DIE Veneris, videlicet, 30 die Septembris.
The Lord Grey of Warke was appointed by the
House to be Speaker this Day.
Justice Reeves's Petition, for Leave of Absence.
A Petition of Mr. Justice Reeves, "That, in regard
of his ill Health at this Time, he desireth the Pleasure of this House, that his Attendance might be dispensed withall, until his further Strength will enable
him to attend this House."
The Instructions for the County of Worcester were
read, and approved of. (Here enter them.)
Le Grand's Petition.
The Petition of Tho. Le Grand, a French Merchant,
was read. Ordered, To be referred to the Lord Chief
Justice, who is to examine the Truth of this Petition,
and certify the same to this House.
Conference about Irish Affairs reported.
The Conference Yesterday with the House of Commons was reported; and these Letters were read:
"1. A Letter of the Lord Inchequin, written to the
Earl, dated the 10th of September, from
"2. A Letter, written from the Lord Inchequin, to
Sir Wm. Ogle and Sir Hards Waller, Knights, dated
the 12th September, at Corke.
"The First Letter declares the great Victory that
was given, over the Rebels in Munster.
"A Waggon of Muskets and Ammunition of the
"Desiring Supply of Money, Men, Victuals, and
Munition, speedily; or else they must be forced to
acquit the Province.
"That a Governor may be speedily made, to command that Province.
"The Second Letter contains, That the Rebels do
take the Ships at Sea, that go for Ireland:
"Complaining that the Lord Forbys refuses to obey
any Command of his, and rifled Two Castles, of Two
Gentlemen, which forced them to fly to the Rebels;
desiring that he may be commanded to give Assistance
to them upon Occasion, as he shall be required.
"3. Was read a Letter of Tho. Cole:
"That he might have the bringing over the Rebels
that are taken.
"That Four Ships are gone out of Washford, to take
Ships that come for Ireland.
"The House of Commons, taking into Consideration the lamentable Condition of Ireland, think it fit,
that speedy Supplies may be sent to Ireland, else they
cannot satisfy their own Consciences; and have made
Votes, [ (fn. *) wherein they] desire their Lordships Concurrence.
"1. That the Lord Inchequin shall be Governor of
the Province of Munster."
To know of the House of Commons what they intend by the Word ["Governor"]; whether to make the
Lord Inchequine Provost of Munster, and Commander of
the Army there. The House conceived, he being an
Irishman born, and many of his Kindred out in Rebellion, it might be prejudicial to make him Provost.
"2. The House of Commons desires that the Order
for sending Ten Thousand Pounds to Munster, and
the Cloaths (fn. †)
"3. That some Merchants have made a Proposition,
for sending Ships, for taking all Ships are bound to
relieve the Rebels in Ireland; and this they offer to
do at their own Charge, if they may have the Booty
for their Pains to themselves.
"This, the House of Commons say, they have not
yet Resolved any Thing herein."
Ordered, That the Consideration of these Particulars shall be debated upon Monday Morning next.
This House thought it fit to know what Caution will
be given, that Trade (fn. ‡) of other Nations with Ireland
may not be disturbed, with this Undertaking; but that
the Adventurers may be subject to Instructions, and undertake for the Actions of those they employ.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Delinquents sent for, for killing the King's Deer in Somersham Park.
It was informed, "That divers Persons have destroyed the King's Deer, at Somersham Park, in Com.
Huntington; as Francis Whiteles, Tho. Smith, Tho.
Hiles, and Gilak:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That
the aforenamed Persons shall be attached, by the Gentleman Usher attending this House, and brought before
the Lords in Parliament, to answer the said Fact.
Sir Thomas Dawes's Petition.
The Petition of Sir Tho. Dawes, Knight, was read.
Ordered, That this Petition, and the Petition of Sir
Tho. Crymes, &c. are referred to the Examination and
Consideration of the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench; and to report the same to this House.
Message to the H. C. with the Order for Indemnity to the Twickenham Voluntiers.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath:
To desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons,
in an Order of Indemnity for the Town of Twinkenbam.
"Instructions for John Wylde, Serjeant at Law,
Humfrey Salwey, and John Nash, Esquires,
Members of the House of Commons, and
Committees to be sent into Worcestershire, and
to the County of the City of Worcester, and to
the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of that
County, and County of the City, for the Preservation of the same.
Instructions for the Committee to be sent into Worcestershire.
"Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons
now assembled in Parliament, that the King, seduced
by wicked Counsels, intends to make War against
His Parliament; and for that it is not improbable
that, under Colour of raising a Guard for His Majesty's Person, or some other Pretence, the Knights,
Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Inhabitants, of the County of Worcester, and County of the City of Worcester
may be drawn together: Therefore you, and every
of you, shall take special Care, that the Ordinance
concerning the Militia be forthwith put in Execution
through the County and [ (fn. *) County of the City]; and the
Sheriff and all other Officers and Subjects are hereby
enjoined to assist you, and every of you, therein; and
if any Person whatsoever shall levy, or endeavour to
levy, any Soldiers, or to draw or keep together the
Trained Bands, or other armed Forces, of the said
County, or any other Forces, by Colour or Pretence
of any Commission or Warrant from his Majesty, under the Great Seal, or otherwise, without Order or Consent of both Houses of Parliament, you are to make
known to the Trained Bands, and other Inhabitants
of the said County, that those who shall appear upon
any such Warrant, or obey any such Commission, shall
be held Disturbers of the Public Peace; and those
who shall not appear upon any such Warrant or Commission, nor do any Thing in Execution thereof, shall
be protected by both Houses of Parliament.
