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 Sabbati, videlicet, 14 die Januarii.
Chests, supposed to contain Money, said to be the Earl of Arundel's, stopped at the Customhouse.
Upon Information to this House, "That there are certain Chests sent to the Custom-house, supposed to contain Treasure, the Number of them not certain, but reported to be very near Sixty; it is given out that they belong to the Earl of Arrundell, but that is very improbable: But, (fn. 1) as there is a general Notice taken of this, it may be fit, for the Satisfaction of the World, that there be some Enquiry and Search made after them, because it is suspected and feared they do contain some Wealth, that may be better converted to the Defence of the Religion, Laws, and Liberty of the Subject, than to be suffered by Connivance to be transported out of the Kingdom."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That Doctor Ayliff and Doctor Heath are appointed presently to repair to the Custom-house, and make diligent Enquiry after this Business, and make Report of the Truth thereof to this House; and, if the said Chests are already shipped, that then the Customers shall presently give Order for the staying of the Ships, until the Pleasure of this House be further known.
Bill against Pluralities.
Message from the H. C. to desire Exdedition in the Ordinance for the Earl of Warwick to command the Fleet;
1. That they have received Information, that divers Ships are at Dunkerke, going for Ireland, to the Aid of the Rebels there; and, in regard that the Seas are unguarded, they desire their Lordships to give Expedition in the Ordinance for appointing the Earl of Warwicke to command the Fleet, until the Bill for settling the Navy shall be passed.
with Names of Deputy Lieutenants for Cambridge and Lincoln;
Rob't Castle, Esquire,
William March, Esquire,
|To be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Cambridge and the Isle of Ely:|
for a Conference about staying Coal Ships going to Newcastle;
and for Concurrence in an Order.
Answer to the H. C.
This House will give them a present Free Conference, in the Painted Chamber, as is desired; and that this House approves of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for Cambridgshire and Lyncolne, and the Order concerning St. Martins; and concerning the rest of the Orders now brought up, this House will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Orders from the H. C. concerning Ireland, for Concurrence.
3. An Order to pay Three Thousand Three Hundred Sixty-six Pounds, and One Shilling, (fn. 1) to Mr. Loftus, for Cloaths sent into Ireland. (Here enter it.)
6. An Order for some Course to be taken, to pay Fourteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-four Pounds, Three Shillings, and Four Pence, to Mr. Loftus, for Coats, Breeches, and Stockings, sent into Ireland.
Answer about them.
To let the House of Commons know, that this (fn. 1) House agrees in the Nine Orders concerning Ireland, brought up this Morning.
Bill for clearing the Lord Kymbolton, and the Five Members of the H. C.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the clearing of the Lord Kymbolton, now Earl of Manchester, One of the Members of the House of Peers in Parliament, Denzell Holles Esquire, Sir Arthur Haslerigg Baronet, John Hampden, John Pym, and Wm. Strode, Esquires, Members of the House of Commons assembled in Parliament, from certain Articles exhibited against them by Sir Edward Herbert, Knight, His Majesty's Attorney General, into the said House of Peers, purporting an Accusation of High Treason; and for the vindicating of the Privileges of Parliament from the evil Consequences thereof in Time to come.
Report of the Conference, about the Ordinance for staying the Coal Ships going to Newcastle.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference; which was, "To give Answer to those Objections which their Lordships propounded, concerning the Ordinance for staying Coal Ships going to Newcastle.
"1. They say, It is confessed that some Prejudice may arise to the Pits; but yet it will be recovered, as it was in the Cessation of Trade at the Scotts first coming thither, and Men for their own Gain will keep them up.
"For the Third: The Lord Mayor of London, being formerly desired to take into Consideration how the City was furnished, did certify that there was within the City sufficient Provision for about Five Months.
"The House of Commons desires, if it please their Lordships, to add a Clause, that no Coals shall be sold at any greater Price than after the Rate of Twentytwo Shillings the Chaldron at the Wharf, and Twentyfour Shillings carried and delivered in the Buyer's House."
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to it, and to have it published.
To let them know, that this House agrees with them in the Ordinance concerning restraining of Ships going to Newcastle for Coals, and do agree to have it printed and published; and that they would take Care to have it sent speedily to all the Ports of England.
Price of Coals to be settled.
Ordered, That the Coal Merchants and the Wharfingers shall be sent to, to come before this House, to see if by Consent the Price of Coals may (fn. 1) be brought to be sold at reasonable Rates.
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in an Order.
Bill for a Synod to settle the Doctrine of the Church.
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in an Order.
Mountague, a Pass.
