Die Veneris, 28 Januarii, 1641.
ORDERED, That the like Letter, concerning the
Protestation, as was signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent
to the several Sheriffs, shall be signed, and sent to the
Mayors and Head Officers of all Cities, Boroughs, and
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Wheeler, Mr.
Pury, Sir Arth. Ingram, Mr. Cage, Sir Jo. Hippesley,
Sir M. Lister, do consider how the Trained Bands of
London and Midd', that attend the Parliament, may be
furnished with Ammunition: And it is referred to this
Committee, to examine who it was that gave the Affront
to the Guards Yesterday, and Serjeant Major Skippon.
Ordered, That if any Footmen, or other Persons whatsoever, shall offer any Affront or Abuse to the Guard appointed to attend this House, that the Guard shall apprehend such Person, and bring him to this House, to receive condign Punishment.
And it is likewise Ordered, That no Footman, that belongs to any Member of this House, or to any other, shall
come up the Stairs of this House, or stand on the Stairs.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir John Potts shall
name those Persons that spoke something tending to the
Encouragement of Footmen to abuse the Guards that
attend this House.
Sir Jo. Potts said, that, going out Yesterday, one said,
that it was a Footman that had offered an Affront to the
Guard. Some said, it was fit they were laid by the
Heels: "If it be my Footman," said a noble Lord of
this House, "If it be my Footman, lay him by the
Heels:" Then Mr. Sandys said, "If it be my Footman,
lay him not by the Heels."
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords having received a Message from his Majesty,
inclosed in a Letter to the Lord Keeper, they have sent
you a Copy of the Letter, and the Message: They have
likewise agreed to an Order, concerning Serjeant Major
Skippon, and the Sheriffs of London; which they have likewise sent to this House: They have appointed, at the
Rising of this House, this Afternoon, a Committee to
meet upon the Accusation against the Twelve Bishops.
Privilege in a Suit.
Ordered, That Mr. Bodvile shall have the Privilege of
Parliament for himself, and his Under-tenants, in a Suit
commenced by Ejectione Firmæ by the Prosecution, and
under the Title of Tho. Barrett, or his Assigns, concerning the Castle and Demesne Lands of the Manor of
Langharne, in the County of Carmarthen; and that the
Proceedings in that Suit be stayed.
King's Answer to Scotch Propositions.
RIGHT trusty, and right well-beloved Counsellor, We
greet you well: We have, here inclosed, now sent Our
farther and full Answer to the Third Article presented by
the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the auxiliary Forces
to be sent out of Scotland into Our Kingdom of Ireland:
Which Our Will and Pleasure is, that you forthwith deliver, to be read in Parliament: For which this shall be
your Warrant. Given at Our Court at Windesore, Januarii 27, 1641.
To Our right trusty and right well-beloved
Counsellor, Edw. Lord Littleton, Keeper
of Our Great Seal of England.
AFTER that His Majesty had Yesterday sent his Opinion, concerning the Articles with the Scotts Commissioners gave in, touching the present Supplies to be sent
into Ireland, they themselves waited on Him; their chief
Errand being the very same Business: Whereupon His
Majesty thought it fit to persuade them, as much as He
could, to alter the Third Article, because he conceived it
might be a Prejudice to the Crown of England; the Particulars whereof were too long to relate; their only Argument that weighed with Him being, that since it was
agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament, and that the
Strength of his Majesty's Argument was, that That Article implied too great a Trust for auxiliary Forces, they
were in good Hope, that their Majesty, being their natural King, would not shew less Trust in them than their
Neighbour Nation: So that the Question being merely of
Trust, and that both Houses of Parliament have thought
fit to grant it, though His Majesty could wish, that That
Third Article were drawn more for the Advantage of the
Crown of England than he conceives it is, His Majesty
cannot but wholly admit of the Advice of his Parliament
in this Particular; especially since his Majesty perceives,
that insisting upon the same would breed a great Delay
in the necessary Supply of His Kingdom of Ireland.
John Bromne, Cler' Par.'
