House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 18 November 1642

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Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Veneris, 18 Novembris, 1642.


Forde's Delinquency.

RESOLVED, upon the Question, That the Warrant dated the Fourteenth of November, directed to the Town of Arundell, from Mr. Edward Foorde, injoining the County to come in upon it with their Arms, is illegal, and ought not to be obeyed; and that the Country ought not to come in upon it; but to oppose him, and apprehend him, and send him up to the Parliament, as a Delinquent, for Issuing out of Warrants of this Nature.

Resolved, That Mr. Edw. Forde shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.

Resisting Commission of Array, &c.

Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth declare, That it is lawful for all such Persons as shall be attempted to be disarmed, by any Authority, but by Order of both Houses of Parliament, to gather and assemble together in One Body, to make Resistance: And that, .. in such Resistance, they shall kill or slay any that shall oppose them, that they shall be protected by the Authority of Parliament.

The House doth farther Declare, That if there shall be any Attempt to put the Commission of Array in Execution, that it is lawful for them to assemble together, and to make the like Resistance.

Defence of Lewis.

Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Ambrose Trayton shall have Power to call in Two hundred Men, or more, if Occasion shall be, into the Town of Lewis, Volunteers or others; and to command the same, for the Defence of the said Town.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Receivers of the Proposition Monies and Plate, raised in the Town of Lewes, shall detain in their Hands a Fifth Part of the said Monies and Plate, to be employed for the Defence of the said Town.

Assistance from the Scotts.

That Mr. Pickering be authorized and required to deliver the Declaration, concerning the Scotts Coming in to the Assistance of this State, to the Council of State there; and otherwise to publish it, as he shall see Occasion: And that some Instructions be sent unto him to solicit the Effecting of it.

That the Delivery of the same Declaration to the Scotts Commissioners residing here be recommended unto Sir Wm. Armyn.

Adjournment of Term.

Sir William Strickland is appointed to desire a Conference, concerning the Adjournment of the Term.

Message to Lords.

He carried up the Order concerning the Association: And the Order for Sir John Hotham to receive the Contribution Money raised in the County of York.

Adjournment of Term.

Mr. Ash informed the House, That Two Prisoners were Yesterday take. by my Lord General, that were sent to the Committee for the Militia in London; with whom were taken Writs for the Adjournment of the Term: The which Writs were brought into the House; and ordered to be delivered at the Conference; and not to be delivered to the Judges: .... Likewise to be injoined not to adjourn the Term upon those Writs, or any other, until both Houses were acquainted.

Answer from Lords.

Sir William Strickland brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to a present Conference, concerning the Adjournment of the Term; and to the Order of Association for the County of York; and the Order for Sir John Hotham to receive the Proposition Monies in the County of York.

Adjournment of Term.

Mr. Hosden, Secondary in the King's Bench, was called in; to know what Inconveniences would come to the Subject, if the Residue of Michaelmas Term should be totally adjourned: Who said, The Subject can have no Judgment upon any Trial: No original Writ can issue: Men cannot settle their Estates by Fine, &c.

Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Browne, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Prideaux, are appointed Managers of this Conference; and are to express unto them, the Inconveniences that must necessarily ensue to the Subject, by this Adjournment.

Smyth's Loan.

Memorandum, That an Acquittance was signed for Four thousand Pounds, lent by Robert Smyth.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Morley carried up to the Lords, the Orders for delivering of the Declaration, concerning the Coming in of the Scotts Assistance to the State of Scotland; and to the Scotts Commissioners: And the Orders for providing for the Safety of the Town of Lewis, and the County of Sussex.

Hawkins' Corn, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Hawkins shall have Liberty to come and go with a Load of Corn, and his Horse, to Westminster College.

Bringing Provisions, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Speaker, to grant his Warrant for free Coming and Going, to all such Persons as bring Provisions of Victual, and Horse-meat, or other Commodities, to the Town, to come with their Horses; as likewise to known and settled Carriers and Posts.

Trained Bands, &c.

Ordered, That the Inhabitants of the several Counties shall have Power to assemble, and gather together, the best Forces they can, by the Direction of the Deputy Lieutenants, Captains, and other the Officers appointed by Parliament: The which Deputy Lieutenants, Captains, and other Officers, are hereby required to give their best Directions and Assistance herein, either by Trained Bands, or otherwise, to defend themselves, and their Counties from Plundering.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Morley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Orders for sending the Declaration into Scotland; and Delivery of it to the Scotts Commissioners; and to the Orders concerning the Safety of the Town of Lewis, and County of Sussex.

Seizing Horses, &c.

Ordered, That the Committee for Quartering of Soldiers shall have Power to search for, and to seize all such Horse, Arms, and Ammunition, as have been sold, pawned, or imbezilled, by any of the Soldiers of the Army raised by the Parliament.

