DIE Mercurii, 22 die Aprilis,
Domini tam Spirituales quam Temporales, quorum nomina subscribuntur, præsentes fuerunt :
p. Epus. Winton.
p. Epus. Cestriæ.
p. Epus. Sarum.
p. Epus. Co. et Litch.
p. Epus. Assaphen.
Epus. Bath. et Well.
p. Epus. Hereff.
p. Epus. Bangor.
p. Epus. Roffen.
p. Epus. Petriburgen.
p. Epus. Landaven.
|p. Ds. Finch, Ds. Custos Mag. Sigilli.
p. Epus. London, Ds. Thesaur Angliæ.
p. Comes Maunchester, Ds. Custos Privati Sigilli.
p. Marchio Winton.
p. Comes Lindsey, Mag Camer. Angliæ.
Comes Arundell et Surr. Comes Maresc. Angliæ, et Senesc Hospitii.
p. Comes Northumbriæ, Magnus Admirall. Angliæ.
p. Comes Pembrooke, Camer Hospitii.
p. Comes Rutland.
p. Comes Huntingdon.
p. Comes Bathon.
p. Comes South'ton.
p. Comes Bedford.
p. Comes Hartford.
p. Comes Essex.
p. Comes Lincolne.
p. Comes Nottingham.
p. Comes Suff.
p. Comes Sarum.
p. Comes Bridgwater.
p. Comes North'ton.
p. Comes Warwiciæ.
p. Comes Devon.
p. Comes Cantabr.
p. Comes March.
p. Comes Denbeigh.
p. Comes Bristoll.
p. Comes Holland.
p. Comes Clare.
p. Comes Berkes.
p. Comes Cleveland.
p. Comes Mounmouth.
p. Comes Pctriburg.
Comes St. Albanes.
p. Comes Portland.
p. Vicecomes Say et Seale.
p. Vicecomes Campden.
p. Ds. Mowbray.
p. Ds. Clifford.
p. Ds. Audley.
p. Ds. Strange.
Ds. Morley et Mountea.
p. Ds. Wharton.
p. Ds. Willoughby de Parr.
p. Ds. Pagett.
Ds. Arundell de War.
Ds. Newneham Paddox.
p. Ds. Brooke.
p. Ds. Mountague de Bough.
p. Ds. Gray de Warke.
p. Ds. Deincourt.
p. Ds. Roberts.
p. Ds. Fawconbridge.
p. Ds. Lovelace.
p. Ds. Pawlett.
p. Ds. Harvey.
p. Ds. Coventry.
p. Ds. Howard de Escr.
p. Ds. Goring.
p. Ds. Savile.
p. Ds. Herbert de Cher.
p. Ds. Cottington.
This Day the Lord Keeper delivered to the House the
Effect of what was Yesterday delivered, by the Com
mand of His Majesty, at the Meeting of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and the House of Commons, at
Report of what was delivered by the Lord Keeper by the King s Command to both Houses, at Whitehall.
"I beg your Pardon if I do not report it to you in
the Manner I delivered it Yesterday: I have it not in
Writing, but only in short Heads, which I have not
here, yet I hope I shall deliver the Substance of it
That which I then delivered was, by His Majesty's
Command, to this Purpose; to put your Lordships
and the House of Commons in Mind of the Cause
of the Calling of this Parliament, which was for the
Supply of His Majesty; the Reasons and the Motives
that did cause the King to require this Supply were as
great as ever King had; that the Supply itself, in
Point of Time, was so to be hasted and
speeded, that, if (fn. *) it were not so, it would be of
no Use at all to His Majesty, because the Army was
now marching, and is a Charge of at le st One Hun
dred Thousand Pounds a Month to His Majesty.
