DIE Martis, videlicet, 22 die Martii.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas
was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Commission and Instructions to the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland to be ingrossed.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do ingross
the Commission and Instructions to the Commissioners
for managing the Affairs of Ireland; and that he speedily
send them to His Majesty, to be signed, and afterwards
to be sealed with the Great Seal of England.
Several Lords deliver in their Commissions of Lieutenancy.
This Day the Earl of Warwicke delivered in his
Commission of Lieutenancy for the County of Essex.
The Lord Chamberlain delivered in his Commission
of Array for the County of Stafford.
The Earl of Huntingdon delivered in his Commission
of Lieutenancy for the Counties of Leycester and Rutland.
The Earl of Devon delivered in his Commission of
Lieutenancy for the County of Derby.
The Order of this House made Yesterday, upon the
Report of the Committee for Petitions, in the Cause
between Watkins and Warde, was read; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Order, as it
was now read, shall be entered as an Order of this
Bowhey versus Pearsall.
Upon reading the Petition of Thomas Bowhey, concerning Sir John Pearsall; it is Ordered, That both
this Petition, and such other Petitions as the said Bowbey hath now depending before the Lords in Parliament,
are hereby referred to the Consideration of the Justice
of Assize for the County of Stafford, to examine the
Business, and to hear and determine the same.
A feigned Letter of Newton's, reflecting upon the Prince of Orange, to be burnt.
This House was informed, "That The States Ambassador doth complain of a scandalous feigned Letter printed, of one William Newton, one of the Gentleman Ushers unto the Lady Elizabeth, written from
The Hague, dated the 18th of this Instant March,
Stylo novo, 1641, unto his Brother, Francis Newton,
Esquire, One of the Squires of the Body to His Majesty, which said Letter reflected much upon the
Honour of the Prince of Orange, which the Ambassador is very sensible of, and desireth their Lordships
to take the same into their speedy Consideration, for
the suppressing and shewing their Lordships Dislike
of the same:" Hereupon this House Ordered,
That the aforesaid printed scandalous Paper shall be
presently called in, and none hereafter suffered to be
printed; and those which are now printed shall be
burned, by the Hand of the common Hangman, in
Cheapside; and that all possible Diligence and Care shall
be used, to find out the true Author and Printer and
Publisher of the said feigned and scandalous Letter.
Bill for asserting the Privileges lately broken.
The Lord Robartes, according to the Directions of
this House, brought in a Draught of a Bill for vindicating and asserting the Privileges of Parliament, lately
broken; which Bill the House received, and read.
Hodie 1a et 2a
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the
asserting of some Privileges, lately broken; and to prevent the breaking thereof in the Time to come.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Bill shall
be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Order to attach Bond, the Author of a supposed Letter from the Queen to Lord Digby.
Alsop the Printer sent for.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending
this House shall attach the Body of John Bond, the
Author and (fn. *) Composer of a scandalous Pamphlet, being
a supposed Letter to be written from the Queen to
the Lord Digby, in Answer of his Letter to Her Majesty; and also to attach the Body of Bernard Alsopp,
Printer of the said supposed Letter; and, being attached,
they shall be brought (fn. †) to this House, to answer their
Proceedings against Walker for scandalous Pamphlets, to be examined.
Ordered, That Search be made, what Proceedings there was against Thomas Walker in this House,
for making and printing scandalous Pamphlets.
Gay the Printer released.
Upon the humble Petition of William Gaye, Printer;
it is Ordered, That he shall be forthwith delivered
from his present Imprisonment.
Bill to restrain Peers, made hereafter, from sitting in Parliament.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to restrain
Peers made hereafter from sitting or voting in Parliament.
Sheriff Clarke, coucerning Lord Baltinglass's Arrest.
