Die Sabbati, 16 Aprilis, 1642.
One per Cent. Duty.
ORDERED, That the Committee for One per Cent.
shall meet this Afternoon, at Two, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Langley, an orthodox
Minister, be recommended to the Parishioners of Watlington in Oxfordshire, to be their Lecturer, to preach
there every Saturday in the Afternoon, and likewise
every Lord's Day: And that Mr. Price, the Vicar
thereof, be required to permit him to preach the Lectures on the Days aforesaid, without any Lett or Interruption: And that if he shall hinder and refuse him, that
then he be required to come hither to shew Reason.
Ordered, That it be referred unto a Committee to
consider of the Number and Quality of the Persons in
all Counties, that refuse the Protest. ..
Mr. Glyn, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Ro, Coke, Sir Wm.
Lewis, Mr. Rowse, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Whittacre, Mr.
Arth. Goodwyn, Sir Jo. Francklyn, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr.
Cromwell, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Bond, Mr. Pury, Lord
Gray, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Jo. Hippesley, Mr. Browne, Lord
Wenman, Sir Dud. North, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Browne,
Sir Edm. Montfort;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is to meet at
such Time and Place as they shall please, to consider of
the Number and Quality of the Persons in all Counties,
that have refused the Protestation; and what Course is fit
to be held towards them. And the Knights and Burgesses, after they have viewed the Protestations themselves, are to return the Refusers to this Committee.
Call of the House.
According to the Order Yesterday made, the House
was called; and no more was ordered, for the present,
than that a Note of their Names should be taken, who
should make their Appearance before the Rising of the
House, that such might be excused.
Message from the King-Magazine at Hull.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster and Just.
The Lords desire a present Conference by Committees
of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, concerning a
Message they have received from his Majesty, of dangerous Consequence.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir H. Vane, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Lord Dungarvan, are
appointed Reporters of this Conference:
Sir H. Vane reports the Conference:
The Lord Keeper declared, That he had received from
his Majesty a Letter; and in it inclosed his Majesty's
Answer to the Petition of both Houses, concerning the
Removal of the Magazine at Hull; and the Taking off
the Reprieve from the Priests in Newgate, condemned;
and a Warrant to the Sheriffs for the banishing those
Priests, if the Parliament should so think fit: All which
his Majesty commanded should be communicated
first to the House of Peers, and then to the House
The Lords had taken these Particulars into Consideration; and had passed a Vote upon them, and a Reason
for that Vote.
And did likewise express a further Desire of referring a
further Consideration of these Particulars to a Committee.
His Majesty's Message, and the other Particulars, were
likewise read here, and the Lords Vote thereupon, and
the Reason, as follows:
Resolved, upon the Question, That it is necessary that
ths Magazine be removed from Hull to the Tower:
Because they believe that those evil Counsellors who
advised this Answer, wherein there is a Threatening to
the Parliament, and an unjust Charge of Violation of
the Laws, have a Design to stay those Arms there, that
they may be made Use of to the Disturbance of the
Peace of the Kingdom: And therefore they do conclude,
that those who have advised the King to make this
Answer to his Parliament, are such as do seek the Ruin
and Subversion of the Kingdom.
The Lords do desire that a Committee of both Houses
may be chosen to draw up the Reasons which did induce
the Houses to desire the Removal of the Arms from Hull
to London; resolving to publish them, with their Petition
to the King, and his Answer to it.
These being brought from the Conference with the
Lords, by the Reporter, they were read; and, by Vote
upon the Question, assented unto.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche, and
The Lords, according to the Expressions at the last
Conference, have appointed Thirteen Lords of their
House to take into Consideration his Majesty's Message,
and to appoint a proportionable Number of this House
to meet with them this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in
the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That
this House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and hath resolved to chuse a Committee
of a proportionable Number to meet, as is desired.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Magazine at
Hull shall be forthwith removed to the Tower of London:
And that the Lords be moved to join with this House in
this Resolution: And that they be desired to require the
Lord Admiral to take care for the Providing of Ships for
the Removal of it: And that the several Officers, and all
other Persons, who have the Charge thereof, shall be required to deliver it to such Persons as shall be appointed
and authorized by both Houses of Parliament to receive
it: And that Sir Jo. Hotham shall be required to give his
best Aid and Assistance to the Execution thereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Hotham
Knight and Baronet, and Jo. Hotham Esquire, and all
other Persons under their Command, in undertaking the
Charge and Command of the Town of Hull, and the Magazine there, and in drawing Forces into the said Town,
have done nothing therein, but according to the Law of
the Land; unto which they were commanded by both
Houses of Parliament: Who, knowing it to be a necessary
Service, at this present, for the Safety of the Kingdom,
do declare, that the said Sir Jo. Hotham, Jo. Hotham
Esquire, and all other Persons under their Command, shall
have the Assistance of both Houses of Parliament against
any Inconveniences that may incur, by yielding their
Obedience unto the said Commands, in this necessary
and important Service.
