Die Mercurii, 21 Septembris, 1642.
Complaints against Jenifer.
ORDERED, That the Examination of the Business
concerning the Complaints made against Jo. Jenifer,
Clerk of the Passages at Dover, be referred to the Committee for the Navy: And that the said Jenifer be heard
at the said Committee: And that the Inhabitants of Dover
and Sandwich have Notice hereof: And that in the mean
time the Order of the 19th of this Instant Month, for the
Removing the said Jenifer from the Execution of the
said Place, and putting another in, be suspended till the
House take farther Order herein.
Commissaries for Suffolk.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners that
are appointed Commissaries to value the Horse that
come in upon the Propositions, in the County of Suffolk,
or any Two of them, to dispose of the Four Horse of
Mr. Poulton, now in the Hands of the Mayor of Sudbury,
who is discharged of the said Horses by this Order: And
that they pay the Charge of the said Horses out of the
Subscription Money of that County.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Mayor of
Chichester shall be brought to the Bar, as a Delinquent,
for publishing illegal Proclamations, contrary to the
Orders of the House; and for contemning the Summons
of the House; and, instead of obeying their Summons,
going to Yorke.
Mr. Speaker acquainted him with the Heinousness of
his Offence: He acknowledged his Error, and craved
Pardon of the House: And, upon his humble Submission and Acknowledgment, the House ordered him
forthwith to be discharged.
Resolved, upon the *, that Mr. Speaker grant his
Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a
new Writ for Electing of another Burgess to serve instead of Mr. Henry Tulse, who was formerly chosen to
serve for Christchurch in the Country of Southampton,
and since deceased.
Mr. Deane and Mr. Michell were called in; and did
avow the Petition from the Inhabitants of the Isle of
Portsea, concerning the Governor of Portesmouth.
Mr. Glyn reports from the Committee for the Defence
of the Kingdom, That Sir Jo. Lucas had petitioned That
Committee to be bailed: They would not do any thing
in it, because he was committed by this House, without
first acquainting this House therewith.
The House, upon the Debate thereof, laid the Business
aside; and ordered the Impeachment against him to be
forthwith brought in.
Articles against Shukburgh.
The Articles preferred against Mr. Shukburgh of this
House; and his personal Answers unto the said Articles,
sent from the Lord General, at Northampton, were read:
And Mr. Marten, and Mr. Reynolds, were sent out to
examine Mr. Shukburgh, whether this Answer were his,
and under his Hand.
Ordered, * * * *.
Commrs of Array.
A Warrant was read, under the Hands of Wallop
Brabazon, Sir Wm. Croft, Fitz-Wm. Conningsbye, Tho.
Price, Hen. Lingen, Wm. Rudhall, Commissioners of
Array for the County of Hereford, directed to the High
Sheriff of the said County; requiring him thereby to raise
such Force as he shall think fitting, for the Apprehending
of Priamus Davies, who had been summoned by divers
Warrants from them, and had refused to appear; and
for conveying him to his Majesty's Gaol for the said
County; there to remain for the Space of Ten Days,
unless he shall compound for the Sum of Forty Shillings,
according to the Tenor of the Statute in that Behalf made
Mr. Davies was called in; and did avow it to be a
true Copy of the Warrant.
Resolved, upon * *, That Wallop Brabazon Esquire,
Sir Wm. Crofts Knight, Fitz-Wm. Coningesby Esquire,
Mr. Tho. Prise, Mr. Hen. Lingen, and Wm. Rudhall
Esquire, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
Mr. Reynolds reports, That Mr. Shukburgh does acknowledge the Answer to be his Answer; and that he
will stand to this Answer.
Ld. General's Instructions, &c.
The Articles of Instructions to be given to the Lord
General were all read, one by one; and particularly
voted; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence
by Sir Robert Harley.
Sir Robert Harley carried up to the Lords, the Petition
to be presented by the Lord General.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. * Stanhope of
* shall be sent for, as a Delinquent.
Resolved, That Sir Jo. Girlington shall be sent for, as
Resolved, That Mr. Tilsley shall be sent for, as a
Resolved, That Sir Gilbert Houghton shall be sent for,
as a Delinquent.
Resolved, That Mr. Rich. Rogers shall be sent for, as
Resolved, That Mr. Robert Hiliard shall be sent for,
as a Delinquent.
Petition to the King.
Sir Ro. Harley reports, That the Lords do unanimously
agree with this House, in the Petition sent up to be presented by the Lord General to his Majesty.
