DIE Lunæ, 4 die Septembris.
Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. to encourage Lord Inchiquin against a Treaty with the Rebels;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons;
by Mr. Reynolds and others:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a Letter
to the Lord Inchequin, to encourage him in his Duty
there against the pretended Cessation. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
for him to be Captain General in Munster;
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in a former
Ordinance brought from them, for making the Lord
Inchequin Captain General of all the Forces in the Province of Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland.
and with an Order.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Order touching the
Sequestrations in the County of Nottingham, and the
adding of divers Persons to the said Committee. (Here
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships do agree to the Letter, and the
Order now brought, and their Lordships will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Ordinance for raising of Monies, within the
Line of Communication.
Read, and Agreed to with some small Alterations.
with Alterations in the Committees of several Counties;
2. That William Bembrigg Esquire, Francis Smaley
Junior Gentleman, and Mr. Ric'd Ludham of Leycester
Mayor, be added to the Committee at Leycester; and
to have a full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as the
other Committees for that County have, might, or
(fn. *) ought to have.
That Sir Tho. Eversfeild Knight, John Alford,
Henry Goring, Edw. Goringe, Ralph Cooper Esquires, formerly appointed Committees for the Sequestrations in
the County of Sussex, be forthwith discharged from
being any longer Committees of the said County.
4. That Colonel Aldriche Governor of Aylesbury, Lieutenant Colonel Sadler, Lieutenant Colonel Moseley, and
Wm. Russell of Chaffont the Younger Esquire, be added
to the Committee at Aylsebury, to assist them in the levying and receiving those Monies, which, by a late Ordinance of Parliament, are appointed for the Pay of
5. That Mr. Paine, One of the Committee for
the County of Hunt. shall be discharged from being any
longer of that Committee.
6. That Mr. Bonner shall be added to the
Committee for the County of Cambridge for the Associations; and have as full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as the other Committees of that Association have.
for the Troops in Middlesex to be put under Sir William Waller's Command, and join the Lord General.
7. That the Troop of Horse raised in the County of
Midd. and under the Command of Captain John Aiferd,
and such other Troops and Horse as are raised, or to
be raised, in the County of Midd. except the Troop of
the Trained Band, be forthwith put into a Readiness,
and put under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, to go
away with all Speed, to their seconding of my Lord
General, as Occasion shall require.
To be further considered of.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
brought up, excepting to that concerning the Midd.
Troop, and the Ordinance for raising of Monies within
the Line of Communication; to which their Lordships
will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Britton not to be molested by any Building near him.
Ordered, That there shall be no Building nor Digging in the Bowling Alley of Daniell Bretton, by any
Persons whatsoever; and if any presume to do contrary
to this Order, they are to be attached as Delinquents,
and brought before this House to answer the same.
Message to the H. C. with an Ordinance for raising Money for Defence of the City.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir
Edw. Leech and Mr. Doctor Aylett:
To deliver them the Ordinance for raising of Monies
within the Line of Communication, with some small Alterations; to which their Lordships do agree with them,
with those Alterations.
Spratt committed close Prisoner, for Contempt.
Michaell Baker, upon Oath, deposed, "That he apprehending Steven Spratt, he said, That the Lords could
not arrest any common Subject, without Leave from
the House of Commons, and that Mr. St. Johns told
him so: And he further said, upon the shewing him
the Order of the Lords in Parliament, subscribed
with the Clerk of Parliaments Hand, and telling him
that he was by virtue of that under an Arrest, That
John Browne set his Hand to many Things he could
not justify, or Words to that Effect."
Hereupon the said Steven Spratt was brought in as a
Delinquent; and he was asked whether he sent that Letter to the Lord Howard; which being shewed him, he
And the House conceived this to be agreat Contempt
to this House: Ordered, That the said Steven Spratt
be committed presently to the Prison of Newgate, there
to remain without speaking with any Person but in the
Hearing of the Keeper of the said Prison, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Markham, a Pass.
Ordered, That Henry Markham, a Servant of the
Earl of Rutland, shall have a Pass, to go to Oxford, and
return to London, with a Physician.
Letter to Lord Inchiquin, to encourage him against the Cessation with the Rebels.
Our very good Lord,
By the Commands of both Houses of Parliament,
we are to let your Lordship know in what Measure
they accept and approve the many Services attempted
and performed in the Province of Munster, since the
Beginning of this hideous Rebellion; the good Success whereof they ascribe (under God) to the Valour,
Prudence, and unwearied Patience, of your Lordship,
and the Officers under your Command, who shall be
remembered to their Advantage and Contentment.
They are also very sensible of the great Want and
Sufferings of your Lordship, the Officers, and Soldiers
of that Province, occasioned by the present Distractions here; and, albeit they have earnestly endeavoured
to provide for speedy Supplies, yet they find that the
very Rumour of an intended Cessation of Arms in
Ireland hath exceedingly retarded that good Work,
the Sense whereof invites them to tell your Lordship
and the Officers there, that, as His Majesty hath re
ferred the Charge and Order of the War to the Two
Houses of Parliament, and hath obliged Himself, by
Act of Parliament, neither to pardon those barbarous Rebels, nor to dispose of their Estates, without
Consent of Parliament; so are they resolved to proceed against all such as shall promote any Cessation of
Arms with those bloody Villains (without the King's
Authority signified by both Houses of Parliament) as
Accessaries and Abettors of that odious Rebellion;
and have commanded us to acquaint your Lordship,
and the Officers and Soldiers under your Command,
that, if you shall resolve to prosecute the War for
the future with the same Courage and Constancy you
have formerly expressed, until His Majesty shall please
to make Peace by the Consent of His Great Council
of Parliament, they will not only use their utmost
Power to support you therein for the present, but
will compensate the Merit of each One in particular in
due Time. This being all we have in Command, we
bid your Lordship heartily Farewell, and remain
Friends to serve you."
Westm. the 4th Sept. 1643.
Persons added to the Committee of Sequestrations for Nottingham.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Francis Thornhagh, Gervas
Pigott, George Hutchinson, John Hutchinson, Joseph
Widmerpoole, Charles White, Esquires, and Thomas Salisbury Gentleman, be added to the Committee of Sequestrations for the County of Nott.; and for the
County of the Town of Nottingham, the Mayor for
the Time being, James Chadwicke Esquire, and John
James Alderman; and that these Committees shall
have as full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as
any of the other Committees named in the said Ordinace have, might, or ought to have."
House adjourned till 10a cras.