Die Jovis, videlicet, 20 die Januarii.
It was signified to the House, "That there were
without divers Gentlemen of Essex, who desired that
this House would give them Leave to present a
Petition to their Lordships," (fn. *) to which the House
gave Leave; and they were called in, and presented
this Petition following, which was read in hæc verba:
The Essex Petition.
"To the Right Honourable the House of Peers.
"The humble Petition of sundry of the Knights,
Gentlemen, and Inhabitants, of the County of
Essex, in their own Names, and in the Behalf
of many others,
"Most humbly sheweth,
"That we are truly sensible of, and daily thankful for,
your Care and Pains (with the House of Commons)
for the settling of Church and State; and though
that the Reformation which is desired be much retarded, and your Endeavours in a great Measure made
abortive, by the Counsels and Practises of the malignant Party of Prelates and Popish Lords, yet your
indefatigable Labours we with all Thankfulness most
humbly acknowledge; and we do, in all Humility,
represent to your most Honourable Consideration our
remaining Fears and Grievances, arising from the
Delays of Help to our Brethren of Ireland, whereby
they daily lay under many inhuman Villanies and
barbarous Cruelties; the Fears from The Tower of
London (the Magazine of the Kingdom), which is
intrusted in unknown Hands, and with one whom we
cannot confide in; the Defect of the Arms of our
Trained Bands, which were not long since taken away,
whereby a Maritimate County is in Part left unarmed;
the putting some of our Gentlemen out of the Commission for the Peace, because they would not serve
the Turn of present Times; the not executing of
Priests condemned by the Law, whereby that Party
are grown more insolent, seeing that Justice against
them is stopt (even in the Time of Parliament), though
they are Delinquents in the highest Kind; the Prelates and Popish Lords still sitting and voting in your
House, a Thing (as we conceive) most incompatible
to the Office of the one, and no ways fit to be allowed
to the other; and lastly, our Fears are from the unparalleled Breaches of the Liberties of Parliament,
which are the Strength and Safety of your Body, and
the Inheritance of the Subject, all which do cause
such a Decay of Cloathing and Farming (the Two
Trades of our Country, whereby the Multitudes of
our People have lived), that we tremble to think what
may follow thereupon.
"Most humbly praying, that bleeding Ireland may
speedily and strongly be relieved, The Tower of London
may be committed to safe Hands, the Arms of Trained
Bands repaired, and trusted with able and approved
Persons, that the County may be put into a Posture
of Defence both by Land and Sea, the Gentlemen
which have been (for their Faithfulness) put out of
Commission may be restored, the condemned Priests
executed, the Prelates and Popish Lords may be excluded your House, the Privileges of Parliament may
be fully assured, and the worthy Members of it (who
have, in an unheard of, illegal Way, been endangered)
may be vindicated, and receive Reparation.
"And your Petitioners do resolve, in all just and
honourable Ways (according to our late Protestation), to maintain the Persons and Privileges of this Honourable Parliament with
our Lives and Estates, against the Enemies of
God, the King, and State.
"And humbly pray, &c."
Thanks given to the Petitioners.
The Gentlemen were commanded to withdraw; and
the House took into Consideration what Answer to give
for the present; and being called in again, the Speaker,
by the Direction of the House, gave them this Answer:
"That their Lordships do give them Thanks for their
Care and Good-will in the relation to the Privileges
of Parliament, and the Safety of Ireland; and for
the rest of their Petition, this House will take it into
Consideration in due Time."
Contribution for Ireland Bill.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for a speedy
Contribution and Loan towards the Relief of His Majesty's distressed Subjects of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Committed to these Lords following: videlicet,
The D. of Richmond.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Mr. Baron Henden and
Mr. Justice Mallett,
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them, to meet on
Saturday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock
in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber.
Minne versus Sir Richard Yonge.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do
meet To-morrow, and give an Account to this House
of Sir Richard Younge's Business, referred to them on
The Lord Keeper signified to this House, "That
he had (now sitting in the House) received a Paper
sent him from the King, directed to both Houses of
Parliament; which Paper, by Command of the
House, was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
The King's Message about the Peace of the Kingdom.
