DIE Lunæ, 25 die Aprilis.
Message from the H. C. for Expedition to the Propositions about the Adventure for Ireland.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Nathaniell Fiennes, Esquire:
To desire their Lordships to give a speedy Resolution
in the Propositions formerly brought from the House
of Commons, about Adventurers subscribing for setting
forth of Ships for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland; else the Time of subscribing will be expired.
And with a Form of a Commission for raising Ten Thousand Men for Ireland.
2. He presented a Form of a Commission to be sent
to the King, for the raising of Ten Thousand Voluntiers, for the Service of Ireland; wherein the House of
Commons desires their Lordships Concurrence.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships will return an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
Commission for raising Ten Thousand Voluntiers for Ireland.
Then the House read the Draught of the Commission
for raising Ten Thousand Men, Voluntiers, for the
Service of Ireland; and committed the Consideration of
the same to the Earl of Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland, and the Lord Robartes, who are to report the
same to the House.
The Lord Keeper signified to this House, "That he
had received Two Letters, wherein are inclosed Two
several Messages from the King, which he is to communicate to both Houses of Parliament."
The First was read, as followeth; videlicet,
Message from the King, concerning His Journey to Ireland.
"We are so troubled and astonished to find the unexpected Reception and Misunderstanding of Our
Message of the Eighth of April, concerning Our Irish
Journey, that, being so much disappointed of the
Approbation and Thanks We looked for to that Declaration, We have great Cause to doubt whether
it be in Our Power to say or do any Thing which shall
not fall within the like Interpretation. But, as We
have in that Message called God to witness the Sincerity of the Profession of Our only Ends for the undertaking that Journey, so We must appeal to all Our
good Subjects, and the whole World, whether the
Reasons alledged against that Journey be of Weight
to satisfy Our Understanding, or the Counsel presented to dissuade Us from it be full of that Duty as
is like to prevail over Our Affections.
"For Our resolving of so great a Business without
the Advice of Our Parliament, We must remember
you how often, by Our Messages, We made the same
Offer, if you should advise Us thereunto: To which
you never gave Us the least Answer; but, in your
late Declaration, told Us, That ye were not to be
satisfied with Words; so that We had Reason to conceive you rather avoided (out of Regard to Our Person) to give Us Counsel to run that Hazard, than
that you disapproved the Inclination. And what
greater Comfort or Security can the Protestants of
Christendom receive, than by seeing a Protestant
King venture and engage His Person for the Defence
of that Profession and the Suppression of Popery;
to which We solemnly protested in that Message never
to grant a Toleration upon what Pretence soever, or
an Abolition of any of the Laws there in Force
against the Professors of it? And when We consider
the great Calamities, and unheard-of Cruelties, Our
poor Protestant Subjects in that Kingdom have undergone for the Space of near or full Six Months;
the Growth and Increase of the Strength of those
barbarous Rebels, and the evident Probability of
Foreign Supplies (if they were not speedily suppressed); the very slow Succours hitherto sent them from
hence; that the Officers of several Regiments, who
have long Time been allowed Entertainment from
you for that Service, have not raised any Supply or
Succour for that Kingdom; that many Troops of
Horse have long lain near Chester untransported; that
the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, on whom We relied
principally for the Conduct and Managing of Affairs
there, is still in this Kingdom, notwithstanding Our
Earnestness expressed that he should repair to his
Command; and when We consider the many and
great Scandals raised upon Ourself by Report of the
Rebels, and not sufficiently discountenanced here, notwithstanding so many Professions of Ours; and had
seen a Book, lately printed by the Order of the
House of Commons, intituled, A Remonstrance of divers remarkable Passages concerning the Church and
Kingdom of Ireland, wherein some Examinations are
set down, which (how improbable or impossible soever) may make an Impression in the Minds of many
of Our weak Subjects; and lastly, when We duly
weigh the Dishonour which will perpetually lie upon
this Kingdom, if full and speedy Relief be not dispatched thither; We could nor cannot think of a
better Way to discharge Our Duty to Almighty God,
for the Defence of the true Protestant Profession, or
to manifest Our Affection to Our Three Kingdoms
for their Preservation, than by engaging Our Person
in this Expedition, as many of Our Royal Progenitors have done, even in Foreign Parts, upon Causes
of less Importance and Piety, with great Honour to
themselves and Advantage to this Kingdom; and
therefore We expected at least Thanks for such Our
"For the Danger to Our Person, We conceive it necessary and worthy of a King to adventure His Life
to preserve His Kingdom; neither can it be imagined
that We will sit still, and suffer Our Kingdoms to be
lost, and Our good Protestant Subjects to be massacred,
without exposing Our own Person to the utmost Hazard, for their Relief and Preservation; Our Life,
when it was most pleasant, being nothing so precious to Us, as it is, and shall be, to govern and
preserve Our People with Honour and Justice.
