Die Veneris, 14 Januarii, 1641.
Search for Arms.
ORDERED, That the High Sheriff of the County
of Suff", Sir Wm. Spring, Maurice Barrow Esquire,
or either of them, shall search the House of the Lady
Rivers; and shall seize the Arms that they shall find in
the Lady Rivers' House, in that County; and put them
in safe Custody.
Time of Meeting.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall
meet every Morning at Eight of Clock.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard shall go up to the
Lords, to acquaint their Lordships with this Resolution
of the House, of sitting every Morning at Eight of the
Clock; and to desire their Lordships to be pleased to
sit every Morning, in regard of the important Affairs of
Search for Arms, &c.
Ordered, That the Vice-chancellor of Oxon, the
Mayor of Oxon, Sir Nath. Brent, and Alderman Nixon,
or any Two of them, shall search the Houses of Mr.
Green, Mr. Napier, and Mr. Williams, of the Star, and
any other suspected Place, for Arms; and take good
order to remove them, and put them in safe Custody:
And shall likewise seize the Persons of such Recusants,
that shall resort to either of those Places, or any other
House or Place within the University or City of Oxon.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, when he goes up
with the former Message, shall likewise desire to know of
the Lords, if a Commission be come from his Majesty
for passing the Bill for pressing of Mariners; and, if it
become, that their Lordships will hasten the Passing of
the same with all Speed.
Messenger to Portsmouth.
Ordered, That a Messenger be sent of purpose Post to
Portsmouth, with the Ordinance of both Houses: And
this House undertakes to see the Messenger paid.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Mr. Bence, Mr. Greene, Mr.
Bond, Mr. Mathewes, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rolle, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Cage, Alderman Soame, Mr. Vassall, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Sir Jo. Harrison, Alderman Penington, Sir
Edm. Partheriche, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Jo. Hotham,
Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Toll, Mr. Pellham, Mr. Hoyle, Mr.
L ng, Sir H. Vane, jun.
This Committee is appointed to confer with the Officers of the Navy, and consider what Number of Ships,
and of what Quality, will be fit to be set forth this Summer, for the Defence of the Kingdom: They are likewise to treat with Merchants and Owners of Ships, and
the Trinity House, or any other, to know of them, upon
what Conditions they will undertake presently to set forth
Ships for the Defence of the Kingdom: And they have
Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records,
&c. And are to meet To-morrow at Two Post meridiem,
in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Committee for Salt, Soap, Leather,
and Wine, shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at
Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber: And Mr.Green,
who has the Chair in that Committee, is appointed
to take care that the Committee may meet; and to give
Account of their Proceedings, and of any Obstructions
that shall hinder them in their Proceedings: And that,
as soon as they have brought any One Business to an
Issue, that he shall report it to the House.
Proceedings concerning the Prince.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be moved
to join with this House, to enjoin the Marquis Hertford,
appointed by his Majesty to be Governor to the Prince,
(as he will answer the Breach of that Trust, that does so
immediately concern the present and future Peace and
Safety of the Three Kingdoms) forthwith to repair to the
Prince; and, according to the Duty of his Place, to take
care of the Prince, and to give his personal Attendance on
his Highness; and to be very watchful, to prevent that
he be not carried out of the Kingdom: And this House
doth further declare (and desire that the Lords will do the
like), That whatsoever Person shall be advising, or assistant, to the Conveying of the Prince out of the Kingdom,
or attend his Highness in his Journey, shall be declared
and reputed a publick Enemy to the Protestant Religion,
to the Peace and Safety of the Three Kingdoms.
And it is further Ordered, That the Lords be moved
to join with this House, in humble Desire to his Majesty,
that he will not, for any Cause whatsoever, permit the
Prince to be conveyed out of the Kingdom, without the
humble Advice and Consent of his Parliament.
Settling the Peace of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the
Ways and Means of removing the present Distempers
and Disorders, and of the Settling the Honour, Peace,
Safety, and Happiness, both of the King, and Kingdom.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And
Mr. Whitlocke was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Message from the Lords by J. Foster and J. Mallett;
The Lords have sent us with this Message; That
whereas, by a former Message, it was desired that the
County of Oxon might be inserted into the Order for Suppressing of Tumults; That they have made the like
Order for all the Counties of England; and entered it
into their Journals: The which Order they have sent us
with, and desire your Concurrence therein.
The Order was read, in hæc Verba:
Die Jovis, 13° Januarii.
