DIE Sabbati, videlicet, 19 die Martii.
Earl of Salisbury's Commissions brought in.
The Earl of Sarum brought in Two Commissions of
Lieutenancy, one for the County of Hertford, the other
for the County of Dorsett.
Gay, the Printer, in Custody.
William Gaye, the Printer that printed the Paper of
the Discourse between His Majesty and the Committees
of both Houses at the Delivery of the Declaration,
was brought to the Bar; but, being asked of whom he
had the Copy to print that by, he confessed he had it
of Sir Edward Littleton's Clerk.
Sir Edward Littleton's Clerk sent for.
Hereupon the House Ordered, That Sir Edward
Littleton's Clerk should be sent for, to be examined
concerning this Business; and that the said William
Gaye shall remain in the Custody of the Gentleman
Usher, until the Pleasure of this House be further
Geo. Benyon's Petition of Submission.
To be bailed.
Upon reading the Petition of George Benyon, acknowledging, "That he is truly sensible and heartily
sorrowful for that Offence which hath drawn upon
him their Lordships Censure of his Restraint and Imprisonment in The Tower, professing it was far from
his Intention in what he did to give any Offence to
this House, or the House of Commons; therefore
desires their Lordships will be pleased either to release
him, or that he may go upon Bail, according as their
Lordships shall please to appoint:" Hereupon this
House Ordered, That the said George Benyon shall be
brought before this House, and enter into Recognizance
of Two Thousand Pounds, to answer such Matters as
are now depending in this House against him; and that
he shall appear before the said Lords in Parliament at
Three Days next after Notice shall be left at his House
to that Purpose; and this being done, he is to be released from his Imprisonment in The Tower.
A Ne excat Regnum against Dr. Hughes.
Ordered, That the Lord Keeper shall cause a Writ
of Ne exeat Regnum against Henry Hughes, Doctor of
Bill against mixing Wines.
Ordered, That (fn. *) the Committee for the Bill against
the Sophistication of Wines shall presently meet, and
consider of the said Bill, with the Amendments, and
report the same to the House.
Lord Baltinglass arrested.
The Sheriff and Keeper of The Compter sent for.
Upon Complaint this Day made unto the House, by
the humble Petition of the Lord Viscount Baltinglasse,
of Ireland, now Prisoner in The Compter of Woodstreet,
London, being arrested contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, as being Servant to His Majesty; and that Sir
George Clarke, one of the Sheriffs of the said City, and
the Keeper of Woodstreet Compter, have refused to release
the said Lord Baltinglasse, notwithstanding an Order of
this House was shewed unto them, and his Enlargement required by virtue thereof; it is therefore Ordered, That the said Sir George Clarke, and the Keeper
of The Compter of Woodstreet, shall attend the Lords in
Parliament on Tuesday the 22d of this Instant March, by
Nine of the Clock in the Morning, to answer their
(fn. *) said Contempt; and that then they bring along with
them the Lord Viscount Baltinglasse, as they will answer
the contrary at their Perils.
Bill to indemnify Lords that have acted upon Commissions of Lieutenancy and Array.
Ordered, That the King's Counsel shall prepare a
Draught of a Bill, for the securing of such Lords and
others as have executed any Thing upon Commissions
of Lieutenancy and Array, and present the same to this
Colonel Butler to attend.
It was moved, "That, in regard the Lord Mayor of
the City of London is sick, that he might be eased of
the Custody of Colonel Butler, committed to him by
this House:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That the
said Colonel Butler shall attend this House on Monday
next, and then their Lordships will give further Order
Bill against mixing Wines.
The Committee reported the Bill against Sophistication
of Wines, with the Amendments, which were read
Thrice, and approved of; and it is Ordered, That
the said Bill shall be ingrossed, with the Amendments
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Hampden:
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to fit P. M.
To let their Lordships know, that the House of Commons are now in Agitation of some Business of great
Importance, which they intend to communicate to their
Lordships, but doubt they shall not be ready until this
Afternoon; therefore they desire their Lordships would
be pleased to sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, That this House shall sit this Afternoon, at
Two of the Clock.
