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DUKE OP sideration whereof necessarily drew us truly to represent NORTIUM
· to your Majesty what we conceived to be the causes, BERLAND.
what we feared would be the effects, and what we hoped might be the remedies of these growing evils. [In the endorsement this petition is numbered 4, and described as “ the Excuse of the House sent with that noted 3," being the petition of the Commons to the King calendared above, under date Dec. 3. 13 p.]*
1621, (Dec. 18?]. - Protestation of the Commons House of Parliament entered into their books of record [Journals ?]. That the liberties, franchises, privileges, and jurisdictions of Parliament are the ancient and undoubted birthright and inheritance of the subjects of England, &c., &c. [1 p.] Dec. 20?].-Report delivered by [
] to the House of Commons of his Majesty's answer to their desire for further time to end this Session. He was sorry this could not be madea Session according to our own desire, and that we knew there was no fault in him who had often admonished us not to lose time, first by Mr. Sec. Calvert and afterwards by three sundry letters and answers; but he said this straightness of time would permit nothing to be done at this time: he had given order to adjgurn the Parliament till the 8th of February, which was his steady former appointment, &c. [ p.]
1621, Dec.-Message delivered by [Sec. Calvert] from the King to the House of Commons. That, whereas his Majesty has lately understood by report to his great "admiration" that they have taken in hand a matter concerning Sir Edward Coke, Lepton, and others, wherein his Majesty is interested, both in his honour and otherwise ; he does greatly mislike this their course of intermeddling, for that the same cause is to have his proceedings in an ordinary court of justice, and there. fore commands them to leave off any further dealing therein, &c. (2 p.]
1622.-Printed broad sheet, entitled “A declaration “ how the monies (viz., 707. 88. 6.) were disposed, " which were gathered by M. Patrick Copland, “ preacher in the Royal James), at the Cape of Good Hope “ (towards the building of a free school in Virginia), of " the gentlemen and mariners in the said ship, a list of “ whose names are under specified.” The sums contributed by each person severally are specified, besides 301. contributed by “an unknown person." The highest amount is 61. 13s. 4d. by Captain Martin Pring, and so decreasing to ls. This money was paid to Henry, Earl of Southampton for the Virginia Company at their great and general quarter Court, held the 21st Nov. 1621; and the Court added 1,000 acres of land to the said free school, to be at Charles City, as the most commodious place for health, security, profit, and convenience, and appointed that, with the said 1001. 8s. 6d. above specified, there should be sent over an usher to instruct the children in the principles of religion, civility of life, and humane learning, as also five persons, besides an overseer, to manure and cultivate the land for the benefit of the said usher. The school to be called “ The East India School," in honour of the said East India benefactors, and the East India Com. pany's servants to have precedence. This school, as à collegiate or free school, to have dependence on Henrico College in Virginia, which should be made capable to receive scholars from this school. There was since, by a person refusing to be named, sent into the quarter Court, on the 30th Jan. 1621-2, the sum of 251., making a total of 1251. 8s. 6d. [Printed at London, by Felix Kyngston, 1622.]
