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 Martis, 29 Novembris, 1642.
AN Order for making of Lionell Sherwood and Hamand Craske Captains of the Volunteers in the City of Norwich (which was the like with that for Yarmouth) was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Whereas the City of Norwich hath advanced, upon the Propositions, Four thousand Six hundred Pounds, whereof Three thousand Pounds are paid into the Treasurers at Guildhall: And whereas the Townsmen desire that Eight Pieces of Ordnance, and Ammunition proportionable, may be allowed them out of their Proposition Monies, in regard .. the Danger that That City may be in, if her Majesty land in that County; and that they may fortify themselves for the Defence of that Place: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That four hundred Pounds in Money and Plate, of the Proposition Monies yet remaining in the Hands of the Committees at Norwich, shall be employed by them in Buying of the said Pieces of Ordnance, and Fortifying of the said City.
Oats seized in the Mews.
Ordered, That Mr. Darley shall be joined with the Commissary, or such others as the Lord General shall appoint, to see the Oats seized in the Mews by Order of this House, disposed of, upon Account, for the Use of the Army: And that the Monies due to Mr. Manley, the Purveyor for the Oats, that provided these Oats, shall be paid him out of the Monies that come into the Exchequer.
Citizens to open their Shops.
Message to Lords.
Seizing, &c. of Horses.
An Order for the Enlarging and Making of some Additions to the late Ordinance for Assessing and Raising of Monies in the Cities of London and Westminster, and Suburbs, was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That such as have contributed, and their Contributions accepted, and that shall bring their Acquittances to Mr. Speaker, shall have his Warrant to protect them from plundering, or having any Wrong done unto them by any of the Officers or Soldiers of the Army, under the Command of my Lord General the Earl of Essex, or any other Forces raised by Parliament.
Provisions for Army.
Jo. Hampden, Arth. Goodwyn, Esquires; Sir Peter Temple, Sir Richard Ingolsby, Sir Wm. Andrews, Sir Rich. Piggott, Knights; Rich. Winwood, Bulstrode Whittlock, H. Bulstrode, Rich. Serjant, Tho. Tyrrell, Rich. Greenvile, Edm. West, Robert Eccleston, Esquires.
An Order for the Making of Provisions in the several Counties for Relief of the Parliament Forces was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and carried up unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Defence of Bristoll.
Ordered, That the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, Deputy Lieutenants, and other Officers, and Magistrates, of the City of Bristoll, be hereby authorized and required to take into their City such Forces of Foot and Horse as the Lord General, or the Deputy Lieutenants of the Counties of Gloucester and Somersett, or any two of them, shall think fit to send in, for the Defence and Safety of the said City: And likewise to suffer and permit such farther Acts to be done and executed here, as shall be thought fit by the said Deputy Lieutenants, or any two of them, for the better Security of the said City, and Places adjacent.
Defence of Southampton.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Orders brought up by him; and to the Addition of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Bedford: But as to the other Part of his Message, concerning moving their Members and Assistants to contribute, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Vane carried up to the Lords the Commission for well-affected Persons to set forth Ships for the Defence of the Northern Counties; the Orders for Lionell Sherwood and Hamond Craske, to be Captains of the Volunteers in the City of Norwich; the Order for the said City to have Eight Pieces of Ordnance; the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pickering in Scotland; the Order concerning Cheshire; the Order concerning the Merchant Adventurers; the Order for Additions and Explanations to be made to the Order for Assessing of Monies in the Cities of London, and Suburbs, &c.; the Order for Provisions in the several Counties for the Parliament Forces; the Names of the Committees for those Provisions in the County of Bucks; the Order for the Citizens to open their Shops: And was to move, That the late Ordinance for assessing Monies, with the Additions and Explanations now carried up, might be forthwith printed; and that the Lords would sit awhile.
Mr. Holles carried up to the Lords, the Order for Bristol: And was to move the Lords, That the like might be made for Southampton. He likewise carried up an Order for giving the Publick Faith to such as should contribute to the Defence of the County of Sussex: The which was read here; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented. He was likewise to move the Lords, that they would summon the Earl of Thanett to give an Account of his Fact, in sending Forces into Chichester, against the Parliament.
Members to attend.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Vane brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Orders and Ordinances carried up by him; and that the Ordinance concerning the Assessing of Monies in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs, with the Additions and Explanations, be printed; and likewise that the Order for Provisions for the Army to be made in the several Counties, be printed.
Ordered, That this Declaration concerning the Nominating and electing of Sheriffs, be re-committed unto all the Lawyers of the House: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And they are to bring it in on Thursday Morning next: And the Care of it is especially recommended unto Mr. Serjeant Wilde.
Answer from Lords.
Letter to Bristoll.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to make forth a new Writ, for Electing of another Burgess to serve for the Town of Preston in the County of Lancashire, in the Stead of Mr. Tho. Standish, formerly chosen to serve for that Town, and since deceased.
Defence of Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn and Mr. Browne do prepare an Order that may be agreeable to the Act of Parliament for the Paying of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds remaining in the Hands of the Collectors of the Isle of Wight, to be paid upon Account, into the Hands of Lieutenant Colonel Carne, to be employed in Providing of such Necessaries as shall be requisite for the Defence and safety of that Place.
Peake's, &c. Indemnity.
WHEREAS Edward Peake, Thomas Wilson, Robert Freind, John Mandey, John Mace, Mathew Stocks, Jervas Shelvey, Thomas Basset, John Boatman, William Owen, have, by Warrants from the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent, brought up to the Commons House of Parliament, Hopestill Tilden Jurate of Sandwich, Robert Jeggard Town Clerk, Robert Lovell Rector of St. Peter's Parish, in Sandwich aforesaid: The House doth Declare, That it is an acceptable Service in the said Persons, or any other that assisted them, in the Apprehending and Bringing up of the said Persons: And that they shall be saved harmless and indemnified by this House.