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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.


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
verbally by the Archbishop of Canterbury, upon pre “ last will on his death-bed. To show unto the world
senting the address from both Houses to bis Majesty " as soon as he was married, that he did not marry her
[calendared above). [See Lords Journals, 3, 265.] [On “ religion but her person. This the King commanded
same paper. 21 pp.]

“ me to deliver," &c. (5 pp.]
1623-4, March 14. Substance of the speech delivered [1625 ?].- List of the names of the principal landed
by King James I. at Whitehall (and calendared above]. proprietors in the several wards of co. Northumberland,
(13 p.]

(11 pp.]
1623-4, March 23.-Speech delivered by King James I.. 1625-6, Jan. 20. Westminster.— The King (Charles
to the committees of Parliament, concerning the Duke I.] to John Digby, Earl of Bristol. We have received
of Buckingham and his carriage during the mission your letter addressed to us by Buckingham, &c. See
to the Court of Spain in company with Prince Charles. Lords Journals, 3, 544. Copy. p.]
See Lords Journals, 3, 279. 1. p.]

1625-6, Feb. 6.-The King's speech on the opening of
1623-4, March 23.-Speech of the Archbishop of Parliament. [See Lords Journals, 3, 392. p.7
Canterbury to King James I., upon presenting the re 1625-6, Feb. 6.-Speech delivered by Lord Keeper
monstrance of the Lords and Commoms in Parliament Coventry, in place of his Majesty, on the opening of
assembled. That they have dutifully taken into their Parliament. Written on the same paper as the pre-
considerations your Majesty's last speech and answer, ceeding. 33 pp.]
and explanation thereupon, and with mature deliberation 1625-6, Feb. 8.-Speech of [Sir Heneage Finch, Re-
have thought fit, in writing, to present a remonstrance corder of London,] to the King, on occasion of his
to yon, which they humbly beseech you graciously to being elected Speaker of the House of Commons.
accept. [1 p.]

[Copy. } p.]
1623–4, March 23.-Remonstrance delivered by the [1625-6, Feb. 8.]—Reply of Lord Keeper Coventry to
Archbishop of Canterbury to his Majesty in the name the above speech of [Sir Heneage Finch] on his
of both Houses of Parliament. [See Lords Journals, being chosen Speaker of the House of Commons. 1 p.]
3, 279.] Written on the same paper as the preceding.

(1625-6, Feb. 8].—Rejoinder of Mr. Speaker [Finch]
11 p.)

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
1625-6, March 26.- The King's answer to the Com or ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the diocese of
mons, at Whitehall, in reply to the above address, de Exeter, and to visit and reform all errors, heresies,
livered by Sir Heneage Finch. [See Book of Entries, schisms, and other offences. Also to inquire upon oath of
Feb. 8. 3 pp.]

all transgressions against the several statutes specified,
1625-6, March 18.—Explanation proffered by Dr. likewise of all heretical, erroneous, or offensive opinions,
Turner in the House of Commons of certain expressions seditious books, contempts, conspiracies, private con-
made use of by him in his recent speech in that House venticles, false rumours or tales, seditious misbe-
(touching the Duke of Buckingham, and the warranty haviours, slanderous books, libels, writings, words and ·
he had by ancient precedents to accuse by common fame. sayings, published, invented, or set forth; as also of
[See Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 11 p.)

