DIE Saturni, 10 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Alderman Atkins, &c.
To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance to give Power
to the Militia of London to make Searches, and raise Six
Hundred Horse. (Here enter it.)
Read Twice, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Ordinance now brought
Letter from the King to the D. of York.
A Letter from the King to the Duke of Yorke, was
presented to this House; with a Desire from the Duke
of Yorke that he might go to see his Father.
The said Letter was read. (Here enter it.)
King's Children Leave to see Him.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit; that the
Duke of Yorke, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Princess
Eliz. do go to see the King, and to stay with Him
Two Nights; and that the Earl of Northumb. be appointed to go with them: As for the Place, providing
of Monies, and all Accommodations relating to this
Business, that it be referred to the Committee for the
Revenue; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
(fn. *) Recalled, and ordered to be further considered of on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Marquis of Winton hath hereby
Leave granted him to go abroad some Days of the
Weeks, upon Security to be given unto the Lieutenant
of The Tower for his Return every Night unto the Place
of his Restraint; and it is left to the Lieutenant of The
Tower, to take such Security as he thinks to be sufficient.
Answer from the H. C.
Dr. Heath and Mr. Hakewill return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Business concerning the Isle
of Lundy, Mr. Walter Mountague, and the Bailiff of
De Beavoir to be Bailiff of Guernsey.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Peter De Beauvoir De Granges
Esquire be Bailiff of the Island of Guernsey, during
the Pleasure of both Houses; where he hath executed the said Place for Two Years last past, in the
Service of the Parliament."
Message to the H. C. for the King's Children to have Leave to see Him;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Heath and Mr. Hakewill:
1. To deliver to them the King's Letter to the Duke
of Yorke; and desire their Concurrence, for the Duke
of Yorke, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Princess Eliz.
to go to see the King, for Two Nights; and that the
Earl of Northumb. be appointed to attend them; and
that it be referred to the Committee for the Revenue,
to consider of the Place, to provide Money, and other
Accommodations for the Business.
and with Petitions.
2. To recommend unto them the Petition of the poor
Protestant Widows of Ireland, for some Relief.
3. To recommend to them the Petition of Colonel
4. To recommend to them the Petition of the Adventurers of the Isle of Providence.
Message from the H. C. with an Order for the Circuits.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Myles Corbett Esquire:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order
for the appointing Judges and others to go the next
Circuit. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order now brought up.
Message from the L. Mayor, &c. with Papers from the Army.
This Day Alderman Gibbs and divers others represented to this House, from the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the Common Council of London, some Letters
and Papers which they have received from Sir Tho. Fairfax; and their Desire is, "Their Lordships would
please to take the First, Second, and Part of the Fourth
Article, into Consideration."
The Messengers withdrew; and the House Ordered,
That this Answer shall be returned them:
Answer to them.
"The Lords return you Thanks for the Respects
that you shew to this House, in communicating to
them the Letters that you receive from the Army:
They likewise give you Thanks for the great Care
and constant good Affections and Endeavours that you
use for the settling of the Peace of this Kingdom;
and that their Lordships will speedily take these
particular Articles mentioned by you into their Consideration."
Order to clear Bushell & al. of Delinquency, on delivering the Isle of Lundy to L. Say & Seale.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That, upon Delivery-up of the Isle of
Lundy to the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, or his
Assigns, by Mr. Tho. Bushell, the Delinquency of the
said Mr. Thomas Bushell be taken off, and all Sequestration in respect thereof discharged, and he restored
to such Right as he or his Assigns had in the Mines in
Devonsheir, Wales, or Cornwall, before these Troubles;
and that the Men that were with him in the Island,
being not Men of Estate or Quality, be pardoned,
and freed from Delinquency and Sequestration."
"An Ordinance to enable the Committee of the
Militia of London to make Searches, and to
raise Six Hundred Horse.
