House of Lords Journal Volume 4
5 March 1642

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 4: 5 March 1642', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 4: 1629-42 (1767-1830), pp. 625-629. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=35795 Date accessed: 28 July 2014.


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DIE Sabbati, vidlicet, 5 die Martii.
Ordinance of Parliament for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom. A Scruple resolved, that this Ordinance did not intrench upon the Oath of Allegiance. The Ordinance passed. Protest against it. Proxies referred to the Committee for Privileges. Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for Defence of the Kingdom. Writ of Ne Exeat Regnum against Duncastle. Sir Richard Percy Leave to travel. Peter Heywood and Ld. Strange. The Petition of Berks. Thanks given to the Petitioners. Adjourn. Post meridiem. Message from the H. C. about applying to The States of Holland for Sir Simon Harcourt to keep his Employment there. The Dutch Ambassador to be moved about it. Answer to the H. C. Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Ordinance for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom. Votes concerning Commissions of Lieutenancy. Old Commissions of Lieutenancy to be canceled. Lords Lieutenants to bring in their Commissions. Acting by Commission of Lieutenancy without Consent of Parliament, a Disturbance of the Peace. Protest against it. Protests to be entered the next Sitting Day after the Vote passes. Names of Deputy Lieutenants to be brought in. Answer to the H. C. Message from the H. C. about the Guards. One Company to be discharged. Bikes and Weight sent for, for affronting a Captain of the Trained Bands. Message from the H. C. with a Declaration to be sent to the King about Fears and Jealousies. Lords desire Proofs to satisfy Doubts. Message to the H. C. about Proofs of some Particulars in the Declaration. Sir Walter Norton privileged only while he is prosecuting his Cause in this House. Bill against Exportation of Wool. Adjourn. Footnotes

DIE Sabbati, vidlicet, 5 die Martii.

PRAYERS.

Ordinance of Parliament for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom.

The Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom of England, and the Dominion of Wales, being ingrossed, was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,

"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales.

