DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 5 die Julii.
Earl of Manchester was appointed by the House
to be Speaker this Day.
Answer from the H. C. about Hull.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
own, for the adding of Sir Phillip Stapleton and Sir Wm.
Cunstable to the Committee at Hull; and that the House
of Commons do agree to send a Letter to the Lord General, for granting a Commission to Sir Mathew Boynton,
to be Colonel of the Regiment in Hull.
E. of Carlisle's Horses to be restored.
Next, Colonel Mitten was called in, and demanded
by what Warrant he took away the Horses of the Earl
of Carlile; and he produced an Order to him, from
the Committee of Examinations of the House of Commons, "That, they being informed that there were
Horses carried to Waltham, to the Terror of the Country, he was commanded to take and seize the said
Horses, by virtue of his Warrant from the Lord General; and, upon this Order, he seized the Horses:"
And being asked why the Horses were not delivered according to the Order of this House, he acquainted the House, "That Yesterday the Committee
of Examinations made an Order, That he should
not restore the Horses until further Directions of that
Committee; and it was delivered to him last Night."
Upon this, (fn. *) the Speaker, by the Directions of the
House, commanded him to deliver the Horses presently
to the Earl of Carlile.
Their being taken by a Warrant from the Committee of the H. C. for Examinations, a Breach of Privilege.
And their Lordships, taking this Business into Consideration, were of this Opinion, That this taking of the
Earl of Carlile's Horses, being a Peer, and Member of
this House, by a Warrant of the Committee, without
their Lordships Consent, is a Breach of the Privilege of
Parliament: And their Lordships Resolved, To have a
Conference with the House of Commons, to acquaint
them with this Breach of Privilege, and desire Reparation herein; and that they would take Care that no
such Breach of Privilege may be offered for the future.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Free Conference, in the Painted
Chamber, touching the taking away the Horses of the
Earl of Carlile, a Peer and Member of this House.
Withers and Fendall, for taking away the Earl of Leicester's Goods.
Next, Mr. Anthony Withers and Fendall were called in,
to know by what Directions and Authority they inventoried the Goods of the Earl of Leycester: They answered,
That it was according to the Authority given them by
the Ordinance of Parliament." And it being asked by
what Rule they judge who are Delinquents, and who are
not; they answered, "It was, by the Ordinance, put to
Hereupon this House conceived that there hath
been many Abuses in the Execution of the Ordinance
of Sequestrations, there being but little Benefit coming
to the Parliament, and great Scandal by the undue Execution thereof; therefore Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons, to desire that the
Committees of both Houses for Sequestrations may
meet, and take all the Abuses into Consideration, and
report the same to the Houses, with some Remedy for
the redressing of the said Abuses.
Message to the H. C. for the Committees for Sequestrations to meet, and consider the Abuses of that Ordinance.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire, at the next Conference, that their Lordships may communicate unto them something concerning
the Honour of both Houses of Parliament, in the undue Execution of the Ordinance for Sequestrations.
Message from thence, to abolish superstitious Monuments;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons;
by Sir Rob't Harley:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance for abolishing all superstitious Monuments.
and to sit a while.
2. To desire their Lordships would please to sit a
while, for the House of Commons will have Occasion to
bring up some Business of Importance.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will sit a while, as is desired;
and that they will take the Ordinance now brought up
into speedy Consideration.
Message from the H. C. with Letters, &c. for Algiers.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Greene; who brought up Two Letters, One to
be sent the Bashaw of Argier, and another to be sent to
the Agent there, for the redeeming of English Captives
there; and Instructions to Mr. Hodges, who is to be sent
thither for that Purpose.
The Two said Letters were read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter them.)
The Instructions were read, and Agreed to. (Here
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree to the Two Letters and
Instructions, to be sent to Argier.
Cuningham, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. James Cuningham shall have a
Pass, to go beyond the Sea.
Lord Lumley, a Pass to The Spa.
Ordered, That the Lord Lumley shall have a Pass,
to go to The Spaw, for his Health, and to carry with him
Nine or Ten Servants, and Five or Six Saddle-horses,
with so much Bedding and Furniture as will furnish
Two Rooms, with his Lordship's Apparel, and other
Necessaries belonging to his Person.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Safety of the Kingdom, and the Northern Parts.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildmay:
To desire a present Conference, touching the great
Affairs and Safety of the Kingdom, and the Northern
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Conference,
as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Mrs. Lee to be responsible for the Earl of Portland's Hangings.