Mr. Pierrepoint is appointed to carry up these Resolutions at the next Message to the Lords; together with
the Commissions to the Colonels and Captains of Foot
Ordered, That the Earl of Cumberland be desired to
bring in Captain Legg, on Monday Morning next, to the
Irish Adventurers Loan.
Ordered, That the Six thousand Pounds lent by the
Adventurers for Ireland, for the Supply of Munster, shall
be repaid unto them out of the first Monies that shall come
in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, or
the Bill of Contribution.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym shall bring in the Two First
Parts of the Declaration, without staying for the rest;
and that they shall be published by themselves: And
that Committee is to meet this Afternoon, Three Clock,
in the Court of Wards.
Magazine at Hull.
Sir H. Vane, Sir H. Meldmay, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Glyn,
Sir Jo. Potts, Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Walter
Earle, Sir William Litton, Sir Arthur Hasilrigge, Mr.
Crue, Mr. Marten, Mr. Hotham, Sir Peter Wentworth,
Mr. Long, Mr. Fines, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir H.
Heyman, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pierepoint,
Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Henry Vane, jun. Sir Rob. Coke, Sir
Rob. Harley, Sir Phil. Stapilton;
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of the
Lords this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Painted
Chamber, to draw up the Reasons which did move the
Houses to desire the Removal of the Arms from Hull to
London, to the end that they may be published, with their
Petition to the King, and his Majesty's Answer to it. The
Committee of this House hath further Power to consider
of the whole Matter of this Message, and to present their
Opinions upon it: And are to meet when and where they
Some Persons who are desirous to further the Conquest
of Ireland, and to relieve our Brethren who are in Distress, and blocked up in several Holds ready to perish; as
also what in them lies, to hinder Supplies by Sea for
coming thither; and to spoil and waste those Rebels by
Land, do propose to this Honourable Assembly to set
out at their own Charge, Five, Six, or Seven, Ships and
Pinnaces, with Five hundred Soldiers, as an additional
Supply to their former Subscriptions, at the same Rate
and Prices other Ships and Soldiers have been entertained
by this Honourable Assembly, so as such a Sum of Money
as shall be agreed upon for this Service, may be, by an
Order of this House; to the Commissioners made, received and paid in the Books kept for that Purpose; that
so the Adventurers may have a Lot of Land, according
to their several Underwritings, by virtue of the Act
passed to that Purpose, when that Kingdom shall be
reduced: And to have Freedom to choose all Officers
employed in this Service, with large Commissions for
Sea and Land: And all the Spoil that shall be taken, to
accrue to Sailors, Soldiers, and Adventurers: And to fit
out Ships with such Provisions as we see fit for this Service; and not to be tied to old Customs: And that the
Commissions may be out before our Subscriptions: That
the Adventurers, by virtue of an Order from this House,
may lawfully assemble themselves together as a Body,
for the Choosing and Appointing Officers for the better
Managing of this Service; and to have Warrants to press
Seamen and Soldiers.
The Commission that is desired; with Privileges,
1. THAT no Restriction be made of these Ships and
Men, from Seizure of any Ships and Vessels from any
foreign Port, bound for Supply of the Rebels.
2. That Liberty be given to these Ships and Men, to
do Execution upon the Rebels only in any Ports, Havens, Creeks, Islands, about the Coast of Ireland, where
Providence and Discretion shall direct.
3. That no other Ships or Men shall have Power over
those Ships or Men, but are to be directed by their own
Commanders and Council; they having Commission
from my Lord Admiral by Sea, and my Lord of Leicester
4. That Liberty be given to these Forces, in such
Islands, Castles and Forts, as they shall surprise, to place
such Persons to detain and keep the same, to destroy and
demolish, as in their Discretions shall seem meet.
