DIE Lunæ, 7 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Foxcrafte.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this
That they have delivered their Message to the
House of Commons, concerning the Vote for bringing
the King to Oatlands; and they will send an Answer
[ (fn. *) by Messengers] of their own.
Persons not to have Access to Lilburne, Jenkins, and other Prisoners in The Tower.
It being moved, "That the Distempers in the Army
and the City were fomented by some of the Prisoners
in The Tower of London, and Company did come to
them, as to Mr. Jenkins and Lilburne:"
It is Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The
Tower shall have Notice to attend this House presently, that so he may receive Directions from this
House, to take Care what Persons come to the Prisoners
in The Tower, and to be vigilant that no Papers come
from them or to them; and that he revoke such Leave as
he hath given to any Prisoners to have the Liberty of
And the Lieutenant of The Tower being called in,
the Speaker gave him the Command of this House, to
take Care of the Prisoners in The Tower, and not to permit
any Company to come to them for a Time; and those
to whom he hath given Leave to of going abroad, that
he revoke it.
L. Lauderdail's Speech, about removing the King.
The Speaker acquainted this House with a Paper of
the Lord Lauderdaill's Speech on Saturday last, before
the Select Committees of both Houses, in the Painted
Chamber, which was read, as follows.
(Here enter it.)
Message from the H.C. for Committees to go down to the Army;--about the Repeal of the Declaration against the Army Petition;—and about the following Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John D'anvers Knight, &c.
To desire their Lordships would please to nominate
some Lords, to join with the House of Commons, as Commissioners, to go down to the Army, to communicate the
Votes of the Parliament to the Army.
2. To desire their Lordships would take into Consideration the Ordinance for repealing the Declaration of
the 30th of March last.
3. To put their Lordships in Mind of the additional
Ordinance for the Indemnity of the Officers and Soldiers.
Additional Ordinance for Indemnity of Officers, &c.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to take the said additional Ordinance of Indemnity into Consideration.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance was read the Third Time, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Committee to go down to the Army.
Ordered, That the Earl of Nottingham and the Earl
of Mulgrave are appointed to go down to the Army.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will take their Message into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Message to them, with a further Answer.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House hath passed the
additional Ordinance for the Indemnity of the Officers
and Soldiers; and that this House hath nominated Two
Lords, to go down to the Army, to communicate the
Votes of the Houses to the Army.
Ld. Delawar to go to the Army, in the room of the E. of Mulgrave.
The Earl of Mulgrave desired the House would please
to excuse him from the Employment of going down to
the Army, in regard of his great Indisposition of Health,
as makes him unfit for the Service.
Hereupon the House excused him.
And the House named the Lord Lawarr to go in his
Ld. Dumferling, a Pass.
Ordered, That the (fn. *) Lord Dumferlinge shall have a
Pass, to go into France; and hath Leave to carry with
him in Money Two Hundred Pounds.
Smith committed, for forging an Act of Parliament.
Ordered, That Isabell Smyth shall stand committed
to the safe Custody of the Prison of Newgate, there to
remain during the Pleasure of this House, for forging
an Exemplification of a pretended Act of Parliament, under the Great Seal of England.
Order for suppressing Tumults.
It was moved, "That the House would consider of
some Course to be taken, for the preventing and suppressing of Tumults."
And the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to consider thereof.
The House was resumed.
An Order was read, in hæc verba:
"Ordered, by the Lords and in Parliament
assembled, That it be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs sitting at Darby
House, to consider of the best Ways and Means for
the Ordering and Directing of the Forces, within the
City of London and Lines of Communication, and the
Counties of Essex, Midd. Surrey, Hertfordshire, and
Kent, to suppress all Tumults, Mutinies, and disorderly Assemblies, for the Disturbance of the Parliament, and Hinderance of their Proceedings in their
carrying on of the great Business of the Kingdom."
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Order?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Order be sent to the House of
Commons, for their Concurrence: Which was sent down,
by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page.
Ld. Lauderdail's Speech, at the Meeting between the Committees of both Houses and the Scots Commissioners, concerning the King's being removed from Holdenby.
"5 June, 1647.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"The Interests of these Two Kingdomes of Scotland
and England are soe neerly conjoyned in this Cause,
that what is hurtfull or dangerous to either must
needs bee soe to both; for they are soe united, that
they must stand and fall together. This Consideration hath moved us (who serve the Parliament of
Scotland here) to desire to waite upon both Houses
of Parliament; haveinge understood that His Majesty
is, against His Will, caryed away from Holdenby, wee
knowe not whether.