Ordered, That the Hangings of the Earl of Portland, now in the Custody of Mrs. Ann Lee, shall remain
and continue in (fn. *) her Hands, and (fn. †) she to be responsible
for the same, and not to be disposed of by any without
Directions of this House.
Ordered, That the Petition of Levinas Hooper is
hereby referred to the Consideration of Sir David Watkins, Sir John Nulls, &c. who are to make Report
thereof to this House.
Withers and Fendall not to molest the Earl of Leice ter's Family or Estate.
Next, Mr. Withers and Mr. Fendall were called in;
and the Speaker, by the Directions of this House, told
him, "That the Opinion (fn. *) of this House was, That
the Earl of Leycester is no Way within the Ordinance
of Sequestrations; and commanded him to take Notice
thereof; and not to molest the Family of the Earl of
Leycester, nor do any Prejudice to his Goods; if they
do, it shall be upon their Peril."
L. Ranelagh, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Rannelaugh shall have a
Pass, to Oxford, in his Way to Ireland.
Ordered, The Petition of Christopher Roper, Serjeant
Major to the Regiment of the Earl of Kildare, in Ireland,
be referred to Baron Trevor and Mr. Justice Baeon, to
consider of some Course how the Petitioner may be relieved, and make Report thereof To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Broccas's Petition, to be admitted to Bail.
Ordered; That the Petition of John Broccas; shewing, "That he hath been imprisoned Ten Months,
where he is in great Want; therefore he desires that he
may go upon Bail, whereby he may enabled to provide some Maintenance for himself and his Family."
Ordered, To recommend this Petition to the House
Message from the H. C. for the Assembly to consider the Ten First Articles of the Church.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Rous:
To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons have Resolved and Voted, That the Assembly
in their Beginning, in the First Place shall take the
Ten First Articles of the Church of England into their
Consideration, to vindicate them from all false Doctrine
and Heresy; and the House of Commons desires their
Lordships Concurrence herein:
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do Agree, That the Assembly,
in the First Place, shall take into Consideration the Ten
First Articles of the Church of England.
The House of Commons being come, the House was
adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the
Conference; which being ended, the House was resumed.
Ordinance for paying Money to the Scots, and to the Lord General.
The Ordinance for (fn. †) paying Twenty Thousand Pounds
to the Scotts, and Money to the Lord General, &c. was
read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Report of the Conference, about the Safery of the Kingdom and the Northern Parts.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference;
which was, "To communicate a Letter from Mr. Stockdale, touching the ill Success of the Lord Fairefaix's
Forces; and of a Design for surprizing or blowing
up the Magazine at Lyncolne; and that the Sixty
Persons that came to do it were either all taken or
"Upon these Grounds, for the Preservation of the
Peace of the Kingdom, the House of Commons have
made certain Resolutions, wherein the House of Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence:
"1. That the Scotch Nation shall be forthwith desired to send in Aid and Assistance of the Religion
and Liberty of this Kingdom.
"2. That their Lordships would please to nominate
a Committee of their House, to go forthwith into
Scotland, and forthwith to appoint a Day for their
going; and the House of Commons desires that the
Instructions for the Committee may (fn. ‡) be speedily resolved of; and that One of the Instructions may be;
to desire the Scots Nation to send in Aid and Assistance
for the Religion and Liberty of this Kingdom."
Aid to be required of the Scots.
Lord Grey of Warke to attend.
Ordered, That this House will send Two Lords, as
Committees, into Scotland, by this Day Sevennight, or
sooner if they can be ready; and do concur with the
House of Commons, that One of their Instructions shall
be, to desire the Aid and Assistance of the Scotts Nation
against Papists and others, now in Arms, to destroy the
Protestant Religion, and the Liberty of this Kingdom:
And it is further Ordered, That the Lord Grey of
Warke is desired to attend this House as a Peer To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and, if his Lordship be not in Town, then Word is to be sent his Lordship, to be present here To-morrow, about the great
Affairs of the Kingdom.
Parliament's Letter to the Bashaw of Algiets, about releasing English Captives.
"The Lords and Commons in the High Court
of Parliament for the Affairs of the Kingdom of England, to his Excellency the
Bashaw of Argeir, Health, &c.
