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House of Lords Journal Volume 5
17 December 1642

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 5: 17 December 1642', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 5: 1642-1643 (1767-1830), pp. 496-502. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=34980 Date accessed: 23 October 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 17 die Decembris.
Answer from the H. C. Westminster Petition rejected, for being brought in a tumultuous Manner. London Petition and Answer, printed before the Delivery. Printer sent for. Committee to consider of scandalous Pamphlets. Propositions to the King. Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c. for the Lords Concurrence. Answer. Thanks to the Lord General, for taking Winchester. The House not to sit till P. M. that the Committee of Safety may have Time for dispatching Business. Message to the H. C. that they would do the same. Declaration concerning Prisoners taken by the King's Army, and proceeded against at Oxford. Order for 57 l. 15 s. to Phillips, for Malt, delivered Dublin. Order for 204 l. to Mr. Croone, for Wheat for Ireland. Order for 120 l. to Mr. Jones, for the Ship Amity and Elmore. Adjourn. Post meridiem. Orders from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence. Answer to the H. C. about them. E. of Nottingham's Petition, for his Pension from the Customs. Committee to consider of it. Order for Assessment, printed without the Explanation, to be called in. Sir James Palmer's Goods protected. No Carriages to go through Old Palace Yard without Leave. Brown to attend, about seizing Dr. Bennet's Horses. Mr. Maxwell's Servant, a Pass to the King. The House to sit before Noon as usual. Conyers, presented by the Abp. of Canterbury to the Church of Horsham, disapproved of. Message from the H. C. for a Committee to assess the Members of this House; with an Order for associating Norfolk, Suffolk, &c. and Instructions for those Counties. Answer to the H. C. Message from thence, with Instructions for Lancashire. Answer. Propositions to the King. Message from the H. C. with Two Petitions from London, one to the King, the other to both Houses. Votes of the H. C. upon them. Answer to the H. C. Message from thence, with Orders, &c. for Concurrence. Answer. Petition of London to the Parliament. Answer to it. Committee to consider of it, and the Manner of it's being procured. Message from the H. C. that the Lord Mayor, &c. disavow the other Petition from London. Propositions to the King. Petition of the Lord Mayor, &c. of the City of London, to both Houses. Petition to the King, from the Lord Mayor, &c. of London. Petition of the Inhabitants of London, &c. Order for 750 l. to be paid to Colonel Carne, for the Isle of Wight. Order for 1500 l. 8 s. to Beard, for Wheat for Ireland. Order for 548 l. 10 s. to Lock and Clymer, for Fish. Order for 100 l. to the Bishop of Raphoe. Order for 318 l. 4 s. to Mr. Wollaston, for Herrings for Ireland. Order for 5000 l. to Mr. Loftus; for incidental Charges. Order for 1500 l. to the Earl of Leicester, for his Allowance of 10 l. per Diem. Earl of Nottingham's Petition for his Pension from the Customs and the Arrears. Order for 1650 l. to Casteel, for Wheat for Ireland. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 17 die Decembris.

Prayers.

Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.

The Messengers sent to the House of Commons last Night returned with this Answer:

Answer from the H. C.

That the House of Commons do agree with their Lordships in the Alteration of the Fourth Vote.

Westminster Petition rejected, for being brought in a tumultuous Manner.

Information was given to the House, "That there was a great Number of People in the Painted Chamber;" and the House appointed the Gentleman Usher to know of them what Business they come about; and the Answer returned was, "That they are come to deliver a Petition from the City and Liberty of Westminster:" And this House commanded the Gentleman Usher to tell them, "That this House is unsatisfied with their coming thus in Numbers to the Parliament; but, if they will come on Tuesday next, with a small Number, this House will consider of it."

London Petition and Answer, printed before the Delivery.

Printer sent for.

(fn. *) The House was informed, "That the Petition of London is printed before it be delivered to this House, with an Answer of this House to it;" which this House resented, as a great Abuse; and Ordered, That the Printer that printed it shall be sent for, to answer the same.

Committee to consider of scandalous Pamphlets.

Upon this, the House was further informed, "That divers scandalous Pamphlets have of late been printed." Therefore it was moved, "That a Committee might be appointed, to consider what such Pamphlets are, and enquire after the Names of such as printed them, and report the same to this House."

The Lords Committees are:

Comes Northumb.
Comes Holland.
Comes Sarum.
Comes Exon.
Comes Bollingbrooke.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Grey de Warke.
L. Howard de Estc.

Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet when they please.

The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Committee was appointed to consider of the Names of the Judges to be presented to the King; which, being read, were approved of.

Propositions to the King.