"My Lords, The Parliament of England hath often,
upon severall Occasions, since the Begining of these
unhappy Troubles, declared their firme Resolution to
maintayne and reforme Religion, to preserve the
established Government of the Kingdome, and to
defend His Majesty's Person and Authority, in the
Defence of the true Religion and Libertyes of the
Kingdomes. These I neede not repeate; your Lordships and these worthy Gentlemen doe better remember them: And I am confident, you will make good
what you have soe declared. But wee are all more
solemnly tyed; for, when the Kingdome of Scotland
was ingaged in this Cause, the Parliaments of both
Kingdomes entered into a solemne League and Covenant, for Reformation and Defence of Religion, the
Honnor and Happines of the Kinge, and the Peace
and Safety of both Kingdomes.
"In the Pursuance of the Ends of that Covenant,
the Kingdome of Scotland hath imployed both their
Forces and Counsells, with soe much Fidelity and
Constancy, that the Mouth of Malice itselfe is stopt,
even our Enemyes being Judges; and, to take away
all Jealousyes, and to shew our earnest Desires of
the Ease of the Country, and setling of Peace, our
Army marcht away (as they came into this Kingdome) in the Dead of Winter, punctually performing
their Treaty: And yet further to wittnesse their Confidence in the Parliament, the Parliament of Scotland agreed, His Majesty should goe to Holdenby, or
some other of His Houses in or aboute London, untill joynt Applications were made to Him by both
Kingdomes, for setling joyntly a happy Peace. But
it was with the Two Houses of Parliament He was
left: They are of One Religion with us, and ingaged
in the same Covenant. Yet now wee understand
that His Majesty is violently torne away from that
Place, by some Sojers of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army. Wee knowe not, nor cannott understand, by
what Authority; but, wee are confident, not by the
Authority of this Parliament. And I confesse, I
wonder how any Subjects of Greate Brittaine will
take upon them to dispose of the Person of their
Kinge, against His owne Will, and the declared Intentions of both Parliaments.
"Your Lordships and the Honnorable House of
Commons knowe best what to doe for your owne
Honnor and Safety: I shall not presume to offer any
Advise. But, because this Action will certainly be
much resented by the Kingdome of Scotland, and
have a very greate Influence there, wee are ingaged
to come hither, and, according to the Duty wee owe
to them that trusted us, represent our Sense of this
violent Act, which must needs be of greate Danger
to both the Kingdomes. And wee doe desire that
the Two Houses would, in their Wisdome, take such
a Course, that the King's Majesty may be rescued
from those that soe violently have carryed Him
away, and be brought to some of His owne Houses
neere the Parliament, that a joynt Application may
be made to Him by both Kingdomes, for agreeing
all Differences, and setling of a just and solid
"I can alsoe assure you, in Name of the Kingdome
of Scotland, that, if there be Neede, they will joyne
as One Man with this Parliament, to mayntayne with
their Lives and Fortunes the Covenant, the King's
Majesty, and the just Libertyes of both Parliaments,
according to the Covenant, against whatsoever Violence; to vindicate the Honnor of this Parliament;
and to preserve and strengthen the Union of the
Kingdomes, untill please God to crowne all our Endeavors with Truth and Peace."
"An Additional Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England, for the more full Indemnity of the
Officers and Soldiers who have acted by Authority, and for the Service, of the Parliament.
Additional Ordinance for Indemnity of Officers and Soldiers who have served the Parliament in this War.
"Forasmuch as, in the Times of this late War and
Public Distractions, there have been many Injuries
done to private Persons, and other Offences committed, by divers Persons bearing Arms in the Service
of the Parliament: The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into their Consideration,
that it is expedient that the Injuries and Offences
aforesaid be pardoned and put in Oblivion, rather
than, by Pretence of Prosecution against some few
Persons, a great Number of such who have faithfully served the Parliament be brought into a continual Vexation, for such Actions as the Exigency of
War hath necessitated them unto, do therefore Ordain, and be it Ordained by the said Lords and Commons, That all Persons who have committed any Offences, Trespasses, Injuries, or other Misdemeanors
whatsoever, during such Time as they have been
employed in Arms by or for the Service of the Parliament, be, is, and are, hereby discharged and pardoned of the same, and of and from all Prosecution or Damages therefor, either at the Suit of the
King, or the Party grieved; and may, in case he or
they be questioned therefor, plead the General Issue,
and give this Ordinance in Evidence, which shall be
allowed to all Intents and Purposes as if the same
were pleaded in Bar; and in case any shall prosecute
any Action or Suit, contrary to the Tenor of this Ordinance, against any Person hereby discharged, after
Notice given that such Person is hereby discharged,
the Defendant or Defendants so prosecuted shall recover his and their Costs against such Prosecutor:
Provided also, That this Ordinance, nor any Thing
therein contained, shall extend to discharge any such
Person or Persons as aforesaid, from making their
true and just Accompts to any Committee or Committees of Parliament, appointed, or to be appointed,
for that Purpose, of what they have taken, received, or had, for the Service or Benefit of the