DIE Martis, videlicet, 25 die Octobris.
Lord Grey, Speaker.
L. Coventry's Person and Estate to be protected.
The Earl of Northumb. signified to this House, "That
the Lord Coventry hath paid One Thousand Pounds
in Money, and Four Hundred Pounds in Plate; and
that he will pay the Residue of the Two Thousand
Pounds, which is Six Hundred Pounds, within Two
or Three Days; and he desires the Benefit of their
Lordships Order, for the Protection of him and his
Estate;" which this House Ordered (fn. *) according
to the former Order, which is now to be in Force.
Message from H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Christopher Yelverton, Knight and Baronet:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order,
which was read, as followeth:
Committee for the Militia to put the City of London into a Posture of Defence, and fortify the same.
"Whereas divers Rebels, Traitors, and other illaffected People, in Pursuit of a wicked Design, to
alter Religion, and subvert the Laws and Liberty
of the Kingdom, are marching against the Parliament,
and for Destruction of the same, and of the City of
London, having plundered, spoiled, and destroyed
divers of His Majesty's good Subjects in their Passage,
to the great Terror of the People, and Danger of
the Parliament, City, and of the whole Kingdom:
For Prevention whereof, it is Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Committee for the Militia of the City of London be authorized and required to take a speedy Course, to
put the City in a Posture of Defence, to resist and
oppose all such Forces; to fortify all the Passages into
the same, Suburbs and Places adjoining, whether
the same be within or without the said City and Liberty, likewise all the Streets, of the same; and
that they have Power, and be hereby authorized, to
levy the Trained Bands and other Forces of the City,
as well Horse as Foot, and to place the same under
sit Captains, and other Officers, for Defence of
the Parliament, City, Suburbs, and other His Majesty's Subjects; and to lead and conduct the said
Forces as well in the Places without the said City
and Liberty as within, and to give Battle and fight
with the said Rebels and Traitors, their Adherents,
and all other that shall approach with any Force towards or against the City, or raise any Insurrection
within the same; and them to invade, resist, repress,
subdue, pursue, kill, and slay, and put to Execution
of Death, and by all Means to destroy, as Enemies
of the Kingdom; and to perform all Things else,
needful for the Preservation of the Parliament and
City, either by Water or Land; observing from
Time to Time such other Directions or Commands
as they shall receive from both Houses of Parliament,
the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, or
the Earl of Warwick, Lord General; and for their
so doing, this shall be a sufficient Warrant.
"The said Lords and Commons do further Ordain
and Declare, That the said Committee for the Militia,
and every of them, and all the Commanders and
Officers employed in this Service, and all others His
Majesty's Officers and Subjects whatsoever, in the
Execution of the Premises, shall be saved harmless,
and defended, by the Power and Authority of both
Houses of Parliament."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Ordinance.
To be printed.
Ordered, That this Ordinance shall be forthwith
printed and published.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in this Ordinance.
Adjourn till 3a post meridiem.
The Lord Grey de Warke was appointed to be
Speaker this Afternoon.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye, Knight:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders
1. A Declaration to dispense with divers Persons that
shall not observe the next Fast in London, &c. (Here
2. An Order concerning Allowance to be given to
the Maintenance of the King's youngest Children, &c.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned as abovesaid.
L. Visc. Say & Seal desires Payment of Money he engaged himself for, for the King's Children.
The Lord Viscount Say & Seale acquainted this
House, "That when, he being One of the Commissioners of the Treasury, he disbursed and engaged
himself for Seven Hundred Eighty and odd Pounds,
for the Occasions and supplying of the Wants of the
King's Children; therefore desired that the same may
be taken into Consideration, and some Course thought
of how the same may be re-paid, either out of the
Mint, or some other Way."
Therefore this House thought it fit to send a Message
to the House of Commons, to desire them, that whereas
they have taken Care to provide Allowance, out of the
Mint, for the Maintenance of the King's Children; and
the Lord Viscount Say & Seale, the last Month that he
was One of the Commissioners of the Treasury, engaged
himself for Seven Hundred Eighty and odd Pounds, for
the Supply of the great Wants of the King's Children,
that the House of Commons would consider of some
Course, either out of the Mint, or some other Way, how
the Lord Viscount Say & Seale may be disengaged.
Message to the H. C. about it.
To this Purpose, a Message was sent to the House of
Commons, by Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page.
Order for an Allowance for Support of the King's younger Children.
"Whereas it is lately Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That all His Majesty's Revenues shall be brought into the several Courts and
Places into which (fn. *) they used formerly to be paid,
and not issued or paid out thence but by Order of
both Houses of Parliament: The said Lords and Commons, taking into Consideration the present Wants of
Money for the Houshold Expences of His Majesty's
Two youngest Children, videlicet, the Duke of Glocuester and Princess Elizabeth, now residing at St.
James, have thought fit, and do hereby Ordain, That
Cornelius Holland, Esquire, late Pay-master for the
Houshold of the Prince his Highness, and the rest of
His Majesty's Royal Children, shall from henceforth
receive and issue forth all such Money as shall from
Time to Time be appointed or assigned, for and towards
the Expences of the said Children and their Household; and shall thereof give Accompt, in such Manner
and Form as he shall from Time to Time be required
by the said Lords and Commons: And for and towards
the present and future Monthly Supply of His Majesty's said Children's Houshold Expences, it is further hereby Ordained, That Sir Ralph Freeman, or
such other the Officer or Officers of His Majesty's
Mint, in whose Custody and Charge those Monies
growing due unto His Majesty for Coinage are and
shall be remaining, shall forthwith pay unto the aforesaid Cornelius Holland the Sum of Eight Hundred
Pounds for this present Month of October, and so
for each ensuing Month the like Sum of Eight Hundred Pounds, until they shall receive Order to the
contrary from the said Lords and Commons: And
this, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances
under the Hand of the said Cornelius Holland, shall
be Warrant, as well unto the said Sir Ralph Freeman
and other the said Officers of His Majesty's Mint
whom it may concern, for Payment of the said Eight
Hundred Pounds Monthly, as also unto the said Cornelius Holland for issuing the same forth for the Occasions aforesaid."
Declaration, in Answer to One of the King's against the Parliament.
Next, a large Declaration was read, being an Answer
to a former Declaration of the King, which lays a Scandal upon the Parliament.
To be printed.
Ordered, That this House approves of this Declaration; and that the same be forthwith printed and published.
To dispense with divers Persons that shall not observe the next Fast.
"Notwithstanding the present Calamities do as much
(if not more) call for the Duty of Humiliation, by
Fasting and Prayer, than at the Time when the said
Duty was first appointed; yet, considering the imminent Danger now threatening the Parliament, City,
and Parts adjacent, by the present War, which requires a speedy and more than ordinary Vigilancy and
Pains in providing for a timely Defence; and knowing that God requires Mercy rather than Sacrifice:
The Lords and Commons have thought fit to Declare,
That they do not expect that such Persons, within the
Cities of London and Westm. and Parts adjacent, who
are able in Body, and now are, or shall be, thought
fit to be employed in the Service aforesaid, should
apply themselves to that Duty of Fasting and Prayer
for that Day: Howbeit, the said Lords and Commons
do not intend that, under Pretence of this their Declaration, that any Person should neglect the Duties
of that Day, but such as are, or shall be, employed
in the Public Service of Defence."
Adjourn till 2a cras post meridiem.