DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 14 Septembris.
The Lord Grey was appointed to be Speaker
E. of Berks desires to be heard.
The House being informed, "That the Earl of
Berks was without, and desired to be heard speak;"
he was brought in, and, having kneeled at the Bar,
the Speaker told him, "That the House is willing to
hear what he can say."
And he said, "That he had expressed in his Petition
his Request, which was, That he might have Leave to
be bailed, and to retire to his own House at St.
James's; and he will be ready to attend this House
at Six Hours Warning; and he desired that (fn. *) he
might be heard further."
He withdrew; and the House, taking the same into
Consideration, agreed to have him called in again, and
to be told, "That this House hath been informed, by
divers Circumstances, that he came into Oxfordshire
with an Intent to put the Commission of Array into
Execution;" and to hear what he will say.
At the Bar.
"The Earl of Berks was brought to the Bar, and told
by the Speaker what the House directed; and his Lordship protested, before God Almighty, "That it was
always in his Resolution, never to meddle with the
Commission of Array; and protested to divers, that
he never (fn. †) would have any (fn. †) Thing to do with it;
saying, it was against the Service of the King; and
that the Meeting at Watlington was only to meet with
the Gentlemen of the Country, as the Lord Waineman,
Mr. Whitlocke, to advise how to secure their Houses
from plundering, by keeping of a Watch, or any
other lawful Way." And further his Lordship protested, "That he had never any further Intent, and
that he had no Arms in his House."
Released from The Tower, and confined to his own House.
He withdrew; (fn. *) and the House taking the Business into Consideration, it was Resolved, upon the
Question, That the Earl of Berks shall be released out
of The Tower of London, and be confined to his own
House at St. James's, there to be ready to make his
Appearance before this House upon Six Hours Warning.
"The Earl of Berks was called in, and the Speaker
told him, "That this House hath granted his humble
Petition, for his Releasement out of The Tower, and
and to be confined to his own House, there to remain, and be ready to appear before this House
upon Six Hours Warning, for making good of which
he is to engage his Honour."
Returns Thanks for it.
And the Earl of Berks gave their Lordships Thanks
for the same, and protested, upon his Honour, "That
he will be ready to attend this House, at any Time,
within Six Hours Warning." (fn. *) Of which Protestation this House accepted. And he withdrew.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee,
the Declaration concerning the Eight Pence per Diem,
which is paid to the Soldiers in the Army; which was
approved of, and Ordered to be printed, and to be
communicated to the House of Commons, for their
Book called The Earl of Essex's noble Resolution called in.
Ordered, That a printed Book, intituled, "A Declaration of the noble Resolution of the Earl of Essex
his Excellency," shall be called in.
L. Lovelace submits, for going to York, and is received upon his Acknowledgment.
It was moved, as the humble Desire of the Lord
Lovelace, a Member of this House, "That their Lordships would give him Leave to come and submit himself
to this House, for his going to Yorke without Leave
of this House, contrary to an Order:" And it was
Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland shall acquaint his Lordship, "That, seeing he comes voluntarily in, and offers himself to submit to this House,
this (fn. *) House hoping that he will hereafter be diligent
in attending this House, that this House will receive
him, upon his humble Acknowledgment of his Offence in going away contrary to the Orders and
Resolutions of this House, which Acknowledgement
he is to make in his Place."
Countess of Portland, and her Equipage, to go to France.
Ordered, That the Countess of Portland shall have
Liberty to transport herself into France, in a Ship
which she shall hire in a Port of the Isle of Wight,
with her Coach and Six Horses.
Message from the H. C. with an Impeachment against Lord Strange.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley, Knight of the Bath; who brought
up an Impeachment of High Treason against James
Lord Strange; which (fn. *) was received by this House,
and read, in hæc verba. (Here enter it.)
"Ordered, That the Answer returned unto the
House of Commons shall be, "That this House hath
received the Impeachment against the Lord Strange;
and they will take the best Course they can, to have
the Lord Strange brought to (fn. †) answer the Impeachment."
Message from the H. C. with Instructions for the Committee going to Ireland;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rob't Goodwin:
That the House of Commons have thought fit to
send Sir Henry Mildmay and Mr. Rob't Reynolds into
Ireland, as Committees; and have presented some Instructions, which they are to have with (fn. *) them, wherein they desire their Lordships Approbation.
with a Letter to One of the Secretaries, for the Royal Assent to them;
And likewise desire Consent in a Letter, to be sent
to One of the Secretaries, to move the King to consent to these Instructions.
