DIE Mercurii, 16 die Novembris.
Lord Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Late Commissioners of Ecclesiastical Causes, Petition for Flower's Suit in the Common Pleas against them, to be stayed.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Nathaniell Brent,
and divers of His Majesty's late Commissioners for
Causes Ecclesiastical; shewing, "That one Flower,
having declared against some of the Petitioners in the
Court of Common Pleas, hath since that obtained a
Rule, that they should answer the First Court Day of
this Term; desiring that all Proceedings upon the
said Suit shall stay until the Lords Committees shall
have convenient Time to consider of the said Petition
formerly presented to this House, and to determine
Ordered, That the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas shall stay the Proceedings of this Cause the
next Term, until the Committee shall hear the Cause.
Vaughan and Crewell, for searching the Duke De Vendosme's House without Warrant.
The Two Pursuivants, that broke into the Duke of
Vendosme's House, and searched it, and used him uncivilly, were called to the Bar; and being demanded to
produce the Warrant by which they did it, (fn. *) they produced Two Warrants, One for intercepting Plate and
Money, and other Provisions, that shall be sent to Yorke;
and another Warrant, under the Speaker's Hand of the
Committee for the Safety, to search the House of the
Duke of Richmond.
Committed to The Fleet.
But the House being satisfied that they had no Order
to search the Duke of Vendosme's House, and that they
did it in Contempt of a Warrant of Protection from this
House, shewed unto them; and they carrying themselves insolently and saucily at this Bar; this House Ordered, That they shall be committed to The Fleet, until the Pleasure of this House be further known; and
for the Business itself, this House will take it into Consideration hereafter.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildmay, Knight; which consisted of many
Particulars, wherein they desired their Lordships Concurrence; which were read, as followeth:
Answer to the King's Letter about the Treaty.
"1. An Answer to the King's Letter concerning the
"Treaty, (fn. †) drawn up by the Committee for the Safety."
(Here enter it.)
Ordered, This House agrees to it, with this Addition ["And immediately upon the Receipt thereof
that very Morning"].
"2. An Order for the more Safety and Security of
the City of London:
Order for Sheds about London Wall to be pulled down.
"It is thought fit, and so Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament, That the Committee for
the Militia of London shall forthwith take Care, and
have Direction, that all and every the Sheds, on the
Outside of the Walls of the said City, adjoining to
the same, be speedily pulled down and demolished."
Ordered, To be referred to the Lord Mayor and
the Sheriffs of London, to survey the said Sheds, and consider of them, and do what they conceive fit for the
Safety of the said City.
No Carriages or Horses to come into The Tower, but the Lieutenant's.
"3. Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The Tower
of London do take Care that no Horses of any Persons
whatsoever be kept within the said Tower, other than
the Horses of the said Lieutenant, for his own Use;
and that no Coaches, other than of the said Lieutenant's, be permitted to come within the said Tower."
Servants of the Prisoners not to speak with any but their Masters.
"4. Ordered, That the Servants of all and every
of the Prisoners in The Tower of London be not permitted to speak with any Person whatsoever, other
than the Persons upon whom they do attend, but in
the Presence of the Lieutenant of the said Tower, or
of such Warders or Keepers that the said Lieutenant
shall appoint; neither shall be permitted to go out or
return into the said Tower, or have the Liberty of the
Order for Ten Gunners to be put into The Tower, and Ammunition.
"5. Ordered, That Ten Gunners be forthwith
put into The Tower; and that the Officers of the
Store do deliver such Powder and Ammunition unto
them as the Lieutenant of The Tower shall from Time
to Time appoint; and likewise that they have at all
Times free Passage unto the Top of The White Tower,
where the great Guns are mounted; and that Sir
Gib't Gerrard, Treasurer for the Army, do issue out
such Sums of Money, for the Payment of the Wages
of the said Gunners, as the Committee for The Tower
shall from Time to Time appoint; and that the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their
Warrant to the said Sir Gib't Gherrard, to issue such
Mrs. Sherborne removed out of The Tower;
"6. Ordered, That Mrs. Sherborne, who hath a
House in The Tower, having Two Sons usually living with
her, (fn. *) who are now with the King in the Wars against
the Parliament, and are all Persons very ill affected to
the Peace of the Kingdom, That the said Mrs. Sherborne and her Family be removed out of The Tower;
and that such Officers as are destitute of Lodgings
there (fn. *) be put therein by the Lieutenant, as he shall
think fit and convenient."
and Mrs. March.
"7. Ordered, That Mrs. March, Wife to Captain
March, who is now with the King, be likewise removed
out of The Tower; and such Officers as are destitute
of Lodgings there be put therein by the Lieutenant,
as he shall think fit and convenient."
Peter Bold not to come into The Tower.
"8. Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The Tower,
and other the Officers there, be required not to suffer Peter Bold, Servant to the Countess of Bath, to
come into The Tower."
Deputy Lieutenants of Kent.
"9. That Sir Ric'd Hardes, Knight, Mr. Edward
Boyse of Betts Hanger, Mr. Tho. Blechenden, may
be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kente."
Capt. Price and others committed to Gloucester Gaol.
"10. It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons House in Parliament, That Captain Charles
Price, with the Six other Gentlemen sent as Prisoners
by the Earl of Stamford to Gloucester, be committed
to the Prison of Glocester, there to remain as Prisoners
during the Pleasure of the Houses."
Deputy Lieutenants of Surrey.
"11. That Sir Tho. Holmeden, Sir Jo. Maynard, Edmond Jordaine, Rob't Holeman, Esquire, shall be
added, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of
Proposition-money to be borrowed, for Maintenance of the Soldiers there.
