DIE Lunæ, 26 die Octobris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Brooke, &c. Petition, in Behalf of Habington.
Upon reading the Petition of John Brooke Gentleman, and Alice Gower Widow, on the Behalf of Lucy
Habington, &c. It is Ordered, To be referred to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations;
and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be
Ld. Herbert's Ordinance, to be Warden of the Stannaries.
An Ordinance was brought, for transferring the
Warden of the Stannaries upon the Lord Herbert;
which was read Twice, and approved of; and Ordered
to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
Ordinance for Ld. Howard of Esc. to have the Custody of Ld. Boteler.
Another Ordinance was brought in, for granting the
Custody of the Lord Boteler to the Lord Edward Howard
of Escrigg; which, being read, was approved of, and
Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, for
Kentish Frigate, taken at Sea, to be restored to Shakerley.
The Earl of Warwicke, from the Committee for the
Admiralty, reported a Paper, which was read:
"That the Opinion of the Committee was, That it be
specially recommended to both Houses of Parliament,
that The Kentish Frigatt, with her Furniture and Appurtenances belonging to her at the Time of Seizure, be restored and re-delivered to Richard Shakerly, or his Assigns; the Sentence in the Admiralty
The Opinion of this House is, "That the Frigate
be restored; but her Furniture and Ordnance to be
re-delivered to Ric'd Shakerly, or his Assigns, for
the Use of the State."
Hawkins of Dartmouth to be discharged.
Another Paper was read, concerning Marke Hawkins,
And this House is of Opinion, "That the said
Hawkins be discharged, according to the Report
from the Committee."
And the Concurrence of the House of Commons to
be desired herein.
E. of Cleveland's Leave prolonged.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit that the
Earl of Cleaveland's Leave be prolonged for Two Months
longer, upon the same Conditions as now he is engaged
in; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to
be desired herein.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
To deliver to them the Reports from the Admiralty:
1. Concerning Captain Swanly.
2. Concerning The Kentish Frigatt, That she be restored; provided the Ordnance and Furniture shall be
re-delivered to Ric'd Shakerley for the Use of the
3. Concerning Mark Hawkins, That this House is of
Opinion, that he be discharged according to the Purport of the Committee: Their Concurrence to be desired therein.
4. To deliver to them the Petition of John Brooke,
concerning Mr. Habbington's Children: That the Lords
have referred it to the Committee of Sequestrations of
Lords and Commons, and desire their Concurrence
5. To deliver to them Colonel Manwaring's Petition; with Recommendations.
6. To deliver to them the Ordinance for the Lord
Howard to have the Custody of the Lord Boteler; and
to desire their Concurrence therein.
7. To deliver to them the Ordinance for the Lord
Herbert to be Warden of the Stannaries; and to desire
Leigh's Ordinance to be Rector of Astbury.
An Ordinance for Mr. John Leigh to be Rector of the
Church (fn. *) of Astbury, in the County of Chester, was
read, and approved of; and Ordered to be sent to
the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
200,000 l. to be sent speedily for the Scots Army, and some Provision for them in the mean Time.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners was read,
concerning the speedy sending of the Two Hundred
Thousand Pounds for the Supply of the Scotts Army;
and that, in the mean Time, some Provision may be
made, for the easing the Country of the Burden by
their Quartering; and that some Course may be taken,
that the Armies may not quarter too near one another.
Hereupon this House Ordered, To send a Message
to the House of Commons, That the House of Commons be desired to take a special Care for the speedy
providing of that Sum of Money which is for the Payment of the Scotch Army there, in order to their Return into their own Kingdom; and that, in the mean
Time, till that Money be provided, such Monies as are
already raised for the Maintenance of the Scotch Army
may be presently paid; and for the future, Care may
be taken to collect and gather in the Taxes appointed
for their present Subsistence.
Sir T. Fairfax's Army not to quarter near the Scots Army.
Ordered, That the Quartering of the Forces under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefax be not in such
Countries as are near to the Quarters of the Scotch
Army; that so a further Burden be not laid upon those
Northern Counties, and all Occasions of Discontent
and Difference between the Armies may be prevented.
Message to the H. C. about these Matters.
This was sent down presently to the House of Commons, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath; and desire their
Ordinance concerning the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
The Lord Robertes presented to this House an Ordinance concerning Gouldsmithes Hall; which being
read, it is Ordered to be taken into Consideration
Ordinance to continue the Treasurers at War, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the continuing the Ordinance for the Treasurers of the Army
shall meet To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock,
to consider what further Time to enlarge the Ordinance for.
