DIE Mercurii, 8 die Junii.
The Lord Wharton was appointed Speaker this Day
by the House.
Militia readily put in Execution in Es.
A Letter was read, from the Earl of Warwicke, written to the (fn. *) Speaker, concerning the ready Execution of
the Ordinance of the Militia in the County of Essex.
Next, was read a Paper from the County, declaring
their Readiness. (Here enter these.)
Thanks to be given to the Lord Lieutenant and the County.
Ordered, That the Speaker shall give Thanks to
the Earl of Warwicke, and the Earl of Warwicke to give
Thanks to the Country; and a Declaration be made
of their Lordships Acceptance.
These Lords following were appointed to draw up the
Letter, and the said Declaration:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference,
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Ayliff and Serjeant Glanvile:
To desire a Conference upon these Particulars:
about Letters from the Lord Willoughby at Lincoln.
1. Touching some Letters received from the Lord
Willoughby of Parham out of Lyncolneshire.
Propositions from the Scots.
2. Concerning some Propositions received from the
Letter from Lords at York.
3. Concerning a Letter received from divers Lords at
The Earl of Holland, and
The Lord Robartes,
Were appointed to draw up Heads for this
E. of Leicester excused.
Earl of Leycester excused for his Absence this Morning.
The Lord Robartes reported what was (fn. *) the Draught
was conceived by the Committee, to be communicated to
the House of Commons, as their Sense concerning the
Lord Willoughby of Parham, for his good Service in Lyncolns.
Subject of the Conference about L. Willoughby.
"The Lords have thought fit to let you know how
much they value and approve the Endeavours of this
Lord, in a Service so much importing the Safety of
this Kingdom; and they doubt not of your Readiness
to concur with them, upon all Occasions, to manifest
the Sense they have, and shall retain, of his Deserving, which appears the greater by how much the
Difficulties by those Circumstances you have had read
have been greater; and as my Lords resolved to make
his Interest their own in this Service, for the public
Good and Safety of this Kingdom, so they desire you
to join with them in so good and necessary a Work."
The House approved of this Draught.
Lieutenant of The Tower concerning the Arms that came from Hull.
The Lieutenant of The Tower was called in, and told,
"That the Lords had appointed, that the Arms and Ammunition which came from Hull shall be put into his
Charge and Care; and to know what Room there is
in The Tower for the keeping them."
The Lieutenant said, "That he had no Rooms but
Prison Lodgings, and he hath no Servants nor Clerks
to take Care to see the landing; therefore, he thinks,
the best Way will be to put them under the Custody
of the Officers of the Ordnance, and an Inventory to
be taken of them; and he will take Care that no Part
be issued out (fn. †) without the Order of the Houses of
Some Lords to be appointed to draw up this Order, and this to be communicated to the House of Commons.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by (fn. ‡)
To desire that, at this Conference, there may be added
a Matter touching the Magazine which came from Hull.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure; and read
the Bill, intituled, "An Act for the future Advancement (fn. ‡) "
And, after it was debated, the House thought it fit
to alter one Word, ["any"] instead of ["either"].
Act for reducing the Irish Rebels.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the further
Advancement of an effectual and speedy Reduction of the
Rebels in Ireland to the Obedience of His Majesty and
the Crown of England.
Resolved, nemine contradicente, To pass as a Law.
Sheriff of Lincoln to apprehend the Earl of Lindsey.
Ordered, That the like Order shall be sent to the
Sheriff of Lyncolne as was to Yorkeshire, to apprehend
the Earl of Lyndsey.
Ld. St. John's Cause.
Ordered, The Lord St. John's Cause to be heard
Lieutenant of The Tower's Petition for an Allowance for Prisoners.
The Petition of the Lieutenant of The Tower was
read; desiring, "That some Course may be taken to
re-pay him the Charges which he hath been at in
keeping and maintaining Three Prisoners in The Tower;
videlicet, Magennis, Walker
(fn. *) "
Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons at the next Conference.
Safety of The Tower to be considered.
It was moved, "That there being divers Persons in
The Tower of London, which are unknown to Sir Jo.
Conyers; therefore, that some (fn. †) Course may be considered of, how The Tower, in this Time of Trouble,
may be secured; and that some may be appointed to
be under him, to assist him;" which Motion was
thought fit to be considered of, and to be communicated by Conference to the House of Commons; and
these Lords were appointed presently to draw up what
is fit to be offered in this Business to the House of
L. Viscount Say.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will send an Answer,
by Messengers of their own.