"Albeit we have written a general Letter to the whole
Council of State and War, intimating the good Correspondence which hath been continued between the
Grand Signior and our Nation, and never infringed
by any hostile Act of the English, relating also the
miserable Condition the Subjects of this Kingdom are
in, by being continually taken by those of Argeir, and
kept Captives in cruel Thraldom; we have thought
fit also to send a Copy of our said Letter unto your
Excellency, as Governor of that Place under His Imperial Majesty, and seriously to desire your Favour and
Assistance, for the Accomplishment of this Business,
so much importing the mutual Amity between the
Two Crowns: Our Desires by that Letter are, the
Redemption of our Captives, which, if by your Favour
and Furtherance may be obtained, will be a perpetual
Obligation to this Kingdom; and your Excellency
may be a Means to prevent divers Mischiefs and Inconveniencies, which may ensue.
"For what concerns the further managing of this
great Affair, we desire your Excellency to give Credit
to the Bearer hereof, Mr. Lewis Hodges a Merchant
of London, and to Mr. James Frizell residing in Argeir,
who are appointed to attend your Excellency about
the further transacting of this Business."
Parliament's Letter to the Divan at Algiers, about the same Business.
"The Lords and Commons of the Kingdom of
England, assembled in the High Court of
Parliament of that Kingdom, unto the Thrice
Noble and Right Worthies the Aga Captain
General, his Brethren the Agabaghees, and
the rest of their Society of the Great Council
of State and War, in the City of Argeer,
do send Greeting.
"Whereas this Great Council have, by several Petitions preferred unto them, taken Notice of the
Calamities of many Thousands of the poor Subjects
of this Kingdom now remaining in that your City, as
they are informed, in miserable Servitude, which
have heretofore been taken at Sea, by some Ships
of your City, as they were in their ordinary Course
of Merchandize, contrary to the Laws of Nations,
and contrary to the ancient Peace and Amity, which
hath a long Time been, and to this Day is, continued
between your Lord the Great Emperor and this Nation, and which hath more particularly of late been
confirmed, with great Profession of Friendship, by your
Grand Signior now living; the distressed Condition of
which poor Captives, together with the Cries of their
poor Wives, Children, and Friends, are so continually represented unto them, as they can do no less
than, out of the Duty they owe unto God, and to
this Kingdom who have intrusted them, to desire you
to vouchsafe your Justice and Compassion unto those
poor Captives, and to grant them a speedy Deliverance
from their Thraldom, in such a Way as shall best become your Greatness and Honour; which will oblige
them and this whole Kingdom to hold and continue all
fair Correspondency of Traffic and Commerce with
the Subjects of your Great Lord and Emperor, and
particularly with your City of Argeer: But if, contrary
to their Expectations and just Desires, this shall be denied, they, the said Lords and Commons of the High
Court of Parliament of England, do hold themselves
obliged, and accordingly do resolve, to betake themselves to such other Ways as the Laws of God and
Nations do require at their Hands, for the speedy
Redemption of those poor Captives: And they do call
the Great God of Heaven to Witness, that the Guilt
of the Blood which shall happen to be shed on this
Occasion shall not lie upon the said Lords and Commons, nor any whom they shall employ to that End,
but upon the Consciences of those who shall any
Ways oppose this just and noble Proposition: And, for
the better effecting of this Business, the said Lords and
Commons have employed and authorized this Bearer,
Mr. Lewis Hodges a Merchant of the City of London,
together with Mr. James Frizill now residing in
Argeer, to attend your Pleasures herein, unto whom it
is desired that you give Faith and Credit in all other
Things that are necessary to be treated of for the
accomplishing of this Business.
"Dated in the High Court of Parliament, holden
at Westm. the Day of July, Anno Domini
"Instructions for Mr. Lewis Hodges and Mr.
James Frizell, Merchants.
Instructions for Messes. Hodges and Frizell, employed by the Parliament to obtain Releasement of English Prisoners at Algiers.
"Whereas we, the Lords and Commons in Parliament
now assembled, have thought fit to write their Letters
to the Chief Governors of the Town of Argeir, for
Redemption of such Subjects of His Majesty's as are
there detained in Captivity; it shall be your Duty to
observe these ensuing Directions:
"First, That so soon as you, Lewis Hodges, shall be
arrived at the said Town of Argeir, you enquire after
the said James Frizell; and, having found him, to
consult together of the fittest Ways and Means that
may be used, for the perfect and speedy Delivery of
all His Majesty's Subjects now remaining there in
"Secondly, That you, or either of you, deliver the
Letters of the Parliament, as they are directed, with all
Expedition and Respect; and do your uttermost Endeavours to procure as favourable and speedy an Answer
as possibly you can, by such good Ways and Means as
to your Discretions shall seem most expedient.
