DIE (fn. *) Sabbati, videlicet, 9 die Aprilis.
Ld. Chief Justice Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the
King's Bench hath Leave to be absent from his Attendance on this House, for a Week.
Report that the Declaration was delivered to the Scots Commissioners.
The Earl of Bedford reported to the House, "That
the Lords Commissioners have delivered the Declaration of both Houses to the Scotts Commissioners; and
they return this Answer, That they will send it away,
with all Speed, to the Council in Scotland."
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Mr. Justice Reeves and Mr. Justice Heath:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference, about removing the Ammunition from Hull.
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, so soon as it may stand with their Conveniency,
touching the removing of the Ammunition from the
Town of Hull.
The Lord Admiral,
Earl of Holland,
Lord Viscount Say & Seale, and
The Lord Kymbolton,
Were appointed by the House to withdraw, and
consider of the Reasons to be given to the House
of Commons, at the Conference, for sending to
the King, touching the removing of the Ammunition at Hull.
Committee for Hatfield Level Bill to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning Hatfeild Levell shall meet on Thursday next, in the
Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted
Declaration concerning the Liturgy of the Church to be printed.
Ordered, That the Declaration of both Houses,
concerning the Government and Liturgy of the Church,
shall be forthwith printed, and published by the Sheriffs, in their several Counties, in all the Market Towns
within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales.
Committee for the Kentish Petition.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Petition of
Kente shall meet this Afternoon, and examine the Witnesses that attend that Cause, that so they may be discharged.
The Lords reported to the House the Reasons which
they had drawn up, to offer to the House of Commons,
concerning sending to the King, about removing the Ammunition at Hull; which wereread, as followeth; videlicet,
Reasons to be offered at the Conference, about removing Ammunition from Hull.
"It hath been that Course, which, in Cases of like
Nature, the House have formerly used; the Lords do
conceive it may be very convenient to observe the
same in this Particular, because they find that there
is that Malignity in the Counsels and Endeavours of
many ill-affected Persons, that they seek and wait
for nothing more than Occasions to asperse the Proceedings of Parliament; which evil and dangerous
Practices will, by this Way of Proceeding, be best
This House approved of these Reasons; and appointed the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale to deliver them to
the House of Commons, at this Conference.
Answer from the H. C. about this Conference.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present
Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Committee to consider what Lords have Leave to be absent, and who not.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed Committees, to consider what Lords are absent from
their Attendance on this House, and who have Leave
to be absent, and who have not, and make Report thereof to this House:
The L. Admiral.
L. Viscount Saye & Seale.
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Ds. Howard de Estc.
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock, where they please.
Order concerning the absent Lords.
Ordered, That the Lords that have Leave given
them by this House to be absent from the Parliament,
and to go to such Places, and for such Time, as they
have desired Leave of this House for; if they go to any
other Place, their Leave formerly given them shall be
void, and they subject to the Censure of this House:
And further it is Ordered, That there shall be no
more Leave given to any Lords to be absent, until the
Pleasure of this House be further known.
Ordered, That John Wilson, committed by this
House, with his Son and others, concerning printing of
scandalous Pamphlets, shall be released from his Imprisonment, giving his own Bond of Fifty Pounds that he
will appear before this House within Two Days after
Notice given him.
Sir William Willmore, Sheriff of Northampton, to be bailed.
Ordered, That Sir William Willmer, Knight, High
Sheriff of the County of North'ton, now in the Custody
of the Gentleman-usher attending this House, upon a
Transmission of the House of Commons, shall be freed
of his present Restraint or Imprisonment, upon entering into a Recognizance of Two Thousand Pounds, unto our Sovereign Lord the King, before the Lord Chief
Justice of the Common Pleas, to attend this House de
Die in Diem, upon Notice given him from this House
by the Gentleman-usher, or his Deputy, or left at his
Lodging in Town.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
Lords returned; and the House was resumed.
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse in
horam 3m post meridiem hujus instantis diei, videlicet,
9m diem instantis Aprilis, 1642, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Message from the H. C. for a Petition to be sent to the King, about removing the Ammunition from Hull.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nathaniell Fiennes:
To acquaint their Lordships, that the House of Commons do agree to join with their Lordships, in an humble Petition to the King, that the Ammunition at Hull
may be removed to London.
Lords to consider of a Draught of a Petition.
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke and the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale are appointed to meet presently, with a proportionable Number of
the House of Commons, and consider of a Draught of
a Petition to be sent to the King, and report the same
first to the House.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
Message to the H. C. to meet, to draw the Petition to the King.
To let them know, that this House hath appointed
Two Lords, and to desire that the House of Commons
would appoint a proportionable Number of their House,
to meet presently, to draw up a Draught of a Petition
to be sent to the King from both Houses, for removing
of the Ammunition at Hull to The Tower of London.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Arthur Goodwin, Esquire:
Message from the H. C. about executing the condemned Priests.
