Die Lunæ, 5 Septembris, 1642;
Dep. Lieuts. of Cambridge.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That this House
doth nominate and approve of Sir James Reynolds,
Sir Michael Sandis junior, Knights, Jo. Duckett, Roger
Rant, Esquire, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County
Message from the King.
The House being informed, That the Lord Falkland
was at the Door with a Message from his Majesty; It
was Ordered, That he should be received in the same
Manner as Sir Jo. Colepeper was on Saturday.
Letters from Amsterdam.
Mr. Rolle, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Morley, are appointed
to peruse the Letters that were taken in a Ship freighted
from Amsterdam with Arms and Ammunition.
Letter concerning the King, &c.
A Letter of the Third of September, from Chester,
concerning the Lord Lieutenant's Waggons and Horses,
sent for by his Majesty, to be brought to Nottingham;
and concerning some indicted for Rebels in Ireland, that
are now with his Majesty.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords, concerning the Matter of this
Letter; and of some Informations therein contained, concerning the Affairs in Ireland, and concerning some Men
said to be employed to treat with the Rebels in Ireland.
Message from the King,
The Lord Falkland was called in: And Mr. Speaker
told him, "That the House being informed he had a
Message to deliver from his Majesty, that he might, if
he pleased, deliver it."
The Lord Falkland said, He had only a Message in
Writing to deliver; and had nothing else in Commands
to deliver from his Majesty.
He delivered in the Message: The which was twice
Commrs of Array.
His Majesty's Instructions to his Commissioners of
Array for the several Counties of England, and Principality of Wales, dated from Nottingham, the 29th of
August; signed under the Signet; were this Day read.
Proceedings on King's Message, &c.
To acquaint the Lords with the Message from his
To declare, That as both Houses formerly declared
that they could not be in a Condition to treat, until the
Proclamations whereby both Houses are declared Traitors, and the Standard taken down; so now to declare,
that no Treaty could be safe, if the Indemnity of those
about his Majesty were provided for, who have withdrawn his Majesty from the Parliament, and have
brought these Distractions upon the Kingdom.
To acquaint the Lords with his Majesty's Instructions
to the Commissioners of Array in all Counties of England
and Wales; and to observe unto their Lordships the date
of these Instructions, which was the 29th of August, and
since the House received his Majesty's last Message.
To consider what Scorn is put upon both Houses of
Parliament, by putting them in the same Balance with
those that have brought all these Mischiefs upon the
To shew that both Houses are as desirous of a good
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Mr. Pym, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Marten, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Sir H. Vane Junior, Sir Hugh Cholmeley,
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Rigby;
This Committee is presently to withdraw, to prepare
Heads for a Conference to be desired with the Lords,
upon his Majesty's Message; the Letter from Chester;
the Instructions to the Commissioners of Array, &c.
Payment to Earl of Salisbury.
An Order for the Payment of the Earl of Salisbury
some Monies assigned upon the Farmers of the Woods
in the Forest of Deane, according to an Order of Saturday last, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the
Abuses in Taunton Leet Court.
The humble Petition of the Mayor and Burgesses of
Taunton, concerning some Misdemeanors and Abuses
committed by the Steward of the Leet Court of that
Town (the Manor thereof belonging to the Bishop of
Winton) in Nominating and Packing of Juries.
Upon a Complaint made to this House, that the Steward of the Leet Court of the Manor of Taunton Dean
had committed some Misdemeanors, in requiring the
Bailiffs of that Town, by his Warrants, to return, at the
last Leet, the Names of such Persons only as were nominated by himself; by means whereof a Jury was compacted of unfit Persons; the which Course may prove
of an ill Precedent, and of ill Consequence to the Peace
of the Kingdom; It is Ordered, That the said Steward
do issue out his Warrants, at the next Court Leet, in
the usual Manner, as by the Custom of the Place he
ought to do: And that the Bailiffs do make Returns of
the Jurors in the ancient usual Manner: And that the
said Steward do forthwith attend this House, to answer
his former Misdemeanors.
Powder, &c. for the City.
Mr. Vassall reports, That the Committee finds One
hundred Barrels of Powder, One hundred Eighty-five
Barrels of Match, upon Mr. Fryer's Account, One
hundred twenty-two Arquebusses, for Mr. Hawknes'
Account, and all provided for the Service of the City;
and brought by Mr. Robert Jacobs, Master of the Sara,
Loan from Ld. Salisbury.
