DIE Veneris, videlicet, 5 die Martii,
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Bp. of Norwich's Leave to be absent.
THE Bishop of Norwich hath Leave to be absent.
Exchange between the Prince of Wales and Sir Lewis Watson.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of an Exchange of Lands between the most Excellent Prince Charles and Sir Lewes Watson, Knight and
Baronet; and committed unto the
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Duresm.
|L. Willoughby of E.
L. Cary of Lepington.
|The Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas,
Mr. Serjeant Davis,
|To attend the Lords.
To meet on Monday next, at Eight in the Morning, in the Painted Chamber.
Committee to attend the King with the Resolution of both Houses.
These Lords were named to be the Committee to
present unto His Majesty (accompanied with a Committee of the Commons) the Resolution of both Houses:
L. Archbp. of Cant.
E. of Oxford.
E. of South'ton.
L. Bp. of London.
L. Bp. of Duresm.
L. Grey of Gr.
L. Say and Seale.
Message to the H. C. for a Meeting of the Committees.
Message sent to the Commons, by Mr. Serjeant
Davies and Mr. Attorney General: That the Lords
have named a Committee of Twelve of this House, to
present unto the King's Majesty the Resolution of
both Houses; and do desire the Commons to appoint a
Committee of their House to join with their Lordships,
and to be here by Ten this Morning, in the Painted
Chamber; and to return the Papers which they received Yesterday in the Afternoon at the Committee.
Answer returned: That they will return a speedy
Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. that they concur with this House, relative to the Advice to the King, etc.
Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Edmonds, etc. and others: That the House of Commons have considered of the Reasons added Yesterday
by their Lordships Committees unto those of the Commons, touching their Advice to the King, and have
approved thereof, and of the Speech also agreed at
that Committee to be delivered unto His Majesty by
the Lord Archbishop of Cant. They have returned
those Papers, which their Committee then received, with
many Thanks for the good Correspondency which their
Lordships hold with them, which they earnestly desire
to be continued; and they have appointed a Committee of Twenty-four to accompany those of their
Lordships in this Message to the King.
The Messengers being withdrawn;
Report from the Conference of the Committees concerning the Advice to His Majesty.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported briefly the
Reasons which the Commons delivered at their Committee Yesterday, and those also added by their Lordships, by the Prince's Direction; and then delivered
the same in Writing unto Mr. Attorney to be read, and
also the Speech conceived and agreed on, at the said
Committee, to be used by his Grace in the Delivery of
their Advice unto the King; the which Reasons follow,
in hæc verba:
"Reasons conceived by the House of Commons to fortify their Resolution to advise
His Majesty to proceed no further in the
Treaties with Spaine.
Reasons conceived by the Commons for advising His Majesty to break off the Treaty with Spain.
"1. First, it is observed, That the State of Spaine,
not content with those ordinary Provisions for the
Exercise of the Roman Religion by the Infanta and
her Family, which other Princes in like Case would
have demanded, and which His Majesty with great
Reason might at the Beginning of this Treaty have
conceived they would have been contented with,
have, with great Vehemency, upon Advantage of
having the Prince's Person in their Possession, pressed
a general Connivance for all His Majesty's Subjects
of the Roman Religion, to the great Dishonour of
Almighty God, in the Sincerity of His Service in
this Realm, and to the apparent Diminution of His
Majesty's Sovereignty, by establishing a necessary Dependance for Protection upon a Foreign King and
State, and to the great Derogation of the Laws of
this Kingdom, and lastly to the Grief and Discouragement of all His Majesty's well-affected Subjects,
from whose general Discontent they expected, as
well appeareth, a Consequent of no small Mischief.
"2. Secondly, it is observed, That, during the Continuance of this Treaty, and by Reason of the same,
the Popish Faction have exceedingly increased in
this Realm, both in Multitude and in Boldness; and
whereas heretofore they have been divided amongst
themselves into the Party of the Jesuits depending
upon Spaine, and the Secular Priests otherwise; they
are generally now strongly united together, depending no less upon Spaine for Temporal Respects, than
upon Rome for Spiritual, which, considering the House
of Spaine hath been always a capital Enemy to our
Religion (to increase their own Greatness by extirpating the Protestant Party in all Places where they
can prevail), cannot be but of most dangerous Consequence to the Safety of the King and this Realm,
unless Remedy be provided with Speed for the abating
of that Party here at Home, which cannot be during
the Time that these Treaties are on Foot.
"3. Thirdly, it is observed, That, by Advantage of
these Treaties, and thereby keeping His Majesty in
Hope of general Peace, they have contrarily, under
Pretence of assisting the Emperor, oppressed the Protestant Party in most Parts of Christendom, being the
ancient Allies and Confederates of this Crown, to
the endangering not only of the whole State of the
Reformed Religion, but also of the common Safety
of all the Professors of the same.
