DIE Veneris, videlicet, 12 die Augusti.
The Lord Kymbolton was appointed to be Speaker
Thanks to the Earl of Clare, for his Conduct at York.
The Speaker gave the Earl of Clare Thanks, in the
Name of the House, for his Carriage at Yorke, which
tended to the Preservation of the Peace of the Kingdom;
and that the House is well pleased with his Return: And
his Lordship gave this House Thanks for the same.
Answer from the H. C. about the Monmouth and Bucks Instructions.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return this Answer:
That the House of Commons do agree with their
Lordships, to the Amendments in the Instructions for
Monmouth and Bucks. (Here enter them.)
Next, was read a Letter from the King, directed
To Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Speaker of
Our House of Peers.
Letter from the King, about a Clause in His Proclamation, concerning the Earl of Essex and his Officers, &c.
"Right Trusty and Well-beloved, We greet you
well. Whereas We have discovered, in Our Proclamation sent to you this Day, a Clause intended and
directed by Us to have been omitted in the Press, Our
Will and Pleasure is, That you forthwith deliver, to
be read in Our House of Peers, this Our Proclamation, in which the said Clause is inserted, which you
shall receive herewith; to the End that Our said
House may take Care that the same may be communicated to Robert Earl of Essex, and the rest of
the Members of either of Our Houses of Parliament
as have listed themselves under his Command; and
for so doing, this shall be your sufficient Warrant.
"Given at Our Court at Yorke, the 9th Day of
Next, the Proclamation was read.
This House professed to be constant to their former
Resolution, for the Preservation of the King and Kingdom, and to continue in their Loyalty to the King.
Lords Lieutenants of Somerset and Wilts to repair there.
Ordered, That the Earl of Bedford shall To-morrow go into Som'settshire, and the Earl of Pembrooke
into Wilts, to settle the Peace of those Counties.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it, and that the Lords are ready to give Judgement against the Lord Mayor.
To let them know, that this House hath appointed
the Earl of Bedford to go into Somersetshire, and the
Earl of Pembrooke into Wilts, To-morrow; and that
this House is ready to give Judgement against the
Lord Mayor of London, if the House of Commons will
come up, with their Speaker, to demand (fn. *) it; also to
deliver to the House of Commons the Letter and Proclamation sent from the King.
Deputy Lieutenants of Kent to send up Arms in several Houses.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent shall take into their Custody the Arms in
the House of the Earl of Dorsett at Knowlehouse, and the
Arms of the Duke of Richmond at Cobham, and the
Arms of the Lord Abergavenny, and convey them safely
to the Lords (fn. *) in Parliament, who will give further
Private Business deserved.
Ordered, That, for this Fortnight, no Private Business shall be mentioned.
Committee of Safety to be informed of the Proceedings at York, and elsewhere.
Ordered, That it is recommended to the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom, to take Care to procure
Correspondency and Intelligence of the Passages and
Proceedings at Yorke, and in other Places, for the Peace
of the Kingdom.
Sir Ralph Dutton sent for, for raising Soldiers.
The House being informed, "That Sir Ralph Dutton beats up a Drum, in Glocestershire and Hereford,
for Soldiers:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That he shall
be apprehended, and brought before this House, as a
Delinquent; and Lord Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants, and all His Majesty's Officers, shall be assisting
to apprehend him.
E. of Portland removed to The Tower.
Ordered, That the Earl of Portland shall be removed from the House of Sheriff Garrett, to The Tower
of London, there to remain until the Pleasure of this
House be further known.
The Answer returned from the House of Commons is:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will come up presently, with their Speaker, to demand Judgement against
the Lord Mayor.
In the mean Time, the Lords went and robed themselves.
Lord Mayor at the Bar.
The Lords being set in their Robes, the House of
Commons came, with their Speaker; and then the
Gentleman of the Black Rod brought the Lord Mayor
to the Bar, who kneeled until the Speaker, by Direction
of the House, bid him stand up.
H. C. demand Judgement against him.
Then the Speaker said, "That the Knights, Citizens,
and Burgesses of the House of Commons, having impeached Sir Ricd. Gurney, Knight and Baronet,
Lord Mayor of the City of London, of divers Crimes
and Misdemeanors, he demanded, in the Name of the
House of Commons, Judgement against him."
Then, the said Sir Ricd. Gurney kneeling all the while,
the Speaker of the House of Peers said as followeth:
(Here enter it.)
A new Lord Mayor to be chose.
Whereas the Lord Mayor is disabled, by the Sentence of the Lords in Parliament, from being Lord
Mayor of the City of London any longer; Ordered,
That Sir Nic. Raynton shall presently call a Court of Aldermen, and proceed, in the usual Manner, to the
Choice of a new Lord Mayor of the City of London.
