Die Lunæ, 12 Decembris
THE humble Petition of William Stewart, of Drury
Lane in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, was
this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Corbett make report concerning this Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of Serjeant
Powell, to be Deputy to the Serjeant, during the Time
of the Serjeant's Lameness.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That John Day be summoned to attend this
House forthwith: And that the Captain of the Beare
Garden be like .... summoned to attend the House.
Declaration to States General.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have returned the Declaration, to be sent
to the States General of the United Provinces with One
Amendment in the Margin: They do likewise agree to
the Order for Mr. Strickland to present it.
The Amendment was read; which was only the Addition of these Words, "and other ill-affected Persons,"
after the Word, "Army of Papists."
Ordered, That a Conference shall be desired with the
Lords, concerning an Answer to his Majesty's Declaration, that charges the Army, under the Earl of Essex, to
be composed of Papists; and concerning the Nomination
of the Master of the Rolls; to desire their Concurrence
with this House.
Message to Lords.
He likewise carried up the Order for the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland, to grant Licences for Transportation of Corn, Victuals, &c.: The Order concerning
the Committee for the Advance of Monies to make Provision of Ammunition: The Order concerning Exon
Melting of Bells, &c.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hill, are to manage That Part of the
Conference that concerns the Declaration: Mr. Strode,
Sir Wm. Armyn, are to manage That Part that concerns
the Fifty Master of the Rolls.
Members accede to Covenant, &c.
Sir Jo. Borlase, Mr. Allestree, declare themselves in the
Affirmative, to the Vote concerning the Assisting the Earl
of Essex, in this Cause, with his Life and Fortunes.
Mr. Allestree declared, that he would lend and pay in
Fifty Pounds to this Cause.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Report shall
be made, concerning the Seizing of the Monies and
Plate, and other Things, in the Exchequer: And that
Mr. Catheren's Petition be then read, and considered of.
Menaces in getting Hands to Petitions, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, and Two Sheriffs,
do make a speedy Inquiry, what Menaces, or indirect
Means, hath been used in the getting of Hands to several
Petitions: And they are to take the best and fittingest
Course they can, to prevent any tumultuous Gatherings
together of People, for the Suppressing of such tumultuous Multitudes as shall be assembled.
Mr. Millington, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Solicitor, Sir
Mart. Lumley, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Jo. Franklyn, Burgesses for Westminster, Mr. Purefey, Sir W.
Masham, Mr. Whittacre;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to receive
Information; and to make a speedy Inquiry after the
Menaces, in Getting of Hands to Petitions, in Westminster, Middlesex, Southwarke, and Suburbs of London,
and Parts adjacent.
The Declaration concerning the Nominating of Sheriffs,
in the Manner as now they are nominated, was now read;
and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords
will give Meeting at a Conference, concerning the Declaration, To-morrow, at Ten of Clock: And, as to the
Business concerning the Master of the Rolls, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to
the several Orders, brought up by him, the Lords do
agree to them all.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do prepare an Order
for the Indemnity of Mr. Gerard, a Clerk in the Duchy,
who was injoined not to make out any Commission for
the Making of a Sheriff, notwithstanding any Command
that he shall receive.
Writs to Sheriffs.
The humble Petition of the Messengers of his Majesty's Court of Exchéquer, concerning several Writs ready
sealed, which are ready now by them to be carried to the
several Sheriffs, was this Day read; and ordered to be
referred to the Committee concerning the Sheriffs.
Examination concerning Draper, &c.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Waller,
Mr. Strode, Mr. Ch. Pym;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to examine
the Business concerning Captain Matthew Draper, and
his Cornet: And have Power to send for the Witnesses:
And have Power to send them to the Army, if they shall
find Cause: And are to go forth presently.
Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham.
A Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham, of the Eighth of December, concerning a Provision of Monies: and concerning the Business between Mr. Pelham and Himself; was
this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of
the Kingdom do take especial Care for the Providing of
Monies, to be forthwith sent to Hull: And that the Serjeant send to the Treasurers of the Subscriptions to attend
That Committee this Afternoon, about Five of Clock:
And that Mr. Pym do write to Sir Jo. Hotham; to signify
unto him, that the Examination of the Business concerning Himself and Mr. Pelham is referred to a Committee,
the which have appointed to meet upon it on Thursday
next; and to desire him to forbear to set forth any
Declaration in this Business, considering it lies under
Examination in this House.
Mr. Whittacres presents in Writing, the Examination
in Writing, concerning the Words expressed by the Master of the Beare Garden "That he would cut the Throats
of those that refused to subscribe a Petition;" Whereupon.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Godfrey,
Master of the Beare Garden, shall be forthwith committed to Newgate; there to remain during the Pleasure of
Ordered, That the Masters of the Beare Garden, and
all other Persons who have Interest there, be injoined and
required by this House, That for the future they do not
permit to be used the Game of Bear-baiting in these
Times of great Distractions, till this House do give
further Order herein.
Superstitious Pictures, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous, Mr. Browne, Mr. Prideaux,
Sir Hen. Mildmy, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Hen. Mildmy, Mr.
This Committee are to prepare Reasons to be offered to
the Lords at a Conference, for the Demolishing of the
Pictures and superstitious Monuments in the Chapel at
Somersett House; and for the Removing of the Capuchins
thence: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Warrant to Valiquerville.
Ordered, That Monsieur Valiquerville shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself and Servants into
Relief of Irish Protestants.
Ordered, That the Monies collected the Three next
Fast Days, in the several Parishes of London, and the Liberties thereof, and in Westminster, and the Liberties
thereof (St. Margarett's excepted), and in the Parishes of
Hackney, Stepney, Southwarke, St. Katharine's, White
Chappell, and Wapping, shall be disposed of and employed
for the Relief of the distressed Protestants of Londonderry
It is this Day Ordered, That Captain Draper shall
have Leave to go to the Army of his Excellency the Earl
of Essex; and there to attend his Charge; and be discharged from any farther Attendance on this House.
Ordered, That the Matter of Money be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Warrant to Ly. Colpeper.
Ordered, That the Lady Colpeper shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant for Herself, Two Children, and Two
Servants, and her Brother Freake, to go to Oxford.
Resolved, That Tho. Rudyard and Wm. Billers, now in
the Serjeant's Custody, shall be forthwith bailed.
Relief of Irish Protestants.
Ordered, That all the Monies that are collected in the
several Parishes in London, and Suburbs, these Three
next Fast Days, shall be disposed of for the Use of the
poor distressed Irish Protestants in Londonderry.