Die Mercurii, 1 die Junii.
The Lord Wharton was appointed to be Speaker
Lord Morley's Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Morley
is referred to the Earl of Holland, Earl Bedford, Lord
Mandevile, who are to consider of the same, and report
to this House.
Capt. Bell's Cause.
Ordered, That Captain Bell's Cause shall be
heard before the Committees on this Day Sevennight.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference, concerning the Propositions to be sent to the King;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Tho. Barrington, Baronet:
"1. To desire a Conference, touching the Propositions sent from this House to the House of Commons."
and on the Bill for the Synod.
"2. A Free Conference, touching the Bill of the
Assembly of Learned Ministers."
To expedite Two Bills.
"3. Hasting the Two Bills of Innovations and scandalous Ministers."
Answer: This House will expedite them.
For the Earl of Warwick to be present at mustering the Essex Militia.
"4. To join with the House of Commons, to send
to the Earl of Warwicke, to desire him to be personally present at the mustering of the Trained Bands
at Burntwood, in Essex, on Tuesday next."
About the Ensign imprisoned at York;
5. Touching somewhat which is to be delivered at
this Conference, touching the Ensign imprisoned at
and an Order about the late Sale of the Crown Jewels.
"6. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an
Order, concerning the Jewels of the Crown that have
been sold lately."
The said Order was read. (Here enter it.)
The House thought it fit to be informed, by the
House of Commons, what Information they have that
the Jewels of the Crown are pawned or sold away.
The Answer returned to the Message was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships will give them a Meeting in the
Painted Chamber, touching the several Particulars desired, and (fn. *) will expedite the Bills; and for the Order
concerning the Crown Jewels, their Lordships will send
an (fn. †)
Message to the H. C. to know what Information they have of the Sale of the Crown Jewels.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire that, at this Conference, their Lordships
may know what Information they have had that the
Jewels of the Crown are pawned or sold.
Lord Admiral to send to the Earl of Warwick.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral send to the Earl
of Warwicke, to be (fn. †)
Order about the King's Jewels.
Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the King, seduced by
wicked Counsel, doth intend to levy War against His
Parliament; and whereas Information hath been given
that the Jewels of the Crown (which, by the Laws
of the Land, ought not to be alienated) are either
pawned or sold in Amsterdam, or some other Parts
beyond the Seas, and thereby great Sums of Money
provided to be returned to Yorke, or to some of His
Majesty's Servants or Agents, for His Majesty's Use:
And whereas it is more than probable that this great
Provision of Monies, in such an extraordinary Way,
is to maintain this intended War, and thereby to bring
the whole Kingdom into utter Ruin and Confusion:
It is therefore Declared, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That whosoever hath been, or shall
be, an Actor in the selling or pawning of any of the
Jewels of the Crown, or hath or shall pay, lend,
send, or bring any Money in Specie into this Kingdom, for or upon any of these Jewels; or whosoever
hath or shall accept of any Bill from beyond the Sea,
for the Payment of any Sum of Money for or upon
any of those Jewels, and shall pass such Sum according to such Bill, after Notice of this Order, without acquainting this House with the Receipt of such
Bill before he accept the same, or, if he have already accepted any such Bill, then with the Acceptance thereof before the Payment of the Money;
every such Person shall be held and accounted a Promoter of this intended War, an Enemy to the State,
and ought to give Satisfaction for this public Danger
out of his own Estate."
Earl of Suffolk and Ld. Dacres to attend.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Earl of
Suffolke and the Lord Dacres, to desire Attendance on
Earl of Rutland to put the Militia in Execution.
Ordered, That the Earl of Rutland's Commission
of Lieutenancy shall be sent him; and that he be required to put the Militia into Execution speedily.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers returned this Answer from the House
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Conference, about the Propositions to the King, reported.
The Lord Wharton reported the Conference: "That
whereas the Lords had communicated to the House
of Commons some Propositions to be presented to the
King; the House of Commons have made some
Amendments and Alterations therein, and have added
a Preamble and a Conclusion, and some more Propositions, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Amendment to the Bill for the Synod.
