Die Sabbati, Julii 13, 1644.
Answer to Lords.
MR. Ashherst brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Three thousand Pounds to Lancashire; and to the Ordinance for pressing Men within the Lines of Communication: And as to the Ordinance for raising Forces to lie near Oxon; concerning the Isle of Wight; and the Oath at Saint James's; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from the Colonels and Field Officers of the British Forces in Ulster in Ireland, from Newtowne, of June the Seventh, 1644, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms: And the Gentlemen, Commissioners from those Officers named in the Letter, are appointed to attend that Committee; who are appointed to report speedily to the House.
It is further referred to this Committee, to examine Sir Wm. Stewart and Sir Phil. Percivall, sent as Commissioners from the State in Ireland: And the Care of this Business is especially recommended unto Sir Gilbt. Gerard to take care of.
Affairs of Pembroke, &c.
A Letter from Captain Molton, from Milford Haven, of June the 29th, 1644; relating the State of the County of Pembroke, and the Parts thereabouts; and of the Forces in those Parts; and that some Thirty Officers, coming from Ireland and going for Bristoll, were intercepted at Sea, and one sent up hither.
Ordered, That Captain Bennet, sent up by Captain Molton, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to be examined: And that it be referred to that Committee, to dispose of the other Gentlemen taken with him, coming from Ireland, and bound for Bristoll.
A Letter from the Lord Fairefaxe, from Fowforth, of July 9, 1644, relating the Condition of the Forces about York, and of his Army, was this Day read; and of the Death of his second Son Colonel Charles Fairfaxe, who died of the Wounds he received in the Battle with Prince Rupert near Yorke.
Ordered, That the Petition from the County of Nor-folk be read, and taken into Consideration, on Monday Morning next.
Mr. Green reports the State of the whole Business concerning the Collieries of Sunderland.
Lord Hunsdon's Impeachment.
Mr. Jephson, according to the Order of Yesterday, went up to the Lords, to accuse the Lord Hunsdon, eldest Son of the Earl of Dover, of High Treason.
Mr. Hill is appointed to prepare an Impeachment of High Treason against the Lord Hunsdon.
Countess of Dorsett's, &c. Petitions.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robt. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords desire to put this House in mind of a Petition of the Countess of Dorsett's, whose Extremities are very great; and the Petition has lain long here. They likewise desire to put the House in mind of a Petition of Serjeant Finche's.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Countess of Dorsett and Serjeant . . . be read, and considered of, on Monday Morning next: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.
Earl of Bedford.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and Serjeant Finch;
The Lords did formerly send to this House an humble Petition from the Earl of Bedford, desiring his Sequestration might be taken off. They do now desire to put this House in mind thereof; and desire this House to concur with their Lordships in taking off his Sequestration.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robt. Harley carried up to the Lords for their Concurrence, the Copies of the Letters to be sent to the Three Generals before Yorke; and to the Committees of the Earl of Manchester's Association; the Votes for these Letters, and for the Pay of these Forces; and for an Hundred Pounds bestowed as a Gratuity upon Captain Stewart; and the Name of the Earl of Pembroke, to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Somersett; and the Name of the Lord Robarts, to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Devon.
Earl of Bedford.
The Earl of Bedford's Petition directed to the Lords, for the taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, and sent from the Lords April 29, 1644, was this Day read.
Mr. Jephson reports, that the Lords returned Answer, That they had sequestered my Lord Hunsdon from Parliament; and had secured his Person.
Earl of Bedford.
The Question was propounded, whether this House would concur with the Lords, in taking off the Sequestration of the Earl of Bedford's Estate:
And then the Question being put, whether this Question should be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth,
|Sir Robt. Harley, Sir Hen. Mildmay,
||Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe,
|Mr. Lisle, Sir Jo. Clottworthy,
||Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea,
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, in taking off the Sequestration of the Earl of Bedford's Estate.
Earl of Holland.
Resolved, &c. That the Sequestration of the Estate of the Earl of Holland shall be taken off, and discharged.
Earl of Clare.
Resolved, &c. That the Sequestration of the Estate of the Earl of Clare shall be taken off, and discharged.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the first Business, the Report concerning Coals be taken into Consideration: And that the Report concerning the Earl of Westmerland, be made the next Business, peremptorily.
Message from Lords.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page;
That they have sent down an Ordinance of Thanks-giving for the great Victory in the North: Likewise they have sent down a Letter from my Lord Admiral, concerning a Fletcher: Likewise a Letter concerning the Duke of Lorraigne's Agent; which they desire this House to take into Consideration.
The Order for Thanksgiving was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be printed and published: And that the Members of the House do send them down to the several Counties: And Mr. Husbands the Printer is ordered to print convenient Numbers accordingly.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by these Messengers; That, as to their first Message concerning the Countess of Dorsett and Serjeant Finch, they will take it speedily into Consideration: And, as to the second Message, they agree to the Order of Thanksgiving: And, to all the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned, by Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Finch, to the Message brought down by them; That this House doth agree to the taking off the Sequestration of the Earl of Bedford's Estate.
King's Letter concerning Lord Rochford.
RIGHT Trusty and entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor, we greet you well: Whereas the Lord Viscount Rochford, upon his Submission, and by the Intercession and Engagement of his Father, our Cousin the Earl of Dover, hath obtained our Grace, and is reconciled to us; whereby he is restored to his Estate and Means: We have therefore thought fit, at the Intercession of our said Cousin the Earl of Dover, to intimate this by our Letters on his said Son's Behalf; and require you to give Order, to all such as have Authority under you in the North, that none of them levy, or cause to be levied, any Rents, Profits, or Fines, upon any Part of the said Viscount Rochford's Estate, or any other Taxes or Impositions, save the ordinary rateable Proportions, and common Contributions, which are assessed upon all our well-affected Subjects, towards the Maintenance of our Army: And that they, and others whom it may concern, afford all fitting Protection to the said Viscount Rochford's Tenants, (being well-affected) and to such Estate, Chattels, Houses, and Goods, as belong to him in any the Parts within your Commission.
For which these our Letters shall be your Warrant: Given at our Court at Oxford, the First Day of October, 1643.
This is a true Copy;
Wm. Lenthall, Speaker.
To our right Trusty and entirely Beloved Cousin and Counsellor Wm. Marquis of Newcastle, Lord General of our Army in the North.