Whereas an Order was made, "That Sir George
Clarke, Knight, one of the Sheriffs of the City of
London, should attend this House this Day, to give
Account why the Lord Viscount Baltinglasse, being
His Majesty's Servant, and arrested contrary to the
Privilege of Parliament, was not released according
to the Order of this House;" the said Sheriff being
come, he was called in; and the Speaker demanded of
him a Reason why he refused to release the Lord Viscount Baltinglasse from his Arrest, according to the Order of this House.
To which the Sheriff answered, "That the said Lord
Viscount Baltinglasse was never in his Custody, but
in the Custody of the Serjeant that arrested (fn. *) him;
and that he told the Serjeant on Saturday Night that
he should release him upon his Peril."
The Serjeant, being called in, submitted to their
Lordships Order; but, because it was a great Debt for
which the Lord Viscount Baltinglasse was arrested, and
he being in his Custody, and so may be troubled by
the Creditors for releasing him, he desired their Lordships Consideration of him herein, that he might have
an Order of this House for his Indemnity.
Lord Baltinglass released.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said
Lord Viscount Baltinglasse shall be released of and
from his present Restraint, or Imprisonment, in the
Custody of the Serjeant, being arrested contrary to the
Privilege of Parliament; and that Sir George Clarke,
Sheriff, and the Serjeant, or whom else it concerns,
shall (by virtue of this Order) be freed and discharged
of any Trouble, Suit, or Molestation, that shall happen
to them by the Discharge of the said Lord Viscount
Baltinglasse, by this Order.
Justice Berkley Leave to take the Air.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Berckley shall (by virtue of this Order) have free Liberty to go to Church,
and likewise to go abroad to take the Air, in the
Company of Sir George Clarke, Knight, One of the
Sheriffs of the City of London, in whose Custody he now
Bps. of Durhem and Cov. and Litch. to take the Air.
Ordered, That the Bishops of Durham and Coventry and Litchfeild shall (by virtue hereof) have free
Liberty to go abroad, to take the Air, in the Company
of the Gentleman Usher attending this House, in whose
Custody they are.
Bill for exempting Four Shires from the Marches of Wales.
Ordered, That the Bill for the exempting of the
Four Shires from the Jurisdiction of the Marches of
Wales, shall be proceeded in the First Tuesday in Easter
Term, being the Third of May, 1642, at this Bar; at
which Time the Parties whom it concerns shall then
Serjeant Fynch Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Fynch, in regard of
his ill Health, hath Leave to be absent till Easter Term
next; in the mean Time, his Attendance upon this House
is to be excused.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference on the Bill against Pluralities.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir William Lewis, Knight; which consisted of these
"1. To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning the Bill against Pluralities.
For sending the Message to the King that passed both Houses;
"2. The Message to be sent to the King was brought
up, which hath passed both Houses already; and
the House of Commons desires it may be speedily
sent to the King, by Committees of both Houses;
and, if their Lordships please to nominate their Committee, the House of Commons will appoint a proportionable Number of their House, to join with
and for the Lords Concurrence in an Order concerning Hull.
"3. A Draught of an Order was brought up, concerning Hull, wherein they desire (fn. *) their Lordships
This House taking the Particulars of this Message
Conference concerning Pluralities.
1. Ordered, To give a Free Conference, concerning the Bill of Pluralities, To-morrow Morning, at Nine
of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Message to be sent to the King.