"Whereas there hath been of late a most dangerous and desperate Design upon the House of Commons, which we have just Cause to believe to be an Effect of the bloody Counsels of Papists and other ill-affected Persons, who have already raised a Rebellion in the Kingdom of Ireland, and, by reason of many Discoveries, we cannot but fear they will proceed not only to stir up the like Rebellion and Insurrections in this Kingdom of England, but also to back them with Forces from abroad; for the Safety, therefore, of His Majesty's Person, the Parliament, and Kingdom, in this Time of imminent Danger, it is Ordained by the Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled, That Henry Earl of Holland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Berks; Oliver Earl of Bollingbrooke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Bedds; William Lord Pagett shall be Lieutenant of the County of Bucks; Dudley Lord North shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely; James Lord Strang shall be Lieutenant of the County of Chester, and of the County of the City of Chester; John Lord Robartes shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cornwall; William Lord Gray of Warke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cumberland; John Earl of Rutland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Derby; William Earl of Bedds shall be Lieutenant of the County of Devon, and of the County of the City of Exon; Sir John Bankes, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, shall be Lieutenant of the Isle of Purbecke, and Constable of Corff Castle, in the County of Dorsett; William Earl of Salisbury shall be Lieutenant of the County of Dorsett, and the County and Town of Poole; Sir Henry Vane, Senior, shall be Lieutenant of the County Palatine of Durham; Robert Earl of Warwick shall be Lieutenant of the County of Essex; George Lord Chandoys shall be Lieutenant of the County of Gloucester, and the County of the City of Gloucester; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery shall be Lieutenant of the County of South'ton, the Town and County of South'ton, and the Isle of Wight; William Earl of Salisbury shall be Lieutenant of the County of Hertford; Francis Lord Dacres shall be Lieutenant of the County of Hereford; Edward Lord Kymbolton shall be Lieutenant of the County of Huntingdon; Robert Earl of Leicester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Kent, and the City and County of Canterbury; Phillip Lord Wharton shall be Lieutenant of the County of Lancaster; Henry Earl of Stamford shall be Lieutenant of the County of Leicester; Theophilus Earl of Lincolne shall be Lieutenant of the Parts of Kestaven and Holland, within the County of Lyncolne, and for the County of the City of Lincolne; Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham shall be Lieutenant of the Parts of Lindsey, within the County of Lyncolne; Henry Earl of Holland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Midds; Henry Lord Spencer shall be Lieutenant of the County of North'ton; John Earl of Clare shall be Lieutenant of the County of Notts, and the Town and County of Nottingham; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Northumberland, and Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne; and Port of Barwicke; Robert Earl of Warwicke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Norfolk, and the County and City of Norwich; William Lord Viscount Say and Seale shall be Lieutenant of the County of Oxon; David Earl of Exon [ (fn. *) shall be Lieutenant] of the County of Rutland; Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Salopp; William Marquis of Hertford shall be Lieutenant of the County of Som'sett; Robert Earl of Essex, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Stafford, and the County of the City of Lichfeild; James Earl of Suffolk shall be Lieutenant of the County of Suffolke; Charles Earl of Nottingham shall be Lieutenant of the County of Surrey; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Sussex; Robert Lord Brooke shall be Lieutenant of the County of Warwick, and of the City and County of Coventry; Henry Earl of Cumberland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Westm'land; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mount. shall be Lieutenant of the County of Wilts; Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg shall be Lieutenant of the County of Worcester, and the County of the City of Worcester; Denzill Hollis, Esquire, shall be Lieutenant of the County and City of Bristoll; Robert Earl of Essex shall be Lieutenant of the County of Yorke, the County of the City of Yorke, and the Town and County of Kingston upon Hull; Phillip Lord Herbert shall be Lieutenant of the County of Monmouth; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland shall be Lieutenant of the Isle of Anglesey; Phillip Lord Herbert shall be Lieutenant of the County of Brecon; Richard Earl of Carbery, in the Kingdom of Ireland, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Cardigan; Richard Earl of Carbery, in the Kingdom of Ireland, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Carmarthen, and the County of the Borough of Carmarthen; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y shall be Lieutenant of the County of Carnarvon; Bazill Lord Newenham shall be Lieutenant of the County of Denbigh; Bazill Lord Newenham shall be Lieutenant of the County of Flints; Phillip Lord Herbert shall be Lieutenant of the County of Glamorgan; Robert Earl of Essex shall be Lieutenant of the County of Mountgom'y; Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y shall be Lieutenant of the County of Merioneth; Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, shall be Lieutenant of the County of Radnor; Algernoone Earl of Northumberland shall be Lieutenant of the County of Pembrooke, and the Town and County of Hav'ford West; and severally and respectively have Power to assemble and call together all and singular His Majesty's Subjects, within the said several and respective Counties and Places, as well within Liberties as without, that are meet and fit for the Wars; and them to train, exercise, and put in Readiness; and them, after their Abilities and Faculties, well and sufficiently, from Time to Time, to cause to be arrayed and weaponed, and to take the Muster of them in Places most fit for that Purpose: And the aforesaid Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bullingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Robartes, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedds, Sir John Banks, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, David Earl of Exon, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolk, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Harbert, Richard Earl of Carberby, and Basill Lord Newenham, shall severally and respectively have Power, within the several and respective Counties and Places aforesaid, to nominate and appoint such Persons of Quality as to them shall seem meet, to be their Deputy Lieutenants, to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament: And that any one or more of the said Deputies, so assigned and approved of, in the Absence, or by the Command, of the said Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bollingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Roberts, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedds, Sir John Banks, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgom'y, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, David Earl of Exon, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolke, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carbery in the Kingdom of Ireland, and Bazill Lord Newenham, shall have Power and Authority to do and execute, within the said several and respective Counties and Places to them assigned as aforesaid, all such Powers and Authorities before in this present Ordinance contained: And the aforesaid Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bullingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Robarts, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedford, Sir John Banks, Knight, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke and Mountgomery, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lyncolne, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, David Earl of Exeter, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Lord Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolke, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carbery, and Bazill Lord Newenham, shall have Power to make Colonels and Captains, and other Officers, and to remove them out of their Places, and make others from Time to Time, as they shall think fit for that Purpose: And the said Henry Earl of Holland, Olliver Earl of Bullingbrooke, William Lord Pagett, Dudley Lord North, James Lord Straing, John Lord Robarts, William Lord Gray of Warke, John Earl of Rutland, William Earl of Bedds, Sir John Banks, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, William Earl of Salisbury, Sir Henry Vane Senior, Robert Earl of Warwick, George Lord Chandoys, Phillip Earl of Pembrooke, Francis Lord Dacres, Edward Lord Kymbolton, Robert Earl of Leicester, Phillip Lord Wharton, Henry Earl of Stamford, Theophilus Earl of Lincolne, Francis Lord Willoughby de Parham, Henry Lord Spencer, John Earl of Clare, Algernoone Earl of Northumberland, William Lord Viscount Say & Seale, David Earl of Exon, Edward Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England, William Marquis of Hertford, Robert Earl of Essex, James Earl of Suffolke, Charles Earl of Notts, Robert Lord Brooke, Henry Earl of Cumberland, Edward Lord Howard of Escrigg, Denzill Hollis, Esquire, Phillip Lord Herbert, Richard Earl of Carbery, and Bazill Lord Newenham, their Deputy or Deputies, in their Absence, or by their Command, shall have Power to lead, conduct, and employ the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections, and Invasions, that may happen within the several and respective Counties and Places; and shall have further Power and Authority to lead, conduct, and employ the Persons aforesaid, arrayed and weaponed, as well within their said several and respective Counties and Places as within any other Part of this Realm of England, or Dominion of Wales, for the Suppression of all Rebellions, Insurrections and Invasions that may happen, according as they from Time to Time shall receive Directions from the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.