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
assembled in Parliament; That the Sheriffs of London
and Midd', for the time being, do, from time to time, issue
out their Warrant or Warrants, for raising such and so
many of the Trained Bands, and other Forces, of the City
of London and Midd', for the Safety of his Majesty's
Person, the Parliament, City of London, and Kingdom, as
they, with the Advice of Serjeant Major Skippon, shall,
from time to time, give Order for. It is further Ordered,
That the said Sheriffs of London and Midd', or any of
them, shall, in like manner, from time to time, issue forth
such Ammunition of Powder, Bullet, and Match, out of
the Magazine or Storehouse for the City of London, for
such Companies as are raised and commanded upon Service, out of or from the said City, such Quantities of either
of them as the said Major Skippon shall direct and appoint, signified under his Hand, unto any One or both of
the said Sheriffs of London and Midd', for the Service
aforesaid. And it is likewise Ordered, That the Sheriff of
the County of Surrey, by the Advice of Serjeant Major
Skippon, shall, from time to time, as oft as Occasion shall
require, command forth the Trained Bands of the Borough of Southwark, or either of them, for the Safety of
his Majesty's Person, the Parliament, City of London, and
Kingdom, by issuing their Warrant to the several Captains: and that if any voluntarily offer themselves to be
employed in the Services aforesaid, for the Ease of the
Trained Bands of London and Midd', they shall then be
ordered by Serjeant Major Skippon; but they shall not
be compelled to go out of their County.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree to this Order, with these Alterations.
Ordered, That Sir Sam. Rolle and Mr. Cary shall recommend Sir Faithfull Fortescue to the Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland, according to the Order Yesterday.
Person to attend.
That Mr. Warrick shall attend the Committee of the
Lords and Commons appointed to examine concerning
ill Counsellors, to give Satisfaction to the Committee, of
such Provisions as have been sent by the Duke of Richmond into Ireland.
Warrants against the Five Members.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations to examine by what Authority Warrants were
sent into all or any the Ports of England, for the Apprehending of the Five Members of this House impeached;
and that Mr. Scroope and Mr. Webb. be sent for, to the same
Committee: And that Mr. Cary, Mr. Morley, Sir H. Heyman, and Mr. Whitehead, be added to this Committee.
Ordered, That Sir Nich. Slany be summoned to attend the House presently.
Tonage and Poundage.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the granting of a
Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, and other Sums of
Money, payable upon Merchandize exported and imported; and, upon Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And are to meet upon it
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Stay of Ships at Bristoll.
That Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Rigby, Sir Hugh Owen,
Mr. Whitlock, and the Burgesses of Bristoll, shall prepare
a Letter and Instructions, to be sent to the Mayors of
Bristoll and Pembroke, to make Stay of the Ships, and
Goods, and Persons of the Merchants of Wexford, &c.
And that this Letter and Instructions be sent Post immediately to Bristoll and Pembroke, by an express Messenger.
Irish Affairs, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to meet the
Lords Committee, concerning the King's Answer to the
Scotts Propositions, shall have Power to consider of the
Letters and Examinations, taken the Eighteenth of January Instant, before the Mayor of Pembroke, concerning
the Affairs of Ireland; and the Examination of Mr. Newman, that lately came from Rochell: And to have further
Power to consider of any thing else that may conduce
to the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom: And that a
Message do go to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to
enlarge the like Power to their Committee: And Mr.
Hampden is to go to the Lords with this Message; and
to deliver these Letters and Examinations to the Lords.
Committee to attend the King.
Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Rob. Cooke, Sir Edw. Partridge,
Sir Rob. Parkhurst;
This Committee is appointed this Day to go to Windsor and wait upon his Majesty; and to desire an Answer
from his Majesty to the Petition of this House, presented
to his Majesty on Wednesday last, concerning the Putting
the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence.
Mr. Pym and Mr. Fynes are appointed presently to
withdraw, to prepare a Message in Writing, for these
Gentlemen to carry to his Majesty.
Conveying Money to Barwicke.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of Northumberland shall be
required to take a special Care in the safe Conveying of
The thousand Pounds from Newcastle to Barwicke, for
the Use of the Scotts; and that he provide, that there
be a strong Guard for the safe Conducting thereof.