2. The Message to be sent to the King from both
Houses was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
"May it please Your Majesty,
"Your Majesty's most loyal Subjects, the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, cannot conceive that the
Declaration, which Your Majesty received from us
at Newmarket, was such as did deserve that Censure
Your Majesty was pleased to lay upon us, (fn. *) in that
Speech which Your Majesty made to our Committees there, and in Writing to both Houses; our Address therein, being accompanied with Plainness, Humility, and Faithfulness, we thought more proper
for the removing the Distraction of the Kingdom,
than if we had then proceeded according to Your
Majesty's Message of the 20th of January, by which
Your Majesty was pleased to desire that we would
declare what we intended to do for Your Majesty,
and what we expected to be done for ourselves; in
both which we have been very much hindered, by
Your Majesty's Denial to secure us and the whole
Kingdom by disposing the Militia, as we had divers
Times most humbly petitioned; and we have not
been altogether negligent of either, having lately
made good Proceedings in preparing a Book of Rates
to be passed, in a Bill of Tonnage and Poundage,
and likewise the most material Heads of those humble
Desires which we intended to make to Your Majesty,
for the Good and Contentment of Your Majesty and
Your People; but none of these could be perfected
before the Kingdom be put into Safety by settling
the Militia; and, until Your Majesty shall be pleased
to concur with Your Parliament in these necessary
Things, we hold it impossible for You to give the
World, or Your People, such Satisfaction concerning
the Fears and Jealousies, which we have expressed,
as we hope Your Majesty hath already received,
touching that Exception which You were pleased to
take to Mr. Pym's Speech.
"As for Your Majesty's Fears and Doubts, the
Ground whereof is from seditious Pamphlets and
Sermons, we shall be as careful to endeavour the
Removal, as soon as we shall understand what Pamphlets and Sermons are by Your Majesty intended,
as we have been to prevent all dangerous Tumults;
and, if any extraordinary Concourse of People out
of the City to Westm. had the Face and Shew of
Tumult and Danger in Your Majesty's Apprehension, it will appear to be caused by Your Majesty's
Denial of such a Guard to Your Parliament as they
might have Cause to confide in, and by taking into
Whitehall such a Guard for Yourself as gave just
Cause of Jealousy to the Parliament, and of Terror
and Offence to Your People: We seek nothing but
Your Majesty's Honour, and the Peace and Prosperity of Your Kingdoms; and we are heartily sorry
we have such plentiful Matter of an Answer to that
Question, whether You had violated our Laws; we
beseech Your Majesty to remember, that the Government of this Kingdom, as it was in a great Part
managed by Your Ministers before the Beginning of
this Parliament, consisted of many continued, of many
multiplied, Acts of Violation of Laws; and Wounds,
whereof we were scarcely healed when the Extremity of all those Violations was far exceeded, by
the late strange and unheard-of Breach of our Laws,
in the Accusation of the Lord Kymbolton and the
Five Members of the Commons House, and in the
Proceedings thereupon, for which we have yet received no full Satisfaction.
"To Your Majesty's next Question, whether You
have denied any Bill for the Ease and Security of
Your Subjects, we wish we could stop in the Midst
of our Answer, that, with much Thankfulness, we
acknowledge that Your Majesty hath passed many
good Bills, full of Contentment and Advantage to
Your People; but Truth and Necessity enforceth us
to add this, that, even in or about the Time of
passing those Bills, some Design or other hath been
a-foot; which, if it had taken Effect, would not
only have deprived us of the Fruit of those Bills,
but have reduced us to a worse Condition of Confusion than that wherein the Parliament found
"And if Your Majesty had asked us the Third
Question intimated in that Speech, what we had
done for Yourself, our Answer would have been
much more easy, That we have paid Two Armies,
wherewith the Kingdom was burthened the last Year,
and have undergone the Charge of the War in
Ireland at this Time, when, through many other
excessive Charges and Pressures, whereby Your Subjects have been exhausted, and the Stock of the
Kingdom very much diminished with great Mischiefs;
and the Charges thereupon ensuing have been occasioned by the evil Counsels so powerful with
Your Majesty, which have and will cost this Kingdom more than Two Millions, all which in Justice
ought to have been borne by Your Majesty.
"As for that free and general Pardon Your Majesty
hath been pleased to offer, it can be no Security to
our Fears and Jealousies, for which Your Majesty
seems to propound it, because they arise not from
any Guilt of our own Actions, but from the evil Designs and Attempts from others.
