DE Martis, videlicet, 7 die Februarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Sterling, a Pass.
Ordered, That George Sterlinge shall have a Pass,
for himself and John Miller his Man, to go to Oxford
and back again.
Next, the King's Answer to the Propositions were
And the House took it into Debate; and the House
was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure.
The House was resumed; and
Message from the H. C. about the Ordinance for quieting the Possession of Sutton Marsh.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Grimston, Esquire.
That whereas an Ordinance of Parliament was sent
down to them, to be concurred in, for the quieting of
Sutton Marsh, the House of Commons think it not
fit to join with their Lordships therein for these Reasons:
1. Because the Sheriff of Lyncolneshire
(fn. *) is not lawfully chosen to be Sheriff.
2. They hold him not a fit Person to be trusted with
so great a Power.
Therefore the House of Commons have framed a
Letter, to be sent to the Lord Lieutenant of Lyncolneshire, to be signed with the Hands of the Speakers of
both Houses, for that Purpose, wherein they desire
their Lordships Concurrence.
The said Letter was read, as followeth. (Here enter
Agreed to; and Ordered, To be sent to the Lord
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in this Letter, to be sent to the Lord Lieutenant.
Letter to the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolnshire, to suppress the Riots in Sutton Marsh.
"After our hearty Commendations, these are to advertise your Lordship, that both Houses, being informed that divers of the Inhabitants of the Towns of
Sutton and Lutton, in the County of Lyncolne, have of
late, in a riotous and tumultuous Manner, entered
upon the Marsh called Sutton Marsh, and pulled down
some of the Dwelling Houses, and committed great
Waste and Spoil in Corn and other Goods there, and
have threatened the Tenants to lay all the said Marsh
common, unless they remove their Dwellings before Shrove Tuesday next: The Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled have therefore thought fit, in
regard that several Petitions are now depending before them concerning the Right of the said Marsh,
to command us to signify unto your Lordship their
Opinions concerning the same, desiring your Lordship's Care therein; and that, as well by yourself and
your Deputy Lieutenants, as by the Justices of the
Peace and all other His Majesty's Officers within that
County, from Time to Time, by all lawful Means,
you endeavour to suppress all unlawful Assemblies,
Riots, Tumults, and Disorders, that shall be committed or attempted, by any of the Inhabitants of the said
Towns, or by any other Persons whatsoever, in or upon the said Marsh Grounds, until the Cause touching
the Title thereof shall either be determined in Parliament, or the Parties in Possession shall be evicted
by some other legal Way of Proceeding."
This being done;
The King's Answer to the Propositions considered.
The House took the King's Answer to the Propositions in Consideration again; and the House was adjourned into a Committee during Pleasure.
And the House thought fit to proceed in the Treaty.
Next, was debated whether the Armies on both Sides
should be totally disbanded presently; or else for to
have a Cessation of Arms, that there may be a Treaty.
And, after a long Debate, the House was resumed.
These Questions were put:
"1. Whether there shall be a speedy Disbanding
of both Armies?"
Resolved affirmatively, nemine contradicente.
"2. Whether there shall be a present Cessation of
Arms, and a Treaty before the Disbanding of
House adjourned till 10a cras.