"His Majesty, perceiving the manifold Distractions
which are now in this Kingdom, which cannot but
bring great Inconveniency and Mischiefs to this whole
Government, in which as His Majesty is most chiefly
interested, so He holds Himself by many Reasons
most obliged to do what in Him lies for the preventing hereof, though He might justly expect (as
most proper for the Duty of Subjects) that Propositions for the Remedies of these Evils ought rather
to come to Him than from Him, yet His Fatherly
Care of all His People being such, that He will
rather lay by any particular Respect of His own
Dignity, than that any Time should be lost for Prevention of these threatening Evils, which cannot admit
the Delays of the ordinary Proceedings in Parliament,
doth think fit to make this ensuing Protestation to
both Houses of Parliament:
"That they with all Speed falling into a serious Consideration of all those Particulars which they shall
hold necessary, as well for the upholding and maintaining of His Majesty's just and Regal Authority,
and for the settling of His Revenue, as for the present
and future Establishment of their Privileges, the free
and quiet Enjoying of their Estates and Fortunes, the
Liberty of their Persons, and Security of the true
Religion now professed in the Church of England,
and the settling of the Ceremonies in such a Manner
as may take away all just Offence; which when they
shall have digested and composed into One entire
Body, that so His Majesty and themselves may be able
to make the more clear Judgement of them, it shall
then appear, by what His Majesty shall do, how far
He hath been from intending or designing any of
those Things, which the too great Fears and Jealousies
of some Persons seem to apprehend, and how ready
He will be to equal and exceed the greatest Examples
of the most indulgent Princes in their Acts of Grace
and Favour to their People, so that, if all the present
Distractions (which so apparently threaten the Ruin of
this Kingdom) do not (by the Blessing of Almighty
God) end in an happy and blessed Accommodation,
His Majesty will then be ready to call Heaven and
Earth, God and Man to Witness, that it hath not
failed on His Part."
Ordered, That this Message be communicated to
the House of Commons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Justice Foster, and Justice Heath:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference concerning it.
To let them know, that their Lordships have received
a Gracious Message from His Majesty, which fills their
Lordships Hearts with a great Deal of Joy and Comfort; which being to be delivered to both Houses,
their Lordships do desire it may be communicated unto
them; to that End, do desire a present Conference, by
a Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber.
The Lord Keeper was appointed, at this Conference,
to deliver a Copy of this Message to the House of
Commons, and to desire them from this House, that
they would take it into their speedy and serious Consideration.
E. of Peterborough excused.
The Earl of Peterborough excused for his Absence
L. Darcy and Conyers introduced.
This Day the Lord Darcie and Conyers was introducted in his Robes, between the Lord Wharton and
the Lord Fauconbridge, the Lord Great Chamberlain
and the Earl Marshal and Garter going before him.
His Lordship delivered his Patent of Restitution and
Creation, and his Writ of Summons, unto the Lord
Keeper, upon his Knee; which being done, the Lord
Keeper delivered them to the Clerk of the Parliament,
who carried them to his Table, and read the Writ of
Summons, dated the 28th of October 1641. And then
his Lordship was placed next to the Lord Dacres, with
a Salvo Jure.
After this, the House was adjourned during Pleasure,
and the Lords went to the Conference; which being
ended, the House was resumed.
Sheriffs of London to receive the Arms, &c. at Vaux Hall, Cent. House, &c.
Ordered, &c. That the Sheriffs of the City of
London, or One of them, shall receive by Inventory
all such Ordnance, and other Arms, as belong to any
Private Persons, which are to be kept to their Uses,
remaining now at Fox Hall, Cant. House, the Archbishop
of York's House in Westm. and in the Bishop of Winton's
House, (a fit Proportion (fn. *) of Arms being left at each
Place for the necessary Security thereof), the said
Sheriffs being to receive their Directions from a Committee lately appointed by the Parliament; but the
Intents of the Lords are, and it is further Ordered,
That such Ordnance and Arms as do belong to His
Majesty shall be forthwith sent to the King's Magazine
in The Tower of London.
Recruits for L. Craven to be sent to The Low Countries.
Ordered, &c. upon the Motion of the Right Honourable the Lord Craven, That his Lordship shall have
Power (by such Officers as he shall appoint under his
Hand and Seal) to entertain and transport (by virtue
of this Order) into The Low Countries, for the Supply
of his own particular Company there, and for the Service of The States of The United Provinces, the Number
of Thirty Men, by Way of Recruits, according to
former Liberty granted by His Majesty and the Parliament, for the Supplying of other Companies in the
The whole Number granted upon this Motion being
Sixty, they were divided into several Warrants, by
Sir Henry Pagett, Do.