"To this our humble Answer to that Speech, we
desire to add an Information, which we lately received from the Deputy Governor of the Merchant
Adventurers at Rotterdam, in Holland, That an unknown Person, appertaining to the Lord Digby, did
lately solicit one James Henly, a Mariner, to go to
Elesnore, and to take Charge of a Ship in the Fleet
of the King of Denmarke there prepared, which he
should conduct to Hull, in which Fleet, (fn. *) he likewise
said, a great Army was to be transported; and, although we are not apt to give Credit to Informations
of this Nature, yet we cannot altogether think it fit
to be neglected; but that it may justly add somewhat to the Weight of our Fears and Jealousies,
considering with what Circumstances it is accompanied, of the Lord Digbye's preceding Expressions in
his Letter to Her Majesty and Sir Lewis Dives, and
Your Majesty's succeeding Course of withdrawing
Yourself Northwards from the Parliament, in a Manner very suitable and correspondent to that evil
"Which we doubt will make much deep Impression in the Generality of Your People; and therefore we most humbly advise and beseech Your Majesty, for the procuring and settling the Confidence
of Your Parliament and all Your Subjects, and for
the other important Reasons, concerning the Recovery of Ireland, and Securing this Kingdom, which
have been formerly presented to Your Majesty, You
will be graciously pleased, with all convenient Speed,
to return to these Parts, and to close with the Counsel and Desire of Your Parliament, where You shall
find their dutiful Affections and Endeavours ready to
attend Your Majesty with such Entertainment as
shall not only give Your Majesty just Cause of Security in their Faithfulness, but other manifold Evidences of their earnest Intentions and Endeavours to
advance Your Majesty's Service, Honour, and Contentment, and to establish it upon the sure Foundation of the Peace and Prosperity of all Your Kingdoms."
Lord Willoughby of Earsby, and some Members of the H. C. to attend the King with it.
Ordered, That the Lord Willoughby of Earsby, with
a proportionable Number of the House of Commons,
shall attend the King, and present this Message to Him
from both Houses of Parliament; and, if the said
Lord Willoughby hath Occasion to stay behind for some
Days upon his Return back, that then the Members
of the House of Commons are to return the King's
3. The Order concerning Hull was read, as followeth:
Order to require Sir John Hotham not to admit Forces into Hull, without Order of both Houses.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament do hereby
Ordain, Order, and Require Sir John Hotham, Knight
and Baronet, Governor of the Town of Hull, not to
permit or suffer any Foreign Ships to come into that
Harbour, before he do first carefully examine and
enquire of what Force and Strength they are; and
that he be well assured that they intend no Hurt
to the Kingdom, not have Design upon that Place
committed to his Charge: He is likewise required
not to receive into the same any English or other
Forces whatsoever, but those already appointed to
be of the Garrison there, and such others as by the
Wisdom and Authority of both Houses of Parliament
shall be advised and directed to be received and kept,
for the better Guard and Defence of the Town and
Magazine therein remaining, for His Majesty's Service, and Security of the Kingdom; in the Doing
whereof, the Mayor of the same Town, and all other
His Majesty's Officers and Subjects, are commanded
to be aiding and assisting unto him, as they will answer the contrary at (fn. *) their Peril."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Order.
Then the Messengers were called in, and had this
Answer returned them to the aforesaid Message:
Answer to the H. C.
1. That their Lordships will give a Conference Tomorrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock, in the Painted
Chamber, concerning the Bill against Pluralities.
