Die Veneris, 17 Februarii, 1642.
Tothill Fields Minister.
ORDERED, That this House doth allow and approve of the free Offer of Mr. Herle, a learned and
orthodox Divine, to preach every Tuesday in the Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the New Church in Tothill
Fields; and doth authorize the same accordingly.
Warrant to Ly. Crane.
Ordered, That the Lady Crane shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to carry down into the Country the Body
of Sir Robert Crane, lately a Member of this House, and
Ordinances of Assessment.
Mr. Strode is appointed to put the Lords in mind of the
Ordinances for assessing of Monies through the Kingdom,
and in the several Counties of Warwick, Stafford, Shropshire; and to take Notice of the Lords desiring a Common Council to be called for Providing of Monies.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Young, are appointed
to withdraw, to prepare an Ordinance for the Putting off
the next Assizes generally through the whole Kingdom.
Ordered, That Dr. Soame, sent up a Prisoner from
Windesore, be forthwith committed Prisoner to London
House; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
A Letter from the Lord Gray, of the 14th of February,
from Leicester, declaring the Staying of my Lord Lannerrick at Leicester; and the Occasions of it; was read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Nicoll do prepare a Letter, to
be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to my Lord Grey;
to take Notice of what he has done; and to desire him
to dismiss the Lord Lanerick: But, if he shall find any
Persons in his Company, that may be justly suspected,
to detain them.
Spanish Merchants, &c.
The humble Petition of Diego Excaray, and other
Spanish Merchants, was this Day read; and referred to
this Committee following;
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Cage, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Sam. Browne,
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rous, Mr. Lucas, Sir Tho. Soame, Mr.
Bedingfield, Mr. Bond:
This Committee is to take into Consideration this
Petition, and the whole Matter in Difference between
the Spanish Ambassador and the Petitioners; and the
Examinations of the whole Proceedings in the Court of
Admiralty, and that the Spanish Ambassador have Notice
hereof; and stay his Proceedings upon the Ne exeat regnum, in the mean time: And they are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Star
Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Dep. Lieuts. of Cambridge.
A Letter from the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Cambridge was read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Pym, Sir Dudley North, Sir
H. Vane, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, do prepare an Order, in Answer to the Letter from the said
Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Cambridge: And
that Mr. Pym do write a Letter to the said Deputy
Lieutenants, to encourage them to go on in the Way
they are in: And to acquaint them, That this House has
taken their Proposition into Consideration: and hath put
it into a way to give them an Answer.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords desire a present Conference by Committees
of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Votes
and Reasons sent from this House upon the Propositions.
Letter to Ld. Gray.
A Letter to be sent to my Lord Gray was read, and
allowed of; and ordered to be fair written, for Mr.
Speaker to sign.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Lord Roxe borough.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord of Roxeborough shall
have Liberty to come from Oxford to London, to visit
his Lady, and to stay three Days: And that this Licence
shall extend to none but his own ordinary Servants: And
that he shall likewise have Liberty to return.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do acknowledge, that they have sent into London, to call a Common
Council, with a good Intent, to provide Monies for the
publick Charge of the Army; and that, by reason of
some intervenient Accident, they could not acquaint this
House therewith: For this House taking Notice thereof,
they do pretermit it: And do desire to keep all good Correspondence with this House: And as to the Ordinances,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Sir Ph. Stapilton,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Petition to the King for deferring Assizes.
Mr. Whittlock reports, That the Lords do agree with
this House in the Petition to his Majesty, concerning the
Putting off the Assizes: And will take some good Care
for the speedy Sending of it to his Majesty.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Hollis reports from the Committee appointed to
attend the Conference, That the Earl of Manchester, in
the Name of the Lords, said, That a good Accord and
Agreement was Necessary at all times, between both
Houses: But now it is not only our Wisdom, but our Life:
And therefore the Lords finding Reason not to recede
from their former Resolution, they had now sent it down
unto this House, with such Limitations, as they hoped
would draw an Agreement from this House: Which was
1. That, from the Beginning of the Treaty, the Time
may not exceed Twenty Days.
2. That his Majesty's Propositions, concerning his
Magazines, Towns, Forts and Ships, and the Proposition of both Houses, for the Disbanding of all Armies,
may be first treated of.
3. That the remote Armies may be disbanded by the
last of March; and sooner if it may be.
4. That the King's Army under the Command of the
Earl of Forth, and the Army under the Command of the
Earl of Essex, raised by Parliament, may be disbanded
by the Tenth of April; and sooner, if it may be.
5. That there may be a present Cessation of all Acts
of Hostility on both Sides, until the Treaty be ended:
And that all other Things may continue in the same State,
without any further Intercourse, or free Passage, than is
at this present. -
Lords to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
their Lordships intend to sit this Afternoon at Four of
Report to be considered.
Resolved, &c. That this Report, now made, shall be
now taken into Consideration.
Winchester House Minister.
Ordered, That Thomas Davenish, who is by Ordinance
of Parliament appointed Keeper of the Prison of Winchester House in Southwarke, shall be authorized by this
Order, from time to time, to provide and appoint some
orthodox and godly Minister to preach in the said House,
for the Instruction of the Souls of the Prisoners: And
shall also have Authority, by this Order, to prohibit any
to preach there, that are not so qualified, as aforesaid;
or that are not well-affected to the King and Parliament.
Students of Cambridge University.
Upon a Petition read in the House of Commons, January last the 23th, from divers Masters, Fellows, and
other Students of the University of Cambridge;
It is Declared, by the said House, That the Statute
made in the University of Cambridge, which imposeth
the Wearing of Surplices upon all Graduates and Students, under several Pains, and reinforced by the Canons
made 1603, ought not to be pressed or imposed upon any
Student or Graduate; it being against Law, and the Liberty of the Subject. And it is therefore Ordered, That it
shall not, for time to come, be pressed or imposed upon
any Student or Gratuate whatsoever.
Exception to Member's Words.
The House took Exceptions to some Words spoken
by Mr. Mountague, which reflected upon Mr. Long.
Whereupon, after some Debate, Mr. Montague rose
up; and said, That he intended nothing of Ill to that Gentleman; and was very sorry, That he had given any Offence to the House: Wherewith the House was satisfied.
The Question being propounded, Whether that the
House shall be forthwith resolved into a Committee, to
take into Debate the Matter of the Report now made of
the Conference with the Lords;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Ph. Stapilton,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
Sir Jo. Holland.
||With the Noe.
So that the Question passed in the Negative.
Treaty with the King.
The Question being put, Whether there shall be a
Treaty upon the Propositions, before the Disbanding;
with this Limitation, That so much of his Majesty's Proposition as concerns the Magazines, Forts, and Ships, and
the Propositions of both Houses for the Disbanding of
the Armies, shall be first treated of, and concluded on,
before the Proceeding to treat upon any of the other
The House was divided: And
The Yeas went out.
Tellers for the Yea, 86.
Sir Jo. Clatworthy,
||Tellers for the Noe, 83.
Whereupon it was Resolved, upon the Question, That
there shall be a Treaty upon the Propositions, before the
Disbanding; with this Limitation, That so much of his
Majesty's Proposition as concerns the Magazines, Forts,
and Ships, and the Proposition of both Houses for the
Disbanding of the Armies, shall be first treated of, and
concluded on, before the Proceeding to treat upon any
of the other Propositions.