"That the Manner of the Supply, that His Ma
jesty now expected, was not that great and main Supply which must back it, and finish the Business; but
such a Supply as may enable His Majesty to go on
with this present Design, to the End the Charge that
he hath been, and is at, may not be all lost, for Lack
of that Supply His Majesty hath taken Notice of
some Scruples that did remain in Mens Minds, touching the Shipping Business; and for the clearing of
those Doubts and Scruples, and that there might be
a perfect and clear Understanding of His Majesty s
Proceedings and Intentions, by His Majesty's Command, it was declared to your Lordships, first, that
the King never had it in His Thought or He rt to
make any Revenue of the Shipping Business, nor
to make the least Penny of Profit or Advantage to
Himself; that, de facto, He had not done it, but,
whatsoever had been levied or collected that Way,
had been paid over to Sir William Russell, the areasurer of the Navy; and the Accounts by him were in de
at the Council Table; and by those Accounts will
plainly appear, that every Penny collected hath been
expended towards the providing of Ships, and a
great deal of His Majesty's own Money every Year
expended too, besides the ordinary Provisions; and
the End of this was but to preserve the Domin on of
the Sea, to preserve Trade and Commerce, to keep
up the Glory and Honour of this Nation, and to aefend all His People, and all His Kingdoms, from those
Dangers that otherwise might have light on them It
could be no Benefit, it was never intended to be a
Benefit, to Himself; and therefore that He should
draw a Charge from His Subjects, without any Benefit
to Himself, or any other End but the Preservation
and Good of you all, is a Thing not to be imagined;
as this Case was, it was declared to your Lordships,
His Majesty was (fn. †) once resolved that no Ships should
go out this Year; but His Majesty was enforced to
alter those Resolutions, on these Reasons He was
resolved, that it was necessary for Him to and in
Army, for the reducing of His disaffected Subjects
of the Scottish Nation; He did understand of the
great Naval Preparations that are made by all the
Neighbouring Princes; and it was necessary for His
Majesty to put Himself in to a Strength at Sea,
and such a one as might keep up the Dominion of
the Narrow Seas, which indeed are the Safety of this
Kingdom; and that without which, Trade and Commerce, which now so much flourish, could not have
subsisted so many Years: He did understand likewise, that those of Argiere make great Preparations,
they have some Sixty Sail of Ships that are provided; they have committed many Insolencies, taken
divers Ships upon the Coast of Spaine; they have
taken a Ship belonging to this Kingdom, called The
Rebecca, whose Lading was worth at least Two Hundred and Threescore Thousand Pounds His Majesty knows well, that, though He had resolved to
have a Parliament, yet a Supply by Parliament could
not have come in timely enough to do this Work, so
that was an unavoidable Necessity for the Ships to go
one this Year, and, going out on these Peasons,
His Majesty could not forbear the Ship money this
Year; but did, and doth, expect there should be a
Concurrence of your Readiness that Way But, to
clear all Things for the future, and that your Lord
ships might know what His Majesty's true and only
Intentions are, His Majesty was pleased to let it be
declared, that He hath no Ends of Arms for Him
self, nor hath He any Thought but to keep up the
Glory and Honour of this Nation, and to put Him
self into such a Condition as may be able to render
Him considerable both amongst His Friends and
amongst His Enemies; that He may be useful to His
Friends, that He may be apprehended by His Ene
mies, that He may be a Moderator at Sea, without
which that great Glory that the Monarchs of this
Nation have ever aimed at will be lost; and that He
may be able to preserve all of you in Safety, that
Commerce and Trade may flourish, and this Kingdom
may enjoy Peace and Happiness His Majesty is not
wedded to this particular Way; and therefore, in
Conclusion, it was found to be explained to your
Lordships a little more fully, which was through His
Fault that delivered it at the Time, and in that Or
defit came; and His Majesty was pleased to direct it
to be declared, That, if your Lordships and the
House of Commons will think of only other Way to
maintain Him in such a Manner as is fit for His Ma
jesty, for your King, and for a King of this Island to
live in, put it into what Way you please, settle it
with as much Security and Safety as you can invent,
that you may be sure there can come nothing to the
King but in that Way; that you may be sure it shall
be employed for your Good and Safety, and (fn. *) in these
necessary and honourable Ends, opened to your
Lordships, His Majesty is willing to concur, and is
further pleased it should be declared to you, That
nothing shall be propounded, for the securing of the
Propriety of your Estates and the Liberties of your
Persons, but His Majesty will as graciously and rea
dily grant the same as it is possible for you to ask it
His Majesty doth bring with Him Wishes and Royal
Desires, that this may prove a happy and blesled
Parliament; and was pleased to put you into the Way
how to make it so, which was, by putting Obliga
tions and Trust and Confidence upon His Royal Word,
which it becomes us, in Duty and good Manners, fit
for Subjects, to take from our King Next, it is a
Way of more securing you from all Dangers, and
Fears, and Jealousies, than any Course whatsoever,
that you yourselves can think on; for there is a Trust
that must always be reposed in a King; and, when the
King is pleased to declare Himself so gracious and so
free, that He will perform this Trust to the uttermost,
with Royal heaped Measure, it is the greatest Se
curity, no Security of Law, no other Security that
Parliament can invent, can match it: Thirdly, it is a
Thing agreeable with His own Gracious Nature, who
stands as much upon His Honour as any Prince, and
He will not lose the Honour of being trusted this
Way His Majesty is so gracious and sweet in His
own Nature, as He thinks it a great Scorn His People
should out go Him or overcome Him in that Kind,
and therefore you cannot express so much dutiful Af
fection, and Love and Good will to Him as He will
requite and reward with Graciousness and with Good
ness, yea with Abundance of Grace and Goodness
towards you His Majesty was pleased that you
should be put in Mind of an Example, that can be no
Discouragement, but rather an Encouragement in
this Kind; and that is, His Subjects of Ireland, who
did, the last Parliament before this, give the King
Six Subsidies, and that the Second Day of the
Parliament, without Condition, they relying merely
on His Grace and Goodness; and the Effect was,
that, before the End of that Parliament, they had
all that was promised performed to them to a Tittle,
with Advantage They have this Parliament given
His Majesty Four Subsidies, and have relied on His
Grace and Goodness, as they formerly did, and His
Majesty doth resolve the World shall see that this Reliance on His Grace and Goodness is a Course that
they shall never find, but that He takes it so to
Heart, is He will be with and before them in it If
Ireland will thus move His Majesty, much more England, for England is that which is, and ought to be,
nearest and dearest to the King, it is the Place
where He and His Postcrity are settled, it is the
Kingdom He values above all His other Kingdoms,
and therefore your Lordships, and the rest of the
Kingdom, the House of Commons, needs not
doubt, bu any Express on of Affection and Duty
from you to the King will be far more graciously
accepted, and rewarded and requited, than it could
be from any of His other Kingdoms.