"Thirdly, That you do not conclude of any Contract
or Gratuity concerning this Business, but by Advice
first given to the Parliament, and the Parliament's
Answer thereunto returned.
"Fourthly, That you present yourself as a Person
employed by the Parliament to treat with the Bashaw
and Divano of Algeirs, not only for Redemption of
the Captives, but upon Conditions of Peace with that
Town; which if they shall willingly accept of, and
Resolve to preserve the same, the Parliament offer to
maintain what hereafter shall be concluded with all
Amity and Friendship, and to increase the ancient
Trade and Commerce with that Place: But the First
Article you fall on must be, the Redemption of the
Captives, upon such reasonable Terms as you can
agree. Secondly, That there be a Cessation of surprizing and captivating each other during the Time of
this Treaty, expressing Six Months Time for the
effecting thereof; and this you are to procure [ (fn. *) from
the] Bashaw and Divano; which (fn. †) they consenting
thereunto, and what else propounded, the Parliament
will forthwith, upon your Advice, send their Agent,
with such Propositions as may perfect the Work:
You are required herein to be very diligent, in giving
a full Relation of each Particular concerning the
Ordinance for Money for the Scotch Army in Ireland, and to the Lord General, &c.
"Whereas a great Sum of Money is due, and (fn. *) in
Arrear, to the Scottish Army in Ireland, upon the
Public Faith of the Parliament; for the Payment
whereof (as most just and necessary) with all Expedition, all possible Care hath been taken by the Parliament; but, by reason of the pressing Occasions and
Distractions of this Kingdom, the same hath been
hitherto inevitably retarded and hindered, contrary to
the Will and Intent of both Houses; and whereas, for
the present Supply of this important Service, divers
well-affected Persons of the Company of the Merchant
have, at the earnest Desire
of the House of Commons, been well contented,
and do agree, to advance the Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, to be paid in Holland beyond the Sea,
upon Bills of Exchange forthwith to be given here
for the same, in Cross Dollars, in Specie, at the
Rate of Four Shillings Six Pence the Dollar, so as
they may be secured of the Payment thereof here
in England, in the Coin of this Kingdom, in such
Manner as is hereafter expressed: Both Houses do
Declare, That the same is a good and acceptable Service to the Commonwealth; and do further Ordain
and Promise, That, next and immediately after the
Payment of Thirty Thousand Pounds already ordered to be paid upon the Ordinances of Sequestration
of Delinquents Estates, the Particulars whereof were
as followeth; that is to say, the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds to the Earl of Essex, Ten Thousand
Pounds to the Lord Fairefax, Three Thousand Pounds
to the Earl of Mulgrave and the Lord Sheffeild his
Son, Five Thousand Pounds more to the Earl of
Essex; the full Sum of Thirty Thousand Pounds, so
advanced by the Merchant Adventurers, shall be
paid unto them by the Treasurers at Guildhall, London,
for the Sequestration-money, out of the Monies that
shall arise out of the said Sequestrations, with Interest
for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Cent. for a whole Year, if they shall stay for their
Money above Two Months, after it shall be by them
paid in as aforesaid; and that none of the said Sequestration-monies, over and above the said Thirty
Thousand Pounds so already charged thereupon by
former Orders, shall be any Way stopped or diverted,
or otherwise disposed of, by any Order or Ordinances
of both or either of the said Houses of Parliament,
until the said Merchant Adventurers shall be fully
satisfied of the said Money by them advanced, with
Interest as aforesaid; and, if it shall happen that
there shall not be sufficient out of the said Sequestration-money to satisfy them their said Money and Interest, then the said Lords and Commons do engage
the Public Faith of this Kingdom for the Payment
thereof: And it is further Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons, That whatsoever further or other
Sum or Sums of Money the said Merchants shall advance, towards the Service aforesaid, shall be secured
and paid unto them, by the Treasurers at Guildhall,
out of the Monies arising upon the said Sequestrations, with all Expedition; and, in Default thereof,
by other Monies, to be provided by both Houses of
Assembly of Divines to consider and vindicate the Ten First Articles.
"Ordered, by (fn. *) the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That it shall be propounded to
the Assembly To-morrow, at their Meeting, to take
into their Consideration the Ten First Articles of the
Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England, to
free and vindicate the Doctrine of them from all
Aspersions and false Interpretations."
House adjourned till 9 a cras.