misbehaviours, offences, assaults, frayes, and quarrels
1625-6. March 29.-The King's speech addressed to committed in the church or churchyard, or against any
both Houses of Parliament at Whitehall, commencing divine service, or ecclesiastical person; and all
“ My Lords and gentlemen, I have called you both offenders in this sort to order, correct, reform, and
“ together to-day, I mean both the Houses of Parlia- punish by censures of the Church, imposition of fines
“ ment, but it is for several and distinct reasons. My to the King's use, or by any other lawful ways or means
56 Lords of the Upper House, I am to give you thanks as by the Act for uniformity of Common Prayer, or any
" for your care of the estate of Christendom, and not other laws ecclesiastical, is limited and appointed; and
“ only for your care of your own proceedings, but for also to take order at your discretions that the penalties
" uniting of your fellows the Commons for to take the and forfeitures limited by the Act for uniformity in that
“ same into their consideration, &c. And you, gentle- behalf may be duly levied according to the Act of Par-
" men of the House of Commons, I am sorry that I liament. [Copy, 6 pp.]
"! may not justly give you the same thanks, but that I (1626 ?).-A discourse upon trade by Sir John Watts.
“ must tell you that I am come here to show you your The trade of merchandise for this western world in
“ errors, and, as I may term them, unparliamentary ancient times for many hundred years was in a manner
“ proceedings in this Parliament; but I will not despair all carried by the Venetians, Genoese, and the Easter-
“ of your proceedings, since you shall so clearly see lings, or Hans Towns, &c.—History of the progress and
“ your faults by my Lord Keeper, and the remedies that decay of these several trades.—The Hollanders have had
" you will see the necessities of mending the faults," no other means to arise to their greatness of trade, but
&c. [See Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 1 p.)

by their own great labour and industry, their country
1626, March 297.-Speech of Lord Keeper Coventry, not affording native commodities of their own to make
addressed to both Houses of Parliament at the same trade and traffic, which necessity at the first enforced
time as the speech delivered by the King and calen- them to betake themselves to fishing for maintenance of
dared above. See Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 13 pp.) life, being a multitude of people in a little land, &c. It

1626, [March 297.--Second speech of his Majesty to is in the next place to be considered by what ways and
both Houses of Parliament, delivered at the same time. means we may prevail to make ourselves masters of all
I must withall put you in mind of that time past. You these trades, wherein we must consider our advantages,
may remember that in the time of my blessed father, first, in the situation of our country, it being seated be-
then you did, with your counsel and “prosirations,” per- tween the north and the south, whereby it lies most con-
suade both my father and me to break the treaties. I venient for a staple; secondly, the goodness and greatness
confess I was your instrument for two reasons—one for of our ports and harbours ; thirdly, and which exceeds
the fitness of the time, the other because I was seconded both the rest, the richness and quantity of our native
by so great and so worthy a body as the whole body of commodities to make trade withall, which far exceed
the Parliament. Then, there was nobody in so great any one. kingdom in Christendom, or in the known
favour with you as this man whom you seem now to tra- world. These advantages we have [over] the Hol-
duce, but indeed my father's government and mine, landers, which are so great that, if we add industry
now when you have things according to your own thereunto, and providence for the employing of our own
wishes, and that I am so far engaged that you think shipping, we shall undermine them in their own ways,
there is no retreating. Now you begin to set the dice, and within the compass of 40 years, which is the time
and make your own peace; but I pray you be not de- they have so much increased, be able to make ourselves
ceived ; that is not a Parliamentary way, nor is it a masters of trade, and be predominant in shipping, and
way to deal with kings. Mr. Cooke told you it was this will be a greater and more advantageous work unto
better to be eaten with a foreign enemy than to be des. us, being an island people, than the conquest of a king-
troyed at home; indeed I think it more honour to be dom. The ways and means to advance this great work
invaded, and almost destroyed by a foreign enemy, than is by our own industry and providence, protection and
to be despised at home, which will in the end come favour of the State to all trades, the which may be at-
Remember that Parliaments are altogether in my powertained unto by pursuing these ways following, &c.
by calling, sitting, and continuance; therefore as I find 1626.]- Articles of the Earl of Bristol concerning
the fruits good or either evil then do, for to continue his [imprisonment], presented to the Lords of the
or not to be; and remember that if you at this time Upper House of Parliament, in which he brings various
misled, &c. (See Book of Entries, Feb. 8. 2, pp.] · charges against Lord Conway, amongst others " that as

(1626, March 30.1-A full report of the speeches de- a creature of the Duke of Buckingham, Conway has
livered by the Duke of Buckingham, the Lord Keeper “ been made the instrument of keeping the Earl
and Lord Chamberlain, at a conference of both Houses “ of Bristol from the King's presence, and of imprison-
of Parliament, held in the Painted Chamber. His Ma- « ing of him by warrants only under his own hand," for
jesty having had speech with some members of both which he cannot, as the Earl conceives, produce any
Houses, touching the declaration so faithfully delivered sufficient warrant. [3) pp.]
by the Lord Keeper, has taken notice of some things
subject to misunderstanding, which he thought fit to be
explained, and for this cause I am commanded to move
this conference. Whereas it is objected by some who

wish good correspondence betwixt the King and people,
that to prefix a day to give or to break was an unusual

thing, and might express an inclination in the King to 1626-7, January. Paris. - Grant of privileges by
break, which to remove, as he was free from, has con- Louis XIII, of France to the town of Havre-de-
descended to make this explanation, &c. [Burnt at the Grâce.
edges. 15 pp.)

