Die Mercurii, 18 Januarii, 1642.
Information against Kinge.
NR. Sutton was called in; who is appointed a Collector of Monies, by Order of the Parliament; informed the Houses, That he repaired to the House of Dr.
Kinge, a Physician; and that the said Doctor, not being
then at home, came after to this Mr. Sutton's House, and
said, "What! (says he) you collect Monies to cut the
King's Throat! If you come to my House to collect any
Monies, I will cudgel you well; nay, if you come any
more, I will pistol you."
Resolved, That Dr. Kinge the Physician be forthwith
sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Committee for Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Committee for Prisoners, where Sir
Robert Harley has the Chair, may have Power to meet
any Four of them.
Ordered, That Mr. Hudson do deliver the Plate seized
at the Bell Savage, by Order of the Fifth of July, and
now in the Chamber of London, to the Treasurers for
Plate and Money, at Guildhall, London.
And it is farther Ordered, That the said Treasurers
shall have Power to melt down the said Plate; and to
give Order for the Coining of it: to be employed for the
Service of the King and Parliament.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That the Customers do presently imprest to
the Treasurer at Wars Ten Thousand Pounds, to be forthwith sent down to the Army, out of the Twenty, Thousand Pounds propounded to be advanced by them: And
the House doth engage, that it shall be repaid within
these Four Days.
Mr. Longe, Sir Gilbert Gerard are appointed to take
Order for the speedy and effectual Execution of this
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee, a Letter,
intercepted from Oxford, conceived to be from Dr. Ducke,
as containing Matters of Suspicion, upon D. E. and D. Ay.
Dr. Eden summoned, &c.
Resolved, upon the Questions, That Dr. Eden shall be
forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Resolved, &c. That the former Order authorizing Dr.
Eden to receive the Monies.. Arrear, and collected upon
the Contribution in the County of Cambridge, shall be revoked: And that Captain Cromwell shall be appointed to
receive the said Monies: And the Treasurers or Collectors thereof are required to pay the same unto him
Adjournment of the Term.
Message from the Lords by Dr. Bennett and Dr.
That the Lords have sent down to this House his Majesty's Answer to the Reasons of both Houses, to recall
the Proclamations concerning the Adjournment of the
Term, and Removing of some of the English Courts of
Records to Oxforde: And have like wise sent down a Petition, presented to their House, from Sir Edw. Rodney;
which they are inclinable to grant; but do desire first to
acquaint this House therewith.
Adjournment of the Term.
Mr. Glyn, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Browne, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Hill, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Mainard;
This Committee is to consider what is fit to be done
upon his Majesty's Answer now read, concerning the
Term; and for the Protection of the Subjects from any
Inconveniency that may happen unto them, by any Order
or Decree made at Oxford, by reason of the Proclamation: And are to inquire What Obedience is given by the
Courts to the Order not to remove any Records: And
Sir Tho. Cockin his Petition is referred to This Committee: And are to meet this Afternoon at Four Clock,
in the Court of Wards.
Removing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Anderson, now a Prisoner at Lambeth House, be forthwith removed to the Lord Peter's
House in Aldersgate-street; there to remain a Prisoner
during the Pleasure of the House.
The humble Petition of Sir Edw. Rodney Knight,
brought at the late Message from the Lords, was now
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Commissioners of the Navy, to take Care for securing the Harbour of Falmouth, and of all other Ports and Harbours;
and of taking the Ships of Malignants: And likewise for
the Taking of malignant and ill-affected Persons, on the
Shore, by the Ships Companies that shall be sent to secure the said Harbours.
Earl of Warwick's Commission.
Mr. Strode reports to the House, That the Lords give
in Answer to the Message he Yesterday carried up, concerning the Commission to the Earl of Warwick, That
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
concerning the Commission sent to the Lords, for constituting the Earl of Warwick Admiral for the present to
command the Fleet command the Fleet.
Mr. Strode, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Marten,
are appointed to prepare Heads for this Conference, and
Ordered, That the House do this Afternoon consider
of some Means of Providing Monies for Supply of the
Propositions to the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and
The Lords desire a Conference by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Propositions to be sent to his Majesty.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth consent that Sir
Edw. Rodney be removed, according as is desired by the
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered their Lordships Message:
And, as to the Petition of Sir Edw. Rodney, the House
does consent to their Lordships, in Removing of him, as
is desired in the Petition.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has resolved to give a present Meeting, as is
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Philip Stapilton,
Mr. Hampden, are appointed Reporters.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds be paid, by the
Treasurers of the Contribution Monies, to the Treasurer
at Wars for Ireland, or his Deputy, for the Relief of
Eniskellen in Farmanagh, and for the Provision of Victuals; to be by them paid over to Mr. Robert Berkeley,
Agent to Sir Wm. Cole: And that an Account of the
same be delivered unto the Treasurer at Wars for that
Kingdom; to the End that Defalcation may be made of
the Victual and Arms, out of the Pay that shall be due
and coming to that Regiment.
