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 Martis, videlicet, 29 die Novembris.
The Earl of Manchester was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Justice Reeves Leave to be absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Reeves hath Leave to go into the Country, for the Recovery of his Health.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to enquire what Money and Plate they and their Assistants can bring in.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Strode; which consisted of divers Particulars:
1. That the House of Commons have been careful to move their Members, for the bringing in of Money and Plate, such as they can spare; and the House of Commons desires their Lordships would please to know of their Lordships Members and Assistants, what Money and Plate they will bring in, for the maintaining of the Army.
To send an Answer, in convenient Time, by Messengers of their own.
To sit a while,
2. To desire that this House would sit a while, for the House of Commons shall have Occasion to bring up some Business of Importance.
and the Lords Concurrence in these Orders.
3. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders:
1. Concerning an Ordinance concerning raising of Money. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order, That no Monies shall be paid out of the Receipt of the King, Queen, and Prince, without Order of Parliament. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order to appoint Mr. Bedwell to be Captain of the Voluntiers of the Town of Ipswich. (Here enter it.)
|4. That Tho. Sadler, James Beverley Junior, Humphry Monox,||May be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Bedford.|
5. That Arthur Luther, Esquire, may be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Essex.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in the Three Orders, and the Persons to be Deputy Lieutenants; and concerning the calling the Members of this House to know what Money and Plate they will further bring in, this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, in convenient Time.
The King's Children to be moved back to St. James's, for the Benefit of the Air.
It was moved, "That the Countess of Roxborough desires to let this House know, that the Place where the King's Children are in London is very prejudicial to the Health of the Lady Elizabeth, because of the ill Air there; and therefore desires to remove to St. James's back again:" Which Motion this House thought fit to be done, so that the Countess of Roxborough will undertake that the King's Children, when they are, shall not be removed from thence without acquainting the Parliament with it. And this House thought it fit to communicate the same to the House of Commons, at a Conference.
Allowance for them.
It was also moved, "To have a Conference with the House of Commons, that Ralph Freeman may be appointed to pay the Monthly Allowances to the King's Youngest (fn. 1) Children, to the Officers of the Exchequer; and that Sir David Cuningham be appointed to receive it from them, having a Privy Seal, whereby he can give the Officers of the Exchequer a Discharge."
Lord Lovelace promises not to go to the King.
A Letter was read, written to the Lady Lovelace, from the Earl of Cleveland; intimating, "That the Lord Lovelace hath Intent to go to the King." Hereupon the Lord Lovelace, being present in this House at the Reading of the Letter; promised, upon his Honour, that he would not depart from his Attendance upon this House, without their Lordships Leave; with which this House was well satisfied.
A Merchant sent for, for arresting the Duke D' Espernon.
Upon Information to this House, "That the Duke Espernon is arrested, and uncivilly used, by a Merchant in London, for being present at Montefaraby when a Ship was taken by the French:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That the said Merchant shall have Notice to attend this House on Thursday Morning next, to be examined further concerning this Arrest, and the using of the Duke of Espernon uncivilly.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Vane, Junior:
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Order concerning re-paying of Monies, which shall be lent upon the Propositions. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Order, and the Ordinance that passed on Saturday last, shall be printed together, and sent to the Lord Mayor of London.
2. An Ordinance for to give Power to divers Persons to set forth Ships, for the taking of all Ships, that they shall take coming against this Kingdom. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order concerning the fortifying of the Town of Norwich. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order, That the City of Norwich may train and exercise their Arms. (Here enter it.)
5. An Order concerning the Defence of the County of Chester. (Here enter it.)
6. An Order concerning John Pyckeringe, in Scotland. (Here enter it.)
7. The Names of such Persons as are to be recommended to (fn. 2) the Parliament, for the Execution of the Order of Parliament concerning Provision for the Parliament's Forces, &c. (Here enter it.)
8. An Order to appoint Committees, to rate Horses, &c. in the several Counties, for the Army. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this Order shall be printed.
9. To desire that this House would sit a while.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up; and have appointed the Printing of the Ordinance concerning the raising of Monies, and providing of Provisions; and will sit a while.
