DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 15 die Junii.
The Lord Wharton was appointed to sit Speaker
Commissioners of the High Commission Court petition that Suits against them may be stayed.
The Petition of His Majesty's late Commissioners of
the High Commission Court, desiring they may have
no Actions brought against them for what they have
done in the High Commission, according to their Commission, &c.
Ordered, That this Petition, and the Order of the
22d of April, shall be referred to the same Committee
as is appointed for the Consideration of the Bill for
staying of Actions, &c. and in the mean Time the Order
to be suspended.
Order for staying Horses, &c. going to York, to be printed.
Ordered, That the Order of the 11th of June, for
staying of Horses and Arms, &c. in the Northern
Coasts, going for Yorke, shall be printed and published
Merchant Strangers 5000£. for Ireland.
The Lord Wharton reported, "That Yesterday the
Merchant Strangers subscribed Five Thousand Pounds
Treaty with the Scots Commissioners.
The Earl of Bedford reported, "That he acquainted
the Scotts Commissioners Yesterday with their Lordships Declaration; and they desired it might come
from both Houses, else they cannot treat.
"And they represented to their Lordships a Paper
from the Scotts: videlicet,
A Paper from them, to decline sending the King's Messages, &c. to the Council of Scotland.
"We are commanded, by the Council of Scotland, to
signify unto your Lordships, and these Noble Gentlemen of the House of Commons, that they have received the Parliament's Paper of Thanks, and their
large Declarations, that they are sorry to see the Condition of Effaires heir; and their Service and best
Endeavours shall never be wanting, in what may
conduce to His Majesty's Honour and Authority,
and the Good and Peace of His Kingdoms, and keeping a right Understanding betwixt thame; and that,
as His Majesty hes signified to thame, that He desires not that they should judge of the Actions of
another Kingdom, nor take upon thame to determine the Differences betwixt His Majesty and this
Parliament, so they conceive it not necessary nor incumbent to thame to send to the Parliament any Catalogue of these Messages and Letters that were sent
to thame from His Majesty.
Westm. 10 Junii, 1642.
Message from the H. C.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Hampden:
For Committees to draw a Declaration upon the Letters from York;
1. To desire that their Lordships would order the
Committee, appointed to join with the Committee of the
House of Commons, to draw a Declaration, upon the
last Letters received from Yorke, to meet this Afternoon.
with a Petition to the King, in Behalf of the Yorkshire Petitioners;
2. The Committee of the House of Commons have
framed a Petition to the King, in Behalf of the Petitioners of Yorkeshire that offered the King a Petition, and
desired their Lordships Concurrence herein.
The Petition was read, and agreed to.
to re call the Committees from York;
3. That the House of Commons have thought it fit
to re-call their Committees at Yorke Home, and desires
their Lordships to join therein.
A Committee of both Houses to be appointed, to
draw up a Letter.
for the Deputy Lieutenants of Bucks to put the Militia in Execution in the Absence of Lord Paget;
4. Their Lordships and the House of Commons
having nominated the Lord Pagett to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Buck; they understanding that
the Lord Pagett is gone to Yorke, and considering that
Friday next is appointed for the Musters of that County,
the House of Commons have made an Order, That the
Deputy Lieutenants, in his Absence, may muster the
Trained Bands; desiring their Lordships Concurrence
and with a Declaration to be sent to Scotland.
5. The House of Commons are informed, that, at
the last Meeting in Scotland of the Great Council, many
of that Nation presented a Petition to the Council, expressing good Affections to the Peace of this Kingdom:
The House of Commons have drawn up a Declaration
to be sent into Scotland, and desire their Lordships Concurrence.
The Petition to the King was read, and approved of
by this House.
(Enter it here.)
Committees at York to be re-called.
To the Third Part of this Message, this House agreed
to re-call the Committees at Yorke; and that a Committee
of both Houses may draw up a Letter to this Purpose,
and present the same to this House:
Lord Viscount Say.
Next, the Order concerning the Deputy Lieutenants
of Bucks was read, and approved thereof, with the Addition of these Words after the Word ["Offices"],
["according to the Ordinance of Parliament made in
(Here enter it.)
Next, the Declaration to be sent into Scotland was read.
Agreed to, and to be printed.
Answer to the H. C.
The Answer returned was:
That this House hath appointed,
1. The Committees to meet this Afternoon.
2. That their Lordships have agreed with them in
the Petition to the King.