Lieutenant of The Tower to release no Prisoners, but by Warrant from this House.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The Tower shall
not release any Prisoner committed to him from this
House, by virtue of any Warrant or Letter, without
first acquainting this House of it, and having an Order
of this House, under the Clerk's Hand.
Sir Richard Gurney committed to The Tower.
Ordered, That Sir Ricd. Gurney, Knight and Baronet, shall be committed to The Tower of London, there
to remain in safe Custody, until the Pleasure of this
House be further known; and that the Lieutenant of
The Tower is to receive him accordingly.
The Judgement against the Lord Mayor of London.
"Whereas Sir Richard Gurney, Knight and Baronet,
Lord Mayor of the City of London, hath been impeached, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of
the House of Commons, for causing Proclamation
to be made, in several Places of the City of London, for the putting in Execution the Commission of
Array, tending to the raising of Forces against the
Parliament, and the Subversion of the Laws and
Peace of this Kingdom; and for the framing of Two
false and scandalous Petitions, to set Division between His Majesty and the Parliament, and the Parliament and the City; and for imprisoning certain
Apprentices, who had framed a Petition unto the
Parliament; and for not punishing, or proceeding
against, certain Rioters, for Misdemeanors within the
City of London, acted on or about the Second of
February, 1641; and for refusing or neglecting to call
a Common Council, for the Good and Safety of the
said City and Kingdom, being thereunto commanded
by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament:
"The Lords, having taken the said Charges into
their due Consideration, do find the said Sir Richard
Gurney, Lord Mayor of the said City of London,
guilty of causing the said Proclamation, for putting
the Commission of Array in Execution, to be published, tending to the Disturbance of the Peace of
this Kingdom, and of not suppressing the said Riots
and Misdemeanors, and of not calling a Common
Council, as he was by Order of Parliament required.
"And for those Offences this High Court doth award
"1. That the said Sir Richard Gurney shall be no
longer Lord Mayor of the City of London.
"2. That he shall be hereafter incapable to bear any
Office in the said City of London.
"3. That he shall be incapable to bear or receive
any further Honour hereafter.
"4. That he shall be imprisoned in The Tower of
London, during the Pleasure of this House."
"Die Mercurii, 12 Augusti, 1642.
"Instructions for Henry Herbert, Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons to be sent
into the County of Monmouth, and the rest of
the Deputy Lieutenants of that County, for
the Preservation of the Peace of the same;
videlicet, Rich. Herbert, Esquire, Sir Edmund
Morgan, Knight, Sir William Morgan, Knight,
Thomas Morgan, William Herbert, Edward
Morgan, and William Morgan, Esquires; and
also for Edmund Morgan, William Baker, John
Parry, Hen. Baker, William Jones, of Uske,
Esquire, Thomas Williams, Gentleman.
Instructions for the Deputy Lieutenants of Monmouthshire and Buckinghamshire.
"Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the King, seduced by wicked Counsels, doth make War against
His Parliament; and for that it is not improbable
that, under Colour of raising a Guard for His Majesty's Person, or some other Pretence, the Knights,
Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Inhabitants, of the County of Monmouth, may be drawn together: Therefore
you, and every of you, shall take special Care, that
the Ordinance concerning the Militia be forthwith put
in Execution through the County; and the Sheriff,
and all other Officers and Subjects, are hereby enjoined to assist you, and every of you, therein; and, if
any Person whatsoever shall levy, or endeavour to levy,
any Soldiers, or to draw or keep together the Trained
Bands, or other armed Forces of the said County, or
any other Forces, by Colour or Pretence of any Commission or Warrant from His Majesty, under the
Great Seal, or otherwise, without Order or Consent of
both Houses of Parliament, ["you are to make known
to the Trained Bands, and other Inhabitants of the
said County, That those who shall appear upon any
such Warrant, or obey any such Commission, shall be
held Disturbers of the Public Peace; and those who
shall not appear upon any such Warrant or Commission, nor do any Thing in Execution thereof, shall
be protected by both Houses of Parliament"].
"And you, and every of you, shall, in the Name and
by the Authority of both the said Houses, require and
command all Persons to forbear the Execution of such
Commission or Warrant, and the same to be delivered
up to you, or any of you, to be sent to the Speaker
of the House of Commons; and you, and every of
you, Deputy Lieutenants, are hereby required to
draw together such of the Trained Bands, and other
Forces of the said County, as shall be expedient, for
the suppressing of all such Assemblies, and for the
apprehending of all or any Person or Persons as shall,
after Admonition and Command by you, or any of
you, made unto them, to forbear the Execution of any
such Commission or Warrant, or the calling or gathering or keeping together of any such Forces or
Assemblies, still persist in doing the same; and
likewise ["such as shall bear Arms by Colour of any
Warrant or Commission from His Majesty, under the
Great Seal or otherwise, without Order or Consent of
both Houses of Parliament"], and also such disaffected
Persons as shall be found raising any Parties or Factions against the Parliament, to be sent up hither, to
answer such their Offences, as to Law and Justice shall
"And you, the abovesaid Member of the House of
Commons, shall, in the Name of the Lords and Commons, require and command the Sheriff of the County
of Monmouth, to publish thoroughout the said County
the Declarations formerly published by both Houses
"You, and every of you, shall further take Care, that
such Resolutions and Orders of both Houses as have
been, or shall be, delivered or sent down unto you,
or any of you, be put in Execution; and shall require the Sheriff, Justices of the Peace, and all other
His Majesty's Officers and Subjects, to be aiding and
assisting unto you, and every of you, for that Purpose.
