DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 27 Februarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker.
Messengers, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Messengers that carry Writs
concerning the King's Debts shall have a Pass, to go
quietly, and under Safe Conduct.
Ravenscrost; a Protection:
Ordered, That Mr. Ravenscroft shall have a Protection from this House, to keep his House in Huntingdon
from Plundering, he being One employed in the Service of the Earl of Manchester.
The Petition of Richard Branthwayte was read, and
Ordered to be granted; giving Security to the Gentleman Usher to appear before this (fn. *) House within Fourteen Days after Notice [ (fn. †) given him] from this House.
(Here enter it.)
Preamble, &c. to the Articles for the Cessation of Arms.
Next, the Preamble and Conclusion to the Articles
for the Cessation of Arms to be presented to the King,
ordered on Saturday last to be taken into Consideration
this Day, was read, and debated:
And the Earl of Northumb.
Earl Pembrooke, and the
Lord Viscount Say & Seale.
Were appointed to withdraw, and make the Alterations according to the Sense of this House upon
Mr. Marten, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Mr. Marten shall have a Pass, with
Two Servants, to go into France.
Articles for the Cessation of Arms, reported.
The Lords Committees returned; and the Earl of
Northumb. reported the Alterations; videlicet, ["in
order to such a Treaty as is resolved upon by both
Houses of Parliament"].
Which being approved of by this House, it was Ordered, To be communicated to the House of Commons,
by a Conference.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about them.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant Glanvile:
To desire a Conference, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Articles concerning the Cessation.
Petition from the Isle of Wight.
A Petition to both Houses was read, from the Knights,
Gentlemen, and others, Inhabitants of the Isle of Wight.
(Here enter it.)
Sent to the H. C.
Which was sent down to the House of Commons,
by Dr. Aylitt and Dr. Heath, to be communicated unto
Rayner, for Words against the King.
Upon reading the Affidavits of Jane Mares and
Judith Perkins, and the Information of Thomas Wells,
"That Edmond Rayner, of Lambeth, Shipwright, hath
spoken presumptuous Words against the King's Majesty, That he was as much the Lord's Anointed as the
King (meaning His Majesty):"
Hereupon the House (fn. ‡) Ordered, That Mr. Justice
Reeves shall hereby have Power to call the said Rayner
before him, and the Informer and Witnesses, and examine the whole Business, and report the same to this
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That they have delivered the Petition concerning the
Isle of Wight, to the House of Commons.
Order for 30l. to Captain Cupper.
Next, was read an Order concerning the Payment of
Thirty Pounds to Captain Cupper, for Beef. (Here enter
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers return with this Answer from the
House of Commons:
That they will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The House of Commons being ready for the Conference, this House was adjourned during Pleasure.
The House was resumed.
To fit P. M.
Ordered, That this House shall fit this Afternoon,
at Four of the Clock.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Bennett and Dr. Heath:
To let the House of Commons know, that this House
is adjourned to Four of the Clock this Afternoon.
Petition of the Isle of Wight, for Defence of the Island.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords, Knights,
and Burgesses, in both Houses of Parliament
"The humble Petition of the Knights, Gentlemen, and other the Inhabitants, of the Isle
"That the Petitioners are credibly informed, that
Foreign Enemies are prepared, to come to invade this
Island; that the Island is in great Danger, by Want
of all Sorts of Provisions of Ammunition for Defence.
"The Petitioners humbly pray, that the Monies
given amongst us for the Defence of our Island may
be, by your Approbation, employed to the said Use;
as also the Second Payment of the last Subsidy ordained by Parliament may remain in the said Island,
to be wholly employed towards the Defence and
Safety thereof, as in your Wisdoms you shall please
"That a Supply of Ordnance, Muskets, Match,
Powder, Bullets, Corslets, with all Necessaries thereunto, may be speedily sent into the said Island, for
a Magazine; and there to issue out for the Forts and
"That Ships may be sent down, for the Safe-guard
and Defence of the said Isle against any Invasion.
"That you would be pleased, by your Commands,
to renew our ancient Order, That the neighbouring
Companies of Hampshire may be speedily ready, to
come timely to assist us, upon any Alarm given in
"And the Petitioners will not only do their uttermost in their right Employment of the said
Monies; but they and their Posterities shall
be bound to pray, &c."
Order for 30l. to Captain Cupper, for Beef.