2. That their Lordships have appointed One Lord,
to join with a proportionable Number of the House of
Commons, to present this Message to His Majesty from
3. That this House doth agree with the House of
Commons in this Order concerning Hull.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Crawley and Mr. Baron
Weston are to be Assistants to the Committee concerning
the Business between Sir Tho. Cary, Knight, and the
Bishop of Ardagh in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Certificate of the Master of the
Rolls and Mr. Dr. Bennett, concerning the Cause of
Nath. Hawes, shall be considered of on Friday Morning
Message to the H. C. with the Order for securing Bullion of Merchant Strangers.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
To deliver to them the Order made by this House,
concerning the securing of Bullion and Coin brought
into the Mint by Merchant Strangers, and to desire their
Bill for asserting Privileges of Parliament, lately broke.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the afferting
the Privileges of Parliament shall be debated To-morrow
Message from the H. C. concerning Six Priests condemned.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildemaye, which consisted of these Particulars:
"1. To desire their Lordships would join with the
House of Commons, in humble Petition to His Majesty, that the Six Priests condemned at London may
be executed, according to Law.
For the Lords to subscribe to the Adventure for Ireland;
"2. To let their Lordships know, that divers Members of the House of Commons have expressed their
good Affections to the reducing of the Kingdom of
Ireland, and subscribed to the Adventure; the House
of Commons desire their Lordships would please to
give that good Example as to subscribe to the Adventure for Ireland, which will be a great Encouragement to others to do the like.
and to sit P. M.
"3. The House of Commons desires their Lordships
would please to sit this Afternoon, in regard of the
great Affairs of the Kingdom."
The House taking these Particulars into Consideration;
1. Ordered, That this House will join in an humble
Petition to the King, that the Six Priests condemned
may be executed according to Law.
2. Concerning their Lordships subscribing to the Adventure for Ireland, this House will take the same into
3. Ordered, That this House shall sit this Afterternoon, at Two of the Clock.
The Messengers were called in, and had this Answer
Answer to the H. C.
That this House joins with the House of Commons,
to petition His Majesty, that the Six Priests condemned
may be executed, according to Law.
2. That this House will sit this Afternoon, as they
3. Concerning the subscribing to the Adventure for
Ireland, this House will take the same into Consideration.
Sir Philip Carteret's Business about Jersey.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Sir Phillip Carterett's Business shall meet To-morrow, in the
Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, videlicet, 22m diem
instantis Martii, hora 2a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas was
appointed by this House to be Speaker this
Answer from the H. C. about Bullion.
The Messengers that were sent this Morning to the
House of Commons, with the Order concerning the
Bullion, return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the said Order to the House
A Message was sent to the House of Commons by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
Bills sent to the H. C.
To deliver to the House of Commons Two Bills, with
some Amendments and Provisos; the First, concerning
Sir Francis Popham's Estate; and the other, concerning
the Forfeiture of the Estate of John James; desiring
the House of Commons to join with this House in the
said Amendments and Provisos.
Earl of Peterborough's Petition against Lord Mounson.
The Petition of the Earl of Peterborough was read;
shewing, "That there is a Commission issued out of the
Court of Wards, for setting out the Bounds of ancient Land, between his Lordship and the Lord
Mounson; but, in regard the said Lord Mounson is a
Member of the House of Commons, there can be no
further Proceedings in the Business, without Breach
of the Privilege of the House of Commons; and,
unless the Earl of Peterborough do now take the Testimony and Examinations of some Witnesses, that are
very aged Men, who know the Bounds and the Limits
of the Lands in Question, his Lordship will be very
much prejudiced in Case they should die, and in
Hazard to lose his Inheritance; all which he leaves
to the Consideration of this House."
Committee to consider of it.
Hereupon the House, taking the aforesaid Petition
of the Earl of Peterborough into Consideration, appointed
these Lords Committees following, to consider what is
fit to be done in this Business, for the Relief of the
Earl of Peterborough, without Breach of the Privilege
of the House of Commons: videlicet,
Ds. Willoughby de Parham.
Their Lordships, or any Two, to meet when (fn. *) they
The Lord Admiral informed this House, "That,
according to their Lordships Command, he employed
a discreet Person to go into France, to discover what
Preparations were made upon the French Coasts near
us;" which was read, as followeth:
"A Relation of the Sea and Land Forces that are
now preparing in Normandy, Brittany, and all
along the Coast of France.