Lady Carr's Tenants released.
Ordered, That the Tenants of the Lady Carr be released, having paid the Lady Carr her Rents.
E. of Portland's Petition for his Liberty.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Portland; shewing, "That, by a long Restraint, and in a very close and noisome House, (fn. 3) he is brought into a very ill State both of Health and Fortune: He humbly desires to be restored to so much Liberty as may preserve him and his Family from Ruin and Destruction."
Two Lords will be Security for him.
And further it was informed, "That the Lord Filding and the Lord Lovelace will engage themselves for his Forth-coming."
Hereupon this House was inclined to give him Leave to be at his own House, if these Lords will engage themselves to this House for him. But, because the Earl of Portland was secured at the Request of the House of Commons, this House thought it fit to communicate the same to the House of Commons, at the next Conference, That this House is inclined thereunto, if they shall not shew Cause to the contrary.
Countess of Banbury's Horses released.
Delinquents sent for, for seizing them.
Upon Information, "That the Horses of the Countess of Banbury are taken, she being Wife to a Member of this House, and so contrary to the Order of the Houses of Parliament:" It is Ordered, That the said Horses shall be presently restored, and brought to Suffolke House, from whence they were taken; and the Parties that seized them shall attend this House, to shew by what Warrant they were taken.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence in the following Orders;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Denzell Holles, Esquire; which consisted of divers Particulars:
1. That the House of Commons have received some Information, that the City of Bristoll is in some Danger; and therefore have made an Order for the Security thereof, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence; and that the same Order, mutatis mutandis, may be sent to the Town and County of Southampton. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order concerning Subscriptions in Sussex. (Here enter it.)
and to send for the E. of Thanet, for sending Forces into Sussex to disturb the Peace.
3. That the House of Commons are informed, "That the Earl of Thanett, a Member of this House, hath sent some Forces to the Assistance of the Sheriff of Sussex, to the Disturbance of the Peace of the Kingdom;" for which the House of Commons desires that their Lordships would be pleased to summons the said Earl of Thanett to come to this House, and give an Account to this House of the said Offence.
Which this House Ordered accordingly.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons in these Orders; and have Ordered, That the Earl of Thanett shall be sent for, to answer the Offence which he is charged with.
Brewer, E. of St. Alban's Servant, recommitted to Maidston Gaol, for refusing to take the Oath.
Mr. Brewer, Servant to the Earl of St. Albanes, was brought to this Bar, who was committed to Maidston Prison, by the Justices there, for refusing to take the Oath of Allegiance; and he confessing his Commitment was for that, according to the Law, this House Ordered, That he shall be remanded to the Prison of Maidston again.
Messenger who brought the King's Answer dismissed.
Ordered, That the Messenger that brought the last Message from the King shall be discharged from his further Attendance; and the Earl of Manchester is to write a Letter to the Lord Viscount Falkland, to let him know, that, when the Houses have Resolved of an Answer to His Message, they will send by an Express of their own.
For Explanation ordinance for compelling those to contribute Monies in London, &c. who had not done it before.