"Whereas it appeareth, by the Certificate of John
Hodder Esquire, Commissary of Victuals for the fixed
Magazine at Corke, in Ireland, to the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland, testified under the Hand of
the Lord Inchiquine, and dated the last Day of October,
1642, this Day presented, that Captain Thomas
Cupper hath delivered into His Majesty's Stores there
Twenty Barrels of Beef, at Thirty Shillings the
Barrel, amounting in the whole to the Sum of Thirty
Pounds, to be paid unto the said Captain Thomas
Cupper, or his Assigns, within Thirty Days after the
Sight of the said Certificate (the Second not being
paid), out of the Chamber of London, according to
the Order of Parliament in that Behalf published in
Print: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland, do forthwith pay unto Nicholas Loftus Esquire, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for
that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the said Sum of
Thirty Pounds, to be by him or them paid over to
the said Captain Cupper, or his Assigns, in full Discharge of the said Beef so by him delivered as is cercertified, and according to the Order of Parliament
in that Behalf."
Branthwaite's Petition for Leave to go into the Country.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords now assembled in Parliament.
"The humble Petition of Richard Branthwayte;
"That your Petitioner being, by your Lordships
Order, bound not to stir out of the Cities of London and Westm. without your Lordships Leave, and
having many very urgent and forcible Occasions to go
unto his House unto the Country, and unto divers
other Places, to raise Money, and to receive Rents,
for the Payment of Debts and Engagements, by reason
of some Trust reposed in him of others Estates,
which, besides his own, have much suffered by his
Absence from the Places of his Affairs, by reason
of his long Imprisonment and Confinement:
"He humbly prayeth your Lordships Favour for
his Enlargement, that he may go to his House
in Oxfordshire, and unto divers other Shires,
where his Business lies; [ (fn. *) and he will give] all
the Satisfaction he can, as in Honesty he is tled
to do. This humble Request your Petitioner
is the more emboldened to make, and is in
Hope to obtain, in respect your Lordships were
pleased lately to enlarge Mr. Bartholmewe
Hone, to go to his House in Oxfordshire, he
having been committed for the same Cause
that your Petitioner was.
"And your Petitioner shall pray, &c.
House adjourned to 4a post meridiem.
Earl of Manch'er, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Cessation;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Thomas Barrington, Baronet; which consisted of
1. To desire a present Conference, if it may stand
with their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Articles
of the Cessation that (fn. *) are to be sent to the King.
Agreed, To give a present Conference, in the Painted
and for Concurrence in Two Orders.
2. To desire Concurrence, that Peeter Stanley Esquire
shall be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Chester.
3. To desire Concurrence in an Order for paying of
Fifteen Hundred Pounds to Sir Wm. Lewis, to satisfy
the Arrears due to the Garrison at Portsmouth.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to the Order for paying
Fifteen Hundred Pounds to Sir Wm. Lewis; and agrees
that Mr. Stanley shall be Deputy Lieutenant for the
County of Chester; and that their Lordships will give
a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted
Order for 1600l. to Sir Wm. Lewis.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Treasurers
for the Subscriptions in London do, by Monday Night
next, pay unto Sir Gilbert Gherrard, Treasurer at
Wars, the Sum of Fifteen Hundred Pounds, to be
by him paid to Sir Wm. Lewis, or his Assigns, to
satisfy the Arrears due to the Garrison at Portsmouth."
The House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Conference about the Cessation reported.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference:
"That the House of Commons doth return the
Articles for the Cessation, with some few Alterations;
and they desire that the Preamble may stand as it
came from them, else it would seem that the Parliament do not deal so clearly with the King.
"2. It would occasion a Delay; for the King will
desire to know what the Votes are, concerning the
"Further, that the House of Commons have looked
over the Articles for the Cessation; and they think
fit that some Alterations may be made, and some
Things left out, in regard of some Things which
have happened lately:
"1. That the Forces in Wilts may continue (fn. *) in such
Quarters as are or shall be in their Possession at the
Time of the Publication; this to be left out, because
this is included in the last Proposition.
"2. That the Particular which concerns the Siege at
Plymouth may be omitted, because the Siege is since
"3. Where the Time of the Cessation is to begin
the Fourth of March, these Words to be added, ["or
sooner, if it may be, and continue until the Twentyfifth of the same Month"].
"4. Where the Time for the Commencing of the
Treaty is to be on the Fourth of March, these Words
are to be added ["or sooner, if it may be."]
"The House of Commons desires that these may be
sent by an express Messenger; and, for saving of Time,
they desire that their Lordships would name [ (fn. *) a Committee] that shall treat with the King; and then the
House of Commons will name a Committee of a proportionable Number, to join with them; and that the
Messenger may carry their Names to the King, that
He will please to give a Safe Conduct for their Going
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in the small Alterations, but adheres to
their own Alterations in the Preamble; and to offer to
send all the Resolutions agreed on by both Houses, concerning the Treaty and the Cessation of Arms to the
King, to give Him a clearer Knowledge of what is Resolved of by both Houses; and then to have a Conference with the House of Commons concerning the same.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Glanvile and Serjeant Whitfeild:
To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, To-morrow Morning, at Ten of the Clock, in
the Painted Chamber.
House adjourned till 10a cras.