DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 9 die Novembris.
A Message from H. C. concerning the Fast.
A Message from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas
Roe, accompanied with divers others of the House, to
this Effect, and after this Manner: videlicet,
The Members of the House of Commons were admitted in, and standing at the lower End of the House,
the Prince's Highness, the Lord Keeper with the Purse,
the Earl Marshal, and divers others of their Lordships,
came to the Bar; whereupon the Members of the House
of Commons approached with low Obeisance; and Sir
Thomas Roe delivered to their Lordships, That the
Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the House of Commons, have taken into Consideration the great and
weighty Affairs at this Time, as the due Worship of
Almighty God, the Safety and Welfare of this Kingdom;
and do think that the best Way to obtain a Blessing is
first to implore Almighty God by Fasting and Prayer;
and to that Purpose do humbly desire the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in this High Court of Parliament
assembled (well knowing their Lordships Piety), that
they would be pleased to join with the House of Commons in an humble Petition to His Majesty, for One Day
of Humiliation and Fasting, for both Houses and the
City of London, and afterwards for One other Day for
the whole Kingdom in general, and this to be with all
After this, the Messengers of the House of Commons
retired; and the Lord Keeper reported the Effect of this
Message to the House, whereupon the Lords resolved
speedily to return them an Answer; and the Members
of the House of Commons being called in, the Lord
Keeper signified to them as follows:
That the Lords Spiritual and Temporal have been
made acquainted with the Message from the House of
Commons, concerning the Fast; and their Lordships receive it gladly, and will join with them in a Petition to
His Majesty for One Day's Fasting for both Houses and
the City of London, and also for One other Day for the
whole Kingdom in General.
Lords appointed to move the King about the Fast
The Commons, after this, departed; and the Lords
were pleased to appoint the Lord Archbishop of Cant.
Earl Marshal, and the Lord Chamberlain, to move His
Majesty in this humble Request of both Houses concerning the Fast, and to return His Majesty's Pleasure
therein; which aforesaid Lords went immediately to
wait upon His Majesty, for the speedy effecting of it.
E. of Salisbury's Privilege. Floydariested.
It was moved, That Hugh Floyd, a menial Servant of
the Earl of Sarum, was lately arrested, at the Suit of
Thomas Barbery, by John Clarke, Bailiff, and John Dorman, contrary to the Privileges and Order of this High
and Honourable Court.
E. of Cleveland's Privilege. Dixon arrested.
The Earl of Cleveland likewise moved the House,
That one Robert Dixon, a menial Servant of his Lordship's, was likewise lately arrested, at the Suit of Richard
Catlyne, Esquire, upon Execution, by John Gray, Kelham Smith, and John Clark, Bailiffs, contrary to the
Privileges of this Honourable Court.
E. of Dover's Privilege. Course arrested.
Likewise the Earl of Dover moved, That one Robert
Course, a menial Servant of his Lordship's, was arrested
lately, by Richard Somerbutts, Bailiff, (fn. *) at the Suit of
Andrew Costone, contrary to the Privileges and Customs
of this Honourable House; and it was Ordered, That
all the Parties aforesaid that did arrest them, and likewise the Serjeants and Bailiffs, and other Officers, are
to be sent for, by the Serjeant at Arms, or his Deputy,
to appear here in this High Court of Parliament, Tomorrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
The Lord Keeper signified to the House, That he was
commanded by His Majesty to deliver a Message to their
Message from His Majesty concerning Recusants.
"That His Majesty, taking Notice of an extraordinary
Confluence at this Time of Popish Recusants to the
City of London and Westm. and the Parts near unto
them, hath been Graciously pleased, for preventing
all Inconveniencies that may thence arise, to resolve of
setting forth a Proclamation for their Departure, and
general Disarming, according to the Law. This He
hath commanded His Attorney General to draw with
all Speed; and He hath commanded me to signify this
His Pleasure and Resolution to your Lordships. And
because His Majesty hath been informed that some
Jealousies have grown from His making a Constable
of The Tower, and putting in a Garrison there, which
His Majesty did in Favour of the City, and to prevent
the Insolencies of base and loose People; His Majesty
hath resolved that it shall be forthwith left without
Constable or Garrison, as formerly hath been."
vice lecta est Billa, for Hospitals, &c.
The Lord Archbishop of Cant. the Earl Marshal, and
Lord Chamberlain, returned speedily from His Majesty;
and the Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported His Majesty's
Answer, to this Effect: videlicet,
His Majesty's Answer concerning the Fast.
That they have presented the humble Requests of
their Lordships and the House of Commons concerning
a Fast; and that His Majesty likes it very well, and refers the appointing of the Day and other Particulars to
the Consideration of both Houses, upon a Conference.
Whereupon the Lords resolved to send a Message to
the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr.
Attorney General, to this Effect: videlicet,
Message to the H.C. for a Conference, concerning the Fast.