We have thought fit with the advice of the Queen
1626, May 10.-Speech delivered by Sir John Elliott Mother, the Duke of Orleans, and some other princes
{Eliot] before the Lords in Parliament, upon occasion of and officers of the Crown, to grant to the inhabitants
the impeachment of the Duke of Buckingham. [8 pp.) and strangers there resident, the privileges, immu-

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

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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 ;
1626-7, January. Paris.-English translation of amongst these last is that of Sir Edward Conway.
the preceding. (23 pp.]

[6 pp.]
1627, May 7. Westminster.- Warrant signed by 1627, Nov. 18.--Petition of Sir John Elliott (Eliot),
Charles I. to our well-beloved servant, Edmund Wader, prisoner, to the King. That your poor suppliant,
gent. We do by these presents appoint you our clerk affected with sorrow and unhappiness through the long
to attend our Conimissioners for the Examination of sence of your Majesty's displeasure, &c.*
fees and exactions of fees in our courts of judicature In the margin.--Delivered to the King the 18th of
and innovation of offices.

November, but no answer had. [Copy, 2 pp.)
1627, Sept. 5. Whitehall.- Order of the King in (1627 P1.--Petition of Mr. Wandenne and assistants
Council. That the West India Company of the Low of the Trinity House to the Lord High Admiral.
Countries, their captains, ships, and prizes taken from Represent the great losses lately suffered by the navi-
the common enemy, shall have free ingress, egress, gation of this kingdom, and more are like to suffer, by
and regress into and out of all his Majesty's ports, the French king's fleet, which is now at sea dispersed
havens, &c., as by the articles of the treaty made at both within and without the Straits. [2 p.]
Southampton, 7 Sept. 1625 (and here quoted at length] 1627-8, Feb. 20. Whitehall.-Orders to be observed
more at large appears. It is his Majesty's express in Assemblies of Council, comprising 22 articles, com-
will and pleasure that these articles shall be punc- mencing, “The Lords are to be warned to meet in
tually observed, and he doth therefore hereby will and " Council either by order from the Lord President of
command all admirals, &c. [1} p.]

“ the Council or one of the principle Secretaries
(1627], Sept. 17. St. Martin's in the Isle of Rhé. "of State." &c.
-Richard Owen to Lord

. As near as I 1627-8, March 10.—Speech addressed by Charles I.
could I have sent your Lordship a true relation of all to the Upper House of Parliament upon occasion of the
our proceedings since our departure out of England dissolation of the Parliament. It commences, My Lords,
the 2nd of July 1627. We arrived in the road of St. I never came here upon so unpleasing an occasion. (See
Martin's, being somewhat divided by foul weather and Lords Journals. lp.)
chasing of Dunkirk men-of-war at sea before it was (1628, March. - Message from his Majesty, delivered
determined at a court of war what we should do. At by Lord Koeper Coventry P7 to the Commons House
first we thought to have gone up the river of Bordeaux, of Parliament. His Majesty has commanded me to
and attempted the city, to which end orders were make known to this House that howsoever we proceed
punctually set down; but the seamen and masters of with the business we have in hand the bill of tonnage
ships absolutely refused to undertake carrying our and poundage ?), that he will govern us according to
ships up the river on account of many difficulties the laws and customs of the realm ; that he will main-
which they alleged, so that this enterprise was aban- tain us in the liberty of our persons and propriety of
doned, notwithstanding the earnestness of all the pro-

our goods, so as we may enjoy as much happiness as
jectors, being the chiefs of our army, with M. Soubise our forefathers in their best times, &c.; that the weight
and other experienced Frenchmen. The 12th of July,