Next, the House fell into Debate of the Remainder of the Propositions for Peace to be presented to the King, and considered of them with some Alterations, which are to be reviewed on Monday next.

Message from the H. C. with Orders, &c. for the Lords Concurrence.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Moore, which consisted of many Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:

1. A Declaration concerning Three Prisoners taken by the King's Army, and are proceeded against at Oxford. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to, and Ordered to be printed.

2. An Order for Fifty-seven Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, to be paid for Malt delivered at Dublin. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order to pay to Mr. Loftus Two Hundred and Four Pounds, to be paid to Mr. Croone, for Wheat delivered in Ireland. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

4. An Order to pay One Hundred and Twenty Pounds to Jones. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned to this Message was:

Answer.

That this House hath agreed to the Declaration concerning the Three Prisoners at Oxford; and concerning the rest of the Orders now brought up, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Thanks to the Lord General, for taking Winchester.

Ordered, That the Speaker of this House shall write a Letter to the Lord General, to give him Thanks, in the Name of this House, for his great Care and Vigilancy, in sending Forces towards Winchester, which have had such good Success.

The House not to sit till P. M. that the Committee of Safety may have Time for dispatching Business.

Ordered, in regard of the great and important Businesses now in Agitation before the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, which will require a larger Proportion of Time to dispatch and order those Affairs than is now spent, That this House shall be adjourned till Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon; and afterwards this House shall be adjourned from Day to Day, to One of the Clock in the Afternoon, that so the Affairs at the said Committee, which concern the Preservation of this Kingdom, may be the better expedited; and this to continue until the House orders the contrary.

Message to the H. C. that they would do the same.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:

To acquaint the House of Commons with the aforesaid Order; and to desire that they would adjourn their House likewise to One of the Clock.

Declaration concerning Prisoners taken by the King's Army, and proceeded against at Oxford.

"Whereas Information hath been given to the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Clifton Catesby, John Lilborne, and Robert Vivers, Captains in the Army raised by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for the necessary Defence of the true Protestant Religion, the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, under the Command of Robert Earl of Essex, Captain General thereof, were taken Prisoners, by the Forces raised against the Parliament, in executing their several Duties and Services, according to the Ordinances of both the said Houses, and afterwards carried Prisoners to Oxford Gaol, and, having been most barbarously used, are now questioned, and proceeded against by Way of Indictment, before Sir Robert Heath, Knight, One of His Majesty's Justices of the King's Bench, and others (by Colour of some Commission or other Authority from His Majesty), for High Treason, and other supposed Misdemeanors; whereas many have been taken Prisoners by the Parliament Forces in the Act of War against the Parliament, which, by the Laws and Statutes of this Realm, is Rebellion and High Treason against the King and Kingdom, and the Actors therein Traitors, and yet none of them hath hitherto been put to Death, or otherwise severely dealt with, by the Parliament: It is therefore Ordered, and Declared, by the said Lords and Commons, That all such Indictments and other Proceedings against the said Captain Catesby, Captain Lilborne, and Captain Vivers, or against Captain Wingate, who have done faithful and good Service to the Commonwealth, or against any other Person or Persons, who have done or shall do Service in the said Army, or for the raising of any Money, Plate, Horse, or Arms, for the Maintenance thereof, or otherwise in Execution of, or Pursuance of, any Order or Ordinance of both or either of the said Houses of Parliament, for the Defence of the Public Safety, are unjust and illegal; and the said Sir Robert Heath, and all other Commissioners, Justices, Sheriffs, Jurors, and other Officers and Ministers of Justice, and other Persons whatsoever, are hereby required and enjoined to surcease any further Proceedings against the said Persons beforenamed, or any other, for any the Causes aforesaid, upon the said Indictments or otherwise: And the said Lords and Commons do further Declare, That, if the said Persons beforenamed, or any of them, or any other, shall be put to Death, or other Hurt or Violence offered to their or any of their Persons, for or by reason of any such Service done, or to be done, by or according to any Order or Ordinance of both or either of the said Houses, the like Punishment shall be inflicted, by Death or otherwise, upon such Prisoners as have been, or shall be, taken by the Forces raised by Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and if the said Sir Rob't Heath, or any other Commissioner, Justice, Sheriff, Juror, or other Officer or Minister of Justice, or other Person, shall do contrary to this Ordinance in any the Premises, they and every of them, for so doing, shall be proceeded against and dealt with as Enemies to the King and Kingdom."

Order for 57 l. 15 s. to Phillips, for Malt, delivered Dublin.