"For any Encouragement to the Rebels because
of the Reports they raised, We cannot conceive
that the Rebels are capable of a greater Terror
than by the Presence of their lawful King in the
Head of an Army to chastise them: Besides, it will
be an unspeakable Advantage to them, if any Reports of theirs could hinder Us from doing any
Thing which were fit for Us to do if such Reports
were not raised; this would quickly teach them, in
this jealous Age, to prevent by such Reports any
other Persons coming against them, whom they had
no Mind should be so employed.
"We marvel that the Adventurers, whose Advantage
was a principal Motive (next the Reason beforementioned) to Us, should so much mistake Our Purpose, whose Interest We conceive must be much improved by the Expedition We hope (by God's Blessing), to use in this Service, this being the most probable Way for the speedy Conquest of the Rebels:
Their Lands are sufficiently secured by Act of Parliament.
"We think not Ourself kindly used, that the Addition of so few Men to your Levies (for a Guard
to Our Person in Ireland) should be thought fit for
your Refusal; and much more that (having used so
many Cautions in that Message, both in the Smallness of the Number, in Our having raised none until
your Answer, in their being to be raised only near
their Place of shipping, in their being there to be
armed, and that not till they were ready to be shipped, in the Provision by the Oaths that none of them
should be Papists; all which appears sufficient to destroy all Grounds of Jealousy of any Force intended
by them in Opposition to the Parliament, or Favour
to any malignant Party) any Suspicion should notwithstanding be grounded upon it.
"Neither can it be understood that, when We recommended the managing of that War to you, that
We intended to exclude Ourself, or not to be concerned in your Counsels, that, if We found any Expedient (which in Our Conscience or Understanding
We thought necessary for that great Work) We
might not put it in Practice. We look upon you as
Our Great Council, whose Advice We always have
and will (with great Regard and Deliberation) weigh
and consider: But We look upon Ourself as neither
deprived of Our Understanding, or divested of any
Right We had if there were no Parliament sitting.
We called you together by Our own Writ and Authority (without which you could not have met), to
give Us faithful Counsel about Our great Affairs:
But We resigned not up Our own Interest and Freedom; We never subjected Ourself to your absolute
Determination; We have always weighed your
Counsels as proceeding from a Body entrusted by
Us; and, when We have dissented from you, We
have returned you the Reasons which have prevailed
with Our Conscience and Understanding, with that
Candour as a Prince should use towards His Subjects, and that Affection which a Father can express
to his Children. What Application hath been used
to rectify Our Understanding by Reasons, or Motives have been given to persuade Our Affections,
We leave all the World to judge; and then We
must tell you, howsoever a major Part may bind you
in Matter of Opinion, We hold Ourself (and We
are sure the Law and the Constitution of the Kingdom hath always held the same) as free to dissent
(till Our Reason be convinced for the general Good)
as if you delivered no Opinion.
"For Our Journey itself, the Circumstances of your
Petition are such, as We know not well what Answer
to return, or whether We were best to give any.
