Die Mercurii, 1 Martii, 1642.
Bailing a Prisoner.
THE humble Petition of Sir Robert Thorold Knight,
now a Prisoner in the Lord Peter's House, was this
Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the said Sir Robert Thorold be
The humble Petition of Tristram Whetcombe of Kinsale, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Merchant, concerning a
Ship of his employed in the State's Service these Four
Months, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee for the Navy, to examine the whole
State of his Accompts upon that Employment; and to
give some Order for the Satisfaction of his Demands;
being made to appear reasonable, just and due.
Payment to Ven.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Ven shall be paid the full
Sum of Two thousand Two hundred Seventeen Pounds
Four Shillings and Eight Pence (appearing to be due
unto him, by an Order for so much from the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom) by Sir Gilbert Gerard,
and the Treasurers for the Subscriptions at Guildhall in
London, next after that the Sums advanced by several
Members of the House and others, for the Service of
Gloucestershire, and the Monies ordered to be paid to the
Garrison of Portesmouth, be first satisfied and contented.
Payment to Stephens, &c.
Whereas Mr. Stephens, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Jennour,
and Mr. Ashe, Members of the House of Commons,
have, for the Advancing and Furnishing out of Forces
into the County of Gloucester, and the other Western
Counties, for the publick Service of the Kingdom, under
the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, Serjeant Major General of the Forces raised in the said County of Gloucester and other Counties adjacent, taken up and provided at Interest, upon their particular Credits and Securities, the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds; without
which Sum the said Forces cannot march upon their present Expedition: It is therefore Ordered, by the
and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer of the Army, shall forthwith, and
within Fourteen Days, issue and pay, out of his first Receipts upon Subscriptions, or otherwise, the said Sum of
Seven hundred Pounds, with the Interest of Eight Pounds
per Cent. unto the said Members of the House of Commons.
Ordered, That this Ordinance be carried up to the
Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Stephens.
Allowance to the City.
According to an Order of Yesterday, the humble Petition of the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, on the
Behalf of Themselves and the Citizens of London, was
read; and taken into Consideration.
Resolved, That Three thousand Pounds a Month, more
than is already allowed unto the City of London out of the
weekly Assessments laid upon the said City by a late Ordinance shall be allowed unto them, out of the said
weekly Sum, during the Continuance of the said Ordinance; for the Discharge of their Watches, Guards, and
Soldiers, Raising of Fortifications, and Providing of Arms
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Robert Pye and
Mr. Wheeler, to consider of the Petition of Owen Oconnelly, this Day read in the House, How the Petitioner
may receive the Arrear of his Pension: And are to make
a speedy Report to the House.
Upon the humble Petition of Francis Pare, of the
Parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of
Middlesex, Carter, who had Two Servants and Four
Horses employed in the late Service at Keynton, under
the Command of his Excellence the Earl of Essex; the
which Horses were lost in that Service, being valued at
It is this Day Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, do forthwith pay unto the said F. Pare,
or such as he shall appoint to receive the same, the said
Sum of Twenty-four Pounds.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Dispatches,
this Day made by Mr. Prideaux, concerning Mr. Ellis,
It is this Day Ordered, That the said Mr. Ellis be
Allowance to the City.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven and Mr. Bond do signify
unto the Common Council, that this House hath taken
into Consideration the Desires of the Common Council,
concerning their being eased of a Rate laid upon them by
the late Ordinance for a weekly Assessment: That the
Ordinance was passed, before they received their Desires: And that they could not alter any thing in that Ordinance, without Prejudicing that Service in the rest of
the Kingdom: But they have, in Consideration of their
Request, allowed them, out of the monthly Sums laid
upon them by that Ordinance, Three thousand Pounds
more by the Month, during the Continuance of the said
Ordinance; for the Discharge of their Watches, Guards,
and Soldiers, and providing of Arms and Ammunition,
and other incident Charges: And that they will take into
Consideration the rest of their Propositions very speedily.
Committees for Assessment.
And Ordinance for supply of Defects in the Names of
Committees named in a late Ordinance for a weekly Assessment; and for enabling the City to rate such Freemen of the City, as have gone out of it since the First of
November last; and for allowing Three thousand Pounds
monthly more to the City, than by That Ordinance is allowed them out of their own weekly Assessments; was
this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Concurrence: And that such Members as will have any
Additions or Alterations of the Committees of the several Counties, do bring them in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That (according to the Order of Monday last)
the House be resolved into a Committee, To-morrow
Morning at Nine of Clock, to take into Consideration
the Business of Ireland.
Ordered, That after the Business of Ireland, the Vote
of the pressing Debts, presented by the Treasurer at
Wars, shall be taken into Consideration.