Payment to Nagle.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Adventurers
Money for Ireland do forthwith pay unto the Treasurer
at Wars for Ireland, or his Deputy, Eleven hundred and
Sixty-three Pounds Fourteen Shillings, to be by them
paid over to Nicolas Nagle, or his Assigns, for Beef,
Herrings, and Salt, delivered in by the said Nagle, to
the Town of Youghall, as appears by Certificate from
the Lord President of Munster, and others.
Ordered, That the Order concerning Jo. Burston be
Payment to Evans.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Receivers of the
Adventurers Money for Ireland do forthwith pay unto
the Deputy Treasurers at Wars for that Kingdom, or
his Agents here, the Sum of One hundred and Thirtyeight Pounds Four Shillings, to be by them, paid over
to George Evans, or his Assigns, for Wheat delivered
at Dublin, as is certified by the Lords Justices and
Waggons to Oxford.
Ordered, That Mr. Long do carry up to the Lords
the Declaration concerning the Stay of Waggons, &c.
to go to Oxon.
Resolved, &c. That Deputy Wm. Adams, Mr. Walter
Pell, and Mr. Edw. Browne, do forthwith stand committed: And that it be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons, for Advance of Monies, that sits
in London, to consider to what Prisons, and in what Manner, they shall be committed; and to give Order for the
Committing of them accordingly, unless they shall conform themselves to the Ordinance of both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Burford, committed Prisoner
by Order of this House, be forthwith discharged and
released from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
Late Commissioners of Customs.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Nulles, Sir Jo. Jacob, Sir Nich.
Crispe, Sir Job Harby, the late Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs, do all of them forthwith attend
the House; and do bring with them the Books of Account of the Receipts and Payments of the Customs,
from the Five and Twentieth of May 1642, till the
Ninth of January present, inclusive: And that they do
likewise bring all the Bonds and Credits they have, for
Payment of the Duty of Customs: And that they likewise bring in their Cash Books, concerning the Customs.
That Mr. Samuel Blackwell, Mr. Daniel Weeden, Mr.
Gabriel Odingsell, shall be authorized by this House to
collect the Eight hundred and Fifty Pounds subscribed
upon the Propositions in Chesham Com' Buck', or so
much of it as is behind; and to bring the same to Guildhall, to the Treasurers there [a].
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Burlemachi be summoned forthwith to attend the House.
Mr. Pym reported divers Letters that were intercepted; One from Sir Robert Pye to Secretary Niclas;
One from Mr. Spencer to Secretary Niclas; One from
Mr. Lawrence Squibb to one Mr. Carvile, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer's Man; and Three Letters singned
with Three S. S. S. inclosed in Mr. Spencer's Letter;
and an Account inclosed, concerning Monies remaining
in the Exchequer; wherein One Particular was, of Three
thousand Seven hundred Pounds allowed to Sir Nich,
Crispe, for secret Services.
Persons committed for prevaricating.
Resolved, That Sir Nich. Crispe shall stand committed
to the Serjeant's Custody, for prevaricating with the
House, and giving shuffling and doubtful Answers to the
House, upon the Questions demanded of him.
Ordered, That Mr. Beding field and Mr. Trenchard do
require of Sir Nich. Crispe the particular Accounts of all
Monies between his Majesty and himself: And that they
report To-morrow: And that Sir Nich. Crispe go along
with them, in the Custody of One of the Serjeant's Men,
to deliver the particular Accounts aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted with these Letters of Intelligence between the Parliament and the Court:
And that they would appoint a Committee that might
meet with a Committee of this House, to examine and
find out, Who wrote these Letters; and all other Matters
and Circumstances that concern this or any other Matter
of Intelligence, between the Parliament and the Court.
Resolved, That Henry Butler be forthwith committed
as a Prisoner to Newgate, there to remain during the
Pleasure of the House: And that the Examination of
this whole Business be referred to the Committee for the
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Spencer, Secretary to Sir Edw.
Nicholas, be committed to the Serjeant's Custody, to be
kept in close Restraint, and none suffered to speak with
him, but in the Presence of him that attends him, until
the Business concerning him be examined.
Sir R. Pye.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Business concerning Sir Robert Pye, be resumed To-morrow Morning.
Ollive's, Hertstreet, Lecturer.
The humble Petition of well-affected Parishioners of
the Parish of Ollive's, Hertstreet, London, was this Day
read in the Commons House of Parliament:
It is thereupon Ordered, by the said House, That Mr.
Walter Bridges, an orthodox Divine, shall be appointed
to preach as Lecturer to the Parishioners of the said
Parish, every Lord's Day in the Forenoon, or on every
Wednesday in the Week, which the Petitioners shall appoint, as most convenient for the Parishioners: And Mr.
Abraham Hianes, Parson of the said Parish, and the
Churchwardens, and all other Persons whom it doth
concern, are to take Notice of this Order; that the said
Mr. Bridges be permitted, without Lett or Hindrance,
to preach in the said Parish Church on either of the said