DIE Veneris, 21 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Bastwick, Burton, and Prynn's Cause.
Upon hearing the Counsel of John Bastwicke Doctor in Physic, Mr. Burton, and Wm. Prynn of Lyncolnes
Inne Esquire, concerning "an undue and unjust Sentence given in the High Commission Court against Doctor Bastwicke, and another illegal and unjust Proceeding
against them all Three in the Star Chamber."
It is Ordered, That, if there be no just Cause
shewed to the contrary by the First Day of the next Term,
this House will proceed to Judgement in this Business.
Upon reading the Report of the Scottish Papers,
from the Committee of both Kingdoms: (Here enter
them.) It is Ordered, To be taken into Consideration
To-morrow Morning, at which Time all the Lords are
to have Notice to attend the House.
Lord Savill to be released, on his Parole.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lord Savill: (Here
enter it.) It is Ordered, That if his Lordship will deliver in a Petition to this House, and declare upon his
Honour, that he will (fn. *) appear before the Lords in Parliament when he shall be summoned, that then he shall
have Leave to go at Liberty within the Line of Communication; and that his Lady shall have Liberty to
come and live with him.
"Die Mercurii, 19 Martii, 1644.
Scotch Paper: from the Committee of both Kingdoms.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms at Derby
"Ordered, That the Two Papers given in by the
Scottish Commissioners, One concerning the Army in
Ireland, the other a Desire of an Answer to a former
Paper of the Third of March, be reported to both
"That the Third Paper this Day given in by the
Scotts Commissioners, being an Answer to a Paper to
them, delivered the 11th of March, by the Committee of both Houses appointed to treat with the Scotts
Commissioners, according to an Order of the House of
Commons, be reported to both Houses.
"Secr. to the same Committee."
Concerning the Necessities of their Army in Ireland.
"The extreame Necessityes and Desires of the Scottish
Army in Ireland being represented unto your Lordships and the Houses of Parliament from the Parliament of Scotland, and from Tyme to Tyme pressed
with all Earnestnes by Col. George Monro and Major
Borthwicke, sent hither from that Army, and nothing
done towards their present Subsistance or future Maintenance, though the Tyme lymitted for their Stay
here bee expired; wee cannott but represent unto your
Lordships, that the Interest the Kingdome of Scotland
hath in that Army, whereof soe many have beene famished and starved in your Service for Want of tymeous Supplyes, and now is driven to such a desperate
Condition as they must either perish or take some
speedy Course for their owne Safety and Preservation, doth inforce us to desire a positive Answere
from the Houses of Parliament to the Propositions of
that neglected Army, and that with such Expedition
as wee may bee enabled to give an Accompt thereof
to the Parliament of Scotland, or their Committees,
and soe, that Army, by these Gentlemen, who are to
goe from hence upon Friday next.
19 Martii, 1644.
"Signed, Jo. Cheisly."
For an Answer to their former Paper, concerning the modelling the Army.
"Whereas wee have not yet received any Answere
to our Paper of the Date March 3, and are daily
by the Events and Progresse of Affaires more confirmed
and assured of the Necessity of the Particulers remonstrated therein, both for keepeing a right Understanding betwixt the Kingdomes, and the better carrying on the Warre to the wished Ends of settling
Uniformity of Religion and Peace; wee desire to
knowe, whether the Honnorable Houses have taken
the same to their Consideration, and doe expect an
Answere thereunto; and if it containe any Thing
which requireth further cleareing, wee shal by Conferrence endeavour to give Sattisfaction therein, least
the Answere bee further delayed.
19 Martii, 1644.
"Signed, Jo. Cheisly."
Answer from them, concerning their Army marching Southward.