Ld. General's Instructions.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Names of the
Earl of Bristoll, the Earl of Cumberland, the Earl of
Newcastle, the Earl Rivers, Mr. Secretary Nicholas, Mr.
Endimion Porter, and Mr. Edward Hide, shall be inserted among the Names of them that are excepted in
the Fourth Article of the Lord General's Instructions,
not to be admitted to the Clemency and Favour of the
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant do take into his Custody
Mr. Shugborough, till this House give further Order.
Instructions to Committee.
Mr. Pym is appointed to carry up to the Lords, the
Instructions thought fit by this House to be given to a
Committee, to be continually residing with the Lord
General; which were read here; and, by Vote upon
the Question, assended.
Petition to the King.
WE Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Lords
and Commons in Parliament, cannot, without great Grief,
and Tenderness of Compassion, behold the pressing
Miseries, the imminent Dangers, the devouring Calamities, which do extremely threaten, and have partly seized
upon, both Your Kingdoms of England and Ireland, by
the Practices of a Party prevailing with Your Majesty;
who, by many wicked Plots and Conspiracies, have attempted the Alteration of the true Religion, and the
ancient Government of this Kingdom, and the Introducing of a Popish Idolatry and Superstition in the Church,
and Tyranny and Confusion in the State; and for the
Compassing thereof, have long corrupted Your Majesty's
Councils; abused Your Power; and, by sudden and untimely Dissolving of former Parliaments, have often hindered the Reformation and Prevention of those Mischiefs;
and, being now disabled to avoid the Endeavours of this
Parliament by any such Means, have traiterously attempted to overawe the same by Force; and, in Prosecution of their wicked Designs, have excited, encouraged,
and fostered an unnatural Rebellion in Ireland, by which,
in a most cruel and outrageous Manner, many Thousands
of Your Majesty's Subjects there have been destroyed;
and, by false Slanders upon Your Parliament, and malicious and unjust Accusation, have endeavoured to begin
the like Massacre here; and, being, through God's
Blessing, therein disappointed, have, as the most mischievous and bloody Design of all, drawn Your Majesty
to make War against Your Parliament and good Subjects of this Kingdom, leading in Your Person an Army
against them, and, as if you intended by Conquest to
establish an absolute and illimited Power over them; and,
by Your Power, and the Countenance of Your Presence,
have ransacked, spoiled, imprisoned, murdered, divers
of Your People: And, for their better Assistance in these
wicked Designs, do seek to bring over the Rebels of
Ireland, and other Forces from beyond the Seas, to join
with them: And we, finding ourselves utterly deprived of
Your Majesty's Protection, and the Authors, Counsellors,
and Abettors of these Mischiefs, in greatest Power and
Favour with Your Majesty, and defended by You against
the Justice and Authority of Your High Court of Parliament (whereby they are grown to that Height and Insolence, as to manifest their Rage and Malice against those
of the Nobility, and others, who are any whit inclinable
to Peace; not without great Appearance of Danger to
Your own Royal Person, if You shall not in all Things
concur with their wicked and traiterous Courses); have,
for the just and necessary Defence of the Protestant Religion, of Your Majesty's Person, Crown and Dignity, of
the Laws and Liberties of the Kingdom, and the Privilege and Power of Parliament, taken up Arms; and appointed and authorized Robert Earl of Essex to be Captain
General of all the Forces by us raised; and to lead and
conduct the same against these Rebels and Traitors; and
them to subdue, and bring to condign Punishment:
And do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to withdraw
Your Royal Presence and Countenance from these wicked
Persons; and, if they shall stand out in Defence of their
rebellious and unlawful Attempts, That You will leave
them to be suppressed by that Power which we have sent
against them: And that YOur Majesty will not mix Your
own Danger with theirs; but in Peace and Safety, without Your Force, forthwith return to Your Parliament;
and, by their faithful Counsel and Advice, compose the
great Distempers and Confusions abounding in both of
Your Kingdoms; and provide for the Security and
Honour of Yourself, and Your Royal Posterity, and the
Prosperous Estate of all Your Subjects: Wherein if
Your Majesty please to yield to our most humble and
earnest Desires, we do, in the Presence of Almighty God,
profess, That we will receive Your Majesty with all
Honour, yield You all due Obedience, Subjection, and
faithfully endeavour to secure Your Person and Estate
from all Danger; and, to the uttermost of our Power, to
procure and establish to Yourself, and to Your People,
all the Blessings of a glorious and happy Reign.