The Messengers were called in, and told that this
House will sit this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock.
Sir Philip Carteret's Memorial about Jersey.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom shall meet on Tuesday Morning next, to consider of Sir Phillip Carterett's Petition and Memorial,
concerning the Isle of Jersey.
Committee to consider of sequestering the Estates of Irish Rebels in England.
Ordered, That these Lords following are appointed
Committees, to take into Consideration those Persons
that are in actual Rebellion in Ireland, and that have
Lands, Rents, or Annuities here in England; and to advise of some fit Course that the same may be sequestered
and disposed of, toward the Maintenance of the War
in Ireland; and to report the same to this House: videlicet,
The L. Chamberlain.
L. Visc. Say et Seale.
The Lord Chief Justice and
Mr. Justice Crawley,
Ds. Grey de Warke.
Their Lordships, or any Three of them, are to
meet on Thursday Morning, at Nine of the Clock,
in the Painted Chamber, and afterwards where
and when they please.
The Lords Committees reported the Order made by
Consent between the Lady Slyngsby and Sir Faithfull
Fortescue, which was read, in hæc verba: videlicet,
Order between Lady Slingsby and Sir Faithful Fortescue.
"Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Slingsby
against Sir Faithfull Fortescue, and upon hearing of
the said Sir Faithfull; it appeared, by Agreements
and Articles, dated the 30th of August 1638, that,
in Consideration of a Marriage between Chichester
Fortescue, Son and Heir Apparent of Sir Faithfull
and Elizabeth his now Wife, Daughter of the said
Lady Slingsby, and of a Marriage Portion of Two
Thousand Pounds; it was agreed that the said Sir
Faithful Fortescue should settle, for his Son and his
Wife's present Maintenance, Lands of Five Hundred Pounds per Annum, which should be chargeable
upon the said Sir Faithful Fortescue's whole Estate,
and be allowed from the Time of the Marriage, payable Half-yearly; and that Sir Faithfull Fortescue
should estate his House in Dublin, and Lands of Inheritance of Three Hundred Pounds per Annum, for
the Jointure of Elizabeth, which was to be Part of
the Five Hundred Pounds per Annum present Maintenance, which was to be settled, after the Death of
Chichester and Elizabeth, on the Heirs Males of
Chichester begotten, the Remainder to the Heirs Males
of the Body of Sir Faithfull Fortescue; and to estate
One Thousand Pounds per Annum upon his Son and
his Heirs Males, after his onw Death: But it was
agreed the rest of the Lands, besides the Jointure,
be chargeable to pay Portions and Annuities, for the
Daughters of Chichester and Elizabeth, if they had
no Sons, as is expressed in the Agreements and Articles; and that Assurances should be perfected, by
Advice of Counsel, before the First Day of May
1639: All which the said Sir Faithfull Fortescue confessed, and alledged that he had accordingly paid the
said Yearly Sum of Five Hundred Pounds per Annum,
for Maintenance, and had settled the Lands according to the Agreements, but produced nothing evidencing the same; neither doth it appear that the
Assurances are yet settled; and it was also confessed
that the Security of the Portion rests in Friends Hands,
that were trusted by Sir William Slingsby, and by Sir
Faithfull Fortescue consented, to be by them disposed
for the Benefit of Elizabeth Wife of the said Chichester and their Children: It is therefore Ordered,
That no Part of the Portion be paid, until the Values
of the Lands be made good, and the Assurances be
perfected, for present Maintenance, Jointure, and
future Settlement; but the Portion, and the Proceed
thereof, to rest in the Friends Hands now trusted, to
be disposed of, for the Maintenance of the said
Elizabeth, and her Children by the said Chichester;
and, after the Lands settled, the Portion to be disposed of, for the present Maintenance and Benefit of
the said Elizabeth, Wife of the said Chichester, and
their Children; all which was fully agreed on and
consented to, by the said Sir Faithfull Fortescue then
present: It is therefore Ordered, That Sir Faithfull Fortescue make and execute such Assurances thereof as shall be reasonably devised; for which Purpose
the Lord Privy Seal is desired to assign Counsel, to
see Things perfected, and Assurances made forthwith,
and reconcile the Differences, if any be, or certify;
and, if any Party shall not conform to his Lordship's
Order, for settling the Lands, and Payment of the
Portion, their Lordships, upon Complaint, will be
pleased to give further Direction; and it is further
Ordered, That the said Sir Faithfull Fortescue shall
not depart out of this Kingdom, until he hath performed this Order."