Ordinance for the Committee of the London Militia to search for Papists, &c. and to raise Horse.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled
do Declare and Ordain, That the Committee of the
Militia of London shall have Power, and are hereby
authorized and required, by themselves or such as
they or any Nine or more of them shall appoint, to
search all Houses and Places, within the Lines of
Communication and Parishes mentioned in the Weekly
Bills of Mortality, and Hamlets of The Tower, where
the said Committee, or any Nine or more of them,
shall have Cause to suspect, for all Popish Recusants,
or other Persons who have or shall discover their ill
Affection to the Parliament, by any Act or Offence
for which they ought to be sequestered by any Ordinance of Parliament, and for such Person or Persons
as by any Act or Ordinance of Parliament be de
clared, ordained, or commanded, to depart, or not
come into, or be removed out of, the City of London, and Liberties thereof, or out of the Line of
Communication, or Parishes within the Weekly Bills
of Mortality, and Hamlets of The Tower; and likewise to seatch for Arms, Ammunition, and Materials
for War, in the Custody of, or belonging to, such
Persons, and to seize and take away the same; and
also to commit to safe Custody all such Persons as
abovesaid, other than such as by both Houses of
Parliament, or by Authority from the said Houses,
are enabled, declared, or have Licence, to abide or
come into the said City and Places, or to expel all
and every such Persons (other than as abovesaid) out
of the Line of Communication, and Limits aforesaid,
as they shall see Cause; and, in cafe of Resistance,
to command any Constable or Constables, or others
in their Aid, to break open any House or Place
within the said Limits, where any Resistance shall be
made: And it is hereby further Declared and Ordained, and the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled do Declare and Ordain, for the better
Suppression of all Tumults and unlawful Assemblies,
within the Cities of London and Westm'r, and Parts
adjacent, and for the Defence and Safety of the
Parliament and City, and Parts adjacent, That the
Militia, of the City of London, or any Nine or
more of them, shall and may, and are hereby enabled, authorized, and required, to continue, raise, or
levy, or cause to be continued, raised, or levied,
from Time to Time, One Regiment of Horse, with
Riders and Furniture fitting, not exceeding Six Hundred Horse with Officers: And for the better continuing, raising, and levying, the said Six Hundred
Horse, it is further Ordained, and be it by Authority of Parliament Ordained, That the said Committee
of the Militia of London, or any Nine or more of
them, shall hereby have full Power and Authority,
from Time to Time, to charge such Inhabitants who
are constantly dwelling within the Lines of Communication, and Parishes mentioned in the Weekly Bills
of Mortality, and Hamlets of The Tower, or such
Persons who have any Stocks going in Trade within
the Limits aforesaid, and absent themselves, (as shall
appear to them to be most able) to find and maintain
Horses, with Riders and Furniture, at their proper
Charge, for the Defence of the City and Parts adjacent (so as no Person shall be charged for the
Raising and Maintaining of more than Two Horses),
to be put under such Commanders and Officers as the
said Committee shall think fit: And if any Person
or Persons, who shall be charged to find Horses, Riders,
and Furniture, as is aforesaid, (fn. *) shall refuse or
neglect to provide the same within Three Days after
Notice thereof given to them, or left in Writing at
their Dwelling, shall forfeit and pay Twenty Pounds;
and if they shall neglect or refuse to send forth their
Horse, or Horses, with Riders provided and furnished
as is aforesaid, when and as often as he or they shall
be summoned thereunto by the said Committee, or
such Commanders or Officers, as they shall appoint;
in Default thereof, that then they shall forfeit and
pay Ten Shillings upon every such Failing, or suffer
Four Days Imprisonment, without Bail or Mainprize,
to be inflicted upon every such Offender, in such
Manner and Form, and by such Officers and Persons,
as are appointed for the inflicting of Penalties upon
the failing of the Foot Soldiers of the Trained Bands,
expressed in an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the
2d Day of May, Anno Domini 1643; and the said
Fines to be employed by the said Committee towards
the Payment of the Commanders and Officers of the
said Horse, and for such other Uses as the said Committee shall find necessary for the better carrying on
the said Service: And be it hereby further Declared
and Ordained, That, for the better executing of this
present Ordinance, and such former Ordinances which
are now in Force concerning the Militia of the City
of London and the Places aforesaid, Power and Authority be hereby given to the said Committee to
make One or more Sub-committee or Sub-committees,
within the said Limits, as they shall think fit, for the
executing of this and the said former Ordinances
concerning the Militia; and all Constables, Headboroughs, and other inferior Officers within the said
Limits, and all Commanders and Soldiers of the said
Militia, are hereby required to obey and execute such
Warrants and Orders as they from Time to Time shall
receive from the said Committee, or Sub-committee, or
Sub-committees, for and concerning the Execution of
the same accordingly: And lastly, That no privileged
Place or Person in the Limits aforesaid shall be exempted from the Power of this Ordinance, except the Peers
of this Realm, and Members of the House of Commons,
and Assistants of the House of Peers, and Officers
and Attendants of both Houses of Parliament respectively, who shall be exempted from this Ordinance and all Things therein contained: Provided,
That this Ordinance shall continue for Two Months
and no longer."