Upon like Motion, the same Day, of the Lord Pagett,
on the Behalf of his Brother Sir Henry Pagett, for the
same Number of Sixty, for his own particular Company,
the same was granted by their Lordships, and divided as
John Bourke released.
Ordered, &c. That John Bourke, now a Prisoner
in The Fleet by Order of this House, shall (by virtue
hereof) be brought before the Lord Chief Justice of
the King's Bench, and (upon such Bail as his Lordship
shall approve of) to be freed of and from his present
Restraint and Imprisonment, paying his Fees, with Condition nevertheless that he the said Bourke shall, upon a
Week's Warning from this House, attend the Lords in
the Upper House of Parliament.
"To the Warden of The Fleet, his
Deputy or Deputies."
Ebror, Cross, &c. released.
The House being this Day informed, "That William
Ebbron, William Crosse, George Reynolds, and George
Thacker, have lain long in the Custody of the Gentleman Usher of this House, for their Contempt of
the Orders of this Court, by their Disturbance of
the Possessions of the King's Tenants of the Fens in
Lincolnshire, called The East, West, and North Fens;"
and their Lordships being inclined to Mercy, have
thought fit, and so Ordered, That the said Ebron,
Crosse, Reynolds, and Thacker, paying their Fees, shall
(upon their humble Acknowledgement of their Faults,
before the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench,
and promising before his Lordship never to commit
the like hereafter) be released of their present Restraint
and Imprisonment; and this, &c.
"To the Gentleman Usher, &c."
E. Bedford and Portland, concerning Whittlesea.
Ordered, &c. That the Cause concerning Whittlesea, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge,
wherein the Earls of Bedford and Portland are concerned, in themselves and their Tenants, shall be heard
before the Lords Committees for Petitions on the First
Tuesday in Easter Term, being the 28th of April 1642;
and that all Proceedings in the said Cause shall be
stayed until the said 28th of April; and also in the
Interim the Possession of the Lands in Question shall
remain with the said Earls, and such as claim under
them, according to former Orders of this House.
Printed Order to defer Private Causes till 21st of Marchnext.
"Whereas the Lords in the Upper House of Parliament do find that there are many Petitions concerning Private Persons depending now before their
Lordships, and conceive that many more may be
brought into that House, if timely Advertisement be
not given to the contrary, which may occasion the
Repair and Attendance of divers of His Majesty's
loving Subjects upon their Lordships, who cannot
give a Dispatch to their Private Businesses, by reason
of the many Public and great Affairs that now lie
before them, concerning the Safety and Weal of
His Majesty's Kingdoms: It is therefore thought
fit, and so Ordered by the Lords in Parliament,
That all Private Businesses shall be hereby deferred
and put off until the 21st of March next; whereof
this House doth hereby give Notice to all His Majesty's loving People, to prevent the Charge and
Trouble, which otherwise the Petitioners might be
put unto, in repairing unto this House at this Time."
Report of the Meeting at Grocers Hall.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland reported to this
House, and gave an Account of, what Orders hath
been made, and what Votes have passed, at the Meeting
of the Committees for the Irish Affairs, of both Houses,
at Grocers Hall:
Ld. Digby and Sir John Pennington sent for.
"1. That the Lords Committees received a Message
from the Committee of the House of Commons, to
acquaint them that they had received some Examinations from Canterbury, taken by the Mayor, of a Man
of Mr. Daniell Oneales; who had Letters to deliver to
the Lord Digby, from London; and they understand
that the Lord Digby was lately stayed at Canterbury and
examined, but is now gone from thence, and is
aboard the Ship wherein Sir Jo. Pennington commands. Upon this, the Committee of the House of
Commons desired that their Lordships would send for
Sir Jo. Pennington and the Lord Digby, And
accordingly the Lords Committees made these Orders
"Die Martis, 18 Januarii, 1641.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Committees for the Irish Affairs, That the Lord High
Admiral of England be desired from the Lords Committees, that he would send for Sir Jo. Pennington, to
come and attend the Parliament, to be examined
concerning the Lord Digby.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords Committees for the Irish Affairs, That the Lord George
Digby, Eldest Son of the Earl of Bristoll, shall forthwith attend the said Lords Committees.
"To the Gentleman Usher attending the Lords
Ordered, That this House approves of, and confirms, these Two Orders aforesaid, made by the Lords
"2. His Lordship reported a Vote, which (fn. *) was
brought from the Committee of the House of Commons, concerning the Indemnity of Serjeant Major
"To which the Lords Committees have agreed
with the Committee of the House of Commons.