To let their Lordships know, that, in regard a Message is to be sent from both Houses to the King, and
both Houses having agreed to send to His Majesty, that
the Six Priests may be executed, according to Law; they
desire their Lordships would join with them, that, by
the same Message that is now sent to the King, His Majesty may be moved, from both Houses of Parliament,
that these Six Priests may be executed, according to
Law, and that His Majesty would be pleased to take off
After some Debate, it was Resolved, upon the Question, To agree with the House of Commons, to send
to the King, by the Message that goes now to His Majesty, concerning the removing of the Ammunition at
Hull, that His Majesty would take off His Reprieve;
and that the Six Priests condemned may be executed,
according to Law.
The Answer returned by these Messengers was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons,
to send to His Majesty, by this Message, concerning
the executing of the Six Priests.
Report of the Petition to the King.
Then the Lord Viscount Saye & Seale reported,
That the Committee have met, and considered of a
Draught of a Petition to be presented to His Majesty
from both Houses of Parliament;" which was read,
in these Words following: videlicet,
Petition for removing the Ammunition from Hull, and for the condemned Priests to be executed.
"To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament.
"Most Gracious Sovereign,
"Your dutiful and loyal Subjects, the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, finding the Stores of Arms
and Ammunition in The Tower of London much diminished, and that the necessary Supplies for Your
Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland (for which they have
been issued from thence) daily increaseth, and that
the Occasion for which the Magazine was placed at
Hull is now taken away; and considering it will be
kept here with less Charge, and more Safety, and
transported here with more Conveniency for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland:
"They therefore humbly pray, that Your Majesty
will be graciously pleased to give Leave, that the
said Arms, Ammunition, and Cannon, now in Magazine at Hull, may be removed to The Tower of London, according as shall be directed by both Your
Houses of Parliament.
"And whereas Six Priests now in Newgate are condemned to die, and by Your Majesty have been reprieved;
"They humbly pray Your Majesty to be pleased,
that the said Reprieve may be taken off, and the said
Priests executed, according to Law."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Petition to be presented to His Majesty; and that the
Speaker of this House shall send it to His Majesty, from
both Houses of Parliament; and to express their humble
Desires to His Majesty to grant the same.
Sent to the H. C. for their Concurrence.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
To communicate this Petition to the House of Commons, and desire their Concurrence therein; and then
their Lordships have appointed the Speaker of this
House to send to His Majesty.
Power to the Committee for the Kentish Petition to bail Prisoners.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committees
for the Kentish Petition, to bail the Persons that are in
Custody for that Business, if the Committees of the
House of Commons shall agree to it.
Earl of Bath Ordered to attend the House, notwithstanding his Leave of Absence.
The Earl of Bath acquainting this House, "That
His Majesty had granted him a Licence to be absent
for some Time from the Parliament, and leave his
Proxy with some Peer of this House, and commanded
him to give his Attendance upon His Majesty, as One
of His Privy Council;" this House doth Order, That
the Earl of Bath shall give his Attendance on this House,
in regard of the weighty Affairs of the Realm discussed
in Parliament; whereunto his Lordship is obliged, by
His Majesty's Writ, and the Law of the Land.
Roseby sent for, to appear, for disobeyaing an Order of the House.
Ordered, That Henry Rodesby shall be sent for, to
appear before this House, for disobeying an Order of
this House, in erecting of a House upon the King's
Ground, near the House where the Records of Parliament are kept.
Botoler, a Servant of the Queen's, Petition for Privilege.
Upon reading the Petition of Allen Boteler, Esquire,
desiring to be released of his Imprisonment, being a
Servant of the Queen's Majesty, according to Privilege of Parliament;" it is Ordered, That the Earl
of Dorsett be desired to certify this House, whether the
said Mr. Boteler be at this Time a Servant in Ordinary
of Her Majesty's; and that Information be given, from
whence he is in Custody, unto this House, whether he
be in Execution or not; and lastly, that the Defendant
shall be present when the Matter is to be heard, which
is appointed to be on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock
in the Afternoon.
Col. Hill to be assisted in sending his Irish Recruits to France.
Upon the humble Petition of Colonel Hill, read this
Day; shewing, "That he hath entertained some Irishmen to be transported into France, according to several Orders of this House; that thereby this Town
might be freed from any Harm, in this Time of Danger, that might ensue by the gathering together of
the said Irish, who; notwithstanding that they have
received the Petitioner's Money long since, refuse to
go on Shipboard:" It is Ordered, That the Constables of Saint Katherine's, Rosemary-Lane, and other
Parts near there adjoining, are hereby required and
commanded to see the said Irish, so retained by the said
Colonel Hill as aforesaid, forthwith embarked into that
Bark, or Ship, that is provided by the said Colonel, or
his Agents, for the transporting of them into France,
as aforesaid; and this to be a sufficient Warrant in that
Dominus Capitalis Justiciarius de Communi Banco
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque
in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 11m diem instantis Aprilis, 1642,
hora 2a post meridiem, Dominis sic decernentibus.