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in an Order.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order for the Treasurers of the Subscriptions in Glocestershire to keep in their Hands Six Hundred Pounds, for the defraying the Charge of fortifying of Gloucester.
A Printer to be provided for the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Parliament shall provide a Printer, that shall print those Things that shall be appointed by Parliament; and the Printer to provide a Letter only for the Printing of such Matters.
Judgement against Printers of scandalous Pamphlets to be considered.
Printers in Prison not to be released without Security.
Ordered, That those Printers now in Prison, for printing false and scandalous Books and Pamphlets, shall not be released from their present Imprisonment, before they have put in good Security for their better Behaviour for the future; and that they do not hereafter print any Thing concerning the Parliament, without special Order under the Hands of the Clerk of either Houses of Parliament.
Order to raise Monies, in the Counties of Northampton, Bucks, and other associated Counties.
"The Lords and Commons now in Parliament assembled, being certainly informed (fn. 1) that Papists and other wicked and ill-affected Persons have traiterously combined and entered into Association, and have raised, and daily do raise, great Forces both of Horse and Foot, in several Counties of this Kingdom, and have plundered, spoiled, and destroyed, Multitudes of His Majesty's good Subjects, and, if not timely prevented, will utterly subvert and destroy the true Protestant Religion (which is their chief Design), the Laws of the Land, the Privilege of Parliament, and the Liberty of the Subject:
"The said Lords and Commons have formerly Declared, That they held it fit and necessary for the Counties of North'ton, Leicester, Derby, Rutland, Notts, Huntingdon, Bedd. and Buckingham, to associate for the mutual Defence: In Pursuance of the same, and for the better preventing of the Spoiling and Plundering of the said Counties, and the Parts adjacent; and to have further Means for the Fur nishing of Arms and Ammunition, Making of Fortification, and Payment of the Garrisons, Officers, and Soldiers, and other Public necessary Charges, that there be forthwith raised, in the said several Counties respectively, and in the Corporations, Constabularies, and Parishes thereof, such Sums of Money as shall necessarily be disbursed and expended for the Uses aforesaid; the same Sum to be rated and assessed in like Sort as was the Four Hundred Thousand Pounds granted by Act this present Parliament, wherein the Persons who have not subscribed to the Parliament's late Propositions shall be assessed, and their Assessments levied, in such Sort as by the Ordinance late made for the City of London and the Parts adjacent such like Persons are to be assessed, and their Assessments levied; and for the better levying of the said Sums of Money, the said Committee named in the Ordinance of Association of the said Counties respectively, or any Three or more of them, shall or may assess and tax, or cause to be assessed or taxed, the said Sums upon the said several Counties, and the Corporations, Towns, Constabularies, and Parishes within the same, in like Manner as is aforesaid; and that they, or any Three or more of them, nominate and appoint Treasurers, Collectors, and Assessors, in every the said Counties, for assessing, receiving, and collecting the said Sums of Money; and shall and may grant Warrants, under their Hands and Seals, in Writing, to any Constable, or other Officer whatsoever, to raise and levy the said Sums, so to be assessed and taxed as aforesaid, upon all such Persons, upon whom any such Sums shall be so assessed and set, that do refuse or neglect to pay the same; it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Assessors, or any other Person to whom Warrants by the Committees respectively shall be granted, to levy the said Sums so assessed, by Way of Distress and Sale of the Goods of the Persons so assessed and refusing; and, if any Person so distrained shall make Resistance, it shall and may be lawful to and for the respective Committees to send any of the Trained Bands or other Soldiers of the respective Counties aforesaid, to compel the said Parties so refusing to Obedience of this Ordinance; and, in Case no Distress is or may be found, then the respective Committees aforesaid, or any Three or more of them, shall or may commit such Person and Persons, refusing to pay as aforesaid, to some common Gaol, there to remain until Payment made of such Sum and Sums as aforesaid; for which Sums of Money, so rated and levied and expended as aforesaid, the said Committees shall be accountable to both Houses of Parliament, and to none else."