That Part which pretends to carry Reason with it,
doth no Way satisfy Us; the other, which is rather
Reprehension and Menace than Advice, cannot stagger Us. Our Answer therefore is, that We shall be
very glad to find the Work of Ireland so easy as
you seem to think it; which did not so appear by
any Thing known to Us when We sent Our Message. And though We will never refuse or be unwilling to venture Our Person, for the Good and
Safety of Our People, We are not so weary of Our
Life as to hazard it impertinently; and therefore,
since you seem to have received Advertisements of
some late and great Successes in that Kingdom, We
will stay some Time, to see the Event of those, and
not pursue this Resolution till We have given you
a Second Notice: But, if We find the miserable
Condition of Our poor Subjects of that Kingdom
be not speedily relieved, We will (with God's Assistance) visit them with Succours, as Our particular
Credit and Interest can supply Us with, if you refuse to join with Us. And We doubt not but the
Levies We shall make (in which We will observe
punctually the former and all other Cautions, as may
best prevent all Fears and Jealousies, and to use no
Power but what is legal) will be so much to the Satisfaction of Our Subjects, as no Person will dare
presume to resist Our Commands; and, if they
should, at their Peril. In the mean Time, We hope
Our Forwardness so remarkable to that Service shall
be notorious to all the World, and that all Scandals
laid on Us (fn. *) in that Business shall be clearly wiped
"We were so careful that Our Journey into Ireland should not interrupt the Proceedings of Parliament, nor deprive Our Subjects of any Acts of Justice, or further Acts of Grace, for the real Benefit
of Our People, that We made a free Offer of leaving
such Power behind, as should not only be necessary
for the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom, but fully
provided for the happy Progress of the Parliament;
and therefore We cannot but wonder, since such
Power hath been always left here by Commission for
the Government of this Kingdom when Our Progenitors have been out of the same during the Sitting
of Parliaments: And since yourselves desired that such
a Power might be left here by Us at Our last going
into Scotland, what Law of the Land have you now
found to dispense with you from submitting to such
Authority legally derived from Us in Our Absence,
and to enable you to govern this Kingdom by your
own meer Authority?
"For Our Return towards London, We have given
you so full an Answer in Our late Declaration, and
in Answer to your Petition presented to Us at Yorke
the 26th of March last, that We know not what to
add, if you will not provide for Our Security with
you, nor agree to remove to another Place, where
there may not be the same Danger to Us.
"We expected that (since We have been so particular
in the Causes and Grounds of Our Fears) you should
have sent Us Word that you had published such De
clarations against future Tumults and unlawful Assemblies, and taken such Courses for the suppressing
of seditious Sermons and Pamphlets, that Our Fears
of that Kind may be laid aside, before you should
press Our Return.
"To conclude, We could wish that you would (with
the same Strictness and Severity) weigh and examine your Messages and Expressions to Us, as you
do those you receive from Us; for We are very
confident, that, if you examine Our Rights and Privileges by what Our Predecessors have enjoyed, and
your own Addresses by the usual Courses of your
Ancestors, ye will find many Expressions in this Petition warranted only by your own Authority, which
indeed We forbear to take Notice of, or give Answer to, lest We should be tempted (in a just Indignation) to express a greater Passion than We are yet
willing to put on. God in His good Time (We hope)
will so inform the Hearts of all Our Subjects, that
We shall recover from the Mischief and Danger of
this Distemper, on whose good Pleasure We will wait
with all Patience and Humility."
Message from the King, about a Printed Paper, intituled, A Question answered, how Laws are to be understood and Obedience yielded.
The King's Second Message was read next: videlicet,
"His Majesty, having seen a printed Paper, intituled,
A Question answered, how Laws are to be understood,
and Obedience yielded (which Paper he sends together
with this Message), thinks fit to recommend the
Consideration of it to His House of Peers, that they
may use all possible Care and Diligence for the finding out the Author, and may give Direction to His
Learned Counsel to proceed against him, and the
Publishers of it, in such a Way as shall be agreeable to Law and the Course of Justice, as Persons
who endeavour to stir up Sedition against His Majesty; and His Majesty doubts not but that they will
be very sensible how much their own particular Interest (as well as the public Government of the Kingdom) is and must be shaken, if such Licence shall be
permitted to bold factious Spirits to withdraw His
Majesty's Subjects strict Obedience from the Laws
established, by such seditious and treasonable Distinctions: And of Doctrines of this Nature His Majesty doubts not but that their Lordships will publish
their great Dislike, it being grown into frequent
Discourse, and vented in some Pulpits (by those desperate turbulent Preachers, who are the great Promoters of the Distempers of this Time), that human
Laws do not bind the Conscience; which being once
believed, the Civil Government and Peace of the
Kingdom will be quickly dissolved. His Majesty expects a speedy Account of their Lordships exemplary
Justice upon the Authors and Publishers of this Paper."
Message to the H. C. with the First of these Messages.
Ordered, That this First Message of the King's
shall be communicated by Message to the House of
Commons; and accordingly it was sent down to the
House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr.