5. That such Persons as they shall receive and take
into Service, over and above what shall be taken into
Pay in our own Kingdom their Victuals and Pay shall
be allowed us, upon a true Account, at the Return of our
Ships, at the same Rates others are allowed.
6. That all Goods, Chattels, Money, Plate, that these
Forces shall surprise and take from the Enemies, shall be
divided among the Soldiers, Seamen, and Adventurers,
without giving any Account for the same, but to their
Resolved, &c. That such Persons as shall adventure in
this Kind, shall be admitted upon the like Conditions,
until the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds more shall be
raised for the Purposes aforesaid.
Resolved, &c That this House doth assent to the Proposition made for the Setting forth of Ships and Pinnaces
for the Relief of Ireland, and Hindrance of any Supplies
to come by Sea, upon the same Conditions as they were
presented from the Committee for Adventurers; with a
Saving of his Majesty's Right, and the Right of the Lord
Answer from the King-Magazine at Hull, &c.
RIGHT Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, We
greet you well. Our Will and Command is, That, at the
next Sitting of Our House of Peers, after your Receipt
of these Our Letters, you deliver Our Answer, sent here
inclosed, to be read in Our said House; and afterwards
communicated to Our House of Commons; being in
Answer to the Petition from Our Parliament, for Leave
to be granted by Us to remove Our Magazine of Hull to
the Tower of London; and for taking off Our Reprieve
for the Six condemned Priests now in Newgate: For
which This shall be your Warrant.
Given at Our Court at York, the
Fourteenth of April, 1642.
We send you likewise, inclosed, the Warrant for the
Banishing the Six Priests; which is to be made use of as
the Parliament shall direct, according as We have expressed in Our said Answer in that Particular.
WHEREAS, by Our Warrant of the Twelfth of
December last, We give you Order to reprieve from Execution Seven Priests condemned to die, according to
Law: Forasmuch as we are informed, that the said
Priests were so hindered as that they could not possibly
go out of this Our Kingdom by the Day prefixed in Our
Proclamation, requiring their Departure; We being
therefore graciously inclined to moderate the Severity of
their Punishment, have thought good rather to banish
them the Kingdom; and accordingly do hereby will and
command you, with all convenient Speed, to send them,
or so many of them as are yet living, in safe Custody into
France, or Flanders; declaring to every of the said
Priests, in Our Name, that if they, or any of them, shall
at any time hereafter, presume to return into this Our
Kingdom of England, or Dominion of Wales, such of
them as shall be apprehended here, shall, for such their
Presumption, not only become utterly uncapable of Our
further Mercy, but, without any further Trial, shall suffer
Death as Traitors, according to the Sentence already
passed upon them; which shall still remain in full Force
against them, and every of them: For which this shall
be your Warrant.
Given at Our Court at York, the
Fourteenth of April, 1642.
To Our Trusty and Well-beloved the Sheriffs of
London and Middlesex.
Magazine at Hull, &c.
WE rather expected, (and have done so long) that you
should have given Us an Account, why a Garison hath
been placed in Our Town of Hull, without Our Consent;
and Soldiers billeted there against Law, and express
Words of the Petition of Right; than to be moved (for
the avoiding of a needless Charge you have put on yourself) to give Our Consent for the Removal of Our Magazine and Munition, (Our own proper Goods) upon such
general Reasons as indeed gives no Satisfaction to Our
Judgment. And, since you have made the Business of
Hull your Argument, We would gladly be informed why
Our own Inclination, on the general Rumour of the Designs of Papists in the Northern Parts, was not thought
sufficient Grounds for Us, to put a Person of Honour,
Fortune, and unblemished Reputation, into a Town and
Fort of Our own, where Our own Magazine lay: And
yet the same Rumour be Warrant enough for you to
commit the same Town and Fort (without Our Consent)
to the Hands of Sir John Hotham, with a Power unagreeable to the Law of the Land, or the Liberty of the
Subject. And yet, of this, in Point of Right or Privilege,
(for, sure We are not without Privilege too) We have
not all this while complained: And being confident that
That Place (whatsoever Discourse there is of publick or
private Instructions to the contrary) shall be speedily
given up, if We shall require it, We shall be contented
to dispose Our Ammunition there, (as We have done in
other Places) for the publick Ease and Benefit, as, upon
particular Advice, We shall find convenient: Though
We cannot think it fit, or consent, that the whole Magazine be removed together; but, when you shall agree
upon such Proportions as shall be held necessary for any
particular Service, We shall sign such Warrants as shall
be agreeable to Wisdom and Reason: And if any of
them be designed for Ulster, or Leinster, you know well
the Conveyance will be more easy and convenient, from
the Place they now are in.