"Whereas it appears, by Certificate of Sir Phillip Percivall, Knight, Commissary General for the Victual in the Kingdom of Ireland, dated the 15th Day of August last, and testified by Sir Adam Loftus, Knight, Vice Treasurer and Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, That Nicholas Phillipps, Merchant, hath delivered into His Majesty's Stores at Dublin Seventy and Seven Barrels of Malt, at Fifteen Shillings per Barrel, amounting in the whole to Fifty-seven Pounds, Fifteen Shillings, Sterling, to be paid in London, to Nicholas Phillips of Ipswich, or his Assigns, within Thirty Days after Sight of the said Certificate, which was upon the Third of September last, according to an Order of Parliament, published in Print: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Sum of Fifty-seven Pounds, and Fifteen Shillings, Sterling, be paid, out of the Adventurersmoney, unto the said Nicholas Phillips, or his Assigns, in full Discharge of the said Malt delivered, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."

Order for 204 l. to Mr. Croone, for Wheat for Ireland.

"Whereas it appears, by the Certificate of John Davis, Commissary Victualer of the Forces of Carrigfergus in Ireland, dated the Third Day of September, 1642, this Day presented to the Committee appointed to take Care of the Affairs of Ireland, that he hath received from Samuell Petterson, Merchant, One Hundred and Seventy Barrels of Wheat, at Twentyfour Shillings the Barrel, amounting unto Two Hundred and Four Pounds, which he desired might (according to the Ordinance of Parliament) be paid here in London, unto one Henry Crone, of London, Merchant: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland do pay unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom (or his Agents here), the said Sum of Two Hundred and Four Pounds, to be by them forthwith paid over unto the said Henry Crone, or his Assigns, in full Satisfaction of the said Wheat so delivered, as is certified, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."

Order for 120 l. to Mr. Jones, for the Ship Amity and Elmore.

"Whereas the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, in Pursuance of an Order of the House of Commons, have now considered out of what Monies the Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds may be paid unto John Jones, for the Hire of his Ship called The Amity and Elmore, according to a Contract made with him by Captain Constable and the late Mayor of Bristoll, by Order of the Lords and others His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, for the Carriage of Victual and Ammunition to Kinsall and other Parts of Ireland: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the same be paid forthwith out of the Adventurers-money; and that (fn. *) the Treasurers for the Adventurers-money for Ireland do forthwith pay the said Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds to the said John Jones or his Assignee; and that an Acquittance under the Hands of the said Jones or his Assignee, together with this Order, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurer."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 1a post meridiem, die Lunæ.

Post meridiem.

Prayers.

The Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.

Orders from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence.

The Orders brought up at a Message on Saturday last were read, as followeth:

1. An Order to pay to Captain Carne Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for the Use of the Isle of Wight.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

2. An Order to pay to Mr. Loftus the Sum of Five Hundred and Forty-eight Pounds, Ten Shillings, for the Affairs of Ireland. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. An Order to pay to Mr. Loftus, for Wheat, Fifteen Hundred Pounds, Eight Shillings, for Ireland.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

4. An Order to pay to the Bishop of Rapho One Hundred Pounds, for his Relief. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

5. An Order to pay to Mr. Loftus Sixteen Hundred and Fifty Pounds, for Wheat. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

6. An Order to pay Three Hundred and Eighteen Pounds, Ten Shillings, to Wollaston, for Herrings for Ireland. (Here enter it.)

Agreed.

Answer to the H. C. about them.

A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Glanvile and Mr. Doctor Bennett:

To let them know, that this House agrees with them in all the Orders brought up on Saturday last.

E. of Nottingham's Petition, for his Pension from the Customs.

The Petition of the Earl of Nottingham was (fn. *) read; desiring, "That his Pension and the Arrears due unto him out of the Customs may be paid unto him."

(Here enter it.)

Committee to consider of it.

Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be recommended to these Lords following; and to report their Opinions of the same to this House: videlicet,

Comes Northumb.
E. Holland.
E. Clare.
E. Pembrooke.
L. Bruce.

Any [ (fn. †) Three of] their Lordships to meet on Friday next, at Two of the Clock, and afterwards when they please.

Order for Assessment, printed without the Explanation, to be called in.

Ordered, That the Order of the 14th of December, concerning the assessing of Persons according to their Abilities, which is printed without the Order of Explanation, shall be called in, and none to be sold as it is now printed.

Sir James Palmer's Goods protected.

Ordered, That Sir James Palmer shall have a Protection, for to save his Goods remaining in his House from plundering; and that he shall have a Pass, to go from Oxford to his House.

No Carriages to go through Old Palace Yard without Leave.

Ordered, That The Old Palace, which is new paved, and by reason that the Carts going through it do much spoil it; it is Ordered, That the Gates entering into The Old Palace shall be chained up, and no Coaches nor Carts to come through it but by special Direction.

