DIE Jovis, 20 die Julii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Countess of Devon's House at Leicester, to be preserved.
Upon Information to this House, "That the Lord
Grey hath given Order, that the House of the Countess
of Devon at Leycester shall be pulled down, if she
do not pay the Garrison One Hundred and Fifty
Pounds a Week, which is put into it:" Hereupon
this House Ordered, That the Committee at Leycester shall take Care that no Violence or Plundering
shall be offered to the said House of the Countess of
Devon; but that the said House and Goods (notwithstanding any such Order) be preserved from Spoil and
Ruin: And the Speaker is to write a Letter to the Lord
General, to acquaint him with their Lordships Order;
and to send to the Lord Grey, to preserve the House
from Violence or Plundering.
Hill, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Arthur Hill, going into Ireland,
shall be permitted to go by Oxford.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on various Subjects.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference,
1. Touching the Matter of Excise.
2. Touching the Ordinance for Newcastle Coal.
3. Concerning the Lord Grey.
E. of Portland removed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher.
Upon the humble Petition of the Earl of Portland,
shewing, "That the Place where he is now is very streight,
and inconvenient, both in regard of his Health,
and Friends and Servants to come to him about his
Estate:" This House taking the same into Consideration,
Ordered, That the Earl of Portland shall be forthwith removed from the House of Mr. Alderman Atkins,
where now he is, and be in the safe Custody of the
Gentleman Usher attending this House; and to have Liberty for his Friends and Servants to come to him.
Lord Lovelace, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Lord Lovelace shall have Leave
to go to his House at Hurley, for Four or Five Days.
Order for Sutton Marsh to Lady Banning.
An Order of Sequestration of the Profits of the Manors of Sutton-Marsh, to the Use of the Lady Viscountess Baning and her Sister, was read, and approved of;
and Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons,
for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Cause of Mrs. Vanneinden shall
be heard on Monday next.
Calvert, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuell Calvert (a Clerk in the
Office of Privy Seal under John Chapman Esquire) shall
have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and return back again to
The Messengers return with this Answer.
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons are now upon Business
of great Importance, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Bainton:
To desire that their Lordships will please to sit a while,
for they have Occasion to come up with some Business of
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will sit a while, as is desired.
Ordered, That Charles, in Custody of the
Gentleman Usher, shall be released of his Restraint.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference on various Subjects.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye:
To desire a present Conference, touching a Declaration.
2. (fn. *) They are ready to give a Conference, touching
the Three Things, when their Lordships shall think fit.
The Answer returned was:
Their Lordships will give a present Conference, as is
desired, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Declaration; and desire that, at this Conference, they may communicate something to them, concerning the Excise, the
Lord Gray, and the Ordinance touching Newcastle.
Subject of the Conference desired by the Lords.
The Effect of this Conference was, to be, "To let
the House of Commons know, that their Lordships,
in the Perusal of the Ordinance concerning Newcastle Coal, do find many Difficulties in it, which will
require further Time to consider of than the Wants
and Pressures of Coals require; therefore their Lordships think it fit to send some Ships to trade with Newcastle for Coals, to supply the present Occasions.
"2. Touching their Objections against the joining of
Lords with the House of Commons, for regulating
the Officers of Excise, their Lordships do not intend
to impeach their Privileges of giving Monies; but
their Lordships conceive that it hath been done both
in the Bill for Subsidies, and the Ordinance for Sequestrations, and advancing of Monies for the Army,
whereby Lords have been joined with Commoners.
"3. Touching their Lordships Desire that the House
of Commons would join with them, in desiring the Lord
General that he would re-call his Commission granted
to the Lord Gray, of the associated Counties; it was,
because his Lordship made it One of his Excuses why
he did not obey their Lordships Commands, That he
could not go because of his Command; and seeing
this Contempt was to both Houses, having agreed upon Instructions with his Name inserted, the Lords do
not think it fit he should hold that Place, (fn. *) which is of
so much Honour to him."
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference about a Declaration concerning a Rising in Kent.
The Speaker reported, "That the Effect of this Conference was, That the Committee for the Safety, having received Information of the rising of some mutinous People in Kent, thought fit to draw up a Declaration to be published; which, being communicated
to the House of Commons, they have Agreed to; and
the House of Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence therein."
The said Declaration was read, and Agreed to. (Here
Justice Berkley's Trial.
Ordered, That the Trial of Mr. Justice Berkly
shall be deferred until Saturday next.
Message to the H. C. about it, that the Lords agree to the Declaration about Kent; and with the Order about Sutton Marsh.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that their Lordships do agree to
the Declaration for Kent; and also that their Lordships
have appointed Saturday next for the Trial of Mr. Justice Berckly, at which Time their Lordships desire that
the House of Commons will send some of (fn. †) their Members to manage the Evidence; also to desire their Concurrence in an Order concerning Sutton-Marsh.
Declaration concerning a Rising in Kent.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament, taking Notice of the riotous and tumultuous Rising of divers
Persons in the County of Kent, upon Pretence of some
Grievances and Oppressions, have thought good to
make this Declaration, That, as they shall be always
ready to relieve those who, being justly grieved, shall
resort to them; so they expect that all such as have
Cause to complain should address themselves to seek
Relief in a peaceable and orderly Manner, and not in
a Way of Violence and Force: Yet, that this may
shew their Care of the Public Safety, and their Unwillingness to apply the Rigour of Justice to the Cure
of these Distempers if they shall be capable of more
mild Remedies, and out of their tender Compassion of
those People, who, by these tumultuous Insurrections,
have endangered their Lives and Fortunes to the
Justice of the Parliament, they do further Publish
and Declare, That it is Resolved and Ordained, by
both Houses, That all those who shall, upon publishing hereof, lay down their Arms, resort to their own
Houses, or Places of Abode, in a peaceable Manner,
deliver such Arms and other Goods to the true Owners as have been taken from them, or make Satisfaction for those Goods, and submit to the Authority
of Parliament, shall be pardoned, and discharged from
any Punishment, or other Trouble in their Persons or
Estates, for or by reason of this Tumult, Insurrection,
or any Thing thereupon done; and those who shall
continue in Arms, or in any mutinous or seditious
Assembly, notwithstanding this Admonition, must expect to receive such condign Punishment, from the
Power and Authority of Parliament, as their (fn. ‡) Offences shall deserve."
House adjourned till 8a cras.