DIE Veneris, videlicet, 14 die Januarii.
This Day the General Order for suppressing of Tumults and Unlawful Assemblies throughout this whole
Kingdom was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
The General Order for suppressing Riots and unlawful Assemblies.
"Whereas Information hath been given to the
Parliament, that the Lord Digby (Son to the Earl
of Bristoll) and Colonel Lunsford, with others,
have gathered Troops of Horse, and have appeared
in a Warlike Manner at Kingston upon Thames, in
the County of Surrey (where the Magazine of Arms
for that Part of the County lies), to the Terror and
Affright of His Majesty's good Subjects, and Disturbance of the Public Weal of the Kingdom; it is
this Day Ordered by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, That the Sheriffs of the several Counties
of England and Wales, calling to their Assistance
the Justices of the Peace and the Trained Bands of
those several Counties, or so many of them as shall
be necessary for the Service, shall suppress all unlawful Assemblies, gathered together to the Disturbance of the public Peace of the Kingdom, in their
several Counties respectively; and that they take
Care to secure the said Counties, and all the Magazines in them."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Order.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Justice Foster and Justice Malett:
Unlawful Assemblies in England and Wales to be suppressed.
To let them know that whereas they sent up an Order
Yesterday, that the Sheriffs of Five Counties should take
Care for suppressing of Tumults and unlawful Assemblies, this House thinks it fit it (fn. *) be made general to all
the Counties of England
(fn. †) and Wales; to that Purpose,
have sent them an Order which their Lordships have
approved of; and to desire the House of Commons to
join with them in it.
Ld. Wharton and Ld. Brooke to see Public Orders executed.
Ordered, That the Lord Wharton and the Lord
Brooke are hereby appointed by this House, to see that
all Public Orders be put into Execution.
Message from the H. C. that they will meet every Morning at Eight.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Gherrard, Baronet, consisting of
1. To let their Lordships know, that, in regard of
the many and pressing Affairs of the Kingdom, the
House of Commons have resolved to sit a Mornings, by
Eight of the Clock.
For the Royal Assent to the Bill for Pressing.
2. The House of Commons desires to know whether
any Warrant be yet come from the King, for giving the
Royal Assent to the Bill for pressing of Mariners; if
there be, they desire it may be speedily expedited.
And about the Marquis of Hertford attending the Prince.
3. The House of Commons do communicate Resothtions and Orders, made by them, concerning the Lord
Marquis Hartford's attending the Prince, etc. in which
the House of Commons desires their Lordships would
be pleased to join with them (fn. *) ; which was read, in hæc
"Die Veneris, 14 Januarii, 1641.
"Resolved, upon the Question.
Marquis of Hertford to take Care of the Prince, lest he be conveyed out of the Kingdom.
"That the Lords be moved to join with this House,
to enjoin the Marquis Hertford (appointed by His
Majesty to be Governor to the Prince), as he will answer the Breach of that Trust, that doth so immediately concern the present and future Peace and Safety
of the Three Kingdoms, forthwith to repair to the
Prince, and, according to the Duty of his Place, to
take Care of him, and to give his Personal Attendance on his Highness, and to be very watchful to prevent that he be not carried out of the Kingdom: And
the House of Commons doth further declare (and desire
the Lords will do the like), That whatsoever Person
shall be advising or assistant to the conveying of the
Prince out of the Kingdom, or attend his Highness
in his Journey, shall be declared and reputed a public
Enemy to the Protestant Religion, and the Peace and
Safety of the Three Kingdom: It is further Ordered, That the Lords be likewise moved to join with
the House of Commons, in an humble Desire to His
Majesty, that He will not, for any Cause whatsoever,
permit the Prince to be conveyed out of the Kingdom,
without the humble Advice and Consent of the Parliament."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in all the aforesaid Particulars, and will
join with them in the whole, as they have desired.
TheMarquis's Excuse about the Prince.
