Die Martis, 14 Junii, 1642.
Message to Lords.
ORDERED, That the Lords be moved to join with
this House, in injoining Sir Jo. Wollaston Knight,
and Mr. Gibbs, to stay here, to attend the Service of the
Militia: And that the Instructions to the Committee of
Cheshire be carried up to the Lords, to desire their
Lord Lieut of Ireland.
The humble Desires of Robert Earl of Leicester,
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, presented to the Lords and
others, Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, were
this Day read; and ordered to be farther considered of,
on Thursday Morning.
Officers, &c. Petitions.
The humble Petition of Arthur Chichester, Commander of a Regiment of Foot, and Arthur Hill Esquire,
Commander of a Regiment of Horse, now in Garison at
Belfast, and the Places adjoining, in the County of
Antrim, and of the Captains and Officers under their
A Letter from the Lord Conway, dated 24° Maii,
likewise read, on the Behalf of the said Petitioners; and
One Letter from Sir Jo. Clatworthy, of the Three-and twentieth of May, to the same Effect.
Resolved, That these Petitions of Mr. Chichester and
Mr. Hill, Lord Viscount Aires, and Sir James Montgomerie, Mr. Hamilton, and Lord Chandeloss' Regiment,
and Lieutenant Colonel Audley Mervin, and other Petitions now presented from the Commissioners, shall be
referred to a Committee, to take particular Consideration
of them, according to their Deserts; and to return their
Opinion, what is fit to be done upon the whole Debate
of this Business.
Rogers being called in, informs, That he was told of
Five hundred Weight of Sword Blades that the Carrier
of Doncaster undertook to carry: That they intend to lie
at Eaton in Bedfordshire, this Night.
Ordered, That the Serjeant shall send his Servant to
make Stay of these Arms at Eaton this Night; and that
a Warrant be made out accordingly.
Message to Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn carried up to the Lords the Instructions
for Cheshire; and the Message concerning the Injoining
Sir Jo. Wollaston and Mr. Gibbs to stay here: and to
desire the Lords to proceed against the Delinquents
concerning the Kentish Petition.
Loan from Merchant Strangers.
He is likewise to move the Lords, to appoint some
Members of their House, to go with some Members of
this House, to the Merchant Strangers, to propound the
Loan of Monies.
Sir Jo. Northcott, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir Hugh Owen,
Sir Walt. Long, Sir Rich. Buller, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr.
Rolle, Sir Ro. Crane, Sir Ro. Cooke, Sir Rich. Onslowe,
Mr. Cage, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Sutton,
Mr. Bond, Sir Ben. Rudyard; Mr. Pym: And are to
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of
Ordered, That Robert Aylemere and Samuel Diglett,
who have this Day petitioned the House, on the Behalf
of the Fullers and Millers of the Counties of Essex and
Suffolk, shall have Liberty to transport Five hundred
Chaldron of Fullers Earth, from Rochester in Kent into
the several Counties, to be there expended in their
several Mills; upon their giving good Security that none
shall be transported beyond the Seas.
Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Riche and
That the Lords had appointed the Nine Members of
their House (of the Committee appointed to meet with
a proportionable Number of this House, concerning the
Contribution in Plate, Money, or Horse) to meet this
Afternoon, at Three .. of Clock, in the Painted Chamber: Next, they desire a Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning a Letter which the Earl of
Warwicke hath written to the Earl of Holland, concerning the Fort at Langer Point.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That the
Committee of this House shall meet as is desired: And
concerning the Conference, they will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
That the Deputy Lieutenants of Buckinghamshire
shall be enjoined, by an Order of both Houses, to attend
the Service of the Militia in that County, in the Absence
of the Lord Lieutenant of that County, who has withdrawn himself.
Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Glyn,
are appointed to withdraw, to prepare this Order.
Lords withdrawn from Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
consent with the Lords, in their Opinion they have
given, of the Letter sent from the Nine Lords summoned
Mr. Hollis reports from the Committee appointed to
draw an Impeachment against the Nine Lords that
refused to come from Yorke, being summoned: And it
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be desired, That speedy and exemplary Justice be done upon
these Lords, for these their high Misdemeanors.
Resolved, That this Declaration at the End of the
Impeachment, shall be laid aside.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Holles shall
carry up the Impeachment against these Nine Lords, the
next time the Lords sit.
A Message from the Lords by Serjeant Whittfield
and Serjeant Finche;
The Lords desire, that at the next Conference by
Committees of both Houses, they may acquaint this
House how far they have agreed to the Scotts Articles.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Instructions for Cheshire; and do agree to
the Order for injoining Sir Jo. Wollaston and Mr. Gibbs
to stay and attend the Service of the Militia; notwithstanding the King's Command: They will likewise proceed with the Delinquents upon the Kentish Petition,
with all Expedition.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do desire, That the Committee appointed
to consider of Yorkeshire Petition, may meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House, appointed to consider of the Yorkeshire Petition do meet
this Afternoon at Four of Clock.
Loan from Merchant Strangers.
Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Wm.
Litton, Sir Wm. Waller, Captain Skinner, are appointed
to go this Afternoon, to Merchant Taylors Hall, with the
Committee of the Lords, to move the Merchant Strangers, concerning the Loan of Monies.
Answers to Letters.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do write a Letter to the
Committee in Lincolneshire: And that Mr. Hampden do
write a Letter to Sir Jo. Hotham, in Answer of their
That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent,
that are Members of this House, do wait upon the Lord
Lieutenant To-morrow Morning, to receive his Directions for the Ordering of the Militia in that County.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Bucks, that are Members of this House, do repair
into that County, to attend the Execution of the Militia
there, on Friday Morning next.