Next, that the House of Commons have agreed to
the Amendments in the Bill for the Assembly; and
do agree to all the Names of Addition, only Dr.
An Ensign of Sir J. Hotham's imprisoned at York, to be released.
"That whereas they are informed that an Ensign of
Hull, who was employed by Sir Jo. Hotham, is
arrested and imprisoned at Yorke; and, because he
was in that Service by Order of both Houses of Parliament, they desire their Lordships to join with them,
to send to the Committees at Yorke, to know whether
the said Person be committed only for that Service:
If it be so, then to desire his Releasement, and declare that the Houses of Parliament take it as a
Breach of the Privilege of Parliament, and make
his Case their own. The House of Commons have
thought of a Habeas Corpus to bring him; but they
think it to be too long, and they know not his Name."
Then the Particulars of this Message were severally
read, and debated.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this last Article
shall be at this Time One of the Demands which shall
be presented to the King.
Addition to the Propositions to the King.
This House, having made some Alterations in the Propositions, Resolved, To communicate the same, by Message, to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire (fn. *) a Conference, touching the Propositions
lately brought up.
Message from the H. C. that the Committees for the Militia may meet to indemnify those acting in it;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hollis:
"1. That the Committee for the Militia may meet,
and have Power to consider of the Indemnity for such
as have exercised the Militia; and to draw a Declaration, That it is lawful for such as will to exercise
in Arms, by the Appointment of the Lord Lieutenant
and Deputies, and according to the Ordinance of Parliament."
with Names of Deputy Lieutenants.
2. That Mr. Ralph Ashton may be recommended
to be a Deputy Lieutenant for Lancashire.
"And Mr. Jo. Hales for Warwickshire and the City
For Committees to borrow Money of London, for Ireland.
3. That a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to go to the Common Hall at London To-morrow Morning, for the borrowing of Monies for the
Occasions of Ireland.
They agree that Doctor Hammond be One of the Synod.
4. That, the House of Commons having excepted
against Doctor Hamond to be One of the Divines
that are to be of the Assembly, they are now satisfied
of him, upon their Lordships Testimony of him, and
do assent that he be One.
With Information of the Sale of the Jewels belonging to the Crown.
5. Whereas the House of Commons desired their
Lordships to join in an Order concerning the Monies
which are to be paid upon the Jewels of the Crown,
and their Lordships desiring to know what Information
the House of Commons have to believe that the
Jewels of the Crown are sold or pawned; the House
of Commons say, They have,
1. Common Fame, which they conceive enough
to prevent a Mischief, and procure a public
2. That the House of Commons are informed
that the Jewels are not in their Custody where
they ought to be, and that they are transported out of the Kingdom.
For the Lord Admiral to send Ships to Scarborough and Tinmouth, to prevent Arms being landed;
6. To desire their Lordships to require the Lord
Admiral to send Two Ships to lie at Scarborough and
Tynmouth, to see that Ships laden with Arms and
Ammunition do (fn. *) not come in there from Foreign
Parts, without Consent and Privity of both Houses
7. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an
Order as followeth:
with an Order for Ships to be searched on the North Coast.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That all Justices of
the Peace, Mayors, and Officers of the Custom
House, along the Northern Coasts, be required to
make strict Enquiry and Search of all Ships that come
into any of their Ports; and, if they find any Arms,
Ammunition, or Monies, then to make Stay of them
until the further Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament be known."
8. The House of Commons desires their Lordships
Concurrence in an Order concerning the Earl of Warwicke: videlicet,
With an Order for the Earl of Warwick to be present at the Muster of the Essex Militia;
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That Robert Earl
of Warwicke, Lieutenant of the County of Essex,
shall repair unto Brentwood, in the said County, and
be there Personally present at the mustering and exercising of the Companies of the Trained Bands both
of Horse and Foot, which are committed to his Charge
by the Ordinance of Parliament, and commanded and
appointed to be at Brentwood aforesaid upon the 7th
Day of this Instant June: And it is also Ordered,
That the said Earl shall give his Personal Attendance
at such other Times and Places as are now appointed
for the viewing and mustering of the rest of the
Trained Bands for that County, if he shall conceive
it to be convenient and safe in regard of his other
Charge at Sea."
9. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an
Order to the Officers of the Ordnance, to receive the
Magazine that came from Hull, as followeth:
and with an Order to the Officers of the Ordnance to receive the Magazine from Hull.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Officers of the Ordnance
be required to take and receive the Arms and Ammunition sent from Hull into their Custody; and to deliver it out again, or such Quantity of it as shall be required, upon Order of both Houses of Parliament,
for the Ser (fn. *) "
Referred to the Committee for the Militia.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this be referred to the Committee for the Militia, to see what hath
been formerly done in this Particular.
To meet P. M.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia shall
meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the
Committee to borrow Money of the City, for Ireland.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed to join with a proportionable Number of the House
of Commons, to go to the Common Hall in London Tomorrow in the Afternoon, at Three a Clock:
The Answer returned to the House of Commons was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships have appointed the Committee
for the Militia to meet this Afternoon, at Three a
Clock, and have appointed Six Lords to go, with a
Committee of the House of Commons, to the City, Tomorrow in the Afternoon; and their Lordships have
agreed to all the other Particulars of this Message, excepting to the Order concerning the Officers of the
Ordnance, to which their Lordships will send an Answer,
by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
The Messengers that went to the House of Commons
return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That they will give a present Meeting, as is desired,
in the Painted Chamber.
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went
to the Conference.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Pym:
Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Propositions to be sent to the King.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons agrees to the Amendments in the Propositions,
and have appointed their Speaker to send them, with a
Letter to their Committees at Yorke; and they desire
their Lordships to join with them in an Order to the
Committees, as followeth:
With an Order to the Committees at York;
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Lord Howard of Estcriche, the Lord Fairefaix, Sir Hugh Chomeley, Sir
Phillip Stapleton, Knight, and Sir Henry Chomeley, do
forthwith, upon Receipt hereof, most humbly present
to His Majesty the Petition and Propositions of both
Houses, beseeching His Majesty, in their Names, to
vouchsafe His gracious and speedy Acceptance of (fn. †) and
Answer to the same."
and that they have also appointed a Committee for borrowing Money from the City.
2. That the House of Commons have appointed a
Committee of their House, to join with the Lords, to
go to the Common Hall in London, at the same Time
as their Lordships have appointed; in the mean Time,
they desire their Lordships would order their Committee
to meet, and consider what shall be said to the Citizens,
and who shall speak.
These Committees to meet.
Ordered, That the Committees shall meet this Afternoon, at Four a Clock.
Here follows the Petition and Propositions sent to
the King, as they are agreed on by both Houses
of Parliament: videlicet,
Parliament's Petition and Propositions to the King.
Your Majesty's most humble and faithful Subjects,
the Lords and Commons in Parliament, having no
thing in their Thoughts and Desires more precious,
and of higher Esteem, next to the Honour and immediate Service of God, than the just and faithful Performance of their Duty to Your Majesty and this
Kingdom, and being very sensible of the great Distractions and Distempers, and of the imminent Dangers and Calamities, which those Distractions and
Distempers are like to bring upon Your Majesty and
Your Subjects, all which have proceeded from the
subtle Insinuations, mischievous Practices, and evil
Counsels, of Men disaffected to God's true Religion,
Your Majesty's Honour and Safety, and public Peace
and Prosperity of Your People; after a serious Observation of the Causes of those Mischiefs, do, in
all Humility and Sincerity, present to Your Majesty
their most dutiful Petition and Advice, that, out of
Your Princely Wisdom, for the establishing of Your
own Honour and Safety, and gracious Tenderness of
the Welfare and Security of Your Subjects and Dominions, You will be pleased to grant and accept
these their humble Desires and Propositions, as the
most necessary effectual Means, through God's Blessing, of removing those Jealousies and Differences,
which have unhappily fallen betwixt You and Your
People, and procuring both Your Majesty and them a
constant Course of Honour, Peace, and Happiness.