Brown to attend, about seizing Dr. Bennet's Horses.

Ordered, That Thomas Browne shall attend this House To-morrow Morning, concerning the seizing of Doctor Bennett's Horses.

Mr. Maxwell's Servant, a Pass to the King.

Ordered, That a Pass shall be granted, to a Servant of Mr. Maxwell's, to go to Court, about some Business: videlicet,

"These are strictly to charge and command you, and every of you respectively, to permit and suffer the Bearers hereof, Thomas Maxwell, Dunkan Keith, and Robert Thompson, quietly and peaceably to pass and travel to the King's Court, wheresoever His Majesty is or shall be residing, and to return again to London, without any Manner of Stay, Hindrance, or Interruption.

"To all Magistrates, Commanders, Officers, and to all other His Majesty's loving Subjects whom these may concern."

The House to sit before Noon as usual.

Ordered, That the Order made on Saturday last, for the (fn. ‡) Adjournment of this House to One of the Clock in the Afternoon, is revoked; and (fn. ||) Ordered, That this House shall sit in the Morning, as usually.

Conyers, presented by the Abp. of Canterbury to the Church of Horsham, disapproved of.

Upon Petition of the Inhabitants of the Borough and Parish of Horsham, in the County of Sussex; shewing, "That one Mr. Coniers hath been presented to that Parish, by the Archbishop of Cant. who is a disserving Man, and unfit for that Place:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Archbishop of Cant. shall have Notice, that this House doth not approve of the said Conyers to be presented to the said Parish.

Message from the H. C. for a Committee to assess the Members of this House;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Tho. Barrington; which consisted of these Particulars: videlicet,

1. That whereas the Houses have passed an Ordinance for the Members of both Houses, and the Assistants of the Lords House, to be assessed by the Members of each House, concerning the Contributions, according to the Ordinance of the 29th of November, 1642; they desire their Lordships would appoint a Committee of Lords, as the House of Commons have done, to assess their Members.

Ordered, To be committed to a Committee of the whole House.

with an Order for associating Norfolk, Suffolk, &c.

2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the Association of the Counties of Norff. Suff. Essex, Cambridge, and the Isle of Ely, and Hartford, and the County of the City of Norwich.

and Instructions for those Counties.

3. To desire Concurrence in Instructions to the Committees concerning the aforesaid Association.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House hath referred the cessing of the Members and Assistants of this House, according to the Ordinance of Parliament, to a Committe of the whole House; concerning the Ordinance concerning the Association of Norff. &c. and the Instructions to Committees for that Purpose, this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message from thence, with Instructions for Lancashire.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Rigby:

To desire their Lordships Concurrence in some Instructions, to be sent into Lanchashire.

Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.

Propositions to the King.

Next, this House reviewed the Propositions to be presented to the King, which were particularly read, and considered of.

The First is agreed to.

The Second is agreed to.

And the House (fn. *) took into Debate the Third, concerning Delinquents; and it was put to the Question,

"Whether this House shall make this Proposition to the King, That all, that are impeached by the House of Commons, shall at this Time be left to the Trial of Parliament?"

And it was Resolved negatively.

Message from the H. C. with Two Petitions from London, one to the King, the other to both Houses.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Glynn:

To communicate to their Lordships Two Petitions; thus intituled,

"1. To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament.

"The humble (fn. *) Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London."

"2. The other,

"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London."

"The Desire of the Petitioners was, That these Petitions might be communicated to their Lordships; and their Lordships Concurrence with the House of Commons, for their Advice concerning the Petition to His Majesty.

Votes of the H. C. upon them.

"The House of Commons, upon Consideration hereof, (fn. *) have made Two Votes, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence: videlicet,

"1. That the House of Commons doth approve well of these Petitions; the one to His Majesty, and the other to the Lords and Commons."

Agreed with the House of Commons in this Vote.

"2. That the House of Commons holds it fit, that the Petition addressed to His Majesty be sent to His Majesty, according to the Address."

Agreed to this Vote with the House of Commons.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Two Votes, for approving and presenting the Petition to the King.

Message from thence, with Orders, &c. for Concurrence.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Parkburst, Knight; which consisted of these Particulars:

1. To desire Concurrence in an Order to pay unto Mr. Loftus Five Thousand Pounds, for incident Charges.

(Here enter.)

Agreed to.

2. An Order to pay to the Earl of Leycester Fifteen Hundred Pounds, for his Allowance of Ten Pounds per Diem. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

3. The House of Commons desires Expedition in the Declaration lately brought up from the House of Commons, concerning vindicating of the Parliament from the Imputation of having of Papists and Brownists in their Army.