of the affairs of Christendom do press him more and
after consultation, the best advantage being considered, more, and that the time is now grown to that point of
we were ordered to land at the easternmost part of the

maturity that it cannot endure long debate or delay, so
isle next Rochelle, being a narrow neck of land, so as as this session of Parliament must continue no longer
our ships could flank it on both sides.-Disposition of than Tuesday sevennight. His Majesty's intention is
the several regiments and orders for landing.-But the to have another session at Michaelmas next for the
want of boats to carry our troops ashore at once would perfecting of such things as cannot now be done.
not admit of so much conveniency, so our troops came 112 p.)
much broken ashore, no regiment having its complete 1628, April 3. — Resolution of the Commons House
number of companies ; and before we had 2,000 men of Parliament concerning certain fundamental liberties
on shore, some commanders, mistaking their orders, of England, which after many days spent in arguing
landed go close on those who were first ashore, that we were at last, upon Thursday, 3rd April, concluded with-
had no room to set onr men in order, neither could we out one negativo [being nearly identical with those
advance from the water-side for the want of our com- embodied in the Petition of Right). [1 p.]
plete number. Sir Henry Spry had no more ashore of 1628. April 4.-Speech of George, Duke of Buck-
his regiment but his own company and mine, so as we ingham, to his Majesty, at the Council Table. Begins,
were forced to put ourselves into Sir John Burrow's

Sire, methinks I now behold you a great king, for
regiment, which had the vanguard, the rest landing by

love is greater than majesty. Opinion that your
little and little as the conveniency of our boats would people loved you not had almost lost you in the opinion
permit. The enemy resolved to charge us both with of the world. (11 p.]
horse and foot, setting themselves in order by favour 1628, April 23.--Christopher Lewkenor to the Earl
of the hollow places and uneven grounds, which did of Northumberland ?). Report of the proceedings in
shelter them from the cannon of our ships.- Particulars the House of Commons from the Wednesday before
of the French cavalry charge, and of the engagement

Easter till the above date. On Saturday his Majesty
which followed.—But we were so far spent and toiled sent a sharp message to the House by Sec. Coke, con-
in the fight, as by no means we were able to follow the sisting, as I collected, of five parts (here stated).
execution, neither durst we venture without horse, even Besides, the secretary added that there was a secret
if we had had any fresh troops ashore, for the enemy whispering abroad, as though we did not only stick at
kept two little squadrons of horse in their rear to the abuse of power, but power itself. Hereupon a
favour their retreat; but had our horse or any part of committee was selected to give answer to his Majesty's
them been able to have landed with us, doubtless if we

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
furious on the French party ; wee esteemed some 300, law. On Monday we had a report from those employed
and of them 40 gentlemen of great rank held the to confer with the Lorde concerning our fundamental
choyers sprittes amongst the French, many of them liberties. The first who reported was Sir Dudley
being the nobility of France, whereof some were of Diggs, and he related to us the Lord Keeper's speech
the religion induced into this service by the governor

to this effect.-Littleton's report.-Selden's.--- Answers
of the island, who in former time had been a Protes-
tant. On our side the great shock fell upon our com-
manders, whose loss we do and shall find hereafter ;

* Printed by Sir John Eliot, printed by Rushworth, and more cor-
for such was the bravery of those monsieurs that they rectly by Mr. Forster in life of Sir John Eliot, 2. 87.--A. J. H.



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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 passages hitherto, and as others happen I shall con- After which follow verses in 24 lines, signed Po. Coc.
tinue weekly to acquaint you. [4 pp.]

[1628, March. June 11.-Three speeches delivered “ The wisest king did wonder when he spied
in the House of Commons, but by whom not stated,

The nobles march on foot, the vassals ride."
and numbered on the backs 1, 2, and 3, as if speeches [1 p.]
by the same person. The first of these speeches urges [1628 ?]. -Remonstrance of the House of Commons to
the necessity of complying with the reasonable require. the King. Beginning, As we acknowledge the great
ments of the King, and commences, “It is the good comfort which we have in the assurance of your Ma-
“ ness of God and the favour of the King that hath jesty's pious and gracious disposition, so we think it a
“ brought us again to this place.”

most necessary duty. [8 pp.)
The second speech is to the same effect, and com- [1628.]—The King's answer to the Commons upon
mences, “ The best thanks we can return his Majesty the reading of their remonstrance. Begins, After my
“ for the gracious and religious answer he hath given answer to your petition. (Written on the same paper
" to our petition, is to move towards that which will as the preceding. 4 p.)
« both please him and secure ourselves.”

