DIE Jovis, 7 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Herle.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Ordinance concerning the Isle of Wight.
The Ordinance concerning the Isle of Wight, was read
the Third Time, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be
sent to the House of Commons, for their Concurrence.
Ld. Admiral to go to The Downs.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral hath Leave to
go to The Downes; and the Lord Rich his Son hath
Leave to go along with him.
Sir Alexander Radcliff's Petition, to clear his Estate from Sequestration.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir Alexander Radcliffe; desiring, "That his Estate may be discharged from
his Sequestration, he being cleared, by the Committee
of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, of those
Crimes which were objected against him:"
Hereupon it (fn. *) is Ordered, To be referred to the
Committee of Lords for Sequestrations, to give him
such Relief herein as they shall think fit. And the
Petition is to be sent to the House of Commons, to
desire them to refer it to their Committee.
Message to the H. C. with them; and for Committees to meet about the E. of Denbigh's Business.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. (fn. *) Aylett:
To desire that the Committee concerning the Earl of
Denbighe's Association may meet with the Lords Committee, at Two of the Clock this Afternoon; and that
they may report the whole Business.
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance (fn. †) concerning the
Isle of Wight, to desire their Concurrence therein.
3. To deliver to them the Petition of Sir Alexander
Radcliffe, with Recommendations.
Paper against a Free Trade with the Ports in the King's Interest.
The Lord Admiral presented a Paper from the City
of London, being Reasons against Free Trade to or
from any Ports of His Majesty's Dominions, that are, or
shall be, in Hostility against the King and Parliament,
during the Time they continue so, &c.
Which Paper was read.
Report of the Conference concerning the Propositions.
The Speaker reported the Effect of the Conference
Yesterday with the House of Commons, concerning the
Propositions; "and they adhere, that the Names do
stand in the Qualifications, as they were brought up,
and not agree to put any Names out; and they agree
to the Names added by this House; also they agree
to some of the Alterations, and leave out others: And
concerning the Propositions concerning the City of
Lond. they have resolved, they shall be presented unto
His Majesty with the Propositions of both Kingdoms,
as Part of the Propositions of both Kingdoms for a
safe and well-grounded Peace: And the House of
Commons desires that the Propositions may with Speed
be sent to the King."
And the House Ordered, To have a Free Conference
with the House of Commons, to let them know, that
this House, for preventing any further Debates as may
arise, and consuming of any more Time, do agree to the
Propositions as they came First up to this House from
the House of Commons; and that it may be referred to
the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider in what
Manner it is fit to send these Propositions to the King.
Committee to be with the Scots Army.
It was moved, "That the House would consider of
sending some from this House, to be joined with the
Committee in the Scotch Army; and to give them
Thanks for their great Love and Fidelity to this Kingdom, expressed in this Cause."
Ld. Purbeck's Annuity to be paid out of Sir Robert Coke's Lands.
Upon reading the Petition of John Viscount Purbecke;
desiring, "That his Annuity of Nine Hundred Pounds
per Annum and the Arrears may be paid him, out of
the Lands of Sir Rob't Coke Knight, they being received by the Committee of Haberdashers Hall, in
regard of the Delinquency of Sir Rob't Coke:"
It is Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and
Commons at Haberdashers Hall shall pay the said Annuity
and the Arrears due to the Lord Viscount Purbecke, out
of the said Sir Rob't Cooke's Estate; unless they can
give sufficient Reasons to this House, why his Annuity
should be detained from him.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they have appointed their Committee to meet
with the Lords Committee this Afternoon, to consider
of a Report of the whole Business concerning the Earl
of Denbighe's Association; concerning the Petition of
Alex. Radcliffe, and the Ordinance touching the Isle
of Wight, they will send an Answer by Messengers of
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Serjeant Fynch and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Propositions.
The Answer returned was:
That they will give a present Conference, as is
Message from thence, about the Ordinance for Tithes.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Ashurst, &c.
To desire, at the next Conference, they may present
to their Lordships some Things concerning the Ordinance for Payment of Tithes.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will hear, at the next Conference, what they shall offer concerning the Ordinance for
Payment of Tithes.
Carts coming through Palace Yard.
Ordered, That this House will (fn. *) take into Consideration what Judgement to give in the Business concerning the (fn. †) coming of Carts through The Ould Pallace, on
Saturday next, at which Time Serjeant Whitfield is to
E. of Pembroke, Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembrooke hath Leave
to be absent for a few Days.
Ordinance concerning Crowland.
The Ordinance concerning Crowland, was read Thrice,
and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
A Paper from The States Ambassadors, directed to
the Lord Gray of Warke, Speaker of the House of
Peers assembled in the Parliament of England, was read
in English, as follows.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed, and adjourned till 9a cras.
