House of Lords Journal Volume 5
6 July 1642

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 6 July 1642', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 5: 1642-1643 (1767-1830), pp. 185-188. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34842 Date accessed: 30 October 2014.


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DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 6 die Julii.
Mr. Johnson's Cause. Conference about Hull reported. Propositions for the Defence of Hull. Resolutions for disposing of the Money come in upon Propositions for raising Horses, etc. and Protests against them. Protest against it. 10000 Foot to be raised in London, and in the adjacent Counties. Protest against it. Horses brought in to be inustered. 500 Men to be sent to Hull by Sea. Protest against it. Message from the H. C. with an Order for 100 l. for Youghall; and with Votes for further Assistance to Hull. Protest against it. Answer to the H. C. Committee to draw up Propositions for composing all Differences between the King and Parliament. Message to the H. C. that they agree to the Letter to the Earl of Warwick; for the Kentish Militia to be put in Execution; Deputy Lieutenants; and for an Order to indemnify Voluntiers raised in Kent. The Order to be general to all Counties. Answer to the H. C. Kent Militia. The King's Letter brought up from the H. C. to be sent to Him. Message to the H. C. in Answer to the Propositions at the Conference. Order for 100 l. to be paid to Lord Dungarvan, for Youghall. Adjourn. Post meridiem. Answer from the H. C. Message from the H. C. with the Two following Ordinances. The Ordinance for raising 2000 Men for relieving Hull. Commission for Captains for these Forces. Wiseman released upon his Petition. Letter from Lord Brooke, that the Warwick Milita is put in Execution. Letter of Thanks to be sent him from the Speaker. The Speaker's Letter to the King, inclosing the Letter belonging to His Majesty. Petition of the Warwick Militia to Lord Brooke. Captain; Commission in the new-raised Forces for Hull, and he to appoint his Subalterns. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 6 die Julii.

PRAYERS.

The Lord Kymbolton was appointed to be Speaker this Day.

Mr. Johnson's Cause.

Upon reading the Petition of Ezecheill Johnson; it is Ordered, That the former Orders of this House in this Cause shall be confirmed; and the Parties to be sent for that have disobeyed the said Orders.

Conference about Hull reported.

The Lord Kymbolton reported the Conference last Night with the House of Commons:

"Three Propositions concerning Hull:

Propositions for the Defence of Hull.

"1. To join with the House of Commons, to send a Committee into Lyncolneshire, to raise Forces for the Defence of Hull, as there shall be Occasion." Suspended.

"2. To send down Five Hundred Men to Hull, from hence, by Sea."

Agreed to.

"3. To send Two Ships from The Downes to Hull; and that they shall stay there, to receive Directions from Sir John Hotham."

Agreed to.

Resolutions for disposing of the Money come in upon Propositions for raising Horses, etc. and Protests against them.

Next, the Votes were reported.

"Resolved, by the House of Commons,

"That Seven Thousand Five Hundred Pounds of the Money come in upon the Propositions shall be issued, into such Hands as shall be nominated by the Committee, for the buying of Five Hundred Horse."

Resolved, by this House, to join with the House of Commons in this Vote.

Protest against it.

E. Leycester, Dissented to this Vote.
E. Portland, and
The L. Spencer,

"Resolved, etc.

"That One Thousand Pounds of the same Monies be put into some Citizens Hands, to be nominated by the Committee, to buy Pistols and Saddles, and to keep them in Magazine, to issue forth as shall be appointed."

Resolved, To join with the House of Commons in this Vote.

E. Leycester, Dissented to this Vote.
E. Portland,
L. Spencer,

"Resolved, etc.

"That Five Hundred Pounds of the same Monies be deposited in the Committees Hands, to disburse upon Public Occasions, upon Accompt."

Resolved, That this House joins with the House of Commons in this Vote.

10000 Foot to be raised in London, and in the adjacent Counties.

"Resolved, etc.

"That Ten Thousand Foot be raised, Five Thousand out of the City of London, and Five Thousand out of the Counties adjacent, and to form them into Regiments and Companies, and place Officers over them, and to entertain the Officers in continual Pay, and to pay the common Soldiers every Day that they are trained."

Resolved, That this House joins with the House of Commons in this Vote.

Protest against it.

E. Leycester, Dissented to this Vote.
E. Portland,
L. Spencer,

Horses brought in to be inustered.

"Resolved, etc.

"That all such Horses as are brought in by the Lords and Commons or others upon the Propositions, shall be mustered in Tuttle-feilds on Saturday next in the Afternoon."

[ (fn. *) Resolved, upon the Question, by this House,]

500 Men to be sent to Hull by Sea.

To send down Five Hundred Men from hence to Hull by Sea.

Before the putting of this Question, these Lords desired Leave to enter their Dissents to this Question, and it was granted:

Protest against it.