Declaration to be printed with the Earl of Warwick's Letter.
The Lord Robartes reported the Declaration which
is to be printed with the Letter and Paper of the Earl
of Warwicke, read this Day, and approved of. (Here
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Ayliff and Serjeant Glanvile:
Message to the H. C. about it.
To desire that, at the next Conference, something
may be delivered, touching a Letter from the Earl of
Warwick, and a Paper; and also that their Lordships
have adjourned till Four a Clock this Afternoon.
Earl of Warwick's Letter to his Brother, about the Essex Militia.
"In Obedience to the Order of both Houses of Parliament, I this Day repaired to Burntwood (where
about one Fourth Part of the Trained Bands of Essex
were appointed to meet), for putting the Ordinance
for the Militia of this County in Execution: I saw
Five Companies drawn out, being of the ordinary
Trained Bands (and all that were designed to this
Place), whose Numbers I found full, and their Arms
complete; for, though about Threescore Arms had
been formerly taken out of each Company for the
late Service about Scotland, yet a full Supply was
made by Volunteers; and One of the said Five Companies, being under the Conduct of Sir William Masham's Son, was double to the usual List. A Sixth
Company was drawn out, which consisted of near Five
Hundred able Men, who came as Voluntiers, under the
Command of Sir Thomas Barrington's younger Son:
I caused the Declaration of both Houses, made for
their Indemnity, to be read at the Head of each Company, and required the Captains, Officers, and Soldiers,
to be obedient to such Directions as should be conveyed to them from me, or my Deputy Lieutenants,
according to the said Ordinance, for the Service of
His Majesty and the Parliament, in Defence of the
Kingdom; to which they did unanimously manifest a
Resolution and Respect, and a chearful Readiness therein
to spend their Lives and Fortunes. Hereof I thought
fit to give your Lordship this brief Account, praying
you to communicate the same to their Lordships; I
having desired my Deputy Lieutenants to do the same
to the House of Commons. I have this Day received
a Petition from the Captain and Lieutenants of the
several Companies here assembled, in the Name of all
the Persons belonging to the said Trained Bands, and
with their full Consent, expressed upon the reading of
it by their general Acclamations and Applause in their
several Companies, whereof I send your Lordship a
Copy here inclosed: And so, desiring from God a
Blessing upon all your Counsels, I rest
Burntwood, the 7th of June, 1642.
Essex Militia and Voluntiers Petition to E. of Warwick.
"To the Right Honourable Robert Earl of
Warwicke, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Essex, and to the Right Worshipful and Worthy Gentlemen the Deputy Lieutenants of the same County,
consided in by the most Honourable
the High Court of Parliament.
"We the Captains and Lieutenants, with the full
Consent of the Trained Bands and Voluntiers of the
said County now assembled, having, before the Access
of this present Parliament, seen our Religion, our
Laws, our Liberties, and Estates, brought to the Brink
of Ruin and Subversion, by the Results of most desperate and wicked Counsels, could not but with exceeding Joy behold the Assembling and Continuance
of so Great and Faithful a Council (the Representative
Body of this Kingdom), and with most certain Confidence there to all that was dear unto us.
"And having also seen the late hellish Designs and
Actings of a Malignant Party of this Kingdom, and
the bloody Rebellion in Ireland, all working to retard the Progress, or subvert the Being, of this Worthy Parliament, and therein to bereave us of all our
Hopes of Reformation or future Peace and Happiness
to this Church or Kingdom; We cannot but ascribe
all Glory and Praise unto the Lord of Lords, and
express most hearty Thankfulness unto His blessed
Instruments, that Great Assembly, for their undaunted
Resolutions, unparalleled Endeavours, and happy Proceedings, for the common Good; and herein (as not
the least Means to Safety) for the most necessary and
seasonable Ordinance of theirs touching the Ordering
of the Militia, whereby we are put under the Command and Guidance of so Noble a Lord and such
Worthy Gentlemen; whereunto we humbly desire this
present Day and Meeting may be an Evidence and
Pledge of our free and willing Obedience.