Money for Army Service
Ordered, That the Merchants Adventurers shall pay
Four thousand Pounds, out of the first Thirty thousand
Pounds by them advanced, to Mr. Hampden, Mr. Fynes,
Sir Philip Stapleton, and Sir Wm. Armine, upon Account;
to be disbursed by them, for the Providing of Victuals;
Powder, Bullet, and Match, for the Two thousand five
hundred Men, to be sent out of Scotland into Ireland:
And their Acquittance shall be a sufficient Discharge for
the Payment thereof.
Ordered, That One of the Five Ships prepared by the
Merchants, shall be forth with sent to Lough Royall in Scotland, for the Guarding of the Two thousand Five hundred
Men by Sea, that are to be sent out of Scotland into Ireland.
Mr. Fynes reports the Message to be sent unto the
King this Day, by the Four Members of this House, appointed this Day to go to his Majesty:
"Your Majesty's most humble and faithful Subjects,
the House of Commons, have sent us humbly to beseech
Your Majesty, in their Name, that You will be pleased,
with as much Speed as conveniently You may, to return an
Answer to that Petition which was presented unto Your
Majesty on their Behalf on Monday last, concerning the
Forts and the Trained Bands of the Kingdom; the Motives whereby they were induced to address that Petition
unto Your Majesty, being very much increased and enforced, by late Advertisements which they have received,
of many dangerous Designs, and great Preparations, by
the Rebels of Ireland, to make this Kingdom the Seat of the
War; as likewise of great Forces both by Sea and Land,
in some of the neighbouring Parts, which, as they have been
informed, are probably intended against this Kingdom:
And, till they shall understand Your Majesty's Answer to
that Petition, they know not in what Way to dispose themselves for the Defence of your Royal Person and your
Realms; which, according to their Duty, they shall be
ready to do with the utmost Hazard of their Persons and
Estates: And, that they may be the better enabled thereunto, do likewise beseech Your Majesty to pass the Bill
for a speedy Contribution and Loan towards the Relief
of his Majesty's distressed Subjects of the Kingdom of
Ireland, if Your Majesty have not taken Order for the
This Message was read, and assented unto.
Ordered, That the Information given concerning Sir
Nicholas Slaning sending his Letter to some Ports of
Cornewall, for the Apprehending or Staying of any the
Five Members of this House impeached, be referred to
the Committee for Information: And that Mr. John
Trefusis be written unto, by Mr. Cary, to acquaint this
House, what he does know concerning this Business;
and to examine the Truth of the Fact.
They are likewise to receive any other Information
concerning that Business.
to the Scotts.
Ordered, That Mr. George and Mr. Wheeler do move
the Lord Keeper, from this House, that a Commission
may be prepared, for the Delivery of the Town of Knockfergus, in the Kingdom of Ireland, unto the Scotts, according to the Articles of the Treaty consented unto by
his Majesty and his Parliament; and that the Clerk appointed to prepare the Commission, may resort to the
Scotts Commissioners, to receive some Directions from
them; and that a Draught of the Commission be sent to
the House, before it pass the Seal.
Mr. George brings Answer, That the Lord Keeper
would willingly take Order in these Particulars, desired
by the Message.
Duke of Richmond.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message be sent
to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the Duke
of Richmond, upon the Three Heads debated in the
House; and that a Committee be appointed to prepare
Heads for that Conference.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hollys, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Strode,
Mr. Lisle, are appointed to prepare Heads for this Conference, and to manage the same.
Ordered, That, by Monday next, the Knights, Citizens,
and Burgesses, shall bring in the Names of those Places
that they desire the Persons of those Recusants named
in the Act, to be secured in; and that, at the same time,
they bring in the Names of such Recusants as they desire
more to be inserted into the Act.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee of the
whole House, to consider of the Bill of Tonage and
Poundage: And they are to meet presently upon it.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hampden brings Answer, That the Lords had referred the Letters and Examinations to the Committee
appointed to consider his Majesty's Answer to the Scotts
Proposition, concerning Knockfergus; and that they had
enlarged the Power of that Committee in the same manner as this House had done.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis do draw a Letter, to be
sent to the Sheriff of Hantshire, to require him to acquaint this House, what Declarations, or other Papers,
he has received to be published in that County; and by
Ordered, That all other Committees shall sit, notwithstanding that the Committee of the whole House