Prisoners in Newgate.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre and Mr. Wheeler do
take the Petition of Edw. Butler, and other Gentlemen,
Prisoners in Newgate, into Consideration; and send for
the Keeper of Newgate; and consider what is fit to be
done for their Relief.
Flint, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That the Lord Lieutenant of the Counties
of Flint and Denbigh be moved, to give Order for the
Putting the Ordinance for the Militia in Execution in
those Counties: And the Deputy Lieutenants of those
Counties, that are Members of this House, are required
to attend the Lord Lieutenant concerning that Service.
Ordered, That Mr. Bodvile do write a Letter to Sir
Tho. Midleton, to stay still in the County of Denbigh,
to see the Ordinance for the Militia to be put in Execution; And that his Attendance here, in that respect,
be dispensed withal.
Book referred, &c.
Ordered, That the Book intituled, "A Collection of
sundry Petitions presented to the King's Majesty, &c.;"
and printed for Wm. Sheares; be referred to the Committee for Printing: And that Sheares the Printer be
summoned to attend that Committee To-morrow, in the
Ordered, That the Report concerning Newcastle be
made To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Regulating
of Trade be made To-morrow.
Declaration on King's Letter to Scotland, &c.
THE Lords and Commons in Parliament have perused a printed Paper, under this Title, "A Letter sent
from the King's Majesty to the Lords of the Privy
Council of the Kingdom of Scotland, bearing in the Front,
the Appearance of his Majesty's usual Signature; and,
in the Bottom, this Date, "Given at Our Court, at
Yorke, the Twentieth of May 1641;" as likewise another
Paper, in the Form of a Petition, with this Inscription,
"To the Right Honourable the Lords of his Majesty's
Privy Council, The humble Petition of many Noblemen,
Gentlemen, Burgesses, and Ministers, occasionally meeting at Edenbrough:" And have been credibly informed,
that they are true Copies of a Letter and a Petition sent
and delivered, as the several Titles import; upon mature
Consideration of the Matters therein contained, do
Declare and Protest, That those Sufferings, expressed in
the Papers betwixt his Majesty and Parliament, cannot
justly be imputed to any Actions or Intentions of ours,
who have endeavoured, with all Fidelity, to procure
the Happiness of his Majesty, and of this Kingdom
and that we are not guilty of laying upon the King any
such Calumnies and Aspersions as are mentioned in that
Paper, and seem to reflect upon us: but, on the contrary, have laboured to take the Blame from his Majesty,
and to lay it upon his evil Counsel. And, as touching
the Petition afore-mentioned, we do, with much Contentment and Thankfulness, observe the Faithfulness and
good Affection of our Brethren of Scotland, in seeking to
prevent all Jealousies, and to preserve the Peace between
the Two Nations, so timely expressed to the Lords of
the Council; whereby the Hopes of those who practised
to have drawn from their Lordships some Declaration to
the Prejudice of this Kingdom, were frustrated: And we
shall never cease to answer this great Care of theirs with
the like earnest and diligent Endeavours to promote the
Honour, Wealth, and Prosperity of that Nation, and
preserve that Union so strongly fortified by publick and
mutual Interest and Affection on both Sides. And we
desire, That the Commissioners may give Notice to the
Scottish Commissioners how heartily and joyfully we do
embrace the Kindness of that Kingdom, manifested in
that Petition: And order this Declaration to be forthwith
printed, that so it may be published to the whole Kingdom of Scotland, hoping, that this constant and inviolable
Amity betwixt us will not only conduce to the Safety
and Honour of both Kingdoms, but prove very useful for
the Advantage and Security of the Protestant Religion
in other Parts.
WHEREAS, by the Ordinance for the Ordering of
the Militia of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion
of Wales, it is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, That Wm. Lord Pagett shall have Power to
call together all and singular his Majesty's Subjects,
within the County of Buck', as well within Liberties, as
without, that are meet and fit for the War; and them to
train, exercise, and put in Readiness; and them, after
their Abilities and Faculties, well and sufficiently, from
time to time, to cause to be arrayed and weaponed; and
to take the Muster of them in Places most fit and convenient for that Purpose: And whereas the said Wm.
Lord Pagett hath now lately absented and withdrawn
himself: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, that those Persons by him heretofore
nominated to be his Deputy Lieutenants, and, which
have been approved of by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, or any One or more of the said Persons so
nominated and approved to be the said Deputies, shall,
in the Absence of the said Lord Pagett, have Power
and Authority to do and execute, within the said County,
all such Powers and Authorities as are herein before
mentioned: And that the Captains and Officers heretofore made and ordained by him the said Lord Wm. Pagett,
shall, and may, in his Absence, do and execute their said
Offices: And that any Two or more of the said Persons
so nominated and approved to be the said Deputies,
shall, in the Absence of the said Wm. Lord Pagett, have
Power, to dispose of the Magazine of the said County,
notwithstanding any Order formerly made to the contrary. And the Lords and Commons in Parliament do
require all and every the said Persons, so nominated
and approved to be the said Deputies, personally to attend
the said Service, at the Days and Times appointed, or
to be appointed, for the same. And it is further Ordered,
That such Persons as shall not obey the said Persons
nominated and approved to be the said Deputies, or
any Two or more of them, in any of the Premises in the
said Ordinance contained, shall answer their Neglect
and Contempt to the Lords and Commons in a Parliamentary Way, and not otherwise, nor elsewhere.