Ordered, That this House confirms this Order,
made by Consent; and Orders the same accordingly.
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in [ (fn. *) post meridiem.]
hujus instantis diei, hora 2a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
Peter Bergin's Cause, recommended by The States Ambassador.
The Lord Pagett informed this House, "That The
States Ambassador doth recommend the Cause of one
Peter Bergin to their Lordships Consideration, as the
Justice of his Cause requires:" And the House Ordered, That the Lord Pagett should return this Answer to The States Ambassador, "That this House hath
already heard and determined the Business which concerns the said Peter Bergin and others; and that the
Money will not hold out to satisfy others and him
Message from the H.C. for a Conference, about an Answer to the King's last Message, and some Informations concerning the Safety of the Kingdom;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Arthur Goodwin; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To desire a Conference, at such Time as their
Lordships shall please to appoint, touching a Message to
be sent to the King, as an Answer to His Message lately
sent from Newmarket; also touching some Informations
which the House of Commons have received, touching
the Safety of the Kingdom.
and for the Committee to meet about the Contribution.
2. To desire their Lordships would please to appoint
the Place and Time when the Committees for the Contribution shall meet.
Committee for the Contribution.
Ordered, That the Committees for the Contribution shall meet on Monday Morning next, at Nine of the
Clock, in the Painted Chamber; and that this House
will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the
The Answer returned to the Messangers was:
Answer to the H. C.
That their Lordships will give a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired; and that this
House hath appointed the Committee for the Contributions for Ireland to meet on Monday Morning next, at
Nine of the Clock in the Morning, in the Painted
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference, concerning Informations about the Safety of the Kingdom, and for an Answer to the King's last Message.
Then the Lord Keeper reported the Effect of this Conference: "That the House of Commons have received
divers Informations, concerning the Safety of this
Kingdom, which they thought fit to acquaint their
"The First was, a Letter of William Cranmer, the
Deputy for the Merchant Adventurers at Rotterdam,
written to Sir Henry Row, Governor, and Mr. Edwards, Deputy of the Company, in which Letter
there was an Examination taken by Mr. Cranmer, of
one James Henly, 14 Martii, Stylo novo; which was
to this Effect: The said James Henly being an Englishman, and a Master of a Ship, there came a Gentlemanlike Man to him at Rotterdam, who did appertain to
the Lord Digby, and told him that there was a Fleet
ready at Elsenore, in Denmarke, and Thirty or Forty
Thousand Men there ready, which had a Purpose to
take their Passage for Hull; and did move and deal
with him that he would go to Elsenore, there to take
Charge as Master of a Ship, to conduct it to Hull;
and the said Person did importune him to go with
him, to speak to the Lord Digby, at The Hague,
about the said Business, and promised to bear his
Charges, and that he should have a good Ship under
(fn. *) him; and he should get Money and Credit by it.
And he told him further, that the Lord Digby was
bound for Elsenore; and that, if those Men which
should pass from Elsenore to Hull should be likely to
be over-matterd, that there might be more Soldiers,
which might come in on the West Side of England, at
Tarbaye, in the West Country.
"Next was read the Information of one Henry Dalliez, a Frenchman, Servant to Monsieur Freeze, Son
to the Lord Chancellor of Denmarke, dated the 19th
March 1641; who saith, That he came lately from
Denmarke and Hamborough; and he heard in Denmarke of Levies of Men, and heard a common Report
in Hamborough that those Levies were for England.
