of Safety to all Your Protestant Subjects of that
Kingdom, if followed with the Application of what
will be further necessary for the compleating of their
Deliverance; we make it our most humble Desire,
That Your Majesty will be graciously pleased positively to command the Lord of Ormond forthwith to
deliver, into the Hands of such as the Parliament
shall appoint, the City and Castle of Dublin, the
Town of Drogheda, and all other Garrisons in that
Kingdom which pretend to hold by virtue of Your
Majesty's sole Authority; to the End they may be
secured from falling into the Hands of the Rebels,
the Protestants who are in them may be preserved,
and a good Advantage thereby taken to prosecute
with Vigour the War against the bloody and perfidious
Enemy, which War Your Majesty did, in the Beginning of it, declare You would leave unto the Management of Your Parliament; and, after a long Interruption of our Proceedings in it, You have lately, in
some Letters, given us Hope You will return to those
former Resolutions. We beseech Your Majesty to
consider the Necessity of putting this suddenly in Execution, lest it be too late to save those poor People
when the Enemy sets upon them, not able to desend
themselves, which makes us press this with Instance,
and not stay to send it with the Propositions for a safe
and well-grounded Peace, which are very speedily to
be presented unto Your Majesty: But this would
admit no Delay; and as the present granting of it
will, through God's Blessing, be a Means to reduce
Ireland to Your Obedience and preserve it unto Your
Crown, so Your Majesty's like Compliance with the
other Desires of the Two Kingdoms, when they shall
come unto You (which will be in a very short Time),
will be the Joy of all the Well-affected of the Land,
and of all the Protestants in Europe, whose Interest
and Welfare is bound up in this Cause, and in the
happy Composure of the Distractions of these Kingdoms. It will be the Confusion of their and Your
Enemies, and a sure Foundation of Honour and Happiness to Your Majesty and Your Posterity.
"Your Majesty's loyal Subjects,
"and humble Servants,
Westm. 6 July, 1646.
Wm. Lenthall, &c.
"For His Majesty."
Col. Jones and Col. Sydney's Regiments to be sent to Ireland.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Regiment of Horse under the
Command of Colonel Jones, consisting of some Troops
at Chester, and the Regiment under Colonel Sydney,
to be made up of the Troops within the Eastern
Association, be compleated and dispatched away by
the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and that he be authorized to grant Commissions unto the Commanders
and Officers of those Regiments."
Garraway versus Scarborough, in Error.
Memorandum, That William Garraway, Plaintiff in a
Writ of Error depending before the Lords in Parliament, against John Scarborough Defendant, hath not
prosecuted his said Writ, according to the Order in
Print, of the 28th of May, 1646: And therefore it is
awarded, That the said Plaintiff shall lose his said Writ;
and that the Record be remitted, and the Defendant
left to take out his Execution notwithstanding the said
Writ of Error.
Harborn versus Corbet and Peckell, ditto.
Memorandum, That William Harbourne, Plaintiff in a
Writ of Error depending before the Lords in Parliament, against Wm. Corbett and Samuell Peckell Defendants, hath not prosecuted his said Writ, according to
the Order in Print, of the 28th of May, 1646: And
therefore it is awarded, That the said Plaintiff shall lose
his said Writ; and that the Record be remitted, and
the Defendants left to take out their Execution, notwithstanding the said Writ of Error.
Dell's Answer concerning his Sermon preached before the Army.
To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
The humble Petition of William Dell, Minister
of the Gospel, and Chaplain to his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax;
That the Petitioner hath received a Paper from the
Clerk of this Honourable House, delivered him as a
Charge on your Petitioner; to which he hopes he
shall be ready to give a full and satisfactory Answer,
being well assured of his Innocency therein.
But, First, he humbly offers to your Lordships
Consideration, That the Matters therein set forth (as
he conceives) are too uncertainly expressed to amount
to a Charge to put him to answer.