[1623 ?). -Speech of Sir Edward Cecill in the Commons House of Parliament. “This honourable House " is composed of men of divers professions, and every “ one of us, according to the experience his profession “ has learned him, is bound to deliver what in con“ science he shall think needful for the glory of God
and the good of the kingdom, &c. The defence of “ religion and the safety of the land are the things in
danger, for though we enjoy them by reason of the peace we enjoy, yet it is a peace of such a nature as
cannot assure them unto us, because no peace is able " to maintain itself unarmed, &c. The greatest enemy " we have in respect of our religion is the Catholic King “ [of Spain), whose ambition it has ever been through the " sides of religion to thrust at the heart of this State," &c. [3 pp.)ř
1623 - Copy of a paper which Charles, Prince of Wales sent in answer to one from His Most Catholic
Majesty the King of Spain. The Prince of Wales DUKE OF having seen and considered the paper which the NORTHTY:
BERLAND. assembly of divines had presented to your Majesty on the 2nd of June, and another which the Conde de Olivarez delivered in your Majesty's name to his Highness on the 3rd of the same month, does, with all possible affection, kiss your Majesty's hands for the many tokens of love and favour which you show him, assuring you that as his father and his Highness, ont of a desire of contracting nearer friendship and alliance with you, have forgot all others, which by this way might have been gained, &c. And for as much as your Majesty is instant that his Highness should conclude and ratify the marriage, leaving the delivery of the most excellent Infanta till another time, in conformity to that which seems meet to the assembly of those great and eminent persons in divinity and Canon law whom your Majesty has called together for this purpose. He prays your Majesty to pass your eyes over that which he shall observe touching this point, and then he doubts not but your Majesty will, out of your own consideration, give order for the removing of such difficulties, that the alliance so much desired on both parts, and the good and happiness of the two Crowns, may receive no new delays. And that which to this end he offers to your consideration is as follows:- That the King his father being now aged, and having one only son, upon whom his eyes were only fixed to have him married, and having sent him with hope that his presence would facilitate all things, and without expecting greater hopes by any other means, it would go to his soul to see new difficulties, after so many years that the treaty has been on foot, and when it was held for concluded; he having come in person, with great travail and danger, to give the more demonstration of the love which he bares the Lady Infanta, and of his desire to see these two monarchies confederated, to return without the prize he most esteems would be an incredible lessening of his reputation, and a very great dishonour that the world should perceive that because divines would not trust his word and oath, and the King his father's, he must leave his wife in pledge, &c. [4 pp.]
f1623.1-Copy of a letter, written out of Spain, concerning the reception and proceedings of Lord Digby, English ambassador to Spain. I will no longer contain myself within the bounds of flattery, but, laying aside all court respects, freely and faithfully set down those passages which may serve to satisfy yourself and such other of our friends as are desirous to know the certain manner of Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's Digby's] “ reception” and entertainment in the Court of Spain, now at his last being there as his Majesty's extraordinary ambassador. Myself, you know, was none of his Lordship's train, and therefore you must not look for at my hands an exact journal of his progress ; let it suffice that though my relations are but pieces, the truth yet shall be whole and entire in every one of them. [54 pp.)
[1623 ?].-List of licences or grants, entitled “ The " best and chiefest monopolies to be granted," against each of which are set certain observations as, “now on “ foot,” “not renewed,” “not re-granted,” “now in “ practice,” &c. (14 p.]
1623-4, Feb. 19. --Speech delivered by King James I. in the Parliament House, commencing “ It is a true say“ing that the bonour of a king doth stand in the “ multitude of people.” [Printed in the Lords Journals. 43 pp.)
1623–4, Feb. 24.-Relation by the Duke of Buckingham to both Houses of Parliament at Whitehall, giving a sketch of his mission to the Court of Spain in attendance on Prince Charles. [The relation, which is fully reported, occupies 31 pp.] [See Lords Journals, 3, 220.]
1623-4, Feb. 24.- Effect of the relation by the Duke of Buckingham to both Houses of Parliament at Whitehall. [3 pp.)
1623-4, March 8.—The speech delivered by King James I. to both Houses of Parliament, upon breaking off the proposed match between Prince Charles and the Infanta of Spain, as also the treaty with Spain about the Palatinate. The speech, which is fully reported, occupies 3 pp.)
1623–4, March 11.-Speech delivered by Prince Charles to both Houses of Parliament, commencing “ My Lord Treasurer having, by his Majesty's com“ mand, made relation,” &c. [See Lords Journals, 3, 257. p.]
1623–4, (March 14].-Message delivered by the Archbishop of Canterbury'on presenting the address of both Houses of Parliament to King [James I. at Whitehall]. (See Lords Journals, 3, 261. Pl.
Quære, whether this does not precede in date the King's letter of Dec. 11.-A J.H.
† This seems to be the speech of [5 Feb. 1621] in the Calendar of State Papers; but as Mr. Gardiner decides, not by Sir E. Cecill.-A.J.H.
DUKE OF NORTHUYIERLAND.
1623-4. [March 147.--Address of both Houses to King Earls of Carlisle and Holland. (Written on the same DUKE OF James I. Thanking the King for his gracious and paper as the preceding. 13 p.]
