DIE Veneris, videlicet, 5 Martii.
Nash versus Kynaston in Error.
Upon reading the Petition of Charles Kynaston, Defendant, in a Writ of Error brought out of the King's
Bench by Thomas Nash; it was Ordered by the House,
That the said Nash do peremptorily assign Errors here
in Court this Day Sevennight; videlicet, the 12th Day
of this Instant March.
Ordered, That Nicholas Hawes do forthwith sue
out his Livery out of the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That all Petitions be first delivered into
this House, before they be received at the Committees.
Leave to Sir Tho. Aston and Sir Arthur Aston to speak with the E. of Strafford.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Tho. Aston, Baronet,
and Sir Arthur Aston, Knight, alledging, "That the
Earl of Strafford is indebted to them in a great Sum
of Money; therefore humbly praying the Favour of
this House to be admitted to speak with him;" it was
Ordered, That the aforesaid Sir Tho. Aston and Sir
Arthur Aston have Liberty to speak with the Earl of
Strafford in The Tower, about the aforesaid Business;
but the Lieutenant of The Tower to be present, and hear
what Discourse is between them.
Ordered, That the Petition of Robert Hurlocke and
others, against John Crane, be referred to the Committee
The Counsel of the Lord Phillip Herbert, and the
Lord Viscount Grandison, and the Counsel of the Earl of
March, were heard in open Court, concerning the stating
of the Business rightly for Sutton Marsh; and it was Ordered, That their Cause shall be reviewed, and peremptorily heard here in open Court at the Bar, upon
Monday come Six Weeks; videlicet, the 19th Day of
April next ensuing. In the mean Time, both Sides may
examine what Witnesses they please, for Preservation of
their Testimonies, in Case they should die, or not be able
to come; but, if they are alive, and be able to come at
the Hearing of the Cause, then the said Witnesses to be
heard viva voce; and as for the Manner and Wa of the
taking of Examinations, this House will hear Counsel on
both Sides To-morrow Morning.
After this, was produced a Paper sent to the Lords
Commissioners from the Scots, which was read in the
House, as followeth:
Memorial from the Scots, for Money to pay their Army immediately.
"To remember that, these Six Weeks past, we have,
at every Meeting with the English Commissioners,
pressed the Monies due and promised to our Army;
the Earl of Bristoll hath ever promised to represent the
same, and to have gotten Twenty-five Thousand Pounds
above Six Weeks since, and Fifty-two Thousand
Pounds about Fourteen Days since; and there being
now resting above Sixty-five Thousand Pounds; and
again the 16th of March, now resting Eighty-one
Thousand Five Hundred Pounds; the Soldiers reduced to that Extremity, that all Monies were
spent above Six Weeks since: That there being
Impossibility in the People to furnish them any more in
Trust, there being Fifty Thousand Pounds sent to the
King's Army, will also add to the Discontent of our
Soldiers and of the Country People of Northumberland, and Bishoprick, who, being poor, are less able
to furnish than those of Yorkeshire; it cannot be
eschewed but that the Soldiers will break in upon the
nearest Countries that are able to entertain them;
and it cannot be accounted a Breach, being pressed
with such Necessity, and all the Conditions of Monies
Monthly payable, being broken.
Money granted for them.
"It is therefore desired, that a present Course may
be taken, for getting of Twenty-five Thousand Pounds
against To-morrow; and the same may be turned into
Gold, and sent down with all Haste; and the rest
may be provided against the Beginning of the next.
The pressing Necessities and Inconveniencies which
may ensue, if Monies be not speedily gotten, are
greater than we can express."
Upon this the Earl of Warwicke informed the House,
That he had understood that the House of Commons
had provided Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, to be ready
against To-morrow, to be sent to the Scotts."
The House hereupon appointed the Earl of Warwick
to give an Account To-morrow Morning, whether any
Monies were appointed to be speedily sent down to the
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Sabbati, videlicet, 6m diem instantis Martii, hora nona,
Dominis sic decernontibus.