Ordered, That Expedition herein shall be given.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees with the House of Commons in the Two Orders now brought up: and will take into Consideration the Declaration, in convenient Time.

A Petition, presented by divers Citizens of the City of London, was read, in hæc verba: (Here enter it).

Petition of London to the Parliament.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.

"The humble Petition of divers Citizens, and Inhabitants of the City of London and Liberties thereof, with the Inhabitants of the Borough of Southwarke, and Places adjacent, whose Names are annexed."

The Petitioners withdrew; and this House took into Consideration what Answer to give to this Petition; and, after Debate, (fn. †) it was concluded.

Answer to it.

And the (fn. ‡) Gentleman Usher was commanded to let those that brought this Petition know, "That their Lordships have received a Complaint against this Petition from the House of Commons, and will take the same into Consideration."

Committee to consider of it, and the Manner of it's being procured.

Lords Committees appointed to consider and to take the Examination of the managing and procuring of this Petition:

E. Northumb.
E. Holland.
E. Pembrooke.
E. Clare.
E. Bollingbrooke.
E. Sarum.
E. Warwicke.
E. Peterborough.
E. Bedford.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
L. Wharton.
L. Feilding.
L. Howard.
L. Grey de Warke.

Any Seven to meet.

Message from the H. C. that the Lord Mayor, &c. disavow the other Petition from London.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay, Knight:

That he was commanded, by the House of Commons, to speak something now, which should have been spoken, when the Two Petitions from the House of Commons were brought up; which was, "That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, that brought the Two Petitions to them, One to be presented to His Majesty, the other directed to both Houses, (fn. *) declare that the tumultuous Petition, which was brought to them at Guildhall, was read by them, and judged fit to be disavowed; and that they have damned it by Act of Common Council, both in regard of the Matter and the Manner of it; and further, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and the Common Council, do desire, that, if hereafter any Petition comes to the Parliament in the Name of the City, and is not attested by the Hand of the Clerk of the Common Council, that it may be rejected, and not to be esteemed to be a Petition from the City."

Propositions to the King.

The Question was put,

"Whether a Committee shall be appointed, to nominate some of the Delinquents that are impeached by the House of Commons, to be presented to the King, to be left to the Trial of Parliament; and for the leaving out of others that are impeached, for this Time."

And it was Resolved affirmatively.

Then it was Ordered, That the naming of the Delinquents shall be left to (fn. †) the nominating of the Committee formerly appointed for the Propositions; and the Committee to report the Names to this House; and the Committee to meet To-morrow, at Nine of the Clock.

Petition of the Lord Mayor, &c. of the City of London, to both Houses.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.

"The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London;

"Sheweth,

"That the Petitioners do with all Thankfulness acknowledge the great Zeal and Industry of this High Court, in the unwearied Pursuit of all fit and due Means, to move His Majesty, for the Safety of His Royal Person and Posterity, and of all His loyal Subjects, to return to and concur with you, His Great and most Faithful Council, according to the fundamental Constitutions of this Kingdom, in the securing Religion, Laws, and Liberties, and bringing Delinquents to Justice, which hinder the same, and disturb the Peace thereof.

"And considering, to their unspeakable Grief, the sad Condition of this Kingdom, and that of Ireland, and that your Honourable and Pious Endeavours for Redress thereof have been hitherto in Part prevented, by those Delinquents, who endeavour to build their Safety upon our Ruin, and have prevailed with His Majesty to alledge that the tumultuous Behaviour of the Inhabitants of this City is (fn. †) the Cause of His Absence; and that His Majesty and divers Members of both Houses cannot with Safety come to His Parliament where it is now assembled; notwithstanding what hath been done and published for His Majesty's Security and Satisfaction, and in the just Defence of the Petitioners Innocency, in your Honourable Declarations, for which they are most humbly thankful: The Petitioners, for further Satisfaction, therefore (apprehending His Majesty's Return to and Concurrence with this High Court is the most probable Way to a good Agreement betwixt His Majesty, His Parliament, and People), by the Petition to His Majesty annexed, have humbly declared their Loyalty, and Resolution to defend His Royal Person and both Houses of Parliament, to their utmost Power; and have humbly besought His Majesty to return, for the Ends therein expressed; but know not how to convey the same, by reason of the Danger of those that call themselves His Majesty's Army.

"The Petitioners, therefore, most humbly pray this High and Honourable Court (notwithstanding all Discouragements) to continue the Pursuit of all good and fit Means, for obtaining such a Peace as may consist with Security of our Religion, the Honour of His Majesty, the Safety of His Royal Person, Posterity, and People, the perfecting the Work of Reformation both in Church and State, and the Vindication of your Power and Privileges; and of our Laws and Liberties, according to the Protestation; and to direct the Means and Manner of presenting the said Petition to His Excellent Majesty, whereby (through God's Blessing) it may obtain a gracious Acceptance and Answer.