NORTHUM prudent answer, given to the unanimous and humble 1625, Aug. 4. Oxford.—Report of the message de
BERLAND. advice of both Houses, that the two treaties—the one livered to both Houses of Parliament from his Majesty of the proposed] marriage of Prince Charles with the by the Lord Keeper, the Duke of Buckingham, and the Infanta of Spain), the other of the Palatinate, might be Lord Treasurer, in reply to a petition of the two dissolved—and upon his Majesty's declaration made to Houses, touching religion. The Duke of Buckingham dissolve both the said treaties, we will be ready (in a said “His Majesty has taken well your putting him in Parliamentary manner) with our persons and abilities “ mind of these things, so if you had not expressed it, to assist your Majesty. [On the same paper as the pre “ the King would have done it of himself. He does ceding entry. p.]
“ not do this to draw you on, but rather what he has 1623–4, [March 14]. - Speech delivered by King “ done is to discharge the duty of his conscience, and James I. (at Whitehall] in reply to a message delivered
“ of a son to his father, who commanded him as his
“ me to deliver," &c. (5 pp.]
1625-6, Feb. 6.-The King's speech on the opening of
[Copy. } p.]
(1625-6, Feb. 8].—Rejoinder of Mr. Speaker [Finch]
signifying his acceptance of the duties of office. (See 1623-4, March 23.--The King's answer to the Lords Book of Entries. 4 pp.) and Commons, in reply to their remonstrance calen
remonstrance calen- 1625-6, [Feb. 8]. – Replication of Lord Keeper dared above. It is true I must confess that how far Coventry to the rejoinder of Mr. Speaker. [Ibid. 3 pp.] yon yet declare yourselves is sufficient for the present [1625-6, Feb.]-Articles of impeachment preferred entrance into the business, though a great deal short of against John, Earl of Bristol, by Attorney-General what I told you it would require ; but as God bears me Heath, on his Majesty's behalf, in the High Court of record, and I think the hearts of my subjects will testify Parliament, before the King and the Lords. These for me, I never stuck for money, but only desired you articles charge the Earl with offences committed before to clear yourselves by particulars, that I might see how his Majesty's going into Spain when he was Prince, I might be able to go through so great a matter-at committed by the said Earl during the time of the least how to make a good beginning of the war, for Prince's being in Spain, and after the Prince's return when the end will be God knows, &c. [Written on the
a the from Spain. (See bound volume, p. 19. 13 pp.] same paper as the preceding. 3 pp.)
1625-6, March 10. Westminster.—The King to Sir 1623-4?.-Anonymous sketch of the History of Heneage Finch, Speaker of the Commons House of ParEngland from the pre-historic times to the Norman liament. Having assembled this Parliament early in Conquest, concluding with the treaty between William the beginning of the year, for the more timely help and I. and Malcolm III. of Scotland. [8 pp.]
advice of our people in our great and importunate affairs, (1624, March.]-Names of the Committee of Trustees and having of late, not only by message, but ourself appointed as Treasurers to receive the three Subsidies also, put our House of Commons in mind of our pressand three Fifteens and Tenths recently voted by Par ing occasions and present state of Christendom, wherein liament, and to issue the said moneys according to such they have equal interest with us, as well in respect of warrants as they shall receive from the persons named their own former engagements as of the common cause, whom his Majesty has named to be of his council for we shall not need to tell them with what care and the war with Spain). The said Treasurers and council patience we have, in the midst of our necessities, atto be accountable to the Commons, and they to hear and tended their resolutions. But because their unreasondetermine the same. The offenders to be committed by able slowness may produce at home as ill effects as a the Commons to the Tower, and to be delivered by denial, and hazard the whole state of things abroad, we them. An oath is appointed for the Treasurers, who have thought fit by you, the Speaker, to let them know are to receive 501. per annum, and another for the that, without more loss of time, we look for a full and council of war. The moneys to be all employed-1. For perfect answer of what they will give for our supply, the defence of England. 2. Security of Ireland; and according to our expectation and their promises, &c. 3. Assisting the States (of the Low Countries), and fur
[See Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 3 pp.) nishing the navy. (14 p.]