That the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, in the High
Court of Parliament assembled, have presented to His Majesty the humble Desires of both Houses, concerning a
Fast to be kept, One Day for both Houses and London,
and One other Day for the Kingdom in general; and
they have received a Gracious Answer concerning the
same: Therefore their Lordships do desire a Meeting
presently (if it may stand with their Conveniency), in
the Painted Chamber, to appoint and agree upon the
Time and other Particulars, and their Lordships will
meet them, with a Committee of Twelve.
In the mean Time, their Lordships were pleased to
resolve upon these Lords for the Committee: videlicet,
Committee for the Conference.
The L. Archbp. of Cant.
The L. Treasurer.
E. of Essex.
E. of Warwicke.
|E. of Berks.
E. of Holland.
L. Bp. of Durham.
L. Bp. of Winton.
L. Howard of Esgricke.
Answer from the H. C.
The House of Commons returned this Answer: That
they will meet their Lordships presently, in the Painted
Chamber, with a proportionable Number.
Then the House thought fit, by Way of Preparation,
to propound what Days were fittest and convenient for
keeping the Fast upon; and their Lordships did resolve
upon To-morrow Sevennight for both Houses and London,
and To-morrow Month for the Fast Day of the Kingdom
in general. And this was thought fit to be offered at
the Conference; and Agreed to, if it stood with the
Conveniency of the House of Commons.
The Lords Committees went forth into the Painted
Chamber, to the said Conference.
At their Lordships Return from the Conference, the
Lord Archbishop of Cant. reported to the House, That
they have had a Conference with the Committees of
the House of Commons, concerning the Fast; and they
have signified unto them His Majesty's Answer, and have
propounded To-morrow Sevennight for both Houses and
London, and To morrow Month to be the Day for the
Kingdom in general; and they have repaired to their
House, to acquaint them with it, and will return an Answer presently.
Preachers upon the Fast Day.
In this Interim, their Lordships were pleased to appoint who should preach upon the Fast Day, and it was
Agreed that the Lord Bishop of Durham and the Lord
Bishop of Carlile should preach; but left it to their
Lordships to agree who should preach in the Morning.
The Committee of the House of Commons, having
reported the Conference concerning the Fast unto their
House, returned again into the Painted Chamber; and
Notice being given to the Lords, the Lords Committees
went forth to them again; and the Commons signified to
their Lordships the Answer of the House, which was presently reported to their Lordships, by the Lord Archbishop of Cant. in the House, to this Effect:
The Commons Answer, concerning the Fast.
That the House of Commons do give their Lordships
hearty Thanks, for their Assistance and Readiness to
join with them in their humble Desires to His Majesty
concerning a Fast; and that they do agree to the Days
propounded; but desire to offer One Particular to their
Lordships Consideration, to the End that no Difference
may be conceived; which is, that the Suburbs and Outparishes, as they are mentioned in the Weekly Bills of
Sickness (the Parish Church of St. Margaret's in Westm.
and the Collegiate Church of St. Peter's in Westminster,
excepted), may be included, and taken in, as Part of
London, which he said their Lordships were to give
them an Answer in presently; to which the House consenting, the Lords Committees met again with the Committees of the House of Commons, and returned them
the aforesaid Answer.
Proclamation concerning the Fast.
It was moved, That the King may be humbly desired,
that a Proclamation may be speedily published, to mention both the Days appointed for the keeping of the
Roseby, a Recusant, for keeping a Tavern close to the Parliament House.
Upon a Motion made, That one Henry Roseby, who
keeps a Tavern near to the High Court of Parliament,
contrary to the former Orders of this Honourable Court,
and that the said Henry Roseby and his Wife are both Popish Recusants, and have frequent Resort to their House
by Friars, Jesuits, Priests, and other Popish Recusants;
it was referred to the Consideration of the Committee
for Privileges, to examine the Business; and Notice to
be given to some of the Justices of Peace for the City
of Westm. to attend the Lords Committees for Privileges
Inmates under the Prince's Lodgings.
It was Ordered by the House, upon the Motion of
the Earl Marshal, That all the Inmates now inhabiting
in the Rooms under the Lodgings of the Prince his
Highness, near the High and Honourable Court of Parliament, shall be speedily removed from thence.
Lord Stafford's Precedency.
The Business concerning the Lord Stafford, appointed
to be this Day heard at the Committees of Privileges, is
deferred until Monday next.
Concerning the E. of Middlesex's Admission to his Seat.
Likewise the Business concerning the Earl of Middlesex is deferred until Monday next.
Oath of Allegiance.
Likewise the Consideration of the taking the Oath of
Allegiance is deferred until Monday next.
L. Campden excused.
Viscount Campden was excused, being not well.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis,
videlicet, decimum diem instantis Novembris, nona hora
Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.