"Whereas a late Ordinance is passed by both Houses of Parliament, for the Reasons therein declared, for the assessing of all such Persons, within the Cities of London and Westm. and the Suburbs thereof, with the Borough of Southwarke, as have not contributed upon the Propositions of both Houses of Parliament, for raising of Money, Plate, Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, for Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, or have not contributed proportionably to their Estates and Abilities; and whereas it is thought fit that some Additions be made, for further Explanation and better Execution of the said Ordinance: Be it further Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That such Persons as shall be assessed by the respective Assessors in the said Ordinance appointed, and shall, within Six Days next after Notice given to them, or left at their several Houses within the said Cities and Suburbs or Borough, pay in the One Moiety of the said Sums of Money so assessed, and, within Twelve Days after the said Notice given as aforesaid, the other Moiety thereof, unto the Treasurers (fn. 4) for Money and Plate in Guildhall, London, or unto the Collectors appointed by the said Ordinance respectively to receive the same, that then the said Treasurers or Collectors shall give Acquittances for the same, as hath been done to such who have lent Monies or Plate upon the Propositions of both Houses aforesaid; and the said Monies, so paid to the said Treasurers, or to the said several Collectors, shall be re-paid upon the Public Faith, as all other Monies lent upon the said Propositions of both Houses: And as for those who shall so far discover their Disaffection as not to bring in the several Sums of Money so assessed upon them, to the Persons before appointed, within the Times limited, that then their Goods shall be distrained and sold, according to the said Ordinance; and, if no sufficient Distress be found, that then the said Collectors shall respectively have Power to enquire of any Sum or Sums of Money due, or to be due, unto them respectively so assessed, from any Person or Persons, for any Rents, Tithes, Goods, or Debts, or for any other Thing or Cause whatsoever; and the said respective Collectors shall have Power, by virtue of this Ordinance, to receive all or any Part of the said Sums due, or to be due, unto them, or any of them, so assessed, until the full Value of the Sum or Sums so assessed, and the Charges in levying and recovering of the same, shall be received and satisfied; and the said respective Collectors shall have further Power to compound for any of the said Rents, Tithes, Goods, or Debts, due unto the said Persons so assessed respectively as aforesaid, with any Person or Persons, by whom the said Rents, Tithes, Goods, or Debts, are or shall be owing, as also to give full and ample Discharge for the Money by them so received, upon Composition or otherwise, which Discharges shall be good and effectual to all Intents and Purposes; and, if the Sum or Sums of Money so assessed cannot be levied by any of these Means or Ways, then the Persons so respectively assessed shall be imprisoned in such Places of this Kingdom, and for so long Time, as the Committee of the House of Commons for Examinations shall appoint and order; and the Families of such Persons so imprisoned shall no longer remain within the Cities of London and Westm. the Suburbs, and the Counties adjacent: And be it further Ordained, That all and every the Assessors and Collectors of the said several Sums shall have the Protection of both Houses of Parliament, for their Indemnity, in this Service, and receive such reasonable Allowances for their Pains taken, and Charges disbursed, or to be disbursed therein, as the Committee of Lords and Commons, for Advance of Money and other Necessaries for the Army raised by the Parliament, shall apportion and appoint."
"An Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, for the better Provision of Victuals and other Necessaries for the Army, and for Payment and Satisfaction to be made for such Provisions.
Ordinance for Provision of Victuals, &c. for the Parliament's Army.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Committees shall be named, in all Counties, to take Care for Provisions of Victuals for the Army raised by the Parliament, as likewise for the taking up of Horses for Service in the Field, Dragooners and Draught Horses, as likewise for borrowing of Money or Plate to supply the Army; which Committees, or any Two or more of them, shall have Power and Authority to value all Kind of Provisions both for Men and Horse, all Kind of Horse for Service, or otherwise, which shall be voluntarily offered to be lent upon the Public Faith, or likewise to receive any Money or Plate to be lent as before; and that, upon Certificate of any Two of such Committees, the same Provisions of Horses, Money, and Plate, and the Value thereof, shall be entered by the Treasurer of the Propositions, and shall be re-paid to the Party from whom the same was received, with like Consideration as other Money lent: And in Case the Owners of such Provisions, Money, and Plate, and Horses, shall refuse or neglect to bring in the same, upon Public Faith, for the Use of the Army, for the better preventing the Spoil and Embezzling of such Provisions of Money, Plate, and Horses, by the Disorder of the Soldiers, and that they may not come into the Hands of the Enemies, it is further Ordered, That the Committees afore-mentioned, or any Two of them, be hereby authorized and enabled to send for such Provisions, Money, Plate, and Horses, and take the same into their Custody, and to set an indifferent Value and Rate upon them, which Value they shall certify to the Treasurers for the Propositions, to be re-paid at such Times, and in such Manner, as shall be Ordained by both Houses of Parliament: It is likewise Ordered, That the said Committees of the several and respective Counties shall meet and consult with the Committees of the adjacent and neighbour Counties, unto the Place or Places, where the said Army, or any Part thereof, shall pass and remain, concerning the receiving, procuring, valuing, and disposing, of such Provisions, Horses, Money, and Plate; and, if they cannot conveniently meet, that then it shall be lawful for any Two or more of the Committee to execute the several Services above-mentioned in the adjoining Counties, as well as in the County wherein he is named a Committee; and that such Certificates, as they shall make of any Provisions, Horses, Money, or Plate, shall be as effectual for the Securities of the Parties as if the same were received and taken within the Counties for which he or they are named Committees: And the said Committees, or any Two or more of them, shall cause the said Provisions to be delivered to the Commissary for the Victuals, or to his Deputy, and such other Officers of the Army who may be charged with the same upon their Accompt; and shall certify the Treasurer of the Army, or his Deputy, that so Defalcation of the Value thereof may be made, out of the Pay of such Officers and Soldiers as shall receive the same; and the said Committee shall likewise cause all such Money and Plate to be delivered unto the Treasurer of the Army, or his Deputy, who shall take Care to convey the Plate unto the Treasurer for the Propositions, and shall be charged with all such Money upon his Accompt as with other Money received from them."