E. Leycester, To this Vote.
E. Portland,
L. Spencer,

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:

Message from the H. C. with an Order for 100 l. for Youghall;

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Votes and Order following:

1. An Order to pay One Hundred Pounds in Specie, to be sent to Youghall.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

and with Votes for further Assistance to Hull.

"1 Vote: That the Earl of Warwicke be intreated to send One Ship more than is already voted, if he can spare it, into the River of Humber, for the Assistance of Hull, to be directed by Sir Jo. Hotham."

Resolved, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote.

"2. That Fifteen Hundred Men more than were last Night Ordered shall be sent to Hull, by Sea, as fast as they can be gotten ready."

Resolved, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote.

Protest against it.

E. Leycester, To this Vote.
E. Portland,
L. Spencer,

The Answer returned to the Messengers was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House (fn. *) agrees with The House of Commons, to all the Particulars of this Message.

Committee to draw up Propositions for composing all Differences between the King and Parliament.

Then the House Ordered, That these Lords following should be added to the Committee of Five Lords, to draw up some Propositions to be presented to the King, concerning the laying aside of all Arms and Levies, and discharging of all Garrisons on both Sides, and for composing all Differences between the King and the Parliament:

E. Leycester.
E. Bedford.
L. Wharton.
L. Spencer.
L. Robartes.
L. Grey.
L. Hunsden.
L. North.
L. Feilding.

Any Five to meet when their Lordships please.

Message to the H. C. that they agree to the Letter to the Earl of Warwick; for the Kentish Militia to be put in Execution;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hollis:

1. That the House of Commons do consent to the Letter to be sent to the Earl of Warwicke.

2. They desire that their Lordships would join, to Order the Earl of Leycester, That the Militia of Kent may be put into Execution this Day Fortnight.

Deputy Lieutenants;

3. That Mr. Sandys may be made a Deputy Lieutenant of Kent.

Agreed to.

and for an Order to indemnify Voluntiers raised in Kent.

4. The House of Commons desires, That their Lordships would join with them, that an Order may be, for the Indemnity of those Gentlemen and others of Kent, that shall come as Voluntiers, to train and exercise the Militia.

The Order to be general to all Counties.

Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of Commons, that such an Order should be made by both Houses; but this House thinks it fit that the Order be general, to all those of other Counties that have or shall train as Voluntiers.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House will send an Answer, (fn. †) by Messengers of their own.

Kent Militia.

Ordered, That the Militia for the County of Kent shall be put into Execution on Monday come Three Weeks.

The King's Letter brought up from the H. C. to be sent to Him.

Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall send a Letter to the King, in the Name of this House, and inclose the King's Letter therein, which was sent up from the House of Commons.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robt. Rich and Doctor Ayliff:

Message to the H. C. in Answer to the Propositions at the Conference.

To let the House of Commons know, that this House agrees to all the Votes and Propositions brought up at the Conference last Night, excepting the First Proposition, concerning sending Committees into Lyncolneshire; and in the last Vote they have altered ["Friday"] to ["Saturday"]; and that Monday come Three Weeks their Lordships think sit to exercise the Militia in Kent; and that the Order for the Indemnity of the Voluntiers be made general to all that have or shall (fn. *)

Order for 100 l. to be paid to Lord Dungarvan, for Youghall.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That One Hundred Pounds, out of the Contribution-money collected at Dover, for the Relief of Ireland, in Specie, [ (fn. †) be pad to the Lord Dungarvan, to be by him sent over to Youghall, in the Province of Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, to be distributed there, for the Relief of those distressed Protestants that are in that Town, and in great Necessity."

Adjourn.

Quarta post meridiem.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS.

The Lord North was appointed to be Speaker this Day.

The Messengers that went to the House of Commons return with this Answer:

Answer from the H. C.

That they have delivered their Message to the House of Commons, and they will send (fn. *)

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:

Message from the H. C. with the Two following Ordinances.

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two Ordinances; which were read, in bæc verba: videlicet,

(Here enter them.)

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House approves of these Two Ordinances.

The Ordinance for raising 2000 Men for relieving Hull.

"It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Two Thousand Men shall be forthwith sent, for the Relief and Defence of the Town of Hull, and assisting Sir John Hotham in keeping the same, according to the former Ordinance in that Behalf; which Men are to be raised, by the beating of the Drum, in the City of London, the Suburbs, and adjoining Parts, in the several Counties of Midd. Essex, Kent, and Surrey, or such other Counties of the Kingdom as shall be thought sit by the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed to take Care for the Defence of the Kingdom; that the said Two Thousand shall be put into Ten Compaines, each Company consisting of Two Hundred Men; all which, after their Arrival in Hull, are to be obedient to Sir Jo. Hotham, Governor there, and to defend the same for His Majesty's Service, and the Peace of the Kingdom, according to the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament; and in so doing, they shall be protected by the Power and Authority of Parliament."

Commission for Captains for these Forces.

