Die Jovis, videlicet, 14 die Julii.
The Lord Kymbolton Speaker.
Lord Mayor to give his Answer about a Locum Tenens.
Ordered, (fn. *) That Sir John Conyers, Lieutenant of
The Tower, shall presently go to the Lord Mayor at
The Tower, and receive his Answer to the Order of
this House Yesterday, concerning the appointing of
a Locum Tenens, for the governing of the City of
Resolution of the Council of War to send Ships to Hull.
A Letter was read, dated 13 July, from the Earl of
Warwicke, with a Resolution of the Council of War,
for sending Ships to the River of the Humber. (Here
E. of Salisbury disclaims having offered Horse at York.
The Earl of Salishbury declared to this House, "That,
whereas his Name is printed as One of those Lords
who have offered Horse at Yorke, his Lordship did
disclaim it, as a Falsity.
Warren, the Minister, versus the Parish of Walbrook.
Upon the Petition of Warren, a Minister; it is Ordered, That the Lord North, the Lord Hunsden, and
the Lord Robartes, shall hear the Business between him
and the Parish of Walbrooke, in London, on Saturday
next, in the Afternoon, and to make Report thereof
to the House; the Parties on both Sides to appear,
and the Lord Chief Justice to assist the Lords.
Ordered, That the King's last Message is referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Elizabeth Hanford; versus her Husband.
That Eliz. Hanford is referred to take her Remedy at Law against her Husband; and the Petition in
this House to be withdrawn.
Signor and Tanner.
Ordered, That the Cause between Signor and Tanner is referred to the Examination of the Lord Chief
Justice, who is to report the Business to this House.
Bill against Innovations.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure into a
Committee; and the Bill against Innovations was read
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Lyle:
Message from the H. C. with an Order to prevent Soldiers being billeted at King's Lynn and Yarmouth.
They have received some Informations, that there is
an Intent to billet Soldiers at Kinge's Lynne and Great
Yarmouth; therefore they have made an Order to prevent the same, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Order.
"Whereas Information hath been given to the Parliament, of an Intention to billet great Companies of
Soldiers in the Towns of Kinge's Lynne and Great
Yarmouth, in the County of Norffolk, and also of an
Intention to compel the Inhabitants there to receive
them, by Colour of His Majesty's Authority, without
Consent of both Houses in Parliament; the Doing
whereof may be a great Terror to the Inhabitants
there, and Disturbance to the Peace of the Kingdom,
and is against the Petition of Right, the Law of the
Land, and the Liberty of the Subjects: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Inhabitants of the said Towns of
Kinge's Lyn and Great Yarmouth, in the County of
Norff. aforesaid, or of any County, City, Town, or
Place whatsoever, in this Kingdom, or Dominion of
Wales, shall not be compelled to billet or receive any
Soldiers, by any Authority whatsoever, without common Consent in Parliament: And it is further Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That, if
any Force shall be used, to compel the said Inhabitants to receive or billet Soldiers without Consent of
both Houses of Parliament, that then they may resist
the same; and all Lords Lieutenants and their Deputies, Sheriffs, Justices of the Peace, Mayors, Bailiffs, Captains, Constables, and all other His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting to the said Inhabitants in so doing."
Lord Mayor's Answer about a Locum Tenens.
The Lieutenant of The Tower returned this Answer
of the Lord Mayor: "That he hath no Power to
appoint a Deputy, for the Government of the City
of London, during his Absence."
Sir George Whitmore to call a Court of Aldermen, to choose one.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament, "That, in
regard the Lord Mayor of London is restrained of
his Liberty, that Sir George Whitmore, Knight and
Alderman, do cause a Court of Aldermen to be summoned, to meet at Guildhall, To-morrow in the Afternoon; and the Aldermen so summoned are strictly
required to appear accordingly, and then to make
Choice of a Locum Tenens, or to consider of what
other Way will be according to the Customs or
Charters of the City, for the Safety and good Government thereof; and to give Account of their Proceedings therein to the said Lords in Parliament, on
the 16th of this Instant July, at Ten of the Clock in
Delinquents sent for, for insulting the Officers employed to raise Men for Hull.