Yet We must tell you, That, if the Fears are so great,
from the Papists at home, or of foreign Force, as is pretended, it seems strange that you make not Provision of
Arms and Munition for Defence of this Kingdom, rather
than seek to carry any more from hence, without some
Course taken for Supply; especially if you remember your
Engagement to Our Scotts Subjects, for that Proportion
of Arms which is contained in Our Treaty. We speak
not this, as not thinking the sending of Arms to Ireland
very necessary, but only for the Way of the Provision:
For you know what great Quantities we have assigned,
out of Our several Stores; which, in due Time, We hope
you will see replenished. For the Charge of looking to
the Magazine at Hull, as it was undertaken voluntarily
by you at first, and (to say no more unnecessarily) so you
may free Our good People of that Charge; and leave it
to Us to look to, who are the proper Owner of it. And
this We hope, will give you full Satisfaction in this
Point; and that ye do not, as ye have done in the Business
of the Militia, send this Message out of complimental
Ceremony, resolving to be your own Carvers at last: For
We must tell you, if any Attempt or Direction shall be
made or given in this Matter, without Our Consent or
Approbation, We shall esteem it as an Act of Violence
against Us; and declare it to all the World, as the greatest
Violation of Our Right, and Breach of Our Privilege.
Concerning the Six Priests condemned; it is true, they
were reprieved by Our Warrant, being informed, That
they were, by some Restraint, disabled to take the Benefit
of Our former Proclamation. Since that, We have issued
out another, for the due Execution of the Laws against
Papists; and have most solemnly promised, in the Word
of a King, never to pardon any Priest, without your Consent, which shall be found guilty by Law: desiring to
banish these: having herewith sent Warrant to that Purpose, if, upon second Thoughts ye do not disapprove
thereof: But, if you think the Execution of these Persons
so very necessary to the great and pious Work of Reformation, We refer it wholly to you; declaring hereby,
That, upon such your Resolution signified to the Ministers of Justice, Our Warrant for their Reprieve is determined, and the Law to have the Course.
And now let Us ask you, (for We are willing to husband Time, and to dispatch as much as may be under One
Message; God knows, the Distractions of this Kingdom
want a present Remedy); Will there never be a Time to
offer to, as well as to ask of Us? We will propose no
more Particulars to you, having no Luck to please, or be
understood by you: Take your own Time for what concerns Our Particular; but, be sure ye have an early speedy
Care of the Publick, that is, of the only Rule which preserves the Publick, the Law of the Land: Preserve the
Dignity and Reverence due to That. It was well said,
in a Speech made by a private Person, but published by
Order of the House of Commons, this Parliament;
"The Law is that which puts a Difference betwixt Good
and Evil; betwixt Just and Unjust. If you take away the
Law, all things will fall into a Confusion; every Man
will become a Law unto himself; which, in the depraved
Condition of human Nature, must needs produce many
great Enormities. Lust will become a Law, and Envy
will become a Law. Covetousness and Ambition will
become Laws. And what Dictates, what Decisions, such
Laws will produce, may be easily discerned." So said
That Gentleman, and much more, very well, in Defence
of the Law, and against arbitrary Power. It is worth
looking over, and considering: And if the most zealous
Defence of true Protestant Profession, and the most resolved Protection of the Law, be the most necessary
Duty of a Prince, We cannot believe this miserable
Distance and Misunderstanding can be long continued
between Us; We having often and earnestly declared
them to be the chiefest Desires of Our Soul, and the End
and Rule of all Our Actions.
For Ireland, We have sufficiently, and, We hope, satisfactorily, expressed to all Our good Subjects, Our hearty
Sense of that sad Business, in Our several Messages in that
Argument; but especially in Our last, of the Eighth of
this Month, concerning Our Resolution for that Service:
For the speedy, honourable, and full Performance whereof, We conjure you to yield all possible Assistance, and
Book of Rates.
Ordered, That the Book of Rates be reported on