"The concurrent Prooss, which make the Credit of
these Informations the more considerable, are, the
Endeavours to have put the Earl of Newcastle into
Hull, and his coming thither under a feigned Name.
"The Expressions in my Lord Digbie's Letters; His
Majesty's withdrawing Himself into those Parts, notwithstanding the Advice of His Parliament.
"Thus much the House of Commons thought fit to
communicate concerning their Informations from Denmarke; but, in regard the Conference was general,
concerning the Safety of the Kingdom, they desire
to acquaint their Lordships with some Informations
they have received that the French Fleet is gone for
Ireland: To this Purpose a Letter was read, written
from Plymouth, the 11th of this Instant March, from
one Francis Washington, to Mr. Thomas Hopkins, Merchant in London; [ (fn. †) the Contents] whereof was, That
the French Fleet is gone for Ireland; they steered
away North-North-West, the Wind being at South.
"The House of Commons says, that these are some
of the Materials of their Fears, and a further Cause
of continuing and increasing their Distractions and
Jealousies, and of pursuing the Courses already agreed
upon, for securing the Kingdom, and putting the Subjects into a Posture of Defence.
"And because this Business hath been agitated in
Holland, from whence Sir John Pennington is lately
returned with the Fleet, and one Captain Wake, Captain of one of the Ships; the House of Commons desires their Lordships to join with them, in sending
for Sir John Pennington and Captain Wake, for to be
examined upon some Circumstances that may give
further Light to this Information.
"It was further delivered at this Conference, That
the House of Commons have thought it fit, that a
Message, with all Speed, be sent to His Majesty, to
answer some Things in His Majesty's late Speech to
the Committee of Lords and Commons at Newmarkett, which seem to reflect upon the Honour of
both Houses, and also to intimate to His Majesty the
Contents of these Advertisements received out of
Holland; and to renew the Desires and Advice of
both Houses, for His Majesty's Return to His Parliament; a Draught of which Message the House of
Commons present to their Lordships Consideration,
desiring Concurrence therein.
Propositions of the House of Commons.
"Also the House of Commons desired their Lordships Concurrence in these Propositions following:
No Forces to be admitted into Hull, but by Authority of both Houses.
"That a Command of both Houses be sent to Hull,
by an Express to the Governor there, That he suffer
no Foreign Ships to come in that Harbour, without
very careful Examination, and Assurance that they
be such as will do no Hurt; and that he receive no
English or other Forces into that Town, but such as
by the Wisdom and Authority of both Houses of
Parliament shall be advised and directed to be received into that Town, and kept there, to preserve
that Town, for His Majesty's Service, and the Security of the Kingdom.
The Fleet to examine Ships from Holland and Denmark to Hull.
"2. That the Lord Admiral may be desired to enquire the Reason why One of His Majesty's Ships is
left behind in Holland, and how this Ship is employed, and when to return; and that his Lordship
command the Ships now at Sea to examine all Ships
that pass betwixt Holland and Hull; and likewise that
he send some small Vessels to the Northward at Hull,
that may give Intelligence of any Forces that are
like to come from Denmark thither, and to enquire
of all Vessels that come out of The Sound, what
Preparations of Land or Sea Forces there are about
Forces levied in the North without Consent of both Houses to be suppressed.
"3. That the Lords Lieutenants and the High
Sheriffs of the Northern Counties may receive Orders from both Houses, to suppress all Forces which
shall be raised in those Parts without the Advice and
Direction of the Lords and Commons in Parliament,
and to (fn. *) be especially careful of Newcastle, Hull,
and other Towns of the Sea Coasts.
Letter to Mr. Pym, that the Navy will desert the Parliament, and that some Members betray their Counsels to the King. (Vide the Letter.)
"Next, was reported a Letter, without a Name,
written to Mr. Pym, dated from Newmarket, the 8th
of March 1641, intimating that the Navy will be
treacherous to the Parliament; that Forces will be
sent into Ireland out of France; that Declarations by
the King will be printed, of the Grievances of the
Parliament; and that some of the Members of the
House of Commons betray all their Doings, and send
the King the Heads of their Intents and Resolutions.
