DIE Saturni, 27 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Letter from L. Inchiquin.
A Letter from the Lord Inchequin was read, dated
from Corke, the 10th of March, 1646.
(Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee for the Irish Affairs, to report to this
House on Thursday next, what hath been the Precedents
in former Times in Cases of this Nature.
Committee to attend the P. Elector.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to attend
the Prince Elector shall go to him on Monday next, in
the Afternoon, at Four of the Clock; and afterwards
to meet from Time [ (fn. *) to Time] as they shall find
Answer to the King's Letters about His Chaplains.
The Letter in Answer to the King's Two Letters concerning Chaplains, was read, and Agreed to; and
Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons for
Ordinance to prevent Clipping and Coining.
The House was adjourned into a Committee during
Pleasure, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for
preventing the Coining and Clipping of Money.
The House was resumed.
Then the said Ordinance was read the Third Time,
and Agreed to.
Message to the H. C. with the Letter to the King; and about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett:
1. To deliver to them the Letter to be sent to the
King, and desire their Concurrence therein.
2. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning the
Clipping of Coin, and to desire their Concurrence.
3. To put them in Mind of passing the Ordinance
concerning the settling the Dutchy in the Lord Grey of
Warke Speaker formerly of the House of Peers, and
the Speaker of the House of Commons.
Lloyd to be instituted to Llandoydmour.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett shall give Institution
and Induction to the Rectory of Llandoydmour, in Com.
Cardigan, to Jenkin Lloyd Cler.; he being presented
thereunto by Grant under the Great Seal: And this to
be with a salvo Jure cujuscunque; he first taking the solemn League and Covenant.
Parks held from the King to be compounded for.
The Question being put, "Whether such Persons
as have any Forests or Parks, by Grant from
the King, shall have Liberty to compound for
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
L. Loftus and Sir G. Wentworth.
Ordered, That the Cause between the Lord Viscount Ely and Sir George Wentworth shall be heard
on Tuesday next.
Ly. Stanhope, & al. a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Stanhope, with her Two
Sons and her own Servant, shall be permitted to (fn. *) come
out of Holland into England, and return thither again.
Order to release Robinson, taken going from Scilly to France according to the Articles.
"Whereas Thomas Robinson was in the Garrison of
Sylly at the Surrender thereof, and was to be safely
conveyed, according to the Articles of Surrender, into
France, which said Articles are since confirmed by
both Houses of Parliament; and whereas the said
Robinson was, by contrary Winds, driven into St. Ives
Bay, in Cornwall, and there apprehended, within the
Time limited by his Articles, and carried to Lanceston
Gaol, by the Direction of divers Justices of the said
County, for a Fact pretended to be done by him Two
Years before: It is Ordered, &c. That the said
Mr. Robinson shall, upon Sight of this Order, be discharged of his said Imprisonment, and suffered to
have the Benefit of the Articles, according to Agreement.
"To the Keeper of the Gaol of Lanceston, &c."
Letter from L. Inchiquin, complaining that L. Lisle, L. L. of Ireland, slighted his Commission as President and Commander in Chief in Munster.
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"Soon after the Arrival of the Lord Lieutenant in
this Province, I was occasioned to observe the Dispensation of his Lordship's Orders throughout the
whole Army, by such of the General Officers as accompany his Lordship into this Kingdom, without
taking Notice of the Trust reposed in me by the
Honourable Houses next under his Lordship; whereupon I thought it expedient for me, in order for the
Support of that Dignity wherewith I was honoured,
to address myself unto his Excellency, and to present
unto him my Commission for the Presidency of this
Province, grounded upon an Ordinance of Parliament,
whereby I was qualified with ample and absolute
Power for the Chief Command of an Army in this
Province, and for the carrying on of the War here,
for the Exercise of Martial Law, and constituting of
Laws and Ordinances Military, for the raising, arming, and inlisting Men into Pay, and employing them
against the Rebels, and for conferring and disposing
all Officers and Commanders belonging to a Commander in Chief; and did therewith declare it to be
my humble Sense, That, according (fn. *) to the Power
of that Commission, and the Example of former
Precedents, I ought of Right to be honoured with
the Dispensing of his Lordship's Commands over
that Army, and officiate immediately under his Lordship within this Province: Whereupon his Lordship
did make Answer, That he did not think fit to allow
the Forces in this Province the Privileges or Title of
an Army; but that he was resolved to agitate the
Business of the Army by his own General Officers,
without taking Cognizance of me, or the General
Officers under me, in that Proceeding: Wherein as I
held it my Duty to submit to his Lordship's declared
Pleasure, lest, by insisting more earnestly on the
Honour of the Houses Authority, I might be thought
to give Impediment to their Service; so I should
have appeared guilty of betraying the Dignity of
the Place, if I should silently suffer that eminent
Command with which I was intrusted to be prejudiced in my Person; and therefore did resolve
to make my humble Address to that Honourable
House (as I have also done to the House of Commons), from whom jointly I received the Honour
of this weighty Employment, to desire I may receive the Signification of their Pleasure, what Station I shall be allowed in the Command of this
Army, during my Lord Lieutenant's Residence upon
the Place, and how far the General Officers under
me may be held capable of continuing their Commands, wherein I must profess myself free from any
Desire or Design of retrenching the least Part of his
Excellency's absolute Power and Command; it being
no more derogatory to his full Government of the
Army that I officiate immediately under him in this
Province (as former Presidents have done), than that
any other Person actuate his Commands in other Parts;
wherein humbly desiring such a Declarative of the
Pleasure of the Houses as may take away all Obstructions to their Service, I take Leave to remain
Corke, 10th of March, 1646.
Most humble Servant,
House adjourned till 10a
Monday next, Aurora.