Mr. Dowse brings Answer, That on Saturday last he
and Mr. Strode had delivered the Message to the Lord of
Salisbury, concerning the Loan of Five thousand Pounds,
which he promised to lend about February last: He
desired to take Time till this Day to give his Answer.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Taylor of
Bristoll shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to
stay for the Space of Three Weeks.
Ordered, That Tho. Wilcocks, of Totnam in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, shall have the same Order
made for him to train Volunteers of Horse and Foot, as
was made for the Town of St. Albans: And that the
Lord General and the Lord of Holland be made acquainted therewith. And further Ordered, That the
like Order be made for the other Parts of the County
of Middlesex. And Sir Gilbert Gerard and Mr. Strode
are to acquaint them herewith.
Lieutenant of Salop.
Resolved, That the Lord Littleton, Lord Keeper,
shall be discharged of being any longer Lieutenant of the
County of Salop.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve
of the Earl of Essex, to be Lieutenant of the County of
Salop, instead of the Lord Keeper.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Dep. Lieuts. of Glamorgan.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembroke, Lieutenant of
the County of Glamorgan, for the better and quicker
Dispatch of the Business, shall have Authority to nominate and constitute his Deputy Lieutenants of that County, without Returning of them hither, in regard there
are Soldiers raised and billetted in that County.
Redemption of Captives.
The humble Petition of Randall Manwaringe, Deputy
to the Lord Mayor of London, for Receipt of One per
Cent. for Redemption of Captives, was this Day read.
Resolved, That Captain Manwaring shall collect the
Duty of One per Cent. for Redemption of Captives, as
Deputy to the Lord Mayor, according to former Orders
and Ordinances made in this Business: And that the
Committee for the Navy do prepare an Order for
enabling him hereunto.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Long went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning some Letters from Chester; concerning
Ireland; and concerning a Message from his Majesty.
He likewise carried up to the Lords an Order concerning Munster; the Names of some Deputy Lieutenants
for the County of Cambridge; and the Vote for the Earl
of Essex to be Lieutenant of the County of Salop.
The humble Petition of Sir Robert Dillington, of the
Isle of Wight, who was sent for as a Delinquent, upon
information he intended to send Provisions into Portesmouth; and for setting his Hand to a Declaration; was
this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition, and the Examination of this Business, be referred to the Committee for
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Long brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Nominating the Earl of Essex to be Lieutenant of the
County of Salop; to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Cambridge; and to a present Conference upon the Heads
desired: And as to the Order concerning Munster, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Delivery of Answer to the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds do prepare a Letter to be
sent from Mr. Speaker to one of the Secretaries at Court,
for the Delivery of the Answer of this House to his
Majesty's Message of the 13th of August.
Mr. Pym presented, from the Committee, the Heads
of the Conference desired with the Lords, concerning his
Majesty's Message brought by the Lord Falkland; and
concerning a Letter from Chester, touching some Affairs
of Ireland: The which were read; and, by Vote upon
Question, assented unto.
Mr. Pym, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Philip Stapilton,
Mr. Marten, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Loan from E. of Sarum.
Mr. Dowse brings Answer from the Earl of Sarum,
that he is willing to lend a thousand Pounds of the
Monies payable unto him, by the Assignment upon Sir
Tents, &c. from Hull.
Ordered, That the One thousand Tents, and the Eight
hundred and Fifty Pair of Pistol Holsters, brought by
James Blayes, Master of the Ship called the Supply, from
Sir Jo. Hotham at Hull, shall be forthwith delivered to
Captain Bradely, to be laid up in the Stores in London.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom do forthwith send an express to the Committee
at Shereburne, with the Declaration of this House, concerning Satisfaction to be made to the Commonwealth,
out of the Estates of Delinquents; and also the King's
Two last Messages, and the Answers thereunto.
Impeachment of Lord Strange, &c.
Ordered, That the Impeachment against the Lord
Strange shall be re-committed to the same Committee:
And they are also to consider of the Impeachment against
the Earl of Northampton, and Lord Dunsmore; and of
the Information against the Earl of Newcastle, and his
Lords agree to Votes.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett; and
That the Lords do agree to those Votes brought up at
the last Conference.