"3. His Lordship reported, That the Scotts Commissioners sent to the Lords Committees (upon the
Desire of this House) a Copy of the Petition which
they presented to His Majesty, by Way of Advice;
which the Lords Committees think fit to be offered
to their Lordships, which was commanded to be
read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Petition of the Commissioners of Scotland.
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Desires of the Commissioners of
His Majesty's Kingdom of Scotland.
"We Your Majesty's humble and faithful Subjects, considering that the mutuall Relation between
Your Majesty's Kingedomes of Scotland and England
is such as they must stande or fall together, and the
Disturbance of the one must needs disquiett and
distemper the Peace of the other, as hes bene often
acknowledged by thame both, and especially in the
late Treaty, which is ratified in Parliament, and confirmed by the publique Faith of the Estates of Your
Majesty's ancient and native Kingedome of Scotland,
soe that they are bound to maintaine the Peace and
Liberties of on another, being highlie concerned
therein, as the assured Meanes of the Safety and Preservation of thaire awne; and finding ourselves warranted and oblidged be all Meanes to labour to
keepe a right Understandinge betwixt Your Majesty
and Your People; to confirme that Brotherlie Affection betwixt the Two Nations, to advance thare
Unity be all such Waies as may tend to the Glorie
of God, and Peace of the Church and State of
both Kingedomes; and aykwayes to profer our Service for removinge all Jealousie and Mistakeinge
which may arise betwixt Your Majesty and this
Kingedome; and our best Endeavours for the better
Establishment of the Effaires and Quiet of the same,
that beth Your Majesty's Kingedomes of Scotland
and England may be united, in the enjoyeinge of thair
Liberties in Peace under Your Majesty's Scepter;
which is the most assured Foundation of Your
Majesty's Honor and Greatnes, and of the Security
of Your Royal Person, Croun, and Dignity; we have
taken the Boldnes to shaw Your Majesty that we are
heartily sorie and greived to behold these Distractions,
which encrease daylie betwixt Your Majesty and Your
People, and which we conceive are entertained by the
wicked Plots and Practices of Papists, Prelates, and
thare Adherents, whose Aime in all these Troubles hes
not been onlie to prevent all further Reformation, but
also to subvert the Purity and Truth of Religion
within all Your Majesty's Kingedomes, for which
End thair constant Endeavours have been to stir up
Divisions betwixt Your Majesty and Your People,
by thaire questioning the Authority of Parliaments,
the lawfull Liberties of the Subjects, and real weakening Your Majesty's Power and Authority, ney all
upon Pretence of extending the same, whereof by
God's Providence being disappointed in Your Majesty's Kingedome of Scotland, these have now converted
thare mischievous Counsels, Conspiracies, and Attempts, to produce these Distempers in Your Majesty's Kingedomes of England and Irland; and
therefore, accordinge to our Duety to Your Majesty,
to testify our Brotherly Affection to this Kingedome
and acquit ourselves of the Trust imposed us;
"We doe make Offer of our humble Endeavours
for composing of these Differences; and to that Purpose do beseech Your Majesty, in these Extremities,
to have Recourse to the sound and faithfull Advice
of the Honourable Houses of Parliament, and to
repose thereupon, as the onlie assured and happy
Means to establish (fn. *) the Prosperity and Quiett of
this Kingedome; and, in the Depth of Your Royall
Wisedome, to consider and preveene these Apprehensions of Fear, which may possesse the Hearts of
Your Majesty's subjects in Your other Kingedomes,
if they shall conceive the Authority of Parliaments,
and the Rights and Liberties of the Subject, to be
here called in Question; and we are confident that;
if Your Majesty shall be graciously pleased to take in
good Parte, and give Ear to, these our humble and
faithful Desires, that the Success of Your Majesty's
Affairs, howsoever perplexed, shall be happy to Your
Majesty, and joyfull to all Your People; over whom
that Your Majesty may longe and prosperously reign
is the servent and constant Prayer of us Your Majesty's faythfull Subjects and Servants.
"That the Lords Committees think it fit to offer to
their Lordships Consideration to give Thanks to the
Scotts Commissioners, for the Affection which they
have expressed to this Kingdom, in the Advice which
they gave to the King therein.
Skippon, Trained Bands.
