Die Mercurii, 5 Jan. 1641.
Door locked, &c.
ORDERED, That the Door be locked, and the
Key brought up; and the outward Doors cleared of
all Persons but Servants to Members of the House; and
that no Member do offer to go out without Leave: And
also, that some Members do send forth their Servants,
to see what Numbers of People are repairing towards
Westminster; and to bring notice to this House.
Mr. Glyn, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Whittlock, Sir H.
Vane junior, Mr. Grimston, Sir John Hotham, Serjeant
Wilde, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Bellassis, Sir Walth. Erle;
This Committee is presently to retire into the Committee Chamber, to consider of some way for vindicating
the Privileges of Parliament; and for providing for the
Safety of both Kingdoms; and present it to the House
with all Speed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That "Tuesday next"
shall be inserted into the Order presented from the Committee, for the Time of the Adjournment of the House.
Upon the Question, Whether a Committee shall be
named by this House to sit in Guildhall in London;
The House was divided.
|Mr. Herbert Price,
||Tellers for the Noe. 86.
||Tellers for the Yea: 170.
|Mr. Arth. Goodwyn,
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee shall
be named, by this House, to sit in Guildhall, London:
And all, that shall come, to have Voices at this Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to sit at
Guildhall, London, shall have Power to direct and appoint such Monies to be paid, as shall be requisite for the
Troops at Chester.
Ordered, That the Committee for Munster shall have
Power to sit when they will; and to put in Execution all
such Propositions as are already agreed upon by both
Houses of Parliament.
Vindicating Privilege-Committee to meet at Guildhall.
Whereas his Majesty, in his Royal Person, Yesterday,
being the Fourth Day of January, 1641, did come to the
House of Commons, attended with a great Multitude of
Men, armed in a warlike Manner with Halberds, Swords,
and Pistols; who came up to the very Door of this House,
and placed themselves there, and in other Places and
Passages near to the House, to the great Terror and
Disturbance of the Members thereof, then sitting, and,
according to their Duty, in a peaceable and orderly
Manner, treating of the great Affairs of both the Kingdoms of England and Ireland: And his Majesty having
placed himself in the Speaker's Chair, did demand the
Persons of divers Members of That House to be delivered
unto him: It is this Day declared by the House of
Commons, That the same is a high Breach of the Rights
and Privilege of Parliament, and inconsistent with the
Liberties and Freedom thereof: And therefore this House
doth conceive, they cannot, with the Safety of their own
Persons or the Indemnity of the Rights and Privilege of
Parliament, sit here any longer without a full Vindication
of so high a Breach, and a sufficient Guard wherein they
may confide; for which both Houses jointly, and this
House by itself, have been humble Suitors to his Majesty,
and cannot as yet obtain: Notwithstanding which, this
House being very sensible of the great Trust reposed
in them, and especially at this Time, of the manifold
Distractions of this Kingdom, and the lamentable and
distressed Condition of the Kingdom of Ire&lgrave;and, doth
Order, That this House shall be adjourned until Tuesday
next, at One of the Clock in the Afternoon: And that a
Committee, to be named by this House (and all, that will
come, to have Voices) shall sit at the Guildhall in the
City of London, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock:
And shall have Power to consider and resolve of all
Things that may concern the Good and Safety of the
City and Kingdom; and particularly, how our Privileges
may be vindicated and our Persons secured: And to consider of the Affairs and Relief of Ireland: And shall have
Power to advise and consult with any Person or Persons,
touching the Premises: And shall have Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records. And it is farther
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs shall meet
at the Guildhall aforesaid, at what time they shall think fit;
and consult and do, touching the Affairs of Ireland, according to the Power formerly given them by this House:
And that both the said Committees shall report the Results of their Considerations and Resolutions to the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it shall be thus
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Glyn, Mr.
Whitlock, Lord Falkland, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Fienis,
Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir John Hotham, Sir Walth. Erle,
Sir Ro. Coke, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr.
Pierrepoint, Mr. Walth. Long, Sir Rich. Cave, Sir Edw.
Hungerford, Mr. Grimston, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir Ben.
Rudyard, Sir John Hippsley, Mr. Herbert Price, Sir
John Wray, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Wheeler, Sir
This is the Committee appointed by the former Order:
And are to pursue the Directions of the former Order:
And all, that will come, are to have Voices at this
These Resolutions following, being the Sum of what
was agreed upon by the Committees of both Houses for
Irish Affairs, were this Day presented to the House; and
read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, ordered accordingly:
1. That the Arms and Ammunition of all Sorts, with
the Ordnance at Carlisle, be sent into Ireland to Carrickfergus, for Supply of those Parts of the North of
Ireland; and the Arms to be ordered as my Lord Lieutenant shall direct.
2. That, for a farther Supply of those Parts, and for
the Arming those Two Regiments under my Lord Conway
and Sir John Clotworthy, that there be sent from the
Tower, One thousand Musquets, with Bullet and Match
proportionable; Fifteen hundred Swords; Ten Last of
Powder: These Arms and Ammunition to be sent thither,
to be ordered and disposed of as my Lord Lieutenant
That Ten Last of Powder, with Bullet and Match proportionable, be sent from the Tower to Munster, there to
be delivered to the Lord President of Munster, or whom
the Lord Lieutenant thinks fit.
That Two thousand Pounds be ordered to be delivered
to Sir Wm. Brereton, upon Account, for Payment of the
Three hundred Horse now at Chester, and for their Transportation, out of the Subsidy or Poll-money of that
That Three thousand Pounds be assigned, to be received in Cheshire or Wales, out of the Subsidy or Pollmoney, by the Victualler, for the present Relief of
Dublin and Drogheda.
That Two thousand Pounds be delivered to the Victualler of Carrickfergus, who is ready to set on the Work
here, having a Ship at his Charge in the River.
Message to Lords, vindicating Privileges.
Mr. Fynes is to go to the Lords with this Message; To
acquaint their Lordships, that this House hath adjourned
till Tuesday at One of the Clock, by reason the Privileges
of Parliament hath been so highly broken by his Majesty,
in coming Yesterday in Person to this House, and there
demanding several Members of this House to be delivered,
whom he had accused the other Day of High Treason,
being accompanied with great Numbers of Soldiers and
Commanders, armed with Swords and Pistols: And that
they have given Power to a Committee to sit at Guildhall
in London, to consider of the Privileges of Parliament; of
the Affairs of Ireland; and of the Safety of the King,
Kingdom, and City of London: And also to desire their
Lordships again to move his Majesty for such a sufficient
Guard about the Parliament, as his Majesty and both
Houses of Parliament may approve of.