"12. Ordered, That some of the Propositionmonies for the County of Surrey be borrowed, for
the present Maintenance of the Soldiers, and re-paid
by the County so soon as it can be collected; and that
it be left to the Deputy Lieutenants, to appoint a
Treasurer for this Purpose."
Mr. Mitchell to have Twenty Pounds Contribution-money.
"13. It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons, That Sir Rob't Pye and Mr. Wheeler, Treasurers for the Contribution-money at Westm. do forthwith pay unto Mr. Mitchell, a Minister well
deserving, lately come out of Ireland, being undone,
and deprived of all his Means there by the Rebels,
the Sum of Twenty Pounds, out of the said Contribution-money, for his present Relief; and that an Acquittance under the said Mr. Michell's Hand,
or his Assign, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
Three Hundred Pounds, Proposition-money, for fortifying Taunton.
"14. It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Receivers
of the Monies that are come in upon the Propositions,
in the Town of Tawnton, in Som'settshire, do detain
in their Hands Three Hundred Pounds, to be disposed
of in fortifying that Town; and that as for such as
have collected it, and the Proposition-monies in these
Parts, they shall be considered, upon the giving in of
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will send an Answer, concerning the
Answer to the King's Message; and to the Order for
pulling down the Sheds adjoining to the Walls of London, this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of
their own; and that this House agrees with the House
of Commons in all the rest of the Orders now brought
Message to the H. C. with the Answer to the King's last Message, and about pulling down the Sheds against London Wall.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Glanvile:
To return to the House of Commons the Answer to
the King's last Message, with the Amendment, and desire
their Concurrence therein; and to let them know, that
this House hath thought it fit to refer the Order (fn. *) for
pulling down of the Sheds joined upon London
the Consideration of the Mayor and Sheriffs of London,
to do therein as shall be best for the Safety of the City,
and desire them to join herein.
Sir R. Carr's Tenants sent for, for not paying their Rents to his Lady.
Upon reading an Affidavit, "That the Tenants of
Sir Rob't Carr do refuse to pay the Rents to the Lady
Carr, according to an Order of this House:" It is
Ordered, That the said Tenants so refusing shall be
sent for, as Delinquents.
Ordered, That the Answer shall be sent to the
King, by Sir Peter Killegrew, to be inclosed in a Letter
to the Lord Viscount Falkland, as followeth:
Letter to Ld. Falkland, with the Parliament's Answer to the King's Message.
"You are desired, by my Lords the Peers assembled
in Parliament, to present unto His Majesty this
humble Answer of both Houses of Parliament unto
His last Message, of the 12th of this Instant November.
Thus I rest,
"Your Lordship's affectionate Servant,
"Grey de Warke, Speaker."
Jones and Butler to repay 180 £. to the Countess of Westmorland.
Ordered, That Jones and Butler shall re-pay the
One Hundred and Sixty Pounds in Gold, and Twenty
Pounds in Silver, to the Countess of Westm which was
taken from her by them.
The Messengers return this Answer from the House
Answer from the H. C.
That they agree to the Amendment in the Answer to
the King's Message, and desire it may be sent away speedily to the King; and concerning the Order for pulling
down the Sheds about the City, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Countess of Westmorland Leave to see her Husband in The Tower.
Ordered, That the Countess of Westm. shall have
Liberty to go into The Tower, to see her Husband, in
Parliament's Answer to the King's Message.
"To Your Majesty's Message of the 12th of this
Month of November, we, the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, do make this humble Answer: That this
Message was not delivered to us till Monday the 14th.
We thought it a strange Induction to Peace, that Your
Majesty should send Your Army to beat us out of our
Quarters at Brainford, and then appoint that Place
to receive our Propositions, which yet it plainly appears Your Majesty intended not to receive till You
had first tried whether You could break through the
Army for Defence of this Kingdom and Parliament,
and take the City, being unprovided, and secure in
Expectation of a fair Treaty made to secure the City:
If herein Your Majesty had prevailed, after You had
destroyed the Army, and mastered the City, it is easy
to imagine what a miserable Peace we should have
had; and whether these Courses be suitable to Your
Expressions Your Majesty is pleased to make in Your
Answer to our Petition, of Your Earnestness to avoid
any further Effusion of Blood, let God and the World
"As for our Proceedings, they have in all Things
been answerable to our Professions: We gave Directions to the Earl of Essex to draw the Army under
his Command out of the City and Suburbs, before
we sent any Message to Your Majesty; so that Part of
it was quartered at Brainford before the Committee
returned with Your Answer; and, immediately upon
the Receipt thereof, that very Morning, Order was
taken that the Soldiers should exercise no Act of Hostility against any of Your Majesty's People. We sent
a Letter, by Sir Peter Killigrew, to know Your Majesty's Pleasure, whether You intended the like Forbearance of Hostility; but the Fury of Your Soldiers,
thirsting after Blood and Spoil, prevented the Delivery of the Letter; for coming up on Saturday, in
his Way towards Your Majesty, as far as Brainford,
he found them in Fight there, and could pass no further. God, who sees our Innocency, and that we
have no Aims but at His Glory, the Public Good, will
(we hope) free Your Majesty from those destructive
(fn. *) Counsellors, who labour to maintain their own Power
by Blood and Rapine, and bless our Endeavours, who
seek nothing but to procure and establish the Honour,
Peace, and Safety of Your Majesty and Kingdoms,
upon the sure Foundation of Religion and Justice."
House adjourned till 10a cras.