DIE Mercurii, 9 die Novembris.
The Lord Grey was appointed to be Speaker
Earl of Holland to apologize to the Duke De Vendosme, for his House being searched.
Upon Information to this House, "That the House
of the Duke of Vendosme hath been uncivily used, and
his House searched and abused, by Pursuivants, contrary
to the Protection of this House:" It is Ordered,
That the Earl of Holland shall go, from this House, to
excuse this Insolency done unto the Duke of Vendosme;
that the same was done contrary to the Knowledge and
Intention of this House; and that the Pursuivants shall
be sent for, to answer the same to this House. Thomas
Chamberleine, a City Captain, that was there at the same
Time with his Company, carried himself very fairly.
Aldermen Andrews and Towes to attend, for not delivering the Archbishop of York's Trunks to Freeman.
Affidavit was read, of Tho. Freeman, "That Alderman Andrewes and Alderman Towes refused to deliver
to him the Trunks of the Archbishop of Yorke, according to the Order of this House:" Ordered, That
the said Alderman Andrewes and Alderman Towes shall
have Notice to attend this House, to know their Answers
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in the following Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Denzell Holles, Esquire; who desired their Lordships
Concurrence in an Order concerning the well ordering
of the Army; which was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
(Here enter it.)
Order for disciplining the Army.
"Whereas it is found that great Inconveniencies have
ensued, for Want of a strict and severe Discipline to
have been observed in the Army now raised by Authority of Parliament, under the Command of Robert
Earl of Essex; and for that the Laws and Ordinances
by him set forth for the Government of the said Army
have not been put in due Execution: It is now Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That from henceforth the Officers and Soldiers of the said Army may not expect
any further Forbearance of such Punishment to be inflicted on them, for any their Offence, as shall be due
unto them by the said Laws and Ordinances; but that
the Lord General may and ought to punish them, by
Death or otherwise, according to their Demerits."
Resolved upon the Question, nemine contradicente,
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in
The Answer returned to the Messengers was:
Answer to the H. C.
This House agrees with the House of Commons in
Jo. Jones and Geo. Butler sent for, for taking Money from the Countess of Westmorland.
Upon Information to the House this Day, "That Jo.
Jones and George Butler have taken away from the
Countess of Westm. Two Hundred and Forty Pounds
in Money, which was to buy her Food, and to maintain herself and her Family with Necessaries, and likewise have taken from her a Portmanteau and some
Cloaths of the Earl of Westm.:" It is Ordered, That
the said Jo. Jones and George Butler (who live in St.
in the Feilds) shall be sent for, to appear before
this House, whereby they may be Ordered to restore the
said Money and Goods to her Ladyship.
Soldiers not to kill the King's Deer.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That the Soldiers do destroy the Deer in Hyde Parke, and Marribone Parke, and other the King's Parks near London:"
It is (fn. *) Ordered, That the Lord General the Earl of
Essex, and the Earl of Warwicke, be desired from this
House, to give Order to the Captains and Officers, to keep
the aforesaid Parks, and all the King's Parks near London, free from destroying of the Deer, or pulling up
the Pales, or committing any other Spoil upon the same.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Public and Private Library at Lambeth House secured, and Leave for him to move his other Goods away.
Upon reading the Petition of the Archbishop of Cant.
shewing, "That, he understanding that his House at
Lambeth is taken up for some Public Service, he
humbly desires that the Library which is there, appertaining to that Bishoprick, and his own Study of
Books, and some other Goods of small Value which
he hath there, may remain there secure, by some
Command from this House; or that (the Safety of his
Books being provided for) he may have Leave and
Warrant to remove such other Goods as he there
hath, to Croyden, or some other Place:" And this
House hereupon Ordered, That the Person that hath
the Custody of that House committed unto him shall
take Care that the Public Library at Lambath, and
also his Grace's Library, be locked up and secured, that
they be preserved from Violence (fn. *) or Imbezzling; and
that his Grace shall have Liberty to remove his Goods
he hath there, to Croiden, or some other Place.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about sending the Petition to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Evelyn, Knight:
To desire a present Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, touching the sending of the Petition to
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference,
"That Mr. Pym said, he was sent by the House of
Commons, to communicate to their Lordships (fn. †) some
Votes, which are different to a former Vote; which
were read, as follows: videlicet,
Petition to be sent to the King.