Ordinance for fitting out Ships to take all those coming against this Kingdom.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament do find, by continual Experience, that very great Quantities of Ordnance, Arms, and other Warlike Ammunition, and many Commanders and Soldiers, have been brought into Newcastle, and other Parts of this Kingdom, from Foreign Parts, and especially from The Lowe Countryes (notwithstanding the Prohibition given by The States of the United Provinces to that Effect), to be employed against the Parliament, and their Adherents, the well-affected Persons of this Realm; and whereas divers of His Majesty's wellaffected Subjects, out of their loyal Respects to His Majesty, their pious Disposition to the Peace and Happiness of this Kingdom, and as much as in them lieth to prevent and hinder all such Supplies as shall be sent from any Foreign Parts to the Prejudice of this Nation, have lately made known to the said Lords and Commons their voluntary Disposition and Readiness to set forth some Ships and Pinnaces, warlikely appointed, and equipped, manned, and victualed, at their own proper Costs and Charges; so that, in Recompence of their Charge and Adventure therein, they may have and enjoy, to their own Uses, all such Ships, Munition, Goods, Monies, and Merchandises, which they shall take and surprize, by Sea or by Land, intended or designed against the Parliament, and their Adherents, the well-affected Persons of this Kingdom, as aforesaid; or that have carried, or they shall take carrying, any the said Supplies, to the Intents aforesaid; which being well approved by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, as a good and acceptable Service, they do commend the same for a pious and laudable Undertaking, and are willing to give it all the Encouragement and Advancement that may be, to bring it to a good and successful Issue, as tending very much to the Honour of the King and the Welfare of this Nation: And therefore, for the better enabling the Performance of this so free and commendable Undertaking and Enterprize, it is Ordered, Established, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in this present Parliament, and by the Authority of the same, That it shall and may be lawful for any of His Majesty's good and loyal Subjects of this Kingdom of England (to be approved and thereto appointed by the Commissioners of the Admiralty established by the Parliament), in Warlike Manner, to equip and furnish, for the said intended Employment, such and so many Ships and other Vessels as they shall think fitting; and to place in them competent Numbers of Soldiers, Mariners, and Gunners, with necessary Arms and Provisions for that Service; and to appoint over them such Commanders, Captains, and Officers, as they shall think fit; and the same Ships and Vessels, so manned, equipped, armed, and provided, to set forth to the Sea; and with the same to seize, surprize, and take, all and all Manner of Ships and Vessels, with the Ordnance, Ammunition, Goods, Commanders, and Soldiers therein, that they shall find or understand are sent or are come to any Parts of this Kingdom, to the Prejudice thereof as aforesaid; and further, to surprize and take all and all Manner of Pirates and Sea Rovers, of what Nation soever, and their Ships and Goods whatsoever: And, for the better Encouragement of all such Adventurers in the said Enterprize, it is by the Lords and Commons likewise Ordered and Ordained, That the said Adventurers shall have and enjoy, as their proper Goods, all Ships, Goods, Monies, Plate, Arms, Ammunition, Victuals, Pillage, and Spoil, which shall be seized or taken by any Persons by them to be employed by Force and Virtue of this Ordinance, which, by definitive