Die Mercurii, 21 Decembris, 1642.
THE humble Petition of the Moneyers of his Majesty's Mint, in the Tower of London, desiring that
their Horses might be secured, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the said Moneyers shall have an
Immunity and Privilege to secure their Horses from any
* * * * .
Ordered, That Field, who had contributed Two Horses
to the Parliament, and hath had Two Horses taken from
him, shall have his Two Horses restored unto him, and
be protected for the future.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne, a Member of this House,
shall have his crop-eared grey Nag, that has been seized,
restored unto him: And that Mr. Herne's Man, Mr.
Baily, shall likewise have his Horse restored unto him.
Persons to be summoned.
Ordered, That Stiles be summoned to appear here;
to answer his Contempt in seizing the Horses that there
were Order * * * * .
Committee for Trade.
Ordered, That the Committee for Trade, where Sir
H. Vane has the Chair, be revived; to meet on Monday,
at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber; to
consider of the Patent of Captain Bond, and the State
of the Business between the East India Company and
the said Captain Bond: And Captain Bond is hereby
required to bring in his Patent to the said Committee,
at the Time aforesaid.
Money, &c. going to King's Army.
Sir H. Mildmay and Mr. Noble are appointed to go
forth, to take Examination of fome Information that is
given of Monies appointed to be sent to some Gentlemen in the King's Army.
A Letter from Mr. Toll, of Monies and Plate, to the
Value of Sixteen thousand and Forty-five Pounds and
Ordered, That Mr. Noble, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Ashhurst,
do presently take a Serjeant's Man with them and make
Seizure of such Persons, Money, or Plate, Horses, or other
Goods, as they shall be informed is now going to the
King's Army: And that they require the Assistance of
Justices of Peace, Constables, and other his Majesty's
Officers, and loving Subjects; and also to search all
Persons and Carriages informed to go as aforesaid.
Prisoners of War.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Strode, are appointed to prepare a
Declaration concerning the Usage of Prisoners taken by
the King's Army; and for some Course for the Relieving
Mr. Corbett, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Bond,
Sir Peter Wentworth, are added to the Committee for
Prisoners; And this Committee, or any Two of them,
are appointed to inform themselves, What Prisoners are
committed to the several Prisons, by the Commitment
from Parliament, or from any Committee of Parliament; of their Qualities; and which have been taken
in War; and which, in the several Counties, upon the
Commission of Array, the Propositions, or other
Grounds; and to return a List of them to the House,
with all convenient Speed; that a Copy of it may be
sent to my Lord General, to make use of either in
Exchange of Prisoners, or otherwise.
Seizing Rents of King's Adherents.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Prideaux
do, To-morrow Morning, bring in a Order to enable the
Committees and Assessors in the several Counties to seize
the Rents and Profits of such Persons as are in the King's
Army, or have contributed either Horse, Money, or
Plate, to this unnatural War.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hollis, Col. Venn, are appointed to
prepare an Order to compel such Defaulters of the
Train Bands as shall not appear upon Duty.
A Letter from Mr. Speaker to Sir Jo. Gell, of Derbyshire, was read: And * * * *.
Ordered, That if any Man that is in the King's Army
have a Protection, the House doth Declare, that That
Protection doth extend to secure him only from Plundering by Soldiers; but not from searching the Houses
of any that they shall find suspected, or doing any other
Act that they shall be commanded unto by Ordinance of
Parliament, or by the Commands of the Lord General.
The Question being put, Whether the House would
give Leave, at this Time, to the King's Servants to go
to Court, to attend his Majesty;
It passed with the Negative.
Holland's Pass to the Prince.
Resolved, That Felix Holland, Interpreter to the Portugall Ambassador, shall have Mr. Speaker's Pass to
convey Four Cases of Sweetmeats and Perfumes to the
Prince of Wales, from the Portugall Ambassador; they
being first opened and examined by Sir Jo. Hippisley
and Mr. Bond, and sealed up again.
Landguard Fort, &c.
The humble Petition of the distressed Soldiers of
Landguard Fort; and a Letter from Captain Camock
to the Earl of Warwick, of the Fifteenth of December,
concerning the Extremities of the Soldiers, of that Fort;
were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Pounds shall be allowed out of the Monies raised in the County of Norfolk,
and now coming up; to be imprested, upon Account, for
Payment of the Garison of Landguard Fort.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Barrington, and Mr.
Martyn do move the Earl of Warwicke to give an Account unto this House, What Monies hath been disbursed, and what the Charges for the future will come
unto, for the Materials for the Fortifying of Langer Fort
and Harwiche; to the end the rest of the Monies may
be employed for the Service of the Kingdom.
Search for Money, &c.
Mr. Noble reports, That the Committee had been at
the House, where it was informed, that Monies were
going to the Court: That the People were gone: And
that the Trunks were searched by Captain Hawes, and
sealed up again: And that they had a Pass from the
Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Oxford Waggon shall be stayed,
and brought back again to London.
Intercourse with Oxford.
Ordered, That there shall be no Intercourse hereafter,
either by Land or Water, by Horse or Waggon, between
Oxford and London.
Seizing Waggon, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashherst and Mr. Noble shall have
Power, and be injoined, to send a Messenger to seize
and stay the Waggon and the Carriers; and to bring
back the said Waggon, Horses, and Carriers; and likewise the Gentlemen and Trunks, that were going upon a
Pass from the .... Safety of the Kingdom.
St. Anne and Agnes Lecturer.
Upon the humble Petition of the Churchwardens and
Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Anne and Agnes, within
Aldersgate, London, this Day read in the House of
It is Ordered, That Mr. John Rawlinson, formerly
elected by Order of this House to be their Lecturer,
shall continue there still, to preach a Lecture so long as
It is also Ordered, That the said Petitioners may
bring and appoint an orthodox Divine to preach in the
said Parish Church every Fast Day in the Morning:
And that the present Incumbent or Curate shall permit
him the free Use of the Pulpit without Interruption.
Correspondence with Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do acquaint the Lord Lindsey with their Desires, That all Pacquets to and from
Scotland may be addressed to the Commissioners of
Scotland residing in London; to be by them conveyed,
from time to time, according to the Directions either
from the King or Parliament.