Whereas Information hath been given to the Parliament, that the Lord Digby, Son to the Earl of Bristoll,
and Colonel Lunsford, with others, have gathered Troops
of Horse, and have appeared in a warlike Manner at
Kingston upon Thames in the County of Surrey, where
the Magazine of Arms for that Part of the County lies;
to the Terror and Affright of his Majesty's good Subjects,
and Disturbance of the publick Weal of the Kingdom: It
is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, That the Sheriffs of the several Counties of
England and Wales, calling to their Assistance the Justices of the Peace, and the Trained Bands of those several
Counties, or so many of them as shall be necessary for
the Service, shall suppress all unlawful Assemblies,
gathered together to the Disturbance of the publick
Peace of the Kingdom, in their several Counties respectively; and that they may take care to secure the said
Counties, and all the Magazines in them.
Jo. Browne, Cleric' Parliamentorum.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered of their Message; read their Order; and do fully concur with them in it.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Hotham do go up to the Lords
with this Message; To desire their Lordships, that the
Order agreed unto by both Houses, for the Suppressing
of unlawful Assemblies, may be printed, and sent to the
Sheriffs of the several Counties, to the Intent the same
may be published in every Market Town: And, at the
same time, to desire the Lords to hasten the Bill, concerning the Bishops Votes in Parliament.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerard reports, That he had delivered the
Message of this House to the Lords; and acquainted
them with the Resolution of this House to sit every
Morning at Eight of the Clock: The Lords gave this
Answer; That they had appointed to sit at the same
time: And, for the Bill for Pressing of Mariners, they
gave this Answer; That the King had sent his Warrant to
draw a Commission to that Purpose: Which was drawn,
and sent to the King: And as soon as it is signed by his
Majesty, and passed the Seals, the Lords will hasten the
Passing of the Bill: And, for securing the Person of the
Prince, they do concur with this House fully therein.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Whittlock called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Papers from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and *;
The Lords have sent us with these Two Papers, which
they have received from his Majesty, and thought fit to
communicate them unto this House.
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Ordered, That this Paper, now delivered in a Message
from the Lords, concerning the Proceedings against some
Members of both Houses, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock; and that, at
the same time, the Report of the Conference had last
Night with the Lords, concerning Mr. Attorney's Presenting of Articles in the Lords House against some
Members of this House, shall be likewise made.
Forces at Windesore, &c.
Mr. Bagshaw of Windesore was called in: And did
inform the House, that the last Night, as he went to
Windesor, he * diverse several Troops of Horse: That
there came a Waggon laden with Ammunition last Night
to Windsore: That there was another Waggon that
went away from Windsore to Farnham: That there was
a Messenger gone to Portsmouth: That he was informed
there were about Four hundred Horse in the Town, and
about some Forty Officers.
Ordered, That Mr. Arth. Goodwyn go to the Lords,
to desire their Lordships to sit awhile, in regard this
House doth believe they shall have Occasion to come up
to them with some Matters of great Importance.
Mr. Arth. Goodwin brings Answer, that the Lords will
sit a while.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords; and that the Heads of the
Conference shall be to the Sense that was propounded at
Sir Edw. Hungerford went up to the Lords, To desire
a Conference concerning the Peace and Safety of the
Mr. Pym, * Glyn, Serj. Wilde, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr.
Bassett, Sir Anth. Irby, are appointed Managers of this
Message from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Foster and J. Mallett;
The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Message that the Lord Keeper hath received from his Majesty,
and instantly to be imparted to both Houses of Parliament.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
The same Persons that are appointed Managers of the
former Conference, are appointed Reporters of this.
Sir Edw. Hungerford brings Answer, that the Lords
will give Meeting at a Conference, presently, as is desired.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir Rich. Cave, Mr. Solicitor, Sir
Philip Stapilton, Mr. Glyn, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Hollis,
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some Heads,
and present them to the House To-morrow Morning,
for putting the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence:
And are to meet To-morrow, at Seven of Clock, in the
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That Serjeant Major General Skippon do
take care that Ten Horsemen be forthwith appointed to
go as Scouts, from time to time, to bring Intelligence,
if any Forces do approach near the City: And this House
will undertake, that they shall be satisfied: And also to
take care for the Appointing of such Boats, or small
Vessels, as shall be necessary by Water for the Service
aforesaid: And the House will take care, Satisfaction
also be given to those so employed.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant for
the Apprehending of such Persons, Delinquents to this
House, as he shall be informed of.