1. First, That the Lords and others of Your Majesty's Privy Council, and such Great Officers and
Ministers of State either at Home or beyond the
Seas, may be put from Your Privy Council, and from
those Offices and Employments, excepting such as
shall be approved of by both Houses of Parliament;
and that the Persons put into the Places and Employments of those that are removed, may be approved
of by both Houses of Parliament; and that all Privy
Counsellors shall take an Oath for the due Execution
of their Places, in such Form as shall be agreed upon
by both Houses of Parliament.
2. That the great Affairs of the Kingdom may not
be concluded or transacted by the Advice of private
Men, or by any unknown or unsworn Counsellors;
but that such Matters as concern the Public, and are
proper for the High Court of Parliament, which is
Your Majesty's Great and Supreme Council, may be
debated, resolved, and transacted, only in Parliament, and not elsewhere; and such as shall presume
to do any Thing to the contrary shall be reserved to
the Censure and Judgement of Parliament; and such
other Matters of State as are proper for Your Majesty's Privy Council shall be debated and concluded by
such of the Nobility and others as shall, from Time
[ (fn. *) to Time], be chosen for that Place, by Approbation of both Houses of Parliament; and that no Public Act, concerning the Affairs of the Kingdom, which
are proper for Your Privy Council, may be esteemed
of any Validity, as proceeding from the Royal Authority, unless it be done by the Advice and Consent
of the major Part of Your Council, attested under
their Hands; and that Your Council may be limited
to a certain Number, not exceeding Twenty-five, nor
under Fifteen; and if any Counsellor's Place happen
to be void in the Intervals of Parliament, it shall
not be supplied without the Assent of the major
Part of the Council, which Choice shall be confirmed at the next Sitting of the Parliament, or else
to be void.
3. That the Lord High Steward of England, Lord
High Constable, Lord Chancellor, or Lord Keeper
of the Great Seal, Lord Treasurer, Lord Privy Seal,
Earl Marshal, Lord Admiral, Warden of the Cinque
Ports, Chief Governor of Ireland, Chancellor of the
Exchequer, Master of the Wards, Secretaries of
State, Two Chief Justices, and Chief Baron, may
always be chosen with the Approbation of both
Houses of Parliament; and, in the Intervals of Parliaments, by Assent of the major Part of the Council,
in such Manner as is before expressed in the Choice
4. That he or they, unto whom the Government
and Education of the King's Children shall be committed, shall be approved of by both Houses of Parliament; and, in the Intervals of Parliaments, by the
Assent of the major Part of the Council, in such
Manner as is before expressed in the Choice of Counsellors; and that all such Servants as are now about
them, against whom both Houses shall have any just
Exception, shall be removed.
5. That no Marriage shall be concluded or treated,
for any of the King's Children, with any Foreign
Prince, or other Person whatsoever, Abroad or at
Home, without the Consent of Parliament, under
the Penalty of a Præmunire unto such as shall conclude or treat any Marriage as aforesaid; and that the
said Penalty shall not be pardoned, or dispensed with,
but by the Consent of both Houses of Parliament.
6. That the Laws in Force against Jesuits, Priests,
and Popish Recusants, be strictly put in Execution,
without any Toleration or Dispensation to the contrary; and that some more effectual Course may be enacted, by Authority of Parliament, to disable them
from making any Disturbance in the State, or eluding the Law, by Trusts, or otherwise.
7. That the Votes of Popish Lords in the House of
Peers may be taken away, so long as they continue
Papists; and that His Majesty would consent to such
a Bill as shall be drawn, for the Education of the
Children of Papists, by Protestants, in the Protestant
8. That Your Majesty would be pleased to consent,
that such a Reformation be made of the Church Government and Liturgy, as both Houses of Parliament
shall advise, wherein they intend to have Consultations with Divines, as is expressed in their Declaration
to that Purpose; and that Your Majesty will contribute Your best Assistance to them, for the raising of a
sufficient Maintenance for Preaching Ministers through
the Kingdom; and that Your Majesty will be pleased
to give Your Consent to Laws for the taking away of
Innovations and Superstitions, and of Pluralities, and
against scandalous Ministers.
