DIE Jovis, 10 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Clayton.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
Narrative of the King's being taken from Holdenby.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Commissioners,
and the Narrative, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Petition from the L. Mayor, Aldermen, &c. of London.
This Day a Petition was presented, by Alderman
Cullum and other Aldermen, and Common Council-men
of the City of London; which was received, and read
publicly as followeth. (Here enter it.)
They withdrawing, the House took their said Petition
The First Desire in the Petition was read, and Agreed to.
The Second Desire was read, and Agreed to.
The Third Desire was read.
Answer to them, with Thanks for their constant Fidelity.
The Persons that presented this Petition were called
in; and the Speaker, by the Directions of the House
gave them this Answer; (videlicet,)
"The Lords acknowledge the Constancy of the Lord
Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in the Common
Council assembled, in the City of London, to have
been such, as that you have never been alienated
from your Fidelity to the Parliament, by the Changes
and Alterations that have been in the Condition of
their Affairs. They likewise do acknowledge this
your Care hath been the principal Means, next under the Providence of The Almighty, for the Upholding of the Honour and Authority of the Parliament, and likewise for the Preservation of their Safety
in Times of most pressing and imminent Dangers. The
great Reality and good Affections, thus seasonably expressed by you who represent this Renowned City of
London, in this your Petition, the Lords receive with
Gladness; and have commanded me to return you
their heartiest Thanks; assuring you, that, as to the
Particulars of your Petition, they will put them into
such a Way, as they doubt not but will give you full
To be printed
Ordered, That this Petition and Answer be forthwith printed and published.
Ordinance to empower the Committee of the London Militia to raise Forces to suppress Tumults.
Lords Committees appointed to draw up an Ordinance in Pursuance of the Desires in the City Petition,
and present the same to the House:
Any Three, to meet in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings,
at Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning; and
to adjourn from Time to Time.
Committee to consider of Grievances and Remedies.
Lords appointed to consider of the Grievances of the
Kingdom in general, and the Remedies thereof:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight
of the Clock.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on the following Subject.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Heath and Mr. Page;
To desire a Conference, To-morrow Morning, at
Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber:
1. Concerning the Ordinance formerly sent down,
concerning the putting down of Country Committees.
2. Concerning the not admitting the Messengers of
this House with Messages.
3. Concerning the Reduced Reformado Officers.
4. Concerning the Governors of the Garrisons.
Petition of the L. Mayor, Aldermen, &c. of London, that the Army may have their Accompts settled, and receive Satisfaction;—that the King's Person may be so disposed of, as that both Parliaments may have access to Him; and for an Ordinance to authorize, them to raise Forces.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled;
"That, as your Petitioners acknowledge the Parliament of England to be the Supreme Judicature of the
Kingdom, from whom the Subjects of this Nation have
found Shelter in Danger, and Relief in Distress; so
now your Petitioners, having (with the whole Kingdom) a great Share and Interest in these Privileges,
do therefore at this Time humbly, yet earnestly, present these their important Desires to this Honourable
"1. That all Honourable Ways and Means may
be used, to prevent the further Effusion and
Shedding of Christian Blood; and, to that End,
that all just Satisfaction may be given to the
Army, and all other Soldiers who have adventured their Lives for Defence of this Parliament and Kingdom; that, though the Condition of your Affairs do not enable you to
give full Satisfaction at present, yet that their
Accompts may be justed, and put into a certain Way of Payment, to the Quieting of many
Thousand discontented Persons; which, we
humbly conceive, will be much to the Glory
of God, the Honour of the Parliament, and
Quiet of the Kingdom.
"2. That, according to our Allegiance, the Covenant and Agreement of both Nations, His
Majesty's Royal Person may be preserved,
and so disposed of, that the Parliaments of
both Kingdoms may have free Access unto
Him; that thereby a right Understanding may
be obtained between them; and this tottering
Church and Kingdom, after all our Fears, Sorrows, and Sufferings, may enjoy the Blessing
of a well-grounded and long-desired Peace,
whereby this Kingdom may be the better enabled to speed Relief and Help to miserable
"3. That, for the better Defence and Security
of the Parliament and City in these tumultuous and troublesome Times, this Honourable
House will be pleased to renew so much of an
Ordinance of Parliament, of the 17th of
January, 1645, concerning the raising, maintaining, and ordering of Horses, and Power of
making Searches (a Copy whereof is hereunto
annexed), whereby the Committee of the Militia of London, and Parishes mentioned in the
Weekly Bills of Mortality, may be the better
enabled to suppress all tumultuous Assemblies,
and to prevent any Dangers that may happen
to the Parliament (fn. *) and City; and as this City,
from the Beginning of these Troubles, have
faithfully adhered to the Parliament, so we
are resolved, by the Blessing of God; never
to desert the same; but, with the utmost of
our Lives and Estates, will stand and fall, live
and dye, with the Parliament of England, according to our Covenant.
"And the Petitioners shall pray."
Harcourt to be instituted to Plumtree;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution
and Induction unto Vere Harcourt Clerk, Master of
Arts, to the Rectory of Plumtree, in Com. Nott. void by
the Death of the last Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque;
he taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation under the Great Seal.
Jones to Llanyevill;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Heath give Institution
unto Roger Jones Master of Arts, to the Rectory of
Llanyevill, in Com. Mountgom'y, void by the Resignation of the last Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; he
taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of
and Lloyd to Ruabon.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto
Humphry Lloyd Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of
Ruabon, in the County of Denbigh, void by the Death
of the late Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking
the National League and Covenant, and producing his
Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.