"By Order of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, is appointed Captain of One Foot Company, of Two Hundred Men, to be raised, by beating of the Drum, in the City of London, and in the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, or in the adjoining Counties of Midd. Essex, Kent, and Surrey, for Defence of the Town of Hull, and His Majesty's Safety, and the Peace of the Kingdom, under the Command of Sir John Hotham; and, in Performance hereof, is to be protected by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament."

Wiseman released upon his Petition.

Upon the Petition of Thomas Wiseman, committed by this House to The Fleet, shewing "That he is heartily sorry for his Fault;" it is Ordered, That he shall (fn. *) be forthwith released of his present Imprisonment.

Letter from Lord Brooke, that the Warwick Milita is put in Execution.

A Letter was read, written from the Lord Brooke, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Warwicke, shewing "That he hath put the Ordinance for the Militia into Execution, and the Trained Bands were full, and that many Voluntiers came in; and that he hath taken the Magazine into the Castle of Warwicke."

Likewise a Petition of the County to the Lord Brooke was read. (Here enter it.)

Letter of Thanks to be sent him from the Speaker.

Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the Lord Brooke, by the Speaker, to give the Lord Brooke Thanks, in the Name of this House, for (fn. †) his Diligence and Care herein.

"May it please Your Majesty,

The Speaker's Letter to the King, inclosing the Letter belonging to His Majesty.

"I am commanded, by both Your Houses of Parliament, to inform Your Majesty, that they have received certain Letters and Warrants, taken about Mr. Ashburnham; amongst which, as they conceive, there was One sent from Your Majesty to the Queen, which they have commanded me to return unto You in that Manner they received it."

Petition of the Warwick Militia to Lord Brooke.

(fn. ‡) "To the Right Honourable Robert Lord Brooke, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Warwick.

"The Petition of the Deputy Lieutenants, Captains, Officers, and Soldiers, of the Trained Bands and Voluntiers of the County aforesaid,

"Humbly sheweth,

"That, as it was no small Comfort and Settling to the well-affected of the whole Kingdom, when they understood the most excellent, necessary, and seasonable Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament concerning the Militia; so, in special, we of this County (who did most earnestly petition for it) do desire to come short of none in the Expression of our unfeigned Thankfulness to them for the happy Accomplishment thereof, as also for their Respects to us, in appointing your Lordship our Lieutenant: Our Request to your Lordship is, That you will present our most humble and hearty Thanks to the Parliament, signifying our Readiness to obey His Majesty's Royal Authority in this their happy Ordinance of the Militia, and our Resolutions to adhere to His Majesty and both Houses of Parliament, to the Loss of the last Drop of our dearest Blood, in securing His and their Persons, and advancing their Designs, which (though maliciously traduced by some few malignant Persons), we rest most assured, tend only to the Establishment of Truth and Peace to us and our Posterity; for the better securing whereof, we most humbly and heartily pray this Ordinance may be continued, until, by some other effectual Provision, the Peace of this Kingdom and the Security of our Laws be established, especially by putting the Power and Care of this Execution into such Hands as the Parliament and Kingdom may conside in, which, by the Violation of the Petition of Right, we have Cause to recommend to the Parliament, as fearing the like Miscarriages, for the Time to come, of whatsoever good Laws you can provide, without some such Way of Security.

"And we further pray, that some speedy Course may be taken, to remove from His Majesty's most Sacred Person all pestilent Troublers of the Church and State: And for such Members as leave that Great Council, and lean to the malignant Party, our most humble and earnest Desires are, that they may receive such condign Punishment, and with such Speed (the Kingdom groaning under so long Delay) as shall be thought fit, by the Wisdom and Justice of this Parliament.

"One Request more, that concerns this County, we humbly present your Lordship with, That the Magazine thereof, which lieth in the City and County of Coventry, may be removed, and laid up in your Lordship's Castle at Warwick, as the safelt Place of the County, and sufficient Guard provided by the County for the securing of it.

"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c."

Captain; Commission in the new-raised Forces for Hull, and he to appoint his Subalterns.

"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do appoint and constitute Captain of One Foot Company, of Two Hundred Men, to be raised, by beating of the Drum, in the City of London, and in the Liberties and Suburbs thereof, or in the adjoining Counties of Midd. Essex, Kent, and Surrey, for Defence and Security of the Town of Hull, and for the Preservation of His Majesty, and the Peace of the Kingdom; which Company shall be obedient to Sir John Hotham, who is, by an Ordinance of both House of Parliament, Governor of the said Town: And the said Lords and Commons do likewife give the said Power to make Choice of his Lieutenant, Ensign, and such other Officers as shall be requisite for the Ordering of such a Foot Company: And they do further Order, That the said Captain, his Officers and Soldiers, shall all be protected in the Performance of this Service, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament."

Adjourn.

Nona cras.

Footnotes

* Bis in Orignali.
* Deest in Originali.
Origin. but.
* Sic.
Deest in Originali.
* Sic.
* Bis in Originali.
Deest in Originali.
A Duplicate of this Petition occurs afterwards, in the Journal of 9 die Julii, p. 196.