9. That Your Majesty will be pleased to rest satisfied with that Course that the Lords and Commons
have appointed, for ordering the Militia, until the
same shall be further settled by a Bill; and that
Your Majesty will re-call Your Declarations and Proclamations against the Ordinance made by the Lords
and Commons concerning it.
10. That such Members of either House of Parliament as have, during this present Parliament, been
put out of any Place and Office, may either be restored to that Place and Office, or otherwise have Satisfaction for the same, upon the Petition of that
House whereof he or they are Members.
11. That all Privy Counsellors and Judges may
take an Oath, the Form whereof to be agreed on and
settled by Act of Parliament, for the maintaining of
the Petition of Right, and of certain Statutes made
by this Parliament, which shall be mentioned by both
Houses of Parliament; and that an Enquiry of all
the Breaches and Violations of those Laws may be
given in Charge, by the Justices of the King's Bench,
every Term, and by the Judges of Assize in their
Circuits, and Justices of Peace at the Sessions, to be
presented and punished according to Law.
12. That all the Judges, and all Officers placed
by Approbation of both Houses of Parliament, may
hold their Places quamdiu bene se gesserint.
13. That the Justice of Parliament may pass upon
all Delinquents, whether they be within the Kingdom, or fled out of it; and that all Persons cited by
either House of Parliament may appear, and abide
the Censure of Parliament.
14. That the General Pardon offered by Your Majesty may be granted, with such Exceptions as shall
be advised by both Houses of Parliament.
15. That the Forts and Castles of this Kingdom
may be put under the Command and Custody of such
Persons as Your Majesty shall appoint, with the Approbation of Your Parliament; and, in the Intervals
of Parliament, with Approbation of the major Part
of the Council, in such Manner as is before expressed
in the Choice of Counsellors.
16. That the extraordinary Guards and Military
Forces now attending Your Majesty may be removed
and discharged; and that, for the future, You will
raise no such Guards or extraordinary Forces, but,
according to the Law, in Case of actual Rebellion or
17. That Your Majesty will be pleased to enter
into a more strict Alliance with The States of the
United Provinces, and other Neighbour Princes and
States of the Protestant Religion, for the Defence
and Maintenance thereof, against all Designs and
Attempts of the Pope and his Adherents to subvert
and suppress it; whereby Your Majesty will obtain
a great Access of Strength and Reputation, and Your
Subjects be much encouraged and enabled, in a Parliamentary Way, for Your Aid and Assistance, in restoring Your Royal Sister and Princely Issue to those
Dignities and Dominions which belong unto them, and
relieving the other Protestant Princes who have suffered in the same Cause.
18. That Your Majesty will be pleased, by Act of
Parliament, to clear the Lord Kymbolton, and the Five
Members of the House of Commons, in such Manner
that future Parliaments may be secured from the Consequence of that evil Precedent.
19. That Your Majesty will be graciously pleased
to pass a Bill, for restraining Peers made hereafter
from sitting or voting in Parliament, unless they be
admitted thereunto with the Consent of both Houses
"And these our humble Desires being granted by
Your Majesty, we shall forthwith apply ourselves to
regulate Your present Revenue, in such Sort as may
be for Your best Advantage; and likewise to settle
such an ordinary and constant Increase of it, as shall
be sufficient to support Your Royal Dignity in Honour and Plenty, beyond the Proportion of any former Grants of the Subjects of this Kingdom to Your
Majesty's Royal Predecessors: We shall likewise put
the Town of Hull into such Hands as Your Majesty
shall appoint, with the Consent and Approbation of
Parliament, and deliver up a just Account of all the
Magazine, and chearfully employ to the uttermost
our Power and Endeavour, in the real Expression
and Performance of our most dutiful and loyal Affections, to the preserving and maintaining the Royal
Honour, Greatness, and Safety of Your Majesty and