DIE Veneris, 23 die Junii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed to be
Speaker this Day.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for the stopping of all Intercourse of Intelligence
between the City of Oxford and London.
The said Ordinance was read.
Ordered, That this House agrees not to this Ordinance.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will send an Answer to this
Message by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, for Committees to go into the City with Propositions for a Subscription for Relief of Ireland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Clattworthy Knight:
To acquaint their Lordships, that the House of Commons have taken into Consideration the bleeding Condition of the Kingdom of Ireland, concerning which the
House of Commons appointed a Committee to advise
with the Committee of the Adventurers for Ireland, who
have drawn up some Propositions; and, being offered to
the House of Commons, they have agreed to them,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence: And,
to promote these Propositions the better, the House of
Commons are informed, that To-morrow there is appointed a great Meeting in London, for chusing of the
Chief Officers of the City; at which Time the House of
Commons think it will much further the Business, to have
the Propositions offered at the same Time to the City,
they having Books ready for Subscriptions; and the
House of Commons think it will give much Encouragement to the Business, if a Committee of Lords and Commons may be appointed, to be present in London at the
same; and, if their Lordships will subscribe themselves,
it will much induce others.
Committee to go with them.
The Propositions were read, and Agreed to; and it is
further Ordered, That a Committee of (fn. *) Six Lords shall
be appointed, to join with a proportionable Number of
the House of Commons, to go to the City To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock. (Here enter the Propositions.)
The Earl of Northumb.
The Earl of Pembrooke,
The Earl of Holland,
The Earl of Manchester,
The Earl of Bollingbrooke,
Lord Grey de Warke,
Committee to go into Lond. To-morrow Morning,
(fn. *) with the Propositions touching Ireland.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree with the House of
Commons, in the Propositions touching Ireland, now
brought up; and that their Lordships have appointed a
Committee of (fn. †) Six Lords, to join with a proportionable
Number of the House of Commons, to go to London, as
Sir N. Brent to dispose of Vacancies in Canterbury Hospital.
Ordered, That Sir Nathaniell Brent is hereby commanded to dispose of such Places of poor People, in the
Hospital of Canterbury, as are, or shall be void hereafter.
Propositions for a Subscription for Relief of Ireland.
"Forasmuch as many, both Adventurers for Lands
in Ireland and others, are willing to apply themselves,
by all good Means, for bringing that great good
Work to some Perfection, well knowing what Consequence the Loss of that Kingdom will be to this,
both in relation to the Security and firm Peace of the
State, and also in respect of the Cause of Religion,
which must be deeply wounded in Case that Kingdom should become wholly Popish; and forasmuch
as the Subscriptions upon the several Acts of Parliament do not engage a Third Part of the Land designed to be applied to that Work by those Acts,
and that the Time limited for Underwriting by those
Acts is elapsed; we, being desirous to make up what
was wanting in the former Subscriptions in some Proportion to our Abilities, do humbly offer, that both
Houses of Parliament will give such Encouragement
as may induce those who are Merchants, and live on
Trade, to adventure considerable Sums, by passing an
Ordinance in these following, or the like Particulars:
"That so much of the City and Suburbs of Lymrick,
as is escheated, with the Island of Enishcattery, and the
Fishings of the River, with other Immunities belonging to the City, and Twenty-four Thousand Acres
of consiscated profitable Lands next contiguous to
that City, may be secured to the Adventurers who
shall now underwrite, the said City and Land being
made over to them and their Heirs, &c. in free and
common Soccage, as of His Majesty's Castle of Dublin,
with such Immunities as are granted to the City of
Bristoll, and such other Privileges as be contained
in the Acts of Parliament for Subscriptions on Lands
in Ireland; provided the several Sums to be underwritten do amount in the Total unto Sixty Thousand
Pounds, there being reserved to His Majesty for
the same the Yearly Rent of Twelve Hundred and
Fifty Pounds per Annum.
"That the Town of Galloway, in Connough, with
Twenty Thousand Acres of Lands, and Immunities
as abovesaid, shall be secured unto such as adventure
for that City and Land; provided that the Total
of the Subscriptions amount unto Fifty Thousand
Pounds, His Majesty's Rent One Thousand and Forty
"That the City of Waterford, in Munster, with
Thirty Thousand Acres of Land, and Immunities
as aforesaid, shall be secured to such as adventure for
that City and Land; provided the Total of their
Subscriptions amounts unto Sixty Thousand Pounds,
the Rent to His Majesty per Annum Twelve Hundred
and Fifty Pounds.
"That the Town of Wexford, with Twelve Thousand Acres of Land, and Immunities as aforesaid, shall
be secured to such as adventure for that Town and
Land; provided the Total of their Subscriptions
amount unto Fifteen Thousand Pounds, the Rent
to His Majesty per Annum Three Hundred and Twelve
Pounds, Eight Shillings, and Eight Pence.
"And, seeing the Course of passing Bills is so much
obstructed, that the Kingdom of Ireland will be lost
if some effectual and speedy Course be not taken,
the Adventurers desire to be secured, that such Conditions as shall be now passed by Ordinance shall
be turned into an Act or Acts of Parliament, for
their more fit and unquestionable Security; which,
they humbly conceive, will much further the Work.
"That those who have or shall underwrite any considerable Sum, upon the said Propositions for Cities,
and have formerly adventured or shall underwrite for
Lands in the Kingdom at large, shall be accommodated to have his Lands set out as near unto those
Cities for which he shall subscribe as may be.
"And, in Case the respective Sums whereat the said
Cities, Towns, and said Lands adjacent, are valued,
be not wholly underwritten; yet the Underwriters
shall have so much in Proportion, out of those Cities,
Towns, and Lands adjacent, as their Adventure shall
amount unto, to be set forth by indifferent Commissioners, to be named by both Houses.
"Both Houses do allow of these Propositions; and
it is Ordered, That both Houses will apply their
Authority for making good of the same.
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament,
"That they do Declare, That they will, in a short
Time, send over a Commander in Chief into Ireland,
such as this Kingdom shall have good Cause to confide in.
"That both Houses do think it fit to send over Committees, into the several Provinces of Ireland, whereof
One in each to be of the House of Commons, and
One chosen by the Adventurers, from whom they
may expect such continual Intelligence of the Conditions of each Province, that they may make their
"Propounded from the Committee, That an Ordinance may be brought in, for the Adventurers who
shall now deposite a Fourth Part of what formerly is
subscribed and paid, that they shall have so many
Acres of Land added to what is allotted by the
former Act of Parliament, as shall make their former
Proportion of Acres double to what is granted by
the Act, as also for what they shall now pay upon
the Ordinance, with all Privileges as formerly; and
whosoever shall subscribe de novo shall have the like
double Proportion of Lands for his Subscription.
"The Adventurers to be set in such Province as they
"That such as desire to plant together may be permitted so to do, they declaring the same at their new
Subscriptions, or within a Month.
"That both Houses do Declare, An Act or Acts of
Parliament shall be prepared, in due Time, to pass
both in England and Ireland, for confirming whatsoever now passeth by Ordinance.
"That both Houses of Parliament do Agree, That
an Ordinance be prepared and drawn, in Pursuance
of these Propositions."
House adjourned till 9 a cras.