And the House doth farther Declare, That they will proceed against such as shall receive and buy such Goods, as against Receivers.

Adjournment of Term.

A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant * * * *;

The Lords have agreed to the Desires of this House, delivered at the last Conference, concerning the Adjournment of the Term, in such Manner as is expressed in this Order: The which they are commanded to deliver.

The Order was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House doth agree to the Order brought down by them.

Assistance from the Scotts.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That such Officers, and other Soldiers, of the Scotts Nation, that are come to the Assistance of the Army raised by the Parliament, out of their Affection to the Protestant Religion, and to the Peace of this Kingdom, have done nothing but according to their Duty; and what is agreeable by the Articles of the Treaty: And have herein expressed their Affection to this Kingdom; and shall be protected for their so doing, by Authority of Parliament, as the Subjects of this Kingdom, employed in the said Army.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ramsey's Services.

The House, taking Notice of the good Service done by Colonel Ramsey, do order Mr. Pym to acquaint him, what Estimation this House has of him, and his Services.

Stopping Provisions to Newcastle.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Dispatches, to consider of some Course to stop all Provisions and Ammunition to be sent to Newcastle.

Defence of Popular, &c.

The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Hamlets of Popular and Blackwall was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That the Inhabitants of the said Hamlets shall have Power to make Assess, as well upon the Lands as the Inhabitants, to the Value of One hundred and Fifty Pounds, for Providing of Arms for their Defence, and Satisfying of the great Charge they have been at for the Courts of Guard, and Posts, and other Necessaries for their Security.

And it is farther Ordered, That the said Inhabitants to cut off and stop the Ferry Passage out of Kent, which may prove dangerous to the Safety of those Parts.

Order against Adjournment of Term.

ORDERED, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Judges of the King's Bench and Common Pleas, and the Barons of the Court of Exchequer, are hereby injoined not to adjourn this present Michaelmas Term, by virtue of the Writs of Adjournment now sent, or any other Writs whatsoever hereafter to be sent; but that they shall sit, and proceed to dispatch the publick Justice of this Kingdom, according as is usual in the several Courts.

Receiver of Coinage Money.

WHEREAS it hath been thought fit, by both Houses of Parliament that his Majesty's Revenues of all kinds shall not be disposed of, but by both the said Houses; the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, for the better Security of such Part of his Majesty's Revenue, as ariseth out of Coinage, do hereby ordain and constitute Cornelius Holland Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, to be Collector and Receiver of all the said Coinage Money growing due to his Majesty in the Mint, by Indenture of the Mint; or in such other Manner as the Warden or Wardens, or Work-master of the Mint, have formerly received the same; the said Monies to be disposed of by the said Cornelius Holland, and by him accounted for, in such Manner and Form as both Houses of Parliament shall from time to time appoint. And whereas Sir Ralph Freeman Knight and Sir Thomas Allisbury Baronet, or One of them, by former Order or Directions of the Lords in Parliament, or Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, have, together with the Deputies or Assignees of the Warden or Wardens of the Mint, of late received divers Sums of Money, arising due to his Majesty upon Coinage, which are now remaining in their or some of their Charge and Custody: It it hereby also Ordained, That all the said Monies now so remaining in their Custody, shall be forthwith delivered into the Hands of the said Cornelius Holland, by him to be disposed of, and accounted for, in such Manner also as both Houses of Parliament shall direct. And it is farther hereby Ordained, That the said Cornelius Holland shall, from and out of such Monies as he shall from time to time receive, upon the said Coinage, pay, or cause to be paid, all such Fees, Duties, or other Allowances, as formerly used to be paid unto the Masterworker, Officers, and Moneyers, belonging unto the said Mint, at such Times, and in such Manner, as formerly have been used to be paid: And further, that out of the said Monies, which the said Cornelius Holland shall, by virtue of this Ordinance, receive upon his Majesty's said Coinage, he shall Monthly pay for and towards the Household Expence of his Majesty's Two youngest Children, the Duke of Gloucester and Princess Elizabeth, the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds; the first Payment thereof to commence for the Month of October last; and so for each ensuing Month the like Sum of Eight hundred Pounds, until it shall be declared by both Houses of Parliament to the contrary: And this, together with the Acquittance of the said Cornelius Holland, for Receipt of such Monies as are now remaining in the Custody or Charge of the aforesaid Sir Ralph Freeman, and Sir Thomas Ailisbury, or the Deputies or Clerks, or other Assigns, of the Warden or Wardens of the Mint, by virtue of the said Office, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto them, and every of them, for Delivery of the said Money unto the said Cornelius Holland, in Manner aforesaid; as also unto all other his Majesty's Officers and Ministers whomsoever, belonging unto the said Office of the Mint, for doing or executing any thing that shall or may conduce to the Advancement of any thing required in this Ordinance.