DIE Martis, videlicet, 15 die Novembris.
Lord Grey, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. with a Declaration concerning the Illegality of the Commission of Array.
A Message was brought up from the House of Commons, by Mr. Samuell Browne:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a Declaration
concerning the Illegality of the Commission of Array.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers
of their own.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Affairs of the Kingdom.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Christopher Yelverton, Knight and Baronet:
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching the great Affairs
of the Kingdom.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Garnier, apprehended by the City Watch, his Petition to be released.
Upon reading the Petition of Jean Garnier, Groom
of Her Majesty's Privy Chamber, now a Prisoner in
The Compter of Woodstreate, being apprehended by the
City Watch, and carried before the Committee at Guildhall, who had not Time to examine him, and no Fact
laid to his Charge, desired to be released: Hereupon
this House Ordered, That the Lord Feilding shall
send to the Lord Mayor, to know the Cause of this
Person's Commitment; and then this House will give
further Directions therein.
House adjourned during (fn. *) Pleasure.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference,
"The House of Commons desires their Lordships
Concurrence in these Particulars following:
"1. The Resolutions concerning the raising of One
Thousand Light Horse and Three Thousand Dragoons."
4000 Horse to be raised in London.
"Resolved, upon the Question,
"That this House doth accept of this Offer of the
Citizens, of raising One Thousand Light Horse and
Three Thousand Dragooners, to be under the Command of both the Houses of Parliament, or under
the Command of the Earl of Essex the Lord General
alone; and that, in their Proceedings, they shall not
be countermanded, or called to an Account, by any
but the Lord General the Earl of Essex, by the Advice of both Houses of Parliament."
Serjeant Major General Skippon to command them, under the E. of Essex.
"That Serjeant Major General Skippon be recommended, under the Lord General the Earl of Essex,
to command these Horse and Dragoons in chief, under the Lord General."
Col. Hurrey to be next in Command.
"That Colonel Hurrey be recommended to the Lord
General the Earl of Essex, to have Command of those
Forces of Light Horse and Dragoons, in the next
Place under Serjeant Major General Skippon."
The Horses that are seized in London and the Suburbs, to be employed in this Service.
"That these Citizens, that make this Offer of raising One Thousand Light Horse, and Three Thousand
Dragooners, shall make Use of those Horse seized, and
to be seized (excepting the Horses, Mares, and Geldings, and the Furniture thereunto belonging, to the
Members and Assistants of both Houses of Parliament
not being Delinquents), by virtue of any Order or
Ordinance of both or either House of Parliament, to
be employed in this Service of the Commonwealth."
Voluntiers from the several Counties to serve in this Corps.
"That these Citizens, that offer to raise the Four
Thousand Horse, or more, shall have Liberty to make
Choice (with the Consent of the Earl of Warwick)
of Men, to man those Horse, out of those Men that
are come up Voluntiers out of the several Counties."
Judge Berkley to sit in the King's Bench.
"Ordered, That Judge Berkley shall sit in the
Court of King's Bench, for Dispatch of the Business
Free Intercourse between England and Scotland.
Ordered, That all the Intercourse shall be open
between the Two Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
Order for all Officers and Soldiers in the E. of Essex's Army to repair to their Colours.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all Officers and Soldiers belonging to
the Army under the Command of the Earl of Essex,
shall, within Two Hours after Publication of this
Order, repair to their Colours, and there abide,
upon Pain of Death; and all Officers within the
Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs and
adjacent Parts thereof, shall apprehend, and send
to the Lord General, all such Officers and Soldiers
as they shall find within their several Precincts; and
in case they be negligent herein, or that any Persons,
after the Publication of this Order, shall harbour or
entertain any Officers or Soldiers of the said Army,
they shall receive such severe Punishment as their
Offences shall demerit."
Order for Dragoons to be sent into Kent, and Chatham to be secured.
"It is humbly desired, that Major Hurrey may go
forth this very Night, with the Dragooners which
my Lord of Essex and my Lord of Warwick now
have, and are not useful to them; and that they may
march into Kent forthwith; and that Major Skippon,
may have Commission to follow with the rest instantly;
and that Chattam may have Forces sent down to it
Ordered, To be recommended to the Lord General's
Commissaries to value Horses, &c. that are seized for the Public Service.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That Maximilian Bard, Wm. Dodson, Nicholas Alvy, Robert Norwood, John Styles, William Booth,
Thomas Mason, William Barton, Mr. Williamson,
Thomas Flanner, Thomas Browne, Richard Overton,
Geo. Day, John Hinde, Daniell Waldo, Walter Story,
and Mr. Harsnett, shall be Commissaries, for the
prizing and valuing of Horses, Bridles, and Saddles;
and that they, and every of them, and all such other
Persons as shall be nominated and appointed by them,
or any of them, shall have Power, and are hereby
required and commanded, to search for, seize, and
take, in all Places within the City of London and Five
Miles thereof, all Horses, Geldings, and Mares, not
already listed under the Command of his Excellency
the Earl of Essex, or by Directions from the Committee for the Militia of London (excepting the Horses,
Mares, and Geldings, and the Furniture thereunto
belonging, of the Members and Assistants of both
Houses of Parliament, not being Delinquents); and,
after such Seizure, the Horses, Geldings, and Mares,
so seized, shall be priced and valued by the said Commissaries, or any Two of them; and then they, and
their Prices and Valuations, and the Names of the
Owners thereof, shall be entered and inrolled in a
Book, to be kept by the Commissaries, or some of
them; and a Transcript thereof shall be delivered, by
the said Commissaries, under the Hands of them, or
any Four of them, unto the Committee appointed to
consider how a Body of Horse may be raised, to the
End that that Committee, who are hereby authorized to meet at what Times and Places they please,
may present the same Transcript to the House of
Commons, that thereupon such Persons as shall be
thought fit to receive Recompence for the Horses,
Geldings, and Mares, so to be seized as aforesaid,
may have the Public Faith for the Prices thereof,
with Interest; and that none of the said Horses,
Geldings, and Mares, shall be discharged without
Warrant from Five or more of the said Committee,
who may discharge such as they shall find Cause to
be discharged; and the said Commissaries, and every
of them, are to deliver the said Horses, Geldings,
and Mares, (fn. *) to such Persons as, by Warrant from his
Excellency the Earl of Essex, under his Hand, shall
be appointed to receive the same; and Captain Long,
Sir Francis Knollis, Mr. Vassall, Sir John Corbett, and
Mr. Rigby, Five of the said Committee, are required
to see the Premises executed with all Speed."
Maximilian Bard released, at the Request of the H. C.
"It was mentioned by the House of Commons, That
they understand that Maximilian Bard, One of the
Commissaries, is under a Restraint of their Lordships;
and because he is a Man so useful for this Employment, that (fn. †) they know not what to do without him,
therefore they do recommend him to their Lordships."
Ordered, That the said Maximilian shall be released
from his present Imprisonment.
Earl Warwicke, Speaker.
House adjourned till 10a cras.