The Lord Marquis Hertford, being in the House,
gave their Lordships this Account, "That when the
King (fn. †) went to Hampton Court, He demanded the
Prince of him, and took him away with Him in His
Coach in the Afternoon; and His Majesty commanded
his Lordship to stay here: Therefore his Lordship
desired this House would require no more of him than
he is able to perform; and, as far as in him lay, he
would obey their Lordships Command, to attend the
Prince; and, if there be Cause of Fear, as the Parliament apprehends, he will give Advice thereof to
Committee to draw up Instructions for the Marquis of Hertford.
Hereupon these Lords following were appointed to
draw up, and present to this House, what Instructions are
sit to be given to the Lord Marquis Hertford, that he
may acquaint the King with the Desires of both Houses,
and what Order to be given to the Lord Marquis for his
Attendance upon the Prince his Highness:
L. D. of Richmond.
Answer to the Message from the H. C.
The Answer returned to the House of Commons concerning this Message was:
1. Concerning the House sitting at Eight of the Clock
in the Morning, this House resolves to sit accordingly.
2. Concerning the passing of the Bill for pressing of
Mariners, there is a Commission for the giving of the
Royal Assent to that Bill sent to the King, to be signed;
and, as soon as it returns, it shall be expedited.
3. Concerning the Resolutions and Orders made concerning the Lord Marquis Hertford's attending the Prince
his Highness, this House agrees with the House of Commons in them all.
Report from The States Ambassador, concerning staying of Ships going for Ireland.
The Earl of Bath reported, "That he had been
with The States Ambassador, to desire him, for both
Houses of Parliament, that he would give present
Order to The States Ships that lie before Dunkerk,
and other Parts of Flanders, for the Staying of all
Ships as are laden with Arms, Ammunition, or Provisions, and bound for the Relief and Assistance of
the Rebels of Ireland: The Ambassador says, he had
already received Intimation from the Committee of
the House of Commons to this Purpose, and accordingly hath sent Order to their General Van Troompe;
but he desires he may have the Desires of the Parliament in Writing, that, upon all Occasions, he may
know the better what to do therein."
Desires of bot Houses to be drawn up and presented.
Hereupon the Earl of Bath and the Earl of Warwicke were appointed to draw up the Desires of both
Houses to The States Ambassador concerning this Business, and to present the same to this House.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Hotham, Knight:
Message from the H. C. for printing the Order against Tumulis.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons doth agree with this House, that the Orders for
suppressing of Tumults and unlawful Assemblies be
made general through all England, and the Dominion
of Wales; and they desire that the said Order be printed,
and published in all Market Towns and Cities in England
And to desire the Lords would proceed in the Bill for depriving the Bishops of their Votes.
2. The House of Commons desires this House would
proceed upon the Bill depending before their Lordships,
for taking away the Votes of the Bishops out of this
House, and disenabling all Persons in Holy Orders from
exercising any Temporal Jurisdiction or Authority.
Order against Tumults to be printed.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons, concerning the Printing and Publishing of
the Order for suppressing all Tumults and unlawful
Assemblies in all the Market Towns and Cities of this
Kingdom, and doth Order the same accordingly.
The Answer returned to the House of Commons concerning the aforesaid Message was:
Answer to the Message from the H. C.
That this House fully agrees with the House of Commons, for printing and publishing the Order for suppressing Tumults, etc. and have given Order accordingly. And for the Bill concerning Bishops Votes, this
House will proceed therein with convenient Expedition.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Bennett:
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with the King's Message of Yesterday.
To acquaint them with the King's Message, reported
Yesterday by the Lord Keeper, concerning the Commission for giving the Royal Assent to Two Bills, and
concerning the Town of Hull, and touching the Proceeding against the Lord Kymbolton, Mr. Hollis, etc. and to
deliver the Papers of the aforesaid Particulars to the
House of Commons.
The Messagers return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Papers to the House of
Commons, as they were commanded.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Arthur Goodwyn, Esquire:
Message from the H. C. to desire the Lords would sit a while.
