Die Jovis, 2 Decembris, 1641.
ORDERED, That the Committee, for the Bill for
Dividing of the Parish of St. Andrewes, and the Committees for the Dividing all other Parishes, be revived;
and do meet on Monday Morning, at Eight of Clock, in the
Ordered, That the Committee for Soap be joined to
the Committee for Salt.
Stritch's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Wm. Stritch, and Domingo
Mansfeld, was this Day read; and ordered to be recommended to the Lord Mayor of London; desiring him, that
if there appear no other Cause of Commitment against
them than what is contained in the Petition, that then they
should be discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jervase Hollis
shall be presently admitted to sit as a Member of this
The humble Petition of the Colonels and Captains of
his Majesty's Army in the North, late under the command of the Right Honourable the Earl of Holland, was
this Day read: And
The House does take their Petition into Consideration;
but in regard of the great Businesses of this Kingdom, and
the Occasions late fallen out in Ireland, they cannot pay
them so soon as they desired; but are resolved to give
them Satisfaction at the latter End of February next.
State of Money.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next the Committee formerly
appointed to consider of the State of the Money, shall
bring in Account of that Business; and the House then
fall into Consideration of it.
Treasurers of Subsidies.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Treasurers of
the Three Subsidies * * * *
Delivery of Petition and Remonstrance.
Sir Ra. Hopton reports the Delivery of the Petition
and Remonstrance unto his Majesty:
"That the last Night in the Evening, the Committee appointed to attend his Majesty in this Particular, came to Hampton-court: And Sir Richard Wynne
(I may name him upon this Occasion) gave his Majesty Notice of our being there: And within a Quarter
of an Hour, the King sent a Gentleman to call us in;
with Directions, that none shall come in but the Committee alone: Who did all of them present themselves upon their Knees; And myself, in Obedience to the Order
of the House; in the Absence of another designed for that
Service, did begin to read the Petition kneeling: but his
Majesty would not permit us to kneel, but commanded
us all to rise; and so I read it. The first Observation his
Majesty made was at that Part of the Petition that
chargeth a malignant Party with a Design to change Religion; To which his Majesty said, with a great deal of
Fervency, "The Devil take him, whomsoever he be, that
had a Design to change Religion."I then proceeded; and
when I came to that Part of the Petition, for reserving the
Disposal of the Lands of the Rebels in Ireland, &c. his
Majesty was pleased to say, "We must not dispose of the
Bear's Skin till he be dead." After the Petition was read,
his Majesty desired to ask us some Questions: We answered, we had no Commission to speak any thing concerning this Business. "Then, said he, you may speak as
particular Men; and said, "Doth the House intend to
publish this Declaration?" We answered, "We could give
no Answer unto it." "Well then (said he) I suppose you
do not now expect an Answer to so long a Petition:
And this let me tell you, I have left Scotland well, and in
Peace: they are all satisfied with me, and I with them;
and though I stayed longer there than I expected, yet I
think, if I had not gone, you had not been rid so soon of
the Army. I shall give you an Answer to this Business,
with as much Speed as the Weightiness of the Business
will permit.." And so gave us all his Hand to kiss: And
afterwards sent Mr. Comptroller to us with this Message,
to be delivered to the House, "That there might be no
Publishing of the Declaration, till this House had received his Majesty's Answer."- We were all entertained
by Mr. Comptroller with great Respect; and lodged by
the King's Harbinger:
Chancellor of Scotland, &c.
A Certificate from the Chancellor of Scotland, of the
faithful and careful Performance of the Trust reposed in
Mr. John Pickering; and likewise the Answer of the Lord
General Lesley to the Respects of this House, presented
unto him by Mr. Pickering; were this Day read.
That Sir Jo. Evelyn shall write to his Sister, concerning a House to be provided for the Entertainment of the
Commissioners, that are to come from Scotland: And that
this Letter shall be sent by the Serjeant's Man.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for the better Raising
and Levying of Soldiers for the Defence of the Kingdoms
of England and Ireland, &c. with the Amendments and
Additions. The which Amendments and Additions were
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Clause that
excepts the Five Ports, or other Out Ports of Sea
Towns of this Realm, shall be left out: And that these
Words, "to any Mariners, Seamen, and Fishermen,"
shall be put in.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Commencement of the Bill shall be altered, from the First of November to the First of December.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill, thus
amended, shall be ingrossed.
Raising Mariners, &c.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Raising
and Levying of Mariners, &c. for the better Guarding of
the Seas, and Defence of his Majesty's Dominions: Upon Question, committed unto the Committee, formerly
appointed for the Bill for Raising of Soldiers: And are
to meet this Afternoon at Five of Clock, in the Inner
Court of Wards.
Message to attend the King.
The Gentleman Usher of the House of Lords House
came and acquainted Mr. Speaker, that his Majesty was
in the Lords House; and had sent for Mr. Speaker
and the House of Commons.
Tumults about the House.
The Order, Yesterday made, for taking the Report of
the Conference had with the Lords, concerning the tumultuous Assembling of People about the Houses of
Parliament; and the Petition presented from divers of
the Inhabitants in and about the City and Suburbs of
London; was read:
And accordingly the House proceeded to the Debate
of those Matters.
Ordered, That the Debate of this Business, concerning
the Conference with the Lords, touching the tumultuous
Assembly of People about the Houses of Parliament;
and the Petition from sundry of the Inhabitants of the
City of London; shall be resumed To-morrow at Eleven