Die Veneris, 18 Feb. 1641.
Pemerton's Petition, &c.
T HE humble Petition of Michael Pemerton was
It is Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Corbett
has the Chair, do prepare the Matter of Fact concerning
Pemerton, by way of Charge, and present it to the House
To-morrow Morning: And
It is farther Ordered, That That Committee, and the
Committee where Mr. Whittacre has the Chair, be joined;
and that they do prepare all the Informations that they
have against any of those People that were either at the
Door of the Parliament-house, or at the Abbey, or listed
at Whitehall, &c.
Leave of Absence.
The Question being put, whether Mr. Rigby should
have Leave to go into the Country;
It went with the Negative.
It was notwithstanding declared, that any Man might
have Liberty to ask Leave for him, the next Week.
Ordered, That no Man shall have Leave asked for him
to go into the Country, but between the Hours of Eleven
Ordered, That Mr. Grant, Parson of Isleworth in the
County of Midd' shall be injoined by this House, to permit Mr. Edwards, chosen by the Parish with his Consent,
the free Use of his Pulpit, to be a Lecturer every Sunday
in the Afternoon, and every Wednesday in the Week.
Ordered, That Sir Gilb. Gerard do go to the Lords
with this Message; To desire their Lordships to join with
this House, to desire the Earl of Holland to give Directions
for the Drawing forth of the Trained Bands of Midd',
that are about the Town, on Shrove-Tuesday next, into
some convenient Places here about the Town.
The Question being put, whether any Question should
be put upon this Report now made from the Committees
for the Forest of Deane, by Mr. Martin;
It passed with the Negative.
Earl of Salisbury, &c.
Resolved, That this House shall take no farther Cognizance of the Difference concerning the Precedency for
the Payment of the Monies to the Earl of Salisbury and
Opening Queen's Letter.
The Message that came Yesterday from his Majesty,
concerning a Letter addressed to the Queen, and opened
by the Parliament, was read: And thereupon
Ld. Digby's Letters.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That a Transcript
of all the Three Letters sent from the Lord Digby to
Mr. Secretary Niclas, Sir Lewis Dive, and the Queen's
Majesty, should be made and sent unto his Majesty.
Answer to King's Message.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Martin, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Sir Wm.
Lewis, Sir Hen. Vane junior, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Ben.
This Committee, or any Three of Them, are presently
to withdraw, to prepare an Answer to his Majesty's Message Yesterday.
Propositions concerning Ireland.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leeche and
That the Lords do agree with this House in all those
Propositions concerning Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Reignolds do go with this Message
to the Lords; To desire their Lordships to appoint some
Members of their House to go with a proportionable
Number of this House to his Majesty, with the Propositions concerning Ireland, to move his Majesty for his
Ordered, That a Copy of the Declaration now read,
shall be transcribed, so far as it is voted.
Propositions for Ireland.
Mr. Reynolds reports, that the Lords have appointed
the Earl of Westmerland to wait upon his Majesty with
the Propositions for Ireland; and desire this House to
appoint a proportionable Number.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Pennyman and Mr. Sutton do
go with the Lord of Westmerland, with the Propositions
concerning Ireland, unto his Majesty.
Sir Gilb. Gerard reporteth that the Lords do agree
with this House, in desiring the Earl of Holland to appoint the Trained Bands of Midd', on Shrove Tuesday,
to be drawn forth.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Mayor, Jurats, and
Commonalty of the Town and Port of Dover in the County of Kent, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Fort of Dover.
Mr. Pym reporteth the Answer of this House, concerning the King's Message about the Copy of the Lord Digbye's Letter: Which was read; and, upon the Question,
assented unto; and ordered to be fair written over, to be
presented to the Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapleton do go to the Lords,
To-morrow Morning, with this Answer to his Majesty's
Message; and also to carry up at the same time, the Ordinance concerning the Navy.
