Die Mercurii, 11 Januarii, 1642.
Letter to Ld. General.
A LETTER from Mr. Speaker to my Lord General,
concerning Acts of Violence done to Sir Wm.
Drake, by one Lieutenant Colonel Browne, and Officer
under his Excellency's Command, was this Day read;
and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to my
Lord of Essex.
Ordered, That Mr. Whiltacre's Report be re-committed,
upon Information given, That some of these Ministers
did in the Churches publish a Summons, and Notice for
the Parishioners to meet to subscribe the Petition.
City Petition to the King.
The House being informed, That divers Citizens of
the City were at the Door:
They were called in; and did present a Relation of the
Committees deputed by the City to present their Petition
unto his Majesty, of the Manner and Circumstances of
the Delivery of the said Petition; and likewise a printed
Book, under the Title of "His Majesty's Answer."
The which were both read.
And then the Gentlemen were called in again; and de-
manded, Whether Mr. Herne, mentioned in the Relation,
had delivered his Message; and whether this printed
Book were agreeable to that Message. They answered,
They could not tell; in regard he had not yet delivered
his Message. They farther informed, That they had the
printed Book from the King's Printer.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be desired to call a
Common Hall, to meet on Friday Morning next at Nine
of the Clock, to the Intent that they may receive his
Majesty's Answer to the Petition, if any be offered; and
that Consideration may be then had of the printed Paper
presented to this House this Day, from the Common
Council, concerning the said Petition.
The Citizens of London being again called in: Mr.
Speaker told them, by the Command of the House,
"That the House did hold it fit, That the Lord Mayor
do call a Common Hall, upon Friday Morning next, at
Nine of the Clock; to the Intent that, if any Message
be presented from his Majesty, it may be received; and
likewise to take into Consideration the Parts of this
Mr. Glyn, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Martyn, Mr. Pym,
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Fynes, Mr.
Mainard, Sir Hen. Vaine, Mr. Whitlocke;
This Committee is to consider of some Heads to be
presented to the Lords at a Conference, upon the Debate
this Day had, concerning the King's Message; and the
printed Paper this Day read: And are to present the
same to this House To-morrow Morning: And have
Power to send for the King's Printer, and all other
Persons, Writings, and Records.
A Letter intercepted, coming from Oxforde, by Colonel
Goodwyn, in Buckinghamshire, containing Passages of
dangerous Consequence, was this Day read; and Ordered,
That so much of it as concern the Proceedings of Scotland,
shall be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners: And
that it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to
inquire of the Information given this Day, concerning
the Earl of Essex his Lady: And that the Truth of that
Matter be inquired into.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Mr. Wigmore
be referred to the Committee for Informations.
Escape of Prisoners, &c.
Ordered, That the Business, concerning the Escape of
the Three Prisoners out of Winchester House, be referred
to the Committee for Prisons, where Sir Ro. Harley has
the Chair: And that the Escape of Captain Gilmore and
Savage be like wise referred to that Committee: And that
Mr. Strode be added to it: And are to meet at Four
Clock, in the Court of Wards; And this Committee has
Power for the Examining and Committing of Prisoners, as
they shall see Cause; and to consider what is fit to be
done for Relieving or Releasing of such of them as they
shall think fit; and particularly of the Irish Prisoners that
were sent out of Scotland; and to certify the House of
their Doings herein.
Ordered, That such Members of the House who have
any thing to tender, either concerning the Persons, or
Propositions about the Customs, do bring them in to the
Committee To-morrow Morning at Eight Clock, in the
Ordered, Sir Ro. Pye do go up with this Message to
the Lords; To desire them to concur with this House
in the Displacing of the old Customers.
Ordered, That all those Prisoners that are committed
for actual Levying of War against the Parliament, shall
be committed close Prisoners: And if any suspicious
Person come unto them, that the Keepers of the several
Prisons do apprehend them, and acquaint the Committee
for Prisoners therewith.for Prisoners therewith.