"Lastly, the House of Commons acquaint their
Lordships, with an Answer which they intend to send
to the King, concerning Mr. Pym's Speech; and to
vindicate the House of Commons from some Passages in His Majesty's Declarations, which concern
the Honour of that House; which they thought fit to
let their Lordships know thereof."
The Report being ended; the House took all the
Particulars of this Message into Consideration; and,
after a serious Debate, Ordered, That the Lord Admiral shall be desired to send for Sir John Pennington
and Captain Wake, to attend the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, with all possible Speed.
Message to be sent to the King.
Next, the Draught of the Message to be sent to the
King from both Houses was read; and, it being put
to the Question, whether this House will join with the
House of Commons in this Message to be sent to the
King, adding these Words ["in or about"] the Time,
And it was Resolved affirmatively.
Protest against it.
These Lords following, before the putting of the
Question, desired Leave of the House to enter their
Dissents to this Question; which the House granted:
Ds. de Grey.
Answers to the Propositions of the H. C.
Concerning the First Proposition, "That Sir John
Hotham shall not admit Forces into Hull;" it was Resolved, upon the Question, That it shall be propounded
to the House of Commons, with this Alteration; videlicet, instead of these Words ["but by such as by the
Wisdom and Authority of both Houses of Parliament"], to be ["without the King's Authority, signified by both Houses of Parliament"].
Concerning the Second Proposition; it is Ordered,
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
therein; and appoints the Lord Kymbolton to signify to
the Lord Admiral, from both Houses, That it is their
Pleasure, that his Lordship do presently give Order
that all the Particulars be put into Execution with all
Concerning the Third Proposition, about the Lords
Lieutenants, and the Sheriffs of the Northern Counties, obeying such Orders as shall be sent from both
Houses of Parliament, for suppressing all Forces that
shall be raised in those Parts; it was Resolved, To be
propounded to the Consideration of the House of Commons, whether this were not a Weakening to the Order
of both Houses formerly given to the Sheriffs, &c. for
suppressing of unlawful Assemblies.
Conference to be had with the H. C. about these Propositions.
Then the House Resolved, To have a present Conference with the House of Commons, to acquaint them
with the Amendments and Alterations in the Message to the King, and these Propositions; and also to
let them know wherein this House doth agree with
Next, was read a Copy of the Message which the
House of Commons sent to His Majesty, as an Answer
to His Majesty's Reply: videlicet,
Message from the Common to the King.
"May it please Your Majesty,
"Your Majesty's most humble and faithful Subjects, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the
Commons House of Parliament, having considered
Your Majesty's Reply to their Answer touching such
Persons as have been licensed by Your Majesty to
pass into Ireland, do most humbly beseech Your Majesty to believe, that they shall always with Thankfulness and Joy receive from Your Majesty any satisfactory Answer to their just Requests; and, as they
hope they shall find in Your Majesty a Readiness to
rectify those Things which have been done to their
Prejudice, so will they be careful to remove all Apprehensions of their Actions or Speeches, which may
seem to cast any Dishonour upon Your Majesty.
"For Your Majesty's better Satisfaction concerning the positive Affirmation that many of the chief
Commanders now in the Head of the Rebels (after
the Ports were stopped by Order of both Houses)
have been suffered to pass by Your Majesty's immediate Warrant; may it please Your Majesty
to consider, that herein they have affirmed nothing but what they had Cause to believe was true;
the Grounds whereof they humbly present to Your
"The First Ground is this, That both Houses of
Parliament (having, upon Your Majesty's Commendation, taken into their Care the Suppression of
the Rebellion in Ireland) had Reason to be especially
watchful over the Ports; because the Rebels, abounding in Numbers of Men for the most Part ignorant of
the Use of their Arms, could by no Means become
dangerous or formidable to this Kingdom, but by
the Access of Soldiers and Commanders, wherewith they were like to be furnished either out of
France or Flanders, from both which Places the
Passage into Ireland is more speedy and easy through
this Kingdom; and therefore they could not choose
but be very sensible of whatsoever gave Liberty, or
Opportunity to such a Passage, as of a very hurtful
and dangerous Grievance; for Prevention whereof,
they did, upon the Seventh of November, agree upon
an Order, to restrain all Passage into Ireland, but
upon due and strict Examination by such Persons as
were trusted to make those Licences.