Sentence to be given in His Majesty's High Court of the Admiralty, shall be pronounced, at the Time of the Taking or Seizing thereof, to have been sent, designed, [ (fn. 5) or intended], to come into this Kingdom, against the Parliament, and all well-affected Persons their Adherents in this Nation, or to have belonged to any Pirates or Sea Rovers whatsoever; and the same to have and enjoy, to their own Use, without any Accompt whatsoever thereof to be made, only reserving the Tenths accustomed in such Cases to be paid to the Admiral: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That there shall be true and faithful Inventories taken of the Ships, Ammunition, Monies, Goods, Plate, Pillage, and Spoil, which shall be taken by Virtue and Authority of this present Ordinance, and a true Appraisement made of the same; and the same, together with all Papers and Writings found in any Ship or other Vessel by them to be taken, shall be carefully preserved; and Two or Three of the Officers of every Ship or other Vessel so taken shall be examined before the Chief Officer of the next safe Port of England, and the said Examinations, with the said Papers, Inventories, and Appraisements, shall be sent into the Registry of the High Court of Admiralty aforesaid, to the End that the Taking of the said Ships may thereby be justified, or Restitution by the said Adventurers (if there shall be just Cause) there made: And more particularly it is hereby Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons aforesaid, and they do by Virtue of this Ordinance give unto the Persons to be set forth to the Seas as aforesaid, and to every of them, Power, Authority, and Warrant, that, if they shall happen, upon the Seas, or in any Port, Harbour, or Creek, to meet with any Ship or Ships that shall not willingly yield themselves to be visited and proved by Law and Justice, but will defend themselves by Force and Violence, then they shall, by all Means possible, and with all Force, compel them to yield and submit themselves to Reason and Justice, although it do fall out that, by fighting with them, One or more of them be maimed, hurt, or slain, in the Resistance: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the Owners, Captain, Master, and Two or Three other of the principal Officers of every of the Ships and Pinnaces so to be set forth upon the said Enterprise, shall, before their going to Sea, enter into a Bond, in the High Court of the Admiralty, in the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, to the Use of the King's Majesty, That the said Ships or Pinnaces respectively, nor their Captains, Masters, nor any of their Company, under Colour or Pretence of this Ordinance, shall rob, spoil, or endamage, any of the King's Subjects, Friends, or Allies, other than such particular Persons of His Majesty's Subjects, Friends, or Allies, as shall be found to have carried, or shall be found carrying, Ordnance, Arms, Ammunition, &c. to the Prejudice of the Parliament, &c. as aforesaid, or shall have committed Piracy; and that true Inventories and Appraisements shall be taken of the Ships and Goods, before the same shall be vended or disposed; and the same, together with the Papers found aboard any such Ship, and the Examinations of the chief Officers of the same Ships, as is before declared, returned into the Registry of the High Court of the Admiralty aforesaid: And lastly, it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained, That this Ordinance, nor any Benefit thereby, shall extend to the Setters-forth of any Ship, or other Vessel, upon the Enterprize aforesaid, where Bonds shall not be given as is before expressed, and a Certificate under the Admiralty Seal obtained of the putting in of such Caution."
