DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 2 die Septembris.
Lord Grey of Warke appointed to be Speaker
The Report of the Committee for the Safety, concerning the Earl of Denbigh.
Report from the Committee of Safety, concerning the Earl of Denbigh.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee of
the Safety, "That, upon full Examination and Consideration of the Proceeding in the Business concerning
the Stay of the Earl of Denbigh, the Committee conceives they had just Cause to send for the Earl, for
not obeying the Order of the Committee, made in
his Lordship's Presence, with his Consent, as they apprehend: But his Lordship, upon his Return, affirming, upon his Honour, that he did mistake the Order of the Committee; and that, if he had understood
it to have restrained his going out of Town with his
Forces and Provisions, he would have obeyed it; the
Committee thinks good to Declare, That there is nothing appears to them, that doth any Way diminish
their Opinion of his Innocency and Faithfulness to the
Parliament and State; but he remains, in their Apprehensions, untainted in his Honour; and so they desire
he may be esteemed by others."
To be printed.
Ordered, That this be forthwith printed and published.
Two Portuguese Leave to go to Lisbon.
Ordered, That Two Portingalls, with their Servants, and such Goods as they brought into England,
shall have Leave to transport them unto Lisbon.
E. of Elgin, will attend the House.
Upon reading a Letter of the Earl of Elgin, directed to the Speaker of this House; shewing, "That, in regard of his ill Health at this Time, he desires this House
to dispense with his Attendance; and, so soon as he
is recovered of his Health, he will wait on this House:"
Hereupon this House Ordered, That he is dispensed
with for Fourteen Days longer, at which Time the
House expects his Attendance here.
Petition of the Adventurers for Lands in Ireland, to prevent the Treaties, said to be on Foot with the Rebels there.
To the Right Honourable the House of Peers
assembled in Parliament.
The humble Petition of the Adventurers
for Lands in Ireland;
In all Humility representeth to your Honours Consideration, That your Petitioners have, for the Defence of the Protestant Religion, and speedy reducing
the Rebels in Ireland, adventured considerable Sums
of Money, both upon the Acts and Ordinances of
Parliament for the Encouragement of Adventurers
for Lands in Ireland, and are likewise willing to strain
themselves yet further, to the uttermost of their Abilities, if some probable Course may be taken for reducing those Rebels, and re-settling of the true Religion, according to the Design and Intention of the
said Acts and Ordinances: But, may it please your
Honours, this is our Misfortune, that the great Distractions of this Kingdom disabling us to send that
Plenty of Supplies (which otherwise might have been
done) to the Armies there, by the malicious Endeavours of the implacable Adversaries of our Religion
and Country, a Treaty for a Cessation of Arms (as
we are credibly informed) with the Rebels is now set
on Foot in some Parts of that Kingdom, whereof the
Consequences must be these; the Ruin of our Religion and Countrymen, the giving of Time, Strength,
and all Advantages, to the Rebels, that they may recommence their late-begun Tragedy; the utter defeating of your Petitioners of their just Hopes, secured to them both by Acts and Ordinances of Parliament; the discrediting of the Public Security; the
weakening of the Hands of all those that hereafter
would help the Public upon the like Assurance; the
Increase of Charges upon this Kingdom (for the Cesfation is of Hostility not of Pay); and, after it, the
Rebels will be enabled to prolong the War, and an
unavoidable Mischief intended to this Kingdom of
England by those Rebels; when they shall be freed
of an Enemy at Home, their Cruelty, already being
fleshed with the Murders of the British Protestants in
Ireland, will thirst after their Blood here also.
May it therefore please your Honours, according to your tender Care of that Kingdom expressed in several Declarations, and your Duties to this Kingdom, for the Preservation of
Religion and Liberty, to take some such speedy
Course, that this so ominous a Cessation may
be prevented, and thereby the Ruin, if possible, of that Kingdom may be averted, and
Mischief may be diverted from this; or at
least the Parliament may be cleared and justified before the World, that not their Neglect
nor Discountenance of the Cause, but the
subtile and malicious Practices of the Enemies,
are the Cause of our Evils and Fears; which
your Petitioners are confident, with the Directions, Assistance and Countenance of both
Houses of Parliament, they shall be able by
God's Blessing to effect.
And your Petitioners shall ever pray, &c.
Conference to be had with the H. C. about it.
Ordered, To have a Conference on Monday, and
communicate this Petition to the House of Commons;
and to propound that some Course may be taken, to
prevent the Cessation of Arms, and the sending of them
House adjourned till Monday next, 10a hora.