"A Second Ground, that the other Licence granted
to the Lord Delvin, and then acknowledged by
Your Majesty's Answer, were such (both in regard
of the Persons to whom they were granted, and the
Extent of the Words in which they were granted)
as were apt to produce such an Effect as is mentioned in that positive Affirmation; that is, to open a
Way for the Passage of Papists, and other dangerous
Persons, to join with the Rebels, and to be Heads
and Commanders amongst them; which is thus
"The Warrant granted to Colonel Butler (since the
Order of Restraint by both Houses of Parliament)
did extend to all Ports of England and Scotland, and
did give free Passage to himself and to his Company,
without any Qualification of Persons, or Limitation
of Number; and this Colonel was himself a Papist,
had a Brother in Rebellion, and General of the
Rebels in Munster, was expected and very much
desired by those Rebels, who, for a long Time, kept
a Regiment to be commanded by him, as we have
been credibly informed.
"The Second was granted to a Son of the Lord
Netterfield, which Lord had Four Sons in England
since the Rebellion, One of which is settled in England; Three others intended to pass into Ireland,
and were all dangerous Persons, being Papists,
bred in the Wars in the Service of the King of
Spaine, and One of them lately become a Jesuit.
"The Third, to the Lord Delvin, extends to himself and Four Persons more unnamed; that one of
those who should have passed with him is taken to
be a Jesuit; and another, who calls himself Plonckett, seems to be a Man of some Breeding and
Quality, and like to have been serviceable to the
Rebels, and to have done Mischief if he had gone
"The Fourth, Sir George Hamilton, and Three
more unnamed. This Gentleman is likewise a professed Papist, and may be doubted to be of the
Party of the Rebels; One of that Name being
mentioned in the Instructions of Sempill the Jesuit,
amongst divers other dangerous Persons of the Popish
Party in Scotland and Ireland; which Instructions
were found in a Ship stayed in Cornwall, which
was going into Ireland with divers Jesuits, Soldiers,
and others, for the Encouragement of the Rebels.
"A Third Ground is this, That, by virtue and
Authority of these Licences, several Persons have
passed over, which are now in actual Rebellion and
joined with the Rebels, and some have commanded
amongst them, which is thus proved:
"One Captain Sutton did, by virtue and Authority of Your Majesty's Licence, embark at Whitehaven, in the Company of Colonel Butler, and was
driven back by foul Weather, whereupon the Colonel stayed, and went to Chester; but that Captain
reimbarked himself in the same Bottom, and passed
into Ireland, where he went into Rebellion with the
Lord Dunsany, and hath since obtained the Place
of a Colonel amongst the Rebels, as we are very credibly informed.
"Two of the Sons of the Lord Netterfeild, one
a Jesuit, and the other a Soldier, passed into Ireland in December last, both of them by virtue of
Your Majesty's Warrant, as we have Cause to believe, for that they went both together in One Ship,
and the Licence acknowledged to be granted by
Your Majesty must needs be granted to One of them,
seeing the other Brother, who lately endeavoured
to pass over, did produce no Licence; and, upon
his Examination, doth absolutely deny that he had
"A Fourth Ground (which we humbly offer to
Your Majesty) is this, That Your Majesty cannot
be assured that no other did pass upon Your Licence, as Your Majesty did conceive, and are pleased
to express in Your Answer; and that we had great
Cause to believe that divers others had passed over
by Your Warrant besides the Persons aforementioned,
and that for these Reasons:
"1. Because we received such a general Information, that divers now in the Head of the Rebels
were passed by Your Majesty's Licence; which
being true in Part, and easy to be effected in regard of the Nature and Extent of the Warrants,
and probable to be attempted in regard of the Subtilty and Vigilancy of that Party to make Use of
all Advantages, seemed to deserve Credit, which we
should not have given to it if it had been a naked
Information, without such Circumstances.