3. That their Lordships have agreed to the Declaration to the Kingdom of Scotland.
4. Touching the Two other Particulars, this House
will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet to draw up a Letter for re-calling the Committees from York; and for the Deputy Lieutenants to put the Bucks Militia in Execution. Hawes's Cause.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Alyff and Serjeant Glanvile:
To let them know, that their Lordships have appointed a Committee of Two Lords, to draw up a Letter to be
sent to the Committees at Yorke, and desire that the
House of Commons would appoint a Committee of their
House proportionable; and further to let them know,
that their Lordships do agree to the Order made concerning the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Bucks, with
Upon the Petition of Joseph Hawes; it is Ordered,
That the Judge of the Court of Admiralty shall give
Expedition, according to Justice.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles, Esquire:
Message from the H. C.
To let their Lordships know, that he was commanded, by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House
of Commons, and in Behalf of the Parliament and the
whole Kingdom, &c.
(Here enter it.)
Ordered, That the Lords shall have Notice to answer this Impeachment on Friday come Sevennight.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
Answer from the H. C.
That they have appointed a Committee, to meet with
the Lords Committees, to draw the Letter to be sent to
the Committees at Yorke, to call them Home; also they
agree to the adding of the Words in the Order which
is to be sent to the Deputy Lieutenants of Bucks.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strode:
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about Languard Fort, and the Treaty with the Scots.
That whereas this House formerly desired (fn. *) a Conference, concerning Langor Pointe, and the Propositions
of the Scotts Commissioners; the House of Commons
are ready to give a present Meeting, if it may stand
with their Lordships Conveniency.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Meeting, as is
The Lord Brooke was appointed to deliver the Resolutions of the House concerning the Scotts Propositions; and the Earl of Holland to acquaint them with
the Earl of Warwicke's Letter concerning Langor Pointe.
House adjourned during Pleasure.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Oliver Cromewell:
Message from the H. C. with an Order to the Justices of Yorkshire to keep the Arms of the Papists in their Custody.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order,
which was in bæc verba: videlicet,
(Here enter it.)
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Justices of Peace, and
other Officers, in the County of Yorke, who have
the Arms of Recusants in their Custody, which they
have seized by virtue of the Ordinance for disarming
of Recusants, be enjoined to keep them in their Custody, and not to deliver them upon any Warrant or
Authority, but by His Majesty's Command signified
by both Houses of Parliament; and that the Trained
Bands be enjoined to retain their Arms in their own
Custody, according to Law."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of
Commons in this Order.
The Declaration to the Kingdom of Scotland.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament have
perused a printed Paper, under this Title, A Letter
sent from the King's Majesty to the Lords of the Privy
Council of the Kingdom of Scotland, bearing in the
Front the Appearance of His Majesty's usual Signature, and in the Bottom this Date, Given at Our Court
at Yorke, the 20th of May, 1642; as likewise another
Paper, in the Form of a Petition, with this Inscription,
To the Right Honourable the Lords of His Majesty's
Privy Council, The humble Petition of many Noblemen,
Gentlemen, Burgesses, and Ministers, occasionally meeting
at Edinborough; and having been credibly informed, that they are true Copies of a Letter and a Petition sent and delivered as the several Titles import,
and upon mature Consideration of the Matter therein
contained, do Declare and Protest, That those Sufferings expressed in the Papers betwixt His Majesty and
Parliament cannot justly be imputed to any Actions
or Intentions of ours, who have endeavoured with all
Fidelity to procure the Happiness of His Majesty and
of this Kingdom; and that we are not guilty of laying upon the King any such Calumnies and Aspersions
as are mentioned in that Paper, and seem to reflect
upon us; but, on the contrary, have laboured to take
the Blame from His Majesty, and to lay it upon His
"And as touching the Petition aforementioned, we
do, with much Contentment and Thankfulness, observe the Faithfulness and good Affection of our Brethren of Scotland, in seeking to prevent all Jealousies,
and to preserve the Peace betwixt the Two Nations,
so timely expressed to the Lords of the Council,
whereby the Hopes of those who practised to have
drawn from their Lordships some Declaration to the
Prejudice of this Kingdom were frustrated; and we
shall never cease to answer this great Care of theirs with
the like earnest and diligent Endeavours to promote
the Honour, Wealth, and Prosperity of that Nation,
and preserve that Union so strongly fortified by public and mutual Interest and Affection on both Sides;
and we desire that the Commissioners may give Notice to the Scotts Commissioners, how heartily and joyfully we do embrace the Kindness of that Kingdom,
manifested in that Petition, and order this Declaration to be forthwith printed, that so it may be published to the whole Kingdom of Scotland; hoping
that this constant and inviolable Amity betwixt us
will not only conduce to the Safety and Honour of
both Kingdoms, but prove very useful for the Advantage and Security of the Protestant Religion in
The Lord Robartes reported the Draught of the Letter to be sent to the Committees at Yorke; which was
read, as followeth:
Letter to recall Home the Committees from York.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"We are, in the Name of both Houses of Parliament, to let you know, that they command you
forthwith to give your Attendance upon them; they
thinking it fit not to stand with the Dignity of the
Houses of Parliament, that their Committees should
long reside where they have received so many Affronts: Yet they are so regardful of the Peace and
Good of those Parts, that if, upon your Information,
it shall appear to be advantageous to such as are well
affected to the King and the Parliament, they are resolved, by sending you into some of those Parts again,
or by settling some effectual Course therein, to provide for their Relief."