Ordinance for re-paying Money sent upon the Propositions.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, taking into Consideration the great Necessity of speedy levying considerable Sums of Money, for the carrying on the great Affairs of this Kingdom, assaulted by the subtile Endeavours of many Enemies both at Home and Abroad; and having, for this Purpose, lately passed an Ordinance of Parliament, for the assessing of such Persons in a fit Proportion, who have not as yet contributed upon the Propositions of both Houses; notwithstanding which, a timely Provision of Money cannot be made, unless some well-affected Persons shall, upon the Credit of the said Ordinance, presently advance a considerable Sum of Money: For the better Encouragement thereof, and of such Persons, and for their Security in the punctual Reimbursements of their Monies they shall now lend, the said Lords and Commons do Ordain and Declare, and be it Ordained and Declared, That all such Persons as aforesaid, who shall advance present Monies upon the Credit of the aforesaid Ordinance, shall herein perform a very acceptable Service to the Parliament and Kingdom, and shall be re-paid all such Sum or Sums of Monies, so advanced upon the Credit of the Ordinance aforesaid, so soon as the Monies coming in upon the said Ordinance shall enable thereunto: And, to the End the said Monies arising from the aforesaid Ordinance be by no Means diverted, it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Treasurers appointed for the Subscriptions of Money and Plate in Guildhall, London, shall receive the said Monies, and give Acquittances for the same, and detain deposited in their Hands so much of the Monies arising upon the aforesaid Ordinance, as will satisfy and discharge all such Loan of Monies, upon the Credit of the said Ordinance, which shall be advanced for the present Occasions of the Parliament and Kingdom; and the said Treasurers shall be hereby further authorized to issue out the Monies so deposited in their Hands to all such Persons severally and respectively as shall now lend the same as aforesaid, upon the Warrant of the Committee of Lords and Commons, or any Three or more of them, who are appointed for the Advance of the said Monies; and the said Committee are hereby authorized to grant out their Warrants, from Time to Time, for the Purpose aforesaid; and are to take Care that this Ordinance be punctually performed, according to the true Intent thereof."
Officers of the King's and Queen's Revenue to issue no Money without acquainting One of the Houses.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the several Receivers, and all other Officers, appointed to receive and issue out any Monies that belong to the King, Queen, and Prince, shall issue no Monies whatsoever that come into their several Charges and Custody, without first acquainting One of the Houses of Parliament therewith; and, if they do it, it shall be no Discharge for them; but that the Parliament will take Course to levy as much upon their Estates, as they shall issue forth contrary to this Order."
Order for Mr. Bedwell to be Captain of Voluntiers in Ipswich.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons House of Parliament, That Mr. Edward Bedwell shall be nominated and appointed Captain of the Voluntiers, raised, or to be raised, within the Town of Ipswich, and to draw them (fn. 6) forth, and train them, upon all Occasions, and to employ them for the Defence and Safety of that Town and County, and to nominate all his Officers under him; and that he be hereby authorized and enjoined to search and visit all Ships, or Vessels, that shall either come into that Port (fn. 7) or Harwich, or pass by either of them."
Names of Deputy Lieutenants.
|That Thomas Sadler,||Esquires, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Bedd.|
|James Beverly, Junior,|
|Antho. Luther Esquire,||To be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of (fn. 8) Essex.|
Order for fortifying Norwich.
"Whereas the City of Norwich hath advanced upon the Propositions Four Thousand Six Hundred Pounds, whereof Three Thousand Pounds is paid in to 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-money, in regard (fn. 9) of 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 bringing of the said Pieces of Ordnance, and fortifying of the said City."
Order of Indemnity to the City of Norwich, so training Voluntiers.
"Whereas divers well-affected Persons of the City of Norwich have, of themselves, as Voluntiers, under the Leading of Captain Linewell Sherwood and Hamond Craske, exercised themselves in the Use of their Arms, by peaceable Training and Marching into the Fields near the said City, the better to enable and prepare themselves for the Service and Defence of His Majesty and this Kingdom, when they shall be lawfully called thereto: The Lords and Commons, taking into Consideration the same, do Order, That the said Persons shall have the Authority of both Houses of Parliament, for their Security and Indemnity for their said Training and Exercising already past; and do further Ordain, That all such Inhabitants of the said City and Liberties thereof, as shall desire and willingly submit to be trained and exercised in the Use of their Arms, may, from Time to Time hereafter, in a peaceable and orderly Way, under the Leading of the said Captain Sherwood, Lieutenant Craske, or either of them, train, learn, or exercise themselves in the Use of their Arms, and Order of Marching, at such convenient Times, and in such Places of the said City and Liberties thereof, as shall be by them thought fit for that Purpose, until other Order shall be herein taken by both Houses of Parliament; and that they shall be saved harmless for so doing, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and that the Mayor, Justices, Aldermen, Captains of the Trained Bands, and Common Council, shall be assisting herein; and they, and all other Inhabitants of the said City, who shall encourage and assist the said Persons in their Training and Exercising aforesaid, shall be held by both Houses of Parliament to do a very acceptable Service therein, and shall have the Authority of both Houses of Parliament for their Indemnity in so doing; and the Mayor, Justices, Aldermen, Captains of the Trained Bands, Captain Linewell Sherwood, Hamand Craske Lieutenant of the Voluntiers, and other Inhabitants aforesaid, are hereby required to take special Care for the Safe Guarding of the said City, and preserving the Magazine; and the said Voluntiers to be aiding and assisting unto them upon all Occasions."