Relation of Preparations making in France.
"The Rendezvous of the Fleet is at Brest; Monsieur
de Bressill is General and Admiral of the Sea Forces;
the Commandeur des Goutes Vice-Admiral; the Fleet
consists of Five and Twenty Sail of Men of War,
Eight Fire Ships, Three great Dutch Prames to carry
Victuals, and One Hospital Ship to put in their sick
People; the Admiral Ship is called the St. Lewis,
Burthen One Thousand Tuns or thereabouts, Ordnance 44, Men 500; the Vice Admiral and Rear
Admiral, called The Virgin and The Triumph, Eight
Hundred Tuns, 40 Guns, and 400 Men each; Five
other Ships (whereof Two of them are Galleons),
Burthen from 450 to 600 Tuns; Seven others are
from 200 to 300 Tuns; the rest are small Pinnaces; they are all victualed for Six Months, except Drink, which they have but for Four Months;
Seven of them are set out from Newhaven, and Two
from Rochell, which were not arrived at Brest the
4th of this Instant, but were expected daily; the
whole Fleet will be ready to set Sail about the latter
End of this Month of March; they do give out that
they go for Marseilles, to join with another Fleet
which the French have there; they have not taken
in any Land Soldiers more than for the Use of their
Ships, nor any Materials for Land Service, except
some small Quantity of Wheel-barrows and Pickaxes.
"As for Land Forces, they have pressed and taken
up Six Thousand Soldiers in Brittany, which, they say,
are to be shipped in St. Malo, to be transported for
Calois, with Three Months Victuals; and to that
Purpose all the Shipping, both French and others,
are stayed in St. Malo. Gastion is likewise drawing
down his Army into Normandy, which consists of
Fifteen Thousand Horse and Foot; they say; it is to
refresh themselves, until they be commanded upon
"There are at this present Two Irish Barks at Newhaven, which came there laden with Merchants
Goods; but I could not learn what they intended to
take in, for they were not ready to receive their
Lading when I came away, which was the Eleventh
of this Month. There is also one Dorcy, an Irishman,
that lives in St. Malo, which hath bought Two Hundred Tuns of Corn at St. Brien, in Brittany, to be
transported into Ireland."
The Person that made this Information to be rewarded.
This being read; it was Ordered, That this Paper
shall be communicated to the House of Commons; and
to let them know, that this House thinks it fit that the
Person that made this Discovery, and was employed in
this Business by Order of this House, and hath been at
Expences in the said Travail, that he should be rewarded
for his Pains in this Business; and their Lordships do
conceive it fit that it be left to the Lord Admiral, to do
herein as he shall think fit.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Denzell Holles, Esquire, which consisted of many
Message from the H. C. with the following Particulars.
"1. To acquaint their Lordships with a Vote made
by the House of Commons, wherein they desire their
Lordships Concurrence: videlicet,
A Vote, that controverting an Order of both Houses is a Breach of Privilege.
"That, when the Lords and Commons in Parliament shall declare what the Law of the Land is, to
have this not only questioned and controverted, but
contradicted, and a Command that it be not obeyed,
is a high Breach of the Privilege of Parliament."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Vote, as it is now brought up.
(Vide the List Names of Deputy Lieutenants.)
"2. A List of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants
of the several Counties of England and Wales, which
have been approved of by the House of Commons,
was brought and read; wherein they desire their
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of
Commons in the Nomination of the Deputy Lieutenants
Lords Lieutenants to make Deputations to their Deputies.
"3. The House of Commons desire that the Lords
Lieutenants may presently make Deputations to their
Deputy Lieutenants, according to the Ordinance of
both Houses of Parliament for settling the Militia."
Committee to prepare a Form of a Commission to be given by Lords Lieutenants to Deputy Lieutenants.
