Die Mercurii, videlicet, 13 die Julii.
The Lord Kymbolton is appointed to be Speaker
E. of Holland to deliver the Petition to the King.
Ordered, That the Earl of Holland is appointed to
be the Person, whom this House will intrust with the
Delivery of the Petition, agreed upon Yesterday to be
presented to the King.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Glanvile:
Message to the H. C. to appoint a Committee to join him.
To let them know, that this House hath appointed
the Earl of Holland to present the Petition to the King;
and to desire the House of Commons to make Choice of
a proportionable Number of their House, to join with
A Message from the King, directed to the Speaker
of the House of Peers, was read. (Here enter.)
King's Letter to the Speaker.
Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved, We greet
you well. Our express Will and Command is, That,
at the First Sitting of our House of Peers after the
Receipt hereof, you deliver this Our Message unto
them, to be afterwards communicated to Our House
of Commons; and for so doing, this shall be your
Given under Our Sign Manual, at Beverley, this
11th Day of July, 1642.
"To Our Right Trusty and Right Well-beloved
the Speaker of Our House of Peers."
Message from the King, for Hull to be delivered up to Him.
By Our former Declarations, and this Our Proclamation (which We herewith send you), you
and all Our good Subjects may see the just Grounds
of Our present Journey towards Our Town of Hull:
Before We shall use Force to reduce that Place to its
due Obedience, We have thought fit once more to
require you that it may be forthwith delivered up to
Us, the Business being of that Nature that it can
admit no Delay; wherein if you shall conform yourselves, We shall then be willing to admit such Addresses from you, and return such Propositions to
you, as may be proper to settle the Peace of this
Kingdom, and compose the present Distractions: Do
your Duty herein; and be assured from Us, in the
Word of a King, that nothing shall be wanting on
Our Part, that may prevent the Calamities which
threaten this Nation, and render Our People truly
happy. If this Our gracious Invitation shall be declined, God and all good Men judge betwixt Us.
We shall expect to receive Satisfaction concerning
Hull, by your Answer, to be presented to Us at Beverly upon Friday next, the 15th of this present
Next, the King's Proclamation was read; declaring
the King's Intention to go to Hull.
Ordered, To communicate this Message and Proclamation to the House of Commons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
the Master of the Rolls and Dr. Ayliffe:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it, and to deliver the E. of Warwick's Letters. Report from the Committee about a Lwooeum Tenens during the L. Mayor's Consinement.
To desire a Conference, concerning a Message received from the King; and to deliver the Letters to
them, that came Yesterday from the Earl of Warwicke.
The Lord North reported, "That the Committee
hath spoken with divers of the Clerks of the Mayor's
Court; and they were asked what the Course was,
to supply the Mayor's Place, in case he be sick or
absent; and they say, they know of none but a
Locum Tenens, which is appointed by the Lord Mayor,
because he is to be accountable for what he doth."
Committee of the H. C. to go with the E. of Holland to the King.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
That they have appointed a proportionable (fn. *) Number, to join with the Earl of Holland, to present the Petition to the King.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That they have delivered the Letter concerning the
Earl of Warwicke to the House of Commons; and that
(fn. †) they will give a present Meeting with the House of
Herbert and Saul released.
Upon reading the humble Petition of Peregrin Herbert and Edward Saul, the one a Clerk and the other
an Officer to the Lord Mayor of London; shewing,
That they have, for the Space of Ten Days, been
committed by this House, for proclaiming a Proclamation, which came from the King's most Excellent
(fn. *) Majesty, directed by Writ to the Lord Mayor and
Sheriffs of the City of London; the Petitioners, being
both Servants to the Mayor and Sheriffs, did by the
Command of the Lord Mayor proclaim it, as they
have upon Oath humbly answered to this House.
"The Petitioners, being sorry that they have offended
this House, humbly submit themselves to the Favour
and Mercy of their Lordships, desiring to be discharged of their Commitment."
Ordered, That the Petitioners shall be released, as
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Colonel Butler to give Security not to go to Ireland during the Rebellion.
Upon the Petition of Sir George Whitmore; it is Ordered, That he shall be discharged from the Custody
of Colonel Butler; and that the Sheriffs of London
shall take Care to provide him some convenient Place,
where he may be kept in safe Custody, until he shall
give Security not to go into Ireland during the Rebellion
Ward and Watkins.
Ordered, That the Cause between Ward and Watkins shall be put off until this Day Fortnight.
Ordered, That this House proceed against the Nine
E. Lincoln Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Lyncolne hath Leave to
go into the Country for Three or Four Weeks.
L. Mayor to appoint a Locum Tenens.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be commanded
presently to depute some Person to be Locum Tenens, for
the Government of the City of London, and calling of
Arms from Hull to be stored in the City.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of
the Kingdom shall advise with the Committee for the
Militia of London, about the appointing of convenient
Places for the Storing of the Arms and Ammunition
that came from Hull; and to Order them to dispose of
E. of Holland to acquaint the King, there was no other Letter of His stopped bu the one sent Him.
Ordered, That the Earl of Holland shall acquaint
the King from this House, "That there was but One
Letter of His Majesty's to the Queen brought to the
Parliament, which was taken about Mr. Ashburneham;
which was the Letter sent to the King from the
Speaker of this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Robt. Harley, Knight:
Message from the H. C. for L. M'Gwire's Examination;
1. That the Examinations concerning the Lord Magwire, may be delivered to some Members of their
for a Conference about Money for the Scots;
2. That they are ready for a Conference desired by
their Lordships, concerning the Money to be paid to
Agreed, To give a Conference To-morrow Morning.
with an Order concerning Money sent to Portsmouth;
3. To acquaint their Lordships with an Order concerning of the Money sent to Portsmouth. (Here enter it.)
and with an Order concerning Martin College.
4. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order
made concerning Martyn College. (Here enter it).
Send an Answer, by Messengers of this House.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships do agree that the Examinations
of Magwire, &c. shall be delivered to some Members
of their House, as is desired; likewise this House agrees
in the Order concerning the Five Thousand and Thirty
Pounds to be paid to the Garrison of Porsmouth; and
their Lordships will send an Answer, by Messengers of
their own, concerning the Conference, and the Order
concerning Martyn College.
King's Printer sent for, about the Proclamation for the Commission of Array.
Ordered, That the King's Printer shall be sent
for, to produce his Warrant for printing and renewing
the Proclamation concerning the Commission of Array.
Order for 5030£. to be paid to the Garrison of Portsmouth.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That whereas
the Lords and Commons in Parliament have Ordered, That Five Thousand and Thirty Pounds
shall be paid into the Hands of Colonel Goringe, for
the Use of the Garrison of Portsmouth; these are to
require the Treasurers appointed by the said Act of
Parliament to issue out such Warrants, Discharges,
or Acquittances, to the High Collectors of the County
of Southampton, as shall be requisite for their Security, for the Payment of the said Sum of Five
Thousand and Thirty Pounds to the Garrison of