DIE Mercurii, 1 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
Bachelor's Ordinance to be a Fellow of Eaton.
An Ordinance was brought in, and passed, for making Mr. John Bachelor One of the Fellows of Eaton
Colledge, in the Place of Doctor Meredith; and that it
be sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Order for the Committee of both Kingdoms
to meet the Scotch Commissioners at Derby House this
Afternoon, to receive their Answer concerning the Propositions, &c. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order for the Scotch Commissioners to have
Notice to meet this Afternoon, &c. (Here enter.)
3. An Order for the Commissioners at Gouldsmith
Hall to meet again, as formerly, &c. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Orders now brought
Pett to succeed his Father, as Commissioner of the Navy at Chatham.
Upon reading the Petition of Peter Pett Junior;
shewing, "That he hath served the King and Parliament for divers Years, in the Building of The Charles,
Leopard, Sov'aigne, Prince Royall, and of late The
Adventure Frigott; which Services, (fn. *) as they were hazardous to Reputation, chargeable in Point of Expence,
so they were performed with incomparable Success;
notwithstanding which, he never had either Reward
or Preferment, by reason he was promised he should
succeed his Father, Captain Phineas Pett, in the Place
of a Principal Officer and Commissioner of His Majesty's Navy at Chatham, in case he survived him:
Now, whereas the said Captain Phineas Pett is lately
deceased at Chatham, by which Means the Place is
void; his humble Request is, That their Lordships
would confer the said Place of Principal Officer and
Commissioner of His Majesty's Navy at Chatham
upon him, by Ordinance of Parliament, together with
such Allowance of Means as was formerly granted
to his said Father."
It is Ordered, That this House thinks it fit the
said Peter Pett shall have the said Place of his Father,
with the Allowances, conferred upon him, as is desired; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired herein.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners.
A Letter from the Scotch Commissioners, was read.
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be communicated to the House
of Commons; and desire their Concurrence, that the
Consideration of the Matter of Fact be referred to the
Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms, and what is fit to be done thereupon;
and make speedy Report thereof to the Houses.
Propositions to be presented to the King.
Ordered, That the Propositions of both Kingdoms
for a safe and well-grounded Peace shall be presented
to the King on Tuesday next; and that the Scotts Commissioners be acquainted therewith, and they desired to
go along with such a Committee of Lords and Commons as shall be appointed by both Houses to present
the same; and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be desired herein.
Parrere's and Muns' Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of Abraham and Isaac
Parrere and George Munes, Merchants at Amsterdam:
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for
Foreign Affairs, to examine the same, and report the
same to the Houses.
Message to the H. C. about the Letter from the Scots Commissioners;—about presenting the Propositions to the King; —with Pett's Petition;— and Bachelor's Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Page and Mr. Sadler:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for referring the Letters from the Scotch Commissioners to
the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, and communicate the said Letters unto them.
2. To desire their Concurrence in the Order for presenting the Propositions to the King on Tuesday next, &c.
3. To deliver the Petition of Peter Pett to them;
and desire their Concurrence, that he may have his
Father's Place conferred upon him, as is desired.
4. To deliver the Ordinance for making Mr. Bachelor One of the Fellows of Eaton Colledge, in the Place
of Doctor Meredith; and desire their Concurrence
Wombwell to succeed Newman, a King's Waiter.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Womwell; shewing, "That Mr. Laurance Newman, One of the King's
"Waiters of the Custom-house, lies very ill, and past
Recovery, as it is credibly informed; and desires their
Lordships would please to confer the said Place upon
him, in case the said Mr. Newman shall die:"
It is Ordered, in regard of the constant Service and
Attendance upon this House of the Petitioner, That it
be referred to the Committee for the Navy, that the
said Wm. Womwell may have the Place of the said
Laurance Newman, in case he die.
Woodman to be instituted to Slynfold.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution
and Induction to Mathew Woodman Batchelor of Arts,
to the Rectory of Slynfold, in Com. Sussex; presented
thereunto by the Commissioners of the Great Seal of
England: This with a salvo Jure cujuscunque.