Ordered, That a Committee of Lords be appointed,
to consider and prepare a Form of an Ordinance of both
Houses of Parliament, to be given to the Lords Lieutenants; and also of a Form of a Commission which is
to be given by the Lords Lieutenants to the Deputy
Lieutenants, according to the Ordinance of both Houses
of Parliament; and to present the same to the House.
The Names of the Committee:
The L. Keeper.
|L. Visc. Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard de Est.
Their Lordships, or any Four, to meet when and
where they please.
Whether the old Lords Lieutenants have brought in their Commissions.
"4. The House of Commons desires to know if
the old Lords Lieutenants have brought in their
Commissions, as was formerly Ordered by both
Orders for the old Commissions of Lieutenancy to be brought in.
Ordered, That the Earl of Lindsey shall bring in
his Commission of Lieutenancy for the County of Lyncolne by Saturday come Sevennight; and his Lordship
is allowed Twenty Days to go fetch (fn. *) it.
The Earl of Bedford,
The Lord Strange, and
|Said, "They had sent for their Commissions, and they should be brought in speedily."
Ordered, That the Earl of Newcastle, the Earl of
Dorsett, Earl of Cumberland, the Bishop of Durham,
the Lord North, and the Lord Herbert, be sent to bring
in their Commissions of Lieutenancy, according to the
Order of both Houses.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliament do
attend the Lord Marquis of Hertford this Evening, to
know his Resolution, whether he will accept of being
Lord Lieutenant for the County of Som'sett, according
to the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament; and
to let his (fn. *) Lordship know, that this House expects he
should forthwith bring in his Commission of Lieutenancy
for the said County; and likewise to attend the Earl of
Bridgewater, to know his direct Answer by To-morrow
Morning, concerning the sending in his Commission of
Lords Lieutenants who have not sent the Names of their Deputies to the H. C.
"5. The House of Commons desires their Lordships
to receive an Account of those Lords Lieutenants as
have not sent down the Names of their Deputy
Lieutenants to the House of Commons, and why they
have not done it, according to the Ordinance for the
Militia; especially no Deputy Lieutenants are sent in
for these Counties:
"Kestaven, Com. Lyncolne,
Answers of those Lords Lieutenants.
The Lord Strange desired to be excused from giving
in the Names of Deputy Lieutenants for the County of
The Earl of Lyncolne desired to be excused, because
the Lieutenancy of the County of Lyncolne is divided;
professing he would be ready to obey their Lordships,
if he might have the County entire.
The Lord Wharton desired a few Days Time to consider
The Earls of Cumberland and Excter and the Lord
Dacres are to be sent to, to send the Names of Deputy
Message to the H. C. that the Messengers to the King may go Post;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire that they would join with their Lordships in
Ordering, that the Messengers that go to the King with
the Petition may ride Post, for the better Expedition.
to deliver the Information of Preparations in France, and to desire the Person may be rewarded.
2. To deliver to them the Paper of the Information
of the Preparations that are made in France, in the
Countries towards our Coasts; and to let them know,
that this House thinks it fit that the Person employed
by the Lord Admiral be rewarded for his Expences
and Travail, which their Lordships conceive best to be
left to the Lord Admiral, and desire Concurrence herein
with this House.
Earl of Danby versus Sir Wm. St. Ravy.
Ordered, That the Cause of the Earl of Danby,
against Sir William San Ravy, Knight, shall be heard on
Thursday next, as it is already Ordered.
To send into Ireland for Examinations concerning the Rebellion.
Ordered, That this House joins with the House of
Commons, to send into Ireland, to the Lords Justices in
Ireland, to send to this Parliament the Examinations, or
the Transcripts of such Examinations, as have been
taken there, concerning the Rebellion in Ireland.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons have Ordered, That
their Members, which go to the King with the Petition,
shall ride Post; and that they have delivered the Paper
to the House of Commons, with those Directions, as
they were commanded.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque in diem Mercurii, videlicet, 23m diem Martii, 1641,
hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.