DIE Veneris, 15 die Martii.
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales præsentes
Arch. of York.
Epus. St. Asaph.
|Marq. de Halyfax, C. P. S.
Dux de Somerset.
Dux de Ormo'd.
Marq. de Winton.
Comes Devon, L. Chamberlain.
Ds. Grey de Ruthin.
Ds. Grey de Wark.
M. de Halyfax Speaker pro Tempore.
Bill to abrogate Oaths, and appoint new ones.
vice lecta est Billa, "An Act for the abrogating of the former Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, and appointing other Oaths in their Stead."
ORDERED, That this Bill is committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Then the House was adjourned into a Committee
The House being resumed;
The Marquis of Winton reported, "That it is the
Opinion of the Committee of the whole House,
That a Select Committee of the House be appointed,
to draw a Clause to explain and make clearer the
abrogating and making void the Oaths of Allegiance
and Supremacy; and also to draw another Clause to
take away the Necessity of receiving the Sacrament
to make a Man capable of having an Office."
The House agreed with the Committee herein, and
named these Lords for a Committee for this Purpose:
Duke of Somersett.
Marq. of Winton.
|Bp. of London.
Bp. of Winton.
Bp. of Lyncoln.
Bp. of St. Asaph.
Bp. of Bristol.
Their Lordships, or any Five of them; to meet
To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock, in
the Prince's Lodgings near the House of Peers;
and to adjourn as they please.
Message from H. C. to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by my Lord of Wilts-shire and others:
To let their Lordships know, that the Commons
intend to sit some Time longer; and desire their Lordships would sit some Time likewise.
The Answer returned was:
That the Lords do agree to sit some Time.
Message from H. C. with the following Address.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hampden and others:
To let their Lordships know, that the Commons have
made an Address, to be presented to His Majesty; to
which they do desire their Lordships Concurrence.
Which was read, as follows:
Address to the King, to suppress the Rebellion, and issue a Proclamation against the Rebels.
"We, Your Majesty's dutiful and loyal Subjects, the
Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons in Parliament assembled, having received Information, that divers Officers and Soldiers are now in actual Rebellion,
and levying War within this Kingdom against Your
Majesty; and that divers others, Soldiers and traiterously-affected Persons, both within this Kingdom
and elsewhere, are conspiring with, and adhering to,
these Rebels and Traitors; do therefore most humbly
beseech Your Majesty, to take such effectual Course
as to Your Princely Wisdom shall seem meet, for the
speedy Suppression of this Rebellion, and bring to
Justice the Persons guilty thereof, with their Adherents; and that, in the mean Time, Your Majesty
will be pleased to issue Your Royal Proclamation,
declaring those Persons and their Adherents to be
Rebels and Traitors, and requiring all Your good
Subjects to apprehend, subdue, and prosecute them
as such, to the End none may pretend Ignorance of
his Duty by Law in this Case. The Effect of such
Warning, we doubt not, will be a just Terror to
Your Enemies, and an Encouragement to Your loyal
and faithful Subjects. And do humbly assure Your
Majesty, that, in further Prosecution of that End,
we shall be at all Times ready to give our humble Advice and Assistance to Your Majesty, when Your
Majesty shall be pleased to require it."
The Lords agreed to this Address; and appointed the
Earl of Oxon and the Lord Lovelace, to join with a
proportionable Number of the Commons, to present
the same presently to His Majesty.
Message to H. C. that the Lords agree to it, and about presenting it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Nevill and Mr. Whitlocke:
To let them know, that the Lords do concur with
them in the Address sent up to them; and have appointed Two Lords to attend His Majesty with it presently, and to desire them to appoint some of their
Members to go with them.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons have appointed the
Lord Wiltshire, Mr. Wharton, Mr. Sidney, and Sir Henry
Capell, to go with the Two Lords of this House.
E. Macclesfield versus Sir A. Fitton and Jolliffe.
Upon reading the Petition and Appeal of the Right
Honourable the Earl of Maclesfeld, complaining of several Orders, Decrees, and Proceedings, in the Court
of Chancery, to which Appeal Sir Allexander Fitton
and Thomas Jollisse Esquire are Defendants; and praying, that they may put in their Answer or Answers
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Alexander Fitton and Thomas Jollise may have a Copy of the
said Petition; and be, and are hereby, required to put
in their Answer or respective Answers thereunto, in
Writing, on Thursday the 15th Day of April next,
at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon; whereof the
Earl of Maclesfeld, or his Agents, are to cause Notice to be given to the said Defendants, by the Service of this Order upon them, or leaving it with their
Clerk in Chancery, to the End they answer accordingly.
Mayor of Gravesend and Read to attend, about sueing Dyer for stopping Hoy with Popish Passengers.
Upon reading the Petition of Andrew Dyer; shewing, "That he having stopt a Hoy at Gravesend with
several Popish Passengers, and that he had been
greatly molested, and at this Time Two several
Actions against him by Reason thereof; and praying
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the Mayor of
Gravesend, William Reade Master of the Hoy, and
Charles Reade in the Petition mentioned, be, and are
hereby, required to shew Cause to this House, on
Friday the 22th Day of this Instant March, at Ten of
the Clock in the Forenoon, why they do molest and
trouble, or cause to be molested and troubled, the said
Andrew Dyer; and hereof they may not fail, as they
will answer the contrary to this House.
Serle versus Sir R. Clarke & al.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Serle; complaining of several Proceedings in the Court of Chancery after a Judgement given by this House, and
praying Relief therein, to which Sir Robert Clarke and
Nicholas Barebones and others are Defendants:
It is ORDERED, by the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Robert
Clarke, Nicholas Barebones, and others, Defendants,
may have a Copy or Copies of the said Appeal; and
be, and are hereby, required to put in their Answer or
respective Answers to the said Appeal on Monday the
25th Day of March Instant, at Ten of the Clock in
the Forenoon; whereof the said Henry Serle is to cause
Notice to be given to the said Sir Robert Clarke, Nicholas Barebones, or the other Defendants, by leaving a
Copy of this Order with their Clerk in Chancery, to
the End they answer accordingly.
Marq. de Halyfax, Orator Procerum pro Tempore,
declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse
usque in diem Sabbati, videlicet, 16um diem Martii
instantis, hora nona Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.