DIE Lunæ, 20 die Martii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be
Speaker this Day.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That they delivered their Message to the House of
Commons; that this House agreed with them in the
Alterations in the Instructions to be given to the Committees that are to go to the King, to treat upon the
Propositions; and likewise to the (fn. *)
E. of Northumberland to repair to London, when he pleases.
Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland, One
of the Committees of Peers that go to Oxford to treat
with the King, shall hereby have Liberty and Power to
repair to London, upon any emergent Occasion, as he
shall think fit, either to inform this House or otherwise; and that the House of Commons shall be acquainted
herewith, and be desired that their Committees may have
the same Liberty given them.
Committee at Conventry refuse to send up the E. of Newport to the Lords, without Order of the H. C.
This House was informed, "That the Committees
at Coventry refuse to send up the Earl of Newport
(stayed by them) to this House, according to their
Lordships Order, unless they have Directions from
the House of Commons:" Hereupon this House Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to acquaint them that this House conceives this to
be a great Breach of their Lordships Privileges (especially the Earl of Newport being a Peer of this House);
and that their Lordships have forborne to do any
(fn. †) Thing herein to repair themselves, before they have
acquainted the House of Commons therewith; therefore
they hope the House of Commons will give their Lordships Reparation herein, and desire the like may be done
no more hereafter.
Plumer and Allen committed, for opening the E. of Holland's Letter;
John Plumer and George Allen, the Scouts that opened
the Letter of the Bishop of Chichester, directed to the
Earl of Holland; and, upon their Confession of the said
Fact, this House Ordered, That the said John Plumer
and George Allen, for this presumptuous Fact and Insolency, shall be cashiered of their Employment (fn. ‡) in the
Troop, and be committed to the Prison of The Gatehouse, there to remain during the Pleasure of this
Captain Washborne to cashier them.
The Captain was called, and commanded to cashier
them out of his Troop.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeilde and Mr. Serjeant Glanvile:
To deliver unto them Sir Hugh Pollard's Petition;
and to let them know, that their Lordships are inclined
to grant the Petition, because he was apprehended in his
House by Warrant from the Earl of Bedford, and not
by any (fn. ||) Order of Parliament.
Deuherst, a Protection.
Ordered, That Mr. Deuhurst, of Chesun Nunnery, shall have the Protection of this House, to preserve
his House and Goods (fn. §) from Plundering and Spoiling.
Rosse's Petition, to have his Money restored to him, that was seized at Gravesend going to Scotland.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Rosse, Her Majesty's Servant; shewing, "That he, being sick, is
advised by his Physicians to go into his own Country
in Scotland, and hereupon made Money of all he
had, to the Value of Eleven Hundred Pounds, which
he put into his Trunks, to be sent to Gravesende, and
from thence to Scotland; which, coming to Gravesende, was there seized on by the Searchers, upon
Pretence that the same was to be carried beyond
Sea contrary to the Statute; whereas the same was
not intended to be transported otherwise or elsewhere than within the Seas, and His Majesty's own
Dominions; and if, in Strictness of Law, the same
should become forfeited, it is through Ignorance, and
will be his utter (fn. *) Undoing: Therefore humbly
prays, that, upon giving in Security into His Majesty's Court of Exchequer according to the Course
of the said Court, the Petitioner's Money may be
restored to him by the said Searchers; and that Mr.
Baron Trevor may receive Directions accordingly."
Ordered, That this House grants this Petition, and
directs Mr. Baron Trevor to take Security, and give
Order for the restoring of the said Money accordingly.
Delinquents for Words against the E. of Suffolk.
Ordered, That the Lord Grey of Warke shall Tomorrow give in the Names of those Persons, which he
undertook to discover to this House, touching the scandalous Speeches concerning the Earl of Suffolke.
Reynolds and Thornton, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Thornton
shall (fn. †) have Passes, to go to Oxford, one to attend the
Great Seal, and the other to attend the Office of the
Message to the H. C. to give their Committees, who are to go to the King Leave to come to Town occasionally; and for a Conference about the E. of Newport.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire them to give their Committees Liberty and
Power to repair to London, upon any emergent Occasion,
as they shall think fit, either to inform the Parliament
of any Concernment, or otherwise; and to let them
know, that their Lordships have given their Committee
the same Liberty; and further, to desire a Conference
concerning the Earl of Newporte.
E. of Nottingham, Leave to go to Sea, with the E. of Warwick.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nott. have Leave of
this House to go to Sea, with the Earl of Warwicke, for
a little Time.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That, concerning the Liberty to be given to their
Committees that go to treat with the King, and concerning the Earl of Newport, they will return an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Viscount Cranborne:
That they are ready to give their Lordships a present
Conference, touching the Earl of Newport; and desire
a Conference touching the Leave given to the Earl of
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Heron, who brought the Message from the King, stopped in his Return by the Court of Guard, though he had a Pass from this House.
Captain of the Guard sent for.
Upon Information given to this House, "That Henry
Heron Esquire, who lately brought the Message from
His Majesty, having the Pass of this House for his
going to Oxford, yet notwithstanding was stayed at the
Court of Guard at Hide-Parke Yesterday, (fn. ‡) and not
permitted to go:" Hereupon this House Ordered,
That the Officer that commanded in Chief Yesterday
at the Court of Guard at Hyde-Parke shall be sent
for, to appear before this House To-morrow Morning,
to give an Account why the said Captain Heron was
stayed, and not permitted to pass according to the Order
of this House.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about the Committees who are to go to the King coming to Town occasionally.
And the Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference; which was, "To acquaint their Lordships with
Two Resolutions of the House of Commons:
"1. That the Committee appointed to go to Oxford
shall have Power to send any One of the Committee
of this House, upon any emergent Occasion, to take
the further Advice of this House."
Western Carriers, &c. plundered by the King's Forces.
"2. That the Committee take a fitting and speedy
Opportunity to inform His Majesty, that, although
His Majesty hath lately given Public Assurance, by
His Proclamation, for the free Passage of Horse,
Carriers, Waggoners, and Wainmen, that yet, notwithstanding, divers Carriers, Waggoners, and Wainmen, of the Counties of Somersett, Wilts, Devon, and
Gloucester, were this last Week robbed, by Parties
of His Majesty's Army issuing out of Reading;
under the Command of Colonel Willmot, Sir Arthur
Aston, and others; and to pray Restitution and Punishment of those who have presumed to violate His Majesty's Word, so publicly given."
E. of Northumberland to come to Town occasionally.
Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland, appointed to be a Committee to attend His Majesty at
Oxon, to treat about the Propositions for Peace, is
hereby authorized, upon any emergent Occasion, to
come up to the Parliament, to receive further Advice.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to these Votes.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let the House of Commons know, that their Lordships do agree with them in the Votes brought up at
the last Conference.
House adjourned till 10a cras.