"And be it further Ordained, That Sir John Gaire, Sir Jacobb Garrett, Knights and Aldermen, Thomas Atkin, Alderman, Sir John Wallaston, Knight and Alderman, John Warner, John Towes, Alderman, Serjeant Major General Skippon, or any Three or more of them, together with Randolph Manwaring, William Gibbs, John Fowke, James Bunce, Francis Peck, Samuell Warner, James Russell, Nathaniell Wright, William Berkley, Alexander Normington, Stephen Estwick, Owen Rowe, Citizens of London, or any Six or more of them, shall have such Power and Authority, within the City of London and the Liberties thereof, as any of the Lieutenants before named are authorized to have, by this Ordinance, within their said several and respective Counties (the Nomination and Appointment of Deputy Lieutenants only excepted).

"And it is further Ordained, That such Persons as shall not obey in any of the Premises shall answer their Neglect and Contempt to the Lords and Commons in a Parliamentary Way, and not otherwise, nor elsewhere; and that every the Powers granted as aforesaid shall continue until it shall be otherwise Ordered or Declared by both Houses of Parliament, and no longer."

A Scruple resolved, that this Ordinance did not intrench upon the Oath of Allegiance.

This being read; a Question was moved by a Lord, That it was a Scruple to his Conscience whether this Ordinance doth not intrench upon the Oath of Allegiance.

Hereupon the House Resolved, To decide this by a Question; and the Oath of Allegiance being read, it was Resolved, upon the Question, nemine contradicente, That the passing of this Ordinance now read is not any Way against the Oath of Allegiance.

The Ordinance passed.

Then it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, shall pass.

Protest against it.

These Lords following, before the putting of the Question, demanded their Right of Protestation, and Leave to enter their Dissents to this Vote; and do accordingly protest and dissent:

The L. Gr. Chamberlain.
Comes Bathton.
Comes South'ton.
Comes Devon.
Comes Cleveland.
Comes Monmouth.
Comes Portland.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Willoughby De Earsby.
Ds. De Grey.
Ds. Rich.
Ds. Howard De Charleton.
Ds. Dunsemore.
Ds. Savill.
Ds. Seymour.
Ds. Capell.

Proxies referred to the Committee for Privileges.

Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee for Privileges, to consider whether those Lords that are extra Regnum shall give their Proxies, and to take into Consideration all other Matters as concerns Proxies.

Message to the H. C. with the Ordinance for Defence of the Kingdom.

A Message was sent down to the House of Commons, Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:

To deliver the Ordinance, and to let them know that this House hath passed it.

Writ of Ne Exeat Regnum against Duncastle.

Ordered, That the Lord Keeper do issue out Two Writs of Ne Exeat Regnum, under the Great Seal of England, against Francis Duncastle, alias Duncaster, the one into Wilts, the other into Berks.

"To the Clerk of the Crown in the Chancery."

Sir Richard Percy Leave to travel.

Upon the humble Desire of Sir Richard Percy, Knight, made this Day unto this House; it is Ordered, That the said Sir Richard Percy shall have Liberty to travel into France, with Three or Four of his own domestic Servants only, as he hath desired.

Peter Heywood and Ld. Strange.

Ordered, That Peter Heywood shall attend this House on Monday next; and then this House will hear the Cause between the Lord Strange and he.