To be considered of To-morrow.
and to desire the E. of Worcester may be sent for, to attend.
3. That the House of Commons having received some
Informations against the Earl of Worcester, they desire
their Lordships would send for the Earl of Worcester,
to attend the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Earl of Worcester shall be sent
for, to attend the Parliament.
That this House will take the Instructions and Letter into Consideration, and will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own; and will send for the Earl
of Worcester, as they desire.
L. Hastings and Mr. Poulton.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Lord Hastinges and Mr. Poulton shall be heard on the 21st of this
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in several Orders, etc.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Reynolds:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. To expedite the Order for the transporting the
Men out of Ulster into Munster.
2. That Mr. Rob't Goodwin may be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Sussex.
3. Order to pay Fifteen Thousand Pounds to Mr.
Loftus, for Ireland.
To be considered of To-morrow.
4. An Order for raising of Horse and Men in Wor'ster, for the Defence of the King and Parliament.
To be considered of To-morrow.
That this House will return an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Jackson to be bailed.
Ordered, That Mr. Jackson shall be bailed, in Five
Hundred Pounds, to appear before this House de Die
Declaration for the Soldiers Pay to be 8d. per Diem.
A Message was sent down to the House of Commons,
by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To desire their Concurrence in a Declaration, That
the Soldiers shall have but Eight Pence per Diem; and
that it may be printed and published.
"The Impeachment of James Lord Strange, and
Son and Heir Apparent of Wm. Earl of Derby,
by the Commons assembled in Parliament, in
the Name of themselves and all the Commons of England, of High Treason.
Impeachment from the H. C. against Lord Strange.
"That the said James Lord Strange, to the Intent
and Purpose to subvert the fundamental Laws and
Liberties and very Being of Parliament, and to set
Sedition between the King and His People, did, upon
the 15th Day of July, in this present Year of our
Lord God 1642, at Manchester, in the County of
Lancaster, and at several other Times and Places, actually, maliciously, rebelliously, and traiterously, summon and call together great Numbers of His Majesty's Subjects, and incite, persuade, and encourage
them, to take up Arms, and levy War, against the
King, Parliament, and Kingdom: That the said James
Lord Strange, in further Prosecution of his foresaid
wicked, traiterous, and malicious Purposes, did, upon
the said 15th Day of July, at Manchester aforesaid,
and at several other Times and Places, actually, maliciously, rebelliously, and traiterously, raise great
Forces of Men and Horse, and levied War against
the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, and, in further
Prosecution of the aforesaid wicked, traiterous, and
malicious Purposes, the said James Lord Strange,
and divers other Persons whom he had drawn into
his Part and Faction, did also, upon the said 15th
Day of July, at Manchester aforesaid, maliciously
and traiterously, with Force and Arms, and in a
Hostile and Warlike Manner, kill, murder, and destroy, Ric'd Parcivall, of Kirkemansholme, in the said
County of Lancast. Linen-webster, and did then
and there, and at divers other Times and Places, in
like Hostile Manner as aforesaid, shoot, stab, hurt,
and wounded, divers others of His Majesty's good
Subjects, contrary to the Laws and Peace of this
Kingdom of England, and contrary to His Majesty's
Royal Crown and Dignity; and the said James Lord
Strange hath set Sedition between the King and His
People, and now is in open and actual Rebellion
against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom: For
which Matters and Things, the Knights, Citizens,
and Burgesses of the House of Commons, in Parliament assembled, do, in the Name of themselves, and
of all the Commons of England, impeach the said
James Lord Strange of High Treason.
"And the said Commons, by Protestation, saving to
themselves the Liberty of exhibiting, at any Time
hereafter, any other Accusation, or Impeachment,
against the said James Lord Strange, and also of replying to the Answers that the said James Lord
Strange shall make to the Premises, or any of them,
or of any other Impeachment, or Accusation, that
shall be exhibited by them, as the Cause, according
to the Course and Proceedings of Parliament, shall
require, do pray that the said James Lord Strange
may be put to answer all and every the Premises,
that such Proceedings, Examinations, Trials, and
Judgements, may be upon them, and every One of
them, had and used, as shall be agreeable to Law