Message to the H. C. with the last Message.
Next, the House commanded the Paper of the King's
Second Message to be read again; and, after mature
Consideration thereof, the House Resolved, That, (in
regard there are some Expressions in it, "that there
should be in the Paper seditious and treasonable Distinctions, and a Desire of an Inquisition upon it") not
to begin any Proceedings of this Nature in this House;
but, holding it proper for Things of this Kind to begin first in the House of Commons, and to be brought
to this House in a Parliamentary Way, their Lordships
Ordered, That this Second Message of His Majesty's
shall be sent to the House of Commons; which was
accordingly done, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfeilde and Mr.
L. Lieutenant of Ireland's Reasons why he has not repaired there.
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland taking Notice of an
Expression of His Majesty's in His First Message, that
he is still in this Kingdom, notwithstanding His Majesty's Earnestness expressed that he should repair
to his Command in Ireland, offered to their Lordships
Considerations some Reasons why he is not yet gone to
his Charge in Ireland."
The First Reason was, "his Want of Instructions,
whereby he should demean himself in Ireland."
The Second Want was, "of necessary Supplies and
Equipage fit for him."
And his Lordship declared, "That whensoever the
King and the Parliament would command him to go,
as he is without those Necessaries as other of his
Predecessors in that Place have had, he will be
ready to go at an Hour's Warning." And further,
he desired their Lordships would take into Consideration,
"That there may be Directions given for his Instructions, that they may (fn. *) be presented to His Majesty
and allowed by Him."
Ships at St. Malos with Provisions for Ireland.
The Earl of Danby acquainted this House with a
Letter he received from the Isle of Garnesey, of some
Information that there are Ships at St. Malos in France,
laded with Provisions for Ireland.
Lords Lieutenants to take out their Commissions.
Ordered, That those Lords Lieutenants of the several Counties that have not taken out their Commissions, shall forthwith take them out.
Report about Sir Edward Deering to be made To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Sir Edward
Deeringe shall be made To-morrow.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
Message to the H. C. with the Commissions of Lords Lieutenants that are Commoners.
To let them them know, that, having received divers
Messages from them to expedite the Commissions to the
Lords Lieutenants, that the Commissions for the Members of the House of Commons have been ready these
Ten Days, and they were never enquired after; therefore their Lordships do think it fit to send them down,
that so they may be received.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Fairefax:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Yorkshire Petition to the King.
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, so soon as it may stand with their Lordships
Conveniency, touching a Petition lately delivered to the
King by some of the Gentry of Yorkeshire, being of a
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Meeting,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Wadsworth and Goldsmith for entering L. St. John's House.
Referred to the H. C.
According to an Order of this House, James Wadsworth and Fulke Gouldsmith appeared before this House,
to shew by what Warrant they entered into the House
of the Lady St. John, and searched it; and they produced a Warrant, signed by the Hand of the Speaker
of the House of Commons, which was read: Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Petition and Affidavit of the said Lady St. John shall be sent down to
the House of Commons, that so they may examine the
Misdemeanors of their own Officers, and punish them
as they shall think fit.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they have delivered to the House of Commons
the Commissions of Lieutenancy, and Power of making
Thelwell, Deputy Lieutenant for Denbigh.
Ordered, That Symon Thelwell is approved of, to
be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Denbigh.
The House of Commons being in the Painted Chamber, ready for a Conference; this House was adjourned
during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference;
which being ended, the House was resumed.
Conference, about the Yorkshire Petition presented to the King, reported.
The Lord Keeper reported the Effect of this Conference; which was, "That the House of Commons pre
sented to their Consideration a Copy of a Petition which
was presented to the King at Yorke, from divers of
the Gentry of the County of Yorke."
The said Petition was read, as follows:
"The humble Petition of the Gentry and Commons of the County of Yorke.