Paper from The States Ambassadors, for an Answer to their Proposition.
"We renew again, by these our Instances unto the
Honourable House of Parliament, to have an Answer
to our Public Proposition of the 12th of July last
past, and to understand if the Interposition presented
by our Lords and Superiors might be acceptable.
"You may believe, Sir, being admitted, we shall
proceed in it in all Fidelity and Sincerity; for we
suffer in your Evils, and prosper by your Welfare,
being so narrowly joined with you by Union of Consciences, and all other Prosperities, which admits of
no Doubt at all that we should not contribute all that
lieth in our Power, to the strengthening of the true
Christian Protestant Religion, and re-establishing of
the just and true Maxims for the Welfare of these
"The Proofs which you shall have of our good
Endeavours when acceptable, and the common Interest
of Religion and State, will sufficiently assure their
Honours, that never a greater and better Union and
Amity may be expected from any other State, than
that which our Lords and Superiors will strive always
to continue between these Kingdoms and their Republic of The United Provinces."
Ordinance to prevent the Excursions of Crowland Garrison, lately taken by the King's Forces.
"Whereas the late Surprizal of the Garrison of
Crowland, in the County of Lincolne, by the Forces
raised in Opposition to the King and Parliament, is
very prejudicial, and of ill Consequence, to the several
Counties associated under the Command of the Earl
of Manchester, as also to great Part of the County of
Northampton, next adjoining to the same; and, by
reason of the Unseasonableness of the Weather, the
Approaches to the said Garrison are become so unaccessible, that, though Forces were drawn down to
reduce the same, it cannot now possibly be done
without much Charge and Difficulty; and whereas
the best Means to prevent the Inroads, Plunderings,
and other Outrages, of the said Garrison, and also to
hinder the same from Provisions of Corn and other
Supplies, is advised to be, by erecting and furnishing
of Three several Forts, or Sconces, the Charge
whereof will amount to near about Six Hundred
Pounds, One near a Place called Brother House, in
the County of Lincolne; another upon Dowesdale
Bancke, in the said County; and a Third upon Burrow
Banck, in the County of Northampton; each of which
is to be manned with Fifty Men, or thereabouts; and
to have attending to the same One Boat of Defence,
to be contrived and built by the Direction and Appointment of the Commander in Chief of the said
several Forces: Be it therefore Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and by
the Authority of the same, That the said Three
several Forts, or Sconces; be raised and erected in the
Places aforesaid, as by the Advice of the Commander
in Chief of the said Forts shall be thought most convenient and advantageous for the Ends and Causes
heretofore expressed, Two of the which said Forts or
Sconces in the County of Lincolne, together with Two
such Boats as aforesaid, to be erected, framed, manned, and furnished with Arms, Ammunition, Victuals,
and all other Things necessary for the Defence and
Maintenance of the same; and the said Men to be paid,
during the Time they shall continue in the said Service, at the proper Costs and Charges of the said Association; the other Fort in the County of Northampton,
together with One such Boat as aforesaid, to be erected;
framed, manned, and furnished with Arms, Ammunition, Victual, and all other Provisions and Things
necessary for the Defence and Maintenance of the
same; and the said Men to be paid, during the Time
they shall continue in the said Service, at the proper
Costs and Charges of the said County of Northampton,
by the Direction and Appointment of the Committee
for the said County, who hereby shall have full Power
and Authority to rate and tax the said County, for
the raising, erecting, and maintaining of the said Forts,
Boats, and Forces; and whereas, by reason of the
divers and various Creeks and Drains in the several
Fens wherewith the said Garrison of Crowland is
environed, the said Forts or Sconces, though happily
they may stop and hinder the principal and ordinary
Passages and Excesses to the said Garrison, yet cannot
possibly prevent the issuing out of small Boats with
Parties to the Towns and Villages adjacent.
"And be it further Ordained, That Six Score of
Horse or Dragoons, maintained by the Association,
shall be sent and employed in those Parts, for the
securing of the said associated Counties, and blocking
up of the said Garrison of Crowland.
"And that Three Score of the Horse or Dragoons
maintained by the County of Northampton shall be
sent and employed in those Parts, for the securing of
the said County, and blocking up of the said Garrison
"And be it further Ordained, That the Earl of Manchester do nominate and appoint a Commander in Chief,
to command the said Forces, Forts, and Sconces.
"And be it lastly Ordained, That they shall have
Power to raise the said Forts or Sconces in the Places
aforesaid, or in any other Place, by and with the Advice
of the Committee for the said Association."