DIE Martis, videlicet, 22 die Novembris.
The Lord Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Messenger who brought the King's Reply dismissed.
It was moved, "That Mr. Wm. Murrey, that brought
the last Message from the King, stays still for an
Answer;" and because it is uncertain how long it may
be are that the Answer be ready, this House Ordered,
That the said Mr. Murrey be discharged for his further
Attendance; and that the Speaker write a Letter to the
Lord Viscount Falkland, to acquaint him with it.
Lady Villiers's Petition, that the building of the House that overlooks her goes on.
Delinquents sent for.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Villiers; complaining, "That Edward Bromfeild and John Ranes
have persisted in working upon the Building mentioned in the Order of the 7th of October last, to
the great Prejudice and Damage of your Petitioner,
albeit they had Notice of the said Order:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Bromfeld
and Ranes shall be sent for as Delinquents, to answer
the said Contempt.
Letter to L. Falkland, that the Messenger who brought the King's Reply is dismissed.
"Both Houses of Parliament being in Deliberation,
what Resolution to return unto His Majesty, which
will take up some Time; they have therefore thought
it fit to send back this Bearer, Mr. Wm. Murrey,
purposing to address an express Messenger unto His
Majesty. Thus, my Lord, I rest,
"Your affectionate Servant."
Earls of Bath and Westmoreland to take the Air in Sedans.
Ordered, That One of the Servants of the Earls
of Bathon and Westm. shall have Liberty to go abroad,
to buy them Meat, and such other Provisions, for their
necessary (fn. *) Sustenance; and that the said Earls may go
abroad in their Sedans instead of their Coaches.
House adjourn till 4a post meridiem.
Lord Grey de Warke, Speaker.
E. of Warwick offers to resign his Commission as General here, it being useless now the E. of Essex is come up with his Army.
The Earl of Warwicke signified to this House, "That,
as both Houses were pleased to appoint him to be
Captain General of these Parts, in the Absence of
the Earl of Essex, who being now in these Parts, and
there being now no Need of another Army, his Excellency being come with his Army to guard these
Parts; and considering the great Charge that this
Army will require to raise and maintain it; his Lordship offers the Resignation to both Houses of his
The House, taking this Respect of the Earl of Warwicke very well, Resolved, To communicate this Motion
of his Lordship's to the House of Commons; and thought
it fit that the Earl of Warwicke should have Thanks,
from both Houses, for his willing Acceptance of it,
and his Care that he hath taken hitherto in that
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Earl of Warwicke, Captain General
of the South Parts of this Kingdom.
The Earl of Warwicke is to express himself at this
Message from thence, for a Conference about the King's Reply.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Grey of Groby:
To desire a present Conference, touching an Answer
to the King's last Reply.
Answer given was:
That this House will give a present Conference, as is
Murrey the Messenger, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Murrey, that brought the
King's Reply, shall have a Pass, to go through the
Army, without any Interruption or Stay.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present
Meeting, as is desired.
House adjourned during Pleasure; went to the Conference.
It being now late, it was moved, "That this Report
might be made To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the
House adjourned till nona cras.