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Letter shall
be sent to the Committee at Yorke; and that it shall be
signed by the Speaker.
Sent to the H. C.
This Letter was sent down to the House of Commons,
by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Ayliff:
To desire the House of Commons to join therein.
Message from them, that they agree to it;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Vane; who brought up the Letter,
to be sent to the Committees at Yorke; they have agreed
to it, with a few Alterations; as, instead of the Word
["I"] to be made ["We"], because it is to be subscribed by the Speakers of both Houses.
and for the Lords to concur in an Order to the Lancashire Committees.
2. They desire their Lordships to concur with them
in an Order, to be sent into Lancashire.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Mr. Ashton, Mr.
Shuttleworth, Mr. Rigby, and Mr. Moore, appointed
to go into Lancashire, to see the Ordinance for the
Militia put into Execution, and every of them, shall
have Power to send for any Parties or Witnesses, and
to examine them upon any Thing concerning the present Service intrusted to the said Committee."
Ld. St. John's Cause.
Ordered, That the Lord St. John's Cause shall be
Lady Thomas, concerning the Fens in Lincolnshire.
Upon the Petition of the Lady Thomas, concerning
the Fens in Lyncolneshire; it is Ordered, That the Lord
Willoughby of Parham shall certify the true State of the
Cause; and then this House shall proceed therein according to Justice.
Order for the Deputy Lieutenants of Bucks, to put the Militia in Execution in the Absence of Lord Paget.
"Whereas, by the Ordinance for the ordering of the
Militia of the Kingdom of England and Dominion
of Wales, it is Ordered by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That William Lord Pagett should have
Power to call together all and singular His Majesty's
Subjects, within the County of Bucks, as well within
Liberty as without, that are meet and fit for the War,
and them to train, exercise, and put in Readiness,
and them, after their Abilities and Faculties, well
and sufficiently, from Time to Time, to cause to be
arrayed and weaponed, and to take the Muster of
them in Places most fit and convenient for that Purpose; and whereas the said William Lord Pagett hath
now lately absented and withdrawn himself: It is
therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, That those Persons by him heretofore
nominated to be his Deputy Lieutenants, and which
have been approved of by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, or any One or more of the said Persons so nominated and approved to be the said Deputies, shall, in the Absence of the said Lord Pagett,
have Power and Authority to do and execute, within the said County, all such Powers and Authorities
as are herein before mentioned; and that the Captains
and Officers heretofore made and ordained by him
the said William Lord Pagett shall and may, in his
Absence, do and execute their said Offices, according
to the Ordinance of Parliament made in that Behalf;
and that any Two or more of the said Persons, nominated and approved to be the said Deputy Lieutenants, shall, in the Absence of the said Wm. Lord
Pagett, have Power to dispose of the Magazine of
the said County, notwithstanding any Order formerly
made to the contrary: And the Lords and Commons in Parliament do require all and every the said
Persons, so nominated and approved to be the said
Deputies, Personally to attend the said Service, at
the Days and Times appointed, or to be appointed,
for the same: And it is further Ordered, That such
Persons as shall not obey the said Persons, nominated
and approved to be the said Deputies, or any Two
or more of them, in any of the Premises in the
said Ordinance contained, shall answer their Neglect
and Contempt to the Lords and Commons in a
Parliamentary Way, and not otherwise, nor elsewhere."
The Petition of both Houses to the King, in Behalf of the Yorkshire Petitioners.