"And the Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.

"Michell."

Petition to the King, from the Lord Mayor, &c. of London.

"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.

"The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London;

"Sheweth,

"That the Petitioners, Your Majesty's most humble and loyal Subjects, being much pierced with the long and great Divisions between Your Majesty and both Your Houses of Parliament, and with the sad and bloody Effects thereof both here and in Ireland, are yet more deeply wounded by the Mis-apprehension which Your Majesty seemeth to entertain of the Love and Loyalty of this Your City, as if there were some Cause of Fear, or Suspicion of Danger, to Your Royal Person, if Your Majesty should return hither; and that this is made the unhappy Bar to that blessed Reconciliation with Your Great and most Faithful Council, for preventing that Desolation and Destruction, which is now most apparently imminent to Your Majesty and all Your Kingdoms.

"For Satisfaction, therefore, of Your Majesty, and clearing of the Petitioners Innocency, they most humbly declare (as formerly they have done) that they are no Way conscious of any Disloyalty, but abhor all Thoughts thereof; and that they are resolved to make good their late solemn Protestation and sacred Vow, made to Almighty God, and with the last Drop of their dearest Bloods to defend and maintain the true Reformed Protestant Religion, and, according to the Duty of their Allegiance, Your Majesty's Royal Person, Honour, and Estate (whatsoever is maliciously and most falsely suggested to Your Majesty to the contrary), as well as the Power and Privileges of Parliament, and the lawful Rights and Liberties of the Subject; and do hereby engage themselves, their Estates, and all they have, to their uttermost Power, to defend and preserve Your Majesty, and both Houses of Parliament, from all Tumults, Affronts, and Violence, with as much Loyalty, Love, and Duty, as ever Citizens expressed towards Your Majesty, or any of Your Royal Progenitors, in their greatest Glory.

"The Petitioners, therefore, upon their bended Knees, do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to return to Your Parliament (accompanied with Your Royal not Your Martial Attendance); to the End that Religion, Laws, and Liberties, may be settled and secured, and whatsoever is amiss in Church and Commonwealth reformed by their Advice, according to the fundamental Constitutions of this Kingdom; and that such a Peace may thereby be obtained as shall be for the Glory of God, the Honour and Happiness of Your Majesty and Posterity, and the Safety and Welfare of all Your loyal Subjects, who, the Petitioners are fully assured (whatsoever is given out to the contrary), do unanimously desire the Peace herein expressed.

"And the Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.

"Michell."

Petition of the Inhabitants of London, &c.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled.

"The humble Petition of divers Citizens and Inhabitants of the City of London and Liberties thereof, with the Inhabitants of the Borough of Southwarke and Places adjacent, whose Names are annexed;

"Sheweth,

"That the present Sense of our Miseries, and Apprehension of inevitable Ruin both of Church and Commonwealth, makes us become humble Suitors to this Honourable Assembly (the likeliest Means under God) for our Relief; to consider our distressed Estate, and provide a speedy Remedy for our present and future Evils; earnestly desiring you to weigh the Care and Judgement of your Predecessors, who, by a known Law, settled and preserved our Protestant Religion, our Liberties and Properties, with a right Understanding between King and Subjects, which produced Peace and Plenty in our Estates; and to reflect with serious Thoughts upon our present Distempers, violating Religion by Papists and Sectaries, engaging our Nation in a Civil, bloody, and destructive War, invading our Laws and Liberties, endangering all our Lives, and utterly disabling us to relieve our distressed Brethren in Ireland.

"We beseech you likewise to consider the Effect of a Civil War; as, the Destruction of Christians, the unnatural Effusion of Blood, Fathers against Sons, Brothers by Brothers, Friends by Friends, slain; then Famine and Sickness, the Followers of continued War, making Way for a general Confusion and Invasion by a Foreign Nation; while our Treasure is exhausted, our Trade lost, and the Kingdom dispeopled: These Things weighed and enlarged by your Wisdoms (we doubt not) will be as strong Motives in you to labour, as in us to desire a speedy Peace and happy Accommodation.

"Wherefore we humbly crave that (not lending an Ear to any Fomenters of the present War, under what Pretence soever, nor remembering aught that may increase Jealousies, or continue Divisions, between His Majesty and his Houses of Parliament) you will speedily tender His Majesty (according to His Royal Intimations) such Propositions for Accommodation, as He may with Honour and Safety to the whole Kingdom accept: For the effecting whereof, we shall be ready to assist you with the best and utmost of our Abilities; and, whilst you endeavour for Peace, we shall send up our Prayers to Heaven, for the Blessing of Peace upon you, and all that desire it."