"2. Because we had concurring Advertisements
from Ireland and Chester, that divers Priests, Jesuits, and Popish Commanders, had passed over, and
were landed there, and particularly some of Colonel Buttler's Company; and that the Officers of
the Ports had kept no Entry of the Names of these
Persons, or of the Warrants by which they were
"These, we hope, will be sufficient to persuade
Your Majesty to believe, that, as we had some Cause
to give Credit to the said Informations, so we had
no Intention to make any ill Use of them to Your
Majesty's Dishonour, but did impute the Blame to
Your Ministers; who might have been more careful
to have informed Your Majesty of the Quality of
those Persons named in Your Licences, and so to have
limited them that they might not have extended to
others as they did, how many and dangerous soever.
"And they pray Your Majesty to rest assured, that
they shall always be tender of Your Honour and
Reputation with Your good Subjects; and, for this
Cause, have made this true Declaration of the full
State of this Matter, that they may think no otherwise of it than the Truth, and in all Things shall
labour to establish a good Understanding and Confidence betwixt Your Majesty and Your People,
which they heartily desire and pray for, as the
chiefest Means of preserving the Honour, Safety,
and Prosperity, of Your Majesty and Your Kingdom."
A Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Mr. Page and Dr. Bennett:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about the Propositions.
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, concerning the Propositions brought up this
Afternoon at the Conference.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
That the House of Commons will give a present
Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Peter Heywood to answer Lord Strange.
Ordered, That Peter Heywood, Gentleman, complained of to this House by the Lord Strange, shall
put in his Answer in Writing peremptorily on Tuesday
next, being the 22d of this Instant March, to the Charge
exhibited by the Lord Strange against him.
Captain Greatholder Leave to recruit his Company for Holland.
Ordered, That Captain Robert Greatbolder, Serjeant
to Captain Watkins's Company, shall be permitted to
entertain and transport Thirty Men, Voluntiers, for recruiting the Regiment of the Lord Craven, for the
Service of The States of the United Provinces.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Message from the H. C. with the Bill of Tonnage and Poundage.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir John Culpepper, Knight, Chancellor of His
Majesty's Exchequer; who brought up a Bill, which
had passed the House of Commons, intituled, "A
Subsidy granted to the King of Tonnage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported."
vice lecta est Billa, An Act intituled, "A
Subsidy granted to the King, of Tonnage and Poundage, and other Sums of Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported."
Bill for reducing the Irish Rebels passed by Commission.
The Commission being come for the passing of the
Royal Assent to the Bill for the Adventure for Ireland; the Lord Keeper, the Lord Great Chamberlain,
and the Earl of Bath, Three of the Commissioners,
being sat upon a Form set across the House, the Gentleman of the Black Rod was commanded to go to
the House of Commons, to desire them to come;
who being come, with their Speaker, the Lord Keeper
signified unto them, "That the King had sent a Commission for the passing of a Bill for the reducing
of the Kingdom of Ireland;" which said Commission * was commanded to be read; and it being read,
the Clerk of the Crown read the Title of the Bill:
"An Act for the speedy and effectual reducing of
the Rebels, in His Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland, to
their due Obedience to His Majesty, and the Crown
Then the Clerk of the Parliament pronounced the
Royal Assent, in these Words:
"Le Roy le veult."
This being done; the House of Commons returned
to their own House.
Message from the H. C. for a further Conference about their Propositions.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Hugh Chomley, Knight and Baronet:
To desire a Free Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, if it stand with their Lordships
Conveniency, touching the Matter of the last Free Conference.
The Answer returned to the abovesaid Message was:
That this House will give a Free Conference, on
Monday Morning next, at Nine of the Clock, in the
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens
Parliamentum coninuandum esse usque in diem Lunæ,
videlicet 21m diem instantis Martii, hora 9a Aurora,
Dominis sic decernentibus.