DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 1 die Maii.
Nash versus Kynaston in Error.
This Day the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench
brought into the House a Transcript, and the Record,
concerning the Writ of Error depending in this House,
between Nash and Kynnaston; which was delivered to the
Clerk, who brought it to his Table; and, when the
House was adjourned, did examine the Transcript with
The King will be present this Morning.
It was signisied to the House, by the Speaker, That
he understands by some Lords that His Majesty intends to
come to the House this Morning, between Ten and
Eleven of the Clock.
Bills from the H. C.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Mr. Arthur Goodwin: who said, he was commanded by them
to deliver to their Lordships Two Bills, which had passed
that House; One, intituled, "An Act for suppressing
and destroying all Turkish, Moorish, and other Pirates;"
the Other, intituled, "An Act to restrain Bishops, and
others in Holy Orders, from intermeddling with secular Affairs."
Suppressing of Pirates.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the suppressing and destroying of all Turkish, Moorish, and other
Restraining Bishops from secular Affairs.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for to restrain
Bishops, and others in Holy Orders, from intermeddling
with secular Affairs.
Paper sent from the Scots at Newcastle.
The Lords Commissioners signified to the House, That
they had received from the Scotts Commissioners a Paper
sent to them from the Scotts at Newcastle, which they
desired the Lords Commissioners to present to the Parliament; and the House caused the said Paper to be read
publicly, in these Words following: videlicet,
"Although we know the Wisdom and Care of the
Parliament to be so great, that they consider wisely of
the Weight of Matters which concerns both the Kingdoms, and affectionately of our present Case and Condition; and although, in the Midst of so many and important Affairs, we desire not to make the smallest Impediment or Interruption; yet the Necessity of our
Affairs do so press us, that we are again constrained
to represent our earnest Desires, that this Treaty of
Peace may be brought, as to a happy, so to a speedy,
Conclusion. Your Lordships know that the Time is
long since the Treaty begun; and both Sides did expect that, long before this Time, it should have been
ended. The Expence of the King and Kingdoms, for
Maintenance of Armies within their own Bowels, is
vast, and will be found greivous afterwards to all the
Subjects. Our common Enemies will rejoice when
they see the Kingdoms weakening and consuming themselves; and getting a large Time to work, may be
quickened to Undertakings against us, which, by our
speedy Peace, would lie dead. Our Friends abroad
may, through this long Delay and Lingering, conceive
just Fears that our Cessation of Arms shall turn
(which God forbid) into a Combustion and intestine
War, which would be the King's Danger and Dishonour, our Common Ruin, a Scandal and Wound to all
the Reformed Churches, and a Joy and Triumph to
the Enemies of God and ours. In our Country, the
Laws are still silent, and the Courts of Justice sit not,
that, except for Fear of God, and Hope of a settled
Peace, every Man would do that which seemeth good
in his own Eyes. Many of the Nobility and Gentry,
to their great Loss, are detained from their weighty
Affairs and Families; Ministers are kept from their
Flocks; Commerce and Negociation doth but languish,
and many Tradesmen and Labourers (fn. *) hindered from
providing for their Wives and Children: The Northern
Counties are over-charged and spent; our Army,
through Want of Monies expected by the Counties for
their Relief, after long Patience, in Danger either to
starve or provide for themselves in other Places, which
may occasion the Evils, which we all desire may by all
Means be avoided; and all the while the King Himself is daily vexed and disquieted with such Things as
profit nothing. Upon the other Part, by an happy
and speedy Peace, all these Evils shall be cured, all
the Clouds of our Fear scattered, and the Rumours of
unhappy Wars shall cease: All our Demands are answered except the last; and this also is fully debated,
and all the Particulars thereof now a Month since are
presented to be considered by the Parliament; and
we all the Time doing nothing, but attending for an
Answer, and waiting to satisfy any Doubt that shall
arise concerning any of them, we do, therefore, upon the former Considerations, in all Earnestness intreat for an Answer; and that, the Act being framed
and agreed upon for settling the Peace, and Satisfaction being given for the Arrears and Brotherly Assistance granted for our Relief, the Treaty may be closed,
and we may return to our own Country in Peace.
28th April, 1641.
The King's Speech about the E. of Strafford to both Houses.
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And it fell into Debate whether the Scotts Papers
should be conveyed by a Conference to the House of
Commons now or on Monday. The House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure; and being
resumed, it was Resolved, That the Conference touching
the said Papers should be on Monday next.
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Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco,
Locum tenens Domini Custodis Magni Sigilli, declaravit
præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem
Lunæ, videlicet, 3m diem instantis Maii, 1641, hora 9a;
Dominis sic decernentibus.