Committee to consider of the Lords who sat while the Speakers, &c. were with the Army.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall meet on
Thursday next, in the Afternoon; and have Power to
adjourn themselves from Time to Time, to consider
what they think fit to be offered to this House, concerning those Lords that did sit in this House in the
Absence of both Speakers; and to make Report thereof on Friday Morning next:
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Committee to consider of the Violence offered to the Houses.
Ordered, That the Lord La Warr be added to the
Committee for Examination of the Force and Violence
offered to the Parliament; and the House of Commons
to be desired [ (fn. *) to add] a proportionable Number of
Safety of the Parliament.
The Earl of Denbigh reported divers Papers from
the Committee appointed to consider of a Way for the
Security of the Parliament when the Army shall be
withdrawn. (Here enter them.)
Ordinance to settle the London, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That these Lords following shall draw up
an Ordinance for settling the Militia of London, &c.
and to name the Persons, and to present the same to
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Any Two, to meet presently.
These Lords accordingly did presently withdraw
Message from the H. C. for the Commissioners with the King to present the Propositions; and to acquaint the Scots Commissioners with it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Dacres Knight, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two
1. That the Commissioners of both Houses with the
King shall be the Persons appointed by both Houses to
present the Propositions to the King.
2. That the Members of both Houses that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms do acquaint the Scotts
Commissioners with this Vote.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Vote and Order now
Ordinance to settle the Militia of London, &c.;
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee an
Ordinance for settling the Militia of the City of London; which was read Thrice, and approved of; and
Ordered to be sent down to the House of Commons
for their Concurrence.
and One to settle the Southwark Militia.
Ordered, That the same Committee as drew up the
Ordinance for the Militia of London shall prepare an
Ordinance for settling the Militia for the Borough of
Southwarke, and name the Persons; and present the same
to this House.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Page and Mr. Sadler return with this Answer
from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Order for sending the Propositions to the King on Tuesday next, and to the adding One Lord to the Committee for examining the
Force: To all the rest, they will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Message to them, with the Ordinance to settle the London Militia.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Page and Mr. Sadler:
To deliver to them the Ordinance for settling the
Militia of the City of London, and to desire their Concurrence therein.
Committees to meet about the Scots Commissioners Answer to the Propositions.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Members of both Houses
that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do meet
this Afternoon, to desire and receive the Answer of
the Scotts Commissioners, concerning their joining in
presenting the Propositions for Peace to the King.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Notice be forthwith given to
the Commissioners of Scotland, to acquaint them,
That the Members of both Houses that are of the
Committee of both Kingdoms are appointed to meet
this Afternoon, to receive their Answer touching their
joining in presenting the Propositions for Peace to
the King, and are appointed to report To-morrow
Committee for Compositions to meet.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee at Gouldsmiths
Hall shall meet and constantly sit upon the usual
Days as formerly; and may consider of some effectual Course for levying and bringing in the Monies
owing there; and report it to the Houses."
Parrere's and Munes' Petition, for Restitution of Wool, &c. taken in a Galliot of theirs by Capt. Beddel.
To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament of England, at
"The humble Petition of Abraham and Isaac
Parrere and George Munes, Merchants
"That your Petitioners freighted a Ship at Amsterdam, called The Charity of Hamburgh, whereof was
Master one Joachim Haveman, towards St. Andre, in
Bisaye, where was laden in her, about March last, for
your Petitioners Account, Two Hundred and Ninety and Two Bags of Spanish Wool, to go directly
with the same for Amsterdam aforesaid; but is the
said Ship in her Return taken and surprized at Sea,
by Two Irish Men of War, who brought her into
the River of Waterford, where the said Ship and
Goods are adjudged for Prize, because the Master
did confess aboard the said Irish Ships (he thought
they had been English) that he was bound for London; whereupon the said Owners, and some other
Merchants of Amsterdam, understanding the Taking
of their said Ship, and that the same was brought
into the River of Waterford, did resolve to hire a
Galliot to be (fn. *) sent for Ireland, and with the same one
Christopher Peterson, with Order and full Power to
recover the said Wools, and bring the same into
Holland; and, the better to facilitate the Business,
was provided with Letters of Recommendation from
the Lords The States Generall to the Magistrate of
Waterford aforesaid, and another Letter from Mr.