And, Secondly, the Matters therein set forth do
not immediately concern the Privileges of your Lordships House; and yet, upon Suggestion, his Accusers
undiscovered to him, he is called upon to answer:
Whereas a great Part of Defence in Matters Criminal lies many-times in Proof of the Malice of the
Accuser: And also it being especially provided, by
Stat. 28 E. III. Cas. 18. "That they which make
Suggestions shall find Sureties before the King's Great
Council, to incur the same Pain the Accused should
have had, in case the Suggestion prove Evil;" and
by the Statute of 42 E. III. C. 3. none is bound
to answer, but on Presentment, Matter of Record, or
Process, and Writ Original.
"He humbly craves Leave to demand your Lordships Judgement, whether he shall be put to
further Answer; the Matters being so generally set forth, and his Accusers undiscovered.
Order concerning the Mines of Coomust with, in Cardiganshire, between Goodeer and Bushel, and Deacon and Corsellis.
Upon the Petition of Thomas Deacon and Nicholas
Corsellis, of London, Merchants, and the Answer of
Edmund Goodeere Esquire, read in this House; shewing,
That the Petitioners did buy, of the said Mr. Goodeere
and Thomas Bushell Esquire, One Thousand Two
Hundred and Fifty Tuns of Lead, to be delivered
to the Petitioners out of the Mines Royal in the
County of Cardigan, at several Times, for which
the said Petitioners paid unto them the Sum
of Six Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, in the 16 and
17th Years of His Majesty's Reign that now is:
But the said Bushell (who wrought the said Mines
Royal) performed not the said Contract; but, after
some Delay, got himself into His Majesty's Quarters;
and the said Mines being seized by the King's Forces,
no Satisfaction hath been yet given to the said Petitioners: But, since the reducing of those Parts, the
said Goodere (standing well-affected to the Parliament)
hath made a Re-entry upon the said Mines Royal,
and Mines of Coomustwith, and other Works; who
is very willing, to the utmost of his Power, to perform the said Contract, and to give all lawful Satisfaction to the said Petitioners, if he may quietly enjoy his just and legal Possession of the said Mines and
Works, and dispose of the Lead and other Profits
that shall be made out of the said Mines, without
the violent Interruption of any Person, which is
affirmed to be daily threatened, and in Part already
acted, notwithstanding the said Goodere's full submitting to the Parliament in all Things."
It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament
assembled, That the said Goodere shall quietly and peaceably have, hold, and enjoy, his just and lawful Possession of the said Mines Royal, and Mines of Coomustwith, and all and every the Works belonging thereunto,
in as full and absolute Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as they were possessed by him the said Goodere
and Bushell, or either of them, before or since this War
began; and that the said Goodere may lawfully dispose
of the said Lead, Ore, and all other Profits, raised, and
to be raised, out of the said Mines, by any Person or
Persons employed by him, he paying all Duties of
Custom and Excise as shall from Time to Time become
due out of the said Mines: Provided always, and it is
hereby specially Ordered, That the said Goodere do
forthwith deliver all the Lead already made out of the
said Mines unto the Petitioners, and give them full Satisfaction, for the Time past and to come, for their
Monies so long since disbursed, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Centum, either in Lead, Ore, or in Money,
according to an Offer of the said Bushell in a Petition
formerly exhibited to this House, and an Order thereupon made; as likewise that the said Goodere shall perform all such Covenants with the Petitioners, touching
the Premises, as have been formerly entered into by
the said Parties; and further, that the said Petitioners
are hereby freely licensed to carry Materials, either by
Land or Sea, for Supply of the said Mines, and to
transport their Lead and Ore according to Law, they
paying all Duties as they shall arise: And lastly it is
Ordered, That the Sheriff and Justices of the Peace,
and other His Majesty's Officers, and the Forces under
the Parliament, are hereby authorized and required to
be aiding and assisting in the Execution of this Order,
according to the true Intent and Meaning thereof, who
are to be obeyed accordingly, as the contrary will be
answered to this House.