"Most Royal Sovereign,
"Encouraged by Your [ (fn. *) Majesty's many Testimonies
of Your] gracious Goodness to us and our County,
which we can never sufficiently acknowledge, do in all
Duty and Loyalty of Heart humbly address ourselves
to Your Sacred Majesty, beseeching You to cast Your
Eyes and Thoughts upon the Safety of Your own
Person, Your Princely Issue, and this whole County,
a great Means of which, we conceive, doth consist in
the Arms and Ammunition at Hull, placed there by
Your Princely Care and Charge, which by Your
Majesty was conceived necessary for the Defence of
the Northern Parts of this Kingdom, and since, upon
Apprehension of Dangers from Foreign Parts represented to Your Majesty, thought fit as yet to be
continued: We, for our Parts, conceiving ourselves to
be still in Danger, humbly beseech Your Majesty,
that You would be pleased to take such Course and
Order, that Your Magazine of Ammunition may still
there remain, for the better securing of these and
the rest of the Northern Parts; and the rather, because we think it most fit, that that Part of the Kingdom should be best provided where Your Sacred Person doth reside; Your Person being the David, the
Light of Israell, and worth more than Ten Thousands
of us; who shall daily pray, etc."
This Petition was assented unto and delivered by
Sir Francis Wortley.
Sir William Wentworth.
Sir John Gibson.
Sir Tho. Mettam.
Sir Ric. Hutton.
Sir Paul Neale.
|Mr. Bryan Palmes.
Mr. Geo. Butler.
And Eight or Ten more, whose Names are not known.
It was further reported, "That this Petition was delivered to the King upon Friday last, at Six of the
Clock, by these Gentlemen Subscribers. The Observations made by the House of Commons upon this
"1. The Preface is false styled, A Petition of the Gentry and Commons, being delivered only by a few.
"2. That it is wholly grounded upon a Presumption
that the King and Prince will reside there, which is
directly contrary to the continual Desires of both
Houses of Parliament.
"3. That the Prayer of this Petition is directly contrary to the Petition of both Houses of Parliament, for
removing of the Magazine from Hull, and likewise
contrary to the Order of both Houses thereupon.
"4. That, whereas it is pretended that the Magazine was placed there for the Safety of the County,
it was much to the Damage and Loss thereof, being
so long overwhelmed with it and the Army.
"5. That most of these Subscribers were the Retractors of their Names from that Petition which the
County of Yorke presented to the King for the calling
of a Parliament, and joined with the Earl of Strafford for the stopping of that Petition.
"Upon these Considerations, the House of Commons
conceives this Petition to be of a dangerous Consequence, and an Affront to the Parliament, and seditious, of Purpose to make Difference between the
King and His People, and to make a Faction within
that County; and therefore the House of Commons
desires their Lordships, that the Subscribers to this
Petition may be summoned to appear and answer the
same in Parliament."
The Petitioners sent for as Delinquents.
And this House, taking these Things into Consideration, agreed with the House of Commons in their Sense
concerning this Business; and Ordered, That the said
Sir Francis Wortley, Sir William Wentworth, Sir John
Gibson, Sir Thomas Metham, Sir Richd. Hutton, Sir
Paul Neale, Mr. Bryan Palmes, Mr. George Butler, Mr.
Dawney, Mr. Mountaine, and Captain Franckland, shall
be summoned forthwith, upon Sight hereof, to appear
before the Lords in Parliament, to answer their Misdemeanors in this particular Business.
Committee for seditious Pamphlets.
The Committee for to consider of printed Pamphlets
and scandalous Books reported, "That they had met,
and called to them the King's Counsel, to hear what
Information they could give the Committee concerning that Business; and the King's Counsel replied,
That they had received no Directions or Instructions
from His Majesty as yet: Hereupon the Committee
proceeded no further, but will be ready to meet again when the King's Counsel shall have Directions
from His Majesty."
Amendment of the Commission for raising 10,000 Voluntiers for Ireland.
The Lord Robartes reported, "That the Committee
appointed to consider of the Commission for the raising of Voluntiers for the Service of Ireland hath met,
and taken the said Commission into Consideration, and
have thought fit to make some Alterations, which they
offer to their Lordships Consideration." The Amendments were these: After the Word ["Men"], and before the Word ["Voluntiers"], the Word ["either"]
to be added; and after the Word ["Voluntiers"], the
Word ["only"] to be added; and these Words to be
left out ["or by Imprest, according to Law"]; which
Alterations were read, and approved of. And then the
Commission was read, with the Alterations, as followeth:
"Charles, by the Grace of God, King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, Defender of the
Faith, etc. To Our Right Trusty and Right Wellbeloved Cousins and Counsellors, Algernoone Earl of
Northumb. Lord High Admiral of England, Robert
Earl of Essex, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Henry Earl of Holland, William Lord Viscount
Say & Seale, Master of Our Court of Wards and Liveries; and to Our Right Trusty and Well-beloved
Counsellor, Edward Lord Kymbolton; and also to Our
Right Trusty and Well-beloved John Lord Robartes;
and likewise to Our Trusty and Well-beloved Denzell
Holles, Esquire, Sir Robert Harley, Knight of the Bath,
Sir John Merricke, Sir Walter Earle, Sir Robert Coke,
Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Henry Vane
the Younger, Sir Richard Cave, Knights, Robert
Wallopp, Henry Marten, John Pym, Oliver Cromwell,
and Robert Reynolds, Esquires, Greeting.
