Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Jovis, 10 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Clayton.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Narrative of the King's being taken from Holdenby.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Commissioners, and the Narrative, shall be forthwith printed and published.
Petition from the L. Mayor, Aldermen, &c. of London.
This Day a Petition was presented, by Alderman Cullum and other Aldermen, and Common Council-men of the City of London; which was received, and read publicly as followeth. (Here enter it.)
They withdrawing, the House took their said Petition into Consideration.
The First Desire in the Petition was read, and Agreed to.
The Second Desire was read, and Agreed to.
The Third Desire was read.
Answer to them, with Thanks for their constant Fidelity.
The Persons that presented this Petition were called in; and the Speaker, by the Directions of the House gave them this Answer; (videlicet,)
"The Lords acknowledge the Constancy of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in the Common Council assembled, in the City of London, to have been such, as that you have never been alienated from your Fidelity to the Parliament, by the Changes and Alterations that have been in the Condition of their Affairs. They likewise do acknowledge this your Care hath been the principal Means, next under the Providence of The Almighty, for the Upholding of the Honour and Authority of the Parliament, and likewise for the Preservation of their Safety in Times of most pressing and imminent Dangers. The great Reality and good Affections, thus seasonably expressed by you who represent this Renowned City of London, in this your Petition, the Lords receive with Gladness; and have commanded me to return you their heartiest Thanks; assuring you, that, as to the Particulars of your Petition, they will put them into such a Way, as they doubt not but will give you full Satisfaction."
To be printed
Ordered, That this Petition and Answer be forthwith printed and published.
Ordinance to empower the Committee of the London Militia to raise Forces to suppress Tumults.
Lords Committees appointed to draw up an Ordinance in Pursuance of the Desires in the City Petition, and present the same to the House:
Any Three, to meet in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, at Eight of the Clock To-morrow Morning; and to adjourn from Time to Time.
Committee to consider of Grievances and Remedies.
Lords appointed to consider of the Grievances of the Kingdom in general, and the Remedies thereof:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference on the following Subject.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Doctor Heath and Mr. Page;
To desire a Conference, To-morrow Morning, at Eleven of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber:
1. Concerning the Ordinance formerly sent down, concerning the putting down of Country Committees.
2. Concerning the not admitting the Messengers of this House with Messages.
3. Concerning the Reduced Reformado Officers.
4. Concerning the Governors of the Garrisons.
Petition of the L. Mayor, Aldermen, &c. of London, that the Army may have their Accompts settled, and receive Satisfaction;—that the King's Person may be so disposed of, as that both Parliaments may have access to Him; and for an Ordinance to authorize, them to raise Forces.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in the High Court of Parliament.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled;
"That, as your Petitioners acknowledge the Parliament of England to be the Supreme Judicature of the Kingdom, from whom the Subjects of this Nation have found Shelter in Danger, and Relief in Distress; so now your Petitioners, having (with the whole Kingdom) a great Share and Interest in these Privileges, do therefore at this Time humbly, yet earnestly, present these their important Desires to this Honourable House:
"1. That all Honourable Ways and Means may be used, to prevent the further Effusion and Shedding of Christian Blood; and, to that End, that all just Satisfaction may be given to the Army, and all other Soldiers who have adventured their Lives for Defence of this Parliament and Kingdom; that, though the Condition of your Affairs do not enable you to give full Satisfaction at present, yet that their Accompts may be justed, and put into a certain Way of Payment, to the Quieting of many Thousand discontented Persons; which, we humbly conceive, will be much to the Glory of God, the Honour of the Parliament, and Quiet of the Kingdom.
"2. That, according to our Allegiance, the Covenant and Agreement of both Nations, His Majesty's Royal Person may be preserved, and so disposed of, that the Parliaments of both Kingdoms may have free Access unto Him; that thereby a right Understanding may be obtained between them; and this tottering Church and Kingdom, after all our Fears, Sorrows, and Sufferings, may enjoy the Blessing of a well-grounded and long-desired Peace, whereby this Kingdom may be the better enabled to speed Relief and Help to miserable bleeding Ireland.
"3. That, for the better Defence and Security of the Parliament and City in these tumultuous and troublesome Times, this Honourable House will be pleased to renew so much of an Ordinance of Parliament, of the 17th of January, 1645, concerning the raising, maintaining, and ordering of Horses, and Power of making Searches (a Copy whereof is hereunto annexed), whereby the Committee of the Militia of London, and Parishes mentioned in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, may be the better enabled to suppress all tumultuous Assemblies, and to prevent any Dangers that may happen to the Parliament (fn. 1) and City; and as this City, from the Beginning of these Troubles, have faithfully adhered to the Parliament, so we are resolved, by the Blessing of God; never to desert the same; but, with the utmost of our Lives and Estates, will stand and fall, live and dye, with the Parliament of England, according to our Covenant.
"And the Petitioners shall pray."
Harcourt to be instituted to Plumtree;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Vere Harcourt Clerk, Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Plumtree, in Com. Nott. void by the Death of the last Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation under the Great Seal.
Jones to Llanyevill;
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Heath give Institution unto Roger Jones Master of Arts, to the Rectory of Llanyevill, in Com. Mountgom'y, void by the Resignation of the last Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.
and Lloyd to Ruabon.
Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and Induction unto Humphry Lloyd Master of Arts, to the Vicarage of Ruabon, in the County of Denbigh, void by the Death of the late Incumbent, salvo Jure cujuscunque; he taking the National League and Covenant, and producing his Presentation thereunto under the Great Seal of England.