The House being informed, "That the Captains that
were appointed to levy Voluntiers for Hull, have been
abused in the Streets, and One Man is apprehended,
who, is conceived, was set on by others:" Hereupon
it is Ordered, That the said Person shall be brought
before the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom
this Afternoon, at Two a Clock.
Impeachment of the Nine Lords who went to York.
Ordered, That the Impeachment of the Nine Lords
shall be proceeded in To-morrow Morning, the First
Cause; and the Lords to have Notice to be present.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robt. Rich and Mr. Page:
Message to the H. C. to sit P. M.
To let the House of Commons know, that this House
intends to sit this Afternoon, at Five a Clock; and to
desire their House to sit likewise, if it may stand with
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Holles:
Message from the H. C. with an Answer to the King's Message.
1. They, having considered the King's Message, do
desire that the Messengers that carry the Petition to the
King may present this Answer to the Message, from both
Ordered, That this House will take the Proclamation that was sent with this Message into Consideration
For the Messengers to acquaint the King about the Letter.
2. To desire to concur in an Order to the Messengers,
to acquaint the King about His Letter.
to desire the King to pass Three Bills which He has;
3. An Order to the Messengers, to desire the King to
pass Three Bills which are with Him.
and for the E. of Bedford to be General of the Horse.
4. To desire their Lordships Concurrence, and to
approve of the Earl of Bedford to be General of the
Horse; and that he be recommended to the Earl of
Essex, to be appointed by him for that Place.
Resolved upon the Question,
That this House agrees with the House of Commons,
to recommend the Earl of Bedford to the Earl of Essex,
to be General of the Horse.
The Earl of Essex presently approved of the Earl of
Bedford to be the General of the Horse, according to
the Recommendations of both Houses.
Ordered, That the rest of this Report shall be
made in the Afternoon.
The Answer returned to the Messengers (fn. *) was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with them in the Three Orders which are to be sent to the Messengers that go
to the King: Concerning the rest of the Message, this
House will send them an Answer, by Messengers of
Order to certify His Majesty, that the House had framed their Petit on before the Receipt of His Majesty's Message.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Messengers appointed by both
Houses to present their Petition to His Majesty do
represent unto Him, that, since the framing and preparing of that Petition, they have received from
Him a Message, concerning the delivering of Hull,
to which they conceive the Petition gives a full
Answer; setting forth the Resolution of both Houses,
and their humble Desire unto His Majesty in that
Particular, by which may be seen the Clearness of
their Proceedings, and how ready and desirous they
are to give His Majesty all just Satisfaction, so far
as will stand with the Discharge of that Trust which
the Kingdom hath reposed in them."
That the Messengers that go with the Petition to the King, shall assure His Majesty that they received but One Letter directed to the Queen;
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now
assembled in Parliament, That the Messengers appointed to present the Petition from both Houses to
His Majesty be authorized, from both Houses, to assure
His Majesty of the Truth of this, that the Houses
received but One Letter of His Majesty's to the
Queen, the which they returned unto His Majesty
with all Respect."
and to desire His Majesty to pass Three Bills which are with Him.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That
those Messengers of both Houses that are appointed
to go with a Petition to His Majesty do move His
Majesty, to know His Answer concerning the Bill
of Tonnage and Poundage, presented unto Him by
both Houses; and to desire His Majesty to pass the
Bills for Pluralities, and calling an Assembly of Divines."
Quinta post meridiem.
The Lord Wharton was appointed Speaker this Day.
E. of Bedford accepts the Command of the Horse.
The Speaker acquainted the Earl of Bedford, "That
both Houses had recommended him to the Earl of
Essex, to be General of the Horse in this Service."
His Lordship professed "his Loyalty to the King,
and his Readiness in this Service, being for the Good
and Safety of the King and Kingdom; and what he
wants in Experience, he will make up in his hearty
Affections to the Service."
The humble Petition of Wm. Hall, Sword-bearer,
was read; desiring to be released of his Imprisonment,
acknowledging his hearty Sorrow for his Offence done
to this House.
Ordered, That he shall be released.