Strickland your Honours Agent in The Hague, to
the Commanders or Captains at Sea in the Parliament's Service whom he should meet, that they
should not hinder him in his intended Voyage (the
said Galliot having nothing else in her but Ballast);
but rather to be assistened in his lawful Undertakings,
considering the Equity of the Cause.
The said Galliot being arrived at Waterford; and
the said Christopher Peterson having after much Trouble and Costs recovered Part of the said Wools, was,
upon his Voyage towards Amsterdam, in open Sea,
surprized and taken of one Captain Bedbell in the
Parliament's Service; and hath brought the said
Galliot, with her Lading, into the River The Tamise,
where she still remains; the said Captain having
taken from the said Christopher Peterson some of his
Writings, and amongst the rest the Letter of Mr.
Strickland aforesaid, with some Money and some other
"Your Honours are most humbly prayed, to take
the Premises into Consideration, and to give
a speedy Order for the Restitution of the said
Galliot, the Goods, and all other Things
taken from the said Christopher Peterson.
"And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c."
Report concerning the late Violence offered to the Houses, and for their future Safety.
"Die Mercurii, 1mo
At the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to examine the Matter of Force and
Violence offered to the Parliament the 26
of July last.
"The Report from the Sub-committee appointed
by this Committee to consider of a Way for the Security of the Parliament when the Army shall be
withdrawn, being now read, is approved of by this
And, upon the Question,
"Resolved, That the said Report, together with the
Resolution from the General Officers specified in the
said Report, be reported to the House of Peers.
"Resolved, That the Earl of Denbigh be desired to
make this Report accordingly.
"At Putney, 30th August, 1647.
At the Sub-committee of Lords and Commons
appointed by the Committee to examine the
Force offered the Parliament, by Order of the
27th of August, 1647.
Resolved, That a new Militia be constituted in the
City of London by Ordinance, and fitting Persons that
may be confided in employed.
"Resolved, That the Trained Bands and Auxiliaries
of the Hamlets of The Tower shall be under the immediate Power and Command of the Constable of
The Tower and his Lieutenant, as they were lately
under the Militia of London; and that the Constable
and his Lieutenant shall have Power to name a Subcommittee for the Militia of the Hamlets, as the Militia of London lately had.
"Resolved, That it be referred unto the General and
his Officers, to consider what constant and ordinary
Guard will be fit for the Safety of The Tower, and to
certify the Numbers and Entertainment to the Committee appointed to examine the Force offered to the
Parliament, that an Establishment may be made;
and to consider and certify their Opinions to the
Sub-committee, admitting the Army remove from the
City, what shall be done with the Line of Commucation and the Forts about London.
Resolved, That there be a distinct Militia chosen
by the Parliament for Southwarke and the Parts
adjoining, now within the Line; and the like for
Westm'r and Middlesex, within the Line.
Resolved, That it is the Opinion of this Committee, in order to the Safety of the Parliament and
City, That the Committee would take such principal
Persons of the City as have had a Hand in the late
Tumult, and endeavouring to raise a new War, into
present Consideration; and report the State of their
Misdemeanors to the Houses, to be brought to speedy
Justice, to the End that such as are faulty may be
removed; and that fit Persons may be put into those
Places of Trust they now enjoy.
Resolved, That the Houses may be moved, to consider of their Power concerning the Adjournment of
the Houses unto some other Place; until which be
declared, it is very difficult to offer that which may
be for the future Security of the Parliament's Sitting,
other than by the Body of the Army.
"Ordered; That the Earl of Northumberland be
desired to report these Resolutions, as the Opinion of
this Sub-committee, to the Committee appointed to
examine the Force and Violence offered to the Parliament the 26th of July last, together with the Answer of the General and his Officers to those Two
Points referred by this Sub-committee to them."
Opinion of Sir T. Fairfax, &c. for the Safety of the Houses.
"30th August, 1647.
The General and Officers Answer to the Points
referred to them by the Sub-committee.