Mr. Pym reporteth the Addition of the Grievances and
Remedies, to be inserted into the Declaration: Which
being read; passed the Question, and assented unto.
Sir Gilb. Gerard, Lord Fairfaxe, Mr. Hampden, Mr.
Cage, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Glyn, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir
Gilb. Pickering, Mr. Corbett, Sir Sam. Roll, Sir Martyn
Lumley, Mr. Perd, Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Hen. Anderson,
Sir Jo. Colpeper, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Solicitor,
Mr. Cromwell, Sir Rob. Cooke, Mr. White, Mr. Smith, Mr.
Purye, Mr. Reignolds, Mr. Strode, Sir Ar. Haselrigg.
This Committee is appointed to take into Consideration the Petition of the Barristers and Students of Grayesinn: And are to meet on Tuesday next, at Eight..
Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That the One thousand Pounds heretofore lent
by Sir Edward Powell, upon the Bill of Four Subsidies,
and afterwards transferred, and still continued by way of
Loan upon the Poll-money, for the Uses and Purposes in
the said Act of Four Subsidies mentioned, shall now be
repaid unto him, out of the said Subsidies, with Interest,
in such sort as other Loans of that Nature are and have
been paid: And the said Sir Edw. Powell intending to lend
and continue the said Sum, for the Affairs of Ireland;
It is therefore Ordered, That the said One thousand
Pounds, formerly advanced by Sir Edw. Powell; and the
One thousand Pounds, by the Lord Capell; the Two thousand Pounds, by Mr. Martyn; and the One thousand
Pounds, by Mr. Crew and others; and secured to be paid
unto them out of the Poll-bill, and the Bill for Four
Subsidies, and declared by them to be lent again for the
Affairs of the Kingdom of Ireland; shall be secured to be
paid unto them, out of the first Monies that come in
upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That the like Order be made for Sir Jo. Potts,
who is willing to lend the Five hundred Pounds he formerly lent; and for Sir Jo. Franklyn and Sir Gilb. Gerard
who are willing to lend the One thousand Pounds they
Command of Forts, &c.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of every County wherein any Forts or Castles of Strength are, do bring
in the Names of all such persons whom they hold fit for
the Command of those Places, to the Committee for the
Militia of the Kingdom; who are ordered to present the
same to this House on Monday Morning: And Sir Hen.
Vaine the younger is ordered to bring in the same.
The Petition of the Parishioners of Andevour was read.
Ordered, That Mr. Matkins, Vicar of the Town of Andevour in the County of Southampton, be injoined by this
House to permit Mr. Symons the free Use of his Pulpit
every Lord's Day in the Afternoon, and every Tuesday
in the Week-day, to preach there, as a Lecturer, at the
Charge and Maintenance of the Parishioners; this House
holding the said Mr. Symons a Person fit to be a Lecturer for that Place.
Newcastle upon Tyne Lecturers.
Ordered, That Dr. Robert Jennison and Mr. William
Morton, formerly Lecturers in the Churches and Chapelries of Alhallowes and St. Nicholas in the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, be admitted as Lecturers for the said
Parishes, as formerly, to preach the Forenoon and Afternoon Lectures at Alhallowes Chapel on the Lord's Day,
and on the Afternoon on the Lord's Day at St. Nicho.
Chapelry, and on the Week-day as formerly; and that
they have a Pulpit free accordingly; having the Allowances and Stipends paid unto them, as formerly was
given for those Lectures, according to the Desires of the
Petitioners; this House holding the said Persons fit to
be Lecturers there, in the said Town, as formerly.
Saint Margarett's Lecturers.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish
of St. Margarett's, Westminster, read.
Ordered, That Mr. Stephen Marshall be recommended,
by this House, to the Parishioners of St. Margarett's,
Westminster, to be made Choice of as their Lecturer;
this House holding the said Mr. Marshal a Person fit
and able for the Discharge of that Place.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the
Bill for Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Mr. Reignolds was called into the Chair.