Order for Defence of the County of Chester.
"Whereas many of the Inhabitants of the County Palatine of Chester, who have discovered their Forwardness and good Affections to the Peace and Safety of the King and Parliament, and have been therefore much distressed, imprisoned, fined, and constrained to forsake their Houses, so as the greatest Part of that County is wholly subject to the Power of the Commissioners (fn. 10) of Array, who have imposed great Taxes upon the County, fining, imprisoning, and disarming of the Inhabitants thereof, who would not submit to their illegal Commands; and whereas there are divers of the well-affected Inhabitants of the said County, and others, who are desirous to rescue and deliver themselves from under that Oppression: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That there shall (fn. 11) so much of the Monies, to be raised upon the Propositions of Subscriptions for raising of Money within the said County, as shall be necessarily requisite for the Relief and Recovery thereof, be employed by the Deputy Lieutenants of the said County to that End; and that the Residue of the said Monies, to be raised upon the Propositions within the said County, shall be disposed of according to the Direction of both Houses of Parliament."
"An Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, concerning John Pickering, Esquire.
Ordinance for Assistance to Mr. Pickering negociating in Scotland.
"Whereas we, the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England assembled, have appointed and authorized John Pickering, Esquire, to repair into the Kingdom of Scotland, and there to negociate divers Businesses of Importance, concerning the Good of this Kingdom and the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Preservation of the Peace and Amity betwixt the Two Nations of England and Scotland; we do hereby desire the States of that Kingdom of Scotland, the Lords of His Majesty's Secret Council, all Judges, Magistrates, and other Officers, and all the rest of our Brethren of that Nation, whom it may concern, to further and assist the said John Pickering in Prosecution of the Business aforementioned, and such other Instructions as he shall from Time to Time receive from us; and him to protect and desend from all Impeachment, Hindrance, and Disturbance, during his Abode there, or in his Travel or Passage from Place to Place in that Kingdom, or Return into England."
Commissioners for executing the Order about Provisions in Bucks.
"The Names of such as are to be recommended to the Parliament, for the Execution of the Orders concerning Provision for the Parliament Forces, etc.
Order for the Security of Bristol and Southampton.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Mayor, Aldermen, and 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 either the Lord General, or the Deputy Lieutenants of the County 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 further Acts to be done and executed there, 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; and likewise the said Deputy Lieutenants are hereby required respectively to send in such Forces as shall be sufficient for the Security and Preservation of that City."
The like Order for the Town and County of South'ton.
Concerning Subscriptions in Sussex.
"Whereas divers well-affected Persons to the Service of Parliament, that have Estates, Rents, and Revenues, in the County of Sussex, as well such as are residing in London and other Places as those that are inhabiting and residing in the said County of Sussex, are willing and ready to contribute Money, Plate, and Horses, towards the securing of that County against all Power or Force that is or shall be raised therein, against the Parliament and Proceedings thereof, and tending to the Disturbance of the Peace and Quiet of that County: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all and every such Person and Persons as have already, or shall hereafter contribute Money, Plate, and Horses, or either of them, for this Service, shall have the Public Faith of the Kingdom for the Re-payment thereof, with Interest, in the Manner as all others as have contributed in the like Kind; and Samuell Wood and Daniell Sowton are hereby appointed Treasurers and Receivers, to receive the said Money and Plate; and that an Acquittance under their Hands shall be a sufficient Ground for such as shall bring in their Money and Plate, as aforesaid, to re-demand the same upon the Public Faith."
House adjourned till 10 a Thursday next.