To desire their Lordships will be pleased to fit a while,
they being in Consideration of weighty Business, concerning which they shall have Occasion to confer with
their Lordships, by Way of Conference about it.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will fit a while, as is desired.
The Lords Committees reported the Order concerning the Lord Marquis Hertford, which was read, and
approved of: videlicet,
Order for securing the Prince.
"Ordered, That the Lord Marquis Hertford (appointed by His Majesty to be Governor to the Prince),
as he will answer the Breach of that Trust, that doth
so immediately concern the present and future Peace
and Safety of the Three Kingdoms, shall forthwith
repair to the Prince, and, according to the Duty of
his Place, take Care of him, and give his Personal
Attendance on his Highness, and shall be very watchful to prevent that he be not carried out of the Kingdom."
His Majesty to be acquainted with it.
Ordered, That the Marquis of Hertford shall attend the Prince his Highness To-morrow Morning, according to this aforesaid Order, and acquaint His Majesty therewith, from both Houses of Parliament.
Declaration for the Militia.
After this, the Declaration brought up Yesterday
from the House of Commons, concerning the putting of
the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence, was taken into
Consideration; and the House was adjourned into a
Committee during Pleasure, to debate the Preamble of
it; and, after much Debate, the House was resumed,
and the Question was put, "Whether that the Narrative in this Declaration shall be referred to a Committee, to be so penned as that it may appear to be
the Narrative only of the House of Commons, and
thereupon to be so published." But it was Resolved,
by the major Part, negatively.
Hereupon this House Resolved, To have a Conference
To-morrow with the House of Commons, to hear the
Reasons that induced them to make this Narrative in
The Lord Keeper signified to this House, "That he
had now received a Letter from the King, with a
Message, which His Majesty hath commanded him to
deliver presently to both Houses of Parliament."
The King's Letter was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
"My Lord Keeper,
Letter from the King to the Lord Keeper.
"This is to command you to deliver that which is
contained within this inclosed Paper, as a Message
from Me to both Houses, and that instantly, without
Delay, and so I rest,
Windsor, 14 January, 1641.
"Your assured Friend,
Message from the King, about Lord Kymbolton, and the Five Members impeached with him.
"His Majesty being no less tender of the Privileges
of Parliament, and thinking Himself no less concerned that they be not broken, and that they be asserted
and vindicated whensoever they are so, than the Parliament itself, hath thought fit to add to His last Message this Profession, That, in all His Proceedings
against the Lord Kymbolton, Mr. Hollis, Sir Arthur
Haselrigg, Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Strode, He had never
the least Intention of violating the least Privilege of
Parliament; and, in Case any Doubt of Privileges
remain, will be willing to clear that, and assert those
by any reasonable Way that this Parliament shall advise Him to; upon Confidence of which, He no way
doubts His Parliament will forthwith lay by all Jealousies, and apply themselves to the public and pressing Affairs, and especially to those of Ireland, wherein the Good of this Kingdom and the true Religion
(which shall be His Majesty's first Care) are so highly
and nearly concerned; and His Majesty assures Himself that His Care of their Privileges will increase
their Tenderness of His Royal Prerogative, which
are so necessary to the mutual Defence of each other,
and both which will be the Foundation of a perpetual
perfect Intelligence between His Majesty and Parliaments, and of the Happiness and Prosperity of this
The House resolving to communicate this Answer to
the House of Commons; a Message was sent, by Justice
Foster and Justice Mallett:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, so soon as may (fn. *) stand with the Conveniency of
that House, touching a Message sent now from the
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present
Meeting, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Jo. Hungerford, Knight:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference; touching the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom.
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with
the Conveniency of this House, by a Committee of
both Houses, touching the Peace and Safety of the
The Answer hereunto returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Meeting, as
is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
This House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended,
the House was resumed; and it was Ordered, That the
Report of this Conference shall be made To-morrow.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
videlicet, 15m diem instantis Januarii, 1641, hora 8a
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.