"In Answere to your Lordships Paper of the 11th of
this Instant, concerning the advanceing of the Scottish
Army Southward, your Lordships would consider the
greate Wants and Necessityes that Army hath beene
reduced unto, through the many and hard Services
they have beene upon since their comeing into this
Kingdome, the greate Arreares due unto them, and
that noe Supply of Armes, Ammunition, and other
Necessaryes, hath beene afforded them; nor hath any
Part of the Money and other Provisions long since
promised beene yet sent from hence, without which
their present Marching cannott bee expected; and soe
soone as they shal bee enabled, wee are confident, they
wil bee wanting in nothing that may advance the
Publique Service; and for the present, they have, out
of their Care of the Safety of those Parts aboute Chester,
prevented your Desires, in sending Fower Regiments of
Horse, and Two Thousand comauaded Foote, under
Commaund of Lieutenant Generall David Lesly, for
Assistance of Sir William Brereton; and wee shall send
your Lordships Paper to the Committee residing with
the Army, by whome (as is not unknowne to your
Lordships) that Army according to the Treaty is to
bee ordered and directed.
"And when wee consider the present Posture of Affaires, wee cannott but represent unto your Lordships,
that the Forces of Prince Rupert, Prince Maurice, Sir
Marm. Langdale, and Colonell Gerard, and soe in Effect almost the whole Strength of the Enemyes Forces,
are drawne into the North West Parts of this Kingdome,
where some of the Irish Rebells are already landed,
and more daily expected from Ireland; and the last
Yeares Experience may teach us how ready the illaffected in Chesheire, Lancasheire, and those Parts, will
bee to joyne with them, and how quickly they may increase to such a considerable Strength, as may not
only endanger the Safety of the Northern Countyes
of this Kingdome, but alsoe attempt the invadeing
the Kingdome of Scotland (which is credibly informed to bee intended), and soe force the withdraweinge
the Assistance may bee expected here from the Scottish
"What Danger may beefall the Forces of Sir William Brereton, wee leave to your Lordships to consider,
when the Scottish Army, by reason of the Increase of
the Troubles of their Native Kingdome, cannot bee
presently recruited from thence; nor have they beene
enabled from hence with tymeous Supplyes of Money, Armes, and Amunition, to march Southward,
though since the 11th of August it hath beene earnestly pressed and desired; neither is my Lord Fairefax in that Condition as to defend Yorkesheire, or to
send him any considerable Strength, without exposeing
that County to manifest Hazard and Danger, from
the Newarke Forces and their Assistants; all which
considered, wee doe most earnestly desire, for the
common Good and Interest of both Kingdomes, and
the Advantage of the Cause wherein both are soe
deeply ingaged and concerned, that a considerable
Strength of the Forces already raised, and in being
here, may speedily bee sent Northward, for Releife
of those Parts that are pressed with the whole Weight
of the Warre, without staying upon present Recruits,
or Addition of new-leavyed Forces, to the Losse of the
Halfe of One of the Kingdomes, and endangering the
Safety of both, which, upon due Consideration, wee
beleeve your Lordships will finde doth amount to noe
lesse; and if noe Course shal bee taken for preventing
these groweing Mischeifes and Troubles to ensue, wee
hope that whatsoever may bee the Event or ill Consequences thereof they shall not bee imputed to us, who
have given your Lordships soe tymeous Advertisement.
19 Martii, 1644.
"Signed, Jo. Cheislie."
Lord Savill's Petition, for his Enlargement.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and
Peers of the Parliament of England.
"The Humble Petition of the Lord Savile;
"That your Petitioner, being heretofore by the Earl
of Newcastle committed a close Prisoner to the Castle
of Newarke for the Space of above Twenty-six Weeks,
and from thence sent to Oxford to His Majesty, where
he hath been again close committed ever since before
Christmas until Saturday last; and that, by reason of
the said several Imprisonments, your Petitioner hath
contracted, and hath been and is still grievously afflicted with, the Pain of the Stone; and is besides utterly exhausted of all his Means and Abilities to subsist, having for this Three Years Space received no
Part of the Benefit of his Estate, but hath had his
Houses defaced, and all his Household Stuff sold, by
His Majesty's Forces; so that he is not able to endure
any longer Imprisonment in his Body without the
great Hazard of his Life, nor can be able to bear the
Charges of it in his Purse:
"He doth therefore most humbly beseech your
Lordships, to take into your noble Considerations the Petitioner's hard Estate and Condition; and to be pleased to allow unto him the
Liberty of the Town, within the Lines of
Communication; he putting in Security not
to depart the same, but to be ever ready to
throw himself at the Feet of your Lordships
Justice, whensoever you shall please to command.
"And he shall ever pray for your Lordships
Happiness and Prosperity.