To that Point concerning the Line of Communication and Forts about the Cities of London and
Westm'r and Borough of Southwarke (wherein your
Lordships have desired our Opinions), we answer,
That we conceive it necessary that the whole Line
of Communication, as also all the Forts upon and
about the same, be effectually slighted, before the
Army draw off from the present Quarters about
"To the other Point, concerning the Guards of The
Tower, we shall return our Opinion within Three or
"Die Veneris, 27 Augusti, 1647.
At the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to examine the Matter of Force of
fered to the Parliament the 26th of July last.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the
E. of Northumberland,
E. of Kent,
Sir Arthur Hesilrigg,
Sir Hen. Vane Junior,
|L. Say & Seale,
Mr. Scott, and
"Or any Three of them, to consider of some Way
for the Security of the Parliament, when the
Army shall be drawn; and to advise with his
Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefax and the Officers
of the Army to that Purpose; and to report
their Opinions to this Committee, with all convenient Speed.
Letter from the Scots Commissioners, with the following One.
For the Right Honnorable the Speaker of
the House of Peeres pro Tempore.
Wee are comaunded, by the Committee of
Estates of the Kingdome of Scotland, to deliver this
inclosed Letter to both the Houses of the Parliament
of England; and to desire that a speedy Answere
may be retourned thereto, that the Messenger who
is sent to attend the same may be hasted backe.
Wee therefore intreate your Lordship to communicate the said Letter to the Honnorable Houses; and
Worcester House, the 30th of Aug. 1647.
Hew Kennedy. Ro. Barclay."
Letter from the States of Scotland, desiring Reparation for the Insult offered to the E. of Lauderdail at Woburn;— for stopping and searching their Messengers;—and desiring their Commissioners may for the future have free Access to the King and the Houses.
"Wee have heard, and not without Amazement,
that the Earle of Lautherdaill, One of the Commissioners employed by this Kingdome, haveing, in Pursuance of our Directions, repaired to His Majesty,
was in a violent Manner forced away, by some Souldiers in Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army, contrary to
the Lawe of Nations, and a particuler Agreement
betwixt the Kingdomes. Wee doe likewise finde
that Letters and Messengers directed to us from our
Commissioners have bin intercepted, whereby that
happy Correspondence which hath bin formerly betwixt the Kingdomes is interrupted. And, after serious Deliberation, wee have thought good hereby
to desire from the Houses of Parliament Reparation
of these Injuryes, especially of that done to the Earle
of Lauderdaill, which wee looke upon as done to this
Kingdome; nor can wee in Reason thinke (though
wee should be silent) that the Houses of Parliament
will suffer soe greate an Offence to escape unpunished. And because wee cannott expect a free Intercourse and Comunication of Affaires betwixt
the Kingdomes for the future, unlesse there be a
Protection of the Persons of our Commissioners from
all Injury and Violence, and a free Passage for Messengers, Packetts, and Letters, betwixt us and them;
wee doe further desire that wee may have Assurance,
under the Hands of the Speakers of both Houses,
and of Sir Thomas Fairefax and his Counsell of
Warre, that our Commissioners, and such others as
shal be imployed by us hereafter, with their Retinew,
or such as shall have Passes from us, shall have free
Accesse to His Majesty and to the Houses of Parliament, and be permitted to stay there and retourne
thither at their Pleasure, without any Molestation or
Restraint whatsoever; as alsoe that all Messengers,
Packetts, or Letters, sent from us to them; or from
them to us, shall freely passe without any Manner
of Interruption. And to the End all these may be
the better observed, wee desire Intimation to be made
thereof to all Comaunders of Garrisons and other
Officers and Souldiers, whereunto wee desire and
expect your speedy Answere by this Bearer. Wee
desire alsoe that there bee a free Commerce and
Trafique to all the Subjects of this Kingdome, as
in former Tymes before these late Troubles. Wee rest
Edinburgh, 21 Aug. 1647.
"Your affectionate Freinds
and humble Servaunts,
I. P. D. Com.
"For the Right Honnorable the Lords
and Commons assembled in the Parliament of England at Westm'r."
House adjourned till 10a cras.