"Whereas We are informed and advised, by Our
Lords and Commons in Parliament, That it will be
needful, for the Recovery of Our Kingdom of Ireland,
and Suppression of the Rebels, to reinforce Our Army
there, as well for Supply of such as shall either die
or depart from the same, as for the strengthening of
those Parts of that Kingdom which are not yet so
well provided for as is requisite (the Number and
Boldness of the Rebels considered); We do, by the
Counsel and Consent of the High Court of Parliament, require, command, and authorize you, or as
many of you as are limited by the said Commission,
by Warrant under your Hands, to raise and levy, or
cause to be raised and levied, the Number of Ten
Thousand Men, Voluntiers only, in any Part of this
Our Realm of England or Dominion of Wales, at such
Times, and in such Numbers, as shall be directed by
both Houses of Parliament, not exceeding Ten Thousand Men in the whole, as in your Judgements shall
appear to be best for Our Service, and for the more
speedy reducing that Kingdom into Our Obedience:
And Our Will and Pleasure is, That this shall be
added as One of the Instructions, to be put in Execution in such Manner, and by such Number of you,
as the other Instructions annexed to that Commission
are to be, by virtue of Our Commission under Our
Great Seal, bearing Date at Westm. the Fourth Day
of this Instant April, to you made, by Advice of Our
High Court of Parliament; and this, together with
the said Commission, shall be your sufficient Warrant
for the Execution thereof, as of any other Article or
Clause contained in Our Instructions already annexed
to Our said Commission. Given, etc."
Committee to prepare a Commission, for pressing Men to make up the Deficiency in the Number.
This being read; this House Ordered, That the
Committee mentioned in this Commission shall have
Power to draw up and prepare the Form of a Commission, to be given from the King, to the Justices of the
Peace, in the several Counties of England, to impress,
by the Consent of both Houses of Parliament, according
to the Act of Parliament, so many Soldiers as shall be
wanting to make up the full Number of Ten Thousand
Committee for the Propositions for the Adventure by Sea for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords Committees for to consider of the Propositions of the Adventurers for setting forth Ships for the Service of Ireland shall meet
this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, and peruse
the said Propositions, and report their Opinions of the
same to this House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Earl of Berks, the Lord Wharton, the Lord Pagett, and the Lord Capell, shall be added
to the Committee for the Propositions of the Sea Adventurers for Ireland.
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Instructions and Departure to be hastened.
Ordered, That it is referred to the Consideration of
the Committee for the Irish Affairs, to expedite the Lord
Lieutenant's Journey into Ireland, and to consider what
Instructions and Accommodations are fit for his Lordship
Ld. Loftus's Cause.
Ordered, That the Lord Viscount Loftus his Cause
shall be heard To-morrow Morning at this Bar; at
which Time Counsel and Witnesses on both Sides are
Mr Allen's Business.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Mr.
Allen's Business shall meet this Afternoon, at Four of the
Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Mr. Clarke again recommended to be Minister of Stisteed in Essex.
Upon the humble Suit of Mr. John Clarke, the now
Curate of Stisted, in the County of Essex, made to this
House this Day; it is Ordered, That the (fn. *) said Mr.
John Clarke is hereby specially recommended to the Archbishop of Canterbury to be Minister and Parson of the
Church of Stisteed aforesaid, according to a former
Order of this House, dated the 20th of this Instant April;
the said Mr. Clarke being (as hath been affirmed by the
Parishioners there and divers Ministers) a Man of sound
Doctrine and good Life.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis,
videlicet, 26m diem instantis Aprilis, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.