Order for 750 l. to be paid to Colonel Carne, for the Isle of Wight.

"Whereas the Sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, collected upon the Bill of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, remains in the Hands of the Collectors in the Isle of Wight: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Collectors shall pay the said Sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to the Hands of Lieutenant Colonel Carne, who is (fn. *) to dispose of the same for Payment of the Garrisons there, and for such other Occasions as shall be necessary for the Fortification and Defence of that Island, and to give an Accompt of his Disbursements; and this shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Collectors for their so doing: And it is further Ordered, That the Sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of the Proposition-money, shall be paid unto the Treasurers nominated in the said Act of Four Hundred Thousand Pounds, who are to give a Receipt for the same to the said Collectors, as paid in by the said Collectors upon the same Act."

Order for 1500 l. 8 s. to Beard, for Wheat for Ireland.

"Whereas it appears, by the Certificate of the Earl of Leven, the Lord Viscount Conway, Serjeant Major General Monro, and John Davis Commissary of Victual at Carrickfergus, in the Province of Ulster, in Ireland, this Day presented to the Committee appointed to take Care of the Affairs of that Kingdom, That one William Arundell, Merchant, hath delivered unto the said John Davis, for the Use of His Majesty's Army there, Thirteen Hundred Sixty-four Barrels of Wheat, at Twenty-two Shillings per Barrel, amounting to the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, Eight Shillings, Sterling, which he desired might (according to the Ordinance of Parliament) be paid here in London, unto Maximilian Beard, Merchant, Proprietor of the said Wheat: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland do pay unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the said Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, Eight Shillings, to be by them paid over unto the said Maximilian Beard, upon the 28th Day of this present December, in full Satisfaction of the said Wheat so delivered as is certified, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."

Order for 548 l. 10 s. to Lock and Clymer, for Fish.

"Whereas it appears, by Letters from the Lord Inchiquine, dated at the City of Corke, in the Province of Munster, in Ireland, the 19th of November last, presented to the Committee appointed to take Care of the Affairs of that Kingdom, That his Lordship hath caused to be received into His Majesty's Stores, for the Use and Accommodation of His Majesty's Army there, Threescore and Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred of dry Newfoundland Fish, at the Rate of Seven Pounds per Thousand, at the Hands of William Symons Master, and Thomas Moore Owner, of The John of Minsterworth, in the Forest of Deane, being the proper Goods of Richard Lock and Edmond Clymer, of the City of Bristoll, Merchants, and amounting, in the whole Sum, to Five Hundred Forty-eight Pounds, Ten Shillings, Sterling, which Sum he desires may be paid unto the said Richard Lock and Edmund Clymer, or their Assignees, with all convenient Speed: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland do pay unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the said Sum of Five Hundred Forty-eight Pounds, Ten Shillings, upon the 6th Day of January next ensuing the Date hereof, to be by them paid over to the said Richard Lock and Edmunde Clymer, in full Discharge for the Fish so delivered for His Majesty's Army as aforesaid."

Order for 100 l. to the Bishop of Raphoe.

"The Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, taking into Consideration that Part of the Petition of the Bishop of Raphoe in Ireland, referred unto them by the House of Commons, which concern some Relief to be made him, have thought fit that it be reported to the said House, as their Opinion, That, for his Relief and better Support, in this Time of his Absence out of that Kingdom, Order may be given for Payment of One Hundred Pounds unto him out of the Contribution-monies; and that he may be appointed to receive (fn. *) it, where it may best and soonest be had: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Bishop of Raphoe shall receive the said Hundred Pounds above specified, out of the Contributionmonies, where it may best and soonest be had accordingly."

Order for 318 l. 4 s. to Mr. Wollaston, for Herrings for Ireland.

"Whereas it appeareth, by the Certificate of the Lords Justices and Council of the Kingdom of Ireland, dated the 15th Day of August, 1642, That the Commissaries at Dublin have bought, and brought into His Majesty's Stores there, the Provisions following; videlicet, of Robert Smith, Ninety-six Barrels of French Wheat, at Twenty-four Shillings per Barrel, amounting to One Hundred and Fifteen Pounds, Four Shillings; and of John Bartlett and Thomas Hill, Two Hundred and Three Barrels of full Herrings, at Twenty Shillings the Barrel, the Sum of Two Hundred and Three Pounds, making in the whole Three Hundred and Eighteen Pounds, Four Shillings; which they desire may be paid in London, to Captain Richard Wollaston, or his Assigns, within Thirty Days after Sight of the said Certificates, which appeareth to be upon the 6th Day of September last: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Payment be made of Three Hundred Eighteen Pounds, and (fn. †) Four Shillings, out of the Adventurers-money, unto the said Captain Richard Wollaston, or his Assigns, in full Discharge of the said Provisions, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."

