Die Veneris, 19 Augusti, 1642.
Warrant to Busher, &c.
ORDERED, That Mary Busher and Elizabeth
Cave shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport
themselves into Holland.
Speaker to sign Warrants.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall sign a Warrant signed
by Mr. Marten, and Sir Ro. Pye, to give Warrant to
Mr. Fettiplace of Gloucestershire, to transport the Particulars contained in the said Note.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall sign a Warrant for
Sir Ro. Coke, to transport Two Cases of Pistols into
Ly. Benion's Money.
The humble Petition of Dame Alice Benion, Wife of
Sir Geo. Benion Knight, concerning the Delivery of the
Monies of hers, stayed by Order of this House, and now
remaining in the Chamber of London ....: And
It is Ordered, That the Two hundred Pounds designed
for the Payment of some Debts, be delivered unto her,
to be paid accordingly: And that the rest of the Monies
be deposited in the Hands of the Lord Mayor, to be delivered to her according to his Discretion, Weekly, for the
Maintenance of the Lady Benion, and Satisfying of
Search for Goods.
Upon the Information of Mr. Bell, That this House
was plundered at Hampton Town, and all his Goods
taken out at Noon-day, and sold in the Town; It is
Ordered, That Two Justices of Peace, near adjoining, be
required to make Warrant for Search of the said Goods;
and, where they are found, to seize them.
Dep. Lieut. of Cambridge.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
nominate and approve of Sir Tho. Marten to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cambridge.
Plundering by Soldiers.
Ordered, That this Petition of William Browne and
Rebecca his Wife, concerning her House being plundered
on Wednesday last, be especially recommended to the
Lord General: And that his Excellence be desired, that
if these Insolencies be committed by these Soldiers, through
the Negligence of the Officers that do not attend their
Charges as they ought to do, that such Officers may be
cashiered; and that his Excellence would take some
speedy Course, that the chief of these Offenders may be
apprehended, and severely punished.
Contract for Arms.
The Copy of a Contract between the Justices and
Council of Ireland, and Mr. Quarles, for the Providing
and Delivery of certain Arms at Dublyn, for the Service
of that Kingdom, was this Day read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
doth allow of this Contract; and doth Order, That a
Thousand Pounds shall be advanced to Mr. Halsteed, out
of the Adventurers Monies for Ireland, upon Account;
and that Mr. Fitzgerald,.... Agents for the Council of
Ireland, shall take Bonds, that the said Arms be delivered
at Dublyn: Casualty and Danger of the Sea excepted.
Apprehension of Stepkin.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Instructions
of the Apprehending of one Mr. Peter Stepkin, who was
apprehended, and a Letter found with him from one
Sherley, that invites him to go to Yorke, with a Promise,
that he shall have * * * *
Resolved, upon * * That Mr. Peter Stepkin shall be
forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there
to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Securing Passages of Cambridge, &c.
An Order for securing the Passages between the Town
of Cambridge, Linne Regis, and the Northern Parts,
was this Day read; and ordered accordingly; and carried up to the Lords, by Sir Ro. Harley.
Contributions for Ireland.
Upon Mr. Wheeler's Report from the Committee for
Contributions: It was Resolved, upon the Question, That
Two thousand Pounds shall, with convenient Speed, as
the Money of the Contribution comes in, be sent over to
Dublyn, for Relief of the poor Ministers and poor People there; that Five hundred Pounds shall be sent into
Ulster; and that Five hundred Pounds shall be sent into
Munster: And that the Treasurers for the Contribution
Monies be required to issue out no Monies, until this
Three thousand Pounds shall come in: And that the
Committee for Contributions be appointed to draw Instructions for the Distributing of the said Sums, or any
other Sums to be hereafter sent into that Kingdom.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Upon the humble Petition of Robert Barrell Clerk,
Curate of Maidston in Kent, now in the Serjeant's Custody, desiring to be bailed;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Barrell
be forthwith bailed.
Speaking against Parliament.
There was an Information given in of Words spoken
by Edw. Jeffery of Southminster, Clerk, testified under
the Hand of Mr. Wm. Gray and Mr. Fairechilde: The
Words were, that he cried, "A Pox upon the Parliament; That, by God, he would first cut the Parliament's
Throats, before they should take a Course with such
Priests as himself."
Resolved, That Mr. Edw. Jeffery, Vicar of Southminster, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy, or any
Four of them, shall have Power to meet at such Times as
they shall hold convenient, to consider of and dispatch
such Businesses as shall concern the Navy and the Customs: And that Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Rich. Young,
Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Bedingfield, Mr. Bence, Mr. Young,
Mr. Hill, be added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Report of the Patent concerning
the Letter Office, be made on Wednesday next.
Import of Currans.
An Ordinance for inhibiting the Importation of Currans, from the last Day of September last: Which was
read; and re-committed unto the same Committee; to
consider at what Rates the Retailers of Currants shall sell.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Ro. Harley reports, That the Lords do agree to
the Votes concerning the Lord General, and the General
of the Horse; to the Order for securing the Bridges and
Passages of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridge; to the Order for valuing the Horse, and receiving the Contribution
Money in Kent; to the Deputy Lieutenants of Kent
recommended by the Lieutenant of that County, with
those added by this House.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Tho. Jones Esquire complaining, That one James Woodward, Deputy
to the Serjeant of this House, by Pretence of an Order
of this House, giving out, your Petitioner was a Recusant,
did break open the Doors, and ransack all the Goods in
your Petitioner's House, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Informations.
The humble Petition of Wm. Stamp Clerk, Vicar of
Stepney, this Day read: And
Ordered, That he do attend the House To-morrow
Ordered, That the Kentish Petition be forthwith suppressed, where it is in Printing: and that the Party be
brought in safe Custody that doth print the same.
Rector of Heling.
The Declaration and Impeachment of the Commons
House of Parliament, on Behalf of Edmund Lynold,
Rector of Heling in the County of Lincolne, this Day
read; assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to
the Lords at a Conference.
Payment to Carne.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler do
forthwith pay unto Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Carne,
the Sum of Fourscore-two Pounds and Ten Shillings, for
his Personal Entertainment due unto him for his Service
in the late Northern Expedition; it appearing by Sir Wm.
Uvedale's Certificate, that so much is due unto him:
And that his Acquittance shall be to them, and every of
them, a sufficient Discharge upon their Account.
Whereas this House is informed, That a Copy of the
large Declaration which hath past this House, and is not
yet agreed unto by the Lords, is at some of the Printing
houses in Printing, or ready set to be printed; It is
therefore Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to seize on the Printed Copies, and of the original
Copy, or any Part of it; and to bring the same to this
House; and to discompose the Letters set for the Printing thereof; and to require the Printers thereof to attend
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