"Your Majesty's most humble and faithful Subjects,
the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
having lately received a Petition from a great Number of the Gentry, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants,
of the County of Yorke, assembled there, by Your
Majesty's Command, the Third of June, wherein
they declare unto us, that, having taken a Resolution
to address themselves unto Your Majesty, in the humble Way of a Petition, for the Redress of these Grievances which they now lie under, they were violently
interrupted and affronted therein, by the Earl of
Linsey, the Lord Savill, and others; and, notwithstanding all the Means they could use to present their
just Desires to Your Majesty, yet they could not
prevail with Your Majesty to accept of their Petition,
the Copy whereof they have sent to us, with an humble Desire that we would take such Course therein
as may tend to the Preservation of their Liberties,
and the Peace of the Kingdom; and that we would
address Ourselves to Your Majesty in their Behalf,
that, by Our Means, their Desires may find better
Acceptation with Your Majesty; whereupon, having seriously weighed and considered the Particulars
of those their Complaints and Desires, as they are
laid down in their Petition, and finding that the
Grievances they complain of are, the Increase of the
Miseries formerly sustained by that County, which
hath well nigh, for Three Years last past, been the
Tragical Stage of Armies and War, by reason of
Your Majesty's Distance in Residence and Difference
in Counsels from Your Great Council the Parliament, begetting great Distempers and Distractions
throughout the Kingdom, and especially in that
County; the drawing to those Parts great Numbers
of discontented Persons, that may too justly be feared
do affect the public Ruin for their private Advantage, the drawing together many Companies of the
Trained Bands, and others, both Horse and Foot,
of that County, and retaining Multitudes of Commanders and Cavaliers from other Parts; the daily
Resort of Recusants to Your Majesty's Court at
Yorke; the great Preparations of Arms, and other
Warlike Provisions, to the great Terror and Amazement of Your Majesty's peaceable Subjects, and
causes a great Decay of Trade and Commerce amongst
them; all and every of which Particulars are against
the Law, which Your Majesty hath made so many
and so frequent Professions to uphold and maintain:
And the Lords and Commons finding, on the other
Side, their humble Desires to be, That Your Majesty would hearken to Your Parliament, and, declining all other Counsels whatsoever, unite Your Considence to Your Parliament; that Your Majesty
would not divide Your Subjects joint Duty to Your
Majesty, the Parliament, and the Kingdom, nor destroy the Essence of Your Great Council and Highest
Court, by subjecting the Determinations and Counsels
thereof to the Counsels and Opinions of any private
Persons whatsoever; that Your Majesty having passed an Act, That this Parliament shall not be dissolved but by Act of Parliament, Your Majesty
would not do any Thing tending thereunto, by commanding away the Lords and Great Officers, whose
Attendance is necessary thereunto; that Your Majesty having expressed Your Considence in the Affections of that County, You would please to dismiss
Your extraordinary Guards, and the Cavaliers, and
others of that Quality, who seem to have little Interest or Affection to the Public Good, their Language and Behaviour speaking nothing but Division
and War, and their Advantage consisting in that
which is most destructive to others; and lastly, that,
in such Consultations and Propositions as Your Majesty maketh to that County, such may not be thrust
upon them as Men of that County, that, neither by
their Fortune or Residence, are any Part of it: All
which their humble and most just Desires being according to Law, which Your Majesty hath so often
declared should be the Measure and Rule of Your
Government and Actions; and we Your Majesty's
most faithful Subjects the Lords and Commons fully
concurring with the Gentlemen and others of the
County of Yorke in their Assurance, that those Desires
of theirs will abundantly redound to the Glory of
God, the Honour and Safety of Your Majesty, the
Good of Your Posterity, and the Peace and Prosperity
of this Kingdom; we humbly beseech Your Majesty
graciously to hearken to them, and to grant them;
and that You would join with Your Parliament in a
speedy and effectual Course, for the Preservation of
their Liberties, and the Peace of the Kingdom; which
Duty as we are now called upon by that County to
discharge, so do we stand engaged to God and Man
for the Performance thereof, by the Trust reposed
in us, and by our solemn Vow and Protestation; and
Your Majesty, together with us, stands engaged by
the like Obligation of Trust and of an Oath, besides the many and earnest Professions and Protestations which Your Majesty hath made to this Purpose, to Your whole Kingdom in general, and to the
County in particular, the Peace and Quiet of this
Kingdom (as is well observed by those Gentlemen
and Freeholders of Yorkshire in their Petition) being the only visible Means, under God, wherein
consists the Preservation of the Protestant Religion,
the Redemption of our Brethren in Ireland, and the
Happiness and Prosperity of Your Majesty and all
"To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Petition of the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled."