Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, videlicet, 21 die Octobris.
Papers to be delivered to the Scots Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Lord Howard shall deliver to the Scotts Commissioners the Answer of both Houses to the Three Declarations; One received from the Lords of the Secret Council of Scotland, another from the National Assembly, the other from the Commissioners of the Peace for the Kingdom of Scotland; with a Desire that the Scotts Commissioners would present them to (fn. 1)
L. Coventry's Sentence remitted.
Ordered, That this House doth remit the Sentence of the Lord Coventry, being One of the Nine Lords impeached by the House of Commons, and sentenced by this House, except the Sitting and Voting in this House; (fn. 2) this being grounded upon his humble Petition and Submission, and the Expressions which (fn. 3) he hath made to this House; and further it is Ordered, That his Trunks which are at Guildhall shall be restored to him.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence in the following Orders, &c.
5. An Order to (fn. 4) pay One Thousand and Forty Pounds to James Saunderson, for Twelve Hundred Bolls of Oat-meal. (Here enter it.)
Parliament's Letters to the Lords Lieutenants, &c. of several Counties, for raising additional Forces, to prevent the King's Army coming to London.
"We, the Lords and Commons, knowing the Destruction of our Religion, Laws, and Liberties, would follow, if the King's Army, consisting of Papists and all Sorts of Malignants (now cloathed and fed with the Spoil of the Subjects) should prevail, do conceive we are in Duty bound to send you these Advertisements; and to let you know what, in our Opinions, are the Means to prevent these Miseries.
"The King's Army hath of long Time had little or no Pay: The Provisions of the Country where they now remain are consumed: These Wants do necessitate them to remove into some other Parts of this Kingdom, having no Means of Subsistance but by Plundering and Rapines, which are freely allowed unto them.
"And though we doubt not, by God's Blessing, and the Care and Vigilancy of the General, all Means will be used to keep the Seat of the War where it is; yet, to prevent any future Accident of Danger, and to preserve you in Peace and Safety, we have thought fit to require you to assemble the Country together, and give them Notice hereof forthwith, and to raise, out of the Trained Bands, or other able Men in their Places, or of Voluntiers, the Number of Six Hundred Foot and Eighty Horse at least, all well and compleatly armed, out of your County, to be ready at an Hour's Warning to be conducted, by some you shall, appoint to some Rendezvous as you shall receive further Directions from us.
"And, if you shall think fit, we desire you to chuse Captains and inferior Officers; and, for that your Number is not a full Regiment, we will join you with some others, and appoint a Colonel, Lieutenant Colonel, and Serjeant Major, (fn. 5) who must be experienced Soldiers; and therefore we will take especial Care to provide such, and send them unto you, as also some Serjeants, or other inferior Officers, if you want them. We desire a Third Part of the (fn. 6) Men may have Horses, to be Dragooners. We must let you know, that the Charge of our Army, under the Command of the Lord General the Earl of Essex, and other necessary Charges, are so great, as for the present we cannot possibly provide Monies, to pay your Officers and Soldiers: We therefore desire you to take Care for their Payment, by such Means as you shall think most fit, and we will with all convenient Speed re-pay you.
Mayor of Plymouth to be reimbursed the Money he hath disbursed.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, that the Mayor of Plymouth shall be reimbursed the Monies he hath disbursed upon the Public Occasions, out of the Monies that are or shall come in upon the Propositions within that Town; and that, if he shall disburse more than shall come in upon the Propositions, that then he shall have the Public Faith for the Repayment of it."
Mayor of Exon & al. to search the Houses, and secure the Persons, of those that are ill-affected.
"In regard of the extraordinary Danger the City of Exon now stands in; it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Mayor and Sheriff of the City and County of Exon for the Time being, the Deputy Lieutenants of the same, or the major Part of them, shall be hereby authorized, and have full Power, to search the Houses, to secure the Persons, Arms, and Ammunition, of all Inhabitants of the said City and County as shall, by Words or Actions, declare themselves refractory to the Ordinance of Parliament touching the Militia, or shall be by them, or the major Part of them, suspected to be ill-affected to the Peace of the City, or shall shew themselves Favourers of any of those that are declared Delinquents by either House of Parliament: And it is further Ordered, That, for the Defence of the said City, the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon, or Two of them, shall from Time to Time have Power to bring and send in such Number or Numbers of Soldiers, out of the County of Devon, into the said City, as they shall think fit, at the Request of the Mayor, Sheriffs, Deputy Lieutenants, or the major Part of them."
1040 l. to James Sanderson, for Oatmeal he sent for Relief of Londonderry.
"Upon a Report this Day made from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, That, according to an Order of Reference from the House of Commons, they had taken into serious Consideration a Petition and Certificate, under the Hands and Seals of the Mayor and divers other Persons of Quality in and near the City of London-Derry, in Ireland, for Payment of One Thousand and Forty Pounds Sterling, unto James Sanderson, of Edinburgh, Merchant, or his Assigns, for Twelve Hundred Bolls of Oat-meal, which they delivered unto them, for the Relief of the Soldiers near thereabout, at the Rate of Seventeen Shillings and Four Pence the Boll, which Sum of One Thousand and Forty Pounds they desire may be paid, according to an Order of Parliament, which warranteth Payment in like Case within Thirty Days after the Sight of such Certificate (this Certificate being shewn hereupon the 4th Day of this Instant October): It is hereupon this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said Sum of One Thousand and Forty Pounds be paid to the said James Saunderson, or his Assigns, out of the Adventurersmoney, in its due Time, in Discharge of the said Twelve Hundred Bolls of Oatmeal, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."
112 l. to Norris, for cloathing poor English in Dublin.
"Whereas it appeareth, by the Letter of the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland, dated the 13th of September, 1642, directed to the Lords and others His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, grounded upon the Certificate of Sir Thomas Rotheram, and Sir Francis Willoughby, Knights, That Tobias Norris, of Dublin, Merchant, did, at the Beginning of the Rebellion, provide so much Woollen Cloth as made Two Hundred and Twenty-five Suits of Cloths, for Men, Women, and Children, which were distributed to the poor English People, that were stript of all they had, and came naked to Dublin; which Cloth, together with the making it into Suits, amounted to One Hundred and Twelve Pounds, which they desired might be paid here in this Kingdom: It is thereupon Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said One Hundred and Twelve Pounds be paid unto the said Tobias Norris, out of such Contribution-monies as are, or shall be, brought in, for the Relief of the poor People in Ireland, as a Part of that which is or shall be designed for the City of Dublin."
Troops raised by the Town of Bandonbridge to be taken into Pay of the State.
"Upon the Petition of Abraham Savage, on the Behalf of the Town of Bandonbridge, whereby, amongst other Things, it is desired, that Four Companies of Foot and One Troop of Horse, which they have raised by themselves, and with them defended the said Town, and done many good Services upon the Rebels, at their own Charge, might now be taken into the Pay of this State, by the Parliament, the which Petition was referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland: And, upon a Report from that Committee this Day made, it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said Four Foot Companies, so raised by the Town of Bandonbridge, be received into the Pay of this State, according to the Rates and Allowances of other Foot Companies in that Kingdom, according to the Musters, from the First Day of November next coming; and that Mr. Francis Boyle be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to be Captain of One of those Foot Companies: And it is further Ordered, That the said Troop of Horse, so raised and kept by that Town, be likewise received into Pay by this State, according to the Rates and Allowances of other Troops, and according to their Musters, from the said First Day of November next coming."