DIE Martis, videlicet, 11 die Julii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Washington, a Pass.
Ordered, That Washington shall have a Pass,
to go to Abington, with Coach and Horses.
Mrs. Kilvert, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mrs. Kilvert shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford.
Lady Smith, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Smith, with her Servants,
shall have a Pass, to go beyond the Seas.
Lawrence, a Pass.
Ordered, That John Laurance shall have a Pass, to
go to Oxford, about Mr. Noell's Business.
Letter from the Ld. General, desiring an immediate and constant Supply of Horses.
A Letter from the Lord General, to the Speaker of
this House, was read; desiring "To have Five Hundred Horse sent him presently, to recruit his Army,
and Two Hundred Horse a Month provided to recruit
his Army with; and that a Magazine of Saddles and
Horse Arms may be provided, for the Recruiting of
Winchingden, July 5, 1643.
Another Letter was read, dated the 9th July, 1643,
from Great Brickhill.
Another Letter, about the Situation of his Army.
"I would now have given you the true Relation of
the Skirmish on Sunday last, between some of our
Horse and the Enemies, near Buckingham; but, Sir
Phillip Stapleton and Colonel Goodwin being then upon
the Place, I refer the Relation thereof unto them;
since when, being informed that the King had sent
more Forces to Buckingham, to maintain that Place,
and bring those Parts into Contribution, and give us
Battle there, hereupon I advanced with the Army
towards that Town, where the Enemy staid till the
Army came within Two Miles of them, and then made
Haste away towards Banbury, notwithstanding they
had persuaded the People that they would not quit
the Place till they had beat me out of the County. I
then, understanding that they were fled, held it not
fit to go to the Town with my Army; but sent Colonel
Middleton, with some Horse, to clear that Town and
Coast, which they did, and then advised where to
quarter with most Conveniency to our Army, and most
ready for the Enemy, the Queen's Forces being like
to join with them very suddenly; and, that our Army
might the better secure the Parliament, and the City
of London, and the Counties adjacent, and be more
safely supplied with Money from London, and lie most
conveniently to join with the Forces with the Lord
Grey in Northamptonshire, I did march to Great Brickhill, as the most fit Place for all Purposes: The Enemy being so strong in Horse, and this Army being
neither recruited with Horses, nor Arms, nor Saddles,
it is impossible to keep the Counties from being
plundered, nor to fight with them, but where and
when they list; we being forced, when we march, to
move with the whole Army, which can be but slow
Marches; so that the Countries must suffer much
Wrong, and the Cries of poor People are infinite.
If it were thought fit to send to His Majesty, to have
Peace, with the settling of Religion, the Laws and
Liberties of the Subjects, and bringing to just Trial
those chief Delinquents that have brought all this
Mischief to both Kingdoms; and, as my Lord of
Bristoll spake in Parliament, how we may be secured
to have these Things performed hereafter; or else,
if His Majesty shall please to absent Himself, there
may be a Day set down, to give a Period to all these
unhappy Distractions by a Battle, which, when and
where they shall chuse, that may be thought any
Way indifferent, I shall be ready to perform that Duty
I owe you; and, that it may not bring with it a Treaty, the Propositions to be agreed upon between His
Majesty and the Parliament may be sent to such an
indifferent Place, that both Armies may be drawn
near the one to the other, that, if Peace be not concluded, it might be ended by the Sword; no Officer
of the Army to be of the Committee, nor no Intercourse to be between them.
"My Lord, I am
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
Great Brickill, 9 Julii, 1643.
Horses and Arms to be sent to the Lord General.
The House, taking the First Letter into Consideration, touching a Supply of Five Hundred Horse; Resolved, To communicate the First Letter to the House of
Commons presently; and to desire that they would join
with their Lordships, that all the Troops of Horses, in
and about the City of London, that are raised for the
Army (excepting the Troops raised for the Defence of
the City), be forthwith prepared to be sent down, to
recruit the Lord General's Army, as he desires; and
that Friday next may be the Day, and the Committee
for the Safety to see this put into speedy Execution;
and that they would take a Course that the Lord General may be recruited with Horse, Arms, and Saddles,
as he desires in his Letter.