"Resolved, upon the Question,
"That the Petition shall be sent to His Majesty."
Reasons for it.
"The Reasons that induced the House of Commons to
make this Vote were these:
"1. The great Advantage we should have by a wellsettled Peace; for thereby we should the better intend the War in Ireland, and it would unite the King
and the Kingdom more closely, and prevent the Loss of
our Religion and the Liberties of the Subject; for other
Peace than that, they are resolved never to accept.
"2. The House of Commons did consider the Danger
which the King's Person was in at the last Battle.
"3. The great Mischiefs that War hath already
brought upon the Commonwealth, which would be
increased if the War should be continued, so much
Blood being already spilt at the last Battle, and many
of great Quality being lost."
Sir John Evelyn may go with the other Committees.
"That it shall be left to the Liberty of Sir John
Evelyn, to go with the rest appointed to present the
Petition to His Majesty, if he shall think fit."
"This Motion proceeded from Sir Jo. Evelyn himself.
Lord General to draw out the Army To-morrow.
"The Second Head of the Conference was: To join
with the House of Commons, to desire the Lord General to draw out his Army To-morrow Morning; and
that a Proclamation go out this Afternoon, for all Soldiers, on Pain of Death, to repair to their Colours."
Agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.
To send a Committee into the City, to acquaint them with these Resolutions, and the Reasons.
"These Things considered, the House of Commons desire their Lordships to join with them, to send a Committee of both Houses to London, To-morrow Morning, to the City of London, to acquaint them with
the Reasons as moved the Parliament to send this Petition to His Majesty; and to let them know, that the
Resolution of the Parliament (fn. *) is, that they will never
agree unto any Peace, but what shall be fully for
the Preservation of Religion, the Liberty of the Subject, and the settling the Peace of the Kingdom; and,
if this cannot be effectually done, both Houses are resolved to spend their Lives and their Fortunes in the
Ordered, That this House agrees to all the Votes
and Propositions now brought from the House of Commons.
Lord Mayor to call a Common Hall for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London be sent to, to call a Common Hall, against Six of the
Clock this Evening, if he can; or else against Nine of
the Clock To-morrow Morning.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeilde and Serjeant Glanvile:
To let them know, that this House agrees with them
in all these Votes and Propositions delivered at the late
Conference; and that their Lordships have sent to the
Lord Mayor, to call a Common Hall, to meet this Evening, at Six of the Clock, or else To-morrow Morning.
Committee to go into the City.
These Lords following were appointed Committees to
go to the City, with a proportionable Number of the
House of Commons: videlicet,
Ds. Howard de Esc.
Message to the H. C. for a Committee of theirs to join them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Ayliff:
To acquaint the House of Commons, that this House
have appointed (fn. †) ; Six Lords, to join with a proportionable
Number of the House of Commons, to go to the City.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the King, to acquaint Him that the Committees of both Houses intend
to wait on Him To-morrow, with the Petition.
Letter to Lord Falkland, that the Committees will attend the King To-morrow with the Petition.
"I am commanded, by my Lords the Peers assembled
in Parliament, to desire your Lordship to advertise
His Majesty, that the late Petition, resolved of by
both Houses of Parliament, will To-morrow be presented unto Him; which they believe proper for your
Lordship's Knowledge, that so His Majesty may be acquainted with it. And thus I rest,
9th Nov. 1642.
most affectionate Servant,
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Viscount Falkland, Principal Secretary
to His Majesty; or, in his Absence,
to any of the Lords the Peers attending His Majesty."
(fn. ‡) The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons have appointed a proportionable Number of their House, to join with the
Committee of Lords, to go to the City To-morrow.