DIE Martis, 20 Julii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Chambers.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That as to the Ordinance for restoring the Earl of
Pembrooke to be Chancellor of Oxford, and the Lord
Willoughbie's Order, and Sir Spottswood's Business, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Order for restraining the Prisoners in The Tower, vacated.
Ordered, That the last Order of this House, for
restraining the Prisoners in The Tower, is hereby revoked, and the Prisoners lest in Statu quo.
King's Children to be removed to Sion;
Upon Information this Day, "That the Sickness
is much St. James', where the Duke of Yorke and
the Duke of Glou'ester, and the Princess Eliz.
It is Ordered, and thought fit, That they be removed to Syon.
E. of Northumberland desires an Allowance for them.
The Earl of Northumb. desired, "That some effectual
Course may be taken, to provide the Money assigned
by the Parliament for the Expences of the King's
Children; and that, if the Houses please, they would
think fit to employ such Person or Persons as they
shall make Choice of, to receive and issue the Monies
appointed by the Parliament for the Use of the King's
Children, that his Lordship may be freed from meddling with those Monies; which have proved a Trouble to him, he being necessitated sometimes to lay
out of his own Purse Fifteen Hundred Pounds, or
Two Thousand Pounds, for the supplying of their necessary Occasions; and in the Condition that his Estate
is in, he cannot assure himself of having always such
a Sum to spare."
Ordered, That this Desire be sent to the House of
Message to the H. C. about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1.To let them know, that, in regard of the Sickness
coming near St. James', the Lords think it fit that the
King's Children be forthwith removed to Syon; and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To deliver the Paper of the Desire of the Earl of
Northumb. mentioned above.
Delinquents sent for, for cutting down the Earl of Derby's Woods.
Upon Complaint made, "That the Woods of the Earl
of Darby are destroyed and cut down, contrary to a
former Order of this House:"
It is Ordered, That, upon Affidavit made of the
Persons, they are to be sent for as Delinquents; and an
Order to be issued out, directed to the Sheriff of Lancashire, for the preventing the like for the future; and
that the Woods already cut down may not be carried
Letter, &c. from the Commiss. with the Army.
A Letter, with inclosed Papers, sent from the Commissioners with the Army, were read.
(Here enter them.)
The Lord Wharton had Thanks given him, by the
Speaker, in the Name of the House, for his Care and
Pains in his Employment.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Langley is appointed to preach
the next Fast-day, before the Lords, in the Place of
Message from the H. C. about disbanding the Forces that came from the Army, and continuing the Committee, &c.for the Army.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley Knight;
To put their Lordships in Mind of Two Orders formerly brought up:
1. Concerning the Disbanding of the Forces which
came off from the Army.
2. Concerning continuing the Committee and Treasurers for the Army.
Agreed to, with Alterations, which are to be sent
to the House of Commons for their Concurrence.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take their Message into Consideration; and send an Answer by Messengers of their
Message to the H. C. with the Order to continue the Committee, &c. for the Army;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Mr. Sadler:
1. To deliver to them the Order for the Committee
and Treasurers of the Army, with the Alteration; and
desire their Concurrence therein.
and with Packer's Petition.
2. To deliver to them the Petition of Mr. John
Packer, with special Recommendations.
Langham and Lymbrey.
This Day Mr. Baron Trevor and Mr. Justice Bacon
made their several Arguments, concerning the Case
between Alderman Langham, &c. and Lymbery, &c. referred to the Judges.
Ordered, That Friday next this Business shall be
taken into Consideration.
Mr. Hakewill, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Hakewill hath Leave to go into
the Country, for some Days.
Deane, a Pass.
Ordered, That Doctor Deane shall have a Pass, to
go beyond the Seas.
Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, about the Treaty.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"May it please your Lordship,
"We made a Dispatch unto you last Night very late
by the Post, and gave you then a general Account
of our Proceedings; and, after the reading of the
Proposals mentioned in that Dispatch, had some Papers brought unto us, by Sir Hardresse Waller and
other Officers, containing some Desires of the Army,
in order to their present Security; which Papers, before they were transcribed, were sent for back again:
We expect the return of them this Day, and shall
thereupon transmit them to your Lordship with all
Speed. In the mean Time, it was held fit to desire
the Lord Wharton to come up to you, for your more
perfect Knowledge in any Thing that may relate to
our former Dispatches, and that nothing may be
wanting on our Parts in Discharge of the Trust reposed in us; who are
Reading, the 19th of July, 1647.
"Since the Writing of this Letter, these inclosed Papers have been brought unto us
by some of the Officers of the Army;
which we held our Duty immediately to
send unto you."
Papers from the Commissioners appointed by Sir T. Fairfax, &c. to treat with them.
"According to, and in Pursuance of, the Particulars mentioned under the Fifth Head of the
Representations of the Army; we do earnestly
"That all Persons imprisoned in England, or Dominion of Wales, not for Delinquency in relation to the
late War, but for other pretended Misdemeanors,
whose Imprisonment is not by the ordinary and regulated Course of Law, but by Order from either House
of Parliament, or of Committees flowing from them,
may be put into a speedy, regular, and equitable Way
of Trial; or (if the Necessity of settling the general
Affairs of the Kingdom admit not their present Trial)
then they may have present Liberty, upon reasonable
Security for their Appearance at a certain Day, to
answer what shall be charged against them in a legal
Way; and that, when they shall be tried, if they appear wrongfully or unduly imprisoned, they may have
Reparation according to their Sufferings: In particular we desire this may be done in Behalf of Lieutenant Colonel Jo. Lilburne, Mr, Musgrave, Mr. Overton, and others in their Condition, imprisoned in and
Reading, July 19th, 1647.
"By the Appointment of his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax,
and his Council of War.
Vera Copia, exam'r
per George Pyke."
"These several ensuing Particulars, being considered, debated, and resolved upon, at a General
Council of War (his Excellency being present);
we, the Commissioners of the Army, were
appointed (in the Name and Behalf of them)
to present the same to your Lordships and the
Commissioners, to be tendered with all Speed
to the Parliament; which we accordingly
offer, and desire your speedy Care therein,
that so an Answer, according to the Desire
and Expectation of the Army, may be speedily
returned to these Particulars.
"1. That there be an effectual Declaration forthwith
published to the whole Kingdom, against the inviting,
bringing, or coming in, of any Foreign Forces, under
any Pretence whatsoever.
"2. That the Army may be paid up equally with
the Deserters thereof, according to the late Votes of
Parliament; and that the Army may forthwith be put
into a constant Course of Pay, that they may not be
so burthensome and oppressive to the Country; for
the more speedy Performance whereof, we desire
that the House of Peers would be pleased to concur
with the Desires of the House of Commons (so often
proposed to them), for the reviving of the Committee
for the Army, that so the Assessments and great Sums
in Arrears, both in the City and elsewhere, may be
by their Endeavour collected, for the speedy and necessary Supply of the Army; and also that the Treasurers and the Committee of Weavers Hall may be
speedily called to Accompt, what Manner, and by
what Warrant, the Two Hundred and Thirty Thousand Pounds lately intrusted in their Hands have been
in so short a Time consumed.
"3. That the Militia of the City of London and the
Committee for the same may consist of such Persons,
and speedily be returned into those Hands, who formerly during the worst of Times have therein given
large Testimony of their Fidelity to the Parliament
and Kingdom; which, besides the real Security it will
be to the Parliament and Kingdom, in preventing of
Dangers and Preparations towards a new War,
would conduce so much to the removing of Jealousies,
and give such a Ground of Confidence to the Army,
as that we might the better dispose it to larger Quarters, in several Parts, for the Ease of the Country.
Reading, 19 1647.
"By the Appointment of the
Commissioners for the Army.
Pugh to be instituted to Llanstyndery.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy, shall give Institution and Induction unto Henry
Pugh Clerk, Batchelor in Arts, to the Rectory of
Llanystyndery, in the County of Carnarvon, void by
the Death of the last Incumbent; salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the National League and Covenant, and
producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great
Seal of England.