"4. It was reported, That the Committee of the House
of Commons presented to the Lords Committees an
Order, That the Sheriffs of London and Midd.
should raise Trained Bands, by the Advice of Serjeant Major General Skippon, which they offer to their
"5. That the Lords Committees did communicate to
the Committee of the House of Commons the King's
Letter and Answer, touching the Prince and the Marquis of Hertford.
"6. His Lordship reported an Order made by the
Lords Committees, as followeth:
Die Mercurii, 19 Januarii, 1641.
Arms of the Ld. Digby staid.
"Whereas Information was given this Day to the
Lords Committees, by the Committees of the House
of Commons, That Yesterday a Waggon was met
at Bagshott, and since at Hartford-bridge, laden with
Arms and Ammunition, which belongeth to the Lord
George Digby, Eldest Son to the Earl of Bristoll; it
is therefore Ordered, by the Lords Committees for
the Irish Affairs, and for the Safety of the Kingdom,
That the said Waggon, with the Arms and Ammuninition, shall be forthwith stopped and brought up,
and put into the Custody of the Gentleman Usher
attending the Lords in Parliament."
Ordered, That this House confirms this Order made
by the Lords Committees.
The Report being made; the Lords commanded the
Order for the Indemnity of Serjeant Major General
Skippon to be read: videlicet,
"That Captain Phillip Skippon's accepting of the
Place of Serjeant Major General of the Forces of
the City of London, and his directing and ordering
the Trained Bands of the City and adjacent Parts to
beat their Drums, to assemble together to their several
Colours, to stand in Arms, to march, to watch, and
disband, as also his giving Order for the issuing out
and Distribution of the Ammunition to the Trained
Bands, or whatsoever besides he hath advised or done
according to the Votes of the Committee of the
Common Council of the said City, approved by the
Committee of the House of Commons the 10th of
this present January 1641, is all, and every Part
thereof, according to his Duty, and the last Protestation, and the Laws of this Kingdom, as tending to
the good Service of His Majesty, the Safety of the
Parliament, Kingdom, and City of London; and that,
if any Person shall arrest or trouble him for so doing,
he doth break the Privilege of Parliament, violate the
Liberty of the Subject, and is hereby declared an
Enemy to the Commonwealth."
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
approves of, and confirms this Order.
Protest against it.
Memorandum, The Lord Mowbray, before the putting
of this Question, desired Leave to dissent to this Vote;
which accordingly he did.
Message from the H. C. for the Committees to meet at Grocers Hall.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden, consisting of Two Parts:
"1. To inform their Lordships, that, in regard the
House of Commons do find a quicker Dispatch of
Affairs by Committees, and in regard to ease the City
of the Charge of Guards, the House of Commons
have appointed their House to be adjourned till Monday
next. In the mean Time, their Committee is Ordered
to sit at Grocers Hall, in London; and the Reason
why the House of Commons have chosen that Place
is, because their Lordships did appoint that Place for
their Lordships Committee to sit last Time. The
House of Commons desires their Lordships would
please to take it into their Consideration; and, if they
think fit, to adjourn this House likewise, and give
their Committee Authority to meet with the same
Powers as they had last.
And for the Lords to sit a while.
"2. He said, That the House of Commons are now
in Agitation of some Business of Importance; and
they desire their Lordships would be pleased to
sit a while, for they intend to come up to their
Hereupon it is Ordered, That this House shall be
adjourned until Monday next; and that the Committee,
in the mean Time, for the Irish Affairs, shall sit at
Grocers Hall, in London, and shall have the Powers and
Authority as they had last Time; and also that one of
the Heads shall be, to take into Consideration the Kings
Message sent this Day.
The Messengers were called in; and their Answer
was as the Order aforesaid.
Committee to p.epare an Address of Thanks to the King for the last Message.
Ordered, That the Lord Privy Seal, Earl of South'ton,
Earl of Cambridge, and the Lord Viscount Say & Seale,
do draw up what is fit to be (fn. *) presented to His Majesty,
as Thanks for His Gracious Message sent this Day to
the Houses of Parliament, and to report the same to
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Bainton:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about Hull.
To desire a present free Conference (if it may stand
with their Lordships Conveniency), by a Committee of
both Houses, touching the Town of Hull.
The Answer returned to this Message was:
That their Lordships will give a present Meeting, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Letter from the Mayor of Hull.