"And having intrusted our Religion, our Laws, and
all, into the Hands of that Great and most Faithful
Council the Parliament, whose Care and Fidelity we
have so abundantly found; we even bleed to see the
Heart and Actions of our Royal King (contrary to His
own Royal Expressions) declining from the Counsels
of His Parliament, and carried after other Counsels,
whom as the Laws and Constitutions of this Land have
not known nor reposed upon, so we (for our own
Parts) neither will nor dare intrust with our Religion
or Laws; and whom we verily believe, could (fn. *) they
prevail against that Highest Court (under God, our
chiefest Bulwark and Defence), would soon deprive
us both of Religion and Law, and (notwithstanding
all their specious Pretences) reduce us to a Condition
no less miserable than slavish.
"From the deep Apprehensions of all which, we do
freely and heartily promise and tender our Persons
and Estates, to assist and defend (to the uttermost) the
High Court of Parliament now assembled, the Members, Power, and Privileges thereof, and therein His
Majesty's Person and Authority, and the Kingdom's
Peace (according to our late Protestation), against all
contrary Counsels, Power, and Force of Arms what
soever, which shall be reared up or attempted against
"And this our humble Acknowledgement and Resolution, which we doubt not will be accorded unto by
all good Subjects, we humbly desire your Honour and
Worships to tender, on our Behalf, unto that most
Honourable Assembly of Parliament; for whose happy Progress and Success we shall ever pray.
"Robert Barrington, Captain.
Wm. Burles, Lieutenant."
Lieutenant of The Tower's Petition for an Allowance for Prisoners.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now assembled in the House of Peers in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Sir John Conyers,
Lieutenant of The Tower,
"That Whereas Colonel Beeling, Magenize, and Henry
Walker, do stand committed to The Tower, by your
Lordships Warrant, and, as they profess, are altogether unable to seed and lodge themselves and those
that attend them, so that the said Lieutenant is constrained to do it:
"The humble Suit of the said Lieutenant is, That
your Lordships will be pleased to ordain each of
them a competent Allowance, such as your Lordships
shall think fitting for them, and to direct the said
Lieutenant where to receive it; and he, as in Duty he
is bound, shall pray for your Lordships prosperous
Order for disposing of the Arms from Hull.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the Remainder of the Arms
and Ammunition which came from Hull, that shall not
be thought fit to be employed for the Service of
Ireland, shall be carried into The Tower of London,
and there placed and stored by the Officers of the
Ordnance, who are to receive the same by Inventory:
And it is further Ordered, That Sir John Conyers,
Lieutenant of The Tower of London, shall have a Duplicate of the said Inventory, and shall take Care that
none of the said Arms nor Ammunition shall be carried out of The Tower, without the King's Pleasure
signified by both Houses of Parliament.
Gentleman Usher's Expences in sending for Delinquents.
It was moved, "To have a Conference with the
House of Commons, concerning the great extraordinary Expences the Gentleman Usher of this House is
at, in sending for Delinquents and others; and to desire them to consider how he may be re-paid."
Lord Wharton appointed Speaker by the
Lownes sent for, for reprinting a Petition from Yorshire.
Ordered, That Ric. Lownes shall appear before this House To-morrow Morning, for re-printing a
Petition, intituled, To the Right Honourable the Lords
and Commons in Parliament assembled, The humble Petition
of the Gentry, Ministers, Freeholders, and other substantial Inhabitants, of the County of Yorke.
The Messengers that were sent this Morning to the
House of Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will send an Answer,
by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. with Three Orders;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the (fn. *) Lord Dungarvon:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Three
Orders. (Here enter them.)
and for a Conference.
2. To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons will give a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, presently, as is desired.
These Three Orders the Lords approved of.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Safety of the Kingdom.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by the Lord Dungarvan:
To desire a present Conference, about some Propositions concerning the Safety of the Kingdom.
The Conference was to be of these Particulars:
Subject of the Conference requested by the Lords.
"1. To acquaint the House of Commons with the
Lord Willoughbie's Letter, and the King's Letter to
him, and his Answer thereunto.
"2. To deliver to the House of Commons the Sense
of this House concerning the same.
"3. To acquaint the House of Commons with the
Two Propositions which came from the Scotts Commissioners.
"4. To communicate to them the Letter of the
Earl of Essex, and the Declaration of that County,
and a Declaration of this House to be printed with
the same, and desire their Concurrence therein.