Ordinance for stopping the Coal Trade to Newcastle, &c.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, taking into their Consideration the Number of Ships and Quantity of Money that is every Year employed, from London and other Parts and Places of this Kingdom, for the fetching of Coals and Salt from Newcastle, Sunderland, and Blyeth; and finding that, since the Beginning of the present Troubles, that Town of Newcastle, being possessed by Forces raised against the King and Parliament, hath been and is the principal Inlet of Foreign Aid, Forces, and Ammunition, for the strengthening of that Force that intends Distractions to the Parliament, and thereby to the Religion, Laws, and Liberties of this Kingdom; and taking into Consideration that sufficient Coals be supplied from other Parts, for the Use of this Kingdom, do Declare, That they are inforced, for the Safety of the Kingdom, and for the better hindering of the supporting of the said Forces, and of the reducing of the Town of Newcastle and the Parts adjacent to yield Obedience and Submission to the Commands of the Two Houses of Parliament, are constrained for the present to hinder the repairing of Ships to Newcastle, Sunderland, and Blyth, left those Ships and Money, which are intended to procure Fuel for the Supportation of the Kingdom, be improved to give Vigour and Maintenance to the War raised to the Destruction thereof: For Prevention whereof, we the Lords and Commons do Ordain, That no Ship, Ships, or Barks, shall from henceforward make any Voyage, for the fetching of Coals or Salt, from Newcastle, Sunderland, or Blythe, or carrying of Corn or other Provision of Victual, until that Town of Newcastle shall be freed of and from the Forces there now raised or maintained against the Parliament, and the Town be reduced into such Hands and Condition as shall declare themselves for King and Parliament; and the Masters, Owners, and Sailors, of Ships and Barks, are hereby required not to presume to go that Voyage, contrary to this Ordinance: And it is further Ordained and Ordered, That, if any Ship, Vessel, or Bark, shall, at any Time after the First Day of February next coming, import or bring, into any Port or Place of this Kingdom, any Coals or Salt, loaden from Newcastle, Sunderland, and Blythe, or any of them, until further Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament, that every such Ship, Vessel, and Bark, and the Masters and Sailors in the same, shall be seized upon and stayed in such Port and Place where they come in, until the Two Houses of Parliament, being thereof informed, shall take further Order and Direction therein."
Order for 130 l. for Drugs sent into Ireland.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Sum of One Hundred and Thirty Pounds due and yet unpaid, for a Parcel of Drugs lately sent into Ireland, for the Service of the sick and wounded People of Dublin, be paid unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents, to be by him or them paid over, for the said Drugs, to the Druggists that furnished them, out of the Contribution-money intended to that City, in regard the said Drugs were as much for the Relief of the sick and needy as any Thing that could be sent unto them."
Order for 38 l. to Mr. Ball, for Wheat for Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth, by the Certificate of John Fountaine, Commissary of the fixed Magazine of Victuals in the Province of Munster, in Ireland, testified under the Hand of the Lord Viscount Dungarvon, dated the 8th Day of November, 1642, this Day presented to the Committee appointed to take Care for the Affairs of Ireland, that Roger Ball, of London, Merchant, hath delivered unto His Majesty's Stores at Youghall, Forty Barrels of Wheat, at the Rate of Nineteen Shillings the Barrel, amounting in the whole to the Sum of Thirty-eight Pounds, to be paid in London, to the said Roger Ball or his Assigns, within Thirty Days after Sight of the said Certificate, his Second not being paid, according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf published in Print: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland do pay unto Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the said Sum of Thirty-eight Pounds, to be by him or them paid over to the said Roger Ball, or his Assigns, upon Sight hereof in full Discharge for the said Wheat so by him delivered, as is certified, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."
Order for 3336 l. 1 s. to Sir William Anderson and Mr. Norris, for Cloaths sent to Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Letters of the Lords Justices and Council of Ireland, dated the last Day of August, and directed to the Lords and others His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, that, at the Instance of the said Lords Justices and Council, Sir William Anderson Knight, and Tobias Norris of Dublin Merchant, did, at the Beginning of the Rebellion, provide and furnish so many Cloaths, for the Cloathing of the Soldiers then raised in and near Dublin, to oppose the Rebels, consisting for the most Part of the despoiled and stript English, as did amount unto the Sum of Three Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-six Pounds, and One Shilling, as appears by the Accompt thereof presented upon Oath, and audited by some of the Privy Council of that Kingdom, to whom the same was referred: It is now thought fit and Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Payment be forthwith made of the said Sum of Three Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-six Pounds, and One Shilling, out of the Adventurers-money, unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars, or his Agent, to be paid over by him or them to Sir Wm. Anderson and Tobias Norris, in full Satisfaction of the Cloaths aforesaid."
Order for 4000 l. to Mr. Wollaston, for Cloaths for Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth, by the Bill of Particulars of Richard Wollaston, of London, produced to the Committee for Irish Affairs, and by the Receipt of George Wood, Commissary, appointed for the sending of Cloaths into Ireland, for the Soldiers there, that the said Richard Wollaston hath provided and delivered, according to Directions given him by the Lords and others His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, for the Furnishing of the Magazines in the several Provinces of that Kingdom, Fifteen Thousand Doublets, at the Rate of Six Shillings the piece, which in all amounteth to the Sum of Four Thousand Five Hundred Pounds, of which there is already ordered him Five Hundred Pounds, and the Residue was to be paid him at Three and Three Months next after the Delivery of the said Doublets: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That some speedy Course be taken for the Payment of the said Four Thousand Pounds to Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Agents, to be paid by him or them out of such Monies as shall be hereafter appointed by the said Lords and Commons."