Judges for the Circuits.
E. of Mulgrave, Privilege for his Manors of Mulgrave and Seaton, concerning Feefarm Rent due to the King.
Whereas this House is this Day informed, "That
the Sheriffs for the County of Yorke, and others the
King's Receivers for that County, are ready to levy
Distresses upon the Manors of Moulgrave and Seaton,
in the said County of Yorke, belonging to the Right
Honourable the Earl of Moulgrave, a Peer of this
Realm, under Pretence of Monies due to His Majesty for Fee Farm Rent, and for Want of Letters of
Alienation; Part of which Monies are demanded for
the Time when both the said Manors were altogether
under the Power of the King during these Troubles:"
It is Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That the said Sheriffs and Receivers shall forbear to levy the said Monies upon any of the Lands of
the said Earl; it being the undoubted Privilege of the
Peers of the Realm, that their Estates are to be freed
from all Seizures during the Continuance of the Parliament: And herein Obedience is to be yielded, as the
contrary will be answered to this House.
Brown, Cler Parl. Sir A. Littleton, & al. versus Morris, alias Poyntz, & al.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That the Cause between John Browne Esquire, Clerk
of the Parliaments, Sir Adam Littleton Baronet, and
others, against John Morris, alias Poyntz, Mary his
Wife, Isabell Smith, Leonard Darby, and John Harris,
shall be further heard, at this Bar, by Counsel on
both Sides, on Monday the Twelfth of this Instant,
peremptorily, without further Delay; and that, if
the Counsel assigned the said Morris and others shall
fail then to appear, or that the said Parties have
neglected, or shall neglect, to give them Instruction
in this Cause, that then this House will, upon the
said Twelfth Day of this Instant, proceed to a final
End and Determination of the said Cause, as their
Lordships in their Wisdom and Justice shall think fit;
and lastly, that the Witnesses of the said Morris, alias
Poyntz, are to take Notice hereof, and appear at the
said Hearing accordingly, as they will answer the contrary to this House at their Perils.
Letter from the King to the Duke of York, desiring he will ask Leave of the Houses, for himself and his Brother and Sister, to see Him.
"Casam, 4 Julii, 1647.
"I am in Hope that you may be permitted, with
your Brother and Sister, to come to some Place betwixt this and London where I may see you: To this
End, therefore, I command you to ask Leave of the
Two Houses to make a Journey (if it may be) for a
Night or Two. But, rather than not see you, I will
be content that ye come to some convenient Place to
dine, and so back at Night. And foreseeing the
Fear of your being brought within the Power of the
Army, as I am, may be an Objection to hinder this
My Desire, I have full Assurance from Sir Thomas
Fairefax and the Chief Officers, that there will be
no Interruption or Impediment made by them for
your Return, how and when ye please. So God
"Your loving Father,
"Send Me Word, as soon as you can,
of the Time and Place where I
shall have the Contentment of
seeing you, your Brother and