DIE Jovis, 2 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Clarke.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Trumball, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Trumball and his Wife, with
Three Children, Four Men and Maid Servants, shall
have a Pass, to come from Easthamsted in Berkshire, to
London, with a Coach and Four Horses, and Four other
Horses, with some Necessaries and Household Stuff; the
Coach and Horses to come and return again without any
Mrs. Frith, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mrs. Fortune Frith shall have a Pass,
to go into France, to her Husband, with her Two Daughters, Catherin and Elizabeth Frith, and One Maid Servant.
Message to the H. C. for the Covenant to be tendered to the Female Servants about the King's Children;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Aylett:
To desire their Concurrence to these Particulars
following, which their Lordships have passed;
1. To the Covenant to be tendered to the Women
Servants which are about the King's Children at St.
and for the Messengers of the Great Seal to have a Patent.
2. To the Ordinance concerning the Messengers which
are to attend the Commissioners of the Great Seal of
Lord Willoughby and Colonel King.
Next, this House heard the Cause between the Lord
Willoughby and Colonel Kinge.
The Charge of the Lord Willoughby against him was
read, as followeth. (Here enter it.)
Then Colonel Kinge desired Time to make his Answer
to it; and that he may have Counsel to plead for him,
and that he might have a Copy of this Charge.
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Colonel Kinge
shall have a Copy of his Charge; and that the said
Cause shall be heard, upon the whole Matter, on this
Day Fortnight, at Nine of the Clock in the Morning,
by Counsel on both Sides; and then this House will
hear Witnesses viva voce.
Propositions for a Peace.
After this, the House was adjourned into a Committee
during Pleasure, to debate and take into Consideration
the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace,
which were brought into this House from the Committees of both Kingdoms.
The House was resumed.
And it is Ordered, That the Propositions shall be
further debated To-morrow.
Ball and Taylor, Petition to be released.
Upon reading the Petitions of Wm. Ball and Silvanus Taylor; shewing, "That whereas they stand
committed to the Custody of the Gentleman Usher,
which is to their great Charge, and thereby they are
disabled to make Provision for their Families, a great
Part of their Estates being engaged for the Service
of the Parliament; they humbly beseech their Lordships to admit of Bail for their Appearance whensoever they shall be thereunto required."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That they shall be
discharged from their Restraint, giving Security, such as
this House shall approve of, to be bound for them in a
Bond of Five Hundred Pounds apiece, that they shall
appear before the Lords in Parliament, or the Committee
appointed to examine the Business concerning the Honour of both Houses, and the Honour of a Peer of this
House, at such Times as they shall be required.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return
with this Answer:
That they agree to the Ordinance concerning the Four
Messengers that are to attend the Commissioners of the
Great Seal of England. (Here enter it.)
As to the Ordinance for the Women Servants that
attend the King's Children at St. James to take the
Covenant, they will send an Answer by Messengers of
Lord Willoughby's Charge against Colonel King.
"That he was a principal Author and Contriver of
that scandalous Remonstrance dispersed in the County
of Lincolne, and an earnest Propagator of the same,
as appears by the Words of One of his Officers,
who, being commanded to publish the said false Remonstrance, expressed that all such as would not subscribe it should be branded for Knaves.
"2. That he hath divers Times seduced and inveigled, by Money and Promises of better Preferments, several of my Officers and Soldiers, to serve
under his Command, contrary to his Excellency's
"3. That he hath taken Wool, Horses, and other
Goods, out of the Possession of my Officers, being
secured by them for the Use of the State, and committed to their Charge; and hath lately, by his own
private Warrant, seized on a Parcel of Wool which
was bought with Money by my Commanders.
"4. That he hath divers Times broken open my
Letters, posting them whither he pleased; and disposed of my Servants, Horses, and other Necessaries,
at his Fancy, and imprisoned their Persons.
"5. That he did openly affirm, that the County of
Lincolne was lost by meand my Officers.
"6. That, being often sent unto (when my Forces
lay before Bullingbrooke Castle, and other Places of
the County nigh the Enemy), for some Part of that
Magazine of Powder, Bullet, and Match, which
by me was provided for the Use of my Soldiers
when the Country was solely in my Command, he
flatly refused; and, after Order from the Earl of
Manchester, did refuse the Delivery thereof.
House adjourned till 9a cras.