"4. Fourthly, during the Time of these Treaties of
Love with His Majesty, they have with all kind of
Hostility set upon His Majesty's Son-in-law, the Husband of His only and most Royal Daughter; invaded
his Towns and Territories in all Places, and in fine
disinherited him, with all that Royal Offspring, of
all his ancient Patrimonial Honours and Possessions,
to the great Dishonour of His Majesty, and extreme
Grief of all His well-affected Subjects; and now also
at the last, when they should have come to make
good the Hope of Restitution, they have laid new
Grounds for endless Delays, and turned pretended
Difficulties into apparent Impossibilities; not forbearing also now to annex, as a Condition to the
weak Hope of their uncertain and imperfect Restitution, that the eldest Son of the Count Palatine
should be brought up in the Emperor's Court; so
restless are their Desires to work the Overthrow of
our Religion by all possible Devices.
"Lastly, it is too apparent how manifoldly, from Time
to Time, they have deluded and abused His Majesty
with their Treaties, how small Respect they have
shewed to the Prince's Greatness and Worth, what
Indignity they offered again and again to His Highness, by importuning him, upon all Advantages, to
forsake his Religion, contrary to the Custom of all
Princes, and contrary to the ancient Laws of Honour
and Hospitality, who ought to have been used there
with all Princely Freedom, and pressed to nothing
unto which he was indisposed, considering with what
Confidence, being so great a Prince, he had put
himself within their Power; although it pleased
God so to guide and fortify his Princely Heart,
that he constantly withstood all their Attempts and
Machinations, to his own immortal Honour, and to
the unspeakable Comfort of all the good People of
his Father's Kingdom; whereunto may be added the
infinite (fn. *) disadvantageous and endless Delays in their
Treaties, inviting still to new Treaties, and turning all
to the Advantage of their own particular Ends, being
true to nothing but their own grounded Maxims,
with which neither the Match nor Restitution of the
Palatinate can possibly consist but upon such Terms
as threaten to our State an incurable Mischief.
Motives conceived by this House for breaking off the Treaty.
"And for a further Justification of the Charge of
Insincerity in all their Proceedings, these Particulars
ensuing, amongst many other, may be produced.
"First, in that Treaty concerning Prince Henrie, after many specious Motions on their Part, it was followed with disavowing their own Ambassador, and a
scornful Proposition to the King of that Prince's altering his Religion.
"Secondly, in the Treaty of Brussells, wherein Sir
Richard Weston was employed, he found nothing but
Delays and Deceits; and, after divers peremptory
Commands from Spaine for His Majesty's Satisfaction,
they wrought no other Effect than the Siege and
Taking of Heidleburgh, so that he was forced to return with a Protestation.
"Thirdly, when the Baron Boscott came hither, to
continue the former Treaty, the first News we heard,
was the Translation of the Electorate to the Duke
of Bavaria, of which both the Baron and Don
Carlos protested Ignorance, and that the King of Spaine
would make the World see how much he resented
such an Affront; yet it plainly appeareth, by the
Letter of the Count de Olivares given to the Prince,
that the State of Spaine both had Intelligence of
it before, and expected it to be effected at that
"Fourthly, when his Highness was in Spaine, the
Count de Olivares shewed him Two Letters, by which
it plainly appeared, that, till his coming thither,
there was nothing really intended, which they were
not ashamed directly to avow to the Prince himself:
and that after, for the Requital of so hazardous a
Journey, and such an extraordinary Trust, when all
Articles were again concluded, they found a new
Shift, upon a Junto of Divines, to let the Prince
come home without the Lady, for whose Person his
Highness had chiefly put himself to that Hazard.
"Lastly, when, upon his Highness's happy Return
hither, we had just Cause to expect the uttermost
they would do in restoring the Palatinate (the faithful Promise of which was the only Cause that the
Prince yielded to that Junto of Divines); the Desposorios being presently to follow, the Bergstrat was
delivered to the Elector of Mentz, being won by the
King of Spaine's Arms, and Part of it then in Possession of his own Ministers, contrary to an express
Article in the Treaty concluded by Don Carlos
and the Baron Boscott, wherein it was particularly provided, that no Alteration should be made
in those Territories till the general Treaty were at
These Reasons, both those of the Lower House,
and those added by the Lords, being read, and approved of by the general Vote of the House, nemine
These Reasons to be delivered to His Majesty if required.
And also it being generally Agreed, That the said Reasons should be delivered unto the King, if His Majesty
shall demand the same, or else to be returned, and
the Advice to be presented unto His Majesty by the
Lord Archbishop of Cant. with the same Speech conceived at the Committee;
The Messengers of the Commons were called in again,
and answered, That their Lordships do acknowledge
this good Correspondency between both Houses, and
promise the Continuance thereof; and that their Committees shall presently meet them, to go together unto
the King's Majesty, as was appointed.
And so the Committee, now appointed for this
Message to the King, had Leave to go.
Phillips arrested. Privilege.
Ordered, Upon the Lord Chamberlain's Motion,
That His Majesty's Writ of Habeas corpus cum causa be
awarded, to bring the Body of John Phillips, Esquire,
before their Lordships, on Tuesday Morning, the 9th
Day of this Month, who is arrested and in the Prison of
The Compter at Woodstreet, contrary to the Privileges of
this High Court.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Sabbati,
sextum diem instantis Martii, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.