Die Mercurii, 29 Decembris, 1641.
Committee to attend the King.
MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche
and Mr. Page;
"That the Lords gave them in Command last Night,
this House being then risen, to attend this Morning, and
let you know, that the King hath appointed One a Clock
this Afternoon to be ready to receive your Petition concerning the Words informed to be spoken at Kensington:
The Lords have appointed Seven Lords;-to desire this
House to appoint a proportionable Number to join with
those Lords, to wait upon the King at Whitehall."
Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Edw.
Partriche, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Arthur Ingram,
Mr. Perepoint, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Simon
D'Ewes, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Rob. Cooke, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Peard, Mr. Wynwood.
Mr. Speaker returned this Answer; That this House
had taken into Consideration their Message; and had
resolved to appoint a proportionable Number, to attend
his Majesty accordingly.
Mr. Wheeler reports from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Accounts due unto the Masters of the
Ships that were to transport the Ordinance from
|To Mark Quested, and Jo. Jobson, - -
|ToAbraham White, and Hen. Roche, -
|To William Thomas, for Two Ships, -
|For a farther Allowance, - - -
|For Tackle, Cordage, and Clerks Allowances
for traveling Charges - - -
|To Edward Hill, for keeping Thirteen Irish,
|To Mr. Pickering, - - - -
|To Mr. Frost - - - - -
This Account was this Day read; and allowed of; and
ordered to be paid by the Treasurers of the Poll-money
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning
University College, do meet on Wednesday next at Eight
of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Grant to Rushworth.
Ordered, That Fifty Pounds shall be allowed to Mr.
Rushworth for his Two Journies, performed by the Command of this House, to Yorke and Newcastle; and that
the same Sum of Fifty Pounds be paid unto the said
Mr. Rushworth by the Treasurers for the Poll-money at
The Petition of Owen Oconnellys was this Day read:
And it is Ordered, that Mr. Cromwell, and Mr. Hotham,
do repair unto the Lord Lieutenant: and, from this
House, recommend the said Oconnellys unto the Lord
Lieutenant, according to a former Resolution of this
House; and acquaint his Lordship, that they know his
Deserts so much, that they expect his Lordship should
give him the Command of a Troop of Dragooners, according to the former Desires of this House, in regard
he was recommended before any other for that Province.
Forces for Ireland.
Sir Rich. Cave, and Mr. Jepson, are appointed to withdraw, and prepare an Order upon the Propositions made
here by Mr. Jepson, on the Behalf of the Lord Inchequin,
Himself, and SirWm. Courtney, for the Raising of Forces
for Supply of the Province of Munster.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee shall
be appointed to prepare a Declaration, upon the Heads,
now propounded here, concerning the Obstructions in
the Affairs of Ireland, and the Causes thereof; and
present it to the House.
Commitment of Apprentices.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Law. Whittacre,
Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Alderman Penington, do call the
Officers, and such others unto them, that have committed
some Apprentices; and examine the Grounds of their
Commitment; and by whose Authority they were committed; and report them to the House.
Earl of Bristoll.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Matters this
Day debated, concerning the Removal of the Earl of
Bristoll from the King and Council, shall be refered to
this Committee, to prepare and present it to the House.
Privilege-Words spoken in Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message shall be
sent unto the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, That
this House finds, by common Fame, that it hath been
said in the Lords House, by the Lord Digby, and offered
to be justified by him, "that the House of Commons
have invaded the Privileges of the Lords House, and the
Liberty of the Subject;" and that he did likewise say
in the Lords House, "that this was no free Parliament;"
and to desire their Lordships, that it these Words were
spoken by him, that Right may be done to the Commons of England against him; and that if there were no
such Words spoken by him; that then a Declaration
may be set forth by their Lordships, to acquit this House
of that Scandal.
Sir Philip Stapilton is appointed to go with this Message.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Hollis went up with the Message signed Yesterday
A Message from the Lords, by Sir [Edward Leech]
and Doctor Bennett;
The Lords desire a present Conference by a Committee
of both Houses, if it may stand with the Conveniency
of this House, to impart unto you a Message received
from his Majesty, concerning the Affairs of Ireland;
and likewise to impart a Proposition, made by the Earl
of Warwick, for the present Transporting of Men and
Ammunition into Ireland.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, SirPh. Stapilton,
Mr.Pury, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hollis brings Answer, That, to the Passage in the
Letter, He never yet heard any thing of the Bearer specified in that Letter: As for the Bills, they would take
them into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by
Messengers * *.
Message from the King-Irish Affairs.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference:
That the Lords delivered a Message from his Majesty
His Majesty being very sensible of the great Miseries
and Distresses of his Subjects in the Kingdom of Ireland,
which are daily increasing so fast; and the Blood which
hath already been spilt by the Cruelty and Barbarousness
of those Rebels, crying out so loud; and perceiving how
slowly the Succours designed thither go on; his Majesty
hath thought fit to let your Lordships know, and desires
you to acquaint the House of Commons therewith, That
his Majesty will take care, that, by Commissions which
he shall grant, Ten thousand Voluntiers shall be speedily
raised for that Service, if so .. the House of Commons
shall declare, that they will pay them.