After this, a Letter was read, directed to the Lords in
Parliament, sent from the Mayor and Alderman of Hull,
dated the 16 January 1641, the Effect of (fn. *) which was:
"To let their Lordships know, that they have received
an Order of this House, that they should admit Sir
John Hotham, Knight, to bring in some of the Trained
(fn. *) Bands near, for the securing of the King's Magazine
of Arms and Ammunition, and the said Town; but,
since Captain Legg is sent thither from the King, and
that likewise the Earl of Newcastle is come thither,
with a Commission from the King to be Governor of
that Town, and to put in Regiments of Sir Thomas
Metam's into that Town, they humbly pray, that, if
this House conceives it sitting to place a Garrison of
Soldiers there, that their Lordships would be pleased
to procure His Majesty's Consent, for their Warrant
and Discharge therein."
To be communicated to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the
House of Commons, at this Conference.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Phillip Stapleton, Knight:
Message from the H. C. about a false Report of them to the Queen concerning an intention of accusing Her of Treason.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons hath heard that there should be a Report
carried to the Queen, as if there should be an Intention
of the House of Commons to accuse Her Majesty of
High Treason, and that some Articles were brought to
the Queen to that Purpose; as they understand the
Earl of Newport was told so much by the Queen: This
the House of Commons conceive to be a great Abuse to
them, as never having such a Thing in their Thoughts:
They desire their Lordships would join with them to send
some to the Queen from both Houses, humbly to desire
Her Majesty that She will be pleased to discover the Party
that gave Her this Information, and delivered those Articles to Her Majesty.
Two Lords to attend the Queen about it.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Earl of Newporte
and the Lord Seymour do attend upon the Queen, for
the Purpose abovesaid.
The Answer returned to the Messengers of the House
of Commons was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships will join with them as they have
desired, and have appointed Two Lords to wait on the
Committee to draw up the Message to the Queen.
These Lords following were appointed to draw up
the Message which is to be sent to the Queen from both
Houses, and to present the same to this House:
Report of the Answer to the King's Message.
The Lord Privy Seal reported the Draught of the
Message to be sent to the King, to thank Him for His
Gracious Message, which was read, in hæc verba:
"Whereas the Houses of Parliament have received
from Your Majesty a Message, expressing much Grace
and Favour to all Your Majesty's Subjects, they
have thought fit to return to Your Majesty most
humble Thanks for the same; and to let Your Majesty know, that they will take it into such speedy
and serious Consideration as a Proposition of that
great Importance doth require."
Message to the H. C. for them to join in it.
This House approved of this Message, and Resolved,
To send it down to the House of Commons, to desire them
to join therein; which accordingly was done, by Sir
Robert Rich and Mr. Page.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to join with them in the following Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Clatworthy, Knight; who brought
up an Order made by the House of Commons, for
Arms to be sent into Ireland, with a Desire that His
Majesty may be moved, to give Warrants for the Particulars. The said Order was read, as followeth: videlicet,
Order for Arms for Ireland.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That His Majesty shall be
humbly moved, to grant Warrants to the Earl of
Newport, Master of His Majesty's Ordnance, for the
Delivery out of The Tower of London, unto the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, these Arms here specified:
22 Pair of Pistols,
332 Backs, Brests, and Potts,
|Which want yet to compleat the 300 Horse already raised.
"340 compleat Arms of Carabins for them that are
now raised, and for their Officers.
"Arms for 300 Horse, for the Service of Munster.
324 Arms for the Three Companies of Dragooners
and their Officers.
"3000 Arms for the 3000 Foot (One Third whereof
to be Pikemen, and the rest Musketeers, with
Bandeliers, Corslets, Swords, and Belts), which
are to be raised, and to be sent to Dublin with
Arms for the Officers.
"1000 Arms for Foot, at the same Proportion for
Munster, besides the 2000 for which His Majesty hath already given Warrant, there being
3000 Men appointed for that Province and
Arms for Officers.
"200 Arms for Foot, for the Garrison of Duncannon,
videlicet, for 50 Pikemen and 150 Musketeers,
with the Officers Arms for Two Companies.
"100 Arms for Horse,
400 Arms for Foot,
|To be sent to the Earl of Thomond.
"Arms for 500 Foot for Connaght; videlicet,
Two Third Muskets and One Third Pike.
"500 Swords, Belts, and Rests, for the Muskets and
Bandeliers and Corslets.
"14 Pieces of Iron Ordnance, with Shot, Carriages,
and other Equipage, videlicet, Seven DemiCulverins and Seven Sackers, for the Defence
of Knockfergus and other Places of Ulster.