Message to the H. C. about it.
A Message to this Purpose was sent to the House of
Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page.
Message from thence, for Ld. Fairfax to be Governor of Hull;
A Message was brought from the House of Comons, by Sir Wm. Strickland:
To let their Lordships know, that they having taken
into their Care the Safety of the Town of Hull, and
knowing the great Expressions that the Lord Fairefax
hath given of his Fidelity and hearty Affections to the
Cause, the House of Commons have nominated the Lord
Fairefaix to be Governor of the said Town of Hull,
wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
and with an Order to pay 600 l. to Mr. Ross.
2. The House of Commons desire their Lordships
Concurrence in an Order (fn. *) to pay to Mr. Rosse Six Hundred Pounds.
"Whereas Six Hundred Pounds is paid unto the
Treasurers at Guildhall, London, by Mr. Wm. Rosse,
and employed for the Service of the State: It is this
Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That
the said Six Hundred Pounds paid into Guildhall as
aforesaid shall be re-paid, upon the Public Faith, unto
the said Mr. Rosse, with Interest therefor after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Order.
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of
Commons in the Nomination of the Lord Farefax to be
Governor of Hull.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree in the Nomination of
the Lord Fairefaix to be Governor of Hull; and do likewise agree to the Order (fn. *) to pay to Mr. Rosse Six Hundred Pounds.
No Petition to be presented to the King till Here-calls His Proclamation.
Next, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to debate and consider of the Lord
General's Letter from Great Brickhill; and, after a serious Debate, "Whether the Parliament should petition the King before He hath re-called the Proclamation wherein He expresses this Parliament to be no
This House was resumed.
And this Question was put,
"Whether to offer to His Majesty Propositions,
or a Petition, at this Time, notwithstanding
And it was Resolved negatively.
Message from the H. C. for Committees to meet, to draw a Declaration in Answer to it.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley Knight of the Bath:
That whereas their Lordships had appointed a Committee of Lords, to join with a Committee of the House
of Commons, to meet, to draw up a Declaration in Answer to the King's Proclamation; the House of Commons desires that the Committees may be appointed to
meet, with what Conveniency their Lordships please.
Ordered, That the Committee shall meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodging.
The Answer was returned as abovesaid.
Justice Berkeley's Trial.
Ordered, That this House defers the Trial of Mr.
Justice Berckley until Thursday next.
Sir W. San Ravy, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. San Ravy shall have a Pass,
to go into France, to condole the Death of the French
Message to the H. C. for it; and that the Lords have deferred Justice Berkley's Trial.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let the House of Commons know, that they have
deferred the Trial of Mr. Justice Berckley till Thursday
next; and to desire them to concur, that Sir Wm. San
Ravy may have a Pass, to go into France, to condole for
the Death of the French King.
Jennings's Protection renewed.
Ordered, That Mr. Jenning's Protection shall be
Message from the H. C. about the Committees going to Scotland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Peter Wentworth:
To desire their Lordships would please to nominate
another Lord, to go into Scotland, with the Lord Grey
of Warke, because it requires great Haste.
The House, taking this Message into Consideration,
named the Earl of Rutland to go with the Lord Grey of
Warke, into Scotland.
And this House desired the Lord Grey to prepare
himself with what Expedition he could for his Journey.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships have nominated the Earl of Rutland to join with the Lord Grey, to go into Scotland.
Dr. Aylett, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Dr. Aylett hath Leave for a Month
to be absent, and to go unto his House into Essex.
De Sylva, a Pass.
Ordered, That Signor Francisco De Sylva shall
have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return again to London.
Answer from the H. C. about recruiting the Lord General's Army.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons with
the Lord General's Letter returned with this Answer:
That the House of Commons do agree with their
Lordships in their Resolutions concerning the Recruiting of the Lord General's Army, according to the Lord
House adjourned till 10 a cras.