1625-6, March 14.—The King's message, delivered 1624, May 5.--Speech delivered by King James I. in by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to the Commons the banqueting house at Whitehall to the Lords of the House of Parliament, concerning two members of the Upper House of Parliament, upon occasion [of the im House, which was that by Mr. Cooke, his Majesty has peachment of the Earl of Middlesex]. [See Lords Jour taken notice of a seditious speech, that it was better nals, 3, 343. 73 pp.]
to die by an enemy than to suffer at home. His Majesty 1625, April 1-11. Paris.-Ratification by Louis XIII. in his wisdom did forbear to take any course in it, or to of France of the treaty of 20th November 1624, con- send to the House about it, not doubting but the House cluded by the Cardinals de la Rochefoucault and de in due time would correct such an insolency: but now Richelieu, with other commissioners named on the part his Majesty finds that his patience has brought forth an of the French King, and the ambassadors extraordinary ill effect, by giving boldness to another to do the like of England, for a marriage between the French King's in a strange unusual manner, who, upon Saturday last, sister Henriette Marie and Charles, Prince of Wales. without any ground of knowledge in himself, or any [11 p.]
offer of particular proof to the House, took upon him to 1625, May 8.—Treaty of marriage between Charles I., make an inquiry upon articles against the Duke of King of Great Britain, and Princess Henriette Marie, Buckingham, &c. [See Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 1. p.] sister of Louis XIII. of France. [7) pp.]
(1625-6, March 15 ?].-Reasons against making the 1625, June 21. Westminster.-Ratification by Charles rivers Ayr and Calder navigable, offered to the conI., King of Great Britain, of the above treaty of mar- sideration of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal in Parriage, concluded by his ambassadors extraordinary, the liament. (1) p.]
DUKE OF 1625-6, March 15.-Speech addressed by the Speaker Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, William, Bishop of Exeter, DUKE OF NORTHUM. of the House of Commons, Sir Heneage Finch, to the
Sir William Periam, and others specified, CommisBERLAND.
BB GLAXD. King, at Whitehall, in the presence of both Houses, in sioners Ecclesiastical, under the statute 1 Eliz., entitled answer to the message sent to the Commons by the “ An Act restoring to the Crown the ancient jurisdicKing, and delivered by the Chancellor of the Ex. “tion over the State Ecclesiastical and Spiritual, and chequer, desiring to know, without any further de “ abolishing all foreign power repugnant to the same," ferring of time, what supply they would give his Ma- with power to three or more of them to exercise and jesty for his present and extraordinary occasions. (See execute all manner of jurisdictions, privileges, and Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 2 pp.]
preheminances in any wise touching any spiritual
all transgressions against the several statutes specified,
misbehaviours, offences, assaults, frayes, and quarrels
by their own great labour and industry, their country
1626, [March 297.--Second speech of his Majesty to is in the next place to be considered by what ways and
(1626, March 30.1-A full report of the speeches de- “ a creature of the Duke of Buckingham, Conway has
We have thought fit with the advice of the Queen
1626, Sept. 11. Castle of Windsor.-Letters patent nities, exemptions, and franchises following ; and, of King Charles I. appointing William, Earl of Bath, further, we do create and erect in the said town a William, Earl of Pembroke, Charles, Earl of Devonshire, jurisdiction of judges consuls with the same power as
those of Rouen, Paris, and elsewhere, amongst which aimed at none but such they deemed their equals, as DUKE OF
NORTHUM judges shall be named every year one merchant may appear by the names of those slain and hurt.-- BERLAND. stranger.
Lists of commanders and officers slain at the landing Endorsed.-French. Copy of the Cardinal's Patent and in battle, and of those slain since the besieging of [24 pp.)
the fort; also the names of those hurt at the landing ;
November, but no answer had. [Copy, 2 pp.)
“ the Council or one of the principle Secretaries
. As near as I 1627-8, March 10.—Speech addressed by Charles I.
our goods, so as we may enjoy as much happiness as
of the affairs of Christendom do press him more and
maturity that it cannot endure long debate or delay, so
Sire, methinks I now behold you a great king, for
love is greater than majesty. Opinion that your
Easter till the above date. On Saturday his Majesty
message, and to agree upon heads out of which a had followed we should have cut the French all in pieces,
petition might be formed for the satisfying of his and there have ended without any further trouble the
Majesty. The greatest part of Monday was spent in absolute conquest of the island, which since they have
resolving on a way how to right a member of the Lower driven us to a troublesome besieging of a very strong House injured by the Earl of Suffolk; the party fort which they have made fast by the town of St.