He likewise reported, That the Earl of Warwick had
a Ship of Four hundred Ton in the River, ready victualled, which, if this House thought fit, should take in Four
hundred Men, and Ammunition, and transport them to
That he had another Ship of Two hundred and Fifty
Ton, ready victualled and provided, which should take
in Two hundred Men, and Ammunition, and transport
them to Yohale.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message be sent
to the Lords, to desire their Lordships, That the Committee of That House for Irish Affairs; may meet with
the Committee of This House, to consider of the Propositions made by the Earl of Warwick.
Mr. Jepson is to carry up this Message; and to desire
a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Affairs of Ireland, according to the Order of last
Answer from Lords.
Sir Philip Stapilton brings Answer, That their Lordships will take your Message into Consideration; and
give Answer by Messengers of their own, in due time.
The Question being proposed, whether the Question
should be put, at this Time, concerning a Commission
to be granted to the Earl of Clandebois for the Command
of a Regiment of Foot;
It went with the Negative.
Ordered, That it shall be referred to the Committee
appointed on Friday last for the Declaration, with the
Addition of Sir John Colpeper, to prepare the Declaration upon the Heads now debated, &c: And are to
meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock, in the inner Court
Mr. Jepson brings Answer that their Lordships will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir John Colpeper is to manage that Part of the Conference that concerns Munster.
Mr. Pym- To desire the Lords to join to petition his
Majesty for a general Warrant to be directed to the Lord
Lieutenant, for the Transporting of Men, Horse, and
Ammunition, as shall be thought requisite, for the Service of Ireland; and likewise for a Warrant to the
Master of the Ordnance, for transporting Ammunition,
&c. according to the Resolutions last Night.
Sir Rich. Cave is likewise to acquaint the Lords, that
it is ordered by this House, that Levy-money shall be
allowed to the Lord Inchequin, and Mr. Jepson, for the
Raising of Two Troops of Horse, each of them consisting
of One hundred Horse, after the Rate of Ten Pounds a
Horse; and that Arms shall be provided both for the
aforesaid Troops, and likewise for a Third Troop of One
hundred Horse to be raised and commanded by Sir Wm.
Courtney: All which Three Troops are to be paid by
the Province of Munster, according to the Rate allowed
to other Troops in the Irish Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Hotham, and Mr. Cromwell, shall
desire the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, from this House,
that One of the Two Regiments to be sent into Munster
may be reserved, to be commanded by the Lord President of that Province.
It is likewise Ordered, That Mr. Hotham, and Mr.
Cromwell, shall recommend Mr. Jepson, from this House,
to be Serjeant Major to the Regiment of Horse in
Munster, under the Lord President of that Province;
and that the Lord Lieutenant be likewise desired, from
this House, that One of the Regiments, that is to be sent
into the Province of Connaght, may be under the Command of that Province.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Sums of
Money shall be repaid unto Sir Wm. Brereton, as shall
appear, upon Account, to have been disbursed by him
for the Affairs of Ireland.
State of Money, &c.
Ordered, That To-morrow the House shall take into
Consideration the State of the Money; and then, the
Message to Lords.
Mr. Hollis went up to the Lords, to desire their
Lordships to send a speedy Answer to the Proposition
concerning the Guard.
Ordered, That Captain Venn, and the Citizens of
London, do inform themselves of the readiest Way of
returning Monies for the Payment of Soldiers there
raised for the Service of Ireland; and to acquaint this
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs shall
move the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give present
Order to the Lords Justices of Ireland, to dispose of the
supernumerary Men carried over by Sir Simon Harcourt,
over and above his own Regiment, as they shall see
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pym, Mr. Strode, Sir Edmund Montfort, Mr. Glyn, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Martin, Sir
John Hotham, Sir John Colpeper;
This Committee is to prepare a Declaration upon the
Heads this Day propounded here, concerning the Obstructions in the Affairs of Ireland, and the Causes
thereof; and present it to the House.
And it is likewise Ordered, That the Matters this Day
debated, concerning the Removal [of the] Earl of Bristoll from the King and Council, shall be referred to this
Committee, to prepare and present it to the House.
Mr. Pym read the Instructions for the Commission to
be granted to some Men named by both Houses for the
Affairs of Ireland: And it is Ordered, That these Instructions, now read, shall be referred to the Committee
of this House for Irish Affairs, to present to the Committee of the Lords, that, they being considered of by
them, they may be brought back again for the Consideration of this House: And the same Committee is to
prepare Instructions for Mr. Frost, the Commissary of
Victuals for West Chester.
Ordered, That the Justices of Peace, the Bailiffs, and
other Officers of Westminster, and the Suburbs thereof,
be required, from this House, to take care, that a double
Watch and Guard may be kept about this City and
Suburbs, this Night.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hollis brings Answer, That the Lord Keeper told
them, that an Answer should be sent, by Messengers of
their own, To-morrow Morning.