8 Small Iron Pieces for The Lough, in Ulster, with
Shot for all these Ordnance, and full Equipage, with the Bandeliers, Rests, and Belts, for
the 1000 Muskets and 1500 Swords formerly
issued out of the Stores for Ulster."
Ordered, That this House joins with the House of
Commons in this Order; and appoints the Earl of Newporte, Master of the Ordnance, to move His Majesty
from both Houses, to give Warrants for the Delivery of
these Particulars aforesaid.
Answer to the H. C.
The Messengers were called in, and acquainted with
the abovesaid Order.
This House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Lord Keeper reported
the Effect of this Conference:
Conference about Hull reported.
"The House of Commons do put their Lordships in
Mind of an Order, which their Lordships joined with
the House of Commons in, to give Power to Sir Jo.
Hotham, Knight, to draw into Hull some of the
Trained Bands of that Country, for the securing of
the said Town and the King's Magazine there (the
said Sir Jo. Hotham being Governor of that Town
by Grant from His Majesty, under the Great Seal);
yet the said Order is disobeyed, and the Companies not
suffered to come into the Town, which appears by a
Letter, which the House of Commons have lately
received from Mr. Hotham, Deputy to Sir John
Hotham, now at Hull, the Effect of which Letter is,
That the Earl of Newcastle is at Hull, with a Letter
under the King's Hand and Seal Manual, to have the
Magazine and Town delivered into his Hand as Governor, and to draw in such of the Trained Bands as
he shall think fit, and especially the Regiment of Sir
Thomas Metham; (fn. *) that the Orders of the Parliament
have been delivered, and Obedience unto them hath
been pressed; the Mayor and Aldermen of the Town's
Answer was, They were willing to obey the King and
the Parliament; but, for the present, they had written
to both, and, until they had an Answer, they were not
willing that the Trained Bands, which were presented
at the Gates, should be admitted. The Men that are
most averse are Mr. Alderman Watkinson the present
Mayor, Mr. Henry Barnard, and one Cartwright.
If these be presently sent for and punished, and a
peremptory (fn. †) Order sent for Obedience to the Commands of the Parliament, the Business would be
"The House of Commons say, they hold this to be
an Injury to both Houses of Parliament, and the Lord
Chamberlain, the Earl of Essex, who is Lord Lieutenant of Yorkshire under the Great Seal of England,
and recommended to the King (for his Nobleness and
approved Confidence) for that Place, by both Houses:
Therefore they desire that the Earl of Newcastle (being
a Peer of this House) may be sent for by their Lordships, to shew by what Warrant he came to be
Governor of the Town of Hull, and to raise the Power
of the County; and likewise desired that the others
mentioned in the Letter may be sent for."
E. of Newcastle sent for,
and the Mayor and some Aldermen of Hull.
This House, taking this Message into Consideration,
for the present, Ordered, That the Earl of Newcastle
shall be sent to, to come and attend this (fn. †) House immediately; and the Lord Keeper is to write to his Lordship,
to signify so much unto him: And it is further Ordered,
That Alderman Wattkinson the present Mayor of Hull,
Mr. Henry Barnard, and one Cartwright a Draper, shall
forthwith, upon Sight hereof, attend this House; and
that the Parties abovesaid shall bring up their Charter
Next, this House took into Consideration the Order
brought from the Committee of the House of Commons
at Grocers Hall, to enable Serjeant Major General Skippon
to give Advice to the Sheriffs of London and Midd.
concerning the Trained Bands; and, after a mature
Debate and Consideration, and some small Alterations
and Amendments, it was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Serjeant Major General Skippon to appoint Companies in London, and Middlesex;
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That the Sheriffs of London
and Midd. for the Time being do, from Time to Time,
issue out their Warrant, or Warrants, for raising such
and so many of the Trained Bands, and other Forces
of the City of London and Midd. for the Safety of His
Majesty's Person, the Parliament, City of London, and
Kingdom, as they, with the Advice of the Serjeant
Major Skippon, shall from Time to Time give Order
"It is further Ordered, That the said Sheriffs of
London and Midd. or any of them, shall, in like
Manner, from Time to Time, issue forth such Ammunition of Powder, Bullet, and Match, out of the
Magazine or Storehouse for the City of London (for
such Companies as are raised and commanded upon
Service out of or from the said City), such Quantities
of either of them, as the said Serjeant Major Skippon
shall direct and appoint, signified under his Hand unto
any one or both of the said Sheriffs of London and
Midd. for the Service aforesaid.
and in Surrey.