Order for 555 l. to Mr. Wollaston, for Shirts sent to Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by a Contract made the 11th Day of July last, by the Lords and others His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, with Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth, and by the Certificate of George Wood, Commissary for the sending of Cloaths into Ireland for the Soldiers there, that the said Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth hath provided, and at several Times before the 4th of August last delivered, Four Thousand fine Oxenbrigg Shirts more than they had formerly contracted for, white and well conditioned, for the Use of the Soldiers in Ireland, at the Rate of Two Shillings and Nine Pence a Shirt, amounting in the whole to the Sum of Five Hundred and Fifty Pounds, which by the said Contract was to be paid at the End of Three and Three Months next after the Delivery of the said Shirts: Forasmuch as the first Three Months is already expired, and no Part of the said Monies is yet paid him, it is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That, out of the Adventurers-money upon the Subscription for Lands in Ireland, shall be forthwith paid, unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Agents, to be paid by him or them unto the said Richard Wollaston and Richard Aldworth, the One Half of the said Money, being Two Hundred and Seventy-five Pounds, presently; and the other Half, being Two Hundred and Seventy-five Pounds more, upon the 24th of January Instant, according to the said Contract, and in full Payment of those Shirts so delivered by them as aforesaid."
Order for 14,854 l. 3 s. 4 d. to Mr. Gethin, & al. for Cloaths sent to Ireland.
"Whereas it appears unto the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Bill of Particulars produced by Maurice Gethin, in the Behalf of himself and others, and also by the Receipt of George Wood, Commissary for sending of Cloaths for the Soldiers in Ireland, that the said Mr. Gethin and others have provided, according to Contract and Order given them by the Lords and others His Majesty's Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, Eighteen Thousand Soldiers Coats, Fifteen Thousand Pair of Breeches, and Twenty-three Thousand Pair of Stockings, for the Soldiers in Ireland, in the several Provinces, which, according to the Prices agreed on, amounteth in Money to the Sum of Sixteen Thousand and Eight Hundred Fifty-four Pounds, Three Shillings, and Four Pence, of which they have received already Two Thousand Pounds, and there is yet remaining unpaid Fourteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fiftyfour Pounds, Three Shillings, and Four Pence, which, by the said Contract and Order, was to be paid unto them, the One Half at the End of Three Months next after the Delivery of the said Cloaths, and the other Half at the End of Three other Months next after that: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That some speedy Course be taken for the Payment of the said Fourteen Thousand Eight Hundred Fifty-four Pounds, Three Shillings, and Four Pence, unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents, to be paid by him or them unto the said Maurice Gethin and his Partners, out of such Monies as shall hereafter be appointed by the said Lords and Commons."
Order for 165 l. to Richard French; for Supplies for Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth (by the Letters of the Lord Inchiquine) to the Committees for the Affairs of Ireland, that One Hundred and Sixty-five Pounds is due unto Richard French, for Supplies and Necessaries delivered by him for the Use of the Army and Fort in the City of Corke: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money do forthwith pay unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, or his Agents, upon Sight hereof, the said Sum of One Hundred and Sixty-five Pounds, to be by him or them paid over unto the said Richard French, in full Satisfaction of the said One Hundred and Sixty-five Pounds so delivered by them."
Order for 120 l. to Mr. Burston, &c. for Beef for Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Certificate of John Hodder, Esquire, Commissary of Victual for the fixed Magazine of Corke in Ireland, testified under the Hand of the Lord Inchiquine, dated the 22d Day of October last, that Mr. John Burston, and Mr. James Peircy, Merchants, have delivered in to His Majesty's Stores there Eighty Barrels of Beef, at Thirty Shillings the Barrel, amounting to the Sum of One Hundred and Twenty Pounds Sterling, and and Two Hundred Barrels of Salt, at Six Shillings the Barrel, amounting to the Sum of Sixty Pounds Sterling, in all One Hundred and Eighty Pounds, to be paid to the said John Burston and James Peircy, to either of them, or their Assigns, within Thirty Days after Sight of the said Certificates (his Second not being paid), out of the Chamber of London, according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf published in Print: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland (fn. 1) do pay unto Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, to be paid over by him or them to the said John Burston and James Peircy, or their Assigns, forthwith upon Sight hereof, in full Discharge of the said Beef and Salt so by them delivered as is certified, and according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf."