wronged was Mr. Selden, and the words spoken were Martin's, whither the strength of the island is retired, these : “ Selden hath razt a record, and doth deserve amounting to 160 men ; but we hope by length of time
“ to be hanged, and the Lower House should do well to dispossess them by famine, which we had well-nigh “ to join with the Lords in a petition to his Majesty brought to pass, had not a negligent watch suffered
" to hang him, for he took a course to divide the king 13 boats laden with supplies to enter the fort. The loss
“ and his people." From Tuesday to Saturday were on both sides was not much, although the charges were
spent in arguments against the commission of martial
to this effect.-Littleton's report.-Selden's.--- Answers
* Printed by Sir John Eliot, printed by Rushworth, and more cor-
DUKE OF by Sir Edward Coke to some reasons of the Attorney- committed to the Gatehouse, Sir Miles Hobert, Mr. DUKE OF
- General-Arguments used by Sergeant Ashley, to Strowed, Mr. Walter Longe, Mr. Kirton, to the Fleet. NORTHCM: BERLAND.
which the House took exception. My Lord, these are and Mr. Humfrey Nicholles, afterwards committed.
The nobles march on foot, the vassals ride."
most necessary duty. [8 pp.)
[1628.]—The calendar or schedule of the ships of this
sented to his Majesty. [Written upon the same paper
1628.-MS. treatise headed, “Certain observations
66 whether the calamities (which] is befallen this kingThis bill was prepared, but not presented to the King, “ dom proceeds out of treason and foreign intelligence, by reason of the sudden ending of that session, being “ (which] make the land become a prey and conquest 26th June 1628. Endorsed.-For Mr. Crathorne." " to strangers, or through mad, headstrong, and [3 pp.)
“ unbridled advice of yours, attributing all innova-
George Duke of Buckingham, Lord High “ pride,” &c. (Burnt at the edges. 121 pp.)
of all kinds of victuals. [39 pp.
the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey for six months or 168
days, according to an Order of Council of the 7th “ Strucken with thunder was by special grace
January. Total of the first estimate, 1,9601., of the " N'ere after trampled over, if this blow
second, 1,6801. [ p.) 6. That struck me in my height and laid me low,
1629, April 14 - Treaty of peace and commerce con“ Came from the hand of heaven, let it suffice
cluded between Louis XIII. of France and Charles I. of “ That God required no other sacrifice," &c.
Great Britain. Printed at Rouen by Martin le Mes
gissier. [8 pp.] And concluding thus :
1629-30, Feb. 2.-The King to Edward, Viscount “I lov'd the King and realm as well [as] they,
Conway, Henry, Earl of Manchester, Thomas, Earl of “ And for my death it cannot be denied,
Arundel and Surrey, and others named, appointing " But Cæsar so and the Great Henry died !”
them Commissioners to inquire into exacted fees and [1628, Aug. 23.]—Anonymous epitaph on the Duke of offices innovated since the 11th of Elizabeth. [This Buckingham, written in a satyrical vein :
copy, which is in Latin, and has several names inserted “ I, who my country did betray,
above the line, is endorsed, “ A copy of the old comUndid the King that let me sway
" mission, 2 Feb. 1629.” 15 pp.) His sceptre as I pleased, threw down
1630, April 17.—Similar commission to the above, The glory of the English crown.
only in English. (This copy is endorsed, “For the The courtier's bane, the countrie's hate,
“ Right Honole. Edward, Viscount Wimbledon, from The agent for the Spanish state :
“ his Lordship’s humble servant, Thomas Bridgeman.” The papist's friend, the gospel's foe,
18 pp.) The Church and kingdom's overthrow.
1629-30, March 1$. Turin. Letter of Charles Emanuel,
Duke of Savoy, to his subjects, upon occasion of the
advance of the French armies against his States.
[Translated into French from the Italian; two copies A portion that all traitors merit.
of which, one in MS., and the other in print, are preIf heaven admit of treason, pride, and lust, served amongst the State Papers, Foreign Series, in Expect my spotted soul amongst the just.”
the Public Record Office. 5, pp.]
1629-30, March 13.-Manifesto by one of the ministers
ceding. 13 p.]
within the kingdom, contrary to the laws and ordi-
nances touching aliens. These persons daily come from