"And it is likewise Ordered, That the Sheriff of
the County of Surrey, by the Advice of Serjeant
Major Skippon, shall, from Time to Time, as oft
as Occasion shall require, command forth the Trained
Bands of the Borough of Southwarke, or either of
them, for the Safety of His Majesty's Person, the
Parliament, City of London, and Kingdom, by issuing
their Warrant to the several Captains that have
Command of the same Companies; and that, if
any voluntarily offer themselves to be employed in
the Services aforesaid, for the Ease of the Trained
Bands of London and Midd. they shall then be
Ordered by Serjeant Major Skippon; but they shall
not be compelled to go out of their County."
This Order to be communicated to the Committee of the H. C. at Grocers Hall.
Ordered, That the Committee that is to sit at
Grocers Hall shall have Power to communicate this
Order, as now it is, to the Committee of the House of
Committee on the Contribution Bill for Ireland to meet at Grocers Hall.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Contribution for Ireland, shall (fn. *) meet at
Grocers Hall to consider thereof, and report the same to
Message from the H. C. with a Petition to the King about the Members of both Houses accused of Treason.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Arthur Goodwin, Esquire; who brought up a
Draught of a Petition, which the House of Commons
have thought fit to be presented to His Majesty from
both Houses, concerning the Members of both Houses
that are accused of High Treason; and the House
of Commons desires their Lordships to join with them
Which Petition was commanded to be read, in hæc
Petition about Ld. Kymbolton, &c.
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the Lords and Commons
now assembled in Parliament,
"That whereas there have of late been sundry and
great Breaches of the Privileges of Parliament, and
Your Majesty in a Message to both Houses of Parliament was pleased Graciously to express, that You
would be willing to clear and assert the Privileges of
Parliament by any reasonable Way that Your Parliament should advise unto You; we shall, in convenient
(fn. *) Time, present the Particulars unto Your Majesty,
together with our Advice and Desires for the asserting of our Privileges. And whereas Your Majesty,
by another Message to both Your Houses of Parliament, hath expressed an Apprehension of some treasonable Matter to have been committed by the Lord
Kymbolton, Mr. Holles, Sir. Arthur Haslerigg, Baronet,
Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Strode, and declared that You will hereafter proceed against them
in an unquestionable Way; we Your Lords and Commons do humbly beseech Your Majesty, that You
will be pleased to give Directions that Your Parliament may be informed, before Tuesday next, what
Proof there is against them, that accordingly there
may be a Legal and Parliamentary Proceeding against
them, and they receive what in Justice shall be their
Due, either for their Acquittal or Condemnation.
"This we humbly conceive we are bound to crave,
both in regard of ourselves and of them; being as
unfit that we should have any of our Members liable
to so great a Charge, and thereby hindered from doing
the Service they respectively owe to their several
Houses, as that they, if innocent, should longer lie
under so great a Weight, or, if guilty, avoid their
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Petition, and Orders the same
To be sent to the King.
And this House appoints the Earl of Newport and
the Lord Seymour, to join with a proportionable Number
of the House of Commons, to present this Petition to
the King To-morrow.
Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Address of Thanks to the King, with an Amendment.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Nath. Fynes, Esquire; who returned to
their Lordships the Paper containing the Thanks to
be given to the King for His Gracious Message; to
which the House of Commons agree to but desires that
an Addition made by them may be annexed thereunto, and desires their Lordships to join with them
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Message
shall be referred to the Committee that meet at Grocers
Hall To-morrow, who are to report their Opinion to
Then the Lord Robartes reported a Draught, which
the Committee have made of the Message to the Queen,
which was read, in these Words: videlicet,
Draught of the Message to the Queen.
"That we are sent to Your Majesty from the
House of Peers, upon a Desire of the House of
Commons, who received Information that Your
Majesty had been told that the House of Commons
had an Intention to accuse You of Treason, and that
some Heads of Articles to that Purpose had been
shewn unto Your Majesty, which never came into
their Thoughts; and therefore, to take off such an
Imputation, we are commanded humbly to desire
Your Majesty to discover the Authors of such Information, and such Heads as (fn. *) were shewed unto Your
Majesty, whereby such an Aspersion may be cleared,
and a Preparation made to the removing of Misunderstanding."
Ordered, That this (fn. *) House approves of this
Message, which is to be presented to the Queen by the
Earl of Newporte and the Lord Seymour.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ,
videlicet, 24m diem instantis Januarii, hora 1a post meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.