Ordered, That Two thousand Pounds shall be forthwith imprested to Mr. Jepson, for the Raising of the
Troops for the Province of Munster, out of the Chamber
of London, according to the former Order.
Arms, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to join with this
House, to move his Majesty to grant a Warrant to the
Master of the Ordnance, for delivering of a Thousand
Muskets, Fifteen hundred Swords, and Ten Last of Powder, with a proportionable Quantity of Match and Bullet,
Eighteen Partisans, Eight-and-thirty Drums, and Eight-and-thirty Halberds, out of the Stores at the Tower, for
the Provision of Ulster: And likewise, that they would
join to move his Majesty, that the Arms, and the whole
Magazine, at Carllell, may be transported into Ireland,
for the Security of that Kingdom; and be received, by Indenture, by such as shall be appointed to that Service.
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Message from the King-Impeachment of Members.
Mr. Glyn reports the Conference had with the Lords:
That the Lord Keeper had received a Letter from his
Majesty, and this Paper inclosed; which, by the Letter,
he was commanded to communicate, immediately upon
the Receipt thereof, to both Houses of Parliament: Which
was read, in hæc Verba:
"His Majesty, being no less tender Care of the Privileges of Parliament, and thinking Himself no less concerned, that they be not broken, and that they be asserted
and vindicated, whensoever they are so, than the Parliament itself, hath thought fit to add to His last Message
this Profession; That in all his Proceedings against the
Lord Kymbolton, Mr. Hollis, Sir Arthur Haselerigg, Mr.
Pym, Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Strowde, He had never the
least Intention of violating the least Privilege of Parliament; and, in case any Doubt of Breach of Privileges
remained, will be willing to clear That, and assert Those,
by any reasonable Way that His Parliament shall advise
him to; Upon Confidence of which, He no way doubts
His Parliament will forthwith lay by all Jealousies, and
apply themselves to the publick and pressing Affairs; and
especially to those of Ireland, wherein the Good of this
Kingdom and the true Religion (which shall be His Majesty's first Care) are so highly and so nearly concerned:
And His Majesty assures Himself, that His Care of their
Privileges will increase their tenderness of His Prerogative; which are so necessary to the mutual Defence of
each other, and both which will be the Foundation of a
perpetual perfect Intelligence between His Majesty and
Parliament, and of the Happiness and Prosperity of his
Forces at Winsor, &c.
Mr. Pym to go to the Lords with these Heads for a
1. To acquaint the Lords with the Information concerning divers Forces of Horsemen, armed in a warlike
Manner, seen at Kingstone, and afterwards at Winsor,
and now gone towards Farneham:
That Yesterday about a Hundred Men were met going
from London towards Winssor, armed with Pistol; and
Waggons with Ammunition:
That it causeth much Wonder at this time, a Parliament sitting, that such Forces should be levied, and all
at Peace; and that it be declared, by both Houses, whosoever shall raise Forces at this time, without Consent in
Parliament, may be declared Enemies and Disturbers of
the Peace of the Kingdom; and that both Houses will
take care to suppress them: And that a Message do go
.. the King to this Purpose; and to acquaint his Majesty,
that both Houses of Parliament will be very careful of the
Publick Peace; and that they do hold it against the Law
any such Forces should be so levied; and that the Authority of Parliament, and Power of the Kingdom, shall be
employed to suppress them.
That the Lord Digby be summoned to attend the Lords.
To acquaint them with the Thanks that the Lord Digby
gave, in the King's Name, to the Cavaliers at Kingston:
To acquaint them with the Six great Horse of Mr. Crofts,
the Queen's Page, at Hampton: That Thirty Horse more
of his were gone from thence the Day before.
Message from the King-Arms for Ireland.
HIS Majesty, having considered the Messages delivered
to him from the House of Commons, of Order of the
Twelfth of this present; whereby it is desired, that He
should give a general Warrant for Delivery of Arms and
Ammunition for the Service of Ireland, returns this
That as His Majesty hath been very careful to contribute all that possible He could, for furnishing Provisions
for the Relief of Ireland; so He shall be ready to give
Warrant immediately, from time to time, for any Particulars, that shall be thought fit by His Parliament to be
sent out of His Stores, for that Service: And, for the present, hath given Warrant for the Delivering of Fifteen hundred Muskets, with all things to them belonging, and
Five hundred Pikes and Corslets, and Two thousand
Swords, out of His Tower of London; and Arms for
Five hundred Horse, out of the Magazine of Hull.