I take this, as near as my Memory will serve, to be
the Effect of that I delivered Yesterday; wherein if
I have omitted any Thing, I shall humbly crave your
Lordships Pardon Something in Conclusion was
directed to your Lordships alone; which was, that,
though Supply and Assistance of this Kind doth
usually move first and naturally from the House of
Commons, yet, in this Case, His Majesty was pleased
to call your Lordships to be present; First, that
your Lordships might be Witnesses of the great and
weighty Reasons that move His Majesty to require
Supply, and that your Lordships might be Witnesses
to His Majesty's gracious and clear Expres
sions to all His Subjects; upon which Ground
His Majesty doth not doubt, that, if the House of
Commons should fail in their Duty, of which He
doth assure Himself He shall never find them guilty,
yet that your Lordships will concur with His Majesty, in Preservation of Him, in Preservation of
yourselves and your Posterity, and in keeping the
Honour and Glory and Fame of this Nation."
Afterwards, his Lordship being put in Mind, by some
of the House, of a Particular delivered Yesterday, and
now omitted in this Report, his Lordship added, "It is
very true, there was another Thing I mentioned then,
touching Tonnage and Poundge; for the answering
of an Objection, which perhaps some might make,
by saying Tonnage and Poundage was given for that
Purpose It is true, it was given for the ordinary
Guard of the Sea; but it is impossible that, considering the Naval Preparations now made by Naval
Princes, that the Profits of Tonnage and Poundage
can find and maintain such a Fleet at Sea, that shall
be able to preserve the Dominion of the Sea, to
make the King Moderator, and to keep up Trade
and Commerce, for the Advantage and Cood of His
Report concerning the Fast.
Message to the H. C. for Conference touching the Fast.
The Lord Chamlerlain reported, The Lord Arch
bishop of Cant and himself have attended the
King, about the Petition for a Fast, according to the
Directions of this Honourable House; and His Majesty likes it very well, and will refer the Time and the
Place unto their Lordships, and the House of Com
mons Hereupon the Lords thought fit to have a Conference with the House of Commons; and, to that
Purpose, a Message was sent to the Commons, by the
Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Justice Foster: That
the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the High Court
of Parliament have received an Answer from His
Majesty about a Fast, Who is graciously pleased to
consent to the Keeping of it, as is desired, and likes
it very well; and refers the Time and Place, and other
Circumstances, to the Wisdom of both Houses; therefore, their Lordships do desire a Conference with the
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Com
mons, this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the
Painted Chamber, with the Number of Twelve Lords
The Commons presently returned Answer, That they
will be ready, at the Time and Place appointed, with
double Number of Committees, according to the Manner.
Committee for the Conference.
The Names of the Lords Committees of the Con
ference concerning the Fast :
E. of Bedford.
E. of Essex.
E. of Bristoll.
L. Bp. of Winchester.
|L. Bp. of Chester.
L. Bp. of Sarum.
Ds. Gray de Werke.
To meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in
the Painted Chamber.
The Lord Keeper moved the House, That he was
informed, that there were abroad divers false Protec
tions of some Lords of this House, dispersed abroad
about the Town, and sold some of them for Three
Pounds a piece, some of them going under the Name
of the Lord Morley; but are conceived to be counterfeit; one of those that dispersed and sold them abroad
is committed by the Lord Chief Justice unto the King's
Bench, whereupon it was Ordered, That he should
be brought hither Tomorrow Morning; and likewise
such others so offending as shall be discovered and apprehended by the Lord Chief Justice.
Public House, Disorders complained of, near the Parliament House.
It was likewise signified to the House, That there
have been lately divers Disorders and Abuses committed
by Footmen and Pages, and by Keepers of Taverns and
Alehouses, near the High Court of Parliament, contrary to the Orders of this Honourable House, made
Decimo sexto die Martii, One Thousand Six Hundred
Twenty Three, Anno Viccsimo primo Jacobt, and this
Day read in this House; it was thereupon Ordered,
That those that are Keepers of Taverns and Alehouses
be sent for, and have Notice to attend and appear before
this Honourable Court, Tomorrow Morning, by Nine
of the Clock.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Par
liamentum continuandum esse usque in diem crastinum,
videlicet, diem Jovis, (fn. *) 23m instantis Aprilis, hora nona
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.