[1628.]—The calendar or schedule of the ships of this
The third speech chiefly relates to the abuse of the kingdom which have been taken by the enemy, or lost
royal prerogative, and commences, “We are now upon by shipwreck within three years last past, annexed to
" a great business, and the manner of handleing it the Remonstrance [of the Commons], and with it pre-
may be as great as the business itself.”

sented to his Majesty. [Written upon the same paper
1628, May 12.-Letter addressed by Charles I. to the as the preceding. 13 pp.)
Upper House of Parliament. We being desirous of [1628.]-Note of the number of ships of the burden
nothing more than the advancement of the good peace of 100 tons and upwards, and of the mariners apper-
and prosperity of our people, have given leave to the taining to the several ports mentioned in 1628. Ibid.
free debates of the highest points of our prerogative p.]

1628.-MS. treatise headed, “Certain observations
1628, June 26.—The second remonstrance made by collected [of the graver ?] sort of people in this king-
the Commons in Parliament assembled to King “ dom, directed to the Duke of Buckingham, wherein
Charles I., deprecating his Majesty's determination to “ they require his answer of justification to what is
end this session, for which reason they cannot bring to “ conjectured against him in the ensuing treatise."
maturity divers businesses of weight which they have The treatise then proceeds to analyse the various charges
taken into their consideration and resolution as most against George, Duke of Buckingham, commencing,
important for the common good; and amongst other After many speeches, suspicions, cogitations, and
things they have taken into special care the preparing " consultations among some grave, wise, and well-
of a bill for the granting to his Majesty such a subsidy “ disposed gentlemen of this kingdom, at last they
of tonnage and poundage as might uphold his profit, brought their resolutions to two heads. The one

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-
1628. Aug. 4. Canbury or Canonbury.--Royal Com- “ tions and inconveniences to your potent power and
mission to George, Duke of Buckingham, Lord High

George Duke of Buckingham, Lord High “ pride,” &c. (Burnt at the edges. 121 pp.)
Admiral, appointing him Captain-General and Governor 1628 P].-MS. treatise on the inconveniences by
of the fleet and forces now in preparation for the assist- undue exportation of commodities, with suggestions for
ance of the Elector Palatine, and other services. redress of the same. Begins, As plenty and cheapness
[24 pp.]

of all kinds of victuals. [39 pp.
1628, [Aug. 23).--Elegy, by Dr. Mason, on the death 1628–9, January 9.- Estimate of the charge for a
of George, Duke of Buckingham, consisting of 46 lines. magazine of victuals to be provided for 400 soldiers in
Commencing :--

the Isles of Guernsey and Jersey for six months or 168
“ Yet were bidentalls sacred, and the place

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,
Here an odious carcass dwell

Duke of Savoy, to his subjects, upon occasion of the
Till my soul return from hell,

advance of the French armies against his States.
Where with Judas I inherit

[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
(1628 P7.-Remembrance of certain ships employed in. of the Duke of Savoy, setting forth the causes of the
his Majesty's service for Cadiz, the Isle of Rhé, and war with France. [Translated into French from the
Rochelle, with the names of their owners and burdens, Italian, (a copy of which, in print, is preserved amongst
and the nature of their payments; most of those named the State Papers, Foreign Series, in the Public Record
are set down as having received but one half of their Office,) and written upon the same paper as the pre-
freight and given receipt for the whole. (14 p.]

ceding. 13 p.]
[1628.]- At the top of this paper are the names of the [1630 :].- Articles of remonstrance, setting forth the
five members of the Commons committed to the Tower great grievances endured by His Majesty's subjects
by Charles I., together with those of Sir Peter Hayman, through the infinite multitude of aliens who reside

within the kingdom, contrary to the laws and ordi-
* Printed by Rushworth.-A. J.A.

nances touching aliens. These persons daily come from

(1 p.)

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