The House being informed, "That divers Gentlemen of Berkshire were at (fn. *) the Door, desiring that they might be admitted, to present an humble Petition to this House:" Hereupon they were called in; and the Sheriff delivered a Petition, which was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,

The Petition of Berks.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled in Parliament.

"The humble Petition of the High Sheriff, Knights, Esquires, Gentlemen, Ministers, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants, in the County of Berks,

"Sheweth,

"That your Petitioners, with all Joy and Thankfulness of Heart, acknowledge the happy Concurrence of your Lordships with the Honourable House of Commons, to the effecting of many great and excellent Things; and, we hope, to a full and perfect Reformation in the Government of this Church and Commonwealth, whereby so many threatening Dangers to this Kingdom, both at Home and from Abroad, by your great Wisdoms may be prevented, to the perpetual Honour of your Lordships and this Parliament.

"And we humbly pray the Continuance of this happy Consent and joint Endeavours for the Public Good; earnestly desiring your Lordships Assistance in putting our County, together with all other Counties of this Kingdom, into a Posture of Defence: And we shall be ever ready, with our Lives, Powers, and Fortunes, to maintain and defend His Majesty's Person, Honour, and Estate, your Lordships in that happy Concurrence, and the Rights and Privileges of Parliament.

"And shall ever pray, etc."

Thanks given to the Petitioners.

The Petitioners withdrew; and this House took into Consideration what Answer to give herein; which being resolved of, they were called in again; and the Lord Keeper, in the Name of the House, told them, "That this House gives them Thanks for their Petition, which their Lordships take in good Part; and gives them Thanks for their Care of the Public; and did let them know, that their Lordships are now in Hand with those Things as they desire, and will proceed therein with all Expedition."

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora 4a, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Post meridiem.

PRAYERS.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edmond Varney, Knight:

Message from the H. C. about applying to The States of Holland for Sir Simon Harcourt to keep his Employment there.

To desire their Lordships to join with them in sending to The States Ambassador, to request him to write to The States of Holland; and to signify unto them the Desire of both Houses of Parliament, That Sir Symon Harcourt may be continued in his Command there; and that he may receive the Profits of the same, notwithstanding his Employment in Ireland.

The Dutch Ambassador to be moved about it.

Ordered, That this House joins with the House of Commons to send to The States Ambassador, concerning Sir Symon Harecourt, as is desired; and their Lordships do (fn. *) appoint the Lord Paget and the Lord Newnham to move the said Ambassador therein.

The Answer returned was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House joins with the House of Commons, in sending to The States Ambassador, concerning Sir Symon Harecourt, and have appointed Two Lords for that Purpose.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Gilbert Gherrard, Baronet:

Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Ordinance for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom.

To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons do agree with this House, in the Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Safety and Defence of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales, sent down to them this Day.

2. To present to this House certain Votes, made by the House of Commons, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.

3. They desire that the Names of such as shall be thought fit to be Deputy Lieutenants may be delivered to the House of Commons.

The Resolutions were read, and approved, as followeth:

Votes concerning Commissions of Lieutenancy.

"Resolved, upon the Question, by the House of Commons,

"That the several Commissions granted under the Great Seal to the Lieutenants of the several Counties are illegal and void."

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote.

Old Commissions of Lieutenancy to be canceled.

"Resolved, by the House of Commons,

"That the Lords be moved, to join with this House, to give Directions that the several Commissions of Lieutenancy be brought in, to be canceled."

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House gives Directions, That the several Commissions of Lieutenancy be brought into this House.

Lords Lieutenants to bring in their Commissions.

Ordered, That those Lords Lieutenants as have their Commissions now in Town, are to bring them into this House on Monday the 7th of this Instant March; and those Lords whose Commissions are out of the Town are hereby Ordered to return them unto the Clerk of this House, on Monday come Fortnight, being the 21st of this Instant Month.

Acting by Commission of Lieutenancy without Consent of Parliament, a Disturbance of the Peace.

"Resolved, upon the Question, by the House of Commons,

"That whosoever shall execute any Power over the Militia of this Kingdom, and Dominion of Wales, by Colour of any Commission of Lieutenancy, without Consent of both Houses of Parliament, shall be accounted a Disturber of the Peace of the Kingdom."

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House agrees with the House of Commons in this Vote.

Protest against it.