"5. To desire them to join in an Order, touching
the delivering the Magazine that came from Hull,
to the Officers of the Ordnance.
"6. To communicate the Letter of the Nine Lords
at Yorke, with the Sense of this House thereupon."
Declaration concerning the Essex Declaration.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
being advertised, by the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex, of their
ready, full, and forward Meeting of the Trained
Bands of that County, and of a chearful Access of
a very considerable Number of Voluntiers at their
first appearing, have thought fit to express unto them
the good Sense they hold of their Proceedings, so
much conducing to the general Safety of this Kingdom; and having likewise received from them a Declaration, full of Affections and good Inclinations to
maintain our Religion, Laws, Liberties, and Privileges of Parliament, which they observe to be invaded by pernicious Counsel (as indeed they have
been of late in a more dangerous and high Manner
than any Age can parallel); and having very prudently observed, in a right Understanding, that the
Kingdoms, and the King's Authority and Person, can
be no ways maintained, but by the upholding the
Power and the Privileges of Parliament, as by the late
Protestation (fn. †) they acknowledge themselves bound
unto, against all contrary Counsels, Power, and
Force of Arms whatsoever: This just and faithful
Resolution of theirs to the Public Good, the Lords
and Commons do not only approve, but commend;
assuring them, that, as all their Endeavours have been
for the Peace and Happiness of the King and Kingdom, so they will persist, in Discharge of the great
and public Trust which lies upon them, to go through
all Difficulties which may oppose the public Peace
and Welfare of this Kingdom, and will, upon all
Occasions, be ready to express particularly to those
Persons that Respect which is due to Persons from
whom they have received such Assurance of their
Affections and Fidelities."
The Sense of this House concerning the Letter sent from the Nine Lords at York.
"The Lords having received this Letter from divers
of their Members, who have withdrawn themselves
from their Attendance in Parliament, contrary to the
express Orders and Commands of the House; yet, as
it concerns the Safety of the Kingdom, and the very
Being of Parliament in the Consequent of it, the
Lords in that respect thought it fit to communicate
it with the House of Commons, that both Houses
may jointly endeavour to prevent such Practices and
Designs as, by the malignant Party and the ill-affected Members of both Houses, may be undertaken
to the Dissolution of the Parliament, invalidating the
Acts and Authority thereof, or raising a Power in
Opposition thereunto, which my Lords cannot but
conceive these Lords are encouraged unto by the
Counsels now prevailing, and the Forces now raising,
at Yorke; otherwise it is not imaginable, after a Vote
passed by both Houses, "That it appeared, the King,
seduced by wicked Counsel, intended to make War
against the Parliament," they would have taken the
Boldness to have left the House, in Contempt of the
Command thereof, and have gone to Yorke, and,
being summoned to appear, would have remained
there notwithstanding, and have returned so slight
and scornful an Answer."
Order for 662 l. 1s. 4d. to be paid to Mr. Loftus for Ireland.
"It is this Day Ordered, by (fn. *) the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the several
Receivers of the Poll-money in London, and of the
Contribution-money for Ireland, shall pay unto Mr.
Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at War in Ireland, Six
Hundred Sixty-two Pounds, One Shilling, and Four
Pence, towards Payment of the Garrison now settled
at Londonderry; Six Hundred Twenty-seven Pounds
whereof is remaining in the Poll-office, and Thirtyfive Pounds One Shilling, Four Pence, remaining in
the Chamber of London, being the Residue of Two
Hundred Pounds given by Mr. Packer and Mr.
Browne, towards the Wars for Ireland."
Order for Ordnance for Munster.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Two Pieces of
Battery, with their Furniture and Equipage, be forthwith sent over into the Province of Munster in Ireland, for the Defence of that Province."
Order for 10000 l. to be paid to Mr. Loftus.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers
appointed to receive the Monies that come in upon
the Act of Subscription do forthwith pay unto Mr.
Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at War in Ireland, Ten
Thousand Pounds, to be sent forthwith into the Province of Munster, for the Use and Relief of the
Army there; and that they shall be re-paid the said
Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds out of the First Monies which shall be paid in Part of the Hundred
Thousand Pounds promised on Friday last to be lent
by the City of London."
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Ordered, That the Report of this Conference shall
be made To-morrow.