E. of Pembroke to have the Preference of Sir W. Brereton, in renting Cashiobury House.
Upon reading of a Letter from the Committee of
Hartfordshire, concerning the recommending the Earl
of Pembrooke to have the House and Lands of Cashiobury, upon a Rent; but the Committee returning a
Copy of an Order made by the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestration, dated the 18th of
September, 1646, wherein is mentioned, "that the said
House and Lands are let to Sir Wm Brereton, and
that he may have also the Goods and Household Stuff
belonging to the said House; and that he be permitted to take such reasonable Fire-boot and other
Boots as are fit and necessary for a Tenant to have."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Sequestrations, that the Earl of Pembrooke may be preferred to rent the said House, with the Park, Lands,
and other Things, as the Earl of Essex had it; and
that this House doth not think fit that Sir Wm. Brereton should have Fire-boot allowed him, as is mentioned
in the Order of the Committee.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, for the 200,000 l. to be paid for the Scots Army;-for Supplies to be sent to them in the mean Time; -and for Sir T. Fairfax's Army not to to quarter too near theirs.
"For the Right Honnorable the Speaker of the
House of Peeres pro Tempore.
"It is very well knowne to the Honnorable Houses,
that the Scottish Army, receiveing noe Pay for these
Six Moneths past, have bin forced to take Free
Quarter from the Country People, whereby the
Northerne Countyes have bin extreamly exhausted
and impoverished, and the Necessityes of that Army
in a very greate Measure unsupplyed: Wee had
rested sattisfyed that these Things had bin already
represented to both Houses of Parliament, and that
the Inconveniencyes which might followe thereupon
were sufficiently understood; but being advertised by
severall Letters of the growing Necessityes of the
Army, and the insupportable Burthens of those
Parts where they doe quarter, for our further Exoneration, and preventing the great Dangers that may
ensue, wee have judged it necessary to acquaint the
Honnorable Houses, that it is rumored abroade in
the Northerne Parts, that the Country People have
a Designe to surprise and injure our Forces as they
lye dispersed in their severall Quarters. It were a
Matter of noe greate Difficulty for the Scottish Army in a forceible Manner to prevent or suppresse any
such Insurrection; but they have resolved to preferre
the Publique Good, and happy Correspondence betweene the Kingdomes, to their owne Safety: In Pursuance whereof, they have written Letters to the
Committees of Yorkesheir and other Countyes, earnestly desireing their Concurrence to prevent such
Inconveniencyes as may endanger the Peace and
Union betwixt the Kingdomes; and have given Direction to the Generall Officers of the Army, to conferre with the Gentlemen of the Country, and to
use their uttmost Indeavors to remove all Jealousyes
and Mistakes, and perticulerly to acquaint them how
earnestly desireous they are, and have bin for above
these Two Moneths past, to remove out of this
Kingdome, and to retourne to their Native Country:
Upon which Considerations, it is our renewed earnest
Request to the Honnorable Houses, that the First
200000 l. may bee speedily raised and sent to the
Army, and the Security for the other agreed upon,
that they may forthwith march out of this Kingdome; or otherwise that, in the meane Tyme, some
Course may bee taken for supplying that Army,
and easing of the Country; that the Money bee
raised, whereby the greate Danger that is like to
arise to the Disturbance of the Peace betwixt the
Kingdomes may bee prevented; for, if the Scottish
Army shall bee enforced to enlarge their Quarters
Southward, and in the meane Tyme Sir Thomas
Fairefaxe's Army (as wee are informed) doe enlarge
their Quarters Northward, into those harrased and
exhausted Countyes, it is easy to foresee that these
Kingdomes may unhappily bee againe embroyled
into new and greater Troubles then they have yet
seene, and what greate Advantage wil bee given
to Forraigne Nations, to make Use of our divided
Interrests to the Ruine of both: All which, out of
the Conscience of our Duty, and sincere Affection
to the Peace and Happines of these Kingdomes,
wee have thought ourselves bound tymeously to make
knowne, and, against all Jealousyes and Misapprehensions, to give perfect and full Assurance, that,
whatsoever Reports or Suggestions there may bee to
the contrary, noe Perswasion, Terror, Plott, or
Combination, shall ever bee able, directly or indirectly, to divide or withdrawe the Kingdome of
Scotland from a firme Conjunction with this Kingdome; but, as they have done hitherto, soe for the
future shall continue, in Pursuance of the Ends of
our solemne League and Covenant, against all Opposition whether Forraigne or Intestine, and to promove and settle the Peace of both Kingdomes; being
very confident that the Honnorable Houses, in their
Wisdome, shall seriously apply themselves to the
effectuall Meanes for preventing the Dangers and
Evills represented; for hastening the Retourne of
our Army, and sattisfying all our just Desires; for
setling the Peace of these Kingdomes, which with
constant Zeale and servent Affection shall ever bee
carefully endeavored by
Worcester House, the 24th of October, 1646.
Most humble Servaunts,
"Hew. Kennedy. Ro. Barclay."
House adjourned till 10a cras.