"You shall declare unto all Men, That it hath ever
been, and still shall be, the Care and Endeavour of
the Parliament, to provide for His Majesty's Safety;
and that they do not, nor ever did, know of any Evil intended to His Majesty's Person, which might move Him
to require any extraordinary Guard; that His greatest
Safety is in the Affection and Fidelity of His Subjects,
and in the Advice and Counsel of His Parliament;
and His greatest Danger in withdrawing Himself from
them; so that, under Colour of doing Him Service,
disaffected and malignant Persons, obnoxious ["to
Justice for their great Crimes, have raised Forces,
which they labour to increase, to the Disturbance and
Hazard of the Kingdom"].
"You, the said Member of the House of Commons,
and every of you, shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings of Parliament from all Imputations and Aspersions, and shall, from Time to Time, certify us
of all Things which you conceive necessary for the
present Service: And that we may have a speedy
Account of it, and that our Directions to you, as
well as your Advertisements to us, may have clear and
ready Passage, you, and every of you, shall lay a strict
Charge upon all Post-masters, that they do not suffer
any Letters, or other Dispatches, to or from the Parliament, to be intercepted or stayed; and, if any shall
presume to make such Stay of those Dispatches, you,
and every of you, shall direct the Post-masters to repair to the Justices of the Peace, Constables, and all
other Officers, for their Aids and Assistance, who are
hereby required to take special Care that there may be
no such Interruption.
"You, and every of you, shall take Care, that none
of the Recusants Arms, or other Ammunition of the
said County, shall be carried or taken out of the County, upon any Pretence or Command whatsoever, without Warrant from both Houses of Parliament; and
you, and every of you, shall give Order and Direction
to the Sheriff, Justices of Peace, and other Officers,
to require and command all the Popish Recusants
in that County to confine themselves to their Dwellings, according to the Statute in that Case provided;
and, if any such Recusant shall be found to transgress therein, you, and every of you, shall cause the
Justices of the Peace forthwith to bind them to their
good Behaviour, and, upon Refusal or Neglect to
give Security accordingly, to commit them to Prison,
and further proceed against them according to the
"You shall also, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament, require all such Persons who have in their
Custody any Part of the Public Magazine of your
County, to deliver the same unto you, or some of you,
to be employed for the Defence of the said County.
"And you, and every of you, are likewise to give
Charge, from both Houses of Parliament, to all Captains, Lieutenants, and other Officers of the Militia,
that they be observant to such Directions as they shall,
from Time to Time, receive from the Lieutenant of
the said County, or his Deputies, or any of them, for
due Performance of any of the Commands of the said
"You, and every of you, shall resist and repel, and
are hereby authorized to resist and repel, by the Power
of the said County, and by all other Ways and Means,
all such Force and Violence as shall be raised or
brought, by any Person or Persons, to the Hindrance
or Disturbance of this present Service, or for the arresting or seizing of the Persons of you, or any of you,
or of any others which shall be employed in the Performance of the Ordinances, Instructions, and Commands of both Houses of Parliament, for any Thing
done in Execution thereof; and the Sheriff and Justices of the Peace of the said County, and all other
Officers and Subjects, are hereby enjoined to be aiding and assisting unto you, and every of you, for
the better and more speedy Execution of the Premises.
"And the Lords and Commons do hereby Declare,
That they will protect, defend, and assist, all Manner of Persons, for such Actions as they shall perform
in Pursuance of these Instructions and other Orders
and Commands of the said Houses of Parliament."
The like Instructions, verbatim, were directed to Mr.
Hampden, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Winwood, Sir Ricd. Ingoldsby,
Knight, Sir Peter Temple, &c. for the County of Bucks.
Sir Peter Temple, Baronet, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Goodwin, Sir Tho. Saunders,
Sir Wm. Andrewes, Sir Ric'd Ingoldsby, Sir Ric'd Pigott,
Tho. Terrell, Ric'd Greenvile, Edw. West, Ric'd Serjeant,
Henry Bulstrode, Esquires.