Answer to the King.
Ordered, That the same Committee that was appointed
to draw the Answer to the King's Message, do forthwith
put the same Answer into a Form, to be sent unto his
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Lord, now in the Serjeant's
Custody, shall be forthwith discharged.
Suffolke Committees, &c.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of the Instructions for the County of Suffolke, for the Committees there;
and approve of Sir Jo. Rous to be a Commissioner.
Ly. Harecourt's Grant.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds do frame a Letter and
Instructions to be sent to the Lords Justices in Ireland,
that the Lady Harecourt may enjoy the Benefit of the
Corn and Grass of this Summer's Growth, of the Land
which his Majesty hath declared to settle upon her, and
her Posterity; and likewise to take Care that she may
have the Custody of the Castle.
Repaying Loans from Delinquents Estates.
WHEREAS his Majesty, in a Message received the
Fifth of September, requires, that the Parliament would
revoke their Declarations against such Persons as have
assisted his Majesty in this unnatural War against his
Kingdom; It is this Day Ordered and Declared, by the
Lords and Commons, That the Arms which they have
been forced to take up, and shall be forced to take up, for
the Preservation of the Parliament, Religion, the Laws
and Liberties of the Kingdom, shall not be laid down,
until his Majesty shall withdraw his Protection from
such Persons as have been voted by both Houses to be
Delinquents, or that shall by both Houses be voted to be
Delinquents; and shall leave them to the Justice of the
Parliament, to be proceeded with according to their Demerits; to the end that both this and succeeding Generations may take Warning, with what Danger they incur
the like heinous Crimes; and also to the end that those
great Charges and Damages wherewith all the Commonwealth has been burthened in the Premises, sithence his
Majesty's Departure from the Parliament, may be borne
by the Delinquents, and other malignant and disaffected
Persons; and that all his Majesty's good and well-affected
Subjects, have by Loan of Monies, or otherwise, at their
Charge, who assisted the Commonwealth, or shall in like
Manner hereafter assist the Commonwealth, in Time of
extreme Danger, may be repaid all Sums of Money by
them lent for those Purposes, and be satisfied their
Charges so sustained, out of the Estates of the said
Delinquents, and of the malignant and disaffected Party
in this Kingdom.
Suppressing Insurrections in Cambridge, &c.
WHEREAS this House hath been informed, that
many of the Inhabitants of the County of Cambridge,
and Isle of Eley, are desirous that the Captains of the
Trained Bands within the said County, constituted by
virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament for settling the
Militia, may be enabled to assemble their Companies for
the Suppression of riotous Insurrections within the said
County, if any shall be; It is this Day Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons, That the said Captains, or any
One of them, by and with Consent of the Lord Lieutenant, or any One of the Deputies, may, at any time
or times, assemble his or their respective Company or
Companies, and suppress such riotous Insurrections, if
any be, or shall be, within the said County, or Isle of
Elie, in such sort as the publick Peace of that County
may be preserved, and his Majesty's Subjects be there
protected from Force and Injury.
Message from the King.
WE will not repeat what Means We have used, to
prevent the dangerous and distracted Estate of the Kingdom; nor how those Means have been interpreted;
because, being desirous to avoid Effusion of Blood, We
are willing to decline all Memory of former Bitterness,
that might make Our Offer of a Treaty less readily
We never did declare, nor ever intended to declare,
both Our Houses of Parliament Traitors, or set up Our
Standard against them; and much less to put them and
this Kingdom out of Our Protection: We utterly profess
against it before God and the World. And, further to
remove all possible Scruples, which may hinder the Treaty
so much desired by Us, We hereby promise (so that a
Day be appointed by you, for the Revoking of your Declarations against all Persons as Traitors, or otherwise,
for assisting of Us) We shall, with all Chearfulness,
upon the same Day, recal Our Proclamations and
Declarations, and take down Our Standard. In which
Treaty We shall be ready to grant any thing that shall
be really for the Good of Our Subjects; conjuring you
to consider the bleeding Condition of Ireland, and the
dangerous Condition of England, in as high a Degree as
by these Our Offers We have delared Ourselves to do;
and assuring you, that Our chief Desire, in this World,
is to beget a good Understanding, and mutual Confidence,
betwixt Us, and Our Two Houses of Parliament.