"And you, and every of you, shall, in the Name
and by the Authority of both the said Houses, require and command all Persons to forbear the Execution of such Commission or Warrant, and the same
to be delivered up unto you, or any of you, to be
sent to the Speaker of the House of Commons; and
you, and every of you, Deputy Lieutenants, are hereby required to draw together such of the Trained
Bands, and other Forces of the said County, as shall
be expedient, for the suppressing of all such Assemblies, and for the apprehending of all or any Person
or Persons as shall, after Admonition and Command
by you, or any of you, made unto them, to forbear
the Execution of any such Commission or Warrant,
or the calling or gathering or keeping together of any
such Forces or Assemblies, still persist in doing the
same; and likewise such as shall bear Arms by Colour
of any Warrant or Commission from His Majesty,
under the Great Seal, or otherwise, without Order or
Consent of both Houses of Parliament; and also
such disaffected Persons as shall be found raising any
Party or Factions against the Parliament; to be sent
up hither, to answer such their Offences, as to Law
and Justice shall appertain.
"And you, and every of you, the abovesaid Members of the House of Commons, shall, in the Name
of the Lords and Commons, require and command
the Sheriff of the County of Worcester, and County
of the City of Worcester, to publish throughout the
said County the Declarations formerly published by
both Houses of Parliament.
"You, and every of you, shall further take Care,
that such Resolutions and Orders of both Houses, as
have been, or shall be, delivered or sent down unto
you, or any of you, be put in Execution; and shall
require the Sheriff, Justices of the Peace, and all other
His Majesty's Officers and Subjects, to be aiding and
assisting unto you, and every of you, for that Purpose.
You shall declare unto all Men, That it hath ever
been, and still shall be, the Care and Endeavour of
the Parliament, to provide for His Majesty's Safety;
and that they do not, nor ever did, know of any Evil
intended to His Majesty's Person, which might move
Him to require any extraordinary Guard; that His
greatest Safety is in the Affection and Fidelity of His
Subjects, and in the Advice and Counsel of His Parliament; and His greatest Danger in withdrawing
Himself from them; so that, under Colour of doing
Him Service, disaffected and malignant Persons, obnoxious to Justice for their great Crimes, have raised
Forces, which they labour to increase, to the Disturbance and Hazard of the Kingdom.
"You, the said Members of the House of Commons,
and every of you, shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings of Parliament from all Imputations and Aspersions; and shall, from Time to Time, certify us
of all Things which you conceive necessary for the
present Service: And that we may have a speedy Account of it, and that our Directions to you, as well
as your Advertisements to us, may have a clear and
ready Passage, you, and every of you, shall lay strict
Charge upon all Post-masters, that they do not suffer any Letters, or other Dispatches, to or from the
Parliament, to be intercepted or stayed, and, if any
shall presume to make such Stay of those Dispatches,
you, and every of you, shall direct the Post-masters
to repair to the Justices of the Peace, Constables, and
all other Officers, for their Aid and Assistance, who
are hereby required to take special Care that there
may be no such Interruption.
"You, and every of you, shall take Care, that none
of the Recusants Arms, or other Ammunition, of
the said County, or County of the City, shall be
carried or taken out of the County, upon any
Pretence of Command whatsoever, without Warrant
from both Houses of Parliament; and you, and
every of you, shall give Order and Direction to the
Sheriff, Justices of Peace, and other Officers, to require and command all the Popish Recusants in that
County to confine themselves to their Dwellings, according to the Statute in that Case provided; and
if any such Recusant shall be found to transgress therein, you, and every of you, shall cause the Justices of
the Peace forthwith to bind them to their good Behaviour; and, upon Refusal or Neglect to give Security accordingly, to commit them to Prison, and
further proceed against them according to Law.
"You shall also, in the Name of both Houses of
Parliament, require all such Persons, who have in
their Custody any Part of the Public Magazine of
your County, or any Arms of the Trained Bands,
to deliver the same unto you, or some of you, or to
such Person or Persons whom you shall nominate and
appoint, to be employed for the Defence of the said
County; and if any Person or Persons shall deliver
and yield up the said Magazine, or any Part thereof,
or any of the Arms of the said Trained Bands, unless
he or they shall be thereunto inforced by Violence of
such Power as he or they cannot resist, that then such
Person or Persons, so delivering up the same Magazine or Arms, shall be accountable to both Houses
of Parliament for such their Contempt, and shall make
good unto the County (out of his own Purse) the
true Value of the said Magazine and Arms, and every
Part thereof so yielded up as aforesaid.
"And you, and every of you, are likewise to give
Charge, from both Houses of Parliament, to all Captains, Lieutenants, and other Officers of the Militia,
that they be observant to such Directions as they
shall, from Time to Time, receive from the Lieutenant of the said County, or his Deputies, or any of
them, for due Performance of any the Commands of
the said Houses.
"You, and every of you, shall resist and repel, and
are hereby authorized to resist and repel, by the Power
of the said County, and by all other Ways and
Means, all such Force and Violence as shall be raised
or brought, by any Person or Persons, to the Hindrance or Disturbance of this present Service, or for
the arresting or seizing of the Persons of you, or any
of you, or of any others which shall be employed
in the Performance of the Ordinances, Instructions,
and Commands of both Houses of Parliament, for
any Thing done in Execution thereof; and the Sheriff and Justices of Peace of the said County, and
County of the City, and all other Officers and Subjects, are hereby enjoined to be aiding and assisting
to you, and every of you, for the better and more
speedy Execution of the Premises.
"And the Lords and Commons do hereby Declare,
That they will protect, defend, and assist, all Manner of Persons, for such Actions as they shall perform in Pursuance of these Instructions, and other
Orders and Commands of the said Houses of Parliament."
Adjourn till 10a cras.