Mr. Speaker reassumed the Chair.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall be
again resolved into a Committee of the whole House, to
take into Consideration the Bill for Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Jones a Member of this House,
shall acquaint the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland with the
Order of this House, that does enjoin the Officers of the
Old and New Army to repair to their Charges by a Day
limited in the said Order: And the Lord Lieutenant is
to require them to depart accordingly.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Wharton shall have Liberty to
stay here, for Fourteen Days; notwithstanding the former Order of the House, requiring the Officers to repair
to their Charges.
Answer to King's Message.
Most Gracious Sovereign, YOUR Majesty's most loyal and faithful Subjects, the
Lords and Commons, in Parliament, have received
Your Message of the Sixteenth of this Instant February
sent at the Instance of the Queen's Majesty; and, upon
Consideration thereof, do, to our great Joy and Content,
find therein clear Expressions of Grace and Favour from
both Your Majesties; for which we return our most humble
Thanks: And have herewithal sent the Transcript of That
Letter required by your Majesty; as likewise of Two
other Letters directed to Mr. Secretary Nicholas, and Sir
Lewis Dives: All which were brought to us under One
Cover, indorsed to Mr. Secretary; with Information, that
they were written by the Lord Digby; who being a Person
fied from the Justice of Parliament, and one who had given
many Evidences of his Disaffection to the Publick Good,
we conceived it necessary to open them, the Two former:
And finding sundry Expressions in them full of Asperity
and Malignity to the Parliament, we thought it very probable that the like might be contained in That to her
Majesty, and that it would be dishonourable to her Majesty, and dangerous for the Kingdom, if it should not
be opened: Wherein we were no whit deceived; as Your
Majesty may well perceive by the Contents thereof.
And although we cannot but be very sensible of the
great Dishonour therein done to Your Majesty, and
the malicious Endeavours of fomenting and increasing
the Jealousy betwixt Your Majesty and Your People,
yet we are far from reflecting any thing upon the Queen,
or expecting any Satisfaction from her Majesty; but impute all to the bold and invenomed Spirit of the Man:
Only we most earnestly beseech Your Majesty to persuade the Queen, that she will not vouchsafe any Countenance to, or Correspondency with, the Lord Digby, or
any other of the Fugitives or Traitors, whose Offences
now depend under the Examination and Judgment of
Parliament; which we assure ourselves will be very
effectual to further the Removal of all Jealousies and
Discontents betwixt Your Majesty and Your People,
and the Settling the great Affairs of Your Majesty and
the Kingdom, in an assured State and Condition of
Honour, Safety, and Prosperity.
Bullion from Spaine.
Whereas an Information hath been this Day presented to this House, on the Behalf of divers Merchants
trading into Spaine, for Bullion, that they do shortly expect good Quantities of Treasure to be consigned unto
them, by their Correspondents in Spaine; who, as they
doubt, may take some Apprehension, upon the Message
Yesterday sent to the Spanish Ambassador, concerning
some Ships, with Supplies of Arms and Munition, now
in Preparation in the Port of Dunkirk, to be conveyed to
the Rebels in Ireland; lest the Peace between the Two
Nations of England and Spaine might be broken; and
they, thereupon, be discouraged to proceed in their
former Resolutions, in transporting Bullion into this
Kingdom; This House doth declare, That they do hope,
that the King of Spaine and all his Ministers, will be careful to observe the League between the Two Crowns,
according to the Treaty and Articles concluded upon;
so, for their Parts, they intend to employ their humble
Endeavours and Advice to his most Excellent Majesty,
that the same Treaty may be justly observed on the Part
of this Kingdom; which, they assure themselves, his
Majesty, in his own Wisdom and Justice, doth really
intend to perform: And that this House, likewise will
further advise and consult with the House of Peers, that,
by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, the Merchants of both Nations may receive all just and reasonable Encouragements; whereby they may be induced,
with Security and Confidence, to consign their Bullion
into this Kingdom, as formerly they intended.