Order for 5000 l. to Mr. Loftus; for incidental Charges.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money, upon Subscriptions for Lands in Ireland, do forthwith pay unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Agents, the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, to be kept apart in the Treasurer at War's Hands, and issued forth by the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Warrants, for incident Charges, to be expended in the Wars of Ireland."

Order for 1500 l. to the Earl of Leicester, for his Allowance of 10 l. per Diem.

"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for the Kingdom of Ireland, or his Agents here, do forthwith pay, or cause to be paid, out of such Monies as are or shall be remaining in their Hands, by Order of Parliament, for Support of the Wars in Ireland, the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, unto Robert Earl of Leicester, Lord Lieutenant of that Kingdom, and General of His Majesty's Army there, or his Agent or Assigns, for the Allowance of Ten Pounds per Diem, as General of that Army, for One Hundred and Fifty Days, beginning the 25th Day of July last, and ending the 21st of this instant December, inclusive."

Earl of Nottingham's Petition for his Pension from the Customs and the Arrears.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons now assembled in the High Court of Parliament.

"The humble Petition of Charles now Earl of Nottingham;

"Sheweth,

"That His late Majesty King James, taking into His Royal Consideration the honourable and faithful Service done by the Right Honourable Charles late Earl of Nottingham, the Petitioner's late Father, for some Support and Maintenance of the Petitioner, after the Death of his said late Father, was graciously pleased, by several Letters Patents under the Great Seal of England, to grant unto the Petitioner several Annuities, or Yearly Pensions, of Six Hundred and Sixty-six Pounds, Thirteen Shillings, and Four Pence, and of Five Hundred Pounds, per Annum, during his Life, the same respectively to be received and taken Quarterly, out of the new Impositions within the Port of London, by the Hands of the Collectors and Receivers thereof; and, if the same should happen to fail, then the said Pension of Five Hundred Pounds to be received and taken, as aforesaid, out of the Customs and Subsidies within the said Port of London.

"That the said Earl was not able, out of his own Estate, to make any Provision for the Livelihood of the Petitioner; having then formerly settled the same without any Power of Revocation, whereof His late Majesty was further pleased to take special Notice.

"That the said several Annuities are in Arrear to the Petitioner for One whole Year and Three Quarters, ending at Christmas next; by Reason whereof the Petitioner is necessitated, and become much indebted, the said Annuities being all the Means of his Substance and Livelihood, except the Manor of Effingham, which is of no considerable Value, and whereof he hath not as yet received any Benefit.

"The Petitioner's humble Suit, therefore, is, that your Lordships would be pleased to take his present Estate and Condition into your Honourable Considerations, and to give such Order for the Payment of the said Annuities, or Yearly Pensions, with the Arrearages thereof, as your Lordships in your great Wisdom shall think meet, that the Petitioner may thereby be enabled to satisfy his Debts, and in some Proportion to subsist without Dishonour to his Name and Birth, and the Dignity of an Earl.

"And the Petitioner shall pray, &c.

"Nottingham."

Order for 1650 l. to Casteel, for Wheat for Ireland.

"Whereas it appeareth, by the Certificate of John Davis, Victualer of the Forces at Carrickfergus, in the Province of Ulster, in Ireland, dated the Twentyfourth of July, One Thousand Six Hundred and Forty-two, attested under the Hands and Seals of the Earl of Leven, the Lord Conway, and Sir John Clotworthy, this Day presented to the Committee appointed to take Care of the Affairs of Ireland, That Peter Walpoll, Merchant, hath delivered unto the said John Davis, for Supply of the Stores of Victual there, Fifteen Hundred Barrels of Wheat, at the Price of Two and Twenty Shillings the Barrel, amounting to the Sum of One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Pounds, which he desired might, according to the Ordinance of Parliament, (fn. *) be paid here in London, unto Michaell Casteell, Merchant, Proprietor of the said Wheat: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Order may be given to the Receivers of the Adventurers-money, to pay unto the Treasurer at Wars for the Kingdom of Ireland, or his Agents here, the said Sum of One Thousand Six Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to be forthwith paid over by them unto Thomas Browne, Henry Crone, and Maximilian Beard, the Assigns of the said Michaell Casteell, forthwith, in full Satisfaction of the said Wheat so delivered as is certified, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."

Adjourn.

House adjourned till 9a cras.

Footnotes

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Origin. Gentle.
* Origin. desires.
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* Origin. to be.