Order for 60 l. to Thomas Muschampe, for Beef for Ireland.
"Whereas it appeareth to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, by the Certificate of John Hodder, Esquire, Commissary of Victual for the City of Corke, in the Province of Munster, in Ireland, testified under the Hand of the Lord Inchiquine, chief Commander of His Majesty's Forces in that Province, dated the 27th Day of September, 1642, That Tho. Muschampe, Merchant, hath delivered into His Majesty's Stores there Twenty-four Barrels of Beef, at Thirty Shillings the Barrel, amounting in the whole to the Sum of Thirty-six Pounds Sterling, to be paid here in London, to the said Thomas Muschampe or his Assigns, within Thirty Days after Sight of the said Certificate (his Second not being paid), according to the Order of Parliament in that Behalf: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Adventurers-money for Ireland do forthwith pay unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Agents, the said Sum of Thirty-six Pounds, to be by him or them paid over to the said Thomas Muschampe, or his Assigns, in full Satisfaction for the Beef so delivered by him."
Order for disarming Malignants, in Westminster and Middlesex.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the County of Midd. and the City of Westm. and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Midd. do forthwith take Order for disarming all such in the City of Westm. and the Liberty, and in the County of Midd. as refuse to contribute upon the Propositions; and that the Lord Mayor and Committee for the Militia in London do forthwith disarm such, in the City of London, and Suburbs and Liberties, as refuse to contribute upon the Propositions, according to the former Order."
Order for 500 l. for fortifying Gloucester.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers for the Subscription-monies, in the City and County of the City of Glouc. do detain in their Hands Five Hundred Pounds of the said Subscription monies, to be employed for Satisfaction of Monies expended and laid out upon the Fortifications, and other Provisions for the Defence of the said (fn. 1) City and County."
Order for supplying St. Martin's Church, and St. Paul's Covent Garden, with Ministers.
"Whereas Doctor Bray, Vicar of the Parish of St. Martins in the Feilds, hath, for the Space of Three Months last past, deserted his Cure, and betaken himself unto the Army of the Cavaliers, whereby that great Congregation, frequented by divers of the Nobility, and many other Gentlemen of great Quality, hath been either wholly neglected, or for the most Part supplied by unfit Men, to the Dishonour of God, and Scandal of Religion; and whereas Mr. Hall, Curate of the Church of St. Paule in Coven Garden (which is yet a Member of the Parish of St. Martins), had, by Composition, from Doctor Bray, a Stipend of One Hundred Marks per Annum, for the Discharge of that Cure, which is likewise neglected by the Absence of the said Mr. Hall, now being in the said Army, as is informed: All which the Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled taking into Consideration, for the better Supply of able and Godly Men in the said several Churches, and for Provision of fit Maintenance for those that shall officiate therein, do hereby constitute and Ordain, That Sir John Hipsley, Mr. Glinne, Mr. Aldsworth, Mr. Trenchard, Members of the House of Commons, and Sir William Ashton, of St. Martins aforesaid, Knight, or any Three of them, shall have Power to sequester all the Rents and Profits whatsoever of the said Vicarage, and to appoint Collectors for the gathering and receiving of them, as they in their Discretions shall appoint; and shall have Power to pay the same in Manner and Form following; that is to say,
"To the Curate of the Church of St. Paules in Covent Garden, and to such Minister or Ministers as shall officiate there in the said Cure, and supply the Duty of Preaching in the Morning on the Sundays, chose by them with the Consent of such Members of either House as are Inhabitants within the Coven Garden, or the major Part of them, the Yearly Sum of One Hundred Marks, to be paid Quarterly, by even Portions; and as for all the rest and Residue of the Rents and Profits aforesaid of the said Vicarage of St. Martins, the Sequestrators aforesaid, or any Three of them, shall pay, or cause to be paid, unto John Wincoppe, Doctor in Divinity, who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Sabbath-day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of that Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament: And the said Lords and Commons do further constitute and Ordain, That the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, shall have Power to nominate and appoint such Curates, Clerks, and other Officers, belonging to the said Church of St. Martins, which are usually nominated and appointed by the said Vicar, during all the Time of the Sequestration; and shall have Power to regulate all such exorbitant Fees as have been encroached upon at any Time since the said Doctor Bray hath been Vicar there; and, if any shall refuse to pay unto the said Sequestrators, or any Three of them, or to the Collectors appointed by them, any of the Rents, Duties, lawful Fees accustomed to be paid, upon Information thereof by the Sequestrators, or any Three of them, unto either House of Parliament, the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, They will proceed against any such Refusers, according to their several Offences and Contempts."