Resolved, &c. That the several Sums of Money remain-
ing in the Court of Wards, the Exchequer, the Duchy,
the First-fruits Office, or any other Office or Receipt of
his Majesty's Revenue, be presently seized and sent down,
and employed for the Service of the Army: And it is re-
ferred to the Committee for the King's Revenue, where
Mr. Rowse hath the Chair, to take Order for the Seizing
of it, and to give an Account of this Service To-mor-
row Morning: And are to this Purpose, to meet To-mor-
row Morning at Eight of Clock, in the usual Place.
Loan from Merchants Adventurers.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittlock and Mr. Glyn do speak
with the Merchants Adventurers; and represent unto
them the great Necessities of Monies at this Time; and
treat with them for the Loan of Twenty thousand Pounds
for Supply of these great Occasions.
Ordered, That the Two Horses, belonging to Mr.
Dudley Palmer, of Graye's Inne, seized and taken by
Mr. Beard and Mr. Browne, or some deputed under
them, be forth-with restored to the Owner; as they, or
any of them, will answer their Neglect or Contempt
Persons to be summoned.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Browne and Mr. Beard be
summoned to appear, to give an Account, Why the
Order of the Committee, for Delivery of Mr. Dudley
Palmer's Horses was not performed.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the Proposition, concerning an Act of
Oblivion, shall be committed to the former Committee
for the Ninth and Tenth Propositions, with the Addition
of Mr. Solicitor; to make some additional Savings and
Provisoes unto it.
Resolved, &c. That the Three Propositions now stand-
ing in the Middle of the Preamble, shall be placed in
serie, together with the other Propositions: And it is
referred to the former Committee to connect them with
Ordered, That the Proposition shall be taken again
into further Consideration, To-morrow Morning, after
the Conference ended with the Lords.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Receivers of the
Subscription Monies, in the Town of Lyn, do detain in
their Hands Four hundred Pounds, of the Subscription
Monies collected in the said Town, to be employed
towards the Fortifying and Defence of the said Town.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare
Heads for a Conference with the Lords, do bring in One
Head for One Proposition to be made to the City for
Loan of Monies.
Ordinance of Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne bring in the Ordinance, for
Assessing of Monies through all the Counties of England.
Ordered, That the several Persons whose Names are
hereunder annexed, now in the several Prisons of London
House, Lambeth House, Winchester House, Lord Peter's
House, Wood-street Compter, and the Poultry Compter,
be delivered to Colonel John.Venn, or his Deputy, to be
forthwith conveyed to the Castle of Windsor; there to
be kept in safe Custody: And that Mr. Speaker grant
his Warrant to the several Keepers of the said Prisons,
to deliver the said Persons accordingly.
Whereas Colonel John Ven, now present Governor of
Windsor Castle, is commanded to take into his Custody
Threescore Prisoners, from several Prisons in and about
the City of London: Which Place is not so well fitted for
the Safe-keeping of them, as is requisite (the Quality of
the Persons considered); in respect where of, some Money
must be spent to repair the same; as also, that above
Twenty Pounds must be bestowed for the safe Conveying
of them to Windsor: It is therefore Ordered, by the Com-
mons, in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for
the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrant to
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, to pay out, upon
Account, Fifty Pounds, unto the said Colonel Ven, to be
employed for the Conveying of the said Prisoners, and
make the Place fit and convenient for the Receipt and
Safe-keeping of them.
Sufferers by Plunder, &c.
Resolved, &c. That in that Act it shall be provided,
That, whereas divers Goods have been taken, Houses
plundered, and other Losses sustained by Occasion of the
War, for which it is just that Satisfaction should be made;
it shall be left to both Houses of Parliament to award
Satisfaction and Reparation, upon Complaint and Proof
in Parliament; or else to award Commissions, to be issued
into the several Counties of this Kingdom, to some in-
different Persons to inquire, hear, and determine the
same: Which Satisfaction and Reparation shall be made
by such Persons, and in such Manner, as by both Houses
of Parliament, or the Commissioners to be nominated by
them, shall be ordered and appointed.
Resolved, &c. That it shall be provided, that this Act
shall not extend to any Person or Persons, which hath or
have had any Hand or Practice in the Rebellion of Ire-
land; or which have or hath given any Counsel, Assist-
ance, or Encouragement, to the Rebels there, for the
Maintenance of that Rebellion; nor to any Action or
Offence done or committed by any such Person or