These Lords following, before the putting of the Question, demanded their Right of Protestation, and Leave to enter their Dissents to this Question: videlicet,

Comes South'ton.
Ds. Seymour.
Ds. Mowbray.
Ds. Howard de Charleton.

Protests to be entered the next Sitting Day after the Vote passes.

Ordered, That such Lords as shall make Protestation, or enter their Dissents, to any Votes of this House, shall make their said Protestation, or give Directions to have their Dissents entered into the Clerk's Book, the next Sitting Day of this House; or else the said Protestation or Dissent is to be void, and of none Effect.

Names of Deputy Lieutenants to be brought in.

Ordered, upon the Desire of the House of Commons, That such Lords as are appointed by the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament to be Lieutenants, shall bring in, by Thursday next, the Names of such Persons as are fit to be nominated and elected by both Houses of Parliament to be Deputy Lieutenants of the several Counties of England and Wales.

The Answer returned to the House of Commons, concerning the last Message, was:

Answer to the H. C.

That this House agrees with them in all the Votes, leaving out in the Second Vote these Words ["to be canceled"]; and that this House hath Ordered the Names of such Persons as are fit to be nominated and elected by both Houses of Parliament to be Deputy Lieutenants of the several Counties shall be brought in on Thursday next.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strode:

Message from the H. C. about the Guards.

To let their Lordships know, that whereas Two Companies of Guards are appointed to guard both Houses of Parliament every Day, the House of Commons have voted, That One Company shall be forthwith discharged, for the Ease of the City of London.

Hereupon this House made this ensuing Order: videlicet,

One Company to be discharged.

"Whereas the Sheriffs of London and Midd. were Ordered, the 11th of January last, to send Two Companies, under the Command of Serjeant Major General Skippon, to attend the Houses of Parliament every Day; it is now thought fit, and so Ordered by the said Houses, That the said Sheriffs shall send down, under the Command of the said Serjeant Major Skippon, only One complete Company of the Trained Bands of London and Midd. every Day, to attend both the said Houses of Parliament; and hereof they may not fail."

Bikes and Weight sent for, for affronting a Captain of the Trained Bands.

Upon Information given to this House, "That John Bikes and John Weight had affronted and abused One of the Captains of the Trained Bands that came to guard the House;" it is Ordered, That they shall be sent for, to appear to answer the same to this House, on Monday Morning next.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Marten:

Message from the H. C. with a Declaration to be sent to the King about Fears and Jealousies.

To present to their Lordships a Declaration, passed the House of Commons, which they think fit to be presented to the King: in which the House of Commons desire their Lordships Concurrence.

The said Declaration was read; and it was Resolved, upon the Question, That this House defers the Debating and Voting of the aforesaid Declaration until Monday Morning next.

Lords desire Proofs to satisfy Doubts.

Hereupon the House Resolved, To have a Conference with the House of Commons on Monday, to know of them what Proofs can be offered, to satisfy such Lords as doubt of the Truth of some Particulars.

And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:

Message to the H. C. about Proofs of some Particulars in the Declaration.

To desire that they would give a Free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, on Monday Morning, at Eight of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Declaration to be presented to the King; also to desire that they would bring their Proofs to make good the Particulars in the said Declaration.

Sir Walter Norton privileged only while he is prosecuting his Cause in this House.

Whereas Complaint hath been made this Day, "That Sir Walter Norton, Baronet, pretendeth the Privilege of this House, to free him from Arrests, by an Order made here dated the Second of June last, for the following of his Cause depending before the Lords in Parliament; and that thereby Francis Gherrard, Robert Carter, and Smith, Gentlemen, are stopped in their legal Proceeding against him; which Liberty was never intended by this House to the Prejudice of any Man:" It is therefore thought fit, and so Ordered by the Lords in Parliament, That the said Sir Walter Norton shall have Liberty to pass to and from this House, without Arrests, at such Time only as his Cause shall be appointed to be heard or proceeded in, before their Lordships, and at no other Time or Times whatsoever; and that, at all other Times, the Parties above-mentioned may take their ordinary legal Way of Proceeding against him the said Sir Walter, as though no former Order had been made in this Cause.

Bill against Exportation of Wool.

Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Exportation of Wool, Wool-fells, Fullers-earth, and Fullingclay.

Adjourn.

Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ, videlicet, 7m diem instantis Martii, hora 8a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.

Footnotes

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* Deest in Originali.
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